Week Two :: July 1–July 8

The Human Lens: Origins, Exploration and Preservation
In Partnership with National Geographic

As a species, as communities, and as individuals, we have altered our physical world, with both beneficial and devastating effects. From our earliest history, humanity’s movement across the globe—driven by survival and curiosity—has impacted our environment. With such exploration also comes a greater understanding of our relationship to the planet. From the depths of the ocean to the plains of Africa, humans are searching for ways to make positive change and help protect the ecosystems and species that contribute to our essential biodiversity on Earth. During this week, in partnership with National Geographic and a renowned team of explorers and scientists, we look at our past, present and future impact on the planet.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Celebrating the Genius and Soul of a Nation 

Alexis de Tocqueville said, "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." Today, global and national events challenge us to initiate introspection, self-analysis, and repair, all while celebrating the greatness of our democracy.  In this week of observing our nation’s birthday we will seek to discern the genius and soul of the nation, and ask how they may be authentically embodied and celebrated.  

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

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    The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes has served on the ministry team of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in the heart of Toronto since 1995 and as the Minister of the Congregation since 2001.



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

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 11:00am

    Art in the Park

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    There will once again be two Art in the Park shows in 2017. These events are hosted by the VACI Partners, Chautauqua's friends of the visual arts group. 60 artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works in Miller Park on Sunday, July 2 or Sunday, August 6, 2017.



    Location: Miller Park
    Admission to the Grounds is free on Sundays. (Parking is free until 2 p.m.)

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off

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    Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a roller-coaster, side-splittingly funny look at theatre – both onstage and off – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play.



    Location: Bratton Theater
    Event ticket required. Your theater ticket will admit you to the grounds. You do not need an additional gate pass.

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Special Arts Matinee: Amphitheater Celebration"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor

    Repertoire: Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House, op. 124  [12’]; Claudio Monteverdi: Toccata (Fanfare) from L'Orfeo  [4’]; Igor Stravinsky: Prelude (Fanfare) from The Rake’s Progress  [2’]...



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

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

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    The Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes has served on the ministry team of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in the heart of Toronto since 1995 and as the Minister of the Congregation since 2001.



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

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 10:45am

    Lee R. Berger

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    Paleoanthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

    Lee R. Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author and palaeoanthropologist. In addition to being the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration...



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

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Hydrogen Jukebox Open Rehearsal

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    Watch this unique chamber opera come to life as Chautauqua Opera gives you a glimpse into the process from page to stage!



    Location: McKnight Hall
    Free event. No additional ticket necessary with a valid gate pass

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Turtle Island Quartet

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    Since its inception in 1985, this quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with...



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

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 10:45am

    Brian Skerry

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    National Geographic Photography Fellow

    Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments, covering such environments for National Geographic since 1998. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow.



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

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 01:00pm

    Masterclass with Steven Osgood

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    Students from Marlena Malas’ Voice Program will work with Steven Osgood, General & Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Opera Company.



    Location: Fletcher Hall
    Free event. No additional ticket needed with valid gate pass.

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Ambassador James A. Joseph

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    Ambassador James A. Joseph is professor emeritus of the practice of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also leader in residence for the Hart Leadership Program and founder of the United States – Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values...



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

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Turtle Island: “A String Quartet is Like a Family”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | This Grammy Award-winning quartet will celebrate Independence Day at Chautauqua with a program that combines music and family. This engaging program helps children understand how a string quartet functions and thrives...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall
    Free Family Event. Get your free passes at our Main Gate Welcome Center. (Parking fees still apply)

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Bonnie Collura, VACI Lecture Series

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    Jennifer Berman, of Bomb Magazine, writes that Collura “seems equally excited to not merely throw new spins on old iconography, but to weave at the very least three mythic narratives, and in doing so create an aggregate myth of female transformation.”



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

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Independence Day Pops Celebration"

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    Stuart Chafetz, conductor; Capathia Jenkins, vocals



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate Pass or event ticket required.

     

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 10:30am

    Opera Invasion #2: So You Think You're Louder Than an Opera Singer

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    The Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club will compete to see who can out-sing Chautauqua Opera Young Artists.



    Location: Sharpe Field
    Free event. No additional ticket necessary with valid gate pass.

     

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 10:45am

    Asha de Vos and Thandiwe Mweetwa

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    Asha de Vos, Marine biologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer
    Thandiwe Mweetwa, Lion biologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer



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

     

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow

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    Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., founded (1983) and directs The Shalom Center. In 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Human Rights Hero from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and in 2015 the Forward named him one of the “most inspiring” Rabbis.



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

     

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 08:15pm

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk returns for his 12th season.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Community Appreciation Night, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 10:45am

    Shah Selbe

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    Engineer and conservation technologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer

    Shah Selbe was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013 for his creation of FishNET, a platform approach harnessing technology to detect...



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

     

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Barbara Williams-Skinner and Douglas Birdsall

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    Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations. Dr. S. Douglas Birdsall, Ph.D. is a Presbyterian minister who has spent most of his thirty-seven-year career in the global mission of the church.



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