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CCM is delighted to announce its fall schedule of performances. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents more than 100 public performances this fall, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, drama and musical theatre productions.

This fall’s schedule includes a Beethoven Festival (Sept. 14 – Oct. 12), a Kurt Weill Festival (Oct. 19 – March 10) and a Cage Centennial Celebration (Nov. 5 – Nov. 29). CCM also collaborates with Cincinnati Opera on public workshop performances of two new American operas (Oct. 27 – 28 and Dec. 4 – 5) and presents a pair of concerts in conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts (Oct. 10 and Oct. 28).

Download a digital copy of CCM’s Fall 2012 Calendar of Major Events today. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Event Information
All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati 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.

Purchasing Tickets
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.

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 directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
The Pridonoff Duo
CCM Piano faculty members Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff celebrate 31 years as a duo piano team with a concert featuring:
Beethoven: Saint-Saëns Variations
Liszt: St. Francis Walking on the WaterThe Fountains of the Villa d’Este
Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations
Piazzolla: Grand Tango
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM Chamber Music Series •
Ariel String Quartet
CCM welcomes the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet as string-quartet-in-residence with this inaugural concert performance. Winners of the Fischoff Grand Prize, the Quartet will present works by Haydn, Beethoven and Britten.
Haydn: String Quartet No. 30 in E-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2 (The Joke)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
Britten: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. Subscription packages available.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 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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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
Andrew W. Mead, University of Michigan
“Cultivating an Aire”
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Beethoven Festival Opening Concert”

Featuring Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mark Gibson, piano
Joseph Bucci, oboe
Adam Butalewicz, clarinet
Randy Denler, bassoon
Corey Tarbell, horn
Yabing Tan, violin
Nathaniel Chaikin, cello
“Beethoven Festival:”
Featuring the chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, including Quintet in E-Flat Major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano, Op. 16; Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 (Spring) and Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
Jim Borders, University of Michigan
“New Perspectives on Old Books: Pontificals and the Study of Medieval Chant”

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
“Beethoven Festival”

Featuring Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (with the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition) and Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• CCM Winds Series •
Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, conductor
Angela Holt and Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductors
“From Mozart to Takemitsu”

Featuring an ensemble of winds, brass, percussion and strings.
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Takemitsu: Tree Line
Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadia Mechanicae Perpetuum
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• CCM Jazz Series •
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, conductors
Featuring guest artist Clyde Brown, vocals
“Songs in the Key of Life – The Music of Stevie Wonder”

The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
Douglas Knehans, composition
Guest Artist Michael Lampard, baritone
Elisabeth Pridonoff, piano

Featuring the world premiere of A Patchen Cycle (2011) for baritone and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Tim Anderson, trombone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
“The Genius of Grainger”

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the wind masterwork Lincolnshire Posy.
Grainger: Duke of Marlborough Fanfare
J. S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Grainger: The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, director
“A New Beginning”

Maslanka: Golden Light
Whitacre: October
Persichetti: Masquerade
Hanson: Chorale and Alleluia
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• CCM Choral Series •
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, and Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Robyn Lana and Donald Nally, conductors
“Celebration of the Life of Elmer Thomas (1930-2012)”

CCM celebrates the life of Elmer Thomas, Director of Choral Studies 1966-95, with choral classics and remembrances.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Sandra Rivers, piano

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
• Faculty Artist Series •
Faculty Jazztet
James Bunte, Brent Gallaher, Rick VanMatre, saxophone; Scott Belck, Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Chris Berg, bass; Rusty Burge, vibraphone; Art Gore, John Von Ohlen, drums

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mary Stucky, mezzo-soprano
Rodney Stucky, guitar

Featuring contemporary music for voice and guitar.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
** 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
** 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
• Mainstage Drama Series •
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Written by William Shakespeare
Michael Burnham, director

Shakespeare’s best-loved play (and play-within-a-play) is over four hundred years old and its magic still shines! When four moon-addled lovers and a weaver get lost in a forest fractured by fairies, midsummer dream-laughs slip in to soften our too cold edge of reason. Sometimes you have to loosen your mind a little in order to truly find it.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 (preview only), $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC Students, $12 student rush tickets available for Saturday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 6; limit two rush tickets per student ID. Subscription packages available.

** UC’s 2012 Homecoming is also scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
• Guest Artist Series •
Sonic Explorations Presents
Sound Proof Ensemble, guest artists

Founded in 2009, SoundProof explores the creative and interactive convergence of sound, music, technology and extended performance techniques. The ensemble realizes cutting-edged and distinctive possibilities in concert, blending the traditions of contemporary performance practice with real-time digital processing, expanding the limits of concert performance and sculpting unique and wonderfully strange sonic landscapes in multidimensional acoustic spaces.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Beethoven Festival”

Featuring Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 and Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8
Brass Choir Showcase
Timothy Northcut, conductor

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. 9
• Eminent Scholar Series •
James Tocco, piano
Guest Artist Miriam Fried, violin
Guest Artist Paul Biss, viola
Guest Artist Paul Katz, cello

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus: Contemporary Music Ensemble
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
“The Music of Nico Muhly” – Presented in Conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts

Featuring Muhly’s works MotionStep Team and By All Means, as well as a brand new piece by the composer for tenor and violin; also featuring Webern’s Concerto for Nine Instruments, Op. 24.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
** 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
** 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
Little Shop of Horrors
Music by Alan Menken
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
Thom Christopher Warren, guest director
Ryan Shirar, musical director
Joey Dippel, choreographer

Based on the low-budget film directed by Roger Corman, Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy-horror-rock musical about a hapless florist who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. With a score in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, the show “satirizes many things: science fiction, ‘B’ movies, musical comedy itself and even the Faust legend.” Come and see it – but please, don’t feed the plant!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 8—visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

** A UC Bearcat Football home game is also scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.

CCM Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
“Beethoven Festival Finale”

Maestro Gibson is joined by student conductors for this festival-ending performance! Featuring Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg along with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 and Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral).
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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** 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Starling Series •
Starling Showcase
Kurt Sassmannshaus, coordinator

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

** A UC Bearcat Football home game is also scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
• CCM Jazz Series •
Jazz Lab Band
Dominic Marino, conductor
“Mothers of Invention – The Music of Frank Zappa”

The Jazz Lab band explores the work of iconoclast, composer and rock star Frank Zappa, whose music was often beyond category.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
Timothy Northcut, tuba
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
• CCM Special Events Series •
Speak Low: A Kurt Weill Cabaret
Mark Gibson, music director
Robin Guarino, stage director

CCM celebrates one of the most versatile and influential theatre composers of the 20th century with Speak Low, a cabaret-style evening featuring CCM singers performing the music of Kurt Weill. The program will feature selections from Happy EndLady in the DarkOne Touch of VenusThe Unknown Kurt Weill and more. CCM’s year-long Kurt Weill Festival begins here!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Although tickets to this special event are not included in a flex ticket package, tickets can still be ordered today.
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10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
Metropolitan Opera District Council Auditions
Hear tomorrow’s opera stars today, as talented young singers compete in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for Southern Ohio. Winners will go on to Regional auditions in Chicago where they may advance to auditions on stage at the Met.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
• CCM Winds Series •
Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, conductor
Angela Holt, assistant conductor
“Revolutionaries”

Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat
Ligeti: Kammerkonzert
Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 7
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
WIRED
Awadagin Pratt, conductor

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
2 Saturday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
Chess
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, Chess involves a romantic triangle between two top players (an American and a Russian) and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. With music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (of ABBA fame) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ SuperstarEvita and The Lion King), the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union in which each wants to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda. An intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions, Chess has what Time calls “one of the best rock scores ever produced.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC Students, $12 student rush tickets available for Saturday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27; limit two rush tickets per student ID. Subscription packages available.

CCM Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
Champion
Composed by Terence Blanchard
Libretto by Michael Cristofer
TBA, conductor
James Robinson, director
Fabian Almazan, pianist

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 five-time Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard and Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cristofer for a 10-day residency, culminating in a public workshop performance of their new opera Champion. A unique fusion of jazz and operatic styles, Champion is based on the true story of boxer Emile Griffith. A world champion prizefighter, Griffith experienced both triumph and tragedy; in winning the Welterweight Championship in 1962, his punches put opponent Benny “The Kid” Paret in a coma from which he never recovered. Just before the match, Paret had mocked Griffith using homosexual slurs. Years later, Griffith’s homosexuality was revealed when he was nearly killed by a gang outside a gay bar. Champion presents a modern tragic hero who is ultimately consumed by rage, regret and the terrible consequences of his actions. Champion will make its world premiere at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL) in 2013. OTSL Artistic Director James Robinson directs.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 22—visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Cincinnati Opera will also host a performance at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 in Mayerson Theater (108 W. Central Parkway) at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets available beginning Monday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Gino DiMario Scholarship Recital
CCM Prep music students will perform a variety of music in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Reception follows.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: Free, donations accepted.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• CCM Choral Series •
Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Earl Rivers, conductor

“J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor” presented in conjunction with Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts
Mass in B Minor represents Bach’s supreme achievement of universality, assembling a monumental setting of the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei) that displays the full panorama of musical styles of the late Baroque and historical traditions. No other choral-orchestral work in the Western canon is comparable in breadth of musical styles.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral; Fourth & Sycamore Streets, downtown Cincinnati
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package. Tickets will also be available beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of performance at Christ Church Cathedral; cash only at door.
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
New Third Stream Quartet
Rick VanMatre, soprano saxophone
James Bunte, alto saxophone
Guest Artist Peter Sommer, tenor saxophone
Guest Artist James Romain, baritone saxophone

The New Third Stream Quartet was formed with the goal of combining elements of contemporary classical composition with the rhythmic and improvisatory language of modern jazz. The ensemble balances the energy and flexibility of jazz improvisation with the rich harmonic and timbral colors of 21st-century chamber music and actively commissions composers versed in writing for this eclectic idiom.
Wil Swindler: Three Lyricles
Tyler Gilmore: Homage to Bela Bartók
Kim Pensyl: Vernal Falls
Will Campbell: One for Four (1 4 4)
Dan Martinez: Huaihai
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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NOVEMBER

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, director
“Red, White & Blue”

Work: Autumn Walk
Adler: Southwestern Sketches
Gould: Symphony for Band, “West Point”
Sousa: Two Marches: Black Horse Troop and George Washington Bicentennial
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Danielle Gaudry, assistant conductor
“Latin Landscapes”

Featuring compositions of contemporary Latin composers for professional Wind Orchestras.
Revueltas: Sensemaya
Nogueira: Brasileirismos No. 2
Granados/Ford: Tonadillas
Guarneri/Silva: Suite Vila Rica
Serrano: Tramonto
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5
“Erik Satie’s Vexations
CCM kicks off this fall’s Cage Centennial Celebration with an 18-hour presentation of Erik Satie’s solo piano piece Vexations. The first “marathon” performance of this work was produced by John Cage and Lewis Lloyd at the Pocket Theatre in Manhattan in 1963.
Location: Atrium, Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6
• Chamber Music Series •
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, director

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. 7
• CCM Choral Series •
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers
Guest Choir: Anderson High School Mixed Chorus
Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Steven Berlanga and Sandra Thornton, conductors
“Fall Concert

The UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers, comprised of students from all thirteen of UC’s colleges, present Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 as well as a cappella and accompanied classical, popular and jazz works.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Faculty Artist Series •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
“John Cage: A 50 Year Retrospective”

A part of CCM’s Cage Centennial Celebration, Percussion Group Cincinnati presents works from five decades of John Cage’s percussion music on the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
• Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
Deborah Campana, Oberlin College
“A Ping Qualified by a Thud: Reflections on the Life and Work of John Cage”

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
John Cage’s HPSCHDRyoanji and The City Wears a Slouch Hat
CCM’s celebration of John Cage’s centennial continues with a performance of HPSCHD (pronounced “harpsichord”). The evening also includes Cage’s Ryoanji, with soprano Audrey Luna, and a rare recreation of Cage and Kenneth Patchen’s 1942 CBS radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat, in collaboration with CCM Drama and E-Media.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone
Donna Loewy, piano

Featuring songs of Roven, Hoekman, Le Gallienne and Busoni
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
Rescheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19

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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
• CCM Choral Series •
Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

CCM Chorale’s annual Calvary Episcopal music series performance.
Fauré: Requiem
Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave., Clifton
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
• CCM Jazz Series •
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, conductors
Mary Ellen Tanner, guest vocals
Brent Wallarab, guest composer and arranger
“Heart and Soul – The Music of Hoagy Carmichael”

Timeless classics like “The Nearness of You,” “Skylark” and “Stardust” come to life in the contemporary arrangements of guest composer Brent Wallarab. This concert will also feature a special tribute to our veterans and Glenn Miller’s Army Air Corps Band.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
• Eminent Scholar Series •
James Tocco, piano
Guest Artists the Amernet String Quartet

Schubert: Adagio and Rondo in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4
Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30
Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4
Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
** 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Mainstage Opera Series •
Street Scene
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Book by Elmer Rice
Mark Gibson, conductor
Steven Goldstein, director

Based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Street Scene is a stirring synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre. A simple story of love, greed and death portrays life in a tenement house between one evening and the next, bringing to life a wide range of multi-ethnic characters. Kurt Weill’s Tony Award-winning music is considered by many critics to be his masterpiece. Sung in English with supertitles. This production is dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Fraser (1939-2012), former J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera at CCM.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC Students, $12 student rush tickets available for Sunday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18; limit two rush tickets per student ID. Subscription packages available.

** A UC Bearcat Football home game is also scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• CCM Winds Series •
Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, conductor

Angela Holt and Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductors
“Contemporary Americans”
Higdon: wissahickon poeTrees
Stucky: Boston Fancies
Bolcombe: Orphee Serenade
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Chamber Music Series •
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, director

Music for instruments, voices and guitar
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
Brass Choir Showcase
Timothy Northcut, conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
• Faculty Artist Series •
Karen Lykes, mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Griffiths, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
Cancelled
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone
Donna Loewy, piano

Featuring songs of Roven, Hoekman, Le Gallienne and Busoni
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Concert Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, guest conductor

Featuring Berlioz’s Orchestral suite from Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 and César Franck’s Symphony in D Minor.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
• CCM Choral Series •
Chamber Choir with Early Music Faculty Members and Guest Artists
Earl Rivers, conductor
Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord
Annalisa Pappano, gamba and lirone
Michael Leopold, theorbo
“Monteverdi: Madrigals of Love and War and Music From the Selva Morale e Spirituale

CCM’s Early Music faculty and students and Guest Artists team with the CCM Chamber Choir for an evening featuring Monteverdi’s secular masterwork ­(Book 8, Madrigals of Love and War) and sacred collection (Selve Morale e Spirituale).
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Philharmonia Orchestra with Percussion Group Cincinnati
Mark Gibson, music director
Neal Gittleman, guest conductor
“American Voices XV – Celebrating John Cage at 100”

A part of CCM’s Cage Centennial Celebration, featuring Charles Ives’ Three Places in New England, John Cage’s 4’33”, Lou Harrison’s Piano Concerto (with James Tocco, soloist) and John Cage’s Renga, with Music for Three (with Percussion Group Cincinnati).
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
• Studio Drama Series •
The Laramie Project
Written by Moisés Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Richard E. Hess, director

The facts surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student whose brutal murder shocked the country in 1998, come to life on stage. Award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and members of his theater company traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct 200 interviews with the residents of the town. What resulted is a powerful dramatization of the murder, investigation and subsequent convictions—a sobering look into how hate is born and nurtured in the back streets of a friendly American town. Mature subject matter.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 26—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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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• CCM Dance Series •
Fall Dance Concert
Michael Tevlin, director

Two guest artist choreographers’ works grace our stage: Ben Needham-Wood (CCM graduate, class of 2010 and current member of Louisville Ballet Company) creates a raw and vibrant world première and Sharee Lane (former dancer with Ballet West and current Professor of Dance, University of Utah) restages “Affinity” to music by Vivaldi. In addition, from the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty (Act III), CCM Dance presents “Aurora’s Wedding” with music by Tchaikovsky, original choreography by Petipa and restaged by CCM Professors Deirdre Carberry and Michael Tevlin. It is here that the royal wedding of Prince Charming and Princess Aurora takes place, complete with a full series of celebratory divertissements performed by the inhabitants of fairyland and the royal court.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. These concerts can be included in a flex ticket package.

The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the support of The Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
• CCM Special Event Series •
The Revue Review: A Musical Redux Presentation
Roger Grodsky, musical director
During its golden years from World War I until the Great Depression, one of the most popular forms of entertainment was the “revue.” Combining music, dance and sketches with a sophisticated, satirical point of view, the revues delighted audiences with songs by the likes of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, Eubie Blacke, Noel Coward, the Gershwin brothers and Fats Waller. The Revue Review looks back at these long-forgotten shows, presented in the acclaimed minimalist style of CCM Redux.
Location: CCM Master Classroom – 3250 Mary Emery Hall
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 26—visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

CCM Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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DECEMBER

7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• CCM Jazz Series •
Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Lab Band
Featuring Musical Theatre Dancers
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, music directors and conductors
Diane Lala, choreographer
“Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington recorded The Nutcracker Suite for the Columbia label in 1960, featuring jazz interpretations of well-known melodies by Tchaikovsky. As a special Christmas treat, the Musical Theatre dancers join CCM Jazz to transform the Nutcracker Suite’s romantic orchestrations into jumpin’ jazz melodies.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

CCM Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, director
“The British Isles”

Holst: Suite No. 1 in E-flat
Arnold: English Dances, part 1
Ellerby: Symphony for Winds
Alford: The Vanished Army and Army of the Nile
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
Sonic Explorations
Mara Helmuth, director

Presenting electroacoustic and computer music by CCM faculty, guests and students.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
• CCM Chamber Music Series •
Ariel String Quartet
Winners of the Fischoff Grand Prize, the acclaimed Ariel Quartet presents an exciting performance as part of their inaugural season at CCM.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. Subscription packages available

The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 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. Wednesday, Dec. 5
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
Morning Star
Composed by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto by William M. Hoffman
Steven White, conductor
Ron Daniels, director
Carol Walker and Lydia Brown, pianists

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! Ricky Ian Gordon (composer of 2007’s The Grapes of Wrath) and William M. Hoffman (librettist of 1991’s The Ghosts of Versaille) workshop Morning Star, a story of sisterhood set against the backdrop of New York City’s tragic Triangle Shirt Factory fire of 1911. The workshop will culminate with a public performance conducted by Steven White (the Metropolitan Opera) and directed by Ron Daniels (director of the 2009 film The War Boys) on Dec. 4 and 5.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Admission is free but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 3—visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Cincinnati Opera will also host a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in Memorial Hall (1225 Elm Street). Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets available beginning Monday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5
• CCM Winds Series •
Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Thanapol Setabrahmana, assistant conductor
“Views of the Americas”

Marking the 60th anniversary of Frederick Fennell’s founding of the modern Wind Ensemble.
Gould: American Salute
Harbison: Three City Blocks
Ticheli: Blue Shades
Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
Nelson: Sonoran Desert Holiday
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• CCM Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus: Contemporary Music Ensemble
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
“Chinatown”

Derek Bermel: Dragon Blue (2012)
Hsin Lei Chen: [work TBA]
Chen Yi: Suite for HuQin
Zhou Long: With Wang Wei, Men Haoran
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Youth Ballet Company
The CCM Preparatory Youth Company, Jr. Youth and Mini Company along with the Adult Ballet Group will perform works featuring classic and original choreography by CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students. Tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the performance, or they may be purchased in advance by calling 513-556-2595.
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5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
• CCM Choral Series •
Feast of Carols
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and guests – May Festival Youth Chorus, School for Creative and Performing Arts Chorale and Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Robyn Lana, James Bagwell, David Bell and Laurie Wyant, 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. Experience the grand finale with CCM’s Concert Orchestra and combined choruses, featuring over 300 voices.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Although tickets to this special event are not included in a concert flex ticket package, tickets can still be ordered today.
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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, director
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Prep Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director

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. 12
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Angela Holt, music director and conductor

UC’s campus orchestra, comprised of non-music majors, is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Special Events Series •
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, director
“Holiday Concert”

The 350 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the tri-state area, will perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Dance Division Supporter and All-Steinway School Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM

Community Partner
ArtsWave

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor
Macy’s

Ariel Quartet Sponsors
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

Drama Studio Series Sponsor
Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS (LINKS) Sponsor
Buddy Roger’s Music

Event Sponsors
Friends of CCM
CCM Alumni Board of Governors
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts

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