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CCM Announces Fall 2014 Calendar of Major Events

This fall, CCM will present more than 100 public performances, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully staged opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. You can learn more about our performance schedule below or you can stop by the CCM Box Office and pick up a copy of our Fall 2014 Calendar of Major Events!

Single tickets for CCM’s Mainstage and Concert Series performances go on sale today! Subscription and flex ticket packages are also still available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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. All event dates and programs are subject to change.

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 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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CCM FALL 2014 CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

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

Guest artist Menahem Pressler.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Menahem Pressler, piano

Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet will open its 2014-15 CCM 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. The concert program will also include Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; and Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2014-15 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kim Pensyl, trumpet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking about Music Lecture Series •
PEÑALOSA: SOME MYSTERIES
Kenneth Kreitner, The University of Memphis
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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CCM's renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Mark Gibson.

CCM’s renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Mark Gibson.

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL I
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Timothy Lees and principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, soloists

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
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL II
CCM Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet (1880)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE.
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CCM's Chamber Choir.

CCM’s Chamber Choir.

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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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21
• Wind Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
POULENC: Aubade for Piano and Winds 
D’INDY: Chanson et Danses
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
• Wind Series •
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

The CCM Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of American icon Leonard Bernstein with a program featuring Slava, “Suite” from Candide, “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, “A Simple Song” from Mass and “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
• Wind Series •
THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor

MASLANKA: Traveler
ROGERS: Three Japanese Dances
WAGNER: Under the Double Eagle March
DEBUSSY: Three Preludes
NIXON: Fiesta Del Pacifico
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
• Ethnomusicology Workshop •
A LECTURE DEMONSTRATION ON NORTH INDIAN MUSIC
Anupama Bhagwat, sitar
Rahul Pophalli, tabla

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
• Jazz Series •
BURNING FOR BUDDY! – A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY DRUMMER BUDDY RICH
CCM Jazz Ensembles

Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Join us for an exciting night of high-energy and swinging big band classics from the library of Buddy Rich’s All Star band. In the words of this American icon, “Don’t think it’s not possible. It’s very possible!”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC student, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
• Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director

Talented young composer David Clay Mettens will be joining us with his new composition, “Songs for My People,” which is set to poems by Tracy K. Smith, Robert Creeley, Kenneth Patchen, Margaret Atwood and A.R. Ammons.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

Guest artist Andreas Scholl. Photo copyright James McMillan, courtesy of DECCA.

Guest artist Andreas Scholl. Photo copyright James McMillan, courtesy of DECCA.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1
• Busse Fund Guest Artist Series •
Andreas Scholl, guest artist
Tamar Halperin, piano

Renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl has sung at major music festivals, opera houses and with symphony orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Salzburg Festival, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among many others. At CCM, he will sing a recital of art songs, accompanied by his wife, pianist Tamar Halperin. Some of this repertoire is featured on their recent CD release,Wanderer.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5
• Mainstage Drama Series •
MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Brant Russell, director

11th century Scotland – a world of brutality, wickedness and armor. In this dark and twisted landscape, Macbeth will go to any means necessary to prove that he’s a man (even if this Macbeth is played by a woman). With the help of his wife, and pushed by a trio of gnarly creatures (witches who were women once), Macbeth schemes to take the throne and eliminate anyone standing in his way.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students. Fully customizable subscription packages available.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
• Starling Series •
Starling Showcase
Kurt Sassmanshaus, coordinator

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
Joel Hoffman, composer

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: 
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: 
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE BIRTH OF THE COOL
Faculty Jazztet Featuring James Bunte, Rick VanMatre and Craig Bailey, saxophone; Scott Belck and Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Tim Northcut, tuba; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums

Join the CCM Faculty Jazztet for a concert featuring the timeless music from the classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans sessions “The Birth of the Cool,” as well as other cool era giants like Gerry Mulligan and Lennie Tristano.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
BLOOD BROTHERS
Book, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell
Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Steve Goers, musical director

Now in its 30th year in London’s West End, Blood Brothers is the haunting story of the Johnson twins, separated at birth and brought together by the power of friendship. A tale of superstition, class distinction and adolescent love loosely based on The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, Blood Brothers was the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1983. Heart-warming and tragic, Blood Brothers is a contemporary parable, punctuated by an energetic score of pop-rock songs.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 6. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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Guest artist Richard Kogan.

Guest artist Richard Kogan.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
• Prestige Event Series •
THE MIND AND MUSIC OF CHOPIN
Featuring guest artist Richard Kogan, piano and lecturer
Presented by the Friends of CCM and the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

World-renowned concert pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan takes the stage for a performance combining cherished works of Chopin with observations about the relationship between the composer’s mind, his creative motivations and his music. A frequent performer with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Kogan is a Juilliard-trained pianist and an alumnus of Harvard Medical School.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket prices and limited seating. For more information, contact CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
• Orchestra Series •
AN EVENING OF MOZART AND MAHLER
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
MOZART: Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
 $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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CCM welcomes Assistant Professor of Music in Piano Soyeon Kate Lee to its faculty. Her appointment begins in August of 2014.

CCM Professor Soyeon Kate Lee.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
• Special Event Series •
NAUMBURG GOLD MEDALISTS PIANO RECITAL
Featuring faculty artists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt

CCM presents a unique joint-recital by faculty artists and Naumburg International Piano Competition Gold Medalists Soyeon Kate Lee (first prize in 2010) and Awadagin Pratt (first prize in 1992). In existence since 1926, the Naumburg Competition is one of the most distinguished music competitions in the world. Lee’s appointment to the Department of Piano now gives CCM the rare distinction of having two Naumburg Gold Medalists on faculty!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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CCM welcomes guest artist Ghiglia, Oscar on Sunday, April 1.

Guest artist Oscar Ghiglia.

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating his 40th residency at CCM, virtuoso Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
• Jazz Series •
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG – THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original, jazz legend and iconoclast. Mingus’ music always deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and swing, yet always challenging convention and questioning authority.
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. Saturday, Oct. 18
Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music director

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19
• Wind Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

DEBUSSY, arr. SCHOENBERG: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BEETHOVEN: Octet
VON WEBER: Concertino in C for Oboe and Winds
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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The Ariel Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at CCM.

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

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet 
Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet was recently hailed by The New York Times for its “gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.” You can experience that fire for yourself as the Quartet presents Wiesenberg’s Between the Sacred and the Profane for String Quartet; Schumann’s String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, M. 35.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2014-15 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
• Wind Series •
AN AMERICAN SALUTE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor

GOULD: An American Salute
MAHR: The Soaring Hawk
GOULD: Santa Fe Saga
PERSICHETTI: Symphony for Band
GILLINGHAM: Aerodynamics
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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LB_books_dog8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
LEGALLY BLONDE
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Craig Dalton, musical director

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical that is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Based on the adored feature film of the same name, this musical about self-discovery stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2011, this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC students. Fully customizable subscription packages available.

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

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
REPETITION, MUSIC, AND MIND
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
HYMN FESTIVAL
Featuring guest artist James E. Bobb, organ

CCM’s Fall Organ and Sacred Music Workshop welcomes guest artist James Bobb for a performance showcasing organ improvisations. An Assistant Professor of Organ and Church Music at St. Olaf College, Bobb will present hymns in a variety of styles and traditions.
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
• Wind Series •
THE AMERICAN SYMPHONY
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

NELSON: Resonances I
WHITACRE: October
ARUTIUNIAN: Trumpet Concerto
Featuring CCM Faculty Artist Alan Siebert, trumpet
“The American Symphony”
(from four Symphonies by American composers):
I. GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3
II. CHANCE: “Elevato” from Symphony No. 2
III. DAHL: “Pastorale Nocturne” from Sinfonietta
IV. BARNES: “Allegro Giocoso” from Symphony No. 3
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26
• Opera Cabaret Lab •
BADEN-BADEN 1927
Music by Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith
Mark Gibson, conductor
Frances Rabalais, director (mentored by Emma Griffin)
Student TBA, music director  

CCM Opera will present a mini recreation of the legendary Baden-Baden Festival of Contemporary Music performance of July 17, 1927. During the composer organized summer festival, four one-act operas were presented in one evening. CCM will be presenting two one-acts: Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny-Songspiel and Paul Hindemith’s Hin und zuruck (There and Back). All performances will be piano accompaniment only.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 20. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

SMETANA: Die Moldau    
MAHLER: Rückertlieder    
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 (“Scottish”)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Gino DiMario Scholarship Recital
CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29
• Guest Artist Series •
American Horn Quintet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31
• Orchestra Series •
A HALLOWEEN MENAGERIE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring members of the orchestral conducting studio

J. STRAUSS: Overture to Die, Fledermaus!
ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Dead Animals
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Fright of the Bumble Bee
PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolfman
Location:
 Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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NOVEMBER

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
• Jazz Series •
Hi-Fi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO!
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen, drums

Experience the power and majesty of the great Stan Kenton, whose band represented the heights of orchestral jazz concert music and swinging dance music. Legendary Kenton drummer John Von Ohlen joins the band!
Location: 
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
Composition Department Recital
Michael Fiday, coordinator

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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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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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8
• Studio Drama Series •
SPEECH AND DEBATE
Written by Stephen Karam
Richard E. Hess, director

Written by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Stephen Karam, Speech and Debate feels ripped from today’s headlines. What begins as a story of on-line stalking quickly snowballs into a play that is part mystery, part coming-of-age story; a smart comedy and an insightful reflection of what it means to be young in America today.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Nov. 3. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub
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7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmanshaus, director

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Percussion Group Cincinnati with John Cage (far left) in Witten, Germany, 1983. Photo courtesy of Allen Otte.

Percussion Group Cincinnati with John Cage (far left) in Witten, Germany, 1983. Photo courtesy of Allen Otte.

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• Choral Series •
JOHANNES BRAHMS’S 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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Guest artists the Academy of Ancient Music. Photo copyright Marco Borggreve.

Guest artists the Academy of Ancient Music. Photo copyright Marco Borggreve.

5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Residency •
THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
Presents J.S. Bach Orchestral
 Suites
Directed by Richard Egarr
CCM welcomes the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music for a rare stateside performance. Reputed to be the world’s leading period-instrument orchestra, the AAM will present J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suites, showcasing the musical sophistication and expressive subtleties of the Baroque era composer.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Featuring solos, duos, trios and quartets by CCM’s undergraduate classical guitar majors.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12
Sonic Explorations
Mara Helmuth, music director

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12
• Guest Artist Series •
THE ART OF THE JAZZ DUO
Andrew Bishop, saxophone, University of Michigan
Ellen Rowe, piano, University of Michigan

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
Midwest Composers Symposium: Inaugural Concert
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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10 a.m., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
Midwest Composers Symposium: Participants Concerts
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Wind Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

REICH: Double Sextet
ROREM: 11 Studies for 11 Players
DAUGHERTY: Dead Elvis
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
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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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Jazz Series •
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Swing into the season with CCM Jazz Ensembles’ tribute to the holidays, with a special appearance by the Grinch!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23
• Mainstage Opera Series •
HÄNSEL AND GRETEL
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
After a Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm
Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

A mischievous brother and sister search for food in a mysterious forest when their quest turns treacherous. Based on the German fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, this contemporary production tells of the resilience of children cast out, lost and hungry “in the woods.” This magical production also features the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, ensemble-in-residence at CCM. Sung in English with supertitles.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC students. Fully customizable subscription packages available.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, music director

Music for guitar with voice, strings, winds and piano.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

ENESCO: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11
GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82
DVORAK: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera
Co-artistic directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
GREAT SCOTT
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Terrence McNally
Evan Rogister, conductor
Jack O’ Brien, director

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an original work! Opera Fusion welcomes Jake Heggie, American pianist and composer of operas such as Moby-Dick and Dead Man Walking, for a 10-day long residency, culminating in a public workshop performance of his new opera Great Scott.
Location: Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: Admission is free but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. through the Cincinnati Opera box office. Call 513-241-2742 to reserve.
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DECEMBER

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
• Wind Series •
RADIANT JOY WITH A TOUCH OF JAZZ!
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor

ZDECHLIK: Chorale and Shaker Dance
BRYANT: Radiant Joy
TICHELI: Blue Shades
BENSON: Solitary Dancer
WHITACRE: Noisy Wheels of Joy
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
• Wind Series •
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

BARBER: Commando March
RAUTAAVARA: A Soldier’s Mass
GILMORE: Five Folksongs for Soprano
HUSA: Music for Prague 1968
REED: Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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Photo copyright Luke Isley.

Choreography by guest artist Michael Bearden. Photo copyright Luke Isley.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Dance Series •
FALL DANCE CONCERT
CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, directors
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM’s acclaimed Department of Dance with this concert of mixed repertoire. Featuring the ballets of guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members Deirdre Carberry, Andre Megerdichian and Jiang Qi.
Location:
 Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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Professor Earl Rivers with CCM's Chamber Choir and Chorale.

Professor Earl Rivers with CCM’s Chamber Choir and Chorale.

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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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble
Bob Bass and Jim Daughters, conductors

The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Preparatory Brass Choir
The area’s finest young brass musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for brass choir.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Brian Diller, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Preparatory Ballet Company
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adults, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Preparatory Jazz Combos
Featuring the CCM Prep Jazz ensembles and combos.
Location: Mary Emery Hall 3250
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati’s first string ensemble for middle school students presents its annual spring concert, featuring music by a variety of composers.
Location: Muntz Theater, UC-Blue Ash Campus
Admission: FREE
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SPONSORS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

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

The Corbett Endowment at CCM

Dance Department Supporter
All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise Taft Semple Foundation

Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Department Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

The Corbett Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg

Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Drama Studio Series Sponsor

Buddy Rogers Music
The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation

Community Outreach

Wells Fargo Adviors, LLC
Mainstage Production Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn

Orchestral Sponsor

Friends of CCM
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts

Event Sponsors
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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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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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Art of the Piano Concert Series Continues Tonight With Awadagin Pratt and Dennis Thurmond Joint Recital

CCM faculty member and World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

CCM faculty member and World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

CCM’s Art of the Piano summer festival and concert series continues at 7 p.m. this evening with a joint recital featuring Tai Chi of Improvisation author Dennis Thurmond and World Piano Competition Artistic Director (and CCM Artist-in-Residence) Awadagin Pratt.

Thurmond and Pratt’s program promises to be a true blending of genres, as the duo present the world premiere of “VII Structures” for two pianos, bass and percussion, which has influences from Bill Evans to Sergei Prokofiev to Keith Jarrett to Olivier Messiaen.

Pratt also promises that the concert will feature a rousing Fourth of July encore!

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Moye Chen Named Gold Medalist at the 2014 World Piano Competition

2014 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Moye Chen.

2014 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Moye Chen.

After a week of thrilling performances, Moye Chen has been named Gold Medalist of the 2014 World Piano Competition!

Feng Bian and Reed Tetzloff were named Co-Bronze Medalists during last Saturday’s Finals Round, which saw all three pianists perform with the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Chen below.

Although this year’s World Piano Competition may be over, the excitement continues through Saturday, July 12, with the Art of the Piano, a unique summer festival and concert series curated by WPC Artistic Director (and CCM Artist-in-Residence) Awadagin Pratt. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/artofthepiano.

About Moye Chen
Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in Asia and the United States. He has performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Finney Chapel, Benaroya Concert Hall, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Chen is a winner of many competitions, including Seattle, Heida Hermanns, and Buono and Bradshaw International Piano Competitions, Krannert Debut Artist Competition and Palatino Piano and Composition Competition. In addition, he was a recipient of the June and Charles Ross Fellowship Award in 2012 and 2013.

A native of Beijing, Chen began his piano study at the age of 7, and in 1997 he moved to Shanghai and had the great honor of performing during the ceremony of Macao’s return to China in 1999, broadcast by CCTV and SHTV. He has performed as a soloist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra and Asian Ensemble Orchestra. Chen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Chen is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois.

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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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Introducing the World Piano Competition’s 2014 Finalists

From left to right, WPC Executive Director Mark Ernster with this year's finalists: Reed Tetzloff, Feng Bian and Moye Chen.

From left to right, WPC Executive Director Mark Ernster with this year’s finalists: Reed Tetzloff, Feng Bian and Moye Chen.

Without further ado, we are delighted to introduce you to this year’s World Piano Competition finalists! Reed Tetzloff, Feng Bian and Moye Chen will each take the CCM stage with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during the Finals Concert this Saturday, June 28. Learn more about all three finalists by visiting www.cincinnatiwpc.org/index.

Tetzloff, Bian and Chen will compete for a total of $45,000 in prize money as well as a debut recital in New York City. These are sure to be some of the most impassioned and inspiring performances of the summer. Last year’s WPC Finals Concert sold out, so don’t miss out; purchase your tickets today!

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The Art of the Piano Summer Festival and Concert Series Returns to CCM Village June 27 – July 12

Bearcat Piano Festival organizer Awadagin Pratt.

CCM faculty member and World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

This summer, some of the world’s most sought-after piano performers and pedagogues are in residence at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music. For the next two weeks, CCM proudly presents the Art of the Piano workshop and concert series, curated by CCM faculty member and World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

This year’s festival welcomes master teachers Ning An, Enrico Elisi, Hee Sung Joo, Gabriel Kwok, Myong-joo Lee, Yoshikazu Nagai, Andrey Pisarev and Ory Shihor. Several of these guest artists will present special event concerts during the festival in CCM’s beautiful Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

The concert series opens at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 27, with a performance by World Piano Competition Jury Member Andrey Pisarev.

Flex ticket packages are available for this year’s Art of the Piano Special Event Concerts featuring Pisarev, Hee Sung Joo, Enrico Elisi, Dennis Thurmond and Awadagin Pratt. All student recitals are free and open to the general public. See below for more information.

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