Mayuko Kamio was 11 years old the first time she played Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major.
The 2014 Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season continues to pick up the pace as guest conductor Roberto Minczuk and piano soloist Jon Nakamatsu grace the Amphitheater stage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
Two days ago, guest conductor Cristian Macelaru led the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring friend and cellist Johannes Moser.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
For Saturday’s guest conductor Steven Osgood, the devil’s in the details.
While the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra is playing two operatic concerts as well as a ballet over the course of a calendar week, patrons have a unique opportunity this afternoon to experience a whole new side of a symphonic keystone.
Ask an artist in any medium — including musicians — and they’ll tell you their craft is one of expression and emotion; of telling a story through each note or brushstroke.
Tonight, the Charlotte Ballet and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra are putting their thumbprint on two of the dance world’s most revered compositions.
While the eyes of the audience will be locked on the stage Saturday during Madam Butterfly, their ears will be taking in the sound of the production’s orchestral band.
The Chautauqua Community Band only plays two shows a year: July Fourth and the annual Old First Night celebration. Founded in 1990 by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra veteran Jason Weintraub, the band may not pack the sophisticated punch of the CSO, but it’s the ensemble’s musical whimsy that so many enjoy.