Complimentary Access

  • COVID-19 and Music Education

    Celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti, who made her Chautauqua Amphitheater debut in 2015, will speak and participate in live audience Q-and-A regarding her Benedetti Foundation work and how it has evolved since the onsite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the advantages and disadvantages of virtual lear...

  • Climate Change - Trailer

    An exploration of one of the world’s most critical – and controversial issues: Climate Change. How can you add your voice to the conversation, and how can you turn this dialogue into action in your home, workplace, community, and beyond?

  • Creating a Decorative Fall Planter with Betsy Burgeson

    Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10, 2020.

    Betsy Burgeson is Chautauqua Institution's Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes. Her knowledge of all things that grow and her landscape design and management expertise are among the key reasons why Chautauqua's gardens are themse...

  • The Lingering Legacy of Confederate Statues

    Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the ...

  • CHQ Community Shorts
    Movie + 3 extras

    CHQ Community Shorts

    Movie + 3 extras

  • The House On Mango Street with Sandra Cisneros and Derek Bermel

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Join us for a special conversation with writer Sandra Cisneros and composer Derek Bermel as we show selected excerpts recorded during Chautauqua’s 2017 world premiere of Mango Suite, while discussing how this collaboration has continu...

  • From the Chautauqua Golf Club at Chautauqua Institution

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

    Recreation Series: Troy Moss, Head Golf Professional at Chautauqua Golf Club

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each s...

  • ChautauqWhat? - An Historical Overview of Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 3, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz discusses the origins of Chautauqua, how its identity has evolved over the years and why it remains so important today.

    Schmitz is the archivist and historian for Chautauqua Institution.
    About Chautauqua Institution: Chau...

  • Voting, the Constitution and the 2020 Election

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.

    Emily Bazelon on mass incarceration and how to change the prosecution system.

    Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is the bes...

  • Monarch Butterfly Population at Chautauqua

    Betsy Burgeson, Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes at Chautauqua, explains how you can help protect and support the monarch butterfly population by raising caterpillars at home.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern...

  • From the Chautauqua Golf Club at Chautauqua Institution

    Movie

    Premiering at 1 p.m. EDT 8/26/20

    Recreation Series: Troy Moss, Head Golf Professional at Chautauqua Golf Club

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fin...

  • How to Rig a Sunfish, an Optimist, and a Laser

    Recreation Series: Thomas Kelly, Instructor at the John R. Turney Sailing Center at Chautauqua Institution demonstrates how to rig a Sunfish, an Opti, and a Laser.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state ...

  • Janus Prize Celebration and Presentation: Joseph Earl Thomas

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2020.

    Janus Prize Celebration and Presentation: Joseph Earl Thomas, "Reality Marble".

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each ...

  • Faith on Stage: A conversation with Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    Faith on Stage: A conversation with Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer wi...

  • Arts and Social Justice

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    Darren Walker details empathy, arts and social justice philanthropy in a time of civil unrest.

    He explains how it’s all key to changing the country. “What are we willing to give up?”

    Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an...

  • 20for2020: A Glimpse into the Future

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses the (inclusive) future of innovation, work, AI and more.

    An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith is the CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively...

  • How COVID-19 is Reshaping Our World

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.

    Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is al...

  • ChamberFest Cleveland in Concert

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    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.

    Diana Cohen ...

  • Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court presented by Ruth Marcus

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Author Ruth Marcus speaks on the Supreme Court and the conservative takeover.

    Marcus continues the annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture.

    Marcus oversees The Washington Post’s signed opinion content and is a highly acclaimed reporter wh...

  • Largo on the Massey

    Interim Organist Joshua Stafford’s rendition of “Largo” from the Handel opera Xerxes, recorded on the venerable Massey Memorial Organ on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The little-known piece, beloved to Chautauquans, has concluded every Sunday evening Sacred Song Service at Chautauqua since the Massey’s ...

  • Chautauqua Youth and Family Programs

    On behalf of Chautauqua Institution and our Youth Program counselors, thank you for joining us on this journey during a summer that we will never forget!

  • Cristina Pato and Mazz Swift: INVISIBLE(s)

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, June 29, 2020.

    Cristina Pato and Mazz Swift perform and discuss their collaborative project, INVISIBLE(s).

    Pianist Pato and violinist Swift perform solo improvisations on the pieces commissioned for their INVISIBLE(s) project and engage in a musical c...

  • Memorial Concert in Memory of Jared Jacobsen

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 28, 2020.

    The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson and interim organist Joshua Stafford remember Jared Jacobsen.

    Jacobsen, Chautauqua’s longtime organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music, died in a car crash in 2019, shortly after completing his 65...

  • Welcome to CHQ Assembly

    Explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a new multidimensional online experience.

    CHQ Assembly is your gateway to a more expansive online Chautauqua experience that offers year-round access to lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversa...