Performing and Visual Arts
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! Doktor Kaboom is an over the top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, an orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please every crowd. His improvisational skill promises no two shows will ever be the same, and his character-driven comedy will entertain audiences of every age. Nothing says science like KABOOM!
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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Originally broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.
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Alicia Olatuja: “Intuition — Songs fr...
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...
Music School Festival Orchestra: Open...
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...