The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, established in 1963, is one of Lakeside's most cherished traditions, bringing classic musical renditions to the Chautauqua community. The symphony performs eight concerts during its month-long residency in Lakeside. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium and are conducted by Music Director, Robert Cronquist.
|July 29||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert & Reception |
|Aug. 1||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Pointe of Departure Ballet|
- supported by the Iva M. Clark Endowment
|Aug. 4||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Pianist Angelin Chang|
|Aug. 7||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert "An Evening in Old Vienna"|
|Aug. 11||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert|
|Aug. 14||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert|
|Aug. 18||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert|
|Aug. 21||Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Closing Concert with Violinist Michael Ferri|
This year marks the 45th year for Music Director, Robert Cronquist. During his years as Music Director, Cronquist has inspired outstanding artists to appear with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra including Metropolitan Opera stars: Jerome Hines, Frank Guarrera and Patrice Munsel; well-known Cleveland artists: Eunice Podis, Jean Geis, Clive Lythgoe and Joela Jones; and international celebrities: "Doc" Severinsen, Ferrante and Teicher, Florian ZaBach, Carlos Montoya and George Shearing.
In addition to conducting the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Cronquist completed his 19th season conducting the historic Cleveland Women's Orchestra, in which he expanded the orchestra's concert season and established an endowment to ensure the future of this unique ensemble. Cronquist also conducted the Mansfield Symphony for 22 years where he brought many world famous artists to perform with the symphony before becoming the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Music Director.
Lakeside Chautauqua will host several Symphony Pre-Concert Talks during the summer. These seminars will focus on preparing listeners to understand and enjoy the repertoire which the symphony will perform on that evening. Emphasis will be placed on historical settings of work, style analysis of the music and text when used, and the composers' intentions for writing the music.
In order to provide quality entertainment, speakers, recreational activities and maintenance to our grounds and buildings, Lakeside Chautauqua is a gated community. Guests are required to pay a Chautauqua Pass fee to enter the grounds during the Chautauqua summer season.
Complimentary passes are also available for church services, Chaplain's Hour, movies, shopping, dining and walking in Lakeside. To park your vehicle on the grounds, a Daily Auto Pass is required. For specific costs, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Fee Schedule page.Purchase Passes Online