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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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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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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07xx17 cso wagner ec805View open positions and application information for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

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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.


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.


Register by phone at 716-357-6250 or online at  beginning April 10.