Brett Scott leading CCM's Chorale at this year's Moveable Feast gala event.

Professor Douglas Knehans’ New Choral Music Album Receives Rave Reviews

Lux Dei features new works for choir composed by CCM Norman Dinerstein Professor of Composition Scholar Douglas Knehans and sung by the CCM Chorale, under the direction of CCM Professor Brett Scott. Recently released by ABLAZE Records, the new album has garnered praise in multiple music reviews for its accessibility and beauty. 

Knehans' "Lux Dei" choral music album is available for purchase through Ablaze Records.

Knehans’ “Lux Dei” choral music album is available for purchase through ABLAZE Records.

“I’ve always admired composers who can write music that sounds modern but feels ancient,” wrote Jean-Yves Duperron in a review of Lux Dei published by the Classical Music Sentinel. “The contemporary style and technique make it seem new, different and fresh, while the general character of the writing allows for an overall outlook that takes you back through the centuries to the days of early music.”

The review applauds Knehans’ music for being “well rooted and accessible and always seems to hit an emotional nerve.” Duperron concludes that the new album “should be of great appeal to anyone interested in new choral music.”

Fanfare Magazine published Colin Clarke’s glowing review of Lux Dei in the March/April edition of the magazine. The review spotlights the CCM Chorale for its “rich, sonorous blend” in the “beautifully balanced recording.”

Clarke praises each of the album’s six stellar works, which includes Knehans’ Three Psalms — a prizewinner at the First International Sacred Choral Music Festival in the Czech Republic. Lux Dei also showcases Knehans’ Panis Angelicus, Epicideum Hathumode, Two Looks at Silence and Symbolum Apostolorum. Organist Christina Haan joins the CCM Chorale on Missa brevis, the album’s only accompanied piece.

“This is a radiant disc of music by a composer who is blessed with a tremendous imagination and who clearly has great affinity with writing for choir,” Clarke wrote. “There is a huge amount of beauty to be found here. Put simply, Knehans locates and amplifies the spiritual within the religious.”

Click to read the full reviews by Classical Music Sentinel and Fanfare Magazine.

Douglas Knehans. Photo by Tina Gutierrez.

Douglas Knehans. Photo by Tina Gutierrez.

About Douglas Knehans
Douglas Knehans is the Norman Dinerstein Professor of Composition Scholar at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has received awards from the American Music Center, the NEA, the Australia Council Performing Arts Board, Yale University, the MacDowell Colony, Opera Australia, The Cannes Film Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Meet the Composer and a host of others.

His music has been praised by the Washington Post as “beautiful,” by the Miami Herald as “wildly inventive,” by the Australian as “brilliantly catchy and eerily bright” and by Fanfare Magazine as “…effective…incisive… and hauntingly beautiful.”

Knehans’ music is available on ERM Media, Crystal Records, Move Records, New World Records and ABLAZE Records. His full biography is available online at douglasknehans.com.

For more information on CCM’s Division of Composition, Musicology and Theory visit ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt.

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Story by CCM graduate assistant Charlotte Kies

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Brett Scott leading CCM's Chorale at this year's Moveable Feast gala event.

CCM’s Spring Choral Series Includes Collaborations with Local Choirs, Guest Artists and More

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies presents contemporary works, a staged performance of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and concerts with CCM’s Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra during its Spring Choral Series.

Under the direction of Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers and Associate Professor of Ensembles and Conducting Brett Scott, CCM’s and UC’s choral ensembles will present eight concerts from Feb. 12 through May 7. Tickets are on sale now for all performances.

The series begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 with the Winter Choral Showcase, featuring performances from the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, and the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses. The concert includes selections from William Byrd’s The Great Service, Dominick DiOrio’s A Dome of Many Colored Glass and We Dance, Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home and Craig Hella Johnson’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning.

UC’s Men’s and Women’s Choruses return with the Cabaret Singers on March 4 in a presentation of classical, pop, folk and jazz arrangements, featuring works by Copland, Handel, Holst and more. A week later on March 12, the Cincinnati Children’s Choir will celebrate its 24th anniversary with special guest, the Xavier University Women’s Chorus.

The largest undertaking of the season is a staged presentation of J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on April 9, featuring the CCM Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and the CCM Philharmonia alongside faculty artists Daniel Weeks and Kenneth Shaw, as well as student soloists. This work tells the compelling story of the events leading up to the trial, crucifixion and burial of Jesus. This performance will be held at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral.

The Choral Series continues with White Night, a joint performance between the CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale on April 21. This concert includes Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” (from Prince Igor), Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Little Russian.

View details and repertoire for all Spring Choral Series concerts in the 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 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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Spring 2017 Choral Series

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
WINTER CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Earl Rivers, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker and Alex Sutton, conductors

Featured works include selections from William Byrd’s Great Service, Dominick DiOrio’s A Dome of Many Colored Glass and We Dance, Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home and Craig Hella Johnson’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
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 offer a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz arrangements, featuring works of Copland, Cozzolani, Hampton, Handel, Holst, McGlynn, Quick and Silvey.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir
Jillian Nicholson-Dicks and Alex Sutton, conductors
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir present a combined showcase of music for voices and brass. Featured works include Joseph Jongen’s Mass, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ O clap your hands and James MacMillan’s In splendoribus sanctorum from The Strathclyde Motets.
Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1600 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45206
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 12
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
TAPESTRY OF VOICES
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
Join CCC resident choirs as they celebrate their 24th anniversary.  The choirs will perform a variety of repertoire from around the world and feature American composers.  With special guest the Xavier University Women’s Chorus.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 9
J. S. BACH’S ST. MATTHEW PASSION
CCM Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artist Daniel Weeks, tenor
Also featuring Samson McCrady, bass-baritone and student aria soloists
Earl Rivers, conductor
Andreas Hager, stage director
J.S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion is presented in a staged performance, illuminating the dramatic intensity of this Baroque masterwork, which retells the compelling story of the events leading up to the trial of Jesus, his crucifixion and burial.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati 45202
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Thursday, April 20
A CHORAL SAMPLER
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers
Kevin Coker, Alex Sutton and Tyler Hagy, conductors
Highlighting UC student talent from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Chorus and Cabaret Singers present a 60-minute choral sampler of current popular works from artists such as Michael Bublé, Imagine Dragons and Mike Posner, plus folk arrangements of Singh, Morrison and Hagen. All are invited to enjoy a post-concert reception with light refreshments in the Baur Room following the performance to meet the performers and conductors.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 21
WHITE NIGHT
CCM Concert Orchestra & Chorale
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
BORODIN: “Polovtsian Dances” (from Prince Igor)
PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 (Little Russian)
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, May 7
CELEBRATE YOUTH
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
CCC resident choirs, Satellite Choirs and the Cincinnati Choral Academy will celebrate the future with songs of unity, love and world music.
Location: Princeton High School’s Matthews Auditorium, 150 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors: Jan Rogers; Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

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CCM’s Moveable Feast: Plan Your Artistic Menu

Here is your first look at this year’s artistic menu for CCM’s annual Moveable Feast. Create your own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, along with Backstage tours and much more before Friday’s event!

This year’s “opening course” offers a preview of songs from Broadway’s Anastasia, composed by CCM graduate Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982). Cast as Anya in the new musical, alumna Christy Altomare (BFA Musical Theatre, 2008) returns to the Corbett Auditorium stage to sing “Journey to the Past” with the CCM Philharmonia. View the Moveable Feast program online or scroll below for a complete list of performances.

A map of CCM Village is below, including food stations with dinner by-the-bite from Jeff Thomas Catering. Be sure to visit the CCM Box Office during Moveable Feast for special discounts on spring concerts and Mainstage performances.

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Moveable Feast Schedule

Corbett Auditorium
Philharmonia Orchestra featuring Anastasia – 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra & Musical Theatre Finale – 10 p.m.

Patricia Corbett Theater
Dance
– 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
Opera – 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Cohen Family Studio Theater
Musical Theatre
– 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Robert J. Werner Performance Hall
Chamber Choir
– 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
Ariel Quartet – 8:30 p.m.
Piano – 9:30 p.m.

CCM Atrium
Backstage Tours – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Lighting Demonstrations – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Room 3650
Preparatory & Community Engagement – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Room 3250
Classical Guitar – 8 p.m.
Acting – 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
World Music – 9 p.m.

Room 3240
Theatre Design and Production Exhibit – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Room 3140c
Electronic Media – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Tickets to this year’s event are moving fast, so don’t delay – get yours before they’re gone and experience an unforgettable evening of artistic and culinary delights! Call CCM at 513-556-2100 to order.

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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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SEPTEMBER

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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CCM Presents New Semi-Staged Production of Honegger’s ‘Joan of Arc at the Stake’ on Feb. 13

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies presents four exciting concerts this semester, beginning with a new semi-staged production of Arthur Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. This concert will be sung in English with surtitles.

Poster for CCM's production of Honegger's 'Joan of Arc at the Stake.'Honegger’s monumental oratorio premiered in Basel, Switzerland, in May of 1938. Over the course of eleven scenes, Joan of Arc at the Stake recounts the timeless tale of 15th century French heroine Joan of Arc. Inspired by both popular and classical music trends of the 1930s, Honegger sprinkled his oratorio with flares of jazz, military fanfares, atonality and Hollywood styles.

CCM’s semi-staged concert production of this imposing work is a massive undertaking, requiring the combined forces of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Chorale, along with the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cincinnati Children’s Choir. The production also features soloists from CCM’s voice and dramatic performance programs, along with technical support from the Lighting Design and Technology department, all of which allows Joan’s brief life to unfold in a truly dynamic fashion on stage.

CCM Director of Choral Studies Earl Rivers conducts this performance. “The drama takes place during Joan’s last minutes on the stake, with flashbacks to her younger days and her trial. Honegger entitled his work a dramatic oratorio, adding speaking roles and actors,” he says. “Joan’s life unfolds in cinematic scenes of heavenly visions, conquests, her trial and her eventual fate at the stake.”

Artist Diploma candidate Marcus Shields provides the stage direction for this production, explaining, “In a typical concert presentation of Joan of Arc at the Stake, the soloists would be using music with music stands. For our production, all of the solo parts are going to be memorized, allowing us to realize Joan’s story in three dimensional space. This allows us to shift the focus to real characters forging real relationships, detached from a music stand.”

This production’s feature soloists include soprano Tara Morrow as St. Catherine, mezzo-soprano Alyssa Narum as St. Marguerite and soprano Ann Toomey as the Virgin, along with tenor Robert Stahley and bass-baritone Junbo Zhou.

Joan of Arc at the Stake‘s two primary roles are actually spoken roles, so Rivers and Shields have also enlisted two actors from CCM’s Department of Dramatic Performance: Laura McCarthy as Joan and Landon Hawkins as Brother Dominique.

The last documented performance of Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake in Cincinnati was at the May Festival in 1952, making CCM’s new production a very rare treat.

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies also presents three other exciting concerts this spring. On Wednesday, March 30, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers perform Daniel Elder’s The Brightest Heaven and a variety of other celebrated masterpieces.

On Sunday, April 17, the Jazz and Choral Departments share the stage in a concert featuring Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass. Prepare to be dazzled by this fusion of jazz and gospel.

Finally, the Department of Choral Studies concludes this year’s series with a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This concert features talent from CCM’s Drama Department, along with premieres of newly commissioned choral works on Shakespeare texts by American composers Ola Gjeilo, Dominick DiOrio, and Jake Runestad.

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 new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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2016 SPRING CHORAL SERIES

8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
HONEGGER’S JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE AND VERDI’S OVERTURE FROM GIOVANNA D’ARCO
CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir and Chorale; UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses; and Cincinnati Children’s Choir Earl Rivers, conductor

Marcus Shields, stage director
CCM showcases the American university premiere of a staged concert production of Arthur Honegger’s 1938 Joan of Arc at the Stake (Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), featuring Joan of Arc in the final moments of her life, with flashbacks to her trial and younger days. Actors, soloists, choristers and children play and sing multifaceted roles in Honegger’s borderline opera and oratorio of classical, popular and jazz styles. This program also features the Overture to Verdi’s take on the Joan of Arc story: 1845’s Giovanna d’Arco.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Performance Sponsor: Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Foundation

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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30
UC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHORUSES
Christopher Albanese and Alex Sutton, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz works. The program will include a newly commissioned work from Daniel Elder titled The Brightest Heaven (with texts from Shakespeare’s Henry V) and highlights from the UC Choruses Spring Break Tour to Washington, D.C., featuring masterpieces by Bernstein, Dickau, Barber, Miller, Belen, Gibbs, Lang, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, DeCormier, Nelson, Burchard, Sperry and Thompson.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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3 p.m. Sunday, April 17
WYNTON MARSALIS’ ABYSSINIAN MASS: A GOSPEL CELEBRATION
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Chorale and Central State University Gospel Choir
Scott Belck, Brett Scott and Jeremy Winston, directors
Featuring guest artist Damien Sneed, conductor
Commissioned to celebrate the 2008 bicentennial of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, Marsalis’ Mass is a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentals and vocals with “hand-clappin’” and “tambourine-slappin’,” reflecting the form of the African American church service.
Location: Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artists.

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7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
MUSIC OF THE BARD IV – 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SHAKESPEARE
CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Drama Department
CCM’s Choral Department culminates its two-year Shakespeare Quadricentennial, honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing (April 23, 1616). The Chamber Choir will perform music on Shakespeare’s texts with scenes presented by actors from CCM’s Drama Department. Featured are premieres of newly commissioned choral works on Shakespeare texts by American composers Ola Gjeilo, Dominick DiOrio and Jake Runestad.
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan and Observatory Avenues, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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

Choral Studies Sponsors: Jan Rogers; Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

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Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM.

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir Premieres the Winner of its 2015 Competition for Emerging Composers During Annual Spring Concert on May 3

Celebrate "Angelic Spring" with the Cincinnati Children's Choir on May 3, 2015.

Celebrate “Angelic Spring” with the Cincinnati Children’s Choir on May 3, 2015.

CCM presents the Cincinnati Children’s Choir’s annual spring concert, “Angelic Spring,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, in Corbett Auditorium. A CCM ensemble-in-residence, the Cincinnati Children’s Choir is directed by Robyn Lana.

Highlights of “Angelic Spring” include Ban Ban Caliban, a choral setting of Shakespearean text composed by Dan Forrest. Performed by the Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto Choir, the piece is a quirky, fun, octatonic setting for treble choir, piano and percussion including cabasa, ratchet, vibraslap and police whistle. The performance of this piece coincides with the CCM Department of Choral Studies’ ongoing Shakespeare Quadricentennial celebration.

The Bel Canto Choir will also premiere the winner of its national competition for emerging composers. This year’s winner is Kevin Padworski from Denver with his pieceVidi Aquam.

In addition to the Bel Canto Choir, the Con Brio, Vivace and Allegro and Piccolo Coro Choirs, as well as the Cincinnati Girl Choir and Cincinnati Young Men’s Choir will be performing music from around the globe, singing of travel, hope and love. The concert will feature many alumni of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, along with this year’s graduating seniors.

“Angelic Spring” is the start of a very busy season for the members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir. Later on this summer, the ensemble will travel to Vatican City to perform in a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. The Cincinnati Children’s Choir has also been asked to represent the USA at the World Expo in Milan, performing under the American flag. The annual Expo gathers countries from around the world to state their thoughts on a chosen theme. This year’s theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir travels often, although international performances generally happen only once every three years. Since the ensemble had traveled to Beijing in 2014 for the International Children’s Choir Festival, this latest international opportunity was an unexpected honor!

Director Robyn Lana explains, “Participation in the program fosters joyful fulfillment, a sense of achievement, increased independence, confidence and leadership qualities in our choristers.”

Performance Time

5 p.m. Sunday, May 3

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to the Cincinnati Children’s Choirs spring concert are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

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

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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CCM’s Fall Choral Series Includes Collaborations with Local High School Choirs, Early Music Guest Artists, CCM’s Department of Dance and More

Creative collaborations and varied programming are the defining traits of CCM’s Choral Series of concerts this fall!

CCM’s acclaimed choirs present a strikingly diverse series of productions, ranging from a concert of Shakespearean choral settings on Sunday, Sept. 21, to a concert of songs of peace and freedom on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Highlights include a collaborative concert with CCM’s Café MoMus Ensemble and Ballet Ensemble on Oct. 18 and 19, featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore.

CCM’s Choral Series also includes a newly composed chamber orchestra version of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem performed at Calvary Episcopal Church on Nov. 9 and a large-scale concert production of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 performed at Christ Church Cathedral on Nov. 16.

CCM closes out this fall’s Choral Series with the fan-favorite Feast of Carols on Dec. 6 and 7. A holiday tradition at the University of Cincinnati, this year’s Feast of Carols features CCM’s choirs and Concert Orchestra performing alongside guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School.

Event Information

All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information. New flex ticket packages and single tickets are currently on sale.

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CCM Alumnus Brandon Dean Receives Gustavus Adolphus College’s Award for Teaching Excellence

CCM alumnus Brandon Dean (DMA, 2011).

CCM alumnus Brandon Dean (DMA, 2011).

CCM alumnus Brandon Dean (DMA, 2011) has received Gustavus Adolphus College’s 2014 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is nominated and selected by students and has been presented annually since 1990. Congratulations!

Dean joined the Gustavus faculty in 2011, after completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at CCM. At CCM, he also served as the conductor of the UC Women’s Chorus from 2008-2011.

An Assistant Professor of Music ad Gustavus, he conducts the Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers and St. Ansgar’s Chorus, and teaches courses in music theory and music history.

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Cincinnati Children’s Choir Featured on CET Arts Channel

Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM.

Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM.

The award-winning Cincinnati Children’s Choir is coming to a television set near you this weekend! CET Cincinnati Public Television‘s arts and culture series SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar will spotlight the CCM ensemble-in-residence at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.

In addition to a conversation with Choir Founder and Managing Artistic Director Robyn Reeves Lana and Executive Director Mary Kay Koehler, the program will also feature nearly 80 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir performing two songs.

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir is an educationally based choral ensemble program that provides high quality music education to children ages 6-18 in the Greater Cincinnati community. This program offers its participants the opportunity to demonstrate their musical understanding, artistry, and achievement by performing and collaborating with premier ensembles and children’s choirs throughout the world.

This episode of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on CET Arts, which is available over-the-air on channel 48.3, on Time Warner Cable channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 248 and on Insight Cable channel 192. Learn more about CET Arts by visiting www.cetconnect.org/cet-arts.

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Cincinnati Children’s Choir Celebrates its 21st Anniversary in Concert on March 8

Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM.

Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM.

CCM proudly presents the Cincinnati Children’s Choir as they “Celebrate Youth!” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

Directed by Robyn Lana, more than 350 children in seven different choirs come together to perform in their 21st anniversary concert: “Celebrate Youth!” In this approximately two-hour long concert, “we celebrate the artistry and ability of our young singers,” says Lana. “CCC is an award-winning choir recognized worldwide as a leading program. We celebrate their ability, energy and commitment to achieving the highest artistic standard.” The choirs will be presenting a great variety of work, from classical to world and folk music, including two commissioned world premieres and one regional premiere.

One of the world premieres that audiences can look forward to is “When Day is Done,” by CCM alumnus Jason Webb, a work that was commissioned by the CCM Harmony Fund. The CCM Harmony Fund was established to celebrate the healing power of the arts. The arts have the ability to inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversation, present contrasting attitudes and make us examine our own viewpoints. The CCM Harmony Fund supports students and faculty at CCM in Drama, Opera, Musical Theater, Dance, E-Media and Orchestral productions that promote culturally diverse audiences and fight hate and prejudice.

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