After 25 seasons helming the Institution’s performing and visual arts programming, Marty Merkley has decided to hang up his hat.
The age-old story of Peter and the wolf is being told on the Amphitheater stage tonight — reportedly for the first time.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Voice Program Chair Marlena Malas, Music School Festival Orchestra Music Director Timothy Muffitt and Stage Director John Giampietro will blend their disciplines and their expertise to present Chautauquans with one of the world’s most popular operas: La bohème.
Wilhelm “Willy” Burmann was once called one of the greatest teachers in classical dance. Burmann will be presented with the…
George Balanchine once said “Dance is music made visible.” The two art forms go hand in hand, similar to the friendship that has developed between the schools of Dance and Music at Chautauqua.
Timothy Muffitt’s not running the 4×4 relay, but he’s passing the baton this evening — his conducting baton, that is….
The Music School Festival Orchestra students applaud with their feet. It’s a quiet stomping that says, “Good job.” If they do a good job tonight, the audience at their first Amphitheater performance will be a bit louder in their applause — and they’ll use their hands.
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.
At 2 p.m. today in McKnight Hall, the student quartet recital will herald a week-long round of recitals that feature an array of groups.
As the crickets nestled among the tall grass and the waters lapped along the bank of the lake, Morihiko Nakahara walked along the trail and settled back into the ebb and flow of Chautauqua’s rhythm.