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

    Location: Amphitheater

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

     

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook

    Location: Amphitheater

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

     

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10:45am

    Jacques Pépin

    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Norman Wirzba

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    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.

     

     

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

    Marion Nestle

    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

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

    Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    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.

     

     

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

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra – Season Finale

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    Location: Amphitheater

    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’]

     

     

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

    Irene Rodríguez Compañía

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    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

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

    The Beach Boys

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    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Robert M. Franklin

    Location: Amphitheater

    Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. is Senior Adviser to the President, Emory University, the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University (Atlanta) and Director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution.