Week One :: June 24–July 1

Invention

Invention is a way to pinpoint what we value, and we look to men and women throughout history, around the world, who challenged the status quo by what they thought, saw and created. As we celebrate the evolution of humanity, we explore what’s next and how we’ll achieve it.

  • What are the conditions — within society and within ourselves — that make invention possible?
  • Are we in the last age of American invention?
  • What do we need for humanity’s next “giant leap” in our lifetime?
  • Are there ethical and legal limits to be placed on human curiosity?

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Inventing God? A Brief History of Religions

The search for meaning and imagining the Source of Life are among the hallmarks of being human.  Calling this Source by many names in different ages and among all peoples has inspired ever-evolving ways of knowing and experiencing It, including looking within ourselves.  In this week we will consider both the traditional and the newer ways that the religious imagination has conceptualized our experience of the Holy.

 

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Aretha Franklin

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Don’t miss opening night 2017 as The Queen sings in the season with soul. For six decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon of creative originality, winning no less than 18 Grammy Awards.

     

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Alan Jones

    Location: Amphitheater

    The Very Reverend Alan Jones is Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he served as dean for over 24 years.

     

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 02:30pm

    The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

    Location: Amphitheater

    The Jazz Ambassadors — America's Big Band, is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.

     

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Alan Jones

    Location: Amphitheater

    The Very Reverend Alan Jones is Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he served as dean for over 24 years.

     

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 10:45am

    Obi Felten

    Location: Amphitheater

    Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world, X

    Obi Felten is a startup mentor and angel investor who is head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world at X (formerly known as GoogleX).

     

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Kelly Bulkeley

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a psychologist of religion focusing on dreams and dreaming.  He is director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), a Senior Editor of the APA journal Dreaming, and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

     

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Cantus: No Greater Love Than This

    Location: Lenna Hall

    This internationally recognized men’s vocal ensemble is widely known for its innovative programming and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Cantus has performed on the stages of Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center,...

     

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Ailey II: Revelations

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    Ailey II begins its residency with a program built around Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, this cultural treasure fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

     

     

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 10:45am

    Jesse Schell

    Location: Amphitheater

    Distinguished Professor, Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center

    Jesse Schell is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center...

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 10:45am

    Lisa DeLuca

    Location: Amphitheater

    Technology Strategist, IBM Commerce

    Lisa Seacat DeLuca is the most prolific female inventor in IBM history; she holds 70 U.S. patents with more 300 pending applications, and more than 180 patents worldwide.

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Ailey II: New Works

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    Universally renowned Ailey II will capture audiences with this stunning new works program that will feature Bridget L. Moore’s Sketches of Flames. Moore fuses flamenco influences with her African-American and contemporary aesthetic to create a rapturous ensemble work.

     

     

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Rabbi Ed Feinstein is senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Program, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

     

     

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Daniel Bergner, CLSC Author, Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and abusive.

     

     

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

    Repertoire | J.S. Smith/Arr. Damrosch: The Star-Spangled Banner  [3’]; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23  [35’]...

     

     

  • Friday, June 30, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Alec Ryrie

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Professor Alec Ryrie will present this lecture to commemorate and honor the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Ryrie is co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History and is the author of six books, most recently Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World (2017).

     

     

  • Friday, June 30, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Doo Wop Project

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    Having debuted at Chautauqua in 2015, The Doo Wop Project is back by popular demand! This a cappella group from NYC begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies..

     

     

  • Saturday, July 01, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off

    Location: Bratton Theater

    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.

     

     

  • Saturday, July 01, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra – "Ode to Joy"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Columbus Symphony Chorus

    Repertoire: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125, "Choral"  [65’]