Chautauqua’s 2015 season passed its midpoint this week. The major arts programs are all in full swing, and there are still significant orchestra, theater, opera, music, arts and dance events to look forward to. The education and religion departments fill the days with erudition. Hundreds of smaller events enrich the cultural smorgasbord to which Chautauquans have become accustomed.
Arnie Bellowe extended a welcoming hand to a visitor at his spacious lakeside home south of the grounds on Chautauqua
After the moderator had concluded Friday’s raucus two-hour Amphitheater dialogue, an oddly reassuring Chautauqua scene developed.
Column by John Ford John Dilley welcomed a visitor to the surprisingly capacious wrap-around porch on the house near the
The Amphitheater Ball is back in full swing. The popular Institution tradition returns at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amp
Prior to the season, the Institution announced plans to further engage the Chautauqua community on the Amphitheater project. It’s working. The community is engaged.
Column by John Ford The early season pattern of alternating heavy rain and pleasant days tilted to monsoon mode as renowned
Community interest in Chautauqua’s ambitious plans for its Amphitheater centerpiece continues to run high. There was another full house at Friday’s Institution-sponsored session in the Hall of Christ.
A year ago, Travis Bensink came back home to Chautauqua County. When he did, he was a man with a plan.
It’s early. The 2015 season at Chautauqua Institution began only a week ago. Gate passes and parking, late spring repairs for homeowners and confirmed room reservations for visitors — all the starting-up details are taken care of. For most, it all started seven days ago. But many seasonal employees had been here for weeks or months when this season officially began. Six of them spoke to The Chautauquan Daily about their work and their dreams.