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
  • Virtual Gallery Tour: "Natural Rhythms" & "The Shape of Things to Come"

    Episode 1

    Natural Rhythms & The Shape of Things to Come

  • Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: Ray Chen Plays Mendelssohn

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday, July 2, 2022.

    This program was made possible by Clement and Karen Arrison Endowment for Classical Violin and the Nora J. Williams Symphony Fund

    Rossen Milanov, conductor Ray Chen, violin Antonin Dvorak: In Nature’s Realm Overture, B.168, op. 91 Fel...

  • Buffalo Silver Band and JGB Shibuki Taiko Ensemble: East Meets West

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 3, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust

    The Buffalo Silver Band, the 105-year-old British-style brass band of Western New York, joins the JGB Shibuki Japanese Taiko ensemble for a program of Eas...

  • The Raleigh Ringers

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers have performed in 39 U.S. States, t...

  • Carl Reiner at 100: Celebrating a Comedy Legacy

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

    Join us in marking the centennial year of the late comedy legend Carl Reiner. Those who knew him best – including his children Annie, Lucas, and Rob Reiner will join host Pat Hazel (writer for Seinfeld, Tonight Show veteran) on stage...

  • VOCES8

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

    *Available on-demand until Friday, September 9, 2022.

    Making their Chautauqua debut this summer 2022, the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the grou...

  • Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, August 21, 2022.

    Chautauqua will celebrate the beginning of a week that explores the vibrant tapestry of folk music and culture with Nathan Williams, Dennis Paul Williams, Allen Williams, Djuan Francis and Clifford Alexander. The music of The Zydeco C...

  • Deeper Than The Skin

    Episode 8

    Premiering at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.

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

    When Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway met in the green room of the fabled Village Gate in Greenwich Vill...

  • The Chevalier: In Conversation

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

    The Chevalier: In Conversation - In pre-Revolutionary France, the fascinating and talented Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges gained fame as a master fencer, virtuoso violinist, conductor, and influential composer. The son of a ...

  • At the Time

    Episode 10

    *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...