CCM’s “Turandot” Marks a Cross-Cultural Tie

Maestro Mark Gibson, leading the CCM Philharmonia through rehearsals.

Photography by Jing Huan.

CCM begins its Winter Orchestra Series with a concert version of Puccini’s thrilling opera Turandot. The story of the beautiful but cold princess and the prince who wishes for her love is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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“A Moveable Feast” Takes Guests Around the World

Join us for the return of “A Moveable Feast” on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights while guests are transported around the world with a tour through CCM Village.

Guests may enjoy backstage tours and half hour samplings of student entertainment, including Chamber Music, Winds, Dance, Drama, Electronic Media, Big Band Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera/Voice, Orchestra, Piano and Preparatory performances. By-the-bite cuisine accompanies the live entertainment. The evening’s program will begin in Corbett Auditorium with a Philharmonia and Chorale prelude and conclude with a Hot Jazz Finale at 10 p.m.

Tickets are $100 each for the general public and $75 each for “Friends of CCM” Members. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 513-556-5000.

Event proceeds raised by the Friends of CCM, a group of 600 volunteers and an active board, support student scholarships for CCM “stars of tomorrow.”

View footage from 2008’s “Moveable Feast” here.

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Announcing CCM’s Full Winter 2011 Schedule of Major Events

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Photography by Jing Huan.

Photography by Jing Huan.

With December now upon us, we are happy to announce our full winter schedule of major events. CCM presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. All events listed take place on the CCM campus and are free unless otherwise indicated. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information. View a digital version of our Winter Events Booklet here.

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CCM Events Featured In The News Record’s Top 10 Entertainment Moments For 2010

Tis the season for reflection and end of the year list making. The editors for UC’s independent student newspaper The News Record recently published their “Top 10 Moments in Entertainment for 2010” and CCM made a strong showing on the list.

You can view Ariel Cheung and Kelly Tucker’s full story here.

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CCM Returns to Spoleto for Second Season

CCM has announced its lineup for the second installment of CCM Spoleto, a five-week festival and summer course in Spoleto, Italy. Spoleto, Italy is home of the famous Festival dei Due Mondi (also known as Festival di Spoleto), which was founded by Gian Carlo Menotti. In honor of Menotti’s 100th birthday in 2011, CCM Spoleto will present The Telephone (Menotti) as well as Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino. The double bill will be directed by Robin Guarino (J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera, CCM; Metropolitan Opera) and conducted by Annunziata Tomaro (CCM faculty; 2010 Pedrotti finalist).

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CCM’s Schumann Bicentennial Festival Concludes Tonight

CCM Orchestras’ celebration of Robert Schumann’s repertoire concludes this evening (Nov. 5) with an 8 p.m. finale concert in Corbett Auditorium featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra. Ulrich Nicolai, conductor and professor at the Hochscule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Munich, guest conducts. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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CCM Orchestras Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Robert Schumann’s Birth

Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

CCM Orchestras will begin its fall concert season with the Schumann Bicentennial Festival, a celebration of Schumann’s timeless compositional prowess and diverse repertoire. Performances will showcase symphonies, overtures and the Piano Concerto in A Minor, with soloist and Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music, James Tocco. Ulrich Nicolai, conductor and professor at the Hochscule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Munich, will guest conduct the festival’s opening and closing concerts. A series of free Schumann Festival Atrium Concerts will also be held to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth.

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