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Recitals with Rossen featuring Alexander Gavrylyuk

The first Recitals with Rossen will take place at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. Rossen Milanov, music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by Alexander Gavrylyuk, artistic advisor and artist-in-residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program. This program is made possible by The Bromeley Family Fund.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the first of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session will focus on an overview of the summer and CHQ Assembly, and a discussion of Objective One of 150 Forward. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

Week One Post-lecture Conversations on the Virtual Porch

Following the morning’s Chautauqua Lecture Series program, join others at 12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response.” All are welcome. The conversation will be facilitated by Tereza Jezkova, assistant professor in Miami University of Ohio’s Department of Biology.

Authors’ Hour

At 12:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on Zoom, the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center holds their first Authors’ Hour. Week One’s authors, Dave Northrup (short fiction and non-fiction) and Clara Silverstein (novels and poems), will read from their work. Find more information at Direct any questions to

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Birkenstock enthusiast and lover of all things yellow, Cloey Olkowski is the office manager at the Daily. This will be Cloey’s fourth season at the Daily and 20th season at Chautauqua. A native of Buffalo, New York, she is a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she majored in public relations with double minors in graphic design and psychology. Three seasons ago she placed second in the Old First Night Run/Walk and hopes to take home the virtual gold this season.