Watch CCM Wind Symphony’s Performance of Omar Thomas’ “A Mother of a Revolution”

In November 2019, the UC College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presented a special concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising. Exclusively featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers, the performance showcased Omar Thomas’ A Mother of a Revolutionwhich is available to watch online.

A Mother of a Revolution celebrates the bravery of trans women, particularly Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, a pioneering leader of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and Stonewall Uprising. The Stonewall Uprising began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ bar and, today, a National Historic Landmark. This raid sparked a series of riots and protests that served as a significant catalyst for the country’s modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Pride Month, celebrated each year in the month of June, honors the Stonewall Uprising as well as the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

CCM Wind Symphony music director and conductor Kevin Michael Holzman looks to find relevant anniversaries of important events to share with students and the community, which inspired him to program the concert of all LGBTQ+ works. Other works featured in the concert included Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Higdon’s Mysterium, Clay Mettens’ Un-Masqued and Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

“The contributions to music (and all of the fine arts) from LGBTQ+ artists are truly incredible; despite this fact, they are so rarely recognized explicitly,” says Holzman, CCM Interim Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting. “Many of these artists suffered tremendously and were treated as outcasts socially and professionally, particularly in the years prior to the turn of the millennium. An equal or greater number never felt safe coming out due to discrimination.”

The LGBTQ+ rights movement has seen significant success in recent years. Major milestones include when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in 2015 and ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status in a landmark case on June 15, 2020. Despite these victories, hate and prejudice towards the LGBTQ+ community remain prevalent in many parts of the U.S. and world.

CCM Wind Symphony’s performance was sponsored by the CCM Harmony Fund, which supports artistic works that fight hate and prejudice through the performing arts. This Fund was created based on the belief that the arts inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversations, present contrasting attitudes and help us examine our own viewpoints. For the month of June, Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts in Newport, Kentucky, is selling pride cupcakes and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CCM Harmony Fund.

Kevin Michael Holzman and Omar Thomas in front of CCM's booth at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December 2019.

Kevin Michael Holzman and Omar Thomas in front of CCM’s booth at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December 2019.

“I think it’s our job as music directors to recognize the powerful voice we have to amplify composers and musicians, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented,” Holzman says. “Our students at CCM represent so many diverse backgrounds and cultures, and it’s my responsibility to make sure they feel seen and heard. The first step, in my opinion, is to program works by composers with whom they identify. I also think it’s important that our audiences also feel seen and heard, and can relate to not only the music we perform but to the artists they see on stage and the composers on the program.”

Holzman has pledged that he will continue to program more works by female composers, Black composers and composers coming from other underrepresented populations in the future. Concert programming is just the start, though, and Holzman has formed a working group of graduate students to identify other ways to partner with the Black community and Cincinnati Public Schools.

Holzman first met A Mother of a Revolution composer Omar Thomas two years ago, when he programed Thomas’ Of Our New Day Begun on his first concert as Director of Wind Studies at CCM. Of Our New Day Begun honors the nine people who were murdered in a tragic mass shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (commonly referred to as “Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.

“I knew I had to get to know the composer who wrote the work to be able to do it justice, and it turned into a great friendship,” Holzman says. “I’ll be a champion of Omar’s music and voice forever.”

Read about UC and CCM’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and a just community.

About Omar Thomas

Described as “elegant, beautiful, sophisticated, intense and crystal clear in emotional intent,” the music of Omar Thomas continues to move listeners everywhere it is performed. Born to Guyanese parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1984, Thomas moved to Boston in 2006 to pursue a Master of Music in Jazz Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music after studying Music Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is the protégé of lauded composers and educators Ken Schaphorst and Frank Carlberg, and has studied under multiple Grammy-winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider.

Hailed by Herbie Hancock as showing “great promise as a new voice in the further development of jazz in the future,” educator, arranger and award-winning composer Thomas has created music extensively in the contemporary jazz ensemble idiom. It was while completing his Master of Music degree that he was appointed the position of Assistant Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music at the surprisingly young age of 23. He was awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award in 2008, and invited by the ASCAP Association to perform his music in their highly exclusive JaZzCap Showcase, held in New York City. In 2012, Thomas was named the Boston Music Award’s “Jazz Artist of the Year.” Following his Berklee tenure, he served on faculty of the Music Theory department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Texas at Austin.

Thomas’ music has been performed in concert halls the world over. He has been commissioned to create works in both jazz and classical styles. His work has been performed by such diverse groups as the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, the San Francisco and Boston Gay Mens’ Choruses, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in addition to a number of the country’s top collegiate music ensembles. Thomas has had a number of celebrated singers perform over his arrangements, including Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Nona Hendryx, BeBe Winans, Kenny Lattimore, Marsha Ambrosius, Sheila E., Raul Midon, Leela James, Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan. His work is featured on Dianne Reeves’s Grammy Award-winning album, “Beautiful Life.”

Thomas’ first album, “I AM,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Charts and peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Chart. His second release, ” We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements,” has been hailed by Grammy Award-wining drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington as being a “thought provoking, multi-layered masterpiece” which has “put him in the esteemed category of great artists.” “We Will Know” was awarded two OUTMusic Awards, including “Album of the Year.” For this work, Thomas was named the 2014 Lavender Rhino Award recipient by the History Project, acknowledging his work as an up-and-coming activist in the Boston LGBTQ community. Says Terri Lyne: “Omar Thomas will prove to be one of the more important composer/arrangers of his time.”

Learn more about Omar Thomas on his professional website.


Feature image at top: CCM Wind Symphony in rehearsal. Design/Mikki Graff. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services.

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Guest Conductor and Alum Leslie B. Dunner Joins CCM Orchestras in Halloween Concert

The CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra present “CSI Halloween: Post Mortem” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

The CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra continue the CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Series with a Halloween-inspired performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in Corbett Auditorium. Featuring guest conductor and distinguished alumnus Leslie B. Dunner as the “chief medical examiner,” CSI Halloween Post-Mortem resurrects well-known works by Franz Liszt, Benjamin Britten and Camille Saint-Saëns.

The ghostly performance features Liszt’s Totentanz (Dance of Death), which was inspired by the composer’s fascination with death and by his visits to the Paris gallows. The concert also includes Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the “Dead” Animals, featuring 14 ravenous movements such as “Death March of the Lion” and “Torture-oises.” For the grand finale, Britten’s “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra “dissects” the different sections of the orchestra.

CCM welcomes back alumnus Leslie B. Dunner (DMA, ’82) for the November 1 concert. An award-winning conductor with a glowing international reputation, Dunner is the Music Director of the South Shore Opera Company in Chicago and serves as the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Interlochen Arts Camp. Read more about Dunner’s accomplishments below.

View all upcoming CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Series performances at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com.

About Leslie B. Dunner
Leslie B. Dunner serves as the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He has been Music Director of the South Shore Opera Company in Chicago since 2014. He has also served as Music Director of the Joffrey Ballet and the symphony orchestras of Annapolis, Dearborn and Nova Scotia. He spent 11 seasons at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), first as Resident, then Associate and finally as Assistant Conductor, while serving concurrently as Music Director of the DSO’s youth orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. Besides holding principal conducting positions at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem Festival Orchestra and Louisville Ballet, he undertook a season as Interim Music Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dunner’s guest engagements with major orchestras throughout the world include two years with the Chicago Symphony and five as Cover Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, where he assisted during a four-week European tour. He has appeared with such distinguished ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Seattle Symphony, as well as orchestras in Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ukraine, Russia and South Africa. An avid ballet conductor, Dunner has taken the podiums of the American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Michigan Opera Theatre, Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet and South African Ballet Theatre, among others.

In addition to his professional conducting work, Dunner is a dedicated music educator. He began his career in music education as Assistant Professor at Minnesota’s Carleton College and has continued to lead youth orchestras throughout his career. The first American prize-winner in the Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition, he is also a recipient of the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Award and the NAACP’s James Weldon Johnson and Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Dunner holds a Bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, a Master’s in music theory and musicology from Queens College at the City University of New York, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from CCM.

CSI Halloween: Post-Mortem

CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Featuring guest artist Leslie B. Dunner, guest conductor and chief medical examiner

LISZT: Totentanz
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the “Dead” Animals
BRITTEN: “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
Corbett Auditorium

Purchasing Tickets

Single ticket prices start at $20 each; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Tickets can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


Story by CCM Graduate Student Kelly Barefield

Featured image: The Dance of Death (Totentanz) from Liber Chronicarum [Nuremberg Chronicle], 1493, attr. to Michael Wolgemut

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A photo of CCM's newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium, with the CCM Philharmonia performing. Photo by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Ticket Packages On Sale Now

Ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) 2018-19 Concert Series. From Sept. 11, 2018 through May 11, 2019, CCM’s students, faculty members and guest artists collaborate on an unprecedented lineup of Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano, Preparatory, String Quartet and Winds performances.

CCM’s Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions and Concert Flex Packages are the best way to own every moment of the season ahead. For our most in-demand Prestige Events and Feast of Carols performances, subscribers can also pre-order tickets now to guarantee their seats! Concert single tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

The cover artwork for CCM's 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure, depicting student performers and the newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium.

Click the graphic to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure.

Click the graphic to the right to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure and learn more about our upcoming performances! Physical copies of the brochure are also available at the CCM Box Office and other distribution points throughout UC’s campus.

For full details on Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions, please visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/ariel-quartet/subscriptions. Additional information on CCM’s Concert Flex Packages is available at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/concerts/flex-tickets.

The complete 2018-19 Concert Series is also listed below. Repertoire and dates are subject to change. Please contact our Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu with any questions.
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CCM’S 2018-19 CONCERT SERIES
Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano,
Preparatory, Prestige, String Quartet, Winds

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:

  • MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
  • BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

Concert Orchestra:

  • CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
  • THOMPSON: Excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (1932)
  • DIAMOND: Music to Romeo and Juliet (1947)

Philharmonia:

  • COPLAND: El Salón México
  • BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
  • BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NEW TIME: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Prestige Series Event •
THE BIRTHDAY CABARET
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CCM Musical Theatre Program
Devised and Directed by Aubrey Berg

Join CCM Musical Theatre graduates from the past five decades in a salute to Broadway old and new. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pam Myers (BFA, 1969), emcee Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993) and our newest stars of tomorrow, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence. Stay tuned to this site for the full lineup of alumni guest artists!

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE

Note: UC’s Nippert Stadium will also host an FC Cincinnati game at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

A truly unforgettable evening of music, which celebrates the beginning of a new era for CCM Wind Studies.

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun
  • WILSON: Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
  • MASLANKA: Symphony No. 2

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Jazz Series •
THE LEGEND OF BENNY CARTER
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Count Basie knew a thing or two about swing when he asked Benny Carter to write two iconic albums’ worth of music for his band in 1960-61: The Legend and Kansas City Suite. Join us to celebrate these heights of sophisticated swing.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, conductors
CCM Alumnus Graeme Langager, guest conductor

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir featuring classics, folk, jazz, spirituals and recent choral works.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• Orchestra Series •
ELGAR, CHAUSSON AND DVORÁK
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • ELGAR: In the South, Op. 50
  • CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
  • DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Winds Series
RHYTHM, GROOVE, DANCE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Paul Schuette
CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan, narrator

The CCM Wind Symphony performs compositions from a broad spectrum of composers ranging from the complexity of 21st-century, rhythm-driven works to the nuanced grace of 19th-century French ballet. Featuring former Director of Wind Studies and CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan as the narrator for Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

  • ARCHER: Common Threads
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • GANDOLFI: Vientos y Tangos
  • SCHUETTE: Still Life with Rhythms and Echoes
  • MASSENET: Ballet Music from Le Cid

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:

  • HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
  • ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, narrator

Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, this program features CCM faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.

  • TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
  • THOMSON: A Solemn Music
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • COPLAND: Quiet City
  • BERNSTEIN: Suite from Mass

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
PIANOPALOOZA CELEBRATES LENNY
Michael Chertock, music coordinator

This program will feature the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story played by CCM faculty artists Michael Chertock and James Tocco, who will also play Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México. Additional works will be performed by faculty artists Mark Gibson, Sandra Rivers and student Kara Huber.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
SONGFEST AND FANCY FREE
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring CCM student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Philharmonia in its final concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. One of the composer’s finest achievements, Songfest, blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and was a huge success when it premiered to sold-out crowds at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1944.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/ Prestige Event Series •
STAN KENTON’S WEST SIDE STORY
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Vaughn Wiester, guest conductor

CCM’s Bernstein Celebration continues with this rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story. This is the record that gave Kenton his first Grammy Award and introduced the band to a whole new generation of listeners. Guest conductor and Stan Kenton scholar Vaughn Wiester will also present a pre-concert talk.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Choral Series •
REFLECTIONS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present music of Brahms, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXII
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors

Join us for a thrilling evening of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the UC Bearcat Band, culminating in an epic performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
FESTIVUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring CCM alumnus Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

A Festivus for the rest of us featuring the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ Bass Trombone Concerto conducted by Maestro Mark Gibson alongside other classics.

Wind Ensemble:

  • PROKOFIEV: March, Op. 99
  • MACKEY: Hymn to a Blue Hour
  • DELLO JOIO: Variants on a Medieval Tune
  • GINASTERA: “Danza Final” from Estancia

Wind Symphony:

  • IVES: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord”
  • BENSON: The Passing Bell
  • THOMAS: Magneticfireflies
  • FUCHS: Bass Trombone Concerto (world premiere)
  • REED: Russian Christmas Music

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
• Orchestra Series •
VERDI, BRITTEN AND RACHMANINOFF
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • VERDI: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
  • BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Prestige Event Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Oak Hills, Kings and Milford High Schools and the School for Creative and Performing Arts
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger, Amy Thompson, Tracy Carpenter, Hope Milthaler and Laurie Wyant, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2018 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-20 adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SINGING IN THE SEASON
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, LIGETI AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet

CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with a program featuring:

  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
  • LIGETI: String Quartet No. 2
  • BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
• Orchestra Series •
WEBER, BLACHER AND TCHAIKOVSKY
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor

  • WEBER: Overture to Euryanthe
  • BLACHER: Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 73, “Pathétique”

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, music coordinator

An annual favorite! CCM’s Streel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
• Jazz Series •
GIVE IT ONE: THE BEST OF MAYNARD FERGUSON
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Patrick, trumpet

Nashville studio legend and trumpet virtuoso Steve Patrick joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra in this high voltage concert of some of the most exciting music in big band history.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6
• Winds Series •
RISING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone

An evening of inspiring works, including a new composition by CCM alumna Jennifer Jolley and John Mackey’s brilliant Concerto for Soprano Saxophone performed by CCM faculty artist James Bunte.

  • JOLLEY: The Eyes of the World Are Upon You
  • BROWNE: Barnstorming Season
  • J.S. BACH: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
  • MACKEY: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Choral Series •
ORFF AND STRAVINSKY
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Youth Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Featuring faculty artists Dror Biran and James Tocco, piano, with student vocal soloists, pianists and percussionists
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott and Robyn Lana, conductors

An afternoon of spirited and romantic cantatas by master composers. Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina, a cantata of poems by the Roman poet Catullus (87-54 B.C.), sketches the story of the poet’s passion for the promiscuous Clodia (Lesbia). Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces captures the essence of a Russian peasant wedding and post-wedding party with four pianos, six percussionists, soloists and chorus.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
Scott Belck, music director

CCM’s annual Essentially Ellington Festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center, returns in full swing! The daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles and the gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra and a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 1
• Orchestra Series •
¡VIVA ESPAÑA!
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor

  • CHABRIER: España
  • LALO: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
  • FALLA: El Sombrero de Tres Picos

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
• Winds Series •
THE WINDS OF NAGUAL
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring emeritus faculty artist Rick VanMatre, saxophone

The CCM Wind Symphony performs an evening of music from a broad spectrum of styles and inspirations, featuring the epic Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass.

  • RODRIGO: Adagio para instrumentos de viento
  • HINDEMITH: Konzertmusik für Blasorchester, Op. 41
  • PENSYL: Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (“Moving Formations”)
  • COLGRASS: The Winds of Nagual

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
• Choral Series •
OLD AND NEW
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers feature the music of Arneson, Copland, Ramsey, Schubert, Szymko and Tormis.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 17
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

Building tomorrow’s leaders, one voice at time, the Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir) sing of growth, encouragement and unity through new commissions and music from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Yura Lee, viola

  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
  • SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
  • BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 29
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS AND DIVERSIONS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Timothy Anderson, trombone

The CCM Wind Symphony performs a concert of classics by Gustav Holst, Paul Hindemith and Ralph Vaughan Williams alongside thrilling newer works by Adam Gorb and wind composition contest winner Julien Monick.

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toccata Marziale
  • HOLST: Hammersmith, Op. 52
  • MONICK: Mosaics of Painted Glass
  • GORB: Downtown Diversions for Trombone and Wind Symphony
  • HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, March 30
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
BACK TO BAROQUE
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor

The combined CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir present Handel’s Zadok the Priest, composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, composed for Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig. The Philharmonia will also play J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Handel’s Water Music in F Major.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 7
• Piano Series •
PIANO-POW-LOOZA: DELIGHTFUL MINIATURES

Tickle your fancy with a variety of selections that showcase CCM’s award-winning piano students at one, two and three pianos. There’s something for everyone at this annual fan-favorite concert!

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 14
• Orchestra and Jazz Series •
FANTASIA BRASILEIRA
CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Orchestra
Featuring guest artist Jovino Santos Neto, piano
Scott Belck and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

The seductive soundscape of enchanted Brazil comes to life in this evening of cool Brazilian music for orchestra and jazz ensemble. Featuring three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist and composer.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 26
• Orchestra Series •
STRAUSS, BARTÓK AND BEETHOVEN
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director
Neil Varon, guest conductor from Eastman School of Music

  • STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op. 28
  • BARTÓK: Piano Concerto
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Winds Series •
LONTANO
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Houghton, percussion

Join the CCM Wind Symphony for its 2018-19 season finale, featuring internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist Steve Houghton in a concerto by CCM faculty artist Steve Allee! Highlights include two classic wind pieces and Michael Martin’s stunning new Symphony for Wind Ensemble.

  • GOULD: Ballad for Band
  • TAILLEFERRE: Suite Divertimento
  • ALLEE: Passages
  • MARTIN: “Lontano” Symphony for Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 28
• Jazz Series •
THE VOCAL STYLING OF CARLA COOK
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Carla Cook joins the CCM Jazz Lab Band for an evening of classic jazz favorites honoring the legacy of Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and other great jazz vocalists.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
A MELODIOUS JOURNEY
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir, including CCM resident choirs and community choirs continue to sing for the future featuring songs of life, love and laughter.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, May 9
7 p.m. Friday, May 10
3 p.m. Saturday, May 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING JUNIOR MUSICAL
Becca Kloha Strand, co-director
Rebecca N. Childs, co-director

CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 with a special interest in musical theatre. Join the students for their spring performance as they showcase what they’ve learned this year!

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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CCM’S 2018-19 MAINSTAGE SERIES
Interested in CCM’s theatre arts offerings? Subscription packages are on still on sale for CCM’s 2018-19 Mainstage Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera Productions. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

Don’t wait to guarantee your seats and savings to CCM’s 2018-19 performance season! Single tickets for all Mainstage performances go on sale Sept. 10, 2018.

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

Anonymous
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
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

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d’arte Sponsor

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CCM Winds Series Presents New Works, Masterpieces and More This Semester

The Wind Orchestra’s first ticketed performance of the semester, Musical Brilliance, takes place at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 1 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

CCM’s Spring 2018 Winds Series presents twelve free and ticketed concerts between January 31 and April 18, featuring new works by the college’s up-and-coming composers and classic pieces by renowned artists.

The Wind Orchestra’s first ticketed performance of the semester, Musical Brilliance, takes place at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 1 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Created to inspire and ignite audiences’ imaginations, the program features Joseph Schwantner’s Luminosity, James Mobberley’s Songs of Love, Larry Clark’s Samurai and Jeff Tyzik’s Images.

CCM’s Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble join forces to present An Evening of Classics at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Corbett Auditorium, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Gioachino Rossini, Percy Grainger, Henry Fillmore and more!

At 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, CCM’s Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Leonard Bernstein with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. The program also includes Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.

The concert series comes to a close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, as the CCM Wind Orchestra transports audiences to Other Worlds. The program features music about other levels of existence including Eric Whitacre’s Ghost Train, Óscar Navarro’s Gods of Olympus and more!

Tickets for CCM’s Spring 2018 Winds Series concerts are on sale now. View the complete performance listings below!
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Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Some events do require purchased tickets; please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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SPRING 2018 WINDS SERIES

8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
• Winds Series •
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for an evening of music composed in response to war, conflict and loss that celebrates the remarkable tenacity of the human spirit in striving for peace. With this concert, we recognize the centennial of the end of WWI.
MILHAUD: Suite Française
MASLANKA: Liberation
J.S. BACH/REED: Komm süßer Tod
MESSIAEN: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
• Winds Series •
MUSICAL BRILLIANCE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Music has the power to generate and describe an infinite variety of images and impressions. This program presents music that shines and shimmers in the imagination. Join us, listen and envision!
SCHWANTNER: Luminosity
MOBBERLEY: Songs of Love for soprano and winds
CLARK: Samurai
TYZIK: Images
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Winds Series •
NEW WORKS FROM CCM COMPOSERS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

The performance features works by CCM’s up-and-coming student composers. Repertoire will be selected by CCM’s Wind Studies and Composition faculty members.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
• Winds Series •
AN EVENING OF CLASSICS
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

WIND ENSEMBLE
J.S. BACH/CAILLIET: Chorale Prelude to Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 and “Little” Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
WOOD: Mannin Veen
RESPIGHI/ROSSINI: La Boutique fantasque
CHEN: Dance Festival
WIND ORCHESTRA
SCHWANTNER: ... and the mountains rising nowhere
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
GRAINGER: Gum-Sucker’s March
ITOH: Daydreams
FILLMORE: The Crosley March
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
• Winds Series •
STAR WARS: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE AND BIG SCREEN
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Inspired by the enduring popularity of John Williams’ most beloved soundtrack, this concert features wind ensemble works inspired by or transcribed directly from film and musical theatre scores.
BERNSTEIN/GRUNDMAN: Overture to Candide
DE MEIJ: “Gandalf” from Lord of the Rings
DANYEW: This World Alive
WILLIAMS/HUNSBERGER: Star Wars Trilogy
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN, KHACHATURIAN, STRAUSS: DANCES
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Leonard Bernstein was an American treasure and a larger-than-life force in music. We celebrate his 100 years with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, along with Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 4
• Winds Series •
CONCERTOS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Featuring CCM alumnus Jordan Dodson, guitar
IBERT: Concerto pour Violoncelle
GOSS: A Concerto of Colours for guitar and wind ensemble (Ohio Premiere)
RAVEL: Introduction et Allegro  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXI
CCM Wind Orchestra, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, this year’s PRISM concert showcases the future stars of tomorrow from CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12
• Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING
CCM Chamber Winds
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

ELLERBY: Divertimento
RAFF: Sinfonietta, Op. 188
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Winds Series •
HAPPY, WACKY MUSIC
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

STRAUSS: Symphony for Winds The Happy Workshop
IBERT: Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

This popular saying comes from an Old English rhyme that refers to the objects a bride carries or wears on her wedding day for good luck. It just so happens that the saying also lends itself to a great concert program. Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for our final concert of the academic year — this is one you don’t want to miss!
GABRIELI: Selections from Sacrae Symphoniae
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
PROKOFIEV/DE MEIJ: Romeo and Juliet
MACKEY: Wine-Dark Sea
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
• Winds Series •
OTHER WORLDS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

The supernatural world, the spiritual world, other worlds – are they real? Do they exist? We weigh those questions as we present music about other levels of existence.
WHITACRE: Ghost Train
MACKEY: The Frozen Cathedral
NAVARRO: Gods of Olympus
DAUGHERTY: Red Cape Tango
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation    

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Dynamic Conductor and Educator Kevin Michael Holzman is Named Director of Wind Studies at CCM

A portrait of conductor and educator Kevin Michael Holzman.

Kevin Michael Holzman will begin his new appointment as Director of Wind Studies at CCM on Aug. 15, 2018.

Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Kevin Michael Holzman to the position of Director of Winds Studies at CCM. Holzman joined CCM’s faculty on a visiting basis in 2017. His new appointment will begin on Aug. 15, 2018.

In his new position, Holzman will serve as the music director for three ensembles: the Wind Orchestra, CCM’s premier large wind ensemble, and two chamber ensembles. His academic responsibilities will include teaching graduate conducting, survey of wind literature and related courses as well as the advising and mentoring of wind conducting students in CCM’s MM and DMA programs.

Prior to his appointment as Visiting Assistant Director of Wind Studies at CCM, Holzman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Music Director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday, DMA. As the Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellow and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Walter Hagen Prize for Excellence in Conducting, Holzman served as Associate Conductor of the world-renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. He regularly appeared as a conductor for OSSIA New Music, including multiple world-premiere performances. He also studied extensively with Neil Varon, Director of Eastman Orchestras.

In summer 2016, Holzman was invited to serve as an associate conductor on the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s first tour in Europe, where he conducted the Eastman Harmonie in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. He also collaborated with prominent composers David Maslanka and Bert Appermont for the “Celebration of the Symphony” concert with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. The performance was Eastman’s first live-streamed large ensemble concert, which included the North American premiere of Appermont’s Symphony No. 2 The Golden Age. Holzman also served as an Assistant Producer for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent release Sierra Live and upcoming album featuring the music of Jeff Tyzik.

Beyond Eastman, Holzman has worked with professional ensembles including the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In April 2017, he was appointed conductor of the Music in the American Wild ensemble, a National Endowment for the Arts grant-funded ensemble that commissioned 11 new works in celebration of the 2016 U.S. National Parks Centennial. Holzman recently completed a studio-recording project of commissioned compositions, set for release by ArtistShare NYC in spring 2018. In 2016 Holzman formed and began serving as Music Director of the Upstate Brass Band, an exciting brass ensemble that performs in upstate New York, and was commissioned to record a series of new brass band arrangements by renowned composer/trombonist Bill Reichenbach.

Holzman became the founding Music Director and conductor of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Wind Ensemble in fall 2016. He successfully recruited and led the ensemble’s inaugural year, and it is now the college’s largest instrumental ensemble. After earning his MM in conducting at the University of Arizona (UA), Holzman had the opportunity to teach and conduct as Interim Principal Conductor for the Wind Symphony at UA’s Fred Fox School of Music during the director’s extended absence from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Director and Coordinator of the UA Symphonic Band and High School Honor Band during his tenure.

In addition to his work with collegiate and professional ensembles, Holzman is a passionate advocate for music education and access to music in all schools. He recently served as Volunteer Coordinator for ROCmusic, an El Sistema-inspired community music program in Rochester, New York, and he assisted with the UA Outreach Honor Band during his tenure in Tucson, Arizona. He is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi music fraternities.

You can catch Holzman and the CCM Wind Ensemble in concert at 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 2, in Patricia Corbett Theater. You can view a schedule of other upcoming CCM Winds Series performances by visiting ccm.uc.edu/music/winds/events/2017-18.

Please join us in congratulating Kevin Michael Holzman on his new appointment!

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Kevin Michael Holzman Joins CCM Faculty as Assistant Director of Wind Studies

CCM Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of the dynamic conductor and educator Kevin Michael Holzman as the college’s new Visiting Professor/Assistant Director of Wind Studies. Holzman’s appointment begins on August 15, 2017.

Holzman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Music Director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mark Scatterday. As the Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellow and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Walter Hagen Prize for Excellence in Conducting, Holzman served as Associate Conductor of the world-renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. He regularly appeared as a conductor for OSSIA New Music, including the world premieres of Jo Kondo’s Variations (Triskelion) and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’s Welcome Jo! He also studied with Professor Neil Varon, Director of Eastman Orchestras.

In summer 2016, Holzman was invited to serve as an associate conductor on the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s first tour in Europe, where he conducted the Eastman Harmonie in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. He also collaborated with prominent composers David Maslanka and Bert Appermont for the “Celebration of the Symphony” concert with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. The performance was Eastman’s first live-streamed large ensemble concert, which included the North American premiere of Appermont’s Symphony No. 2 The Golden Age. He also served as an Assistant Producer for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent release Sierra Live and upcoming album featuring the music of Jeff Tyzik.

Beyond Eastman, Holzman has worked with professional ensembles including the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In April 2017, he was appointed conductor of the Music in the American Wild ensemble, a National Endowment for the Arts grant-funded ensemble that commissioned eleven new works in celebration of the 2016 U.S. National Parks Centennial. Holzman recently completed a studio-recording project of commissioned compositions, set for release this fall. In 2016 Holzman formed and began serving as Music Director of the Upstate Brass Band — an exciting brass ensemble that performs in upstate New York and was commissioned to record a series of new brass band arrangements by renowned composer/trombonist Bill Reichenbach.

Holzman became the founding Music Director and conductor of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Wind Ensemble in fall 2016. He successfully recruited and led the ensemble’s inaugural year, and it is now the college’s largest instrumental ensemble. While pursuing his MM in conducting at the University of Arizona (UA), Holzman had the opportunity to teach and conduct as Interim Principal Conductor for the Wind Symphony at UA’s Fred Fox School of Music during the director’s extended absence from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Director and Coordinator of the UA Symphonic Band and High School Honor Band, where he collaborated with local and regional music teachers to provide the experience of college-level ensemble training to talented young musicians.

In his six years of teaching university-level instrumental conducting, Holzman has designed innovative curriculum and course materials for beginning and intermediate conducting courses as part of undergraduate music performance and education curricula. Holzman is a passionate advocate for access to music in all schools. He recently served as Volunteer Coordinator for ROCmusic, an El Sistema-inspired community music program in Rochester, New York, and he assisted with the UA Outreach Honor Band during his tenure in Tucson, Arizona. He is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi music fraternities.

Please join us in welcoming Holzman to the CCM family this fall!

Learn more about CCM’s illustrious faculty by visiting ccm.uc.edu/about/villagenews/faculty.

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