Looking back on his first season as director of the Department of Religion, the Rev. Robert Franklin is tired. Tired, but happy and full of plans for the future.
Evan Fallenberg, author of When We Danced on Water and Light Fell, will close out the season’s Brown Bag lectures with his talk, called “Reading Globally,” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
The end of the Chautauqua season is in the air. The cool nights. The sound of crickets. The anticipation of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. And giants in the Heritage Lecture Series.
Humperdinckers, rejoice. The most interesting name in the world — belonging to the sideburn-sporting sex symbol — will serenade Chautauquans in the signature style all his own at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Religion is like rock ‘n’ roll, said John Esposito — it’s here to stay.
On Oct. 6, 1973, Robin Wright landed in Beirut. That day, Jews all over the world were celebrating Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. At the same time, a coalition of Arab states, directed by Egypt and Syria, led a surprise attack on Israeli-occupied territories, initiating the Yom Kippur War.
It’s a Wednesday, and librarian Lynn Moschel is reading to Group 1 at Children’s School. She holds up a book called Bats at the Library, rotating it around for the 6-year-olds in the front row on their knees, some pointing at the illustrations, all matching her cheer.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, Neubauer will perform the Chautauqua premiere of renowned American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Christof Perick.
At 4:15 p.m. today in the Garden Room of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall, young readers will be joined by Brian Castner, the Week Eight prose writer-in-residence for the Writers’ Center and author of the 2013 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection The Long Walk.
Few foreign policy experts or commentators in the past 30 years have shown the resiliency, versatility or continuing relevance of Dennis Ross, who will deliver the 10:45 a.m. lecture in the Amphitheater with political scientist Geoffrey Kemp.