Joy of Mozart Concert Series Continues at MLS Libraries
The great baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, speaking about the harpsichord, said that playing was easy. “There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”
Master pianist Wayne McEvilly, always hitting the right keys at the right time, continues his series of Mozart sonatas, "The Joy of Mozart: An Amazing Grace," in September with four concerts for the Metropolitan Library System. His September schedule is:
Saturday, September 13, from 2:00 to 3:00pm at the Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63rd, 721-2616, playing Sonata number 8;
Sunday, September 14, from 2:00 to 3:00pm at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, 231-8650, playing Sonatas numbers 9 and 10;
Saturday, September 20, from 2:00 to 3:00pm at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, 341-9282, playing Sonatas number 11 and 12;
Tuesday, September 23, from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street, 390-8418, playing Sonatas numbers 13 and 14.
“My piano technique,” McEvilly said, “was formed by listening to the great pianists, along with study at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and later at USC from which I received a Ph.D. degree while studying with John Crown.”
"The Joy of Mozart: An Amazing Grace" is free of charge, but seating is limited.
For more information, please call the libraries hosting the concerts.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org