Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 at 9:15am


Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality

The recent studies are countless: organized mainstream religion is on the decline, and we have an emerging class of “nones,” referring to those who assign themselves to no faith tradition at all. But other assessments tell us that while many don’t identify with a mainstream religion, many more are indeed on a journey seeking spirituality and meaning. In this week we look at the evolution of modern faith traditions and ask: How might the “nones” unite with the mainstream to shape a better future?

9:15am The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon is the Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

Location: Amphitheater

10:45am Franklin Leonard

Franklin Leonard is founder and CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best unproduced screenplays by writers of color and getting those films made.

Location: Amphitheater

2:00pm Joel N. Lohr

Joel N. Lohr is an award-winning author, scholar of religion, and passionate leader in interreligious relations and higher education.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

2:15pm Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.

Location: Bratton Theater

8:15pm The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet’s first-ever Chautauqua Institution residency will include two evening Amphitheater performances, classes for the public, master classes for the School of Dance, open rehearsals, pre-concert lectures and other engagement opportunities with the Chautauqua community.

Location: Amphitheater

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