Chautauqua Features Artistic Offerings For Week Two

CHAUTAUQUA — Aside from daily lectures, Week Two features a variety of artistic offerings across the CHQ Assembly platforms.

They are listed here:

¯ 5 p.m. today — Independence Day Celebration: Conductor Stuart Chafetz and friends continue Chautauqua’s beloved Independence Day tradition. Joined by Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins, Chafetz will provide a performance from his California home. Chafetz is the CSO principal pops conductor; DeSare is a jazz singer, pianist and songwriter; and Jenkins is a singer and Broadway performer.

¯ 4 p.m. Monday — Chautauqua Chamber Music: ChamberFest Cleveland will perform and join in conversation with the Chautauqua Community. Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and daughter Diana Cohen, ChamberFest Cleveland focuses on creating thematic programming for unique chamber music experiences in a variety of venues.

¯ 5 p.m. Monday — Cocktails, Concerts and Conversations: Chautauqua Opera Company featuring Steven Osgood and guest host Raehann Bryce-Davis provide a musical performance and join in conversation. Featured Young Artists include Yazid Gray, Nicole Heinen and Max Potter.

¯ 8:15 p.m. Tuesday — Into the Music with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: The CSO presents “Swing into the Season with CSO.” Bassist Kieran Hanlon, in his first season as a member of the CSO, joins with CSO Principal Percussionist Brian Kushmaul and SUNY Fredonia Head of Jazz Studies, pianist Nick Weiser. The trio looks forward to sharing an assortment of jazz standards, brought to you in one of the most classic settings for jazz music, the piano, bass, and drums trio. Into the Music with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra is a series featuring individual members of the CSO.

¯ 4 p.m. Wednesday — Afternoon Recital: Chautauqua Piano Program Chairs Nicola Melville and Jon Milbauer offer a variety of selections and engage with viewers.

¯ 10 a.m. Thursday — Weekly Virtual Gallery Tour: Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries, takes viewers on a tour of 2020 exhibitions, which can be experienced online at CHQ Visual Arts: art.chq.org.

¯ 5 p.m. Thursday — Cocktails, Concerts and Conversations: Recitals with Rossen, hosted by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra music director Rossen Milanov, will feature music and conversation with Jiji, an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar. Jiji plays a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation.

¯ 5 p.m. Friday — Cocktails, Concerts and Conversations: The multiplatinum singer-songwriter Ben Folds performs and discusses his body of work. Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.

Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.


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