Performing and Visual Arts

Performing and Visual Arts

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Our mission is to expand the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of the performing and visual arts.

We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating, entertaining and engaging a diverse and growing audience; by serving as an integral part of the Chautauqua community; by exemplifying artistic excellence in presenting programs that celebrate both tradition and innovation; and by demonstrating sound financial stewardship.

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, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Performing and Visual Arts
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem: Conversation with Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Friday, April 16, 2021.

    A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chief f...

  • Eric Gutman’s From Broadway to Obscurity

    Episode 2

    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...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part VI

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Sunday, March 21, 2021.

    Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge

    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 per...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part V

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Saturday, March 20, 2021.

    Op. 95 "Serioso" and Op. 59, No. 3

    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 communica...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part IV

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 4 pm ET Sunday, February 7, 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 ...

  • Only Art Held Me: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part III

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast 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 fearlessl...

  • CHQ Assembly Productions Presents

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 8 pm ET Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

    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 Mars...

  • No Child...

    Episode 8

    Originally broadcast at 8 pm 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 Yo...

  • No Child... Q&A with Nilaja Sun and Andrew Borba

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    An exclusive interview with Nilaja Sun and Chautauqua Theater Company's Artistic Director Andrew Borba discussing "No Child..."

    Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and captured on tape in the studios at the WNED PBS in Buffalo with the support of...

  • CSO Classics Podcast, Ep. 1

    Episode 10

    Maestro Rossen Milanov introduces recordings of favorite past performances by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in this new monthly podcast experience premiering on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua La...

  • CSO Classics Podcast, Ep. 2

    Episode 11

    Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

    This episode of CSO Classics Podcast is dedicated to the memory Jared Jacobsen, Chautauqua’s longtime organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music.

    William Eddins, guest conductor
    Jared Jacobsen, organ

    Program:
    Smetana: Ov...

  • CSO Classics Podcast, Ep. 3

    Episode 12

    Roberto Minczuk, guest conductor

    Program:
    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, op. 80
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

    Originally performed on:
    June 30, 2012

    Maestro Rossen Milanov introduces recordings of favorite past performances by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in this new...