CCM String Quartet-in-residence, the Ariel Quartet.

The Ariel Quartet’s Concert Series Continues at CCM on Jan. 29

The Ariel Quartet resumes its 2018-19 concert series at CCM at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the acoustically stunning Corbett Auditorium. Tickets to the performance are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets online.

The concert opens with Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135. Beethoven’s last major work, the quartet premiered in March 1828, one year after the composer’s death.

Next on the program is Alexander Zemlinsky’s turbulent String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15, which was first performed in 1918.

The concert closes with Johannes Brahms’ lighthearted and cheerful String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67. Brahms’ last string quartet, the work received its premiere performance on Oct. 30, 1876.

Described by the American Record Guide as “a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power,” the Ariel Quartet has earned a glowing international reputation. The ensemble is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. The group was formed in Israel in 1998 and has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012. Learn more about the Quartet by visiting www.arielquartet.com. Complete program information for the Jan. 29 concert is below.

Repertoire

  • 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 in B flat Major, Op. 67

Performance Time

8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. General admission and non-UC student tickets are on sale now. UC students can obtain one free ticket each with valid ID beginning Friday, Jan. 25.

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.

____________________

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, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.

Ariel Quartet photography by Saverio Truglia.

CCM News CCM Video

CCM Announces ‘Furnish the Future’ Seat-Naming Campaign

The seats of CCM's newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services.

Arts advocates have a new way of supporting CCM in its mission to fuel the future of the arts. Purchase a commemorative plaque through the Furnish the Future campaign and your support will be displayed on one of the newly-installed seats in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

With a pledge payable over five years, supporters of the Furnish the Future seat-naming campaign can play a leading role in continuing to provide a first-class facility for CCM’s students, faculty members and audiences. In recognition of your support, a plaque bearing your name or the name of someone you choose to honor or memorialize will adorn one of the seats in the beautifully-renovated Corbett Auditorium.

A Cause For Applause

A black and white photo of an applauding crowd in CCM's Corbett Auditorium. Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services.

Your support is cause for applause in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

Originally opened in 1967, Corbett Auditorium has provided a space for generations of aspiring artists to refine their skills. Countless alumni have made their debuts on the stage of Corbett Auditorium and hundreds of thousands of audience members have been whisked away on musical journeys in its seats. The iconic performance hall was recently renovated as part of a $15-million slate of enhancements to CCM Village, ensuring that CCM will continue to have the state-of-the-art facilities required to educate and inspire future generations of world-class performers, producers, educators, researchers, composers, designers, technicians and media personnel.

Funds raised through the Furnish the Future campaign will help CCM continue to recruit leading student scholars, provide travel opportunities for students and faculty members and support special collaborative projects at the college.

Securing Your Seat

CCM is now accepting pledges for its Furnish the Future campaign. Pledge opportunities vary in price from $250-5,000. Refer to the chart below for details. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited and additional restrictions may apply.

Each seat plaque can accommodate up to two lines of text including a maximum of 25 characters (including spaces and punctuation) per line.

The purchase of a seat plaque does not guarantee the corresponding seat for performances.

Make your pledge by emailing sarah.mizelle@uc.edu, calling 513-556-4441 or visiting foundation.uc.edu/furnishthefuture.

A seating chart for Corbett Auditorium.

Photography by Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services

Video by Kevin Burke/CCM Division of Electronic Media

CCM News CCM Video

Hit Musical ‘Godspell’ Continues CCM Studio Series

CCM’s 2018-19 Studio Series continues with Stephen Schwartz’s first major musical Godspell. Featuring an eclectic blend of chart-topping songs, the 1971 musical runs Nov. 8-10, 2018, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater.

Directed and choreographed by Professor Katie Johannigman with musical direction by Professor Stephen Goers, Godspell shares the story of Jesus’ life based on the gospel according to St. Matthew through comedy, improvisation and hit musical numbers. The music ranges in style from pop to vaudeville and includes hits like “Day by Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “All for the Best.”

Students in rehearsal for CCM's Studio Series production of "Godspell." Photo by Kaelin Butts.

Students in rehearsal for CCM’s Studio Series production of “Godspell.” Photo by Kaelin Butts.

The musical features a small cast who will employ audience participation to illustrate well-known parables of Jesus, who is cast as a woman in CCM’s production. In a show full of surprises, Johannigman is excited for audiences to experience all that the show has to offer:

“We’ve created an immersive theater environment for the audience to be a part of the show that I think they will enjoy,” she says. “We have a killer cast, including our Jesus, who is taking a different approach to the role.”

Godspell is heavily inspired by the “peace and love” culture of the 1970s but its themes are still applicable today, Johannigman adds. “New York City in 1971 was ripe and ready for a show like Godspell to come in and speak about love, acceptance and community — 2018 could use the exact same lessons. We are drawing from a lot of current issues and themes of our time to spread a message of joy, love and acceptance to all.”

Admission to CCM’s production of Godspell is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

____________________

GODSPELL
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh

Cast List

  • Madison Deadman as Jesus
  • Madison Hagler as John The Baptist/Judas
  • Company: Bryce Baxter, Jack Brewer, John Collins, Delaney Guyer, Jenny Mollet, Dylan Mulvaney, Camila Paquet, Maddie Vandenberg

Understudies:

  • Jesus – Carina Florio
  • Judas – David Littlefield
  • Swings – David Littlefield, Matthew Skrovan, Jordyn Walker

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati 

Purchasing Tickets
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two per order.

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.

____________________ 

Musical Theatre Studio Production Sponsor: Linda and Jim Miller
____________________

GODSPELL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Photos by Kaelin Butts

Story by CCM Graduate Student Jonathan Dellinger

CCM News CCM Video Student Salutes
CCM's 48-Hour Film Festival

Audience Members Pick Winners from CCM’s 48-Hour Film Festival

img_5232Over the course of 48 hours, 101 University of Cincinnati students came together to create ten original short films in CCM’s third annual 48-Hour Film Festival. They used nothing but their creativity and three seemingly unrelated ingredients: glow-in-the-dark Grinch boxer shorts, the phrase “I wish I could feel like this every day and a can of Glade aerosol air freshener.

The films premiered on Nov. 20 at the Main Street Cinema in Tangeman University Center. Each year the festival offers awards to the students involved in the audience’s favorite films. This year’s Audience Awards go to:

  • Best Actress ­– Jacqueline Daaleman (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Eliza Palter (Craig)
  • Best Actor – Josh Reiter (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Isaac Hickox-Young (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Matt Fox (How to: Feel)
  • Best Cinematography – Jacob Berry and Patrick Murphy (How to: Feel)
  • Best Editing – Salvador Mendoza (I Wish I Could Feel Like This Every Day)
  • Best Composition – Spencer Lackey (How To: Feel)
  • Best Film – How to: Feel, directed by Nick Heffelfinger and produced by Spencer Lackey.

Led by Richard Hess, professor of acting and department chair, CCM’s 48-Hour Film Festival unites creative minds from all over UC to act and film their own short films. This year’s festival included students from six different UC colleges and 22 different majors. The short films can be viewed on the 48-Hour Film Festival website or YouTube.

CCM News CCM Video Student Salutes
CCM Drama major Bartley Booz in the E-Media short film 'Solitude.'

Third Annual CCM 48-Hour Film Festival Unites UC Students to Make Movies

It’s time once more for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s 48-Hour Film Festival, which challenges teams of UC students to create a short film in only 48 hours.

The clock starts ticking at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 when students are split into eight teams to create their short films. The festival culminates at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 in a free public screening of each team’s film at UC’s MainStreet Cinema in the Tangeman University Center, which is adjacent to CCM.

Any UC student is invited to participate in the third annual festival. To join, students must submit an application to CCM Acting professor and Department Chair Richard Hess by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016. All students who apply will be placed on a team. Visit the CCM website for application instructions.

Participants are randomly assigned to one of eight teams of about eight to ten students each. Each team is given a prop, a line of dialogue and a theme that must be present in the film, and then it’s off to the races. The resulting films will be approximately five minutes long.

While many of the participants are Electronic Media majors, all UC students are encouraged to participate. Last year, students from biomedical engineering to composition and marketing competed alongside CCM students. The festival needs more than just actors and directors; each team will ideally be outfitted with a sound engineer, a make-up artist, a film editor and a composer to write the score, as well as other personnel.

Some films and participants will win awards such as best film, best actor or actress, best editing and best cinematography. In 2015 Sunday, won four out of the five awards; the film is available to watch on YouTube (warning: mature language).

The general public is invited to the festival’s screening party at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 20. Films will be screened in UC’s MainStreet Cinema in the Tangeman University Center.

Performance Time
7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20

Location

MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Free, reservations are not 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 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.
____
Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

CCM News E-Media Presents CCM Weekly
Cincinnati World Piano Competition 60th Anniversary Concert

Join the CSO at CCM on July 30 for a Concert of Orchestral Piano Repertoire Celebrating the Cincinnati World Piano Competition!

A poster for the 60th Anniversary Concert of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Join us for a concert of orchestral piano repertoire celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition this Saturday, July 30! Performances include past CWPC medalists Angela Cheng and Daria Rabotkina, along with CCM Professor and CWPC Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt. All performances accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra led by Keitaro Harada.

This special one-night-only performance honors CWPC founder and former Executive Director Gloria Ackerman, who retired in 2013. You can order your tickets online here.

Video by CCM Electronic Media graduate Ari Kruger.

CCM News CCM Video Faculty Fanfare
Rehearsals for CCM's April 2016 production of SWAN LAKE.

Building a Ballet: E-Media students give inside look at CCM’s ‘Swan Lake’

CCM Electronic Media and UC journalism students take us behind-the-scenes with a look at the rehearsals for next week’s production of Swan Lake. The video series chronicles all of the work and dedication students, faculty and staff put into the lavish new production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet.

Students within the News Writing and Reporting class, taught by Assistant Professor of E-Media Hagit Limor and Journalism Professor Bob Jonason, created the videos, which star faculty and students within CCM’s Dance Department.

In the video above, Dance Department chair and Swan Lake co-director Jiang Qi discusses the work that goes into presenting such an iconic ballet. He explains:

Swan Lake is one of the top classical ballets in the repertoire. It’s almost textbook. You learn Swan Lake and then you get much stronger. This is an art form that requires a lot of physical and mental endurance to get through.”

The videos and photos, created by students Brevin Couch, Mark D’Andrea, Tyler Dunn, Daniel Honerkamp, Ailish Masterston and Andrew Wilkins, can be viewed on the Building a Ballet website. Visit the website to view interviews with dance students Madison Holschuh (Odette), Sam Jones (Prince Siegfried), and Kiahna Saneshige (Odile). The package was recently featured in Cincinnati Magazine.

Swan Lake is only the second story ballet ever presented as part of CCM’s Mainstage Series. The production runs April 22 – 24 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

Co-directed by Jiang and Professor Deirdre Carberry, the production features students from CCM’s BFA Ballet program, which Dance Magazine has hailed as one of the country’s “top programs to consider.”

The lavishly staged spectacle features accompaniment by CCM’s lauded Concert Orchestra under the direction of Professor Aik Khai Pung.

This production marks the first time in CCM’s nearly 150-year history that a dance production has featured brand new costumes designed and built in-house. You can learn more about the work that went into costuming Swan Lake here.

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 22
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Swan Lake are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID.

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/mainstage/swan-lake.

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 new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

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

____

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

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Production Sponsors: Rosemary & Mark Schlachter, Teri Jory & Seth Geiger and Graeter’s

____________________

Story by Curt Whitacre

CCM News CCM Video Faculty Fanfare Student Salutes