LSO Concert with Adam Golka, Piano

Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform a moving concert with pianist Adam Golka at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 in Hoover Auditorium. He will perform Concerto, Piano, No. 3, op. 37, C minor – Beethoven.


Oceans – Sigfusdottir
Concerto, Piano, No. 3, op. 37, C minor – Beethoven
Symphony No. 1, op. 38, B-flat major – Schumann


Adam Golka has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of 16 when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.

In recent years, Golka performed the 11-hour cycle of Beethoven’s “Sonatas” five times in its entirety, three times at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (Florida), once at the Archway Gallery in Houston and a live-streamed cycle at the Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York), with a growing live audience as the year-long series proceeded.

Golka’s performances were complemented by 32 short films he created with Zac Nicholson, known as “32@32” (available on YouTube).

First Hand Records in London has released his “Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 1” in 2020, recorded at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.

As a concerto soloist, Golka has appeared with dozens of orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony, NACO (Ottawa), Warsaw Philharmonic and Shanghai Philharmonic, as well as the San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, New Jersey and San Diego Symphonies.

He has enjoyed collaborations with conductors Donald Runnicles, Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Wigglesworth and Joseph Swensen.

He has made countless concerto appearances with his brother, conductor Tomasz Golka.

Golka gave his Carnegie Stern Auditorium debut in 2010 with the New York Youth Symphony and his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall, presented by the Musicians Emergency Fund.


Daniel Meyer was named Music Director & Conductor of the LSO in 2019.

As Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the Westmoreland Symphony and Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, Meyer has reinvigorated orchestras with his innovative programs, engaging presence and keen musical intellect.

In addition to collaborating with world-renowned soloists such as Marc-André Hamelin, Sharon Isbin, Gil Shaham, Jeremy Denk, Daniil Trifonov, Midori and Emanuel Ax, Meyer has commissioned new works by Michael Torke, Vivian Fung, Richard Danielpour and Zhou Tian.

Meyer recorded the music of Hanson, Diamond and Daugherty for the Bavarian Radio with the Bamberger Symphoniker, and his recent guest appearances include the Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Württembergische Philharmonie, Staatsorchester Darmstadt and the Nuremberg Symphony in Germany.

In his role as Director of Orchestral Activities at Duquesne University, Meyer embarked on a recording project of the concertos of American composer Lynn Purse.

In recent seasons he conducted the Rochester Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as guest engagements with the Indianapolis, Columbus, Phoenix, Eugene, Alabama, Toledo and Knoxville Symphonies.

His critically acclaimed European debut took place with the Staatstheater Stuttgart Orchestra and violinist Thomas Zehetmaier, and he returned to Germany soon after for concerts with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and to Austria with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna and the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra.

Meyer’s summer festival appearances have included the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom, the Aspen and Grand Teton Music Festivals, the Chautauqua Festival and the Brevard Music Center.

Upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Meyer was named Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, where he served until 2009.

A native of Cleveland, 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, 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.


Jul 31, 2024


7:30 pm


Arts & Entertainment


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

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