REVIEWS

10 Seasons of Inspiring Audiences

“BlueWater continues to make its mark on Cleveland’s musical landscape.”

— ClevelandClassical.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra at Plymouth Church
(Feb. 1, 2020)

February 17, 2020
During Daniel Meyer’s short tenure as artistic director and conductor of BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble has risen to a new level of quality. On Saturday, February 1 at Plymouth Church, Meyer and his ensemble performed an excellent program titled “A Classical Feast,” focusing on music from the late 18th century. | READ MORE »

David Kulma

ClevelandClassical.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra at Pilgrim with Jinjoo Cho
(Nov. 24, 2019)

December 3, 2020
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra played the second of two identical weekend programs on Sunday afternoon, November 24 on the free Arts Renaissance Tremont series, a performance that featured violinist Jinjoo Cho in a spirited reading of the Tchaikovsky Concerto, and rarely heard works by Robert Schumann and Thomas Adès with Daniel Meyer at the helm. | READ MORE »

Daniel Hathaway

ClevelandClassical.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra at The Temple-Tifereth Israel
(Sep. 15, 2019)

September 24, 2019
Last Sunday afternoon, September 15, the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, under conductor and artistic director Daniel Meyer, opened its season with an imaginatively varied concert at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Amitai Vardi was featured in Srul Irving Glick’s The Klezmer’s Wedding, a delightful one-movement piece for clarinet and string orchestra. | READ MORE »

Robert Rollin

ClevelandClassical.com

“The playing was refined, alert and sensitive… BlueWater trademarks.”

— Cleveland Plain Dealer | Cleveland.com

Conductor Daniel Meyer eager to begin work with BlueWater, Lakeside orchestras
(May 22, 2019)

May 22, 2019
Conductor Daniel Meyer didn’t land just one prominent job in Northern Ohio this spring. He got two.

In a rare stroke of musical good luck, the Brunswick native this season was named director of two groups in succession: BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra. Almost overnight, an artist known primarily here as a guest became a fixture on the scene.

“It takes an enormous amount of organization and energy management,” said Meyer of his newly packed calendar. “But I think it’s invigorating.” | READ MORE »

Zachary Lewis

The Plain Dealer | Cleveland.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Tells Tales at Plymouth
(May 4, 2019)

May 7, 2019
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra entered an exciting second era with the final concert of its 9th season on Saturday, May 4 at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights. Last month, conductor Daniel Meyer was named the orchestra’s artistic director, so now this important Northeast Ohio institution can chart a course into its second decade. | READ MORE »

David Kulma

ClevelandClassical.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra at Plymouth Church
(Feb. 2, 2019)

February 11, 2019
Variety can be the salvation or the undoing of a concert. A century and a half ago, most Americans would have heard what we now think of as the bedrock repertoire of the classical tradition in bewildering shows that often included comedy and drama as well. In recent decades, however, even diversity of historical period and musical style — let alone type of entertainment — has become optional, rather than expected. In a recent concert led by Daniel Meyer, BlueWater Chamber Orchestra successfully embraced stylistic pluralism, mixing new music and a rarity with standard audience favorites. | READ MORE »

Nicholas Stevens

ClevelandClassical.com

“A showcase for some of Cleveland’s most talented musicians.”

— ClevelandClassical.com

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra with Chang & Neubert
(Nov. 10, 2018)

November 20, 2018
That time of year has come: lawns turn white with snow as day arrives late, puddles freeze over when night comes early, and Northeast Ohioans glance outside with the knowledge that this is only the beginning. In this season, when the world outside seems to reject us with what feels like personal hostility, it takes real incentives to lure listeners to concert halls. Fortunately, the area offers many such tempting opportunities, and last weekend, a program by BlueWater Chamber Orchestra made the trip outside well worth it. | READ MORE »

Nicholas Stevens

ClevelandClassical.com