The entertainment for the week of Aug. 4 to Aug. 10 includes:
Aug. 4, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra with Verb Ballets. Established in 1963, the LSO is one of Lakeside’s most cherished traditions. Bringing classical music to the Chautauqua community, the orchestra performs seven concerts during its month-long residency. The LSO is made up of more than 90 musicians from across the country that have devoted many years of service to Lakeside. Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic shows through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, producing artistic director, and Richard Dickinson, associate director, the company will present a show that ignites passion with the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.
Aug. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn & Bettinger Park (formerly Central Park), Summerfest. Activities include a caricature artist, carriage rides, a photo booth, easel painting, magic demonstrations with Ed Ellis, live music with The Tubs playing everything from Stevie Wonder to The Weekend, field day activities and an ice cream social with the Lakeside Heritage Society. Admission to Summerfest is open to all; however, $1 tickets will be sold to participate in individual activities and booths. For more information, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.
Aug. 7, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert “Tales by the Seaside” with guest conductor Daniel Meyer. As music director of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Erie Philharmonic, Meyer has reinvigorated orchestras with his innovative programs, engaging presence and keen musical intellect. This past year, he returned to the Rochester Philharmonic, Portland Symphony and debuted with Cleveland’s Blue Water Chamber Orchestra. This performance of the LSO will feature soloist Isabelle Durrenberger playing “Concerto for Violin in E-flat Major” by Vivaldi and “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens.
Aug. 7:30 p.m. Hoover Auditorium, Family Entertainment Series: “The Chipper Experience! Where Comedy & Magic Collide” with Chipper Lowell. Lowell, an award-winning comedian and magician, has been described as an “artistic cyclone of talent and comedy.” He’s known for doling out witty remarks, presenting bizarre feats of original magic, ad-libbing with audience members and creating shows of high-energy laughs and amazement. For more than 20 years, Lowell has been bringing his odd brand of infectious mayhem to audiences across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
Aug. 9, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Helen Welch “Superstar! The Songs, The Stories, The Carpenters”. Critically-accalimed vocalist Helen Welch will present “Superstar”, a show celebrating the music of The Carpenters. The Carpenters, the brother and sister duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter, were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of their hits include, “Long to be Close to You”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Superstar”, “Rainy Days and Mondays” and many more. Welch, a native of England, is known for her musical theater roles and one-woman shows. She is described as having the swing of Ella Fitzgerald and the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, combined with soul and a cheeky British sense of humor.
Aug. 10, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert “Adventureland” with guest conductor Bruce Anthony Kiesling. Active in a wide variety of music, Kiesling has a national profile as a conductor and music educator from coast to coast. His experience ranges from classical repertoire at Carnegie Hall to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl conducting with Stevie Wonder and Latin superstars Juanes and Gloria Estefan.
Purchasing a daily, Saturday or season Chautauqua pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium at no additional charge. Seating is first-come, first-served.
A daily Chautauqua pass is $23.50 for adults and $15.50 for youth (ages 13-24) per day. A Saturday Chautauqua pass for an adult is $28 if purchased on that day. Youth daily Chautauqua passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua pass rate. Children ages 12 and under and guests over the age of 90 are always free. Chautauqua passes may be purchased in advance at www.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua.
To park on the grounds, a daily auto pass is required for $11 per day (complimentary shuttle service available). Limited parking is also available at the south gate parking lot for $5.50 per day (complimentary shuttle service available) and the Danbury School parking lot for $1.50 (no shuttle service and limited parking dates based on school schedule).
For more information about Chautauqua passes and auto passes, visit www.lakesideohio.com.