The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, established in 1963, is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Under the direction of conductor and musical director Daniel Meyer, this organization brings classical music to guests of all ages presenting audiences with four classical music performances, including a special Family concert and guest artists violinist Bella Hristova and trumpet soloist Alex Lenhart. Review our 2021 Summer Concert Series below.

The LSO concert series is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2021 ArtsNEXT grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer

A native of Cleveland, Daniel 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.

2021 Symphony Concert Series

We are pleased to bring back the beloved Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) season for 2021. This summer the LSO will be presenting concerts as a modified chamber orchestra for a summer of classical music conducted by Daniel Meyer. Chamber music ensembles from the LSO will also be giving concerts and musical presentations while the LSO is in residence.

Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30pm, Hoover Auditorium

Featuring the music of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and other selections by Grainger and Warlock.

Saturday, July 31 at 7:30pm, Hoover Auditorium

Featuring the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings, and other selections by Elgar and Gorecki.

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30pm, Hoover Auditorium

Children’s Concert: “Did you Hear That? Unusual Sounds in the Symphony”

Great for the whole family, join the Lakeside Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a children’s concert that features a night of fun with classical music and more.

Friday, August 6 at 7:30pm, Hoover Auditorium

Concluding summer symphony concert featuring the music of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and other selections by Faure and Respighi.


Purchasing a Daily, Peak, Friday, 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 free. Parking is an additional fee. Admission and Parking may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. 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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