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.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Let Them Eat Cake?  Defining the Future of Religious Freedom in the U.S.

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, claiming it violated his right to practice his religion, will have been announced in June 2018. That decision will set the trajectory of the American religious world for years to come, defining the constitutional understanding of First Amendment protections for religious liberty, and determining its limits as balanced against other rights. We will explore both sides of the argument presented at the Supreme Court, and seek to understand the Court’s ruling and how it will impact religion in the future.

  • 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 featuring Joe Crookston and Todd Burge

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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. The Chautauqua show will feature artist, guitarist, painter, fiddler and believe in all things possible Joe Crookston.



    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 | 10:45am

    Members of the Silkroad Ensemble

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    Established in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad is a collective of artists from around the world who create music that engages their many traditions. In addition to performances from Suntory Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, Silkroad collaborates with museums and universities to develop training programs for teachers, musicians, and learners of all ages.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Douglas Laycock

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    Douglas Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies.  He has taught and written about these topics for more than four decades at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan, and now the University of Virginia.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • 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

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 04:00pm

    The Silkroad Ensemble

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    The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, and this concert focuses on intimate groups of two and three and a grand finale.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra with the Chautauqua Voice Program

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    Timothy Muffit, music director and conductor



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 10:45am

    Barbara Stephenson

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    President, American Foreign Service Association

    An active-duty member of the American Foreign Service for more than 30 years, Barbara Stephenson was elected President of the American Foreign Service Association in 2015.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 02:00pm

    As One Operalogue

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    Get all the colorful details about As One from General & Artistic Director, Steven Osgood, and hear excerpts from the opera performed by Chautauqua Opera Young Artists.



    Location: Fletcher Hall

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: As One

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    Music and Concept :: Laura Kaminsky
    Libretto :: Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed

    As One is one of the most performed new operas in the country, and its exciting arrival at Chautauqua Opera reunites the original cast and ensemble of the 2014 premiere. Accompanied by the Fry Street Quartet, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraf again share the part of the transgender protagonist Hannah in the opera’s sixteen vignettes that chronicle her journey toward self-acceptance with empathy and humor.

     



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Don Kimes, VACI Lecture Series

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    Don Kimes, Artistic Director, VACI; Co-founder ACI Artist Residency, Pieve International Center, Italy



    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 07:30pm

    Theatre of Varieties

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    Preceded by Chautauqua’s Old First Night birthday celebration and vespers service at 6:45 p.m., this dazzling show includes the death-defying aerial feats of Viktoria Grimmyringmaster and juggler Michael DuBoiscomedian ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, and spell-binding magician Kid Ace.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 09:15pm

    Family Movie: "Coco" in Bestor Plaza

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    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and join us in Bestor Plaza for Disney's "Coco."  



    Location: Bestor Plaza

     

  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 | 10:45am

    Tayo Rockson

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    Cultural translator; CEO, UYD Management

    Tayo Rockson is CEO of UYD Management — a strategic leadership and consulting firm that helps corporations improve their bottom line by incorporating diversity, inclusion, hiring, retention and social justice strategies.



    Location: Amphitheater