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.

Events

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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night"

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    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’]...



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43
    Gate Pass or event ticket required.

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Special Arts Matinee: Amphitheater Celebration"

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    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’]...



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. (Parking is free until 2 p.m.)

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Music as Muse"

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    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’]



    Location: Amphitheater
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    Community Appreciation Night

     

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Cuban Night"

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    "Cuban night with Aldo López-Gavilán and Daiana García"
    Daiana García, conductor; Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

    Repertoire: Aldo López-Gavilán: Variaciones con Tema  [15’]; Aldo López-Gavilán: Luciérnagas  [6’]...



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

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    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!
    Watch the movie with live music by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra!



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43-73, preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

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

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Classicism to Iconoclasm"

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    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’]...



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

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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    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,...



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, gate pass or event ticket required