“Every Child is an Artist.”
As luck would have it, my decision to begin testing the Institution’s hearing enhancement system during a musical act was well-rewarded.
When Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster began eating cookies as a “sometimes snack,” PBS was responding to an epidemic of childhood obesity that has swept the country over the past several decades. This week at Children’s School, the kids will learn about their bodies and staying healthy.
Behind the musical visions brought into being by Chautauqua Opera Company’s 26 Young Artists is a staff of six devoted coaches who work tirelessly to ensure that each singer’s voice is thoroughly prepared for performance.
It is every child’s birthday at the Children’s School this week, as Chautauqua Institution glides through the week of the 139th anniversary of Chautauqua’s founding. In the manner of Lewis Carroll, the children are observing five “un-birthdays” during Week Seven at Children’s School, themed “Happy Birthday Chautauqua.”
This week at Children’s School, the kids took a walk on the wild side as they were encouraged to ponder and explore nature. “Bird, Tree & Garden” week saw a range of activities for the kids to engage in, to better learn about the natural surroundings of Chautauqua Institution.
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, a trio of Studio Artists from Chautauqua Opera Company’s Young Artist program will perform a set of songs about death in the season’s final Artsongs recital.
“All in the world’s mere folly; man is born to be jolly,” basso buffo Kevin Glavin said, reminding audiences of the lesson to be learned through uproarious laughter in tonight’s production of Falstaff, Giuseppe Verdi’s comedic masterpiece, by the Chautauqua Opera Company.
Falstaff, the final opera in Verdi’s long and distinguished career, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Hall and again at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Students of Chautauqua Opera’s Young Artist Program will provide the chorus for the show.
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, three Studio Artists from Chautauqua Opera Company’s Young Artist program will perform a set of songs about art, love and wandering.
After years of developing her business, choreographer Teddy Kern has earned her annual month in Chautauqua — though it’s hardly a vacation.