6/23/2018 - 08:15pm
Alison Krauss' new album Windy City features Alison performing 10 classic songs that she carefully selected with producer Buddy Cannon. Following Raising Sand, her platinum 2007 album with Robert Plant that won six Grammy Awards, and her 2011 album Paper Airplane, which won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass, Alison began to feel the tug of inspiration. Alison and Buddy have created an album suffused with sadness that somehow rarely sounds that way. "It's almost like you didn't know it was sad," Alison says, "because it doesn't sound weak...love that there's strength underneath there...that person made it right through it. I love that." Chautauqua 2018 opening night--start your summer with an evening of inspiration.
6/25/2018 - 08:15pm
The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk, now Artistic Advisor for Chautauqua's Piano Program, returns for his 13th season at Chautauqua. Highlights of Mr. Gavrylyuk's 2017/18 season include recitals in New Zealand, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Carnegie Hall, and what was hailed as an "electrifying performance" broadcast live at the 2017 Proms in Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Following the Proms performance, Limelight magazine said "It is refreshing to experience completely new interpretations of traditional masterpieces by a monumental master of the piano who is, also, modest (and not falsely so), who is unassuming and completely dedicated to his art." On Thursday, July 12, he performs with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendars for two evenings to celebrate with this master.
6/26/2018 - 08:15pm
Black Violin is a mash-up of classical, hip-hop, rock and R&B featuring the classically trained violin duo of Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester and Wilner "Wil" Baptiste. These powerful musicians offer violin virtuosity within their own genre-bending style of music. Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. "Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play -- Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists, at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown, at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars." --The New York Times
6/27/2018 - 08:15pm
Drawing on her vast international network of choreographers and collaborators, Artistic Director Hope Muir has attracted a tantalizing array of artists to work with Charlotte Ballet for her inaugural season. From emerging voices to the well-established, choreographers from all over the world are bringing their work to be performed by Charlotte Ballet right here in Chautauqua.
6/28/2018 - 08:15pm
6/29/2018 - 08:15pm
Voctave is an 11-member A cappella group known for their gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits. Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. The group has performed with Grammy, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix member Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps and Jody McBrayer. They have had multiple number one songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The group has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine's charts. Between Facebook and YouTube, Voctave's videos have amassed more than 100 million views. Voctave currently has four albums that are digitally available on all platforms, and they look forward to releasing many more videos and albums in the future.
6/30/2018 - 08:15pm
7/2/2018 - 08:15pm
Timothy Muffitt, MSFO Artistic and Music Director