You will want to save the date, March 7th to attend the next Friends Mini-Lecture at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. The guest lecturer, Donald Rosenberg, has been writing about music for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland since 1992. He previously served as music critic of the Akron Beacon Journal and the Pittsburgh Press. A native of New Jersey, Don received a bachelor of music degree from the Mannes College of Music and master of music and master of musical arts degrees from the Yale School of Music, all as a French horn major.
Mr. Rosenberg was a participant in the Aspen Music Festival in 1972 and the Marlboro Music Festival in 1973. He has played under such conductors as Pablo Casals, Pierre Boulez, Sir Georg Solti, Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Herbert Blomstedt, Gunther Schuller, Otto Werner-Mueller, William Steinberg and Leon Barzin.
Among the publications in which his writing has appeared are Symphony Magazine, Opera News, Opera (London), Musical America, Fanfare and Gramophone. He is the author of “The Cleveland Orchestra: Second to None” (Gray & Co. Publishers, 2000).
He has been a visiting faculty member at Oberlin College and recently taught a course in the Senior Scholars program at Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Rosenberg is serving as president of the Music Critics Association of North America for a fourth term.
The Friends of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, 60 strong, form a direct connection between the community at large and the Center. The Friends support the Center financially and through their enthusiastic participation in programs planned for them by the Friends’ Advisory Committee. They represent a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and interests. However, they are linked by their curiosity about psychoanalysis, particularly as it has become interwoven with everyday life.
The Friends also sponsor monthly Analytic Flicks, where a faithful group of participants has been meeting for many years on the first Sunday of the month. The film, selected by the CPC member who leads the discussion, is always interesting. While the story told in the film is important, thoughts about the cinematography, music and the original book if adapted for the film, all converge on center stage. Last month the group discussed “Shame,” and films discussed in 2011 included “Biutiful,” “The King’s Speech,” and “Moneyball.”