Jessica White | Staff Writer Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen has taken people on walks around Chautauqua and on underwater adventures during this season’s Tallman Tracker Organ mini-concerts, but today, he and his audience will stay at home. Jacobsen will perform a brief concert titled “Domestic Matters” at 12:15 p.m. in the Hall of Christ. The […]Read more
There’s something special about singing Christmas carols at Chautauqua, because the community is like a big family, said Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen.
That is why Jacobsen will perform a brief concert titled “Christmas in July” at 12:15 p.m. today on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ.
For the first time this season, Jacobsen will invite people to sing along. He will play “Christmas Cradle Song” by Alfred Hollins, “On Christmas Night” by Robin Milford and a version of “Snow lay on the Ground” by David Gehrenbeck, among others.Read more
Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen will perform one of the few Tallman Tracker Organ mini-concerts that matches the theme of the week, “Water Matters,” at 12:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
The concert is titled “Aqueous Musings” and will feature a song about water nymphs called “Naïades,” which is one of Louis Vierne’s “Pièces de Fantaisie,” or “Fantasy Pieces.”
“Naïades” has a flowing, liquid sound that works perfectly on the Tallman Organ, Jacobsen said.Read more
Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen will perform a Tallman Tracker Organ Mini-Concert that paints with music a typical day at Chautauqua at 12:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
The concert is titled “A Fine Summer’s Day,” and will feature a piece called “On Chautauqua Lake” that Jacobsen found years ago at a flea market and has played on Old First Night every year since.
Jacobsen will also play “In Summer” by Hugo Stebbins, “La Brume (The Mist)” by Harvey Gaul and “Told by the Campfire” by Hugo Goodwin — mimicking a day’s progression.
“ ‘Told by the Campfire’ seemed appropriate to me for the earlier days of Chautauqua when people would light fires at dusk and just sit around and tell stories,” Jacobsen said.Read more
Samuel R. Ward, M.D., will speak on “Heart Care: The Past, Present and Future” at 12:15 p.m. today at the Hall of Christ as part of the Westfield Memorial Hospital Lecture Series.
A graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, Ward completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and his fellowships at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Ward’s specialties include cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Ward currently serves as the Board President at Saint Vincent Consultants in Cardiovascular Diseases, LLC in Erie, Pa. He is a board member at the Regional Heart Network in Erie.Read more
Chautauqua organist Jared Jacobsen will perform a Fourth of July-themed organ mini-concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ at 12:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
The concert is titled “Yankee Sensibility,” and will feature “Variations on America” by I. V. Flagler.
“It’s kind of flashy and fun, and it’s a little bit like musical fireworks,” Jacobsen said. “So I think it fits for the Fourth of July.”Read more
At 4 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, three studio artists from Chautauqua Opera Company will trade their boisterous, operatic stage presences for more intimate personas. The “Artsongs” series opens with a love-themed recital.
“Love is what music is all about,” said soprano Amber Garrett, soloist in today’s recital. “No matter what’s happening, love or hate, you loved something or somebody that caused that emotion.”
Today’s recital will be the first of six weekly programs, each featuring three singers who are at Chautauqua to sing in the featured operas, Lucia di Lammermoor and Manon Lescaut.Read more