Featuring SummerFest guest lecturers and festival artists. Consilience (agreement among varied approaches to a topic, especially science and the humanities) is the driving concept of the DYNAMICS series. Bringing scientists into our music festival sparks an exchange of modes of thinking and feeling. Inspired and uplifted by chamber music performed at the highest level, our audiences are primed to experience provocative talks on significant issues of our time. The essence of this experience is a raised awareness of our common humanity — our common passions and ideas — and the dynamic forces at work in our world today.