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

Religion is a human construct that has been evolving since humans began pondering the meaning of life and its purpose, asking questions of origin and destiny, with varying responses creating differing trajectories. In this week the Interfaith Lecture Series presents historians of the world’s religions who will shine a light on “moments” in various traditions that have impacted both the world and the evolution of religion.

 

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 |

    Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

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    June 22 – August 21 

    The Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden hosts six to eight outdoor sculptures each summer created by some of the most recognized artists in the country.



    Location: Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

     

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 10:45am

    Rabbi Sharon Brous

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    Sun., June 23 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., June 24 - Fri., June 28 at 9:15 a.m.

    Rabbi Sharon Brous is a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America, working to develop a spiritual roadmap for soulful, multi-faith justice work in Los Angeles and around the country.  



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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

     

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 03:00pm

    Lineages in Bloom: New Works by Daisy Patton

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    June 23 – July 22 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    This exhibition featuring new work by Daisy Patton explores female relationships. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 03:00pm

    On Common Ground: Works on Paper

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    June 23 – August 19 | Opening Reception: June 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    This exhibition highlights artists who paint, draw and sculpt but also create evocative works on paper or with paper. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

     

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 03:00pm

    Small Sculptures: Big Impact

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    June 23 – July 16 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23, 3:00 – 5:00 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

     

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 | 09:15am

    Rabbi Sharon Brous

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    Sun., June 23 at 10:45 a.m.| Mon., June 24 - Fri., June 28 at 9:15 a.m.

    Rabbi Sharon Brous is a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America, working to develop a spiritual roadmap for soulful, multi-faith justice work in Los Angeles and around the country.  



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Laurie L. Patton

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    Laurie L. Patton is the 17th president of Middlebury and the first woman to lead the institution in its 218-year history. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Chamber Music: Guest Artist Series: The Cristina Pato Quartet: “LATINA”

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    Cristina Pato arrived in Chautauqua for the first time in 2018 as a member of the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, and stunned audiences when she performed a gaita (Galician bagpipe) concerto with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes teaches art history, theology, philosophy, and political history at Georgetown University.  He is former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • 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

     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 03:00pm

    2019 VACI Emerging Artists Exhibition

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    June 23–July 28 |  Opening Reception: June 26, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Shows will be open to the public on Sunday, June 23 

    One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler– Kellogg Art Center. 



    Location: Fower-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 03:00pm

    Reconstructing Identities

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    June 26 – July 30 | Opening Reception:  Wednesday, June 26, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

    Curated by Erika Diamond, Assistant Director of VACI Galleries, this exhibition features work by contemporary artists Sonya Clark, Roberto Lugo, Wendy Redstar, April D. Felipe and Jiha Moon. 



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • 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 | 03:30pm

    Octavia E. Butler, CLSC Author, Kindred presented by John Keene

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    The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night with Daniil Trifonov"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductorDaniil Trifonov, piano | Repertoire: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, op. 32; Alexander Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, op. 20; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 04:00pm

    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

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 08:00pm

    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