Daniel Meyer was guest conductor at the West Virginia Symphony in a program of Barber, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, and later this month leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a subscription week of all-Rodgers and Hammerstein on April 28, 29, and 30.

"Meyer’s conducting made this chestnut sound fresh-scrubbed. His attention to detail showed the brusque undercurrent of modernism nobly. The slashing rhythms and jarring dissonances that quickly cut to expressive melody helped propel the performance.

"The orchestra’s rhythm was keen while Meyer drew distinct textures and burbling colorings from the players. In all, a skillful balance of lyricism and fire."
– THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL, March 5, 2017

In January, Meyer returned to the Württembergische Philharmonie in Reutlingen for concerts of Gershwin, Mintzer and Rachmaninoff; debuted with the Staatsorchester Darmstadt in concerts of JC Bach, Ligeti, Janácek and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Joseph Moog; and debuted with the Nuremberg Symphony in a program of Strauss, Beethoven and the Jennifer Higdon Percussion Concerto.

"(In) Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances, a sacredly difficult work, extremely demanding in terms of coordination, Daniel Meyer broke through.  The orchestra … developed rhythmic impact and melodic expressiveness at the same time…  All was brilliant. Iridescent sound colors in the Allegro, shadowy waltzes in the Andante, and martial, piercing Dies-Irae motifs, including the conciliatory Alleluia at the end.  Meyer… achieves something rare here: a common breath."
REUTLINGER NACHRICHTEN, Jan. 17, 2017

Meyer holds Music Directorships with the the Erie Philharmonic and the Asheville Symphony. In Erie,  Meyer led a residency with guest artist Emanuel Ax in early March, and in Asheville, Meyer led the 2nd annual Amadeus Festival,  March 10-19, 2017 featuring a residency by guest artist, Midori.

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