At 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, a trio of Studio Artists from Chautauqua Opera Company’s Young Artist program will perform a set of songs about death in the season’s final Artsongs recital.Continue reading
Although many people would consider themselves avid supporters of the arts, very few would go as far as hiking the Appalachian Trail to fund arts education programs.Continue reading
For Chautauqua Opera Company Young Artists Jesse Darden, Alison King and Emily Spencer, every well-crafted song is an act of love. At 1:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, the three singers will perform an Artsongs recital paying tribute to love’s redemptive power.Continue reading
The singers in the Chautauqua Opera Company’s third Artsongs recital have followed three radically different paths to arrive at today’s 4:15 p.m. performance in the Hall of Christ.Continue reading
The Hall of Christ may have been designed to put performers on the spot. In the long and narrow space, the audience’s attention becomes focused, with reverent intensity, upon the altar. The hall’s acoustics isolate the voice, leaving singers with nowhere to turn but in the direction of their best performance.Continue reading
The Chautauqua Opera Company’s “Artsongs in the Afternoon” series will open with a tribute to the dazzling dramatic tradition of cabaret.
At 4:15 p.m. today, the three singers performing in the Hall of Christ will welcome the audience to the show with Cabaret’s “Wilkommen.”
The decision to render a partially comical performance was not taken lightly. Cree Carrico, Tatiana Ogan and Clayton Brown, the trio of Young Artists performing today, spent the longest time deciding on their program, despite the fact that they are the first group to perform.Continue reading
Today marks the end of a long chapter in the life of George Wolfe.
Every year Wolfe brings a few of his students from Ball State University, where he teaches saxophone, to Chautauqua Institution for a recital. This will be his 13th and final year giving that recital.
“The joy of working with students is something I treasure,” Wolfe said, “and that’s something that I’m going to really miss when I retire.”Continue reading