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OCU Faculty, Symphony Orchestra Present Free Concerts
A free faculty chamber recital, Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra concert and Evensong from the OCU Chamber Choir highlights this week’s events at the Bass School of Music. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Bass School faculty will perform Schubert’s Quintet in A Major and Shostakovitch’s Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67. The ensemble is comprised of Sergio Monteiro, OCU’s new director of piano, and four OCU faculty who are also members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic: John Arnold (violin), John Schimek (double bass), Donna Cain (viola), and Tomasz Zieba (cello). The free 7 p.m. performance is in Petree Recital Hall. On Thursday, Feb. 18, Monteiro, an internationally renowned pianist recently featured in a solo concert on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, will perform Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto, Op. 28, with the OCU Symphony Orchestra. The free concert, under the direction of Mark Parker, will be held in Petree Rectial Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Also on the program: Symphony Pathétique by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Benjamin Nilles will conduct the Russian Easter Overture, composed by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. On Sunday, Feb. 21, OCU’s Chamber Choir performs music for the season of Lent at Evensong at downtown Oklahoma City’s historic St. Paul's Cathedral beginning at 5 p.m. Works by Francis Poulenc, Samuel Barber, Frank Josef Haydn, and Daniel Pinkham will be featured. The chorus is under the direction of Randi Von Ellefson.