On the morning of Aug. 11, approximately 250 members of the Bestor Society and the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society gathered in Smith Wilkes Hall for the annual Scholar in Residence program, presented by the Chautauqua Foundation.
Robin Wright believes “we may be in the greatest period of empowerment in world history.” Wright will share the the…
Constanze Stelzenmüller was going to give a lecture titled “The Future of European Foreign Policy.” But after arriving at the Institution, she decided to scrap it and wrote a speech especially for the Chautauqua audience.
Constanze Stelzenmüller wrote earlier this year that “history is not destiny.” It’s a phrase she believes applies to many aspects…
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, German maestro Christof Perick will conduct his first of two concerts this week. Perick is the seventh of the eight candidates to appear with the CSO this summer; Daniel Boico will be with the orchestra for its final two concerts on Saturday and Aug. 19.
For students of the performing arts at Chautauqua, the grounds provide an artistic haven to hone old skills and develop new ones. And thanks to the generosity of various Chautauquans, the Institution can welcome the best and the brightest young talent in the world to study and perform their craft all summer long.
It was 1979, and Charles Skinner, during his first year working in the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica, was visiting an American prisoner in a 200-year-old colonial British fortress.