Week Three :: July 7–14

The Art of Play

Play is critically important in the social and emotional development of a child, but research also tells us that play shouldn’t end when we grow up. This week, we take a multigenerational approach to play, to the act of instructive fun. How does play help people of all ages build community, keep our minds sharp and strengthen the relationships with those we love? From the free-spirited, free-form play of youth to the intellectual challenge of puzzles and games to the creative problem-solving exhibited in board rooms, we examine the science behind the importance of play, the changing culture of play and gaming, and the innovative work aimed at improving our personal and professional lives through play.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Play

For Jews and Christians the notion of Sabbath is inscribed in the heart of the Ten Commandments and, therefore, in the heart of both religions — but how is this commandment differently understood and observed by each? How do we utilize the discipline of “taking a Sabbath day” to make space in an over-scheduled world? Why does this commandment insist on keeping the Sabbath Day holy — and how does one do that? How do faith traditions other than Judaism and Christianity relate to play? In this week we will discover that play is a necessary component of being human, and, perhaps, that play is therefore holy.

  • Sunday, July 08, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. David Goatley

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    Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley is the executive secretary-treasurer for Lott Carey, a global Christian missional community founded in 1897, which helps churches to extend the Christian witness throughout the world.

    Sun., July 8 at 10:45am | Mon., July 9 – Fri., July 13 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. David Goatley

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    Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley is the executive secretary-treasurer for Lott Carey, a global Christian missional community founded in 1897, which helps churches to extend the Christian witness throughout the world.

    Sun., July 8 at 10:45am | Mon., July 9 – Fri., July 13 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 10:45am

    Jill Vialet

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    Founder and CEO, Playworks

    Jill Vialet founded Playworks in 1996, in two schools in Berkeley, California. Since then, Playworks has become the leading national nonprofit...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl and Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin

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    Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl became Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth‑El, in San Antonio, Texas, in 2002, where for 26 years he had served as the Temple’s Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin studied in Israel for 5 years and later at the Talmudical Seminary of Brooklyn, NY.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Krakauer-Tagg Duo: Voyages

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    Widely considered to be one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, David Krakauer has emerged during the last decade as an electrifying symphonic soloist who brings his singular sound and powerful approach to the concert stage.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:45am

    Peter Gray

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    Research professor of psychology, Boston College

    Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, where his fields include children’s play; self-directed learning; evolutionary psychology, developmental psychology...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Into the Music Series No. 1: Rossen Milanov, conductor | David Krakauer, clarinet

    Repertoire: Johann Strauss II: Csárdás from Ritter Pázmán; Saad Haddad: ManarahOsvaldo Golijov: K'vakaratArr. Krakauer: Der Gasn NignArr. Krakauer: Synagogue WailArr. Krakauer: Der Heyser Bulgar; Franz Liszt/Arr. Müller-Berghaus: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S. 244/2



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 08:15am

    Charlotte Ballet: "Made in Charlotte"

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    Charlotte Ballet presents a selection of bespoke commissions highlighting the unique versatility of the company. In her first season as artistic director, Hope Muir has engaged many new choreographers to create works for Charlotte Ballet. With a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, these new choreographic voices will inspire, delight and amaze.



    Location: Amphitheater