Tag Archives: 2011 Week Four
Adrienne Germain

Achieving women’s equality: The road ahead

As this week’s morning lecture topic, “21st Century Women: The Road to Social and Economic Growth,” implies, women’s equality is vital to achieving the dreams we each have for our children and grandchildren — and for the future of the world.

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Timothy Muffitt, music director of the Music School Festival Orchestra, delivers the Friday Interfaith Lecture in the Hall of Philosophy. Photo by Demetrius Freeman.

Muffitt: Momentum is on the side of the musician

Friday was Bring Your Violinist to Work Day.

Timothy Muffitt, director of the Music School Festival Orchestra, brought violin student Henry Wang with him to the Hall of Philosophy at 2 p.m. on Friday. Wang performed Partita for Violin No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Jay Lesenger, artistic/general director of Chautauqua Opera, explains his “addiction” to theater and specifically opera, Thursday afternoon in the Hall of Philosophy. Photo by Megan  Tan.

Lesenger: Arts just as important as most fundamental things in life

“I am an addict, and I think you all need to know this,” announced Jay Lesenger, artistic/general director of Chautauqua Opera.

“My addiction is theater and music, and my drug of choice is opera.”

Lesenger has directed more than 200 productions over approximately 35 years. Fifty of those productions were at Chautauqua.

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SLIDESHOW: Power Outage

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Chautauqua Institution during the Thursday, July 21st power outage.

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Joan Brown Campbell serves communion during 2010’s Ecumenical Communion Service. Daily file photo.

Ecumenical Communion symbolizes Christian unity

It is all done with volunteers. From the Chautauqua Choir to the bread-makers to the servers, the Ecumenical Communion Service is done with volunteers. Oh yes, a few Chautauqua Institution staff members are involved, but without the love of the volunteers, Chautauqua’s yearly Ecumenical Communion would still be a dream.

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Rev. Susan Lundbald

Acclaimed preacher Lundblad returns as Chautauqua’s Week Five chaplain

The Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad will be the preacher for the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Her sermon title is “Something Old, Something New,” and her Scripture readings are Isaiah 43:15-19a and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. She will share her faith journey at the 5 p.m. Vesper service Sunday and will preach at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship services Monday through Friday. The Chautauqua Choir will be joined on Sunday by the Pittsburgh Concert chorale.

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Testing the waters

The former director of the United Nations Environment Programme has said that “we used to think that energy and water would be the central issues for the next century. Now we think that water will be the critical issue.”

“Water is the oil of the 21st Century,” a former Dow Chemical president told The Economist magazine.

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With softball season in full swing, teams inch closer to championship

When Chautauqua’s softball season kicked off at the end of June, players were often barefoot, enthusiastic and out to have a great time. Nearly a month later, not much has changed.

With the championship games only two weeks away for both the men’s and women’s leagues, the season is in full swing. The games, while always maintaining a recreational atmosphere, have begun to heat up.

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