A local partnership team consisting of Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown Public Schools and the Chautauqua Lake Central School District  has been named among 10 new inductees in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program. Leaders from the three institutions will attend the 14th Partners in Education Institute from April 27 to April 30. The Institute promotes partnerships between arts organizations and local schools in communities across the nation, focusing on the development of education programs for teachers. The Chautauqua County team joins teams from Carmel, California; Naples, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Mason City, Iowa; Flint, Michigan; Wilmington, North Carolina; Wooster, Ohio; Houston, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas, as new inductees. 

A new, hourlong documentary following four students of Chautauqua Institution’s Schools of Performing Arts premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday on WQED-TV, the Pittsburgh PBS affiliate. “CHQ: Charting a Life in the Arts” tracks the progress of violinist Adé Williams, singer Jean-Michel Richer and sibling dancers Colby and Christina Clark through their auditions, practices and performances during CHQ’s 2013 season.

Andrew Borba Will Succeed Vivienne Benesch as Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Company Following 2016 Summer Season

Borba and Benesch to serve as co-artistic directors for 2016

Chautauqua Institution today announced that following the completion of its 2016 season, Andrew Borba will succeed Vivienne Benesch as artistic director of Chautauqua Theater Company. Benesch and Borba will be co-artistic directors for the 2016 season.