CHAUTAUQUA - k.d. lang and the siss boom bang with special guest Lera Lynn take the Amphitheater stage Friday, Aug. 10 at Chautauqua Institution. Other entertainment that week includes the Music School Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Igudesman & Joo: 'A Little Nightmare Music.'
Week Seven begins, as always, with free access to the grounds on Sunday. Guests are welcome to come to the Amphitheater at 2:30 p.m. for a performance by Infinity Performing Arts. Access to the grounds is always free on Sundays and parking fees apply only after 1:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday nights this week are Community Appreciation Nights, ticket prices are reduced to $18.
On Monday, Aug. 6 Timothy Muffitt conducts a performance by the Music School Festival Orchestra featuring the Voice Program, which is directed by Marlena Malas, in the Amphitheater at 8:15 p.m.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8 classical musicians, Aleksey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-ki Joo perform their unique and hilarious theatrical show, which combines comedy with classical music and popular culture. Igudesman & Joo: 'A Little Nightmare Music' begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
One of the most dynamic young conductors in America, Mei-Ann Chen, leads the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on Thursday, Aug. 9. Chen most recently completed her first season as music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and on Thursday, will be joined by pianist Ian Parker, who has appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, CBC Symphony Vancouver and Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom.
Award-winning pop and country singer-songwriter, k.d. lang, performs Friday, Aug. 10. Lang helped put the alternative in alt-country music and launched her career with a blend of country-rock styling and playfully punk-like attitude. She has since expanded her celebrated singing style to pop, jazz and Brazilian. Her performance, k.d. lang and the siss boom bang with special guest Lera Lynn, begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater. Tickets are still available.
Saturday, Aug. 11 the North Carolina Dance Theatre in Residence, directed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, performs with the CSO, led by guest conductor Grant Cooper, at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
Tickets for Amphitheater performances are $40. On Community Appreciation Nights, ticket prices are reduced to $18 and Family Entertainment Series performances in Smith Wilkes Hall are always free.
For additional ticketing information, visit chautauquatickets.ciweb.org or call 357-6250.
Chautauqua Institution is a summer community located in southwestern New York State on Chautauqua Lake. It offers a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship, educational programs and recreational activities. Each summer the Institution hosts over 2,200 events and 100,000 guests. For more information, visit www.ciweb.org.