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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Symphony Pre-Concert Talk


Aug 11, 2017
07:00pm – 08:00pm

Chautauqua Hall

Michael Shirtz will lead a Symphony Pre-Concert Talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 in Chautauqua Hall. Each talk gives the audience an opportunity to learn more about the evening’s Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concert music and composers.

Shirtz is a performer, producer, composer and conductor, known for his versatility with jazz, contemporary and classical music. His recent achievements include being named as the Program Manager of the Tri-C JazzFest and Tri-C Presents Series, as well as the conductor/director of the Firelands Symphony Chorale, which serves as chorus-in-residence for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and School of the Arts. Shirtz is the founder and leader of the Michael Shirtz Quartet. He serves at the Worship Music Coordinator for Lakeside Chautauqua. 

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