Chautauqua Chamber Music Guest Artist Series

Existing since 1987, Chautauqua’s chamber music series has long been dedicated to bringing world-class chamber ensembles to Chautauqua. 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.  Sometimes thought of as “the music of friends,” chamber music performed by dedicated ensembles can create musical experiences that transcend solo efforts, creating journeys for the listener that have been honed over hours, and often years, of rehearsals and music-making.

Chautauqua Institution is a Concert Artists Guild Performance Prize Presenter and partners with Fischoff, the nation’s largest chamber music competition.

Access to Artists!

Access to Artists is a new series created to allow concert-goers an opportunity to further engage with guest ensembles. Each experience has been crafted directly with the ensemble to be offered as a one-of-a-kind Special Studies class this summer.

Garth Newel Piano Quartet: “Plays Well with Others: The Unique Democracy of a Chamber Ensemble”
June 26, 9:15–10:15 a.m. | View Details

David Krakauer: “A Musical and Personal Journey Through Klezmer Music”
July 10, 9:15–10:15 a.m. | View Details

ETHEL: “Discussing Devoted”
July 17, 9:15–10:15 a.m. | View Details

Sō Percussion
July 31, 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | View Details

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

Events

Chautauqua Chamber Music
  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Nicholas Phan: “A Painted Tale”

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    Named one of NPR's "Favorite New Artists of 2011," American tenor Nicholas Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. Praised for his keen intelligence, captivating stage presence and natural musicianship, he performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Sō Percussion

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    With its innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope of the modern percussion ensemble.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 04:00pm

    The Silkroad Ensemble

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    NOTE: Complimentary tickets must be obtained in advance on the day of the event from the Welcome Center Ticket Office.

    The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, and this concert focuses on intimate groups of two and three and a grand finale.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Calidore String Quartet

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    The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (The New York Times) has won them accolades across the globe. They recently made international headlines as the winner of the Grand-Prize of the inaugural 2016...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Sharon Isbin with Special Guest Colin Davin

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    NOTE: Complimentary tickets must be obtained in advance on the day of the event from the Welcome Center Ticket Office.

    Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston Magazine). She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award...



    Location: Lenna Hall