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Saturday programming includes special events, art exhibits, the Women's Club's Contemporary Issues Forum, Resident Artist Chamber Music Series and evening concerts in the Amphitheater. Saturdays are also great days to visit the Sports Club or take a sailing lesson.
Free Shuttles to the National Comedy Center DailyAD
Free Shuttle to and from the National Comedy Center -- daily departures during Chautauqua's summer assembly season from the Athenaeum Hotel (9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and the Dr. Robert R. Hesse Welcome and Business Center (Main Gate) (9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.) Call to reserve 716-484-2222 or visit https://comedycenter.org/chqshuttle/
The Washington Ballet with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra    Amphitheater
The Washington Ballet consists of world class dancers forming an ensemble core with apprentices under the artistic directorship of Julie Kent. Together they perform a wide variety of works from the classical choreography of Marius Petipa and George Balanchine to contemporary pieces by Christopher Wheeldon, Ji?í Kylián, Hans van Manen, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and new creations by Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck. Every year the professional and studio companies bring productions of the highest caliber to stages throughout the national capital area including Harman Center for the Arts at the Sidney Harman Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Warner Theatre, and Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Julie Kent’s commitment to the development of both the dancer and the art form is fulfilled through presentation of beloved classic 19th-century ballets and landmark 20th-century works while reaffirming a commitment to commissioned works that will contribute to the evolution of ballet and its relevance in our times. In addition to being an iconic ballerina, Kent has the distinction of being the longest-serving dancer at American Ballet Theatre, having danced with the company for 29 years. Her extensive roles encompass the breadth of the ballet repertoire and as a muse to choreographers who have created works on her. Her continued devotion to serving the art form, to promoting arts education and to using her experience to nurture, train and develop the next generation of dancers are the tenets by which she will further elevate The Washington Ballet and its company, school and community engagement programs and initiatives.
Contemporary Art Gallery, MayvilleAD
Located in the big barn at the Red Brick Farm. A gallery featuring contemporary artists' work. Open late June through Labor Day weekend. For transportation by courtesy van from Chautauqua Institution to the Gallery, call Chautauqua Suites 716.269.7829.
Portage Hill Art GalleryAD
Discover a special treasure from our top quality art originals created by regionally and nationally known artists. Portage Hill Gallery was first opened in 1982 as a venue to showcase the artwork of Audrey Kay Dowling and many of the fine artists from the Chautauqua region. Since its humble beginnings in the parlor of her 1830s Greek Revival home, the gallery has grown to represent the regional and national work of over 100 artists in three rooms of the house, including a dedicated gallery space added in 1995. Hours: June 22 - Labor Day: Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sundays 2-4 PM Year-round: Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM, Plus call for current hours during the fall, winter and spring. Additional hours by appointment. phone: 716-326-4478 Address: 6439 South Portage Road, Westfield, NY 14787
Strohl Gallery StoreAD
A curated collection of unique gifts and art for all tastes and price ranges. Visit the galleries and exhibits before or after you shop. Galleries and Gallery Store Hours Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Chautauqua Institution P.O. Box 1098 Chautauqua, NY 14722
2020 Themes and ProgrammingAD
Review the themes and programming for the 2020 Summer Assembly Season at Chautauqua here www.chq.org/2020 or click on the "INFO" button below. It won't be Chautauqua without you.
Contemporary Issues Forum: Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator fro..    Hall of Philosophy
Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and Professional in Residence at Kent State University School of Journalism. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged.” She also won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting and the Batten Medal, which honors “a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.” Schultz is the author of two books published by Random House: Life Happens – And Other Unavoidable Truths, a collection of essays, and …and His Lovely Wife, a memoir about her husband Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate. Her upcoming novel, The Daughters of Erietown will also be published by Random House June 2020. Since January of 2007, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has held more than 300 community roundtables across Ohio’s 88 counties with students, local leaders and business owners, entrepreneurs and educators, workers and families to find ways to rebuild the economy. Brown serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, and serves on the Senate Committee on Finance. He is the first Ohio Senator in 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. He served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation, and is the only Ohio Senator ever to serve a full Senate term on the Veterans' Affairs Committee. Prior to serving in the Senate, Brown served as a United States Representative for the 13th District, Ohio’s Secretary of State, a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and has taught in Ohio’s public schools and at The Ohio State University. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Department of Education.
The Roots + Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue    Amphitheater
See The Roots and Trombone Shorty, two of the most acclaimed acts in?jazz?and?hip-hop, in a one-of-a-kind double-bill performance at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. The Roots: Formed in 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, the legendary Roots Crew, consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). Having previously released 12 projects, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” The ensemble was most recently nominated for “Best Rap Album” for the 2011 release of undun. This brings the band’s Grammy nomination count to 12. Additionally, The Roots have become the faces of Philly’s “Fourth of July Jam,” an annual concert held during the Fourth of July with the biggest names in music, and “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, that has become a celebrated institution during awards season. Recently The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, became the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where they currently perform every Monday through Friday. The Roots celebrated the release of their 11th studio album…and then you shoot your cousin in May 2014. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: Trombone Shorty's new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. That bit of beautiful New Orleans soul — Laveau Dirge No. 1, named after one of the city's most famous voodoo queens — shows off our host's roots before Parking Lot Symphony branches out wildly, wonderfully, funkily across 12 diverse cuts. True to its title, this album contains multitudes of sound — from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger — and plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as Andrews says, "Music brings unity." http://www.tromboneshorty.com/ https://youtu.be/eB4oFu4BtQ8 (Please be aware this NPR tiny desk concert contains some explicit language)

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