If someone peeked into the studios of McKnight Hall this week, one could have found Pat Wheelhouse encouraging a group of fifth-graders to play a D major scale on mountain dulcimers in front of them. On the other side of the building, 78-year-old Linda Hubert could be heard shouting over rows of autoharp-playing students who strummed up a dull roar. And if someone just happened to be walking by the School of Music campus, the syncopated ruckus of a jazz band was hard to miss.
German composer Johannes Brahms began composing at the age of 11, and he’s considered one of the Romantic Period’s most
Tim Stephenson, Christine Wu and Elizabeth Crecca have more in common than just their age.
Last week, and almost 700 miles away in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Brian Reagin practiced Mozart in a
Arie Lipsky describes organizing the chamber music phase that School of Music students participate in as piecing together a 1,000-piece puzzle.
Every week, a different section of the MSFO comes to Children’s School and teaches a new instrument to the children. The purpose is to introduce the instruments to the children at a young age.
They finish each other’s sentences, completing a string of shared thoughts through quick jabbering, as if it was effortless.
At 2 p.m. today, 10 School of Music violists will take the floor in McKnight Hall and showcase their talents — their soloist talents, that is. The third annual viola recital, which will give students a chance to practice a very different repertoire and will boast composers such as Franck, Schumann and Shostakovich, benefits the Chautauqua Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.
This season, 13 School of Music students at Chautauqua have received scholarships thanks to the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Gabrielle Israelievitch still calls him her boyfriend. Thirty years of marriage, three kids and stage IV lung cancer hasn’t hindered Jacques’ and Gabrielle’s love in any way. If anything, it’s been refreshed.