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Morning Lecture: A Monday Morning with Wynton Marsalis

8/19/2019 - 10:45am

Venue: Amphitheater

An internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture, Wynton Marsalis has produced more than 80 records and won nine Grammy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards and an Emmy Award. He is also the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Through his Monday and Friday morning lectures, Marsalis will convey his hopes, concerns, and insights about contemporary culture and society through a historically informed lens.

The Jungle (Symphony No. 4) was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 2016 and serves as Wynton Marsalis' depiction of New York as super highway. "New York City is the most fluid, pressure‐packed, and cosmopolitan metropolis the modern world has ever seen," says Pulitzer Prize‐winner Wynton Marsalis. "The speed, freedom, and intensity of our relationships to each other ‒ and to the city itself ‒ forces us onto a collective super highway unlike any other in our country." The work will be performed in its entirety for the first time in 2019 and this special performance will be one of only a handful of performances to occur around the world in 2019. Having worked together for the preview performance of Wynton Marsalis' Violin Concerto in D with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in 2015, conductor and collaborator Cristian Mǎcelaru returns to Chautauqua to join jazz legend Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The Beach Boys

8/21/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

$95 Preferred 1 Plus

($40 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)


A limited number of Preferred 1 Plus tickets are available for purchase by calling the Ticket Office at 716-357-6250 Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone, (716) 357-6250, or walk-up.


Come hear some "Good Vibrations" at the Amphitheater with the return of The Beach Boys! This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and has sold albums by the tens of millions, starting with their hit "Surfin' USA." This launched a string of chart‐topping songs spanning over forty years which became eternal anthems of American youth including: "Surfer Girl," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Help Me Rhonda," "Good Vibrations," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," and more. The Beach Boys' songs have forever changed the popular music landscape, influencing countless artists who followed. Sing out your summer with this iconic group in the Chautauqua Amphitheater with your friends and family!

The exploration of cultural and societal issues has yielded some of Wynton Marsalis' most impactful work: the 1986 Grammy Award-winning Black Codes, 2007's From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, and 1994's Blood on the Fields ‐ the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. The Ever Fonky Lowdown continues to highlight this close connection between ambitious leadership and uncompromised creativity. Premiered in June of 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, this work's next performance will be at Chautauqua Institution. The Ever Fonky Lowdown features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, vocalists, dancers and narrator. Through this work and the Friday conversation to happen on the Institution's lecture platform, Marsalis will convey his hopes, concerns, and insights about contemporary culture and society through an historically informed lens.

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis: "Masterworks of Duke Ellington"

8/23/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Morning Lecture: A Friday Morning with Wynton Marsalis

8/23/2019 - 10:45am

Venue: Amphitheater

An internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture, Wynton Marsalis has produced more than 80 records and won nine Grammy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards and an Emmy Award. He is also the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Through his Monday and Friday morning lectures, Marsalis will convey his hopes, concerns, and insights about contemporary culture and society through a historically informed lens.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

8/24/2019 - 07:30pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Preferred 1 Plus (P1+) Seats are available for this event in the first 3 rows of Sections 2 and 4 by calling the Ticket Office at 716-357-6250 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).


Preferred 1 Seating is limited. Please call the Ticket Office for availability.


Pat Benatar's staggering vocals and take‐no‐prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo's trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rock's most memorable hits. Together Benatar and Giraldo have created two multi‐platinum albums, five platinum albums and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have won four consecutive Grammy awards.
Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music's great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double‐platinum. Her fourth album, Yes I Am, brought her a second Grammy and featured one of her biggest hit songs, "I‐m the Only One." This six‐time platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the charts.

Melissa Etheridge VIP Photo Op Package with Concert Admission

8/24/2019 - 07:00pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Space for the Melissa Etheridge VIP Photo Op Package is limited. Please call the Ticket Office at 716-357-6250 for availability. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).


VIP Package includes:

• One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows
• Exclusive preshow photo-op with Melissa Etheridge
• Specially designed Melissa Etheridge tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only!)
• Melissa Etheridge tote bag
• Commemorative Melissa Etheridge pin set
• Exclusive Melissa Etheridge VIP merchandise item
• Official Melissa Etheridge photo op laminate
• Commemorative ticket
• On-site VIP host
• Very limited availability