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CCM Slideshows: More Photos from ‘A Chorus Line’

Local critics have praised CCM’s Mainstage production of A Chorus Line, which continues tonight and runs through October 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Directed and choreographed by Diane Lala with musical direction from Roger Grodsky, A Chorus Line gives an inside look at the world of musical theatre by telling the story of a group of Broadway hopefuls as they audition for the next big hit.

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Scott Cain of Talkin’ Broadway says the musical’s cast “shows themselves to be true triple threat performers. All of the dancing is sharp and cohesive, executed with full energy.” He went on to compare A Chorus Line with another Tony Award-winning musical that is currently on Broadway:

“A Chorus Line has a lot in common with the hottest show on Broadway right now, Hamilton. Both were developed Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre, won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical, and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a rarity for musicals. CCM’s production is skillfully helmed, performed, and designed, and is a wonderful example of this show in its traditional form.”

The show was praised as being “one of the best shows in Cincinnati,” by the League of Cincinnati Theatres. The reviewer wrote: “A Chorus Line and CCM Musical Theatre Program are a perfect match.  These students LIVE these stories. They bring a passion and a pathos that is visceral, making this musical about an audition as true today as it was in 1975, when the show first hit Broadway.  Director Diane Lala’s cast delivers so many great moments in this show that it is a 10, both for dance and looks.”

Rafael de Acha praised CCM’s “lineup of excellence” and A Chorus Line‘s creative team in his review of the production on Rafael’s Music Notes. “The stunning visual aspects of the production again remind us that CCM is unarguably one of the top theatre arts training centers in the country,” he wrote. “From Matthew D. Hamel‘s clean-lined and symbolic set to Lindi-Joy Wilmot‘s period-perfect costumes to Jeremy Dominik‘s gorgeous lighting, the show’s design by students is as good as you will get outside of the school by seasoned pros.”

You can read a preview of the production on the River City News website.

The League of Cincinnati Theaters gives viewers an inside look at A Chorus Line costuming in this video interview with student designer, Lindi-Joy Wilton.

Kirk Sheppard‘s A Chorus Line review is available to read online at The Sappy Critic.

Find more information on CCM’s A Chorus Line online at http://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/chorus-line.html.

Performance Times
•    8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
•    8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
•    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
•    2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
•    2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to A Chorus Line are $31-35 for general admission, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. Customizable subscription packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/chorus-line.html.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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CCM presents "A Chorus Line" Oct. 20-30 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM Slideshows: “A Chorus Line”

CCM’s Mainstage production of nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A Chorus Line, continues through Oct. 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Directed and choreographed by Diane Lala with musical direction from Roger Grodsky, A Chorus Line gives an inside look at the world of musical theatre by telling the story of a group of Broadway hopefuls as they audition for the next big hit.

“The stunning visual aspects of the production again remind us that CCM is unarguably one of the top theatre arts training centers in the country,” wrote Rafael de Acha in his review of the show’s opening night performance. “From Matthew D. Hamel‘s clean-lined and symbolic set to Lindi-Joy Wilmot‘s period-perfect costumes to Jeremy Dominik‘s gorgeous lighting the show’s design by students is as good as you will get outside of the school by seasoned pros.”

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To learn more about CCM’s production of A Chorus Line, read our press release. You can also get an inside look at the production’s costumes in this video interview with student designer, Lindi-Joy Wilton, by the League of Cincinnati Theaters.

Performance Times
•    8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
•    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
•    2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
•    2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
•    8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
•    8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
•    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
•    2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
•    2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to A Chorus Line are $31-35 for general admission, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. Customizable subscription packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/chorus-line.html.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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Plan Ahead: UC Homecoming Street Closures This Weekend

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents a packed performance schedule this weekend with the Mainstage production of A Chorus Line, the Studio Acting performances of Middletown and a guest artist concert from the United States Air Force Band. Please be aware that there will be heavier than normal traffic on and around campus related to UC Homecoming activities.

If you plan to attend a CCM performance on Friday or Saturday, please take note of the UC Homecoming events and street closures that may impact your parking and travel time.

Friday, Oct. 21
UC Homecoming Kick-Off Party

6-9 p.m. | UC’s Sigma Sigma Commons
There will be no street closures on Friday but there may be increased traffic on and around campus.

Saturday, Oct. 22
UC Homecoming activities will feature the Bearcats Blitz Tailgate and the annual Homecoming parade around campus, both start at 3 p.m. The football game versus East Carolina University is at 7 p.m. at UC’s Nippert Stadium.

Parade Route Street Closings

  • Calhoun Street, between Vine Street and Clifton Avenue, will close at 2 p.m.
  • Clifton Avenue, between McMillan Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will close at 2:30 p.m.
  • Eastbound traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between Clifton Avenue and Woodside Drive, will be restricted prior to the start of the parade. The eastbound right-hand lane (the lane closest to campus) will be closed; the middle and left-hand lanes will remain open. Westbound traffic will remain unaffected.

Entry into the Clifton Court, Woodside and Calhoun parking garages will be prohibited starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All parking and regular driving routes will be reinstated near the Homecoming parade’s anticipated end by approximately 4:30 p.m.

Get additional parking and tailgate details here.

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CCM presents THEY WERE YOU. Photo by Adam Zeek.

World Premiere of CCM’s “They Were You” Gets Rave Reviews

CCM presents THEY WERE YOU. Photos by Adam Zeek.

CCM presents THEY WERE YOU. Photo by Adam Zeek.

Critics praised CCM’s world premiere of They Were You, a musical revue of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt songs, which ran Oct. 5-9 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater. Devised and directed by Aubrey Berg, the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM, They Were You featured musical arrangements by CCM faculty member Stephen Goers and choreography by alumna Katie Johannigman (BFA Musical Theatre, 2012).

In his review for The Sappy Critic, Kirk Sheppard called CCM’s They Were You “a magical night of theater.” He praised Berg’s direction, the “excellent” cast, Johannigman’s “fun, logical” choreography and Goers’ “beyond beautiful” musical arrangements. 

“There’s no need to single out any one of the six outrageously gifted young artists in the cast,” said Rafael de Acha in his review of the production on Rafael’s Music Notes. “Let me merely give you their names and entreat you to make mental note of them, with the assurance that, sooner than you think, you will be hearing these names: Gabe Wrobel, Emily Fink, Stavros Koumbaros, Aria Brasswell, Karl Amundsen and Michelle Coben.”

CCM presents THEY WERE YOU. Photo by Adam Zeek.

CCM presents THEY WERE YOU. Photo by Adam Zeek.

Teddy Gumbleton of the League of Cincinnati Theatres wrote that each of the six student performers sang “like a dream, navigating the lush harmonies and infusing each song with the necessary depth and wit. Together they work flawlessly as an ensemble, infusing the rich music with tremendous character.”

In a review for Talkin’ Broadway, Scott Cain said CCM’s Jones and Schmidt revue “revealed a thoughtful, varied and pleasant journey through pair’s exemplary work, and showcased some fine performances and design.” Cain praised the production’s “beautiful, night-sky mural” backdrop designed by CCM faculty member Thomas Umfrid. He also proposed that They Were You “will hopefully be licensed and made available for other theater companies to perform.”

CCM’s 2016-17 season continues with a production of Broadway hit, A Chorus Line, Oct. 20-30 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
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They Were You photos by Adam Zeek, http://www.zeekcreative.com/

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Patricia Corbett Theater

CCM Presents Broadway Hit ‘A Chorus Line’ Oct. 20-30

"A Chorus Line" preview photography by Mark Lyons.

“A Chorus Line” preview photography by Mark Lyons.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Mainstage Series continues with nine-time Tony award-winning musical, A Chorus Line. Directed and choreographed by Diane Lala with musical direction from Roger Grodsky, A Chorus Line runs Oct. 2030 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

Centered around Broadway dancers as they audition for roles in the next smash hit, A Chorus Line offers a candid look at the backstage world of musical theatre.  Director and choreographer Diane Lala and musical director Roger Grodsky stay true to the show’s origins by setting it in the 1970s, when A Chorus Line was written.

“This show is very special to performers, theatre dancers especially,” says Lala, CCM professor of Musical Theatre. “Everyone wants to know what it feels like to get to that moment in the finale that everyone has been waiting for and sing ‘One’ as the lights pulse and the audience goes crazy. There is nothing better.”

The original director and choreographer of A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett, wanted to create a show about so-called Broadway “gypsies” who constantly move from show to show to audition for new productions. Bennett brought some of these migrant performers together to discuss their experiences, both in and out of show business, and recorded the sessions. This dialogue became A Chorus Line, with part of the script pulled directly from the recordings. Some of the interviewed performers joined the musical’s original cast to play themselves on Broadway.

“By the end of the show, the audience feels as though they have really gotten to know the dancers and roots for them to succeed,” says Grodsky, CCM professor of Musical Theatre. “The illusion that the audience was watching an actual audition taking place was reinforced in the original production by the orchestra being invisible. This was one of the first shows that completely covered the orchestra pit.”

A Chorus Line focuses on the experiences and perspectives of musical theatre performers, but Lala says the show has universal appeal for non-performers as well.

“It is really a universal quest, right?” she suggests. “People in ‘regular’ jobs also are just looking for work, and some are hoping for that next promotion or to be stars in their own profession. This show puts that desire, struggle, hope, success and disappointment out there for the audience to see. I think that is why this is such a powerful show. People feel and can instantly associate with the characters onstage.

“If you are someone with a love for it,” she continues, “everything you go through is worth it to get to stand up there and do what you have trained your whole life for.”

James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante wrote the book for A Chorus Line. The music is by Marvin Hamlisch, with lyrics by Edward Kleban. The show opens on Thursday, Oct. 20 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 at the College-Conservatory of Music’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now.

*There is a University of Cincinnati Homecoming Kickoff Party on Sigma Sigma Commons from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. There are also UC Homecoming events that begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. The UC Homecoming Football game will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Nippert Stadium. Please be aware there may be heavier-than-normal traffic in and around campus.

Performance Times
•    8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
•    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
•    2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
•    2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
•    8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
•    8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
•    8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
•    2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
•    2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to A Chorus Line are $31-35 for general admission, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. Customizable subscription packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/chorus-line.html.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Professor Emeritus Oscar Kosarin.

In Memoriam: Emeritus Faculty Member Oscar Kosarin

CCM Professor Emeritus Oscar Kosarin.

CCM Professor Emeritus Oscar Kosarin.

We are saddened to report the passing of Professor Emeritus Oscar Kosarin, who served as Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at CCM from 1971 through 1985. Kosarin passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the age of 98. He is survived by his wife, Dianne, daughter, Carli, and sons Kim and Oscar.

Initially taught piano by his mother, Kosarin also studied harmony and counterpoint with Boris Levenson, studied composition with Anis Fuleihan and Isadore Freed, and attended Leon Barzin’s conducting classes.

Kosarin began playing piano professionally at the age of 19, first performing with dance bands in night clubs before making the move to Broadway, where he also gained experience as a conductor, arranger and vocal coach. On Broadway, he conducted musicals such as Happy Time with Robert Goulet, Oh, Captain with Tony Randall, Fade Out, Fade In with Carol Burnett and Mr. Wonderful with Sammy Davis, Jr.

Kosarin was named to CCM’s faculty in the fall of 1971 as part of the expansion of the school’s still-nascent musical theatre degree program. Kosarin inaugurated his time at CCM by conducting productions of Bye, Bye Birdie, Brigadoon and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum during the 1971-72 season. He cited Sweeney Todd, West Side Story and Sugar as three of his favorite musicals from his 14-year tenure at CCM.

Kosarin retired from CCM in the spring of 1985. During a farewell banquet held in his honor, CCM Drama Professor Diane Kvapil observed:

“He’s much loved by the students. He teaches them what’s special about them and how to use it. His colleagues will miss him because we worked well together.”

At the time of his retirement, Kosarin referred to his decision to teach at CCM as the smartest move he ever made, commenting:

“I had a great advantage in that [the students] were a group of people who really wanted to study. We had a wonderful relationship.”

In addition to his appointment at CCM, Kosarin also taught and directed musical theatre workshops at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts and coached opera and musical comedy privately. He composed the ballet music for A Tree Grows in BrooklynPal Joey, Hazel Flagg and Canterbury Tales. He also composed music for films, including Virginia—Pursuit of Happiness, which won first prize at the Virgin Islands International Film Festival in 1975. In 1983, Prentice Hall published his book The Singing Actor: How to Be a Success in Musical Theatre and Night Clubs.

CCM’s upcoming production of A Chorus Line will be dedicated to the loving memory of Professor Kosarin. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.

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Mark Gibson conducts the CCM Philharmonia at Moveable Feast.

CCM Announces Fall 2016 schedule of Major Events

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its fall schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM proudly presents more than 100 major public performances from Aug. 29 through Dec. 11, 2016.

This fall’s lineup of major events includes faculty and guest artist concerts, fully supported theatrical productions, film screenings, guest lectures and much more!

You can learn more about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or picking up a Fall 2016 Calendar of Major Events at the CCM Box Office.

Click on the image above to view CCM's Fall 2016 Calendar Booklet.

Click on the image above to view CCM’s Fall 2016 Calendar Booklet.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting ccm.uc.edu/content/dam/ccm/docs/boxoff/CCMFall2016CalendarBooklet.pdf.

Event Information
All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Purchasing Tickets
Unless indicated otherwise in the event listings below, tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Subscription packages and concert series single tickets are on sale now! Single tickets for CCM’s Mainstage Series productions go on sale at noon on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.

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 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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CCM FALL 2016 CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS

AUGUST

8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
TIMMER AND FRIENDS
Timothy Northcut, tuba
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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SEPTEMBER

The Ariel Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at CCM.

The Ariel Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at CCM.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring faculty artist Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Dubbed “rock stars of the classical scene” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Ariel Quartet’s four-part concert series at CCM begins with this concert, featuring a collaboration with renowned pianist Soyeon Kate Lee.
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
JÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3 (“Hunting”)
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2016-17 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of Anonymous, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and The Thomas J. Emery Memorial.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7
• Faculty Artist Series •
Alan Siebert, trumpet
Sandra Rivers, piano
A night of trumpet and piano, with selections by Joseph Turrin, George Gershwin, Robert Schumann, J.G.B. Neruda, Brendan Collins and others.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
A LOOK INTO POLISH ART AND CULTURE
Halina Goldberg, Jacobs School of Music
Dr. Halina Goldberg, acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on Polish music, will present a lecture on aspects of Polish art and culture.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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Mark Gibson conducts the CCM Philharmonia at Moveable Feast.

CCM’s renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Mark Gibson.

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
• Orchestra Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artist Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Join us as the acclaimed CCM Philharmonia commences a month-long Polish Festival featuring performances by student and faculty artists from throughout the college. The festival opening performances include the world premiere of a new work American Dreams, composed by accomplished CCM alumnus Piotr Szewczyk!
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Featuring Mark Gibson, piano; Donna Loewy, piano; and Nathaniel Chaitkin, cello
This program will include Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, Op. 19, and Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances, along with works by Mozart and Schubert.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13
• Orchestra Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director
As part of the Polish Festival, Café MoMus will present works of Polish composers from three different generations: Krzysztof Penderecki, Bettina Skrzypczak and Artur Słotwiński. Join us for coffee and conversation with Artur Słotwiński and the musicians after the performance.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13
• Winds Series •
WITH LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Join us for our commemoration of America! For this concert, we are excited to bring together the talents of the CCM Wind Ensemble with voices from across the Greater Cincinnati area!
S. SMITH: The Star-Spangled Banner
CAMPHOUSE: A Movement for Rosa
MASLANKA: Testament
COPLAND: A Lincoln Portrait
STEFFE/WILHOUSKY: The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
HOW THE GIVEN IS TAKEN: BABBITT, PRINCETON AND THE PSYCHOLOGIZATION OF POSTWAR AMERICAN MUSIC ANALYSIS
Stephen Peles, University of Alabama
The public controversy engendered by Babbitt’s call for a “scientific” music theory has tended to overshadow other more enduring aspects of his meta-theoretical program. This lecture argues for the significance to Babbitt’s legacy of his insistence on the centrality of the listener (real and imagined) to analytic claims.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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Members of CCM's Wind Orchestra. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Members of CCM’s Wind Orchestra. Photography by Dottie Stover.

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16
• Winds Series •
OLD AND NEW WORLDS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
SAINT-SAËNS: Orient et Occident
SCHMITT: Dionysiaques
TORKE: The Kiss
TICHELI: Symphony No. 2
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
• Orchestra Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
Featuring the winner of the CCM Piano Competition
GÓRECKI: Symphony No. 3 (“Symphony of Sad Songs”)
Featuring the winner of the CCM Voice Competition
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
SCHWANTNER: Music of Amber
MOZART: Serenade in E-flat Major, K. 375
HIGDON: Zaka
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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CCM Jazz Faculty.

CCM Jazz Faculty.

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18
• Jazz Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Faculty Jazztet
Featuring guest artist Włodek Pawlik, piano
Scott Belck, conductor
Join us as we celebrate the stunning music and musicians of Poland and feature Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Włodek Pawlik as he performs his original compositions and arrangements.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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The previously announced Daniel Weeks/Donna Loewy Faculty Artist Recital has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The performance will remain in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.
8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19
Faculty Artist Series •
DEVOTED, DELIGHTED, DEFUSED & DESPONDENT: A SONG RECITAL
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
Featuring songs by Quilter, Dubois, Donizetti, Totsi, Strauss and Liszt.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19
• Faculty Artist Series •
Allen Otte, Percussion
Featuring music written for Allen Otte by Rzewski, Schuette and Applebaum as well as original compositions by Otte himself!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mary Stucky, mezzo-soprano
Rodney Stucky, guitar and lute
Performing songs from the rich repertory of French, German, Spanish and English music for voice, guitar and lute.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Russell Burge, vibraphone
Steve Allee, piano
Original compositions and great American standards.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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Runaways-KNOW-CCM8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
A co-production between Know Theatre of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
RUNAWAYS
Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Swados
Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Luke Flood, music director
Runaways is a collage of songs, monologues and dances that captures the energy, courage and honesty of a group of teenagers who are running away “from home… from a boyfriend… from a predator… from themselves.” Created in 1977 by groundbreaking theatre artist Elizabeth Swados, Runaways was born from interviews and workshops that she held with children and young adults who were escaping from their deteriorating family lives. It is a challenging piece of theatre that ultimately celebrates the power of the imagination and the resilience of the human spirit.
Location: Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: Ticket prices range from $15 – $25. Tickets available through the Know Theatre Box Office by calling 513-300-5669 or online at http://knowtheatre.com.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mara Helmuth, composition
Pianists Shiau-uen Ding and Kristofer Rucinsky perform Helmuth’s All Alarms Sounding, a new work for two pianos and 8-channel electronics. This recital also features from O for two cellos and electronics, along with works from the Sonic Refuges projects, which was inspired by Helmuth’s trip to Australia.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
SOME LIGHT EMERGES
Composed by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Robin Guarino, director
Bradley Moore, conductor
Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an original work! Presented in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera, Some Light Emerges takes its inspiration from the creation of Houston’s iconic Rothko Chapel by philanthropist and art collector Dominique de Menil.
Location: Cincinnati Club−Oak Room, 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, Sept. 12. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Shiau-uen Ding, piano
Guest artist Shiau-uen performs Philippe Manoury’s Pluton, with the assistance of special guest Miller Puckette, the associate director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts as well as a professor of music at the University of California San Diego.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM's Feast of Carols Holiday Concert

Photography by Andrew Higley.

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and guest choir Central State University Chorus
Andreas Herrmann, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Alex Sutton and Jeremy Winston, conductors
This concert features the CCM Chorale in two German Romantic works, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52 and Rheinberger’s Kyrie, conducted by Andreas Herrmann of the Hochschule für Musik of Munich, Germany. Highlights also include the Central State University Chorus in a variety of gospel music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Chertock, piano
Featuring the music of Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Messiaen.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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The previously announced Thomas Baresel/Amy Johnson/ Kenneth Griffiths/Mark Gibson Faculty Artist Recital has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The performance will remain in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.
8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26
• Faculty Artist Series •
Thomas Baresel, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kenneth Griffiths and Mark Gibson, piano
Join us for an evening of art song featuring French duets by Hue, Duparc and Saint-Saëns and operetta duets by Lehár, Strauss and Milloeker, along with Alan Louis Smith’s Windows: Five Songs of Love and Rachmaninoff’s Songs, Op. 14, No. 1 and 2; and Songs, Op. 34, 10 and 12.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27
• Faculty Artist Series •
Commercial Music Production Faculty Concert
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Romeo and Juliet preview photography by Mark Lyons.

Romeo and Juliet preview photography by Mark Lyons.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
• Mainstage Acting Series • Ÿ
ROMEO AND JULIET
Written by William Shakespeare
Brant Russell, director
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” William Shakespeare’s legendary tale of young love and bitter hatred returns to the CCM stage like you’ve never seen it before. Witness the deadly feud between the Montagues and Capulets in this subversive retelling of the Bard’s iconic story. It’s a comedy ­— until it’s not.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27–31 adults, $17–20 non-UC students, $15–18 UC students.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
HEARING DOUBLE: JAZZ ONTOLOGY
Brian Kane, Yale University
Philosophers have often considered the ontology of music, worrying over the relation between works, scores and performances – yet jazz has not received the same consideration. This lecture argues for a non-essentialist, network-based ontology of jazz standards.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
• Orchestra & Choral Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Xavier University Concert Choir
Featuring faculty artist Daniel Weeks, tenor
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
MONIUSZKO: Overture to Halka
PENDERECKI: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
SKROWACZEWSKI: English Horn Concerto
SZYMANOWSKI: Symphony No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 27 (“Song of the Night”)
Featuring Daniel Weeks, soloist
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Polish Festival Sponsor: Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
Studio Musical Theatre Series Ÿ
THEY WERE YOU: The Songs of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical arrangements
CCM proudly presents the world premiere of a musical revue showcasing the work of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Devised and directed by Aubrey Berg with musical arrangements by Steve Goers, They Were You features songs from The Fantasticks, Celebration, 110 in the Shade, The Bone Room, Colette Collage and more. This revue celebrates Jones’ and Schmidt’s ability to reflect the human condition with humor, compassion and wry affection.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 3. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
The CCM Percussion Ensemble will present a variety of chamber works for percussion, stretching from the 1930s to the present, by composers John Cage, Gerald Strang, Lukas Foss, Frederic Rzewski and more, as well as works by CCM student composers.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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Guitar virtuoso Oscar Ghiglia.

Guitar virtuoso Oscar Ghiglia.

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating his 42nd residency at CCM, virtuoso Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
• Jazz Series •
STILL LIFE TALKING: THE MUSIC OF PAT METHENY
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
A vibrant mixture of world music and jazz, Pat Metheny’s music is renowned for its sophistication, exotic rhythms and beauty. His long form compositions include everything from Brazilian to American pop to Country and Western and beyond.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
MARTINŮ: Nonet
VARÈSE: Octandre
KURKA: The Good Soldier Schweik
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11
• Winds Series •
HINDEMITH & CO.
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations
HINDEMITH: Konzertmusik for Piano, Brass and Harps, Op. 49
GÁL: Promenadenmusik
HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
• Winds Series •
THE LEAVES ARE FALLING
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Presenting a collection of works that will capture the colorful sounds of the wind band.
BARNES: Symphonic Overture
DAHL: Sinfonietta
IVES: Country Band March
BENSON: The Leaves are Falling
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
• Orchestra Series •
ACROSS THE POND
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
WALTON: Johannesburg Festival Overture
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 89
Featuring the winner of CCM cello competition
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 2 (“London”)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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"A Chorus Line" preview photography by Mark Lyons.

“A Chorus Line” preview photography by Mark Lyons.

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
2 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series Ÿ•
A CHORUS LINE
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director
A nine-time Tony Award-winner, and one of the longest running productions in Broadway history, A Chorus Line tells a strikingly honest tale about the backstage world of musical theatre as 17 dancers vie to make the final cut for the latest smash hit. As the auditions proceed, the diverse backgrounds and motivations of the hopefuls come to the fore, revealing stories that run the gamut of human experience and emotion as they all compete with and learn about one another. It is a process that will change them all forever… for better or worse. A Pulitzer Prize-winning fusion of dance, song and drama, A Chorus Line is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31–35 adults, $22–25 non-UC students, $18–21 UC students.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
• Studio Acting Series •
MIDDLETOWN
Written by Will Eno
Richard E. Hess, director
Middletown considers the strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight. Inspired by Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, the inhabitants of Middletown have a remarkable talent for articulating the hiccups of fear and anxiety in their souls with moving delicacy. The folks are friendly, and the view of star-dappled skies and modest homes is familiar and comforting. Welcome to Middletown.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 17. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
• Guest Artist Series •
THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND
Colonel Larry H. Lang, commander and conductor
The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are two of the six performing ensembles within the United States Air Force Band, the premier musical organization of the U.S. Air Force, and will perform at CCM as part of their 10-day community relations tour.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/USAFBandTour or in person at UC’s Veterans Programs and Services Office. Call 513-556-6811 for more information.

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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
• Winds Series •
PRISM XX
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Terence Milligan and Angela Holt, music directors and conductors
CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, the PRISM concert is perfect entertainment for the entire family!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24
• Guest Artist Series •
SPHINX VIRTUOSI TOUR
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. This unique ensemble earned rave reviews from the New York Times during its highly acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in December 2004. The Sphinx Virtuosi’s 2016 program explores the great palette of the string medium through the prism of celebrated composers of Latin heritage as well as those heard more seldom.  Celebrate the intricate mosaic of sounds and colors that pay homage to our vastly diverse heritage through music!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist
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The Ariel Quartet. From left to right: Alexandra Kazovsky, Jan Grüning, Amit Even-Tov and Gershon Gerchikov.

The Ariel Quartet. From left to right: Alexandra Kazovsky, Jan Grüning, Amit Even-Tov and Gershon Gerchikov.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Praised by the New York Times for its “gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence continues its concert series with works from these powerhouse composers.
MOZART: String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73
DVOŘÁK: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American Quartet”)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

 The Ariel Quartet’s 2016-17 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of Anonymous, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and The Thomas J. Emery Memorial.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
I TOO SING AMERICA: BLACK WOMEN MUSICIANS, LANGSTON HUGHES AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF BLACK RADICAL EXPRESSIVE CULTURE IN COLD WAR ERA AMERICA
Tammy Kernodle, Miami University
This talk will explore how poet/activist Langston Hughes’ collaborations with Margaret Bonds, Odetta and Nina Simone provided the foundation for the type of radical expressive culture that advanced, musically, the ideals of political and social equality during the 1950s and 1960s.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Gino DiMario Scholarship Recital
CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted
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People enjoyed performances during the University of Cincinnati CCM Moveable Feast. UC/Joseph Fuqua II

Photography by Joseph Fuqua II

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
• Jazz Series •
BASICALLY BAKER: A JOURNEY BACK TO INDIANA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring the music of David Baker
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
We celebrate the life and music of Indiana’s own David Baker, a legendary jazz educator and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Join us as we honor his life and career and explore the great jazz that has come out of the Hoosier State!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
• Choral Series •
CCM Chorale
Featuring CCM student string quartets
Brett Scott, conductor
CCM Chorale and student string quartets mentored by the Ariel Quartet, CCM’s Quartet-in-Residence, present works for string quartets and chorus, featuring Ivan Moody’s Stabat Mater and John Tavener’s If Ye Love Me.
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan & Observatory Avenues, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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NOVEMBER

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1
• Faculty Artist Series •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Featuring music by Cage, Stockhausen and a premiere from CCM alumnus Mark Saya.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2
• Choral Series •
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Kevin Coker and Alex Sutton, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present works on the theme of All Souls’ Day (November 2) by Caldwell and Ivory, Forest, Gawthrop, Koppin, Schubert, Stroop and Washburn. The combined choirs offer Fauré’s Requiem.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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Ricky Ian Gordon Photographer: Duncan Hannah

Ricky Ian Gordon
Photographer: Duncan Hannah.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6
• Studio Opera Series •
BRIGHT-EYED JOY! A RICKY IAN GORDON CABARET
Composer Ricky Ian Gordon—one of America’s most respected composers of art song, opera and musical theatre—joins CCM’s Opera and Voice singers and pianists for an evening of his music. Come watch our “stars-of-tomorrow” work with a living legend!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 31. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

 Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4
• Orchestra Series •
BARTÓK: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
KODALY: Dances of Galanta
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
This concert will also feature the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition performing a concerto by either Shostakovich or Bartók.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6
• Choral Series •
RACHMANINOFF ALL-NIGHT VIGIL, OP. 37
CCM Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor
The greatest a cappella masterwork of the early 20th century, the All-Night-Vigil (Vespers) is a series of 15 liturgical/concert settings from the Russian Orthodox tradition in 65 minutes that achieves great heights of expressive power and intensity through “choral orchestration” by continually varying the textures and sonorities.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director
Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

The Classical Guitar 2016-17 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contribution of the Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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The logo for the Music for Food initiative.2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
MUSIC FOR FOOD – CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the second year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggest donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
MURRAY: Ronald Searle Suite
MOZART: Concerto for Clarinet, K. 622
BRITTEN: Sinfonietta
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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Photo by UC Photography Services.

Photo by UC Photography Services.

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
• Piano Series •
PIANOPALOOZA: FRESH SOUNDS, FRESH FACES
Featuring CCM’s world-class piano faculty
New CCM piano professors Dror Biran and Ran Dank add their individual flair and style as they join Soyeon Kate Lee, Awadagin Pratt, James Tocco, Michael Chertock and Sandra Rivers on stage for this annual display of stunning virtuosity!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
Opera Fusion: New Works Lab•
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater’s New Works Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
INTIMATE APPAREL
Composed by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto by Lynn Nottage
Robin Guarino, director
Paul Cremo, Dramaturg
Timothy Meyers, conductor
Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an original work! Adapted by Lynn Nottage from her prize-winning 2003 play of the same name, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a 35-year-old seamstress in 1905 New York City. Esther sews lingerie for a living, interacting with a wealthy Fifth Avenue wife, a Tenderloin prostitute and a Jewish fabric merchant on the Lower East Side, with whom she shares a closeness that cannot be pursued further because of his religion. Esther embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a Panama Canal laborer, leading to marriage and ultimately heartbreak, but she maintains her strength of character and determination to make a better life for herself.
Location: Cincinnati Club−Oak Room, 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15
• Winds Series
DREAMS…
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Let us take you away to a world of dreams where anything is possible!
MARKOWSKI: Dreamland
SCHWANTER: In Evening’s Stillness
GILLINGHAM: Symphony No. 1 (“Apocalyptic Dreams”)
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, music director
Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theatre
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16
• Winds Series •
NORTH AMERICA
CCM Wind Orchestra
Featuring faculty artists James Bunte and Nathan Nabb, saxophones; as part of the Oasis Quartet
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
BOLCOM: Concerto Grosso
Featuring The Oasis Quartet
GOULD: Symphony for Band “West Point”
And additional works
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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"Cendrillon" preview photography by Mark Lyons.

“Cendrillon” preview photography by Mark Lyons.

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20
• Mainstage Opera Series Ÿ•
CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA)
Composed by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Henri Caïn
Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director
One of the world’s most beloved fairy tales comes to the CCM stage in a new modernist production! Despite being under the thumb of her evil stepmother, a poor girl wishes for her dream to come true. Enter her fairy godmother, who provides a ticket to the ball! The poor girl meets Prince Charming and they fall in love. When the clock strikes 12, though, she vanishes… leaving only a single shoe behind. Jules Massenet’s elegant score brings wit and charm to this timeless romance based on Charles Perrault’s telling of the Cinderella fairy tale. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $31–35 adults, $22–25 non-UC students, $18–21 UC students.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

 Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20
• Jazz Series •
JAZZ HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
Celebrate the holidays with the hot rhythms and cool sounds of Kenton, Duke and a host of others who will help us swing into the season!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, music director
Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE

The Classical Guitar 2016-17 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contribution of the Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20
• Acting Series •
THIRD ANNUAL CCM 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Join us for our annual celebration of original film work by students. After random team placement, student authors, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create finished original short films. Enjoy eight original short films by eight amazing teams.
Location: Main Street Cinema at TUC
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director
Joe Parisi, guest conductor
EDWARD GREGSON: Symphony in Two Movements
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
• Orchestra Series •
THE SYMPHONIC MASTERS – HAYDN AND BRAHMS
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
DVOŘÁK: In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91
HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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DECEMBER

Classics with a Twist8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
• Mainstage Dance Series •
CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Andr
é Megerdichian, co-directors
CCM’s Department of Dance opens its performance season with a concert of mixed repertoire featuring alumnus James Cunningham of the Cincinnati Ballet, who will choreograph a new work La Nymph with music by Youngwon French. Highlights also include a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise with choreography by Dance Department Chair Jiang Qi and accompaniment by CCM students Yijia Fang, cello and Xinyuan Li, piano. In addition, the graceful performers from CCM Dance will mount a staging of Glazunov’s Scènes de Ballet with choreography by Associate Professor Michael Tevlin, and Assistant Professor André Megerdichian will choreograph a collage of dance scenes spanning diverse genres.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27–31 adults, $17–20 non-UC students, $15–18 UC students.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

 The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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CCM Moveable Feast. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

CCM Moveable Feast. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses; Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Mason, St. Xavier and Taylor High Schools
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Alex Sutton, Bret Albright, Jason McKee and Jeffrey Sterns, conductors
Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2016 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CCC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter and Jim Daughters, conductors
The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Yael Front, music director and conductor
Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
• CCM Preparatory & 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 & 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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3 p.m. Sunday, December 11
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director
The area’s finest young string musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for string orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, December 11
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Preparatory Jazz Combos
Jennifer Grantham, director
Location
: 3250 Mary Emery Hall
Admission: FREE

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SPONSORS

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

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor, Musical Theater Program Sponsor and Event Sponsor

 The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter and All-Steinway School Sponsor

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation Inc.
Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter and Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

Anonymous
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret L. Straub and Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsor

 Judith Heiny & Piotr Chomczynski
Polish Festival Sponsor

 The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

 CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering
Sigma Alpha Iota
Graeter’s
Event Sponsors

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