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Spring 2014 WQED documentary to showcase four music students’ talent

Four students from Chautauqua Institution’s Schools of Fine and Performing Arts will take their talents from the Amphitheater to the small screen next spring as features of a documentary produced by WQED-TV, Pittsburgh’s PBS affiliate.

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Sacred Song provides send off, premieres Campbell prayer set to song

With three taps of the gavel, Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker will officially close the 2013 Season at Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater.

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Karslake to present sneak preview of new film, ‘Every Three Seconds’

By the time Daniel Karslake finished film school at the University of Southern California, he discovered that he didn’t much care for Hollywood. It was the two years he spent working as an intern in now-president Tom Becker’s office in the Chautauqua Foundation that would turn him in the direction of his first job raising money for City of Hope, a cancer research center. A brief stint working for PBS showed him that his love for fundraising could be combined with his talents as a filmmaker and storyteller.

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Chautauqua Theater Company managing director Sarah Clare Corporandy, New Play Workshop financial supporter Roe Green and CTC artistic director Vivienne Benesch pose in Bratton Theater following a performance of Kait Kerrigan’s new play “Transit,” which ran Thursday through Saturday.

Green’s contribution helps CTC’s New Play Workshops expand and mature

The New Play Workshop at Chautauqua Institution has evolved in recent years so that it’s no longer an addition to the Chautauqua Theater Company’s programming, but one of CTC’s central and consistent operations.

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mark anderson | chautauqua institutionChautauqua Theater Company associate director Katie McGerr, CTC artistic director Vivienne Benesch and Music School Festival Orchestra music director Timothy Muffitt meet during rehearsal for The Romeo & Juliet Project Monday afternoon in the Amphitheater.

Manifold performers take to the stage with the support of Chautauqua donors

“The Romeo & Juliet Project is a clarion call to the rest of the regional area and the United States and Canada,” Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker said. “I think it’s a way of saying, ‘Come and look deeply at a community that is capable of this extraordinarily huge and unreplicated undertaking. Look at the investment we’re making, and look at what an incredibly high level each of these areas is performing.’ ”

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Week Three 2014 to tackle ‘Ethics of Privacy’

In a society that regularly shares personal information on the Internet, installs surveillance cameras wherever possible and carries devices that can instantly capture anything from intimate moments to terrorist attacks — where is the line of privacy?

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