Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Verb Ballets

 Saturday, August 3, 2019 
Hoover Auditorium (map)

LSO Subscription Package Daily Chautauqua Pass & Parking

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will present a special performance under the baton of Conductor Daniel Meyer with Verb Ballets. This concert is supported by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment.

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 several 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.

For this concert, Verb Ballets’ Associate Artistic Director, Richard Dickinson, and the company will feature a new piece choreographed to Felix Mendelssohn’s “‘Italian Symphony No. 4.”

Mendelssohn composed the symphony after touring Italy and composed the work to evoke the sounds and culture of the country. The first movement captures the vibrant urban scenes of Venice. The second movement is reverent and characteristic of Rome during Holy Week. The third movement captures the characteristics of the Italian Renaissance and sights of Florence, while the final movement represents the rural countryside of Southern Italy.

The LSO and Verb Ballets continue the program with scenes from Georges Bizet’s beloved opera, “Carmen.” Written in 1875, the opera was known for its realism and quickly became one of the most popular Western operas of all time.

Verb Ballets portrays through dance the story of “Carmen” as the audience enters into the story of common folk, workers, deserters and gypsies to Spanish musical themes that have become treasured well-known tunes outside of opera, such as the “Toreador Song” and “Habanera.”

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic shows through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence. Under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Margaret Carlson, PhD, and Dickinson, the company will present a show that ignites passion with the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

Verb Ballets cultivates dance appreciation and nurtures wellness through movement in community dance classes, school residencies, senior outreach, library programs, master classes and college course partnerships. The company has been named one of the "Five Great Tiny Troupes in America" by Dance Magazine.

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 optional 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.

Daily Chautauqua Pass & Parking

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.


Hoover Auditorium
115 W 3rd St
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440

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July 2019