The CCM Philharmonia

Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM’s Orchestral Studies Program begins the New Year in an exciting collaboration with Central Opera, Beijing, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir in a momentous concert performance of Puccini’s beloved Turandot. The celebration continues with some of the greatest composers of the orchestral repertoire being featured, including a “Stravinsky Festival” with the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale and a Gustav Mahler commemoration concert. A complete list of CCM Orchestras events for Winter 2011 follows.

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. Learn more about CCM’s Winter Orchestral Events after the jump!

— Winter Orchestral Events —

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28

Turandot
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

A very special collaboration with Central Opera, Beijing and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society. This concert event features student and faculty soloists along with guest  artists. Sung in Italian.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 reserved seating, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. UC student tickets available day of performance only.

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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
2:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13

• Mainstage Opera Series •
The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro, 1786)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Annunziata Tomaro, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

CCM Opera, in collaboration with the Concert Orchestra, presents the most popular of Mozart’s operas. The Marriage of Figaro features a comically tangled web of infidelity, duplicity, blackmail and mistaken identity, all leading to a happily-ever-after ending. Recounting a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva, this classic opera buffa is celebrated for its wonderful arias, complemented by some of the finest ensemble scenes ever written. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-$29, $17-$19 students, $11 student rush tickets available for Saturday matinee beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 12.

Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23

Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Student Conductors
“CCM Concerto Competition Winners Concert”

CCM Orchestras present a very special matinee performance, featuring:
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Bloch: Suite Hébraïque
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, K. 181
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25

Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor

Revueltas: Sensemaya
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: Free

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4 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Chamber Choir, Chorale, Concert Orchestra and Chamber Players
Mark Gibson, Earl Rivers and Brett Scott, conductors
“Stravinsky Festival”

CCM’s Choral, Orchestral, Percussion, Piano and Wind Departments showcase masterpieces of Stravinsky, perhaps the 20th century’s most important composer. Experience the festivities of a Russian peasant wedding in Les Noces, the neo-classic austerity of Mass, the vivid emotions of Ave Maria and The King of the Stars, and the visceral rhythms and dynamic orchestral colors in Firebird Suite.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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8 p.m. Friday, March 11

Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s Death”

Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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