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.

 

  • 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 | 02:00pm

    Amy Laura Hall

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    Amy Laura Hall is the Duke University Divinity School Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. She received her BA from Emory University and her MDiv and PhD degrees from Yale University.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • 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, April D. Felipe, Roberto Lugo, Jiha Moon and Wendy Red Star. 



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 07:00pm

    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: Allen Park, Jamestown

     

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Stars of American Ballet

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    Founded and directed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, Stars of American Ballet features dancers from some of the country’s top ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10:45am

    Hugh Hewitt

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    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 | 02:00pm

    Ali S. Asani

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    Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard. He provides instruction on a variety of courses on the Islamic tradition such as Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies; Religion, Culture and Identity in South Asian Muslim Societies; and Muslim Voices in Contemporary World Literatures.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 03:30pm

    John Keene presents ‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler

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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 | 04:15pm

    Afternoon of Song Recital #1

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    Enjoy the sunny ambiance of the Athenaeum Parlor and a view of the lake as you are serenaded with a variety of art songs ranging from the very old to the very new.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night with Alexander Gavrylyuk"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano | Repertoire: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, op. 32; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 10:45am

    William J. Burns

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    William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Amy Brown Hughes

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    Amy Brown Hughes is an assistant professor of theology at Gordon College.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 02:30pm

    ¡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: Fletcher Hall

     

  • 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 | 07:00pm

    Yasmeen Siddiqui and Alpesh Kantilal Patel, VACI Lecture Series

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    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 08:00pm

    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

     

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Postmodern Jukebox

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    To usher in the upcoming 2020s, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour



    Location: Amphitheater