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 several concerts during its month-long residency. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium and will be led by guest conductors this summer.

2018 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 25
Opening Night Concert "Home Movies" & Reception
John Gordon Ross, guest conductor

Friday, July 27
Concert with Pianist Milana Strezeva
Max Rabinovitsj, guest conductor

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Concert "Musical Postcards" with Violinist Jinjoo Cho
Matthew Kraemer, guest conductor

Saturday, Aug. 4
Concert with Verb Ballets
John Gordon Ross, guest conductor
Supported by the Iva M. Clark Endowment

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Concert "Takes by the Seaside" with Violinist Isabelle Durrenberger

Daniel Meyer, guest conductor

Friday, Aug. 10
Concert "Adventureland"

Bruce Anthony Kiesling, guest conductor

Tuesday, Aug. 14
Closing Night Concert with Pianist Dror Biran

Michael Chertock, guest conductor

Symphony Pre-Concert Talks

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


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.

 Chautauqua Pass Information

 Admission & Fee Schedule

 Maps & Directions

 Parking & Shuttle

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