2019 Lakeside Symphony Orchestra
The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) , established in 1963, is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Bringing classical music to guests of all ages, the orchestra will perform six evening concerts and two youth matinees this summer. The LSO is comprised of more than 80 musicians from across the country, many of whom have devoted years of service to Lakeside.
Concerts this week...
8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
Hoover Auditorium
The LSO’s Opening Night Concert features Antonín Dvořák’ s Violin Concerto in A minor with soloist Jinjoo Cho. The second half showcases Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

Cho is an artist model of the 21st century. Since her concert debut at age 7, she has been recognized as the winner of world’s most prestigious competitions, such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Montreal International Musical Competition and a laureate of 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition. As a charismatic female solo artist, a vibrant and engaging chamber musician, a devoted teacher, an innovative artistic director, and a published writer, Cho is redefining what it means to be a consummate classical artist in modern society.
2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1
Hoover Auditorium
This new event, in partnership with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra Education Program, is the perfect family experience to introduce children of all ages to the LSO in concert. Learn about the instruments, their families and how they all work together to make amazing music.

Enjoy the journey with new LSO Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer and narrator Michael Shirtz as they explore the world of the orchestra through the Star Spangled Banner , Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and more.

Following the concert, all are invited to join the musicians in the lobby to play and learn more about the various instruments with an instrument petting zoo.
8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Hoover Auditorium
This special concert with Verb Ballets opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, 'Italian.' The program continues with scenes from Georges Bizet’s beloved opera, Carmen . This concert is
supported by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment.

Under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Margaret Carlson, PhD, and Richard Dickinson, Associate
Artistic Director, the company will present a show that ignites passion with the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.
New this year...
Purchase a Symphony Subscription and enjoy more concerts for less…
Create a LSO subscription ! Simply select a minimum of three evening concerts, or all six, saving you more than 25% off a single-pass purchase. Through this
online-only offer, select three or more symphony shows to receive the discounted rate of $18 per concert.

Subscription passes are valid the day of the concert from 5-11 p.m. Once you’ve completed your concert selections, you’ll be prompted to add an Auto Pass and Youth Concerts. Staying overnight? Purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass , which allows admission to the concert and Lakeside until 7 p.m. the following day.

For Season Chautauqua Pass holders, there's no need to purchase a subscription, as all shows and concerts are included with your Season Pass.
This summer marks the first of Daniel Meyer’s tenure as Music Director & Conductor of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Cleveland and current resident of Pittsburgh, Meyer has reinvigorated orchestras with his innovative programs, engaging presence and keen musical intellect.

As Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Meyer has built the ensemble into one of the finest and most vibrant orchestras of its kind with enthusiastic community support, sold-out concerts and a deep commitment to music education and community involvement. Read more...
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