LSO Pops Concert “Music of the Knights”
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform a moving concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28 in Hoover Auditorium.
The pops concert, titled “Music of the Knights,” is a celebration of three of Britain’s most legendary songwriters – Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The three gentlemen are not only knights — they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. Scott Coulter proudly presents a thrilling musical celebration of three of Britain’s legendary songwriters.
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.
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
Scott Coulter Productions
Alex Getlin is a New York-based singer and actress whose voice can “melt stone” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times). Most recently she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Feinstein in “Hooray for Hollywood,” as part of his Standard Time series.
She has spent the last year performing around the country in concert tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber with Spot-On Entertainment. She has appeared Off-Broadway in the company of “Anything Can Happen in the Theatre – The Songs of Maury Yeston,” after being hand-picked by Yeston to interpret his music.
In June 2017, Getlin made her symphonic debut with the Pasadena Pops under the baton of Michael Feinstein in “Broadway: The Golden Age” where she starred alongside Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey.’
Kelli Rabke got her “big break” playing the role of Dorothy in Paper Mill Playhouse’s acclaimed production of “The Wizard of Oz.” She was handpicked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the lead role of the Narrator in the Broadway revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (U.S. Cast Recording).
She played her dream role: Eponine in “Les Miserables” on Broadway and went on to perform in regional theaters across the country in such roles as Mabel in “Mack and Mabel,” Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” and back to Paper Mill Playhouse in Stephen Schwartz’s “Children Of Eden” as Yonah (American Premiere Recording). She is one of the only Broadway stars to originate a role in both a Stephen Schwartz and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Rabke performs regularly with symphony orchestras in Blockbuster Broadway, Music of the Knights and The Wonderful Music of Oz.
Scott Coulter is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. He was director and star of “A Christmas Carol: the Symphonic Concert” in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the 2013 Emmy-nominated PBS production. He is an Emmy nominee himself for his performance in “American Song” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Coulter regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Stephen Schwartz, Ben Vereen and Sheena Easton and has performed with symphonies all over the world including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary. Coulter is creator, arranger and director of several touring shows and is the founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment and Spot-On Arts Academy.
He is a resident director of programming at 54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club), the artistic director of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival and founder of the Pocono Pops! Coulter is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
John Fischer has been a music director and pianist in New York City for over 20 years. He serves as the music director for “Broadway’s Rising Stars” at the famed Town Hall NY, where he also worked on numerous “Broadway Originals” concerts.
He made his Lincoln Center debut this year, music directing for Ali Stroker in her sold-out “American Songbook” concert. He was the music director at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires where he worked with Stephen Schwartz and Chet Walker on the creation of a new ballet, “The Boy on the Roof.” Fischer has appeared as a guest artist with the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Signature Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony. He is a regular fixture at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Other New York credits include pianist for the previous Broadway revival of “West Side Story” and pianist/conductor for “Talk of the Town” Bank Street Theatre, “Take Me Along” Irish Rep and “Naked Boys Singing” at New World Stages.
Music Director & Conductor
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 com-missioned 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.