Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Concert with Violinist Jinjoo Cho

 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 
Hoover Auditorium

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New Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as it opens its 56th summer residency. Established in 1963, the LSO is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Bringing classical music to the Chautauqua community, the orchestra will perform six evening concerts and two youth matinees during the 2019 season.

The LSO is comprised of more than 80 musicians from across the country, many of whom have devoted years of service to Lakeside.

Lakeside Chautauqua and the LSO are excited to welcome Daniel Meyer as the new Music Director & Conductor. A native of Cleveland and current resident of Pittsburgh, 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.

The LSO’s Opening Night Concert features Antonín Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor. Composed in 1879, Dvořák wrote the piece after hearing Joseph Joachim, one of the greatest violinists of the 19th century.

Though Joachim never performed the work, the three-movement concerto is considered one of the great violin solo works in orchestral repertoire and will be performed by soloist Jinjoo Cho with the LSO.

The second half of the concert features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, which is sometimes referred to as a symphony about “fate.” Rumored to be written after a long period of writer’s block, one hears through the symphony’s four movements Tchaikovsky’s musical journey that moves through the emotions of anguish and melancholy to optimism.

Violinist Jinjoo Cho is an artist model of the 21st century. Since her concert debut at age 7, she has been recognized as the winner of world’s most prestigious competitions, such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Montreal International Musical Competition and a laureate of 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition. As a charismatic female solo artist, a vibrant and engaging chamber musician, a devoted teacher, an innovative artistic director, and a published writer, Cho is redefining what it means to be a consummate classical artist in modern society.

A passionate teacher, she is on the violin faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and has previously taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Oberlin Conservatory. She is also the Founder/Artistic Director of ENCORE Chamber Music, an intensive summer training program for talented young performers in Cleveland, and regularly gives master classes worldwide.

Cho is an alumna of the CIM (BM, MM, PS). She also received training at the Curtis Institute of Music, Kronberg Academy, Aspen Music Festival and School, Perlman Music Program and Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency Program.

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LSO Subscription Package

New this year, music lovers can create a Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Subscription perfect for their musical tastes.

Simply select a minimum of three evening concerts, or all six concerts, saving you more than 25% off a Daily Chautauqua Pass purchase. Through the online-only package purchase process, you must select three or more Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts to receive the discounted rate of $18/concert.

Subscription passes are valid the day of the concert from 5-11 p.m. Once you’ve completed your selection of concerts, you’ll be prompted to add an Auto Pass and/or Youth Concerts at the end. For guests wishing to stay overnight or extend their stay, please purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass, which allows admission to the concert and Lakeside until 7 p.m. the following day.

For Season Chautauqua Pass holders, there's no need to purchase a subscription, as all shows and concerts are included with your Season Pass.

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Purchasing a Daily, Friday, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. A Daily, Friday or Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online below or upon entering the gates of Lakeside.

The doors to Hoover Auditorium open a half-hour prior to the start of the show or concert. Seats are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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