The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, established in 1963, is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Bringing classical music to guests of all ages, the orchestra performs seven concerts during its month-long residency. Join us at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium for this unique summer concert series.


Lakeside Welcomes New Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer

Lakeside Chautauqua and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) are excited to welcome Daniel Meyer as the new Music Director & Conductor of the LSO. A native of Cleveland, Meyer studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Westmoreland Symphony, and Director of Orchestral Activities at Duquesne University, Meyer has reinvigorated orchestras with his engaging presence and keen musical intellect. Meyer will lead the LSO as it opens its 56th summer of residency.


2019 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 31
New Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as it opens its 56th summer of residency. This show will feature violinist Jinjoo Cho. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Cho moved to Cleveland at the age of 14 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). She will perform Dvorak’s “Violin Concerto.”


Saturday, Aug. 3
Sponsored by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment
For this concert, Verb Ballets’ associate artistic director, Richard Dickinson, is working with the company on a new piece choreographed to Mendelssohn’s “‘Italian’ Symphony No. 4.” Other program selections will be announced in the spring.


Tuesday, Aug. 6
Lakeside Chautauqua and the LSO are excited to welcome Daniel Meyer as the new Music Director & Conductor of the LSO. A native of Cleveland, Meyer studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


Saturday, Aug. 9
This special Pops performance by the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will feature crooner Steve Lippia in “Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends.” This show will treat audiences to timeless hits such as “Beyond the Sea,” “It Had To Be You,” “I Love You Just the Way You Are” and more.


Tuesday, Aug. 13
This concert will feature soloist Colin Davin on the guitar. Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists. He has been hailed as “the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination” by American Record Guide, and was lauded for his “precision, musical intelligence and passion” by Cleveland Classical.


Friday, Aug. 16
This concert will feature pianist Angelin Chang performing Saint Saens’ “Piano Concerto No. 2.” Chang, an internationally acclaimed pianist, is the first American female and the first pianist of Asian heritage to be awarded a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra. She is recognized for her sense of poetry and technical brilliance.


Additional LSO Events

Youth Concerts

In addition to the six evening concerts in Hoover Auditorium, two youth concerts will be added on the following dates:

  • 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1
  • 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8
Symphony Pre-Concert Talks

Lakeside hosts several Symphony Pre-Concert Talks during August. Each talk gives the audience an opportunity to learn more about the evening’s Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concert music and composers.


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Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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