Thank you for your patience as we rebuild our calendar listing accurately reflect the offerings of our 2020 online assembly. Our program directors are currently working with 2020 lecturers, chaplains and artists to confirm their participation via remote video feed. All events listed below are confirmed. Please check back regularly, as we post frequent updates regarding confirmed programs and the online forum in which they will take place.

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Performing 22 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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  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 08:15pm EDT

    Into the Music with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "What About Woodwinds?"

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    You’ve seen them sitting in the center of the CSO, and now you can get a closeup with three of the CSO’s principal woodwind players — Richard Sherman, flute, Eli Eban, clarinet, and Jeffrey Robinson, bassoon. Join us to hear trios, duos, and solos, and converse with these distinguished woodwind leaders!



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 05:00pm EDT

    Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations: Recitals with Rossen featuring Pablo Ferrández

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    Prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, V Paulo International Cello Competition and ICMA 2016 “Young Artist of the Year”, Pablo Ferrández announces himself as a musician of stature. His emotional intensity and personality on stage have wowed audiences around the globe.



    Location: CHQ Assembly

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Rebroadcasts: Wagner and Rachmaninoff

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    Join us online to watch selected favorites from CSO performances recorded in the Amphitheater during past seasons. Whether you were there for the original performance, or whether this is your first time hearing these unique CSO concerts, this series is sure to remind you of the delightful artistry...



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 08:15pm EDT

    Into the Music with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: Hear About Horns

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    Horn players of the CSO take center stage to show off their instrument’s range, versatility, and beauty. Longtime CSO horn players Donna Dolson, Bill Bernatis, and Mark Robbins will be joined by Bill Caballero in music that will give listeners an exclusive view of this special section.



    Location: Virtual Porch – Live from Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall

     

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Rebroadcasts: Strauss’s Don Quixote

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    Join us online to watch selected favorites from CSO performances recorded in the Amphitheater during past seasons. Whether you were there for the original performance, or whether this is your first time hearing these unique CSO concerts, this series is sure to remind you of the delightful artistry...



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform