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 Family concert and one Youth concert.

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.

Meyer will lead the LSO as it opens its 57th summer of residency.

2020 Summer Concert Series

Opening Night Concert with Cellist Thomas Mesa

Tuesday, July 28
Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra as it opens its 57th summer of residency. This concert features cellist Thomas Mesa.

Youth Concert

Wednesday, July 29
This special concert at 7:30 p.m. is part of Lakeside's Family Entertainment Series and based on the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Pops Concert "The Great American Soul Book" with Melinda Doolittle

Friday, July 31
This special Pops performance by the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra features the soul-stirring songstress Melinda Doolittle. Tone deaf as a child, she went on to become the favorite of "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell on season 6.

Family Concert

Wednesday, Aug. 5
This special concert at 7:30 p.m. is part of Lakeside's Family Entertainment Series.

Concert with Verb Ballets

Friday, Aug. 7
Sponsored by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic shows through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence.

Concert "Celebrating Beethoven" with the Lakeside Festival Chorus & Violinist Isabelle Durrenberger

Tuesday, Aug. 11
This concert celebrates the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven and features soloist Isabelle Durrenberger on violin.

Closing Night Concert with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee

Friday, Aug. 14
Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee makes her Lakeside debut for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra's Closing Night Concert.


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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