Posts Tagged 'Demetrius Freeman'

Chautauqua-Opoly hits the Bookstore

Chautauqua-Opoly hits the Bookstore

The Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club is on sale for $180. But if you want it, you’ll have to try to buy it before the person who rolls the dice before you do snatches it up.

Bookstore employees Donna Dominick and Carolyn Snider teamed up to create Chautauqua-Opoly, a Chautauqua-themed board game for which the bookstore will begin taking orders this week. The game challenges players to buy more property and collect more paper money than their opponents — all in the setting of the Institution.

Symphonic tendencies

Symphonic tendencies

Guest conductor Grant Cooper and cellist Julie Albers have worked together many times before but never have played together with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Join them in a concert featuring Edward Elgar’s cello concerto and Brahms’ fourth symphony at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater.

Cooper said Albers is a real joy to work with and loves music deeply, which makes her a compelling presence onstage.

Haskins: Thinking for today can inspire creativity

Haskins: Thinking for today can inspire creativity

Col. Casey Haskins thinks Americans today are bloody monkeys in a cage.

He presented a scenario to explain: Five monkeys are put in a cage with bananas hanging from the ceiling. There is one stool in the cage, and when one monkey tries to take one of the bananas using the stool, bystanders spray all five monkeys with ice-cold water. This happens about three times.

Love’s labors on behalf of things lost

Love’s labors on behalf of things lost

“This is my domain,” Stephanie Holt says, beaming and spreading her arms as expansively as is possible in a 160-square-foot room crammed with thousands of items lost and so far unclaimed by Chautauquans and visitors.

“I love this job. It’s my passion.”

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, with Cooper and Figlin, works to establish rapport with NCDT

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, with Cooper and Figlin, works to establish rapport with NCDT

For the second and final time this season, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Dance Theatre in residence will bring ballet to the Amphitheater stage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Guest conductor Grant Cooper and pianist Arkadiy Figlin will join the CSO for an evening of well-known, rhythmically driving works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann Strauss Jr. and Beethoven.

The last dance

The last dance

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, artistic director of Chautauqua Dance, remembers what it’s like to spend the day rehearsing, practicing and perfecting his technique.

During his time at the New York City Ballet, he said it wasn’t rare for him to have to perform after a long day of preparation.