Week Nine :: Aug. 19–27

At the Table: Our Changing Relationship with Food

The way we interact with our food is changing, from fast food to farm-to-table. Food is tied to our well-being, our sense of community. Joined by world-renowned chefs, leading food journalists, and other experts, we look at the value of food across the socioeconomic spectrum and learn what it is about our meals that bring us together. During this week, our celebration of food moves beyond the Amphitheater stage to several venues throughout the Chautauqua grounds, with cooking demonstrations, food fairs, master classes and much more.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Food and Faith 

Eating is essential for life, but it is so much more.  All cultures have developed rituals around food and eating that shape the life patterns and rhythms of family and communal life, and religions also utilize food for spiritual nourishment in sacred meals, religious dictums for self-discipline, and for the formation of communal identity.  This week will be a rich and full exploration into the relationship between food and faith.

 

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook

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    The Reverend Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is the 3rd U. S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. Sunday Parking is free until 2 p.m.

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook

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    The Reverend Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is the 3rd U. S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass or event ticket required. Purchase tickets at http://chqtickets.com

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10:45am

    Jacques Pépin

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    Master chef, author, Heart and Soul in the Kitchen

    Jacques Pépin is "the original Iron Chef.” He has published more than 25 cookbooks, hosted 14 highly acclaimed public television shows and taught millions of Americans – plus an entire generation of chefs — how to cook.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Norman Wirzba

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    Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University, where he is also Senior Fellow for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Founders

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    Led by trumpeter and pianist Brandon Ridenour, this ensemble plays exquisite Bach and Handel, shows off with Scheherazade, and makes Brubeck meet Mozart in a jazzy twist that will delight and surprise.



    Location: Lenna Hall
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 08:15pm

    An Evening with Chris Botti

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    Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. 



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43–73, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 10:45am

    Michael Ruhlman

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    Author, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

    Ruhlman will be interviewed by Ann Patchett, author, Commonwealth.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

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    Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus is a Professor of Religion and Coordinator of Jewish Studies at Wheaton College (MA). His research focuses on meals and religion, especially on the cognitive sensory and communal dimensions of meal rituals.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Season Finale"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

    Repertoire: J.S. Smith/Arr. Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner  [3’]; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35  [34’]; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68  [45’]



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate Pass or event ticket required.
    Community Appreciation Night

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 10:45am

    Anna Blythe Lappé

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    Founding principal, Small Planet Institute

    Anna Blythe Lappé is known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. Lappé, with her mother Frances Lappé, is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Zahra N. Jamal

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    Dr. Zahra N. Jamal is Associate Director at Rice University's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. She was previously on the faculty at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Michigan State University (MSU), and Palmer Trinity.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Irene Rodríguez Compañía

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    This stunning company is led by Cuban dancer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez López. Featuring six dancers and four live flamenco and Cuban musicians, this performance promises to be a masterful intermingling of traditional flamenco and contemporary dance.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 10:45am

    Marion Nestle

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    Author, Food Politics

    Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, a department she chaired from 1988 to 2003.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Vasudha Narayanan

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    Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Ann Patchett, CLSC Author, Commonwealth; Jane Hamilton, CLSC Author, The Excellent Lombards

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    Authors Ann Patchett and Jane Hamilton come together to discuss their books, Commonwealth and The Excellent Lombards.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Ann Patchett, CLSC Author, Commonwealth; Jane Hamilton, CLSC Author, The Excellent Lombards

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    Authors Ann Patchett and Jane Hamilton come together to discuss their books, Commonwealth and The Excellent Lombards.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Joey Alexander Trio

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    Born in 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander has performed with his trio across the USA and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Montreal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague and Vienna.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43–73, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Friday, August 25, 2017 | 10:45am

    Bryant Terry

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    Chef, educator; author, Afro-Vegan

    Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. 



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Friday, August 25, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Father Gregory Boyle, S.J.

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    The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Beach Boys

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    Surf’s up! Grab your boards and get ready for some good vibrations! The Beach Boys have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle of the 1960s.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $50–70, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required