Last Saturday morning, Cathy Nowosielski, co-chair of the Chautauqua Fund, urged a crowd of Chautauqua Fund volunteers at the Athenaeum Hotel parlor to “capture the Chautauqua moment.”
The Charlotte Ballet dancers take their places on the stage. But they are not alone. As the lights come up, it is former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky who stands beside them as the music begins.
Guitarist Sharon Isbin’s classical melodies have proved to the world guitar isn’t just for rock ’n’ roll.
He’s back — but this time, he’s alone. Since he first spoke here in 1985, Roger Rosenblatt has become well
Provided Image “From the Top” host Christopher O’Riley poses in Shaver Theater. Provided Image 2012 Chautauqua Music Festival student Laura
DEMETRIUS FREEMAN | File Photo The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus perform in the Amphitheater in 2012. If
NAME | File Photo Institution organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music Jared Jacobson leads the Chautauqua Choir and
MEGAN TAN | File Photo Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Jay Lesenger is entering his last season at
RUBY WALLAU | Staff PhotographerAt top, Chautauqua property owners view the choir rehearsal room in the back-of-house during a tour
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.