Ido Millet has been flying planes for 27 years, yet he’s never once used an engine. His planes don’t need them.
For August Cole, understanding the future of war is an art — and it requires the help of artists. Cole,…
Education is one of the pillars Chautauqua Institution was founded upon. At Wednesday’s Trustees Porch Discussion, the emphasis was placed on the various options on the grounds for youth education and activities.
Chautauquans were invited to the Athenaeum Hotel parlor on Thursday evening to meet and chat with Rossen Milanov, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s new music director and conductor.
Barre fitness classes have been sweeping the nation, and now this combination class of Pilates, ballet, yoga and aerobics has arrived at Chautauqua Institution.
With its Week Seven seminar class “Accents and Dialects” and the opening of The Tempest at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Chautauqua Theater Company’s emphasis this week is what special studies instructor Chris Corporandy called “the music of the language.”
Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2014 Special Studies offerings, this week featuring “Going West with CTC,” provide background on the scheduling and artistry involved in putting together the company’s season of productions.
Tami Hritzay, an art teacher in the Special Studies Young Artists program at Chautauqua Institution, said she spent 30 years blabbing to everyone about how she wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book.
Late on a Tuesday morning, the second floor of Alumni Hall echoed with the voices of students in workshop. One voice asked about power dynamics in a scene, another commented on what worked well with the writer’s language. Turning the corner into the Ballroom, seven kids between the ages of 12 and 15 could be seen gathered around a table, poring over their latest work.
Like so many vacationers, John Jureller and Mary Giegengack Jureller expected their trip in the summer of 1992 to result in relaxation, with entertainment and quaint sights and, maybe, if they were lucky enough to stumble upon a decent place, church on Sunday morning. But the Jurellers were going to Chautauqua.
“You can’t often find a vacation place where you can expect to have your spiritual life nourished and expanded. Mostly you go searching about for a church that’s tolerable,” Mary said. “We found the Sunday morning ecumenical service here just wonderfully enriching.”
Since finding Chautauqua much better than “tolerable” — both spiritually and in other regards — the Jurellers of Syracuse, N.Y., have returned for another 20 seasons.