Featured Events & Opera House News

Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction

June 1, at 9:00am

Join us for the annual Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction to support the 24th annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival!  This year's event will be held in the West Barker Common near the Gazebo, and will feature delicious BBQ chicken lunches served between 11:30am and 3pm or until they are gone (presale tickets must be redeemed by 1:30pm).  And, don't forget to try your luck at the basket auction, as well.  The Basket Auction and Bake Sale both start at 9am.    



Jamestown Trolley Car #93 Jamestown Trolley Car #93

The Jamestown Trolley Restoration Project

June 6, at 7:00pm

Jamestown Trolley Restoration Project Volunteer Bob Johnston presents this third program in the 2019 Chautauqua County History Lecture Series, about an effort to restore a bit of Jamestown's historic past.  The Jamestown Street Railway company started streetcar operations on June 19, 1884, with horse-drawn cars and by 1891, had transitioned to electrified cars.  When trolley service ended in in 1938, all the trolley cars were lost except Car #93, which was pulled from the woods of Dewittville in 1996.  It is on its way to being restored and preserved.


1891 Run Winners

The top overall finishers in this past week's 1891 Run are pictured above.  They are (l to r): Hannah Bauman, Third Place - Overall Female; Marie Lemay, First Place - Overall Female; Heather Kaczor, Second Place - Overall Female; Chris Annear, Third Place - Overall Male; Thomas Cobb, First  Place - Overall Male; Aidan Van Slycke - Second Place - Overall Male. 


Bolshoi Ballet Live:  Carmen Suite/ Petrushka

May 30, at 7:00pm

Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet Carmen Suite by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. This double-bill production encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian ballet.




Maestro Grant Cooper Maestro Grant Cooper

24th Annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival

June 14, at 8:00pm
June 15, at 8:00pm
June 16, at 3:00pm

Three concerts over three days featuring of some of the greatest music ever written. Treat yourself to concerts by Baroque music specialists that will leave you applauding for more! Though the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the foundation of the Festival, each year we include other great composers whose works reflect Bach's inspirational influence.  This year's concerts include the music of Bach, Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli and more; and it features acclaimed vocalists in some of the Baroque period's most widely recognized music.