CCM continues its sesquicentennial Winds Series with a special guest appearance by Jordan Dodson (BM Guitar, 2009), who will appear alongside the CCM Chamber Players in a performance of Stephen Goss’ A Concerto of Colours, which debuted earlier this year. The free concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

This new work for guitar and wind ensemble was co-commissioned by CCM and eleven other schools, which are Arizona State University, Columbus State University, Illinois State University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Miami (Florida), University of Missouri at Kansas City, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington at Seattle. The idea for commissioning the work came from Andrew Zohn and Jamie Nix at Columbus State University, whose school premiered the work in September.

Goss chose the colors for his Concerto of Colours after being inspired by the vivid landscapes and cultures of the American Southwest. The movements are short, dramatically contrasting, and, of course, are each named for a color: “Albuquerque Turquoise,” “Still Black,” “Green Movement,” “Nocturne in Blue and Gold” and “Red Rocks.”

This free performance will also include Arthur Bird’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro and Steven Stucky’s Partita-Pastorale after J.S. Bach.

About Jordan Dodson
Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. In 2013, he was the winner of Astral’s National Auditions, as well as a Young Artist-in-Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He has performed at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Museo Nacional de Colombia, as well as with the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Festival Daniou in France. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles, including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel and Ensemble sans maître. He recently collaborated with such acclaimed artists as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.

About Stephen Goss
Welsh composer and guitarist Stephen Goss has won the praise of many artists, most notably John Williams, and his catalog is already substantial. Goss studied guitar at the Royal Academy of Music and won its Julian Bream Prize in 1986, and he has collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Orpheus Sinfonia, Peter Maxwell Davies, Toru Takemitsu, the Tetra Guitar Quartet, Paco Peña, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and the English Sinfonia, among others. His Albéniz “Concerto” for guitar and orchestra was released on EMI Classics in 2010.

Performance Time
4 p.m. Sunday, March 4

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati

Free; no ticket reservations required.

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 campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit 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 Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

Photo: Vanessa Briceño Photography

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