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.


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  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

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    Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™  in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. 

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Nutcracker in July”

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    Into the Music No. 3 | Rossen Milanov, conductor | JP Bonnefoux, director, School of Dance | Featuring Soloists from the Chautauqua School of DanceRepertoire: Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss)...


    Location: Amphitheater