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Darlyne Johnston, left, Jana Stone, Doreen Claflin and Sally Holland finish their putts on the Hill Course 17th hole at the Chautauqua Golf Club during the final round of the 2011 Women’s Golf Association championship Tuesday. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Women’s golf championship ends season on a high note

Last Tuesday afternoon, players in the Chautauqua Women’s Golf Association slowly trickled off the lush, green Hill Course to reassemble for pizza, drinks and a tallying of scores. It was the end of their annual championship at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The ladies sat around at tables in the clubhouse as workers sifted through scorecards and counted strokes.

After everything was computed, golfer Barb Blanchard took home the honors as 2011 champion, with a combined score of 182 of both rounds.

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Led by guest conductor Grant Cooper, the Chautauqua Symphony orchestra is joined by solo cellist Julie Albers in a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto Saturday in the Amphitheater. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

CSO Saturday performance ‘bursting with emotion and profundity’

In all the traditional arts, there may be no greater a misnomer today than the accepted designation that classical music is tranquil — that it is suitable stuff for relaxation and the background. Anyone who has listened to a Beethoven symphony, Verdi opera or Stravinsky ballet on earphones certainly knows that isn’t the case. Classical music is the realm of drama, of tremendous contrast, of tension and release.

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Chef Ross Warhol demonstrates how Xanthan gum can be used to thicken liquids as he mixes up the ingredients for a Mojito sorbet. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Food Science: Molecular cooking demonstration highlights creativity in culinary arts

Ross Warhol, executive chef of the President’s Cottage, and sous chef Alex Gray led guests through a six-course sampling of dishes that explored how a dash of science can flavor, texture and otherwise manipulate food.

About 30 people attended “Molecular Gastronomy: A Demonstration of Molecular Cooking” Tuesday in the ballroom of the Athenaeum Hotel. Molecular gastronomy studies the chemistry behind cooking and is an exciting development for haute cuisine, Warhol said.

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Band camp rehearsal in McKnight Hall on Wednesday

Chautauqua Music Camps end week with student concerts

The Chautauqua School of Music campus looks a lot different this week. As the last of the Music School Festival Orchestra students pack up their belongings and disperse to various colleges across the country, they are replaced this week by musical miniatures.

Middle school and high school instrumentalists now fill the practice rooms and concert halls with small-scale cellos, brazen trumpets and pre-teen flutists congregated around folding music stands, competing to see who can hold a note the longest.

The Chautauqua Music Camps have invaded the School of Music with more than 90 young students to participate in the Middle School Band Camp, the Jazz Camp and the Orchestra Camp for string players. The camp now is in its 13th year and always occurs during Week Eight of the festival season.

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Joan Abrahamson responds to a question following her lecture in the Amphitheater Thursday morning. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Abrahamson: Creativity results through embrace of all identities

Joan Abrahamson’s eyes began to water as she ended her 10:45 a.m. lecture Thursday in the Amphitheater. She was about to share something very personal with the Chautauquans there.

“I’ve got to tell you,” Abrahamson said, “I don’t usually talk like this. I usually give an analytical presentation about a problem and how we’re going about solving it, but I feel here that what’s special about Chautauqua is that all these levels operate simultaneously.”

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Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Aug. 12 morning lecturer, takes questions from Eleanor B. Daugherty Society members after giving a special address on the U.S. and world economy. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Daugherty Society recognizes generous new members in Athenaeum luncheon

On Aug. 12, the Chautauqua Foundation held the sixth annual Eleanor B. Daugherty Society luncheon to honor the many Chautauquans who provide for the Institution’s future by including Chautauqua in their estate plans by will, trust, as beneficiary of an IRA or through a gift of real estate. Members were recognized and rewarded by hearing from guest speaker C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Bergsten was the 10:45 a.m. lecturer Aug. 12 in the Amphitheater.

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Lady Nathaniel (Carol Halstead) takes notes from Holofernes (Jarlath Conroy). Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Walsh to take audience’s questions at ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ ’fore-Play

For a deeper understanding of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” guests can attend tonight’s “’fore-Play: Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 7 p.m. in Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church.

Directing fellow Patrick Walsh will lead the event as an open dialogue with the audience rather than a lecture. It will last approximately 45 minutes, allowing attendees enough time to arrive to Bratton Theater for the 8 p.m. performance of the play.

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Costumes provide the men of Navarre and the women of France an opportunity to court each other while still disguising their true intentions. Longaville (Tyee Tilghman, left) and Berowne (Dave Quay) dance as Muscovites (an homage to CTC’s earlier production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”) to the enjoyment of the masked Frenchwomen. Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

Bratton tours allow audiences to see Shakespearean CTC set up close

Two tours at Bratton Theater today allow guests to go behind-the-scenes of Chautauqua Theater Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

Each tour will have a different focus. The first is specific to families of all ages, and the second will be tailored for regular theatergoers.

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