Day at Chautauqua Institution with Lecture by Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma

August 10, 2018 - 6:15am to 8:30pm


Spend a day at Chautauqua Institution, a summer retreat promoting the arts, education, and recreation. We arrive in time to hear the morning conversation with World-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. Ma who has recorded more than 100 albums (including 19 Grammy Award winners), creates programs that stretch the boundaries of genre and tradition to explore music-making as a model for the cultural collaboration essential to a strong society. Expanding upon this belief, in 1998 Ma established Silkroad, a collective of artists from around the world who create music that engages their many traditions. Among his many roles, Ma is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant and artistic advisor at large to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

After the lecture, lunch is in the historic Athenaeum Hotel. You may structure your day to suit your interests--visit the wonderful bookstore and interesting shops, stroll along the lake, or walk the magnificent grounds, taking in the 100-year-old homes, beautiful gardens, and tranquil areas for relaxation and meditation. While there is free mini-van transportation throughout the area, there is considerable walking involved. Please note: the speaker is subject to change. Moderate walking is involved.

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6:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $130 for members and nonmembers
(Fee includes: motorcoach transportation, lunch at the Athenaeum, and admission to Chautauqua Institution)
The last day to withdraw to receive a full refund is June 15.


Directions and Parking Information

Discount parking will be available at Soldiers and Sailors Garage for $10. This must be purchased in advance.