Blue Streak Ensemble @ BOP STOP

When: Jan 17, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Blue Streak Ensemble @ BOP STOP

This year, Blue Streak Ensemble musically remembers the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire that catapulted the movement for environmental change. Tonight's show at BOP STOP will feature the World Premiere of a work written for BSE about the Cuyahoga River Fire by Matthew Saunders!

Margaret Brouwer: Diary of an Alien
Derek Bermel: Tied Shifts
Margaret Brouwer: Running Wild for solo percussion
Matthew Saunders: Channels (Premiere)

Featured performers include:

  • Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
  • Robert Davis, clarinet
  • Michael Ferri, violin
  • Robert Nicholson, cello
  • Luke Rinderknecht, percussion
  • Tatiana Loisha, piano


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 Brouwer. 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.

Featuring Brouwer’s music and the music of other fine living composers, BSE has been dedicated to presenting concerts with an eclectic array of the latest, most expressive and exciting new music. In some concerts, Blue Streak also performs repertoire that spans 400 years, juxtaposing the old and the new. In these concerts, the mission is to show the value of the connection between the rich music of the past and recently written new music. The listener is pulled along through a varied and changing palette of traditional and progressive sounds in a compelling stream.

In addition to current positions in Cleveland, the musicians of Blue Streak have also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Merkin Hall, Kennedy Center, LA Philharmonic, and New World Symphony. They are committed to the Blue Streak Ensemble, and to developing and fostering transformative musical experiences for new and existing audiences of all ages and all walks of life by sharing the beautiful music of the 21st century with them.

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