Broadway Alumni Present Cabaret to Mark CCM Musical Theatre’s 50th Anniversary

Join CCM Musical Theatre alumni from the past five decades and current students in a cabaret of songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and the Great American Songbook on Sept. 16, 2018.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary Musical Theatre program with a Birthday Cabaret at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pamela Myers, our newest stars of tomorrow and star performers from Broadway and beyond, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence.

Devised and directed by CCM Musical Theatre Chair Aubrey Berg and musical theatre alumnus Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993), with musical direction by Julie Spangler, the Birthday Cabaret offers Cincinnati audiences an unforgettable performance that showcases nearly a dozen alumni who represent five decades of CCM Musical Theatre. The program includes songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Alumni guest artists include Tony Award winners and nominees, stars who have appeared on Broadway and in regional theatres, and artists who have performed with renowned orchestras in concert halls throughout the country — all of whom studied at CCM before launching careers on the world’s stage. A full list of alumni guest artists can be found below.

CCM’s newest stars of tomorrow, the Musical Theatre class of 2019, will also perform a new song, which was written by composer and lyricist Andre Catrini (BFA Musical Theatre, 2011) to mark the program’s golden anniversary.

CCM conferred the United States’ first BFA in Musical Theatre to Pamela Myers in 1969. The first program of its kind in the country, CCM Musical Theatre was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in formulating the guidelines for the accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide. Fifty years later, graduates continue to work on Broadway and throughout the nation in such productions as Anastasia, Hamilton, Waitress, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, Newsies and The Lion King. During the 2017-18 season, CCM again took the No. 2 spot in Playbill Magazine’s list of “10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway,” coming behind only New York University. CCM Musical Theatre is widely recognized for its “triple-threat” approach to training. Graduates represent CCM in national and international touring productions, in dinner theatres and theme parks, on cruise ships, on television, in talent agencies, and as producers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry.

Tickets for CCM Musical Theatre’s Birthday Cabaret are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office. Complete event information is below.
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BIRTHDAY CABARET GUEST ARTISTS

Pamela Myers (BFA, 1969) made her Broadway debut as Marta in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company, introducing the show-stopping number “Another Hundred People.” She was nominated at the 1971 Tony awards for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Myers has appeared with Marvin Hamlisch and Jerry Herman on In Performance At The White House on PBS and guest starred on numerous TV shows. Myers has also guest starred with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Carnegie Hall Tribute to Judy Garland.

Faith PrinceFaith Prince (BFA, 1979) established herself as a Broadway star with her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the much-acclaimed 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, for which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actress in a Musical. In 2001, she was again nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of Bells Are Ringing. She was also featured in the 2008 Broadway musical A Catered Affair, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations.

Jan HorvathJan Horvath (BFA, 1980) was in the original Broadway company of Hal Prince’s The Phantom of the Opera. Broadway credits include The Threepenny OperaSweet CharityOliver! and Stardust. Internationally, she starred as Queen Isabella in the world premiere of Encounter 500 at La Sistina in Italy, and was featured in Bernstein’s Mass at the Vatican as part of the Jubilee Celebration. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing in Bernstein’s Mass in 2002 and also appeared there with the New York Pops in “The Three Broadway Divas” concert.

Jessica HendyJessica Hendy (BFA, 1993) made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Cats in 1999. She has also performed in Aida and Amour on Broadway and in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regional credits include Next to Normal, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Miss Saigon and The Gift of the Magi, among others. Hendy has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

Scott CoulterScott Coulter (BFA, 1993), one of New York’s most honored vocalists, has received five Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards, five Bistro Awards and two Nightlight Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. He spent a record-setting eight months Feinstein’s at The Regency performing the revue 11 O’clock Numbers at 11 O’clock, which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. Scott was director and star of A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production.

Lisa HowardLisa Howard (BFA, 1997) has starred on Broadway in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, 9 to 5, the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which she won a Drama Desk Award. She has performed in Spot-On Entertainment Co.’s “Broadway Today,” the Kaufman Center’s Broadway Close-up Series “Stephen Schwartz: Magic to Do” and William Finn’s “More Infinite Joy” and “Even More Infinite Joy” at Merkin Hall. She has sung with the Cincinnati Symphony and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.

Kristy CatesKristy Cates (BFA, 1999) made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Wicked, which won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the original cast album received a Grammy Award. Cates is perhaps best known for her role as Elphaba in Chicago’s production of Wicked. She also appeared in Princess Ida and in the Off-Broadway production of Boobs! The Musical. In 2016 she portrayed Ms. Basset in Broadway’s Finding Neverland. She most recently played the role of Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Liz PearceLiz Pearce (BFA, 2000) is an actor, singer and dancer who currently lives in New York City. She has performed on Broadway, at Radio City Music Hall, in London’s West End, in National and International tours and at countless regional theatres across the country. Her Broadway credits include roles in the original casts of Billy Elliot and Metropolis. She has also appeared in national tours of Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical, Chicago, Scooby Doo in Stage Fright and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ashley BrownAshley Brown (BFA, 2004) originated the title role in Broadway’s Mary Poppins for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Brown starred as Mary Poppins in the musical’s national tour, where she received a 2010 Garland award for “Best Performance in a Musical.” Other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast. She previously played Magnolia in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and recently returned to star in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma.

Katie JohannigmanKatie Johannigman (BFA, 2012) began her career when she was only in the eighth grade by joining the national tour of Oliver!. Her other professional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Pirates!, The Light in the Piazza, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Company, Cats and Chicago. Her work as a choreographer has appeared at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Human Race Theatre and the Broadway Method Academy, where she served as Artistic Director. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical theatre at CCM.

Raven ThomasRaven Thomas (BFA, 2016) started her professional career in the performing arts shortly after graduating from CCM by joining the national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016. Cincinnati audiences may recognize her from CCM’s 2015 Mainstage production of Carousel, where she played the role of Mrs. Mullin. Thomas also played the role of Pilar in CCM’s 2014 Mainstage production of Legally Blonde.
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PERFORMANCE TIME
6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Please note: Please note that the start time for CCM Musical Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Birthday Cabaret has changed due to a scheduling conflict with an FC Cincinnati game occurring in UC’s Nippert Stadium earlier in the day.

LOCATION
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

PURCHASING TICKETS
Tickets for CCM Musical Theatre’s Birthday Cabaret are $20 general, $15 non-UC students, and FREE 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 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.
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Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsors: J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett and Cincinnati Dreams Come True Inc.

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A photo of CCM's newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium, with the CCM Philharmonia performing. Photo by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Ticket Packages On Sale Now

Ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) 2018-19 Concert Series. From Sept. 11, 2018 through May 11, 2019, CCM’s students, faculty members and guest artists collaborate on an unprecedented lineup of Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano, Preparatory, String Quartet and Winds performances.

CCM’s Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions and Concert Flex Packages are the best way to own every moment of the season ahead. For our most in-demand Prestige Events and Feast of Carols performances, subscribers can also pre-order tickets now to guarantee their seats! Concert single tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

The cover artwork for CCM's 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure, depicting student performers and the newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium.

Click the graphic to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure.

Click the graphic to the right to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure and learn more about our upcoming performances! Physical copies of the brochure are also available at the CCM Box Office and other distribution points throughout UC’s campus.

For full details on Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions, please visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/ariel-quartet/subscriptions. Additional information on CCM’s Concert Flex Packages is available at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/concerts/flex-tickets.

The complete 2018-19 Concert Series is also listed below. Repertoire and dates are subject to change. Please contact our Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu with any questions.
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CCM’S 2018-19 CONCERT SERIES
Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano,
Preparatory, Prestige, String Quartet, Winds

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:

  • MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
  • BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

Concert Orchestra:

  • CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
  • THOMPSON: Excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (1932)
  • DIAMOND: Music to Romeo and Juliet (1947)

Philharmonia:

  • COPLAND: El Salón México
  • BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
  • BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NEW TIME: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Prestige Series Event •
THE BIRTHDAY CABARET
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CCM Musical Theatre Program
Devised and Directed by Aubrey Berg

Join CCM Musical Theatre graduates from the past five decades in a salute to Broadway old and new. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pam Myers (BFA, 1969), emcee Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993) and our newest stars of tomorrow, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence. Stay tuned to this site for the full lineup of alumni guest artists!

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE

Note: UC’s Nippert Stadium will also host an FC Cincinnati game at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

A truly unforgettable evening of music, which celebrates the beginning of a new era for CCM Wind Studies.

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun
  • WILSON: Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
  • MASLANKA: Symphony No. 2

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Jazz Series •
THE LEGEND OF BENNY CARTER
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Count Basie knew a thing or two about swing when he asked Benny Carter to write two iconic albums’ worth of music for his band in 1960-61: The Legend and Kansas City Suite. Join us to celebrate these heights of sophisticated swing.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, conductors
CCM Alumnus Graeme Langager, guest conductor

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir featuring classics, folk, jazz, spirituals and recent choral works.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• Orchestra Series •
ELGAR, CHAUSSON AND DVORÁK
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • ELGAR: In the South, Op. 50
  • CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
  • DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Winds Series
RHYTHM, GROOVE, DANCE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Paul Schuette
CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan, narrator

The CCM Wind Symphony performs compositions from a broad spectrum of composers ranging from the complexity of 21st-century, rhythm-driven works to the nuanced grace of 19th-century French ballet. Featuring former Director of Wind Studies and CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan as the narrator for Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

  • ARCHER: Common Threads
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • GANDOLFI: Vientos y Tangos
  • SCHUETTE: Still Life with Rhythms and Echoes
  • MASSENET: Ballet Music from Le Cid

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:

  • HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
  • ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, narrator

Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, this program features CCM faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.

  • TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
  • THOMSON: A Solemn Music
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • COPLAND: Quiet City
  • BERNSTEIN: Suite from Mass

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
PIANOPALOOZA CELEBRATES LENNY
Michael Chertock, music coordinator

This program will feature the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story played by CCM faculty artists Michael Chertock and James Tocco, who will also play Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México. Additional works will be performed by faculty artists Mark Gibson, Sandra Rivers and student Kara Huber.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
SONGFEST AND FANCY FREE
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring CCM student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Philharmonia in its final concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. One of the composer’s finest achievements, Songfest, blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and was a huge success when it premiered to sold-out crowds at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1944.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/ Prestige Event Series •
STAN KENTON’S WEST SIDE STORY
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Vaughn Wiester, guest conductor

CCM’s Bernstein Celebration continues with this rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story. This is the record that gave Kenton his first Grammy Award and introduced the band to a whole new generation of listeners. Guest conductor and Stan Kenton scholar Vaughn Wiester will also present a pre-concert talk.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Choral Series •
REFLECTIONS
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 music of Brahms, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXII
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors

Join us for a thrilling evening of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the UC Bearcat Band, culminating in an epic performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
FESTIVUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring CCM alumnus Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

A Festivus for the rest of us featuring the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ Bass Trombone Concerto conducted by Maestro Mark Gibson alongside other classics.

Wind Ensemble:

  • PROKOFIEV: March, Op. 99
  • MACKEY: Hymn to a Blue Hour
  • DELLO JOIO: Variants on a Medieval Tune
  • GINASTERA: “Danza Final” from Estancia

Wind Symphony:

  • IVES: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord”
  • BENSON: The Passing Bell
  • THOMAS: Magneticfireflies
  • FUCHS: Bass Trombone Concerto (world premiere)
  • REED: Russian Christmas Music

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
• Orchestra Series •
VERDI, BRITTEN AND RACHMANINOFF
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • VERDI: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
  • BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Prestige Event Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Oak Hills, Kings and Milford High Schools and the School for Creative and Performing Arts
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger, Amy Thompson, Tracy Carpenter, Hope Milthaler and Laurie Wyant, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2018 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-20 adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL 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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SINGING IN THE SEASON
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, LIGETI 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
  • LIGETI: String Quartet No. 2
  • BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students 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: $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: $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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6
• Winds Series •
RISING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone

An evening of inspiring works, including a new composition by CCM alumna Jennifer Jolley and John Mackey’s brilliant Concerto for Soprano Saxophone performed by CCM faculty artist James Bunte.

  • JOLLEY: The Eyes of the World Are Upon You
  • BROWNE: Barnstorming Season
  • J.S. BACH: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
  • MACKEY: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Choral Series •
ORFF AND STRAVINSKY
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, 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). Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces captures the essence of a Russian peasant wedding and post-wedding party with four pianos, six percussionists, soloists and chorus.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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 and a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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.

  • RODRIGO: Adagio para instrumentos de viento
  • HINDEMITH: Konzertmusik für Blasorchester, Op. 41
  • PENSYL: Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (“Moving Formations”)
  • COLGRASS: The Winds of Nagual

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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 feature the music of Arneson, Copland, Ramsey, Schubert, Szymko and Tormis.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 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 (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir) sing of growth, encouragement and unity through new commissions and music from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $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: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students 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 faculty artist Timothy Anderson, trombone

The CCM Wind Symphony performs a concert of classics by Gustav Holst, Paul Hindemith and Ralph Vaughan Williams alongside thrilling newer works by Adam Gorb and wind composition contest winner Julien Monick.

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toccata Marziale
  • HOLST: Hammersmith, Op. 52
  • MONICK: Mosaics of Painted Glass
  • GORB: Downtown Diversions for Trombone and Wind Symphony
  • HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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 for the coronation of King George II in 1727, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, composed for Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig. The Philharmonia will also play J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Handel’s Water Music in F Major.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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

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! Highlights include two classic wind pieces and Michael Martin’s stunning new Symphony for Wind Ensemble.

  • GOULD: Ballad for Band
  • TAILLEFERRE: Suite Divertimento
  • ALLEE: Passages
  • MARTIN: “Lontano” Symphony for Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students 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: $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: $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 •
SPRING JUNIOR MUSICAL
Becca Kloha Strand, co-director
Rebecca N. Childs, co-director

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: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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CCM’S 2018-19 MAINSTAGE SERIES
Interested in CCM’s theatre arts offerings? Subscription packages are on still on sale for CCM’s 2018-19 Mainstage Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera Productions. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

Don’t wait to guarantee your seats and savings to CCM’s 2018-19 performance season! Single tickets for all Mainstage performances go on sale Sept. 10, 2018.

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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
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank 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

Anonymous
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
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

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

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

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

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

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

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CCM Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Musical Theatre with Lavish Production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ and Gala Afterparty

CCM celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary BFA program in Musical Theatre with a special gala event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Arts lovers are invited to show their saintly support and have a sinfully good time during an evening that includes a lavish production of the classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls followed by CCM’s Saints and Sinners Bash after party. Ticket proceeds support scholarships, student travel funds and master class opportunities.

The Musical Theatre program at CCM is the oldest in the country and was the first of its kind. A four-year bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program, it was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in formulating the guidelines for the accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide. CCM Musical Theatre is widely recognized for its “ triple-threat” approach to training and many of its graduates are following careers as performers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry.

CCM is celebrating the golden anniversary of its Musical Theatre program with a cherished musical comedy from Broadway’s golden age. Guys and Dolls tells the story of Nathan Detroit, a gambler trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while eluding the authorities. Detroit turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, who ends up chasing straight-laced missionary Sister Sarah Brown as a result. Featuring iconic musical numbers like “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and more, this Tony Award-winning show takes audiences from the heart of Times Square to the cafés of Havana in a tale of saints and sinners and the lengths they will go for love.

Directed and choreographed by Professor Diane Lala, with musical direction by Professor Roger Grodsky, Guys and Dolls features the unbelievable on-stage talent of CCM’s musical theatre majors with live accompaniment by CCM’s world-class student orchestra. The performance takes place in CCM’s newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium.

After the performance of Guys and Dolls, attendees will be escorted to the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center for the Guys and Dolls-themed Saints and Sinners Bash. Guests can unwind in the Sinners Lounge, dance to music provided by the CCM Jazz Band and enjoy specialty drinks. Jeff Thomas Catering will provide themed food stations at the event, which also features a Graeter’s Ice Cream “Saints and Sinners” sundae bar.

The Saints and Sinners Bash will also celebrate the incredible history of CCM’s Musical Theatre program. CCM conferred the United States’ first BFA in Musical Theatre to Pamela Myers in 1969. Shortly after graduating, Myers received a Tony nomination in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her breakout role as Marta in Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Company. Fifty years later, CCM Musical Theatre graduates continue to work on Broadway and throughout the nation in such productions as Anastasia, Hamilton, Waitress, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, Newsies and The Lion King. During the 2017-18 season, CCM again took the #2 spot in Playbill Magazine’s list of “10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway,” coming behind only New York University. Graduates also represent CCM in national and international touring productions, in dinner theatres and theme parks, on cruise ships, on television, in talent agencies, as producers and in many of the related entertainment fields.

Attendees are invited to get “all dolled up” in 1940s attire for a fun-filled night out benefiting CCM’s student “stars of tomorrow.” The entire evening is hosted by CCMpower, a dedicated volunteer group comprised of fans, advocates and alumni. The funds raised by this event enable CCMpower to “fuel the future of the arts” by awarding student scholarships and grants. CCMpower is presenting Guys and Dolls and the Saints and Sinners Bash in lieu of CCM’s popular Moveable Feast gala fundraiser. Moveable Feast will return to CCM in January 2020.

The Saints and Sinners Bash is chaired by Heather Vecellio, with Dianne Dunkelman serving as honorary chair. The fundraiser will be the first event held during the tenure of new CCMpower President Arlene Katz. The gala fundraiser also celebrates the arrival of new CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, whose tenure officially began on July 1, 2018.

CCM’s Mainstage Series will also present performances of Guys and Dolls on Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 27. Learn more about these performances at ccm.uc.edu/about/villagenews/notations-ovations/2018-19-Mainstage-Season.

GUYS AND DOLLS AND THE SAINTS AND SINNERS BASH
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Date
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Schedule of Events:

  • Sponsor Reception at CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater: 6 p.m. (only available for sponsors)
  • Performance of Guys and Dolls at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium: 7 p.m.
  • Saints and Sinners Bash at the Great Hall in UC’s Tangeman University Center: 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Location
University of Cincinnati

Dress
All Dolled Up (1940s attire encouraged)

Purchasing Tickets
Sponsorship and Host tickets to Guys and Dolls and the Saints and Sinners Bash are available now and can be purchased over the telephone at 513-556-2100. Sponsorship levels begin at $600, visit ccm.uc.edu/support/events for more details.

Host Options:

  • Saint $250 – price includes one ticket to Guys and Dolls performance, one ticket to Saints and Sinners Bash, one ticket to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase on March 15, 2019, valet parking and program recognition
  • Sinner $175 – price includes one ticket to Guys and Dolls performance, one ticket to Saints and Sinners Bash, valet parking and program recognition
  • General Public Tickets: $125 – price includes one ticket to Guys and Dolls performance, one ticket to Saints and Sinners Bash and membership to CCMpower
  • CCM Alumni and Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $75 – price includes one ticket to Guys and Dolls performance, one ticket to Saints and Sinners Bash and membership to CCMpower

Tickets for general admission, young professional and CCM alumni become available on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.Seating is limited. Event proceeds raised by CCMpower support student scholarships for CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” and also help fund student and ensemble travel, master class opportunities and collaborative projects.

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 campus of the University of Cincinnati. 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.

About CCMpower
The result of a merger of the Friends of CCM and the CCM Alumni Governing Board, CCMpower is a volunteer group of fans, advocates and alumni dedicated to empowering students and fueling the future of the arts through scholarship opportunities and more. This new organization is a combination of people who love and support the arts along with graduates of CCM investing back in their school. To learn more, visit ccm.uc.edu/ccmpower.

About CCM
Declared “one of the nation’s leading conservatories” by The New York Times, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts. The school’s educational roots date back to 1867, and a solid, visionary instruction has been at its core since that time.

CCM offers nine degree types (BA, BM, BFA, MFA, MM, MA, AD, DMA, PhD) in nearly 120 possible majors. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage.

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 Preparatory Offers Performing Arts Experiences For All

University of Cincinnati CCM student perform during the CCM's Prep Year End Festival at College-Conservatory of Music. UC/Joseph Fuqua II

CCM Prep offers a wide variety of music, dance and theatre arts programs for youth, teens and adults. Register now or sign up for auditions for CCM Prep’s 2018-19 programs!

Arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to register now for 2018-19 music, dance and theatre arts programs offered through Preparatory and Community Engagement at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep).

CCM Prep’s 2018-19 programs begin in September! Students and families can register online now for select performing arts experiences at ccm.uc.edu/prep.

CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student — including youth, teens and adults. Courses are taught by CCM Prep faculty members and guest artists.

Registration is not yet open for the programs listed below that require auditions or placements. These will be open for registration after auditions and placement results are announced. Please see individual listings below to sign up for auditions or visit the CCM Prep website for audition information.

Visit CCM Prep’s website for complete program offerings: ccm.uc.edu/prep.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

ACTING: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (Ages 10-15)

Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018
Acting classes emphasize basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study. All classes require audition or approval by instructor. New students must audition for placement within the Intermediate/Advanced Class.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/classes
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BALLET (Ages 7-13)
Class begins on Sept. 4, 2018
Open ballet class for returning and new students! The philosophy of this program is that every student deserves careful and individualized training from qualified instructors. Classes are small and instructors are specially trained to teach for appropriate ages and skill levels. This class requires all students to audition for placement within the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/classes
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CINCINNATI JUNIOR STRINGS (5th-9th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

Cincinnati Junior Strings is a high-achieving, performing orchestra designed to augment area private studios and public school string programs in training young players. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/cjs
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JAZZ EXPLOSION! (7th-10th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 23, 2018

This ensemble is especially for students who have a strong interest in learning both jazz improvisation and authentic jazz styles. Open to any instrumentalist, but some limitations may be made for certain sections of the group. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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JUNIOR CINCINNATI YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE (6th-8th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

Junior CYWE is designed to be an enhancing and enriching experience for area students, and is designed to supplement (not replace)
students’ experience in their own school bands. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/jrcywe
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JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (Ages 9-14)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Junior Musical Theatre Intensive (Jr. MTI) provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 who have a special interest in musical theatre. The students receive instruction in audition preparation, vocal music, dance and performance technique while working toward a full-scale musical production. This class requires an online audition for acceptance into the program. Submit audition materials through CCM Prep’s Get Acceptd online portal by Aug. 17, 2018.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/jrmti
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TEEN PROGRAMS


ACTING CERTIFICATE I & II (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Students will develop skills and processes essential for their work on stage, and take a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, characterization, movement, vocal technique, improvisation, scene work and Meisner Technique. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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BALLET (Intermediate levels 5 and up)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Open ballet class for returning students, new placements and company auditions. The Youth Ballet Company performs two fully produced concerts each year. To audition for ballet companies, students must be enrolled in our leveled ballet classes. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/ballet-companies
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CINCINNATI YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA (10th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 30, 2018

The Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra offers a high-level challenge in a big band setting. Emphasis will be placed on developing professional musical, improvisational and performance skills. CYJO performs a wide array of styles within the big band genre, with performances held on and off campus. Members will also get opportunities to perform and work with local, collegiate and international jazz artists. Any student playing an instrument within standard big band instrumentation, as well as vocalists, are encouraged to audition for this group. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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CINCINNATI YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

In partnership with CCM’s Collegiate Wind Studies program and the Music Education division, CCM Preparatory presents the only wind ensemble for high school students in the greater Cincinnati area. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/CYWE
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DANCE STYLES (Ages 10-18)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Open dance class for Dance Styles placement. Dance Styles is designed for the musical theatre and acting students. During this 90-minute weekly class, students will work in tap, musical theatre dance, fundamentals and/or street styles. This class requires all students to audition for placement within the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/youth-dance
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HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ COMBO (10th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 9, 2018

The members of the jazz combos will learn jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small-group interaction. There will be on and off campus performance opportunities throughout the year. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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HONORS HIGH SCHOOL ACTING (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018
High School Honors Acting is an intensive one year pre-professional/pre-collegiate program designed to create well-rounded, curious and thoughtful theatre artists. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Students serious about musical theatre are encouraged to audition for acceptance into CCM Prep’s Musical Theatre Intensive, which runs through May 2019. Training focuses on musical theatre dance, acting, vocal performance and seminar/rehearsal. Audition preparation is a major component, along with master classes and seminars led by working professional artists.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT JAZZ COMBO (18 and up)
Class begins Sept. 23, 2018

The members of the jazz combos will learn jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small-group interaction. There will be on- and off-campus performance opportunities throughout the year. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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NEW HORIZONS ORCHESTRA (Adults over 50)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music-making for people over age 50, including those with no musical experience at all and adults who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period.
More information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/horizons

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CCM Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award from Solti Foundation

Alumnus Stefano Sarzani (CCM 2012-2013) is one of eight recipients of the 2018 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, a grant prize given to help up-and-coming conductors to further their careers.

Stefano Sarzani.

Now in its 14th year of assisting outstanding young conductors, the Solti Foundation U.S. has awarded more than $500,000 in grants and is the foremost organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping young conductors.

Sarzani recently worked at the Lyric Opera of Chicago through the Solti Foundation U.S.’ opera residency program; he returns this fall as an Assistant Conductor and member of the music staff. Previously, he was Associate Conductor of the Des Moines Metro Opera where, he conducted a production of Maria de Buenos Aires. His upcoming engagements include assisting at OperaMaine, and guesting with Symphony New Hampshire. Past guesting engagements include Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra (CO), University of Memphis Opera and Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy. He has also collaborated with Atlanta Opera, Sarasota Opera, Den Jyske Opera (Denmark) and Opera National de Lorraine (France). In addition to the 2018 Career Assistance Award, Sarzani is also the recipient of a 2016 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, and 2nd prize in The American Prize 2012.

Lidiya Yankovskaya, who previously participated in CCM’s summer Opera Bootcamp program, also received the 2018 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award.

Learn more about the Solit Foundation at soltifoundation.us.

CCM Opera Bootcamp is three-week summer program designed to develop career skills for conductors, singers and collaborative pianists/opera coaches. This year’s Opera Bootcamp culminates this week with three free performances at CCM. More information is below:

7 p.m. Thursday, July 26
• CCM Summer Opera Bootcamp •
MOZART SCENES AND ARIAS
CCM’s Opera Bootcamp 2018 has attracted a talented pool of conductors, singers and pianists from across the country and abroad who will work intensely for three weeks immersed in the craft of opera. They will present scenes from popular Mozart operas. These workshop-style performances are fully staged with orchestra.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, July 27
• CCM Summer Opera Bootcamp •
FRENCH DOUBLE BILL: Le pauvre Matelot and L’lle de Tulipatan
CCM’s Opera Bootcamp 2018 will present fully staged performances of Milhaud’s Le pauvre Matelot and Offenbach’s L’lle de Tulipatan featuring singers, conductors and pianists from around the country and around the globe. These workshop style performances will be fully staged with orchestra.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, July 29
• CCM Summer Opera Bootcamp •
DON PASQUALE
Featuring Vernon Hartman and student conductors and performers from CCM Summer’s Opera Bootcamp
Mark Gibson and Amy Johnson, artistic directors
CCM’s Opera Bootcamp presents Donizetti’s comedic love story “Don Pasquale”. Opera Bootcamp has attracted a talented pool of conductors, singers and pianists from across the country and around the globe who will work intensely for three weeks immersed in the craft of preparing an opera. This workshop style performance will be fully staged with orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

Learn more about CCM Summer’s Opera Bootcamp at ccm.uc.edu/opera-bootcamp.

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CCM Jazz Studies Alumni Accept Faculty Positions in Tennessee and Texas

Two CCM alumni have accepted faculty positions at major universities; Michael Schults (MM Jazz Studies, 2012) is now an Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Memphis, and Thomas Zinninger (MM Jazz Studies, 2009; DMA Saxophone, 2013) is an Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz at Texas A&M University–Kingsville.

Michael Shults

Michael Shults

For the past four years, Schults has been an Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. During his time as a graduate student at CCM, he taught improvisation and coached jazz combos and bands. He studied with James Bunte, Rick VanMatre, Phil DeGreg and Kim Pensyl.

Shults was a finalist in the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Artist Competition and was the winner of the Graduate College Soloist category in the 2012 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards Issue. He has performed by invitation as a featured soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference, the Jazz Education Network conference, the Wisconsin Music Educator’s Association conference and the Minnesota Music Educator’s Association conference.  He is a founding faculty member of the Kansas City Saxophone Workshop, along with Zach Shemon, alto saxophonist of the PRISM Quartet. Shults has also served on the faculty of the Eugene Rousseau Saxophone Workshop at Shell Lake Arts Center. He is currently the alto saxophone chair in the Coalescent Quartet.

Zinninger moves to Texas A&M-Kingsville from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he taught saxophone and led the jazz ensemble. He was both a graduate student and a faculty member while he was at CCM, where he taught courses in jazz improvisation and jazz appreciation.

His performance credits include the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Frank Simon Band, Chamber Winds of Louisville, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, RL Big Band and the Don Krekel Orchestra. As a soloist, he premiered new arrangements for saxophone at the 16th World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland as well as the 2012, 2014 and 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.

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Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM's Mainstage Production of "Gianni Schicchi," directed by Andreas Hager.

CCM Opera and Voice Alumni Win Prestigious Fellowships

Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM's Mainstage Production of "Gianni Schicchi," directed by Andreas Hager.

CCM Voice alumnus Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM’s Mainstage Production of Gianni Schicchi, directed by CCM Opera alumnus Andreas Hager.

Two of CCM’s stars of tomorrow recently received prestigious positions in the world of opera. Alumnus Andreas Hager (AD Opera Directing, 2018) was awarded one of two JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowships from the National Opera Association. Additionally, Washington National Opera selected CCM Voice alumnus Samson McCrady, baritone, to fill one of only 11 spots for vocalists in its prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Cincinnati audiences saw their artistry in action during CCM’s recent Mainstage production of Gianni Schicchi, in which McCrady performed the title role and Hager directed.

Hager was selected as a JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellow for his summer 2018 work with Wolf Trap Opera, during which he will assist on productions of Idomeneo and Rigoletto. The fellowship includes a stipend to attend an opera stage directing program, and the opportunity to offer a presentation on their fellowship experience at a subsequent NOA National Conference.

Hager’s directorial work spans opera, film, theatre and alternate reality games. Recent directing credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Houston Grand Opera), Gianni Schicchi (CCM) and La belle Hélène (Opera North). In addition, he has worked with Opera Philadelphia, the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Columbus. He recently graduated from CCM with an Artist Diploma in Opera Directing and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College, where he also studied piano performance. He is a winner of Opera America’s Director-Designer Showcase and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

As a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist, McCrady will perform the roles of Elk/Camel/Butcher in Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, Wagner in Gounod’s Faust and Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca during the Washington National Opera’s 2018-19 season. McCrady will also sing in WNO’s “A Concert of Comic Masterpieces.”

Because many young artists return for a second season, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program only accepts a handful of new vocalists each season. This year the program welcomed seven new singers and four returning singers, as well as one new and one returning pianist, out of hundreds of applicants.

The artists in this program have an abundance of performance opportunities, including extensive performances at the Kennedy Center and in community-oriented events. They participate in the WNO’s major performances as supporting characters, including free preview performances that will be live streamed on the Kennedy Center’s website.

McCrady and the other Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will also perform in recitals in Washington, D.C. art galleries and museums, as well as a series of master classes at the Kennedy Center and elsewhere. They will be seen onstage during the WNO’s American Opera Initiative Festival, during which they will have the opportunity to work with living composers and librettists on brand-new works.

Additionally, the program has an exchange program with Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program, which includes a few students from each program visiting the other and performing with their newfound peers.  Next summer, the WNO will send several of its young artists to Moscow for this exchange, culminating in two concerts with the Bolshoi Theatre’s young artists.

During his time at CCM, McCrady studied with Voice Professor Bill McGraw. He performed the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, the King of Scotland in Handel’s Ariodante and Jesus in a staged version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Outside of CCM, McCrady performed the Mandarin in a semi-staged version of Puccini’s Turandot (Kentucky Symphony Orchestra), Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Queen City Opera), Edward G. Robinson in Robert Xavier-Rodriguez’s Frida (Cincinnati Opera) and Geronimo in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto (Cincinnati Chamber Opera). Before he came to CCM, McCrady received a Bachelor of Music from Roberts Wesleyan College.

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