Wayne McEvilly Returns to Downtown Library For Special Valentine's Piano Concert


Beethoven once said that "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”  If that’s true, Wayne McEvilly is a very wise man.

Join master pianist Wayne McEvilly for “A Very Special Valentine's Concert” on Sunday, February 12.  The program begins at 2:00 p.m. and doors open at 1:45.  McEvilly will be performing in the 46th. Star Auditorium on the 4th floor of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City.  There is no admission charge and the concert is suitable for all ages.  A reception, with coffee, tea, chocolate and more, will follow the performance.

“It is commonplace to assert that music is a universal language,” McEvilly said.  “What is less seldom recognized is that music is a language of great and precise specificity. Music speaks directly to the human spirit.  It [can] serve to take man to the very heart of spiritual being  . . .  “

Since his move to Oklahoma City from California in 2004, McEvilly has been taking the poetry of music to schools and libraries.  His performances reflect his interest in seeing that people "come to know the value of music beyond entertainment, to know its fabulous, mystical, educational and spiritual dimensions."

McEvilly, who has presented a series of Mozart recitals for the Metropolitan Library System, is also a great match for Chopin, whose music, while it can be technically difficult, is all about emotion and subtlety.  Both composers will be featured in the Valentine's Concert.

For more information about “A Very Special Valentine's Concert” or any of the Second Sunday Series of concerts, please call the Downtown Library at 606-3879

For more information about any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.