Week Five :: July 22–29

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The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?

President Donald J. Trump is likely to nominate several justices to the Supreme Court, shaping the future of our country and, in particular, how we govern ourselves for decades to come.

  • What impact have presidential appointments to the Court had on major Court decisions?
  • What potential appointments are looming in the 45th president’s first term, and what impact can those appointments have on major cases before the Court?
  • How has the balance of power among the three branches of government changed throughout the Court’s history?


Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Supreme Court and Religious Communities: Holding America Accountable? 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed that “The conscience of the country must be both the Supreme Court and the Religious Communities.”  How are these, as well as other civil entities, informing the moral compass of the nation today?  In this week we will seek to discern how our social conscience is faring.


  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli

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    Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli is a life-long United Methodist who is passionate about sharing the good news of God’s liberating love in Jesus Christ.

    Sun., July 23 at 10:45am | Mon., July 24 – Friday, July 28 at 9:15am

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 03:00pm

    Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition

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    July 23–August 3 / Opening Reception Sunday, July 23/ 3–5 p.m.

    One of our most popular shows of the summer will be displayed once again in the Fowler- Kellogg Art Center on both the first and second floors. Students who are attending the seven-week summer session...

    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center


  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 04:00pm

    School of Music: Faculty Recital, A. Berofsky

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    Location: Fletcher Music Hall


  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:00am

    Master Class with Craig Rutenberg

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    School of Music Master Classes offer Chautauqua audiences a rare glimpse into the professional development of our top SOM students. Watch as students first perform, and then receive world-class guidance from our SOM faculty members to take their playing to the next level.

    Location: McKnight Hall


  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:45am

    Jeffrey Rosen

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    President and CEO, National Constitution Center

    Jeffrey Rosen is the president and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan... 

    Location: Amphitheater