Week Seven :: Aug. 5–12

The Nature of Fear

Now more than ever, fear dominates us in ways we may not even be aware of — in politics, in advertising, in media. In this week, we grapple with recognizing fear and what it does to us.

  • What is the history of fear as a political tool and how effectively has it been used to shape our politics?
  • We examine fear’s effect on the brain and how fear has been shaped by evolution.
  • How and why does fear work in persuading, motivating and manipulating us?
  • We look at what it means to seek out that which scares us, from Grimm’s Fairy Tales and ghost stories to rollercoasters and haunted houses.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety 

Theologians have begun calling the time in which we are living ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ and describing an immersion in an ocean of fear and insecurity. In this week we will strive to identify the presenting causes of anxiety in our times, and in previous times, and to discern what secularists, religions, and spiritual modalities can offer as antidotes.

 

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 10:45am

    Robert Allan Hill

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    Robert Allan Hill is the Dean of Marsh Chapel and a Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Boston University.



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

     

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Glenn Miller Orchestra

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    Spend your Sunday afternoon with America’s classic big band. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.



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

     

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 09:15am

    Robert Allan Hill

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    Robert Allan Hill is the Dean of Marsh Chapel and a Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Boston University.



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 10:45am

    Dan Ariely

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    James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University

    Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School...

     

     



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 03:00pm

    VACI Open Members Exhibition

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    August 7–23 / Opening Reception Monday, August 7 /  3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution are invited to show their original artwork each summer in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. This group show always offers a diverse mix of styles and media by adult artists.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 04:00pm

    JACK Quartet

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    The recipient of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA's Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK has performed to critical acclaim at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center...



    Location: Lenna Hall
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  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Artemis A.W. Joukowsky III

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    Artemis A.W. Joukowsky III is Co-Director and Co-Producer, together with Ken Burns, of the acclaimed PBS documentary that premiered in September 2016. “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War” tells the story of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 10:45am

    Stella Rimington

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    Former director general, MI-5

    Dame Stella Rimington is the retired director general of the British Security Service (MI5).



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Four Freshmen

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    Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time.



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

     

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

    Beau Willimon

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    Creator, Netflix’s “House of Cards”

    Beau Willimon is a screenwriter, playwright, producer and former political campaign staffer. The founder of Westward Productions, he is the creator of Netflix’s original series “House of Cards,” for which he served as showrunner for the first four seasons.



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Susan Southard, CLSC Author, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

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    A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived, Susan Southard’s Nagasaki is a gripping narrative of human resilience in the aftermath of one of the most controversial wartime acts in history.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Classicism to Iconoclasm"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Anthony Marwood, violin; 
    Steven Mackey, electric guitar

    Repertoire: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob. I/101, “The Clock”  [29’]; Steven Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes  [21’]...



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Friday, August 11, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Bart Campolo

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    Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 06:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Romeo & Juliet

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    In this, Shakespeare’s most famous love story, perhaps the most famous ever written, Love is romantic, overpowering, passionate, violent, and ultimately redemptive.



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

     

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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    Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s first performance with a live orchestra in the Amp. The program will feature excerpts from the beloved ballet Coppélia,...



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