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.
As they celebrate the end to their 83rd season, the musicians of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will welcome back old friends and familiar faces for a final concert featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, pianist Horacio Gutiérrez and mezzo soprano Allison Sanders join the CSO at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.