Week Four :: July 13–19

The New Map of Life: How Longer Lives are Changing the World — A Week in Collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity

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 | 12:00pm

    Brick Walk Book Walk

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    Noon–2:30 p.m. | Want to learn about the entirety of our Literary Arts community in one afternoon? Follow the brick walk to discover our community’s own authors, support our alumni programs, and get some discounts and freebies along the way!



    Location: Various locations from Bestor Plaza to the Grove

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: 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 | 03:30pm

    Free Sundays Reading Series: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo & Robert Glick

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    Each Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the week's writers-in-residence (both poetry and prose) read from their own work in the Hall of Philosophy, with a brief book-selling-and-signing to follow on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 05:00pm

    ¡Figaro! (90210) Operalogue

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    Get all the colorful details about ¡Figaro! (90210) from General & Artistic Director, Steven Osgood, and hear excerpts from the opera performed by Chautauqua Opera Young Artists.



    Location: Hurlbut Sanctuary

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 05:00pm

    NFMC Guest Artist Recital: Happy Dog Duo

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    For over a decade, Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung have performed four-hands originals, transcriptions, and classics alike with a focus on bringing humor and joy to the classical music world. Happy Dog Duo has been performing four-hands and two-piano repertoire together since they were in middle school.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • 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

     

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 08:00pm

    Sacred Song Service

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    “There Is Something Holy Here”
    The Chautauqua Choir and Congregation



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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 | 10:45am

    Laura L. Carstensen

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    Laura L. Carstensen is Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University where she serves as founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity..



    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 | 07:30pm

    Opera Invasion #4: Opera Invasion PLUS

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    A special performance of Terry Riley’s “In C”, with members of the Music School Festival Orchestra.



    Location: Amphitheater Plaza

     

  • 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

     

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 |

    Small Sculptures: Big Impact

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    June 23–July 16 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23, 3–5 p.m.

    The first floor of Strohl Art Center will be filled with pedestals highlighting small three dimensional sculptures created by several contemporary artists. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery