LSO Concert with Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform a moving concert with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in Hoover Auditorium.
Galbraith, Nancy Tormenta del sur
Still, William Grant Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American Symphony”
I. Longing: Moderato assai
II. Sorrow: Adagio
III. Humor: Animato
IV. Aspiration: lento; con risoluzione
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op.18 in C minor
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
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 Destinee Seibe at 6:30 p.m. in the Fountain Inn Aigler to learn more about the repertoire.
Destinee Seibe is a musicologist, bassoonist and arts administrator originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She holds two degrees in Musicology, a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin Wallace University. Her research interests are primarily focused on the 20th-21st century United States. Siebe studied bassoon and contrabassoon with Jonathan Sherwin of the Cleveland Orchestra. She performs with the Cleveland Winds and freelances throughout the area.
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: Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano: First prize winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by the New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.”
Lee has been a guest soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others, including performances under the batons of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jahja Ling, Jorge Mester and Otto-Werner Mueller.
Recent recital appearances include New York City programs at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland’s Severance Hall and the Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars” series.
An active chamber musician, she frequently collaborates in many festivals throughout the U.S. including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Music Mountain. Lee is a member of the coveted Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two program, where her performance of the Mozart Piano Trio was broadcast on PBS Live from Lincoln Center.
Her discography spans Scarlatti Sonatas, Liszt Opera Transcriptions and two volumes of Scriabin works, with upcoming releases of Clementi Sonatas, as well as another volume of Scarlatti Sonatas.
Lee’s recording of Re!nvented under the E1 (formerly Koch Classics) label garnered her a feature review in the Gramophone Magazine and the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Award.
A second prize and Mozart Prize winner of the 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition and a laureate of the Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, she has worked extensively with Richard Goode, Robert McDonald, Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Lee was awarded every prize given to a pianist at Juilliard, including the William Petschek Piano Debut Award at Lincoln Center and the Arthur Rubinstein Award. Lee is an Associate Professor of Music in Piano at the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.
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.