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‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

Christopher Seaman sat on the front porch of Hagen-Wensley House, sipping a mug of tea.

It was 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon as the British conductor reviewed a well-worn orchestral score — Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” — and enjoyed the mild June weather.

Multiple flight delays the day before had left him feeling jet lagged, but Seaman weathered the stress with good humor as he talked about some upcoming pieces in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season.

Mold-breaking Sonic Escape opens Logan series

Mold-breaking Sonic Escape opens Logan series

As one of the founding members of Sonic Escape, Maria Millar has put a lot of pressure on herself to compose and arrange for the flute, violin and cello trio in ways that no one has ever heard.

“First, it involves a lot of procrastination,” said Millar, violinist, composer, arranger and self-professed procrastinator.

“Basically I think, ‘I should write something, I should write something,’ and then I keep not doing it,” she said. “Having a concert, that’s really the only way to get me to write.”

Milbauer to present competing methods of teaching music

Milbauer to present competing methods of teaching music

At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, 10-year Chautauqua instructor and pianist John Milbauer will sound off on contending schools of classical music.

Milbauer, a 2011 Steinway Artist, will play pieces that premiered exactly 100 years ago to pay homage to composer Arnold Schoenberg. The anniversary marks the birth year of composer John Cage, Schoenberg’s prized pupil.

“It’s hard to imagine Cage and Schoenberg in the same classroom,” Milbauer, who studied at Juilliard and the Franz Liszt Academy in Hungary, said about Schoenberg, who taught Cage at UCLA.