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.

Foundation scholarships allow arts students to thrive at Chautauqua

Foundation scholarships allow arts students to thrive at Chautauqua

This year, 208 students at Chautauqua Institution have received 248 generous scholarship gifts from Chautauquans who are committed to seeing artists of diverse backgrounds thrive on the grounds. In total, the scholarships awarded by the Chautauqua Foundation provide $352,381 to students who would not otherwise be able to pursue an artistic education at the Institution.

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.”