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 & Reception
John Gordon Ross, guest conductor

Friday, July 27
Max Rabinovitsj, guest conductor

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Matthew Kraemer, guest conductor

Saturday, Aug. 4, Concert with Verb Ballets
Supported by the Iva M. Clark Endowment

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Daniel Meyer, guest conductor

Friday, Aug. 10
Bruce Anthony Kiesling, guest conductor

Tuesday, Aug. 14, Closing Night 
Michael Chertock, guest conductor

Symphony Pre-Concert Talks

Lakeside hosts several Symphony Pre-Concert Talks during the month of August. Enjoy informative lectures prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts to understand composer intentions and preview abbreviate sections of the music.


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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