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                  The Chautauquan Daily                 The Official Newspaper of Chautauqua Institution | Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                 MORninG LeCTuRe

                                                                     E v E N i N G E N T E R TA i N M E N T

                                     “It’s such a great thing to meet new people and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Coleman to
                               have an opportunity to make music for all the right reasons.”
                                                      —Larr y Rachleff | Guest conductor
                                                                                                                                                                                 link women,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Islam and
                                                                                                                                                                                 foreign policy
                                                                                                                                                                                 Emma Morehart
                                                                                                                                                                                 Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                                                                     When information travels across
                                                                                                                                                                                 the Atlantic Ocean from the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                 East to the United States, it tends to
                                                                                                                                                                                 get lost in translation, sucked into
                                                                                                                                                                                 various stereotypes between West-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ern tradition and Islam.
                                                                                                                                                                                     I s o b e l
                                                                                                                                                                                 Coleman, a
                                                                                                                                                                                 senior fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                 for U.S. for-
                                                                                                                                                                                 eign policy
                                                                                                                                                                                 for the Coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                 cil on Foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                 tracks     this
                                                                                                                                                                                 i n format ion
                                                                                                                                                                                 and applies
                                                                                                                                                                                 it to foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                 policy.    Too Coleman
                                                                                                                                                                                 many West-
                                                                                                                                                                                 erners have expressed surprise at
     The Chautauqua symphony orchestra performs Thursday evening in the amphitheater.                                                                       Photo | greg Funka   the success of women in bringing
                                                                                                                                                                                 about change in the Middle East.

                     FEAST YOUR EARS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Too many, she said to clarify, be-
                                                                                                                                                                                 cause this dynamic has been build-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ing for many years.
                                                                                                                                                                                     “(There are) rising levels of fe-
                                                                                                                                                                                 male education, increasing work
                                                                                                                                                                                 force participation and just a
         CSO, guest conductor Rachleff prepare program with contrasting musical styles                                                                                           greater awareness through media
                                                                                                                                                                                 (of all kinds) that women play an
                                                                                                                                                                                 important role in the world, and a
     Lauren Hutchison                                           Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Hous-
                                                                                                                                                                                 role that I think has had rising as-
     Staff Writer                                               ton.
                                                                                                                                                                                 pirations and demands for women
                                                                   Rachleff and the CSO designed tonight’s pro-
        For Larry Rachleff, guest conducting is like going                                                                                                                       which you now see playing out
                                                                gram to be a complete contrast of musical styles.
     out to dinner.                                                                                                                                                              in the streets of the Middle East,”
                                                                The concert opens with Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 Coleman said. “Women are very
        “(The orchestra) has prepared this beautiful            Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 and
                                                                                                                                                                                 much on the forefront of the dra-
     meal, which you get to enjoy,” he said. “It’s such         Ravel’s “La Valse” are similar in that they both are
                                                                                                                                                                                 matic changes that are happening
     a great thing to meet new people and have an op-           very impressionistic and colorful, but the similari-
                                                                                                                                                                                 in that part of the world.”
     portunity to make music for all the right reasons.”        ties end there, Rachleff said.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Coleman will address what fed
        Rachleff and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra             “La Valse” is a Strauss-like waltz gone awry,
                                                                                                                                                                                 into the stereotypes and inequalities
     will feast on Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony at 8:15      he said. It reflects the dark story of World War I,
                                                                                                                                                                                 for women in the Middle East, and
     p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.                          in which Ravel fought for France against Austrian
                                                                                                                                                                                 how that region is changing right
        This is Rachleff’s first time conducting the CSO.       forces. The piece is almost inaudible when it starts.
                                                                                                                                                                                 before her eyes in her lecture at 10:45
     He currently is the music director of the Rhode Is-                                                                                                                         a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
     land Philharmonic and the director of orchestras at                                                          See CSO, Page 4      rachleff
                                                                                                                                                                                                See COLEMAN, Page 4

inTeRFAiTH LeCTuRe                                                                                                                     FA MiLY enTeRTAinMenT SeRieS

Khan to address Islam stereotypes, faith as strength Bubbles to invade Smith Wilkes tonight
Emma Morehart                                                                             In the face of inequality and                Suzi Starheim
Staff Writer                                                                           stereotypes, Khan’s grandmother                 Staff Writer
                                                                                       studied religious books and taught
   From Fortune 500 to fighting                                                        Khan about the strength and com-                   Round bubbles, fog-filled bub-
the uphill battle toward breaking                                                      passion that come with a strong                 bles and even caterpillar-shaped
stereotypes about Islam, Daisy                                                         faith, Khan said in a lecture at                bubbles will fill Smith Wilkes Hall
Khan has been representative of                                                        Chautauqua last summer.                         as “Bubble Man” Doug Rougeux
a 21st century woman breaking                                                                                                          performs BubbleMania! for to-
                                                                                          “My faith empowers me as a
barriers in gender, religion and                                                                                                       night’s Family Entertainment Series
                                                                                       woman, and it inspires my activ-
social justice.                                                                                                                        event at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
   At 2 p.m. today in the Hall of                                                      ism. I am not alone. In fact, I con-               Rougeux graduated from the
Philosophy, Khan will discuss the                                                      sider myself one humble inheritor               University at Buffalo and went on
role of Muslim women as part of                                                        of the grand legacy of American                 to The Ringling Bros. and Barnum
the theme “Women Transcending                                                          women’s faith-based activism,”                  and Bailey Clown College. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Submitted photo
Boundaries” during the Interfaith                                                      Khan said in a blog post for The                earned him two years of experience
Lecture Series.                                                                        Washington Post called “Faith-                  clowning with The Ringling Bros.          upstate New York since 1991.”
   Khan said she will talk about                                                       Based Feminism: The Most Power-                 and Barnum and Bailey Circus. In             Rougeux, who has performed
women around the world who                                                             ful Model.”                                     addition to blowing bubbles of all
are on the front lines of change                                                          Women like Harriet Tubman,                   shapes and sizes, Rougeux also can        BubbleMania! for Chautauqua au-
in society and in religious inter-     Khan                                            Susan B. Anthony and Amelia                     mime and juggle.                          diences at least three times in the
pretation, and those who are ad-                                                       Boynton Robinson used their faith                  While BubbleMania! was started         past, said he is excited about per-
dressing critical social pressures     cues from her grandmother,                                                                      by performer Casey Carle, this is         forming in Smith Wilkes Hall again
                                                                                       as strength to bring about social
within their societies.                whom she considers her greatest                 justice for women and minorities.               Rougeux’s 20th year performing            because of the building’s design.
   Khan’s faith is a source of         teacher, but also other faithful                                                                as part of BubbleMania! He said he
strength for her, and she takes        women in history.                                                      See KHAN, Page 4         has been “making bubbles fresh in                         See ROUGEUX, Page 4

                              Women’s                                                                                                                                                                Sensational
                              health,                                                                                                                                                                music
                              human rights                                               Threat to                                                Flashback                                          making
                                                                                         bats                                                     Scenes from                                        John Chacona
                              Germain gives                                              BTG lecture to                                           School of Dance                                    reviews
                              Monday’s                                                   discuss white                                            flash mob on                                       Saturday’s CSO
                              morning lecture                                            nose syndrome                                            Bestor Plaza                                       performance
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                                                                  Weis Family Fund supports Coleman lecture
                                                                     The edris and David H.             dow manufacturing com-            in Chautauqua. edris weis        mer in Chautauqua as a full-
                     Briefly                                      weis Family Fund provides
                                                                  funding for the lecture at
                                                                  10:45 a.m. today by Isobel
                                                                                                        pany, his wife and daughter
                                                                                                        were involved in theater,
                                                                                                        music and dance. edris weis
                                                                                                                                          was on the first board of
                                                                                                                                          the Friends of Chautauqua
                                                                                                                                          Theater Company, handling
                                                                                                                                                                           time ballet student and con-
                                                                                                                                                                           tinued to take dance classes
                                                                                                                                                                           each summer as a teenager.
         News from arouNd the grouNds                             Coleman, senior fellow for            was part of the founding          all of their publicity for two   David and edris weis con-
                                                                  Us foreign policy at the              group and president of a lo-      years. she took a sabbati-       tinue to be patrons of the
Chautauqua Women’s Club events                                    Council on Foreign Relations.         cal community theater with        cal for four years to serve as   Chautauqua symphony Or-
   • The Chautauqua women’s Club Young women’s Group              This fund, established within         ties to Carnegie Mellon dra-      president of the Chautauqua      chestra during the summer
will socialize at 9:30 a.m. today in the Clubhouse. All wom-      the Chautauqua Foundation             ma students. she participat-      Property Owners Associa-         and supporters of the Flor-
en, 55 and under, are welcome to meet new Chautauquans            in 2000, supports a different         ed in every aspect of theater     tion and now has returned        ida west Coast symphony
and reconnect with old friends. Membership is not required.       element of the program each           production. Later, she be-        to Friends activities. Their     and many of the theater and
   • women’s Club offers Duplicate Bridge sessions for both       year and thus over time sup-          came the booking agent and        other daughter, elise, spent     art programs in sarasota,
men and women. Games begin at 1 p.m. at the women’s               ports the broad mix of Chau-          personal representative to        her early Chautauqua years       Fla., during the winter.
Clubhouse. single players are welcome. Fee collected at the       tauqua’s artistic and educa-          Columbia Artists for several      becoming a silversmith at           If you are interested in dis-
door. Membership not required.                                    tional programming.                   classical musicians. Their        the Art Quad. In college,        cussing the possibility of es-
   • The women’s Club thrift shop, the Flea Boutique, will be        The arts and Chautauqua            daughter, Topaz, was the          she taught at the Children’s     tablishing an endowment to
open from noon to 2 p.m. wednesdays, Fridays and sundays          have been two very impor-             cohost of the first live chil-    school, and now her two          support the performing arts or
behind the Colonnade on Ramble. The boutique features             tant parts of the lives of the        dren’s television program on      daughters, samantha and          supporting another aspect of
bargain-priced items, and your donations of small quality         David weis family. During             KDKA-TV.                          emily O’Leary, attend Chil-      Chautauqua’s program, please
recyclables will be gratefully accepted at these times. The       their years in Pittsburgh,               For 31 continuous sum-         dren’s school and take ballet    contact Karen Blozie, director
proceeds from the women’s Club Flea Boutique provide for          while David weis was the              mers, the weis family has         classes through the dance        of gift planning, at 716-357-
women’s Club-sponsored student scholarships, program-             president and CeO of Ther-            been involved in the vari-        department.                      6244 or email her at kblozie@
ming and the women’s Club facility.                               mal Industries Inc., a win-           ous arts programs offered            Topaz spent her first sum-    ciweb.org.

CLSC class events
   • The Chautauqua Literary and scientific Circle Class of
2012 will hold a formation meeting today from 9:30 a.m. to
                                                                  Waasdorp Fund sponsors                                                 Singleton, Shelburne
10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall. The prospective graduates will
make plans for Recognition Day on Aug. 8, 2012.
   • The Class of 1974 invites all CLsC class members whose
                                                                  Kahn Interfaith Lecture                                                funds support tonight’s
classes no longer meet to join them at 4:30 p.m. today at            The waasdorp Fund for           host to interfaith students
the home of members Mary Lee Talbot and Joan Jacobs, 17
McClintock Ave. Bring a snack to share. For questions, call
Mary Lee at 716-357-2035.
                                                                  Religious Initiatives spon-
                                                                  sors the Interfaith Lecture
                                                                  with Daisy Khan, execu-
                                                                                                     from the Middle east in
                                                                                                     2006, served as delegates
                                                                                                     to the Chautauqua Inter-
                                                                                                                                         CSO performance
                                                                  tive director of the Ameri-        faith London Conference
                                                                                                                                            The Dr. James and Mary         and a symphony Patron. Her
BTG sponsors Bird Talk and Walk                                   can society for Muslim Ad-         in 2005, and serve as advo-
                                                                                                                                         Anne evans singleton Fund         family (Aldredge/Munger)
                                                                  vancement today at 2 p.m.          cates for the Department
   At 7:30 a.m. today, nature guide Tina Nelson will lead a                                                                              for the Chautauqua sympho-        has summered at the Insti-
                                                                     The waasdorp Fund               of Religion’s initiative to
Bird Talk and walk sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden                                                                                  ny Orchestra and the Ger-         tution since 1901. she was
                                                                  for Religious Initiatives          introduce younger Chau-
Club. Meet at the lake side of smith wilkes Hall, rain or                                                                                trude Aldredge shelburne          baptized by Bishop John H.
                                                                  was established in 2005            tauquans to the Abraha-
shine. Bring binoculars.                                                                                                                 Fund provide funding for          Vincent, and her father was
                                                                  as an endowment fund in            mic program. During the
                                                                                                                                         tonight’s CsO performance         the first golf club president.
                                                                  the Chautauqua Founda-             season, Nancy, a music
BTG sponsors Garden Walk                                                                                                                 featuring Larry Rachleff as       she also was a wellesley
                                                                  tion by Peter and Nancy            teacher by trade, is a mem-
                                                                                                                                         guest conductor.                  College music graduate and
   Meet horticulturist Joe McMaster at 4:15 p.m. today under      waasdorp of Rochester,             ber of Thursday Morning
                                                                                                                                            established in 1996 by         held many civic and cultural
the green awning at the lake side of smith wilkes Hall for        N.Y. since its inception,          Brass, playing the French
                                                                                                                                         James and Mary Anne ev-           positions in Dallas. she was
a Garden walk sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club.          the fund has been used to          horn. Peter serves as a
                                                                                                                                         ans singleton, the fund is a      the president of the Dallas
The walks vary each week.                                         support the Department             team captain for the Chau-
                                                                                                                                         permanent endowment fund          symphony Association and
                                                                  of Religion at Chautauqua          tauqua Fund and was a
                                                                                                                                         held within the Chautauqua        of the Dallas symphony Or-
Symphony Partners hosts symphony meet and greet                   Institution,    particularly       volunteer for the Chautau-
                                                                                                                                         Foundation to offer general       chestra and served on the
                                                                  the Abrahamic commu-               qua Idea Campaign. After
                                                                                                                                         support for the Chautauqua
   Meet the members of the Chautauqua symphony Orches-            nity programming.                  a career at Xerox Corp., he                                           executive committee of the
                                                                                                                                         symphony Orchestra. James
tra’s viola, cello and bass sections after Tuesday’s concert on      The waasdorps have a            became a professor at the                                             Dallas symphony, the Dal-
                                                                                                                                         is a retired physician/OB-
the Amphitheater back porch. The symphony Partners will           long commitment to pro-            at the University of Roch-                                            las Garden Club, and the
                                                                                                                                         GYN and Mary is a former
provide light refreshments. This date is corrected from the       moting interfaith under-           ester, from where he re-                                              women’s Council of Dal-
                                                                                                                                         elementary school music
symphony Partners brochure.                                       standing at Chautauqua             cently retired. The waas-                                             las County. she is survived
                                                                                                                                         teacher. They are both long-
                                                                  and around the world. At           dorps own property on                                                 by her children Alice shel-
                                                                                                                                         time supporters of Chautau-
Hebrew Congregation to hold Shabbat Dinner                        Chautauqua, they played            Bliss Avenue.                                                         burne Neild, Dr. samuel A.
                                                                                                                                         qua and have volunteered for
                                                                                                                                         the Chautauqua Fund and           shelburne, Jr. and George A.
   The Hebrew Congregation will sponsor a community
                                                                                                                                         been active in the symphony       shelburne and was prede-
shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the everett Jewish
Life Center at Chautauqua, 36 Massey Ave. Reservations                                                                                   Patrons, Friends of Chautau-      ceased by her husband, Dr.
are required. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children
                                                                  Bike Safety Tips                                                       qua Theater Company, CPOA,        samuel A. shelburne, who
under 12. For reservations and information, call Bea weiner                                                                              Literary Arts Friends and         was a physician. Gertrude
                                                                  Bike riders under 14 years of age must wear a NYS-required helmet.                                       was a staunch advocate of
716-753-3573 or Carole wolsh 716-357-5449.                                                                                               Bird, Tree & Garden Club.
                                                                                                                                         They have three children and      maintaining and enhanc-
Children’s School holds bake sale                                                                                                        five grandchildren who visit      ing excellence at the Institu-
                                                                                                                                         Chautauqua annually.              tion. The piano recital hall
  The Children’s school is holding a bake sale at 11 a.m.                                                                                   Gertrude shelburne was         at sherwood was dedicated
Thursday on Bestor Plaza across from Chautauqua Bookstore.                                                                               a lifelong Chautauquan, a         to her mother and grand-
                                                                                                                                         trustee of the Chautauqua         mother during the second
2011 graduates honored at Guild luncheon                                                                                                 Institution from 1974 to 1982     Century Campaign.
   Guild of seven seals 2011 Graduates will be feted by the
Guild membership during a luncheon held in their honor
at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 4 in Alumni Hall. Class of 2011 mem-
bers will be guests of the Guild but are requested to RsVP
by picking up a ticket at Alumni Hall gratis on or before
Monday. Other seals members planning to attend may pur-
chase a luncheon ticket for $4 on or before Monday at the
Alumni Hall desk.

Opera Surprise Box offers activities for children
   The Chautauqua Opera Guild presents the Opera sur-
prise Box, an education series, from 4 to 5 p.m. sunday at
the Hall of Christ. Children ages 6 to 9 are invited to partic-
ipate. The Opera Trunk, filled with books, CDs, videos, cos-
tumes, props and photographs, creates a variety of exciting
lessons and activities out of the surprise Box. each week’s
lesson presents a different opera learning experience. To
reserve a place contact Virginia DiPucci at 716-789-2120 or
at vdipucci@comcast.net.

CLSC Alumni Association holds Eventide Presentation
   The CLsC Alumni Association eventide Presentation
is at 6:45 p.m. wednesday in the Hall of Christ. Jeanne
wiebenga will be presenting “south Africa, swaziland
and Lesotho: Highlights of a Journey.” From the first day
in soweto to the last on the Cape Peninsula, the two-week
trip to south Africa was packed with surprises. From visits
to monuments of south Africa’s complicated history to sa-
faris in Kruger Park and private game reserves; from side
trips to swaziland and Lesotho to tours of Pretoria, Durban
and Cape Town; from walks through desolate townships to
a cable ride to the top of Table Mountain — these were all
part of this unforgettable journey that will be highlighted
in wiebenga’s presentation.

Students offer chamber music concert
   The Chautauqua school of Music continues its chamber
music celebration with a student chamber music concert at
2 p.m. today in McKnight Hall. Donations benefit the Chau-
tauqua women’s Club scholarship Program.

Jacobsen presents Tallman Organ mini-concert
   Jared Jacobsen will revive some of the 17th and 18th cen-
turies’ “Graveyard Gems” and “Resurrected Relics” in the
Tallman Tracker Organ concert at 12:15 p.m. today in the
Hall of Christ. ernest white, an influential organist and
teacher in the mid-twentieth century, compiled music from
composers like Josef Fiocco, Thomas Arne, Domenico Zipoli,
Giles Farnaby and Carl Philipp emanuel Bach into two rep-
ertoires from which Jacobsen will perform.
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               any of the major challenges of our time, from                                                                                 protesting alongside men; blogging passionately and prolifi-
               tackling global poverty and climate change, to                                                                                cally; covering the demonstrations as journalists and news-
               improving food security, global health and good                                                                               casters; launching social media campaigns. From Tunis and
               governance, cannot be effectively addressed                                                                                   Cairo to Riyadh and sana’a, veiled and unveiled female pro-
without a focus on women and girls. Mindful of this reality,                                                                                 testers have become the iconic image of the Arab revolutions.
governments and non-governmental organizations, multi-                                                                                       Their defiance has surprised many in the west who have long
lateral organizations like the world Bank and, increasingly,
corporations are all making greater efforts to close gender
gaps and improve the status of women. But while women
                                                                          From Today’s Lecturer                                              viewed Muslim women as oppressed victims of conservative
                                                                                                                                             patriarchy and religion. Yet young Arab women today are
                                                                                                                                             significantly better educated, marrying later, having fewer
around the world are making strides in education, income                           Guest Column by Isobel coleman                            children and more likely to work outside the home than their
generation and public participation, significant gaps still ex-                                                                              mother’s generation. Their demands for greater freedom
ist, particularly in sub-saharan Africa, the Middle east and             and communities. such gains are powerful levers for raising         have been building for years. women’s success in to promot-
south Asia. These regions all have deeply entrenched cul-                per capita incomes and transmitting the advantages directly         ing not only their rights within the new political landscape
tural traditions and patriarchal practices that work against             to the next generation.                                             of the region, but also a broader human rights agenda, will
changes for women. And in conservative, Muslim-majority                     Islamic conservatives are no longer the only ones to cite        be a critical determinant for the success of democracy in the
communities, women’s rights are among the most conten-                   religious justifications for their positions. Muslim reformers      Middle east.
tious political and ideological issues.                                  — whether out of a faith-based conviction or an acknowl-               Indeed, many women activists see their efforts to rec-
    In places like nigeria, somalia, egypt, saudi Arabia,                edgment of the growing religiosity of their societies — also        oncile a modern role for women with the tenets of Islam as
Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islamic conservatives                   are using Islamic arguments to bolster their positions.             an important driver of a larger reform initiative within the
link women’s piety to the purity and religious authenticity              These efforts are slowly converging into a global movement          faith. Muslim feminists are benefiting from rising levels
of their societies. They then use religious justifications to            sometimes called “Islamic feminism” — the promotion of              of female education and greater access to global media
enforce that piety through a limited public role for women,              women’s rights through Islamic discourse.                           across the Middle east to shift the terms of religious debate.
gender segregation and harsh punishments for any perceived                  Just as conservatives have used Islam as a barrier to wom-       networks across national borders now are helping illiter-
transgressions. Powerful Islamists do their best to smear                en’s empowerment, Islamic feminists are using their faith to        ate peasant women marshal the religious justifications
women’s groups as followers of an illegitimate, neo-colonial-            promote gender equality. They argue that Islam, at its core,        they need to push back on centuries of tribal customs and
ist western agenda.                                                      is progressive for women and supports equal opportunities           traditions that have been sustained in the name of Islam.
    Fortunately, the desire for economic growth is becoming              for men and women alike. By firmly grounding their argu-            Advocacy groups use email and social media to bombard
an effective counterweight to such opposition. All over the              ments in religious discourse, these advocates offer a cultur-       policymakers with pleas for justice, exposing brutality and
world mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, business                  ally acceptable and sustainable way to expand opportunities         injustice with simple video footage captured on a cell phone
owners, government officials and religious leaders are com-              for women. Their success holds promise for a more stable,           and uploaded to YouTube.
ing to recognize that their countries cannot prosper without             prosperous and progressive Middle east.                                It is important, however, to keep in mind that cultural
the full participation of half the population. Investments in               Today, women are on the move across the Arab world.              shifts happen slowly. The process will be uneven, and the out-
girls’ education and economic opportunities for women have               since the Arab uprisings began in Tunisia more than six             comes from place to place will no doubt differ. But change is
already begun to yield tremendous benefits for households                months ago, women have been on the front lines of change:           happening, and more often than not, it is being led by women.

Lessons from the Woman’s Land Army: Weiss to focus                                                                                             brazile replaces landrieu on lecture platform

on historical models for contemporary practices                                                                                                                     Veteran political strategist Donna
                                                                                                                                                                 Brazile will give the Amphitheater
                                                                                                                                                                 lecture on Friday, July 29, at 10:45 a.m.,
George Cooper                        ited the Archives and read          work like that.”                  mer months, and shop girls                            replacing previously announced sen.
                                                                            weiss has been surprised       who wanted a change of pace.                          Mary Landrieu.
Staff Writer                         the old copies of The Chau-
                                                                                                              weiss has been asked to                               Brazile is vice chair of Voter Registra-
                                     tauquan Daily to better put         as well. she expected certain
    The woman’s Land Army                                                                                  speak by any of a number of                           tion and Participation at the Democratic
                                     together the Chautauqua/            academics might have an in-
encamped at Chautauqua                                                                                     surprising organizations.                             national Committee and former chair
                                     Land Army connection.               terested in the wLA history,
in the summers of 1918 and                                                                                    “I have been asked to talk       Brazile           of the DnC’s Voting Rights Institute.
                                        “It was a surprise to Jon        but she did not expect the
1919. Land Army farmerettes,                                                                               to groups who train prison-                           she served for a brief time earlier in
                                     (schmitz, Chautauqua archi-         kind of broader response she
                                                                                                                                               2011 as acting DnC chairwoman. she is a former mem-
women trained to do farm and         vist and historian),” weiss         has received.                     ers,” she said, “not under the
                                                                                                                                               ber of the board of directors of the Louisiana Recovery
field work, had great influence      said. “It takes someone will-          “Audiences have taken the      gun for forced labor, but as a
                                                                                                                                               Authority, responsible for leading the state’s rebuilding
at home while the men fought         ing to fish for a particular        story to heart,” she said. “The   new career.” school groups.
                                                                                                                                               process in the aftermath of two catastrophic hurricanes.
in the world war I. And then         stripe of fish.”                    organic food movement and         Groups of volunteers who
                                                                                                                                                  Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign
they were gone, almost with-            Among the things she             urban gardeners have gotten       want to go back to the land
                                                                                                                                               from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign
out a trace, until elaine weiss      found was that during the 1919      excited and taken the wLA         and produce good food.
                                                                                                                                               manager for Al Gore, becoming the first African-Ameri-
met Alice Holway, a genuine          season, the Daily ran a series      as a model,” weiss said.             A lot of people want to
                                                                                                                                               can woman to manage a presidential campaign.
farmerette, and pursued her          of diary entries of a farmerette.   “They see in it a model for       buy local and grow food,
                                                                                                                                                  Brazile is author of the best-selling memoir Cooking
interest in these unsung wom-           An entry for July 15, 1919,      citizen action.”                  but they don’t know how.
                                                                                                                                               with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, an ad-
en, culminating with the pub-        began, “The alarm clock                women who first joined the     The woman’s Land Army,
                                                                                                                                               junct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated
lication of Fruits of Victory: The   awoke us at five a.m. we            wLA were very civic minded.       a group long ago forgotten,
                                                                                                                                               newspaper columnist, a columnist for Ms. Magazine,
Woman’s Land Army of America         dressed quickly, had break-            “They saw that no one was      provides a model to help city
                                                                                                                                               and O, The Oprah Magazine, and an on-air contributor to
in the Great War.                    fast before the sun dared to        stepping up to the plate, and     people understand what it
                                                                                                                                               Cnn and ABC, where she regularly appears on “This
    But the seeming end was          show his face, and then away        they did something about it,      takes to raise their food and
                                                                                                                                               week with Christiane Amanpour.”
a beginning, and weiss will          to the Morris Farm to milk          learning to be stewards of the    bring an invigorated popula-
speak to Chautauqua about            the cows. After milking, we         land and producing healthy        tion to farm labor, weiss said.
some of the persistent lessons       hoed corn and potatoes till         food,” weiss said.
of the woman’s Land Army             noon, when we fell hungrily            People are eager to see his-
at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall       to our lunches, which we had        torical models for programs
of Christ. Her lecture is part       brought with us.”                   active in the present.
of the Oliver Archives Heri-            They bunched hay in the             “It is kind of an heirloom
tage Lecture series.                 afternoon, and the propri-          seed suddenly sprouting
    weiss said she will pro-         etor of the Morris Farm, Mr.        again,” weiss said.
vide the full history of the         Houseman, was pleased with             During wwI, the wLA
wLA and address the role             their work.                         attracted a lot of teachers
Chautauqua played with the              “He was also greatly sur-        who had summers off, or fac-
organization. when at Chau-          prised, too, for he hadn’t ex-      tory workers from plants that
tauqua in 2009, weiss vis-           pected that ‘city gals’ could       ceased production in sum-
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                                                                                              f r o m Pa g e o n e
         ROUGEUX                              to the show, and then rou-                                 CSO                   slow motion during a prayer             Before coming to Chau-            “I know that the arts — all
            from Page 1                       geux will attempt to blow                                from Page 1             of thanksgiving to god’s             tauqua, rachleff was teach-       kinds of arts — are essential
                                              bubbles off of these objects.                                                    gifts of nature.                     ing conducting classes at the     to civilization’s growth and
                                              rougeux said he will select                                                         “It’s such a powerful             aspen music festival, and he
    “Bubble shows are very                                                                      The work sounds like a                                                                                to the profound understand-
                                              three of the objects from                                                        piece because it’s really the        will return to continue teach-
tricky with air movement,                                                                    sweet old waltz, but the en-                                                                             ing that it gives all of us,” he
                                              guests, and any objects                                                          most perfect aspect of na-           ing there for the duration of
and that hall is a magi-                                                                     vironment around the waltz                                                                               said. “It gives all of us a mir-
                                              brought to the show must                                                         ture,” he said. “It isn’t total-     this summer before return-
cal hall,” rougeux said. “It                                                                 theme suggests a deeper ter-                                                                             ror to look at ourselves.”
                                              “be oK to get wet.”                                                              ly real. It’s not just that it’s a   ing to the rhode Island Phil-
feels like you’re outdoors,                                                                  ror, rachleff said.
but you’re protected from                         By the end of the show,                                                      storm; it’s an overwhelming          harmonic and teaching at             rachleff will perform
                                                                                                “I love how he takes the       storm. It’s not just a spiri-        rice University. rachleff is
the elements onstage. Some                    rougeux said, he will have                                                                                                                              with the CSo again at 8:15
                                                                                             simplicity of the tune, and       tual day in the country, but         a firm believer in the impor-
of the newest theaters I’ve                   big band swing music play-                     with its background, twists                                                                              p.m. Thursday with his
played in have been like                                                                                                       the most spiritual day in            tance of arts education.
                                              ing, because it is “music                      it into something demonic,”                                                                              wife, soprano soloist Susan
standing in a wind tunnel.”                                                                                                    the country.”                           “It sounds self-important
                                              that was made to move to,                      he said. “It’s a work of enor-                                                                           Lorette Dunn. Thursday’s
    each performance will                                                                                                         rachleff said that in order       to say that it’s giving back,
                                              and the way the bubbles                        mous imagination and great                                                                               program is complementa-
last approximately 45 min-                                                                                                     for the symphony to work, it         but really it’s just trying to
                                              move is perfect. “These                        substance.”                                                                                              ry with tonight’s program
utes, and rougeux said                                                                                                         needs to not sound like Jell-o.      further along all that we
                                              bubbles can swing.”                               ravel’s angular, aggres-          “one of the challenges            can do, so that the human
within this time, he plans                                                                                                                                                                            and will feature “Chants
                                                  rougeux said for his                       sive, acetic work is followed     is to give it the punch that         potential is more realized,”
to bring a variety of bub-                    shows, he mixes up the se-                                                                                                                              d’auvergne” by Joseph Can-
ble tricks to his audiences                                                                  by Beethoven’s “Pastorale”        it needs and the direc-              he said.
                                              cret bubble formula in his                                                                                                                              teloube and Brahms’ Sym-
as well as engage his audi-                                                                  symphony, a work rachleff         tion it needs,” he said. “We            Though he sees an overall
                                              laboratory, which is really                    described as a work of enor-                                                                             phony no. 1 in C minor,
ence members.                                                                                                                  must connect with it and             decline of support for arts
                                              his kitchen. The formula                       mous beauty. It gives the lis-    bring the sense of care that         education, rachleff said he       op. 68. The two can be envi-
    “There’s a lot of call and
response,” rougeux said.                      enables the bubbles to be                      tener the opportunity to take     Beethoven’s dramatic mes-            chooses to remain optimistic      sioned as two halves of the
“I break down that wall                       strong enough to withstand                     in the beauty of the world in     sage requires.”                      about the future of the arts.     same concert, rachleff said.
and speak directly to the                     the unique forms they take
children and encourage                        on during the show.
them to speak back.”                              “Soap is my medium,”                                                         women face inequalities in           middle east and look at the       the economic problems.
    rougeux said he will                      rougeux said. “To capture                             COLEMAN
                                                                                                      from Page 1              the middle east, especially          implications of them on for-          “I mean, clearly women’s
begin tonight’s show with                     my exhaled air inside of                                                         in countries like Saudi ara-         eign policy.                      rights is a moral issue and
what he calls “Pop art.”                      a bubble and try to make                                                         bia where women cannot                   Coleman has been inter-
This     involves     bubbles                                                                   In 2010, Coleman wrote a                                                                              it’s a human rights issue, but
                                              something amazing out of                                                         participate in most activities       ested in foreign policy and
filled with fog from a fog                                                                   book called Paradise Beneath                                                                             I hope (the Chautauqua audi-
                                              it, that’s what I love. We are                                                   without the permission of a          international relations since
machine being linked to-                                                                     Her Feet: How Women Are                                                                                  ence) will understand what a
                                              really taking bubbles across                                                     legal male guardian, the in-         college, but did not expect
gether to form objects like                                                                  Transforming the Middle East                                                                             central economic issue it is,”
                                              the world in a big way.”                                                         equalities vary greatly across       her focus to steer in this di-
snowmen, caterpillars and                                                                    that identified much of the                                                                              Coleman said. “Countries
                                                  rougeux said more than                                                       countries. This aspect is often      rection. Her curiosity and
even spaceships. rougeux                                                                     progress women were mak-          overlooked by americans,             critical thinking about a post-   that under-invest in half of
                                              anything, he wants guests
said these bubbles will                                                                      ing in those countries. Critics   Coleman said.                        9/11 middle east inspired her     their population under-per-
                                              to leave his show a little hap-
be “glistening in the light                                                                  of the book called her analy-        “american focus on par-           study of the region.              form economically. and the
filled with snow white fog                    pier than they walked in.
                                                                                             sis “naïve and misplaced,”        ticular aspects that are very            “I almost stumbled upon       reverse is also true.”
that can cool people off on                       “I like to spread joy,”                    but Coleman simply points at      head-turning,”       Coleman         the topic when … asking the           Ultimately, the misinfor-
a hot July day.”                              rougeux said. “I want                          the obvious change happen-        said. “But americans might           question, ‘What went wrong        mation and miscommunica-
    next on tap is rougeux’s                  them to smell the joy, feel                    ing in the middle east only       be surprised to know that in         in this (area) and why is it in   tion needs to be corrected
“Challenge Bubble.” for                       the joy and walk out more                      one year after the publication    other arab countries, women          the state that it’s in? Why is    before it reaches shore.
this part of the show, audi-                  joyful. People love bub-                       of her book.                      actually do enjoy many rights        there such a democracy defi-          “I think there’s the per-
ence members are invited                      bles. It brings out the kid                       “Here we are a year later      and in a country like Tunisia,       cit and why has it lagged eco-
to bring unusual objects                      in everybody.”                                                                                                                                          ception that Islam is a barrier
                                                                                             seeing dramatic transfor-         for example, there were more         nomically?’” Coleman said.        to women’s empowerment
                                                                                             mation in that part of the        women on their Supreme               “and many of the answers          and in many respects, it has
                                                                                             world, and in many ways           Court before we had women            I came up with kept leading
   Connect with the Daily on Facebook & Twitter                                              to me it’s very rewarding to                                                                             been used that way,” Cole-
                                                                                                                               on ours.”                            back to the role of women in
                                                                                             know that a lot of the trends        Women also received legal         society and the lack of oppor-    man said. “Islam has been
           www.facebook.com/chqdaily                          Follow @chqdaily               that I identified as happen-      abortion rights in Tunisia at        tunities that women have.”        interpreted and practiced
                                                                                             ing have happened,” Cole-         approximately the same time              The freedoms that many        in a way that has retarded
                                                                                             man said. “There’s more           american women did, Cole-            women lack are societal as        women’s rights, but you also
                                                                                             speed and momentum than           man said. What Coleman               well as economic. Simply in-      have many muslims who are
                                                                                             even I imagined.”                 does is take these misconcep-        cluding women in the equa-        using Islam as a tool of wom-
                                                                                                although it is true that       tions and broad trends in the        tion can help solve many of       en’s empowerment.”

                                                                                                                               diverse movement of muslim           have not been at the fore-            “This perfectly describes
                                                                                                       KHAN                    women that are using their           front and have never en-          what extremists like the Tal-
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                                                                                                                               faith in Islam, both as inspi-       gaged their scriptural texts,     iban have done to Islam,”
                                                                                                                               ration and justification, to         that they are not part of the     she said in the blog. “Women
                                                                                                In addition to blogging        empower muslim women,”               discourse. This is not true,”     must enter this sphere of re-
                                                                                             for The Washington Post’s         Khan said in her “faith-             Khan said. “I want to high-       ligious interpretation — in
   The Chautauquan Daily                                                                     “on faith” section, Khan is
                                                                                             the executive director of the
                                                                                                                               Based feminism” blog, add-
                                                                                                                               ing that WISe is just one ex-
                                                                                                                                                                    light that women are doing
                                                                                                                                                                    work, but … the field is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pakistan or elsewhere — es-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      pecially as we are the first to
                Celebrating 135 Years of Continuous Publication                              american Society for muslim       ample of the trend toward a          level because of different
                                                                                             advancement, a non-profit                                                                                suffer from this oppression.”
                               www.chqdaily.com                                                                                revival in muslim women’s            societies that have different
                                                                                             organization that works to                                             cultural norms.”                      Change of this magnitude
                                                                                                                               faith-based activism.
  Editorial Staff                                                                            build bridges between the            The biggest challenge that           although Khan embraces         requires a movement of po-
                Matt Ewalt           editor                                                  muslim community and the          muslim women face is that            her femininity and advocates      litical and social change that
             Jordan Steves           assistant editor                                        american general public.          there is a distorted scriptural      for gender equality, she also     engages many people, not
               Mia Stevens           office manager
         Rebecca McKinsey            Copy editor                                                Through aSma, Khan             interpretation, Khan said,           works daily to bridge the         just muslim women. This
            Jennifer Shore           Copy editor                                             formed the Women’s Islamic        citing a poll from 2010 of 200       gap between the stereotypes       understanding is what Khan
            George Cooper            archives                                                Initiative in Spirituality and    women from approximately             americans have about mus-         hopes the Chautauqua audi-
               Josh Cooper           opera, Children’s School, filmmaker Series                                                                                     lims and vice versa.
                 John Ford           features
                                                                                             equality and the muslim           44 muslim countries.                                                   ence will walk away with.
            Sarah Gelfand            Development, Lincoln ethics Series,                     Leaders of Tomorrow.                 “There is a misinterpre-             In 2004, Khan’s husband,           “I think that (the audi-
                                     special afternoon conversations                            “WISe represents a global,     tation or myth that women            Imam feisal abdul rauf, es-       ence) will have a much bet-
                  Nick Glunt         morning lectures                                                                                                               tablished the Cordoba Initia-     ter nuanced understanding
               Beverly Hazen         Bird, Tree & garden Club
                                                                                                                                                                    tive, a multi-faith organiza-     of the challenges that mus-
              Patrick Hosken         recreation, Sports Club,
                                     Boys’ and girls’ Club                                                                                                          tion that strives to improve      lim women face,” Khan said.
            Lori Humphreys           Chautauqua Women’s Club,                                                                                                       understanding and commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “also, they will walk away
                                     Contemporary Issues forum                                                                                                      nication between religions
          Lauren Hutchison           Symphony, Logan Chamber music Series,                                                                                                                            knowing that women have
                                                                                                                                                                    and cultures. This organiza-
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                                                                                                                                                                    tion is recently most known       struggled in all societies
          Aaron Krumheuer            Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle,
                                     Writers’ Center                                                                                                                for its plans to build Park51,    and in all countries, and that
            Emma Morehart            religion: Interfaith Lecture previews,                                                                                         a muslim community center         the women’s struggle is one
                                     Sacred Song services, Chautauqua Choir,
                                                                                                                                                                    near ground zero.                 struggle and that muslim
                                     massey and Tallman organs
                Emily Perper         religion: Interfaith Lectures, mystic Heart,                                                                                      Khan, one of the founders      women currently are facing a
                                     abrahamic Program for Young adults                                                                                             of Park51, said that she sees     large share of it.”
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                                                                                                                                                                       “It’s a place for muslims
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              Eve Edelheit           Photographer                                                                                                                   ually peel away and a new vi-
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               Greg Funka            features Photographer                                                                                                          sion of Islam that is cultural-
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                                     Photographer                                                                                                                   Khan said in the article.
                                                                                                                                                                       The plans for the commu-        days until the
                                                                                                                                                                    nity center were more tenta-
        Raymond Downey
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       Jonathan DeAngelo
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                                                                                                                                                                    tive when Khan last spoke
                                                                                                                                                                    at Chautauqua in 2010, but
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                                     Design editor
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                                                                                                                                                                    even then, she compared
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                                                                                                                                                                       To Khan, Islam is not in-
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Lithwick to discuss                                                 Poet in residence to speak on secret lives of words
role of women on
                                                                    Aaron Krumheuer                                                      grammar. Grammar used to          Wenthe said.
                                                                    Staff Writer                                                         mean all learning, includ-           “For that poem, I was try-
                                                                                                                                         ing language, science, magic      ing to get at this relationship
                                                                       William Wenthe, the                                               and astrology.                    that artists have — not all

Supreme Court                                                       poet-in-residence for Week
                                                                    Five, sees a kind of magic at
                                                                    work in poetry that comes
                                                                    from a dictionary, not a spell
                                                                                                                                            “In medieval times, the
                                                                                                                                         field of knowledge included
                                                                                                                                         magic and astrology,” Wen-
                                                                                                                                         the said. “These were more
                                                                                                                                                                           artists, but artists I admire
                                                                                                                                                                           — that is one of affection for
                                                                                                                                                                           the subject matter, for the
                                                                                                                                                                           world we live in,” Wenthe
                                                                    book.                                                                or less legitimate forms of       said.
Sarah Gelfand                                                          Wenthe’s lecture, “Po-                                            inquiry, in this pre-scientif-       It is the kind of affection
Staff Writer                                                        etry and the Secret Lives of                                         ic age. Glamour goes from         the goldsmith has for his
                                                                    Words,” will touch upon the                                          beauty to magic from back         statue, and the poet for his
   The Supreme Court is a                                           hidden, forgotten meanings                                           to language, back to magic.”      poem.
widely discussed topic on                                           of words that can transform                                             It is an idea that he has         A native of New Jersey,
the grounds of Chautauqua.                                          poetry to magic. He will                                             written about in recent es-       William Wenthe is a profes-
In fact, the theme of Week
                                                                    speak at 12:15 p.m. today at                                         says and that becomes word-       sor of poetry and literature
Nine during the 2010 Season                                                                           Wenthe
                                                                    the Literary Arts Center at                                          play in some of his poems,        at Texas Tech University. He
was simply, “The Supreme
                                                                    Alumni Hall.                                                         as in “Goldsmith and Char-        has published two books of
Court.” Adding to the lively                                                                          the word “glamour.”
                                                                       In his lecture, he will                                           ity,” a poem he wrote about       poetry, Not Till We Are Lost,
discussion surrounding the                                                                               “The word ‘glamour’ is
                                                                    discuss the “vertical dimen-                                         a Rembrandt etching depict-       which was nominated for a
nation’s highest court, Dahlia                                                                        one we tend to associate
                                                                    sion” of poetry. That is, the                                        ing a goldsmith hammering         Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and
Lithwick will speak at 4 p.m.                                                                         with superficial beauty and
today in the Hall of Philoso-                                       way that a word can open                                             a statue. The statue is that of   Birds of Hoboken, his first col-
                                                                    up a poem in directions oth-      appearance, but in its initial     a woman holding two chil-         lection. Next year, LSU Press
phy on the subject.                                                                                   meaning, the word glamour
   Following the gendered                                           er than its sole, horizontal                                         dren, a classic allegory for      will release his newest book,
                                                                    function within a sentence,       meant magic and sorcery            charity.                          Words Before Dawn. Wenthe
discussions around Sonia          Lithwick                                                            and the supernatural,” Wen-
Sotomayor’s       confirmation                                      he said.                                                                The goldsmith and the          has been awarded two Push-
                                                                       Wenthe will address po-        the said.                          woman of the statue both          cart Prizes and a fellowship
hearings, Lithwick plans to       tices) have been extremely        ets like Gjertrud Schnacken-         Though this is the for-         seem to stare down at the         from the National Endow-
discuss the role of women on      impoverished and quite            berg, Sarah Kennedy, Phillis      gotten meaning behind the          same spot — “as though            ment for the Arts.
the Supreme Court and the         cartoonish,” Lithwick said.       Levin and Paul Muldoon,           word ‘glamour,’ it also is in-     the artwork beheld the arti-         His criticism has been
conversations that surround       “The question that Justice
those women. She said that                                          whose work demonstrates           dicative of the ghostly quali-     san/ hammering from gold          published in The Kenyon
                                  Sotomayor was asked about         the effect.                       ties that lurk beneath the         the word/ whose alchemical        Review and The Yale Review,
with three women currently
                                  whether a ‘wise Latina wom-          There are hidden and for-      words on the printed page,         ore is dear.”                     and his poems have ap-
on the court, there is more
                                  an’ would come to differ-         gotten meanings of words          he said.                              Here he referred to the        peared in numerous publi-
fodder for conversation and
                                  ent conclusions than a white      that resonate unconsciously          Glamour, in a more ob-          Latin root of the word            cations, including Orion, Tin
analysis than ever before.
                                  man — those questions are         in a poem, Wenthe said, and       scure etymology, is a Scot-        “dear,” cara, which is the        House, Poetry and the 2004
   “When there was only one
                                  incredibly important, not just    the idea is summed up in          tish corruption of the word        base of the word “charity,”       Chautauqua Literary Journal.
woman on the court in the
                                  for legal doctrine but also
1980s, I think there was a lot
of speculation that there was     for the way we think about
going to be this new sort of      the courts. My hope is that if
                                  we can think about it a little                                                                         Dear Editor:
women’s justice, and that                                                                                                                   I related to Jay Lesenger’s saying that he doesn’t consider
women judges are funda-           more rigorously and drain
                                  it of the caricatures and the                                                                          himself a particularly religious person but considers himself a
mentally different than men                                                                                                              spiritual person.
judges — that bringing wom-       snap judgments, we can have
                                  a much more sophisticated                                                                                 Just as people are intimidated by the term “chamber mu-
en to the court was going to                                                                                                             sic” I am intimidated by things labeled department of reli-
really affect jurisprudence
in the country,” Lithwick
said. “Now that we’ve had
                                  conversation about some-
                                  thing that I think is, in fact,
                                  profoundly important.”
                                                                     Letters to the Editor                                               gion and seldom see things that encourage me to add to my
                                                                                                                                         already too full agenda. Last week was an exception.
                                                                                                                                            Presenting the artistic directors on the 2 p.m. series dur-
four different women, we’ve          Lithwick is a senior edi-             CorresPondenCe from our readers                               ing Arts Week was, to me, fabulous insight, foresight and
had a bit of an opportunity       tor for the online magazine
                                                                    Dear Editor:                                                         creative thinking. It reinforced the morning lectures, en-
to see how they judge and         Slate, for which she writes on
                                                                        I regret that I have to write this; heck, I’ve never felt the    hanced and added to them, and gave those not usually in-
how they write and conduct        legal issues in her “Supreme                                                                           volved in the arts and the artistic process new understand-
themselves. We have a lot         Court Dispatches” column.         need to write any newspaper about anything. However, I am
                                                                    now compelled to address what I perceive as a malady creep-          ings of the soul of art, and hopefully encouragement to
better data to look at in terms   She received her juris doc-                                                                            participate more fully and comfortable in the future.
of making conclusions about       tor from Stanford University      ing into society in general and our community specifically.
                                                                        Tonight, I was in attendance for the screening of “Midnight         A deserved standing ovation for this!
women judging differently         and previously served as a
than men.”                        legal commentator on NPR’s        in Paris” at the Chautauqua Cinema. I love the Chautauqua                                                                  Kay Logan
   Lithwick said she plans to     “Day to Day” program. She         Cinema and have been going there since the 1960s. I’ve al-                                                                   8 Prospect
look at how previous discus-      has written for publications      ways enjoyed my time there. Now try to imagine this scene:
                                  ranging from The New York         Girlfriend and I, out for a date, enter the theater and happily      Dear Editor:
sions about female justices
                                                                    look forward to watching the film from the small balcony.               I noticed with some interest a statement made in the Let-
will impact future dialogue.      Times and The Washington
                                                                    We pick our seat behind an empty row that is covered with            ters to the Editor that said Catholics do not attend the Ecu-
   “I think that past conver-     Post to Elle. This is her first
                                                                    backpacks, clothing, etc., in an effort to, I guess, save seats. A   menical Services or the Devotional Service in the Amphithe-
sations (about women jus-         time at Chautauqua.
                                                                    couple arrives and sits directly in front of us in these saved       ater. I am, of course, not sure how many Catholics it would
                                                                    seats. The woman of the couple proceeds to drape her feet            take to constitute attendance, but I do know that many Cath-
                                     Joan Brown Campbell,           over the front safety rail and balcony buttress which places         olics go right from the 9:15 Mass on Sunday to the service in
                                  author of Living Into Hope, is    them in direct conflict to the view of the screen from our per-      the Amp. Especially I know that five of the ordained clergy
                                  signing books at 1 p.m. at the    spective. My date and I discussed this view of feet as opposed       attend every service, Sunday and weekdays. As a visiting
                                  Athenaeum Hotel.                  to the screen and I jokingly suggested that surely, this person      priest, I did during my two weeks; so did the two Catholic
                                                                    wouldn’t possibly keep her frankly dirty feet in a position to       priests assigned for those weeks, and they regularly quote
                                                                    block our view once the film started. Nobody could possible          favorable excerpts from the sermons. The two ordained dea-
                                  Friday                            feel so self-important and entitled. At this point, this person      cons at Catholic House also attended every morning, and
                                     Amina Wadud, visiting          turned to us and said that not only was she going to keep her        the director of Catholic House sings in the choir.
                                  professor at Gadjah Mada          feet there but that this is why she sits there, so she and her          Granted, we Catholics have a Eucharistic component as
Tuesday                           University, is signing books      mates can put their feet on the railing. Furthermore she had         essential to our liturgy, as do the Episcopalians. But I dare-
   Elaine Weiss, journalist       following the 2 p.m. round-       no intention of removing her offensive appendages from our           say that we do attend the ecumenical service even though it
and author, is signing books      table at the Hall of Mis-         direct view once the film began. We moved to the floor lev-          does not have that element. I felt badly that the impression
following her 3:30 p.m. lec-      sions.                            el. (By the way, when we reached our floor seats, these folks        may be broadcast to the effect that Catholics do not attend.
ture at the Hall of Christ.                                         mockingly waved to us in a demonstration of their “victory.”)                                                   Rev. Donald A. Blaes
                                  Saturday                              When did common respect, humility and dignity get re-
Thursday                              James Fallows, national       placed in Chautauqua with the loutish, “screw you” attitude
   Kati Marton, journalist                                          that these folks exhibited tonight in the Cinema. What self
                                  correspondent for The Atlan-                                                                             Connect with the Daily on Facebook & Twitter
                                                                    centered, entitled boors.
and author, is signing books      tic, will be signing books fol-
at 1:15 p.m. at the Author’s      lowing at 3 p.m. lecture at the                                                       W.F Rittman              www.facebook.com/chqdaily          Follow @chqdaily
Alcove.                           Hall of Philosophy.                                                             55-year Chautauquan
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Germain: Securing women’s rights requires time, large-scale action
Nick Glunt                         worldwide, Germain said.           cannot make decisions about
Staff Writer                       The personal and familial          other aspects of her life, such
                                   safety of women all around         as education and employ-
    Female genital mutilation      the planet, as well as global      ment,” Germain said.
is a serious concern among         economies, relies on those            Despite all these issues
young girls in Nigeria.            women, she said.                   facing women globally, Ger-
    One such girl attended a          “The president and our          main said, most problems are
program — the Girls’ Pow-          secretary of state have seen       largely preventable.
er Initiative, sponsored by        firsthand, as I have,” she said,      Germain referenced a
the International Women’s          “that when a woman dies or         survey of the American pub-
Health coalition — with the        is seriously incapacitated,        lic that found most Ameri-
results the program hoped          her children also decline and      cans think u.S. foreign aid
for.                               then die, and her family eas-      contributes to 25 percent of
    The girl defied her parents’   ily slides into deep poverty.”     America’s total budget. How-
will, telling them she refused        Germain said women              ever, foreign aid actually is
to undergo the procedure.          in Africa, Asia and South          less than 1 percent.
    “Your refusal of the proce-    America “don’t only do                If the American people
dure means no one will mar-        housework.”                        could get the government
ry you,” her parents told her.        Sub-Saharan African wom-        to boost that value, she said,
    “Anyone who marries me         en produce 80 percent of the       many problems worldwide
is lucky,” the girl replied.       region’s food. In West Africa      could be solved.
    Adrienne Germain, presi-       and Peru, women are market-           Aside from providing ed-
dent of the International          ers. In South Asia, they pro-      ucation to women, Germain
Women’s Health coalition,          cess food. Agricultural econo-     said providing women’s
told this short story dur-         my would deteriorate without       rights education to men is
ing her lecture at 10:45 a.m.      women, Germain said.               just as important.
Monday in the Amphithe-               Similar trends exist in oth-       IWHc has addressed
ater. Germain’s presenta-          er portions of the economy as      most, if not all, of these prob-
tion, “Women’s Health and          well, she said.                    lems since its inception.
Human rights,” was the                                                   “The investments I’ve sug-
first in Week Five’s topic on      Taking action                      gested … will take years,
“21st century Women: The                                              even generations, to bear
road to Social and economic           Despite these positive          fruit,” Germain said. “un-
Growth.”                           benefits on society, Germain       fortunately, this reality runs
    Germain said women all         said, women face regular dis-      counter to the mentality of
over the world, but especial-      crimination.                       most politicians and also do-
ly in poorer countries, face          “Today, high death rates        nors, who think that there
sexual discrimination and          among women and their as-          are simple solutions that can
abuse. education on women’s        sociation with child deaths        be achieved in a year or two.”
                                   and with poverty are broadly

rights issues, for both women

and men, is key to solving         acknowledged,” she said.
this global problem.               “Our challenge today is to
    Germain has been in the        turn acknowledgment into
field of international wom-        concrete, large-scale actions
en’s rights for more than          to keep women healthy and
                                   alive.”                            A full transcript of the Q-and-A is
40 years. According to The                                            available with this lecture recap at
Huffington Post, for which            Though men also face hu-
she is a blogger, Germain has      man rights violations, Ger-

“helped revolutionize the          main said, women are the                  One of the largest chal-
way the world views popu-          ones who can end up preg-                 lenges to women’s health
lation policy and funding          nant. STDs — including HIV         in developing nations is forms
by making women’s sexual           and AIDS — affect women            of violence such as honor kill-
and reproductive rights and        more often than, or just as
                                                                      ings. What are your views on
health central.”                   much as, men. Furthermore,
                                                                      combating violence that is so
                                   she said women are more
                                                                      deeply embedded in some soci-
Why women matter                   vulnerable to physical and
                                                                      eties and cultures?
                                   emotional abuse.                                                                                                                                                   Photo | Megan Tan

   Germain said that when
she began her career, many of
the governments worldwide
                                      Germain said most people
                                   think of HIV as a problem          A:     We talked briefly about
                                                                             domestic violence —
                                                                      that is, violence within the
                                                                                                             Adrienne Germain, the first lecturer in a week on “21st Century Women: The Road to Social and Economic
                                                                                                             Growth,” speaks Monday morning in the Amphitheater.
                                   facing mostly gay men. This                                               women when they’re being            fourth, to get through the          important it is to raise our
didn’t recognize the value of      is false: Half of all new HIV      home. Many societies are
women. They put forth little                                          making progress in regard              beaten or assaulted in their        court system. It’s just very dif-   children differently. every-
                                   infections are among women.
to no medical aid. Develop-                                           to changing laws and poli-             homes. Then, the judicial sys-      ficult. Not only in this coun-      where, somehow, men grow
                                   However, she also said STDs
ment experts, she continued,       like gonorrhea and syphilis        cies to make this dimension            tem has to be prepared to re-       try, but around the world,          up feeling an entitlement, and
didn’t know that poverty and       are much more prevalent.           of so-called “private life”            view evidence and take cases        many women are afraid to            that requires not just that our
productivity were related to          Women in countries that         public, and we’ve had to go            in court. Now, that’s one piece     do all that. They’re afraid of      fathers talk differently to our
women’s health.                    IWHc targets may not even          through that process in the            of the progress, but even in        more violence. They don’t           sons, but that our mothers
   Today is better, she said,      be aware of human rights,          united States. It’s a state-level      this country, and certainly in      have anywhere to go. It’s im-       and our grandmothers and
but there are still plenty of      Germain said. Thus, they re-       subject in this country, and so        other countries, for a woman        possible, they think, to escape     our aunts — in other words,
problems.                          linquish control unknowingly.      we have to do it state by state.       to get justice is extremely, ex-    an abusive partner. There are       that women raise sons differ-
   President Barack Obama             “A girl or woman who            But similarly, in other coun-          tremely difficult. It’s a very      too few shelters for women          ently — but also, that we raise
and Secretary of State Hill-       doesn’t have control over          tries, laws are being passed           long, arduous process to, first     who are willing to leave an         our daughters differently so
ary clinton have been open         her own body — including           that make domestic violence            of all, be brave enough to call     abusive partnership, etcetera.      our girls know that they don’t
in their beliefs that gen-         whether or not to marry,           in the home a crime, that              in the police; second, to collect   So, on the prevention side,         have to accept this.
der-based     discrimination       when to have sexual rela-          mandate that police need to            the evidence; third, to get the     this is why, in my talk this                     —Transcribed by
is detrimental to societies        tions and to bear children —       respond to calls for help by           legal assistance that you need;     morning, I emphasized how                         Patrick Hosken
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                                                                        on the concert stage, where
                                                                        the listener has a range of im-
                                                                        ages available that is unlimit-
                                                                        ed except by the imagination.
                                                                           Ravel published it with
                                                                        the subtitle “Poème choré-
                                                                        graphique pour Orchestre,”

     Symphony Notes                                                     and provided these stage in-
                                                                        structions: “Now and again,
                                                                        through clearings in billow-
                                                                        ing clouds, waltzing couples
                   COLUMN BY LEE SPEAR                                  can be glimpsed. The clouds
                                                                        gradually dissipate and a
                                                                        huge ballroom is revealed,
Maurice Ravel                      shielding him from knowing           peopled with a great whirl-
(1875–1937)                        her condition, just as he had        ing crowd. The scene grows
                                   been keeping his own illness         gradually brighter. At the
   La Valse (1919–1920)            secret from her. Her death           fortissimo the lights of the
   In 1906, Ravel spoke of         came in January 1917. It left        chandeliers break forth. The
plans for a symphonic poem,        Ravel emotionally empty and          scene is an imperial palace
“a grand waltz, a sort of hom-     depressed.                           about 1855.”
age to the memory of the               Physically he was healthy
great Strauss (not Richard,        enough to be returned to ser-        Ludwig van Beethoven
the other one, Johann). You        vice, but his emotional state
know how much I love those         was a shambles. The army             (1770–1827)
wonderful rhythms, and that        discharged him in June 1917.            Symphony No. 6,                                                                                                  Photo | Demetrius Freeman
I treasure the joie de vivre ex-       Ravel found it almost im-        “Pastoral” (1808)                 Guest violinist Joan Kwuon prepares for her performance with Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in the
pressed by the dance.” The         possible to pick up compos-             In the great Beethoven         Amphitheater Thursday, July 21.
project had a working title        ing after the war. The many          cliché, he is an isolated ge-
of “Vienne” or “Wien,” but         friends killed in the service,       nius who takes refuge in Na-      the country is that of a vaca-      tounding simplicity in the        movement’s ending is inter-
it was sidetracked in 1907         the terrors and the brutalities      ture’s realm. Cliché or not,      tioning tourist. The serene,        first movement. It is indeed      rupted by an alien element
by other works, including          he witnessed during military         Beethoven’s love for nature       unhurried, country life he          “cheerful,” as the caption        that bridges the gap into the
his “Rapsodie espagnole”           service, and the loss of his         is a fact. Moreover, the daily    admired and portrayed for           tells us to expect, but it also   finale. Beethoven puts music
(which, like “Wien,” was           emotional anchor, his moth-          walks in the countryside, the     his Viennese audience of            is placid — long stretches of     in the gap between move-
based on a foreign land he         er, weighed down his imagi-          enthusiasm for getting out-       wealthy noble and merchant-         simple repetition, and a har-     ments normally reserved
had not actually visited).         nation and blocked creativity.       side the city, and the enjoy-     class listeners bears scant         monic rhythm (i.e., how fast      for silence (and coughing).
   In 1914, he returned to his         Serge Diaghilev provided         ment of public parks were                                             the chord changes come) so        In the Pastoral, the bridge is
waltz piece, but the war with                                                                             resemblance to the daily toil
                                   the shove needed to move             hardly unique to the com-                                             slow it borders on the static.    tempestuous, and it usually
Germany and Austria erupt-                                                                                of rural Austrian peasantry.
                                   Ravel out of his despair. He         poser, but rather common                                              The first movement’s devel-       gets identified as a separate
ed and his composing life          commissioned a ballet score                                            Ah, but this is art, not news
                                                                        among the European intel-                                             opment, which is the section      movement; in the Fifth Sym-
was totally derailed.              for the Ballets Russes, based                                          reporting.
                                                                        ligentsia at the dawn of the                                          where harmonic changes            phony, it instead is a section
   Ravel was turned down           on the abandoned waltz                                                    Notwithstanding all the
                                                                        Romantic era. Jean-Jacques                                            normally come thick and           of curious meanderings with
for military service when he       project.                                                               metaphorical aspects of
                                                                        Rousseau’s “return to na-                                             fast, is a stunning example.      no obvious programmatic
first went to enlist in 1914.          Whatever Ravel had origi-                                          the symphony, Beethoven
                                                                        ture” writings in the previ-                                          He starts with 12 bars of one     meaning. But in both cases
At 5 feet 3 inches, he was         nally imagined as a tribute                                            warned us that the Pastoral
                                                                        ous century inspired genera-                                          chord (B-flat major) and then     the extra music breaks tradi-
too short for the army, and        to the Strauss waltz, it had         tions, including Beethoven’s,     still is a symphonic work,
                                                                                                          not a piece of tone painting.       changes to another chord (D       tion by linking movements
he also was five pounds shy        crumbled with the devasta-           instilling a lust for the natu-                                       major) for the next 28 bars.      while also separating them.
of the minimum weight. He          tion of World War. The glori-        ral freedom, equality, wis-       He worried that the allu-
                                                                                                          sions to nature might seduce        One change in 40 measures         (Note: Symphonies 5 and 6
maintained it was an artist’s      ous nobility of Imperial Vi-         dom, and goodness of Rous-                                            — it is an astounding sta-        both premiered on the same
responsibility to fight for        enna had turned irrelevant in        seau’s “noble savage.” We at      listeners into hearing noth-
                                                                                                          ing but scenery. His warning        sis. (The exactly comparable      concert, so that first audience
France. He harbored roman-         the trenches of France. Vienna       Chautauqua by the lake are                                            spot in the Fifth Symphony        got a double dose of the ex-
tic notions of getting into the    no longer symbolized that joie       his heirs today.                  is particularly apt today, in
                                                                                                          an age of animations, music         has 41 changes.) He has           periment.)
air service, where, he argued,     de vivre Ravel had treasured.           Beethoven called his Sixth                                         stripped away the traditional         “Symphony Notes” are by
his height and weight would        He removed the name of the           a “Pastoral symphony, a rec-      videos, and YouTube mash-
                                                                                                          ups. For all of its undoubt-        first-movement character of       Lee Spear, retired music pro-
be an advantage.                   city from his project, chang-        ollection of country life.” He                                        power, grandiloquence and         fessor at the University of
   In 1915, he succeeded in        ing its title from “Wien” to         provided evocative charac-        ed innovation and genius,
                                                                                                          Beethoven would not likely          complexity, and has replaced      Pittsburgh-Bradford. For more
getting into the army (he had      “La valse.” Whether Ravel            terizations for each of the                                           it with long country vistas.      specific musical detail on these
mysteriously “grown” two           consciously intended it or           symphony’s five movements         have enjoyed seeing the ver-
                                                                                                                                                 The Pastoral’s most famous     works, readers are invited to
inches taller), and he wrote       not, “La valse” indicts the ele-     to buttress the musical rep-      sion of his Pastoral in Dis-
                                                                                                                                              segment, the Storm, similarly     tonight’s pre-concert lecture,
his friend Ralph Vaughan           gant world of Johann Strauss,        resentations of babbling          ney’s “Fantasia!”
                                                                                                                                              has an extra level of mean-       where Spear will provide musi-
Williams, “I have at last got      Jr., demonstrating its hollow-       brook, bird calls, lightning         Rather than focusing our
                                                                                                                                              ing. The Storm almost de-         cal examples and strategies for
myself accepted in the 13th        ness. The imperial waltz had         and thunder, so that his lis-     attention on a single image —
                                                                                                                                              mands comparison to a vir-        listening. Hurlbut Memorial
Artillery Regiment. Now I          become a shallow and maca-           teners might be predisposed       cupids playing matchmaker
                                                                                                                                              tually identical experiment       Community United Methodist
am waiting for my appoint-         bre memory.                          to create mental imagery that     for a herd of sexy Centaurs
                                                                                                                                              in Beethoven’s Symphony           Church sanctuary, 6:45 p.m.
ment as an aeroplane bom-              When Diaghilev heard             matched his own:                  and Centaurides, for one            No. 5. In both cases the third    Admission is free.
bardier, which I have applied      Ravel play through the work,            1. Awakening of cheerful       example (that’s the second
for and which cannot be long       he called it a masterpiece but          sensations upon arrival in     movement in the “Fantasia”
in coming.” Instead, he was        rejected it as unsuitable for           the countryside                version, if you are wonder-
                                                                           2. Scene at the brook          ing) — Beethoven urges us to          Connect with the Daily on Facebook & Twitter
assigned to driving a truck.       dancing.
He was dispatched to the               “It is no ballet. It is a por-      3. Merry gathering of          let our minds work on more
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battle zone at Verdun.             trait of a ballet, a painting of        countryfolk                    than one level at once. It is ar-
   In the summer of 1916, he       a ballet,” he said.                     4. Thunder, Storm              tistic multi-tasking — some-
contracted dysentery — the             Ravel walked out of the             5. Shepherd’s song: Happy      thing akin to driving while
disease that reputedly killed      room. The friendship be-                and thankful feelings          talking on the cell phone.
more soldiers in the war than      tween composer and impre-               after the storm                Surface-level     information
combat did. Hospitalized           sario that had lasted over a            Perhaps it is self-evident,    is available at a glance, but
for surgery in September,          decade ended that night.             but it is worth noting that       at a deeper level he begs us
he was sent home to Paris              Diaghilev was probably           Beethoven’s view of life in       to hear, for example, an as-
to recover. Arriving at his        correct. Although the work
mother’s home, he found that       has been choreographed
she was dying. She had been        since, it finds its true home
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Former piano student New Arts Trio keeps music fresh
Shimron to give guest                                                 Leah Rankin
                                                                      Staff Writer

                                                                          Every once in a while,
                                                                                                                                                                                      “The older you get, the
                                                                                                                                                                                       easier it is to put music
                                                                      amidst the chaos of coach-

lecture and recital                                                   ing more than 40 chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                       together on a regular
                                                                      groups at the Chautauqua                                                                                         basis. The older you get,
                                                                      School of Music, music                                                                                           the easier it is to be a
                                                                      teachers have to lead by ex-
Leah Rankin                        ation finds inspiration from       ample.                                                                                                           little softer around the
Staff Writer                       Beethoven, Franz Liszt, jazz           At 4 p.m. today in Eliza-                                                                                    edges.”
                                   and even progressive rock.         beth S. Lenna Hall, members
    Pianist Omri Shimron              “That’s why I fell in love      of the New Arts Trio will                                                                                                     —Rebecca Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                      pianist, New Arts Trio
spent three years work-            with it,” Shimron said. “It        perform the works of Lud-
ing as a student with piano        takes you on a tour of 20th-       wig van Beethoven, Dmitri
chair Rebecca Penneys at           century music — high art,          Shostakovich and Antonin                                                                                         to showcase a different side
the Chautauqua School of           low art, classical and non-        Dvořák.                                                                                                          to each of these composers.
Music. He even followed            classical.”                            “Some groups, it’s like                                                                                         Beethoven’s B flat major
her to the Eastman School of          Shimron is an assistant         they’re meant to be,” cellist                                                                                    piano trio was published af-
Music, where she is a mem-         professor of music at Elon         Arie Lipsky said. That seems                                                                                     ter his death and is not per-
ber of the piano faculty.          University. He believes            to be the case with the New                                                                                      formed nearly as often as his
    Shimron has returned to        that educating his audience        Arts Trio.                                                                                                       famous string quartets. The
Chautauqua as both an ac-          about the pieces he plays,             Lipsky, violinist Jacques                                                                                    Shostakovich Piano Trio No.
complished musician and            regardless of whether they         Israelievitch and pianist Re-
a music teacher to play two                                                                                                                                                            1 also is seldom performed
                                   have a music background, is        becca Penneys are all distin-                                                                                    because the composer wrote
concerts, one of which will        a better way to connect than       guished faculty members for
have him seated next to his                                                                                                                                                            it when he was 16 years old.
                                   just playing the piano.            the seven intense weeks of                                                                                          The F minor trio, Op. 65
former teacher in a chamber           Particularly with con-          the Chautauqua Music Festi-
concert.                                                                                                                                                                               by Dvorák, is not as famous
                                   temporary music, Shimron           val. Their New Arts Trio has                                                                                     as the composer’s “Dumky”
    Today, Shimron will            feels guiding the audience         been the trio in residence
give a lecture and recital at                                                                                                                                                          Trio but is what Penneys
                                   through a difficult piece          since 1978.                                                                                                      called a “breathtakingly gor-
2:30 p.m. in the Sherwood-         makes the music more ac-               Forming      a    chamber
Marsh Studios. He said it                                                                                  New Arts Trio                                                               geous romantic work.”
                                   cessible and interesting.          group, Penneys said, begins                                                                                         A tour de force, this pro-
will be easy to relate to stu-                                                                             Penneys said. “The older you          said.
                                      “I think talking to the         with a group of profession-                                                                                      gram is demanding for all
dents because of the time he                                                                               get, the easier it is to be a lit-       He said orchestra conduc-
                                   audience is always im-             als who enjoy making music                                                                                       three players.
spent in their place not so                                                                                tle softer around the edges.”         tors can’t change their style
                                   portant, no matter what            together.                                                                                                           At a time when teachers
long ago.                                                                                                     Israelievitch said it is easy      from concert to concert, but
                                   kind of music you’re play-             “You have to have an af-                                                                                     at the School of Music are
    “I remember very viv-                                                                                  to keep music fresh with the          a chamber group can be flex-
                                   ing, even if it’s repertoire       finity for playing with a per-                                                                                   trying to emphasize the ben-
idly my days as a student                                                                                  New Arts Trio, even though            ible each time its members
                                   they’ve heard many times           son,” she said, “and enjoy                                                                                       efits of playing chamber mu-
there,” Shimron said. “It                                                                                  each musician has per-                come together to rehearse.
was a wonderful experi-            before,” Shimron said.             most of that person’s techni-                                                                                    sic, the New Arts Trio seals
                                      He added that the idea of       cal and musical attributes.”         formed so much of the same            Chamber music is like a               the message. It is a concert
ence; it was a very intense
                                   the piano recital is a tradi-          But after close to two de-       repertoire either together or         good conversation, he said;           meant to inspire music stu-
experience. You’re learn-
                                   tion that has remained un-         cades of performing cham-            apart from the group.                 the same person does not              dents and prove that even
ing a lot in a short amount
                                   changed for the past hun-          ber music with the same trio,           “So much music goes by             hold forth all the time.              the classical composers that
of time and you’re being
put on the spot to perform         dred years, maybe more.            it is that professionalism that      in a year that each time a               Although        Beethoven,         seem most familiar can have
and compete in front of an         Shimron said he thinks the         holds the group together.            piece comes back, it’s got            Shostakovich and Dvořák               different sides to their musi-
audience all the time. It’s a      recital should be reinvent-            “The older you get, the          to be fresh, because you’re           are common names in the               cal personalities.
really unique experience           ed, and the way to start is        easier it is to put music to-        coming at it with new eyes            classical music library, the             “Chamber music is in the
that they’re getting there.”       for performers to speak to         gether on a regular basis,”          and new ears,” Israelievitch          New Arts Trio has decided             air,” Israelievitch said.
    As part of today’s lecture,    their audiences.
Shimron will talk about a             Although Shimron has
piece he has been working          been championing more
on for the past year. It is a
“theme and variations”
                                   contemporary works, he
                                   tells students it is impor-        Lecture examines threat to New York bat population
work — with 36 variations,         tant to master the classical
                                   repertoire as a sort of “rite      Beverly Hazen
to be exact — and it encom-
                                   of passage.”                       Staff Writer
passes a wide scope of mu-
sical styles.                         Every piece by Bach,
                                                                          No doubt many Chautau-
    It is a contemporary work      Beethoven and Frédéric
                                                                      quans have heard about a
titled “The People United          Chopin was once new, and
                                                                      disease that is affecting the
Will Never Be Defeated!,”          just like it is possible to re-
                                                                      bats in this country. Today
by the living American             invent the piano recital, it is
                                                                      Elizabeth L. Buckles, an as-
composer Frederic Rzewski.         possible to reinterpret the        sistant professor of patholo-
The piece was composed in          classics.                          gy at Cornell University, will
1975 as a tribute to the Chil-        Shimron also will par-          talk about the malady that is
ean struggle against the op-       ticipate in the “Two Pianos,       decimating the northeastern
pression of the Salvador Al-       Eight Hands” concert with          U.S. bat population.
lende government that was          Penneys and other piano                “White Nose Syndrome: A
overthrown in 1973.                faculty members of the             Grave Threat to Chautauqua’s
    The main melody is a           School of Music at 4 p.m.          Bats” is the title of the Bird,
simple and catchy folk tune,       Friday in Elizabeth S. Lenna       Tree & Garden Club’s Brown
Shimron said, but each vari-       Hall.                              Bag lecture at 12:15 p.m. today
                                                                      in Smith Wilkes Hall.
                                                                          According to the U.S. Fish
   Post Office                                                        and Wildlife Service website,
                                                                      the disease was first discov-
   A full-service post office (716-357-3275) is located on Bestor     ered in a cave in New York
   Plaza. During the season, the lobby is open weekdays 7 a.m. to     State in 2006 and has killed
   5:15 p.m.; the window, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, the lobby    more than one million bats
   is open 7 a.m. to noon; the window, 10 a.m. to noon. The post      in the eastern United States                                                                                                         Photo | Greg Funka

   office is closed Sundays.                                          It appears as a white smudge         The Bat Sculpture, by Larry Griffis, is part of the Francesca Rappole Night Garden outside of Smith Wilkes Hall.
                                                                      on the bats’ noses.
   (Off-season, the lobby is open 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; the window,
                                                                          “I will talk about bats in       population, based on studies          at Chautauqua.                        ter’s degree at Ohio State
   9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, the lobby is open 7 a.m. to noon;
                                                                      New York State and what              done at Cornell.                         She will answer questions          University and did further
   the window, 10 a.m. to noon.)                                      is going on with the white              “We can detect it,” she            from the audience at the end          training at the University of
                                                                      nose syndrome,” Buckles
                                                                      said. She will give a Power-         said, “but don’t know what            of her lecture.                       Tennessee and University of
                                                                      Point presentation and share         causes it.”                              Buckles received her vet-          California, Davis, where she
                                                                      the current status of the bat           This will be her first time        erinary medicine and mas-             received a Ph.D.

                                                                        Boat owners must register their boats at the Central Dock office, located on the lake in front of the Athenaeum Hotel. You may moor your boat
                                                                        at a private or Institution dock, ramp or buoy, but not on shore. Use of Institution–operated moorage may be reserved on a space-available
                                                                        basis at the Central Dock office. If you are arriving at Chautauqua by boat, please utilize the Central Dock (716-357-6288).
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            his is Jacob’s story. it is all about Jacob. it is a                                                                     said. “Maimonides, in the 12th century, wrote that (lot’s
            mythic story that goes to the heart of preaching.                                                                        wife) was looking back to see who was following. A 14th-
            Jacob the trickster, stealing his brother esau’s in-                                                                     century rabbi wrote that she was concerned for her married
            heritance for a bowl of lentils. Jacob the deceiver,                                                                     daughters. Another wrote that god was compassionate
who covers himself in skins to receive the blessing from his                                                                         upon her so she would not have to live with all that was
father, isaac. But is this the only story here?” asked the Rev.                                                                      lost.”
Barbara lundblad at the 9:15 a.m. Monday worship service.
Her title was “Women on the Far Side,” and her text was
genesis 32:22-31.
                                                                       Morning Worship                                                  A poet wrote that while lot was looking up at god, his
                                                                                                                                     wife was concerned with everyday happenings.
                                                                                                                                        “What is good to god and what is good to humans is
   in the Scripture, Jacob had sent his two wives, leah and                      Column by MARY LEE TALBOT                           different,” lundblad said. “(lot’s wife’s) ethics were close
Rachel, two maids and 11 children across the Jabbok River.                                                                           to the ground where people live.”
   it says he had 11 sons, but he also had a daughter, Di-          male and female in the image of god.’ Dinah said, ‘god cre-
                                                                                                                                        They remembered how Rebekah, wife of isaac, helped
nah,” lundblad said. “So he sent his two wives, two maids,          ated me in her image.’ She was very precocious.”
                                                                                                                                     Jacob fool his father.
11 sons and one daughter, Dinah, across the stream. What               lundblad said, “on the far side, we see god in new
                                                                    ways. leah prayed, ‘god, mother of all living things, pro-          “it was all her fault, Jacob said,” lundblad said. “He had
were they doing on the far side of the Jabbok? What were                                                                             read the first part of genesis, too. But (the women) came
they talking about? We don’t know. The text is silent.“             tect us through the night. Protect the children. Keep Jacob
                                                                    safe.’ We see god in new ways on the far side.”                  to cling to each other; they needed each other to survive.
   lundblad introduced the congregation to the concept of
                                                                       leah and Rachel’s handmaids, Bilhah and Zilpah, re-           We are invited to the far side to share stories of courage,
“midrash,” or critically interpreting a text.
                                                                    membered Sarah and Hagar.                                        strength, hope and surprise. What are your forgotten stories?
   “our Jewish brothers and sisters do midrash to fill in
                                                                       “Bilhah said, ‘i hope we never treat others like Hagar           “At stake is the image and fullness of god. We have
the gaps,” she said. “Maybe sermons are midrash. Today,
                                                                    was treated.’ Rachel responded, ‘Hagar was a slave.’ Bilhah      been invited to the far side to hear stories that have not
i want us to go to the far side. Something was happening
there that involved the wives, the maids, the children.”            replied, ‘no. She was a maid. There is a difference.’ Zilpah     been told, to dare to get a fuller image of god in men and
   Jacob gave the name “Peniel” to the place where he               added, ‘i hope we never give a woman away without her con-       women together. Don’t miss the journey. May god be with
wrestled all night, “for i have seen god face to face and was       sent. And i hope they stop asking that question at weddings.’”   you on the far side, those places with stories that have
not destroyed.”                                                        The congregation laughed.                                     never been told. May god be with you on the far side to see
   lundblad said, “He was wrestling with a man, but did                “Hagar said, ‘i want to speak to all white women. Don’t       the face of god. May god be with you on the far side and
he see a man’s face?“                                               speak for me as an African woman.’ White feminists talked        may you never be the same,” she concluded.
   “i don’t think so,” leah said. She looked at Dinah and           about all women as if they could speak for everyone. it took        The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Depart-
said, “When i look at you, i see the face of god.”                  Delores Williams and Katie Cannon and others to wake us          ment of Religion and Chautauqua’s pastor, presided at the
   lundblad continued, “Then they remembered the creation           up and say to us, ‘We will speak for ourselves,’” lundblad       service. The Rev. John Morgan, senior pastor of the First
story. oK, it had not been written yet, but we are doing a little   said. “They remembered many things. The children had             Presbyterian Church of York, Pa., read the Scripture. The
midrash of voices that are silenced in the text. even the young     fallen asleep, but they kept talking. They talked about lot’s    Motet Choir sang “Alleluia” by Bradley nelson adapted
ones knew the refrain (repeated in genesis 1) ‘and it was eve-      wife, a very sad and unfair story. Presumably, she never         from a hymn tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Jared
ning and morning — the first day… and it was evening and            had a name of her own.”                                          Jacobsen, organist and coordinator of worship and sacred
morning — the second day.’ Then they got to the sixth day.             Rachel and Zilpah wanted a different story for lot’s wife.    music, directed the choir. The Harold F. Reed, Sr., Chap-
‘let us — wait a minute — make humankind in our image,                 “The rabbis wanted a different story, too,” lundblad          laincy supports this week’s services.

                                                                                                                                             Fl aShBack

                                                                                                                                                                                  Photos | Demetrius Freeman
                                                                                                                          Students from the School of Dance perform a flash mob on Bestor Plaza Friday


                                                                      of Chautauqua Area

                                                                       Local women who are making an
                                                                       impact in the Chautauqua Area
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                                                                                                                                    SINGING THEIR HEARTS OUT

                                                                                                                                                                                              Photos | Ellie Haugsby
                                                                                                                                                                                              Students from the
                                                                                                                                                                                              New York State
                                                                                                                                                                                              Summer School of
                                                                                                                                                                                              the Arts’ Choral
                                                                                                                                                                                              Studies program
                                                                                                                                                                                              perform Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                              afternoon in the

… and Give You Peace                    of Christ headquarters. This                                                                           from Holy Trinity Lutheran       Ave. Members of Unitarian
                                        service is one opportunity                                                                             Church, Jamestown, N.Y.,         Universalist Congregation of
   A new worship service,               that provides a time for quiet                                                                         serve Lutheran punch and         Erie, Pa., host.
“… and Give You Peace,” is at           prayer in the midst of a busy                                                                          homemade cookies.
5:30 p.m. every Wednesday               Chautauqua schedule.                                                                                                                    United Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                  Learn about this program
at Hurlbut Memorial Com-
                                                                                                                                               that seeks to promote under-        All Chautauqua guests
munity United Methodist
Church. John A. Jackson and
Juanita W. Jackson, both certi-
                                        Chautauqua Catholic
                                           Daily Masses are at 8:45
                                                                                   Interfaith News                                             standing among the three
                                                                                                                                               branches of the Abrahamic
                                                                                                                                               religions. The APYA coordi-
                                                                                                                                                                                are welcome to meet the Rev.
                                                                                                                                                                                Christine Neiffer Ronataine
                                                                                                                                                                                at the social hour 3:15 p.m.
fied lay speakers in the United                                                             COMPILED BY MEG VIEHE                               nators this year are Jeremy
                                        a.m. and 12:10 p.m. week-                                                                                                               today at the UCC Headquar-
Methodist Church, lead the                                                                                                                     Simons, who has just com-
                                        days in the Episcopal Chapel                                                                                                            ters House. Refreshments
services, which are intended                                               at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the      Ecumenical Community                pleted his second year of rab-
                                        of the Good Shepherd.                                                                                                                   are served.
to explore how Christianity                                                Christian Science House                                             binical studies at the Jack H.
protects believers from fear,              All are invited to attend                                       of Chautauqua
                                        the social hour at 3:15 p.m.
                                                                           are a time for readings on                                          Skirball Los Angeles campus      United Methodist
anxiety and apprehension.                                                  a current topic and a time         There will be tea and            of Hebrew Union College -
                                        today at the Catholic House.                                                                                                               All are invited to join us
Take this opportunity to expe-                                             and for sharing ways the        cookies at an afternoon so-         Jewish Institute of Religion;
                                        Hostesses are chairman                                                                                                                  for our chaplain’s chat at
rience relief from the destruc-                                            application of Christian Sci-   cial at 3:15 p.m. today at the      Julia Sprague, who is a 2011
                                        Cheri Anderson assisted by                                                                                                              noon today. The Rev. Paul
tive effects of the stresses that                                          ence has made a difference      ECOC house.                         graduate of St. Lawrence Uni-
                                        Carol Weis, Dee Svetz, Sandy                                                                                                            Taylor leads a discussion
confront us daily.                                                         in lives.                                                           versity; Ali Karjoo-Ravary,
                                        Shouse, Sue Rater and Nancy                                        Episcopal Chapel of the                                              of how ancient Scriptures
   For more information,                                                                                                                       who is a 2011 graduate from
                                        Dahlkemper of St. Matthias         Disciples of Christ                                                                                  become the authoritative
contact Hurlbut Church or                                                                                  Good Shepherd                       SUNY Stony Brook Univer-         and Living Word of God in
the Department of Religion,             Altar and Rosary Society.
                                                                              Jean Chandler presents          Holy Eucharist is celebrat-      sity; and Nur Kara, who is       our lives today to shape our
co-sponsors.                            Chabad Lubavitch                   “See the Amazing World of       ed at 7:45 a.m. weekdays in         studying at the University of    identity, behavior, meaning
                                                                           the Galapagos” at the social    the Chapel.                         Chicago in Hyde Park.            in and for life and ultimately
Baptist House                              Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin,
                                                                           hour program at 3:15 p.m.                                                                            as a community of believers
                                        Talmudic Seminary, Brook-
   All are welcome to attend
                                        lyn, N.Y., speaks on “Medical
                                                                           today at Disciples of Christ    Episcopal Cottage                   Presbyterian House               and doers. Please stop by
a social hour at 3:15 p.m.                                                 Headquarters House. Chan-          Meet the Rev. Linda                 All Chautauquans are          the House or call 357-2055 to
                                        Ethics—Who Goes First?!”
today at the Baptist House.                                                dler, a frequent presenter      Privitera, the chaplain of the      invited to Coffee Hour           order your lunch.
                                        from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. to-
Chautauqua composer and                                                    and teacher, tells about and                                        between morning worship             There will be coffee of-
                                        day in the Hall of Philosophy.                                     week, at the afternoon tea
pianist Stephen Crosby pres-                                               shows photos of some of                                             and the morning lecture          fered between morning
                                           Rabbi Vilenkin leads a                                          3:15 p.m. today at the Episco-
ents a program titled “Impro-                                              the most unique creatures                                           each weekday at Presby-          worship and the 10:45 a.m.
                                        study on “Project Talmud”                                          pal Cottage.
visations on the Great Ameri-                                              and scenery of the Gala-                                            terian House. The porch          weekdays on the porch.
                                        at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in                                             She leads a Bible study at
can Hymnbook.” Members of                                                  pagos Islands. Members                                                                                  At 3:15 p.m. today on the
                                        the Library Room of Alumni                                         8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the          overlooking the Amphithe-
First Baptist Church provide                                               of Erie Christian Church                                                                             porch, there will be a social
                                        Hall. Come study the Tal-                                          cottage.                            ater provides a good place
refreshments.                                                              (DOC), Erie, Pa., with Pas-                                                                          hour hosted by members of
                                        mud, where age-old wisdom                                                                              to find old friends and make
                                                                           tor Jean Reidel provide         Hebrew Congregation                                                  the Cuba United Methodist
Blessing and Healing                    offers solutions to modern                                                                             new friends. It’s a place for
                                                                           refreshments.                                                                                        Church from Cuba, N.Y.
                                        day problems. No prior                                                The Hebrew Congregation          conversation, good fellow-
Daily Service                                                                 Chandler loves travel-                                                                               The Rev. Paul Womack
                                        knowledge is necessary.                                            invites everyone to attend          ship and that traditional
                                                                           ing, nature, Chautauqua                                                                              of Hurlbut Memorial Com-
   The Blessing and Heal-                                                                                  an hour of conversation and         Presbyterian coffee, that
                                        Christian Science House            and the denominational                                                                               munity United Methodist
ing Service, sponsored by                                                                                  social discourse at 3:15 p.m. to-   special Presbyterian coffee
                                                                           houses, among other
the Department of Religion,                There is an afternoon so-                                       day at the Everett Jewish Life      (mocha), cocoa or lemonade.      Church leads a Bible study
                                                                           things. She spends winters
takes place at 10:15 a.m. ev-           cial at 3:15 p.m. today at the                                     Center at Chautauqua. Join          The often-overflowing porch       on “Lessons from Saint
                                                                           in Florida near her par-
ery weekday in the Randell              Christian Science House.                                           friends for interesting discus-     indicates there is a warm        Paul’s Epistle to the Romans”
                                                                           ents, Chautauquans Bill
Chapel of the United Church                The testimony meetings                                          sion and light refreshments.        welcome for everyone.            at 7 p.m. this evening at the
                                                                           and Phyllis Duty, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                United Methodist House.
                                                                           rest of the year in Massa-                                          Unitarian Universalist
                                                                                                           Lutheran House                                                       This study is sponsored by
                                                                           chusetts, where she enjoys
                                                                                                                                                  There is a tea at 3:15 p.m.   the Department of Religion,
                                                                           her grandchildren and              The coordinators of the
                                                                                                                                               today at the Unitarian-          and all are welcome.
                                                                           teaching a course titled        Abrahamic Program of Young
                                                                           “The Owner’s Guide to the       Adults provide the program          Universalist House at 6 Bliss
                                                                           Brain” at the New England       for the 3:15 p.m. social hour at
                                                                           Conservatory of Music.                                                                                  Unity holds a morning
                                                                                                           the Lutheran House. Women
                                                                                                                                                                                meditation from 8 a.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                8:30 a.m. weekdays in the
                                                                                                                                                                                Hall of Missions.
                                                                                                                                                                                Women in Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                                   Women in ministry meet at
                                                                                                                                                                                noon Wednesday in the Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                of Missions. Anyone who is in
                                                                                                                                                                                ministry or has interest in the
                                                                                                                                                                                ministry of women is invited
                                                                                                                                                                                to bring a brown-bag lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                and join fun and conversation.

Bellinger Hall

                 D A I LY S E R V I C E O F F E R I N G :
                 Breakfast: 7:30 - 9 a.m.                       $7*
                 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                  $9*
                 Dinner: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.                      $12*

                 The Cafeteria at Bellinger Hall is open
                 to the public. Enjoy a hearty breakfast,
                 a variety of hot and cold lunch fare or a
                 comforting dinner at a fair price.
                 *Price is per person inclusive of tax and
                 includes a beverage and dessert.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011                                                                             The Chautauquan Daily                                                                                                 Page 11


Bonnefoux, McBride surprised with annual Artist Teacher Award
                                                                       Taylor Rogers                                                                                         to her craft, as well as her close relation-
                                                                       Staff Writer                                                                                          ship with the choreographer, earned her a
                                                                                                                        “It’s astounding for two individual                  place in the Balanchine Trust.
                                                                          Not everyone can say they were a mem-          people of such breadth and focus                        she’s staged several of his works at
                                                                       ber of the Paris Opera Ballet at the age          to come together, first of all, per-                the Institution, including “Western sym-
                                                                       of 14 or that George Balanchine created                                                               phony,” “stars and stripes” and sunday’s
                                                                       works just for them. Not everyone can say         sonally as a couple, and then as                    “Donizetti Variations.”
                                                                       they’ve been a principal dancer with the          a couple, to be able to move for-                       since they’ve been here, Bonnefoux and
                                                                       New York City Ballet or that they’ve been                                                             McBride have led various talented chore-
                                                                       surprised with an award for their legacy.         ward and change people’s lives.”                    ographers and instructors to Chautauqua
                                                                          But Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia                                    —Marty Merkley           to pass on their knowledge as well. Names
                                                                       McBride can, and they’ve been honored                   Vice president and director of programming    like Peter Pucci, Violette Verdy and Mark
                                                                       for their educational contributions with                                                              Diamond, Chautauqua Dance’s associate
                                                                       the Chautauqua school of Dance’s annual                                                               artistic director, all have come to work
                                                                       Artist Teacher Award. Marty Merkley,             Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre,             with the students and company members.
                                                                       vice president and director of program-          the Institution’s resident ballet company.               And Merkley said the couple has had a
                                                                       ming, and Kay Logan, who endowed the                 Bonnefoux’s own career began at the              profound effect on those they work with.
                                                                       award, surprised the pair on the Amphi-          Paris Opera Ballet, where he spent 13                    “It’s astounding for two individual people
                                                                       theater stage at Monday’s performance.           years and was named Danseur Etoile, a                of such breadth and focus to come together,
                                                                          Logan has been funding the award              title given only to the best in the company.         first of all, personally as a couple, and then
                                                                       since 1995.                                      He then joined NYCB, where he stayed for             as a couple, to be able to move forward and
                                                                          “I think teachers are undervalued,” she       10 years. since then, he’s been committed            change people’s lives,” Merkley said.
                                                                       said. “somehow people think that talent is       to spreading his knowledge around the                    Logan agreed.
                                                                       going to get it there, and they don’t realize    country. He worked as artistic director                  “You’re not usually going to find peo-
                                                                       how you went from point A to point B, so I       for the ballet company at Indiana Univer-            ple who attain what they’ve attained pro-
                                                                       just think it constantly has to be brought to    sity, and in 1996, he joined North Carolina          fessionally, who then are truly passionate
                                                                       everybody’s attention that masterful teach-      Dance Theatre as artistic director, where            about teaching and do it so well,” she said.
                                                                       ing — not just teaching, but good teaching       he now serves as president.                              This award has been given to Diamond,
                                                                       — should be valued and nurtured just as              McBride joined Bonnefoux at Chautau-             Choreographer Michael Vernon and shir
                                                                       much as the talents that they’re nurturing.”     qua as a master teacher after retiring from          Lee Wu, among others, in past seasons.
                                                                          Bonnefoux has been getting dancers from       the NYCB, where Balanchine created 19                    Bonnefoux and McBride also received
                                                                       point A to point B at Chautauqua for 29 years.   works for her. she had danced with the               the first annual Ilona Copen Award earlier
                                                                       His students have gone on to careers with        company for 30 years, according to a 1994            this year from the New York International
                                                  Photo | Roger Ball   various companies, including the American        Dance Magazine article on Chautauqua’s               Ballet Competition for their dedication to
Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux                             Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, san Francisco     dance program. Her talent and dedication             dance instruction.

Independent, nontraditional                                                  NPW event clarifies video game language
artist to lecture tonight                                                    Suzi Starheim
                                                                             Staff Writer
Elora Tocci                        the Museum of Modern
Staff Writer                       Art, The santa Barbara Mu-                   Terms like codebase, FTP,
                                   seum of Art and the Hood                  digital wall and level design
   Independent            artist   Museum of Art, as well as                 will be defined for guests to-
Charles spurrier lectured at       public corporate collections.             day at the second event in the
Chautauqua last year about         He has exhibited nation-                  New Play Workshop Festival
the continuity of his and          ally and internationally and              series “The World Onstage.”
others’ work in his life so far.   in group shows of global                  Today’s event will focus on
   spurrier, who taught a          caliber, including the 44th               the second new play in the
painting seminar for the           Corcoran Biennial, “Paint-                festival, Michael Golamco’s
first time at the school of        ing Outside Painting” in                  “Build,” and is titled “The
Art last season, will return       1996 and historically signif-             World Onstage: The Building
to Chautauqua to lecture           icant shows in London, Ma-                Blocks of Gaming.”
in the Hultquist Center at 7       drid, Manchester, sao Paulo                  “The World Onstage: The
p.m. tonight.                      and others.                               Building Blocks of Gaming”
   spurrier uses non-tra-             spurrier has taught art                begins at 12:45 p.m. today at
ditional materials, includ-        at a wealth of universities,              the Brawdy Theater studios.
ing adhesive tapes, mirror         including New York Uni-                      Golamco’s play follows
shards, plastic beads and          versity, Dartmouth College,               two video game design-
Christmas tree-shaped air          Brandeis University and                   ers, Will and Kip, as they
fresheners to create his art.      Mount Holyoke College.                    use technology to create
In doing so, he both em-           He won the Fine Arts Work                 game worlds in their image.
braces and challenges aes-         Center Fellowship in Prov-                Throughout the play, the two
thetic traditions.                 incetown in 1985 and 1986                 men are faced with issues of                                                                                                       Photo | Ellie Haugsby

                                                                             identity through a technolog-      Rabbi Samuel Stahl provides background for the New Play Workshop “Elijah” during “The World Onstage”
   spurrier’s work has been        and was awarded a Pollock-                                                   event hosted by Chautauqua Theater Company this weekend. The second “World Onstage” event, which
included in collections in         Krasner Grant in 1987.                    ical standpoint.
                                                                                Associate Artistic Director     focuses on Michael Golamco’s “Build,” takes place at 12:45 p.m. today at Brawdy Theater Studios.
                                                                             Andrew Borba said the pur-
                                                                             pose of today’s “The World         otherwise there would be             guests the technological ter-           final product consumers see
   Medical Services                                                          Onstage” event is to “take         six people in the world who          minology used in the play.              and play.
                                                                             away some of the jargon”           would actually understand               “The goal of this event is               The third and final “The
   The Westfield Hospital Chautauqua Health Care Clinic offers               that Golamco’s characters          and appreciate the show,”            to demystify the video games            World Onstage” event —
   basic medical care for children and adults, similar to that               use throughout the play. The       Borba said. “That’s not what         for people,” McGerr said. “I            “How Creative Property
   provided in a doctor’s office. The clinic offers treatment for            event also will provide guests     it’s about. It’s about the inter-    know nothing about video                is Carved out” — will give
   minor medical emergencies and provides wellness services                  with in-depth information          personal relationships within        games and I think for a lot of          supplemental        information
   such as health checkups, allergy shots, prescriptions, etc.,              about what it takes to write       the play, but he does use this       people here, it’s something             for the third play in the
                                                                             computer games.                    language because that’s who          their grandkids do.”                    NPW Festival, Molly smith
   plus free blood pressure screening. The clinic is located at
                                                                                “The good news is, Michael      these characters are.”                  McGerr said today’s event            Metzler’s play, “Carve.” This
   21 Roberts Avenue, near the Amphitheater. The clinic is open
                                                                             has written a play that doesn’t        Literary and NPW Coordi-         will feature local video gam-           event takes place at 12:45
   Monday–Friday 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:30–4:30 p.m. (716-
                                                                             hinge on you knowing or            nator Katherine McGerr said
   357-3209).                                                                                                                                        er raleigh Hawk, who will               p.m. saturday at the Brawdy
                                                                             having a deep understanding        in setting up this supple-
                                                                                                                                                     talk about the basics of play-          Theater studios.
                                                                             and knowledge of what it is to     mental event, she, like Borba,
                                                                                                                                                     ing a video game and define                 Today’s “World Onstage”
   Defibrillators are located in the Colonnade (second floor),               write computer gaming code,        hopes to make more clear to
                                                                                                                                                     some of the vocabulary used             is set to last one hour and will
   Amphitheater, Turner Community Center, Heinz Beach Fitness
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   Center, Sports Club, Smith Memorial Library, Beeson Youth
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Lissow uses mathematics, psychology
training in his brand of comedy
Lauren Hutchison
Staff Writer

   Comedian Jamie Lissow used to just
be “the silly joke guy,” but now his com-
edy has a message.
   “It’s comedy, but it’s also advice,
because now I’ve been through some
things,” he said. “I feel like I’m trying to
be funny, but with some point behind it,
as opposed to just trying to get laughs.”
   Lissow, a Rochester, N.Y., native, re-
turns at 9 p.m. tonight to the College
Club for an evening of relatable comedy.
   Lissow performs at colleges and
clubs around the country but feels his
best shows are held in New York.
   “It has something to do with similar
experiences,” he said. “We kind of come
from the same place.”
   Comedy is a perfect career for Lis-
sow, who loves traveling, meeting new
people and seeing new places. He said
if he’d done anything else, he would
have missed out on seeing lots of weird,                                                                                                           Submitted photo
crazy things.                                                Lissow
   “It’s almost one of the only things I’m
good at,” he said. “Everything else is all                                                                         ly me,” he said. “Me onstage is like me
kind of forced.”                                            “The best thing about the art                          joking with my friends.”
   Lissow graduated from SUNY Fredo-                                                                                  Tonight, Lissow will likely joke about
nia with degrees in mathematics and                          form of comedy is that if I                           going to the gym, his experiences in the
psychology. Both help him onstage in                         think of a joke right now, I can                      South and stories about his crazy kids.
unexpected ways.                                                                                                      “I do a lot of personal stories,” he said.
   “You would think the psychology
                                                             literally try it out tonight, and
                                                             I can tell you tomorrow if it’s                       “That’s where I get the best response: re-
helps more than the math, but it’s funny
how a joke is like a problem,” he said.                                                                            latable personal experiences like going
                                                             funny or not.”                                        to college, hanging out with your family
“You’re kind of saying, ‘I’m going to
prove to you that this is funny.’”                                                               —Jamie Lissow     or having kids. That’s where I feel like I
   Lissow said he’s always had a come-                                                                 Comedian    get the bigger reaction.”
dic mindset, and he thinks he probably                                                                                In Rochester, Lissow can be heard on
got a lot of laughs as an infant.                                                                                  “The Wease Show” on Fox 95.1 and seen
   “When you’re going to be a come-                          comedy is that if I think of a joke right
                                                             now, I can literally try it out tonight, and          on Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye.” Re-
dian, the first thing you think about                                                                              cently, he wrote jokes for Rob Schneider
when someone says something to you,                          I can tell you tomorrow if it’s funny or
                                                             not,” he said.                                        on “The Howard Stern Show,” a roast
even if it’s very serious, is, ‘What can I
do to make this funny?’” he said. “It’s                         Some comedians have a character or                 for Quentin Tarantino and at CBS for an
our default.”                                                persona that’s different from their ev-               as-of-yet untitled Rob Schneider pilot.
   Lissow enjoys the flexibility and im-                     eryday personality, but Lissow said he                   The College Club is open to ages 17
mediacy of comedy.                                           strives for authenticity onstage.                     and up. Admission is free and requires
   “The best thing about the art form of                        “I feel like my stage persona is exact-            a gate pass and photo I.D.

    You’re invited to swim during hours when lifeguards are on duty at any of Chautauqua’s four public beaches. They are: Heinz Beach (at
    the foot of South Avenue), Children’s Beach, Pier Beach (both at the Pier Building, Miller Park) and University Beach (North Lake Drive near
    Prospect). Daily hours of operation are posted at each beach. Swimmers and sunbathers are requested to wear street clothes or a robe en
    route to and from beaches. Staff qualifications, water quality and safety equipment comply with all Chautauqua County Health Department
    regulations. An indoor swimming pool is open to the public daily for a fee at the Turner Community Center. For more information and hours,
    call 716-357-6430.
Wednesday, July 26, 2011                                                                The Chautauquan Daily                                                                                      Page 13


Sensational, terribly moving music making
                                  tiones,” which means “all

                                  generations,” bass Brian
                                  Zunner, bouncing on his
                                  feet, swung his only solo,
                                  “Quia fecit,” and tenor Jef-
John Chacona                      frey Thompson, after cov-
Guest Reviewer                    ering Ms. Kojanova in the
                                  “Et misericordia” duet, was
    After electrical power was    rhythmically alert for his
restored to a darkened Chau-      “Deposuit.” The orchestra
tauqua Institution, conductor     was fine, if lacking in the ul-
Doreen Rao restored a dif-        timate measure of Baroque
ferent sort of power — the        style, with heroic work by the
power of an idea — to the         principal cellist — not Chaim
Amphitheater stage with a         Zemach tonight — and the
program that may have been        three flawless trumpets.
the most demanding of the            In its original version,
Chautauqua Symphony Or-           Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass”
chestra season. Ranging from      is a messy piece, as messy as
the high Baroque of Bach’s        the man. Bernstein contained
18th Century “Magnificat”         multitudes and in “Mass,”
to Leonard Bernstein’s 1971       folk rock, Renaissance vocal
“Mass,” an omnium gather-         music, show tunes and coun-
um of styles, Saturday’s pro-     terpoint collide and eventu-
gram covered wide historical      ally coexist, embraced with
and stylistic ground.             the sweaty hugs the compos-
    But it also ranged just as    er was fond of giving back-
far intellectually, exploring     stage following performanc-
humankind’s        relationship   es. There is a roiling energy,
with the divine, precisely the    restless and hot, that boils
kind of inquiry that Chau-        through much of the piece —
tauqua was founded to pur-        the energy of the late ’60s and
sue and that animates this        early ’70s — and in it, you’ll
place to this day.                hear all of the dreams, fool-
                                                                    performance into the extraor-
    The opening “Fanfare for      ishness, yearning and hope                                                                                                              Photo | Megan Tan
St. Edmundsbury” by Benja-        of that unruly time.                                                                                                                    Above, the Buffalo Philharmonic
                                                                        “Mass” opens with a noisy,
min Britten had three trum-          But “Mass” is not compre-                                                                                                            Chorus and Chautauqua
                                                                    contentious “Kyrie,” where
pets positioned behind the        hensively inspired. There are                                                                                                           Symphony Orchestra, under
                                                                    the soprano — Ms. Schneider,
chorus where each played,         pages of filler, some of them                                                                                                           the direction of guest conductor
                                                                    in the choir loft and wearing
in turn, a searching motif,       embarrassingly dated (“West                                                                                                             Doreen Rao, perform selections
                                                                    a microphone — quarrels
a hunting call and a martial      Side Story” and other works                                                                                                             from Britten, Bach and Bernstein
                                  proved that Bernstein “got”       with clattering, disjunctive
theme. It was a reveille, a                                                                                                                                               Saturday evening in the
                                  jazz, but for all the man’s       percussion. This is no po-
muster call to attend to the                                                                                                                                              Amphitheater.
                                  raw, almost animal energy,        lite request for mercy, but
evening’s lessons, and Rao,
clearly intending a sense         rock eluded him). There are,      an ultimatum given to God                                                                             Photo | Ellie Haugsby

                                                                    by a people who are fed up                                                                            Phil Reynolds, a tenor with the
of ritual, followed the fan-      for instance, passages that                                                                                                             Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
fare by giving the downbeat       seem to be the musical in-        and want a quick answer. It
without a pause for the “Air”     spiration behind the baleful      sounded terrifyingly appro-                                                                           prepares in the Amphitheater’s

from Bach’s Orchestral Suite      folk masses that became the       priate to the present moment.                                                                         choir loft.
in D, BWV 1068. A bit slow af-    music of choice in many Ro-           The noise is interrupted by
ter the historically informed     man Catholic churches (Ste-       “Simple Song” a gentle-lilt-
performances I have been          phen Schwartz, who contrib-       ing folk-rock melody song by      chorus also was completely en-    ceded it. When the “laudas”          “The mass is ended,” the
listening to for weeks, the fa-   uted much of the text, was        the celebrant, reed-thin tenor    gaged, twice delivering a very    melted into the a capella cho-    celebrant (or was it Marty
miliar melody was nonethe-        the composer of “Godspell,”       Joseph Mikolaj, wearing a         moving “Prayer for the Con-       ral prayer “Almighty father”      Merkley?) said. “Go in peace.”
less a balm and an invitation     which premiered five months       black cassock with a Roman        gregation.”                       — taken by Rao at a daringly         It was a sensational 35 min-
to enter a sacred space.          before “Mass”).                   collar. On the lines, “I will         In    Bernstein’s   hands,    slow tempo — it was a mo-         utes of music making and ter-
    Bach’s “Magnificat” opens        Rao, to her great credit,      sing God a simple song,” he       “Dona Nobis Pacem (Give           ment of shattering musical        ribly moving. The performance
with the declamation “Mag-        has retained some of this fluff   opened his arms wide, hint-       Us Peace),” is less a request     drama, perhaps the most           was broadcast live on WNED
nificat anima mea Domi-           (the “Responsory: Alleluia”       ing that Bernstein’s original     than a demand, a gospel a         moving thing Bernstein, a         in Buffalo and WQED in Pitts-
num,” which means “My             movement that sounds like a       designation of “Mass” as “a       shout chorus delivered in         Promethean man of the the-        burgh, and it is my hope that
soul doth magnify the Lord,”      Swingle Singers soundtrack        theater piece” would be ob-       pounding, insistent rhythms       ater, ever wrote.
                                                                                                                                                                          orchestra programmers world-
as close to a statement of pur-   to a Charlie Brown special)       served.                           by frequently unison voices.         During this prayer, sev-
                                                                                                                                                                          wide were listening. By the
pose as one could write for       in her performing edition of          Mikolaj certainly has a       It’s the last part of the ordi-   eral members of the Buffalo
                                                                                                      nary of the Tridentine Mass,      Philharmonic Chorus, which        time of Bernstein’s centenary
the master.                       “Mass,” and it was the right      theater voice. It’s not big,
                                                                                                      but Bernstein appends a final     was magnificent through-          in 2018, Rao’s performing edi-
    Rao took the magnificent      decision. “Mass” is a work        perhaps, but his tenor is true
                                                                                                      movement he subtitled “Se-        out the work, left their seats.   tion should be widely heard by
five-part chorus at a broad       very much of its time, and        and wondrously expres-
                                                                    sive. He sang the text from       cret Songs.” Reprising the        They emerged in the wings to      audiences everywhere, though
tempo, allowing it to achieve     the time was riotous.
                                                                    memory, and delivered his         “Lauda laude” melody from         go among the audience and         it might be foolish to expect a
its full weight. Soprano Tony        Rao made the arrange-
Arnold and mezzo Natalia                                            sometimes-dopey lines, “I’ll      “Mass’” opening, it is the        offer their hands to the audi-    better performance than the
                                  ment so that community,
Kojanova wore body mi-                                              believe in God if He believes     answer to the order given in      ence, as Bernstein directed. A    one Rao gave tonight. It de-
                                  school and church choirs
crophones and their solos         could perform the very long       in me,” with complete sincer-     the “Dona nobis pacem,” a         gesture that could have been      served a big, sweaty hug.
suffered from tentative bal-      — nearly two hours in Bern-       ity. Mikolaj was sensational      placid and inspiring resolu-      corny was transformed into a         John Chacona is a freelance
ances, though by the end          stein’s own recording — and       all evening long and had          tion to the clamor that pre-      sort of benediction.              writer for the Erie Times-News.
of the piece, the issue had       complex piece. Under her ba-      star-quality presence, even
been resolved. Soprano Leah       ton, it approached greatness.     from his distant perch with
Schneider appeared to have           Her canny musical choices      the chorus. Bernstein would
no sound reinforcement, and       in the performing edition         have been lucky to have him
her “Quia respexit,” while a      were part of this, but it was     on his recording.
bit on the operatic side, rang    her utter commitment and              The CSO played with a
out with a juicy, vibrato-lad-    the lively energy of her Buf-     crispness and vigor that I have
en ardor.                         falo Philharmonic Orches-         not heard all season. Ensemble
    The men also were fer-        tra Chorus, the Chautauqua        was, for the most part, precise
vent. After the chorus’           Symphony Orchestra and her        and the playing had great lift
vigorous “Omnes genera-            two soloists that lifted this    and Bernsteinian energy. The
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                                                   History: Struggles and Victories.”
                                                   Evelyn Baily, presenter and
                                                                                                 leader. United Methodist House
                                                                                                                                                             ‘The Third M an’                                                           their favorite poems. Hall of
                                                                                         8:00    Ultimate Frisbee. (Programmed by
                                                   Rochester Gay Alliance Archivist.             the Abrahamic Program for Young                                                                                                 4:00   Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
                                                   Alumni Hall Garden Room                       Adults.) Meet by entrance to the                                                                                                       Leave from Main Gate Welcome
                                            12:30 (12:30–2) Mystic Heart Meditation              Dance Dorm                                                                                                                             Center. Fee. (Purchase tickets at
                                                  Seminar. “Transcending Goals,          8:15     CHAUTAUQUA SYMPHONY                                                                                                                   Main Gate Welcome Center.)
          TUESDAY  ,                              Transcending Roles.” Eryl and                   ORCHESTRA. Larry Rachleff, guest                                                                                               4:15   Bat Chat. (Programmed by the
                                                  Wayman Kubicka (Zen Buddhism.)
           JULY 26                                Donation. Hall of Missions
                                                                                                  conductor. Amphitheater                                                                                                               Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden
                                                                                                • La Valse                                                                                                                              Club.) Caroline Van Kirk Bissell.
                                            12:45 The World Onstage. “The ‘Build’-                Maurice Ravel                                                                                                                         (Children under 12 accompanied
                                                  ing Blocks of Gaming”. Brawdy                 • Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68                                                                                                     by adult.) Smith Wilkes Hall
7:00   (7 – 11) Farmers Market                    Theater Offices                                 “Pastorale”                                                                                                                    4:15   Young Readers Program.
                                            1:00   Duplicate Bridge. For men and                  Ludwig van Beethoven                                                                                                                  Sweethearts of Rhythm by
7:15   (7:15–8) Mystic Heart Meditation.
       Leaders: Eryl and Wayman                    women. (Programmed by the             10:00 Meet the CSO Section. Woodwind,                                                                                                          Marilyn Nelson. Musicians from
       Kubicka (Zen Buddhist                       Chautauqua Women’s Club.) Fee.              Horn. (Sponsored by Symphony                                                                                                             the MSFO will help us understand
       Meditation.) Bring gate pass. Main          Women’s Clubhouse                           Partners.) Amphitheater Back                                                                                                             the musical language of swing in
       Gate Welcome Center Conference       2:00   INTERFAITH LECTURE SERIES.                  Porch following CSO concert                                                                                                              this entertaining and informative

       Room                                        Daisy Khan, executive director,                                                                                                                                                      session. Alumni Hall Garden
                                                   American Society for Muslim                                                                                                                                                          Room
7:30   Bird Walk & Talk. (Programmed
       by the Chautauqua Bird, Tree &              Advancement. Hall of Philosophy                                                                                                                                               4:30   Amphitheater Study Group
       Garden Club.) Tina Nelson. Rain or   2:00   Docent Tours. Meet at Fowler-                                                                                                                                                        Public Information Session.
       shine. Bring binoculars. Meet at            Kellog Art Center                                                                                                                                                                    Amphitheater gazebo
       Smith Wilkes Hall entrance           2:00   Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.                                                                                                                                              5:30   Prayer Service. “...and Give You
7:45   Episcopal Holy Eucharist. Chapel            Leave from Main Gate Welcome                                                                                                                                                         Peace.” (Programmed by Hurlbut
       of the Good Shepherd                        Center. Fee. (Purchase tickets at                                                                                                                                                    Memorial Church; Co-sponsored
                                                   Main Gate Welcome Center.)
                                                                                                  WEDNESDAY,                                                                                                                            by the Dept. of Religion.) Juanita
8:00   Morning Meditation. (Sponsored
       by Unity of Chautauqua.) Hall of     2:00   Student Chamber Music Recital.
                                                                                                    JULY 27                                                                                                                             and John Jackson, Certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lay Speakers. Hurlbut Memorial
       Missions                                    (Benefits the Chautauqua
8:45   Catholic Mass. Chapel of the Good           Women’s Club Scholarship
                                                   Program.) McKnight Hall                                                                                                                                                       6:45   Eventide Travelogue.
                                                                                         7:00    (7 – 11) Farmers Market                                                                                                                (Programmed by the CLSC Alumni
8:55   (8:55–9) Chautauqua Prays For        2:15   THEATER. New Play Workshop.
                                                                                         7:15    (7:15–8) Mystic Heart Meditation.                                                                                                      Association.) “South Africa,
       Peace Through Compassion. Hall              “Build” by Michael Golamco.
                                                                                                 Leader: Eryl and Wayman                                                                                                                Swaziland and Lesotho: highlights
       of Missions Grove                           Bratton Theater. (Reserved
                                                                                                 Kubicka (Zen Buddhist                                                                                                                  of a journey.” Jeanne Wiebenga.
                                                   seating; purchase tickets at
9:15   DEVOTIONAL HOUR. The Rev.                                                                 Meditation.) Bring gate pass.                                                                                                          Donation. Hall of Christ
                                                   Main Gate Welcome Center and
       Barbara Lundblad, Joe R.                    Colonnade lobby ticket offices,               Main Gate Welcome Center                                                                    Photo | Courtesy of David Zinman    7:00   Pre-Performance Lecture.
       Engle professor of preaching,               and 45 minutes before curtain at              Conference Room                      Orson Welles peers from a shadowy doorway in Vienna in a night                                    (Programmed by the Chautauqua
       Union Theological Seminary.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dance Circle.) Dance Faculty.
                                                   the Bratton kiosk.)                   7:45    Episcopal Holy Eucharist. Chapel     scene from the 1949 thriller “The Third Man.” The movie, ranked 57th
       Amphitheater                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Smith Wilkes Hall
                                            2:30   Guest Lecturer Recital. Omri                  of the Good Shepherd                 on the American Film Institute’s list of best American films, will be shown
9:15   Jewish Ethics Series.                       Shimron, presenter. (School of                                                                                                                                                7:00   Christian Science Service.
                                                                                         8:00    Morning Meditation. (Sponsored       Wednesday (July 27). Film historian David Zinman will lecture on the
       (Programmed by Chabad                       Music.) Fee. Sherwood-Marsh                                                                                                                                                          Christian Science Chapel
                                                                                                 by Unity of Chautauqua.) Hall of     movie and lead a discussion after it is shown. It all starts at Chautauqua
       Lubavitch of Chautauqua.)                   Studios                                       Missions                             Cinema, Hurst and Wythe, at 5:30 p.m. Brown bags encouraged.                               7:00   Movie Night. (Programmed by
       “Medical Ethics: Who Goes
                                            3:15   Social Hour Denominational                                                                                                                                                           the Abrahamic Program for Young
       First?!” Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin.                                                   8:45    Catholic Mass. Chapel of the
                                                   Houses                                                                                                                                                                               Adults.) Life of Brian. Includes
       Hall of Philosophy (PLEASE NOTE                                                           Good Shepherd
                                            3:15   Hebrew Congregation                                                                       Waltz” and Julius Reubke. Jared              Center. Fee. (Purchase tickets at             pizza and snacks. Hurlbut Church
       PROGRAM CORRECTION)                                                               8:55    (8:55–9) Chautauqua Prays For
                                                   Conversation & Refreshments.                                                              Jacobsen, organist. Amphitheater             Main Gate Welcome Center.)             7:15   (7:15–7:45) Mystic Heart
9:30   Young Women’s Group.                                                                      Peace Through Compassion. Hall
                                                   Everett Jewish Life Center                                                         12:15 Westfield Memorial Hospital          2:30     (2:30-4:00) Piano Master Class/               Meditation. Leader: Carol
       (Programmed by the Chautauqua                                                             of Missions Grove
                                            3:30   Chautauqua Heritage Lecture                                                              Special Lecture. “Current                     Lessons. (School of Music.) Fee.              McKiernan. Bring gate pass.
       Women’s Club.) Women’s                                                            9:00    CLSC Scientific Circle.
                                                   Series. “Lessons from the                                                                Techniques in Cataract Surgery.”              Sherwood-Marsh Studios                        Main Gate Welcome Center
       Clubhouse porch                                                                           (Programmed by the CLSC Alumni
                                                   Women’s Land Army.” Elaine                                                               Dr. Robert F. Haverly, M.D.,                                                                Conference Room
10:15 Service of Blessing and Healing.                                                           Association.) “Hubble Telescope,                                                3:30     Contemporary Issues Dialogue.
                                                   Weiss, journalist and author. Hall                                                       F.A.C.S. Hall of Christ                       (Programmed by the Chautauqua          7:30   Voice Department Performance.
      UCC Chapel                                                                                 NASA Telescope Optical
                                                   of Christ                                                                          12:15 Book Review/Brown Bag Lunch.                  Women’s Club.) Hawa Abdi, M.D.,               Mikael Eliasen. (Benefits the
10:45 LECTURE. ”Paradise Beneath                                                                 Systems.” John Mangus. Hall of
                                            4:00   Special Lecture. Dahlia Lithwick,                                                        (Programmed by the CLSC Alumni                director of the Dr. Hawa Abdi                 Chautauqua Women’s Club
      Her Feet: How Women Are                                                                    Christ
                                                   senior editor, Slate. Hall of                                                            Association.) Joe Prezio. U.S.                Foundation. (Today’s Dialogue                 Scholarship Program.) McKnight
      Transforming the Middle East.”                                                     9:15    DEVOTIONAL HOUR. The Rev.                                                                                                              Hall
                                                   Philosophy                                                                               Grant: American Hero, American                is an opportunity to be a part of
      Isobel Coleman, director, Women                                                            Barbara Lundblad, Joe R.
                                            4:00   Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.                                                         Myth by Joan Waugh. Alumni Hall               a conversation with one of the         8:00   THEATER. New Play Worskhop.
      and Foreign Policy Program,                                                                Engle professor of preaching,
                                                   Leave from Main Gate Welcome                                                             Porch                                         morning lecturers. Doors open                 “CARVE” by Molly Smith Metzler.
      Council on Foreign Relations.                                                              Union Theological Seminary.
                                                   Center. Fee. (Purchase tickets at                                                  12:30 Youth Scholar Book Discussion.                at 3:00. Admittance is free, but              Bratton Theater. (Reserved
      Amphitheater                                                                               Amphitheater
                                                   Main Gate Welcome Center.)                                                               The Three Questions by Jon                    limited to the first 50 people.)              seating; purchase tickets at
10:45 (10:45-11:15) Story Time at the                                                    9:15    Project Talmud. (Programmed                                                              Women’s Clubhouse                             Main Gate Welcome Center and
                                            4:00   Faculty Chamber Concert.                                                                 Muth. Alumni Hall Garden Room
      Library. For ages 3 to 4. Smith                                                            by Chabad Lubavitch of                                                                                                                 Colonnade lobby ticket offices,
                                                   New Arts Trio. (Benefits the                                                       1:00   Chautauqua Literary and             3:30     (3:30–5:00) Special Conversation.
      Memorial Library                                                                           Chautauqua.) Rabbi Zalman                                                                                                              and 45 minutes before curtain at
                                                   Chautauqua Women’s Club                                                                   Scientific Circle Alumni                     (Dept. of Religion; co-sponsored
12:10 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the Good                                                          Vilenkin. Alumni Hall Library                                                                                                          the Bratton kiosk.)
                                                   Scholarship Program.) Elizabeth S.                                                        Association Docent Tours of                  by the Everett Jewish Life
      Shepherd                                                                                   Room
                                                   Lenna Hall                                                                                Alumni Hall and Pioneer Hall.                Center.) Anat Hoffman. Follow up       8:15   AN EVENING OF PAS DE
12:15 Tallman Tracker Organ Mini-                                                        9:30    Chautauqua Institution Trustees                                                          to the 2:00 Interfaith Lecture. Hall          DEUX. North Carolina Dance
                                            4:15   Garden Walk. (Programmed by the               Porch Discussion. “The Case          1:00   (1-4) CWC Artists at the Market.
      concert: “Graveyard Gems and                                                                                                                                                        of Christ                                     Theatre in Residence. Jean-
                                                   Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden                for the Arts - Chautauqua Style.”           Farmers Market
      Resurrected Relics.” Jared                                                                                                                                                 4:00     Favorite Poem Project.                        Pierre Bonnefoux, director.
                                                   Club.) Joe McMaster. Meet under               Marty Merkley. Hultquist Center
      Jacobsen, organist. Hall of Christ                                                                                              1:15   Language Hour: French, Spanish,              (Programmed by Literary Arts                  Amphitheater
                                                   green awning at back (lake side)              Porch
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch/Lecture.                                                                                                               German. (Programmed by the                   Friends.) Chautauquans share           9:00   (9-12) Open Mic Night. College Club
                                                   of Smith Wilkes Hall
      (Programmed by the Writers’                                                        10:00 Voice Master Class. (School                   Chautauqua Women’s Club.)
                                            5:00   FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT                        of Music.) Marlena Malas,                     Women’s Clubhouse
      Center.) “Poetry and the Secret
                                                   SERIES. Doug Rougeux &                      presenter. McKnight Hall
      Lives of Words.” William Wentha,                                                                                                2:00   INTERFAITH LECTURE SERIES.
      poet-in-residence. Alumni Hall
                                                   Bubblemania. Smith Wilkes Hall
                                                                                         10:15 Service of Blessing and Healing.              Anat Hoffman, executive director,          Bike Safety Tips
      Porch                                 6:45   Pre-Chautauqua Symphony                     UCC Chapel                                    Israel Religious Action Center.
                                                   Orchestra Concert Lecture. Lee                                                            Hall of Philosophy                         Bikes are not to be ridden on brick walks or other walks reserved
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch/Lecture.                                                           10:45 LECTURE. Farhana Qazi, expert
                                                   Spear. Hurlbut Church Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                      2:00   Public Shuttle Tours of Grounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                        for pedestrian use.
      (Programmed by the Chautauqua                                                            on terrorism, women in war.
      Bird, Tree & Garden Club.) “White     7:00   FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT                        Amphitheater                                  Leave from Main Gate Welcome
      Nose Syndrome: A Grave Threat                SERIES. Doug Rougeux &
                                                   Bubblemania. Smith Wilkes Hall        12:00 (12– 2) Flea Boutique. (Sponsored

      to Chautauqua’s Bats.” Elizabeth
                                                                                               by Chautauqua Women’s Club.)
      Buckles, DVM, Department of           7:00 Visual Arts Lecture Series.                   Behind Colonnade
      Biomedical Sciences, Anatomic              Charles Spurrier, painter/sculptor,
      Pathology Section, Cornell                 independent artist. Hultquist Center    12:00 Women in Ministry. Hall of
      University. Smith Wilkes Hall                                                            Missions
                                            7:00   Bible Study. (Sponsored by the
12:15 Brown Bag Lunch. (Sponsored by               Dept. of Religion.) “Chapters from    12:10 Catholic Mass. Chapel of the
      Metropolitan Community Church.)              the Epistle to the Romans: An               Good Shepherd
      Chautauqua Gay & Lesbian                     Introduction to the Audacity of       12:15 Massey Organ Mini-concert:
      Community. “Remembering our                  Paul.” The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Womack,         Franz Liszt at 200! “Mefisto

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