CCM Winds Announces 2010 Fall Concert Schedule


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Photography by UC Photographic Services, 2010.


CCM Wind Studies ushers in the new school year with everything from contemporary Great Britain wind music, to staples in the American standard wind repertoire. Conductors Rodney Winther and Terence Milligan both partake in this wonderful spectrum of celebrated wind music and usher in a new school year with many celebrated works.

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CCM Opens Studio Series with the Original Work “Under Construction II”


Under Construction 2

Photography by Anna Flaglor


CCM’s acclaimed Studio Series opens later on this month with the debut of Under Construction II, a new work conceived and choreographed by Diane Lala. “Constructed” with creative input from the performers, Under Construction II explores aspects of love, separation, temptation, deceit, desire and discovery through dance. The work employs a variety of dance styles set to selections by Peter Gabriel, John Williams, Peter Frampton and others to capture the ever-evolving nature of human passion. The production runs Oct. 21 – 23, 2010.

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Married CCM Educators to Share the Spotlight at Carnegie Hall


Jennifer Roig-Francolí and Adam Kent

Jennifer Roig-Francolí and Adam Kent


Two CCM educators will share the stage in a unique way at Carnegie Hall on October 24, when violinist Jennifer Roig-Francolí will perform the world premiere of a new piece composed by her husband, CCM Professor of Music Theory and Composition Miguel Roig-Francolí. Mrs. Roig-Francolí, a violinist and CCM Preparatory Department faculty member, will perform “Songs of the Infinite” with pianist Adam Kent at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York on October 24 at 7 p.m.

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CCM Musical Theatre Grads Key to New Broadway Show

Musical Theatre graduate Josh Brekenridge plays Owen Montgomery in the new Kander and Ebb musical, The Scottsboro Boys, previewing today on Broadway. Musical Theatre graduate Eric Santagata is the assistant director and choreographer to Susan Stroman.

The Associated Press called the pre-Broadway production at the Guthrie Theatre, “Pitch perfect! A staggeringly inventive piece of musical theatre! Entertainment of the highest order, with inspired direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. An exhilarating evening of theatre!” Expections for the Broadway run are very high. Break a leg, Josh and Eric!

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CCM’s Annunziata Tomaro Receives Second Prize in International Pedrotti Conducting Competition

Annunziata Tomaro

CCM faculty member Annunziata Tomaro recently received one of two second prizes (no first prize was awarded) at the International “Antonio Pedrotti” Competition for Orchestra Conductors in Trento, Italy. From a pool of over 500 applicants hailing from 30 countries, 97 conductors took part in the competition, which ran from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2.

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Pridonoff Duo Open CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Concert Series

Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff

Professors of piano Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, also known as the Pridonoff Duo, will open CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Series of Concerts on Thursday, Oct. 28. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Hall, 109 West 57th Street in New York City. The CCM Steinway Hall Series is open to the general public, but seating is limited. The next installment of this concert series will occur on Thursday, Dec. 9 and will feature CCM faculty member, and Steinway Artist, Sandra Rivers. More information, including concert footage of the Pridonoff Duo, after the jump!

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