Jared Jacobsen can’t always get away with whimsy. But he knows the Chautauqua Institution crowd can have a little fun.
Art Deco ushered in a new way of looking at art, design and architecture nearly overnight. And while the movement is often associated with those fields, Jared Jacobsen said the style reaches as far as music.
At 1 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, finalists Evelyn Lam, Vincent Ip, David Brickle, Benjamin Goodman, Laura Spector and Felisien Ng will take to the stage for half an hour each to play a repertoire of their choice.
It only took playing George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” about 500 times in his career for Jared Jacobsen to have a revelation.
When Jared Jacobsen wanders around Chautauqua Institution’s grounds — both in real life and in his head — he likes to imagine music that fits the scenery.
Jared Jacobsen likes to push musical boundaries, and this week, he’ll prove jazz and sacred music can live in perfect harmony.
The African-American choir from Atlanta will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, and Jacobsen said he is excited for the Chautauqua audience to experience in an authentic way a different way of making music.
Of the many sources of uplift, satisfaction and peace at Chautauqua Institution are the denominational houses, which were started as home bases for identity groups and affordable lodging for people coming to Chautauqua for a short period of time.
The Chautauqua Choir will perform both the original and new version of “How Can I Keep from Singing?”
With three taps of the gavel, Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker will officially close the 2013 Season at Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater.