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Kronos Quartet: BLACK ANGELS
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30pm

Things were turned upside down. There were terrifying things in the air... they found their way into Black Angels.—George Crumb

The Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet visits the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the first time to perform George Crumb’s Black Angels in the uniquely relevant setting of Intrepid, which served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. The work, subtitled “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land,” was written in response to the Vietnam War and, in Crumb’s own words, is “a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world.” After hearing Black Angels for the first time in 1973, David Harrington was inspired to form the Kronos Quartet, now one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, known for its fearless commitment and groundbreaking artistic vision.

Following the performance, John Schaefer, host of NPR’s Soundcheck, will lead a discussion with the members of the Kronos Quartet and Dr. Steven Bruns, an associate professor of music and expert on George Crumb. The panel will explore music’s ability to reflect on issues past and present with insight and sensitivity.

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Panelists: Joseph LeDoux (top left), Daniela Schiller (bottom left), George Bonanno (top right) and Charles Marmar (bottom right)

Memory, Trauma and Resilience
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater

Four decades after the Vietnam War, 11 percent of veterans still suffer from posttraumatic stress, and new research suggests that for some people, this condition is unlikely to go away. Learn about new research on memory and trauma in this moderated panel featuring Joseph LeDoux , Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University (NYU) and director of the Emotional Brain Institute at NYU; George Bonanno, professor of clinical psychology and director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab, Teachers College, Columbia University; Charles Marmar, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center and Military Family Clinic; and Daniela Schiller, assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and head of the Schiller Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. BBC journalist and author Kim Ghattas, who grew up on the front lines of Lebanon’s civil war, will serve as moderator. 

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