The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, established in 1963, is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions.

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.

2020 Summer Concert Series

Although the beloved Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) season has been postponed until 2021, classical music will be heard from the Steele Memorial Bandstand this summer. The LSO Chamber Music Series will feature four concerts at 7:30 p.m. between July 29 and August 7.

On Wednesday, July 29, Colin Davin returns for a solo classical guitar concert. The Braid Quintet will perform two concerts of light classics on Friday, July 31 and Friday, Aug. 7. To round out the LSO Chamber Music Series, flute quartet HIGH FREQUENCY will perform on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The LSO series will also include a virtual conversation with LSO Artistic Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer and Michael Shirtz discussing aspects of the symphony. Details about this virtual event will be available soon.

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