A model of the scenic design for CCM's production of 'Idomeneo.'

CCM Behind-the-Scenes: Lighting Design for Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’

First-year graduate student Oliver Littleton’s first lighting design work was in churches, small theaters and tiny clubs. Now his designs will be seen in the Mainstage production of Idomeneo at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music.

The opera opens on Thursday, Mach 30 and continues through Sunday, April 2 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.

Littleton began his theatre training in Alabama at the age of 12. He wanted to be an actor, but always had an interest in lighting design. After earning a BFA in technical theatre from Adelphi University in New York, Littleton chose to pursue his graduate studies at CCM. He enrolled in CCM’s Theatre Design and Production program, where he studies lighting design and technology.

Light plays a key role in creating the “gods and monsters” in CCM’s production of Idomeneo. In an interview with CCM graduate assistant Charlotte Kies, Littleton shared some of his thoughts on the expressive power of lighting and its effect in Mozart’s first great opera seria.

What drew you to the lighting design program at CCM?
I loved the opportunity to be the lighting designer for a huge variety of genres including dance, opera, theatre and musicals. I value our large production scale and commitment to modern technology in all areas of the technical and design departments. Most important is probably my comfort within the culture of the CCM community.

It’s a hardworking environment that demands excellence, and does its best to surpass being just an educational institution in order to produce great art in a variety of fields.

How does your lighting design for Idomeneo compare to your work in other CCM productions?
This is my first Mainstage production at CCM so obviously scale is the big one! I designed Middletown in the fall and Transformations just a month ago, both in the Cohen Family Studio Theatre. Though they presented unique challenges, the sheer size of those productions was much smaller than this.

We’ve heard that lighting plays a significant role in establishing the abstract setting and in creating the “gods and monsters” of Idomeneo. Can you describe how you use light to create these “special effects?”
The metaphors of gods and monsters in this production of Idomeneo, in my mind, are far more important than their physical presence in the opera. To this end the “gods and monsters” are expressed in lighting with the contrast between restraint and excess.  Using color, intensity and texture to contrast between safe comfort, otherworldly mystery and grimy disappointment helps tell the story of monsters and heroes.  Our sea monster is of the mind.  It is doubt, hate, selfishness and it gets expressed with rich vivid color and powerful waves of light.  I want the lighting to drive this change and make the audience question who really are the monsters and gods of the piece.

A god-like face can be seen in Littleton's lighting design concept for 'Idomeneo.'

A god-like face can be seen in Oliver Littleton’s lighting design concept for ‘Idomeneo.’ Photo provided by Oliver Littleton.

What other roles does the lighting play in this opera?
When you start looking at abstract or ethereal lighting design, the first pitfall you see lighting designers take is forgetting that the point of the production is for audience members to sit in seats and watch people do things. All the fancy design in the world doesn’t amount to anything if the patrons can’t see the performers and understand what is going on in the story. The first job of every lighting designer is the help interpret the story and we do that in a number of ways. Lighting some areas of the stage while leaving others dark tells the audience where to look and focus. Using toplight and backlight that makes it difficult to see facial features gives a sense of drama and tension, while front light imbues a naturalistic nature to the stage. Every choice is informed by the question, “How does this serve the story,” and any choice that is not enslaved to it must be mercilessly eliminated.

Do you have anything else to add about your experience working on Idomeneo?
Idomeneo is a criminally underrated opera that is one of Mozart’s greatest offerings musically. I hope that everyone who watches the show leaves the theater saying things like “what a wonderful and interesting production” or “that was a beautiful way to share that music and story with us.” If they are talking about my lights or the set more than the characters’ choices or vocal prowess, then we as a design team have failed.

The greatest joy I take in my work is contributing to performers sharing stories and feeling with the audience. I hope this show does that for everyone who comes to see it.

CCM’s production of Idomeneo is directed by CCM artist diploma candidate Marcus Shields and conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Aik Khai Pung. It is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Find more information on the production in our press release.

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IDOMENEO
Composed by W.A. Mozart
Libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Marcus Shields, director

Performance Times
8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 30
8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 31
8 p.m. Saturday, April 1
2 p.m. Sunday, April 2

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

 Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Idomeneo are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. 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/idomeneo.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. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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 Charlotte Kies

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CCM Slideshows: ‘Mack and Mabel’

Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel makes its CCM Mainstage debut at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Aubrey Berg with choreography by Patti James and musical direction by CCM graduate student Evan Roider, the musical runs through Sunday, March 5. Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.

Mack and Mabel is a star-crossed, bittersweet love story that explores both the lighter and the darker side of the Golden Age of Comedy. It focuses on the tumultuous relationship between legendary silent film director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, Mabel Normand.

“The CCM production of Mack and Mabel is a rare opportunity to see an all-but-forgotten work by one of the masters of Musical Theatre, Jerry Herman,” Berg says. “It is notable for its interesting concept and its melodic, memorable score, one that Herman cherishes as his personal favorite.”

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You can get a sneak peek of the production by viewing the photos in our slideshow. Read more about the Mack and Mabel in The News Record‘s interview with CCM Musical Theatre student Emily Fink, who plays Mabel in the show.

“People can expect, as always, a dazzling production quality,” Fink told The News Record. “The Technical Design and Production Department will amaze the audience with the magnitude and beauty of its set, costumes and lighting,” said Fink. ”People can also expect a whip-smart story with a lot of heart set in America’s booming film industry.”

To learn more about CCM’s production of Mack and Mabel, read our press release.
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MACK AND MABEL
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Performance Times
8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
8 p.m. Friday, March 3
8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
2 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Location
Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Mack and Mabel are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. 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/mack-and-mabel.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. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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

Mack and Mabel is presented by a special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Jerry Herman’s ‘Mack and Mabel’ Makes CCM Mainstage Debut

CCM proudly presents Mack and Mabel on Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5 in Corbett Auditorium. Aubrey Berg directs with choreography by Patti James and musical direction by CCM graduate student Evan Roider.

ccm-mack-mabel-eblastThe performance is rare treat for Cincinnati audiences; a major production of Mack and Mabel has not been staged in the Queen City for over a decade, and it has never been presented as a CCM Mainstage production. With a memorable score by Broadway master Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), Mack and Mabel received eight Tony Award nominations after its original premiere in 1975.

“The CCM production of Mack and Mabel is a rare opportunity to see an all-but-forgotten work by one of the masters of Musical Theatre, Jerry Herman,” Berg says. “It is notable for its interesting concept and its melodic, memorable score, one that Herman cherishes as his personal favorite.”

Mack and Mabel is a star-crossed, bittersweet love story that explores both the lighter and the darker side of the Golden Age of Comedy. It focuses on the tumultuous relationship between legendary director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, Mabel Normand.

Mack, an aging director whose silent films become obsolete in the age of “talkies,” tells the story in a series of flashbacks. He recalls his first encounter with Mabel, a feisty barista who Mack turns into a silent film star. However, following a torrid affair with Mack, Mabel leaves to act in dramas for a rival director.

Mack and Mabel struggle to find their places in the changing film industry, and both experience their own triumphs and failures along the way.

Praised by the New York Times as “a musical in the old and true tradition,” Mack and Mabel’s musical style is reminiscent of the silent film era in which it is set. CCM’s production includes silent movie clips, hundreds of costumes and props, a Keystone Kops ballet and a large cast of 38 performers. The show is a perfect vehicle and challenge for CCM’s student performers and technicians, says Berg.

“This is a great opportunity to see and hear a rarely-performed Jerry Herman musical with all the stops pulled out,” adds Evan Roider, music director of the show and a CCM graduate student in orchestral conducting.

“The score highlights Herman’s tremendous talent for melody — brassy two-steps, voluptuous ballads and a tap number that rivals those of the early 20th century,” Roider says. “Audiences can expect an old fashioned score that will have them humming as they leave the theater.”
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MACK AND MABEL
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Performance Times
8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
8 p.m. Friday, March 3
8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
2 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Location
Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Mack and Mabel are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. 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/mack-and-mabel.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. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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

Mack and Mabel is presented by a special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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'Her Naked Skin' Wigs

CCM Behind-the-Scenes: Creating Wigs & Make-Up for ‘Her Naked Skin’

Danae R. Jimenez, third-year graduate student at CCM, always dreamed of doing hair and make-up for theatre. When she was a little girl, she remembers telling her grandma, “I’m gonna do hair and make-up for the stars!”

Now, at least during CCM’s production of Her Naked Skin, Jimenez is turning her focus to suffragettes.

Danae Jimenez with two wigs from CCM's production of 'Her Naked Skin.'

Danae Jimenez with two wigs from CCM’s production of ‘Her Naked Skin.’

Jimenez is the Wig and Make-Up Designer for Her Naked Skin, a political drama about women who fought for the right to vote in London in 1913. Directed by CCM Acting Chair Richard E. Hess, the play runs Feb. 8 (preview) through Feb. 12 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

There are 24 wigs in the production and 5 different facial hair pieces, Jimenez says. It is a big production for CCM’s five-person Wig and Make-up Shop, but the students are no strangers to hard work.

CCM has one of the only graduate-level Wig and Make-Up programs in the country, which is why Jimenez choose to study at the college after she graduated with an undergraduate degree in theatre from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.

“Im from Ohio and CCM has always been one of those places with prestige attached to it,” she says. “My professors at Saint Mary’s said this was the place I needed to be.”

Since she became at student at CCM, Jimenez has designed wigs and make-up for several shows, including Mainstage productions of A Chorus Line and Pentecost. She began designing for Her Naked Skin in the fall and the students started building the hair pieces when everyone returned from winter break.

“This show is very different for me design-wise because we had to do so much pre-planning,” she says. “I think one of the largest challenges was to not over design. We wanted to make sure that our choices were made smartly.”

She looked at historical photos to shape her designs around how people actually wore their hair in the early 1900s. She even found photos of the real suffragettes who were sent to Holloway Prison, a setting depicted in Her Naked Skin.

“Being able to look at real photos of women from that time in those situations was very cool,” says Jimenez, who minored in women’s studies when she was an undergraduate student. “Finding actual true historical research was probably the best and easiest part of the design process.”

The hard part was planning around the multiple wig and make-up changes that occur throughout the production. Most of the actors in Her Naked Skin play multiple roles, so the wig and make-up changes often signify character changes. Jimenez was challenged to create practical designs that can be quickly fixed and altered behind-the-scenes during the performance.

Some of the lead female characters have two wigs. The backup wigs are used during certain “action scenes” so the primary wigs can remain styled correctly. For example, Jimenez designed a second wig for a character who is forcibly hosed with water when she is jailed in Holloway prison.

Danae Jimenez with CCM acting student Spencer Lackey.

Danae Jimenez with CCM acting student Spencer Lackey.

She kept the make-up fairly simple to give the women a natural look because make-up was not widely used until the 1920s. However, the men wear more make-up and have more wigs and hair pieces to represent their character changes.

“Some of the men get fun character make-up because they are playing specific historical characters so we are adjusting that make-up to make them look more like the real people,” Jimenez says.

“My favorite one right now is Spencer Lackey, who is playing Keir Hardie [a former leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party]. We are doing a beard for him and we are going to do his make-up to make him look aged.”

The students also built a curly white “judge” wig from scratch for CCM actor Landon Hawkins, who plays the Speaker of the House in Her Naked Skin. Jimenez is working with Assistant Professor of Make-Up Kelly Yurko on the complicated wig. She has never built such a wig before but she previously created a fully hand-tied wig for  class that took her between 50 and 60 hours to complete — from laying the wig’s lace foundation and sewing it together to tying all of the hair into place.

The wig and make-up crew did not build all of the wigs from scratch, most were built by previous students for past CCM productions. However, Jimenez styled all of the wigs. They also had to be altered to fit the actors; the students traced the actors heads to create new measurements for the wigs.

Danae Jimenez with fellow wig and make-up student Meredith Keister as she "wefts," or creates tracks of hair, for a wig.

Danae Jimenez with fellow wig and make-up student Meredith Keister as she “wefts,” or creates tracks of hair, for a wig.

Many of the wigs needed to be “refronted,” which means the students replaced part of the wigs to blend with the actors’ natural hairlines. This process involves tying hair piece-by-piece into a lace foundation from the middle of the crown to the hairline. This can take about 10 to 12 hours.

“Everyone has been so helpful,” Jimenez says about the other students working with her. “For there only being five of us in the shop, everyone has been great.”

Audiences can see the products of their handy work when CCM presents Her Naked Skin from Feb. 8-12 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are available online through CCM’s Box Office.

After Her Naked Skin closes the shop will focus on CCM’s next Mainstage production, Jerry Herman’s powerful musical Mack and Mabel. Jimenez has been assisting Yurko in creating wig and make-up designs for the musical, which is set in the 1920s.

“I know it’s going to be a lot of wigs and a lot of changes, Jimenez says. “It’s going to be another big one.”

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Event Information
Her Naked Skin contains adult themes and situations, including brief nudity, and is intended for mature audiences.

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
  • 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to Her Naked Skin are $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students and $15-18 UC students with a valid ID. Tickets to the Feb. 8 preview performance are just $15.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12-15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, also based on availability.

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/her-naked-skin.

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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Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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Romeo and Juliet preview photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM Opens 2016-17 Mainstage Series with a Retelling of “Romeo and Juliet”

The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music opens its 2016-17 Mainstage Series with a preview performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Patricia Corbett Theater.  With this modern production of the Bard’s beloved tragedy, director Brant Russell aims to preserve Shakespeare’s intentions and give CCM students the opportunity to bring these iconic roles to life.

CCM’s retelling of Romeo and Juliet weaves the familiar story of ill-fated young love with a modern comedic twist. “It’s a comedy…until it’s not,” said Assistant Professor of Acting Brant Russell.

“What I’m hoping the audience will take away from this is everything that CCM does so well; lavish production values and excellent young actors coming together to tell a story that means something to everyone,” Russell said. “Everything an audience has come to expect from CCM and its eye-popping productions will be present in this show.”

Romeo & Juliet

Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM Acting seniors Spencer Lackey and Katie McDonald play the title roles — an experience that would be a dream come true for many young actors. Russell is happy to showcase fresh faces, which is what the script actually calls for. According to the play’s text, Juliet is almost 14 years old and Romeo’s age is never explicitly mentioned.

“This production puts the beauty and eloquence of Shakespeare’s language front and center, but, in the mouths of these young actors, you’ll hear the language like you’ve never heard it before,” Russell said.

Romeo and Juliet opens on Wednesday, Sept. 28 (preview) and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2 at the CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.
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Creative Team
• Brant Russell, director
• Whitney Glover, scenic designer*
• Nick Saiki, lighting designer*
• Jeremy Lee, sound designer
• Sean K. Tingle, sound designer*
• Raphael Regan, costume designer*
• Erin Schwob, wig and make-up designer*
• Hope Rice, dramaturg*
• Brianna Latrash, choreographer*
• Hamilton Moore, choreographer*
• k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
• Andi Radujkovic, stage manager*
* CCM student

Cast List
Owen Alderson as Capulet
• Carissa Cardy as Montague
• Jabari Carter as Gregory
• Clare Combest as Lady Capulet
• Jacqueline Daaleman as Lady Montague/ Chorus 1
• Gabriella Divincenzo as Friar Lawrence’s Assistant/ Watchman
• Sarah Durham as Watchwoman
• James Egbert as Friar Lawrence
• Ryan Garrett as Paris
• Annie Grove as Mercutio
• Landon Hawkins as Tybalt
• Carter La Cava as Sampson/ Watchman
• Spencer Lackey as Romeo
• Katie Langham as Nurse/ Actor
• Katie McDonald as Juliet
• Julia Netzer as Abraham/ Apothecary/ Watchman
• Josh Reiter as Balthasar
• Mickey Tropeano as Benvolio
• Emily Walton as Prince

Performance Times
• 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 (preview)
• 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
• 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30
• 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Romeo and Juliet are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets to the Sept. 28 preview performance are just $15.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2016-17 Mainstage Series.

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/romeo-and-juliet.

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: 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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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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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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