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CCM’s Fall Choral Series Includes Collaborations with Local High School Choirs, Early Music Guest Artists, CCM’s Department of Dance and More

Creative collaborations and varied programming are the defining traits of CCM’s Choral Series of concerts this fall!

CCM’s acclaimed choirs present a strikingly diverse series of productions, ranging from a concert of Shakespearean choral settings on Sunday, Sept. 21, to a concert of songs of peace and freedom on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Highlights include a collaborative concert with CCM’s Café MoMus Ensemble and Ballet Ensemble on Oct. 18 and 19, featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore.

CCM’s Choral Series also includes a newly composed chamber orchestra version of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem performed at Calvary Episcopal Church on Nov. 9 and a large-scale concert production of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 performed at Christ Church Cathedral on Nov. 16.

CCM closes out this fall’s Choral Series with the fan-favorite Feast of Carols on Dec. 6 and 7. A holiday tradition at the University of Cincinnati, this year’s Feast of Carols features CCM’s choirs and Concert Orchestra performing alongside guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School.

Event Information

All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information. New flex ticket packages and single tickets are currently on sale.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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2014 FALL CHORAL SERIES

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE I
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Walnut Hills High School Ensemble
Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Robyn Lana and Anthony Nims, conductors

CCM’s Choral Department inaugurates the Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright’s birth and death through choral music – spanning his 450th birthday this past April 23, 2014 and culminating on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death. Each choir offers a Shakespearean choral setting from the Renaissance through our own time. Featured works include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, Matthew Harris’ When Daffodils Begin To Peer fromThe Winter’s Tale and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble and Verdi’s Witches’ Chorus from Macbeth.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19
AMERICAN VOICES XVI
Choral, Dance and Orchestral Collaboration
Featuring Café MoMus Ensemble and CCM Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers and Rhett Lei, conductors
Andre Megerdichian, dance director and choreographer
Judith Mikita, choreographer

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
MENOTTI: The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 13. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER/STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
MENDELSSOHN: Veni, Domine (from Three Motets)
BYRD: Memento salutis auctor (from Gradualia II)
WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Arr. ANDRÉ THOMAS: John Saw duh Numbuh
STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
BRITTEN: The Ballad of Little Musgrave
Arr. HOGAN: I’m Gonna Sing ’Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Arr. SHAW: If I Got My Ticket Can I Ride
Arr. JEFFREY AMES: Tshotsholoza
Arr. WILLIAM POWELL: Gabi Gabi
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• Choral Series •
JOHANNES BRAHMS’ EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

CCM Chorale performs the regional premiere of Brahms’ classic Ein deutsches Requiem in a newly composed chamber orchestra version for string quintet and winds arranged by Joachim Linckelmann.
Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati 45220
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Prestige Event Series •
MONTEVERDI’S VESPERS OF 1610
CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Featuring CCM Students, Faculty and Early Music Guest Artists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

Anchoring the advent of music in the Baroque era as a large-scale masterwork, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 displays a range of lavish colors for vocal and instrumental soloists; six, seven, eight and 10-voice choral textures; and virtuosic embellishments and improvisations.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati 45202
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses; Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Becky Bertelsen, Becky Huddilston and Elaine Santos, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM and welcome the December holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs. 
Location:
 Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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Additional Information
Titles and dates subject to change—rights pending. To order subscriptions, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183. New subscription, flex ticket packages  and single tickets available now.

For additional information, visit ccm.uc.edu or call the Box Office.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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Moveable Feast

CCM’s Orchestras Celebrate the Works of Brahms and Tchaikovsky This Fall

CSO concertmaster Timothy Lees.

CSO concertmaster Timothy Lees.

The acclaimed CCM Philharmonia opens its fall concert series with a celebration of the works of Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on Friday, Sept. 12.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Timothy Lees and principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn join the CCM Philharmonia for a performance of Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello during this concert.

Music director and conductor Mark Gibson recently explained to the Cincinnati Enquirer: “I’ve been fascinated by this relationship between Brahms and Tchaikovsky for a long time. They were drinking buddies and hated each other.”

The CCM Philharmonia’s concert on Sept. 12 and the CCM Concert Orchestra’s concert on Sept. 19 both promise to explore the relationship between these “strange bedfellows.”

Learn more about these concerts in the Enquirer‘s Fall Arts Preview.

CSO principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn.

CSO principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn.

REPERTOIRE
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102
Featuring Timothy Lees, violin; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

PERFORMANCE TIME
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

LOCATION
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati

Corbett Auditorium Seating Chart

PURCHASING TICKETS
Tickets for each festival concert are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students and free for UC students with valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation: Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

ArtsWave: Community Partner

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The Ariel Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at CCM.

The Ariel Quartet Opens CCM’s 2014-15 Concert Series With Distinguished Guest Artist Menahem Presser

The legendary Menahem Pressler joins the Ariel Quartet for Brahms' Piano Quintet on Sept. 9.

The legendary Menahem Pressler joins the Ariel Quartet for Brahms’ Piano Quintet on Sept. 9.

CCM’s internationally acclaimed string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet will be joined by legendary pianist Menahem Pressler for a program of Haydn, Berg and Brahms on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet thrilled audiences with its first complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets at CCM last season.

During the CINCYinNYC showcase week this May, the New York Times proclaimed that the Quartet has “a gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.”

The Ariel Quartet opens CCM’s 2014-15 Concert Series with a performance featuring legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. Founding member and pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Pressler will join the Quartet for a performance of Brahms’ majestic Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. See full concert program details below.

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CCM Announces 2014-15 Studio Series of Opera, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance

With free admission and limited seating, CCM’s innovative and award-winning Studio Series remains one of the hottest tickets in Cincinnati.

This season’s Studio Series includes eight exciting productions showcasing CCM’s “rising stars.” The series opens in October with the energetic musical Blood Brothers and concludes in April with the profoundly funny drama You’re Welcome (A Cycle of Bad Plays).

Other highlights include Monteverdi’s masterful opera The Coronation of Poppea in February and the Dance Department’s annual Student Choreographer’s Showcase in March.

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CCM's renowned Philharmonia Orchestra.

CCM Announces Initial Concert Schedule for 2014-15

CCM is pleased to announce initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. From J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart to Leonard Bernstein and Ray Charles, CCM’s student ensembles, faculty artists and guest performers will traverse the breadth and depth of the performing arts in this dynamic series of events.

Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM’s Preparatory Department running May 1 – 9, 2015.

Other highlights of CCM’s 2014-15 concert series include:

  • a performance of Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Timothy Lees and Ilya Finkelshteyn,
  • choral concerts celebrating the Shakespearean Quadricentennial,
  • a Wind Orchestra tribute to Leonard Bernstein,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl,
  • a joint faculty artist recital by CCM’s two Naumburg gold medalists Awadagin Pratt and Soyeon Kate Lee,
  • a rare stateside performance by the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music,
  • jazz concerts celebrating the music of Ray Charles and Duke Ellington,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned pianist Stephen Hough co-presented with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series,
  • a CCM Ballet Ensemble production of Stravinsky’s Les Noces,
  • and much more!

Several perennial favorites are also returning this season, including the Feast of Carols holiday concert, the Steel Drum Band’s annual performance, the 18th PRISM showcase and the 10th installment of PIANOPALOOZA, which celebrates the piano concerti of Rachmaninoff.

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Tickets Still Available For Tonight’s World Piano Competition Finals!

 

The Final Round of the 2014 World Piano Competition opens in less than two hours! Tickets are still available, so don’t miss your chance to see 2014 finalists Reed Tetzloff, Feng Bian and Moye Chen each perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra! Who will take home the gold? Find out tonight!

This evening’s program includes Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Visit www.cincinnatiwpc.org/get-tickets for more information.

Pay-on-entry parking for this event is available on the University of Cincinnati campus in the CCM Garage for $8 (cash only).

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'Metamorphoses,' from CCM's acclaimed 2013-14 Mainstage Series.

Announcing CCM’s 2014-15 Mainstage Series of Opera, Musical Theatre and Drama

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for its 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions.

The 2014-15 Mainstage Series features a dazzling collection of both classic and contemporary masterworks, including a gender-bending new production of Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy Macbeth, an extended run of the high-energy romantic-comedy Legally Blonde – The Musical and a magical production of the opera Hänsel and Gretel.

In early 2015, CCM’s student and faculty artists will also present Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and zeitgeist-dominating The Heidi Chronicles and a soaring musical production of Peter Pan. Mozart’s Così fan tutte will close out the series, with a new production directed by Robin Guarino, who recently staged this masterpiece at the Metropolitan Opera.

This year’s must-see Mainstage Series features six fully staged works guaranteed to fill audiences with delight, with performances scheduled from Oct. 1, 2014, through April 12, 2015. All performances take place in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Production and ticketing details are below. Priority subscription packages go on sale May 2014. Single tickets become available in August, but subscribing is the only way to guarantee your seats for these must-see shows!

Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/subscribe to register for CCM’s mailing list, and the Box Office will provide you with additional information on this year’s subscription options.

Additional Information
Titles and dates are subject to change—rights pending. To order subscriptions, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183. For additional information, visit ccm.uc.edu, email boxoff@uc.edu or call the Box Office.
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