CCM’s Wind Orchestra explores the works of contemporary Latin composers at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Under the direction of conductor Glenn D. Price, the program “Latin Landscapes” will feature a variety of works and several U.S. premieres.
The concert also offers audiences a sneak-peek at music that will be featured on the CCM Wind Orchestra’s upcoming CD, scheduled to be released in 2013. Continue reading →
CCM Wind Orchestra music director and conductor Glenn D. Price.
CCM’s Wind Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wind masterwork Lincolnshire Posy by renowned composer Percy Grainger with the concert “The Genius of Grainger” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Glenn D. Price.
Grainger was one of the most celebrated concert pianists of his day and a revolutionary composer whose contributions have been recently reassessed and featured in a major recording project of his complete works. Especially beloved by wind aficionados, he has composed light and serious works to the medium in equal measure, enriching the core repertoire for wind groups around the world. Also featured in the program are Colonial Song and Gumsucker’s March, both works by Grainger.
Subscription and flex ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s 2012-13 performance season. This year’s season includes 50 major events, ranging from fully staged operas and musicals to intimate chamber music concerts and holiday-themed choral extravaganzas.
The CCM Wind Symphony will present its final concert of the season at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, in Corbett Auditorium. The program, titled “American Spectrum,” will deliver just that: a broad assortment of pieces for winds by American composers through the 20th century and modern day.
CCM’s Director of Wind Studies Rodney Winther was recently given one of the Venezuelan state of Táchira’s highest honors for directing the state orchestral band during the 450th anniversary celebrations of the Táchira capital city of San Cristóbal.
Besides standing ovations at every performance, Winther, who has conducted the state band several times over the past 15 years, received the Manuel Felipe Rugeles medal, the state’s highest cultural award, from Táchira Governor César Pérez Vivas. Several diplomatic representatives, including U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Sally Hodgson and Cultural Affairs Specialist Elena Broszkowski, were awarded buttons of merit by Mayor Mónica de Méndez and Governor César Pérez Vivas for helping to bring Winther to the city.
Last year's PRISM Concert. Photography by UC Photographic Services, 2010.
CCM presents the 14th annual Prism Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 in Corbett Auditorium. This concert event features the CCM Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, UC Men’s Chorus, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Chamber Winds and others performing an entertaining mix of love songs just following the quintessential day of love, Valentine’s Day.