BlueWater Chamber Orchestra

 Daniel Meyer | Artistic Director and Conductor

Orchestra string instruments

Immerse yourself in a Season of Superb Soloists.

BlueWater’s 14th Season featured world-class artists who tour internationally, yet call Cleveland home or are connected here in paramount ways. Under the leadership of our Artistic Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer, Pianist and Director of Piano Cleveland Yaron Kohlberg played Shostakovich, renowned violinist Jinjoo Cho returned to play Barber, extolled harpist Yolanda Kondonassis played Ravel, and guitarist Jason Vieaux played Vivaldi in collaboration with Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Join us next season and discover the restorative effects of the BlueWater experience!

Spring Season 2024

Jason Vieaux, guitarist


— Thank you to all who attended! —

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

In Collaboration with
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society


Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux joined BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Daniel Meyer in performances of two divergent works for solo guitar with string orchestra. The Vivaldi Concerto in D, RV 93 is a beloved masterpiece from the 17th century, while Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s concerto How to Love for guitar and strings resonates deeply with our times. The program concluded with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7.

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp


— Thank you to all who attended! —

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

The beauty of the solo harp is extolled in two works for harp and strings. Yolanda Kondonassis performed Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro as well as the world premiere of Kohola Sings by Takuma Itoh, a work that celebrates the humpback whale. Also on the program was the Petite Symphonie for Winds by Gounod and selections from the Incidental Music to Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré. Soprano Amanda Powell sang the Chanson de Mélisande.

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra is committed to expanding the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can be.

Committed to welcoming new audiences while serving established chamber music aficionados, BlueWater celebrates the luminous world of inspiring chamber orchestra music. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Meyer we’re conducting an era of lively creative performance and educational experiences. Reaching out to listeners via neighborhood-based programs that bring classical music directly to their doors, we perform at various venues across the region.

From Cleveland. For Cleveland.