Panel Discussion II

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 7:30 pm
College of Physicians
College of Physicians

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About This Event

Major support for Emerging Voices has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — with additional support from Grant Greapentrog, Constance & Michael Cone, and Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland.

Today, art song faces its own crisis of identity amid the abundance of cultural opportunities and options for virtual connection. Alex Ross and Susan Stewart join Nicholas Phan to explore the role of poets and composers in communicating the human experience and fostering empathy between people. This second panel discussion explores why this art form, with its unique intersection of poetry and music, remains a powerful vehicle for social exchange.

This event is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song. Information on the first panel discussion can be found here.


Alex Ross – The New Yorker music journalist, author, MacArthur Fellow
Susan Stewart – Poet, professor at Princeton, MacArthur Fellow
Nicholas Phan – Tenor, curator of the Emerging Voices project
Cori Ellison – Moderator, dramaturg at The Santa Fe Opera

This panel discussion is presented with the sponsorship of the College of Physicians.