Week Three :: July 11–18

Art and Democracy

Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? In this week, we hear from artists raising the social consciousness, challenging the status quo and engaging communities large and small toward meaningful action.

  • We consider how art and artmaking serves as a catalyst for dissent and change and has the unique ability to bring community together to heal following trauma.
  • How are the arts uniquely positioned to move the conversation forward, when other attempts at dialogue fail?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Art: A Glimpse into the Divine

Art inspires, art teaches, art speaks, art energizes, art soothes, art heals, art empowers. Art underlies and underlines the commonalities of human existence. In this week we look into the spiritual power of art to glimpse the divine, in all its forms, and change the world.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 10:45am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 09:15am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 10:45am

    Anna Deavere Smith

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    Anna Deavere Smith, founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, opens our week on “Art and Democracy” with her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes teaches art history, theology, philosophy and political history at Georgetown University.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Chamber Music Guest Artist Series: INVISIBLE(s): Cristina Pato and Mazz Swift

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    Galician bagpiper, pianist and composer Cristina Pato returns to Chautauqua with composer and violinist Mazz Swift to perform a brand new musical project: INVISIBLE(s).



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 07:30pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company :: Tosca

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    Puccini’s glorious score brings to life one woman’s struggle for love, art, and freedom in a male-dominated world at the turn of the 19th century. Religion, politics and passion collide in this stirring work.



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Nella

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    A 2019 Latin Grammy Winner for Best New Artist, Nella’s music is a meeting place for her Venezuela's folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 09:15am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 10:45am

    Darren Walker

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    Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 02:00pm

    David Moss

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    David Moss views himself as an illuminator, animator, and transformer of Jewish texts, objects, spaces, and souls.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: Bear Hug/Abrazo de Ozo

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    Bear Hug/Abrazo de Ozo tells the story of four bears—all from different countries with different appearances and languages—who discover that we are all more alike than we are different!



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: Bear Hug/Abrazo de Ozo

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    Bear Hug/Abrazo de Ozo tells the story of four bears—all from different countries with different appearances and languages—who discover that we are all more alike than we are different!



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano | Repertoire: Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, op. 26; Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, "Pastoral".



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 09:15am

    Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.



    Location: Amphitheater