Composer, conductor, author and pianist Leonard Bernstein.

Composer, conductor, author and pianist Leonard Bernstein.

CCM’s Department of Wind Studies turns its spotlight on the American composer this fall. From Sept. 21 through Dec. 3, CCM’s Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Players present a variety of exciting concerts, including several free performances.

Under the direction of Professor Glenn D. Price, the CCM Wind Orchestra opens its season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, with a celebration of American icon Leonard Bernstein, featuring music from West Side StoryCandide and more.

“It’s hard to believe that it was almost exactly 24 years ago that he passed away,” Price observes. “I was studying at Tanglewood at the time, in no small part because he was going to be there. He conducted what turned out to be his final two concerts for us, in the Shed with the Tanglewood Orchestra, and two days later with the BSO.”

Price honors this American legend with a program of some of Bernstein’s most popular compositions, including Slava, “Suite” from Candide, “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, ”A Simple Song” from Mass and “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story.

“I am using this opportunity to enlighten our students who were born into a post-Bernstein world about the richness that he provided to many of us. Visiting his music in depth is a great luxury, and one that I hope is meaningful for them,” explains Price.

Following this touching tribute, Price constructs his very own “American Symphony” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Corbett Auditorium, taking pieces from four symphonies by four American composers – Vittorio Giannini, John Barnes Chance, Ingolf Dahl and James Barnes – and creating a new musical mosaic from their works.

The Winds Orchestra Series closes with “War and Peace,” a bombastic evening of Barber’s Commando March, Rautaavara’s A Soldier’s Mass, Gilmore’s Five Folksongs for Soprano, Husa’s Music for Prague 1968 and Reed’s Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Corbett Auditorium.

CCM’s Wind Ensemble and Chamber Players offer even more opportunities to experience the music of American composers Steve Reich, Eric Whitacre, Michael Kevin Daugherty and more this fall in a series of free concerts. See below for detailed program information.

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 prices 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

Single tickets and flex ticket packages are on sale now. 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 detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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FALL 2014 WIND SERIES

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

The CCM Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of American icon Leonard Bernstein with a program featuring Slava, “Suite” from Candide, “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, “A Simple Song” from Mass and “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
 $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor

MASLANKA: Traveler
ROGERS: Three Japanese Dances
WAGNER: Under the Double Eagle March
DEBUSSY: Three Preludes
NIXON: Fiesta Del Pacifico
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

DEBUSSY, arr. SCHOENBERG: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BEETHOVEN: Octet
VON WEBER: Concertino in C for Oboe and Winds
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
AN AMERICAN SALUTE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor

GOULD: An American Salute
MAHR: The Soaring Hawk
GOULD: Santa Fe Saga
PERSICHETTI: Symphony for Band
GILLINGHAM: Aerodynamics
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
THE AMERICAN SYMPHONY
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

NELSON: Resonances I
WHITACRE: October
ARUTIUNIAN: Trumpet Concerto
Featuring: CCM Faculty Artist Alan Siebert, trumpet
“The American Symphony”
(from four Symphonies by American composers):
I. GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3
II. CHANCE: “Elevato” from Symphony No. 2
III. DAHL: “Pastorale Nocturne” from Sinfonietta
IV. BARNES: “Allegro Giocoso” from Symphony No. 3
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

REICH: Double Sextet
ROREM: 11 Studies for 11 Players
DAUGHERTY: Dead Elvis
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
RADIANT JOY WITH A TOUCH OF JAZZ!
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor

ZDECHLIK: Chorale and Shaker Dance
BRYANT: Radiant Joy
TICHELI: Blue Shades
BENSON: Solitary Dancer
WHITACRE: Noisy Wheels of Joy
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

BARBER: Commando March
RAUTAAVARA: A Soldier’s Mass
GILMORE: Five Folksongs for Soprano
HUSA: Music for Prague 1968
REED: Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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