CCM’s Department of Wind Studies kicks off a wide-ranging series of fall performances this week with a pair of concerts on Sept. 17 and 18. These eclectic concert programs feature works by Alfred Reed, Henry Fillmore and several other notable American composers, including rock iconoclast Frank Zappa.

CCM's Fall 2015 Winds Series.Glenn D. Price, the director of CCM’s Wind Studies program, explains, “People like me grew up with Frank Zappa as a rock icon, producing more records per year then almost any major rock artist. But this was just one side of the man’s talent. Zappa attracted the attention of classical and avant-garde artists who came to appreciate the complexity and thoughtfulness of his music.”

Zappa’s Dog Breath Variations will be featured alongside works by John Adams, John Philip Sousa and Ron Nelson on Friday, Sept. 18, in a CCM Wind Orchestra concert entitled “From Adams to Zappa – American Pioneers,” which Price says is a nod to the “fertile American imagination.”

Later in the season, the CCM Wind Ensemble brings its artistry to the community as it travels to the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church for free a performance celebrating the “king of instruments” – the pipe organ – featuring guest artist Brenda Portman and faculty artist Michael Unger on Sunday, Oct. 11. Under the direction of conductor Angela Holt, the Wind Ensemble will perform an encore presentation of this program in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The Department of Wind Studies offers numerous opportunities to experience everything from the classics to the modern and daring with selections by Bach, Schubert, Strauss, Mozart, John Adams, John Philip Sousa and much more. See below for detailed program information.

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CCM’S FALL 2015 WIND SERIES

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
A CONCERT KICKOFF
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor
Join us in kicking off the concert season as we perform significant works written for the wind band.  It will be a night to celebrate together with great music by composers Alfred Reed, David Gillingham and others.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18
CD RELEASE EVENT: FROM ADAMS TO ZAPPA—AMERICAN PIONEERS

CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Come help us celebrate the release of the Wind Orchestra’s new album Latin Landscapes with a concert of American works ranging from march classics to far-out contemporary works!
ADAMS: Lollapalooza
NELSON: Sonoran Desert Holiday
AMERICAN TRIO MARCH:
     FILLMORE: Americans We
     SOUSA: Black Horse Troop
     KING: Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite
ZAPPA: Dog Breath Variations
O. REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
MOZART: Serenade in E-flat
SCHUBERT: Nachtgesang im Walde
HAHN: Le bal de Béatrice d’Este
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13
AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor
Featuring guest artist Brenda Portman and faculty artist Michael Unger, organ
Enter the courts of musical majesty for an evening of special magnificence. Witness the splendor of guest organists Brenda Portman (resident organist at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church) and CCM Assistant Professor of Keyboard Michael Unger. We are pulling out all of the stops for this!
REED: Alleluja! Laudamus Te
LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
TICHELI: Angels in the Architecture
BARBER: Toccata Festiva
Location: Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. on Oct. 11; CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on Oct. 13
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14
POSTCARDS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Timothy Anderson, trombone
Featuring CCM DMA candidate Andrew Nelson, trombone
TICHELI: Postcard
BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
DE MEIJ: T-Bone Concerto
GRAINGER: Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon
ITO: Sinfonia Singaporiana
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony
LIGETI: Sechs Bagatellen
POULENC: Suite Française
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8
PRISM XIX
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles
Special Guests
Glenn D. Price, music director
Angela Holt, conductor

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, the PRISM concert is perfect entertainment for the entire family!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
MILHAUD: La Creation du Monde
IVES: Calcium Night Light
IVES: Scherzo – Over the Pavements
LINDROTH: Starshake
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1
FROM LANDS NEAR AND FAR…
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor
Pack a bag and travel across the seas to distant lands of musical wonder. Explore the sights and sounds of the CCM Wind Ensemble as they take you on a journey throughout the world and beyond the stars. This will be an adventure you will not want to miss!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2
A CHILD’S GARDEN OF DREAMS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
GRAINGER: Children’s March
PRICE: Voices of Spring
TOCH: Spiel
MASLANKA: A Child’s Garden of Dreams
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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Purchasing Tickets
Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office!

Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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 more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the 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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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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.

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