Week Four :: July 13–19

The Longevity Opportunity: How Longer Lives Are Changing the World

Do we really want to live forever? While being “forever young” may still be the stuff of dreams, longer lifespans are a reality of modern life. Living to 110 years old — at least — means new challenges for both individuals and society; how we meet those challenges will have lasting ramifications.

  • What issues do longer lifespans present? We examine the political, the financial, the biological, the emotional.
  • Where the scientific meets the ethical, we ask: We can live longer, but should we? Will longer lives exacerbate existing inequities?
  • This isn’t a question for future generations — this is a question for us, right now. How are you going to adapt in this changing reality?

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Falling Upward: A Week with Richard Rohr, OFM

During a week focused on the increasing life span of human beings, Fr. Richard Rohr will be our guide to what he calls the “further journey,” a voyage into the mystery and beauty of healthy spiritual maturity. Revisiting thoughts from his book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Fr. Richard helps us to understand the tasks of the two halves of life and teaches us that what looks like “falling down” can largely be experienced as "falling upward."

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 10:45am

    Fr. Richard Rohr

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    OFM, Father, Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), Albuquerque; global ecumenical author and teacher

    Sun., July 14 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., July 15 – Fri., July 19 at 9:15 a.m.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 02:15pm

    The Christians

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    Pastor Paul has grown his church from a storefront to a mega-complex, but nothing prepared him or his congregation for the biggest change of all: a change of heart.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua School of Dance Gala

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    Chautauqua is recognized as having one of the finest summer dance programs in the U.S., led by Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Director of Ballet, Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride. Young dancers from around the country audition to be part of this excellent program.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: ¡Figaro! (90210)

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    Vid Guerrerio’s contemporary multicultural adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro sets the action in modern-day Beverly Hills. Hollywood elite Paul and Roxanne Conti (Count Almaviva and Rosina) are now married with a daughter, and Figaro and his soon-to-be-bride Susana are undocumented workers on their estate. 



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 | 09:15am

    Fr. Richard Rohr

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    OFM, Father, Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), Albuquerque; global ecumenical author and teacher

    Sun., July 14 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., July 15 – Fri., July 19 at 9:15 a.m.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Fr. Richard Rohr

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    Lecture title: “The First Half of Life”

    OFM, Father, Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), Albuquerque; global ecumenical author and teacher

     



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

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    Note: Due to high expected attendance, complimentary tickets MUST be obtained in advance of this event. Tickets are on a first-come basis at the Welcome Center Ticket Office which opens at 7 a.m.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet: “Made in Charlotte”

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    Charlotte Ballet presents a selection of bespoke commissions created specifically for the particular talents of the company this season in Charlotte. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Fr. Richard Rohr

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    Lecture title: “The Resistance”

    OFM, Father, Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), Albuquerque; global ecumenical author and teacher



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 10:45am

    Scott Kelly

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    History-making U.S. astronaut

    Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 03:00pm

    Getting Real

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    July 19 – August 20 |  Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and Jack Turben Director of VACI Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main Gallery of Strohl Art Center, features all work based on realism.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

     

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater