24. September 2019 - 19:30 till 21:30
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Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series: Richard Kogan, M.D. | Caspary Auditorium | Tuesday, 24. September 2019

2019-2020 Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series featuring Richard Kogan, M.D.
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Individual Ticket $30 | Student/Postdoc Ticket $10
Psychiatrist and concert pianist Richard Kogan, M.D. is renowned for his lecture/concerts that explore the influence of psychological factors and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Joplin. A master storyteller, he has captivated audiences with these programs at music festivals, concert series, medical conferences, and scholarly symposia throughout the world. Dr. Kogan is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. The New York Times has praised him for his “eloquent, compelling, and exquisite playing” as a pianist. About his distinguished career as both a concert pianist and a psychiatrist, The Boston Globe wrote, “Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.”
Dr. Kogan is a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music Pre-College, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School. He has won numerous honors in both music and psychiatry, including the Concert Artists Guild Award, the Chopin Competition of the Kosciusko Foundation, the Liebert Award for Applied Psychoanalysis, and the Alexander Award in Psychiatry.
The Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series consists of six musical performances each year by internationally acclaimed artists in a venue unmatched in New York City—the University’s Caspary Auditorium. Designed by renowned architect Wallace Harrison in the 1950s, Caspary Auditorium was part of a mid-twentieth century expansion of the Rockefeller University campus. With its intimate scale, clear sight lines, and superb acoustics, Caspary provides an extraordinary musical experience.
In 1958, Rockefeller chemist Theodore Shedlovsky, an ardent music lover, invited a group of his musician friends to perform in the new auditorium, and the Rockefeller Concert Series was born. After beloved concert-goer Peggy Rockefeller, wife of honorary chairman and life trustee David Rockefeller, passed away in 1996, President Torsten Wiesel proposed that the concerts be renamed in her honor. For many years, Dr. Shedlovsky put together spectacular concerts, presenting high-caliber musicians and ensembles. Later, he entrusted the concert management to his colleague Gerald Edelman, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist. Currently organized by Professor George N. Reeke, Jr., The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts remain a faculty initiative, exemplifying the important partnership of science and music.
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