Classical pianist to play free concert

October 28, 2011 Latest Print Print

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Michael Boyle

Classical pianist Wayne McEvilly will be performing a concert entitled “Pure Enjoyment” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1 in the Bruce Owen Theater. Admission is free.

Classical pianist Wayne McEvilly will offer a concert entitled “Pure Enjoyment – An Hour of Music, History, and Storytelling” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Bruce Owen Theater.

Admission is free.

McEvilly is a Philadelphia native who received his doctorate from the University of Southern California, where he studied the effects of music on the human psyche, said music Professor Michael Boyle.

“Wayne and I have known each other for a few years and he has guest-lectured in my Music Appreciation classes many times,” Boyle said.

“He has the unique ability to make music accessible to a broad range of students.

“He always has a story to go with the music.”

Boyle said he invited McEvilly to OCCC.

“We’ve wanted to do a concert like this for a while and it has finally come together.

“McEvilly always loves to have fun, while being professional by performing his passion for Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin.

He supports his fellow musicians while having a Ph.D. in Metaphysics.”

Boyle and McEvilly have much in common. They share a love for classical music and they both have enthusiasm for Beethoven in particular.

For more information, contact Boyle at

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