The perpetual motion of the 20th century — age of the Internet, speed and the bomb; of image and invention, for better or for worst, danced to an accelerated clock, ceaseless, relentless, stopping only on occasion, to catch a breath, to grieve, or for a night’s breeze, a dog’s bark, perhaps the last concert of the 2014 Chautauqua season.
Online employment sites often suggest that last impressions make the best impressions, at least for job seekers who are last in a series of interviews for an open position. If that is true, the Israeli-American conductor Daniel Boico has an inside track among the field of eight vying to grab the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s vacant music director position.
Conductor Bruce Hangen made his Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra debut Thursday evening in the Amphitheater, leading the first of two season appearances.
Brazil may have been the site of a critical loss for the U.S. soccer team Tuesday. Here on the grounds of Chautauqua, however, a Brazilian that same day enjoyed a musical triumph.
The number 86 may not be terribly special so far as anniversaries go. The 86th season of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, however, and particularly its opening night, could come to be quite notable indeed.