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After a year of pre-production and two intense weeks of putting everything together, the night of Friday, July 24 is the last night before the opening of Go West!. Director Andrew Borba talks about the final work the team has left in less than 24 hours.
In Week Five, Chautauqua examined “The American West.” Interfaith lectures explored the West’s religious innovations and evolution, and performances like the “Go West!” and “The Ballad of Baby Doe” brought the characters of the American West to Chautauqua. Here’s what people were up to in Week Five:
The voice department will be performing three songs in the Go West! production. Voice department student and coach Don St. Pierre teases what they will be singing on the night of Saturday, July 26.
Go West! is the first major inter-arts project produced by Chautauqua Institution that includes the visual arts element on the stage. Don Kimes, artistic director of VACI, explains how the images will be presented, and how the visual arts play a role in Go West!
Having news sellers on the grounds is a tradition in Chautauqua since 1876. Newsies singing their jingles is a unique scene you don’t see anywhere else. Patricia Dudley, 13, the only newsgirl in Chautauqua this year, shares her experience selling newspapers.
The Chautauqua Institution teamed up with National Geographic, along with Wegmans, to discuss the global food shortage and hunger. Experience the Week Two morning lectures and speakers all over again through the Chautauquans busy tweeting and Instagramming in this week’s Storify recap.
The Fourth of July is the great American summer family holiday. It has patriotism, parades, sunshine, beaches and kids of all ages enjoying themselves and their families — and Chautauqua has its own familiar holiday traditions.
Kids are at the center of much of the Fourth of July activity on the grounds, so a team from the Daily set out recently to meet some of them and their families. We visited the Children’s Beach on a warm Sunday afternoon and the Children’s School on a fun-filled weekday morning. These are the stories we found.
The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, plays in tandem with a photo story entitled “Hebrides” captured by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.
Opening the 2014 season at Chautauqua Institution, author Roger Rosenblatt began each morning lecture with speakers close to his heart and craft. Experience the Week One morning lectures all over again through the Chautauquans busy tweeting and Instagramming in this week’s Storify recap.