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8/6/2018 - 08:15pm
Timothy Muffitt, MSFO Artistic and Music Director
8/7/2018 - 04:00pm
Venue: Norton Hall
As One is one of the most performed new operas in the country, and its exciting arrival at Chautauqua Opera reunites the original cast and ensemble of the 2014 premiere. Accompanied by the Fry Street Quartet, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraf again share the part of the transgender protagonist Hannah in the opera's sixteen vignettes that chronicle her journey toward self-acceptance with empathy and humor.
8/7/2018 - 07:30pm
Preceded by Chautauqua's Old First Night birthday celebration and vespers service at 6:45 p.m., this dazzling show includes the death-defying aerial feats of Viktoria Grimmy, ringmaster and juggler Michael DuBois, comedian ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, and spell-binding magician Kid Ace. Viktoria Grimmy is a fifth-generation circus performer from the original Broadway cast of Pippin. Michael DuBois is an internationally recognized juggler and slack-rope walker. Lynn Trefzger and her trunk of comical characters has performed worldwide and is a favorite with Disney Entertainment. David Boyd, aka Kid Ace, has a pulse on the culture, seamlessly blending modern music and fashion with the world of illusion. Packed with mind-bending illusion, a high aerial act, comedy, slack rope and real time juggling, this blockbuster show filled with award-winning performers is guaranteed to have you on your feet and cheering for more as we celebrate Chautauqua's birthday.
8/8/2018 - 08:15pm
Wed. August 8th, 2018 08:15pm:
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone,
(716) 357-6250 or walk-up.
The Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represents dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, from intimate groups of two and three in museum galleries to rousing complements of 18 in concert halls, public squares, and amphitheaters. The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside a 2016 documentary feature about Silkroad, "The Music of Strangers," which will be shown as part of Silkroad's enticing week at Chautauqua.
8/9/2018 - 08:15pm
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Cristina Pato, Galician Bagpipes (Gaita Galega)
Cristina Pato appears as a member of the Silkroad Ensemble
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 - 08:15pm
Grant Cooper, conductor
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.