CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Chautauqua Institution has announced the program lineup for Week Eight of its 2019 season.
The week, which begins Sunday and concludes Aug. 17, features renowned journalists Bill Moyers and Robin Wright, founder of the “Me Too” movement Tarana J. Burke, and a musical performance from the popular band Dawes.
Chautauqua Institution’s nine-week season features morning and afternoon lectures that focus on weekly cultural themes. Week Eight features a series of conversations and lectures on the theme “Shifting Global Power,” focusing on the geopolitical hot-spots of the moment, examining the new holders, and even the new definitions, of global power, at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater. At the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Series in the Hall of Philosophy, lectures on “The Power of Soft Power” will feature presentations from those who are utilizing soft power for global peacemaking, reconciliation and quality of life.
The Rev. Mary Luti, pastor and teacher ordained in the United Church of Christ, will serve as ecumenical guest chaplain for the week.
Wright will be featured on Monday morning, followed by Moyers in the afternoon.
Tuesday morning, visitors will hear from Kenneth R. Weinstein, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Institute. He will be followed in the afternoon by Hardy Merriman, president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Wednesday morning will showcase Joi Ito, an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and scholar. In the afternoon will be Heather C. McGhee, former president of and now a distinguished senior fellow at Demos.
On Thursday morning will be Bill McKibben, an author, environmentalist and co-founder of anti-carbon campaign group 350.org. The afternoon will showcase Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of history and international relations emeritus at Boston University.
Friday morning will showcase Tarana J. Burke, co-founder of Just Be Inc. and founder of the “Me Too” Movement. In the afternoon, Chautauqua will continue the Interfaith Friday Series with Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, associate professor in Sikh studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture at the University of Michigan, and founding editor of the journal Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, and Theory.
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Hall of Philosophy: Sean McFate, author of “The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder”
• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hall of Philosophy: Viranel Clerard, “Documenting a City: Place Keeping vs. Place Making in Detroit”
• 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Hall of Philosophy: Kanishk Tharoor, presentation of his book, “Swimmer Among the Stars”
• 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hall of Christ: Gary Moore, North Carolina State University, “Circuit Rider Preachers: True Stories”
• At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, the Paul Taylor Dance Co. in Residence with Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
• At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Chautauqua School of Dance Gala
• At 8:15 p.m. Monday, the Music School Festival Orchestra
• The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, “Bruch Violin Concerto” at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday
• At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
• The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, “Mahler 4” at 8:15 p.m. Thursday.
• At 8:15 p.m. Friday, popular band Dawes plays the Amphitheater
More arts & entertainment offerings
• At 4 p.m. Saturday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Lyrica Baroque
• At 4 p.m. Monday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Donald Sinta Quartet
• At 6 p.m. Tuesday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet
• Chautauqua Music Camps for jazz, orchestra and middle school band at 2 p.m. Friday in Fletcher Music Hall
• Chautauqua Theater Co. finishes its run of “One Man, Two Guvnors” at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in Bratton Theater.
For tickets and information, visit chqtickets.com or call 716-357-6250.