Start Your New Year at CCM: Spring 2019 Calendar of Events Available Online

This spring’s lineup includes theatre and dance productions, orchestral, choral, piano, jazz and winds performances and much more! CCM’s performance series runs Jan. 14 through May 12, 2019.

Start your new year at CCM, which presents a range of free and ticketed events in spring 2019 that span the spectrum of the performing and media arts.

Spring brings the excitement of next steps and the promise of the future, as CCM students begin the next phases of their careers. Under the guidance of CCM’s internationally renowned educators, students have spent countless hours honing their skills.

Click the graphic to view CCM's Spring 2019 Calendar of Major Events.

Click the graphic to view CCM’s Spring 2019 Calendar of Major Events.

You can see and hear the culmination of their work, be it during CCM’s BAMM showcase of lighting design, sound design and technical production (January 18); our A View from the Edge concerts featuring music by student composers (February 12 and April 2); our annual Senior Showcases highlighting the excellence of our musical theatre (March 14, 15 and 16) and acting majors (March 29); our Wind Symphony’s world premiere of a work by the winner of CCM’s composition contest (March 29); our Piano-Pow-Looza concert of student performers (April 7); the Theatre Design and Production Student Portfolio Showcase (April 13) or any of the other wonderful events listed in our Spring 2019 Calendar of Major Events!

This spring our Mainstage Series also brings The Hunchback of Notre Dame (March 7-10) and Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (April 12-14) to Corbett Auditorium, while the inspiring drama Our Country’s Good (Feb. 13-17) and the fairytale ballet Cinderella (April 26-28) come to Patricia Corbett Theater.

Learn more about CCM’s spring schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Spring Calendar of Major Events by visiting issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmspring2019calendarbooklet.

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. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

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
Unless indicated otherwise in the event listings below, 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 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’s Spring 2019 Major Events

January

8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin
Anna Reider, violin
KayCee Galano, violin and viola
Boyun Li, viola
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Featuring Mozart’s String Quintet in C Major, Spohr’s Duo for Two Violins and more.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
Featuring works by Chopin and Brahms.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
• Guest Artist Series •
Emily Levin, harp
Colin Davin, guitar
Emily Levin of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra joins Colin Davin in a concert of works by Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel, Dylan Mattingly and Will Stackpole.
Location: Watson Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
Giora Schmidt, violin
Elena Kholodova, piano
Featuring works by Britten, Ravel, Fuchs and Fauré.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18
BAMM-19
CCM Moving Light Programming II Course Project
Mark C. Williams, instructor and coordinator
Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s talented stage lighting, technical production and sound students as they come together to present performance art of robotic lighting and technical systems integration in this biennial event!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE, but seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE PAT AND JULIE SHOW: THE COCKTAIL HOUR
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano
Pat and Julie always supply their audience with something wild and crazy! Featuring songs from the stages of Broadway and cabaret tunes, plus music from new composers. Party favors will also be provided, so don’t miss it!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin

Featuring sonatas by Prokofiev and Brahms.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
Yehuda Hanani, cello
Rachel Calin, double bass
DEBUSSY: Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
J.S. BACH: Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
RACHMANINOFF: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
ROSSINI: Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D Major
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28
• Faculty Artist Series •
IMPROVISATION ACROSS GENRES
James Bunte, saxophone
Michael Unger, harpsichord
Kim Pensyl, piano
Aaron Jacobs, bass
Rick VanMatre, saxophone
Featuring a newly commissioned piece for mixed media from CCM Commercial Music Production students. Additional works to be announced.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, ZEMLINSKY AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with a program featuring:
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Op. 15
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
NOTE: Rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ran Dank, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
NOTE: Rescheduled to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Craig Bailey, saxophone
Playing music from the heart, Craig Bailey presents a recital of soul, ballads, be-bop and a taste of pop music.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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February

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
• Guest Artist Series •
Martha Guth, soprano 
Graham Johnson, piano
Featuring music of Schubert, Fauré and Britten. Join us the following day at 2 p.m. in Mary Emery Hall 3250 for a master class with Graham Johnson featuring CCM voice and piano students.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
• Orchestra Series •
WEBER, BLACHER AND TCHAIKOVSKY
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor
WEBER: Overture to Euryanthe
BLACHER: Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 73, “Pathétique”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, music coordinator
An annual favorite! CCM’s Streel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
• Jazz Series •
GIVE IT ONE: THE BEST OF MAYNARD FERGUSON
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Patrick, trumpet

Nashville studio legend and trumpet virtuoso Steve Patrick joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra in this high-voltage concert of some of the most exciting music in big band history.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5
• Winds Series •
ECHOES
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor

Music inspired by biblical drama, folk songs, festivals, other cultures and nature serves as the setting for this program featuring the many talented musicians of the CCM Wind Ensemble.
BERNSTEIN: “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Folk Song Suite
SCHUMAN: George Washington Bridge
HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 4, Op. 165
NELSON: Aspen Jubilee
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6
• Winds Series •
RISING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
An evening of inspiring works, including a new composition by alumna Jennifer Jolley, Gustav Holst’s timeless classic Hammersmith, and Ida Gotkovsky’s brilliantly virtuosic Poeme du feu.
HOLST: Hammersmith
JOLLEY: The Eyes of the World Are Upon You
BROWNE: Barnstorming Season
J.S. BACH: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
WILLIAMS: Jedi Steps and Finale from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
THE (NEO) BAROQUE KEYBOARD
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Michael Unger, harpsichord
The CCM Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Players and Café MoMus) performs an evening of works featuring the harpsichord and piano, highlighted by Richard Strauss’ Der Büger als Edelmann (Le bourgeois gentilhomme) Suite.
POULENC: Suite Française
J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
STRAUSS: Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite, Op. 60
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7
• Jazz Series •
NOTHING BUT THE BLUES
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
This performance explores the evolution of blues, from swing to the present day.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10
• CCM Opera d’arte – Undergraduate Opera Series •
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Music and libretto by Johann Strauss
Kenneth Shaw, director
Amy Johnson, co-producer
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Matthew Worth, assistant director
Updated to free and frivolous 1920s Vienna, this perennially popular operetta returns to CCM with its captivating melodies and a few wry surprises!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Jiannan Cheng, interim music director and conductor

NICOLAI: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
MOZART: Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 467/K. 503
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small, consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
LOVE: PICTURES AND PUZZLEMENTS
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Michael Unger, harpsichord, organ and fortepiano
Featuring works for voice and keyboard by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, François Couperin, Mozart, Barbara Strozzi and more.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Caffè Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Mainstage Acting Series •
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Susan Felder, director
Set in Botany Bay in 1789, Our Country’s Good is a darkly comedic tale based on the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance. A marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with convicts who populate an Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. Our Country’s Good is an inspiring tribute to the transforming power of drama. For mature audiences.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online. Prices start at $28; discounts available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
• Guest Artist Series •
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
Featuring works by Grieg, Piana, Liszt and Poulenc. Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Choral Series •
ORFF AND STRAVINSKY AND DOVE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Youth Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Featuring faculty artists Dror Biran and James Tocco, piano, with student vocal soloists, pianists and percussionists
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott and Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger conductors

An afternoon of spirited and romantic cantatas by master composers. Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina, a cantata of poems by the Roman poet Catullus (87-54 B.C.), sketches the story of the poet’s passion for the promiscuous Clodia (Lesbia). The program features two masterworks: Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year (2000) and Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces (The Wedding; Russian: Svadebka) (1923). The 20-minute The Passing of the Year features double chorus and piano in settings of poetry by Blake, Dickinson, Peele, Nashe and Tennyson performed by the CCM Chorale. The 24-minute Les Noces captures the essence of a Russian peasant wedding and post-wedding party with four pianos, six percussionists playing 17 instruments, vocal soloists and chorus. Performers include faculty pianists Dror Biran and James Tocco, along with student pianists Seunghun Jeong and Curtis Pavey; student percussionists Brandon Dodge, Joel Garza, Evan Grover, Mason Harwell, Ryan Thomas and Xinyi Zheng; student voice majors Anne Barr, soprano, Mia Athey, mezzo soprano, Salvatore Atti, tenor and Daren Small, bass-baritone; and the CCM Chamber Choir. Cincinnati Youth Choir and the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses offer a variety of choral miniatures highlighting American composers Libby Larsen, Jake Runestad and Timothy Takach.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Kyung Sun Lee, violin
Featuring the complete violin sonatas of Brahms.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19
• Faculty Artist Series •
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Michael Hall, viola
Location: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250
Admission: Free
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
• Studio Opera Series •
DINNER AT EIGHT
Music by William Bolcom
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Daniel Mallampalli, conductor
Audrey Chait, director

Dinner at Eight is a comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. It is a Depression-era comedy of manners in which the wife of a once-affluent shipping magnate plans a society dinner for an assortment of wealthy or well-born acquaintances. Eventually, the guests’ tangled and intimate connections to one another are revealed. The original play opened in 1932 on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, and inspired a star-studded film adaptation the following year.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. 

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
Scott Belck, music director

CCM’s annual Essentially Ellington Festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center, returns in full swing! The daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles, and the gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra with a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Gi Yeon Koh, violin and viola
Jiwon Han, piano
STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
RESPIGHI: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B Minor
PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
GRIEG: Sonata for Viola and Piano in A Minor
Location: Memorial Hall OTR, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE
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CANCELED
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26

• Faculty Artist Series •
COMMERCIAL MUSIC PRODUCTION FACULTY RECITAL
Please join the CMP faculty for an evening of original music and arrangements, featuring Tom Haines, Dan Karlsberg, Ric Hordinski, Brad Myers, Nick Fryer, Ellen Graham and special guests.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
AN ENTERTAINMENT
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Players and Café MoMus) performs theatrical chamber music from a wide variety of inspirations.
STRAVINSKY: Octet for Wind Instruments
WALTON: Façade, An Entertainment
STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du Soldat
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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March

8 p.m. Friday, March 1
• Orchestra Series •
¡VIVA ESPAÑA!
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor
CHABRIER: España
LALO: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
FALLA: El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, March 2
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto with soloist Skye Park and Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
• Winds Series •
THE WINDS OF NAGUAL
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring emeritus faculty artist Rick VanMatre, saxophone
The CCM Wind Symphony performs an evening of music from a broad spectrum of styles and inspirations, featuring the epic Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass and faculty artist Kim Pensyl’s Saxophone Concerto.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toccata Marziale
RODRIGO: Adagio para instrumentos de viento
PENSYL: Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (“Moving Formations”)
COLGRASS: The Winds of Nagual
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 3
• Winds Series •
SERENADES
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Consisting of beautiful serenades for wind instruments and highlighted by Beethoven’s classic Octet, this concert will thrill and delight.
HARTMANN: Serenade, Op. 43
WOOLFENDEN: Serenade for Sophia
BEETHOVEN: Octet, Op. 103
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 3
• Guest Artist Series •
Andrew Henderson, organ
CCM welcomes Andrew Henderson, Chair of the Organ Department at the Manhattan School of Music, for a special guest artist performance presented in collaboration with the Covenant-First Presbyterian Church Organ Festival. Henderson will also host a master class from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 4 at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church.
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
• Winds Series •
FACT OR FICTION?
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor

This repertoire reflects historical figures and locations as well as fictional stories inspired by musical theatre, ballet, Javanese gamelan and ancient mythology.
WAGNER: Huldigungsmarsch
DEBUSSY: La Cathédrale engloutie
SPARKE: Dance Movements
HAHN: Le bal de Béatrice d’Este
NIXON: Fiesta del Pacifico
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
8 p.m. Friday, March 8
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE
Judith Mikita, director
Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
8 p.m. Friday, March 8
2 p.m. Saturday, March 9
8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
2 p.m. Sunday, March 10
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical director
Katie Johannigman, choreographer
Based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel with songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as bells sound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools, but he is held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. He escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though — the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. In 1999, the musical premiered as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame in Berlin. Parental discretion is advised. Victor Hugo’s novel contains mature themes and situations, which may be distressing for young viewers.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online. Prices start at $32; discounts available for UC and non-UC students. 

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Friday, March 8
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Jiannan Cheng, interim music director
Ken Lam, guest conductor from Charleston Symphony Orchestra
SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride
DVORÁK: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Fanting Chen, Erica Nam and Christina Nam, soloists
Showcasing Starling violin students from the college and pre-college programs performing concertos for violin and orchestra.
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 10
• Choral Series •
SIMPLY SCHUBERT
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Selections by the CCM Chorale will include choral pieces, quartets and solo songs by Franz Schubert.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. Thursday, March 14
7 p.m. Friday, March 15
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2019
A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers
TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” is a festival of new works created by the students in CCM Acting. Six teams of actors craft and perform five original 30-minute shows. Performed simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village, TRANSMIGRATION will allow the audience to sample four different new works of their choosing in one spectacular evening. “Thanks to the [Acting] program at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, theatre fans were offered a jolt of onstage vitality,” observed CityBeat’s Rick Pender.
Location:
CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
• Choral Series •
OLD AND NEW
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present the music of Arneson, Copland, Ramsey, Schubert, Szymko and Tormis.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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NEW TIME 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2019 in Musical Theatre
See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 27th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2019 prior to its New York City debut.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 14
• Jazz Series •
GREAT BIG BANDS: PAST AND PRESENT
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the tunes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Maria Schneider, Gerald Wilson, Duke Pearson and more!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 14
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
PIERROT, PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Players and Café MoMus) performs famous works of iconic composers of the 20th century.
SIBELIUS: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
SCHOENBERG: Pierrot lunaire
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, March 15
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A CCMpower Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2019 in Musical Theatre
CCMpower
invites you to see our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 27th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2019 prior to their New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at the showcase.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 16
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and new students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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NEW TIME 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

Building tomorrow’s leaders, one voice at time, the Cincinnati Youth Choir sings of growth, encouragement and unity through new commissions and music from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Yura Lee, viola
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 28
• Winds Series •
DARE TO DREAM AND DANCE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor

An evening of fantastical dance music from various time periods and locations including the United States, France and England.
DUKAS: Fanfare pour préceder La Péri
BALMAGES: Fanfare Canzonique
WOOLFENDEN: Suite Française
GRAHAM: Harrison’s Dream
BRITTEN: Courtly Dances from Gloriana
BENNETT: Suite of Old American Dances
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 29
CCM ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2019 in its exciting industry showcase prior to its professional debut in New York and Los Angeles. The evening performance will be followed by the 16th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence by students in the Acting Department, as well as a reception in the Baur Room.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 29
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS AND DIVERSIONS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and CCM faculty artists Timothy Anderson, trombone, and Demarre McGill, flute

The CCM Wind Symphony performs a concert featuring Gustav Holst’s classic Hammersmith alongside thrilling newer works by Adam Gorb and Joel Pucket, featuring a world premiere by CCM composition contest winner Julien Monick.
MONICK: Mosaics of Painted Glass
PUCKETT: The Shadow of Sirius
GORB: Downtown Diversions for Trombone and Wind Symphony
HOLST: Hammersmith
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FRAUGHT ADJACENCIES: THE POLITICS OF GERMAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago

Electronic music has been understood as continuing the aesthetic progress of Western art music — and yet, electronic studios are heterogeneous, blending technologies and personnel from science, military engineering, radio and “low art.” In this talk, three vignettes illuminate the network that embeds German electronic music from the 1920s through the 1960s.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, March 30
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
BACK TO BAROQUE
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir

Earl Rivers, conductor
The combined CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir present Handel’s Zadok the Priest, composed in 1727 for the coronation of King George II, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, composed in 1723 for Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig. The Philharmonia performs J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Handel’s Water Music in F Major.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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April

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, director
Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 4
8 p.m. Friday, April 5
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
YEAST NATION
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Henry Lewers, musical director
In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever. An area premiere from the creators of Urinetown and The Sting.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 7
• Piano Series •
PIANO-POW-LOOZA: DELIGHTFUL MINIATURES
Tickle your fancy with a variety of selections that showcase CCM’s award-winning piano students at one, two and three pianos. There’s something for everyone at this annual fan-favorite concert!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, music director
Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
• Winds Series •
CHARACTERISTIC WORKS FOR WINDS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Join us for a thrilling concert of rarely-performed music for winds.
BEETHOVEN: Rondino
PÄRT: Fratres
SPOHR: Notturno, Op. 34
FRANÇAIX: Neuf pièces caractéristiques
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 11
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Jiannen Cheng, interim music director and conductor
BARBER: Overture to “The School for Scandal”
GARRETT GEORGE: Premiere (winner of the 2018 CCM Composition Competition)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 12
8 p.m. Saturday, April 13
2 p.m. Sunday, April 14
• Mainstage Opera Series •
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
(THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà

Jiannan Cheng, conductor
Robin Guarino, director
Mozart’s last opera seria displays some of his most memorable and marvelous arias! The story centers on Roman emperor Titus (Tito) who must choose a wife, but is unable to find a suitable match. In his search for an empress, Tito narrowly avoids an assassination plot instigated by his protégé Sesto and the former emperor’s daughter, Vitellia, who wants the throne for herself. Caught between his duty and his heart, the emperor must choose whether to rule with mercy or with an iron fist.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online. Prices start at $32; discounts available for UC and non-UC students.

 Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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11 a.m. Saturday, April 13
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENT PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE
Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior and graduate Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) students as they highlight their portfolios, website and designs in this annual event! A gala event will follow the showcase from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, April 13
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
KayCee Galano, Lilyanne Thoroughman, Christy Kim, Ryan Cheng, and more, soloists
Showcasing Starling violin students from the college and pre-college programs performing concertos for violin and orchestra.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 13
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
The CCM Percussion Ensemble performs chamber works for percussion from Cage and Hovhaness, through DeSantis, Udow and Andriessen, to King Crimson.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 14
• Orchestra and Jazz Series •
FANTASIA BRASILEIRA
CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Orchestra
Featuring guest artist Jovino Santos Neto, piano
Scott Belck and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors
The seductive soundscape of enchanted Brazil comes to life in this evening of cool Brazilian music for orchestra and jazz ensemble. Featuring three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist and composer.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 14
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, director
An evening of music for guitar with cello, flute and voice, and other combinations.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
MODERN CHAMBER SYMPHONIES
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
HAGEN: Chamber Symphony (2003)
ZWILICH: Chamber Symphony (1979)
ADAMS: Son of a Chamber Symphony (2007)
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 19
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 20
• Jazz Series •
CCM Student Jazz Combos and Faculty Artists
Tia Fuller, guest artist
Scott Belck, music director

A well-respected bandleader and educator, Tia Fuller is a professor at the Berklee College of Music and a nationally-touring artist. She was the featured saxophone soloist in Beyoncé’s band from 2006-10, and recently released Diamond Cut, a new album that features collaborations with Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
• Choral Series •
CHORAL CLASSICS
CCM Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Choir and strings present 20th and 21st century choral classics — John Corigliano’s Fern Hill and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ In Paradisum — contrasted with one-on-a-part chamber ensembles performing J.S. Bach’s motet Der Geist hilft BWV 226, Monteverdi’s madrigal Altri Canti di Marte / Due belli occhi and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
• Winds Series •
OUR STORY
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM student trumpet and violin soloists

Every piece of music has a story of its own. This program conveys various stories, folklore and cultures, drawing inspiration from Chinese traditions, Scottish dances and 20th century composition techniques.
FILLMORE: Americans We
STEPHENSON: The Storyteller
HEBEL: Tides Within
CHEN YI: Dragon Rhyme
ARNOLD: Four Scottish Dances
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 25
8 p.m. Friday, April 26
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Studio Acting Series •
ASSOCIATION OF CONTROLLED DREAMERS
Written by MJ Kaufman
Brant Russell, director
A young, charismatic senator pursues policies that could have long-lasting repercussions for public education. A group of college students tries every technique available to them to change his mind, from occupying his lawn to collective lucid dreaming. What is the nature of activism? How do we hold legislators accountable? And what is the young senator’s mysterious twin up to?
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Friday, April 26
2 p.m. Saturday, April 27
8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
2 p.m. Sunday, April 28
• Mainstage Dance Series •
CINDERELLA
Karen Russo Burke, guest choreographer
Michael Tevlin, ensemble director
Celebrate spring’s arrival with a fully staged fairytale ballet choreographed by guest artist Karen Russo Burke, Artistic Director of the Dayton Ballet. A poor girl wishes to escape the authoritarian rule of her evil stepmother and stepsisters, so her fairy godmother gives her a ticket to the ball! The girl meets Prince Charming and they fall in love, but she vanishes when the clock strikes midnight. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s memorable score, Cinderella is known for its jubilant melodies, lush scenery and graceful retelling of the timeless romance by Charles Perrault.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online. Prices start at $28; discounts available for UC and non-UC students.

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Friday, April 26
• Orchestra Series •
STRAUSS, BARTÓK AND BEETHOVEN
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director
Neil Varon, guest conductor from Eastman School of Music
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op. 28
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and featuring violin soloist Christina Nam in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major and Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Winds Series •
LONTANO
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Houghton, percussion

Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone
Join the CCM Wind Symphony for its 2018-19 season finale, featuring internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist Steve Houghton in a concerto by CCM faculty artist Steve Allee, and faculty artist James Bunte performing John Mackey’s dazzling Concerto for Soprano Saxophone. Highlights include a work by faculty composer Miguel Roig-Francolí, and Michael Martin’s stunning new Symphony.
ROIG-FRANCOLÍ: A Tale of Madness (Folía)
MACKEY: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
ALLEE: Passages
MARTIN: “Lontano” Symphony for Wind Ensemble
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 28
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS FOR WINDS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The final concert of CCM Wind Studies 2018-19 season showcases classics from well-known European composers.
DONIZETTI: Sinfonia for Winds
UHL: Drei Tanzstücke
PASCAL: Octuor
GÁL: Divertimento
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 28
• Jazz Series •
THE VOCAL STYLING OF CARLA COOK
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Carla Cook joins the CCM Jazz Lab Band for an evening of classic jazz favorites honoring the legacy of Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and other great jazz vocalists.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Monday, April 29
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa, Christopher Nichter and Rick Canter, conductors

The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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May

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Stull, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, May 2
• Winds Series •
UC Bearcat Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director
Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
A MELODIOUS JOURNEY
Cincinnati Youth Choir

Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir, including CCM resident choirs and community choirs continue to sing for the future featuring songs of life, love and laughter.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Thursday, May 9
7 p.m. Friday, May 10
3 p.m. Saturday, May 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
GODSPELL JR.
Becca Kloha Strand, Rebecca N. Childs and Karie-Lee Sutherland, co-directors
CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 with a special interest in musical theatre. Join the students for their spring performance as they showcase what they’ve learned this year!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Purchase tickets online; $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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3 p.m. Sunday, May 12
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

The area’s finest young string musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for string orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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Sponsors and Partners

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors
  

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors

The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors 

Teri Jory & Seth Geiger
Dance Production Sponsor 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors 

Trish & Rick Bryan
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
Dianne & David Rosenberg

Event Sponsors 

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor 

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d’arte Sponsor


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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CCM Welcomes Kathleen Kelly as New Associate Professor of Opera Coaching

CCM Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the addition of Kathleen Kelly as the college’s new Associate Professor of Opera Coaching. An accomplished opera coach, conductor, pianist and teacher, Kelly’s appointment begins on Aug. 15, 2018.

Kelly currently serves as an associate professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She joined the faculty in 2015 as the school’s first coach/conductor of opera. While there, she conducted performances of Giulio Cesare, Così fan tutte, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dinner at Eight, the difficulty of crossing a field and L’heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi, which won the American Prize in Opera Performance. She also led workshops for The Dream of the Red Chamber, Kept and Black Clown and oversaw the musical preparation for the university-wide performances of the new critical edition of Porgy and Bess.

Kelly was the first woman and first American named as director of musical studies at Vienna State Opera, where she oversaw the daily musical life of more than 50 ensemble singers in more than 50 operas from 2010 to 2013. She also curated a recital series in the opera house’s famous Mahlersaal and served as the series’ principal pianist. She was the recitative accompanist for new productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, and assisted Maestro Franz Welser-Möst on new productions of Kát’a Kabanová and Z mrtvého domu.

Before moving overseas, Kelly served as the music director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio as well as the company’s head of music staff from 2006 to 2010. Highlights of these years include conducting her own chamber music arrangement of Hansel und Gretel in a remarkable production by Basil Twist, serving as pianist for the Eleanor McCollum competition and curating the HGOS recital series at Rienzi.

From 1997 to 2006, Kelly served as an assistant to the music director at the Metropolitan Opera, specializing in the works of Wagner, Strauss and Berg. During that time, because of her success as a prompter and musical assistant, she was the focus of a Wall Street Journal article and a Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast feature. From 2005 to 2008 Kelly was also the music director of the Berkshire Opera, conducting two productions each summer and overseeing the young artist program.

As a conductor, Kelly has led the 2018 Schwabacher Concerts at the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Francesca Zambello’s critically acclaimed Ariadne auf Naxos at the Glimmerglass Festival (nominated for an International Opera Award), The Marriage of Figaro at Wolf Trap, the premiere of Emmerich Kálmán’s Arizona Lady at Arizona Opera, Carmen and Madama Butterfly at Opera Columbus, Hansel und Gretel at El Paso Opera and the Alexandria Symphony in Virginia. She also conducted the West Coast premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt, starring Frederica von Stade.

Kelly earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University and received a Fulbright Scholarship in Music to study at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany.

She has performed internationally as a recital pianist, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Vienna’s Musikverein and Tucson’s Desert Song Festival. Her recital partners have included Jamie Barton, Thomas Hampson, Renee Fleming, Christine Goerke, Albina Shagimuratova, Valentina Nafornita, Patrick Carfizzi, Michael Kelly, Jill Grove and Troy Cook.

Kelly has taught master classes in the United States and internationally, including at Interlochen Academy, CCM, Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, Western Ontario University, Peabody Conservatory and Moscow Conservatory, among others. She is also a regular guest coach for Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz program, and works regularly with young artist programs nationally, notably at the Los Angeles Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Seattle Opera and in the CoOperative Training Program at Westminster Choir College.

Additionally, Kelly is gaining recognition as a writer of articles, translations and original texts. She has written lead program articles for Wolf Trap, Houston Grand Opera and Arizona Opera. For the Arizona Lady performances, she created a new trilingual adaptation of the libretto. She also wrote the text Texanische Liebeslieder, a song cycle by David Hanlon, which premiered in 2015.

Most recently, Kelly wrote a new English translation Hansel und Gretel for Tri-Cities Opera. She was also commissioned by Wolf Trap Opera to write the libretto for Listen Wilhelmina!, a children’s opera that premiered in May 2017.

Interim dean mcclung thanks the search committee, co-chaired by Alan Yaffe and Robin Guarino, and committee members Amy Johnson, Marie-France Lefebvre and Michelle Conda for their work on finding CCM’s new associate professor of opera coaching. He adds,

“Professor Kelly brings a wealth of experience and artistry both nationally at the Metropolitan Opera and internationally at the Vienna State Opera to CCM’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned opera program.”

Please join us in welcoming Kathleen Kelly to the CCM family!

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In Memoriam: Emeritus Faculty Member Richard Morris

We are saddened to share news of the passing of CCM Professor Emeritus Richard Morris, a piano faculty member from 1976 to 2004 and former chair of the Piano Department. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and two adult children Kevin and Kerry.

Professor Morris accepts a plaque signifying him as an "honorary alumnus of CCM" thanks to his work as faculty coordinator of the CCM Alumni Association.

Professor Morris accepts a plaque signifying him as an “honorary alumnus of CCM” thanks to his work as faculty coordinator of the CCM Alumni Association.

Morris earned his BM and MM from Indiana University and was a soloist with the university’s Philharmonic for three consecutive years. He studied with Walter Robert, Bruno Eisner and Sidney Foster.

Before coming to CCM in 1976, Morris taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 16 years, where he also served as head of the piano faculty. He was also a past president of the Music Teachers National Association. His former students hold faculty positions throughout the United States and Europe.

A featured clinician, adjudicator and master teacher, Morris performed extensively both as a chamber musician and with orchestras, acquiring a repertoire of 30 different concerti spanning from Bach to Norman Dello Joio.  As a genre recitalist, he performed the 24 Chopin Études and the 24 Debussy Préludes numerous times and was often asked to give workshops on either set.

Professor Morris was a beloved member of the CCM family for nearly three decades. In 1979, he was honored by the CCM Alumni Association for his instrumental work in regrouping that organization. To celebrate his life and legacy, the CCM Piano Department has planned a memorial concert and reception on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Professor Morris’ family and friends during this time.

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CCM Welcomes Susan Felder to Drama/Acting Faculty

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Susan Felder will join CCM faculty as an assistant professor on August 15, 2016.

CCM Dean Peter Landgren is proud to announce a new addition to the Drama/Acting program’s faculty, Susan Felder.

As full-time assistant professor of acting and movement, Felder’s appointment at CCM will begin on August 15, 2016. With 12 years of university-level teaching experience, Felder is a professional actor and director, produced playwright and a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.

She holds a BA in theatre arts from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in acting from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. For the past two years, Felder has taught movement, period styles and multi-level acting courses at Bradley University.

Felder has previously taught acting and movement at Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame and graduate-level courses at Oklahoma State University and Montana State University.

With more than 20 years experience as a professional actor, Felder has performed in numerous roles with The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Indiana Repertory, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, Boarshead Theatre and the Attic Theatre among others.

Felder received a Thespie Award for Best Supporting Actress as Wendy in Mother’s Day at Boarshead Theatre. She also received the Joseph Jefferson Award and After Dark Award for Best Ensemble in The Laramie Project at Next Theatre.

Felder holds two certificates of achievement from the Linklater Voice Center in Scotland, where she studied under world-renowned vocal coach Kristin Linklater.

As a verse and language direction coach, Felder has worked with actors and directors to help them better understand Shakespearean language at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Montana Shakespeare, Writer’s Theatre, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Shakespeare and Loyola University Chicago.

Her extensive directing credits range from the classical repertoire to more contemporary work. At Montana Shakespeare, Felder directed Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet. Other directing credits include The Quiet Man Tales at The Chicago Theatre, A Love Lost Life – The Marlon Brando Story at the Theatre Building Chicago, Waiting for Godot, the American premiere of The Blue Hour, A Son at the Front, and House of Butterflies at Loyola University Chicago and Beyond Therapy at Oklahoma State University.  Most recently, Felder directed The Seagull, Mountaintop, and Our Country’s Good for Bradley University.

As a playwright, Felder’s original work has seen much success. Her play Wasteland received a critically acclaimed world premiere at Chicago’s Timeline Theatre. The Chicago Tribune said the show was “involving and strikingly emotional.” Her other works include Swimming with Van Gogh, which was chosen for the 2012 Arkansas New Play Festival and Milky Way and Main, which was chosen for the Judith Karman Hospice Play Festival. Most recently was the world premiere of Felder’s play Temple Spirit at Echo Theatre Dallas.

In his announcement of Felder’s appointment, Landgren observed:

“As she continues to successfully develop original work across the nation, we are fortunate that Ms. Felder has decided to make Cincinnati her home and CCM’s acting students the focus of her talents.”

Join us in welcoming Susan Felder to the CCM family!
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CCM’s Studio Series Production of ‘Speech and Debate’ Receives a 4.5 Star Rating from the League of Cincinnati Theatres

League of Cincinnati TheatresWe are delighted to report that panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CCM’s Studio Series production of Speech and Debate with a 4.5 star recommendation.

Written by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Stephen Karam, Speech and Debate feels ripped from today’s headlines. What begins as a story of on-line stalking quickly snowballs into a play that is part mystery, part coming-of-age story; a smart comedy and an insightful reflection of what it means to be young in America today.

Panelists called Speech and Debate “a wonderful production… contemporary, real and sometimes raw.” They were unanimous in praising CCM Drama Chair Richard Hess’ direction: “tight and economical, allowing his actors to bond together in their awkwardness while slowly revealing their secrets.”

The ensemble in the show “couldn’t be better… they worked marvelously together as a seamless unit.” Panelists singled out actress Katie Langham’s performance as Diwata: “brilliant, quick-delivery, comic in the truest sense.”

Critics have heaped praise on this production, with David Lyman calling the show “glorious to watch” in his review for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Kirk Sheppard observed that Langham is “on track to be a major comedic star” in his review for The Sappy Critic.

In his review for Behind the Curtain Cincinnati, Rob Bucher wrote that, “The show features excellent direction by Richard E. Hess, and is extremely well-cast with a committed and fearless leading trio.”

MacKenzie Bower concluded that Speech and Debate was “a lovable show for all” in her review for The News Record.

CCM Drama will next present a free play reading series from Nov. 17 – 20, focusing on dramatic treatments of war and aggression. From England to Vietnam to Africa and beyond, this series will allow CCM’s Dramatic Performance majors to consider global and historical conflicts through the lens created by the playwright. All readings will begin at 7 p.m. in room 4735 of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts. The schedule includes:

  • Monday, Nov. 17: Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart, directed by k. Jenny Jones
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18: Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Richard E. Hess.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19: William Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Diane Kvapil
  • Thursday, Nov. 20: Charise Castro Smith’s The Hunchback of Seville, directed by Brant Russell

CCM’s Drama Season then resumes Feb. 11 – 15 with a Mainstage Series production of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Richard E. Hess. Tickets are on sale now.

About the League of Cincinnati Theatres
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. Learn more about the LCT here.

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LISTEN: WVXU Previews CCM’s Concert Production of John Adams’ ‘El Nino’

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WVXU contributor Anne Arenstein recently spoke with CCM Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers about our upcoming concert production of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams’ American oratorio El Niño.

You can listen to audio of the full interview here.

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir proudly present a stirring rendition of Adams’ El Niño at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. CCM welcomes guest artists Michael ManiaciEric Jurenas and Steven Rickards for this performance.

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