With Carmina Burana premiering Saturday, the arts are taking center stage this week, including at Wednesday morning’s Chautauqua Board of…
It may be the end of another season for Chautauqua, but for the Institution’s senior administrative staff, it’s just the beginning of nine months spent brainstorming, planning and programming for summer 2015.
After a year of pre-production and two intense weeks of putting everything together, the night of Friday, July 24 is the last night before the opening of Go West!. Director Andrew Borba talks about the final work the team has left in less than 24 hours.
The visual arts will have a role in this year’s inter-arts collaboration, with images projected on large, moving sails that act as a narrative thread throughout the performance.
This weekend, the Chautauqua Inter-arts Collaboration will cram the spilled blood, soaring melodies, brutal battles and undying hope of 500 years of history and American-inspired artistic expression into a neatly packaged show.
On Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, Muffitt will conduct both the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and five students from the MSFO in this season’s inter-arts collaboration of Go West!
Chautauqua Dance Associate Artistic Director Mark Diamond created three choreographies for the Go West! production. Diamond explains how the three dance pieces fit into the story of Go West!
The voice department will be performing three songs in the Go West! production. Voice department student and coach Don St. Pierre teases what they will be singing on the night of Saturday, July 26.
More than 500 years after his initial journey to the New World, Christopher Columbus will once again Go West! on the stage of the Amphitheater.
Go West! is the first major inter-arts project produced by Chautauqua Institution that includes the visual arts element on the stage. Don Kimes, artistic director of VACI, explains how the images will be presented, and how the visual arts play a role in Go West!