For Gwen Papania, the director of Youth Services, Chautauqua has always been her “happy place.”
The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell has served the Chautauqua community for 14 years as director of the Department of the Religion. In those years, she has fostered a diverse religious community. Campbell’s impressive career at Chautauqua will come to a close with her retirement at the end of the year, but she will be sent off with a bang.
Chaim Zemach said his 44 years of coming to Chautauqua, watching people come and go, observing the changes in the community year after year, have been like an ongoing novel. For any who have met and spoken with Zemach, it could be argued that his life is a bit like a novel itself.
Zemach has been the principal cellist of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for 44 years. Zemach will retire at the end of this summer, his 45th season playing with the CSO. Zemach has become an indisputable legend at Chautauqua and a source of admiration from within and outside the orchestra.