Week Seven :: Aug. 4–11

The Arts and Global Understanding: A Week Featuring the Silkroad Ensemble, Culminating with the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Art can create a culture; it can cross borders; it can sing of possibility. In this week of performances, lectures and workshops led and influenced by the work of The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, we focus on the role of art — particularly music — in a culture, with an eye toward cross-cultural collaboration and global understanding. We explore and celebrate cultures different than our own; we examine critically the path of good intentions leading from cultural tourism to cultural appropriation; and we look for ways that earnest understanding and a shared loved of our art and each other can perhaps change the world. The Silk Road Ensemble opens the week’s lecture platform exploring the notions of home through distinct traditions and personal stories, and continues its Chautauqua residency with master classes and performances. The week culminates with a morning presentation and evening performance by renowned cellist and Silk Road Ensemble founder/artistic director Yo-Yo Ma.

 

  • Sunday, August 05, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. David Shirey

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    David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014.

    Sun., August 5 at 10:45am | Mon., August 6 – Fri., August 10 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 05, 2018 | 11:00am

    Art in the Park

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    There will once again be two Art in the Park shows in 2018. These events are hosted by the VACI Partners, Chautauqua's friends of the visual arts group. 60 artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works in Miller Park on Sunday, July 1 or Sunday, August 5, 2018.



    Location: Miller Park

     

  • Sunday, August 05, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Rolling Hills Radio

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    Recorded in front of a live audience and hosted by Ken Hardley, this ongoing series features live musical performances from regional, national and internationally recognized artists, and celebrates grassroots Americana music.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. David Shirey

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    David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014.

    Sun., August 5 at 10:45am | Mon., August 6 – Fri., August 10 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 03:00pm

    VACI Open Members Exhibition

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    August 6–22 / Opening Reception Monday, August 6 / 3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) are invited to show their original artwork each summer in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 | 08:15pm

    The Silkroad Ensemble

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    The Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represents dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States.



    Location: Amphitheater