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Chiu to showcase classical piano smackdown

Chiu to showcase classical piano smackdown

Get ready to rumble with world-renowned pianist Frederic Chiu as he transforms Fletcher Music Hall into an epic classical piano showdown venue. At 4 p.m. today, back in Chautauqua for a second time performing his popular Classical Smackdown, Chiu will play the works of two composers, forcing them to face off in a battle where audiences will ultimately decide the winner.

West Foot Forward: 2003 Effron fellow Dan returns to lead MSFO with a steady tempo

West Foot Forward: 2003 Effron fellow Dan returns to lead MSFO with a steady tempo

The Music School Festival Orchestra will take a step into the Wild West at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater as it performs Hershy Kay’s “Western Symphony,” accompanied by festival dancers in the School of Dance.

Kayoko Dan, 2003 David Effron Conducting Fellow, will return to the Amp tonight as a guest conductor. She will be joined by Vlad Vizireanu, 2013 David Effron Conducting Fellow.

Arabian night

Arabian night

A domineering sultan declares women unfaithful and launches a campaign to kill each of his wives after their first marital night. But in an attempt to save her own life, the clever sultana Scheherazade begins spinning wondrous tales for the sultan every night, and every night he is temporarily persuaded to abandon his plan. One thousand and one nights later, he gives it up completely.

Chautauqua Institution’s Music School Festival Orchestra will end tonight’s show, which begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”