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Young Artists give Artsongs a cabaret beginning

Young Artists give Artsongs a cabaret beginning

The Chautauqua Opera Company’s “Artsongs in the Afternoon” series will open with a tribute to the dazzling dramatic tradition of cabaret.

At 4:15 p.m. today, the three singers performing in the Hall of Christ will welcome the audience to the show with Cabaret’s “Wilkommen.”

The decision to render a partially comical performance was not taken lightly. Cree Carrico, Tatiana Ogan and Clayton Brown, the trio of Young Artists performing today, spent the longest time deciding on their program, despite the fact that they are the first group to perform.

Dance students showcase season’s worth of progress in Sunday gala

Dance students showcase season’s worth of progress in Sunday gala

Chautauqua School of Dance students will show that they can do more than ballet at the season’s final Student Gala.

The performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater will be a culmination of the students’ summer work.

Apprentice, Festival and Workshop II dancers will show their versatility, performing everything from a George Balanchine work to hip-hop.

Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

For Tuesday evening’s Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concert, conductor Sarah Ioannides chose works defined by extremely varied rhythmic structures — urgently forceful in Gershwin, throbbing and shifting-repetitive in Piazzolla, supple and pliant for Debussy and subtly tricky in Dukas.

Ioannides, making her Chautauqua debut, boasts a remarkable background. Born in Australia, she grew up in England where she began her musical training at Oxford University and the prestigious Guildhall School. She soon received a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Otto-Werner Mueller both at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School, eventually becoming his assistant conductor. Her many awards include those from the Bruno Walter Foundation and the JoAnn Falletta Award for most promising female conductor.

Classical tango spices up the Amp

Classical tango spices up the Amp

It rained when Pablo Ziegler played with a quintet 15 years ago at Chautauqua.

Although some artists would be upset at the distraction, it didn’t bother Ziegler — it actually drew more people under the Amphitheater roof, and the sound of the storm added to the music.

The forecast doesn’t predict rain for the Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet’s performance at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater. But Ziegler wouldn’t mind it anyway — he’s just happy to be back in the “beautiful place.” And Marty Merkley, vice president and director of programming, is glad to have Ziegler back at Chautauqua.