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Second Sunday Series of Piano Masterworks From Metropolitan Library System

The famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals once observed that “The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.”

Pianist Wayne McEvilly is a past master at finding that heart and presenting it for all to hear.  His Second Sunday series of concerts for the Metropolitan Library System have been among MLS’ most successful presentations and, beginning Sunday, February 8, 2009, McEvilly returns to the library system with a new series of Piano Masterworks.  McEvilly’s first concert will be at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, at 2pm.

“The seven concerts in this series,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers, “all put the spotlight on 18th and 19th century works for piano, and all the composers were brilliant creators of melody.  Wayne is playing music by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and Schubert.  This is not difficult music.  This is music you can melt into, music you can spend your whole life with.”

Dates and times for Piano Masterworks Performed by Wayne McEvilly are:

The Romance of Chopin, Sunday February 8, at 2pm.  Downtown Library.

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Sunday March 8, at 2pm.  Downtown Library.

The Joy of Mozart, Monday March 16, at 7pm.  The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania.

The Serenity of Bach, Sunday April 5, at 2pm.  Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa

Melodies of Chopin, Thursday April 23, at 1pm.  Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker

Mozart for Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10, at 2pm.  Downtown Library.

Schubert: A Divine Messenger, Sunday June 14, at 2pm.  Downtown Library.

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.