Chautauqua Chamber Music, held in the intimate setting of Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, offers a variety of chamber music experiences each season with a diverse selection of guest and resident ensembles comprised of both instrumental and vocal music. Chautauqua is proud to announce the 2018 expansion of Chautauqua Chamber Music which now includes a Guest Artist Series on Mondays and a Resident Artist Series on Saturdays. Both series offer world class artistry and a wide variety of ensembles and genres, ranging from traditional string quartets and classical repertoire to jazz and contemporary music of our time.

 

Guest Artist Series

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This Guest Artist Series is dedicated to supporting and featuring full-time chamber ensembles of any make-up and genre that are committed to the intimate and powerful art of chamber music.

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Resident Artist Series

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Chautauqua resident artists include members of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, School of Music faculty and other guests that are in residence for an extended period of time.

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Student Ensembles

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The Chautauqua Institution School of Music presents a student chamber series featuring exceptionally talented young musicians studying at Chautauqua each summer.

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Supporting the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution

Our mission

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To promote awareness, education, appreciation and excellence in the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI). Furthermore VACI Partners will support and help the Chautauqua School of Art, the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, the Strohl Art Center and the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden in furtherance of their respective goals and programs.

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Summer Events

VACI Partners 2018 Summer Events

Thursday, June 28

“Friends of an Art Student” Picnic Dinner / 4:45 p.m. / Art Quad

Sunday, July 1
Art in the Park / 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Miller Park

Thursday, July 12
Art Movie Night featuring "Wasteland" / 7 p.m. /  Hall of Christ

Sunday, July 22
Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition / 3 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Thursday, July 26
VACI Partners Members Tour with Barbi Price of Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition / 1 – 2 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Saturday, July 28
Stroll Through the Arts Gala* & Stroll Through the Arts Gala Auction  / 5:30 – 8 p.m. / Strohl Art Center

Sunday, August 5
Art in the Park / 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Miller Park

Monday, August 6
VACI Partners Exhibiting Members Show / 3 – 5 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Thursday, August 9
Chautauqua School of Art Open Studio Night / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. / Art Quad

Monday, August 20
Closing Reception for Galleries / 3 – 5 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

*This is a ticketed event. Please use the Membership Form to purchase your tickets before they sell out!

 

 

Concerts & Events

072217 CSO Milanov Hristova CB268Performing 21 concerts including two concerts accompanying Chautauqua Dance, the orchestra also provides musicians that perform for Chautauqua Opera.

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Musicians

071517 CSO Music as Muse mpo 120The CSO is a professional orchestra that draws its membership from around the nation and around the world. It has grown from its original complement of 52 musicians to the current roster of 74 active members.

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History

cso historyThumbAn Institution orchestra of 21 musicians had been organized in 1903 by Henry B. Vincent, assistant music director at Chautauqua, and a swiftly growing music program included School of Music artist-teacher recitals and large choral works. 

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Support the CSO

071517 CSO Music as Muse mpo 073Enhance your symphony experience by becoming a member of Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra League.

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Openings

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Chautauqua Diversity Fellows

0714 MSFO RLG03masterChautauqua Institution is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chautauqua Diversity Fellows Program, an expansion of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) groundbreaking Diversity Fellowship Program for pre-professional underrepresented musicians.  

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Comparative Music Listening

Back by popular demand! Maestro Rossen Milanov will teach participants how to examine various classical performances and how to appreciate the artistry, insight and talent of different performers. Participants will become more confident in forming opinions about concerts and recordings as well as discussing musical experiences. Each of the three sessions of this class will examine unique repertoire based on the week’s Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra programming. Come for one or more! No musical knowledge is required.

COURSE DETAILS 

Location: Hultquist 101 | $50 per class, min age 14+
July 9, 2018 • 3:30–5 p.m.
July 30, 2018 • 3:30–5 p.m.
August 20, 2018 • 3:30–5 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Register by phone at 716-357-6250 or online at chq.org/classes  beginning April 10.

Mission Statement

The Arts at Chautauqua: exploring the best in human values and the enrichment of life

Our mission is to expand the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of the performing and visual arts.

We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating, entertaining and engaging a diverse and growing audience; by serving as an integral part of the Chautauqua community; by exemplifying artistic excellence in presenting programs that celebrate both tradition and innovation; and by demonstrating sound financial stewardship.

Popular (Evening) Entertainment

080417 punch brothers OS 14Popular entertainers are featured in our open-air Amphitheater.

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Symphony Orchestra

20170815 gf 07037Performing 21 concerts including two accompanying visiting dance companies, our resident professional orchestra also provides musicians that perform for Chautauqua Opera.

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Theater

071517 Noises Photocall DM 15Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join 19 emerging artists drawn from top training programs to produce a vibrant body of work in the historic Bratton Theater.

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Family Entertainment

072817 FamilyEntertainment RhythmicCircus CB 05This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment.

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Chamber Music

ChamberFestInstrumental and vocal music from medieval chant to Brahms to jazz to the contemporary music of our time.

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Opera

070817 LOrfeo DM 08Chautauqua Opera is the oldest continuously producing summer opera company in the U.S. as well as the fourth-oldest American opera company overall.

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Sunday Entertainment

08xx17 glennmillerorchestra ec0293Sundays are always free at Chautauqua — free admission to the grounds and a free afternoon show in the Amphitheater.

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Visual Arts

062817 3GalleriesPrev055The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) includes the School of Art, the galleries of the Strohl Art Center, the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden and the visual arts lecture series.

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Dance

080217 pasdeDeux OS 03.jpgChautauqua showcases four visiting dance companies each season, with wide-ranging styles from masterpieces in classical ballet to modern dance and contemporary ballet.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of symphonic music.

We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating and engaging a diverse and growing audience; by serving as an integral part of the Chautauqua community; by exemplifying artistic excellence in presenting programs that celebrate both tradition and innovation; and by demonstrating sound financial stewardship.