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Due to unforeseen circumstances the soloist for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) closing night concert has been changed. Pianist David Allen Wehr will join the LSO on Friday, Aug. 12, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in A Major. 

Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will close its 59th summer residency in Lakeside Chautauqua at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in Hoover Auditorium.

The LSO, established in 1963, is a celebrated tradition at Lakeside and a key component of our arts programming. More than 80 musicians from across the country are members of the symphony, many of whom have devoted years of service to Lakeside.

This summer brings a series of LSO performances for all ages, seven to be exact, with extraordinarily talented guest artists and new opportunities for audiences to share the love of music and the symphony.

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s closing concert on Friday, Aug. 12 features pianist David Allen Wehr. The Pre-Concert Lecture with Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, Professor of Music History & Literature at Baldwin Wallace University, takes place 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.


Piano Concerto No. 25 in A Major: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Allegro assai with David Allen Wehr, piano – Mozart
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David Allen Wehr’s international career was launched when he won the Gold Medal at the 1987 Santander International Piano Competition in Spain. The resulting tours have taken him to over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, including performances in the world musical capitals of New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Washington, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. Over 1,300 concerts include 13 seasons of touring the United States and Canada for Community Concerts.

Wehr has been soloist with the London Symphony, National Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, and all the major Spanish and Latin American orchestras. The New York Times called him “a man who so strongly believes in his ideas that they come across as statements of musical fact.” The American Record Guide stated, “David Allen Wehr is one of those great talents who play circles around most of their contemporaries. Few pianists have so consistently produced such exemplary, idiomatic, intellectually rigorous, and emotionally generous music. He is an uncommonly free, expressive player whose huge but unobtrusive technical apparatus never draws attention to itself but is put squarely in the service of musical values. He is more than a pianist’s pianist; he is a musician’s musician.”

Wehr is a graduate of the University of Kansas and also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Dartington Summer Music School in England. Early in his career, he won the 1975 Kosciuszko Chopin Prize in New York City, the 1983 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award, and Second Prizes in the 1983 Naumburg International Piano Competition at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the 1986 Kapell Competition at the Kennedy Center.

Wehr has amassed a large and critically acclaimed discography with Connoisseur Society, including the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle, complete Chopin Nocturnes, and albums of music by Liszt (Wagner transcriptions), Griffes, Delius, Dvorak, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Utterback, Debussy and Czerny. Chandos Records released a collection of 20th-century piano music by Barber, Copland, Corigliano, Persichetti and Pozdro, and the Violin/Piano Sonatas of Mendelssohn and Corigliano are available on Equilibri.

Wehr is Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair.

Arts programming at Lakeside Chautauqua is supported by the Ohio Arts Council. 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

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Aug 12, 2022


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Hoover Auditorium
Hoover Auditorium
115 West 3rd Street, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA


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