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.

 

  • 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, 3–5 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, 3–5 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, 3–5 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

     

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 08:00pm

    Sacred Song Service

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    This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home
    The Chautauqua Choir and Congregation



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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

    The Cristina Pato Quartet: “Migrations”

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    Note: Due to high expected attendance, a complimentary ticket MUST be obtained in advance on the day of this event. Tickets are on a first-come basis at the Welcome Center Ticket Office which opens at 7:00 a.m.

    Note: Due to high expected attendance, a complimentary ticket MUST be obtained in advance on the day of this event. Tickets are on a first-come basis at the Welcome Center Ticket Office which opens at 7:00 a.m.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Ball in the House

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    A cappella is in the house! This beloved R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group debuts at Chautauqua to open our season with song. Ball in the House performs approximately 200 concerts each year and has opened for acts such as Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    CTC’s FREE outdoor Shakespeare returns with a magical midsummer comedy. Follow jealous lovers, mischievous fairies and first time players as they journey through the woods. Love potions, live music and physical comedy enchant in this energetic 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s most beloved play.



    Location: Bestor Plaza

     

  • 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

     

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 08:15pm

    The Cristina Pato Quartet: “LATINA”

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    Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpipe master, classical pianist and passionate educator, Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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

    Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition

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    June 23–July 28 |  Opening Reception: June 26, 3–5 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, 3–5 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