Violoncellist & Sound Healing/Reiki Practitioner

As a creator and manipulator of sound, violoncellist Maria Scherer Wilson dedicates her talents to music and healing in the Pacific Northwest. 

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KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio

KEXP Studio, 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA

KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio (Begin Scarseth, violin - Alex Guy, viola/arranger, Maria Scherer Wilson, cello). To view the Live Performance, you have to sign up in person at KEXP starting 90 minutes before the session.

KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio

KEXP Studio, 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA

KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio (Begin Scarseth, violin - Alex Guy, viola/arranger, Maria Scherer Wilson, cello). To view the Live Performance, you have to sign up in person at KEXP starting 90 minutes before the session.

Tomo Nakayama Album Release Party w/Led to Sea & Mr and Mrs Muffins

Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

On Saturday September 9th, 2017, Tomo Nakayama will celebrate the release of his second solo album, “Pieces of Sky” in the Great Hall of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Opening the show will be special guests Led To Sea (Alex Guy, Maria Scherer Wilson & Adam Kozie) and Mr.&Mrs.Muffins. The show is all-ages and starts at 8PM. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 doors

Choose the Light - Hope for a Better World - A Weekend Celebration in Portland

Embassy Suites, Multnomah Hotel, 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR 97204

This weekend celebration, featuring Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi - worldwide emissaries of the message and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, shines a light on the global movement that is changing and uplifting the world.

An evening presentation of Yogananda's teachings and their effects on the world, followed by a half-day retreat that includes meditation, presentation at the inspirational Yogananda Gardens of the Northwest and delicious vegetarian brunch, and culminating in Sunday Services...this weekend provides the opportunity to relax and celebrate the growing light of divine friendship, goodness and wholeness that is uniting the world even in the midst of the chaos and troubles of our times. Truly, Paramhansa Yogananda showed how to navigate these times - not only to survive, but to thrive and build a new world of harmony, goodness and joy.

Cost for weekend package is $40 per person.

Hope for a Better World, with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Beyond idle dreaming, Paramhansa Yogananda brought powerful and practical teachings to help us all fulfill this world vision. In this time of social unrest and political upheaval, his message and teachings are providing guidance and hope around the world.

Worldwide Emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, share how we all can come together to create a world united in Divine friendship and harmony.

Evening Introduction Music, Meditation, Talk Friday, July 21 7:30-9pm - $15 Questions

Embassy Suites, Multnomah Hotel 319 SW Pine Street Downtown Portland, Oregon 97204

Hope for a Better World Half-Day Retreat Saturday, July 22 8:30am-2pm - $30

Ananda Center at Laurelwood 38950 SW Laurelwood Road Gaston, Oregon 97119 Email

Schedule: 8:30-10:30am Meditation 10:30-11 Light breakfast 11-12:30 Presentation at Yogananda Gardens of the Northwest 12:30pm Celebratory Brunch

This half-day retreat provides the opportunity to share the inspiration offered by Paramhansa Yogananda which is igniting hearts and lives around the globe.

Group meditation (one of the most important activities encouraged by Yogananda), inspiration at the lovely and developing Yogananda Gardens of the Northwest, overlooking the coastal range, and a lovely celebratory vegetarian brunch, providing a deeper connection with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi.

Sunday Services Sunday, July 23

Ananda Temple and Teaching Center 4855 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton, Or 97005 503.626.3403

Awaken Your True Potential: The Wisdom of Yogananda - with Swamis Jyotish & Devi

Center for Spiritual Living, 5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Drawing inspiration from How To Awaken Your True Potential, a new collection of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings, Swamis Jyotish & Devi will speak on how to live from one’s center, to know one’s higher self, and to be the change we wish to see in the world. Includes a special "Be the Change" Meditation!

Swamis will be joined by Ananda Musicians, led by David Eby, Sufi Muslim minister Jamal Rahman, Jewish meditation teacher and Rabbi Ted Falcon and Center for Spiritual Living's beloved Reverend Michael Ingersoll for the Be-The-Change meditation. This will be an inspiring opportunity for all to be the change they wish to see in the world by uniting all regardless of religion, race, or creed in meditation and joy. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet these two great spiritual teachers in this rare public appearance!

Gamelan Pacifica Presents: Lou Harrison at 100 Years: The Seattle Connection

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle

Show starts 8:00pm. Featuring Gamelan Pacifica & Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet

with Heather Bentley, viola and violin . Jennifer Kane, violin . Paul Taub, flute . Bonnie Whiting, percussion . Maria Renee Scherer Wilson, cello

Gamelan performers: Maggie Brown . Michael Dorrity . Stephen Fandrich . Ted Gill . Austin Larkin . Deena Manis . Anna McDermott . Richard Robinson . Stephanie Shadbolt . Matt Shoemaker . Jesse Snyder . Astrid Vinje . Jarrad Powell, Director

Gamelan Pacifica honors the centenary of the great American composer Lou Harrison, widely considered one of Americas most original musical innovators. This rare chance to experience a live performance of Harrison's works for gamelan and percussion will feature Gamelan Pacifica, Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet, and special guests.

Featured pieces: Harrisons "Suite for Violin and Percussion" and "Threnody for Carlos Chavez" for viola and gamelan.

Gamelan Pacifica celebrates a long history of involvement with Harrison and his music, dating back to 1980 when the group first gave a concert of his music for gamelan during his residency at Cornish College of the Arts. More recently, their recording Scenes from Cavafy (2010) includes premiere recordings of major works by Harrison, including "Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan" and "A Soedjatmoko Set." Their most recent recording, Nourishment (2015), includes Harrisons Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Gamelan.

Finding Happiness: Concert w/David Eby

East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Maria will join David Eby - cellist, music director of Ananda Portland, and Ananda musicians to bring the music of Swami Kriyananda alive! www.davidebymusic.com Ananda means bliss in Sanskrit. Ananda is also a spiritual intentional community started by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda. This concert will feature choir and instrumental music of Swami Kriyananda, who composed over 400 pieces of music to convey divine joy and life philosophies. David Eby will present this music for meditation and sound healing. Come and feel the inspiration of Ananda!

North Corner Chamber Orchestra

The Royal Room , 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

NOCCO, one of Seattle's finest conductor-less chamber orchestras, presents their Spring concert, The Silken Ladder. The Overture to Rossini's farcical comic opera, La Scala di Seta, and Haydn's Symphony No. 60, based on his incidental music for the play "Il Distratto", set the stage for a world premiere by NOCCO's own principal clarinetist and composer par excellence, Sean Osborn.

North Corner Chamber Orchestra

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

NOCCO, one of Seattle's finest conductor-less chamber orchestras, presents their Spring concert, The Silken Ladder. The Overture to Rossini's farcical comic opera, La Scala di Seta, and Haydn's Symphony No. 60, based on his incidental music for the play "Il Distratto", set the stage for a world premiere by NOCCO's own principal clarinetist and composer par excellence, Sean Osborn.

Led to Sea w/The Native Sibling and Robin Bacior

Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

Doors 7:00, Show 8:00. Alex Guy's chamber rock band unites once again! Led to Sea headlines at the Abbey. Alex Guy, viola/vocals - Maria Scherer Wilson, cello - Angelina Baldoz, bass - Adam Kozie, drums. We'll be playing some new songs, old favorites and a few cover tunes (including Portishead and PJ Harvey).

Golden Ear Jazz Awards

The Royal Room , 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

Jazz trumpeter/composer, Samantha Boshnack, and her alternative 14-piece ensemble have been nominated under two categories for the Earshot Jazz Awards! The first nomination is for B'shnorkestra's self-released Global Concertos album (NW Recording of the Year Award category), and the second nomination, for the NW Jazz Ensemble of the Year Award. Please vote at the 'tickets link' or go to https://www.earshot.org/gea-2016-ballot/. Honored to be a part of this fantastic ensemble!

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

In collaboration with the Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts, ROCCA, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai (Founder and Artistic Director)

Saturday, Febuary 17th 2018 at 2pm

General admission $25, Seniors $15
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE at UCC

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody

Featuring Romanian-American pianist Oana Rusu Tomai

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

In collaboration with the Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts, ROCCA, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai (Founder and Artistic Director)

Saturday, Febuary 17th 2018 at 2pm

General admission $25, Seniors $15
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE at UCC

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody

Featuring Romanian-American pianist Oana Rusu Tomai

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances