Week Five :: July 21–28

The Ethics of Dissent

If dissent is the “highest form of patriotism,” at what point does dissent become harmful subversion? How does the First Amendment color the American debate on this subject, and what about other countries where these protections are nonexistent or less explicit? Is violence ever justified, and, if so, at what cost? In this week, we’ll examine the obligations of active citizens and cultural critics, look at the role dissent has played in the development of democracy and a muscular civic dialogue, and consider how dissent has changed — in the forms it takes, how it is responded to, and the rules by which society allows or prohibits it.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Ethics of Dissent

When one is dissenting in the public realm, morally, what can one do, what must one do, what must one not do? In what circumstances (ever?) does the end justify the means? When trying to change minds about something, what must never be violated, what line must never be crossed? In this week we will seek to discern what an effective “ethics of dissent” can look like.

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Music for Two Pianos: Melville and Milbauer

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    Nicola Melville, piano; John Milbauer, piano

    Chautauqua Piano Program Co-Chairs Nicola Melville and John Milbauer have had a long musical partnership and friendship since meeting as students in the Chautauqua Piano Program from 1989–1992 and are celebrating their 20th season at Chautauqua in 2018.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

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    Reverend Michael-Ray Mathews is an ordained American Baptist minister and a leading pastor in the multifaith movement for justice.

    Sun., July 22 at 10:45am | Mon., July 23 – Fri., July 27 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition

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    July 22–August 2 / Opening Reception Sunday, July 22 /  3–5 p.m.

    Students who are attending the seven week summer session at the Chautauqua School of Art will exhibit original work created on and off the grounds and in their studios.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

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    Reverend Michael-Ray Mathews is an ordained American Baptist minister and a leading pastor in the multifaith movement for justice.

    Sun., July 22 at 10:45am | Mon., July 23 – Fri., July 27 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 10:45am

    Ralph Young

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    Author, Dissent: The History of an American Idea

    Ralph Young is a Professor of History at Temple University, and the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protests movements. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

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    With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Nicholas Phan: “A Painted Tale”

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    Named one of NPR's "Favorite New Artists of 2011," American tenor Nicholas Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. Praised for his keen intelligence, captivating stage presence and natural musicianship, he performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Valarie Kaur

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    Valarie Kaur is a social justice activist who leads campaigns for civil and human rights. Kaur was born and raised in California´s Central Valley, where her family settled as Sikh farmers a century ago. When a Sikh family friend was the first person murdered in a hate crime after 9/11, she made her first film on hate violence in America. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Cityscapes: Paintings by Ron Donoughe

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    July 25–August 20 / Opening Reception Wednesday, July 25 /  3–5 p.m.

    Ron Donoughe is best known for his spirited, realistic plein air landscape paintings of Western Pennsylvania, and he graciously agreed to create a series of City Scape oil paintings for this one person exhibition.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Rosalie Silberman Abella :: 14th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States

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    Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

    The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella is renowned in Canada, in the United States, and beyond our continent as a great jurist, thinker, writer, and public figure in the law.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 07:30pm

    The Peking Acrobats

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    For the last 32 years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Accompanied by live musicians performing on traditional Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, CLSC Author, Call Me Zebra

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    Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Timothy Muffitt, conductor | Simon Lapointe, violin | Christopher Fischer, viola

    Repertoire: Samuel Barber: Essay No. 1, op. 12; Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60

     



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 05:30pm

    Stroll Through the Arts

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    Plans are underway for this summer’s fundraiser for the visual arts, hosted by the VACI Partners, Chautauqua’s friends of the visual arts group. Please mark this date on your calendars and plan to spend the evening with us! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Chautauqua School of Art Scholarship fund.



    Location: VACI Galleries

     

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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    Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.



    Location: Amphitheater