Night Out With NAMI 2016
Night Out with NAMI
Dr. Richard Kogan Presents
Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime
Music and the Mind
November 6, 2016
The Stuart Country Day School
Cor Unum Center
1200 Stuart Road, Princeton
Catered by Flik
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Dr. Richard Kogan returns for his eleventh performance
at Night Out with NAMI. A renowned psychiatrist and
award-winning pianist, he has dazzled audiences around
the world with his unique “Music and the Mind” concert/
lectures on the influence of mental illness on the
creativity of some of history’s most famous composers,
including Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky,
Bernstein, and Gershwin.
At this year’s Night Out, Dr. Kogan will perform compositions by the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin (1867/68-1917). During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. The ragtime musical style, created by first- generation, freeborn African Americans like Joplin, fused African rhythm with classical European melodies. During his performance, Dr. Kogan will examine the role of suffering as Joplin’s creative muse, the symbolic expression of racial tension in his work, and the potential healing power of music.
Dr. Kogan is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School; he completed a psychiatry residency and academic fellowship at New York University. At present, he a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, artistic director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program, and co-director of the Weill Cornell Human Sexuality Program. Dr. Kogan has won numerous honors for his musicianship, including first prize in the Chopin Competition of the Kosciuszko Foundation.
The Boston Globe wrote:"Dr. Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.”
Guests are encouraged to dress in
Ragtime Period attire, 1895 - 1918.