Two Exciting Concerts of Mystical Music by the Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Special Guests at the University of Philosophical Research on April 26th and May 7th

20 04 2015

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I have recently had the great privilege of curating an ongoing series of musical performances at the University of Philosophical Research. I had originally been introduced to the University and the Society of Philosophical Research when I was scoring David Lebrun’s film, Proteus several years ago. It was during that time David visited the University’s library to shoot footage of several of their especially rare books for the film. At the time, I only had an opportunity to see David’s footage and hear his stories of the University. I was greatly intrigued that such a wonderful collection of rare texts from different wisdom traditions existed in Los Angeles. Curating this lecture series has given me an opportunity to see first hand the treasures in the University’s library. Imagine, having knowledge not from just one set of beliefs, but from many different beliefs, cultures, and traditions right at your fingertips. It is as if I had come across an ancient house of wisdom in Los Angeles!

If you would like to share this joy of learning and musical enlightenment with me, I’d like to invite you to two special upcoming concerts in the next few weeks.
On April 26th, the Yuval Ron Ensemble will perform a special program entitled, Music of the Psalms, dedicated to the creation and use of Psalms in ancient Jerusalem. We will musically explore their ancient origins and how they have been used in both ancient and contemporary settings. The concert will feature the Yuval Ron Ensemble’s own Katyanna Zoroghlian. While many of you have heard Katyanna’s soulful versions of the Ensemble’s standard repertoire, her renditions of these sacred pieces are truly magical.

On May 17th, we will perform a second special program entitled, Burning Heart dedicated to Qawwali: an ecstatic Sufi Hindu-Pakistani devotional genre of music. This concert will feature my dear friend, the very talented Sukhawat Ali Khan. Because Sukhawat lives in the Bay Area and is in high demand around the country, this is a special opportunity to see him perform with the ensemble and not to be missed!

Burning Heart will also be a wonderful introduction to the musical practices of the regions that border Rajasthan, India as well as Sufi devotional music. For those of you interested in joining my tour to Rajasthan this coming February 2016, this concert will provide you with an enticing taste of the wonders that await us.

I hope you will all join me for these two wonderful upcoming concerts. The University of Philosophical Research is a truly special place and I am already incredibly excited to once again make music in an enlightened realm of spiritual learning.

To buy tickets or learn more, you can visit the University’s Event page here:

http://www.uprs.edu/upr-blog/events/the-living-wisdom-concert-series-music-to-nourish-the-soul/

To learn more about my upcoming tour to Rajasthan India, please visit the tour’s webpage on my website here:

http://www.yuvalronmusic.com/tour-to-india/
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University of Philosophical Research: Healing and Transforming Consciousness through Sacred Sound, Music and Dance

6 11 2014

Next weekend I will be honored to be in residency at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles (http://www.uprs.edu). This historical center grows from the tradition of great philosophers of history who perceived an intelligible world with progressive, dynamic and emergent properties of consciousness.  The univeristy’s tradition is shaped by such seminal thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, Socrates, Manly P. Hall, Sri Aurobindo, and Lao Tzu. What an amazing honor and awesome responsibility!

Firstly, on November 15 2014 I will be presenting an event dedicated to my new book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom, and later that weekend on Sunday November 16 2014 I will lead a full day seminar were participants will experience the introspective and ecstatic practices of four ancient spiritual paths: Zen-Buddhism, Kabbalistic-Judaism, Early Contemplative Christianity and Sufi-Islam. This unique experiential workshop will include sacred music, chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden wisdom of the traditions of the East. These practices result in the opening of the heart, increased compassion, deepening of spiritual awareness, and have been shown scientifically to impact the structure and function of the brain in ways that enhance memory, cognition and awareness. The practices, based on my work with master spiritual teachers of the East and neuroscientists of the West, also promote healing by lowering stress, anxiety, depression, and anger. The focus of this workshop is to provide a deep spiritual experience through walking meditation, devotional dance, ecstatic chanting meditations, sacred teaching stories, live Oud music and sacred poetry.

I hope you will be able to be with us to nourish your soul with deep meaningful learning at the University of Philosophical Research. See more info at: http://www.uprs.edu/upr-blog/events/yuval-ron-at-the-university-of-philosophical-research/Screen shot 2014-11-05 at 7.33.14 PM