A Transformative Year for the LSO...
Lakeside Welcomes Guest Conductors
To celebrate the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra's (LSO)
, we welcome six
top-notch guest conductors, five of whom are applying to be the next Conductor and Music Director of the LSO. With extensive experience from around the world, the conductors will collaborate with the orchestra's 75 talented musicians and guest soloists to bring new excitement and artistry to Lakeside.
Guest conductor John Gordon Ross will open the season on
Wednesday, July 25
with "Home Movies," which will feature selections from "Sleeping Beauty," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Star Trek." On
Friday, July 27
, guest conductor Max Rabinovitsj will play violin alongside pianist Milana Strezeva during Felix Mendelssohn's brilliant and rarely performed "Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor."
"Musical Postcards," the concert with guest conductor Matthew Kraemer on
Wednesday, Aug. 1
, will feature violinist Jinjoo Cho on Jean Sibelius' "Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47." For this year's ballet performance with guest conductor John Gordon Ross on
Saturday, Aug. 4
, the LSO has formed a new relationship with Verb Ballets, a bold and dynamic dance company out of Cleveland.
Guest conductor Daniel Meyer's "Tales by the Seaside" concert on
Tuesday, Aug. 7
will highlight selections from "The Little Mermaid" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," as well as the artistry of violinist Isabelle Durrenberger. On
Friday, Aug. 10
, guest conductor Bruce Anthony Kiesling's "Adventureland" will showcase the works of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, as well as guest soloist Andrew Tyson on piano.
The LSO concert series will close on
Tuesday, Aug. 14
with guest conductor Michael Chertock, pianist Dror Biran and the rousing "America the Beautiful."
Whether you're a long-time orchestra lover or wanting to experience a concert with your family for the first time, you're sure to be inspired by the LSO's summer concert series.
We Value Your Feedback
As we embark on a national-level search for a future Conductor and Music Director, we're launching an e-survey to collect feedback about your LSO concert experience this summer. The survey will be available at
after the first concert.
We also invite you to join us at our 'Meet the Conductor' Forums throughout the summer. Lakeside staff and key orchestra members will be gathering feedback on all candidates both at these forums and following each concert to assist in the evaluation process for a future Conductor and Music Director.
The LSO will open the season with "Home Movies" and selections from "Sleeping Beauty," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Star Trek." A reception will be held immediately following the concert to celebrate and meet the LSO musicians.
John Gordon Ross is serving as Interim Music Director of the LSO this summer. He has been 2nd Trombonist since 1978 and is grateful to Lakeside as the place where he met his wife of 37 tears, Sarah Rocco Ross, who has also performed with the orchestra for more than 40 years.
Read more about Ross...
Prior to this concert, there will be a
Symphony Pre-Concert Talk
with Ross at 7:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium. The talk will give the audience an opportunity to learn more about the evening's concert music, composers and guest conductor.
will feature the brilliant and rarely performed "Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor" by Felix Mendelssohn and Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93."
Max Rabinovitsj currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Naples Orchestra & Chorus and participates in many
chamber music concerts. He has been the concertmaster of the Ottawa Philharmonic in Ontario, Cincinnati Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Nice Orchestra in France and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Portugal.
Read more about Rabinovitsj...
Pianist Milana Strezeva studied at The Julliard School and is a founding member of the award-winning Manhattan Piano Trio
, one of the most creative and dynamic young ensembles in America. She has performed with them in more than 30 states, Australia, South Africa and Italy. Read more about Strezeva...
This concert is being presented in memory of Neil Glaser, a renowned Lakesider who recently passed away. We are honored to remember him and his many contributions to Lakeside with this Lakeside Symphony Orchestra performance.
Thank you for celebrating the LSO's 55th season with us! Click the button below to download the LSO's summer concert series program.