“The most zealous of artists, the most terrible melancholy”*
Musicians & Mood Disorders
A Conversation with Midori and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Dr. Karen Swartz, moderator
Tuesday, February 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Distinguished Visiting Artist and acclaimed violinist Midori joins Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, writer and Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a conversation about the complicated relationship between creativity and mental illness in performing artists. It will be moderated by Dr. Karen Swartz, Clinical Director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and Director of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program. Part of Peabody’s Injury Prevention and Wellness Program, this event will shed light on the importance of mental health in musicians. This program is offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. Seating is limited: please reserve your seat by February 3 by contacting the Peabody Box Office in person or by phone at 667-208-6620.
*Clara Schumann describing her husband Robert in 1855