The 2018 I. H. Cohn Lecture

The Songs and Poetry of Leonard Cohen:

The Transformation of Longing

with Bernard Feinberg, MD




Leonard CohenDate: Friday, October 26, 2018

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location: Institute Classroom A, 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Fee: $20 (Non-refundable)

When he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006, the former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson said about Leonard Cohen that he “changed all of our lives with the complexity of his sadness, the breadth of his love…He gets inside your brain, your heart, your lungs. You remember him, you feel him, you breathe him. He is our connection to the meaning of ecstasy, our access to another world we suspected existed which he puts into song.”

The lecture hopes to demonstrate the basis of her generous praise with excerpts from his poetry and musical performances.  Please join us.

If it be your will,
If there is a choice,
Let the rivers fill,
Let the hills rejoice.
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell,
If it be your will
To make us well.

The I.H. Cohn, MD Lecture was established in 2004 by Thomas and Sally Cohn to honor Mr. Cohn’s father, Isadore H. Cohn, MD. Dr. Cohn was one of the innovators of adolescent and group psychotherapy in New York.