In the ’50s, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was on the top of her game, performing everything from bebop with Dizzy Gillespie to opera with The Mikado. Singer Patti Austin said that this spectrum-spanning of American song made “The Queen of Jazz” a star of pop.
All summer long, Chautauquans have filled the Amphitheater to watch the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Now, a different kind of orchestra will be taking the stage, as The Orchestra, featuring members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amp.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Bellezzo and his fellow Beatles impersonators will come together with a little help from their friends on the Amphitheater’s main stage to deliver a hit-heavy performance, covering every era from “Twist and Shout” to “Let It Be.”
The Taylors are “a great family in American music,” Tom Chapin said. The Chapins are too, for that matter.
Dancing Wheels Company & School cites one simple thought as the philosophy upon which it was built: “If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities.”
Humperdinckers, rejoice. The most interesting name in the world — belonging to the sideburn-sporting sex symbol — will serenade Chautauquans in the signature style all his own at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Piano recitals at Chautauqua generally take place in intimate venues with just a few dozen or couple hundred in the audience, but tonight, Alexander Gavrylyuk performs from the biggest stage the Institution offers in front of a few thousand adoring fans.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the 14-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will make her Chautauqua debut, performing with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in “An Evening with Jackie Evancho.”
Here come The Capitol Steps with their Lirty Dies, intent on putting more “mock in democracy” before Chautauquans’ widening eyes.
When jazz guitar prodigy Pat Metheny first began touring as a teenager, his grandfather noticed a similarity between his own Chautauqua-trooping father and his musician grandson.