Photographs by Ruby Wallau Wednesday night in the Amphitheater, Chautauquans convened for the Amphitheater Ball with a performance by the
The Great American Picnic is exactly what it sounds like: a glimpse of true-blue Americana.
Throughout week one of Children’s School the 4th of July is the center of attention. Children learn about the traditions
Video by CAITIE MCMEKIN | Multimedia Editor Scott Ekstrom takes charge of Library Story by ABE KENMORE | Staff Writer The Smith
Photographs by Joshua Boucher and Ruby Wallau | Staff Photographers Charles “Chip” Esten and Aubrey Peeples of the ABC show
Video by CAITIE MCMEKIN | Multimedia Editor Betsy Burgeson’s eyes sparkled. “I love this job,” she said. Chautauqua’s new supervisor of
Describing Chautauqua to an outsider is a daunting if not futile undertaking but it means something deeply personal to the Chautauquans who have been returning for decades.
The Massey Memorial Organ is an important part of the Chautauqua community, and it certainly has been significant to Jared Jacobsen’s life as well. Jacobsen, 65, has been coming to Chautauqua for 60 years, and he has been the Chautauqua organist for 16 years. Jacobsen shares what it’s like to be an organist and how the Massey Organ changed his life.
There are about 90 pianos on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, and there is one man who tunes all of them throughout the season. From music lessons, recitals and rehearsals to evening concerts, Robert Bussell, a 53-year-old piano technician of 33 years, works intensively and practically unnoticed throughout the summer. He shares his story of being the unknown artist.
While there’s still a little more than a week left in the 2014 season, students in the Music School Festival Orchestra and the School of Dance bid adieu to audiences in grand form Sunday and Monday, showcasing their talents in the Amp with final performances on Chautauqua’s main stage.