Presented by Good Neighbors of Park Slope and Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Program: Bach Suite No. 1 in G major for cello solo,
Bach Suite No. 3 in C major for cello solo
ROBERT KOGAN, CELLIST, conductor and composer, performs regularly as recitalist and chamber musician with various ensembles including the Trio Con Brio in Westchester and Downtown Music Productions in New York City. He was cellist of the Bridge Trio and has played in other chamber ensembles in the New York metropolitan area. A past member of the New Jersey Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and other orchestras, Robert is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Claus Adam. He did graduate studies at Indiana University with Bernard Greenhouse.
Robert was founding conductor of the Staten Island Symphony and music director and conductor of the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester. As a composer, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer and the Criterion Foundation. Robert is a featured performer in the documentary film “All the Way through Evening,” by Australian film maker Rohan Spong.
Conversations about Israel/Palestine are often charged and challenging. Many families and friends avoid the subject to keep the peace and worry that even a slight criticism of Israel can result in being labeled anti-Semitic. We know that many people have very strong opinions on I/P, while others want to learn more.
During this evening we want to create a space where we can discuss this subject, with respect and active listening, with the aim to build relationships and understanding.
The evening will feature a Readers’ Theater wherein thirteen people with a range of backgrounds share their evolving relationships to Zionism, as well as a short video similarly featuring such personal stories. We’ll also have time for conversation and questions. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free of charge, but RSVP recommended.