Posts Tagged 'Lauren Hutchison'

Harris-Perry to explore how post-Civil War choices affect politics today

Harris-Perry to explore how post-Civil War choices affect politics today

The path to the Civil War diverged as a result of the war, creating an array of new challenges that continue to affect Americans to this day.

Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science, author, columnist for The Nation and MSNBC contributor, will discuss the choices the U.S government made after the Civil War and explore how they continue to impact the nation’s politics in her lecture at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

CSO reviews 83rd season, searches for new music director in 84th

CSO reviews 83rd season, searches for new music director in 84th

The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s 83rd season is over, but the orchestra and the Chautauqua Institution already are planning next season.

This season was unlike most, in that the orchestra operated without a music director. Instead, 16 guest conductors led the ensemble through the season. Next season, the programming will be similar as the CSO continues its search for a new music director.

On a high note

On a high note

As they celebrate the end to their 83rd season, the musicians of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will welcome back old friends and familiar faces for a final concert featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, pianist Horacio Gutiérrez and mezzo soprano Allison Sanders join the CSO at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.

Linden String Quartet to make Chautauqua debut

Linden String Quartet to make Chautauqua debut

Violinist Catherine Cosbey said string quartets can be rediscovered for the rest of one’s life.

“It teaches me more about myself and it helps me dig deeper within,” she said. “I hope that is something that we can pass on to our audience. Apart from being a respite from the outside world, I hope that it can help with some soul-searching.”

Symphonic tendencies

Symphonic tendencies

Guest conductor Grant Cooper and cellist Julie Albers have worked together many times before but never have played together with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Join them in a concert featuring Edward Elgar’s cello concerto and Brahms’ fourth symphony at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater.

Cooper said Albers is a real joy to work with and loves music deeply, which makes her a compelling presence onstage.

CSO’s Kamminga to discuss Trinidad music education in Brown Bag

CSO’s Kamminga to discuss Trinidad music education in Brown Bag

Hear the rainforest through the creative minds of five very young composers at the world premiere of the documentary short, “Rainforest: A Musical Postcard from Trinidad,” at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.

CSO double bassist Caitlyn Kamminga will talk about her work with the young composers and in other music education and outreach programs at today’s Symphony Partners “Meet the CSO Musicians” Brown Bag lunch.

Two years ago, Kamminga and her husband, trombonist Aidan Chamberlain, were working as freelance orchestra musicians in London, trading off international tour dates and putting their two young children to bed via Skype video calls.

Virtuosity and variety

Virtuosity and variety

Ten years ago, 17-year-old violinist Augustin Hadelich made his U.S. debut with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. He has been back to Chautauqua almost every summer since.

“It’s one of the first places that gave me a chance, gave me a shot when I was just starting out,” he said. “The whole time I was there, I felt like people were really rooting for me and supporting me, and every time I’ve been back, as well.”

A night in Vienna

A night in Vienna

Angela Cheng adores the lifelong learning that goes hand in hand with collaborating with other musicians.

“You grow from that, and the next time you approach a piece, it’s never a carbon copy, because of what you’ve experienced,” she said. “I am always trying to search for the most honest and reflective response to what the music is about.”