Guest conductor Bruce Hangen and saxophone soloist Kenneth Radnofsky will join the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the party will include guest conductor Bruce Hangen, who will highlight David Amram’s “Ode to Lord Buckley; Concerto for Alto Saxophone” with soloist Kenneth Radnofsky.
All is not quiet on the Western front. For poet Frank X Walker, there are voices that still need to be heard, and he wants to bring them to life.
Patrick Q. Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and associate professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University, will examine Mormonism’s position in the frontier and the ways in which the West shaped the religion in a lecture at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.
Once a golden beacon of prosperity, home of lush waters and pockmarked forests, the American West is in danger, not
Molly Smith Metzler’s new comedy, The May Queen, currently running on the Bratton Theater stage, has echoes of “The Breakfast Club,” “Grease,” “Mean Girls,” “Carrie,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” and every other story of high school wherein the girls are mean and the guys are shallow and selfish.
Molly Smith Metzler is a self-identified addict. She began writing plays at 22, and her latest piece, the Chautauqua Theater Company- and Writers’ Center-commissioned The May Queen, runs through Sunday in Bratton Theater. She said writing for the theater is a high that lasts from story and character development through a play’s production.
The pulse of art beats through Chautauqua’s veins. Whether it is listening to the sounds of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in the Amphitheater, seeing a row of young ballerinas in line for lunch, or attending a Friday night performance in Bratton Theater, there are myriad ways for Chautauquans engage with one art form or another.
Native Americans have a far greater geographical reach than the American West, W. Richard West said in the Amphitheater on Wednesday. But they have served as an “undeniably potent originating element” in the canvas of the West, making their history, art and culture a dynamic and complicated subject for museums to represent.