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 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • 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

     

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Beethoven Festival Concert No. 1”

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Shai Wosner, piano

    Repertoire: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

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

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



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 02:30pm

    New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Choral Studies

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    90 high school students from across New York State gather at SUNY Fredonia each summer to study and sing at the New York State Summer School of the Arts.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

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    Michael-Ray Mathews is an ordained American Baptist minister and a leading pastor in the multi-faith 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 | 01:00pm

    Masterclass with Marlena Malas

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    Chautauqua Opera Young Artists will work with Marlena Malas, Chair of the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program.



    Location: Fletcher Hall

     

  • 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

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Ersula Ore

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    Ersula Ore, professor of ethics, The School of Social Transformation; assistant professor of African and African American studies, and rhetoric, Arizona State University



    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

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra with School of Dance

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    Timothy Muffit, music director and conductor



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 10:45am

    Suzanne Nossel

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    Chief executive officer, PEN America

    Suzanne Nossel serves as the chief executive officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression organization. Since joining PEN America in 2013, Nossel has overseen a doubling of the organization’s staff and budget and groundbreaking work...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Steven Conn

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    Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches an undergraduate seminar titled "War and Dissent in American History."



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 03:30pm

    The Future of International Criminal Tribunals in an Age of Extremes

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    David Crane, Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, author of The Founders: Four pioneering individuals who launched the first modern-era international tribunals; along with Greg Peterson from the Robert Jackson Center



    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Jeff Greenham, VACI Lecture Series

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    Jeff Greenham, Associate Dean, School of Art, Fairmont State University



    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Beethoven Festival Concert No. 2”

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    Stilian Kirov, conductor | YooJin Jang, violin

    Repertoire: Giuseppe Verdi : Overture to La forza del destino; Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67



    Location: Amphitheater