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January Artist of the Month – Music: Blue Streak Ensemble

 

The Blue Streak Ensemble was founded in 2011 by award-winning composer Margaret Brouwer to bring contemporary chamber music to Ohio communities along Lake Erie. They achieved immediate success and quickly began to expand performances in and around Cleveland including recording sessions at Oberlin’s Clonick Hall to make the CD recently released by Naxos called Shattered,Chamber Music of Margaret BSE @ Opera CenterBrouwer. The Blue Streak Ensemble has also given concerts in Athens, OH, Virginia, Wisconsin and New York City.  The vibrant, young musicians perform in area orchestras and ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Music Society and other local chamber ensembles. Their various teaching positions include the Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State University and the Music Settlement. MORE ABOUT BLUE STREAK

MEET THE MUSICIANS

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Founder and director, Margaret Brouwer has earned critical accolades for her music’s lyricism, musical imagery and emotional power. Lawson Taitte of The Dallas Morning News praised Brouwer saying, “Ms. Brouwer has one of the most delicate ears and inventive imaginations among contemporary American composers.”  Ms. Brouwer received a Meet The Composer Commissioning/USA award in 2010, an Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006, was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2004, and was awarded an Ohio Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship for 2005.  She has also been awarded grants from the NEA, the Ford Foundation and the John S. Knight Foundation. MORE ABOUT MARGARET

 

 

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