Donor Spotlight: Dr. Alvin and Jean Crawford

The Crawfords have a deep, lifelong love of music and the arts that led them to connect with CCM

Dr. Alvin Crawford, retired Chief of Orthopedics and founding director of the Spine Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has had a distinguished, internationally renowned career as an orthopedic surgeon. In his honor, the Spine Center was renamed the Crawford Spine Center.

But his first love was music.

He started playing trumpet in seventh grade, eventually switching to clarinet. He started college as a music major and wanted a career as a studio musician. In his sophomore year of college, he made a decision that changed the lives of thousands of children across the world: he decided to become a physician.

Dr. Alvin and Jean Crawford stand in the corridor of CCM's Mary Emery Hall. Photo/Joseph Rubino

Dr. Alvin and Jean Crawford stand in the corridor of CCM’s Mary Emery Hall. Photo/Joseph Rubino

Dr. Crawford attended Meharry Medical College in 1960, a time when most if not all southern schools were segregated. He applied for admission to the University of Tennessee and became the first African-American to enroll in this southern medical school. He could not transfer because the University of Tennessee did not consider Meharry Medical College an accredited medical school.

“I became an academic orthopedist, but continued to play,” he says. “I was hired by UC to head the Pediatric Orthopaedic service. Once my wife and I found out what CCM was all about, we decided to get involved. After I retired at Cincinnati Children’s, I was able to attend the jazz improvisation course for freshmen and we started coming to performances. Last year I took jazz history.”

Continuing to live out his love of music, Dr. Crawford helped form a group called “The Wannabes,” which plays for nonprofits and has played an opera gala. From there he joined the Queen City Concert band, a community band in Cincinnati.

Jean Crawford’s interest in music stretches back to the piano lessons she took as a child. She was a teacher and high school counselor and sang in choruses through college.

“I always encouraged my students to get involved and take any type of arts as electives,” she says. “When I served on the Cincinnati Opera board, I saw that most of our singers in the chorus were from CCM. When we attended CCM’s Moveable Feast, we realized the caliber of musicianship here and were hooked on CCM.”

Mrs. Crawford talks about the opportunity she did not have, but that she wants all children to have. “I lived in the segregated south and the opportunities to attend and participate in the arts were limited,” she says. “So my goal is to make sure that the performing arts are available to all communities. In this area, school districts have limited support for funding the arts. Through the prep schools, CCM provides arts exposure to them. Also, students from CCM go to public schools to give the children more exposure. I think that’s important. And to do that you need money.“

“I think they’re doing something [at CCM] that’s really important,” Dr. Crawford adds. “I became involved in the CCM Dean’s Advisory Council and I can see that the people here care. They care, and they want to put out a good product. And once I became involved with CCMpower, I was able to meet the kids and see what they’re doing.”


Who will you empower NEXT?

In order to recruit and retain top talent, CCM must be able to offer competitive scholarship and grant opportunities to our students. CCMpower raises funds through membership and special events in order to provide the resources that attract the best and brightest students. Learn more about how you can empower the next generation of CCM stars.


Story by Joseph Rubino

Featured image at top Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Dena Cranley, Barbara Gould, Jean Crawford and Dr. Alvin Crawford at CCM’s 2020 Moveable Feast. Photo/Andrew Higley

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Playbill Streams Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ Musical Film on April 10

Playbill will stream the 2017 Broadway musical Bandstand, written by CCM Acting alumnus Richard Oberacker (BFA, ’93) and Robert Taylor, beginning tonight, April 10, 2020. The Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of World War II veteran Donny Novitski, who forms a band with fellow veterans and enters a national contest to become America’s newest musical sensation.

Richard Oberacker with CCM Acting Professor Richard Hess at a preview performance of “Bandstand” on Broadway.

The first Playbill Playback, a new series in which old and recent favorite musicals can be streamed on Playbill.com, Bandstand will be streamed for the first time on April 10 and will be available through April 17. A portion of the proceeds raised with the stream will go to The Actors Fund.

The Bandstand stream will also feature an interview with co-stars Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and Beth Leavel as well as director-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and co-creators Oberacker and Taylor.

In addition to Oberacker, alumni from across CCM are involved in this award-winning musical. Geoff Packard (BFA Musical Theatre, ’04) plays Wayne Wright, a trombonist in the veteran band; Max Clayton (BFA Musical Theatre, ’14) is in the ensemble; Greg Anthony Rassen (MM Orchestral Conducting, ’03) is the co-orchestrator, music supervisor and music arranger; and David Kreppel (BFA Musical Theatre, ’92) is the vocal music arranger.

Bandstand was the first theatrical production in history to be certified authentic by Got Your 6, an organization that advocates for authentic portrayal of the military across entertainment.

Learn more about the Bandstand stream on Playbill.

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First Look: CCMONSTAGE ‘The Secret Garden’

The CCMONSTAGE Musicals Series presents “The Secret Garden” through March 8, 2020. Photos by Mark Lyons.

CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents this award-winning story tonight, March 5-Sunday, March 8, 2020. Tickets available online.

Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 5, and continues through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Presented by CCM’s Musical Theatre student stars of tomorrow, this “turn-of-the-century fairy tale” (Los Angeles Times) offers an enchanting evening of entertainment for the whole family.

The musical is brought to life on stage by director and choreographer Connor Gallagher (BFA Musical Theatre, ’06), who most recently created choreography for Broadway’s Beetlejuice. Get a sneak peek at the production in the slideshow below. Photos by Mark Lyons.

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The compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal centers on 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox, who moves from India to Yorkshire to live with her 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.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents The Secret Garden on March 5-8, 2020, at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts are available.

CCM’s production of The Secret Garden will last two hours, plus a 15-minute intermission.

The Secret Garden Billing Credits

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

The Secret Garden” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Creative Team

  • Connor Gallagher, director and choreographer
  • Jeremy Robin Lyons*, musical director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher, scenic designer
  • Evan Carlson*, lighting designer
  • Zach Buscher* and Seth Howard*, prop masters
  • Andrew Volzer*, production stage manager
  • Dean Mogle, costume designer
  • Marnee Porter*, wig and make-up designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Zoe Mezoff as Mary Lennox
  • Delaney Guyer as Lily
  • Madison Hagler as Archibald Craven
  • Sam Pickart as Dr. Neville Craven
  • Anna Chase Lanier as Martha
  • Kurtis Bradley Brown as Dickon
  • Jenna Bienvenue as Colin
  • Britta Cowan as Mrs. Medlock
  • Jamie Goodson as Mrs. Winthrop/Jane
  • Nick Berninger as Ben
  • Christian Feliciano as Fakir
  • Sofie Flores as Ayah
  • Mikayla Renfrow as Rose Lennox
  • Matt Copley as Captain Albert Lennox
  • Michael Canu as Lt. Peter Wright
  • Elijah King as Lt. Ian Shaw
  • Hank Von Kolnitz as Major Holmes
  • Veronica Stern as Claire Holmes
  • Jack Brewer as Major Shelley
  • Zoë Grolnick as Mrs. Shelley
  • Bailee Endebrock as Alice
  • Chip Hawver as William
  • Cassie Maurer as Betsy
  • David Littlefield as Timothy
  • Swings: Sasha Spitz and Cole Harksen
  • Dance Captains: Michael Canu and Bailee Endebrock

Performance Times

  • 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

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $35.50. 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.


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Established Broadway Veteran Named Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM

UC College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the appointment of Eric Santagata to the position of Associate Professor and Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM. A 2004 graduate of CCM’s nationally recognized BFA Musical Theatre program, Santagata’s appointment begins on Aug. 15, 2020.

“The appointment of Eric Santagata ushers in an exciting new era for CCM Musical Theatre, which is recognized nationally for its tradition of excellence in preparing our graduates to take their places on the world’s stages,” Romanstein says.

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Eric Santagata. Photo by Walter McBride.

The Musical Theatre program at CCM was the first of its kind in the country. A four-year bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program, it was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in creating the guidelines for accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide. The program is widely recognized for its “triple-threat” approach to training and many of its graduates are following careers as performers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry. The program is regularly ranked near the top of Playbill Magazine’s annual list of “10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway.”

“A gifted director, teacher and nurturing mentor, Eric is precisely the kind of educator who will lead our top-rated musical theatre training program to even greater heights,” says Denton Yockey, CCM Professor of Arts Administration and Head of the Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA).

Santagata’s appointment concludes an extensive national search that began when long-time CCM Musical Theatre Chair Aubrey Berg retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year after holding the position for 32 years. Yockey chaired the search committee, which consisted of CCM faculty members Diane Lala, Roger Grodsky, Vincent DeGeorge, Richard Hess, Robin Guarino, Mark Halpin, Katie Johannigman, Shauna Steele and UC College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Sharrell Luckett.

“As a musical theatre alumnus, CCM has been crucial in my development as both an educator and an artist,” Santagata says. “The tools and training I honed here have been the backbone of my career. I look forward to having the opportunity to take the knowledge I’ve accrued in the professional entertainment industry and focus it into a curriculum that speaks to the tradition that CCM is founded on, while ushering it into a new era of success.”

An accomplished director, choreographer, performer and educator, Santagata has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on national tours and in regional theaters across the country. He was most recently seen on Broadway in the Hal Prince retrospective Prince Of Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club. His other performing credits include Bullets Over Broadway at St. James Theatre, Chaplin at Barrymore Theatre, The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company, Happiness at Lincoln Center Theater, Stairway to Paradise and Face the Music at City Center Encores!.

Santagata has served as associate director to Tony Award-winning director/writer James Lapine in the national tour and Broadway productions of Falsettos — nominated for five Tony Awards — as well as assistant director and choreographer to Lapine in A New Brain at Encores! Off-Center in New York. He has also served as associate director and choreographer to Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman in Off-Broadway productions of The Beast in the Jungle and Dot at Vineyard Theatre as well as Broadway productions of The Scottsboro Boys, which received 12 Tony Award nominations, seven Olivier Award Nominations and the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical. In London, Santagata was the associate choreographer on Stroman’s The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic and West End theaters.

In addition to his work on stage and behind-the-scenes, Santagata has presented master classes and taught theatre arts at universities and programs across the country including at Penn State STAGES Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Orpheum Theater Group, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Oklahoma City University and the Open Jar Institute as well as London’s Mousetrap Theatre Organization. His master classes and talkbacks focus on Santagata’s professional experiences in acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreographing and audition techniques.

He is also an active board member of Westport Country Playhouse’s Resident Conservatory – the Broadway Method Academy, a non-profit program that offers focused training for young adults while connecting them with established industry professionals. He previously served as an adjudicator at the 2017-18 Stephen Sondheim Awards, Connecticut’s Regional Award program in association with the Jimmy Awards and the National High School Musical Theatre Awards; and as a directing mentor during the week-long Staples High School Directing Intensive in Westport, Connecticut.

Santagata is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

About CCM Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the oldest in the country and was the first of its kind. A four-year bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program, it was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in formulating the guidelines for the accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide.

The program provides professional conservatory training designed to help singers, dancers and actors become accomplished musical theatre performers. Students participate in a number of productions while in residence and create a freshman and a senior showcase, the latter functioning as their New York debut for agents and casting directors. In addition, students undertake courses in English, history, psychology, dramatic literature, social and ethical issues and the humanities.

CCM Musical Theatre is widely recognized for its “triple-threat” approach to training and many of its graduates are following careers as performers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry. CCM Musical Theatre graduates are working on Broadway and throughout the nation in such productions as Anastasia, Hamilton, Waitress, Moulin Rouge, The Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, Newsies and The Lion King. Students represent CCM in national and international touring productions, in dinner theatres and theme parks, on cruise ships, on television, in talent agencies, as producers and in many of the related entertainment fields.

The Musical Theatre program is part of a larger academic division known as TAPAA: Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration. At the time of its establishment in 1991, the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM was the only academic chair of its kind in the United States, the American equivalent of the Chair in Musical Theatre endowed by Cameron Macintosh in honor of Stephen Sondheim at Oxford one year later.

About CCM

Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts.

The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage. For more information about CCM, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Presents Enchanting Musical ‘The Secret Garden’ on March 5-8

 

The CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents this enchanting musical based on the beloved children’s story on March 5-8, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

CCM presents award-winning musical The Secret Garden on March 5-8, 2020, at Corbett Auditorium. This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in musical style by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, and brought to life at CCM by Broadway’s Connor Gallagher with musical direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons.

A 2006 graduate of CCM’s BFA Musical Theatre program, Gallagher most recently created choreography for Broadway’s Beetlejuice, currently playing in New York. He returns to his alma mater to choreograph and direct CCM’s production of The Secret Garden, working with CCM Musical Theatre’s student stars of tomorrow.

The compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal centers on 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox, who moves from India to Yorkshire to live with her 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.

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, this “turn-of-the-century fairy tale” (Los Angeles Times) offers an enchanting evening of entertainment for the whole family! CCM’s production of The Secret Garden will last two hours, plus a 15-minute intermission.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents The Secret Garden on March 5-8, 2020, at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts are available.

About Connor Gallagher
A 2006 graduate of CCM’s Musical Theatre program, Connor Gallagher is thrilled to re­turn to CCM to direct The Secret Garden. He most recently created choreography for the worldwide Broadway phenomenon Beetlejuice, currently playing in New York at the Winter Garden Theatre. Gallagher works extensively with the Walt Disney Company, most recently directing and choreographing a new adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, based on the 2017 film. The production won the international Brass Ring Award and is currently running onboard the Disney Dream. He’s choreographed music videos for artists VINCINT, Stefan Benz and 2020 Best New Artist Grammy nominee Tank and the Bangas. Other selected credits include The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company, 2016 Astaire Award), Found (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Camelot (Westport), the world-premiere stage adaptation of Disney’s Tangled (Disney Creative Entertainment), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit Playhouse), The Twelve (Denver Center), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), Vanity Fair (Shakespeare DC and San Francisco ACT), Dancing at Lughnasa (Two River) and more than a dozen shows for Theatreworks USA. Gallagher choreographed the hit musical adaptation of Elf, which has had more than a dozen touring companies since 2012, with sit-down runs at Madison Square Garden and the Kennedy Center. Gallagher has created choreography for Glidden Paint, Luxxotica Eyewear, Hanky Panky underwear, the Writers Guild Awards and the HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe. Gallagher is currently developing the new musical It’s The Bear, two new works with Disney Creative and an international arena show that will debut in 2021. Gallagher made his Broadway debut as a performer in Beauty and the Beast. Visit connorgallagher.com for more information.

The Secret Garden Billing Credits

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

The Secret Garden” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Creative Team

  • Connor Gallagher, director and choreographer
  • Jeremy Robin Lyons*, musical director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher, scenic designer
  • Evan Carlson*, lighting designer
  • Zach Buscher* and Seth Howard*, prop masters
  • Andrew Volzer*, production stage manager
  • Dean Mogle, costume designer
  • Marnee Porter*, wig and make-up designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Zoe Mezoff as Mary Lennox
  • Delaney Guyer as Lily
  • Madison Hagler as Archibald Craven
  • Sam Pickart as Dr. Neville Craven
  • Anna Chase Lanier as Martha
  • Kurtis Bradley Brown as Dickon
  • Jenna Bienvenue as Colin
  • Britta Cowan as Mrs. Medlock
  • Jamie Goodson as Mrs. Winthrop/Jane
  • Nick Berninger as Ben
  • Christian Feliciano as Fakir
  • Sofie Flores as Ayah
  • Mikayla Renfrow as Rose Lennox
  • Matt Copley as Captain Albert Lennox
  • Michael Canu as Lt. Peter Wright
  • Elijah King as Lt. Ian Shaw
  • Hank Von Kolnitz as Major Holmes
  • Veronica Stern as Claire Holmes
  • Jack Brewer as Major Shelley
  • Zoë Grolnick as Mrs. Shelley
  • Bailee Endebrock as Alice
  • Chip Hawver as William
  • Cassie Maurer as Betsy
  • David Littlefield as Timothy
  • Swings: Sasha Spitz and Cole Harksen
  • Dance Captains: Michael Canu and Bailee Endebrock

Performance Times

  • 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

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $35.50. 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.


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CCM Shares Artistic Menu of Moveable Feast Performances

Cincinnati’s premier fundraiser returns next Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, when UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents Moveable Feast. Take a look at this year’s artistic menu to create your own schedule of 20-minute samplings of live entertainment, along with backstage tours and much more.

For one night only, Cincinnati audiences can experience CCM’s student stars of tomorrow in a variety of performances that showcase the full spectrum of the performing and media arts. Tickets to Moveable Feast are on sale now and can be purchased online at ccm.uc.edu/moveablefeast or over the phone at 513-556-2100.

The festivities begin with cocktails and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. CCM’s Jazz Orchestra kicks off the performances with a tribute to The Rolling Stones in Corbett Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Then attendees are free to roam CCM Village to create their own menu of artistic experiences including a dazzling light show, acting, dance, musical theatre and opera performances; concerts by CCM’s Chamber Choir, Steel Drum Band, Chamber Winds and piano students; and more! The evening concludes with a grand finale performance by the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra at 10 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

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Hosted by CCMpower — a dedicated volunteer group comprised of fans, advocates and alumni — Moveable Feast showcases students and faculty members in an evening of world-class live entertainment. The funds raised by the event enable CCMpower to fuel the future of the arts by awarding student scholarships and grants. Attendees roam through the expansive CCM Village, socializing and enjoying dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering while creating their own menu of artistic experiences. A complete list of performance details is below.

Moveable Feast Artistic Menu

Attendees will receive a program with a map of CCM Village and performance information. The below performances are organized by location.

JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRELUDE
The CCM Jazz Orchestra Rolling Stones Project features vocalist Clyde Brown in popular hits by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards including Honky Tonk Woman, Wild Horses and Satisfaction.

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Corbett Auditorium

STEEL DRUM BAND
Featuring two traditional Trinidadian tunes by Boogsie Sharpe and two new pop arrangements by CCM students.

  • Time: 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Corbett Auditorium

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA FINALE
Featuring Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, 4. Allegro con spirito.

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Location: Corbett Auditorium

BACKSTAGE TOURS
Go behind-the-scenes to visit CCM’s Hair, Wig and Make-Up studios and get an up-close view of the creative work that goes into making our performers ready for the stage. Tours meet in the CCM Atrium and will require some stairs.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in the CCM Atrium

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Learn about the student-created documentary “The Fifth Mode” that follows UC Engineering students who design a Hyperloop pod and made it to the finals of Elon Musk’s International SpaceX Hyperloop Competition.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 3140c

THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
Meet CCM’s outstanding student designers and view their senior portfolios, which feature the stunning work you’ve seen on CCM stages. If you’re lucky, you may get a sneak peek at upcoming production designs!

  • Times: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 3240

LIGHTING SHOWCASE: BOOM!
Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s stage lighting, technical production and sound students as they unite to present performance art of robotic lighting and technical systems integration.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater

CHAMBER WINDS
Enjoy hearing CCM students perform Carl Reinecke’s Octet, Op. 126.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
  • Location: Room 3250

PIANO
CCM piano students perform Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse and the Romance and Tarantella from Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for 2 pianos at 8:30 p.m. The 9:30 p.m. performance features the Rachmaninoff piece and Liszt’s Rigoletto-Paraphrase.

  • Times: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 3250

CHAMBER CHOIR
The CCM Chamber Choir and Graduate Brass Quintet present a cappella masterworks and a highlight from our Feast of Carols performance. Featuring graduate choral conducting students.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
  • Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

MUSICAL THEATRE
Enjoy performances of pop songs and contemporary Broadway hits from the Musical Theatre Freshman Women and CCM’s Musical Theatre Class of 2020 present a medley featuring songs River Deep, Mountain High; Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Go Into Your Dance.

  • Times: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

PREPARATORY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The rising stars from CCM Prep present music, dance and musical theatre performances.

  • Times: 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 3705

DANCE
CCM Ballet Ensemble presents En Tournée, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich with choreography by Jiang Qi.

  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

OPERA
CCM Artist Diploma students perform selections from beloved operas including The Bartered Bride, The Magic Flute and Candide.

  • Times: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

ACTING
k. Jenny Jones, the only woman in the country recognized as a “Fight Master” by the Society of American Fight Directors, and CCM’s Acting Class of 2021 give a sneak peek into the illusion and magic of stage combat!

  • Time: 9 p.m.
  • Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

Event Location

CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to Moveable Feast are on sale now and can be purchased online at ccm.uc.edu/moveablefeast or over the telephone at 513-556-2100.

  • Soloist Package: $600 – price includes two tickets to Moveable Feast and two tickets to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase (March 13, 2020), valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Patron Package: $225 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, one ticket to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Host Ticket: $150 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • General Public Tickets: $75 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast
  • CCM Alumni and Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $50 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast

Seating is limited. Event proceeds raised by CCMpower support student scholarships for CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” and help fund student and ensemble travel, master class opportunities and collaborative projects.

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.

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

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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
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation
KMK Law
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
PNC
Jeff Thomas Catering
Event Sponsors

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Voice Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

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CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents "The Rocky Horror Show." Photos by Mark Lyons.

First Look: CCMONSTAGE ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents "The Rocky Horror Show." Photos by Mark Lyons.

CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents “The Rocky Horror Show.” Photos by Mark Lyons.

Tickets are going fast for CCM’s performances of The Rocky Horror ShowThe CCMONSTAGE musical only has limited tickets left for the performances on Oct. 31, Nov. 1-3, 9 and 10, 2019. Tickets can be purchased through the CCM Box Office. For mature audiences.

Take a first look at the cult musical in the gallery below. Photos by Mark Lyons.

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The demand is high for CCMONSTAGE‘s 2019-20 musical theatre productions. After experiencing the college’s production of 42nd Street last week, ArtsWave dubbed CCM as “the jewel in the Queen City’s crown.” The League of Cincinnati Theatres beckoned audiences to “come see the future of Broadway at CCM and get a first look at the next generation headed to the Great White Way.”

After The Rocky Horror Show closes, you only have one more chance to see CCM’s musical theatre stars in action during the 2019-20 performance season. The next big musical presented by CCM is The Secret Garden, which runs March 5-8, 2020 in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets for CCM’s spring production of Bright Star (April 2-5, 2020) are currently booked up!

A female explorer emerging from foliage in a promotional image for the musical 'The Secret Garden.' Photo by Mark Lyons.Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden is directed and choreographed by CCM alumnus Connor Gallagher (BFA, ’06) who is currently the choreographer for Broadway’s Beetlejuice. The Secret Garden is a “turn-of-the-century fairy tale” (Los Angeles Times) that won three Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. Centered on an orphaned girl and her ailing cousin, the musical offers a magical tale of forgiveness and renewal. Learn more about the musical and purchase tickets while you still can!


Richard O’Brien’s
The Rocky Horror Show

Creative Team

  • Vincent DeGeorge, Director/Choreographer
  • Stephen Goers, Musical Director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Maddie Kevelson*, costume designer
  • Michael E. Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Hannah Werle*, sound designer
  • Kelly Yurko, wig & make-up designer
  • Abby Sauer*, production stage manager
  • Chris Jacobs*, associate sound designer
  • Payton Epperson*, prop master
  • K. Jenny Jones, fight/intimacy director
  • Sammi Grant*, dialect coach
  • Elle Zambarano*, assistant director
  • Em Joy, community educator

* CCM Student

Cast

  • Jake Waford as Brad
  • Mikayla Renfrow as Janet
  • John Harrison as Narrator
  • Erich Schleck as Riff-Raff
  • Sofie Flores as Magenta
  • Delaney Guyer as Columbia
  • Ethan Zeph as Frank ‘N’ Furter
  • Andrew Alstat as Rocky
  • Joseph (Hank) Von Kolnitz as Eddie/ Dr. Scott
  • Britta Cowan, Jack Johnson, Christian Kidd, Tyler Martin, Sasha Spitz, Brandon Schumacker, Veronica Stern, Jordyn Walker as Phantoms

Performance Times

  • 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 

*Please note that parking and traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game on Thursday, Oct. 31 and due to UC Homecoming activities on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9.

CCM strongly encourages patrons to purchase pre-paid parking passes to UC’s CCM Garage through the Box Office for just $8. UC Parking Services will be charging “Special Event” rates.

Location

Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $29; student discounts and group rates are also available. Ticketing is limited.

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. Patrons can purchase pre-paid parking for UC’s CCM Garage through the CCM Box Office. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

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

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

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

CCM Slideshows CCMONSTAGE Faculty Fanfare

Classic Broadway Hit ’42nd Street’ Opens CCM’s 2019-20 Musical Series This Thursday

The CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents the ultimate show-biz musical “42nd Street” on Oct. 24-27, 2019. Tickets available online.

Declared by Playbill Magazine as one of the most represented schools on Broadway, CCM presents 42nd Street on Oct. 24-27, 2019 at Corbett Auditorium. Featuring tap dancing and classic show tunes, CCM’s musical theatre student stars of tomorrow bring this beloved story to life on stage with all of the glitz and glamour of the Great White Way.

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?

Lee Roy Reams in Broadway's "42nd Street."

Lee Roy Reams in Broadway’s “42nd Street.”

Featuring music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, 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.”

A special guest and distinguished alumnus returns to CCM during the run of 42nd Street to work with musical theatre students. Lee Roy Reams (’64, ‘82; HonDoc ’98) originated the role of Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street when it opened on Broadway in 1980. He was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance. Reams’ master class at CCM will focus on auditioning, the importance and impact on 42nd Street in the realm of American musical theatre, tap dancing and the “business of the business.”

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents 42nd Street on Oct. 24-27, 2019, at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

42nd Street Billing Credits

  • 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.

42nd Street is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, www.tamswitmark.com

Creative Team

  • Diana Lala, director
  • Roger Grodsky, musical director
  • Diana Lala and Katie Johannigman, co-choreographers
  • Mark Halpin, scenic designer
  • Reba Senske, costume designer
  • Jeremy Mayo*, lighting designer
  • Hankyu Lee*, sound designer
  • Samantha Kittle*, wig and make-up designer
  • Jennelle John-Lewis*, production stage manager
  • Eddy Mineishi*, associate sound designer
  • Ashley Crockett*, prop master
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight director
  • Sammi Grant, dialect coach

Cast List

  • Michael Canu as Andy Lee
  • Joey Vaz as Oscar
  • Matthew Skrovan as Mac
  • Zoë Grolnick as Annie
  • Camila Paquet as Maggie Jones
  • John Collins as Bert Barry
  • Anna Chase Lanier as Ethel
  • Kylie Liya Page as Diane
  • Tori Heinlein as Gladys
  • Jack Brewer as Billy Lawlor
  • Bailee Endebrock as Peggy Sawyer
  • Allison Bossart as Lorraine
  • Haley Holcomb as Phyllis
  • Nick Berninger as Julian Marsh
  • Jamie Goodson as Dorothy Brock
  • Sam Cohen as Abner Dillon
  • Sam Pickart as Pat Denning
  • Madison Hagler, Stone Mountain as Thugs
  • Kurtis Brown as Doctor
  • Ensemble: Jenna Bienvenue, Kurtis Brown, Carina Florio, Ashton Francis, Alloria Frayser, Madison Hagler, Cole Harksen, Chip Hawver, Tori Heinlein, Kai Horvit, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson, Anna Chase Lanier, David Littlefield, Kylie Liya Page, Cassie Maurer, Eli Mayer, Kassi McMillan, Chesney Mitchell, Stone Mountain, Eli Owens, Ben Pimental, Aaron Richert, Sammy Schechter, Quinn Surdez, Abby Tucker, Julia Yameen, Jess Zylstra
  • Swings: Christian Feliciano and Delaney Benson
  • Dance Captain: Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson
  • Tap Captain: Zoë Grolnick
  • Assistant Director: Elijah King

Performance Times

  • 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

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $35.50. 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.


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

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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