Ron Esposito, expert in the harmonies of crystal bowls, Barry Green, former principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Om Srivastava, soprano saxophonist extraordinaire, and James Feist, tabla master will combine their "sounds" into a unique blend of music. Katy Moeggneberg will spellbind with the "sight" of her intricate dance and the laser lights will dazzle. It promises to be an amazing evening.
Ron Esposito, M.A., came to the singing bowls because of their purity of sound and vibration. The sound is intended for a deep listening experience…ascendance on the spiral of consciousness." He plays both Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls and is a certified Life Coach and Enneagram Teacher at the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has released four CDs: “Lifting The Veil: Enneagram Meditations” (with Deborah Ooten), 2008; “Open Heart”, 2009; “We Are One”, 2011 and his latest, “Soul Burst”, 2013. In addition to singing bowls, the new CD features vocal, throat singing, tabla, bansuri flutes, acoustic bass, sitar and percussion.
Ron’s music has been played on the nationally syndicated program “Echoes” (NPR), and the video for “Open Heart” received a 2010 “Bronze Telly Award” for “Best On-line Video”. He has played the singing bowls for the past three years as part of “World Sound Healing Day” founded by Jonathan Goldman. Compositions from Ron’s recordings have been featured in the network and cable television shows “Hawaii 5-0” (CBS), “Nashville” (ABC), “Touch” (Fox), “Common Law” (USA) and “Ray Donovan” (Showtime).
Prior to playing the bowls, Ron was a jazz and blues bassist for thirty years, recording and producing 14 CDs.In the early 70’s, he was assistant manager at the nationally known club The Jazz Workshop in Boston as well as a road manager for the jazz label, CTI Records in New York City. Ron owned Haffa’s Records, a retail store in Athens, Ohio in the early 80’s and was a broadcaster on Cincinnati non-commercial radio stations WVXU-FM and WAIF-FM for twenty-five years. During his radio stint, he produced many jazz and blues concerts with national recording artists as well as the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts and Riders In The Sky.
Since becoming an accredited Enneagram Teacher in 2007, Ron has published in the International Enneagram Association Journal (2008) and has presented at IEA Global Conferences in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale and Madrid, Spain. Ron travelled to Cuba in 2009 and visited with musicians of the Santeria religion.
Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati symphony for 28 years. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate in Lafayette and at the U of California Santa Cruz, has organized the Northern California Bass Club and the Bay Bass Band.
Principal Bassist with the California Symphony and the Sin Valley Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher, Green has been performing for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area as well as performs bass workshops and concerts on tour. Green has studied with the legendary bassist Francois Rabbath. Green's written "The Popular Bass Method" in three volumes in collaboration with Bay Area jazz bassist Jeff Neighbor. These books teach technique for all ages with classical, folk, jazz, rock, blues, funk and other contemporary styles of music.
He is also author of the best-selling book by Doubleday "The Inner Game of Music", with W. Timothy Gallwey, which deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning. He has written seven Inner Game Music Workbooks for keyboard, voice, instruments, and ensembles and conducts seminars throughout the world. Published by Broadway/Doubleday in February 2003 was his "The Soul of the Musician: Ten Key to Musical Excellence" from over 100 of the works great musicians. His workshops and personal appearances may include a lecture/ concert called "Journey into the Mind and Soul of the Musician" that demonstrates concepts in both of Green's books.
For information on Green's personal appearances and publications, please contact his web site at www.innergameofmusic.com and www.themasteryofmusic.com.
Om Srivastava, DMA, is a saxophonist and educator passionate about contemporary and world music. Srivastava has performed throughout the United States and abroad including featured performances with the Kokomo and Ball State Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the BSU Jazz Ensemble's tour of China. He has been an active performer in the festivals of the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, the New Harmony Music Festival and the Covington World Music Fest.
As a chamber musician, Srivastava was named a finalist in the International Coleman Chamber Music Competition (2013) and semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition (2016). In 2013 he released the album Through Adam's Fall with the Promethean Quartet and in 2017 he released his solo debut Antara comprised of Indian fusion music for saxophone and tabla. He was awarded a 2015 IndianRaga fellowship and was named a Fellow at the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Tuscany, Italy.
Recent performances include performing alongside Tony Award winner Matthew Morrison with the Lexington Pops Orchestra, Grammy nominated guitarist Fareed Haque at the Lincoln Center and with the RagaTone Ensemble at Joe's Pub in New York City. Srivastava holds a cognate in ethnomusicology from CCM were he focused on classical North Indian music and tabla, studying under Stefan Fiol and Jim Feist. His saxophone instructors include Larry Kirkman, George Wolfe, James Bunte and Nathan Nabb.
In addition to his professional appearances, Om currently serves as an adjunct professor at the College Conservatory of Music.
As a professional tabla player in Cincinnati, James Feist has been studying tabla since 1990 and has been fortunate enough to have learned in India from Ustad Allah Rakha and Pandit Yogesh Samsi. He has spent the last 11 years under the watchful eye of Pandit Yogesh Samsi. In 2006 he was awarded the American Institute of Indian Studies "Senior Performing Artist" grant to continue his study in India. He has lectured and performed at the Ohio State University, Washington University, Marshall University, and the University of Toledo amongst others.
He has recorded and/or performed in a wide spectrum of styles from a wide range of artists including: the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Fareed Haque, Lakshmi Shankar, Kankana Banerjee, Mohenjo Daro, and Aradhna to name a few. As a composer his music can be heard on the National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, and Hugh Jackman's runaway Australian hit Aussie Goes Bollywood. He has been published in the Percussive Arts Society monthly magazine, Percussive Notes. Feist's ability to communicate to students in nuanced detail the many facets of the art of tabla is a direct result of sitting at his guru's feet for many years.
James is an adjunct professor at the College Conservatory of Music. He is also the Director of the Oneness Harmony Center.
Katy Moeggenberg has a passion for being active. As an internationally published Fitness Author/Model, Kung Fu black belt (5th degree), Professional Dancer/Choreographer, and Yogi, she's been able to share her passions with others. She has enabled a variety of goals for her clients to come true - fine tuning professional dancers' technique, honing martial artists' skills for complex competitions, and empowering clients to lose as much as 100 lbs.
She performs Dance and Kung Fu over 50 times a year across venues and audiences. In addition, her teaching has been featured and sought after at national dance conventions, college universities, and NFL® cheerleader training camps.
She owns/manages/instructs at both Cincinnati Kung Fu and Anaya Belly Dance, and has been doing so for more than a decade. A Cincinnati native, she lives there today with her husband, Kung Fu master Joe Harmon.