CCM Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

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On Sunday, Nov. 21, CCM’s Choral and Orchestral Departments present a concert commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. The core large-scale masterwork in the international repertory of the Early Music movement, Monteverdi’s masterpiece will be performed by the CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. This lavish presentation will be embellished with guest period instrument artists playing cornettos, theorbo, gamba and Baroque harp. Earl Rivers conducts. Sponsored by CCM’s Tangeman Sacred Music Center, the concert will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Fourth and Sycamore in downtown Cincinnati at 5 p.m on Nov. 21. Admission to the concert is free. CCM will host a special reception for our Mainstage Subscribers post-concert. More details after the jump.

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An Introduction to CCM Dance

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CCM’s Dance Division opens their season next month with their annual Fall Dance Concert, running Dec. 3-5 in Patricia Corbett Theater. In honor of the event, we present you with a brief introduction to CCM Dance, courtesy of the Presentation Technology and Services Group at the University of Cincinnati. Stay tuned for more information on the Fall Dance Concert!

The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the support of The Corbett Endowment at CCM.

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“Turn of the Screw” Questions Unanswered

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand recently spoke with Amanda Consol, stage director for CCM’s production of The Turn of the Screw, to preview the chamber opera. You can read the interview here.

The Turn of the Screw runs Nov. 5-7 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. Ticket information and further details are available here.

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CCM’s Schumann Bicentennial Festival Concludes Tonight

CCM Orchestras’ celebration of Robert Schumann’s repertoire concludes this evening (Nov. 5) with an 8 p.m. finale concert in Corbett Auditorium featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra. Ulrich Nicolai, conductor and professor at the Hochscule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Munich, guest conducts. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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CCM Opera Presents An Evening With Carlisle Floyd

Noted American composer, librettist, director and pianist Carlisle Floyd returns to CCM for a series of master classes November 10-17, 2010. His residency culminates in a full evening concert on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater. Maestro Floyd will be joined by renowned pianist George Darden and CCM student artists for an evening celebrating Floyd’s life in the theater. This special concert event is free and open to the general public.

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“Turn of the Screw” Presented in Concert This Weekend

 

CCM Opera Presents "The Turn of the Screw"

Photography by John Cahill.

Don’t miss your chance to experience what Stephen King calls “the quintessential ghost story.” The CCM Opera Theatre and Philharmonia join forces this weekend to present a fully staged concert version of The Turn of the Screw. Benjamin Britten’s compelling chamber opera, based on Henry James’ famous novella, runs Nov. 5-7 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. Ticket information and further details are available here.

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“Three Sisters” Begins Drama Studio Series Tonight

CCM's Studio Series Presents Three Sisters

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Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters opens CCM Drama’s Studio Series this evening (Thursday, Nov. 4). Sisters Olga (Catherine Prevett), Irina (Caroline Shannon) and Masha (Bennett Bradley) are refined and cultured young women who were raised in urban Moscow but have been living in a small, colorless Russian provincial town for eleven years. With their father dead, their hopes lie heavily in their anticipated return to Moscow, while the painful monotony of day-to-day living exacts its toll. The production, directed by Professor Diane Kvapil, runs Thursday through Saturday in the Cohen Family Studio Theatre. Click here for more details. Tickets to select performances are still available through CCM’s Box Office.

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

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