CCM’s own Amy Dennison is a guest columnist on today’s edition of Family Friendly Cincinnati. The director of CCM’s Preparatory Department, Amy shares her thoughts on “why your child needs the arts.” You can read her full column here.
Tis the season for reflection and end of the year list making. The editors for UC’s independent student newspaper The News Record recently published their “Top 10 Moments in Entertainment for 2010” and CCM made a strong showing on the list.
You can view Ariel Cheung and Kelly Tucker’s full story here.
Professor of Collaborative Piano Sandra Rivers continues CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Series of Concerts this Thursday, Dec. 9. Her program will include Beethoven’s Sonata Op.54 in F Major, Chopin’s Ballade in A-flat Major; Rachmaninoff’s Etudes Tableaux Op. 39 Nos. 8 and 9 and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Hall, 109 West 57th Street in New York City. The CCM Steinway Hall Series is open to the general public, but seating is limited. The next installment of this concert series will occur on Thursday, Jan. 13 and will feature Hitomi Koyama, a doctoral student of Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.
Next month, CCM’s Department of Collaborative Piano will host an exceptional residency by renowned international author, lecturer, collaborative pianist and recording artist Graham Johnson. CCM will present Johnson in public master classes on Jan. 7 and 8, 2011. Johnson will be joined by CCM students, presenting vocal works of both Franz Schubert and Gabriel Fauré. He will also hold a public lecture on that Friday evening devoted to Schubert’s life and vocal works.
In 1953, Loretta Catherine Cessor Manggrum became the first African American to receive a degree from CCM. On Sunday, Dec. 12, the Loretta Manggrum Chorale under the direction of Eric B. Oliver will honor her legacy with a presentation of A Christmas Cantata (one of Manggrum’s compositions) at Union Baptist Church in Cincinnati. This event begins at 5 p.m. on Dec. 12 and is open to the general public.
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CCM alumna Tamara Wilson shares her thoughts in an interview with Washington National Opera. This past September Wilson sang the role of Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera with WNO and this week she is reprising the role with Teatre Principal de Maó.
Join the Friends of CCM on Friday, Jan. 21 2011 for the return of A Moveable Feast. Back by popular demand, the city’s favorite fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights while you tour the remarkable CCM Village.
Enjoy Backstage Tours, Chamber Music, Winds, Dance, Drama, Electronic Media, Big Band Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera/Voice, Orchestra, Choral, Piano and Preparatory performances, all while enjoying dinner by the bite from around the world.
Earl Rivers, director of Choral Studies at CCM, has been named Artistic Director for the Cincinnati Organizing Committee of the 7th World Choir Games (WCG|2012), which will be held in Cincinnati USA from July 4-14, 2012. Rivers is also professor of music and head of CCM’s Division of Ensembles and Conducting.
On Sunday, Nov. 21, CCM held its first Subscriber Thank You Event of the year at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. The CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra performed Montevderi’s Vespers of 1610 at this very special concert. Music in Cincinnati‘s Mary Ellyn Hutton provides an excellent review of the concert here.
CCM’s next Subscriber Thank You Event will be held on Sunday, May 22. Mainstage subscription packages are still available for the remainder of our 2010-11 season. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.