Encore: Top artists and encore singers to perform three free concerts

Encore singersFounded in 2007, Encore Creativity for Older Adults is a Maryland-based nonprofit dedicated to providing an arts education and performance opportunities for adults ages 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability. With 21 ensembles across the nation, Encore is America’s largest and fastest-growing choral organization serving older adults. 

Monday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. • Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall
featuring Tom Teasley, solo percussionist, composer and collaborator

Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. • Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall
featuring tenor Matthew Hill and soprano Amy Broadbent

Friday, August 30 at 2 p.m. • Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall
featuring Encore singers

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Literary Tourgée Conference

TourgeeSeptember 27–29 • Hultquist Center 101

This year marks the 140th anniversary of Albion Tourgée’s enormously popular and critically acclaimed novel of the Reconstruction Era: A Fool’s Errand By One of the Fools. Based largely on Tourgée’s own experiences of living in Greensboro, North Carolina after fighting for the Union in the Civil War, the novel offers an intimate, jarring, and often witty account of Reconstruction. It has become a classic of the era. The “Literary Tourgée” conference at Chautauqua Institution offers a unique opportunity to join the conversation about Tourgée’s novels, journalism, and political writings, including his legal defense in the now-famous 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case.

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Road Scholar: The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

fall bestor plaza CHQ3399This unique Chautauqua experience takes place in “off-season” of fall and spring, and it lets you and your fellow Road Scholars get the grounds mostly to yourself. Enjoy exclusive Road Scholar courses while staying on the institution’s peaceful, scenic grounds. During your stay, explore exciting themes such as art, music, literature, science, politics, religion and more. Get ready for the educational opportunity of a lifetime!

September 15–20
Theme: "The Chautauqua Sampler"

October 13–18
Theme: "Chautauqua and Highlights of Chautauqua County and Western New York"

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Farm-to-Table Culinary Getaway Weekend

102218 Farm2Table DM 23 2September 13–15

Spend the weekend at the Athenaeum Hotel and enjoy exquisite locally sourced cuisine, hands-on workshops and the beauty of Chautauqua Institution in the fall. 

Package Includes:

  • Two nights at the historic Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution
  • Two farm-to-table dinners, breakfast, lunch and brunch
  • Two hands-on workshops

Package price starting at $389 per person, double occupancy

Single tickets to Saturday's BBQ are available by calling the Athenaeum Hotel front desk at 716-357-4444 or emailing athenaeum@chq.org

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Chautauqua's Oktoberfest

fall rd 0035October 4–5

Indulge in a multi-course German inspired tasting menu at the Athenaeum Hotel and then spend Saturday on Bestor Plaza for Oktoberfest entertainment, as well as seasonal and local offerings with a German-style feast featuring the region’s best beers and wines. Make it a perfect weekend with an Athenaeum Hotel package!

Booking details will be announced soon.




The Winter Village at Chautauqua

120918 WinterVillage DM 19Continuing a new tradition, Chautauqua Institution will host the 2019 Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends this winter.

November 29–December 1 & December 21–22
Free admission and parking
Open to the public

Learn more as details are announced