2021 Season :: June 26–August 29


While the days ahead are rife with uncertainty, Chautauqua will convene in 2021 to wrestle with the critical issues of our time, considering ways in which we as individuals, families and communities have been tested and have responded, and how we move forward.

Our theme weeks for the 2021 Season will evolve in response to the world around us; as our lives change, so too will we adapt our work in order to present the explorations that are most needed at whatever moment in time we find ourselves during the summer of 2021.

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Confirmed 2021 Programs

Click here for more information about 2021 rates and fees. Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra performances will be added to this calendar very soon.

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    The Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Katharine Rhodes Henderson

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    The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is president of Auburn Seminary, a multi-faith leadership development and research institute that has become an essential institution in advancing the multi-faith movements for justice.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Comprised of top-tier students from conservatories and universities in the U.S. and abroad, Music School Festival Orchestra members participate in a variety of musical activities during their summers at CHQ including chamber music and private lessons along with their meticulous orchestral training. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    The Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Elizabeth Kolbert

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and journalist Elizabeth Kolbert has traveled all over the world to get to the heart of the debate over global warming, and the communities most affected by it.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Anthony B. Pinn

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    Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion at Rice University. He is also Professor Extraordinaius at the University of South Africa.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Kobrin

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    Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin, winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn competition, presents an evening recital of works by Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, Alexander Kobrin is at the forefront of today’s performing musicians...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    The Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    R. Alta Charo

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    R. Alta Charo is the Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she taught in biotechnology law and ethics at the law school, medical school and biotechnology studies program.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    POSTPONED TO 2022: The Raleigh Ringers

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    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music.



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  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    The Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Ariel Ekblaw

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    Ariel Ekblaw is the founder and director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, a team of over 50 graduate students, staff and faculty actively prototyping the artifacts of our sci-fi space future.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 | 07:30pm EDT

    The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

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    This stunning troupe features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! The show is performed by a cast of world record-holders, grand champions and variety entertainers who have been seen in over 70 countries and made numerous guest appearances on television.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 09, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    The Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 07:30pm EDT

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

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    Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.



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  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 10:45am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 02:30pm EDT

    Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

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    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Comprised of top-tier students from conservatories and universities in the U.S. and abroad, Music School Festival Orchestra members participate in a variety of musical activities during their summers at CHQ including chamber music and private lessons along with their meticulous orchestral training. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Meredith D. Clark

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    As Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Meredith D. Clark’s research focuses on the intersection of race, media, and power, exploring the relationships between Black communities and the news on social media.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    An Evening Piano Recital with Jon Nakamatsu

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    Jon Nakamatsu, Chautauqua favorite and 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, presents an evening recital that will include masterworks by Mozart and Chopin. Each summer at Chautauqua, Nakamatsu leads professional-level masterclasses and private lessons for top piano students from around the world. 



    Location: Amphitheater