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Aretha Franklin

6/24/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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General admission tickets are still available. Preferred 1 seating and Preferred 2 seating is sold out.


Dont miss opening night 2017 as The Queen sings in the season with soul. For six decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon of creative originality, winning no less than 18 Grammy Awards. She is revered and loved with a passion reserved only for the immortals. She is considered the great voice of her people. And those people  black and white, European and Asian, Latin and African  all acknowledge her royalty and permanent place in this planets cultural history. There are singers, said Ray Charles, then there is Aretha.
www.arethafranklin.net


Ailey II

6/26/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Ailey II begins its residency with a program built around Alvin Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, this cultural treasure fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality. Join us as Ailey II opens the Chautauqua season and helps us serve our mission to explore the best in human values.


Ailey II

6/28/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Universally renowned Ailey II will capture audiences with this stunning new works program that will feature Bridget L. Moore's Sketches of Flames. Moore fuses flamenco influences with her African-American and contemporary aesthetic to create a rapturous ensemble work. Set to a series of passionate folk songs and drawing upon the writings of Federico Garcia Lorca and others, each section of this eight-part work depicts a different facet of the joys and sorrows of love.


Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

6/29/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano


The Doo Wop Project

6/30/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Having debuted at Chautauqua in 2015, The Doo Wop Project is back by popular demand! This a cappella group from NYC begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate  and in some cases entirely reimagine  some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
www.thedoowopproject.com


Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra:
"Ode to Joy"

7/1/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Columbus Symphony Chorus



An Evening Piano Recital
with Alexander Gavrylyuk

7/5/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk returns for his 12th season. Highlights of Mr. Gavrylyuk's 2016/17 season include recitals in Milan, Rome, Sydney, Arnhem (Netherlands), Bilbao (Spain), and London, and concerto performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. On Thursday, June 29, he performs Tchaikovsky's exhilarating Piano Concerto No. 1 on the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras opening night. Mark your calendars for two evenings to celebrate!
www.alexandergavrylyuk.com