Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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Performing 21 concerts including two concerts accompanying Chautauqua Dance, the orchestra also provides musicians that perform for Chautauqua Opera.

Our Mission

The mission of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of symphonic music.

We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating 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.

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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

    Repertoire | J.S. Smith/Arr. Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner  [3’]; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23  [35’]...

     

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra – Special Matinee

    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor

    Repertoire: Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House, op. 124  [12’]; Claudio Monteverdi: Toccata (Fanfare) from L'Orfeo  [4’]; Igor Stravinsky: Prelude (Fanfare) from The Rake’s Progress  [2’]...

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet in Residence with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    With his celebrated dance career, masterful choreographic works and visionary leadership, this performance celebrates Charlotte Ballet and Chautauqua Dance Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. At the end of the season, Bonnefoux retires as artistic director of Charlotte Ballet, but...

     

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Orion Weiss, piano

    Repertoire: Christopher Theofanidis: Muse  [12’]; W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488  [26’]; Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163, op. 88  [36’]

     

     

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Bella Hristova, violin

    Repertoire: Ástor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  [22’]; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47  [44’]

     

     

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Nikita Mndoyants, piano

    Repertoire: Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, LW H4  [19’]

     

     

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

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    Location: Amphitheater

    For the first time ever, audiences are experiencing a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. This concert has sold out with orchestras in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia — and Chautauqua is next!

     

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Anthony Marwood, violin; 
    Steven Mackey, electric guitar

    Repertoire: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob. I/101, “The Clock”  [29’]; Steven Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes  [21’]...

     

     

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s first performance with a live orchestra in the Amp. The program will feature excerpts from the beloved ballet Coppélia,...

     

     

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Brian Reagin, violin

    Repertoire: Ernest Chausson: Poème, op. 25  [16’]