Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Looking Inward – Jung in Words and Music
Music Doing Good continues the mission of philanthropy through music with Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Looking Inward – Jung in Words and Music, on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:30 pm at The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. This event takes the audience on a special journey of the soul through music, commentary and dramatic readings based on Jung’s memoir, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. The program is presented in collaboration with Music Doing Good core artists Rodney Waters, Kenneth Gayle, Ray Younkin, Anita Kruse, Aaron Kaufman, and David LaDuca. The Jung Center director Jerry Ruhl will speak about the relevance of Jung’s work in the 21st century and readings will be given by board member James Conlan. All proceeds will go directly to update The Jung Center with new signage, outside lighting and window displays through the Carolyn Grant Fay Building Improvement Project. There is a $20 recommended minimum donation, seating is very limited and tickets can be purchased by calling 713.524.8253 or by registering online.
Carl Jung was a pioneer of the unconscious -- that mysterious but marvelous universe of unseen energies, potentials and guiding forces that exist within each of us. It is a larger realm than we realize most of the time, one that seemingly has a life of its own and runs parallel to the ordinary life we live, day to day. The unconscious is the fount of all art, healing and renewal, the creative source of civilization. Each of us, in our lifetime, must serve as a container in which the evolution of consciousness is carried forward.
As Jung states in his memoir, “…I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. The world into which we are born is brutal and cruel, and at the same time of divine beauty. Which element we think outweighs the other, whether meaninglessness or meaning, is a matter of temperament…Life is – or has – meaning and meaninglessness. I cherish the anxious hope that meaning will preponderate and win the battle.”
Music selections to illuminate the words of Carl Jung include Scenes from Childhood by Robert Schumann, I Hear an Army by Samuel Barber, The Egyptian Woman by Claude Debussy and River of Dreams by Billy Joel to name a few. Central themes to the performance include the exploration of dreams, childhood memories and myths, the source and elevation of creativity, finding meaning in our lives and the surrender to something greater than ourselves.
Music Doing Good, Inc. is a 501 c3 performing arts organization whose mission is philanthropy through music. Through world-class concert events and music education programs, we generate friends and funds for outstanding non-profits working in health, education, music and children’s charities, enabling patrons to give back to the community.
MusicDoingGood produces a distinctive concert series that incorporates a variety of musical genres including popular music, classical, jazz, standards and even musical theater. Productions combine an eclectic mix of music, a central theme and special expert guests who take audiences on a thought-provoking journey that creates a deeply rewarding experience. Each concert is designed to build like-minded audiences who share a passion for helping others and improving the world we share.