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The Chautauquan Daily The Official Newspaper of Chautauqua Institution | Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Volume CXXXV, Issue 21
Chautauqua, New York
arts, humanities justify
CLassICaL FoLK themselves, Fish argues
Seaman to lead CSO through variety Stanley Fish likely will
stand out from this week’s
of cultural styles, atmospheres other speakers with his un-
conventional “case for the
arts” at his lecture at 10:45
a.m. today in the Amphi-
Fish said his appreciation
for the humanities is the
antithesis of the traditional
“justification” for the arts.
“I’m going to say that
if you ask for justification
about the arts and humani- Fish
ties in terms of the study
wake of SUNY Albany’s
of the arts and humanities,
elimination of its French,
you’re not going to end up
finding it,” Fish said. Italian, Russian and Clas-
As a columnist for The sics departments. With pub-
New York Times and a profes- lic universities cutting their
sor of humanities and law at humanities departments
Florida International Univer- across the board, Fish’s re-
sity, Fish frequently writes sponse is not to argue for
about university politics and the existence of the hu-
policies. This morning’s lec- manities in the terms and
ture, he said, will focus on language of universities but
the arts and humanities in rather to say there should
higher education. be no argument at all.
Fish wrote most exten-
sively on this topic in the See FISH, Page 4
CTC’s McSweeny, Benesch to
reflect on life through theater
Although Ethan McSweeny and
Vivienne Benesch have known each
other personally and professionally
for 15 years, there’s still more to learn.
At 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Phi-
losophy, the two will interview each
other about “Art and Soul,” the theme
of this week’s Interfaith Lecture Se- Benesch
ries, as it relates to the theater, in
“Soul and Story: Choosing a Life in
“When it comes to issues of our
journey in art and the spiritual nature
of that journey, I think there are al-
ways new mysteries to uncover,” said
Benesch, who shares with McSweeny
the title of artistic director of Chau-
tauqua Theater Company.
See INTERFAITH, Page 4 Mcsweeny
Photo | ellie Haugsby
FA MiLY ENTERTAiNMENT SERiES
Lauren Hutchison “He always did the unexpected,”
Staff Writer Seaman said. “He broke all the rules,
and yet, was incredibly, musically ef-
Smith Wilkes stage to host
Christopher Seaman was music director of the
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for 13 years but
has never been to Chautauqua — until tonight.
fective. He had a wonderful sense of
drama and color.”
That rebellious originality, as Sea-
alligators, monkeys, bugs
Seaman will conduct the Chautauqua Symphony man dubbed it, comes through in the Suzi Starheim Wilkes Hall, are for guests
Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater. first few seconds of the piece, which
seaman Staff Writer of any age and will include
“I know that (Chautauquans) are a wonderfully starts out as a wild carnival and stops a variety of animals people
appreciative audience, a cultured audience and an abruptly. With a few trills in the wind section, the Normal guests for the don’t often get to see. He
audience with a lot of musical background,” he said. piece continues with a solo for the English horn. Tuesday night Family En-
“I’m delighted to visit. I do think that it’s going to be said some of the guests in
Following Berlioz’s overture is another piece by tertainment Series perfor-
marvelous.” tonight’s show include a
a French composer, Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane, Op. 50. mances are children and
Seaman just concluded his tenure as the RPO’s black and white ruffed le-
Seaman described Fauré as a man with true grit — a their parents, but tonight’s
longest-serving music director and was honored with military hero who sparked the resignations of several mur, a baby black-handed
two shows will have some spider monkey, alligators
the lifetime title of Conductor Laureate. More than 40 professors when he was appointed as director of the guests of a different species
of his fans will ride a bus from Rochester to Chautau- Paris Conservatoire. and snakes.
attending and performing. To teach people conser-
qua to see their favorite conductor. A pavane is an ancient dance, typically composed These guests are the ani-
Tonight’s program was devised to contain a vari- in memoriam. Fauré’s “Pavane” was written with vation information about
mals of Nickel City Reptiles these animals, Musial said,
ety of different styles and atmospheres, Seaman said. parts for a chorus, too, but is seldom performed with and Exotics, and they will
The concert opens with Hector Berlioz’s “Roman one, because of its “stupid” lyrics, Seaman said. he uses a fun method that
be the focus of tonight’s involves mixing education
Carnival Overture.” Seaman said he has an affinity for performances.
the piece because Berlioz was a redhead, and so is he. See CSO, Page 4 with entertainment for au-
Animal handler Jeff Mu-
sial said tonight’s shows, at
5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Smith See FES, Page 4
Praising the the arts Community Strohl
Psalms NEA Chairman
potluck goes blue
Poet-in-residence Landesman CPOA prepares Chautauqua’s first
to give Brown delivers annual grounds- monochromatic
Bag lecture Monday lecture wide picnic exhibit opens
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CHAPL AIn OF THe Week
News from arouNd the grouNds
Friends of CTC host reception for artistic directors
Friends of Chautauqua Theater Company members
will host Vivienne Benesch and ethan Mcsweeny follow-
ing their 2 p.m. presentation at the Hall of Philosophy, at
the home of suzy and Rick Rieser, 28 emerson Ave., at 3:30
p.m. today. All members are welcome to attend. Anyone
interested can join at the door for a $10 membership fee.
Communities in Conversation seeks participants Photos | Megan Tan
The Rev. Welton Gaddy
The Department of Religion’s Communities in Conver-
sation Program, co-sponsored by eCOC and the Interfaith sits in the Amphitheater
Alliance, meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through green room, above,
Fridays in the Hall of Missions. Conversations are facilita- before delivering the
tor-guided, and on Tuesdays, wednesdays and Thursdays sermon at the Sunday
a resource person from the tradition of the day will partici- morning worship service,
pate in the session. Participation is limited to 25 and will be right and below. Gaddy,
on a first-come, first-served basis. Chautauqua’s chaplain
for Week Four, is director
Young Women’s Group holds Tuesday coffees of the Interfaith Alliance
The Chautauqua women’s Club Young women’s Group and pastor for preaching
will socialize at 9:30 a.m. today in the Clubhouse. All wom- and worship of the
en, age 55 and under, are welcome. women’s Club mem- Northminster Baptist
bership is not required. Church in Monroe, La.
Women’s Club offers weekly Duplicate Bridge
women’s Club offers Duplicate Bridge sessions for both
men and women. Games begin at 1 p.m. at the women’s
Clubhouse. single players are welcome. Fee collected at the
door. Membership not required.
BTG sponsors Bird Talk and Walk
At 7:30 a.m. today, nature guide Tina Nelson will lead a
Bird Talk and walk sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden
Club. Meet at the lake side of smith wilkes Hall, rain or
shine. Bring binoculars.
BTG sponsors Garden Walk
Meet horticulturist Joe McMaster at 4:15 p.m. today un-
der the green awning at the lake side of smith wilkes Hall
for a Garden walk sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden
Club. The walks vary each week.
Alumni Hall offers coffee bar
The Alumni Hall coffee bar is open at 8:30 a.m. daily,
conveniently located across from the Hall of Missions and
Hall of Philosophy.
CLSC Alumni Association events
• The Chautauqua Literary and scientific Circle Alumni
Association is holding an executive Committee meeting at
9 a.m. today in the Alumni Hall Kate Kimball room.
• The CLsC Alumni Association eventide Presentation
is at 6:45 p.m. wednesday in the Hall of Christ. sam Levine
will present “Home exchanges: A way to enjoy extended
Travel.” Nancy and sam Levine have enjoyed three inter-
Fish lecture funded by Levinson Fund for Chautauqua
national home exchanges. sam will share a photo tour of The Jim and Lynn Gasche Jim Levinson was the for- where he served as CeO and Chautauqua for more than 30
these three adventures plus explain how participation in Levinson Fund for Chautau- mer chairman of the board president for 30 years. He years. Jim Levinson died in
home exchanges allows extended travel at a very low cost. served on many boards in 2001 and Lynn Levinson in
• The CLsC Alumni Association is hosting a reception to qua provides funding for this for Unit Instruments in Cali-
morning’s Amphitheater lec- fornia, previously Autoclave erie and also was a member 2002. They are deeply missed
meet and speak with Father sifelani, a participant in the re-
ture featuring stanley Fish. engineers, Inc. of erie, Pa., of the board of governors of by their three children, who
cently formed CLsC circle in Zimbabwe, and sharon Hud-
son-Dean, the Chautauquan from the state Department the Chautauqua Golf Club. along with their spouses are:
who developed this program. The reception will be from Lynn Levinson was on the Jane and Chaz Kerschner, of
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the McCredies’ home at 20 Long- board of trustees of Chautau- Chevy Chase, Md., Andrea
fellow Ave. Please RsVP at the main desk in Alumni Hall. qua Institution for eight years Levinson of New Bern, N.C.,
and a member of the board and Peter and Julie Levinson
CLSC classes hold meetings of directors of the Chautau- of Lakewood, N.Y. Their chil-
• The Class of 2011 will hold a meeting wednesday from qua Foundation for an equal dren and 10 grandchildren
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Alumni Hall. Members will make length of time. she was an are grateful that Jim and Lynn
plans for graduation on Aug. 3. avid lover and supporter of Levinson’s generosity and care
• The Class of 1992 will meet at 9:15 a.m. today in Alum- the arts at Chautauqua. for others continues through
ni Hall. A discussion and vote will be held on the proposed The Levinsons enjoyed the many ways they contrib-
banner restoration to be given to the Alumni Association summers at their home in uted to Chautauqua.
in honor of the class’s 20th graduation anniversary. Plans
also will be made for a class potluck dinner.
Symphony Partners hosts Meet the CSO
Meet the members of the Chautauqua symphony Or-
Williams Symphony Fund supports
chestra’s brass, percussion, harp and piano sections after
tonight’s concert on the Amphitheater back porch. The sym- CSO with guest conductor Seaman
phony Partners will provide light refreshments.
The Nora J. williams The Nora J. williams Fund
Tennis Center holds annual team event symphony Fund provides was created through a be-
The Annual Team Tennis event sponsored by the Chau- support for tonight’s perfor- quest by Nora williams to
tauqua Tennis Center is happening from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. mance of the Chautauqua the Foundation in 1975.
saturday at the Tennis Center. Players will meet at 5 p.m. symphony Orchestra featur- If you are interested in discuss-
Friday at the Main Gate lottery location for team rosters, ing guest conductor Christo- ing the possibility of establishing
rules and shirts. The rain date is sunday. There is a 64-play- pher seaman. an endowment to support the
er limit for men and women; sign up today at the Tennis Chautauqua Symphony Orches-
Center or call 716-357-6276. entries close at 6 p.m. Thursday. tra or another aspect of Chau-
tauqua’s program, please contact
Walkup presents for UU ethics series Karen Blozie, director of gift plan-
ethics in everyday Life, the annual lecture series pre- ning, at 716-357-6244 or email
sented by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, continues her at email@example.com.
at 9:30 a.m. today at the Hall of Philosophy. Jim walkup
will outline “Twelve Choices for Meaningful Closeness:
Chautauqua School of Music holds student recital
The Chautauqua school of Music presents a student re-
cital at 2 p.m. today in McKnight Hall. Donations benefit
the Chautauqua women’s Club scholarship Fund.
Hebrew Congregation to offer Shabbat Dinner
The Hebrew Congregation will sponsor a community
shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. July 29 at the everett Jewish
Life Center at Chautauqua, 36 Massey Ave. Reservations
are required. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children
under 12. For reservations and information, call Bea wein-
er 716-753-3573 or Carole wolsh 716-357-5449.
VACI Partners hosts Stroll through the Arts
Tickets are available for stroll through the Arts, an event
sponsored by VACI Partners to support school of Art stu-
dents, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the
streetscape between the strohl and Fowler-Kellogg art cen-
ters. The party and silent auction will pay for scholarships
for 40 students next summer. Food and beverages will be
followed by dessert in the sculpture garden. Attendees can
also stroll through the art galleries at dusk. Tickets cost $75
and are available at the stroll gallery store.
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Hymn singing at Chautauqua: A dance between world wars
George Cooper It was a curious time. The for 10 years. Albert Stoessel to pull together the stability and it is still sung at Old First “there was a lot of inertia.
Staff Writer country was in Depression, made his first appearance as and change required quite a Night, Jacobsen said. Nobody in that era wanted
tempered with the memory of conductor in 1921, and begin- dance amid wars and depres- “It is something of a to be adventurous in singing
History comes in many World War I, the war that was ning with his first full season sion,” Bendiksen said. quaint ritual,” he said. “But it hymns,” Jacobsen said.
voicings, and today at 3:30 to end all war, but aware of in 1923, he brought sustained In 1929, and then in 1931, was also sung at the dedica- But there are curiosities.
p.m. in Hurlbut Memorial unsettling political rumblings musical distinction to the In- Norton Hall and Hurlbut tion of Hurlbut Church.” Jacobsen said there are a few
Community United Meth- in Europe inviting outside in- stitution through 1943. Church, respectively, were Jacobsen knew of the versions of the “Star Span-
odist Church, as part of the tervention. Chautauqua was Leadership of Chautauqua built — both emblematic of church as a youngster grow- gled Banner.” He said, “Peo-
Oliver Archives Heritage playing it close to the vest. — President Arthur E. Be- Art Deco architecture and of ing up at Chautauqua. He said ple forget it is a hymn. The
Lecture Series, Jared Jacob- “As near as we can tell stor and Shailer Mathews in the dance between stability he thought Hurlbut Church second and third verses have
sen, organist and coordinator from the research into the the Department of Religious and change. The buildings’ was interesting. But when he more to do with starting and
of worship and sacred mu- printed page, we were not Work — “held Chautauqua appearance on Pratt Avenue later studied architecture, he ending a war, and this was
sic, and Marlie Bendiksen, very adventurous at the on a centrist course,” Bendik- created a kind of stability row, said, “I realized this is a really before war could mean anni-
Archives research assistant, time,” Jacobsen said. sen said. adding to the solid brick build- interesting building.” hilating a people.”
will do just that — provide Chautauqua Institution Bendiksen said Mathews ings around the Plaza but add- He made special mention And there will be some
history in voice and song. had been relatively stable. “kept religion on a straight ing a creative, Art Deco flow. of the windows. Gershwin.
And they’ll add in something “There was a confidence and narrow path. John Vin- “We tried to find hymns “I’m happy to be in Hurl- “The dance is the way
of a dance component, as the here that was not indicative cent wanted a middle road, that were representative of the but,” Jacobsen said. Chatuauqaua did the middle
title of their presentation in- of the rest of the country,” and that has maintained — Institution,” Jacobsen said. While Chautauqua had road,” Bendiksen said, and
dicates: “The Dance That We Bendiksen said. always open to new things The hymn “Nearer, My been on the cutting edge of hymns reflected how Chau-
Do: Hymns We Were Singing By 1931, Augustine Smith without being in your face.” God, To Thee,” was sung at religious hymn education tauqua reacted to the time
In 1931.” had been music director But within that, “trying the very first Chautauqua, and promotion, by the 1930s, between wars.
praises the Psalms
Photo by Ellie Haugsby
Chautauqua Women’s Club
scholarship students and sponsors
Aaron Krumheuer gathered at the Scholarship
Staff Writer Dinner on June 29. In 2011, the
Women’s Club donated $87,000
Psalms is the book in the
to support 68 scholarships
Bible containing 150 chap-
ters of verse. Some sing to for students attending the
praise God and give thanks, Chautauqua Schools of Fine
while others lament misfor- and Performing Arts. From left:
tune and ask for guidance. Caroline Herrera; Gwen Read;
Jacqueline Osherow said Anne Prezio, scholarship chair of
she sees the Psalms as some the Chautauqua Women's Club;
of the most beautiful poetry Arie Lipsky; Natalie Abramson,
ever written. scholarship sponsor;
“I’m Jewish; I care about David Beytas; Giancarlo Latta;
it,” she said. “I love the Bible, and James Mitchell.
and so the Bible seems to
show up a lot in my poems.”
Osherow, the poet-in-
residence for Week Four
at the Writers’ Center, will
present her Brown Bag lec-
Jewish writers to speak at EJLCC, Alumni Hall
ture “The Psalms as a Col- Osherow said she re- Aaron Krumheuer City and studied at Cornell Center on Lake Como, Italy. ately after, there will be an
laboration between God members that when she was Staff Writer and Brandeis universities She has translated po- open mic at 1 p.m.
and David” at 12:15 p.m. a little girl in synagogue, and the University of Cali- etry by Amichai and Dahlia The open mic is open to any-
today at the Literary Arts the Psalms stood out to her The Everett Jewish Life fornia at Berkeley, where she Ravikovitch, another Israeli one with something to share.
Center at Alumni Hall. She and she fell in love with the Center at Chautauqua and earned a Ph.D. in English poet, and the biblical Song of In the festival’s first year, the
also will speak as part of Hallel that was chanted on the Writers’ Center have Bloch has been a transla- Songs, a book of poems be- open platform brought many
the Jewish Literary Fes- Jewish holidays. She lost teamed up for the second tor and poet for 50 years. A tween two lovers as young as surprises, said Len Katz, a
tival at 4:30 p.m. today at track with many of these Jewish Literary Festival, a professor emerita of English Romeo and Juliet. member of the program com-
Everett Jewish Life Center traditions in college but celebration of Jewish poetry, at Mills College in California, “It’s about them falling in mittee for EJLCC.
at Chautauqua. rekindled them when she prose and translation. she has published four books love and discovering sex for “Someone got up and
Osherow grew up in a found a Jewish community Poet and translator Chana of poetry: The Secrets of the the first time,” Bloch said. “If sang old Yiddish songs, and
Jewish family in Philadel- in Salt Lake City. Bloch will speak at a Brown Tribe, The Past Keeps Changing, you could believe that that’s next thing you know, the
phia and moved to Salt “The Bible is really an Bag lunch and lecture at 12:15 Mrs. Dumpty and, her new- in the Old Testament, it is. whole porch full of people
Lake City in 1989 to teach infinitely interesting text,” p.m. Wednesday at EJLCC, est, Blood Honey. But most of the translations were singing,” he said. It was
at the University of Utah. Osherow said. “I’m the one followed shortly after by a Her scholarly work, Spell- kind of fudge it.” something spontaneous and
She now is a distinguished who always chants it, and reading by the Writers’ Cen- ing the Word: George Herbert At her Brown Bag lunch at beautiful. If that happens
professor of English. Os- when you chant it, you have ter writer-in-residence Janice and the Bible, was a winner of EJLCC, she will speak about again, we’ll be very pleased.”
herow has written six col- to go over it again and again Eidus at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday what she has learned translat- Bloch will be reading from
the Book of the Year Award
lections of poems, the most and again, and of course as at the Literary Arts Center at ing from Yiddish and Hebrew her latest book of poems,
of the Conference on Christi-
recent being Whitethorn. a literary person, I start no- Alumni Hall. and why texts from other cul- Blood Honey, and some new
anity and Literature.
In her fourth book, Dead ticing all this interesting lit- The Jewish Literary Festi- tures are so essential, she said. poetry from a project called
She has won the Poetry So-
Men’s Praise, she began a erary stuff.“ val began in 2009 at the new “It’s really about the whole Cleopatra’s Nose at 3:30 p.m.
ciety of America’s Alice Fay
sequence of poems called At the University of EJLCC, and this is its second process of translation,” Bloch Friday at the Literary Arts
year after a hiatus during di Castagnola Award, the Fe-
“Scattered Psalms,” writ- Utah, Osherow teaches a lix Pollak Prize in Poetry, two said. “What is translation all Center at Alumni Hall.
ten in English but with al- course called the Hebrew 2010. The poet Phil Terman, about? Why does it have such “I’m really happy,” Katz
who also is active at the Writ- Pushcart Prizes and the PEN
lusions and similarities Bible as Literature. While a bad name? What can we said. “I think it’s very impor-
ers’ Center, read the first year Award for Poetry in Transla-
to Psalms. Some are ad- she is not a Biblical schol- as human beings learn from tant, not just from the Ever-
and helped to bring together tion, the Writers Exchange
dressed to King David and ar, she has come to know translation?” ett Jewish Life Center, but
this year’s lineup. Award of Poets and Writers
converse with the meaning the book in her own way There will be a panel dis- I think from a Chautauqua
Bloch came to speak at and the Discovery Award of
of the texts. The writing through chanting, she said. cussion with Jacqueline Os- point of view, that Chautau-
Clarion University, where the 92nd Street Y Poetry Cen- herow, who will read today, qua Institution is willing to
style is partly an expression Her lecture will outline ter, among several others. In
Terman is a professor, and he Eidus and Bloch at 12:15 p.m. or wants to engage in this
of identity, she said. her method of interpreta- addition, she has received two
said he saw in her a perfect Thursday at EJLCC. Immedi- kind of partnership.”
“I realize that by writing tion. The Psalms are not fellowships from the National
match for Chautauqua.
about Psalms, I could link just poems written to God; Endowment for the Arts in po-
“She has a worldwide rep-
two traditions that go into they are an invocation for etry and translation.
utation as a translator. Yehu-
my poetry — the Jewish lit- God to write through the da Amichai (who she trans- Bloch is currently the poet-
erary tradition and the Eng- poet, she said, and this lated) is a really important ry editor of “Persimmon Tree,”
lish literary tradition,” she two-fold meaning is how Israeli poet,” Terman said. “I an online journal dedicated to
said. “They were combined the Psalms derive their po- was very much interested in work by women over 60.
in Psalms.” etic energy. his work and some of the oth- She has been invited to
ers she translated, and then I participate in some of the
noticed that she had her own most prestigious residencies
poetry … I thought, ‘Wow. in this country and abroad,
Cameras/Recording Equipment She’s wonderful.’” such as the MacDowell Col-
Bloch is from New York ony, Yaddo and the Bellagio
The possession and/or use of cameras or recording devices in all
Chautauqua Institution performance facilities, including the Amphi
theater, Bratton Theater, Norton Hall, Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall,
Smith Wilkes Hall and Hall of Philosophy, are prohibited except
by authorized press and personnel.
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f r o m Pa g e o n e
CSO The piece builds as the river King Henry VIII, but because The British-born conductor
from Page 1 goes through Prague, where of its modal scale, its origin reflected on his career in the
The Forerunners From The Temple (1633) Seaman conducts regularly. is probably a folk song, Sea- United States, where he has
by George Herbert “When I am in Prague, I man said. held positions as music direc-
“fauré was obviously always go over the Charles He said the piece is beauti- tor of the naples Philharmon-
Editor’s Note: This poem will be referenced in sending it up, but like a lot of Bridge and look at the river,” fully set, simple and touching. ic orchestra in naples, fla.,
great composers, what actu- he said. “The melody of the Tonight’s program con- and conductor-in-residence of
Stanley Fish’s 10:45 a.m. Amphitheater lecture.
ally comes out exceeded his piece comes into my mind, cludes with the “firebird” the Baltimore Symphony or-
The harbingers are come. See, see their mark; intentions,” he said. “What and I get a big lump in my suite by Igor Stravinsky. Sea- chestra in addition to his long
we actually have is not just a throat.” man called the suite a bril- tenure at the rPo.
White is their colour, and behold my head.
little send-up, a little parody, a once the river runs its liant orchestral showpiece. “america has been very
But must they have my brain? must they dispark little bit of satire, but the most course, the program contin- The suite is part of Stravin- good to me, and I really am
Those sparkling notions, which therein were bred? beautiful, simple, touching ues with British composer sky’s larger ballet of the same very grateful,” he said. “and
must dulnesse turn me to a clod? dance in 4-time, in the style of edward elgar’s “Chanson de name and is based on a classic it’s still being very good to
Yet have they left me, Thou art still my God. a pavane.” matin,” or “morning Song,” russian tale of good and evil. me, I might add!”
after the pavane, the CSo which Seaman called a “deli- Though Stravinsky’s music In addition to his regular
good men ye be, to leave me my best room, will perform “The moldau” cious little piece,” full of gen- was experimental, he never appearances as guest con-
ev’n all my heart, and what is lodged there: by Czech composer Bedřich uine, if dated, sentiment that stopped sounding russian, ductor at orchestras around
I passe not, I, what of the rest become, Smetana. The piece is part gives it a nostalgic air. elgar Seaman said, because of his the world, Seaman also is
So Thou art still my God, be out of fear. of six symphonic poems ti- is famous for his large, im- link with traditional russian working on a book about
He will be pleased with that dittie; tled “my fatherland” and is portant works, but his small- folk songs and the modes and conducting.
And if I please him, I write fine and wittie. named for a river in the Czech er salon pieces are charming, rhythms they use. “The book is for people
republic. Seaman said. “firebird” is popular be- who go to concerts, do not
farewell sweet phrases, lovely metaphors. “The moldau” traces the The song is followed by cause of its fantastic colors have college training and
But will ye leave me thus? when ye before career of the river, beginning another British composition, and great story, Seaman said, would love to know more
of stews and brothels onely knew the doores, as a small stream and broad- “fantasia on greensleeves” but it’s also very organic about what a conductor
ening as it goes through dif- by ralph Vaughan Williams. in the way its sections are does,” he said.
Then did I wash you with my tears, and more,
ferent scenes, including a The piece is based on the linked together and is filled Seaman will conduct with
Brought you to Church well drest and clad; village wedding and a moon- well-known tune “green- with intellectual unity. the CSo again on Thursday
my god must have my best, ev’n all I had. lit landscape, and past the sleeves,” which is sometimes “It hits to the brain as well with guest violinist Joan
ghosts of an ancient army. rumored as being written by as the heart,” Seaman said. Kwuon.
Louely enchanting language, sugar-cane,
Hony of roses, whither wilt thou flie?
Hath some fond lover tic’d thee to thy bane? tification that interests me,” ting, and therefore using up His most recent book is
and wilt thou leave the Church, and love a stie?
from Page 1 he said. “for many decades, university funds, don’t seem How to Write a Sentence.
fie, thou wilt soil thy broider’s coat, the arts and humanities had to connect to the usually of- This is his first visit to
and hurt thyself, and him that sings the note. fish will address not just been in a condition of being fered justification.” Chautauqua.
the issue of university presi- required to justify them- arguments continue to “If Chautauquans them-
Let foolish lovers, if they will love dung, dents and the legislators who selves. and the requirement circulate about the relevance selves are concerned with
and canvas, not with arras clothe their shame: distribute funds, but the depends on a notion of value of the humanities in higher the flourishing of the study
Let follie speak in her own native tongue. overall systems and struc- to which the arts and hu- education, and fish said he of the arts and humanities —
True beautie dwells on high: ours is a flame tures of higher education. manities are not obviously plans to unpack those argu- and the education of young
But borrow’d thence to light us thither. recalling an article in The connected. ments. He said he will look people in poetry and paint-
New Yorker by Louis menand “You know the value of at the future of higher edu- ing and dance and music and
Beautie and beauteous words should go together.
in which a student questions production of more jobs, or cation and the possible con- film — if they’re interested
Yet if you go, I passe not; take your way: why he needs to read or buy the value of the bottom line, sequences of eliminating the in the study of all of these
a specific book at all, Fish or the value of contributing study of the arts. things and maintaining the
for, Thou art still my God, is all that ye
said that he will spend the to the nation’s defense, or fish also has taught at traditional study of those
Perhaps with more embellishment can say, the University of California, things and want to be a part
most time analyzing how to any other of the values that
go birds of spring: let winter have his fee, answer those questions and are commonly recognized Berkeley, Johns Hopkins of the education of young
Let a bleak palenesse chalk the doore, if they need to be answered by most people. The arts and University, Duke University adults, the message is that
So all within be livelier then before. at all. humanities, especially when and the University of Illinois there is no traditional justifi-
“It’s that moment of jus- they are in a university set- at Chicago. cation of any of it,” fish said.
FES educate the public on aspects qua, nickel City reptiles and
from Page 1 of wildlife. exotics will make another
none of the animals at appearance on “Late night
“We call it ‘edutainment,’” nickel City reptiles and ex-
with Jimmy fallon” July 21.
he said. “We like to educate otics are taken from the wild.
They have all been brought even after almost 14 years
people, but in a fun way.” of working on animal con-
from other educational orga-
musial invites guests up
nizations, are previous un- servation, musial said he still
on stage with him at vari-
wanted pets or were rescued loves to see an audience’s
ous points during the shows
from neglectful situations,
The Chautauquan Daily to hold some of the snakes
and bugs. He said this allows
nickel City reptiles and
reaction when he brings out
each of the animals in his
Celebrating 135 Years of Continuous Publication guests to develop a love for exotics has appeared on sev- shows. The most rewarding
www.chqdaily.com exotic species while seeing eral morning talk shows and part of teaching audiences
them up close. late-night shows such as “The conservation is the fact that
Editorial Staff musial said using a more morning Show with mike audience members laugh and
Matt Ewalt editor fun method to teach kids and Musial and Juliet” and “Late night smile, he said.
Jordan Steves assistant editor
adults about endangered and with Jimmy fallon,” both in
Mia Stevens Office Manager “I do it in a way where
Rebecca McKinsey Copy editor rare species of animals helps to include a little bit of com- 2009. This has allowed them
Jennifer Shore Copy editor them to focus throughout the they get it all through fun
edy and some “fun facts” to reach an even broader au-
George Cooper archives
entire show and to absorb the about the animals. dience in their goal of edu- and laughing,” musial said.
Josh Cooper opera, Children’s School, filmmaker Series
John Ford features information given to them. musial said that for almost cating the public on wildlife. “I just like to entertain peo-
Sarah Gelfand Development, Lincoln ethics Series, This means musial also gets 14 years, he has worked to musial said after Chautau- ple. I’m a big kid at heart.”
special afternoon conversations
Nick Glunt morning lectures
Beverly Hazen Bird, Tree & garden Club
Patrick Hosken recreation, Sports Club, ing of community, but said beholder’s eye. … and what at the lecture series today,
Boys’ and girls’ Club INTERFAITH she could never identify with I take from that, or what any the Chautauquan pillars of
from Page 1
Lori Humphreys Chautauqua Women’s Club, one particular denomination audience member takes from
Contemporary Issues forum
art and religion will cross in
Lauren Hutchison Symphony, Logan Chamber music Series,
— nor did she want to. it, may touch them in the a more direct way than the
College Club The two are not co-direc- “I was raised with a cer- deepest part of the dialogue theater company has yet to
Aaron Krumheuer Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, tors, though. They posed the tain amount of confusion they’re having with them- experience. The Department
Writers’ Center double-director idea to the about my own religious selves as a religious person. I of religion has always sup-
Emma Morehart religion: Interfaith Lecture previews,
Sacred Song services, Chautauqua Choir,
leaders of the Chautauqua background … so for me, it believe the best theater touch- ported the theater, Benesch
massey and Tallman organs Institution in 2005, and the did become then about spiri- es people accidentally. … It said, but this work is con-
Emily Perper religion: Interfaith Lectures, mystic Heart, company has since reached tuality,” Benesch said. “The doesn’t tell you how to listen sistent with the Chautauqua
abrahamic Program for Young adults new levels of popularity and best replica of that (feeling to it or what to do with the in-
Leah Rankin School of music, Young readers Program; mission.
creativity. of community) is theater in formation you’re getting.”
2011 Ernest Cawcroft Journalism Fellow
The company’s most re- many ways. … Where words “This is a lovely opportu-
Taylor Rogers Dance, Institution administration, Both Benesch and mc- nity to share,” Benesch said.
board of trustees, property owners cent production, “Three Sis- about ethics, mortality, fu- Sweeny have close ties to
association ters,” has received mixed re- ture, all of those themes, are “and I’m curious if people
Chautauqua through each
Suzi Starheim Theater, family entertainment Series views. But Benesch said that dealt with, there’s a differ- who don’t normally come
Mary Lee Talbot morning Worship other and through the the-
this is one of the things she ent dialogue all to the same to the theater will come and
Elora Tocci Visual arts, Bookstore, ater company. Benesch began
loves about the theater. questions.” hear us. I hope if they do,
Smith memorial Library studying theater at Chautau-
Meg Viehe Interfaith news “I think a lot of (the lec- for mcSweeny, religion that our passion for what we
qua in 1989 and has returned
Eve Edelheit Photographer ture series’ theme) is what it is culture. He grew up a to direct, act and teach almost do and that it is very much a
Demetrius Freeman Photographer
Greg Funka features Photographer is about our profession that “Protestant Catholic,” and every year since. mcSweeny, spiritual quest will lead them
Ellie Haugsby Photographer brings us … back to it,” Ben- those traditions influenced on the other hand, came to to the theater.”
Megan Tan Photographer esch said. “Why do we keep his work as an artist. art, he Chautauqua once when he
coming back to theater as said, can transcend religion was dating Benesch and did
the mode to express what is and meet with a more gen- not expect to return. Picnic Areas
Raymond Downey Production manager
Amanda Davis Design editor in our deepest soul? Because eral spirituality. “I didn’t have any imagi-
Jonathan DeAngelo Web editor (the audience) gets to have “So art has a very use- nation that (Chautauqua) Picnic tables are available
Linley Myers Design editor an opinion. … People feel ful role to play in a diverse
Catherine Pomiecko Design editor would come to me as a domi- at Miller Park near the
— because we are, as artists, society as a place where we
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reflecting human beings as come together to experience
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Allison Baggiano advertising assistant do, to a certain extent.” the theater) that we are shar-
Kevin Carpenter Business manager
often, the way a play reso- ing it. … There’s the similar-
Kevin Creech Circulation manager
Kayleigh Erickson Business Office Associate nates with audience members ity that the audience comes
may reflect their religious or together in a collective com-
spiritual convictions, Ben- munity, and that is without
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August 27, 2011. The Institution is a not-for-profit organization,
incorporated and chartered under the laws of the state of new York. lenges Benesch faced with re- cannot be placed into a well-
Entered at periodical rate, July 11, 1907, at the post office at Chautauqua, N.Y., under
ligion. She said she is Jewish defined box. But Benesch said
the act of 1870: ISSn 0746-0414. by heritage, Catholic by cul- there is a place for it.
55 issues; home delivery by carrier, $40; mail, $62.50.
ture and a mixture by prac- “‘Yes’ is the easy answer,”
Postal regulations require that mail subscriptions be paid in advance. tice. She often went to church she said. “of course there is a
and temple with her friends space. But the reason there’s a
and was drawn to the feel- space is because it’s all in the
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 The Chautauquan Daily Page 5
Penneys gives annual piano recital
Leah Rankin classical music world. stu- one of the most difficult and
Last year was the bicen-
dents and fellow instructors
have followed that reputa-
tion to chautauqua for the
technically demanding sona-
tas in the repertory.
“All the chopin sonatas
Letters to the Editor
tennial celebration of two past 33 years. are difficult,” Penneys said. CorrespondenCe from our readers
great classical composers, in addition to being a birth- “chopin is a complicated
Frédéric chopin and Robert day celebration for the two composer, and his sonatas Dear Editor:
schumann. The pair, both Romantic composers, this are perhaps the most compli- As an avid, long-time supporter of chautauqua Theater
born in 1810, left a legacy of concert will be a sneak peak cated and difficult.” company, i was delighted to find that the company was go-
some of the most masterful of Penneys’ new cD featur- Larger chopin compo- ing to present a chekhov play. i had seen “The cherry Or-
works in the piano repertoire. ing the works of schumann sitions are more unwieldy chard,” “The sea Gull,” and “uncle Vanya,” and loved them
Rebecca Penneys will and chopin, which will be than his smaller works, be- all, but somehow had missed seeing “The Three sisters,” so
continue the celebration at available next season. cause the composer wasn’t it was with great anticipation that i looked forward to seeing
her piano recital at 4 p.m. as architecturally sound as this chekhov play. i was not disappointed in the acting, which
The concert will begin
today in Elizabeth s. Lenna was superb. But where was chekhov? somehow, poor chek-
with the three short pieces by some other composers like
Hall. The recital will include hov got buried behind mattresses on which the actors threw
Boulanger, the prodigal pia- Brahms, Penneys said.
schumann’s Kinderszenen Penneys themselves, clothing flung about the stage, blaring “music”
nist and younger sister of the This sonata is commonly
(scenes from childhood), Op. that made me jump out of my seat a couple of times, and show-
famed composer and teacher piece only once before be- referred to as the “Funeral”
15; chopin’s sonata No. 2 in B er scenes backstage (it wasn’t that hot in the theater, was it?)
flat minor, Op. 35; and what Nadia Boulanger. Penneys cause she said couldn’t seem sonata because of its somber
that had no possible relevance to the play. it seems that the di-
Penneys calls three “charm- was first introduced to the to find anything special third movement. Penneys rector’s ego was out front, while chekhov had to stay off stage.
ing little pieces” by the French pieces by one of her students at about them, but performing describes the music as “wind A couple sitting behind me asked if this was the way chek-
pianist Lili Boulanger. the Eastman school of music. the work years later has giv- over the graves.” hov’s plays were written. They had never seen a play by this
“i can’t seem to get off this “it’s clear (Lili) would en her new perspective. she said the music repre- great master (and i fear were never going to see another one
chopin-schumann kick,” have been a lovely compos- “All my life, first as a child sents a tortured soul with a by him ... in fact, one of the couples decided to go shopping
Penneys said. er,” Penneys said. and then as an adult, i didn’t darkness and turbulence that instead of watching the second act). i wonder how many first
Penneys is chair of the However, Lili’s musical ca- see what was so important may reflect the unsteadiness time viewers will be put off by this version and decide that
school of music’s Piano Pro- reer was cut short when she about these pieces,” Pen- of chopin’s own life and re- chekhov is “too far out” … and that’s a real pity.
gram and is a faculty mem- died from poor health in 1918 neys said. “it was distilled lationships. chekhov was a genius. His plays are masterpieces,
ber at the Eastman school at the age of 24. schumann.” Penneys said of the piec- which are seen only too rarely. The audience deserves to
of music at the university of schumann’s “Kinder- But now, she added, the es she chose for this recital: see his plays done in the spirit in which they were written,
Rochester. szenen” will follow the three piece is “totally magical on- “They’re not easy to handle, not in some shock and awe version.
Through her performanc- Boulanger pieces. Through stage in a way i never pre- but so what?” You will notice that everyone is talking about the stag-
es, chamber music and teach- 13 programmatic vignettes, dicted.” With the support from her ing and the director, not about the play itself or what
ing, Penneys has earned an schumann gives an autobi- The recital concludes with students and fellow faculty chekhov had to say to the audience. maybe that was what
international reputation as ography of his childhood. the chopin piano sonata No. members, she’s got nothing mertes wanted.
one of the great artists in the Penneys has performed this 2, which has been proclaimed to fear. Renate Bob
Big Leg Emma founders to play acoustic set at College Club We are “Three sisters” who love chautauqua! This sum-
mer there are only two of us here and we want to thank
Lauren Hutchison tar. Nuse said her friends other,” Nuse added. “We’re Johnson said their longevity the chautauqua Theater company for the entertaining and
encouraged Johnson to sing similar in a lot of ways, but very unique version of the chekhov play on Friday night.
Staff Writer is due to great teamwork.
and play songs for them, and we’re different in the right The acting was superb, and the production brought the
“We’re a team, and we classic to life with passion and humor.
steve Johnson and char- from this, the friends formed kind of way to make it work have each others’ backs,”
ity Nuse, founding members their first band, sundog. as a group.” Judy Bachleitner and Joyce Sivak
of Americana band Big Leg Nuse said. “We try to make
Nuse was drawn to music Johnson said playing in
Emma, will play an acoustic through the allure of Broad- a duo helps them explore decisions and bounce ideas
show at 9 p.m. tonight at the way. she has always been in- more songwriting and af- off each other. it works pretty
well that way.”
college club. terested in poetry but didn’t fords them greater musical
Nuse and Johnson met start putting together her freedom than playing with a Johnson agreed, pointing The Chautauquan Daily welcomes letters to the editor. Letters
in high school, where they should be typed or printed, double-spaced, no more than 350
literary and musical skills larger group. to the duo’s long history.
honed their musical skills words and are subject to editing. Letters must include writer’s
as a songwriter until Big Nuse added that playing “We’ve been working with
around campfires. From this signature and typed or printed name, address and telephone
Leg Emma formed. Another in a duo helps build new each other so long that it’s al-
friendship, Big Leg Emma number for verification. Works containing demeaning, accusatory
founding member, Amanda songs and the musicality of
most second nature for us,” or libelous statements will not be published. Submit letters to:
formed 10 years ago. The six- Barton, introduced Nuse to Big Leg Emma.
member group took a brief the mandolin, which she “We’re showcasing our he said. Matt Ewalt, editor
hiatus in 2008 but recently re- now plays in the band, along songs, but also, we’re taking Big Leg Emma currently The Chautauquan Daily, PO Box 1095 Chautauqua, NY 14722
formed and is stronger than with percussion instruments. leads and coming up with is working on its second
ever, Johnson said. Johnson and Nuse name a different parts in the song,” full-length studio album, to
“Being in the band is like cornucopia of musical influ- she said. be recorded in November.
being home,” he said. “We ences — from James Brown Johnson said their work as The band just returned from
can explore all kinds of dif- to coldplay — but pay special a duo often creates a new set- Blissfest in michigan and the
ferent music separately, and homage to Donna the Buf- ting for a song. Great Blue Heron Festival
that’s fun, but when we play falo and Rusted Root, bands “We approach the music
as a group, it’s like this is in sherman, N.Y. Later this
they’ve always admired, differently, on purpose,” he
where we belong.” eventually played with and said. “it helps songs in the summer, they’ll play at the
Nuse and Johnson are now consider their peers. long run.” second annual Jammin’ in
both natives of Jamestown, Big Leg Emma last played For Johnson, the energy of the Vines Festival on Aug. 27
N.Y. Neither of them grew at the college club in 2007. playing in a duo is similar to at the Willow creek Winery
up in a musical family, but Tonight is the first time Nuse the energy created by a larg- in silver creek, N.Y.
their strong desire to express and Johnson will perform er group. Barton will play with an-
themselves drew them to a duo, acoustic show at the “it’s all about the connec- other group, Zamira, at 9 p.m.
music. college club. tion with the crowd,” he said.
Aug. 2 at the college club.
Johnson started playing “i enjoy the chemistry, “We give it our all, no matter
guitar when he was 6 years the way our personalities what.” The college club is open
old. He described himself as mesh through our music on- in an industry in which to ages 17 and up. Admission
a shy and quiet child who stage…” Johnson said. bands are broken as often is free and requires a gate
constantly practiced his gui- “…And complement each as they’re made, Nuse and pass and photo i.D.
Page 6 The Chautauquan Daily Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Landesman: The arts build better communities
Nick Glunt who navigate it every day.”
Staff Writer In this economic reces-
sion, though, art is often the
When Rocco Landesman first thing cut in struggling
was young, his uncle would education budgets.
give his brother and him $5 He ended this portion
for every F they got in school. of his talk by referring to
His uncle, after all, went on various failures that ended
to found a personal manage- positively: Christopher Co-
ment company, its motto be- lumbus sailing for India but
ing, “We take the sting out of finding America and Alex-
success and put the fun back ander Fleming neglecting to
in failure!” clean his lab before a holiday
“For some reason,” and discovering penicillin.
Landesman said, “that busi-
ness never really took off.” Act II: Motivating
took his uncle’s motto to audiences
heart. One of the biggest prob-
Landesman, chairman lems Landesman has en-
of the National Endowment countered at the National
for the Arts, opened Week Endowment for the Arts —
Four’s morning lecture se- and one of the most interest-
ries on “A Case for the Arts” ing conversations — regards
at 10:45 a.m. Monday in the that of shrinking demand for
Amphitheater. His speech, arts, while the amount of arts
titled “Art Works: A Conver- organizations continues to
sation,” spanned three “acts” grow. Nationwide, demand
regarding the arts as com- for arts has shrunk 5 percent,
munity-builders: embracing but not-for-profit arts supply
failure, motivating audiences has increased by 23 percent.
and investing locally. Solving this problem,
Landesman said, is all about
Act I: Embracing failure increasing the demand for Photo | Megan Tan
As Landesman delivered arts. Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is interrupted by Chautauqua Opera Young Artists performing a flash mob
the first commencement ad- In boosting that demand, during his lecture Monday in the Amphitheater.
dress he’d ever been asked to he said, one of the only reli-
make, he spoke to the gradu- able predictors of arts par-
ticipators is if arts education won’t like every single piece Foundation found that peo-
ating class at the Pittsburgh
was offered to them when of art — and they want to en- ple most like the places they
School for the Creative and
they were children. Factors courage that. live for three reasons: social
Performing Arts. He wished
such as age, race, ethnicity In tandem with this, the offerings, openness and aes-
upon them one thing: failure.
and income level fall short of box office at the National thetics — art.
Since the 1980s, success
arts education. Theatre in London tracks the Another study found that
in art has been reviewed by
Secondly, singing and likes and dislikes of audience communities greatly benefit
analyzing attendance, in-
dancing are becoming more members to suggest which from high levels of cultural
come and national attention.
popular — as a result, he plays to skip. activity. Namely, those cul-
Landesman said the sim-
said, arts suppliers should Though these aren’t nec- tural cities have more stable
plest way theaters achieve
take advantage. As pri- essarily specific changes governments, better child
those goals is by practically
metime television is filled Landesman suggests, he said welfare and less poverty.
mimicking Broadway or by
with shows like “Glee” and they’re on the right track to “So why isn’t everyone just
playing it safe with familiar,
“Dancing with the Stars,” engaging their audiences. wildly investing in the arts?”
theaters should start produc- Landesman said. “That’s a
“But what is the result of
ing shows to appeal to those Act III: Investing locally question I’ve been asking for
defining success that way?”
audiences. more than a couple of years.”
Before Landesman could
Small playhouses attempt- Lastly, Landesman sug-
gested arts organizations begin to talk on this subject, on a hill that are pretty for- sures. The performing arts,
ing mainstream success members of the Chautauqua
should “offer free samples.” bidding as places to access. especially the very labor-
across the nation, he said, Opera Young Artists Pro-
lose their identities and their Contrary to popular belief, Then I think also, it is the intensive ones, are easy ones
presenting clips of music and gram interrupted his lecture dynamic between the people for cutting because they take
ability to take chances.
plays makes audiences more — a flash mob had begun. A full transcript of the Q-and-A is who know the subject and a lot of people. The presen-
Failure, he said, is required
likely to attend shows. Each singer stood up from available with this lecture recap at the audiences. People who tation you just saw was as
to find “alternate pathways to
Essentially, he said, it’s the audience or appeared on www.chqdaily.com are presenting the work of powerful as it was because
about taking the audience se- stage, singing different op- art do have to listen to their it wasn’t just two people do-
If applied to schoolchil-
riously. eratic tunes in both English When you were talk- audiences, as I’ve said, but ing it. It was a dozen. And I
dren, failure helps them to
He said to imagine an arts and Italian. Spanning almost ing about acknowledging the audiences also need to be think we’ve got to find a way
adapt and to try harder. Fail-
organization in the future 10 minutes, the group perfor- viewers’ tastes, I found myself guided by people who know
ure, to those children, is noth- to preserve that kind of par-
that valued the audience as mance ended with all partici- thinking about your point about the subject. I don’t think that
ing but the “permission to try ticipation.
highly as the artists and cu- pants together in a full-stage certain static demands and that everyone’s opinion about art
again.” Innovation, he said,
rators. Alongside the artis- finale. sort of thing, but taste isn’t stat- is absolutely equal, although Do you think there’s any
can be called “the art of pro-
tic director, there would be Landesman compared the ic. Taste is elastic, and exposure everyone seems to think correlation between at-
ductive, noble, fun failure.”
an audience director. There short performance to a group — a certain amount of surprise that it is. Art is one thing in tendance and the cost of theater,
Landesman said failure
would be audience residen- of Knight Foundation opera exposure, if you will — has a museums, et cetera? That is,
shouldn’t be stigmatized in which everyone’s an expert.
cies with artist ones — where singers called Random Acts certain stimulative effect on ex- that in tough times, attendance
schools like it is today. In- S. J. Perelman had one of my
audiences would receive sti- of Culture, which exposes panding taste. How can we make declines because it’s too expen-
stead, it should be treated favorite remarks. He said, “I
pends to attend other shows. people to opera in public set- certain, in the array of offering sive to attend?
as one absolutely acceptable don’t know much about med-
“What if we saw this as tings. The Young Artists sup- of the arts, that people are chal-
outcome. Encouraging stu- icine, but I know what I like.” Yes. Certainly. I think
an investment in building ported his point: Local arts lenged enough to expand those
dents to try again, he said, is that’s true for every-
where it counts.
In that way, Landesman
a stronger, more commit-
ted, more literate audience?”
need to be supported.
“At the NEA, I’m calling
parameters of taste?
A: Well, first of all, I think
access is a part of this
Q: Many universities and
colleges are cutting dance
programs. (The questioner) cites
thing. And one of the things
we have to do is work hard
said, failure can inspire suc- Landesman said. for the arts community to on the subsidy aspect of the
cess. Some art houses have stop looking toward Broad- — to get more and more peo- the UNC Asheville program
equation so the accessibility
“I think we can use the arts found ways to engage their way or the equivalent for ple into the experience of the that only has five students. How
arts, which means knocking and the cost can be brought
to give the luxury of failure to audiences, he said. other art forms,” Landesman can this change? I guess that’s
down one of the chief bar- down. It’s one of the things
our students,” he said. “The At the Seattle Art Mu- said. “Indeed, we need artists talking about the balance be-
riers, which is cost. It also that we in the commercial
arts allow for experiment, for seum, some tour guides are to invest in the places where tween dance and classics. Are
means getting the arts insti- theater are facing on Broad-
risk. The arts often engage paid to give their opinions they live, and we need those you observing that balance at
tutions out and around their war, and who’s winning, and is way. As our costs keep esca-
students who are not succeed- on art they do and don’t like. places to invest in their art-
communities. Sometimes, it good? lating, eventually it’s going to
ing in other arenas — those The museum recognizes ists.”
you have these high temples have an effect on audiences.
who know what failure is and that every audience member A study by The Knight Well, it’s certainly not
good. A lot of these —Transcribed by
have to do with cost pres- Taylor Rogers
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Property owners prepare annual community potluck picnic
LOCATIONS OF NEIGHBORHOOD PICNICS
From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 20, 5:30–7 p.m.
Wednesday, the grounds will AREA REPRESENTATIVE
be home to 10 area picnics.
Chautauqua Property Own- AREA 1 Miller Park David Tabish
ers Association sponsors the 716–357–5856
annual potluck-style gathering.
Janet Wallace, picnic co- AREA 2 Miller Park Jo Ann Borg
ordinator and Area 5 rep- 716–357–9847
resentative for CPOA, said
it’s open to everyone and is AREA 3 Next to Heinz Beach Markie McCarthy
a way for all Chautauquans, 716–357–2143
from those staying for a week
to permanent residents, to AREA 4 Arboretum Jim Klingensmith
connect with their neighbors. 716–357–3751
“To me, this is what Chau-
AREA 5 Lincoln Park Janet Wallace
tauqua’s all about — making
human connections,” Wal-
lace said. “That’s really what AREA 6 Harper Park Bob Jeffrey
keeps people coming back.” (at Palestine & Miller) 727–542–4780
CPOA has hosted the
neighborhood picnic day for AREA 7 Lawn between Lenna Bill Neches
years. It used to be a bien- & McKnight Halls 716–357–2189
nial event, Wallace said, but
it quickly gained popularity. AREA 8 The Orchard Sally Hootnick
And no two picnics are (between Harper & Stoessel) 716–269–3232
alike. Some have traditions,
attendees, and the general her respective picnic. gether and make connections
from having the food catered AREA 9 6 Oak Street Karen Gottovi
to providing entertainment. costs are left up to CPOA. Wallace said anyone who has is what’s most important to
(Home of Pat & Jay Hudson) 716–357–9049
Wallace said each area also has The map shows the questions or wishes to help with Wallace, she said.
a certain plan in case of rain. boundaries of Chautauqua’s setup or cleanup can contact his “I feel that these neighbor- AREA 10 University Park Barbara Brady
The Institution provides 10 areas. A member of CPOA or her area representative. hood picnics are a contribu- (near Harris & Andrews) 678–234–5887
some materials for the pic- acts as a representative for Having community mem- tion to the larger communi-
nic, but the food is left up to each area, organizing his or bers help each other, eat to- ty,” she said.
China’s gardens featured in BTG presentation Closer to Completion
Beverly Hazen understand more about Chi-
Staff writer na after seeing the gardens,
and she hopes her presen-
“China’s Gardens: Dig- tation will make attendees
ging Ponds and Piling want to go to visit and see
Rocks” is the title for the them for themselves.
Bird, Tree & Garden Club’s Keffer was picked to study
Brown Bag lecture, the an- at a university in Beijing 11
nual Helen Spaulding Davis years ago by the Freeman
Memorial Lecture, at 12:15 Foundation of the National
p.m. today at Smith Wilkes Consortium for Teaching
Hall. Jayne Keffer, educator about Asia. She has returned
and China enthusiast, will to China several times to
present a PowerPoint presen- study its culture, history and
tation showing gardens she language.
has seen in China. At Chautauqua, Keffer
“Many people know about Keffer teaches Special Studies class-
Japanese gardens or Western es, including a class last week
gardens,“ Keffer said, “but water … all different.” in “20th Century Chinese
not about Chinese gardens. She will talk about the History Through Film.” She
I will show gardens that are elements and will teach at- comes to Chautauqua with
mostly the Scholars Gardens tendees how to look at these her family.
preserved in Suzhou, China.” gardens to see what they rep- A master gardener from
The Chinese use earth and resent. Coraopolis, Pa., Keffer has
rocks in their gardens. “There is a lot of history taught adult learning classes
Photo | Ellie Haugsby
“They have five elements,“ Jan Yauch and Dick Karslake hold two new additions to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle’s
and symbolism in them,” she at Carnegie Mellon Univer-
Keffer said. “It’s a choice of said. sity and recently retired as a library. Yauch donated the books to help complete the CLSC library’s collection; New Homes for Old Public
either architecture, rocks or She believes people will social studies teacher. Housing in Europe and America was a CLSC selection in 1940–41, and The Maori Today was read in 1965–
66. Yauch is a member of the CLSC Class of 2009, and Karslake is president of the CLSC Alumni Association.
“Last year was the first time I even knew we had a library,” Yauch said. “I asked Dick, ‘Do we have every
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book?’ and he said, ‘No, we’re missing four.’” Yauch said she spent the next year contacting book sellers,
on Facebook & twitter embassies, and private individuals to locate and acquire the missing titles. Two of the four, India: Some Facts
and On the World Community, selections in 1964–65 and 1965–66, respectively, remain unacquired.
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Hector Berlioz cratic salons by his teacher, briel Rossetti painted a pair A concert suite is a col-
(1803–1869) Camille Saint-Saëns, in 1872. of portraits that he titled “My lection of bits, numbers, or
Fifty years later, in an inter- Lady Greensleeves.” scenes taken from a larger
Roman Carnival Over- view with the Parisian news- When Vaughan Williams work (in this case, the bal-
ture (1843) paper Excelsior, Fauré coun- was asked in 1913 to write let), usually stitched together
Poor Berlioz. Even the tered the then-prevailing incidental music for a pro- with a minimum of addition-
international celebrations duction of Richard II, he
disdain for society salons of al music. Sometimes the suite
in 2003 — his bicentennial the golden age, “I was very turned to Greensleeves as a preserves at least an outline
— were insufficient to res- preoccupied with material source. Then in 1924 when he of the story. In his 1919 suite
cue his failed opera, Benve- needs. I had good friends started work on his opera Sir Stravinsky presents six parts
nuto Cellini, from obscurity. there and, when one is ig- COLUMN BY LEE SPEAR John in Love, which he based of the ballet, reducing his
He never figured out what nored by the general public, (loosely) on The Merry Wives original gargantuan orches-
made it a fiasco. Years later, it is satisfying to be under- of Windsor, Greensleeves was tration by about 30 percent
he wrote, “I have re-read my stood by someone.” rays of the morning sun. In late 1897, the publisher imperative.
2. The forest brook, rush- Novello & Co. introduced to make concert performance
score carefully and with the In the summer of 1887, The “Fantasia on more feasible. The music is
strictest impartiality, and I Fauré composed “Pavane.” ing on, becomes the River Elgar to August Jaeger (im- Greensleeves” was assem-
Vltava (Moldau). Coursing mortalized as “Nimrod” in essentially continuous, but
cannot help recognizing that He passed it off as a trifle, a bled in 1934 by Vaughan
through Bohemia’s valleys, it the Enigma Variations), who if you pay attention you will
it contains a variety of ideas, product of his almost non- Williams’s colleague, Ralph
grows into a mighty stream. became Elgar’s editor and recognize “edges” as you
an energy and exuberance existent spare time. He de- Greaves, using material from
3. It flows through dense closest friend. One of the first move from one bit to the next.
and a brilliance of color such scribed his hectic summer the opera. Though the Fan-
woods, from which come joy- works Elgar sent Jaeger was 1. Introduction: Prince
as I may perhaps never find in a letter that September, tasia starts and ends with
ous hunting sounds. a piece for violin and piano Greensleeves, in the center Ivan is wandering in an en-
again, and which deserved a “You’ll kill me but I still
4. It flows through emer- that he called “Evensong.” of the work a different Eng- chanted forest at night. He
better fate.” have done no composing…”
ald meadows and lowlands, Jaeger liked the work, but lish folk song appears. It is comes upon…
But the opera could not His days start, he writes,
encountering a wedding knew that French titles were “Lovely Joan.” Vaughan Wil- 2. The Firebird: Fluttering
hold an audience. The Pari- at the Church of the Mad-
celebration with songs and currently in vogue. He con- liams, who collected tradi- trills introduce the magical
sian public made a joke of its eleine, where he plays organ
dancing. vinced Elgar that “Chanson tional folk songs, discovered bird with plumage of fire. She
title, calling it “Mal-venuto for daily mass, followed by
Cellini.” Only the opera’s giving private lessons to his 5. By night, in its glitter- de Nuit” would sell more “Lovely Joan” at a pub in gives him a magic feather for
overture was a hit. As the many students, all of whom ing waves, wood and water copies than “Evensong.” Norfolk in 1908. He quotes it protection and then disap-
composer delighted in tell- seem to live outside of Paris. nymphs hold their revels. A year and a half later, orchestrally in the opera in pears in a flash.
ing posterity, “The overture “I have been averaging about 6. And these waters reflect Elgar notified Jaeger that he an introduction to the scene 3. Dance of the Princesses:
was extravagantly applaud- three hours on the train each many a fortress and castle — was sending him a cheerful where Mrs. Quickly sets up Ivan wanders further and
ed, while the rest was hissed day … The only thing I have witnesses of the martial glo- companion piece to the rath- the rendezvous between Fal- discovers 13 princesses do-
with exemplary precision been able to write during this ry of days that are no more. er dark “Nuit,” and suggest- staff and Mistress Ford. Any- ing a slow circling dance;
and energy.” The Paris Opera shuttlecock existence is a Pa- 7. At the Rapids of St. John, ed the title “Chanson de Mat- one who recognized the tune they are captives of an evil
management quickly closed vane.” the stream speeds on, wind- in.” In their violin and piano would know that it tells the sorcerer who turns warriors
the show. ing its way through cataracts versions the pair sold nicely tale of “a fine young man” into statues and princesses
Five years after the de- and hewing a path for its and made a little money for who offers a pretty girl his into slaves. As their graceful
Bedrích Smetana foaming waters through the Elgar, but when he orches-
bacle, Berlioz revisited the purse of gold for a tumble dance comes to an end, Ivan
(1824–1884) rocky chasm into the broad trated them in January 1901, in the hay. Pretending to be is startled by the sorcerer
opera’s score in his private
salvage yard. Selecting a few The Moldau from Má riverbed. Elgar cheerfully watched as willing, she accepts his gold, himself.
hot spots in the music, he Vlast (1874) 8. It flows onward in ma- the sales took off. waits until his back is turned, 4. Infernal Dance: Shelter-
harvested the Carnival music Smetana was the great cul- jestic calm toward Prague. and “leapt on his horse and ing behind the protection
(the opera was set in Rome tural leader of the Bohemian- 9. It is welcomed by time- Ralph Vaughan Williams tore away!” In a nutshell it of his magic feather, Ivan
just before Lent, i.e., the Car- Czech nationalist movement honored Vysehrad. (Note: (1872–1958) foreshadows precisely what watches as the Firebird leads
nival or Mardi Gras week), in the 1860s and beyond. His The Vysehrad [“Castle on the will happen to Sir John with the magician and his demons
cycle of six symphonic po- heights”] is an ancient for- Fantasia on Greensleeves his Merry Wives.
a spirited saltarello dance, in an exhausting dance. Then
ems “Ma Vlast” (“My Father- tress in Prague. Smetana is (1934)
and a song Cellini addresses she lulls the monsters to
land”) marks the pinnacle buried there.) The traditional melody, Igor Stravinsky
to his 17-year-old beloved, sleep with…
10. It disappears into far Greensleeves, has had one of
“O Teresa, you whom I love of his career. The Moldau is (1882–1971) 5. Berceuse: Once all the
distance from the poet’s gaze. the longest and most varied
more than life itself.” These the second symphonic poem evil powers are sleeping…
The Moldau River’s source careers in folk song history. Firebird: Suite (1919)
he crafted into the founda- in the set, and it is by far the 6. Finale: …the evil spell
is a geographical fact, but Its origins are unknown, The Firebird (L’oiseau de feu)
tion of a stand-alone work. most familiar member of the begins to break (signaled by
the source of Smetana’s Mol- although a persistent con- was Stravinsky’s first big suc-
Berlioz had been just fin- cycle. solo horn). One by one the
dau melody is a mystery. It tingent of supporters credit cess. In 1909, the Ballets Russ-
ishing work on his masterful The composer lost his statues come to life in a final
is similar to a Swedish song King Henry VIII with its com- es in Paris gambled that the
Treatise on Modern Instrumen- hearing at the age of 50. When dance of deliverance.
Smetana learned while he position, despite the lack of 28-year-old Stravinsky could
tation and Orchestration (still he was working on “The Mol- “Symphony Notes” are by
was musical director of the any evidence. Greensleeves step in and compose this new
the go-to manual for creative dau,” he was totally deaf. Al- Lee Spear, retired music pro-
Goteborg Philharmonic, but clearly was well known, ballet after their first choice
orchestral coloring) when he though he could not hear the fessor at the University of
also to an Italian Renaissance however, during the reign of fumbled the commission. It
took up the salvage job. The music, he used it to trace the Pittsburgh-Bradford. For more
madrigal, and it can claim Henry’s daughter Elizabeth. was a lucky pick. When the
resultant score, which he scenery along the river Mol- specific musical detail on these
to be from Romania, or Mol- In The Merry Wives of Wind- ballet was produced in 1910,
named “Le carnaval romain, dau from its source down works, readers are invited to
dova. A minor scale that as- sor, Shakespeare has Mistress it was an immediate hit and
ouverture pour orchestre,” through the valleys of Bohe- tonight’s pre-concert lecture,
cends and then descends, it is Ford cite it to explain her dis- it quickly became a staple of
profited greatly from the co- mia, growing as it goes, past where Spear will provide musi-
virtually identical to the first trust of Falstaff’s promises: the ballet repertoire.
incidence. It is stuffed with a group of hunters, through cal examples and strategies for
two phrases of “Hatikvah,” “his words ... do no more ad- Stravinsky extracted three
colorful and innovative or- meadowlands and rapids,
the Israeli national anthem. here and keep place together concert suites from the ballet listening. Hurlbut Memorial
chestral effects. Encored at and on through Prague. His
Regardless of its true ori- than the Hundredth Psalm to score, one in 1910-11, another Community United Methodist
its first performance, the method is episodic, with the
gins, thanks to Smetana it is the tune of ‘Green Sleeves.’” in 1919, which we hear to- Church sanctuary, 6:45 p.m.
“Roman Carnival Overture” river’s melody binding the
a Czech folksong now. Later in the same play, Fal- night, and one more in 1945. Admission is free.
has been enormously popu- whole together.
staff himself calls upon “the
lar ever since. The composer’s notes de-
Edward Elgar tune of Green Sleeves” when
tail the river’s journey:
invoking Jove’s blessing on
Gabriel Fauré 1. Two springs pour forth (1857–1934)
his imagined tryst.
their streams in the shade of
(1845-1924) Chanson de Matin, Op. A little more than a cen-
the Bohemian forest, the one
15, No. 2 (1889–1890; orches- tury later, John Gay gave
Pavane, Op. 50 (1887) warm and gushing, the oth-
tral version 1901) Macheath new words to sing
Fauré was a darling of er cold and tranquil. Their
A comparatively early to the tune of Greensleeves
high-society Paris, having waves flowing over rocky
work, composed roughly 10 in The Beggar’s Opera. And a
been brought into the aristo- beds, unite and sparkle in the
years before Elgar’s break- bit more than a century after
away success with the Enig- that, William C. Dix wrote
ma Variations, the Chanson de the Christmas carol text
Matin was originally intend- “What child is this?” for the
ed as a salon piece for violin Greensleeves tune. About
and piano. that same time, Dante Ga-
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 The Chautauquan Daily Page 9
s a child growing up in a fundamentalist Gaddy has visited the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
church, I knew more about hell than art, or and enjoys other van Gogh paintings.
heaven, for that matter. Our ugly cinderblock “’Starry Night’ is still my favorite,” he said. “I have been
church with faux-tile floors had the artistic ste- preoccupied with it for years and would like it even without
rility commanded by the Reformation. The reformers ripped knowing about his faith. I understand his passion and depres-
out paintings and crushed statues and removed icons, along sion. He painted the questions and the affirmations of his life.
with correcting abuses of liturgy and theology,” said the
Rev. C. Welton Gaddy at the 9:15 a.m. worship service on
Monday. His texts were Mark 4:26-33 and Philippians 2:5-11.
Morning Worship People tried to tell him to change the way he painted. But he
had honesty and integrity. He only sold one painting in his
The sermon title was “The Art of Faith and the Faith of Art: Column by MARY LEE TALBOT “He pushed me in my own faith. ‘Starry Night’ is a spiri-
Paint Me a Picture.” A photograph of Vincent van Gogh’s tual autobiography. Van Gogh did with paint what Jesus
“Starry Night” was projected over the stage. did with parables. It is mysticism, the search for God and
Change came for Gaddy in college in an art appreciation inspired by Pilgrim’s Progress. ‘Does the road go uphill all the the triumph over skepticism. With the dark church and the
course. One drowsy afternoon, the professor was showing way? Yes, to the very end. Does the road go all day long? Yes, unenlightened clergy are layered colors that represent divin-
slides of great paintings. When “Starry Night” appeared on from morning to night, my friend.’” ity. He heard God’s voice under the stars saying, ‘Lo, I will be
the screen, “I felt a surge of emotion and a flicker of inter- Struggle in life is the experience of van Gogh, and of us, with you always.’”
est that swelled into passion,” Gaddy said. “It opened a new Gaddy said. He concluded, “Van Gogh understood plodding under the
world for me and expanded my faith. From Rembrandt, I “The church that he loved rejected him,” he said. “The questions and the occasional dancing with a few important
learned about shadow and light; from Picasso, the struggles woman that he loved turned against him because of her answers. He offered a reminder that there is a lot of road
with contemporary personal identity; from Michelangelo, clergyman father. He was in and out of mental institu- ahead. None of us have yet arrived. We need to travel with
the beauty of the human body and from da Vinci, about tions. But in his ‘Pieta’ and (‘The Raising of Lazarus’), he both faith and art.”
inclusivity. But I never forgot van Gogh. His bold strokes put his own face in the face of Jesus. He left the church, The Motet Choir sang “Sure on this Shining Night” by
resonant hope and despair, beauty and ugliness.” but not Christianity.” Samuel Barber. Then Gaddy closed with a recommendation
He discovered van Gogh’s religious faith through reading Gaddy pointed out that in “Starry Night,” the church is and a commission.
his letters and biographies and from critics. the only building that does not reflect the light of the stars. “God is already here with us,” he said. “We are in God’s
“Many of his paintings are dedicated to Jesus,” Gaddy said. “He experienced that darkness,” Gaddy said. “There presence. The commission is this. There is a woman in my
“He became disillusioned with the church when he tried to are times I would like to apologize to him for the church. I church in Louisiana who was disturbed that the church (in
live like Jesus and was called crazy. Even though he went into would like to apologize that the church was way too late in ‘Starry Night’) was dark. One day, she brought (a copy of the
a deep personal depression, it never destroyed his faith. arrival with civil rights, women’s rights and the LGBT com- painting) in with the lights turned on. So what if we decided
“Van Gogh used the canvas rather than the word. He munity. How many potentially wonderful ministers had the it is time to turn on the lights of the church?”
wrote, ‘What matters is to grasp what does not pass away in church turned away? And we not much better with artists. The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Depart-
what does pass away.’” ”We start out with faith and everything is all right, and ment of Religion, presided. The Rev. J. Paul Womack, pastor
Gaddy continued, “Meaning is found when the intention then we become disillusioned. We can come back to faith at of Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church,
of the artist meets the observation of each viewer. For van a more mature level but with ambivalence about the church. read the Scripture. Jared Jacobsen, organist and coordina-
Gogh, religion, faith and spirituality was about a pilgrimage. We have to love it enough to make the lights come on. There tor of worship and sacred music, led the music. The Mr. and
He painted many roads with wheat fields, stars and taverns. is a residue of hope, not in churches or temples or mosques, Mrs. William Uhler Follansbee Memorial Chaplaincy spon-
In a letter to his brother Theo, he wrote about a painting but in the holy, in mystery, in love.” sors this week’s services.
The testimony meetings Episcopal Chapel of the looking the Amphitheater social hour at 3:15 p.m.
at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the good Shepherd provides a good place to find today on the porch, hosted
Christian Science House offer old friends and make new by members of the Youngs-
readings on a current topic and Holy Eucharist is celebrat- friends. It’s a place for con- ville First United Methodist
a time for sharing ways the ed at 7:45 a.m. weekdays in versation, good fellowship Church and the Evangelical
application of Christian Science the Chapel. and that traditional Pres-
United Methodist Church,
has made a difference in lives. byterian coffee, that special
Episcopal Cottage both from Youngsville, Pa.
Presbyterian coffee (mocha),
Disciples of Christ Meet the Rev. Julie Mur- cocoa or lemonade. The often The Rev. J. Paul Womack
Compiled by MEg ViEhE doch, our chaplain of the overflowing porch indicates of Hurlbut Memorial Com-
“Haiti, Place of Pain and
week, at the afternoon tea at that there is a warm wel- munity United Method-
Promise” is the title of the
3:15 p.m. today at the Episco- come for everyone. ist Church leads a Bible
program at the 3:15 p.m. social
Baptist house Chautauqua Catholic hour today at Disciples of pal Cottage. study on “Lessons from
Community Mother Julie leads a Bible United Church of Christ Saint Paul’s Epistle to the
All are welcome to at- Christ Headquarters House.
tend our social hour at 3:15 Karon and Joel Duffield share study at 8:30 a.m. Wednes- Meet the Rev. Maren Romans” at 7 p.m. tonight.
Daily Masses are at 8:45 day at the cottage.
p.m. today in the Baptist their experiences of a mission Tirabassi, our chaplain of the This study is sponsored by
a.m. and 12:10 p.m. weekdays
House. The Kempers, visit to Haiti in February. A week, at our social hour at the Department of Religion,
in the Episcopal Chapel of the hebrew Congregation
Chautauqua’s well-known dozen members of Allison- 3:15 p.m. today at the UCC and all are welcome.
Good Shepherd. The Hebrew Congregation Headquarters house. Re-
musical family, provide All are invited to attend ville Christian Church (DOC) All are welcome to stop
the entertainment. Richard in Indianapolis engaged in a invites everyone to attend freshments are served. by for a cup of coffee be-
the social hour at 3:15 p.m. an hour of conversation and
Kemper, bassoon; Marjorie today at the Catholic House. variety of endeavors through United Methodist tween the morning worship
Kemper, piano; Barbara the auspices of The National social discourse at 3:15 p.m.
Hostesses are chairman Cheri and the 10:45 a.m. lecture
Hois, flute; Jason Hois, Spiritual Council of Churches today at the Everett Jewish Life All are welcome to our
Anderson assisted by Sue Center at Chautauqua. Join every weekday.
trumpet; Jeremy Hois, of Haiti. Their work included Chaplain’s Chat at noon
Verga, JoAnn Maraden, Julie friends for interesting discus- today on the porch of the
oboe; Kelly Hois, violin Vanvolkenburg, Judy Heid, construction projects, teaching Unitarian Universalist
and voice; Rebecca Scar- sion and light refreshments. United Methodist House.
Ellen Pfadt and Mary Ellen in the St. Andrews Seminary, Join us at 3:15 p.m. today
nati, oboe; and Elizabeth working with schoolchildren, The Rev. Robert Stutes leads
Grieco. Lutheran house a discussion of “The Protes- at the Unitarian Universalist
Scarnati, violin, perform. appearing on television and
Chabad Lubavitch All are invited to a social tant Suspicion of the Arts.” House, 6 Bliss Ave., for conver-
Members of Wesleyville enabling teachers to share
hour at 3:15 p.m. today at the Join us for our afternoon sation and refreshments.
Baptist Church, Wes- Today, the 17th of Tam- the trauma of the devastating
Lutheran House. Pianist Ser-
leyville, Pa., provide muz, is a fast day. There is earthquake of 2010.
ena Moore, Camp Springs,
refreshments. no class. The fast ends at 9:23 Joel Duffield, a retired
Md., and violinist Vince Me-
p.m. Disciples of Christ pastor who
Blessing and healing klis, Orlan Park, Ill., provide
Rabbi Vilenkin leads a served churches in Indiana
Daily Service study on “Project Talmud” and Illinois, was previously
Members of Tabor Evan-
The Blessing and Heal- at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in associate regional minister in
gelical Lutheran Church,
ing Service, sponsored by the Library Room of Alumni Indiana and Kentucky. Kane, Pa., host the event,
the Department of Religion, Hall. Come study the Tal- Host church California serving Lutheran punch and
takes place at 10:15 a.m. mud, where age-old wisdom United Christian Church homemade cookies.
every weekday in the Ran- offers solutions to modern- (DOC), California, Pa., pro-
dell Chapel of the United day problems. No prior vides refreshments. Presbyterian house
Church of Christ headquar- knowledge is necessary. Ecumenical Community All Chautauquans are
ters. This service is one invited to Coffee Hour be-
opportunity that provides a Christian Science house of Chautauqua tween morning worship and
time for quiet prayer in the Join us for our afternoon Join us for tea and cookies the morning lecture each
midst of a busy Chautau- social at 3:15 p.m. today at the at our afternoon social 3:15 weekday at the Presbyterian
qua schedule. Christian Science House. p.m. today at the ECOC house. House. The porch over-
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 The Chautauquan Daily Page 11
art show to open
in Strohl gallery
Elora Tocci Each artist — Moon Beom,
Staff Writer Nick Bernard, Carrie Gus-
tafson, Melinda Hackett,
a blue streak of artwork adam Kenney, amanda
will take over the strohl Knowles, Clayton Merrell
art Center for the next five and ron Porter — brings his
weeks. or her own style and medium
“Out of the Blue,” which into the show. The work rang-
will have its opening recep- es from ceramics to glass to
tion from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to- paintings, with the color blue
day in the strohl art Center, as the one unifying thread.
features work from eight art- Three-dimensional work
ists in all different shades of graces the top of pedestals
blue. Judy Barie, director of in the middle of the room,
galleries and curator of the while bigger paintings and
show, said this will be Chau- other pieces adorn the walls
tauqua’s first monochromat- and edges of the room. Photos | Megan Tan
ic-themed show. “it flows beautifully,” Ba-
Visual Arts at
Barie said she chose the rie said.
theme because the color blue Not all the work is entire-
celebrates the opening
figures prominently in life— ly blue, though, so as not to
everything from blue cheese of its newest Strohl Art
and blue jeans to feeling blue Center exhibition, “Out
some pieces, such as
or singing the blues. in fact, to Porter’s truck-back paint- of the Blue,” with a
complement the theme, a blues ings that depict the backs of reception from 4 p.m.
band will play on the front trucks on a highway under a to 6 p.m. today.
porch of the strohl art Center blue sky, use other colors to
during today’s reception. break up the blue. But over-
“Blue is very universal,” all, the show exposes a range
Barie said. “it’s the color of of artists and techniques and
the sky, the oceans — it’s all explores the same color from
around.” eight starkly different per-
Barie said she likes to do spectives.
a big, splashy show in the it’s nothing like Picasso’s
middle of the summer and famous blue period pieces
take advantage of the ample — the work is contemporary
gallery space. For “Out of the and inspired by the current
Blue,” she looked for artists world.
whose work she admired and “it’s really great for people
asked them to create blue to see the art that’s out there,”
pieces for the show. Barie said.
In VACI lecture, Bibro to speak on current market conditions in art world
Elora Tocci fact, artists learned how to weld and runs 25 to 30 shows a year. in belief in the power of art, stay patient and flexible will
Staff Writer with a true sculpt and developed curat- addition to running the gal- Bibro has been dedicated to be able to make a living for
passion for ing skills while helping out lery, Bibro does art apprais- the visual arts programs at themselves through their
Denise Bibro has a case for their craft in art galleries. als for insurance companies Chautauqua as well. she ju- work.
the arts. can use that she realized political sci- and consulting work for art- ried an art show here in the “some markets are so de-
Bibro, owner of Denise Bi- de d ic at io n ence didn’t compel her the ists, helping them with tasks 2009 season and featured a veloped that they’re out of
bro Fine art in Chelsea, N.Y., to thrive in way art did, so she con- ranging from writing press show in her gallery with the reach of a lot of people, but
will lecture at 7 p.m. tonight the contem- tinued to work at galleries releases to organizing their work of alumni and faculty new markets are developing
in the Hultquist Center. she Bibro porary art and art organizations. she portfolios. of the school of art the fol- and collectors are educat-
will talk about the lessons world. helped out with curating “art is always going to be lowing winter. ing themselves about them,”
she’s learned and experience “What prevails in this and public relations, work- a crucial ingredient in civili- she said that although she said. “artists with qual-
she’s garnered from the 25- market is quality of work ing in the lobbies of build- zation,” she said. the art world is in a bit of ity work and passion will al-
plus years she’s spent in the and passion,” she said. “art- ings on Park avenue and old staying true to that firm limbo right now, artists who ways survive.”
art business and the current ists have to find a way to be brownstones owned by the
art market — a market that, in touch with themselves, rockefeller family.
she admits, is difficult. Eco- find out what their art is re- Eventually, she sold al-
nomic situations worldwide ally about and develop their most everything she owned
have changed what buyers path from that.” for seed money to open her
and collectors are looking for and Bibro’s not all talk first gallery in soHo in 1996.
and what types and quanti- — she followed her passion “i heard there would be
ties of pieces are selling. for art down a path she cre- open space in soHo, so i took
But despite tougher con- ated for herself. she started the plunge,” she said.
ditions for artists, Bibro said college as a political science in 1997, she moved into
she sees no reason to lose major, although she took vi- the space in Chelsea that she
faith in the visual arts. in sual arts classes as well. she still operates, a gallery that
Page 12 The Chautauquan Daily Tuesday, July 19, 2011
3:30 Chautauqua Heritage Lecture
Series. “Singing Our Hymns.”
GAL A AFTERNOON
Jared Jacobsen, Chautauqua
Institution organist, and Marlie
Bendiksen, Chautauqua Institution
Archives. Hurlbut Church
3:30 Dance Lecture listed in the
TUESDAY , Weekly Insert and programmed by
Chautauqua Dance Circle, takes
JULY 19 place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21
4:00 (4:00-6:00) Opening Reception.
Out of the Blue. Strohl Art Center/
7:00 (7 – 11) Farmers Market. Main Gallery
7:15 (7:15–8) Mystic Heart Meditation. 4:00 Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
Leader: Subagh Singh Khalsa Fee. (Purchase tickets at Main
(Sikhism/Yogic Meditation) Bring Gate Welcome Center.)
gate pass. Main Gate Welcome
4:00 Faculty Artist Recital. Rebecca
Center Conference Room
Penneys, piano. (Benefits the
7:30 Bird Walk & Talk. (Programmed Chautauqua Women’s Club
by the Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Scholarship Fund.) Elizabeth S.
Garden Club.) Tina Nelson. Rain Lenna Hall
or shine. Bring binoculars. Meet
at Smith Wilkes Hall entrance 4:15 Garden Walk. (Programmed by
the Chautauqua Bird, Tree &
7:45 Episcopal Holy Eucharist. Chapel Garden Club.) Joe McMaster.
of the Good Shepherd Meet under green awning at the
8:00 Morning Meditation. back of Smith Wilkes Hall
(Sponsored by Unity of 4:30 Jewish Literary Festival.
Chautauqua.) Hall of Missions (Programmed by the Everett
8:45 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the Jewish Life Center.) Readings
Good Shepherd by Jacqueline Osherow. Everett
8:55 (8:55–9) Chautauqua Prays For Jewish Life Center
Peace Through Compassion. Hall 5:00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
of Missions Grove SERIES. Nickel City Reptiles and
9:15 DEVOTIONAL HOUR. The Rev. C. Exotics. Smith Wilkes Hall
Welton Gaddy, director, Interfaith 6:45 Pre-Chautauqua Symphony
Alliance; pastor, Northminster Orchestra Concert Lecture. Lee
Photos | Megan Tan
Baptist Church, Monroe, La. Spear. Hurlbut Church Sanctuary
Amphitheater Students of Chautauqua’s School of Dance put on a gala performance Sunday afternoon in the Amphitheater.
7:00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
9:30 Young Women’s Group. SERIES. Nickel City Reptiles and
(Programmed by the Chautauqua Exotics. Smith Wilkes Hall Peace Through Compassion. Hall Farmers Market
Women’s Club) Women’s of Missions Grove
7:00 Visual Arts Lecture Series. Denise 1:15 Language Hour: French, Spanish,
Bibro, director, Denise Bibro Fine 9:15 DEVOTIONAL HOUR. The Rev. C. German. (Programmed by the
9:30 Unitarian Universalist Ethics Art, NYC. Hultquist Center Welton Gaddy, director, Interfaith Chautauqua Women’s Club.)
Series. Jim Walkup. Hall of Alliance; pastor, Northminster Women’s Clubhouse
7:00 Bible Study. (Sponsored by the
Philosophy Baptist Church, Monroe, La.
Dept. of Religion.) “Chapters 1:30 Special Program. Q-and-A with
10:15 Service of Blessing and Healing. from the Epistle to the Romans: Amphitheater morning lecturer. Barbara Smith
UCC Chapel An Introduction to the Audacity 9:15 Project Talmud. (Programmed by Conrad. (School of Music.)
10:45 LECTURE. ”An Early Alzheimer’s of Paul.” The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Chabad Lubavitch of Chautauqua.) McKnight Hall
Poem: What’s It Worth?” Stanley Womack, leader. United Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin. Alumni 2:00 INTERFAITH LECTURE SERIES.
Fish, online columnist, New York Methodist House Hall Library Room Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, artistic
Times; professor of humanities 8:15 CHAUTAUQUA SYMPHONY 9:30 Chautauqua Institution Trustees director, Chautauqua Dance
and law, Florida International ORCHESTRA CONCERT. Porch Discussion. “Financial Program. Hall of Philosophy
University. Amphitheater Christopher Seaman, guest Sustainability.” Sebby Baggiano, 2:00 Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
10:45 (10:45-11:15) Story Time at the conductor. (Community Geof Follansbee. Hultquist
Library. For ages 3 to 4. Smith Appreciation Night.) Fee. (Purchase tickets at Main
Center porch Gate Welcome Center.) Leave
Memorial Library Amphitheater
• Roman Carnival: Overture 9:30 Unitarian Universalist Ethics from Main Gate Welcome Center
12:10 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the
Hector Berlioz Series. Roger Doebke. Hall of 2:30 (2:30-4:00) Piano Master Class/
• Pavane, Op. 50 Philosophy Lessons. (School of Music.) Fee.
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch/Lecture.
Gabriel Fauré 10:00 Voice Master Class. (School Sherwood-Marsh Studios
(Programmed by the Writers’
• The Moldau of Music.) Marlena Malas,
Center.) “The Psalms as a 3:30 Contemporary Issues Dialogue.
Bedrich Smetana presenter. McKnight Hall
Collaboration between God and (Programmed by the Chautauqua
• Chanson de matin
David.” Jacqueline Osherow, poet- 10:15 Service of Blessing and Healing. Women’s Club.) Barbara Smith
in-residence. Alumni Hall Porch UCC Chapel Conrad, mezzo-soprano and civil
• Fantasia on “Greensleves”
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch. (Sponsored by 10:45 LECTURE. ”Museums Matter.” rights leader. (Today’s Dialogue
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Metropolitan Community Church.) Susan Stamberg, special is an opportunity to be a part of
• Firebird: Suite (1919)
Chautauqua Gay & Lesbian Igor Stravinsky correspondent, National Public a conversation with one of the
Community. “How to Choose the Radio. Amphitheater morning lecturers. Doors open
10:00 Meet the CSO Section. (Sponsored at 3:00. Admittance is free, but
Right Complementary Health
by Symphony Partners.) Brass, 12:00 (noon–2) Flea Boutique.
Alternative.” Cate Miller, licensed limited to the first 50 people.)
Percussion, Harp and Piano. (Sponsored by Chautauqua
massage therapist, teacher of Women’s Clubhouse
Amphitheater Back Porch Women’s Club.) Behind Colonnade
holistic studies, personal trainer. 3:30 Jewish Literary Festival.
Everyone is welcome. Alumni Hall 12:00 Women in Ministry. Hall of
(Programmed by the Everett
Garden Room Missions
Jewish Life Center.) Readings by
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch/Lecture. 12:10 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the Janice Eidus. Chautauqua Literary
(Programmed by the Chautauqua Good Shepherd Arts Center at Alumni Hall Porch
Bird. Tree & Garden Club.) 12:15 Massey Organ Mini-concert: 4:00 Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
“China’s Gardens: Digging Ponds Franz Liszt at 200! “Weinen, Fee. (Purchase tickets at Main 5:30 (5:30-7) Chautauqua Property Leader: Carol McKiernan. Bring
and Piling Rocks,” Jayne Keffer Klagen” Variations and Oliver
(Helen Spaulding Davis Memorial WEDNESDAY, Gate Welcome Center.) Owners Association gate pass. Main Gate Welcome
Messiaen. Jared Jacobsen,
Lecture.) Smith Wilkes Hall JULY 20 organist. Amphitheater
4:15 Young Readers Program. Sparky: Neighborhood Picnics. All Center Conference Room
The Life and Art of Charles Schulz Chautauquans welcome. Various 7:30 Voice Program Performance.
12:30 (12:30–2) Mystic Heart Meditation
12:15 Jewish Literary Festival Brown by Beverly Gherman. Illustrator locations published in The
Seminar. “Meditation: Tapping into (School of Music.) Vocal chamber
Bag Lunch. (Programmed by the Eric Rohmann takes us inside the Chautauquan Daily
Your Creative Self.” Subagh Singh music with Donald St. Pierre.
Everett Jewish Life Center.) Chana world of visual storytelling. Alumni
Khalsa (Sikh Dharma/Kundalini 7:00 (7 – 11) Farmers Market 6:45 Eventide Travelogue. (Programmed (Benefits the Chautauqua
Bloch, speaker. Everett Jewish Hall Garden Room
Yoga Meditation) Hall of Missions by the CLSC Alumni Association.) Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.)
7:15 (7:15–8) Mystic Heart Meditation. Life Center
1:00 Duplicate Bridge. For men and Leader: Subagh Singh Khalsa 4:15 Bat Chat. (Programmed by the “Home Exchanges: A Way to Enjoy Fletcher Music Hall
women. (Programmed by Women’s 12:15 Brown Bag Lunch/Book Review. Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden Extended Travel.” Samson Levine.
(Sikhism/Yogic Meditation) Bring 7:30 SPECIAL. FAMILY
Club) Fee. Women’s Clubhouse (Programmed by the CLSC Alumni Club.) Caroline Van Kirk Bissell. Donation. Hall of Christ
gate pass. Main Gate Welcome ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
Association.) Susan Laubach, My (Children under 12 accompanied
2:00 INTERFAITH LECTURE SERIES. Center Conference Room 7:00 Christian Science Service. Circurious. (Community
New Aerican Life, Francine Prose. by adult.) Smith Wilkes Hall
Ethan McSweeny and Vivienne 7:45 Episcopal Holy Eucharist. Chapel Christian Science Chapel Appreciation Night.) Amphitheater
Alumni Hall Porch
Benesch, co-artistic directors, of the Good Shepherd 5:30 Prayer Service. “...and Give You
1:00 Chautauqua Literary and 7:15 (7:15–7:45) Mystic Heart Meditation. 9:00 (9-12) Open Mic Night. College Club
Chautauqua Theater Company. Peace.” (Programmed by Hurlbut
Hall of Philosophy 8:00 Morning Meditation. Scientific Circle Alumni Memorial Church; Co-sponsored
(Sponsored by Unity of Association Docent Tours of by the Dept. of Religion.) Juanita
2:00 Student Chamber Music Recital.
Chautauqua.) Hall of Missions Alumni Hall and Pioneer Hall.
(Benefits the Chautauqua and John Jackson, Certified Lay
Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.) 8:45 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the 1:00 (1-4) CWC Artists at the Market. Speakers. Hurlbut Memorial Church
McKnight Hall Good Shepherd
2:00 Docent Tours. Meet at Fowler- 8:55 (8:55–9) Chautauqua Prays For
Kellog Art Center
2:00 Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
Fee. (Purchase tickets at Main
Gate Welcome Center.)
2:30 (2:30-4:00) Piano Master Class/
Lessons. (School of Music.) Fee.
3:15 Social Hour Denominational Houses
3:15 Hebrew Congregation
Conversation & Refreshments.
Everett Jewish Life Center