We invite you to join us at 7:30 p.m. EST tonight (Dec. 11) for the premiere of CCMONSTAGE Online, our new ongoing series of digital concerts and performances.
Our first installment features the CCM Philharmonia student orchestra. Future episodes will feature performances by CCM’s many other ensembles and departments as our series continues.
Tonight’s premiere streams on CCM’s website from 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST. The performance will be available for on-demand viewing shortly after the premiere stream concludes tonight.
The premiere will begin autoplaying on our website at 7:30 p.m. with a brief countdown clock sequence. If the video does not start autoplaying on your device, please refresh the web page and then click the play button on the video player.
If you have any trouble viewing the stream on our website, you can instead access the stream on CCM’s YouTube channel.
Under the direction of CCM Professor Mark Gibson, the CCM Philharmonia performs a program of “Classical Virtuosity” with works by Claude Debussy/Maurice Ravel, Ottorino Respighi, Julia Perry and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Video production by MasseyGreenAVP, LLC. This digital performance series is made possible by support from CCMONSTAGE Online Broadcast Sponsors CCMpower and ArtsWave, and CCMONSTAGE Online Production Sponsors Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer.
CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” are back on stage, and you get the best seats in the house!
The University of Cincinnati’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music invites arts lovers from around the world to join in the viewing party for the debut episode of CCMONSTAGEOnline at 7:30 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The premiere will stream simultaneously on CCM’s homepage and YouTube channel.
This dynamic new series of digital concerts and performing arts presentations will allow audiences near and far to experience the unparalleled artistry and expertise of CCM’s students, faculty and staff.
“The performing arts help to build and sustain a sense of community,” says CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD. “Now more than ever, we crave the sense of fellowship that comes through shared cultural experiences. While we may not yet be able to welcome audiences back to the CCM Village for live performances, we are excited to help you stay connected to the arts and to each other through our new CCMONSTAGEOnline performance series.”
Recorded live at CCM while adhering to strict health and safety precautions, each installment of this new performance video series spotlights a different CCM program or ensemble.
The debut installment features the CCM Philharmonia student orchestra performing a program of Classical Virtuosity that includes works by Claude Debussy/Maurice Ravel, Ottorino Respighi, Julia Perry and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Each episode also features insight into the repertoire and commentary on the process of rehearsing and performing during the era of COVID-19.
Future episodes will showcase performances by the CCM Ballet Ensemble, the CCM Chamber Choir, and a collaborative concert with CCM string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet and members of the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program. The performances by the CCM Ballet Ensemble and CCM Chamber Choir are further augmented by the cutting-edge artistry of students and faculty from CCM’s Theatre Design and Production programs. CCM will announce the premiere dates for these subsequent episodes later this fall.
CCM turned to the considerable expertise of its E-Media faculty and alumni to help produce this new series. Video production services for CCMONSTAGEOnline are provided by MasseyGreenAVP, LLC. “Our goal was to capture the world-renowned talent that CCM has to offer through multiple cameras, providing CCM with professionally-produced videos to share with their fans virtually,” says CCM alumnus John Massey (BFA E-Media, ‘03), who directs each installment in this new series.
Massey explains, “Our team is made up of videographers with decades of experience from the news, sports and entertainment industries. We were excited to be able to shoot in CCM’s beautiful facilities. We recruited E-Media grad John Tapogna (BFA Broadcasting, 1988), who has over 25 years’ experience as a sports videographer, to tackle providing tight shots. We sought to capture the energy and emotion of the performance up close while showing off the performers’ technical skill.”
All episodes of CCMONSTAGEOnline will be digitally streamed for free. After the premiere broadcast, each installment in this ongoing series will remain available for on-demand viewing on CCM’s website and YouTube channel.
“Whether you’re a longtime CCM performance patron or a first-timer, we hope you’ll join us for one of our upcoming viewing parties to get a front row seat to see tomorrow’s stars today,” says Romanstein.
This digital performance series is made possible by support from CCMONSTAGE Online Broadcast Sponsors CCMpower and ArtsWave, and CCMONSTAGE Online Production Sponsors Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (1774)
The CCM Philharmonia Mark Gibson, music director and conductor Strings after principal stands are listed alphabetically
Magdiell Antequera, concertmaster Grace Brown, assistant concertmaster Daniel Fields Andrew Horak Jade McClellan Angkun Uabamrungit Alayne Wegner
Grace Wride, principal Lauren Greene, assistant principal Yasmine Bougacha Sydney Ebersohl Brittany Hausmann Rachel Mancini
Viola (1st Half)
Julius Adams, principal Murphy Combs Javier Otalora Aadhivan Ramkumar Caleb Robinson
Viola (2nd Half)
Maya Fields, principal Chloe Drake Celeste Meisel Nathaniel Sendi Lucas Wardell
Maximiliano Oppeltz, principal Marcel Bobe
Double Bass (1st Half)
Taiga Benito, principal Zoe Heuser Zachary Reich
Double Bass (2nd Half)
Caleb Edwards, principal Esther Kwon Peter McCutcheon
Vincenzo Volpe, principal Caitlyn Lyerly
Oboe (1st Half)
Dylan Reynallt, principal Daniel Outlaw
Oboe (2nd Half)
Yayi Senior, principal Elena Suarez
Alyssa Berry, principal Rachel Beil
John Robken, principal Elizabeth Beeche
Horn (1st Half)
Sarah Yarbrough, principal Jacob Speakman
Horn (2nd Half)
Will Morgan, principal Sarah Palmer
Emery Hicks, principal Kole Pantuso
James Smith, principal Jordan Rowan
Jacob Ottmer Ryan Thomas
Claire Greene Madeline Arney (Debussy) Janna Young (Respighi)
Xiao Geng Kara Piatt Shimon Ohi Sophie Mok Kin Szeto Caleb Glickman
Rebecca Flank Kristin Welke
Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM Dance Department Sponsor All-Steinway School Sponsor
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc. Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Production Sponsors
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld Musical Theatre Showcase Sponsor
Genevieve Smith Opera Production Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander Mrs. William A. Friedlander Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation Choral Studies Sponsors
Robert & Debra Chavez Three Arts Scholarship Fund CCMpower Partners
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn Orchestral Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller Musical Theatre Production Sponsor
Trish & Rick Bryan CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts The Harmony Endowment Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice Through the Performing Arts The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation KMK Law Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething PNC Jeff Thomas Catering Event Sponsors
A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers nearly 120 possible majors, along with a wide variety of pre-collegiate and post-graduate programs.
The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world stage.
For more information, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.
All behind-the-scenes and performance photos by MasseyGreenAVP.
The News Record‘s Editor-in-Chief, Gin A. Ando, spotlights a recent CCM Jazz Studies jam session at UC’s campus pub, the Catskeller – you can view the story here. Be sure to catch the final concert of the fall CCM Jazz Series on Sunday, Nov. 14. You can view an exclusive preview of the concert here.