Classical music, which the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra typically plays, stemmed from an old European tradition adapted to American culture. Jazz music, which the CSO will add to their repertoire tonight, started as a genre monumentally
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra became an official department of the Lincoln Center in 1991, formed with surviving members of Duke Ellington’s orchestra, according to Dan Israel, manager of touring and programming. Now they
Rossen Milanov, conductor and music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, said he thinks a partnership with the Columbus Symphony Chorus is a wonderful way to end his residency here at Chautauqua Institution this summer.
Nicolas Dautricourt said Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 was one of the first concertos he played in public. Dautricourt will solo on that concerto for his first performance with the Chautauqua
Jason Vieaux has performed Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” more times than he can keep track of. It is somewhere between 170 and 200, he said. Vieaux will perform the piece again at 8:15 p.m.
Chautauqua Institution taught Ermyn King the arts have healing powers. She will share that knowledge this week in her Special Studies class “Arts and the Military.” The class, which costs $70, takes place from 12:30
Amanda Gates Armstrong, a violinist in her 16th season with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, said emotional investment in a piece of music requires delicate balance. The Meet the Musicians Brown Bag at 12:15 p.m. August
Bernhard Scully’s eighth-grade music teacher had a photo of Canadian Brass hanging on the classroom wall. As a young student, Scully said listening to the brass quartet inspired him. His teacher told him if he
The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will play a special matinee this weekend to offer those who visit to Chautauqua Institution for the free Sunday admission a taste of what happens on the weekdays, said Rossen Milanov,
The Octet in F major, D. 803, by Schubert is written for a very odd assortment of instruments, according to Olga Kaler, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra violinist. The selection features two violins, a viola, a cello,
Tobias Melle spent three summers in the Bavarian/German Alps with his backpack, huge photographic equipment and the score of “An Alpine Symphony,” Op. 64, by Richard Strauss. During each trip, which spanned three months at
As members of the Chautauqua community, it is important to share our lives with each other, according to Karen Lord-Powell, an eight-year member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. CSO musicians are contributing to this sentiment