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 will provide audiences with five classical music performances, one Pops concert and, for the first time ever, two youth matinee concerts.

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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's 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.

Purchase the LSO Subscription Package & Enjoy More Concerts for Less

New this year, music lovers can create a Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Subscription perfect for their musical tastes.

Simply select a minimum of three evening concerts, or all six concerts, saving you more than 25% off a Daily Chautauqua Pass purchase. Through the online-only purchase, you must select three or more Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts to receive the discounted rate of $18/concert.

Subscription passes are valid the day of the concert from 5-11 p.m. Once you’ve completed your selection of concerts, you’ll be prompted to add an Auto Pass and/or Youth Concerts at the end. For guests wishing to stay overnight or extend their stay, please 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.

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2019 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 31
New Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra as it opens its 56th summer of residency. This show features 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. She will perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor.

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Saturday, Aug. 3
Sponsored by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment
Verb Ballets and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra perform a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, 'Italian.' The program continues with scenes from Georges Bizet's beloved opera, Carmen.

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Tuesday, Aug. 6
This concert is in memoriam of Robert L. Cronquist, LSO Music Director & Conductor from 1971-2017. Because of his devotion to Lakeside's arts pillar, the LSO has remained a cherished tradition for more than five decades. The symphony pays tribute with the theme "Friends in Music."

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Friday, Aug. 9
This special Pops performance by the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra features 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, New York, New York and more.

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Tuesday, Aug. 13
The concert opens with Mozart's famous Symphony No. 25 in G minor and continues with Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez featuring guitarist Colin Davin. Davin has emerged as one of today's most dynamic young artists.

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Friday, Aug. 16
This concert features pianist Angelin Chang performing Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. The concert concludes with Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor. 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.

Daily Chautauqua Pass & Parking

Additional Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Events

Youth Concerts

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

Symphony Pre-Concert Talks

This season, Lakeside Chautauqua is partnering with the Conservatory of Music of Baldwin Wallace University (BWU) to provide lectures prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts. These talks prepare listeners to more fully understand and enjoy the evening’s symphony concert. Talks are held August 6, 9, 13 and 16.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6
    Exploring Elgar’s "Enigma Variations," Haydn’s "Sinfonia Concertante" & Arvo Part’s "Fratres" with Christine Smith Dorey
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9
    Exploring the Music of Sinatra with Christine Smith Dorey
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
    Exploring the Music of Mozart, Herbert & Strauss with Christina Fuhrmann
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
    Exploring Saint Saens’ "Piano Concerto No. 2" & Brahms’ "Symphony No. 1" with Christine Smith Dorey
Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase

The Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase, held 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, is a unique event that raises funds for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

Ticket holders enjoy an evening home tour with candlelit paths to each residence featuring small symphonic ensembles of LSO musicians.


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 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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