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Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part III
Premiering at 4 pm ET Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginat...
Premiering at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and captured on tape in the studios at the WNED PBS in Buffalo with the support of the Chautauqua Theater Company and Detroit Public Theatre, No Child… is a breathtaking solo show exploring the New York City ...
Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part II
Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, December 20, 2020.
The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in ...
Over four days in early June, composer Frances Pollock and playwright and librettist Jerre Dye interviewed each of Chautauqua Opera Company's 2020 Young Artists. Together they investigated the emotional and professional impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the isolation it has created for so many peopl...
The Ying Quartet: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part I
Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, December 6, 2020.
Coming to you live from Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution, the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessl...
Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo
Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Friday, October 23, 2020.
Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, a patron of the arts who has dedicated her life to inspiring artists to create, generations to innovate and communities to unite and prospe...
Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with Jon Batiste, the virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, record producer, educator and actor. As a teenager, Batiste began self-producing and releasing his music, as ...
Nicola Benedetti on Performance, Preparation and Practice
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Join Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she shares insights into the internal and external experiences of life as a performer. From preparation to performance, Ms. Benedetti will take listeners behind the scenes, givin...
Originally broadcast 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.
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...
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.
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. He...
Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, August 10, 2020.
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 ar...
Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 6, 2020.
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 an...
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