CCM Winds, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Guitar And More On Display This Weekend!

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You will find something for everyone on the CCM stage this weekend!

At 8 p.m. this evening (Friday, April 12), the CCM Wind Orchestra closes out its successful 2012-13 season with a survey of contemporary American composers. The eclectic program will include works by Samuel Barber, Warren Benson and more! Learn more about this performance here.

CCM welcomes acclaimed tenor Lawrence Brownlee to the stage at 8 p.m. this Saturday, April 13, for an encore performance of the program from his recent Carnegie Hall debut. Brownlee will be accompanied by composer, conductor and pianist Damien Sneed for this special performance. Learn more about this performance here.

CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will celebrate the impact of adjunct instructor of jazz drums and “living guru of big band drumming” John Von Ohlen with a swinging tribute concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Learn more about this performance here.

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UC Choruses and Special Guest Choirs Present Rescheduled Spring Concert on April 17

The UC Men's Chorus performing at the 2012 Feast of Carols. Photography by Dottie Stover.

The UC Men’s Chorus performing at the 2012 Feast of Carols. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM presents the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Steven Berlanga and Sarah Baker conduct. This concert was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Special guests for the concert include the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC) Girl Choir and the Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale and Select Mixed Choir. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth, the CCC Girl Choir and the UC Women’s Choir will perform his Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63.

Repertoire for the Men’s Chorus will include a commissioned work titled Victory! by Joshua Chai, Director of Choral Studies at Concordia University in Austin, scored for men’s chorus, brass quintet and percussion. This performance will also feature CCM’s Brass Without Borders ensemble.

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CCM Jazz Ensembles Jam with John Von Ohlen on April 14

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for a swinging afternoon of big band bombast at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct. Tickets are on sale now.

The concert will feature original compositions by Von Ohlen, as well as all-time classics from the great American big bands.

An Ohio native and CCM faculty member since 1985, Von Ohlen is revered for his work with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae and countless others. Featured in a recent profile in Modern Drummer magazine, Von Ohlen is a serious cat, and you will dig him!

Read Modern Drummer‘s profile of Von Ohlen here.

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CCM Wind Orchestra Celebrates Contemporary American Music on April 12

CCM's Wind Symphony. Image by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s Wind Symphony. Image by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra presents a historical survey of significant contemporary American composers at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

The eclectic program will include music by American composers with a variety of backgrounds:

  • Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Pulitzer Prize winner known for, among other works, his wildly popular Adagio for Strings.
  • German-born Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970), who settled in Los Angeles and was a conductor, critic and pianist, playing for Hollywood films and working with artists such as Victor Borge and Benny Goodman.
  • Warren Benson (1924-2005), known for his dynamic works for percussion and winds, who was a professional musician by age 14 and who went on to play timpani in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
  • Michael Daugherty (b.1954), Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance whose often-performed works are influenced by popular culture, Romanticism and Postmodernism.

CCM Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price conducts this performance, which closes out the Wind Orchestra’s 2012-13 concert series.

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CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Kick-Off Tour with Celebratory Concert on March 14

CCM's Wind Orchestra, in concert Thursday, March 14. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra, in concert Thursday, March 14. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present an evening of exciting works beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

This celebratory concert kicks off a multi-state tour for the Wind Orchestra that will culminate with an opening night performance at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference in North Carolina.

In a program aptly subtitled “International Excursions,” CCM’s wind ensembles are purposefully reaching beyond the U.S. and England to feature works from other diverse world cultures. Led by Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price, the Wind Orchestra will explore styles ranging from Mexican folk melodies to a tone poem inspired by a missions trip to Cambodia. The Wind Ensemble, led by Associate Director of Wind Studies Terence Milligan, will present works by Berlioz and Williams.

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Cincinnati Children’s Choir Celebrates 20th Anniversary with March 9 Concert

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

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

CCM is proud to present the Cincinnati Children’s Choir‘s 20th anniversary concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Corbett Auditorium.

This special event performance will celebrate 20 years of choral artistry and education by the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC). More than 300 young voices will take part, joined by special guest Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project. The concert will feature works commissioned to celebrate the CCC’s anniversary in addition to classical, folk and world music repertoire.

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UC Choruses and Special Guest Choirs Present Britten, Rachmaninoff and More on March 6

The UC Men's Chorus performing at the 2012 Feast of Carols. Photography by Dottie Stover.

The UC Men’s Chorus performing at the 2012 Feast of Carols. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM presents the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Steven Berlanga and Sarah Baker conduct. Tickets are on sale now.

Special guests for the concert include the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC) Girl Choir and the Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale and Select Mixed Choir. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth, the CCC Girl Choir and the UC Women’s Choir will perform his Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63.

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‘Cincinnati Enquirer’ Previews CCM’s March 2 Mahler Marathon

The CCM Philharmonia.

The CCM Philharmonia.

Janelle Gelfand provides an in-depth preview of CCM’s Mahler Marathon for the Cincinnati Enquirer. If you missed the feature in the Enquirer‘s Feb. 24 issue, you can find it online here.

CCM’s Concert Orchestra presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major, along with selections from his Des knaben Wunderhorn, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

After a program break for dinner, the CCM Philharmonia will be joined by choirs from throughout the region at 8 p.m. for Mahler’s massive Symphony No. 3 in D Minor.

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CCM and Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society Present ‘Beijing Melody in Vogue’ on Feb. 16

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CCM welcomes the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society (GCCMS) for its annual spring festival concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Entitled Beijing Melody in Vogue, the concert features music that harmonizes the classical with the modern and unifies the East with the West!

The CCM Philharmonia will be joined by two renowned concert artists from China: Huqin player Jiang Kemei and Suona player Guo Yazhi. Mark Gibson and Hu Yongyan conduct. For more information on this concert, please visit www.cincinnatichinesemusicsociety.org.

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