Performing and Visual Arts

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  • At the Time

    *This program is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised.

    "At the Time" is written and choreographed by Cassandra Trenary and directed by Nathan Johnson.

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

  • 2022 Grammy Award Winners and Nominees

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    Enjoy conversations, exclusive backstage interviews, and performances from a few 2022 Grammy Award winners and nominees who visited Chautauqua Institution.

    Jon Batiste - WINNER - Album of the Year
    Chanticleer - WINNER - Best Engineered Album, Classical
    Allison Russell - NOMINEE - Best American R...

  • CHQ Backstage: Allison Russell - Interview

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

    After appearing with Our Native Daughters in 2019, Allison Russell returns to Chautauqua and joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

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

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sergio Assad - Interview

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

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

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sérgio Assad

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

    Enjoy a preview of that interview before a...

  • CHQ Backstage: Amythyst Kiah - Interview

    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

    Amythyst Kiah, noted by Rolling Stone as one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets, joins Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss topics ranging from her career take-off, solo artistry and the music industry to personal identity, life ...

  • CHQ Backstage: Amythyst Kiah

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

    Amythyst Kiah, noted by Rolling Stone as one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets, joins Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss topics ranging from her career take-off, solo artistry and the music industry to personal identity, life bal...

  • CHQ Backstage: Chanticleer - Interview

    In the premiere of CHQ Backstage, three members of Chanticleer, a world-renowned orchestra comprised of 12 male vocalists, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their personal journey to joining the group, their passion for the arts and youth education, and love of music that spans all generations....

  • CHQ Backstage: Chanticleer

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

    In this special premier of CHQ Backstage, three members of Chanticleer, a world-renowned orchestra comprised of 12 male vocalists, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their personal journey to joining the group, their passion for the a...

  • CHQ Backstage

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    Watch exclusive conversations and concert re-broadcasts, featuring artists who performed at the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

    Enjoy special backstage access to some of Chautauqua's favorite artists as Deborah Sunya Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer for Chautauqua Institution, tal...

  • The Definition of Insanity (2020)

    The PBS documentary “The Definition of Insanity” is made available for viewing through CHQ Assembly by Norm Ornstein and features Miami-Dade Judge Steve Leifman. Ornstein and Leifman, joined by Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, discussed the Miami-Dade Crim...

  • 2021 Virtual Gallery Tours

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    Visit the Chautauqua Visual Arts galleries virtually.

    "Counterbalance" features artists: Liz Collins, Kelly Dzioba, Annie Evelyn, Phoebe Kuo, Heather MacKenzie, Na Chainkua Reindorf, Ruby Troup

    "Co-Existence" features artists: Cecile Chong, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, QiuChen Fan, and Cathy Lu

    "Ten...

  • Eric Gutman’s From Broadway to Obscurity

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, March 28, 2021.

    Premiere of: "Eric Gutman's From Broadway to Obscurity", which was recorded at Marygrove Theatre by Detroit Public TV and Detroit Public Theatre, is a musical love letter to both Broadway and Michigan. At the peak of his career playing s...

  • Manhattan Chamber Players

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

    The Manhattan Chamber Players are a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians who share the common aim of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire at the highest level.  Formed in 2015 by Artistic Director a...

  • Thursday Morning Brass & Old First Night

    Originally broadcast at 6:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

    Thursday Morning Brass & Old First Night

    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 fine and p...

  • Doktor Kaboom!

    Originally broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

    David Epley grew up expecting to be a research physicist. Then a biomedical engineer. Then a mathematician, an astrophysicist, a chemical engineer and a marine biologist. So, of course, he became an actor. Enter — Doktor Kaboom! Dokto...

  • Music School Festival Orchestra: The Marriage of Figaro

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.

    Once per season, the Music School Festival Orchestra collaborates with the Chautauqua School of Music Voice Program (chaired by legendary pedagogue Marlena Malas) in a magnificent opera performance. This summer, they will present a quin...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Jon Nakamatsu

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Chautauqua favorite and 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, presents an evening recital that will include masterworks by Mozart and Chopin. Each summer at Chautauqua, Nakamatsu leads professional-level masterclasses and priv...

  • The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

    Originally broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    This stunning troupe features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! The show is performed by a cast of world record-holders, grand champions and variety entertainers who have been seen ...

  • Alicia Olatuja: “Intuition — Songs from the Minds of Women”

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, bringing a grounded relatability to genres as sophisticated as classical, as venerated as jazz, and as gritty a...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Kobrin

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin, winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn competition, presents an evening recital of works by Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, Alexander Kobrin...

  • Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

    Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 11, 2021.

    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music. This year, t...

  • Chautauqua Theater Company's "Hello Chautauqua"

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    Join the Chautauqua Theater Company and meet the 2021 Season Conservatory and Academy.

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

  • Music School Festival Orchestra: Opening Night 2021

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, June 28, 2021.

    Comprised of top-tier students from conservatories and universities in the U.S. and abroad, Music School Festival Orchestra members participate in a variety of musical activities during their summers at CHQ including chamber music and p...