CCM alumna Christy Altomare performs during Moveable Feast 2017.

CCM Announces Spring 2018 Calendar of Major Events

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music proudly presents more than 100 major public performances, lectures and showcases this spring as part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration. Presented from Jan. 8 through May, 5, 2018, CCM’s lineup of major events includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatrical productions, choral and orchestra concerts and more in CCM’s newly-renovated performance venues!

Click the image to view the digital version of CCM's Spring 2018 Calendar.

Click the image to view the digital version of CCM’s Spring 2018 Calendar.

CCM’s 150th Anniversary Season reaches its peak this spring with three celebrations. Sample an array of artistic offerings from musical theatre to jazz and electronic media at the college’s annual Moveable Feast benefit event on Jan. 19, 2018. This year’s event features CCM alumnus Brian Newman, who will headline Moveable Feast’s Blue-Note After Party. On Feb. 18, 2018, CCM celebrates alumni couples that met at UC with Con Amore: From CCM with Love. The celebration concludes with the Sesquicentennial Alumni Showcase on April 21, 2018, which features famed CCM alumni performing alongside our “stars of tomorrow.”

In January, CCM kicks off a yearlong celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s music and career. Leonard Bernstein at 100 is a worldwide celebration of his monumental career as a composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. CCM’s Bernstein Festival includes such classics as the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, the masterful Second Symphony, Stan Kenton’s West Side Story and more. Audiences interested in the complete festival experience can purchase CCM’s “Bernstein Experience” package, giving them access to every ticketed concert in CCM’s Bernstein Festival at a savings of over 20% off single ticket prices. You can learn more about CCM’s Bernstein Experience package by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/bernstein-festival.

You can learn more about CCM’s spring schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or by picking up a Spring 2018 Calendar of Major Events at the CCM Box Office.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Spring Calendar of Events by visiting issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmspring2018calendarbooklet.

Event Information
All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

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.

Purchasing Tickets
Unless indicated otherwise, tickets to CCM performances can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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 more information on parking rates. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

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

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM SPRING 2018 MAJOR EVENTS

JANUARY

7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Featuring guest artists Nathan Nabb, saxophone, and Hyun Ji Oh, piano
We celebrate the upcoming release of our trio’s CD Techno Parade. Featuring the music of Bruch, Nagao, Connesson and Delibes.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Logan Skelton, piano
CCM welcomes acclaimed pianist, teacher and composer Logan Skelton! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra, trans. Skelton
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12
RESCHEDULED: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 BOOM!
CCM Lighting Technology II Course Project
Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s talented stage lighting, technical production and audio majors as they come together to present performance art of robotic lighting and technical systems integration in this once-every-two-year event!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14
• Faculty Artist Series •
AN EVENING AMONGST FRIENDS
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano
Pat and Julie have decided to “share the stage” with CCM students and faculty! It’s another wild ride through cabaret and musical theatre … with party favors! Come join the fun!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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The cover to CCM's 2017-18 Season Brochure.6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19
CCM’S MOVEABLE FEAST GALA BENEFIT EVENT
CCM at 150 proudly presents the 15th installment of Moveable Feast! Experience the unparalleled magic of the CCM Village as you sample performances by our “stars of tomorrow” in different performance spaces! Create your own menu and timetable of artistic selections, including jazz, musical theatre, piano, opera, acting, dance, choral, orchestra, E-media video productions and much more. This year’s event includes a special Blue-Note After Party, featuring CCM alumnus Brian Newman. Your ticket will help CCMpower continue to support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships.
Location: CCM Village
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENT PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE
Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior and master’s Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) students as they highlight their portfolios, website and designs in this once-a-year event! A gala event will follow the showcase from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Recital •
Ran Dank, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: Free
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
SONGS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO MUSIC AND MOBILITY
Kate van Orden, Harvard University
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artist James Tocco, piano
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide (1956)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) (1949/65)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM's Steel Drum Band, performing at the annual Moveable Feast event; directed by Rusty Burge. Photography by Dottie Stover.8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRININAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, director
CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of the 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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2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the third year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
• Jazz Series •
CONTEMPORARY VISIONS: THE 21ST CENTURY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Steve Allee, music director and conductor
Exciting compositions from CCM Jazz Studies composers and pioneering masters.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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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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FEBRUARY

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
• Winds Series •
MUSICAL BRILLIANCE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
Listen and envision as we present music that ignites the imagination.
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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CCM's renowned Philharmonia Orchestra.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
BIZUB: Distant Light (World Premiere)
Winner of the CCM Composition Competition
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/CCM Opera d’arte Series •
TROUBLE IN TAHITI + THE TELEPHONE + TALE FOR A DEAF EAR
TROUBLE IN TAHITI
Music and libretto by Leonard Bernstein
THE TELEPHONE
Music and words by Gian Carlo Menotti
TALE FOR A DEAF EAR
Music and lyrics by Marc Bucci
Brett Scott, conductor
Amy Johnson, stage director and co-producer
Kenneth Shaw, co-producer
Gabriela Sam, assistant stage director
The CCM Opera d’arte Series of undergraduate productions proudly presents a triple bill of one-act American operas! Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti candidly portrays the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. The triple bill also includes Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and Mark Bucci’s rarely produced, but haunting, Tale for a Deaf Ear. Opera d’arte’s triple bill offers three vastly contrasting insights into the extremes of human relationships.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Jan. 29. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Opera d’arte Sponsor: Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3
2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Come usher in the Year of the Dog at the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society’s annual Chinese New Year’s concert!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Contact the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society at 513-254-9402 or 513-328-8921 to order tickets.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• Faculty Artist Series •
Lydia Brown, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
Tim Anderson, trombone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6
• Jazz Series •
BLUE NOTE REVISITED
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Combos
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, music directors and conductors
Featuring music from the artists of the Blue Note Record Label.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Mainstage Acting Series •
LOVE AND INFORMATION
Written by Caryl Churchill
Brant Russell, director
In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than 100 characters try to make sense of what they know. Someone sneezes. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone’s never felt like this before. In celebration of CCM’s 150th, all 30 actors in CCM Acting have been cast.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FINDING FLORENCE PRICE: ON ARCHIVES AND SPECTRAL LEGACIES
Douglas Shadle, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Location: Baur Room
Admission: 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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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
CELEBRATING CCM’S SESQUICENTENNIAL WITH DALE WARLAND
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Earl Rivers, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Molly Getsinger and Graeme Langager, conductors
CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration features guest conductor/composer-in-residence Dale Warland (HonDoc, 2008), inductee in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated Dale Warland Singers. The CCM Chamber Choir presents the world premiere of I Hear America Singing commissioned by the CCM Choral Department and composed by Warland in honor of the 150th anniversary of CCM’s founding. CCM Chamber Choir also presents Leonard Bernstein’s Missa Brevis, and guest conductor and alumnus Graeme Langager leads the CCM Chorale in Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder (New Love Songs).
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Sandra Rivers, piano
BARBER: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Minor, Op. 6
SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40
CHOPIN: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
• Winds Series •
AN EVENING WITH RODNEY WINTHER
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors
CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration welcomes back Professor Emeritus Rodney Winther, former Director of Wind Studies, as he shares his talents and musical insights.
WIND ENSEMBLE
J.S. BACH/CALLIET: 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. Friday, Feb. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
• Studio Opera Series •
ARIODANTE
Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto based on a work by Antonio Salvi
Jiannan Cheng, conductor
Robin Guarino, director
Hailed as one of Handel’s finest operas, Ariodante presents a tale of royal intrigue and betrayal set in the Scottish Highlands. The daughter of the King of Scotland is happily engaged to Prince Ariodante, but the scheming Duke Polinesso plots to take the princess’ hand in marriage and seize the throne for himself. Intrigue ensues in this celebrated opera seria, but true love wins the day!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 12. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. 

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
FUN AND GAMES
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring the winners of the CCM String Quartet Competition
Mark Gibson, music director
Annunziata Tomaro, guest conductor
CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration welcomes back CCM alumna and former faculty member Annunziata Tomaro (DMA Orchestral Conducting, 2014) for a can’t-miss concert!
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Slava!
ADAMS: Absolute Jest
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1911 version)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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The cover to CCM's 2017-18 Season Brochure.4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
• CCM Sesquicentennial Celebration Series •
CON AMORE: FROM CCM WITH LOVE
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
Featuring student and faculty artists
Celebrate 150 years of CCM and UC love stories with a special concert program featuring Ravel’s Boléro, Puccini’s “Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso” from La Rondine, an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet performed by CCM Acting majors, a piano duo performance by husband and wife faculty members Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, and more. Did you and your spouse or significant other meet at UC or CCM? If so, then we invite you to join us for an afternoon of music and memories … from CCM with love!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
• Prestige Event Series •
CCM BUSSE FUND GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Stuart Skelton, tenor
Kenneth Griffiths, piano
CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration welcomes back accomplished alumnus Stuart Skelton (MM Voice, 1995). Grammy nominee and 2014 International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year, Skelton is critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals. He has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, English National Opera and Paris Opera.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE 

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
• Guest Artist Series •
Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow, piano
CCM welcomes renowned piano duo Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
COPLAND: El Salón México
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
RAVEL: La Valse
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE 

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28
8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 1
8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 2
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 4
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director
What’s the buzz? CCM presents the first hit by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice! A timeless work, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. The rock opera is based on the last week of Jesus’ life. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events, the story is told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. A true global phenomenon, the iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 UC students 

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
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7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
• Prestige Event Series •
LENNY AND FRIENDS ON BROADWAY
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Join us for a celebration of Lenny’s Broadway legacy, including works by Bernstein, Loesser, Weill, Sondheim and Styne.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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MARCH

8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
8 p.m. Friday, March 2
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHER SHOWCASE
André Megerdichian, director
Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 26. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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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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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
ANTHOLOGIZING ROCK AND ROLL: RHINO RECORDS AND THE REPACKAGING OF ROCK HISTORY
Daniel Goldmark, Case Western Reserve University
Location: Baur Room
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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5 p.m. Saturday, March 3
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: 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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People enjoyed performances during the University of Cincinnati CCM Moveable Feast. UC/Joseph Fuqua II7 p.m. Sunday, March 4
• Prestige Event Series •
LET’S DANCE: THE MUSIC OF BENNY GOODMAN, KING OF SWING
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Steve Allee, music director
Featuring guest conductor Loren Schoenberg
One of the true “Giants of Jazz,” Benny Goodman’s enormous popularity helped establish the big band sound firmly in the popular consciousness of America.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, March 5
• Guest Artist Series •
COLORS OF EUROPE: CONTEMPORARY CHORAL MUSIC
Madrigalchor from Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Martin Steidler, music director and conductor
Madrigalchor presents contemporary a cappella and accompanied choral works of Buchenberg (Germany), Busto (Spain), Esenvalds (Latvia), Gjeilo (Norway), Herzog (Austria), Petrassi (Italy), Tormis (Estonia) and Vujic (Serbia).
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
REMEMBERING LENNY: NEW WORKS AND OLD FRIENDS
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
FOSS: Time Cycle
METTENS: In This World (World Premiere)
CHEN: Vortex*Hymn (World Premiere)
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
7 p.m. Thursday, March 8
7 p.m. Friday, March 9
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2018
A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers
TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” is a festival of new works created by the students in CCM Acting. Six teams of actors craft and perform six original 30-minute plays. Performed simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village, this 10th Anniversary Edition of TRANSMIGRATION will allow the audience to sample four different new works of their choosing in one spectacular evening.
Location:
CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 8
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN’S CHICHESTER PSALMS AND SAXOPHONE CONCERTOS
CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale
Featuring guest artists from the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Convention

Aik Khai Pung and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors
Bernstein’s most popular choral/orchestra work, Chichester Psalms, premiered in 1965 with the composer conducting. The work features a boy soprano (or countertenor), and Bernstein-selected texts from Psalms 23, 100, 108 and 131 of the Hebrew Bible. Saxophone repertoire to be announced.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 17
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and new students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 18
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH: LEGACY25
Cincinnati Children’s Choir

Robyn Lana, music director
The Cincinnati Children’s Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary. Premiering commissions by Ola Gjeilo and Rollo Dilworth, the program will highlight some of the finest, most recognized children’s choir repertoire as well as past commissions.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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From left to right: Alexandra Kazovsky, Jan Grüning, Amit Even-Tov and Gershon Gerchikov are the Ariel Quartet.8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, HARBISON AND BEETHOVEN
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6, co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet with the generous support of Ann and Harry Santen
The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM Concert Series continues with a program featuring:
MOZART: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
HARBISON: String Quartet No. 6
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE 

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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7:30 pm Wednesday March 21
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with the Toronto Canadian Opera Company
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
HADRIAN
Rufus Wainwright, composer
Libretto by Daniel Maclvor
Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of a new, original work! Hadrian is an opera by American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, scheduled to premiere in 2018 by Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company. It is based on the life of Hadrian (76-138 AD), who was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. The performance is followed by a talk-back with the composer and co-artistic directors.
Location: The Transept, 1205 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets are not yet available.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC THAT UNITES
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers offer a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz arrangements of Copland, Davison, Forrest, LaBarr, Ramsey and Walker.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 22
8 p.m. Friday, March 23
8 p.m. Saturday, March 24
2 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Mainstage Opera Series •
OPERA DOUBLE BILL: GIANNI SCHICCHI + SUOR ANGELICA
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Mark Gibson, conductor
Andreas Hager, director (Gianni Schicchi)
Meredith Kitz, director (Suor Angelica)
The CCM Sesquicentennial pairs two of Puccini’s most popular operas for one can’t-miss Mainstage Series production! CCM’s stars of tomorrow present the farcical Gianni Schicchi and the moving Suor Angelica as a double bill highlighting Puccini’s mastery of emotional storytelling.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 UC students 

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 23
CCM ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2018 in its exciting industry showcase prior to its professional debut in New York and Los Angeles. The evening performance will be followed by the 15th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence in the 2017-18 Acting season, followed by a reception.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 23
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
HOW DID CHROMATICISM BECOME AN ‘-ISM’?
Kyle Adams, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Exploring theories of chromaticism from classical antiquity through the early eighteenth century.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, March 25
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the second year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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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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Celebrate the art of the piano with PIANOPALOOZA. Photography by Dottie Stover.7 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Piano Series •
PIANOPALOOZA: FAST AND FABULOUS FINGERS
Pianopalooza will feature performances by some of CCM’s most gifted student pianists. The spring concert will emphasize romanticism and virtuosity … come and be dazzled!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, March 26
Guest Artist Series •
Virtuoso Horn Duo
Austin Larson and Kateřina Jakůrková

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27
• Jazz Series •
NEW COMPOSERS: YOUNG LIONS OF THE JAZZ WRITING WORLD
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor
Featuring exciting new works from CCM students and alumni, along with pieces by today’s hottest composers!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 30
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY
Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram
Book by Brian Hill
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director
From Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life), The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical. Created using the real-life experiences and struggles of Millennials, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 26. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 30
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FOLK MUSICIANS AND THE TRADITIONAL THEATER OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
Datta Ram Purohit, H.N.B. Garhwal University
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 30
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN’S SERENADE AFTER PLATO’S SYMPOSIUM AND STRAUSS’ ‘GROßMACHTIGE PRINZESSIN’ FROM ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
CCM Concert Orchestra

Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
STRAUSS: “Großmachtige Prinzessin” from Ariadne auf Naxos
            Featuring the winner of the CCM Voice Competition
BERNSTEIN: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
            Featuring the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition
BRAHMS: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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APRIL

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director
Solos, duos, trios, quartets and full company pieces for classical guitar.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
The CCM Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Steve Reich, John Cage, Laura Schwendinger and more, including music by Herbert Brün, in celebration of his centenary year.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, music director
Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, April 5
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A CCMpower Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2018 in Musical Theatre
CCMpower invites you to see our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 26th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2018 prior to its New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at this performance.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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8 p.m. Friday, April 6
4 p.m. Saturday, April 7
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2018 in Musical Theatre
See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 26th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2018 prior to its New York City debut.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 2. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 7
CCM CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION WINNERS’ CONCERT
A celebratory recital by the winning group from CCM’s annual chamber music competition.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 8
• Choral Series •
MONTEVERDI FESTIVAL
CCM Chamber Choir, CCM student soloists and Early Music guest artists
Earl Rivers, conductor
CCM’s Monteverdi Festival features madrigals from Books V, VI, VII and VIII, and concertato works from Selva Morale e Spirituale. Early Music guest artists playing period instruments join CCM students for a feast of chamber and large-scale works.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 8
• Jazz and Orchestra Series •
THE LEGACY OF THAD JONES: 50 YEARS AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
CCM Jazz and CCM Concert Orchestra
Steve Allee, music director
Thad Jones’ music embodies the height of sophistication, the depths of hard-driving swing, the relentless groove of the blues and the beauty of a compositional style like no other. Join us for an evening celebrating the music of this American jazz master.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 9
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Abbie Conant, trombone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 12
8 p.m. Friday, April 13
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14
• Mainstage Dance Series •
LEGENDS OF DANCE
Jiang Qi, director
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Celebrate spring’s arrival with the CCM Ballet Ensemble as it presents an exciting mixed bill accompanied by CCM’s Concert Orchestra. The program includes one of the most celebrated excerpts in all classical ballets, “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadére, staged by CCM faculty member Deirdre Carberry with music by Ludwig Minkus. In addition, guest artist Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba will restage José Limón’s masterwork A Choreographic Offering set to music by J.S. Bach. The program’s rousing finale features The Sleeping Beauty (Act III), after Marius Petipa’s classical ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. The program shows off the full range of passion and power of our young dancers. This performance of A Choreographic Offering is presented by arrangement with the José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students 

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s 

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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8 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. Saturday, April 14
• Choral Series •
LISZT’S VIA CRUCIS
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor
Kenneth Griffiths, piano
Composed between 1866 and 1878 for chorus and solo organ or piano, Liszt’s Via Crucis portrays Jesus’ journey carrying the cross in 14 meditations, each representing a station of the cross.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Choral Series •
CCM Chorale
Featuring Cincinnati’s Musica Sacra Chorus

Brett Scott, conductor

CCM Chorale combines with Music Sacra, one of Cincinnati’s notable volunteer choruses, to perform an all-Schubert program of Romantic choral/orchestral masterworks.
SCHUBERT: Mass in A-Flat, D. 678
SCHUBERT: Stabat Mater, D. 383
Location: St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
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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7 p.m. Sunday, April 15
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, director
An evening of music for guitar with voice, oboe, cello and violin.
Location: Watson 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
CCM Wind Orchestra presents a program that explores other levels of existence in the supernatural and spiritual worlds.
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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8 p.m. Thursday, April 19
8 p.m. Friday, April 20
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• Studio Acting Series •
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL PROJECT: H2O: A Play About Water
Susan Felder and Richard E. Hess, directors
CCM Acting presents H2O: A Play About Water, an original 60-minute theatre collage exploring the abundance, scarcity and restorative powers of water. In August CCM Acting will perform H2O at Scotland’s 71st Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. Join us at CCM to see the Cincinnati premiere of this original work.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 16. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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The cover to CCM's 2017-18 Season Brochure.8 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• CCM Sesquicentennial Celebration Series •
SESQUICENTENNIAL ALUMNI SHOWCASE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Join us for a concert 150 years in the making! For one night only, CCM alumni including pianist Anton Nel, soprano Tamara Wilson, violinist Yang Liu and musical theatre star Ashley Brown return to campus to perform alongside our stars of tomorrow.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 22
• Jazz Series •
TRUMPETS ALL OUT
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Combos
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, music directors
Celebrating the music of Tom Harrell, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderley, Randy Brecker, Don Ellis and other trumpet masters of yesterday and today.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, April 23
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter and Jim Daughters, conductors
The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 23
RANDY GARDNER LEGACY CONCERT
You are invited to a musical homecoming as current and former CCM horn students gather to celebrate the retirement of Professor Randy Gardner. In honor of his 22 years at CCM, this performance will include solo and chamber works, culminating in a combined horn choir. Join us for this final farewell and celebration.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Yael Front, music director and conductor
Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s Symphony Orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and to perform orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 26
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, BARTÓK AND CAGE
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring CCM emeritus faculty member Allen Otte, percussion
Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet concludes its 2017-18 concert series at CCM with a program featuring:
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
CAGE: Five (1988)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE 

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM collegiate and Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at CCM Prep.5 p.m. Sunday, April 29
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
WE SING: HOPE AND UNITY – LEGACY25
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
This concert will complete the 25th anniversary season as we celebrate international friendships made since the choir began.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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MAY

7 p.m. Thursday, May 3
7 p.m. Friday, May 4
3 p.m. Saturday, May 5
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
INTO THE WOODS JR.
Becca Kloha Strand, co-director
Rebecca N. Childs, co-director
Join the students of CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program for a new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapin’s fairytale musical Into the Woods. This 60-minute musical features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in a whimsical retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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• Starling Series •
5 p.m. Saturday, May 5
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and the Starling College Class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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SPONSORS

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 Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter and 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. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

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

Anonymous
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Ms. Margaret L. Straub and Mr. Neil R. Artman

Studio Series Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual
Graeter’s Ice Cream

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Teri Jory and Seth Geiger
Dance Performance Sponsors

Trish and Rick Bryan
CCMpower

The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing ArtsThe Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Roz Harkavy
Jeff Thomas Catering
Arlene and Bill Katz
KMK Law
PNC
Jared Queen & Matthew McFee
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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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM presents 'Candide' Nov. 16-19, 2017, in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM Slideshows: ‘Candide’

Here is your sneak peek at CCM’s Mainstage Series production of Candide, presented in conjunction with the world-wide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration. Conducted by Mark Gibson with stage direction by Emma Griffin, the opera opens at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

Based on Voltaire’s biting satirical novella of the same name, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide follows a naïve young man as he searches for the meaning of life in a cruel and chaotic world. CCM’s innovative new production of Candide uses a mysterious, one-room set design that inspires the theatricality of the show.

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“CCM’s highly imaginative staging of this classic opera-musical is part of a long performance tradition of presenting Candide as a theatrically inventive show,” Griffin says. “In our production, we’ve given the performers a blank canvas with which to create a world of heightened theatricality and magical realism.”

Journey through Voltaire’s “best of all possible worlds” in CCM’s production of Candide, presented Nov. 16-19 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/candide.
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CANDIDE
(New York City Opera House Version)
By Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Leonard Bernstein

By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher and copyright owner.
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Creative Team

  • Mark Gibson, conductor
  • Emma Griffin, director
  • Katie Johannigman, choreographer
  • Thomas C. Umfrid, scenic designer
  • Oliver Tidwell Littleton*, lighting designer
  • Edward Mineishi*, sound designer
  • Ann Marie White*, dialect coach
  • Reba Senske, costume designer
  • Lydia Brown, vocal coach
  • William R. Langley*, chorus master
  • Pauline Humbert*, stage manager

* CCM student

Cast List

  • Brandon Scott Russell# as Candide
  • Rob Stahley^ as Candide
  • Heidi Middendorf# as Cunegonde
  • Shannon Cochran^ as Cunegonde
  • Chelsea Duval-Major# as Old Lady
  • Karis Tucker^ as Old Lady
  • Schyler Vargas as Maximilian
  • Rebecca Printz as Paquette
  • De’ron McDaniel as Pangloss
  • Jacqueline Daaleman, Landon Hawkins, Nick Heffelfinger as Voltaire
  • Clay Edwards as Baron
  • Mia Athey as Baroness
  • Logan Wagner, Grant Peck as Bulgarian Soldiers
  • Breanna Flores, Elle Zambarano as Westphalian Soldiers
  • Michael Hyatt as High Inquisitor
  • Natalie Shepard as Auto-da-fe Victim
  • Chandler Johnson as Governor
  • Kseniia Polstiankina as Pianist
  • Amy Joy Stephens, Briana Moynihan as El Dorado Sheep
  • John Siarris as Prefect of Constantinople

^Denotes performers on Nov. 16 and 18
#Denotes performers on Nov. 17 and 19

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Candide are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/candide.

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 more 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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

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CCM’s 150th Anniversary Mainstage Series Presents Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’

CCM presents "Candide" Nov. 16-19 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

CCM’s innovative staging of this classic opera highlights the artistry of the college’s “stars of tomorrow” and Bernstein’s extraordinary score.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its Sesquicentennial Mainstage Series with Candide, presented in conjunction with the world-wide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration. Conducted by Mark Gibson with stage direction by Emma Griffin, the opera runs Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, through Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

Based on Voltaire’s biting satirical novella of the same name, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide follows a naïve young man as he searches for the meaning of life in a cruel and chaotic world. First performed on Broadway in 1956 and then revised in 1973, the comic operetta won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and multiple Drama Desk and Tony Awards. The opera’s energetic overture and the aria “Glitter and Be Gay” quickly became classics in their own time.

CCM’s innovative new production of Candide uses a mysterious, one-room set design that inspires the theatricality of the show. The performance will guide audiences’ imaginations as they journey through Voltaire’s “best of all possible worlds” with verve and humor.

“CCM’s highly imaginative staging of this classic opera-musical is part of a long performance tradition of presenting Candide as a theatrically inventive show,” Griffin says. “In our production, we’ve given the performers a blank canvas with which to create a world of heightened theatricality and magical realism.”

The production’s cast includes students from CCM’s opera, voice, musical theatre and acting programs, who use various items that are at hand to transform themselves and their surroundings in order to tell the story.

Candide is a dark, funny satirical tale about the dangers of an unexamined world view,” Griffin says. “Pushing through the humor and the showbiz pizazz of the piece is the vital question: What do people do in times of cultural uncertainty?”

“Our answer is: We make joyful art, raucous and rich and strange, full of life and beauty.”

Explore the “best of all possible worlds” in CCM’s production of Candide, presented Nov. 16-19 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/candide.
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CANDIDE
(New York City Opera House Version)
By Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Leonard Bernstein

By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher and copyright owner.
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Creative Team

  • Mark Gibson, conductor
  • Emma Griffin, director
  • Katie Johannigman, choreographer
  • Thomas C. Umfrid, scenic designer
  • Oliver Tidwell Littleton*, lighting designer
  • Edward Mineishi*, sound designer
  • Ann Marie White*, dialect coach
  • Reba Senske, costume designer
  • Lydia Brown, vocal coach
  • William R. Langley*, chorus master
  • Pauline Humbert*, stage manager

* CCM student

Cast List

  • Brandon Scott Russell# as Candide
  • Rob Stahley^ as Candide
  • Heidi Middendorf# as Cunegonde
  • Shannon Cochran^ as Cunegonde
  • Chelsea Duval-Major# as Old Lady
  • Karis Tucker^ as Old Lady
  • Schyler Vargas as Maximilian
  • Rebecca Printz as Paquette
  • De’ron McDaniel as Pangloss
  • Jaqueline Daaleman, Landon Hawkins, Nick Heffelfinger as Voltaire
  • Clay Edwards as Baron
  • Mia Athey as Baroness
  • Logan Wagner, Grant Peck as Bulgarian Soldiers
  • Breanna Flores, Elle Zambarano as Westphalian Soldiers
  • Michael Hyatt as High Inquisitor
  • Natalie Shepard as Auto-da-fe Victim
  • Chandler Johnson as Governor
  • Kseniia Polstiankina as Pianist
  • Amy Joy Stephens, Briana Moynihan as El Dorado Sheep
  • John Siarris as Prefect of Constantinople

^Denotes performers on Nov. 16 and 18
#Denotes performers on Nov. 17 and 19

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Candide are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/candide.

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 more 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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

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CCM Behind-the-Scenes: Stage Managing ‘Seussical’

The stage management team on the set of CCM’s Seussical.

CCM’s imaginative take on the world of Dr. Seuss is presented in Seussical, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 29 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Audience members see classic Seuss tales presented on stage with dazzling color and imagery, but they don’t see the flurry of work that propels the performance backstage — guided by Seussical’s “unsung heroes,” the stage management team.

The team consists of five students: Stage Manager Sam Lewis, senior; Assistant Wallace Craig, senior; Assistant Justin Dudzik, senior; Assistant Mikaela Acton, junior; and Production Assistant Carson Trego, freshman. All are enrolled in CCM’s stage management program except for Dudzik, who studies lighting design at CCM.

“The students on the stage management team are the true unsung heroes of our production,” says Seussical Director Vince DeGeorge. “When you do a production that is so complicated and involves so many moving parts, the stage management team really has to work incredibly hard to make it all happen.”

Seussical’s staging includes an automated turntable at center stage, an automated ball drop, a flying swing, two trap doors, 119 props, 35 cast members and 53 crew members. The stage managers keep track of every prop, costume and set piece, and manage the entire cast and crew during rehearsals and performances.

Sam Lewis, Carson Trego and Seussical Musical Director Luke Flood during rehearsal.

Sam Lewis, Carson Trego and Seussical Musical Director Luke Flood during rehearsal.

They set up and run every rehearsal and performance — and clean up after.

Stage managers wear all black to blend in backstage, working behind-the-scenes in CCM’s recently renovated Patricia Corbett Theater. They communicate with each other via headsets to run all of the theatrical cues throughout Seussical, and are able to watch the show backstage on a TV monitor to see how it looks from the audience’s perspective. Their job is to ensure the show runs smoothly and that all of the theatrical elements are in place.

There are 14 “quick changes” in Seussical, where cast members must change costume backstage fast — sometimes they have to transform into an entirely different character in as little time as 50 seconds. The stage managers and crew strategically place props and costumes backstage for cast members to quickly access between musical numbers. As soon as the cast exits the stage, they are met with crew members who help fix make-up, wigs and assist with the quick costume changes.

One of the most challenging aspects of CCM’s Seussical was moving from the rehearsal space to the stage, says stage manager Sam Lewis. There are some theatrical elements, such as the automated turntable, ball drop and the trap doors, that couldn’t be used until the production was able to move into Patricia Corbett Theater. The stage managers met this challenge head-on, and even had fun figuring out how all of the elements could fit together on stage.

“We love It’s Possible because of all of the interesting challenges it has provided for us,” Lewis says. “From the six large fish on poles to the water fabric that has to release from the poles and be sucked into the stage through a trap door, it was a fun challenge to figure out.”

CCM presents 'Seussical' Oct. 19-29 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM students perform It’s Possible in Act I of Seussical. Photo by Mark Lyons.

The stage managers map out the performance details on paper, which includes a catalogue of every prop, set piece and costume as well as blocking.

“Managing the flow of so many moving things in a smaller backstage area takes a lot of planning and preparation to make sure that everyone is where they should be and when they need to be,” according to the stage management team.

Lewis says that the stage management team has learned much from Michele Kay, Chair of CCM Theatre Design and Production, and Steve Miller, Associate Director of Theatre operations at CCM.

“We’ve learned a lot about different management styles and how best to work with different types of directors and designers, which has been huge in this process,” Lewis says. “I think the main lesson we learned in class that has followed us to this show is that if you ever want to impress someone, just do your job to the best of your ability.”

Next time you sit in the audience, marveling at the spectacle on stage, take a moment to imagine the hard-working crew behind-the-scenes, who helped create the theatrical world presented around you.

You can see the impressive work that students, faculty and staff have put into Seussical in person at the next performance, which is at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

Learn more about CCM’s Theatre Design and Production program at ccm.uc.edu/theatre/tdp.
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SEUSSICALTM
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Seussical are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/seussical.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

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 more 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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SEUSSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

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CCM presents 'Seussical' through Oct. 29 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

Local Arts Critics Praise CCM’s ‘Seussical’

CCM’s Mainstage Series production of Seussical continues at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 25, at Patricia Corbett Theater! Local critics praised the musical, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 29 as part of CCM’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Directed by Vince DeGeorge with musical direction by CCM graduate student Luke Flood, Seussical was written by CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982) and Lynn Ahrens. It is now one of the most often performed musicals in the United States, but CCM’s production “demonstrates that the tale can be presented in a fresh way, with ingenious direction and design,” writes Scott Cain of Talkin’ Broadway. Cain hails CCM’s mounting of Seussical as “truly one of a kind.” He writes:

“The story of love, loyalty, sacrifice and caring still comes through clearly in this new approach, and the program continues to showcase its talented pre-professional performers. The direction, design and dances are noteworthy and will make this production one to remember for some time.”

In his review of Seussical for The Sappy Critic, Kirk Sheppard declares: “It’s easily the best costume work I’ve ever seen.” He also praises the performances from CCM Musical Theatre students, the musical’s lighting design by CCM student Eric McCandless and wig and make-up design by professor Kelly Yurko. Read Sheppard’s full review online: new.thesappycritic.com/2017/10/21/review-seussical/.

Laurel Humes recommends to “move your caboosical to CCM’s Seussical” in her review for the League of Cincinnati Theatres. Humes writes: “The show pulls out all the stops: Broadway-worthy costumes, lighting, staging and standout performances. All what audiences expect from CCM.”

In her review for The News Record, Anne Simedinger praises the Seussical performances: “The entire cast had such contagious energy through the entire show, which kept audience members on the edge of their seats.” She adds:

“The vibrant colors in the props, costumes and lighting against the primarily black and white set paints the picture as the story unfolds. This is a production to not be missed.”

Experience Seussical for yourself before the show closes on Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/seussical.
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SEUSSICALTM
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Seussical are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/seussical.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

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 more 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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SEUSSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

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CCM presents 'Seussical' Oct. 19-29 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM Slideshows: ‘Seussical’

Here is your first look at CCM Musical Theatre’s Mainstage production of Seussical. Directed by Vince DeGeorge, this musical tale of wonder and excitement opens at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 19, and runs through Oct. 29 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

Composed by CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982) and Lynn Ahrens, Seussical is based on some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories. Audiences will recognize some of the author’s timeless characters in the show, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle and The Grinch.

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View the slideshow above for your sneak peek of the production.

DeGeorge says CCM’s design team for Seussical has used their own imaginations to create an original aesthetic that honors Dr. Seuss in spirit.

“Seuss is all about the joy of invention and surprise; it is about taking our expectations and twisting and turning them on their head,” he adds. “Come expecting to see the unexpected.”

Travel to the magical world of Dr. Seuss with CCM’s production of Seussical. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/seussical.

  • Read Rick Pender’s Cincinnati CityBeat Staff Pick focused on the show here.
  • Read Anne Simendinger’s preview of the show for The News Record here.
  • Learn more about Seussical in CCM’s press release here.
  • Watch behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals here.

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SEUSSICALTM
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Seussical are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/seussical.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

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 more 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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SEUSSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

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CCM's Mainstage Series presents 'Hamlet' Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM Behind-the-Scenes: Fight Choreography in ‘Hamlet’

 

Catch CCM’s 150th Anniversary Mainstage Series opening production of Hamlet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Presented in the newly renovated Patricia Corbett Theater, the Bard’s classic tragedy runs through Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

Set in the 1920s, CCM’s production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet tells a story of lost romance, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet Fight Choreographer Gina Mechley gives audiences an inside look at how she prepared students to illustrate the play’s conflict with stage combat.

This is Mechley’s first show at CCM as a fight choreographer, but she is no stranger to the realm of stage combat. She is currently teaching at CCM as an adjunct instructor. One of the few female certified teachers in the country with the Society of American Fight Directors, Mechley has served as the fight director at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Ballet Company and the Cincinnati Opera, among others. Get a sneak peek at CCM’s Hamlet in the photo gallery below:

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Working on CCM’s production of Hamlet has been “the icing on the teaching cake,” Mechley says. She adds that her job was made easier because CCM Acting students are heavily trained in stage combat.

The intensive training in CCM’s Acting program is designed to prepare students for careers on stage, film, television and in the creation of new works. The curriculum includes training in various acting techniques, dialects, voice-over work, as well as armed and unarmed stage combat.

CCM's Mainstage Series presents 'Hamlet' Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Photo by Mark Lyons.

Hamlet Director Susan Felder set CCM’s production of the play in the 1920s, but the contemporary setting does not dramatically change the tragedy’s violent climax that occurs when Hamlet confronts his enemies in Act II.

“Being set in the 1920s did not have a huge impact on the final duel,” Mechley says. “We are still using rapiers as a part of the sport or game that will unfold. Textually, it is set up as a contest and the use of swords would remain the same no matter what year it takes place.”

Mechley’s favorite moments in Hamlet’s fight choreography are when the fights get “close, personal and sloppy.” She looks forward to seeing how the audience will react to certain moments in the stage combat.

The most challenging aspect of the fight choreography was transferring what was learned in the rehearsal hall to the stage, Mechley adds. Hamlet‘s set includes steps and a trap door that opens to a 3-to-4-foot hole at center stage, which is used during the fight scenes.

“Fight direction is about storytelling — physically expanding on an emotional journey,” Mechley says. “The fights in Hamlet are so heavily based in character-driven emotion, that it just didn’t feel right to create a fight from only my viewpoint. It had to be created from the eyes of the director, the heart of Laertes and Hamlet, the physical souls of the actors and the skills of a fight director.”

“Collaboration created what I believe to be an extraordinary journey!”

CCM’s Mainstage Series presents Hamlet through Oct. 1, 2017 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID. Additional student discounts are available through the CCM Box Office. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/hamlet.

Learn more about CCM’s Acting program at ccm.uc.edu/acting. Applications are now open for CCM’s fall 2018 class; apply online at ccm.uc.edu/info.html.

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Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Logan Greenwell, scenic designer*
  • Oliver Tidwell Littleton, lighting designer*
  • Matthew Birchmeier, sound designer*
  • Ashley Berg, costume designer*
  • Meredith Keister, hair and make-up designer
  • Gina Mechley, fight choreographer
  • Anna Naderer, stage manager*

* CCM student

Cast List

  • Chandler Bates as Bernardo/Ensemble
  • Jeremy Maislin as Francisco/Priest/Ensemble
  • Gabriella DiVincenzo as Horatio
  • Will Clark as Marcellus/Ensemble
  • Carter LaCava as Ghost/Gravedigger/Ensemble
  • Landon Hawkins as Claudius
  • Ella Eggold as Gertrude
  • Briley Oakley as Lord Voltemand/Ensemble
  • Madison Pullman as Cornelius/Messenger/Ensemble
  • Rupert Spraul as Hamlet
  • Isaac Hickox-Young as Lord Polonius
  • Nicholas Heffelfinger as Laertes
  • Kenzie Clark as Ophelia
  • Josh Reiter as Rosencrantz
  • Matt Fox as Guildenstern
  • Mafer Del Real as Player King/Ensemble
  • Sarah Durham as Player Queen/Ensemble
  • Abby Palen as Gravedigger/English Ambassador/Ensemble
  • Jacqueline Daaleman as Osric/Ensemble
  • Lauren Carter as Fortinbras/Ensemble

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Hamlet are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets to the Sept. 27 preview performance are just $15.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/hamlet.

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 more 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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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