Week One :: June 23–30

The Life of the Written Word

Language is a living and dynamic thing, passed along through writing. Words and the act of writing can erase or reclaim history, identity. We write to communicate our truths, and we read to understand, to gain new perspectives, new knowledge and new empathy. For these reasons, the literary arts find themselves at the forefront of cultural, political, and artistic conversations in the U.S. and around the world. As the line between writer and reader is blurred, we recognize that human beings are storytellers as well as story readers. In this weeklong festival, Chautauqua builds upon its traditions as a literary community, and we hold up the power of language and pledge to be responsible stewards of that power.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Producing a Living Faith Today?

Who is God in a world that has been shaped by Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Freud and Einstein? What does the Bible really say? How do you deal with the supernatural in a non-supernatural world? If God is all-powerful, why is there suffering? What does resurrection mean? What does it mean to be raised into God? Christianity is bound up with these questions, and these are the questions to be raised in this week guided by John Shelby Spong, former Episcopal bishop of Newark.

 

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Karoline M. Lewis

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    Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, having previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.

    Sun., June 24 at 10:45am | Mon., June 25 – Fri., June 29 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 02:30pm

    The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

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    The 2018 season opens with a Chautauqua favorite — the band that has participated in numerous presidential inaugural parades and supported many diplomatic missions overseas. Joining these instrumental forces will be the Soldiers’ Chorus, known for performing the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet, and Americana.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art

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    June 24–July 17 / Opening Reception Sunday, June 24 /  3–5 p.m.

    The Chautauqua Annual Exhibition is one of the oldest continuously running juried shows in the country. For our 61st year, approximately 25 works from contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists will be selected by a guest...



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center / Second Floor Galleries

     

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Ties That Bind

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    June 24–July 17 / Opening Reception Sunday, June 24 /  3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Erika Diamond, this exhibition draws together contemporary artists whose works depict the structural intricacy and metaphorical connectivity of Lace.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center / First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

     

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Karoline M. Lewis

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    Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, having previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.

    Sun., June 24 at 10:45am | Mon., June 25 – Fri., June 29 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 02:00pm

    John Shelby Spong

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    John Shelby Spong will present the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week One, Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Garth Newel Piano Quartet

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    The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for their spirited and impassioned performances that offer an enlivened interpretation of both standard and new repertoire. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premier and most active chamber...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 08:15pm

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk, now artistic advisor for Chautauqua’s Piano Program, returns for his 13th season at Chautauqua.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 10:45am

    Tyehimba Jess, CLSC Author, Olio

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    Author, Olio  This lecture will also serve as a CLSC Roundtable presentation.

    Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 02:00pm

    John Shelby Spong

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    John Shelby Spong will present the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week One, Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Black Violin

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    Black Violin is a mash-up of classical, hip-hop, rock and R&B featuring the classically trained violin duo of Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester and Wilner “Wil” Baptiste.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 02:00pm

    John Shelby Spong

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    John Shelby Spong will present the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week One, Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Force of Nature: Gretna Campbell and Louis Finkelstein

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    June 24–July 15 / Opening Reception Wednesday, June 27 /  3–5 p.m.

    Gretna Campbell (1922–1987) and Louis Finkelstein (1923–2000) were married and associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1950s.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Main Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Masters in Craft

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    June 24–August 20 / Opening Reception Wednesday, June 27 /  3–5 p.m.

    Several contemporary-proficient artists, who are now considered ‘Masters,’ will be highlighted in this predominantly three dimensional exhibition featuring work in wood, glass, clay, metal, fiber and mixed media.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Gallo Family Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 03:00pm

    ROY G BIV

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    June 24–July 22 / Opening Reception Wednesday, June 27 /  3–5 p.m.

    Enjoy this thematic exhibition celebrating the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue Indigo and Violet. Ceramics by Deborah Sigel, metal sculptures by Ted Larsen and paintings by Mary Diodorado will be displayed together in this intimate yet boldly colorful exhibition.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet: “International Series”

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    Drawing on her vast international network of choreographers and collaborators, Artistic Director Hope Muir has attracted a tantalizing array of artists to work with Charlotte Ballet for her inaugural season. From emerging voices to the well-established, choreographers from all over the world are bringing their work to be performed by Charlotte Ballet right here in Chautauqua.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 02:00pm

    John Shelby Spong

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    John Shelby Spong will present the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week One, Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Andrew Krivák, CLSC Author, The Signal Flame

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    The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivák is a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Ilya Kaler, violin          

    Repertoire: J.S. Smith/Arr. Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner; Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77; Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"



    Location: Amphitheater