The 2014 Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season is officially one of 86 in the history books.
It’s a finale of firsts tonight as the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra puts a bow on its 86th season at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
One of Chautauqua’s favored sons makes his return to the Amphitheater stage this weekend, and he’s bringing another transcendent Chautauquan with him. At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk will make his ninth appearance as a soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, this time under the direction of guest conductor Daniel Boico.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Neubauer will perform the Chautauqua premiere of renowned American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Christof Perick.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, German maestro Christof Perick will conduct his first of two concerts this week. Perick is the seventh of the eight candidates to appear with the CSO this summer; Daniel Boico will be with the orchestra for its final two concerts on Saturday and Aug. 19.
Credited with arranging two of the six pieces on the program for this afternoon’s Logan Chamber Music Series concert, Axiom Brass front man Dorival Puccini Jr. doesn’t like that particular turn of phrase.
At 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall, the Chautauqua Symphony Partners will host their third “Meet the Musicians” Brown Bag lecture of the season.
This summer has been one of reunions for music director candidate Bruce Hangen.
At 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amp, he’s using those frequent flier miles to spirit the Chautauqua Opera Company on sojourn to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as they rendezvous with the CSO to highlight the work of Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Guest conductor Maximiano Valdés makes his second appearance this season with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.