Week Nine :: August 22–30

The Future We Want, The World We Need: Collective Action for Tomorrow’s Challenges

A Week in Partnership with the U.N. Foundation

What will the world look like over the coming decades, and how can we work together to better prepare for the future? From climate change to new technologies, the world faces countless interrelated and fast-moving drivers of economic, political and social change.

  • Where are the most important opportunities to realize a more equitable and sustainable world? What are our biggest collective challenges?
  • During the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we examine what we can learn from international communities and partnerships driving innovative solutions to global issues and identify tools that communities can use to learn from one another and drive collective action.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Future We Want, The World We Need

In a constantly evolving world, what needs to change, what can change, and what do we and all peoples actually need — not only to survive, but to sustain life and to thrive? In this week, we will ask these humanitarian questions and more: questions that make us think; questions that trigger other questions. Please come and be part of the conversation.

Week Nine also features the third annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 10:45am

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: The Pill Play

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    Have the advances in reproductive health tricked us into thinking we are in control? This is the premiere production of a CTC commission by hit off-Broadway and Drama Desk-nominated director Tyne Rafaeli.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 02:30pm

    Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes: "Double Portrait"

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    Highly acclaimed jazz pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes perform songs from their latest album, Double Portrait, a high point in their respective careers and the first recorded example of one of the finest and most empathetic piano duos in jazz history.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: The Pill Play

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    Have the advances in reproductive health tricked us into thinking we are in control? This is the premiere production of a CTC commission by hit off-Broadway and Drama Desk-nominated director Tyne Rafaeli.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, August 24, 2020 | 09:15am

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 24, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

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    Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a third-generation Methodist. Active in the church all her life, she has served as a United Methodist leader on numerous boards, commissions, UM general conferences, committees and task forces.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 24, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Chamber Music Guest Artist Series: Bill Charlap Trio: “Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein”

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    One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. 



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 24, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Ranky Tanky

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    South Carolina’s global Gullah ambassadors and Billboard chart-toppers making “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) return to the Chautauqua Amphitheater!



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 09:15am

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 10:45am

    Fabrizio Hochschild

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    In his current role as Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Fabrizio Hochschild is coordinating the preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb

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    Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb is Co-Founder of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, Palestine. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Closing Night: Rossen Milanov and Ilya Kaler

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Ilya Kaler, violin | Repertoire: J.S. Smith/Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner; Vladigerov: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F minor, op. 11; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 09:15am

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 10:45am

    Rachel Bowen Pittman

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    As Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), Pittman leads a grassroots advocacy movement that is dedicated to supporting the work of the United Nations in communities, on campuses, and on Capitol Hill.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Jeremy Ben-Ami

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    Jeremy Ben-Ami is the President of J Street, bringing to the organization deep experience in American politics, a strong belief in the power of diplomacy and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Pilobolus: “The BIG FIVE-OH! Preview Performance”

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    Pilobolus returns to Chautauqua for this special preview performance as they put the finishing touches on their new tour. For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future — in a thoroughly engaging new way.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 09:15am

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Robert J. Wicks

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    For over thirty-five years, Dr. Robert J. Wicks has been called upon to speak calm into chaos by individuals and groups experiencing great stress, anxiety and confusion.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy