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Lakeside’s All-Star Orchestra enters transformative year

• Jul 24, 2018 at 2:00 AM

LAKESIDE — The 54th year of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will offer an exciting lineup with seven concerts, six guest conductors and several community engagement events beginning with the opening night concert on Wednesday.

To evaluate potential conductors and select a successor after former conductor Robert Cronquist’s 47-year career with the LSO, Lakeside will welcome five top-notch conductors to the Hoover stage, all of whom applied for the LSO Conductor and Music Director position commencing in 2019. In addition to the five candidates, Lakesider Max Rabinovitsj will guest conduct and serve as soloist for one concert. Rabinovitsj will dedicate the concert on Friday, July 27 to the late Neil Glaser, a longtime Lakesider and significant contributor to the Arts pillar for many years.

Lakeside is also looking forward to a new partnership with Verb Ballets, a dance company out of Shaker Heights. On Saturday, Aug. 4, Verb Ballet will take the stage with the LSO to deliver a bold and artistic performance that will underscore the direction Lakeside hope’s to take its programming.

2018 LSO Schedule

(All performances will take place at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium)

• Wednesday, July 25: “Home Movies,” guest conductor/interim LSO Director John Gordon Ross

• Friday, July 27: Concert in memory of Neil Glaser, guest conductor Max Rabinovitsj, pianist Milana Strezeva

• Wednesday, Aug. 1: “Musical Postcards,” guest conductor Matthew Kraemer, violinist Jinjoo Cho

• Saturday, Aug. 4: Concert with Verb Ballets, guest conductor/ interim LSO Director John Gordon Ross

• Tuesday, Aug. 7: “Tales by the Seaside,” guest conductor Daniel Meyer, violinist Isabelle Durrenberger

• Friday, Aug. 10: “Adventureland,” guest conductor Bruce Anthony Kiesling

• Tuesday, Aug. 14: Closing Concert, guest conductor Michael Chertock, pianist Dror Biran

During the LSO’s four-week residency, there will also be several Pre-Symphony Concert Talks, ‘Meet the Conductor’ forums and post-concert receptions.

For a full list of symphony events and guest conductor biographies, visit www.lakesideohio.com/symphony.

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