2022 Season

An unforgettable season under the guidance of Music Director Peter Oundjian. 

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John Adams, Composer-in-Residence

The Festival welcomes John Adams as 2022 composer-in-residence.

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Unmissable Symphonies

We celebrate the return of our full-sized symphony orchestra to the stage.

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3 Must-Hear Premieres

Be the first to hear new music by Wang Jie, Timo Andres, and Wynton Marsalis.

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6 weeks | 22 concerts | June 30–August 7

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Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Music Director Peter Oundjian sat down with composer Wang Jie to discuss her “Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains,” a brand new piece of music which the Festival will premiere on August 4, 2022.

2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

We love receiving feedback from Festival attendees and we continually endeavor to improve the Festival experience in response to that feedback, in collaboration with our partners at Chautauqua Auditorium.

Pure Fantasy: Anthony McGill, Wang Jie, and Firebird

Pure Fantasy: Anthony McGill, Wang Jie, and Firebird

The acclaimed Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic, makes his mark on Chautauqua Auditorium on August 4. The orchestral centerpiece of the show is Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite — an exciting and dramatic musical fairytale drawn from generations of folklore.

Tessa Lark: A Violinist Beyond Genre

Tessa Lark: A Violinist Beyond Genre

“I’m just honestly seeking out masterworks from all eras and all styles,” Lark said. “It’s pretty common now to hear from musicians of my generation and later that people are over the term ‘genre.’ I look for music that I fall in love with and that has a deep message.”

Ryan Bancroft: A Conductor Catapulted onto the World’s Stage

Ryan Bancroft: A Conductor Catapulted onto the World’s Stage

His big breakthrough came in 2018 when he won both first prize and the audience prize at the Malko Competition in Copenhagen, an international conducting contest that the symphonic world follows closely for new talent. “I can measure everything before that and everything after that as two completely times in my life,” Bancroft said.

COVID-19 Updates for 2022 Festival

COVID-19 Updates for 2022 Festival

Updated April 5, 2022 We understand that health and safety are important factors for our patrons planning to visit Chautauqua Auditorium for in-person concerts in the 2022 Festival season (June 30-August 7). Watch this page for updates as the Festival approaches. At...

Remembering Louise Christopher

Remembering Louise Christopher

Today (Monday, April 4), our offices are closed so that the staff and faculty may attend the memorial service of Louise Christopher, our beloved friend and colleague. More than 20 years ago, Louise joined the board of the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts and...

2022 Summer Internship for Students of Color

2022 Summer Internship for Students of Color

This opportunity is for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC). Dates: June 24 - August 8, 2022 Location: Boulder, CO Pay: $4,000 stipend, plus travel and housing as needed Hours: 40+ hours/week, including nights and weekends...

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Festival Fellows

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Center for Musical Arts

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