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Alumni Dance Gala

7/29/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Alumni Dance Gala

Morning Lecture: Frank Oz; Performer and Director

7/30/2019 - 10:45am

Venue: Amphitheater

Director, producer, writer, Muppet performer and actor Frank Oz has directed a dozen feature films ‐ including "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "What About Bob?" ‐ created and performed many of the original Muppet characters ‐ including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover ‐ with the famed Jim Henson, and is the performer behind Jedi Master Yoda in all of the Star Wars films. Oz is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, the American Comedy Awards' Creative Achievement Award, the Art Director's Guild award, the Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award, and three gold and two platinum records, among numerous other honors.

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: (Into the Music No. 4)

7/30/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Maestro Milanov and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to partner with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director JoAnn Falletta on this world premiere. To be performed with Maestro Falletta on the BPO's 2019‐2020 season, Jeremy Gill's Concerto D'avorio is written for two soloists with a combined four hands, requiring both to perform seamlessly on one shared piano. The work's title is inspired by a passage from Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899‐1986) which focuses on part of Virgil's Aeneid. In the Aeneid, there are two separate gates through which dreams are said to pass from the underworld to the human ("real") world ‐ one made of horn, allowing only the truth to pass through, and the other made of ivory (d'avorio), through which only dreams and fantasies may pass, Borges, however, explores an apparent enigma: when the Aeneid's protagonist, hailing originally from the human world but currently w

The Capitol Steps: "Make America Grin Again"

7/31/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can count on The Capitol Steps to tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy? The Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums, including their latest, Make America Grin Again. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials. Don't miss this opportunity to join with friends as we gather in the Chautauqua Amphitheater to be equally offended!

CSO: "Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff" (Russian Festival No. 3)

8/1/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

David Steinberg managed Robin Williams' career for 43 years, and served as executive producer for the 2018 HBO documentary "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind." The founder of Morra Brezner Steinberg & Tenenbaum Entertainment, Steinberg's writing and producing has received Emmy, Writers Guild and Grammy awards. He is currently involved with producing Netflix's Stand‐Up Hall of Fame special, the physical home of which will be the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

Lewis Black is a writer, social critic, award‐winning comedian, and Robin Williams' longtime friend. His weekly segment "Back in Black" on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was one of the most popular and longest‐running segments on the show. He is involved in numerous charities and nonprofits and has performed in three tours with the USO, visiting several Middle Eastern and European military bases.

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

8/2/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Fri. August 2nd, 2019 08:15pm:
Preferred 1 seating is limited. Please purchase by phone,
(716) 357-6250 or walk-up.


With 20 Grammy Awards between them, two musically iconic groups ‐ The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 ‐ have joined forces for an unforgettable collaboration. Both ensembles boast a range of styles that cover nearly every genre of popular music from jazz to swing, and gospel to R&B. Having celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world's greatest and most innovative vocal groups. Winner of ten Grammy Awards, with millions of records sold worldwide, this amazing quartet is building upon the extraordinary legacy created by founder Tim Hauser. The quartet joins Take 6 to share their crystal clear harmony, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves, demonstrating why this sextet is recognized as the pre‐eminent a cappella group in the world. Not an ordinary double bill, this show combines unexpected twists and turns to create a once‐in‐a‐lifetime experience!

Morning Lecture: Maria Bamford, comedian, actress, executive producer, "Lady Dynamite"; Ophira Eisenberg, host, NPR's "Ask Me Another"