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Music and Repatterning- A Great Spring Weekend

At the end of  January 2013 I posted an article about my very satisfying weekend which included, amongst other things, some amazing group Repatterning work I was privileged to facillitate  and attending some satisfying jazz sets.

This past weekend had similarities but with the addition of glorious Spring, all of the events seemed a little more joyous.

Once again on  Saturday I was invited by my dear friend and colleague to do a special Spring Forward Group with  her interested psychotherapy clients and acquaintances .

This time there were eight participants in the group and half of them had been in the January session. Several of the new people had never heard of energy healing or Resonance Repatterning. With the wonderful energy of my colleague and her home as our foundation, we quickly entrained with each other.

The repatterning was based on the new work  written by Gail Glanville,  The Goldilocks Principle, that I described last week . Anyone, anywhere can access this for free by clicking on the picture of the porridge bowl shown on this blog.

It was the first time I had used this incisive material with a group.

The content of the session touched everyone very deeply as many of the statements were involved on both spirit level and physical levels. We all know that a physical level involves the physical body, but what you may not be aware of is that in Repatterning when a spirit level is involved with material it means that a place of great and long standing resignation in a person is accessed and the person is ready to infuse new light into what was a deep dark place .

The intentions that were energized by and for the group can be viewed on the Love From NYC page above  this post or by clicking here https://merylchodoshweiss.com/anonymous-service-page/

Once again one of the most exciting parts of the session for me as the practitioner was my  muscle checking to use Infinity Healing as the six  minute modality to finalize the energy shifts and energize the new intentions..

Infinity Healing energy was transmitted  to each individual according to the dictates each person’s higher self.

Here is the text that one participant sent to my colleague the next day “Perfecto, parfait, perfect- tell Meryl she was right on the money–Omg  I am feeling so good–slept like crazy after infinity healing. Am a new person! Please tell Meryl”

The night before the Group Repatterning I attended the jazz and supper club that I had last attended in 1988. It was Augie’s on the Upper West Side then. Since 1998 the space has been known as Smoke Jazz and Supper club. Two of the performers were favorites of mine- Vincent Herring on the sax, and fabulous Cyrus Chestnut playing a georgous Steinway piano as only he can. The bass was played by a woman Brandi Disterheft and the drums by Joe Farnsworth. The  performance was being recorded for a new CD.

Last, but not least was a  Jazz brunch  at the georgous Robert restaurant at Columbus Circle that I first experienced last summer. Once again the Rob Dugay Trio was playing smooth and mellow music while we basked in the beauty of the venue and the views of the city.. Rob Dugay was on the bass, the pianist was Justin Kauflin and the drums were by Nadav Snir-Zeniker.

I realize that it has been a long time since I wrote about any of the amazing live musical performances I have attended since the end of January.

I was hoping to catch up one of these weeks with more complete descriptions of my musical experiences, both classical and jazz, but I just discovered that several past events that I had listed on my i phone calender seem to have disappeared from my listings so I need more time to match my pictures with the events and descriptions.

I have attended a lot of jazz and a whole subscription series to both the New York Philharmonic and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

I have no pictures from the Philharmonic but I particularly enjoyed the amazing control of the range of sound from the softest notes to the loudest crescendos the orchestra produced while playing an all Beethoven concert with Radu Lupu as pianist and Christoph von Dohanyl  conducting. As a Beethoven fan I noticed how very different the phrasing, emphasis and measured qualities varied conductors elicit from the same orchestra and the same musical compositions.

The New York Times review of the concert perfectly describes what I perceived. www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-led-by-christoph-von-dohnanyi.html?adxnnl=1&ref=christophvondohnanyi&adxnnlx=1367374226-hmpI9+KvV5GQqaSDZ2Z6iw

From March 21-31, 2013 New York  classical radio WQXR presented every single piece of Bach’s music as their complete programming.  I was able to attend a wonderful all Bach concert conducted by Bernard Labadie with the violin soloist Isabel Faust. you can click here to listen to see her perform in a small concert at the radio station Greene Room http://www.wqxr.org/#!/articles/wqxr-features/2013/mar/26/cafe-concert-isabelle-faust/.  The New York Times  reviewer did not enjoy this concert as much as I did.

What was most interesting to me about the concert I attended with Andreas Schiff as both the conductor and pianist was the particular subtlety with which he used his pianist hands when he was the  conductor. There was such expressiveness in how he used his hands to mold the quality of the sounds the orchestra members produced.

My very favorite concert of my classical year was a performance produced by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center. It featured eight cello players . The sound of the cello is so rich and it touches not only the depth of my heart, but it seems to resonate with the very core of my expressive self. There was tremendous variety in the musical pieces performed. The audience responded so enthusiastically and I believe that the only time I have ever seen Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center so filled is when the Society does its annual December performance of all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.  Here is what the New York Times had to offer about the concert.www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/arts/music/the-cellists-of-lincoln-center-at-alice-tully-hall.html

Finally, for your visual pleasure, here is a slideshow of my pictures updating the progress of Spring in Central Park and the City,  Smoke Jazz club, Robert’s and the view from there of Central Park, and finally the beautiful wisteria whose appearance and beauty brought tears to my eyes today. Life is really good!

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Excellence in Musical Performance Nurtures and Inspires

By now you all have a pretty good idea of how much I love good music.

I want you all to know that I do not write about every performance that I attend. I actually do spare you information about the so-so evenings when the best part of the event is my getting home to relax.

I think that I have been really lucky for the past few months because there have been so many performances that leave me thrilled.

Weeks later I recall the performances, one at a time,  and my heart just sings with excitement.  I feel such a wave of gratitude that I live in this amazing city and I am able to fill every cell of my being with celestial music reproduced right here on earth.

Last week, on November 29th, I experienced the magic of Jeffrey Kahane as both conductor and pianist/ harpsichordist with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.

The program was ideal for me-  Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin and Strings, (with soloists Cheryl Staples on violin and Liang Wang on oboe) Mozart’s Symphony No. 33, and Beethoven’s piano Concerto No. 1 in C major.

It was fascinating watching Kahane simultaneously conduct and play either the piano or the harpsichord. But what was evident in every subtle movement of his body that he used to coordinate the rest of the orchestra,  was the integration of his body, mind, emotional and maybe even spiritual being.

One tiny nuance of  movement would perfectly describe the quality he was trying to elicit from the performers. He looked like he was dancing and weaving a tapestry of texture and variation.

The level of mastery, excellence and wholeness catalyzed wonderful performances by all of the musicians .  I could feel the quality of entrainment.

This level of musical conversation and entrainment amongst the performers reminds me of the listening that is essential in with all kinds of musicians, dancers, and all performers working together as a unit. This level of communication is what we all aspire to achieve and maintain in our life relationships.

I am reminded of the post I wrote  after I went to see  George Cables, Lewis Nash and Peter Washington at the Kitano Hotel in August 2011. https://merylchodoshweiss.com/2011/08/26/more-new-york-city-nightlife-more-jazz/If you can recall I linked that post to an eloquent post on psychotherapist Jeffery Levine’s blog where he discusses the kind of listening that the trio’s musical entrainment produced. I just re-read his article and it is relevant here as well.

Often I will experience wonderful conductors with the gifted New York Philharmonic, but it is not so often that the very best of that orchestra is something that I can tangibly feel.

Here are two  U-Tube items so you can see and hear the artists themselves discussing just what I have finished writing about!

This one is great because it picks up on the theme of musical communications and conversation.

As I watched  Kahane speaking about the Mozart symphony on this clip it  underscores what I had experienced at the performance.

Finally here is the New York Times review of the concert which gives further information about Kahane.