Concerts at Chautauqua take many forms:
-Contemporary performances like The Avett Brothers, Straight No Chaser and Black Violin are among the acts you'll see at Chautauqua in 2018
-Orchestra performances by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Music School Festival Orchestra
-Chamber Music in Lenna Hall, including the Resident and Guest Artist Series and Student Ensembles
2019 Themes and Programming
Review the themes and programming for the 2019 Summer Assembly Season at Chautauqua here or click on the "INFO" button below. It won't be Chautauqua without you.

Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux    Amphitheater
Opening night 2019 will feature a double bill evening of singer-songwriters that will delight and inspire: Born in Athens, Georgia and often found in her adopted home of Paris, singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has become one of the most acclaimed jazz singers of her generation. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut with Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. She has remained one of the most respected jazz artists of the modern age, as celebrated for her diverse set of covers as for her own songwriting skills, as exemplified in her new album Anthem. "The album is a finely polished production, each performance in crisp servitude to the song. Occasional sonic curveballs, such as sound effects, add a playfulness that keeps listeners on their toes." —DownBeat Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals and boldly vulnerable songwriting for over five decades, and her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work. Having garnered several top-ten hits and gold and platinum selling albums, Collins’ stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Prolific as ever, Ms. Collins released a collaborative and Grammy-nominated album in June 2016, Silver Skies Blue. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. Judy Collins will be the closing half of Chautauqua Institution's 2019 opening night — an iconic artist for an iconic Amphitheater.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge    Amphitheater
Ticket Price: $59–$159* (GA @ $59, P1 PLUS @ $100, P1 @ $40, P2 @ $40) *VIP Photo Op Package with premium seating locations available @ $379 Presale: 3/28/19 (Fan Club and VIP Tickets Presale), 10:00 a.m. Public On-Sale Date: 3/29/19, 10:00 a.m. This concert is anticipated to sell out and standing room tickets may be sold Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rock’s most memorable hits including “We Belong,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark” and “We Live For Love.” Together Benatar and Giraldo have created two multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have won four consecutive Grammy awards. Benatar and Giraldo have been married since 1982, and this summer they will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their musical career. Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double-platinum. Etheridge’s popularity grew around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Her fourth album, Yes I Am, brought her a second Grammy and featured one of her biggest hit songs, “I’m the Only One.” This six-time platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the charts. Etheridge’s latest release was 2016’s Memphis Rock and Soul, and she is ready to rock the Amphitheater and help Chautauqua celebrate summer on this season’s closing night of popular entertainment.

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