Posts Tagged 'piano'

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.

After nearly 50 years, world-class pianist Bilson to return to Chautauqua today

After nearly 50 years, world-class pianist Bilson to return to Chautauqua today

Chautauquans were first introduced to Malcolm Bilson in the summer of 1965. In the same year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which demolished a framework once built on the soils of hate and finally give the power of choice to so many who had been denied. The Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)” and Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” ruled the airwaves, and a copy of The Chautauquan Daily cost 10 cents.

Shades of colors of sound

Shades of colors of sound

Alexander Gavrylyuk is coming to Chautauqua Institution during a week of debates on morality, economics and social contract theories. His reason is simple: Here, he is free.

“For a performer, it is the most important thing to be free onstage,” Gavrylyuk said, “to simply dissolve into the world of music and find artistic truth in every piece. Every good artist can really perform only when they’re free inside, when they feel liberated.”

Supové to educate students  in multisensory performance

Supové to educate students in multisensory performance

A typical piano performance piece for Kathleen Supové incorporates both electronic sounds and video.

Supové will bring her multisensory performance to Chautauqua for a guest recital at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.

“We want to show students a variety of ways to be satisfied or successful as pianists,” piano chair John Milbauer said. “Kathleen Supové is a maverick, she has a very unusual repertoire, she does a lot of multimedia performances and she’s cutting edge.”