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.

2021 Symphony Concert Series

We are pleased to bring back the beloved Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) season for 2021. Because of COVID-19 precautions and guidelines, the LSO will be presenting a modified outdoor chamber orchestra presenting a summer of classical music conducted by Daniel Meyer on the grounds of Lakeside.

Chamber music ensembles from the LSO will also be giving concerts and musical presentations while the LSO is in residence. The LSO Chamber Orchestra will feature four concerts at 7:30 p.m. between July 29 and August 7.

Please practice safe social distancing. If unable to socially distance, masks are required. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30pm

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

Saturday, July 31 at 7:30pm

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

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30pm

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

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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