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MUSIC

Marc Cohn’s 25th Anniversary Show featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama – July 23

From the iconic opening track “Walking In Memphis” to the album’s last song “True Companion,” Marc Cohn, joined by an all-star band and legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama, takes the stage to perform his platinum-selling debut record. Fans will enjoy a sequence of songs accompanied by photographs and video from Marc’s personal archives. Megan Burtt will open the show. Saturday, July 23. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online. Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to these shows!

Colorado Music Festival – Week 5

On July 21 and 22, SeiSolo Artist-in-Residence Vadim Gluzman concludes his CMF residency with a solo performance of Tchiakovsky’s Violin Concerto, followed by an evening of Russian compositions with music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni leading the CMF Orchestra. The music continues Sunday, July 24 with the Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s final three symphonies. On Tuesday, July 26, multi-dimensional hip-hop artist, producer, philosopher, author and visiting CU professor Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky curates the second Mash-Up performance. The program features DJ Spooky at the turntables, the full orchestra and conductor Chris Rountree, artistic director of the Los Angeles-based music ensemble, wild Up. Read the Daily Camera’s preview of week 5 here. View the complete list of Colorado Music Festival events at Chautauqua here. Purchase tickets online here. Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to these shows!

SILENT FILM

The Kid – July 20

Starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan with live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano

Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent classic is about a lonely Tramp who finds and unwilling adopts an abandoned baby. As the child (Jackie Coogan) grows, the two form a profitable business partnership: the boy goes around breaking windows, and his friend follows mending them to earn an honest living. When social workers try to take the boy, the Tramp ferociously opposes, but the boy is finally reunited with his mother. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film, as well as composed the score. Watch a preview here. Also screened will be “A Dog’s Life” (1918) starring Charlie Chaplin and a young pup. Wednesday, July 20. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Beauty and the Beast – July 25

Featuring the 1995 Philip Glass opera soundtrack

Join us for a special re-screening of Jean Cocteau’s adaptation of de Beaumont’s fairy tale about how the love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast. Tickets are free! Online reservations are requested. Monday, July 25. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. To reserve your tickets, click here.

The Big Parade – July 27

Featuring live musical accompaniment by The Silent Cinema Trio

The first of the great WWI films, “The Big Parade” also proved to be a huge hit — making King Vidor a major director and John Gilbert one of the biggest stars of the era.

Adapted by from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel “Plumes” by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army’s Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare and finds love with a French girl. Watch a trailer here. Wednesday, July 27. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

LODGING

Enjoy a Chautauqua summer staycation!

Coloradans, want to getaway without traveling long distances? Join us for a staycation and rejuvenate amongst the natural beauty of your local National Historic Landmark. Enjoy inspired views of the Flatirons, front door access to Boulder’s famous hiking trails, onsite cultural programming, tranquil accommodations and soul-nourishing cuisine at the Dining Hall.

Available in studio, one, two or three bedroom configurations to meet your needs, each cottage has its own historic charm and features a fully equipped kitchens and screened-in front porch. All accommodations are television, phone and smoke free.

Learn more about our cottages and lodges here. For reservations, call 303.952.1611, or click here to reserve online. Minimum night stays may apply.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Grab a bite before the show!

Looking for a sit down dining experience before a summer show in the Auditorium? Enjoy the beautiful views from the Chautauqua Dining Hall’s wrap around porch while savoring fresh, Colorado Bistro cuisine. For concert night reservations at the Dining Hall, please call 303-440-3776 or email reservations@chautauquadininghall.com.

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