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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  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Star Wars: A New Hope — In Concert

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    Coming to Chautauqua from a galaxy far, far away — experience the magic of Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before on the big screen with John Williams’s Oscar®-winning score performed live by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force.

    Location: Amphitheater