2020 Chautauqua Excursion

Thank you for your interest in the Columbus Symphony’s annual excursion to the Chautauqua Institution.

2020 Excursion to the Chautauqua Institution
Save the Date
July 15-19, 2020

The Columbus Symphony invites you to a special four-day trip to experience the unique summer community of the Chautauqua Institution on Chautauqua Lake that encompasses the arts, education, religion, and recreation. Enjoy lectures, concerts, and other events, including the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (featuring the Columbus Symphony Chorus), conducted by Rossen Milanov.

During our stay, the theme for the week is Art and Democracy:

Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? In this week, we hear from artists raising the social consciousness, challenging the status quo and engaging communities large and small toward meaningful action.

We consider how art and artmaking serves as a catalyst for dissent and change and has the unique ability to bring community together to heal following trauma.

How are the arts uniquely positioned to move the conversation forward, when other attempts at dialogue fail?

Check back at a later date for more information on the 2020 excursion.