Conductor Daniel Meyer and his four orchestras—two in Ohio, two in Pennsylvania

Posted on: May 28, 2019

“Conductor Daniel Meyer didn’t land just one prominent job in Northern Ohio this spring. He got two,” writes Zachary Lewis in Wednesday’s (5/22) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “The Brunswick native this season was named director of … BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra…. Meyer already is used to holding down several jobs at once. Before taking up with BlueWater and Lakeside, Meyer was head of orchestral activities at Duquesne University and director of the [Pennsylvania-based] Erie Philharmonic and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. All three are jobs he plans to keep…. Meyer … may live in Pittsburgh, on account of his wife, vice president of artistic planning at the Pittsburgh Symphony, but he’s well acquainted with this region…. Meyer grew up in the shadow of the Cleveland Orchestra, studying violin and piano…. His goal with BlueWater [is] to … exploit the expertise of its musicians and present concerts in such a way that walls between performers and listeners crumble. A few dozen miles to the west, at Lakeside Chautauqua, the story is similar, but … on a larger, more intense scale. The concert venue there seats some 3,000, and the orchestra plays only three weeks a year.”

Posted May 28, 2019