Panel Discussion

How Identity Ages

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) present “How Identity Ages,” a panel discussion on the impact of aging on our identity, personal agency, and mental health, as part of HGO’s Seeking the Human Spirit and inspired by the opera Saul. This six-year, multi-disciplinary initiative, under the auspices of HGOco, explores universal spiritual themes raised in opera and expands and deepens Houstonians’ connections to opera and to art. Handel’s biblical oratorio Saul, running Oct. 25 – Nov. 8, is one of four 2019-20 mainstage productions connected with Seeking the Human Spirit that explores the theme of “identity” in profound and powerful ways.

Professionals on the panel include:

  • Dr. Matthias Henze, Professor and Founding Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, Rice University
  • Dr. Robert Curt Peterson, Assistant Professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, staff Psychologist, Menninger Clinic
  • Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church downtown
  • Dr. Carleen Graham, Director of HGOco- Moderator

The event is free, but registration is required.

Photo credit: Bill Cooper 

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
October 10, 2019
7:00 — 8:30 pm


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