Week One :: June 22–28

Moments that Changed the World

How did we get to now? The answers may surprise you. In this week, Chautauqua asks five historians to each choose a little-known moment when the ground shifted beneath humanity’s feet, and examine how those moments impacted the world of today.

• We look at unsung heroes — and villains — as well as unsung moments that altered the course of history.
• History often offers surprises, revealing how and why certain stories are obscured, erased or lesser-known.
• How can those surprises be instructive? How can our newfound knowledge of these moments be useful in our time?

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Religious Moments that Changed the World

Theme description in progress.

 

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 02:30pm

    The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

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    The Jazz Ambassadors — America's Big Band, is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 05:00pm

    Ball in the House

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | This R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group debuts at Chautauqua to start our Family Entertainment Series off with smiles and song. Ball in the House performs about 200 shows a year and has opened for acts such as Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Ball in the House

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | This R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group debuts at Chautauqua to start our Family Entertainment Series off with smiles and song. Ball in the House performs about 200 shows a year and has opened for acts such as Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 10:45am

    Dan Egan, CLSC Author, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

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    For thousands of years the pristine Great Lakes were separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the roaring Niagara Falls and from the Mississippi River basin by a “sub-continental divide.” Beginning in the late 1800s, these barriers were circumvented to attract freighters from the Atlantic and to allow Chicago’s sewage to float out to the Mississippi.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10:45am

    Hugh Hewitt

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    Host, “The Hugh Hewitt Show” and Political analyst and contributor, NBC News and MSNBC

    Hugh Hewitt is the acclaimed host of “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on the Salem Radio Network, heard nationally every weekday morning; an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst; a professor of law at Chapman University Fowler School of Law; and a contributing columnist for The Washington Post.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night"

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    Location: Amphitheater