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Lakeside Symphony Orchestra

From classical music to outstanding soloists, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) fills Hoover Auditorium with classical music in eight summer concerts.

Established in 1963, the symphony is made up of professional musicians from across the country who gather in the Chautauqua community for a short summer residency from late July to early August. Since 2019, Daniel Meyer has served as the Music Director & Conductor.

This summer, vocalist Lisa Vroman, pianist Adam Golka, violinist Tai Murray, Beo String Quartet, violinist Isabelle Durrenberger and organist Jonathan Moyer will take center stage as the featured soloists. See below for concert and pre-concert lecture dates. Concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Symphony Events

2024 Summer Concert Series

2024 Special Events & Pre-Concert Lectures

July 31: Pre-Concert Lecture with Charles E. McGuire (6:15 p.m., Fountain Inn Aigler Room)

Aug. 2: Pre-Concert Lecture with Christina Fuhrmann (6:15 p.m., Fountain Inn Aigler Room)

Aug. 6: Pre-Concert Lecture (6:15 p.m., Fountain Inn Aigler Room)

Aug. 7: Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase (8-10 p.m., select Lakeside cottages)

Aug. 9: Pre-Concert Lecture with Christina Furhmann (6:15 p.m., Fountain Inn Aigler Room)


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Meet the Conductor

Daniel Meyer, Music Director & Conductor
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.

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.

Upon Mariss Jansons’s invitation, 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.

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.

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