October 1, 2017, 2:00 pm
Voice of the Lake Open Rehearsal
Cleveland Institute of Music

October 21, 2:00 pm
Panel discussion on water quality featuring panelists
from NEORSD, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership,
and university environmental department professors.
Cleveland Public Library (Main Library)

October 28, 2:00 pm
Poetry Reading about Lake Erie and its rivers by poet David Adams
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender Bakery


static1.squarespaceNovember 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Breen Center for the Performing Arts

VOICE OF THE LAKE (world premiere)

An Oratorio by Margaret Brouwer about Lake Erie for vocal soloists,
choirs, and an expanded Blue Streak Ensemble.
Read more about it here

2016-2017  Concerts

October 13, 2016, 7:00 pm
Heights Arts Gallery Concert
Cleveland Heights, OH

                                           LOOKING BACK
Celebrating the 50 year Anniversary of the Bascom Little Fund
                    and Remembering the Victims of 9/11

Margaret Brouwer: Lament (in honor of the victims of 9/11, 15 years ago)
Bascom Little: Songs from “Fools Rush In”
Margaret Brouwer: “The Lovers” from Voice of the Lake
Lennox Berkeley: Horn Trio

donor_lucyJanuary 14, 2017, 2:00 pm
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender
20314 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH
FREE concert at the bakery

Sonata No. 3 in F major by Handel (arr. Brouwer)
        Flute, Violin, Vibes, Cello
Through the Haze by Brouwer
        Percussion and 3 musicians
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn
        Flute, Violin, Vibes, Cello
Romp by Brouwer
        Flute, violin, percussion, cello

February 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

BOP STOP @ The Music Settlement
Cleveland, OH

This concert is made possible in part by the Bascom Little Fund

Monophony by John Mayrose
       Flute, viola, percussion, piano
Largo from Sonata for violin and piano in F major by Handel
       Arr. by Brouwer for flute, violin, cello, vibes
Imagined Rituals by Marc Satterwhite
       Flute, percussion
It is Long Past Dusk from Voice of the Lake by Margaret Brouwer
       Violin, viola, cello
Techno Parade 5 by Guillaume Connesson
       Clarinet, violin, piano
Lonely Lake by Margaret Brouwer
       Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano

2015-2016 Season Calendar

Judson ManorNovember 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
Judson Manor, Senior Living Community
Cleveland, OH
Rob Smith: Breaking Point
Tim Mauthe: Fragments of a Time and Place
Brouwer: Under the Summer Tree
                                                 Andrew Rindfleisch: Listen for electronic sound
                                                 Brouwer: Fleeting Images

dunham tavern

February 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Dunham Tavern

Cleveland, OH
An evening of American, Classical, Vernacular, porch music performed in a historical barn.

Brouwer: Demeter Prelude for String Quartet
Yehudi Wyner: Brandeis Sunday for String Quartet
Rob Smith: Breaking Point for solo percussion
Mark Phillips: Porch Music 
Brouwer: Through the Haze 

 Ohio UniversityMarch 9 & 10, 2016
Residency at Ohio University
Athens, OH

March 9, 7:30 pm – Concert
Brouwer: Rhapsodic Sonata
Mark Phillips: Porch Music
                                                Brouwer: Fleeting Images 
                                              March 10 – Student Composer Concert

Center-for-Arts-Inspired-Learning-formerly-Young-Audiences-of-Northeast-Ohio2April 19, 2016
“Classical Music is a Living Art” at Firelands Elementary School
An educational concert in collaboration with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Bach: Two Part Invention for Four (arranged by Brouwer)
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream (arranged by Brouwer)
Mark Phillips: Playing Outdoors 

                                                  Brouwer: Romp

Osh KoshApril 26 – 27, 2016
Residency at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
April 26, 7:30 pm – Concert
April 27 – Student Composer Concert

Chiayu Hsu:  Sea-Blue Flowing Mountain Breakdown for flute, viola, cello, piano
Margaret Brouwer: Shattered Glass for flute, cello, percussion, piano
Marc Satterwhite: Imagined Rituals for flute and percussion
Margaret Brouwer:  Through the Haze for four musicians
John Mayrose: Monophony for flute, viola, cello, piano


April 27 & 28, 2016
Residency at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
April 27  – Student Composer Concert
April 28, 7:30 pm – Concert in Gantner Concert Hall

Chiayu Hsu:  Sea-Blue Flowing Mountain Breakdown for flute, viola, cello, piano
Margaret Brouwer: Shattered Glass for flute, cello, percussion, piano
Marc Satterwhite: Imagined Rituals for flute and percussion
Margaret Brouwer:  Through the Haze for four musicians
John Mayrose: Monophony for flute, viola, cello, piano

lucys_sweet_surrenderMay 8, 2016
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender Bakery
20314 Chagrin Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH

A delicious afternoon of pastries and FREE chamber music performed by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. 

NighttownJune 1, 2016
Cleveland’s hottest jazz club!
Join us for dinner and chamber music in an intimate setting. Program includes works by Margaret Brouwer and Mark Phillips.


August 8, 2016, 2:00 pm
Hospice of the Western Reserve
David Simpson Hospice House
Cleveland, OH 

A FREE concert featuring the music of Margaret Brouwer, Borodin, and Bach.



Blue Streak Ensemble’s 2015-2016 concert season was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music.


Past Performances 

July 12, 2015, 3:00 pm
FREE  Concerts on the Slope
St. John’s Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, NYC
Program includes works by Brahms, Brouwer, Harbison, Needham, Rindfleisch, and Chen Yi. 

 July 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
National Opera Center

Marc A. Scorca Recital Hall, 7th floor
330 7th Ave (@ 29th St.)
Program includes works by Brouwer, Harbison, Needham, Rindfleisch, Huang Ruo, and Chen Yi. Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door, students half price. Wine reception to follow the performance

March 15, 2015, 4:00 pm
Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Cleveland Heights, OH
Featuring guest artists Richard King and Randy Fusco performing Margaret Brouwer’s “Sonata for Horn and Piano.”

March 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Nighttown Jazz Club
Cleveland Heights, OHProgram includes excerpts from Victoria Bond’s new opera, Clara, Margaret Brouwer’s newest piece, Inner Voices, as well as her popular Shattered Glass . Blue Streak will also perform arrangements of classic works:
Bach: Two Part Invention, arr. by Brouwer
Debussy: Clair de Lune, arr. by Brouwer
Paul Desmond: Take Five, arr. by Brouwer

April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm
Hudson Library and Historical Society
Hudson, OH
Program includes “Shattered Glass” and “Inner Voices” by Margaret Brouwer, as well as works by Robert Paterson, Jonathan Tunick, Victoria Bond and more

April 21, 2014,  7:30 PM
Symphony Space
Broadway at 95th Street
New York City, NY

 The program includes premieres of Victoria Bond’s opera “Clara” and Margaret Brouwer’s “Inner Voices,” a new piece written for Blue Streak.  Also featured are compositions by Robert Paterson, Jonathan Tunick, David T Little, and Brouwer’s “Shattered Glass.”

July 15, 2013, 7:00 PM
Cleveland, OH
July 16, 2013, 8:15 PM
Hoover Auditorium
Lakeside Chautauqua
Lakeside, OH
Loading the van to go on tour again!


Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:00 pm
Music in the Circle

Sharon Center, OH 

Friday, July 27, 2012
Linwood Tabernacle

Vermilion, Ohio 44089 

Sunday, July 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater

Huron, OH 

Monday, August 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Steele Memorial Bandstand at Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside, Ohio 

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8:00 pm
Concert Hall at Lenfest Center

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450 

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3:00 pm
duPont Chapel

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 

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