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Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Aug. 22

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Marks First-ever Performance Outside Chautauqua Grounds for 91-year-old CSO

Chautauqua Institution today announced that the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will bring its unmistakable sound and artistry to downtown Jamestown’s Reg Lenna Center for the Arts with a performance featuring the music of Aretha Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The concert is made possible by the Fund for Downtown Programming awarded through the Jamestown Local Development Corporation and made possible by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).

The concert, titled “Aretha: A Tribute,” under the baton of principal pops conductor Stuart Chafetz, will feature all-star singer and Broadway favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw. The program includes iconic Aretha hits such as "Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and many more.

This performance represents a first-time undertaking for the 91-year-old symphony, the resident orchestra of Chautauqua Institution. It follows the Institution’s vision to expand its impact in the region and beyond by taking Chautauqua’s celebrated mission and programs beyond the grounds of the Institution.

Tickets to this special performance are available beginning June 30 and can be purchased online, by phone (716-484-7070) or in person at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts Box Office located at 116 East 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY.