“A boy blew as hard as he could into a French horn,” writes Laura Johnston in last Friday’s (8/9) Cleveland.com. “ ‘Does it sound like an elephant?’ asked musician Charlie Payette. ‘I think it kind of does.’ Dozens of kids in flip flops, tank tops and swimsuits lined up to try instruments Thursday after the second Lakeside Symphony Orchestra of the season…. ‘I think it’s really cool,’ said Payette, of Chicago, one of the professional musicians who come to Lakeside for the three-week symphony season each summer at Lakeside. Lakeside, which draws 150,000 visitors a year to [Ohio’s] Marblehead peninsula, is an idyllic mile-square, dotted with cottages and gorgeous gardens. During the season the town offers daily lectures, performances, shuffleboard, sailing and swimming in Lake Erie…. In the Musicalympics [youth] concert Thursday at the 1928-built Hoover Auditorium, [Lakeside Symphony Music Director Daniel] Meyer highlighted how teamwork, discipline and practice are as much in play in sports as they are in music making. Musicians wore sports gear” and Meyer described a Bach Fugue as “a musical relay race.” The Lakeside Symphony’s season-closing concert on August 16 will feature pianist Angelin Chang in Saint Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Posted August 16, 2019