Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Play Dates - You Are Invited

I will be performing the Mephisto Waltz of Liszt on my 8th Annual Valentine Weekend Concert at the Downtown Library in Oklahoma City. February 12 at 2pm.
You are invited.

Also (through Feb. 17th read on) -
On January 17th at Noon I will improvise music to a gallery walk video by the artist SER at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art - presented by ArtMoves through the OKC Arts Council, sponsored by Devon Energy

I will be a guest on "In The Spotlight" KCSC 90.1fm at 10am January 12th & again on the 26th

On January 27th I will be the musical guest on KSBI "Oklahoma Live" TV 52 which airs at 1pm. This is Mozart's Birthday, and I am hosting a global #MozartChat on Twitter, joined by musicians and music lovers from Brazil, Hong Kong, Europe, Arkansas, India and other exotic locations. The London Symphony Orchestra will be participating.

On January 30th at Noon Thanks to OKC Arts Council's Art Moves I'll be at the piano in the Chase Tower downtown Oklahoma City playing the music of Schubert in honor of his birthday.

On Tuesday January 31st at 9:30 in the morning OKC toddlers are invited to Capitol Hill Library for "Story Time" and I'm there to tell "The Story Of Mozart In Music and Words" - The children are the true V.I.P. audience -

February 14th is Valentines Day - and from the 14th through the 17th I'll be at the piano (through the generosity of OKC's Larsen Music) for the Noon hour in the lobby of Oklahoma Tower playing romantic piano music.

I love playing the piano for you. It's all free. Please come say hello.

More Info go to @ mcevillymozart@gmail.com and inquire

Sunday, January 8, 2012

We Speak Of Knowledge - Do We Know Of What We Speak?

Every Sunday Morning Kumud ( @ajmanik on Twitter) hosts a #SpiritChat It is a wonderful hour which gives rise to thoughts of the inner life and the Divine Within throughout the week. This week's topic drew this from me:
Kumud -
Knowledge and the Spirit of Knowledge. This is a vast and wonderful topic - When we say "knowledge" we usually mean something which is linked to an already disposed brain mechanism - our "mind" has begun to be "made up" before we are said to have "knowledge" - it is a field housed in aconceptual shell - But there is another kind of knowledge - One "sees" it in the eyes of infants, and at times in the awareness one discerns in animals, in birds, and the insouciant motions of a butterfly - in the deep profound gaze of an intelligent dog, and if one truly listens, in the vibrations which speak to us from the silence of a stone -
I have a recurring experience - it is always a marvel - I am shopping in a grocery store, pushing my cart around and I encounter the gaze of an infant cradled in a cart being pushed by Mama fixed on me - there is energy link between my eyes and those of the infant - There is a specificity in the communication that happens in that moment - there is a sense of eternity - there is a recognition - the infant is "saying" - I have just come from the womb of the Eternal, and I recognize that you, too, still have a foot in that terrain - I KNOW ("knowledge") that we two, infant and I, have just enjoyed a moment of real communication. The energy is like a clear light - it is a wonderful experience - it just happens - and it happens often enough that I know it is real - and sufficiently seldom that I do not take it for granted.
That is the different sort of knowledge that we seek when we seek the Divine Within.
It is a knowledge we are born with.
All our life long we might strive to regain it.
I believe simplicity is the key -
Hare Rama was all that Gandhi required, and he received it from his Nana - none of his later knowledge was vaster, greater.
Devotion is the great good thing - What we know through the heart of devotion we truly know.