Pianist Horacio Gutiérrez has performed in Chautauqua four times, but two of those stand out in his mind. His 2008 performance immediately followed a bout of lymphoma. His 2011 performance was the first his wife attended after she was struck by a bus in Miami. Thankfully, Gutiérrez said the circumstances for his return 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater are decidedly mundane.
Roberto Plano started tinkering with a children’s keyboard not long after learning to walk. Now, he plays a grown-up piano…
Coordinating ballet with symphony is a puzzle that involves balancing visual and musical aspects of performance.
Pianist Evelyne Brancart tends to lose herself in music — when playing one of the hundred-or-so pieces she knows by…
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Neubauer will perform the Chautauqua premiere of renowned American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Christof Perick.
When she started playing the piano at age 3, Helga Hulse’s tiny hands provided a challenge. Ninety years later, sometimes they still do.
Guest conductor Bruce Hangen and saxophone soloist Kenneth Radnofsky will join the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
For many, work days are measured in cups of coffee, trips to the watercooler and the race of the clock’s short hand to the 5 p.m. finish line. For world-renowned pianist Angela Cheng, however, a workday is filled with discovery, exploration and an opportunity to continue sharing one of her greatest passions: music.
While the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra is playing two operatic concerts as well as a ballet over the course of a calendar week, patrons have a unique opportunity this afternoon to experience a whole new side of a symphonic keystone.
It’s a fact that opera singers need to know more than how to sing bel canto and recitatives — they also must master a range of character roles, linguistic flavors and historical tastes.