At 6 p.m. Wednesday in Smith Wilkes Hall, the photography staff of The Chautauquan Daily will showcase their work in a public photography exhibition and presentation.
We could have been on dangerous ground, the way they looked, always checking with each other, furtively, quick glances, as if fulfilling a special scheme to perform this concerto, itself a bit of a mystery — create it as it hadn’t quite been heard before during its century-long presence.
“We all know that the best things come about by accident,” said the Rev. James Walters at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship and sermon in the Amphitheater. “Think of Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, or when John Pemberton mixed coca leaves and kola nuts to make Coca-Cola. Fifteen centuries ago, Benedict of Nursia went to the desert to pray and founded a religious community that rebuilt Western civilization after the fall of Rome.”
To honor a man who has dedicated 21 years of his life to providing captivating performances for thousands of people, Chautauqua Opera Company Music Administrator Carol Rausch believes a musical tribute is truly fitting.
On Chautauqua Institution’s 141st birthday Tuesday, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted the Promise Celebration on Bestor Plaza.
It is 10:15 a.m., and Chautauqua’s morning bustle has begun. The Daily paper boy’s call is accompanied by the shuffle of feet and voices as Chautauquans begin to head for the Amphitheater lecture. It can all be heard from the United Church of Christ Randell Chapel. But the noise seems to fade as Roman Catholic Deacon Ed McCarthy and Jane, his wife, begin the daily Service of Blessing and Healing.
“Selections Inspired by the Works of David Hasselhoff” was not a lecture in Week Five’s theme, “Art & Politics,” but it did help draw several hundred people into the Amphitheater on Thursday.
With 50 years of experience in teaching, Maris Battaglia knows a thing or two about dance education.
Chautauqua’s 2015 season passed its midpoint this week. The major arts programs are all in full swing, and there are still significant orchestra, theater, opera, music, arts and dance events to look forward to. The education and religion departments fill the days with erudition. Hundreds of smaller events enrich the cultural smorgasbord to which Chautauquans have become accustomed.
In 1928, Lucy Coit Fanning Norton donated a welcome gift to Chautauqua Institution — a gift that would house hundreds of operas and entertain Chautauquans for many generations.