CCM Ballet Ensemble Presents Romantic Tragedy ‘Giselle’

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One of the most romantic and beloved ballets about love’s triumph over treachery and death comes to life on the CCM stage as the Ballet Ensemble presents Giselle in the Patricia Corbett Theater on May 27-29.

Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has become one of the most popular ballets of all time and is considered ballet’s great tragedy. Giselle tells the story of a young peasant girl seduced and betrayed by a nobleman. Having died of a broken heart, Giselle joins the ranks of the supernatural Wilis – women scorned before their wedding day and left to seek revenge for eternity. In the end, Giselle’s ghost tries to protect her lover from the vengeance of this group of evil female spirits.

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Learn More About Ohio’s Latest Center of Excellence

Last Thursday, Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut announced that the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music had become Ohio’s latest Center of Excellence.

The Ohio Board of Regents has now launched their official site for the Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. You can learn more about this designation (and why CCM received it) here.

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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut names CCM an Ohio Center of Excellence. Photography by Lisa Ventre, UC Photographic Services.

CCM Named An Ohio Center of Excellence in Special Ceremonies This Evening

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A tradition of excellence dating back to 1867 was recognized tonight in special ceremonies led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. In an evening ceremony in the lobby of UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, Chancellor Fingerhut, UC President Gregory H. Williams, CCM Interim Dean Frank Weinstock and distinguished alumna Pamela Myers (BFA, ‘69) as well as students, patrons, staff and faculty, gathered to recognize the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as an Ohio Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. Ceremonies preceded this evening’s sold-out performance of Jonathan Larson’s Rent.

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Enquirer Publishes Extensive Profile of CCM

The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Feb. 13th Sunday Forum featured an extensive, multi-page special report on CCM. In case you missed the piece in print, you can find links to the electronic versions of the package’s numerous articles below.

Visit Cincinnati.com for even more content, including videos, an interactive CCM timeline and quiz!

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CCM Alumna Featured in L.A. Times

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CCM alumna Cameron Anderson is certainly making a name for herself in the design world today. Anderson, who received her MFA in Scenic Design from CCM in 2002, has since designed for over 50 productions spanning dance, opera, theatre and other concerts. Her work has graced the stage in productions by Roundabout Theater, San Francisco Opera Center, Wolf Trap Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, to name but a few.

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East Meets West As CCM Dance Receives Chinese Visitors

CCM's Jiang Qi.

CCM's Jiang Qi.

A group of 20 faculty members and students from China’s Shandong University at Weihai will visit CCM on Jan. 28, 2011, concluding in a celebration of the Chinese New Year at Corbett Auditorium in CCM Village at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. The visit was organized by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, which is also a partner with CCM in the concert presentation of Turandot on the Chinese New Year.

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Join Us This Evening for A Moveable Feast!

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This evening, CCM proudly presents “A Moveable Feast,” a one-of-a-kind sampling of artistic and culinary delights that will take you both around the world and around the remarkable CCM Village. Enjoy a rare peak behind the curtain with backstage and studio tours and experience the brilliance of live performance as our young artists take to the stage. Join the Friends of CCM for this wildly popular fundraising event tonight only! Ticket information is available after the jump. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu or by calling 513-556-2100. View Metromix Cincinnati’s video preview of the event here!

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There Is Something For Everyone at CCM’s ‘A Moveable Feast’

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One week from today, on Jan. 21, CCM opens its doors to host a very special event: “A Moveable Feast.” Back by popular demand, the city’s favorite fundraiser allows guests to sample live performances from our students and faculty and take exclusive back-stage tours of our state-of-the-art facilities. Patrons enjoy dinner by the bite from around the world as they tour CCM Village at this unique benefit event. Tickets are available now and include special pricing for Young Professionals! Learn more after the jump!

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