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CityBeat Cover Story Features CCM Sesquicentennial

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Read the full story online at

You can read all about CCM’s Sesquicentennial in the latest issue of Cincinnati’s CityBeat, which was published on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Writer Emily Begley features CCM’s illustrious history, which dates back to when Clara Baur founded the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1867. The article explores CCM’s 150-year timeline, touching on the competition between Baur’s Conservatory and the College of Music of Cincinnati. The two schools eventually merged and later joined the University of Cincinnati to become the CCM of today.

The story also previews some of CCM’s upcoming performances, including the Mainstage Series production of Seussical, which runs Oct. 19-29 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

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CityBeat’s Stage Door Blog Reviews ‘Chess’

"Chess" runs Oct. 25 - 28 in UC's Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.

“Chess” runs Oct. 25 – 28 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Photography by Mark Lyons.
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Theatre critic Rick Pender reviews Chess in today’s CityBeat Stage Door blog: “The story is set in Bangkok and Budapest during a mid-1970s world chess championship — and it’s driven by gamesmanship between nations, between lovers and, of course, between chess players. I saw the opening on Thursday, and it’s a BIG show with a gigantic cast. Several leading roles are double cast (with more juniors than seniors, in fact, which bodes well for CCM productions for this season and next). In particular, Matthew Paul Hill, playing the Russian grand master Anatoly, lifted the roof of Corbett Auditorium with his powerful baritone voice singing the stirring ‘Anthem,’ the Act 1 finale.”

Read more here. 

Chess tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183, visiting CCM’s E-Box Office here!

Directed by Aubrey Berg with musical direction by Stephen Goers, choreography by Diane Lala, scenic design by Mark Halpin and costumes by Rebecca SenskeChess runs Oct. 25-28 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

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