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.
Time-lapse video by staff writer Jessica White.
Meteors fall over Lake Erie near Barcelona, NY, during the annual Perseid meteor shower. Every year during early August, the Earth passes through a trail of dust and ice from the comet Swift-Tuttle, showering the atmosphere for days with thousands of “shooting stars”.
On Thursday, July 19, Daily photographer Greg Funka trained his camera toward the Amphitheater stage from the facility’s crow’s nest and captured 16 hours of a day in the life of Chautauqua’s programmatic hub. Funka then created a two-minute time-lapse video of what the camera saw, from preparations for Morning Worship to tear-down of the stage set-up for a Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performance.