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. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.
With a special 100% matching pledge issued for this day only, (up to $15,000*), over $43,000 was raised by the Chautauqua community!
Letters from President Tom Becker on with updates on the status of the Amphitheater project are available here, along with the project presentation delivered to the Institution's Board of Directors in November, 2014.
Patricia McBride is one of five to receive Kennedy Center Honors in 2014, joining Al Green, Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Sting. Continuing a career that spans more than six decades, McBride now serves as associate artistic director of the Charlotte Ballet and as master teacher at Chautauqua Institution's School of Dance.