She has the name of a star and the talent to go with it. A Fulbright Scholar to the University of Missouri master’s program in the School of Journalism, the young Romanian photographer has developed her thesis project on a theme of “Chautauqua Dream World.”
For his presentation titled “Looking at Chautauqua: Past, Present, Future,” Institution archivist and historian Jon Schmitz will show a 1923 film about Chautauqua and place it in historical context.
Jared Jacobsen and the Chautauqua community will celebrate that significance at Sunday’s Sacred Song Service at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The service’s theme is “Strengthening Ties in the Family of Abraham.”
For the past seven weeks, the students at the Chautauqua School of Art have been hard at work in their studios. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the School of Art Quad, however, their private spaces will become public, and their studios will become a forum in which the public can meet them discuss their summer endeavors.
At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, audiences will feel the boom from African drums and catch the groove from Argentina in the Student Percussion Recital.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, music director candidate Maximiano Valdés will be leading the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for a program highlighting an alumna of the Institution: soprano Leela Subramaniam.
Upon entering the Amphitheater, a friendly usher approaches, prepared to scan gate passes and greeting passersby as they enter the gates. Everyone, from vice presidents to first-time visitors, hesitates for a moment. Guests may feel a sigh of relief as they enter the Institution’s entertainment hub.
The Chautauqua Community Band only plays two shows a year: July Fourth and the annual Old First Night celebration. Founded in 1990 by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra veteran Jason Weintraub, the band may not pack the sophisticated punch of the CSO, but it’s the ensemble’s musical whimsy that so many enjoy.
The seven-week season for School of Art students came to an end Friday, Aug. 9, with a final cleanup of the Arts Quadrangle. Among the final items removed were two black planks suspended with fishing wire and a linked chain — both hanging from a tree.
Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, provided an overview of the Institution’s education and youth programs and her vision for lifelong learning at Chautauqua in a Trustees Porch Discussion titled “Lifelong Learning —Chautauqua’s Educational Impact” on Wednesday at the Hultquist Center.