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Welcome to Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

Rev. Luis Leon
Rev. Luis Leon Episcopal Saint John Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, fou...
Location: Amphitheater
Fri Aug 01 @ 9:15AM -
Paulo Sotero
Paulo Sotero director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Paulo ...
Location: Amphitheater
Fri Aug 01 @10:45AM -
Jeffrey Lesser
Jeffrey Lesser Dr.  Jeffrey Lesser is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Brazilian Studies and Cha...
Location: Hall of Philosophy
Fri Aug 01 @ 2:00PM -
Young Artists Scenes Program

The Young Artists of the Chautauqua Opera Company perform scenes from a variety of operas.

Location: Norton Hall
Fri Aug 01 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Theater: New Play Workshop — Guadalupe
Guadalupe by Carol Carpenter On the first night of the annual harvest, the Northrip-Valle family f...
Location: Bratton Theater
Fri Aug 01 @ 4:00PM -
Pat Metheny Unity Group — Bruce Hornsby — Campfire Tour 2014**
Pat Metheny Unity GroupBruce HornsbyCampfire Tour 2014** For four decades, Pat Metheny has been at ...
Location: Amphitheater
Fri Aug 01 @ 8:15PM -

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Annual Fund Day

IheartCHQ thumb 304x205Come to Bestor Plaza on Tuesday, August 5 and celebrate the important role of philanthropy at Chautauqua. Enjoy the Community Band at 12:15 pm, bring a picnic, help the kids with a lemonade stand, share your CHQ promise, and more! Activities for children...

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Week Nine :: August 18 - 22, 2014

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Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate on solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.

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2015 Season :: June 27 – August 30

2015lectures thumbJoin us in our 142nd season for an exciting series of speakers and events. Every Summer Chautauqua is host to nine weeks of lecturers and entertainment. A central theme anchors the dialog of the week. Most lecture platforms and much of our entertainment is based directly on, or is tied into the week's theme.

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