Watch CCM Wind Symphony’s Performance of Omar Thomas’ “A Mother of a Revolution”

In November 2019, the UC College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presented a special concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising. Exclusively featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers, the performance showcased Omar Thomas’ A Mother of a Revolutionwhich is available to watch online.

A Mother of a Revolution celebrates the bravery of trans women, particularly Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, a pioneering leader of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and Stonewall Uprising. The Stonewall Uprising began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ bar and, today, a National Historic Landmark. This raid sparked a series of riots and protests that served as a significant catalyst for the country’s modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Pride Month, celebrated each year in the month of June, honors the Stonewall Uprising as well as the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

CCM Wind Symphony music director and conductor Kevin Michael Holzman looks to find relevant anniversaries of important events to share with students and the community, which inspired him to program the concert of all LGBTQ+ works. Other works featured in the concert included Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Higdon’s Mysterium, Clay Mettens’ Un-Masqued and Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

“The contributions to music (and all of the fine arts) from LGBTQ+ artists are truly incredible; despite this fact, they are so rarely recognized explicitly,” says Holzman, CCM Interim Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting. “Many of these artists suffered tremendously and were treated as outcasts socially and professionally, particularly in the years prior to the turn of the millennium. An equal or greater number never felt safe coming out due to discrimination.”

The LGBTQ+ rights movement has seen significant success in recent years. Major milestones include when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in 2015 and ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status in a landmark case on June 15, 2020. Despite these victories, hate and prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ community remain prevalent in many parts of the U.S. and world.

CCM Wind Symphony’s performance was sponsored by the CCM Harmony Fund, which supports artistic works that fight hate and prejudice through the performing arts. This Fund was created based on the belief that the arts inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversations, present contrasting attitudes and help us examine our own viewpoints. For the month of June, Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts in Newport, Kentucky, is selling pride cupcakes and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CCM Harmony Fund.

Kevin Michael Holzman and Omar Thomas in front of CCM's booth at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December 2019.

Kevin Michael Holzman and Omar Thomas in front of CCM’s booth at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December 2019.

“I think it’s our job as music directors to recognize the powerful voice we have to amplify composers and musicians, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented,” Holzman says. “Our students at CCM represent so many diverse backgrounds and cultures, and it’s my responsibility to make sure they feel seen and heard. The first step, in my opinion, is to program works by composers with whom they identify. I also think it’s important that our audiences also feel seen and heard, and can relate to not only the music we perform but to the artists they see on stage and the composers on the program.”

Holzman has pledged that he will continue to program more works by female composers, Black composers and composers coming from other underrepresented populations in the future. Concert programming is just the start, though, and Holzman has formed a working group of graduate students to identify other ways to partner with the Black community and Cincinnati Public Schools.

Holzman first met A Mother of a Revolution composer Omar Thomas two years ago, when he programed Thomas’ Of Our New Day Begun on his first concert as Director of Wind Studies at CCM. Of Our New Day Begun honors the nine people who were murdered in a tragic mass shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (commonly referred to as “Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.

“I knew I had to get to know the composer who wrote the work to be able to do it justice, and it turned into a great friendship,” Holzman says. “I’ll be a champion of Omar’s music and voice forever.”

Read about UC and CCM’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and a just community.

About Omar Thomas

Described as “elegant, beautiful, sophisticated, intense and crystal clear in emotional intent,” the music of Omar Thomas continues to move listeners everywhere it is performed. Born to Guyanese parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1984, Thomas moved to Boston in 2006 to pursue a Master of Music in Jazz Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music after studying Music Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is the protégé of lauded composers and educators Ken Schaphorst and Frank Carlberg, and has studied under multiple Grammy-winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider.

Hailed by Herbie Hancock as showing “great promise as a new voice in the further development of jazz in the future,” educator, arranger and award-winning composer Thomas has created music extensively in the contemporary jazz ensemble idiom. It was while completing his Master of Music degree that he was appointed the position of Assistant Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music at the surprisingly young age of 23. He was awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award in 2008, and invited by the ASCAP Association to perform his music in their highly exclusive JaZzCap Showcase, held in New York City. In 2012, Thomas was named the Boston Music Award’s “Jazz Artist of the Year.” Following his Berklee tenure, he served on faculty of the Music Theory department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thomas’ music has been performed in concert halls the world over. He has been commissioned to create works in both jazz and classical styles. His work has been performed by such diverse groups as the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, the San Francisco and Boston Gay Mens’ Choruses, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in addition to a number of the country’s top collegiate music ensembles. Thomas has had a number of celebrated singers perform over his arrangements, including Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Nona Hendryx, BeBe Winans, Kenny Lattimore, Marsha Ambrosius, Sheila E., Raul Midon, Leela James, Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan. His work is featured on Dianne Reeves’s Grammy Award-winning album, “Beautiful Life.”

Thomas’ first album, “I AM,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Charts and peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Chart. His second release, ” We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements,” has been hailed by Grammy Award-wining drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington as being a “thought provoking, multi-layered masterpiece” which has “put him in the esteemed category of great artists.” “We Will Know” was awarded two OUTMusic Awards, including “Album of the Year.” For this work, Thomas was named the 2014 Lavender Rhino Award recipient by the History Project, acknowledging his work as an up-and-coming activist in the Boston LGBTQ community. Says Terri Lyne: “Omar Thomas will prove to be one of the more important composer/arrangers of his time.”

Learn more about Omar Thomas on his professional website.


Feature image at top: CCM Wind Symphony in rehearsal. Design/Mikki Graff. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services.

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CCM Wind Studies Presents 21st Annual PRISM Concert

This edition of the annual crowd-pleasing concert includes students from CCM Jazz and CCM Preparatory.
CCM presents the 21st installment of its annual PRISM concert, a 60-minute musical revue featuring CCM Wind Studies, Jazz Studies and Preparatory and Community Engagement. The annual concert is at 4 p.m. this Sunday, March 25, 2018 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

This year’s program includes performances by the CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, the Miles Davis Collective, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and a solo performance by nine-year-old pianist Sophia Suwiryo, a CCM Prep student who recently performed with the Cincinnati Pops.

“This concert is packed with exciting performances by gifted performers” says Terence Milligan, CCM’s Interim Director of Wind Studies and Professor Emeritus of Music. “In fact, the concert moves so quickly from one work to another that there will be no time for applause until the end.”

PRISM will use all of Corbett Auditorium as its stage, with acts performing in front of the curtain while large ensembles move into position on stage. The concert is fast-past and riveting, as well as a prime opportunity for new and returning CCM patrons to discover ensembles and genres that pique their interest.

“Our target audience includes anyone who enjoys good performances by fine players, from jazz, to brass choirs, to concert bands, to flute duets, to trumpet quartets and anything in between,” Milligan says.

The addition of CCM Preparatory and the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble to PRISM this year is an exciting change from previous years, which will serve as an opportunity for CCM Preparatory students and parents to become better acquainted with the musical life of CCM as the young students share their talents with CCM patrons.
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PERFORMANCE TIME
4 p.m. Sunday, March 25

LOCATION

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati

PURCHASING TICKETS
Tickets to Prism XXI are $15 for general audiences, $10 for non-UC students. UC student tickets are FREE. 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.

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 Winds Series Presents New Works, Masterpieces and More This Semester

The Wind Orchestra’s first ticketed performance of the semester, Musical Brilliance, takes place at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 1 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

CCM’s Spring 2018 Winds Series presents twelve free and ticketed concerts between January 31 and April 18, featuring new works by the college’s up-and-coming composers and classic pieces by renowned artists.

The Wind Orchestra’s first ticketed performance of the semester, Musical Brilliance, takes place at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 1 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Created to inspire and ignite audiences’ imaginations, the program features Joseph Schwantner’s Luminosity, James Mobberley’s Songs of Love, Larry Clark’s Samurai and Jeff Tyzik’s Images.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble join forces to present An Evening of Classics at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Corbett Auditorium, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Gioachino Rossini, Percy Grainger, Henry Fillmore and more!

At 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, CCM’s Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Leonard Bernstein with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. The program also includes Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.

The concert series comes to a close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, as the CCM Wind Orchestra transports audiences to Other Worlds. The program features music about other levels of existence including Eric Whitacre’s Ghost Train, Óscar Navarro’s Gods of Olympus and more!

Tickets for CCM’s Spring 2018 Winds Series concerts are on sale now. View the complete performance listings below!
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Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Some events do require purchased tickets; please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

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.

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.

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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SPRING 2018 WINDS SERIES

8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
• Winds Series •
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for an evening of music composed in response to war, conflict and loss that celebrates the remarkable tenacity of the human spirit in striving for peace. With this concert, we recognize the centennial of the end of WWI.
MILHAUD: Suite Française
MASLANKA: Liberation
J.S. BACH/REED: Komm süßer Tod
MESSIAEN: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
• Winds Series •
MUSICAL BRILLIANCE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Music has the power to generate and describe an infinite variety of images and impressions. This program presents music that shines and shimmers in the imagination. Join us, listen and envision!
SCHWANTNER: Luminosity
MOBBERLEY: Songs of Love for soprano and winds
CLARK: Samurai
TYZIK: Images
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Winds Series •
NEW WORKS FROM CCM COMPOSERS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

The performance features works by CCM’s up-and-coming student composers. Repertoire will be selected by CCM’s Wind Studies and Composition faculty members.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
• Winds Series •
AN EVENING OF CLASSICS
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

WIND ENSEMBLE
J.S. BACH/CAILLIET: Chorale Prelude to Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 and “Little” Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
WOOD: Mannin Veen
RESPIGHI/ROSSINI: La Boutique fantasque
CHEN: Dance Festival
WIND ORCHESTRA
SCHWANTNER: ... and the mountains rising nowhere
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
GRAINGER: Gum-Sucker’s March
ITOH: Daydreams
FILLMORE: The Crosley March
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
• Winds Series •
STAR WARS: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE AND BIG SCREEN
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Inspired by the enduring popularity of John Williams’ most beloved soundtrack, this concert features wind ensemble works inspired by or transcribed directly from film and musical theatre scores.
BERNSTEIN/GRUNDMAN: Overture to Candide
DE MEIJ: “Gandalf” from Lord of the Rings
DANYEW: This World Alive
WILLIAMS/HUNSBERGER: Star Wars Trilogy
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN, KHACHATURIAN, STRAUSS: DANCES
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Leonard Bernstein was an American treasure and a larger-than-life force in music. We celebrate his 100 years with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, along with Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 4
• Winds Series •
CONCERTOS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Featuring CCM alumnus Jordan Dodson, guitar
IBERT: Concerto pour Violoncelle
GOSS: A Concerto of Colours for guitar and wind ensemble (Ohio Premiere)
RAVEL: Introduction et Allegro  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXI
CCM Wind Orchestra, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, this year’s PRISM concert showcases the future stars of tomorrow from CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12
• 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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4 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Winds Series •
HAPPY, WACKY MUSIC
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

STRAUSS: Symphony for Winds The Happy Workshop
IBERT: Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

This popular saying comes from an Old English rhyme that refers to the objects a bride carries or wears on her wedding day for good luck. It just so happens that the saying also lends itself to a great concert program. Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for our final concert of the academic year — this is one you don’t want to miss!
GABRIELI: Selections from Sacrae Symphoniae
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
PROKOFIEV/DE MEIJ: Romeo and Juliet
MACKEY: Wine-Dark Sea
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
• Winds Series •
OTHER WORLDS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

The supernatural world, the spiritual world, other worlds – are they real? Do they exist? We weigh those questions as we present music about other levels of existence.
WHITACRE: Ghost Train
MACKEY: The Frozen Cathedral
NAVARRO: Gods of Olympus
DAUGHERTY: Red Cape Tango
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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CCM Winds Performs in Memory of Award-Winning Composer Karel Husa on Sept. 21

CCM’s Wind Orchestra performs in honor of the memory of composer Karel Husa at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in CCM’s Dieterle Vocal Arts Center. A musical champion of freedom for all, Husa received the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1969 and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1993.

The program features Husa’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble and Music for Prague 1968, along with works by Czech composers Julius Fučík and Zdeněk Lukáš.

All UC students can receive one free ticket to the Sept. 21 Winds concert with a valid ID beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19. Single tickets for all 2017-18 Concert Series performances are on sale now.

CCM’s Department of Winds Studies will give seven concerts in fall 2017, including free and ticketed performances. Programing information for CCM’s Fall 2017 Winds 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 WINDS SERIES

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
IN MEMORIUM: KAREL HUSA
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
The CCM Wind Orchestra opens its new season with a concert in memory of Karel Husa, who died on December 14, 2016, at the age of 95. Born in Prague, he was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1969), the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (1993) and a musical champion of freedom for all.
LUKÁS: Musica Boema
HUSA: Concerto for Wind Ensemble
FUČÍK: Entry of the Gladiators March
HUSA: Music for Prague 1968
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
VARÈSE: Intègrales
BOLCOM: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
KIRKENDALL: World Premiere
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
• Winds Series •
THE NEW COLOSSUS: MUSIC OF AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Holzman, music director and conductor
The New Colossus (1883) by American poet Emma Lazarus has been inscribed on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty since 1903. It was often the first sight seen by the millions of people who immigrated to the United States from war-torn Europe in the 20th century. CCM’s Wind Ensemble celebrates some of the great composers amongst those American immigrants, who have contributed what are now cornerstones of the wind repertoire. This performance is dedicated to the remarkable legacy of Karel Husa.
HUSA: Smetana Fanfare
HUSA: Al Fresco
SKROWACZEWSKI: Music for Winds
NELHYBEL: Symphonic Movement
HINDEMITH/WILSON: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
• Winds Series •
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
The Wind Orchestra takes a musical excursion to Mexico with music that features the rich sounds and colors found south of the border.
COPLAND: El Salón México
CHÁVEZ: Sinfonía India
CODINA: Zacatecas March
H. OWEN REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
• Winds Series •
WALTER AND ARNOLD
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
PISTON: Divertimento for Nine Instruments
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
CELEBRATION: A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Holzman, music directors and conductors
Come share our excitement as the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble combine forces to celebrate the renovation and reopening of our beloved Corbett Auditorium!
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 4
KALINNIKOV: Symphony No. 4, Finale
J.P. SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
MONTAGUE: Intrada 1631
HOLST: First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
CRAVENS: Symphony No. 1, Finale
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29
• Winds Series •
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Holzman, music directors and conductors
Featuring the Princeton High School Symphonic Band
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 4
KALINNIKOV: Symphony No. 4, Finale
J.P. SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE
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CCM Winds' 2010 Prism XIII Concert

CCM’s Winds Series Presents Masterworks, A World Premiere And More This Semester

CCM Winds' 2010 Prism XIII Concert

CCM’s Department of Wind Studies kicks off a diverse series of spring semester performances on Thursday, Feb. 16. Under the direction of Terence Milligan and Angela Holt, the CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble perform a concert of masterworks, featuring iconic pieces by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and William Schuman.

The series continues on March 1 with the world premiere of the Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra by award-winning Colombian composer Federico Garcia-de Castro. Featuring the CCM Wind Orchestra with guest percussionist Carlos Camacho, the program includes works by Richard Strauss, Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn and Florent Scmitt.

On April 6, audiences can listen to CCM’s Wind Ensemble play the sounds of spring in a free concert at the Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, located Downtown. CCM Musical Theatre students join the Wind Orchestra for its final concert on April 12, featuring music for dancing, marching and singing. Feel free to tap your feet and hum along!

Learn more about CCM Winds’ Concert Series below!

Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Some events do require purchased tickets; please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

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

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.

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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2017 SPRING WINDS SERIES

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
MASTERWORKS
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
This concert features cornerstone masterworks from the wind band tradition. The Wind Orchestra will perform Vaughan Williams’ Toccata Marziale, Bernstein’s “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah) and Copland’s Emblems. The Wind Ensemble will perform Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry and William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Hear the creative output of CCM’s composition students through the sounds of the CCM Wind Ensemble. This concert highlights brand new music written at CCM – music that is hot off the press! In addition, CCM student cellist Yijia Fang performs Friedrich Gulda’s Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1
EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA: PAST AND PRESENT
CCM Wind Orchestra
Featuring guest artist Carlos Camacho, percussion
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
This performance features works by European composers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the world premiere of the Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra by Federico Garcia-de Castro, a composer of Colombian heritage living and composing today in Pittsburgh.
STRAUSS: Fanfare zur Eröffnung der Musikwoche der Stadt Wien im 1924
ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra
FEDERICO GARCIA-DE CASTRO: Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra (world premiere)
Featuring Carlos Camacho
MENDELSSOHN: Overture for Winds, Op. 24
SCHMITT: Dionysiaques
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 5
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
FRANCAIX: Hommage à l’ami Papageno
WILSON: Dancing with the Devil
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 6
THE SOUNDS OF SPRING
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Spring is in the air! Join the CCM Wind Ensemble as we present a concert assortment of musical sounds and colors.
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street – Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 9
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
STRAVINSKY: Octet
MARKOWSKI: Octet
CAPLET: Légende
WEILL: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
THE SOUNDS OF SPRING
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Spring is in the air! Join the CCM Wind Ensemble as we present a concert assortment of musical sounds and colors.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
DANCES AND MARCHES AND SONGS, OH MY!
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
We are happy to present music for dancing, marching and singing on this final Wind Orchestra concert of the academic year, which will feature students from CCM’s Musical Theatre program in a cameo appearance. Feel free to tap your feet and hum along as we perform music with a sunny disposition and a universal appeal.
BRITTEN/BACH: “Courtly Dances” from Gloriana
GANDALFI: Vientos y Tangos
GANNE: March Lorraine
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy
BENNETT: Suite of Old American Dances
FUCIK: Florentiner March
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 13
CCM Chamber Winds
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
SCHMITT: Lied et Scherzo
IBERT: Concerto for Cello and Winds
RAYMOND MURRAY SCHAFER: Concerto for Harpsichord and Eight Winds
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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

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CCM Winds Present U.S. Premieres of New Latin Music on Nov. 2

CCM's Wind Orchestra

CCM’s Wind Orchestra explores the works of contemporary Latin composers at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Under the direction of conductor Glenn D. Price, the program “Latin Landscapes” will feature a variety of works and several U.S. premieres.

The concert also offers audiences a sneak-peek at music that will be featured on the CCM Wind Orchestra’s upcoming CD, scheduled to be released in 2013.

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CCM Winds Present ‘The Genius of Grainger’

CCM Wind Orchestra music director and conductor Glenn D. Price.

CCM Wind Orchestra music director and conductor Glenn D. Price.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wind masterwork Lincolnshire Posy by renowned composer Percy Grainger with the concert “The Genius of Grainger” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Corbett Auditorium under the direction of Glenn D. Price.

Grainger was one of the most celebrated concert pianists of his day and a revolutionary composer whose contributions have been recently reassessed and featured in a major recording project of his complete works. Especially beloved by wind aficionados, he has composed light and serious works to the medium in equal measure, enriching the core repertoire for wind groups around the world. Also featured in the program are Colonial Song and Gumsucker’s March, both works by Grainger.

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CCM’s 2012-13 Season Brochure is Now Available Online

Subscription and flex ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s 2012-13 performance season. This year’s season includes 50 major events, ranging from fully staged operas and musicals to intimate chamber music concerts and holiday-themed choral extravaganzas.

Download a digital copy of this year’s season brochure today. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Winds Presents ‘European Excursions’ On Friday, April 27

CCM’s Wind Symphony will present “European Excursions,” a dynamic concert of music from many periods, at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Corbett Auditorium.

Under the direction of Glenn D. Price, the program features the rich musical traditions of Europe, with offerings from the Renaissance to the Baroque to modern-day compositions.

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