CCM makes history this month as it proudly presents Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice’s Tony-Award winning opera Street Scene Nov. 15-18 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater. The American opera in two acts presents a simple, yet dramatic story of a mid-century Manhattan neighborhood, and CCM’s performance combines the forces of hundreds of students across several departments. Due to Street Scene‘s incredible scale, CCM has never before presented this great American opera. This historic production is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. Mark Gibson conducts with stage direction by Steven Goldstein. Street Scene will be sung in English without supertitles.
CCM’s Classical Guitar Ensemble provides a musical alternative to this evening’s election coverage with its annual fall concert at 8 p.m. tonight (Nov. 6) in UC’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Admission to this concert is FREE.
CCM’s Café MoMus: Contemporary Music Ensemble presents the music of celebrated composer Nico Muhly at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring guest artists Tatiana Berman, violin, and Grant Knox, tenor, the performance is presented in conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts. Admission to the concert is free.
CCM’s month-long Beethoven Festival resumes this evening with a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra at 8 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.
Above, you can view an excerpt of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 performed at the festival opening concert on Friday, Sept. 14.
Tonight’s concert will open with Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, Op. 20 and will also include a double-bill of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major and the famous and recognizable Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67. Jing Huan and Mark Gibson conduct.
This Sunday, the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts brings Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal clarinetist Anthony McGill to CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall for a festival-opening celebration. The performance begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, and students can purchase discount tickets for just $10!
Students can use the code “constellarush” to get up to 2 tickets at this discounted rate. A valid student ID is required to pick up tickets at the event. Tickets for this concert are sold exclusively through the Constella Festival. Visit the Constella Festival website for more information.
CCM’s Mainstage Series opens next month with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The innovative new production will feature a collaboration with Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton (in fact, this is Shackleton’s first-ever theatrical collaboration)!
You can view her unique process in the time-lapse video above. Shackleton is working with CCM’s Department of Theatre Design & Production to develop an all new time-lapse video for the show!
CityBeat and Express Cincinnati both published their Fall Arts Previews this week and several upcoming CCM performances made their lists of “must see” events!
CityBeat paid special attention to this fall’s Opera Fusion workshops, produced in collaboration with Cincinnati Opera, along with our Mainstage production of the rock musical Chess. Read the previews here.
Express Cincinnati singled out the Ariel Quartet’s debut performance as CCM quartet-in-residence (Sept. 11), along with our Beethoven Festival (Sept. 14 – Oct. 12) and our presentation of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor collaboration with the Constella Festival (Oct. 28). Read the full issue online here.
CCM proudly presents over 100 performing arts events this fall. Stay tuned for a full list of events next week!
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation