CCM Presents a Plethora of Piano Performances This February

CCMWinter2014PianoPerformancesCCM will celebrate the art of the piano with a series of special events this February. The fifth annual Bearcat Piano Festival presents master classes and guest artist concerts from Feb. 6 – 11 in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall and the Mary Emery Hall Master Classroom, followed by the ninth edition of CCM’s Pianopalooza showcase at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Corbett Auditorium.

Launched in 2010 by CCM’s Piano Department Chair Awadagin Pratt, the Bearcat Piano Festival has grown into a veritable piano spectacular with several days of master classes and recitals by piano greats. This year’s Festival will feature a “Friends, Family and Favorites” theme:

  • Performances by “friends” include Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville Dror Biran and University of Michigan doctoral student pianists.
  • The festival celebrates “family” as Professor Emeritus Frank Weinstock returns to the CCM stage, while Momoro Ono – Juilliard graduate and brother of UC President Santa J. Ono – makes his CCM debut.
  • As for “favorites,” CCM presents performances by acclaimed pianist Boris Slutsky and 2013 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya (who also studied with Slutsky). This will mark the first time in the history of the World Piano Competition that the winner is presented in a public recital.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Pianopalooza IX, directed by CCM’s Division of Keyboard Studies Head Michael Chertock, will include songs of love and romance. The program showcases spectacular student pianists and features special appearances by CCM faculty artists including Awadagin Pratt, James Tocco and Chertock himself. Pratt will perform music by Rachmaninoff, Tschaikovsky, Schumann and celebrated jazz pianist (and Cincinnati native) Fred Hersch. Tocco and Chertock will present selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Pianopalooza IX and the Bearcat Piano Festival promise to excite audiences with the beautiful sound and versatile styles that this popular and complex instrument has to offer — the perfect listening opportunity for music and keyboard enthusiasts of all ages.

Event Information
Please see individual listings below for additional information. The Boris Slutsky, Marianna Prjevalskaya and Pianopalooza IX concerts require paid admission. All other Bearcat Piano Festival events are free and open to the general public. All dates and programs are subject to change.

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UC Hosts Free Performing and Visual Arts College Fair for Creative College-Bound Students on Oct. 15

nacacPVAThe University of Cincinnati welcomes the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Cincinnati Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 7–9 p.m. at the Tangeman University Center Great Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend this informational event.

CCM will also be hosting “Choosing the Right Music School for You – The Fit Factor Workshop,” a special panel discussion from 5:45–6:30 p.m. in room 417 of the Tangeman University Center. Panelists from major music schools and conservatories, including the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University will discuss different types of music schools and how to choose the one to best suit your needs. Students and parents attending the NACAC fair are invited to participate in this discussion.

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CCM Student Thanapol Setabrahmana Achieves Second Place in National ‘American Prize’ Competition

CCM graduate student Thanapol Setabrahmana.

CCM graduate student Thanapol Setabrahmana.

We are delighted to report that DMA candidate Thanapol Setabrahmana has achieved second place nationally in the band/wind ensemble division of The American Prize‘s 2013 Conducting Competition!

Setabrahmana was selected from applications reviewed this summer from all across the United States. One competition judge commented, “this is a first class musician. Good control over his scores and very solid technique.” Setabrahmana can next been seen at CCM conducting Morton Gould’s “West Point Symphony” as part of the CCM Wind Orchestra’s Sept. 27 concert.

The American Prize is a series of new non-profit competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts.

For a list of additional conducting and ensembles winners for 2013, please visit theamericanprize.blogspot.com.

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CCM Students, Faculty and Alums Featured in ‘Music For All Seasons’ Concert Series

Cincinnati's historic Peterloon Estate.

Cincinnati’s historic Peterloon Estate.

CCM students, faculty and alumni will be among the artists featured in the debut concert series produced by Music for All Seasons at Historic Peterloon.

A celebration of music for the human voice organized by Kimberly Daniel de Acha and Rafael de Acha, all of the concerts in this series will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sundays at Cincinnati’s historic Peterloon Estate.

The concert series will premiere on Oct. 13, with an afternoon of music for voices in solos and duets by Rossini, Bellini, Schubert and Beethoven. Titled “All’Italiana,” the concert features CCM alumni soprano Molly Hanes (MM, 2013) and pianist Valerie Pool (AD, 2013), along with current students mezzo-soprano Sofia Selowsky and guitarist William Willits.

Learn more about this series courtesy of Janelle Gelfand and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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CCM Announces Fall 2013 Calendar of Major Events

Download a copy of CCM's Fall 2013 Calendar Booklet today!

Download a copy of CCM’s Fall 2013 Calendar Booklet today!

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its fall schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents more than 120 major public performances from Sept. 4 through Dec. 14, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions.

View a digital copy of CCM’s Fall 2013 Calendar Booklet today by visiting on.uc.edu/CCMFall2013. Refer to the listings below for more details.

Event Information
All events listed here will take place in CCM Village on the University of Cincinnati campus unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

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.

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Choral. Jazz. Orchestra. Winds. Piano. Percussion. Guest Artists. And Much More…

CCM's 2013-14 Concert Series

With nearly 40 major concert productions planned for our 2013-14 concert season, here is just a glimpse of what’s COMING UP at CCM!

Subscription and concert flex packages are on sale now. Single tickets are on sale beginning Sept. 9, 2013. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Video: Introducing the 2013 World Piano Competition

The world will be watching this July as today’s most sought-after piano teachers and artists come together with up-and-coming international performers for the 2013 World Piano Competition!

CCM Village will serve as the home of this year’s Competition, and finalists in the Competition’s Artist Division will have the distinct honor of performing with the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 13! Don’t miss a moment of the excitement: order your tickets or all access passes today!

A complete schedule for the Artist Division Competition is listed below. Learn more about the 2013 World Piano Competition here.

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 and subscription prices, along with ordering information.

Tickets to World Piano Competition events are available through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office.

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