Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Performing 21 concerts including two concerts accompanying Chautauqua Dance, the orchestra also provides musicians that perform for Chautauqua Opera.

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.

Events

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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Ilya Kaler, violin          

    Repertoire: J.S. Smith/Arr. Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner; Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77; Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "An Evening of Klezmer"

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    Into the Music Series No. 1: Rossen Milanov, conductor | David Krakauer, clarinet

    Repertoire: Johann Strauss II: Csárdás from Ritter PázmánOsvaldo Golijov: K'vakaratArr. Krakauer: Der Gasn NignArr. Krakauer: Synagogue WailArr. Krakauer: Der Heyser Bulgar; Franz Liszt/Arr. Müller-Berghaus: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S. 244/2



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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    Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Special InterArts Matinee"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Back by popular demand, the CSO provides a musical foundation and inspiration for collaborations with Chautauqua Dance, Chautauqua Opera Company, Chautauqua Theater Company and students from the School of Music. This year, Visual Arts at Chautauqua joins the inter-arts activities. Bring the whole family!



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

    Repertoire: Georges Bizet: L'arlésienne Suite No. 1; Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade; Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune (Afternoon of a Faun); Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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     Into the Music Series No. 3Gemma New, conductor | Johannes Moser, cello

    Repertoire: Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, op. 26, "Fingals Cave"; Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85; Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485



    Location: Amphitheater