Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Stella Chen, Violin
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) second concert of the season begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 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. There will also be an LSO Brass Quintet Family Concert on Thursday, Aug. 4 and four Pre-Concert Lectures on July 29, Aug. 2, 9 and 12.
The LSO concert on Friday, July 29 features violinist Stella Chen. The Pre-Concert Lecture with Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, Professor of Music History & Literature at Baldwin Wallace University, takes place 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.
National Anthem of Ukraine – Verbytsky, arr. Terrett
The Star-Spangled Banner – arr. John Stafford Smith
Three Spirituals: I. Every Time I Feel the Spirit, II. Kum Ba Yah, III. Oh Freedom – Hailstork , Adolphus
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato, II. Andante, III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace with Stella Chen, Violin – Mendelssihn
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo, II. Adagio non troppo, III. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino), IV. Allegro con spirito – Brahms
American violinist Stella Chen garnered worldwide attention with her first-prize win at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition, followed by the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.
Following debuts with the Chicago Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe in summer 2021, her auspicious 2021-22 season sees her recital debut at Carnegie Hall, concerto debuts at the Vienna Musikverein and Berlin Philharmonie, and appearances throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Also this season, she performs with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, and German State Philharmonic and she appears frequently with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center both in New York and on tour.
Stella’s most recent engagements include appearances with the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and the Luxembourg Philharmonic and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Salzburg Mozarteum, Ravinia, and Kronberg Academy Festivals. Stella has appeared as a chamber musician in festivals including the Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, Bridgehampton, Rockport, and Sarasota. Chamber music partners include Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Matthew Lipman, Robert Levin, and more.
She is the first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard University, the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and youngest-ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition. Stella plays on the 1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius, on generous loan from Dr. Ryuji Ueno and Rare Violins in Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.
Stella received her doctorate from the Juilliard School, where she serves as a teaching assistant to her longtime mentor, Li Lin.
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