Ariel Quartet members Gershon Gerchikov, Amit Even-Tov, Jan Grüning and Alexandra "Sasha" Kazovsky. Photography by Robert A. Flischel.

CCM Calendar Updates for Spring 2018

Please note the following updates to CCM’s Spring 2018 calendar of major events:

8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 (Rescheduled)
• Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING
CCM Chamber Winds
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
ELLERBY: Divertimento
RAFF: Sinfonietta, Op. 188
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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(New Event)
8 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Guest Artist Series •
Elmira Darvarova, violin
Howard Wall, horn
CCM welcomes husband-and-wife duo Elmira Darvarova, the former concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera, and Howard Wall, french hornist with the New York Philharmonic, for this concert of works from the 17th century to today.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 22
• Jazz Series •
TRUMPETS ALL OUT
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Combos
(Ensemble change)
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, music director
Celebrating the music of Tom Harrell, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderley, Randy Brecker, Don Ellis and other trumpet masters of yesterday and today.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Yael Front, music director and conductor
William R. Langley, music director and conductor
Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s Symphony Orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and to perform orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 26
• CCM String Quartet in Residence •
SCHUMANN, BARTÓK, CAGE AND BRAHMS
Featuring CCM emeritus faculty member Allen Otte, percussion

This performance was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30, but was rescheduled at the request of the Ariel Quartet. Please note: the repertoire for this concert has changed at the request of the Quartet. See updated program information below.
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Sz. 40
CAGE: Five (1988)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

CCM’s full schedule of major performances for the spring semester is available online at ccm.uc.edu/about/villagenews/notations-ovations/spring-2018-calendar.

You can always find the most up-to-date information on CCM’s calendar of events at ccm.uc.edu.

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Grammy-Winning Jazz Artist Leads CCM’s Benny Goodman Tribute Concert

Two-time Grammy Award winner Loren Schoenberg guest conducts the CCM Jazz Orchestra in a special program dedicated to the music of Benny Goodman, the “King of Swing.”

Two-time Grammy Award winner Loren Schoenberg guest conducts the CCM Jazz Orchestra in a special program dedicated to the music of Benny Goodman, the “King of Swing.”

The CCM Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to a legendary jazz clarinetist and bandleader in its next concert, Let’s Dance: The Music of Benny Goodman, King of Swing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Corbett Auditorium. Two-time Grammy Award-winner Loren Schoenberg guest conducts the concert, which features National Endowment for the Arts Award recipient and guest soloist Frank Glover on clarinet.

With music direction from CCM Jazz Professor Steve Allee, the performance showcases some of the swinging works that were performed in what many call “the most important jazz concert in history” — Goodman’s 1938 concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Goodman’s orchestra was one of the first to perform jazz at the famed music hall, and the performance helped establish the big band sound firmly in the popular consciousness of America. The 1938 concert also featured stars of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras.

CCM’s Prestige Series performance includes jazz standards One O’clock Jump, Don’t Be That Way, Sometimes I’m Happy, Blue Skies and Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) — which served as the climactic piece of the 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Goodman’s recording of Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982.

Tickets are on sale now for the concert; for ticketing information visit the CCM Box Office or refer to the event information below.
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Repertoire To Be Selected From:
PRIMA: Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing), arr. Jimmy Mundy
MORTON: King Porter Stomp, arr. Fletcher Henderson
YOUMANS/CAESAR: Sometimes I’m Happy
WALLER: Stealin’ Apples, arr. Fletcher Henderson
RODGER/HART: Blue Room, arr. Fletcher Henderson
BASIE: One O’clock Jump
GOODMAN: Swingtime In The Rockies, arr. James Mundy
SAMPSON: Don’t Be That Way, arr. Jeff Hest
BERLIN: Blue Skies
JAMES: Life Goes to A Party
CARISI: The Bulgar and Other Balkan Type Inventions
SAUTER: Benny Rides Again
LOESSER: Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
DAMERON: Moon from the East

Performance Time
7 p.m. March 4, 2018

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Single tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for 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: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation   

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Faculty Artist John Von Ohlen Performs with the CCM Jazz Orchestra on Nov. 1

The “living guru of big band drumming” (Modern Drummer) joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra for a special concert featuring hits from the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

The “living guru of big band drumming” (Modern Drummer) joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra for a special concert featuring hits from the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

Cincinnati legend John Von Ohlen joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra, led by Scott Belck, for a special, one-night-only concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. The concert is the first installment in CCM’s 2017-2018 Prestige Event Series.

Von Ohlen, an adjunct instructor of jazz drums at CCM, is famous for his hard swinging and groundbreaking work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Woody Herman. Now at age 76, he has been playing music professionally since he was in his twenties.

He started off playing trombone and piano, but he hung up his trombone in favor of the drum set very early on in his career. Affectionately known as The Baron, Von Ohlen has recorded numerous albums and has appeared on tour with Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney and many others. Von Ohlen has led Cincinnati’s Blue Wisp Big Band since 1976.

The drum master has been described as a cool, catalyzing force behind the bands he performs with.

“It didn’t seem as if he was doing much, but the band was on fire,” wrote Modern Drummer’s Paul Francis, describing the first time he saw Von Ohlen in concert.

“The way he played and supported the band, there was no way the group couldn’t swing. The Baron, as Stan Kenton dubbed Von Ohlen, is a musical guru.”

The concert features Von Ohlen’s favorite hits from the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Kenton was a pianist who began forming his own big bands and jazz orchestras in 1940s and arguably reached his peak popularity in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Kenton reformed his band and explored different styles, which led to two Grammy Awards for the orchestra. Kenton died in 1979, leaving behind a decades-long legacy of popular, award-winning records and a pantheon of successful musicians who had spent time in his bands.

General admission tickets to Kenton with John Von Ohlen on Nov. 1 are $20, while non-UC students can get tickets for $15 each. UC student tickets are free and available beginning Oct. 30.
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Performance Time
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati

Tickets
Tickets for Kenton with John Von Ohlen are $20 general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Single tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the 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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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People enjoyed performances during the University of Cincinnati CCM Moveable Feast. UC/Joseph Fuqua II

CCM Jazz Plays Tribute Concert to the Rolling Stones on Sept. 12

CCM celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding with a season of special performances, including a jazz tribute to the Rolling Stones on Tuesday, Sept. 12! Hear the CCM Jazz Orchestra play the classic hits of the “Stones,” with jazz orchestrations by L.A.-based composer Matt Harris at 8 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater.

All UC students can receive one free ticket to Tuesday’s concert with a valid ID beginning Friday, Sept. 8. Single tickets for all 2017-18 Mainstage and Concert Series performances are on sale now.

CCM’s Department of Jazz Studies will give six concerts in fall 2017, including free and ticketed performances. Programming information for CCM’s Fall 2017 Jazz Series is below.
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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.

Single tickets, subscription packages and flex ticket packages are on sale now!

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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FALL 2017 JAZZ SERIES

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12
• Jazz Series •
SATISFACTION: THE MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director and conductor

Experience the classic hits of the “Stones” as you’ve never heard them before. L.A.-based composer (and Cincinnati native) Matt Harris’ beautiful orchestrations will have you “dancing in the street!”
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
• Jazz Series •
THE LOUD MINORITY: THE MUSIC OF FRANK FOSTER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Best known for his long association with the great Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster’s swinging saxophone and timeless compositions (Shiny Stockings, Corner Pocket, etc.) help define the classic sounds of one of the most swinging road bands of all time.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17
• 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. Wednesday, Nov. 1
• Prestige Event •
KENTON WITH JOHN VON OHLEN
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen
Cincinnati legend “The Baron” John Von Ohlen, famous for his hard swinging and groundbreaking work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Woody Herman, returns to join the CCM Jazz Orchestra in a concert featuring some all-time favorite Kenton hits and a few surprises.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1
• Jazz Series •
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor
Location: Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29
• Jazz Series •
JAZZ HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Swing into the season to the big band sounds of CCM’s hottest bands and coolest voices. You better be good…
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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CORRECTION: CCM Presents A Jazz Holiday Extravaganza on Sunday

An earlier version of this release incorrectly stated that CCM’s Jazz Holiday Extravaganza concert takes place on Saturday, Nov. 20. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20.

Swing into the season at this year’s Jazz Holiday Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20 in Patricia Corbett Theater. The CCM Jazz Orchestra, led by Professor and Director of Jazz Studies Scott Belck, will perform alongside the CCM Jazz Lab Band, led by Assistant Professor Craig Bailey.

This year the CCM Jazz Lab Band brings you a host of holiday favorites, including arrangements of Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Greensleeves and I’ll be Home for Christmas. Tickets are available for purchase; UC students have free admission.

The CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the holiday season with the hot rhythms and cool sounds of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton.

Jazz up your holiday spirit at this annual, can’t-miss event!

Performance Time
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to CCM’s Jazz Holiday Extravaganza are $15 for general admission, $10 for non-UC students and free for UC students with valid university ID. Concert flex ticket 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 http://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.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 new 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 Otto M. Budig Family Foundation: Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

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Story by CCM graduate student Charlotte Kies

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CCM’s Jazz Ensembles Collaborate with Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts Ensemble on Feb. 9

Guest artist Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts Ensemble join CCM's Jazz Ensembles in concert on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Guest artist Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts Ensemble join CCM’s Jazz Ensembles in concert on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Audiences can look forward to a fun, quirky and upbeat performance when CCM’s Jazz Ensembles join forces with renowned guest artist Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts Ensemble at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.

CCM Director of Jazz Studies Scott Belck and Instructor of Jazz Studies Dominic Marino conduct.

Voted the number one “Rising Star Drummer” in Downbeat magazine’s Critic’s Poll for five consecutive years, Wilson is an ambassador for the jazz community known for blending his creativity and sense of humor with a versatile musicality, engaging audiences and musicians alike.

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CCM Jazz Ensembles ‘Git Sassy’ on Sunday, Nov. 10

Guest artist Diego Rivera joins the CCM Jazz Ensembles for a musical tribute to Thad Jones on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Guest artist Diego Rivera joins the CCM Jazz Ensembles for a musical tribute to Thad Jones on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The CCM Jazz Ensembles present “Don’t Git Sassy – The Music of Thad Jones” as the next installment in CCM’s 2013-14 Jazz Series. This evening of homage to jazz master Jones will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Scott Belck and Dominic Marino. Guest artist Diego Rivera, saxophone, joins the CCM Big Bands for this one-night-only celebration!

Thad Jones (1923-86) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader. His music embodies the height of sophistication, the depths of hard-driving swing, the relentless groove of the blues and the beauty of a compositional style like no other.

The audience will enjoy jazz classics such as Jones’ hymn-like “To You,” a piece once performed by the Count Basie Orchestra combined with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in their only recording together, and other soulful favorites including “Low Down” and “Willow Weep for Me.” Certainly, the evening wouldn’t be complete without energetic renditions of “This Bass Was Made for Walkin’” and, of course, “Don’t Git Sassy.”

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