Benjamin Britten’s Operatic Thriller Continues the Spirit of Halloween


The Turn of the Screw

Photography by John Cahill.


Continuing the spirit of Halloween, CCM Opera Theatre and the Philharmonia Orchestra join forces to present a fully staged concert version of Benjamin Britten’s operatic thriller, The Turn of the Screw, in the Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus from November 5-7, 2010.

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CCM Musical Theatre Joins the Cincinnati Pops for Halloween Themed Concert

At 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30, CCM’s Musical Theatre Department will join a costumed Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble for a night of Halloween-themed music at Music Hall, including “ghostly” classical pieces from Bach, Grieg and Wagner along with popular music from The Addams Family, Phantom of the Opera, The Twilight Zone and Ghostbusters.

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CCM Jazz Ensemble – Mean to Me

Continuing our new series of CCM Audio posts, we present the CCM Jazz Ensemble performing Mean to Me.

The CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band open their season this Sunday, Oct. 17, with “Big Band Celebration,” a concert featuring the landmark works of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and more. Tickets are still available at the CCM Box Office!

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CCM Choral Honors Program Founder in Very Special Concert

CCM Professor Emeritus Elmer Thomas; photo by Sandy Underwood

CCM Professor Emeritus Elmer Thomas; photo by Sandy Underwood

On Sunday, Oct. 24, CCM’s Choral Studies Program presents a very special concert event. “Elmer Thomas’ 80th Birthday Concert” celebrates CCM Professor Emeritus and Choral Studies-founder Elmer Thomas. Thomas was a member of CCM’s faculty from 1966-1995, elevating the Choral Studies Program to international recognition during that time. His birthday concert will feature the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Vocal Arts Ensemble performing a variety of choral classics. Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Brandon Dean, Olga Artemova, Robyn Lana and Stephanie Nash conduct.

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CCM Winds Announces 2010 Fall Concert Schedule


CCM Winds

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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