(Norman,Okla) Oct. 18, 2010— The University of Oklahoma School of Music American Organ Institute presents the Boggess ArtistConcert Series with a concert by Nathan Laube, organ, at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, in Gothic Hall.


Laube is a rising star among young classical musicians. A native of Chicago and a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music with top academic honors, this 22year-old prodigy is already the recipient of a Fulbright grant for study inFrance. Nathan is one of the most sought-after organists today, and for good reason. His astounding playing, audience-friendly programs, and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the United States and Europe.


Laube will perform his own transcription to Johann Strauss’ “Overture to Die Fledermaus,” J. S. Bach’s “Toccata in E. BVW 566,” Charles Tournemire’s “L’Orque Mystique,” Mozart’s “Fantasy for Mechanical Organ in F. K. 594” and Julius Reubke’s “The 94th Psalm.”


“For years French cathedrals have offered a rare opportunity to witness the amazing technical and musical feats of master organists right up in the organ loft within feet of the artist,” says John Schwandt, professor of Organ at the OU School of Music. “We follow in that noble tradition by offering the same at OU for patrons who wish to take advantage of this rare opportunity.”


A limited number of special seating in the OrganLoft are available for $25. Ask the Fine Arts Box Office for details, (405) 325-4101.


The Boggess Artist Concert Series is dedicated to Mildred Andrews Boggess, a professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma from 1938 to 1976, who taught a generation of organists the highest standards of their art. The performance will take place on the Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Organ that is housed in the Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall. The Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Organ was designed specifically for the School of Music by the C. B. Fisk Company. Kerr Gothic Hall serves as a grand entrance to the School of Music and a lobby for the performance spaces in the Catlett Music Center.


For a list of upcoming organ concerts and events of interest, please visit American Organ Institute website, http://aoi.ou.edu/.


All Boggess Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District!  Tickets for Boggess Series events are $8 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Holly Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-6673