By Guest Critic Donald Rosenberg I hope this doesn’t put us into overtime,” said Marty Merkley, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and
Chautauqua Institution‘s performing and visual arts programming will enter a transition phase this fall. After 25 years of leadership, vice president and director of programming Marty Merkley will retire at the end of September
The first time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke sang Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19, tears ran down her face.
On Thursday evening, Cuban-born pianist Horacio Gutiérrez, along with conductor Rossen Milanov leading the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, demonstrated the power of the pianissimo in a sparkling and propulsive rendering of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58.
For one week each summer, talented students in grades five through 12 arrive at Chautauqua Institution to participate in the Chautauqua Music Camps.
Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist Eli Eban will speak as part of the final Meet the Musicians Brown Bag sponsored by the Symphony Partners at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
Pianist Horacio Gutiérrez has performed in Chautauqua four times, but two of those stand out in his mind. His 2008 performance immediately followed a bout of lymphoma. His 2011 performance was the first his wife attended after she was struck by a bus in Miami. Thankfully, Gutiérrez said the circumstances for his return 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater are decidedly mundane.
Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov has a muse, and it’s five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw.
After 25 seasons helming the Institution’s performing and visual arts programming, Marty Merkley has decided to hang up his hat.
We could have been on dangerous ground, the way they looked, always checking with each other, furtively, quick glances, as if fulfilling a special scheme to perform this concerto, itself a bit of a mystery — create it as it hadn’t quite been heard before during its century-long presence.