Under The Streetlamp, Opera, Dance Highlight Week’s Entertainment Options
BUFFALO SILVER BAND
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2:30 P.M., AMPHITHEATER
With a history stretching back more than 100 years, the Buffalo Silver Band is a unique presence in the Buffalo-Niagara music scene. As the only British-style brass band in Upstate New York, the Buffalo Silver Band continues the band performance tradition that was established before the U.S. Civil War and rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century. In recent years, the Buffalo Silver Band has played to standing ovations from audiences all over Western New York and Southern Ontario, and was selected in a national competition to perform at the 2018 convention of the Association of Concert Bands. The band has received a Community Arts Grant to present a concert commemorating centennial of the end of The Great War, a Give for Greatness grant by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York and the coveted Hannaford Cup at the Festival of Brass in Toronto.
ORCHESTRA: “BEETHOVEN’S TRIPLE CONCERTO”
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 8:15 P.M., AMPHITHEATER
Into the Music No. 2
Rossen Milanov, conductor
JCT Trio: Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, cello; Conrad Tao, piano
Rautavaara: Cantus arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra, op. 61
Bedrich Smetana: From Bohemian Forests and Meadows from M’ vlast (My Fatherland)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, op. 56, “Triple”
This concert will be performed without an intermission.
UNDER THE STREETLAMP
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 8:15 P.M., AMPHITHEATER
Under The Streetlamp returns to deliver an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits. The group is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. Performance after performance they prove that retro has never sounded so now. Coming off the heels of two top-ten specials, Under the Streetlamp just released their third PBS special entitled “Rockin’ Round the Clock” which has quickly become a massive hit. Combined, their specials have been broadcast in over 160 markets covering 93% of the nation.
Chautauqua Theatre Company
THE CHRISTIANS BY LUCAS HNATH
JUNE 28 – JULY 14
Pastor Paul has grown his church from a storefront to a mega-complex, but nothing prepared him or his congregation for the biggest change of all: a change of heart. Featuring live performances by the Chautauquan Choir every night, The Christians is a highly theatrical yet extremely intimate exploration of faith, family and the courage to stand up for what you believe.
CHAUTAUQUA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
JUNE 25 – JULY 31
The Chautauqua Theater Company’s free outdoor Shakespeare returns with a magical midsummer comedy. Follow jealous lovers, mischievous fairies and first time players as they journey through the woods. Love potions, live music and physical comedy enchant in this energetic 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s most beloved play.
ORCHESTRA: “RHAPSODY IN BLUE”
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 8:15 P.M., LOCATION AMPHITHEATER
William Eddins, conductor and piano
Tchaikovsky/Arr. Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite
Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE WITH THE CHAUTAUQUA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: “SLEEPING BEAUTY”
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 8:15 P.M., AMPHITHEATER
Russian Festival No. 2
Returning to the Amphitheater stage following a stunning Chautauqua debut in 2017, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre once again joins forces with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. This program will feature selections from one of the most beloved ballets of all time, Sleeping Beauty. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lush musical score is celebrated in this concert, which is the second of three performances in the CSO’s inaugural “Russian Festival.” The performance will also include selected students from Chautauqua’s own School of Dance.
One of the most exciting ballet companies in the United States, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has built a legacy of excellence and innovation since 1969.
The company’s eclectic style and irrepressible energy have been shaped by a series of distinguished artistic directors over nearly five decades. In the 1980s, former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Patricia Wilde led the company to new heights and national acclaim with an emphasis on virtuosic technique and works by the modern masters, including her mentor, George Balanchine. Since 1997, the company has flourished under the direction of Terrence S. Orr, former American Ballet Theatre ballet master and principal dancer. Mr. Orr has created a powerful repertoire, including fresh versions of traditional ballets, original works commissioned to contemporary American music and dramatic works that push the boundaries of ballet as an art form. Through more than 50 performances each year at home and on tour, PBT audiences discover the passion and joy of ballet.