OU School Of Music To Host “Oktoboefest”

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Ohio University's second annual "Oktoboefest" is dedicated to an instrument that many consider to be unusual: The oboe.

Join the OU School of Music on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for oboe recitals featuring faculty member Michele Fiala and special guest artist Dwight Parry of the Cincinnati Symphony.

The music varies from the uplifting to the haunting, all with a connection to the Halloween season.

Michele Fiala is an assistant professor of Oboe and Music Theory at Ohio University. She has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, Italy, France, England and Canada and with such artists as Lee Ann Rimes, Roberta Flack, Barry Williams, Daniel Rodriguez and Trey Anastasio.

Fiala's latest album, Overheard: New Music for Oboe and English Horn, will be released next month on the MSR Classics label.

In addition to his position as principal oboist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dwight Parry has performed with the San Diego Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera and the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin. He is currently a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University.

Both events, which will be held in the Glidden Recital Hall, are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other OU School of Music Events, visit www.finearts.ohio.edu.