CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
Sarah Lewis, an award-winning scholar, best-selling author, and professor at Harvard University, distills for the audience the “Vision & Justice” course she teaches at Harvard — a class that the school incorporated into its core curr...
Previews of the weekly themes of Chautauqua's 2020 Exploration.
Art & Democracy
The Ethics of Tech
The Women's Vote Centennial and Beyond
Rebuilding Public Education
The Science of Us
Reframing the Constitution
The Future We Want, The World We Need
Watch as five of our celebrated guest faculty members — Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Ilya Kaler, Marlena Malas and Boris Slutsky — conduct master classes with students of the 2020 Online School of Music.
Nicola Benedetti on Performance, Preparation and Practice
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Join Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she shares insights into the internal and external experiences of life as a performer. From preparation to performance, Ms. Benedetti will take listeners behind the scenes, givin...
Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.
The House On Mango Street with Sandra Cisneros and Derek Bermel
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Join us for a special conversation with writer Sandra Cisneros and composer Derek Bermel as we show selected excerpts recorded during Chautauqua’s 2017 world premiere of Mango Suite, while discussing how this collaboration has continu...
Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.
Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and daughter Diana Cohen, ChamberFest Cleveland focuses on creating thematic programming for unique chamber music experiences in a variety of venues.
Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 15, 2019.
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center...
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Rae Wynn-Grant is a conservation scientist, large-carnivore ecologist, nature storyteller, and advocate with expertise in using emerging technology to identify how humans are changing the way carnivores use landscapes.
Interim Organist Joshua Stafford’s rendition of “Largo” from the Handel opera Xerxes, recorded on the venerable Massey Memorial Organ on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The little-known piece, beloved to Chautauquans, has concluded every Sunday evening Sacred Song Service at Chautauqua since the Massey’s ...