Monday’s morning lecture series speaker John Koskinen quoted Winston Churchill in saying, “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.”
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears…
The final lecture of Week Six’s topic, “Iran: From Ancient Persia to Middle East Powder Keg,” featured Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who said, like many other lecturers this week, that the Iranian nuclear weapons conflict could be peacefully solved with the application of diplomacy, negotiation and compromise.
The last time Dan Brown spoke in the state of New York, he fell under scrutiny for the controversial topics that he explores in his novel The Da Vinci Code. Seven years later, Brown was the one leading the scrutiny.
Percussionists live in an exciting time, said Michael Burritt, professor of percussion at the Eastman School of Music.
The repertoire is ever-changing, and a growing number of composers are experimenting with the wealth of sound and colors available in percussion ensembles.
Violinist Jacques Israelievitch loves art. Every year, he supports the Chautauqua School of Art by purchasing paintings, ceramics, pottery and sculptures, which he displays around his apartment and violin studio.
“You can feel, while you’re on the podium, the pride from the audience to the orchestra,” said conductor Carl St.Clair, speaking about his 2005 debut with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. “The chemistry there with the orchestra and the audience was so visceral and incredible, because the audience is so knowledgeable.”
“As a historian, there is no history without texts, without some kind of data. … Otherwise, history is just what contemporaries remember,” Yaakov Elman said.
A survival score for The Magic Flute:
– Slog through the arch nobility.
– Struggle through yet another rescue story.
– Endure the misogyny.
– Enjoy the stagecraft and the immortal music, and know that it is silliness that wins the heart in this fairy tale.
Elmore DeMott transforms Chautauqua’s picturesque landscapes and architecture into elegant photographs that serve not only to please the eye but to please Chautauqua as well.
DeMott takes fine art photographs of Chautauqua, the sale of which benefits the Chautauqua Fund.