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Manno-Dean Piano Duo to Perform in Digby Bell Memorial Recital March 9

March 8, 2021

The Manno-Dean Piano Duo will perform during the Digby Bell Memorial Recital, Tuesday, March 9. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium.

Dr. Michael Dean, professor of music and chair of the Division of Music, will be joined by pianist Terrie Manno, Professor Emerita from Minnesota State University Moorhead. The duo will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Corigliano, Joplin and others.

The recital is held in honor of Dr. Digby Bell, late husband of Dr. Carol Ann Bell, retired professor of piano at OBU. Digby and Carol Ann Bell were well-known in Oklahoma as a duo pianist team. Digby earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. He then taught and performed at the University of Oklahoma for more than 40 years. He chaired the OU keyboard department for 25 years and was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement.

Admission is free but reservations are required to allow for physical distancing.