LSO Concert with Maxim Lando, Piano
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform a moving concert featuring pianist Maxim Lando at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Hoover Auditorium.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo
Maxim Lando, piano
Hanson Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 “Romantic”
I. Adagio; Allegro moderato
II. Andante con tenerezza
III. Allegro con brio
Lakeside Symphony Orchestra
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 with extraordinarily talented guest artists and new opportunities for audiences to share their love of music and the symphony.
This season, Lakeside Chautauqua is partnering with the Conservatory of Music of Baldwin Wallace University to provide lectures prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) concerts. These talks prepare listeners to understand and enjoy the evening’s symphony concert more fully. Prior to this evening’s concert, join Dr. Christina Fuhrmann at 6:15 p.m. in the Fountain Inn Aigler to learn more about the repertoire.
Dr. Christina Fuhrmann serves as Professor of Music History and Literature and Editor of Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute at Baldwin Wallace University. Her research has been published in The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, The Journal of Musicological Research and The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature. In 2012, she published an edition of Henry Bishop’s 1819 adaptation of “Le Nozze di Figaro” with A-R Editions. Her book, Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses, from Mozart to Bellini, received the Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music by the North American British Music Studies Association.
Arts programming at Lakeside Chautauqua is supported by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). 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
Soloist: Maxim Lando
Maxim Lando, pianist, first made international headlines performing together with Lang Lang, Chick Corea and The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at Carnegie Hall’s 2017 Opening Night Gala. Since then, he has performed with major orchestras around the world, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Kazakh State Philharmonic and many others.
A recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award, Lando is also First Prize winner in both the 2022 New York Franz Liszt International Competition and The Vendome Prize 2021/22. He continues to garner international attention on the largest stages, this past year returning to Carnegie Hall to perform Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by Gabor Hollerung.
As winner of the 2021 Juilliard Concerto Competition, Lando made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang.
In 2020, Lando was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, and in 2018, at the age 16, he won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His following sold-out recital debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater included Liszt’s complete Transcendental Etudes and were hailed by the New York Times as a concert, “You won’t want to miss!”
Lando has been featured as a guest artist at numerous festivals, including the Gilmore Piano Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Kissinger Sommer (Germany), Ravinia Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Rising Stars Munich, Musical Olympus International Festival (Russia) and Samos Young Artist Festival (Greece).
Lando partners frequently with violinist Daniel Hope and is passionate about chamber music and unusual repertoire. He has collaborated with Lynn Harrell, Julian Rachlin and the Danish String Quartet, among others, and plays regularly with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City.
His CD, Into Madness with German violinist Tassilo Probst, was released last August. The double album continues to receive the highest critical acclaim, with Radio Bremen Zwei announcing, “Two 19-year-old newcomers are stirring up the world of classical music.”
Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Lando has been featured on CNN’s “Best of Quest,” NPR, BBC Radio 4, WQXR, Bavarian Radio, Israel’s “Intermezzo with Arik” and Russia’s TV Kultura. A proponent of Sing for Hope’s mission, he served as a last-minute replacement for Lea Salonga at its 2017 Gala.
Earlier awards that greatly impacted Lando’s musical life include Gold Prize at the 16th International Television Competition “The Nutcracker” in Moscow and Second Place at the 2015 Kissingen Piano Olympics in Germany. He has also received an Audience Award and continued support from the Musical Olympus Foundation.
Lando is a proud alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and studies with long-time mentors Hung- Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at The Juilliard School.
Music Director & Conductor: Daniel Meyer
Daniel Meyer was named Music Director of the Lakeside Director 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.