Richard Shulman Concert
During a solo performance by Richard Shulman, you won't see any sheet music. This is because none is needed. The Divine is who plays the piano when Richard sits down. His hands are merely instruments.
Much like the musical soul portraits he creates for people, when giving a solo performance Richard allows the Divine to flow through him to produce the octaves and melodies that resonate with his audience. People are known to release both tears of joy and tears of sadness during his solo performances. They are also known to smile and to sigh as if they were being attuned by their own spirit.
Richard's concert is the finale to a day-long Mind Body Spirit Day at the Light Center. The day begins with healing vibrations emanating from Rev. Heidi's singing crystal bowls (11am-noon)followed by a Reiki share (1-3pm). If planning to stay at the lodge on Friday or Saturday night, reserve early at 828-669-0474 (very limited space).
About Richard Shulman:
Richard Shulman has become one of the leading musicians in the new age genre over the past few decades. But Shulman also was trained in the classical and jazz fields, and regularly performs and records original jazz with his trio. Shulman has 23 albums under his own name as well as more than two-dozen other recordings for which he has provided compositions, performances or production. He studied at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, got his Masters Degree in musical composition from State University of New York at Buffalo, and was a composer-performer for a decade with Theatre of the Heart -- a New York City-based performance group working to bring higher consciousness and environmental awareness to audiences. Although Shulman's recordings are varied, he is especially known for creating music for healing, alignment and meditation, including: A Higher Dimension, Light Music, First Rites, Light from Assisi, Keeper of the Holy Grail, Music of Peace and 11:11 Piano Meditations for Awakening. Shulman also has devoted considerable energy to a special project, Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled which includes a CD, a DVD-video and a theatrical musical ("A Dream of Camelot").
Richard's Most Recent Project Bliss of Being:
Renowned new age pianist Richard Shulman and four of his musician friends (adding cello, flutes, wordless vocals and crystal bowls) have banded together as The Pure Heart Ensemble and created an acoustic recording, Bliss of Being, that not only celebrates the feeling of bliss, but also the journey getting there.
"To me," states Shulman, "the 'Bliss of Being' is to be so present in the moment that all is experienced as Divine. Bliss is a state of calmness, peace, happiness, health and spirituality, and has a feeling of Life, supercharged. Our performances are a journey towards bliss beginning with relaxation and healing and moving through feelings of beauty, wonder, joy and presence. Although bliss as an end result is the ultimate destination, the journey is of great importance because it represents learning, healing and individual growth along the way. The journey not only gets us there, allows us to arrive, but also prepares us to recognize, utilize and enjoy bliss."
On Bliss of Being, Shulman is joined by cellist Adriana Contino, flutist Kate Steinbeck, vocalist Dielle Ciesco and crystal bowl player Bob Hinkle. Their individual journeys, and the experience of creating this recording as part of a group, imbued the music with a special emotional resonance. "Each of us had to step through the door of trust into that place of pure heart where the music flows in Divine cadence," explains Shulman. "As we passed through that spiritual and emotional passageway, to a place of love and bliss, we surrendered our personal selves, opened our hearts to this ecstatic music flowing through us, and allowed the music to express a level of higher consciousness."
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2190 NC Hwy 9 (8.2 mi. south of Interstate 40 exit 64 - 18 mi. from Asheville)
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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