Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

CCM Orchestras will begin its fall concert season with the Schumann Bicentennial Festival, a celebration of Schumann’s timeless compositional prowess and diverse repertoire. Performances will showcase symphonies, overtures and the Piano Concerto in A Minor, with soloist and Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music, James Tocco. Ulrich Nicolai, conductor and professor at the Hochscule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Munich, will guest conduct the festival’s opening and closing concerts. A series of free Schumann Festival Atrium Concerts will also be held to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth.

Colleen Weinkam previews the festival in the latest issue of Cincy Magazine. You can view the story here.

For more information on CCM’s orchestral performances or to purchase tickets call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit our website at ccm.uc.edu.

— Schuman Festival Events —

Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
“Schumann Festival Opening Concert”
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Ulrich Nicolai, guest conductor
Schumann: Overture to Genoveva, Op. 81
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 – James Tocco, soloist
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, (“Rhenish”)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students Free
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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2; noon
Schumann Atrium Concerts
Schuman: Performances to include Lieder, chamber music and piano music
Location: CCM Atrium
Tickets: Free
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Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
“Schumann Festival Concert II”
CCM Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, conductor
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Free
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Friday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m.
“Schumann Festival Finale”
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Ulrich Nicolai, guest conductor
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 62
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students Free
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