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Flashback to 1973, an article with the headline “Stars of New York City Ballet to dance in Chautauqua Amphitheater,” appears in the Chautauquan.
Kathy and Jim Pender and the Michael Pender Fund of the Cleveland Foundation are sponsoring tonight’s Family Entertainment Series, Aga-Boom, at 7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater
Chautauqua Institution’s outreach to community members on the Amphitheater project concluded its first week last Friday morning in the Hall
Last Saturday morning, Cathy Nowosielski, co-chair of the Chautauqua Fund, urged a crowd of Chautauqua Fund volunteers at the Athenaeum Hotel parlor to “capture the Chautauqua moment.”
The 2014 Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season is officially one of 86 in the history books.
It’s 8 a.m. on a monsoon Monday morning at the Amphitheater, rain sheeting down as puddles circle the venue’s concrete rim. Most of the 12 morning ushers are already here, seeing and doing what needs to be done without being asked.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, audiences will have the chance to witness the Charlotte Ballet push dance into an area of creative discomfort. The company hopes that they will metamorphose into the unexpected and the enlightened.
The pulse of art beats through Chautauqua’s veins. Whether it is listening to the sounds of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in the Amphitheater, seeing a row of young ballerinas in line for lunch, or attending a Friday night performance in Bratton Theater, there are myriad ways for Chautauquans engage with one art form or another.
Upon entering the Amphitheater, a friendly usher approaches, prepared to scan gate passes and greeting passersby as they enter the gates. Everyone, from vice presidents to first-time visitors, hesitates for a moment. Guests may feel a sigh of relief as they enter the Institution’s entertainment hub.