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The Red Violin: Film with Live Orchestra featuring Joshua Bell

8/16/2018 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

An instrument of passion. A shocking secret. An extraordinary journey.

Academy Award-winning director François Girard's 1998 film, The Red Violin, celebrates its 20th anniversary with violinist Joshua Bell performing live with orchestras on a select anniversary tour. The Red Violin follows the intricate history of an antique violin from its creation in 1681 Cremona, Italy, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Follow the violin's journey as it travels through five different countries over the course of four centuries, mysteriously impacting all who play it. Performed live with Joshua Bell and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, this evening is ultimately about passion, love, art and renewal.

An Evening with The Avett Brothers

8/20/2018 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Returning to Chautauqua after their 2016 debut, this beloved group will have both new and returning Chautauquans singing songs of raucous joy and true sadness. The music has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass, but also ignites the energy and no-boundaries attitude of rock & roll. Their most recent album, True Sadness, dominated multiple charts and garnered overwhelming critical acclaim. Rolling Stone extolled it as "Their most heart-baring LP," while People claimed, "The sincerity of the lyrics keeps the boys true to their roots."
"We made this record as people who have made records together before --with experienced hands, appreciative hearts, renewed focus, and the knowledge of our good fortune to make music once again." --The Avett Brothers