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An Evening with The Avett Brothers
8/20/2018 - 08:15pm
All seating for this performance is sold out.
Returning to Chautauqua after their 2016 debut, this beloved group will have both new and returning Chautauquans singing songs of raucous joy and true sadness. The music has roots in traditional folk and bluegrass, but also ignites the energy and no-boundaries attitude of rock & roll. Their most recent album, True Sadness, dominated multiple charts and garnered overwhelming critical acclaim. Rolling Stone extolled it as "Their most heart-baring LP," while People claimed, "The sincerity of the lyrics keeps the boys true to their roots."
"We made this record as people who have made records together before --with experienced hands, appreciative hearts, renewed focus, and the knowledge of our good fortune to make music once again." --The Avett Brothers
8/21/2018 - 10:45am
We launch our week on storytelling, influence and civil discourse with a panel conversation convened by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ken Burns. Collaborating to produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, the panelists will explore the art of storytelling through documentary film as well as the process of film production - lessons learned, boundaries crossed and aspirations for the future.
8/21/2018 - 08:15pm
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Griset Damas Roche and Flamenco Company of Columbus
Maria Dolores Ramirez, vocalist
Karl Wohlwend, guitar
Michael Yonchak, percussion
8/22/2018 - 08:15pm
Taking the Amphitheater stage by storm with Chris Botti in 2017, 23-year old Veronica Swift is being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. A 2015 winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition, Veronica has been performing every Saturday night at NYC's famed Birdland Jazz Club, where she was also recently featured as a special guest with John Pizzarelli. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, she was a guest with Michael Feinstein, and she regularly performs with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. Her new album comes out this year and will feature pianist great Benny Green and his trio.
8/23/2018 - 08:15pm
Translated loosely as "Work It" or "Get Funky," Ranky Tanky performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are "rank" and fertile ground from which these artists have grown. Gullah comes from West African language and means "a people blessed by God." Their October 2017 debut album soared to the number one positions on the Billboard, I-Tunes and Amazon Jazz Charts, quickly leading to the group being profiled on NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Be blessed, get funky and experience the band that is reviving a heartland of American music.
8/24/2018 - 08:15pm
Fri. August 24th, 2018 08:15pm:
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone,
(716) 357-6250 or walk-up.
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping "Hold On to the Nights" and "Don't Mean Nothing," which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989's Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles in "Satisfied" and "Right Here Waiting." Currently, Marx is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 No. 1 singles both as a performer and songwriter/producer. He holds the honor of being one of only a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades. Don't miss this Chautauqua evening or you'll be singing "Should've Known Better"!
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
8/25/2018 - 08:15pm
All seating for this performance is sold out.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Frankie Valli is a not only a pop music icon, but an actor as well, having been featured in the iconic television show "The Sopranos." Valli's career was the inspiration for the Broadway juggernaut Jersey Boys as well as the 2014 film adaptation directed by Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood. Frankie Valli continues to tour throughout the U.S. and abroad to packed houses receiving nightly standing ovations from thrilled fans of multiple generations. Chautauqua is thrilled to end the 2018 season with this living legend.