If someone peeked into the studios of McKnight Hall this week, one could have found Pat Wheelhouse encouraging a group of fifth-graders to play a D major scale on mountain dulcimers in front of them. On the other side of the building, 78-year-old Linda Hubert could be heard shouting over rows of autoharp-playing students who strummed up a dull roar. And if someone just happened to be walking by the School of Music campus, the syncopated ruckus of a jazz band was hard to miss.
German composer Johannes Brahms began composing at the age of 11, and he’s considered one of the Romantic Period’s most…
Philip Stoddard will combine two art forms in today’s voice recital: poetry and music. “I believe that music existing in…
Grace Canfield was blown away when a Chautauquan approached her in March after a performance at Alice Tully Hall in…
Whether they’ve been on the grounds for 24 hours, days or years, Chautauqua Institution represents many different things to different people.
The Music School Festival Orchestra has a reputation for transforming the Amphitheater into a classical music powerhouse. An army of 70 musicians made up of strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion take charge Monday evenings with sounds that dazzle audiences.
On Friday June 20, in McKnight Hall, Promise Campaign volunteers gathered for a training session before the start of the 2014 season.
For the first time in more than 60 years, the work of Charles E. Burchfield will be shown at the Chautauqua Institution when The Paintings and Writings of Charles E. Burchfield opens at the Strohl Art Center.
“She is for me, my heartbeat, my soul, and now, she has become everything,” Ricky Ian Gordon said in his late mother’s eulogy.
The composer and lyricist will draw inspiration from his mother’s ever-loving and undying spirit in his compositions that will headline the voice concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in McKnight Hall.
“She had the most beautiful voice I ever heard — a truly remarkable instrument,” Gordon said about his mother, who died two weeks ago. “She had a very natural way of singing, living somewhere between classical and theater.”
“When I talk to students, I always find metaphors to compare musical things to life,” said Jacques Israelievitch, renowned violinist and chamber musician.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m. today in McKnight Hall, Israelievitch will be teaching a violin master class. The 64-year-old strings chair at the School of Music has been teaching since he was 16. He is the youngest graduate at Le Mans Conservatory in France, having finished the program at age 11.
“If you can read words, you can read music,” Israelievitch said. “You’re such a sponge at that age. You can learn things by osmosis.”