Review: CSO Presents ‘Spellbinding’ Concert with CCM Student Singers

CCM student singers joined the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in concert at Music Hall this past weekend. Next weekend, the CSO’s Louis Langrée comes to campus to conduct the CCM Philharmonia in a program of French works!

CCM boasts a top-notch opera and vocal performance program, and these students shone in the spotlight at Music Hall this past weekend. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra featured 10 CCM student soloists and the CCM Chamber Choir, led by Earl Rivers, in its performances of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, or “The Child and the Sorceries,” on Feb. 7-8, 2020.

In her review of the concert for the Cincinnati Business Courier, Janelle Gelfand described the entire staged production as “a spellbinding feat that blended a cast of terrific young singers with whimsical animations.”

“It was a stroke of genius to employ opera singers from the Opera Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, who added youthfulness as well as vibrant voices to the wondrous score,” wrote Gelfand.

The performance featured Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard in the title role. CCM students who performed as soloists are Yewon Yoon, coloratura; Raven McMillon, coloratura; Anyeé Farrar, coloratura; Elana Bell, mezzo-soprano; Joyner Horn, mezzo-soprano; Georgia Jacobson, mezzo-soprano; Brenda Iglesias Zarco, mezzo soprano; Victor Cardamone, tenor; Ryan Wolfe, bass, and Antonio Cruz, baritone.

This weekend, the onstage partnership between CCM and the CSO continues. On Saturday, Feb. 15, the CSO’s Music Director Louis Langrée will join the CCM Philharmonia in Corbett Auditorium for a concert of symphonic favorites, including Debussy’s Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Kara Huber, a CCM doctoral candidate and Grammy-nominated pianist, will perform as the soloist on Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.

CCM and the CSO have long worked together on various projects; many of the musicians of the CSO are on faculty at CCM, and CCM alumni often find employment with the symphony as musicians or administrators. One significant development in this symbiotic relationship is the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship, a program generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that provides an unparalleled two-year learning experience for graduate-level violin, viola, violoncello and double bass players coming from populations that are historically underrepresented in classical music. These students perform alongside the CSO for five weeks of the performance season and receive several stipends from the CCM and the CSO.

More information on the CCM Philharmonia’s Saturday, Feb. 15, concert with Louis Langrée is available online and in the event information below.

Repertoire

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Louis Langrée, conductor
DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major, featuring Grammy-nominated CCM doctoral student Kara Huber
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

Performance Time

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati 

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $29.50; Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

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 UC’s 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.


 Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

Orchestral Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hirschhorn

CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (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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Students perform as part of the CCM Philharmonia, conducted by Professor Mark Gibson. Photo by Joe Fuqua II/UC Creative Services.

CCM Philharmonia Presents Powerful Works by Beethoven and Mahler on Jan. 31

“The Long Goodbye” features Beethoven’s Piano Sonata “Les Adieux” & Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Tickets available online

The CCM Philharmonia opens its 2020 CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Series with “The Long Goodbye” at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 31 in Corbett Auditorium. The performance features Beethoven’s emotionally powerful Piano Sonata E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux” and Mahler’s ninth — and final — Symphony in D Major.

Led by CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, the CCM Philharmonia’s concert features passionate masterworks performed by the college’s student stars. Beethoven’s “Les Adieux” sonata, completed in 1810, was inspired by the composer’s sadness as his friend Archduke Rudolph fled the country during Napoleon’s siege of Vienna. The work is praised for its “extraordinary power and imagination” in “dealing with the emotions of separation and, ultimately, reunion — music meant to be heard with the eyes and heart as well as the ears” (NPR Music).

Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, completed in 1910, is the composer’s final completed symphony and is often considered as foreshadowing his death, which occurred before the work was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. It is described in the Guardian’s “50 Greatest Symphonies” series as both a “hymn to the end of all things” and as an “ultimately affirmative love song to life and to mortality.”

Tickets to “The Long Goodbye” are on sale now through the CCM Box Office. The performance on Jan. 31 marks the continuation of the 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Series. The series concludes on Feb. 15 with a special concert by the CCM Philharmonia featuring guest conductor Louis Langrée, Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Performance Time

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single ticket prices start at $25 each; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Tickets and subscriptions 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.


A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (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.

Story by CCM Graduate Student Kelly Barefield

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Welcome to What’s Next: CCM Shares Spring 2020 Calendar

The UC College-Conservatory of Music’s spring CCMONSTAGE events range from choral and winds concerts to theatre arts productions and more. Events start on Jan. 17, 2020.

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes the dawn of a new decade and the start of a new semester with sensational CCMONSTAGE performances by student stars, faculty artists and renowned guests.

Click the image to view a digital version of CCM’s spring 2020 calendar of major events.

Click the image to view a digital version of CCM’s spring 2020 calendar of major events.

CCM’s spring 2020 performance series begins with the return of Moveable Feast on Friday, Jan. 17, a one-of-a-kind event that lets audiences sample artistic and culinary delights while exploring CCM Village. Hosted by CCMpower, this star-powered showcase perfectly illustrates why the future of the performing and media arts lives here.

Spring highlights include events that bring exciting guest artists to collaborate with CCM students and faculty, including a CCM Philharmonia concert with special guest Louis Langrée, Ariel Quartet performances with visiting artists Alexander Fiterstein and Anton Nel, CCMONSTAGE Musical production of The Secret Garden with Broadway choreographer Connor Gallagher (BFA Musical Theatre, 2006) and more.

Tickets are available online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com and in person through the CCM Box Office. Please note: the CCM Box Office is closed for winter season days until Monday, Jan. 13.

Learn more about CCM’s spring schedule of major events in the list below or pick up a copy of the spring 2020 calendar booklet from the CCM Box Office. You can also view a digital copy of the CCMONSTAGE Spring Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccm-spring-2020-calendar-booklet.

CCMONSTAGE Spring 2020 Calendar of Major Events

January

6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
MOVEABLE FEAST RETURNS
Experience the return of Cincinnati’s favorite arts fundraiser as CCMpower proudly presents Moveable Feast! Create your own menu and timetable of artistic selections by our “stars of tomorrow.” Where else can you sample performances of jazz, musical theatre, piano, opera, acting, dance, choir, orchestra and much more all in one night? This one-of-a-kind evening can only happen at CCM!
Location: CCM Village
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/34sYv2I or call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
BOOM!
CCM Moving Light Programming II Course Project
Mark C. Williams, instructor and coordinator
Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s talented stage lighting, technical production and sound students as they come together to present performance art of robotic lighting and technical systems integration!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
THE PAT AND JULIE SHOW
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano
If you’ve attended the Pat and Julie Show before, you know this will be a wild evening featuring a mix of cabaret, pop and musical theatre favorites, as well as party favors and guest appearances by CCM students and faculty!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
A REGIONAL PREMIERE
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
The Ariel Quartet continues its 2019-20 concert series with a Midwest premiere by Christopher Theofanidis, commissioned by the Manchester Music Festival and written for the Ariel Quartet with guest artist Alexander Fiterstein.
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
THEOFANIDIS: Clarinet Quintet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
IDEALIST AND EMPIRICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THEORIES OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL MODES
Edward Nowacki, CCM Emeritus Professor of Musicology
Location: CCM Baur Room
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, music coordinator
Featuring guest artists the Vienna Jammers and CCM alumnus Jonathan Bisesi
CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music from Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions. This year, the Vienna Jammers children’s steel drum band joins the show, as well as CCM alumnus Jonathan Bisesi (BM Percussion, ’00) who has been a member of the President’s Own United States Marine Band since 2004.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27
• Guest Artist Series •
Dozier Winds Woodwind Quintet (282d Army Band)
Featuring works by Dvořák, Kilar, Novak and Pärt.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30
• Guest Artist Series •
Henry Kramer, piano
Featuring works by Ravel, Chopin and Haydn.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel


 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
• Orchestra Series •
THE LONG GOODBYE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


February

11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENT PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE
Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior and graduate Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) students as they highlight their portfolios, websites and designs in this annual event! A gala event will follow the showcase from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3
• Guest Artist Series •
Nathan Nabb, saxophone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
• Jazz Series •
MILES AHEAD
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of Miles Davis.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5
• Orchestra Series •
THE ROMANTIC
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
MONICK: World Premiere New Work
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
DUMBARTON OAKS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Unger, harpsichord
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
FRANÇAIX: Dixtuor for Wind Quintet and String Quintet
MARTINŮ: Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra, H. 246
STRAVINSKY: Dumbarton Oaks
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• CCM Opera d’arte – Undergraduate Opera Series •
L’ORFEO
Music by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio
Amy Johnson, director and co-producer
Kenneth Shaw, co-producer
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
This opera, premiered in 1607, bridges the musical divide between the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. It is the oldest opera that is still regularly performed to this day. In the story, the musician Orpheus loses his bride, Eurydice, and must travel to the underworld in an attempt to win her back. If he is to return her to the land of the living, Orpheus must combat his own doubts, or else he will lose his beloved forever.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $10; student and group discounts available (tickets on sale Jan. 13).

Sponsored by The Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation


7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
• Winds Series •
TRANSFORMATIONS: MASLANKA 4
CCM Wind Symphony
Featuring the Mason High School Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn
The CCM Wind Symphony celebrates the new decade with a concert featuring Ash by CCM alumna Jennifer Jolley (MM Composition, 2009; DMA Composition, 2012).
SIERRA: Fandangos
JOLLEY: Ash
BECKEL: The Glass Bead Game
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 4
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
• CSO/CCM Collaboration •
PLAY OF LIGHT: RAVEL’S ENCHANTMENT
Presented by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Grégoire Pont, concept and video
James Bonas, director
Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, set and costumes
Christophe Chaupin, lighting
CCM Chamber Choir, Earl Rivers, director
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents a fully staged production of Ravel’s fantastical L’Enfant et les sortilèges in collaboration with the CCM Chamber Choir and student soloists. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as “the child” in this production, which features animations projected in light on and around the orchestra. This CSO performance also includes Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian, featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano.
Location: Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tickets: Visit cincinnatisymphony.org or call the Music Hall Box Office at 513-381-3300 for ticket details.


4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• Winds Series •
OCTANDRE
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
VARÈSE: Octandre
STRAUSS: Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7
WEBER: Concertino for Oboe and Wind Band
GIPPS: Seascapes, Op. 53
REINECKE: Octett, Op. 216
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: VERDI, JANÁČEK, HUSA
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
JANÁČEK: Sokol Fanfare
HUSA: Divertimento
VERDI: Selections from Requiem
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Marty Garcia, bassoon
Join the Cincinnati Symphony bassoon section for a recital celebrating the 95th birthday of composer and bassoonist Bernard Garfield!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 (preview)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
• Play Series •
CLYBOURNE PARK
By Bruce Norris
Richard E. Hess, director
Clybourne Park was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the play explodes in two high-powered acts set 50 years apart. It imagines events in a racially-charged America and reveals that underneath a house in a typical neighborhood, racial fault lines run deep and wide. This production contains strong language.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $32.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online. Preview performance tickets start at $15.50.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
• Orchestra Series •
WELCOME TO CCM, MAESTRO LANGRÉE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Louis Langrée, conductor
DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
RAVEL: Piano Concerto
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn


3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
• Choral Series •
ANDREA STANILAND’S DARK STAR REQUIEM
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Audrey Chait, stage director
CCM presents the American premiere of Andrea Staniland’s Dark Star Requiem, a work simultaneously challenging and joyous, complex and beautiful. Over the course of its 14 movements, a sequence of 19 poems chart a short history of HIV and AIDS. These poems vary from linked haikus to ghazals, praise poems and free verse. This piece features soloists, chorus, piano trio and percussion.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
Alan Rafferty, cello
Colleagues and friends from near and far join Alan Rafferty for an afternoon of chamber music.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Demarre McGill, flute
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19
• Winds Series •
DANCE AND MOVE WITH US
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Featuring conductor-in-residence Fangfang Li and faculty artist Ron Aufmann, clarinet
The CCM Wind Ensemble performs music inspired by movement, marches and dances.
BEETHOVEN: March for Military Band No. 1 in F Major, WoO 18
HINDEMITH: “Geschwindmarsch” Paraphrase from Symphonia Serena
BENSON: The Solitary Dancer
NAVARRO: Clarinet Concerto No. 1
QIAN: Come, Drink One More Cup
REED: Armenian Dances
ETEZADY: Anahita
TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Jesters
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
• Opera Series •
PARTENOPE
Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Silvio Stampiglia
Caleb Glickman, conductor
Greg Eldridge, director
Four rival suitors must navigate their way through mistaken identities, cross-dressing and declarations of war as they vie for Queen Partenope’s hand in marriage. Written in 1730, Handel’s witty romantic comedy features gorgeous arias and captivating music.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $23.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
• Winds Series •
STAR WARS: POPS IN SPACE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring conductor-in-residence Fangfang Li and the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE)
BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
WHITACRE: Deep Field, featuring images from NASA
HOLST: Selections from The Planets
WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing Starling violin students from the college and pre-college programs, including violinist KayCee Galano performing Elgar’s epic Violin Concerto.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist James Chirillo, guitar
CCM’s 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 with guitarist James Chirillo, who appears regularly with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $23.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
Featuring Alan Rafferty, cello, and Timothy Lees, violin
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
CREATIVE COMMISSIONS PREMIERES CONCERT AND EXHIBITION
Sponsored by the CCM Harmony Fund
Andy Villemez, director
Creative Commissions and CCM’s Harmony Fund present an art and music exhibition featuring visual artists and choral ensembles from the Tristate area. The event will premiere new works that celebrate the power of the arts to promote inclusion and unity, as well its ability to fight hate and prejudice. Participating schools and ensembles include: the May Festival Youth Chorus, Cincinnati Youth Choir, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, St. Xavier High School and Harrison High School. Participating composers include Alex Gartner, Ellen Harrison, Cara Haxo, Carrie Magin, Brian Nabors and Sarah Riskind.
Art Exhibit: 2:30 p.m. in the Patricia Corbett Theater Lobby and Atrium
Premieres Concert (90 minutes): 4 p.m. in Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
CHINA TOWN IV
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
DUN: Circle with Four Trios, Conductor, and Audience
LONG: Dhyana
HUANG: Resonant Theatre No. 2: Woven
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Christina Nam and other student soloists
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
SCHUBERT: Death and the Maiden arr. for string orchestra
PAGANINI/MILONE: Caprice No. 9 for String Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


March

 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1
• Winds Series •
SINFONIETTA
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
MILHAUD: Chamber Symphony No. 5, Op. 75
CRAWFORD SEEGER: Suite
SCHUBERT: Little Symphony for Winds
RAFF: Sinfonietta
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ran Dank, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
2 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Musical Series •
THE SECRET GARDEN
Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Connor Gallagher, director and choreographer
Jeremy Robin Lyons, musical director
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his ailing son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $35.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s, Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer and Graeter’s Ice Cream


7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
2 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Dance Series •
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE
Shauna Steele, director
Experience six emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors present dynamic and diverse works from classical ballet to traditional jazz dance with music ranging from Bizet to Queen.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $15.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


1:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
GIVING VOICE TO A FOXTROT FROM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU
Patricia Hall, University of Michigan School of Music
The Collections Department of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum preserves a number of manuscripts of popular songs arranged by members of the Auschwitz I men’s orchestra. These songs, written with great care in black ink on Beethoven Papier brand music paper, often bear highly ironic, but also tragically relevant titles: “Letters That Never Arrived,” “Hours That One Can Never Forget,” “Sing a Song When You’re Sad.” Hall describes the complex process of realizing one of these songs, “Die schönste Zeit des Lebens” (The Most Beautiful Time of Life) from a manuscript deposited in the Collections Department in 1975, to a concert performance and recording in 2018. Originally a 1941 popular song composed by the German film composer Franz Grothe with a text by Willi Dehmel, it has been arranged for four first violins, five second violins, a viola, two clarinets, a trombone and a tuba. During Hall’s presentation, she will play a recording of the foxtrot performed by SMTD’s Contemporary Directions Ensemble, conducted by Oriol Sans.
Location: CCM Baur Room
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Jazz Series •
SWING, SWANG, SWINGING
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
 
Featuring classic swing music from different eras.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Alan Morrison, organ
CCM welcomes internationally-renowned organist Alan Morrison, Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music and Organist in Residence at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, for a special guest artist performance presented in collaboration with the second annual Covenant-First Presbyterian Church Organ Festival. Morrison will also host a master class from 10 a.m.-noon on Monday, March 9, 2020, at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church.
LocationCovenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9
• Guest Artist Series •
American Horn Quartet
Featuring Kerry Turner, Geoffrey Winter, Kristina Mascher-Turner and Denise Tryon, horns.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
HUNGARY
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist and CCM alumnus Anton Nel, piano
HAYDN: String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor”
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
DOHNÁNYI: Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat Minor, Op. 26
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
7 p.m. Thursday, March 12
7 p.m. Friday, March 13
TRANSMIGRATION 2020
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,” features six teams of CCM Acting students who craft and then perform original 30-minute shows simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village. Transmigration audience members will have the opportunity to experience four different works of their choosing in one spectacular evening.
Location: CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9. Call 513-556-4183 or visit the CCM Box Office to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale
Aik Khai Pung and Brett Scott, music directors
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
This collaboration between the CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale features Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53; Nänie (A Funeral Song), Op. 82 and Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54. The CCM Concert Orchestra will also perform Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Thursday, March 12
4 p.m. Saturday, March 14
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2020 in Musical Theatre
See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 28th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2020 prior to its New York City debut.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9. Call 513-556-4183 or visit the CCM Box Office to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: THE PLANETS
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
NYMAN: For John Cage
HOLST: The Planets
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Friday, March 13
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A CCMpower Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2020 in Musical Theatre
See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 28th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2020 prior to its New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at the showcase.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.


10 a.m. Saturday, March 14
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and newly admitted students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, March 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
AROUND THE WORLD: CELEBRATING OUR STORIES
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
CYC resident choirs sing of growth, encouragement and unity while connecting our stories with music and special theatrical performances from CCM Acting alumnus Graham Rogers.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
• Winds Series •
AMERICA AND RUSSIA
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Join the CCM Wind Ensemble as they feature American and Russian music showcasing cultural connections.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Folk Dances
DELLO JOIO: Scenes from the Louvre
McFARLAND: Sunset on the New England Coast
HANSON: Chorale and Alleluia
McCUNE: High Water Rising
KOZHEVNIKOV: Symphony No. 3, “Slavyanskaya”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26
CCM CELLO-BRATION!
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Alan Rafferty and Sarah Kim, co-coordinators and soloists
KLENGEL: Hymnus for 12 cellos, op. 57
BOULEZ: Messagesquisse
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras
VIVALDI: Double Cello Concerto
SOLLIMA: Violoncelles Vibrez!
DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 27
CCM ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2020 in its exciting industry showcase prior to its professional debut in New York and Los Angeles. The evening performance will be followed by the 17th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence by students in the Acting Department, as well as a reception in the Baur Room.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28
• Winds Series •
FIREWORKS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring Percussion Group Cincinnati, with the Carmel High School Wind Symphony
Indiana’s nationally-acclaimed Carmel High School Wind Symphony joins the CCM Wind Symphony for a blockbuster program featuring Percussion Arts Society Hall of Fame ensemble Percussion Group Cincinnati.
MONTAGUE: Intrada 1631
JACOBSEN: World Premiere Composition
GOTKOVSKY: Poeme du feu
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy
PECK: The Glory and the Grandeur
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, March 29
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
Gwen Coleman Detwiler and the Ariel Quartet, series coordinators
CCM presents the sixth 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.


April

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. Sunday, April 5
• Opera Series •
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director
Joshua Cook, associate director
In a world at war and suffering the devastating effects of climate change, two young people undertake a great journey to save their lives and the planet. Director Robin Guarino presents a unique, contemporary spin on this all-time classic. Mozart composed this beloved opera for the person who wants everything: a hero and heroine questing for true love, evil villains and a comical sidekick. The opera will be sung in German with English dialogue. There will be English supertitles.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $39.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. Sunday, April 5
• Musical Series •
BRIGHT STAR
Inspired By A True Story
Music, Book and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director
Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; an extremely limited number of tickets are still available. Buy tickets online.

Sponsored by Greg Mathein


1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN HAYDN’S STRING QUARTETS
Danuta Mirka, Northwestern University

This lecture will explore Haydn’s use of the high register in his first violin parts for string quartet, as well as how these undermine the ideal of the string quartet as a conversation among peers. This lecture also marks the beginning of the Music Theory and Musicology Society Student Conference.
Location: Albino Gorno Memorial CCM Library, 600 Blegen Library
Admission: FREE


10 a.m. Saturday, April 4
• The Music Theory and Musicology Society Conference Keynote •
Daniel Goldmark, Case Western Reserve University
The Music Theory and Musicology Society Student Conference presents this lecture on how music shapes our understanding of the past and our memories, with a focus on popular music and animation.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE


12 p.m. Saturday, April 4
ANDREW HOWELL HORN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Hear performances by outstanding young horn players during the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Competition. Open to current undergraduates as well as applicants who have committed to attend CCM in 2020-21, the winner of this competition will receive a $3,000 scholarship and a solo performance opportunity. The competition is held in loving memory of Andrew Howell, an extraordinary musician and an exceptional person who passed away during his undergraduate studies as a horn major at CCM.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, April 5
• Choral Series •
UC CHORUSES’ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers
Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger and Shane Thomas, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers celebrate their 100th anniversary with a reunion concert featuring classics, jazz, pops and spirituals. UC Choruses alumni are invited to participate in this special performance, which will be followed by a celebratory reception.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan and Christopher Wilke, directors
Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: RULE BRITANNIA!
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
HOLST: Suite from The Perfect Fool
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Henry V
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Including works by Mark Applebaum, Dennis DeSantis, Mark Saya and Karel Goeyvaerts.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Saturday, April 11
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Lilyanne Thoroughman, Miriam Smith and other student soloists
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
RAVEL: Duo for Violin and Cello
MILONE: Carmen Fantasy
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11
• Jazz Series •
SIMPLY SINATRA
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist Steve Lippia, vocals
Critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Big Band for a hard-swinging tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra. Experience the romance of an evening filled with hits including Come Fly With Me, New York, New York and My Way.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16
• Winds Series •
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Christopher Nichter, conductor
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band
WILLIAMS: Symphonic Dance No. 3
STILL: “Summerland” from Three Visions
GOULD: Symphony No. 4, “West Point”
HESKETH: Masque
GRAINGER: Three Miniatures
BERNSTEIN: “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Saturday, April 18
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing Starling violin students from the college and pre-college programs performing concertos for string soloists and orchestra, including violinist Christy Kim performing Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, April 19
• Choral Series •
MONTEVERDI’S VESPERS OF 1610
CCM Chamber Choir and Concert Orchestra
Featuring student soloists, faculty and guest early music artists with the Dark Horse Consort (cornetti and sackbuts), Adriane Post, Baroque violin; Adriana Contino, Baroque cello; Michael Unger, harpsichord and organ
Earl Rivers, conductor
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 serves as the “Brandenburg Gate” that ushered in the Baroque era with grand-scale choral-orchestral masterworks and virtuosic vocal and instrumental pieces. Early music guest artists join the CCM Concert Orchestra to accompany vocal lines of one through 10 parts in a variety of musical textures and colors.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, April 19
• Winds Series •
OLD MEETS NEW
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
MOZART: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 186 (K. 159b)
JANÁČEK: Mladi Suite for Wind Sextet
SCHMITT: Lied et Scherzo
BERGER: Serendade in F Major, Op. 102
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, April 19
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan and Christopher Wilke, directors
An evening of music for guitar with cello, flute, voice, and others.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25
2 p.m. Sunday, April 26
• Dance Series •
SERENADE + STRETTO + STRAVINSKY
Jiang Qi, director
Mark Gibson, conductor
CCM Dance and the CCM Philharmonia presents Serenade, the first ballet George Balanchine crafted in America, restaged by guest artist Joysanne Sidimus. With music by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, it is considered to be a defining moment in the creation of the American ballet aesthetic. In addition, guest choreographer Matthew Farmer presents Stretto, set to the six movements of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello. The second half of this concert celebrates Igor Stravinsky and his ongoing and inspiring influence on dance with new original choreography to The Rite of Spring and Suite No. 2 by CCM dance faculty Jiang Qi and Shauna Steele.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The performance of Serenade, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangements with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25
2 p.m. Sunday, April 26
• Play Series •
PUNK ROCK
By Simon Stephens
Brant Russell, director
In the library of a British high school, William and his fellow classmates prepare for their final exams while navigating the pressures of teenage life. They are educated and aspirational young people, but the savagery and combustibility of their world infects them. For mature audiences.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
DER SCHWANENDREHER
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors
Catharine Lees, viola
MICHAEL HAYDN: Divertimento in G Major
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, BWV 1046
HINDEMITH: Der Schwanendreher
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


5 p.m. Sunday, April 26
• Winds and Choral Series •
BRUCKNER & BRAHMS
CCM Wind Symphony and Chorale
Kevin Michael Holzman and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors
LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947)
SIMON: Amen!
BRAHMS: Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13
BRUCKNER: Mass No. 2 in E Minor
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, April 27
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, Kevin Michael Holzman, Christopher Nichter and Rick Canter, conductors
The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28
UC Bearcat and Jazz Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director
Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29
UC Symphony Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Alice Markiewicz, Gayle Castle and Shaun Day, associate conductors
Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


May

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2
• 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: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
A MUSICAL MOSAIC
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director 
Completing the 27th anniversary concert series, the Cincinnati Youth Choir, including CCM resident choirs, ChoralQuest, Cincinnati Choral Academy community choirs and local dance troupes, produce a beautiful picture of hope by arranging smaller pieces to create a musical masterpiece.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Friday, May 8
3 p.m. Saturday, May 9
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
ANNIE JR.
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Becca Kloha Strand, Rebecca N. Childs and Karie-Lee Sutherland, co-directors
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. She eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, May 10
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director
The area’s finest young string musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for string orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


Event Information

All events listed above take place in CCM Village on UC’s campus 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. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather conditions, CCM will handle the cancellation of events and performances as follows: if the University of Cincinnati is closed, all CCM performances on that day will be cancelled.

Purchasing Tickets

Experiencing the magic of CCMONSTAGE has never been easier! Purchase your tickets:

  • Online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com
  • Over the phone at 513-556-4183
  • In person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket discounts are available for UC and non-UC students and groups.

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m., Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar. Please note: the CCM Box Office is closed for winter season days until Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

CCM Student Ticket Options

Advance Sales
Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each spring 2020 CCMONSTAGE concert and production at the discounted rate of just $5 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Rush Tickets
Current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most CCMONSTAGE events at no charge through student rush. CCM student rush tickets become available two days before each concert performance and one hour prior to the start of each theatre arts (dance, plays, musicals, opera) performance. CCM student rush tickets subject to availability. Tickets must be requested in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Other restrictions may apply. Inquire at the CCM Box Office for full details.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $10 for each performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. UC CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15.

For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/parking.

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


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

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

ArtsWave
Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners

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

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Macy’s
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors

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

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor 

Ms. Margaret A. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Collaborative Piano Sponsor

Anonymous
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

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

Robert & Debra Chavez
Three Arts Scholarship Fund
DIGS
CCMpower Partners

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Greg Mathein
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Trish & Rick Bryan
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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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Giora Schmidt Joins CCM Philharmonia in Season-Opening Concert

The CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Series opens with the CCM Philharmonia and faculty artist Giora Schmidt on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music begins its new, five-part CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Subscription Series with the CCM Philharmonia this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Corbett Auditorium.

Acclaimed violinist and faculty artist Giora Schmidt joins the CCM Philharmonia for a performance of Dvořák’s radiant Violin Concerto in A Minor for the season-opening concert. The program also includes Brahms’ second symphony and a selection of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances.

The performance on September 20 marks the beginning of a new, five-part orchestra subscription series featuring the CCM Philharmonia collaborating with special guests like Louis Langrée and Leslie Dunner. Patrons can still buy tickets and reserve seats for all CCMONSTAGE concert subscription offerings.

Complete program information for the 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Orchestra Subscription Series is below. Additional concert performances are offered outside of this new five-part orchestra series, visit ccmonstage.universitytickets.com for details.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra Series •
SEASON-OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Giora Schmidt, violin
DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
• Orchestra Series •
PRIDE OF RUSSIA
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 102
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
• Orchestra Series •
CSI HALLOWEEN: POST-MORTEM
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Featuring guest artist Leslie B. Dunner, conductor and chief medical examiner
LISZT: Totentanz
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the “Dead” Animals
BRITTEN: “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $20; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
• Orchestra Series •
THE LONG GOODBYE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
• Orchestra Series •
WELCOME TO CCM, MAESTRO LANGRÉE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Louis Langrée, conductor
DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
RAVEL: Piano Concerto
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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Purchasing Tickets and Subscriptions

Interested in guaranteeing your seats for all five CCM Philharmonia concerts? You can still subscribe to the entire series for $99. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Subscribe to the CCMONSTAGE Orchestra five-concert package for just $99.

Additional concert performances are offered outside of this new five-part orchestra series, visit CCM’s new e-box office for details.

Tickets and subscriptions 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.


A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (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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Welcome to What’s Next: CCM Shares Fall 2019 Calendar

The UC College-Conservatory of Music’s fall CCMONSTAGE events range from choral and winds concerts to theatre arts productions and more. Performances start on Sept. 10, 2019.

Click the image to view a digital version of CCM’s fall 2019 calendar of major events.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents more than 70 major events during its CCMONSTAGE fall 2019 performance series. New this year, arts lovers can purchase subscription packages and single tickets online through the college’s new digital box office at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com. Tickets are on sale to the general public now.

This fall’s lineup of free and ticketed events includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatre and dance productions, choral, winds, orchestral and jazz performances and much more! You can learn about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmonstage-fall-2019-calendar-booklet.

CCMONSTAGE Fall 2019 Calendar of Major Events

September

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
WHAT ARE PATTERNS FOR?
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kathleen Kelly, piano

Soprano Amy Johnson joins forces with Kathleen Kelly, marking Kelly’s first faculty recital since joining CCM in 2018. This recital features the world premiere of Judith Shatin’s mono-drama, Patterns, written for Johnson and based on Amy Lowell’s eponymous poem. Other selections include George Crumb’s Three Early Songs, three works by Richard Hundley and a pastiche grouping of Elinor Remick Warren, Madeleine Dring, Katherine Hoover and Ricky Ian Gordan. Each segment offers settings of poetry by early 20th-century luminaries Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Anna Wickham as well as Lowell.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
THE INNOCENTS
Featuring faculty artist Allen Otte and guest artist John Lane, voices, percussion and electronics
An evening-length performance art piece for speaking percussionists and electronic soundscape that is in response to the national Innocence Project, which works to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals and advocates for reforms to the criminal justice system.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
• Winds Series •
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano

The CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble open the season with a thrilling program culminating in John Corigliano’s surround-sound masterpiece Circus Maximus.
Wind Ensemble:

GALBRAITH: Danza de los Duendes
MCBETH: Kaddish
PERSICHETTI: Symphony No. 6 for Band, Op. 69
Wind Symphony:

ETEZADY: Shoutout
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
• Guest Artist Series •
Yogesh Samsi and Hardeep Chana, tabla
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
LA CRÉATION DU MONDE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
POULENC: Aubade for Piano and Orchestra
MILHAUD: La Création du Monde
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra Series •
SEASON-OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Giora Schmidt, violin

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Jazz Series •
SWINGING WITH WOODY HERMAN:
THE INAUGURAL JOHN VON OHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist John Fedchock, trombone/composer
Hot off their Summer 2019 tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman before joining CCM’s jazz faculty. This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
DARKNESS AND LIGHT
The Ariel Quartet
CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence opens its 2019-20 concert series with a program featuring:
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
DUN: Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
• Winds Series •
ICONS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds opens its season with an evening of works by renowned composers of the 20th century.
PERSICHETTI: Serenade No. 1
HINDEMITH: Septet for Winds
ARRIEU: Dixtuor
STRAUSS: Suite in B-flat, Op. 4
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
• Choral Series •
CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest conductor and CCM alumnus Miguel Felipe

The CCM Chamber Choir performs Dallapiccola’s Canti di prigionia (Songs of Imprisonment) with texts of Mary Stuart’s Prayer, The Invocation of Boethius and Savonarola’s Farewell; CCM Chorale performs an eclectic mass derived from Virgil Thomson’s Kyrie Eleison, Rachmaninoff’s Glory to God from All-Night Vigil, Schütz’s Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Rheinberger’s Sanctus and Benedictus and Giles Swayne’s Agnus Dei. The Cincinnati Youth Choir and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses offer a variety of contrasting repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30
• Guest Artist Series •
Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


October

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
• Jazz Series •
FROM BOP TO POP
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker along with today’s popular jazz artists.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
• Orchestra Series •
PRIDE OF RUSSIA
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 102
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 (preview)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Play Series •
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

By Oscar Wilde
Susan Felder, director

Infidelity, blackmail, a birthday ball and a fan are at the center of this 19th-century satire set in London. Lady Windermere suspects that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman. Will she exact her revenge and find comfort in another man? What is the true identity of the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne — and why is Lord Windermere secretly giving her money? A witty evaluation of marriage, sex and gender politics, this classic by Oscar Wilde gave the world the iconic line: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: Prices start at $32.50; student and group discounts available. Preview performance tickets start at $15.50. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• 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


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• Winds Series •
GRAND PIANOLA MUSIC
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano, and student soloists Giuliano Graniti and Fabio Menchetti, piano

LAMB MCCUNE: Caveat
ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating over 40 years of residencies at CCM, virtuoso Oscar Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: STRAUSS, SCHULLER, SHOSTAKOVICH
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs selections featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
STRAUSS/FRIEDMAN: A Strauss Fanfare
STRAUSS: Allerseelen
SHOSTAKOVICH: Allegro from Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
SCHULLER: Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Orchestra Series •
THE GREAT
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
LARSEN: Symphony: Water Music
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”)
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Eric Pritchard, violin
James Tocco, piano

Featuring sonatas by Beethoven, Ravel and Strauss.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Play Series •
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Richard E. Hess, director

In this 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Play, 15-year-old Christopher uses his extraordinary brain to navigate everyday life. He is exceptional at mathematics but has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. He detests being touched and he distrusts strangers, overwhelmed by sensory overload. When Christopher finds his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, he becomes determined to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog. His detective work takes him on a thrilling journey through London that overturns his entire world.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $27; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Animals (chamber version)
CHIN: Double Concerto for percussion and prepared piano
ROUSE: Iscariot
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
THE FUGUE
The Ariel Quartet

This concert of fugues features Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 with its original final movement, the Grosse Fugue, which is often performed on its own as Beethoven’s Opus 133.
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
• Guest Artist Series •
Loadbang

New York City chamber ensemble Loadbang visits CCM for two concerts, the first featuring some of their favorite works commissioned for the ensemble, and the second consisting of compositions written for Loadbang by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Musicals Series •
42ND STREET
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes
Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros.,
the owner of music publishers’ rights
Diane Lala, director and co-choreographer
Katie Johannigman, co-choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $35.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Alan Siebert, trumpet

PRESS: Wedding Dance from “Hasseneh”
SALFELDER: Crossing Parallels
BRYANT: Ecstatic Waters
REED: Variations on the “Porazzi” Theme of Wagner
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
CICHY: Divertimento for Winds and Percussion
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Featuring works by the usual suspects:  Henry Cowell, John Cage and Bill Russell; along with Edgard Varese and Gerald Strang.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
• 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


2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
GINO DIMARIO SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL

CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Jazz Series •
FLYING HOME
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring faculty artist Rusty Burge, percussion

The Terry Gibbs Dream Band was the hottest band in LA in late ‘50s and early ‘60s with Gibbs leading the way with blazing solos on the vibraphone. CCM faculty artist and Percussion Group Cincinnati band member Rusty Burge joins the Jazz Orchestra for a night of the swinging-est charts you’ve ever heard.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess, producer

Join us for our annual celebration of original student film work. After random team placement, student writers, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create original short films. With more than 100 UC student participants, eight short films will be screened.
Location:
MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Musicals Series •
Richard O’Brien’s
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer

Stephen Goers, musical director
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. Celebrate Halloween with this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical, which features popular hits such as “Science Fiction – Double Feature,” “Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).” For mature audiences.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller


November

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
• Orchestra Series •
CSI HALLOWEEN: POST-MORTEM
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Featuring guest artist Leslie B. Dunner, conductor and chief medical examiner

LISZT: Totentanz
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the “Dead” Animals
BRITTEN: “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $20; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
• Winds Series •
LEGACY
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Terence Milligan, music director emeritus
Featuring the Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Featuring faculty artist Mark Ostoich, oboe

CCM faculty artist Mark Ostoich joins the Wind Symphony for a performance of Oscar Navarro’s Legacy, a concerto for oboe and wind ensemble.
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations
SALFELDER: Cathedrals
NAVARRO: Legacy
HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Choral and Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A CATHEDRAL
CCM Chamber Choir and Brass Choir
Earl Rivers and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

In the splendor of Covington’s Cathedral Basilica, CCM presents selections from G. Gabrieli’s Sacrae Symphoniae, Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Henry Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Heinrich Schütz’s Alleluja! Lobet den Herren (Psalm 150), Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin and Sir William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum.
Location:
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption 1101 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, vocals

The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars! Hear the hits of Stevie Wonder brought to life by the CCM Jazz Lab Band and Cincinnati native Tyshawn Colquitt, a seven-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo and recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice singing competition.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $27.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
GRANT US PEACE
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 Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, with texts from the Mass, poems of Walt Whitman, a political speech and the Bible. Spirituals, jazz and popular favorites complete the program.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE

A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
CCM Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Michael Delfin, piano
The first half of the program includes British works spanning the last 100 years, including works by Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, Grace Williams and Sir James MacMillan’s Kiss on Wood, which was written for Madeleine Mitchell. The second half of the program features the premiere of faculty artist Douglas Knehans’ Mist Waves, which was written specially for Mitchell. The recital closes with Edvard Grieg’s popular and passionate Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45. Mitchell has been described by The Times as “one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces and foremost violinists” and has performed in 50 countries. She is renowned for her championship of British music and her recent album of the Chamber Music of Grace Williams (1906-77) for Naxos has been highly acclaimed. Read more about Mitchell at www.madeleinemitchell.com
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission
: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
• Orchestra Series •
SHOSTAKOVICH FIFTH
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BORODIN: Prince Igor Overture
BRITTEN: Lachrymae, Op. 48a
SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Guest Artist Series •
Jeffrey Springer, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Internationally acclaimed lirico-spinto tenor Jeffrey Springer is joined by CCM’s Amy Johnson, soprano, for a concert of music by Anton Coppola. Still active at age 102, Coppola contributed several new works for this event. His career as a composer, conductor and teacher (maestro) spans 85 years and has taken him from Broadway to major opera houses around the world.  The concert features excerpts from his opera Sacco and Vanzetti, which Springer premiered and Johnson has recorded.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dwight Parry, oboe

POULENC: Mouvements perpétuels
BRITTEN: Sinfonietta, Op. 1
MARTINŮ: Oboe Concerto, H.353
FARRENC: Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 38
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
• Guest Artist Series •
Sergio Carolino, tuba
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
• Winds Series •
PRISM
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensembles

Join us for a thrilling afternoon of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE), the UC Bearcat Band and more!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


CANCELLED
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK 2
Featuring CCM student artists

Piano students from the piano studio of James Tocco present a recital of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece of the keyboard repertoire.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
CLASSICAL GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC
Clare Callahan, music director and coordinator

Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location:
Watson Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
• Winds Series •
GIVE US THIS DAY
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Ann Porter, guest conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ron Aufmann, clarinet

JOLLEY: Motordom
WHITACRE: October
HOLST: Second Suite in F
TULL: Sketches on a Tudor Pslam
BACH: Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572
MASLANKA: Give Us This Day
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Opera Series •
THE BARTERED BRIDE

Music by Bedřich Smetana
Libretto by Karel Sabina
New English translation by CCM faculty artist Kathleen Kelly
Levi Hammer, conductor
Audrey Chait, director
Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, The Bartered Bride is a romantic comedy set in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Mařenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Mařenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $39.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra
Marie Knueven, music director and conductor

A side-by-side concert presented by the CCM Concert Orchestra and Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra.
Location:
Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE


1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
DOES MUSIC THEORY MATTER?
Timothy Cutler, Cleveland Institute of Music

Have you ever wondered what classical music’s great composers and performers thought about music theory and analysis? Did it matter to them, and should it matter to us? Timothy Cutler, Professor and Head of Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, will address these questions in his talk.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Ned McGowan, flute
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Orchestra Series •
CONCERTO CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Featuring CCM student soloists

MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
BIZET: Symphony in C
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Jazz Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra 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: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
• Winds Series •
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring student artist Shannon Cochran, soprano

The CCM Wind Symphony commemorates the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots, featuring John Corigliano’s masterful Mr. Tambourine Man on lyrics of Bob Dylan.
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
HIGDON: Mysterium
CLAY METTENS: Un-Masqued
THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
CORIGLIANO: Mr. Tambourine Man
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


December

7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs classical and popular holiday selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
• Guest Artist Series •
New Third Stream Quartet
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, artistic director

HOOVER: Seven Haiku
STROZZI: “L’astratto” and “che si può fare”
BRITTEN: Canticle III
MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg)
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
• Dance Series •
THE ART OF MOTION
Deirdre Carberry, director

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


CANCELLED
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Esther Lamneck, clarinet and tárogató
Alfonso Belfiore, piano and composer
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Admission: FREE


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Little Miami, Milford, St. Xavier and Walnut Hills High Schools
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Molly Getsinger and Matthew Coffey conductors, with guest conductors Sarah J. Baker, Tracy Carpenter, Anthony Nims and Jeffrey Stern

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2019 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: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts are available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa, Christopher Nichter and Rick Canter, conductors

The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Michael Lund Zeigler, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12
UC Bearcat Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director

Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside of music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Great Hall (Room 465) of UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• 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: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SONGS OF LIGHT
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir – including CCM resident choirs, ChoralQuest, Cincinnati Choral Academy and CYC parent choir – perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Great Hall (Room 465) of UC’s Tangeman University Center
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati Junior Strings features the area’s premiere string players, ages 10-14, performing a variety of traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural string orchestra music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


Event Information

All events listed above take place in CCM Village on UC’s campus 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. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather conditions, CCM will handle the cancellation of events and performances as follows: if the University of Cincinnati is closed, all CCM performances on that day will be cancelled.

Purchasing Tickets

Experiencing the magic of CCMONSTAGE has never been easier! Purchase your tickets:

  • Online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com
  • Over the phone at 513-556-4183
  • In person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket discounts are available for UC and non-UC students and groups.

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m., Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar.

CCM Student Ticket Options

Advance Sales

Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE concert and production at the discounted rate of just $5 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required. 

Rush Tickets

Current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most CCMONSTAGE events at no charge through student rush. CCM student rush tickets become available two days before each concert performance and one hour prior to the start of each theatre arts (dance, plays, musicals, opera) performance. CCM student rush tickets subject to availability. Tickets must be requested in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Other restrictions may apply. Inquire at the CCM Box Office for full details.

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. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $8 for each fall performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for fall performances or special events is usually available for $8-$15.

The CCM Garage is managed by UC Parking Services. For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/parking. To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

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


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

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

ArtsWave
Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners

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

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Macy’s
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors

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

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

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

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

Ms. Margaret A. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Collaborative Piano Sponsor

Robert & Debra Chavez
Three Arts Scholarship Fund
DIGS
CCMpower Partners 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Greg Mathein
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Trish & Rick Bryan
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
Event Sponsors 

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Voice Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

 

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CCM Announces Initial 2019-20 Performance Lineup, New Subscription Offerings

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Area arts lovers have a new destination for world-class performances in 2019-20. The largest single-source of performing and media arts events in the state of Ohio, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has assembled all of its public performances under the new banner of CCMONSTAGE and the new online portal ccmonstage.universitytickets.com, making it easier than ever for audiences to experience the immense talent of the college’s student and faculty artists.

“Before they appear on the world stage, tomorrow’s arts leaders and luminaries get their start on the CCM stage,” says CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD. “CCM is already synonymous with excellence in performing arts education. Beginning this fall, CCMONSTAGE will become synonymous with opportunities for the general public to experience this excellence for themselves.”

This new name and online home for CCM’s wide array of public events is being accompanied by all-new subscription packages, digital sales options and much more. “From our patrons’ first point of contact with the CCM Box Office to the program booklets that they receive when they arrive at each major performance, we are enhancing every aspect of the audience experience with CCMONSTAGE,” says Romanstein.

“Before they appear on the world stage, tomorrow’s arts leaders and luminaries get their start on the CCM stage” – Stanley E. Romanstein

New Subscription Packages

For the first time ever, subscribers get priority access to the spectacular theatre arts productions presented on all of CCM’s stages. In place of CCM’s conventional Mainstage subscriptions, each genre-specific CCMONSTAGE subscription package is designed to let audiences experience more of what they love most.

CCMONSTAGE’s 2019-20 theatre arts subscription series includes three operas (The Bartered BridePartenope and The Magic Flute), four musicals (42nd StreetThe Rocky Horror ShowThe Secret Garden and Bright Star), four plays (Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Clybourne Park and Punk Rock) and three dance programs (The Art of Motion, Student Choreographers’ Showcase and Serenade + The Rite of Spring).

These offerings take the place of CCM’s previous “Mainstage Series” and “Studio Series” designations. The CCMONSTAGE operas, musicals, plays and dance productions staged in the Cohen Family Studio Theater will require paid admission and are now included in CCMONSTAGE subscription packages, allowing patrons to secure their seats in advance for these intimate and adventurous productions.

CCMONSTAGE’s concert subscription offerings include a five-part orchestra series featuring the CCM Philharmonia collaborating with special guests like Louis Langrée and Leslie Dunner, a five-part big band series with the incomparable CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band and a four-part chamber music series featuring CCM resident artists the Ariel Quartet performing with visiting artists including Alexander Fiterstein and Anton Nel. Patrons can now reserve their seats for all CCMONSTAGE concert subscription offerings.

CCM’s full 2019-20 concert schedule will be announced later this summer and flex concert packages will again be available for purchase.

Patrons now have the option of subscribing to each genre-specific series of events, guaranteeing the best seats in the house at the season’s lowest prices.

Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Patrons who purchased CCM Mainstage or Ariel Quartet subscriptions in 2018-19 will receive a Pre-Sale Code, which grants them exclusive access to CCM’s new subscriptions before the general on sale date. Pre-Sale Codes are being mailed and emailed to all 2018-19 subscribers.

Subscription packages can be purchased online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com, 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.

“Whether it’s exhilarating concerts or breathtaking theatre,” says Romanstein, “the artistry that you love lives at CCM. We hope you will join us for an incredible season of CCMONSTAGE.”

Full performance details are listed below. Performance dates and details subject to change. For the most current information, visit the new CCMONSTAGE portal at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com.

Be the first to know about future ticket on-sale dates and more: sign up for our email list at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/subscribe.


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CCMONSTAGE 2019-20 Subscription Series

Opera (Three Productions)

The Bartered Bride

Bartered Bride SQUARE WITH TITLES 2Music by Bedřich Smetana
Libretto by Karel Sabina
German adaptation by Max Kalbeck
New German translation by Walter Felsenstein
UPDATE: Sung in English with a new English singing libretto by CCM Opera faculty member Kathleen Kelly

Levi Hammer, conductor
Audrey Chait, director

Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, The Bartered Bride is a romantic comedy set in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Marenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Marenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
Patricia Corbett Theater
 

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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Partenope

A woman wears a suit and top hat in a promotional image for the opera 'Partenope.' Photo by Mark Lyons.

Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Silvio Stampiglia

Caleb Glickman, conductor
Greg Eldridge, director

Four rival suitors must navigate their way through mistaken identities, cross-dressing and declarations of war as they vie for Queen Partenope’s hand in marriage. Written in 1730, Handel’s witty romantic comedy features gorgeous arias and captivating music.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
Cohen Family Studio Theater
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The Magic Flute

A woman poses dramatically as birds fly behind her in a promotional image for the opera 'The Magic Flute.' Photo by Mark Lyons.

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Mozart composed this beloved opera for the person who wants everything: a hero and heroine questing for true love, evil villains, a comical sidekick and – to add to the lunacy – a whole range of beastly creatures. Director Robin Guarino presents a unique, contemporary spin on this all-time classic.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. Sunday, April 5
Patricia Corbett Theater

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Orchestra (Five Concerts)

Students perform as part of the CCM Philharmonia, conducted by Professor Mark Gibson. Photo by Joe Fuqua II/UC Creative Services.

Season-Opening Concert

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Giora Schmidt, violin

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53, feat. Giora Schmidt
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
Corbett Auditorium
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Pride of Russia

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 102
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
Corbett Auditorium
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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
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The Long Goodbye

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D Major

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
Corbett Auditorium
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Welcome to CCM, Maestro Langrée

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Louis Langrée, conductor

DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune
RAVEL: Piano Concerto
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Corbett Auditorium

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Additional concert performances will be offered outside of this new five-part series. CCM will announce its full schedule of 2019-20 choral, jazz, orchestral and winds concerts later this summer.


Musicals (Four Productions)

42nd Street

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes
Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros., the owner of music publishers’ rights

Diane Lala, director and co-choreographer
Katie Johannigman, co-choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
Corbett Auditorium
 

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Richard O’Brien’s

The Rocky Horror Show

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. Celebrate Halloween with this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi Gothic musical, which features popular hits such as “Science Fiction – Double Feature,” “Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).” For mature audiences.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 7
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 8
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
Cohen Family Studio Theater

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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The Secret Garden

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Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Connor Gallagher, director and choreographer
Jeremy Robin Lyons, musical director

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his ailing son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
2 p.m. Saturday, March 7
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
2 p.m. Sunday, March 8
Corbett Auditorium

The Secret Gardenis presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Bright Star

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Inspired by a True Story
Music, Book and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell
Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Zebulon LLC, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson & Joseph Gleberman, Balboa Park Productions, The Shubert Organization, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler/Cricket Jiranek
In Association with Rodger Hess, A.C. Orange International, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs & Warren Baker, Diana DiMenna, Exeter Capital, Agnes Gund, True Love Productions and The Old Globe

Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3
2 p.m. Saturday, April 4
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. Sunday, April 5
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Bright Star is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York NY 10036. 866-378-9758 www.theatericalrights.com

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Jazz (Five Concerts)

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Swinging with Woody Herman: The Inaugural John Von Ohlen Memorial Scholarship Concert

CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Hot off their Summer 2019 tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman before joining CCM’s jazz faculty. This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
Corbett Auditorium
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The Music of Stevie Wonder

CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, vocals

The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars! Hear the hits of Stevie Wonder brought to life by the CCM Jazz Lab Band and Cincinnati native Tyshawn Colquitt, a seven-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo and recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice singing competition.

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
Corbett Auditorium
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Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

CCM Jazz Orchestra 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.

4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
Corbett Auditorium
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Essentially Ellington Festival: Gala Concert

CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

CCM’s 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 with a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
Corbett Auditorium
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The Music of Frank Sinatra

CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist Steve Lippia, vocals

Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Big Band for a hard-swinging tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra. Experience the romance of an evening filled with the hits of “Old Blue Eyes.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11
Corbett Auditorium

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Additional concert performances will be offered outside of this new five-part series. CCM will announce its full schedule of 2019-20 choral, jazz, orchestral and winds concerts later this summer.


Plays (Four Productions)

Lady Windermere’s Fan

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By Oscar Wilde

Susan Felder, director

Infidelity, blackmail, a birthday ball and a fan are at the center of this 19th-century satire set in London. Lady Windermere suspects that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman. Will she exact her revenge and find comfort in another man? What is the true identity of the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne — and why is Lord Windermere secretly giving her money? A witty evaluation of marriage, sex and gender politics, this classic by Oscar Wilde gave the world the iconic line: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
Patricia Corbett Theater

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A young man stares into the night sky in a promotional image for the play 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.' Photo by Mark Lyons.

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens

Richard E. Hess, director

In this 2015 Tony Award winning Best Play, 15-year-old Christopher uses his extraordinary brain to navigate everyday life. He is exceptional at mathematics but has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. He detests being touched and he distrusts strangers, overwhelmed by sensory overload. When Christopher finds his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, he becomes determined to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog. His detective work takes him on a thrilling journey through London that overturns his entire world.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
Cohen Family Studio Theater
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Clybourne Park

Two women look directly into the camera in a promotional image for the play 'Clybourne Park.' Photo by Mark Lyons.

By Bruce Norris

Richard E. Hess, director

Clybourne Park was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the play explodes in two high powered acts set 50 years apart. It imagines events in a racially charged America and reveals that underneath a house in a typical neighborhood, racial fault lines run deep and wide. This production contains strong language.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Patricia Corbett Theater

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Punk Rock

A black and white photo of a young woman wearing a school uniform and Gothic make-up in a promotional image for the play 'Punk Rock.' Photo by Mark Lyons.

By Simon Stephens

Brant Russell, director

In the library of a British high school, William and his fellow classmates prepare for their final exams while navigating the pressures of teenage life. They are educated and aspirational young people, but the savagery and combustibility of their world infects them. For mature audiences.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24
2 p.m. Saturday, April 25
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25
2 p.m. Sunday, April 26
Cohen Family Studio Theater

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Ariel Quartet (Four Concerts)

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Darkness and Light

HAYDN: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
DUN: Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
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The Fugue

This concert of fugues features Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 with its original final movement, the Grosse Fugue, which is often performed on its own as Beethoven’s Opus 133.

MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
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A World Premiere

Featuring guest artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

The Ariel Quartet continues its 2019-20 concert series with a world premiere by Christopher Theofanidis, commissioned by the Manchester Music Festival and written for the Ariel Quartet with guest artist Alexander Fiterstein.

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127
THEOFANIDIS: Clarinet Quintet
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
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Hungary

Featuring guest artist and CCM alumnus Anton Nel, piano

HAYDN: String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor”
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
DOHNÁNYI: Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat Minor, Op. 26

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer

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Dance (Three Productions)

The Art of Motion

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Deirdre Carberry, director

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
Patricia Corbett Theater

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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Student Choreographers’ Showcase

Six women strike a dramatic modern dance pose in a promotional image for the dance production 'Student Choreographers' Showcase.' Photo by Will Brenner.

Michael Tevlin, director

Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7
2 p.m. Sunday, March 8
Cohen Family Studio Theater
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Serenade + The Rite of Spring

One male and two female ballet dancers strike a dramatic pose in a promotional image for the dance production 'Serenade + The Rite of Spring.' Photo by Will Brenner.

Jiang Qi, director
Mark Gibson, conductor

CCM Dance and the CCM Philharmonia present two ballets set to music by two master composers. The first original ballet created by George Balanchine in America, Serenade is set to romantic music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who also composed Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Set to music by Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring was one of the first examples of modern music and dance when the ballet first premiered in Paris in 1913. Although a riot broke out at the premiere, the legendary work is now regarded as one of the most important ballets of the 20thcentury. CCM’s production of The Rite of Spring features new choreography by Jiang Qi.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25
2 p.m. Sunday, April 26
Corbett Auditorium

The performance of Serenade, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangements with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.

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