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8/10/2018 - 08:15pm
Preferred Seating for this performance is sold out.
Yo-Yo Ma's multifaceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. Expanding upon this interest, in 1998, Mr. Ma established Silkroad, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create meaningful change at the intersections of the arts, education and business. Under his artistic direction, The Silkroad Ensemble has developed new music, cultural partnerships, education programs and cross-disciplinary collaborations. This stunning ensemble has now grown into its own artistic leadership and collaborates this evening with its founder, cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
8/11/2018 - 8/17/2018
Venue: Bratton Theater
Written by George Brant, Directed by Laura Kepley
Providence, 1942. With the men of the Oberon Play House away at war, Maggie (the Artistic Director's wife) decides to take charge and direct an all-female production of Henry V. Written by award winning playwright George Brant (Grounded, 2012 Smith Prize) and directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, Into the Breeches follows a passionate, if amateur, group of theater artists looking at Shakespeare's valiant warriors in a new light. This hilarious and moving backstage comedy explores how theater can bring a community together in hard times and perhaps even expand our idea of what community is.
8/11/2018 - 08:15pm
Grant Cooper, conductor
8/13/2018 - 08:15pm
Timothy Muffitt, MSFO Artistic and Music Director
8/14/2018 - 08:15pm
8/15/2018 - 08:15pm
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone, 716-357-6250, or walk-up.
From Southern Italy to the American South: Musical Migrations Stunning Chautauqua during her 2017 performance, Rhiannon Giddens returns to the Amphitheater as a 2017 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant. Giddens is an American artist specializing in folk and traditional music, equally adept performing on banjo, fiddle and voice. Creating a show for this special evening at Chautauqua, Giddens is joined by Francesco Turrisi, an Italian pianist, percussionist and accordionist specializing in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music. Together they trace a distinctive musical globalism. Join as they journey from Africa and the Middle East, through southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas for a hand-crafted evening of music across cultures.
8/16/2018 - 08:15pm
Thu. August 16th, 2018 08:15pm:
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone,
(716) 357-6250 or walk-up.
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.
8/17/2018 - 08:15pm
Preferred seating for this performance is sold out.
ABBA: The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling audiences with energetic performances of ABBA's iconic hits including "Mamma Mia," "S.O.S," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes All," "Waterloo," "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," and "Dancing Queen." From sold-out performances at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL and Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, this evening will bring one of the great pop phenoms back to life as you dance and sing the night away!