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Paul Taylor Dance Company in Residence

8/7/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Paul Taylor helped shape and define American modern dance from the earliest days of his career as a choreographer in 1954 to his death in 2018. Michael Novak succeeds Paul Taylor as Artistic Director of this legacy dance company, and Chautauqua Institution is proud to be part of the one‐year tour that celebrates Paul Taylor's life and most defining works, Novak shares, "I am determined to further Paul Taylor's vision and to bring his gems to every part of the globe...and to make sure modern dance remains a transformative force for good in our lives long into the future.". This evening's concert features Aureole (music by George Handel) 3 Epitaphs (performed to early New Orleans jazz), Piazzolla Caldera (music by Astor Piazzolla and Jerzy Peterburshsky) and Esplanade (music by Johann Sebastian Bach).

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Don Quixote"

8/8/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Brian Regan

8/9/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Fri. August 9th, 2019 08:15pm:
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone,
(716) 357-6250 or walk-up.

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree that Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling him, ”The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, ”Your favorite comedians favorite comedian.” A star of stand-up and television, Brian has been a regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and previously on The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as making a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock's 2014 film, Top Five. Come for comedy and leave laughing - this Friday night will be full of fun.

Paul Taylor Dance Company will mark 65 years of unrivaled creativity led by Paul Taylor, a cultural icon and one of American history's most celebrated artists. This evening's performance will feature works with live orchestra: Concertiana (music by Eric Ewazen), Dust (music by Francis Poulenc) and Promethean Fire (music by Johann Sebastian Bach). Concertiana was Mr. Taylor's final work, premiering at Lincoln Center in 2018. Of Dust, the New York Times says, "It has grandeur, majesty and a spiritual dimension. It is also quite simply one of the best dance works choreographed by Paul Taylor." Promethean Fire is set to three keyboard works by Bach and richly orchestrated by Stokowski. The work features all 16 Taylor dancers costumed in black as they weave in and out of intricate patterns that mirror the way varied emotions weave themselves through life. This will be an evening of breathtaking dance and music.

Music School Festival Orchestra

8/12/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

The Music School Festival Orchestra (MSFO) is comprised of 81 of the world's most promising young musicians who are admitted through a competitive audition process. Each summer the MSFO delivers a six concert series under the direction of Maestro Timothy Muffitt, including joint collaborations with the School of Dance and Voice Program.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

8/14/2019 - 07:30pm

Venue: Amphitheater

You've seen him on NBC, CBS and FOX and now is your chance to see him live! Illusionist Bill Blagg has been hailed by critics across the country for his unique style of magic and illusion. His action packed show features audience volunteers floating in mid‐air while others vanish at a moment's notice! Bill thrills audiences with his grand illusions such as squishing his body to just 5 inches tall. He combines magical talents with a quick wit, creating an evening of wonder for all ages.

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Mahler 4"

8/15/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Notes on Anna Clyne: Cello Concerto
London‐born Anna Clyne is a Grammy‐nominated composer described as "dazzlingly inventive" by Time Out New York and as a "composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods" by the New York Times. Clyne's work often includes collaborations with cutting‐edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians worldwide. Her new Cello Concerto is written specifically for soloist Inbal Segev, and was co‐commissioned by top orchestras including the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Cabrillo Festival.