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Music for a Better World

Music for a Better World

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:00pm-6:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6th Floor Dining Room

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

How can classical music be used to enhance communication and increase understanding between people?

The Woodrow Wilson Center welcomes Finnish Scholar Emilie Gardberg, former Chief Executive Director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland, for a discussion on ”The Change Project” and her co-authored upcoming book titled, Music for a Better World. The event will feature guest speaker Leila Josefowicz (Violinist) and guest performance by a quartet ensemble from The Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Through "The Change Project" researchers are creating a tangible tool for active listening and reflection on classical pieces, which intentionally or unintentionally have become a part of our global history. Focusing on the arts as a transformational power in society, the project asks important questions about music’s role in society, its reception, use and societal transformational qualities. Can music offer a forum for deeper communication between people? Can music enhance and clarify our expressions? Can music help us understand each other better and help us convey what we feel deep inside?

Please join the Wilson Center and the Finnish Embassy for an insightful conversation into how music and the arts play a powerful role in the creation of dialogue understanding between people.


Welcoming Address from the Embassy of Finland

Charles Kraus (Moderator), Program Lead, History and Public Policy Program

Emilie Gardberg (Co-Author), Wilson Center Finnish Scholar; Former Director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Ruth Illman (Co-Author), Director of the Donner Institute, Docent (habilitation) of the Study of Religions at Åbo Akademi University

Leila Josefowicz (Guest Speaker), Violinist, Soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra

2018-01-24 16:00:00 2018-01-24 18:00:00 America/New_York Music for a Better World European Union Delegation in the US: Music for a Better World Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW , Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
January 24, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW ,
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