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

    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:15pm

    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.

     

     

  • Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra – Special Matinee

    Location: Amphitheater

    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’]...

     

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 10:45am

    Lee R. Berger

    Location: Amphitheater

    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...

     

     

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Turtle Island Quartet

    Location: Lenna Hall

    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...

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Ambassador James A. Joseph

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    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...

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra – Independence Day Pops Celebration

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Stuart Chafetz, conductor; Capathia Jenkins, vocals

     

     

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

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    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.

     

     

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

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    Location: Amphitheater

    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk returns for his 12th season.

     

     

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 10:45am

    Brian Skerry

    Location: Amphitheater

    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.

     

     

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Ed Yong, CLSC Author, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    A groundbreaking, wondrously informative and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin, I Contain Multitudes presents a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

     

     

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Dance Salon, Charlotte Ballet

    Location: Amphitheater

     

     

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 | 10:45am

    Sarah Parcak

    Location: Amphitheater

    Space archaeologist, National Geographic Fellow

    Sarah Parcak is a National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow and an Egyptologist, who uses futuristic tools to unlock secrets from the past and transform the way discoveries are made.

     

     

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 | 02:00pm

    E.J. Dionne Jr.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    E.J. Dionne Jr. is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, where he teaches in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Government Department. He has been writing a column for The Washington Post since 1993.

     

     

  • Saturday, July 08, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: Orfeo

    Location: Amphitheater

    Music: Claudio Monteverdi/arr Ottorino Respighi (U.S. stage premiere)

    Orpheus, the man who could charm death itself with his music, travels to the underworld to retrieve his lost love, Euridice.