Psychiatrist and pianist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture/concert that explores the impact of psychological factors and psychiatric illness on the creative output of the great Jewish-American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937).
The discussion will be illuminated by piano performances of Gershwin masterpieces including "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Porgy and Bess".
This concert is supported by the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for the Performing Artist.
Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and psychiatrist. As Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Music and Medicine Program, he has been praised for his "exquisite playing" by The New York Times. The Boston Globe also wrote that "Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world's two most demanding professions". Dr. Kogan has gained renown for his lecture/recitals that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Bernstein and Joplin. Dr. Kogan is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College, Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.
Sunday, October 22 at 7:30pm
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA