Community Partner Events – The Passenger

The Passenger: Art and Medicine
Oakland University, Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Nov 11, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Light refreshments. Presented by Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Michigan Opera Theatre.


Ocean of Pearls (film)
The Community House – 380 South Bates, Birmingham
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 PM
Free Admission
Amrit Singh is of two worlds, but belongs to neither. Film followed by discussion led by Jaspal Neelam, wife of producer Sarab Neelam. Presented by Wisdom.


Ara Topouzian and Mal Barsamian
Arab American National Museum
Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 PM
Admission: $15 general public, $10 Arab American Museum members
Presented by Global Fridays Multicultural Performance Series.


The Passenger Matinee Event
Detroit Opera House
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 11:30 AM
Detroit Opera House
For info: (248) 205-2557
Luncheon with speakers, followed by a performance of The Passenger at 2:30 PM. Presented by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and Michigan Opera Theatre.



Past events

A Multimedia Exchange of Holocaust Themes and Realities
University of Detroit Mercy

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at 7 PM
Free Admission
The program will include a presentation from a Holocaust survivor, stories of family members, and DVD clips from The Passenger.


Art After Auschwitz: An Intercultural Panel and Performance
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Free Admission
Dr. Guy Stern, resident scholar at the Holocaust Memorial Center and Provost Emeritus of Wayne State University, and Dr. Fatma Müge Göçek, a Turkish scholar of the Armenian Genocide and Professor at the University of Michigan, will engage in a stimulating discussion on the ability of works of culture to remember, confront, or make meaning of genocide. Dr. David DiChiera, founder and artistic director of Michigan Opera Theatre, will provide remarks and introduce soprano Lauren Skuce, who will sing excerpts from Mieczysław Weinberg’s powerful Holocaust‐themed opera The Passenger, to be performed at the Detroit Opera House November 14‐22. The planned selections are Katja’s lyrical Russian folksong from the opera, and Marta’s moving epilogue on the importance of remembering victims of persecution.

Special thanks to The Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, Panel Discussion Sponsor.

Arab American Women’s Business Council
Byblos Banquet Center

Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 PM
Admission: $30
A great professional networking event that will feature a special guest speaker with the 2015 Arab American Businesswoman of the Year.