James Meyers, well-known and cherished member of Cleveland’s community of classical freelance musicians, died unexpectedly on January 23. This album of photos has been put together by his friends and colleagues. Written reminiscences are here; blog visitors are welcome to add their thoughts.
Daniel Hathaway launched ClevelandClassical.com in September of 2008 after completing a 31 year tenure as music director of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland and artistic director of Music & Performing Arts at Trinity, where he founded Trinity Chamber Orchestra. During those years, he also served as music director of The Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and assistant chorus master of Cleveland Opera.
Educated at Harvard College, Princeton University and the Episcopal Divinity School, Hathaway studied orchestral conducting at Tanglewood with Leon Barzin and Leonard Bernstein. As a concert organist, he has played recitals in the U.S. cathedrals of St. John the Divine, New York, Washington, Kansas City and Topeka, in the U.K. cathedrals of Chester, Edinburgh, Norwich & Winchester, and in France, Germany, Austria & Sweden.