Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with Verb Ballets & Mingyao Zhao, Cello
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) continues its summer residency in Lakeside with a concert, accompanied by Verb Ballets, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 in Hoover Auditorium. This concert is supported by the Iva M. Clark Memorial Endowment.
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 Pre-Concert Lectures on Aug. 9 and 12.
The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Friday, Aug. 5, features Cleveland’s Verb Ballets and cellist Mingyao Zhao.
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33: with Mingyao Zhao, cello, Choreographer, Heinz Poll & staged by Richard Dickinson – Tchaikovsky
Octet in F Major: II. Adagio III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace with choreographers Richard Dickinson & Kay Eichman
‘Raymonda’ Acts II and III, with choreographers, Eugene Tanner after Marius Petipa – Glazunov
Entrée (Act III)
Pas Classique hongrois (Act III)
Variation I (Act III)
Variation III (Act III)
Variation II (Act III)
Variation I (Act II)
Variation III (Act II)
Variation IV (Act III)
Coda (Act III)
One of Northeast Ohio’s oldest and most respected dance companies, Verb Ballets has gained a reputation for artistic excellence and exemplary community engagement since 1987. Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Carlson, former principal dancer for the Cleveland Ballet, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, former Ohio Ballet dancer, the company is committed to the creation and mounting of dance works of the highest caliber. Verb Ballets strives to act as a catalyst to promote learning, nurture wellness, and encourage dialogue about the dance art form. As a contemporary ballet company, the dancers combine classical ballet training with strong artistry. They have also traveled internationally.
Artistic Director – Dr. Margaret Carslon
Assoc. Artistic Director – Richard Dickinson
Dancers: Emily Dietz, Isaac Hileman, Sikhumbuzo Hlahleni, Kia Jimmy, Kelly Korfhage, Lieneke Matte, Antonio Morillo, Bryan Salinas, Ben Shepard, Kate Webb
Mingyao Zhao has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist in China, the United States, Canada, South Korea and Poland. In 2018, she performed with superstar violinist Vadim Gluzman at the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, where she also received the Arkady Fomin Young Artist Award. Zhao was awarded the bronze medal at the IX Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition and won the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. She has also been the recipient of the Aldo Parisot Award, the silver medal at the Texas Young Artist Music Competition, and first prize winner in the Haydn Competition at CelloFest in Fort Worth.
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