It’s been nearly 17 years and two weeks to the day since Barbara Jean last took the Amphitheater stage with…
Chautauqua Institution audiences have become accustomed to seeing the Charlotte Ballet dancers gliding across the Amphitheater stage. Tonight, the pointe shoes are coming off for a performance by LehrerDance.
World-class pianist, conductor and improviser Donal Fox is known for his fusion of classical and jazz music — though he leans to the spontaneity side of jazz. The Donal Fox Inventions Trio won’t know what they’ll be playing for audiences at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater until well after they’ve arrived.
“Somewhere in our Scriptures, it says we should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. ‘The 23rd Psalm’ by Bobby…
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The six-man ensemble Razzer’s Jazzers is ready to fill the Amphitheater with the free-form, swinging sounds of traditional Dixieland jazz.
Jared Jacobsen likes to push musical boundaries, and this week, he’ll prove jazz and sacred music can live in perfect harmony.
Those who jumped, jived and wailed at the 2012 Amphitheater Ball can look forward to a repeat performance tonight. The Ladies First Big Band returns at 8 p.m. to a semi-benchless Amp for a concert that they expect will make Chautauquans of all ages get up and move.
“An Object of Beauty: Metal / Fiber / Glass,” opening Sunday at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, includes a coping saw made of melted pennies, a crocheted sword from the cartoon “He-Man” and a shovel cast in glass, among other pieces.
Judy Barie, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s galleries director, said she was looking for unusual and unexpected objects made of each material — metal, fiber and glass — for the exhibit.
“How often do you see an airplane made of glass?” Barie said, pointing out a piece by Travis Rohrbaugh.
You hear the gators snapping,” said band conductor Terry Bacon about “Alligator Alley,” which is one of several pieces the Chautauqua Music Camp will play this weekend.
The band and orchestra camps will perform 12 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The jazz camp members will perform 2 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall. The camp features students in middle school and high school.
“It has staged percussion in various sections of the hall,” said clarinet coach Debbie Grohman. “It’s like alligators come out of the swamp.”