Whether they’ve been on the grounds for 24 hours, days or years, Chautauqua Institution represents many different things to different people.
Though tonight may be the last concert for Maestro Muffitt and the students of the Music School Festival Orchestra, the season is not officially over until the last string sings.
The double bass may not be the grand star of an orchestra, but it knows how to play its position.
At 4 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, former Steinway manager Ray Rotuna will give a presentation on the “Secrets of Steinway.”
At 10 a.m. today in McKnight Hall, the 10 cellists of the Music School Festival Orchestra hope to play a sound as heavenly as Villa-Lobos’ in their cello recital.
It has been 53 days since the students of the Voice Program stepped foot in Chautauqua. Since day one, they have been working nonstop, not only to put on great performances, but also to improve as performers.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the students of the Music School Festival Orchestra and the Voice Program will transform the pillared walls of the venue into the South of France as they perform Puccini’s tale of fervid love, loss and deceit: La Rondine.
At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, audiences will feel the boom from African drums and catch the groove from Argentina in the Student Percussion Recital.
At 7:30 p.m. tonight in McKnight Hall, the students of the Voice Program will command the stage with pieces they have chosen on their own.
At 2 p.m. today in McKnight Hall, the student quartet recital will herald a week-long round of recitals that feature an array of groups.