CCM makes history this month as it proudly presents Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice’s Tony-Award winning opera Street Scene Nov. 15-18 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater. The American opera in two acts presents a simple, yet dramatic story of a mid-century Manhattan neighborhood, and CCM’s performance combines the forces of hundreds of students across several departments. Due to Street Scene‘s incredible scale, CCM has never before presented this great American opera. This historic production is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. Mark Gibson conducts with stage direction by Steven Goldstein. Street Scene will be sung in English without supertitles.
The festival resumes next month with a Mainstage production of Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice’s great American opera Street Scene, conducted by Mark Gibson with stage direction by Steven Goldstein. Street Scene runs Nov. 15 – 18 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater.
Visit CCM’s official Facebook page for a behind-the-scenes look at the production!
CCM’s resident Kurt Weill scholar, Associate Professor of Musicology bruce mcclung, was quoted in an Oct. 21 New York Times article on the discovery of a previously unknown recording of Weill’s “Railroads on Parade” composition from the 1939 World Fair.
Record collector Guy Walker discovered the recordings in 2007 and plans to release the music on CD this month, with liner notes by mcclung. Read the full New York Times article here.
Beginning this month, CCM will celebrate the iconic work and enduring legacy of composer Kurt Weill with an unprecedented series of events. Opening on Friday, Oct. 19, and running through Tuesday, March 12, CCM’s Kurt Weill Festival will incorporate the renowned theatre composer into a broad range of both public performances and classroom exercises.
Perhaps best known for The Threepenny Opera and its opening ballad, “Mack the Knife,” Weill’s work has been championed by performers as diverse as Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, Nina Simone, The Doors, Judy Collins, Teresa Stratas, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Todd Rundgren, Tom Waits, Lou Reed and Sting.
CCM’s yearlong Kurt Weill Festival will include Mainstage opera and musical theatre productions, cabaret performances, collaborative concerts, master classes and more. Funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, CCM has never before hosted a festival of this magnitude.
Musical America has selected the Ariel String Quartet for its New Artist Spotlight this month!
Learn more about the Quartet, including its connection to the LaSalle Quartet (CCM’s storied quartet-in-residence from 1953-88) by reading Musical America‘s feature here.
The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 CCM concert series continues on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Learn more about their inaugural season at CCM here.
The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) is proud to announce its 2012-13 programming. CCM Prep provides students of all ages with individual lessons and classes in music, dance and theatre arts.
CCM Prep also provides local communities with performances, workshops and educational opportunities.
Subscription and flex ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s 2012-13 performance season. This year’s season includes 50 major events, ranging from fully staged operas and musicals to intimate chamber music concerts and holiday-themed choral extravaganzas.
Download a digital copy of this year’s season brochure today. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office.
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for the 2012-13 CCM Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions.
This year’s unforgettable Mainstage Series features breathtaking opera from modern to classic, masterful musicals from Kurt Weill and the composers of Mamma Mia and wondrous comedy and drama from Shakespeare and William Saroyan. The series features six fully staged works, with performances taking place Oct. 3, 2012 through April 7, 2013.
Please see below for production and ticketing details. For additional information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit ccm.uc.edu.
Read Jackie Demaline’s coverage in the Cincinnati Enquirer for even more information on CCM 2012-13 Mainstage Series.