Week Five :: July 20–26

The Life of the Spoken Word

As consumers, creators and critics, we are experiencing a renaissance of the spoken word. We join together the history and modernity of compelling oratory to explore broader themes of social and intergenerational connectedness and the ways that our speech, our stories, bring us together.

  • The week begins with “This American Life” host and storyteller extraordinaire Ira Glass, in a Saturday evening Amphitheater special.
  • From political rhetoric and civil discourse, to the arts of theater and poetry, to podcasts and stories told around the campfire, what is the power of the spoken word?
  • Throughout the week, as we look to the future of the spoken word, we present ways to use technology to preserve our past, our history, our stories.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Chautauqua: Rising from the Ashes of the Burned-Over District

Theme description in progress. 

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Ira Glass

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    Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 10:45am

    The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

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    Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ 

    Sun., July 21 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., July 22 – Fri., July 26 at 9:15 a.m.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

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    Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ 

    Sun., July 21 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., July 22 – Fri., July 26 at 9:15 a.m.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Damask Vocal Quartet

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    Damask Vocal Quartet gives “voice” to stunning and rarely performed repertoire for vocal quartet. Based in the Netherlands, Damask unites musicians of four nationalities: American soprano Katharine Dain, French mezzo-soprano Marine Fribourg, English tenor Guy Cutting, and Canadian baritone Drew Santini.



    Location: Lenna Hall