Hultquist Foundation Continues Support of MSFO Experience

Artistic and Music Director Timothy Muffitt leads the Music School Festival Orchestra and they perform with Chautauqua Voice Program students Lindsey Reynolds, soprano, left, and Marie Engle, mezzo-soprano, during a rehearsal for their production of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (The Capulets and the Montagues) Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 in Lenna Hall. DAVE MUNCH/PHOTO EDITOR

The Hultquist Foundation of Jamestown is a longtime supporter of the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. The Hultquist Foundation was founded in 1965, in memory of Earle Hultquist, a successful industrialist from Jamestown. The foundation financially supports numerous organizations in the greater Jamestown community each year.

“Our foundation has a long history with the Institution, and our directors remain committed to funding the MSFO because we believe strongly about the program and its leadership, and it has an impressive record of success with training young musicians,” said Stephen Wright, president of the Hultquist Foundation.

Students come from all over the country, as well as internationally, to participate in the program. The Hultquist Foundation’s investment in the MSFO has made it possible for these talented students to improve their skills and gain the best possible experience during their time at Chautauqua.

“It’s exciting to be able to attract so much young talent from around the world to our rural community each summer and to watch the participants grow and flourish and move on to national and international venues,” Wright said.

The Hultquist Foundation’s board of directors will continue its tradition of attending the MSFO’s final performance of the season in support of the students; the performance will take place at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.

For more information on underwriting opportunities at Chautauqua, please contact Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund, at 716-357-6406 or

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