SLIDESHOW: Special thanks to the Chautauqua community for sharing photographs from the 2011 Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Recognition Day parade and ceremonies on Aug. 3.
SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the Straight No Chaser performance on Friday, August 5, 2011.
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears…
If you missed Week Four’s Art in the Park, don’t worry — it’s happening again on Sunday.
From noon to 4:30 p.m., Miller Park will be filled with artwork from local artists. Artists from Jamestown, Buffalo, Dunkirk and surrounding New York areas have purchased tables on which they will display and sell their work.
Chautauqua Theater Company doesn’t rest, even in the off-season.
This spring, the company took the show on the road, performing “Amadeus” at the Virginia Arts Festival with the Virginia Symphony and Chorus May 20 and 22.
The nation of Zimbabwe has joined Chautauqua as the home of a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle chapter.
As collaboration between the State Department and the Chautauqua Institution, two groups of prominent Zimbabweans and future leaders were given Amazon’s Kindle e-reader loaded with 12 CLSC book selections.
It is a twilight performance of a string quartet, reminiscent of those 18th century scenes of an English country house — reminiscent but not identical. This is 21st-century Chautauqua: the dress is casual, and the music is Three Rags for String Quartet in Morton and Natalie Abramson’s living room. The players are violinist Giancarlo Latta, violist David Beytas and cellist James Mitchell — three Chautauqua Women’s Club scholarship students sponsored by Morton, who is a violinist, and Natalie.
Just yards from the Hall of Philosophy, a young girl with tousled curls and a maroon-colored robe sits huddled on a stark gray rock. Her father has died in a war, and her last family connection — her home — has been destroyed in a bomb raid.
Sparks fly when Jane Conroe speaks.
“I’m passionate about our Chautauqua Lake,” she said, with emphasis. “The lake is in danger. The problem is the sum of an enormous number of small things that have been done during the past 100 years of development along the lakeshore and in the lake’s watershed.”
Robert Chelimsky arrived on the Chautauqua grounds five years ago and was surprised at what he saw. He felt as though he was walking onto a college campus full of Victorian homes or, to put it another way, a little city.