CCM’s Concert Orchestra, Chamber Players and Faculty Jazztet will present special concerts bookending the University of Cincinnati’s 2011 Homecoming weekend later on this month. The concerts are free and open to the public, and UC fans and alumni are invited to come to campus and experience CCM’s world-class student and faculty artists in action.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, CCM’s Concert Orchestra, led by music director and conductor Annunziata Tomaro, presents an evening of Russian music in Corbett Auditorium as part of the Prokofiev and Shostakovich Festival being hosted by CCM this fall. The program will include the “March” from Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges and his first Violin Concerto (featuring soloist Wan Lin Tsai, winner of CCM’s violin concerto competition), along with Shostakovich’s triumphant Symphony No. 5.

Jazz is the theme on Sunday, Oct. 16, with concerts presented by CCM’s Chamber Players and Faculty Jazztet. The Chamber Players, a small, professional-level graduate ensemble, will present their concert at 4 p.m. in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. The program will feature twentieth century jazz-inspired classical works, including pieces by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Joplin and Weill.

At 7 p.m. that same evening, the Faculty Jazztet will perform in Corbett Auditorium. Several CCM alumni can be seen performing in the Faculty Jazztet, including Rick VanMatre, saxophone; Brent Gallaher, saxophone; James Bunte, saxophone; and trumpet player and director of the CCM Jazz Program, Scott Belck.

Parking Information
All three of CCM’s Homecoming Weekend concerts are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the CCM Garage (at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. For complete event and parking information, visit ccm.uc.edu or call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

CCM Jazz Series Sponsor: Christopher Dietz & Family

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