Week Three :: July 6–12

A Planet in Balance: A Week in Partnership with National Geographic

In response to a rapidly changing planet, National Geographic is leveraging its legacy of exploration, innovation and vibrant storytelling to further solutions. From funding cutting-edge technologies to leading advancements in science communication, we’ll uncover how National Geographic is using 21st-century tools to shape the future of exploration and to address the greatest challenge our world has ever faced.

  • The week opens with a look at the status of the planet, and how the most advanced conservation technology is being deployed to show how nature and culture are changing in real time.
  • We study how exploration and the communication of science work in tandem to protect the environment so that all species have a shot at survival.
  • Next, we travel to Earth’s last wild places to learn about the efforts to protect and restore those habitats before it’s too late.
  • We examine life in the planet’s extreme environments, and seek clues offered there for surviving the impact of the changes we are facing.
  • Finally, we explore our own choices and discover how we can reduce our human footprint.


Week Three also features the CHQ Olympics
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Interfaith Lecture Theme :: What Archaeology Tells Us about Biblical Times

Christians and all peoples of the world are drawn to the Biblical sites in Israel, tracking the historical Jesus. These sites are not only vibrant centers of pilgrimage and faith, but monuments of archeological significance as well. Through their recent work in Israel, which they titled “The Search for the Real Jesus,” National Geographic, for example, has discovered a way to help us see that the scientific and the spiritual can and do coexist.

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 02:00pm

    John Dominic Crossan

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    John Dominic Crossan is an Irish-American biblical scholar with post-doctoral diplomas in exegesis from Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute and in archeology from Jerusalem’s École Biblique. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 05:00pm

    Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury



    Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 07:00pm

    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

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury



    Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 07:00pm

    Hrag Vartanian, VACI Lecture Series

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    Location: Hultquist Center

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Beethoven’s Triple Concerto"

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    Into the Music No. 2 | Rossen Milanov, conductorJCT Trio: Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, cello; Conrad Tao, piano | Repertoire: Rautavaara: Cantus arcticus: Concerto for Birds & Orchestra, op. 61...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 | 10:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Open-Mic Night #1

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    Get to know the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists better as they present a curated concert of diverse selections in a laid-back setting.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 10:45am

    Rae Wynn-Grant

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    Rae Wynn-Grant is a conservation scientist, large-carnivore ecologist, nature storyteller, and advocate with expertise in using emerging technology to identify how humans are changing the way carnivores use landscapes.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Carol Meyers

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    Dr. Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religion at Duke University. Teaching at Duke since 1977, she writes, teaches, lectures, and publishes widely in the areas of biblical studies, archaeology, and the study of women and gender in the biblical world.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 02:15pm

    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

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 06:30pm

    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: Lakeside Park, Mayville

     

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 08:15pm

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk, Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence for Chautauqua’s Piano Program, returns for his 14th season at Chautauqua.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:45am

    Kevin Hand

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    Astrobiologist, planetary scientist and 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand’s research focuses on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the solar system, with an emphasis on moons of the outer solar system that likely harbor liquid water oceans.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Eric M. Meyers

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    Dr. Eric M. Meyers is an archaeologist who has directed digs in Israel and Italy for forty years, and is perhaps best known for his 1981 discovery of the oldest Ark from ancient Israel, which coincided with the film, The Raiders of the Lost Ark.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Elizabeth Rush, CLSC Author, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

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    With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant―and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 04:00pm

    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

     

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 04:15pm

    Afternoon of Song Recital #3

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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, July 11, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Rhapsody in Blue”

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    William Eddins, conductor and piano | Repertoire: Tchaikovsky/Arr. Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 | 10:45am

    Heather J. Koldewey and Lillygol Sedaghat

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    Heather J. Koldewey, Marine biologist, environmentalist

    Lillygol Sedaghat, Multimedia storyteller



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Roy Speckhardt

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    Roy Speckhardt is Executive Director of the American Humanist Association where he actively promotes the humanist perspective on progressive political issues.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy