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.
The Taylors are “a great family in American music,” Tom Chapin said. The Chapins are too, for that matter.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, world-leading schizophrenia research scientist Daniel Weinberger will speak about strides being made in brain research. His presentation is titled “Nature vs. Nurture Meets 21st Century Brain Science.”
The official opening of Chautauqua Institution on the first Sunday of each season offers a time to remember Chautauquans who have passed away since the previous season.
Deborah Bräutigam is not a household name. Then again, neither is her area of expertise — the investment relations between China and Africa. But according to Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, this relative obscurity is exactly the reason Chautauqua was eager to get Bräutigam on its lecture series.
Chautauqua Institution’s sustainability for future generations was at the heart of this week’s Trustees Porch Discussion, on “Chautauqua’s Financial Planning.”
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the 14-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will make her Chautauqua debut, performing with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in “An Evening with Jackie Evancho.”
Here come The Capitol Steps with their Lirty Dies, intent on putting more “mock in democracy” before Chautauquans’ widening eyes.
In their new documentary series, “Vietnam,” Geoff Ward and Ken Burns are working to step outside of a solely American viewpoint to paint a balanced portrait of the war. The duo will show clips and discuss the work at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
Junior Guilders in flapper dresses, vests, cheerleading and gymnastics uniforms, and red, white and blue attire will tap dance, somersault, sashay and sing across the Amphitheater stage in their summer performance, Our World.