For one week each summer, talented students in grades five through 12 arrive at Chautauqua Institution to participate in the Chautauqua Music Camps.
The 2016 election season may still be on the horizon, but Chautauquans are already busy casting their votes.
Nothing is quite as indicative of small-town culture as grassroots Americana music from a local radio station. And at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, Jamestown’s Rolling Hills Radio will be back to bring that experience to America’s best small town — Chautauqua.
Since its founding, Chautauqua Institution has taken measures to improve and beautify its local environment in order to serve the people who inhabit it. In the nearby city of Jamestown, one organization is trying to do the same thing for a very different community.
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 County is one of the poorest in New York state. Since the demise of a once-healthy manufacturing and industrial base decades ago, the county has increasingly relied on tourism for revenue, with the Institution as one of its most important draws.
Wegmans Food Markets is helping to bring country superstar Jennifer Nettles to Chautauqua Institution at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
The Chautauqua Foundation, in partnership with the Athenaeum Hotel, presented a Farm-to-Table benefit dinner for the Chautauqua Fund in the hotel’s parlor this past Sunday.
This summer marks the fourth year that William Freyd and his wife, Diane Jones Carlson, have supported a Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Community Appreciation Night.
Part of Sarah Hartmann’s job as artistic associate for the Chautauqua Theater Company is to make sure that the company lives on after each season. Luckily, she’s managed to find a way to preserve live theater.