Whether performing at events like the president’s Bestor Society address or simply rehearsing in the School of Music practice shacks, the Music School Festival Orchestra students and conductors offer the Chautauqua community the opportunity to enjoy beautiful music each summer.
Chautauqua Institution’s sustainability for future generations was at the heart of this week’s Trustees Porch Discussion, on “Chautauqua’s Financial Planning.”
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the 14-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will make her Chautauqua debut, performing with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in “An Evening with Jackie Evancho.”
Chautauqua Institution covers 750 acres, and traversing the grounds from its most northern to most southern points can be quite a hike. But last Sunday, members of the Bestor Society and various Chautauqua Foundation and Institution leaders made the trek to the south side of the grounds for the annual president’s address.
As the 2014 season progresses, the Chautauqua Foundation has been hard at work to ensure the Institution’s future on behalf of the entire Chautauqua community.
Chautauqua favorite Ken Burns is at the center of Week Seven’s theme: “A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian and American Conscience.”
Each year, hundreds of Chautauquans pour their time, energy and resources into various volunteer efforts on behalf of the Institution. At 5:30 p.m. this past Tuesday at the Golf Club, a volunteer recognition reception was held to honor those who have participated in the different volunteer organizations at Chautauqua.
On Monday in the Hall of Philosophy, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted a Twilight Cabaret fundraiser for the Chautauqua Fund.
With the Promise Campaign in its public phase and 34 new Chautauqua Fund volunteers in place this summer, the Chautauqua Foundation is propelled by excitement around the possibilities that surround each season at Chautauqua, said Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund.
This year will mark the eighth season that Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. has sponsored a morning lecture at Chautauqua Institution.