Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano Holds Master Class at CCM this Sunday

CCM hosts acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano for a master class featuring CCM students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in CCM’s Mary Emery Hall, room 3250. The master class is free and open to the public. Cano visits CCM after she performs as a featured artist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s “One: City: Beethoven 9” concert on Nov. 9 and 10.

Jennifer Johnson Cano. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.

A naturally gifted singer noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry, Cano has garnered critical acclaim in a variety of roles. During the 2018-19 season, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Emilia in Otello and Meg Page in Falstaff and makes her role debut as Offred in Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale with Boston Lyric Opera. Cano’s orchestral engagements include Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati symphonies. A dedicated recitalist and chamber musician, she joins tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake at Carnegie Hall for an evening of Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared. She will return to Chamber Music of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a performance of Ravel’s Sheherazade and Falla’s Psyche. Cano will also be part of two world-premiere performances this season: Paul Moravec’s A New Country and Gregg Kallor’s Sketches from Frankenstein Suite.

Cano has given over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, with recent roles including Bersi, Emilia, Hansel, Meg Page, Mercedes, Nicklausse, Wellgunde and Waltraute. Other operatic appearances have included Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric and Arizona operas, the Sharp Eared Fox in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra, Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, Orphée in Orphée et Eurydice with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Des Moines Metro Opera, Diana in La Calisto with Cincinnati Opera and Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Tucson Symphony. She has recently worked with an impressive array of conductors, such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Franz Welser-Möst, Gustavo Dudamel, Manfred Honeck, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Louis Langrée, Osmo Vänskä and Sir Andrew Davis.

Cano is a native of St. Louis and made her professional operatic debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She has earned degrees from Webster University and Rice University and was honored as a distinguished alumna and commencement speaker at Webster University last May. Cano joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, and she made her Met debut during the 2009-10 season. Among her honors are a First Prize winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions, Sara Tucker Study Grant, Richard Tucker Career Grant and George London Award.

Learn more about Cano on her professional website at jenniferjohnsoncano.net
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Master Class Time
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Location
Mary Emery Hall Room 3250, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Free and open to the general public

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 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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Hit Musical ‘Godspell’ Continues CCM Studio Series

CCM’s 2018-19 Studio Series continues with Stephen Schwartz’s first major musical Godspell. Featuring an eclectic blend of chart-topping songs, the 1971 musical runs Nov. 8-10, 2018, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater.

Directed and choreographed by Professor Katie Johannigman with musical direction by Professor Stephen Goers, Godspell shares the story of Jesus’ life based on the gospel according to St. Matthew through comedy, improvisation and hit musical numbers. The music ranges in style from pop to vaudeville and includes hits like “Day by Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “All for the Best.”

Students in rehearsal for CCM's Studio Series production of "Godspell." Photo by Kaelin Butts.

Students in rehearsal for CCM’s Studio Series production of “Godspell.” Photo by Kaelin Butts.

The musical features a small cast who will employ audience participation to illustrate well-known parables of Jesus, who is cast as a woman in CCM’s production. In a show full of surprises, Johannigman is excited for audiences to experience all that the show has to offer:

“We’ve created an immersive theater environment for the audience to be a part of the show that I think they will enjoy,” she says. “We have a killer cast, including our Jesus, who is taking a different approach to the role.”

Godspell is heavily inspired by the “peace and love” culture of the 1970s but its themes are still applicable today, Johannigman adds. “New York City in 1971 was ripe and ready for a show like Godspell to come in and speak about love, acceptance and community — 2018 could use the exact same lessons. We are drawing from a lot of current issues and themes of our time to spread a message of joy, love and acceptance to all.”

Admission to CCM’s production of Godspell is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

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GODSPELL
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh

Cast List

  • Madison Deadman as Jesus
  • Madison Hagler as John The Baptist/Judas
  • Company: Bryce Baxter, Jack Brewer, John Collins, Delaney Guyer, Jenny Mollet, Dylan Mulvaney, Camila Paquet, Maddie Vandenberg

Understudies:

  • Jesus – Carina Florio
  • Judas – David Littlefield
  • Swings – David Littlefield, Matthew Skrovan, Jordyn Walker

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati 

Purchasing Tickets
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two per order.

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 Studio Production Sponsor: Linda and Jim Miller
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GODSPELL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Photos by Kaelin Butts

Story by CCM Graduate Student Jonathan Dellinger

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CCM Student Violinist Debuts with Philippine Philharmonic

CCM freshman violinist, Kristine Clair “KayCee” Uchi Galano, made her debut in her home country with the Philippine Philharmonic on Friday, Oct. 12, when she performed as the featured soloist in the second concert of the prestigious organization’s 45th anniversary.

Kristine Clair Uchi Galano

Galano, known to her friends as “KayCee” was born in the Philippines in 2001. She started asking for violin lessons at age 4, a wish her parents happily fulfilled. Her mother is a music teacher, her father a mechanical engineer.

At just 8 years old, Galano won First Prize at the Malaysian Youth Music Festival. By the time she was 10 years old, Galano was a frequent user of the violin teaching website www.violinmasterclass.com, pioneered by CCM Violin Professor and Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Classical Violin, Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Galano and Sassmannshaus first met in 2011 at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing. Soon after, she enrolled in CCM’s Starling Preparatory String Project, receiving weekly lessons over Skype with Sassmannshaus. Galano made her first visit to Cincinnati in 2015, and enrolled in CCM to pursue a BFA in violin in fall 2018.

The young violinist has continued to take the world by storm with a list of accomplishments, including becoming a featured soloist on NPR’s first “From the Top” show from Beijing, performing with the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra, winning Beijing’s Great Wall Violin Concerto Competition, touring the USA and China and performing with the Jena Philharmonic.

Local audiences can hear Galano perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 with CCM Preparatory’s Starling Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the general public.

About the Starling Preparatory String Project
Founded in 1987 by CCM Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus, the Starling Preparatory String Project is a specialized honors program training young string students. The program is generously funded through a grant by the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. The superbly talented musicians perform as the Starling Chamber Orchestra and are selected by audition. Students receive one hourly lesson per week, and take music theory, chamber and orchestra each Saturday. Instructors include CCM faculty and graduate students specially trained and chosen by Professor Sassmannshaus. Most of the students are from the greater Cincinnati area, and many others commute on Saturdays from other states.  SCO has a concert series at Robert J. Werner Recital Hall at CCM and tours regularly.

For more information on the Starling Preparatory String Project visit www.starling.org.
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Don’t Miss Your Final Chances to See ‘Guys and Dolls’ at CCM: Oct. 26-27

See the show critics call “stunning” and “a joy to watch.” Tickets on sale now for final performances.

CCM’s lavish new production of Guys and Dolls concludes with performances on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018! Purchase your tickets online and celebrate 50 years of musical theatre excellence at CCM with this classic from Broadway’s Golden Age.

Watch the video below for a look at CCM’s production, showcasing musical theatre students in the “Crapshooters’ Ballet.” Take a journey to the sewers below Broadway, where Nathan Detroit is secretly running the oldest established craps game in New York. The gamblers are counting on their luck, but Big Jule is a sore loser…

Here’s what the critics have to say about the show:

“CCM’s production of Guys and Dolls showcases the seemingly endless stream of talented performers who go through the program, as well as superb dances and design.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“From the moment the curtain rises, audiences are met with the raw beauty of the set. The stunning visuals only get better as the actors cross in perfect 1940s fashion.” – The News Record

“Director Diane Lala managed a lot of moving pieces, and as choreographer, she fills the stage with dancers and movers that are a joy to watch. The ensemble is amazing.” – League of Cincinnati Theatres

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GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Creative Team

  • Diane Lala, director and choreographer
  • Roger Grodsky, musical director
  • Thomas C. Umfrid, scenic designer
  • Nicholas Smith*, lighting designer
  • Jason Sebastian, sound designer
  • Reba Senske, costume designer
  • Meredith Keister*, wig and make-up designer
  • Caroline Castleman*, production stage manager
  • Jenny Jones, fight coordinator
  • D’Arcy Smith and Kate Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Nick Berninger as Nicley-Nicely Johnson
  • Sam Pickart as Benny Southstreet
  • Hank Von Kolnitz as Rusty Charlie
  • Aria Braswell as Sarah Brown
  • Dain Alan Paige (BFA Dramatic Performance, 1993)+ as Arvide Abernathy
  • Michael Canu as Harry the Horse
  • Stone Mountain as Lt. Brannigan
  • Kevin Chlapecka^/Matt Copley* as Nathan Detroit
  • Andrew Alstat as Angie the Ox
  • Kendall McCarthy^/Anya Axel* as Miss Adelaide
  • Frankie Thams as Sky Masterson
  • Eli Mayer as Joey Baltimore
  • Dylan Dougal as Hot Box MC
  • Bryn Purvis as Mimi
  • Elle Zambarano as General Matilda B. Cartwright
  • Elijah King as Big Jule
  • Sofie Flores as Agatha
  • Cole Harksen as Calvin
  • Britta Rae as Martha
  • Hot Box Girls: Bailee Endebrock, Jamie Goodson, Zoe Grolnick, Bryn Purvis
  • Tower Boys: Leo Carmody, Christian Feliciano, Kai Horvit, Christian Kidd, Drew Minard, Eli Owens, Aaron Richert, Sammy Schechter
  • Ensemble: Andrew Alstat, Kurtis Brown, Michael Canu, Dylan DougaL, Sofie Flores, Haley Holcomb, Chip Hawver, Jack Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Eli Mayer, Jordan Miller, Britta Rae, Mikayla Renfrow, Erich W. Schleck, Veronica Stern, Quinn Surdez, Hank Von Kolnitz, Ethan Zeph
  • Dance Captain Bryn Purvis

Understudies:

  • Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Erich W. Schleck
  • Benny Southstreet – Andrew Alstat
  • Sarah Brown – Mikayla Renfrow
  • Sky Masterson – Ethan Zeph
  • Swings – Anna Chase Lanier, Brandon Schumacker

* Friday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.

^ Saturday, Oct. 20; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

+ Denotes CCM alumnus

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, October 26
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $32. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through CCM’s e-Box Office.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2018-19 Mainstage Series.

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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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors: Graeter’s Ice Cream

GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
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Feature image by Mark Lyons

Video created by Kaelin Butts, a third-year Communication/ Electronic Media double major at the University of Cincinnati.

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Leonard Bernstein

CCM’s Bernstein at 100 Festival Concludes with ‘Lenny Week’

CCM brings its yearlong Leonard Bernstein at 100 Festival to a grand finale with a series of events running Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 2018, culminating with a rare concert performance of Stan Kenton’s Grammy Award-winning instrumental version of Bernstein’s West Side Story score.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Bernstein and his monumental career as a composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Visit ccm.uc.edu/bernstein for the full event schedule and ticket pricing, or refer to the event details below.

CCM’s “Lenny Week” begins with a Thinking About Music lecture on Mahler, Bernstein and Jewish Identity by guest scholar Matthew Mugmon on Friday, Oct. 26, in UC’s Albino Gorno Memorial CCM Library. It continues with a free screening of Gene Kelly’s On the Town on Monday, Oct. 29, at MainStreet Cinema in UC’s Tangeman University Center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the CCM Wind Symphony presents “Bernstein and Friends,” featuring faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by the composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.

Pianopalooza celebrates Lenny on Thursday, Nov. 1, with a concert by CCM’s Piano Department. The program features Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story played by faculty artists Michael Chertock and James Tocco, who will also play Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México.

The CCM Philharmonia presents Bernstein’s Fancy Free and excerpts from Songfest on Friday, Nov. 2. CCM Director of Orchestra Studies Mark Gibson, who studied with Bernstein at the Tanglewood Music Center as the Bernstein Conducting Fellow in 1986, conducts the concert.

Guest conductor Vaughn Wiester leads the CCM Jazz Orchestra in Stan Kenton’s West Side Story on Sunday, Nov. 4. This Prestige concert is presented in loving memory of Stan Kenton Orchestra member, Cincinnati jazz drummer and CCM faculty member John Von Ohlen, who passed away on Oct. 3, 2018. Co-founder of the Blue Wisp Big Band, Ohlen was also a featured soloist with the Woody Herman, Ralph Marterie and Billy Maxted orchestras. He taught at CCM for more than 30 years, most recently as a leader of Jazz Combo and a drum instructor in fall 2017. During his career as a jazz musician, Ohlen played extended tours with Urbie Green, Holiday on Ice, Broadway pit orchestras, Tony Bennet, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney and many others.

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CCM BERNSTEIN AT 100 FESTIVAL: LENNY WEEK

1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
MAHLER, BERNSTEIN AND JEWISH IDENTITY
Matthew Mugmon, University of Arizona
Location: Albino Gorno Memorial CCM Library Reading Room, 600 Blegen Library
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: ON THE TOWN
Directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly, On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens. It was adapted from the Broadway stage musical of the same name and stars Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin as fun-loving sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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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. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and Songfest blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. The performance also showcases excerpts from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 4, including Das himmlische Leben, which the Philharmonia dedicates in memory of CCM alumna and former voice faculty member Barbara Clark (Paver).
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 at 6:15 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. This performance is presented in loving memory of Stan Kenton Orchestra member, Cincinnati jazz legend and longtime CCM faculty member John Von Ohlen.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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ADMISSION
Tickets are available for purchase through the CCM Box Office in person, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/bernstein.

Ticket prices vary; see individual event listings for additional information.

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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Feature image by Al Ravenna, 1955, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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

Ariel Quartet Continues CCM Concert Series on Oct. 30

Praised by the New York Times for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire,” CCM’s String Quartet-in-Residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with the music of Haydn, Zemlinsky and Mendelssohn.

The internationally renowned Ariel Quartet concludes its fall 2018 concert series at UC’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

Featuring Haydn’s String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2; Zemlinsky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1 — this is the second performance of the ensemble’s four-part concert series at CCM. The talented string musicians have additional concerts on January 29 and March 26, 2019.

The Calgary Herald praised the Ariel Quartet’s recent concert at Canada’s Calgary Pro Musica concert series, where the ensemble performed Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major:

“The breathless speed of [Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D major’s] opening, with its frantic scrubbing from the lower strings, gave the performance a wonderful sense of being on a thrill ride … All the members of the quartet gave their best, their flat-out style of performing evidently a joy for them and for the audience.”

Formed in Israel in 1998, the Ariel Quartet is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. It has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012. Learn more about the Ariel Quartet at arielquartet.com.

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Repertoire
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

Performance Time
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Single tickets are on sale now.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now 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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The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. 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, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.

Story by CCM Gradaute Student Jonathan Dellinger

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CCM Slideshows: ‘Guys and Dolls’

CCM celebrates the 50th anniversary of its BFA Musical Theatre program with a lavish production of classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. The musical opens at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 19, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in CCM’s newly renovated Corbett Auditorium. Get a sneak peek of the production in the slideshow below.

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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.

Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.

Read more:

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GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Creative Team

  • Diane Lala, director and choreographer
  • Roger Grodsky, musical director
  • Thomas C. Umfrid, scenic designer
  • Nicholas Smith*, lighting designer
  • Jason Sebastian, sound designer
  • Reba Senske, costume designer
  • Meredith Keister*, wig and make-up designer
  • Caroline Castleman*, production stage manager
  • Jenny Jones, fight coordinator
  • D’Arcy Smith and Kate Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Nick Berninger asNicley-Nicely Johnson
  • Sam Pickart as Benny Southstreet
  • Hank Von Kolnitz as Rusty Charlie
  • Aria Braswell as Sarah Brown
  • Dain Alan Paige (BFA Dramatic Performance, 1993)+ as Arvide Abernathy
  • Michael Canu as Harry the Horse
  • Stone Mountain as Lt. Brannigan
  • Kevin Chlapecka^/Matt Copley* as Nathan Detroit
  • Andrew Alstat as Angie the Ox
  • Kendall McCarthy^/Anya Axel* as Miss Adelaide
  • Frankie Thams as Sky Masterson
  • Eli Mayer as Joey Baltimore
  • Dylan Dougal as Hot Box MC
  • Bryn Purvis as Mimi
  • Elle Zambarano as General Matilda B. Cartwright
  • Elijah King as Big Jule
  • Sofie Flores as Agatha
  • Cole Harksen as Calvin
  • Britta Rae as Martha
  • Hot Box Girls: Bailee Endebrock, Jamie Goodson, Zoe Grolnick, Bryn Purvis
  • Tower Boys: Leo Carmody, Christian Feliciano, Kai Horvit, Christian Kidd, Drew Minard, Eli Owens, Aaron Richert, Sammy Schechter
  • Ensemble: Andrew Alstat, Kurtis Brown, Michael Canu, Dylan DougaL, Sofie Flores, Haley Holcomb, Chip Hawver, Jack Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Eli Mayer, Jordan Miller, Britta Rae, Mikayla Renfrow, Erich W. Schleck, Veronica Stern, Quinn Surdez, Hank Von Kolnitz, Ethan Zeph
  • Dance Captain Bryn Purvis

Understudies:

  • Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Erich W. Schleck
  • Benny Southstreet – Andrew Alstat
  • Sarah Brown – Mikayla Renfrow
  • Sky Masterson – Ethan Zeph
  • Swings – Anna Chase Lanier, Brandon Schumacker

* Friday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.

^ Saturday, Oct. 20; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

+ Denotes CCM alumnus

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, October 19
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, October 20 (CCMpower gala event; special pricing applies)
  • 1 p.m. Sunday, October 21
  • 7 p.m. Sunday, October 21
  • 8 p.m. Friday, October 26
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $32. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through CCM’s e-Box Office.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2018-19 Mainstage Series.

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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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors: Graeter’s Ice Cream

GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

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