Lakeside Symphony Concert: The Four Seasons

 Saturday, July 31, 2021 
7:30pm-9:00pm  
Hoover Auditorium

The LSO concert series is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2021 ArtsNEXT grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. oac.ohio.gov.


We are pleased to bring back the beloved Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) season for 2021. This summer the LSO will be presenting in a modified chamber orchestra presenting a summer of classical music conducted by Daniel Meyer.

Tonight's concert features the musical works of Vivaldi, Elgar and Gorecki. Joining the program is renowned violinist, Bella Hristova.

The LSO concert series is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2021 ArtsNEXT grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. oac.ohio.gov.


Concert Program

Górecki | Three Pieces in Old Style

Elgar | Serenade for Strings

Vivaldi | The Four Seasons

  • Soloist: Bella Hristova, violin


DANIEL MEYER, Conductor & Music Director

Beginning his tenure with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra in 2019, Artistic Director Daniel Meyer also serves as Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Westmoreland Symphony and BlueWater Chamber Orchestra of Cleveland. A frequent guest conductor of ensembles stateside and abroad, Meyer has led the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Württembergische Philharmonie, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, and the Nuremberg Symphony in Germany. He also regularly conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony, where he served as Resident Conductor under Mariss Jansons and Manfred Honeck. He recorded the music of American composers Hanson, Diamond, and Daugherty for Bavarian Radio with the Bamberger Symphoniker.

A native of Cleveland, Mr. Meyer studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He composed and conducted works for ensembles at both schools, including a Stabat Mater for soprano, chorus and orchestra. At Boston University, Mr. Meyer received the Orchestral Conducting Honors Award and was awarded the prestigious Aspen Conducting Prize from David Zinman. He received an honorary doctorate from Edinboro University in 2016.


BELLA HRISTOVA, Violin

Internationally acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova is known for her passionate and powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument. Her numerous prizes include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

During the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Hristova will perform with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. She will also make appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival.

In past seasons, Ms. Hristova has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestras including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Kansas City, Hawaii, Milwaukee, and Winnipeg Symphonies.

She has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum, and regularly appears with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has toured New Zealand performing the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin with renowned pianist Michael Houstoun, and their four[1]disc recording of the sonatas was named a Best Classical Album of 2019 by the New Zealand Listener.

“Bella Unaccompanied,” Ms. Hristova’s recording on A.W. Tonegold Records, features work by Corigliano, Kevin Puts, Piazzolla, Milstein, and Bach. A committed proponent of new music, she commissioned iconic American composer Joan Tower to write “Second String Force,” which she premiered and performed in recitals throughout the United States and abroad. She further collaborated with her husband David Ludwig on a violin concerto written for her through a consortium of eight major orchestras across the country.

Bella Hristova began violin studies at the age of six in her native Bulgaria. She then studied with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received her Artist Diploma with Jaime Laredo at Indiana University. Ms. Hristova plays a 1655 Nicolò Amati violin, once owned by the violinist Louis Krasner

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