Margaret Brouwer

About the Director

  The award-winning composer 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


Voice of the Lake

 VOICE OF THE LAKE An Oratorio for Vocal Soloists, Choirs, and Instruments by Margaret Brouwer Written for and Premiered by Blue Streak Ensemble on November 12, 2017, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts in Cleveland, OH. Part I:  At

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Blue Streak Ensemble was featured on the Naxos American Classics CD, “Shattered,” featuring the chamber music of Margaret Brouwer. Gramophone declared: “The playing is superlative throughout and the recordings are of audiophile quality.” Listen to tracks from that CD below:

On November 12th, 2017, BSE presented its most ambitious performance: the World Premiere of "Voice of the Lake" an oratorio by Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer, which brings to life the struggle between the natural joys of Lake Erie and the pollution which threatens its ecological health

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About Blue Streak

About Blue Streak

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

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"All that needs to be said is that their sound is dynamic and thrilling. The playing is faultless and brilliant."

John Whitmore MusicWeb International, 2015

“The players were superb individually and collectively…chamber music presenters who have difficulty programming new music on their series should pay attention to what Blue Streak is doing so successfully."

Daniel Hathaway ClevelandClassical, August 2012

"A fluid aggregation of first-rate musicians."

Mark Satola The Plain Dealer, 2015