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A Carl Reiner Interview from the National Comedy Center Archives
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 19, 2020.
An interview with comedy legend and founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner from the Comedy Center Archives, featuring never-before-seen interview footage, plus a discussion about Carl Reiner’s genius with...
Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation
Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in SNL history and 2020 Emmy-nominee, discusses comedy with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.
To watch more National Comedy Center programs, visit the National Comedy Cent...
Alan Zweibel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Kelly Carlin
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Original Saturday Night Live writer and five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel discusses his new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and his nearly five decades as an award-winning comedy writer with writer/...
Premiering at 12 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Enjoy hours of uninterrupted music from the world’s piano masters, including several Chautauqua favorites such as Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alexander Kobrin, Natasha Paremski, Sara Davis Buechner, Christopher Taylor and more.
Debra Messing: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 5, 2020.
An interview with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing in conversation about her work and career, Will & Grace, the art of comedy, and comedy legend Lucille Ball as a major influence on Messing throughout her career. Hosted by comedian a...
Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 2)
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Legendary comedian Jay Leno discusses his extensive career in stand-up, writing and late-night television in a conversation with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.
Mark Russell: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Lewis Black
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Legendary political satirist and comedian Mark Russell takes on current events for the National Comedy Center with a performance of new musical parodies, plus a discussion of his career and legacy with comedian, author and playwright ...
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...
Rebroadcast at 8:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Originally performed on 8/8/2019.
Join us online to watch selected favorites from CSO performances recorded in the Amphitheater during past seasons. Whether you were there for the original performance, or whether this is your first time he...
This short documentary interview tells the story of Washington Ballet Ballerina, Chiara Valle (Chautauqua School of Dance Alumna 2016-17), who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of pediatric bone cancer at the age of 19. Her story continues to inspire young children and adults diagnose...
Premiering at 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 15, 2020.
A special presentation of Part 1 of The National Comedy Center's "Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival" discussion with comedian Jay Leno. Hosted by Stephen J. Morrison, Leno discusses his career in stand-up, acting, writing, and late-night tel...
Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Dedicated to presenting new works...
The Gallery Store is a museum-quality gift shop located in Strohl Art Center. Approximately 60 artists and craftspeople from around the country are represented. The store offers unique handcrafted jewelry, fiber, wood, glass, metal and ceramic items for all to collect and enjoy. Join Lynn LeFauve...
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Described by the Gramophone as a “magician, bewitching our ears” for his hauntingly beautiful sound, flawless command of the instrument and mesmerizing phrasing, Ilya Kaler is the only violinist to win the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky...
Originally broadcast on www.porch.chq.org at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 (40")
No. 1 in C minor
No. 2 in A minor
No. 3 in F-sharp minor
No. 4 in B minor
No. 5 in E-flat minor
No. 6 in A minor
No. 7 in C minor
No. 8 in D minor
No. 9 in D major