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  • Bill Engvall

    Premiering at 8:15 p.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    To view this live program with Closed Captions, please visit https://chq.org/chq-assembly-captioned-events/ and enter password: CHQcaptions

    Bill Engvall is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedian...

  • Amythyst Kiah

    Premiering at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, August 2, 2021.

    To view this live program with Closed Captions, please visit https://chq.org/chq-assembly-captioned-events/ and enter password: CHQcaptions

    With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer...

  • Sphinx Artists

    Premiering at 8:15 p.m. ET Thursday, August 19, 2021.

    Join this quintet from the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestra comprised of top Black and Latinx classical soloists, bringing fresh, diverse programming to leading venues around the country. The Sphinx Organization is the soc...

  • Apollo's Fire: Love in Venice

    *Available on-demand until August 31, 2021.

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

    GRAMMY-winning orchestra Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell make their long-awaited return to Chautauqua! This program of Venetian treats includes fiery concertos by Vivaldi, as well as gor...

  • 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...

  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Craft Gallery"

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    Premiering at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    Virtual Gallery Tour: "Craft Gallery"

    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 performing arts...

  • Ranky Tanky

    AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND until August 27, 2021.

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    South Carolina’s global Gullah ambassadors and Billboard chart-toppers making “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) return to the Chautauqua Amphitheater! Since their performance here in 2018, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Materials Redefined"

    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, July 9, 2021.

    Virtual Gallery Tour: "Materials Redefined"

    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...

  • 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...

  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Tenacity"

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    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 8, 2021.

    Virtual Gallery Tour: "Tenacity"

    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 performing ...

  • 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...

  • Wu Fei

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    *Available on CHQ Assembly On-Demand through August 27, 2021.

    Wu Fei is a classically trained composer, vocalist and a renowned master of the guzheng — the 21-string Chinese zither. She has performed at venues as diverse as Beijing’...

  • 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...

  • Artist Interview: Wu Fei

    Originally broadcast at 6 p.m. ET Friday, June 25, 2021.

    Artist Interview: Wu Fei

    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 performing arts, lectu...

  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Co-Existence"

    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    Chautauqua Visual Arts: "Co-Existence" Exhibition

    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 fi...

  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Counterbalance"

    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, July 1, 2021.

    Chautauqua Visual Arts: "Counterbalance" Exhibition

    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 fi...

  • Dance Theater of Harlem Residency at Chautauqua Institution 2021

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    Dance Theatre of Harlem's residency at Chautauqua Institution during the month of April 2021.

    During the residency, the company took part in Chautauqua Arts Education programs online with Chautauqua County schools, as well as online conversations on CHQ Assembly featuring artistic director Virgi...

  • JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis In Residence at Chautauqua Institution 2020

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    CHQ Assembly Productions presents: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis In Residence at Chautauqua Institution October 14–24, 2020

    In October 2020, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis visited the Chautauqua Institution grounds for 11 days ...

  • Ying Quartet: Only Art Held Me

    7 videos

    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 imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in ...

  • In Our Silence

    7 videos

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, December 3, 2020.

    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 ...