Chautauqua Institution has announced the highlights of its 2019 lineup of concerts and performers, including the newest additions of popular musical collective Postmodern Jukebox on Friday June 28, and Motown legend Diana Ross on Friday, July 5. Performances take place in the Chautauqua Amphitheater.
Tickets can be purchased online at concerts.chq.org or by phone at 716¬-357-6250. Each ticket provides access to Chautauqua Institution grounds from 4 p.m. to midnight; children 12 and under are admitted both to Chautauqua and the Amphitheater free of charge. More announcements are forthcoming; a full listing of Chautauqua Amphitheater entertainment offerings is available at concerts.chq.org.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 28 · 8:15 p.m.
To usher in the upcoming 2020s, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox brings its Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour to Chautauqua. Founded by Scott Bradlee in 2009, PMJ has amassed over 1 billion YouTube views and 3.5 million subscribers, and racked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook.
Friday, July 5 · 8:15 p.m. · Limited number of tickets available
National treasure Diana Ross, following her stunning performance earlier this month at the Grammys, is known as one of the world’s greatest entertainers of all time. This evening will celebrate Ross’ enduring collection of award-winning songs, brilliant costumes, and the timeless memories of millions of fans across the world.
Star Wars: A New Hope — In Concert
Friday, July 19 · 8:15 p.m.
Experience the magic of “Star Wars” like you’ve never seen it before on the big screen with John Williams’ Oscar-winning score performed live by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday, July 20 · 8:15 p.m.
Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program “This American Life,” heard each week by more than 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody awards.
Our Native Daughters
Thursday, July 25 · 8:15 p.m.
Back at Chautauqua by popular demand, Rhiannon Giddens’ project with Our Native Daughters brings together three other black female roots artists, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah. Their debut recording, Songs of Our Native Daughters, is a stunning 13-track album available now.
The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
Friday, August 2 · 8:15 p.m.
With 20 Grammy Awards between them, two musically iconic groups have joined forces for an unforgettable collaboration. The Manhattan Transfer are winners of 10 Grammy Awards, with millions of records sold worldwide, while Take 6 demonstrates why they are recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group in the world.
Friday, August 9 · 8:15 p.m.
Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree that Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country, with Entertainment Weekly calling him “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
August 20, 22, 23 · 8:15 p.m.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. JLCO and Marsalis will present a number of programs at Chautauqua during a weeklong residency, including an Aug. 20 appearance with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, an Aug. 22 performance of a new original composition by Marsalis, and an Aug. 23 concert of Duke Ellington’s masterworks.
The Beach Boys
Wednesday, August 21 · 8:15 p.m.
With a torrent of hit singles and albums that have sold by the tens of millions, the Beach Boys have forever changed the popular music landscape. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and has sold albums by the tens of millions, starting with the hit “Surfin’ USA.”