Week Four :: July 14–21

Russia and the West

A quarter-century has passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union — and the promise of new relationship with the West — yet we find ourselves at what some consider the brink of a new Cold War. What has happened to damage relations between Russia and the West over 25 years, how have power dynamics changed in the age of digital and information warfare, and what must we understand about the recent history of Vladimir Putin’s Russia and its relationship with the West and the world? Building upon the work of the Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations of the 1980s and 1990s, we reaffirm our need for a deeper cultural understanding of Russia, its history and its people.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Russia and Its Soul

Described by the West for decades as ‘Godless Russia,’ post-Soviet Russia has revealed that it had never actually lost its soul. In what multiple ways is this resurrected religiosity being manifested, and what else is it gradually releasing? In this week we journey into the broad heart of the Russian people.

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Vamos, Pacht and Friends

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    Almita Vamos, violin; Nurit Pacht, violin; Eugenia Monacelli, piano; Rami Vamos, guitar

    This program was developed by Chautauqua School of Music faculty member Almita Vamos as a celebration, inviting her talented family to perform music spanning from the 20th century through today.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 06:00pm

    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

     

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Opera Highlights”

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    Chautauqua Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists Steven Osgood, conductor | Jorge Parodi, conductor



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 10:45am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.

    Sun., July 15 at 10:45am | Mon., July 16 – Fri., July 20 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 15, 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 15, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua School of Dance Gala

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    Chautauqua is recognized as having one of the finest summer dance programs in the U.S. Young dancers from around the country audition to be part of this excellent program. This student gala gives Chautauqua an opportunity to see, first hand, the talent, dedication and grace of these incredible young people.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 15, 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 16, 2018 | 09:15am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.

    Sun., July 15 at 10:45am | Mon., July 16 – Fri., July 20 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 10:45am

    Chris Coons

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    U.S. senator from Delaware

    Chris Coons was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 following terms as New Castle County Council president and New Castle County executive. In the Senate, he sits on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 12:30pm

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Brad Allenby

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     Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, Arizona State University
    “Russia at the Gates: The Fall of the American Empire”



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes will present and curate the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week Four, Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Amy Knight

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    Amy Knight, historian; author, Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder

    Amy Knight is the author of six books on Russian history and politics, including Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, published in 2017 by St. Martin's Press.   



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 04:00pm

    ETHEL: “Devoted”

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    At the heard of ETHEL, the acclaimed New York City-based contemporary music string quartet, is a collaborative ethos — a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. Nearly 20 years into its existence, the group has...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Love, Laughter, and Vodka: A Night of Russian Fiction with Selected Shorts

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    Thehit public radio series comes to the Amphitheater with an evening of hilarious, surreal, moving and romantic tales by some of the greatest Russian writers. This evening of Selected Shorts is a unique night of literature in performance, designed to showcase...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 10:45am

    William J. Burns

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    President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

    William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes will present and curate the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week Four, Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Theodore Flood: Herald of Chautauqua

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    Richard Heitzenrater, Duke University



    Location: Hurlbut Memorial Church

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Victoria Lomasko, CLSC Author, Other Russias

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    What does it mean to live in Russia today? What is it like to grow up in a forgotten city, to be a migrant worker or to grow old and seek solace in the Orthodox church?



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | A drum-playing donkey, an opera-singing rooster, a cantankerous dog and an opinionated cat discover that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone. Set to music by Arthur Sullivan, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rossini, and Verdi, this one-act opera for young audiences by John Davies is sure to provide an entertaining introduction to opera for kids of all ages.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | A drum-playing donkey, an opera-singing rooster, a cantankerous dog and an opinionated cat discover that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone. Set to music by Arthur Sullivan, Donizetti, Offenbach, Rossini, and Verdi, this one-act opera for young audiences by John Davies is sure to provide an entertaining introduction to opera for kids of all ages.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall