Early last Thursday morning, as a solemn worship service occupied the Amphitheater and the Hall of Philosophy reveled in peaceful conversations, the Hall of Christ was filled with the bold sound of Thursday Morning Brass rehearsal.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Neubauer will perform the Chautauqua premiere of renowned American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Christof Perick.
At 4 p.m. today in Lenna Hall, Thursday Morning Brass will guide the audience through an afternoon of musical whimsy as they play everything from ragtime hits to tunes from famous Broadway shows.
At 4 p.m. today, Thursday Morning Brass and the Junior Guilders of Jamestown will perform together in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall in a program of singing and dancing.
At 12:15 p.m. Sunday during the Crafts Alliance craft show on Bestor Plaza, the players of the Thursday Morning Brass will perform in front of the Colonnade. Their mission is to raise money for a scholarship fund that helps students in the Music School Festival Orchestra.
Smith Memorial Library, a gathering place on the grounds, will take a day to celebrate the giving personalities of local librarians. The Summer Strummers, a group of some of the most generous personalities on the grounds, will strike up a sing-along on the library steps from 8:30–10:30 a.m. this morning.
Library Day has been a tradition on the grounds long before Lynn Kinnear, library director, arrived on the scene in 1990.
“It’s just a day that shines the spotlight on the library for the community and also the area librarians,” Kinnear said.