Honoring conductor Gustav Meier’s impact

Posted on: October 25, 2016

“For more than 40 years, Maestro Gustav Meier worked to burnish the region’s treasure: The Greater Bridgeport Symphony,” writes Phyllis A. S. Boros in Sunday’s (10-23) News-Times (Danbury, CT). “On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, he will be remembered in Fairfield with an afternoon of music that celebrates his life, connections to his ‘family’ in the Greater Bridgeport area, and his role as conductor and music director of the venerable orchestra.” Meier died in May at age 86. “Meier was considered among the world’s greatest teachers of conducting, having taught at Yale University, Tanglewood Music Center, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, and the University of Michigan, among others. His last post … was director of the graduate conducting program at Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He retired from the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in April 2013. ‘Remembering Gustav: A Musicale to Celebrate the Life of Gustav Meier’ will … feature musician-friends whom Meier deeply touched with his support and encouragement, [among them] pianist Andrew Armstrong, violinist Alexander Markov and cellist Allison Eldredge. Also performing will be GBS Concertmaster Deborah Wong, who Meier cultivated for the first-violin position, as well as Meier’s successor Eric Jacobsen, a noted cellist.”

Posted October 25, 2016