CHAUTAUQUA -Week Five at Chautauqua Institution will offer visitors an assortment of entertainment events that include the Chautauqua Festival Dancers, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, as well as "Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary."
The week will begin with free admission to the grounds today. Visitors are welcome to attend a performance by the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Choral Studies at 2:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater. Access to the grounds is always free on Sundays, and parking is free until 1:30 p.m.
The Chautauqua Festival Dancers, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and the Music School Festival Orchestra, led by guest conductor Stilian Kirov, will perform together in the Amphitheater on Monday at 8:15 p.m.
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey will perform in Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater Friday night at 8:15. Tickets start at $40.
Tuesday evening, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will perform under the direction of guest conductor Sarah Ioannides, music director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance, which will also feature bandoneon player Jorge 'Coco' Trivisonno, will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
North Carolina Dance Theatre in Residence, directed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, presents "An Evening of Pas de Deux" in the Amphitheater on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.
The CSO will also perform on Thursday and Saturday. Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk will join the CSO for both performances led by Christopher Seaman, guest conductor. Seaman has just relinquished his post as music director to the Rochester Philharmonic in New York, and has subsequently bestowed the title of Conductor Laureate. Performances will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
On Friday, Chautauqua Institution will present "Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary." Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey will share their memories and iconic folk songs such as "Puff, The Magic Dragon," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "If I Had a Hammer." Tickets are still available.
Tickets for Amphitheater performances are $40. On Community Appreciation Nights, ticket prices are reduced to $18, and Family Entertainment Series performances held in Smith Wilkes Hall are free.
For additional ticketing information, visit chautauquatickets.ciweb.org/ or call 357-6250.