At 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amp, he’s using those frequent flier miles to spirit the Chautauqua Opera Company on sojourn to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as they rendezvous with the CSO to highlight the work of Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
At 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater, the entire ensemble of Apprentice and Studio artists will be waving goodbye to Chautauqua via a grand concert that features the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
At 4 p.m. today, Thursday Morning Brass and the Junior Guilders of Jamestown will perform together in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall in a program of singing and dancing.
At 12:15 p.m. Sunday during the Crafts Alliance craft show on Bestor Plaza, the players of the Thursday Morning Brass will perform in front of the Colonnade. Their mission is to raise money for a scholarship fund that helps students in the Music School Festival Orchestra.
What’s in a name?
In the case of The Romeo & Juliet Project, the telling word is “project.” Experimentally drawing on the talents of Chautauqua’s six different arts programs, director Vivienne Benesch has mounted an ambitious — to say the least — retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy through poetry, music, dance, and opera. It’s the first such inter-arts collaboration at the Institution, and the product of countless hours of planning, scheduling, and brainstorming. The end result is indeed a production as big as the Bard’s iconic story, but at times that massive size threatens to overwhelm the show.
If a normal Saturday evening at Chautauqua Institution means going to see the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra perform in the Amphitheater, this Saturday night will be a bit different.