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Fine Arts to Host Beethoven 250 Concert Oct. 5 Featuring Dr. Michael Dean, University Chorale

October 5, 2020

The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at OBU will host a special “Beethoven 250” concert Monday, Oct. 5. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. However, in order to promote social distancing, all fall performances require a reservation.

The Beethoven 250 series consists of Beethoven themed events in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. At the premier of his “Piano Concerto No. 4” in 1808, Beethoven conducted two movements of his Mass C, which had been commissioned a year earlier by Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy. The College of Fine Arts is proud to offer a similar concert on Bison Hill including both of these works.

Dr. Michael Dean, chair of the Division of Music and professor of music, will perform Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4.” Dean is the coordinator of keyboard studies at OBU. In addition to being an international performer as a member of the Manno-Dean Piano Duo, he is in demand as a soloist and collaborative artist., performing in numerous locations around the U.S. and Europe.

The University Chorale will take the stage to perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C, Op. 86.” The University Chorale is the premier mixed vocal ensemble at OBU and is under the direction of Dr. Christopher Mathews, Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. The Chorale is made up of some of OBU’s finest singers, selected by audition, and maintains an active performing schedule throughout the state, region and on Bison Hill.