Conductor Robert Cronquist, who led the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra for 28 years until his recent retirement, died on September 11. He also served as conductor of the Mansfield Symphony for 22 seasons, and the Lakeside Symphony for 47. A service will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 11:00 am at Rocky River Methodist Church. Read a Cleveland Plain Dealer obituary here.
About Daniel Hathaway
Daniel Hathaway founded ClevelandClassical.com in September, 2008, after a thirty-one year tenure as music director of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, where he founded the Wednesday Noon Brownbag Concert Series and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Harvard College and the Episcopal Divinity School, he also studied historical musicology at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Before coming to Cleveland in 1977, he served as head of humanities at the Sunset Hill School in Kansas City and as head of arts at Groton School in Massachusetts. In Cleveland, he has served on the music staff of Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and the faculty of Laurel School. As an organist, Hathaway has played recitals in the U.S., England, France, Germany, and Austria. He team-teaches Music Journalism at Oberlin College and Conservatory and is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America.