Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) continues its 59th summer residency in Lakeside with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 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 a series of Pre-Concert Lectures on Aug. 2, 9 and 12.
The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Concert on Saturday, July 30, ‘Spoonful of Sugar,’ features Broadway star and vocalist Ashley Brown.
“Just in Time” from Bells Are Ringing – arr. Barton
“So in Love” from Kiss Me Kate – Porter
“Let’s Fall in Love” from Let’s Fall in Love – Arlen/Koehler arr. Musiker
“My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms – Rogers/Hart arr. Gershovsky
“A Disney Adventure” – arr. Sayre
“Reflection/Just Around the Riverbend” from On the Record – Wilder/Zippel & Menkhen/Schwartz
“A Change in Me” from Beauty and the Beast – Menken/Rice
“Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins – Richard & Robert Sherman arr. Haak
“Chicago” – Kandor/Ebb arr. Ricketts
“Le Jazz Hot” from Victor, Victoria – Mancini/Bricusse
“If I Were a Bell” from Guys and Dolls – Loesser arr. Musiker
“Defying Gravity” from Wicked – Schwartz arr. Barton
“The Carousel Waltz” from Carousel – Rodgers arr. Custer
“The Man I Love” from Strike up the Band – George & Ira Gershwin arr. Sebesky
“Ring them Bells” from Liza With a Z – arr. Everly, Barton & Rothman
“My Way” from Liza With a Z – Anka arr. Shoup
Ashley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway, for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Brown also starred in the national tour of Mary Poppins, garnering a Garland Award for “Best Performance in a Musical.” Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast and the national tour of Disney’s on the Record. She most recently starred as Mother Abbess in multiple Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien’s new production of The Sound of Music. Starring in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma brought her further critical acclaim.
She previously played Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Brown has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America, including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, The Pittsburgh Symphony, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (five times), Fort Worth Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra (two times), the Milwaukee Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony (three times), Seattle Symphony, the Houston Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Jacksonville (twice), and the Philly Pops. She has also performed with the BBC orchestra opposite Josh Groban.
Brown made her solo concert debut at The Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series and has appeared in New York City at prestigious venues including Feinstein’s at the Regency and Birdland.
Other projects include star turns in The Golden Apple at City Center Encores, Hello Dolly at The Goodspeed Opera House, The Sound of Music at the St. Louis MUNY (for which she won a Kevin Kline award), Limelight at the La Jolla Playhouse, and her own PBS special entitled “Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible,” which received a PBS Telly Award. Other television credits include NBC’s “The Sound of Music.”
Brown is the voice of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary celebrations, singing the newly penned Richard Sherman song “A Kiss Goodnight.” Both Brown’s album of Broadway and American Songbook standards Speak Low and her newly recorded Christmas EP the Secret of Christmas are available on Ghostlight/Warner Brothers. Brown is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
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