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.

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: An Octoroon

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    In 1859, Dion Boucicault wrote a hit melodrama about the fate of an Octoroon woman in the antebellum south. Today, BJJ (a young black playwright) can’t get the story out of his head and writes his own version. But when the actors in his adaptation quit, BJJ takes on the role of the racist plantation overseer himself.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018 | 04:00pm

    The Romantic Salon: Brahms and Beyond

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    Michael Dean, baritone; Karen Ritscher, viola; Brian Zeger, piano

    Widely recognized as one of today’s leading collaborative pianists, Brian Zeger has performed with many of the world’s greatest vocalists...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: Don Giovanni

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    When ultimate bad-boy and legendary womanizer Don Giovanni goes too far, he finds himself tangled in his own web of lies and deception. Experience the magic of Mozart in the Amphitheater! With its perfect blend of tragedy and comedy, larger than life characters and stunning score, this opera is an irresistible classic.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 08, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. David Goatley

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    Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, Research Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church StudiesDuke Divinity School

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



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 08, 2018 | 02:30pm

    An Afternoon with Ellis Paul

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    Some artists document their lives through their music, while others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 08, 2018 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: An Octoroon

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    In 1859, Dion Boucicault wrote a hit melodrama about the fate of an Octoroon woman in the antebellum south. Today, BJJ (a young black playwright) can’t get the story out of his head and writes his own version. But when the actors in his adaptation quit, BJJ takes on the role of the racist plantation overseer himself.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. David Goatley

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    Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, Research Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church StudiesDuke Divinity School

    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

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Timothy Muffit, music director and conductor



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:45am

    Steven Johnson

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    Author, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

    Steven Johnson is an innovator and author whose most recent book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, revolves around the creative power of play: ideas and innovations that set into motion the many momentous changes in science, technology, politics...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Hussein Rashid

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    Hussein Rashid, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in Barnard College’s Department of Religion. He teaches courses on Islam, and religion and popular culture.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Meeting to Pray, Play and Sway: The story of camp meetings

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    Gary Moore, North Carolina State University



    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Ellis Paul: “The Hero in You”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The Hero In You is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Inspired by the educational music in “Schoolhouse Rock!,” Ellis recorded The Hero In You to educate the children on...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Ellis Paul: “The Hero in You”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The Hero In You is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Inspired by the educational music in “Schoolhouse Rock!,” Ellis recorded The Hero In You to educate the children on...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Lisa Corinne Davis, VACI Lecture Series

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    Lisa Corinne Davis, Faculty, Hunter College, CUNY



    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "An Evening of Klezmer"

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

    Repertoire: Johann Strauss II: Csárdás from Ritter PázmánOsvaldo 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

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Open-Mic Night #1

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    Get to know the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists better as they present a curated concert of diverse selections in a laid-back setting.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Wednesday, July 11, 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