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City of Cincinnati Declares Oct. 20 “CCM Musical Theatre Day”

In an official proclamation, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has declared Oct. 20, 2018, as "CCM Musical Theatre Day" in honor of the program's 50th anniversary.

In an official proclamation, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has declared Oct. 20, 2018, as “CCM Musical Theatre Day” in honor of the program’s 50th anniversary.

The City of Cincinnati has officially declared Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, as “CCM Musical Theatre Day” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s legendary BFA program in musical theatre!

CCM commemorates this milestone with a special gala performance of Guys and Dolls on the evening of Oct. 20. Arts lovers are invited to get “all dolled up” for a 7-9:30 p.m. performance of the Broadway classic in CCM’s newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium and then enjoy the Guys and Dolls-themed “Saints and Sinners Bash” afterparty in the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center!

Tickets and event details are available online at uc.edu/news/articles/legacy/enews/2018/08/e26724 or over the phone at 513-556-2100.

CCM Musical Theatre major Frankie Thams and Acting alumna Mackenzie “Kenzie” Clark in a Guys and Dolls promotional image. Photo/Mark Lyons, graphic design/Mikki Graff.

CCM’s Mainstage Series will also present performances of Guys and Dolls on Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 27. Learn more about these performances at uc.edu/news/articles/2018/10/n203102.
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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors: Graeter’s Ice Cream

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GUYS AND DOLLS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 http://www.MTIShows.com

CCM News

CCM Shares Fall 2018 Calendar of Major Events

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents more than 100 major public performances in fall 2018. The largest single source of performing arts events in Ohio, CCM’s fall performance series runs Sept. 6 through Dec. 16, 2018.

CCM's Fall Calendar Cover

Click the graphic to download CCM’s 2018 Fall Calendar.

Fall semester sees the grand finale of CCM’s Bernstein at 100 Festival, which is part of a world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of influential American composer, conductor, author, lecturer and pianist Leonard Bernstein. CCM’s student and faculty artists will celebrate Bernstein’s monumental career with concerts, film screenings and more — beginning with a joint concert by the CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra on September 14. The Festival concludes on November 4 with a rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story by the CCM Jazz Orchestra.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of CCM’s Musical Theatre program, which was the first BFA Musical Theatre program in the United States. The anniversary season kicks off on September 16 with a Birthday Cabaret featuring nearly a dozen alumni who have performed on Broadway and beyond. The celebration continues with a pair of classic musicals from Broadway’s golden age: Guys and Dolls (October 19-27) and Godspell (November 8-10).

This fall’s lineup includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatrical and dance productions, choral, piano and winds performances and much more! You can learn about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or picking up a Fall 2018 Calendar of Major Events at the CCM Box Office.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmfall2018calendarbooklet
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EVENT INFORMATION
All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

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

PURCHASING TICKETS
Unless indicated otherwise in the event listings below, tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Subscription packages and flex ticket packages are on sale now! Single tickets for all Concert Series performances go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Single tickets for all Mainstage Series productions go on sale Monday, Sept. 10.

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6
• Faculty Artist Series •
Aik Khai Pung
An evening of music from the East and West. Instruments include piano, violin, viola da gamba, erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Chinese hammered dulcimer.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Donna Loewy, piano
Celebrating Donna Loewy’s 70th birthday, this special recital features alumni guest artists from CCM’s voice and piano programs.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
Demarre McGill, flute
Mark Ostoich, oboe
Dwight Parry, oboe
Ron Aufmann, clarinet
William Winstead, bassoon
Alan Siebert, trumpet
Maria Fuller, piano
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Alan Rafferty, cello
Jeongeun Park, viola
Featuring works by Johann Wilhlm Hertel, Virgil Thomson, Alexander Aruntunian, Andrey Rubtsov and Alexandre Tansman.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
A VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano
The Ariel Quartet
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Michael Unger, harpsichord
Rob Turner, baroque flute
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Won-Bin Yim, violin
Daniel Weeks, tenor

Featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a; Jennifer Higdon’s Love Sweet and duets for soprano and tenor by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Demarre McGill, flute
Awadagin Pratt, piano

Featuring the world premiere of a work for flute and piano by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ernst von Dohnányi’s Aria and César Franck’s Sonata for flute and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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The Ariel Quartet presents four concerts at CCM in 2018-19.8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet
Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:
MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 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. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Friedemann Immer, trumpet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

Concert Orchestra:
CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
THOMPSON: Excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (1932)
DIAMOND: Music to Romeo and Juliet (1947)
Philharmonia:
COPLAND: El Salón México
BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NEW TIME 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Prestige Series Event •
THE BIRTHDAY CABARET
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CCM Musical Theatre Program
Devised and Directed by Aubrey Berg
Join CCM Musical Theatre graduates from the past five decades in a salute to Broadway old and new. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pam Myers (BFA, 1969), emcee Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993) and our newest stars of tomorrow, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

Birthday Cabaret Sponsors: J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett and Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
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RESCHEDULED to Jan. 23, 2019
8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •

Dror Biran, piano
Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin

Featuring sonatas by Prokofiev and Brahms.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
ICONS: MOZART, STRAVINSKY AND WAGNER
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Players and Café MoMus have combined to become the CCM Chamber Orchestra! It begins its inaugural season with chamber works by three iconic composers:
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
STRAVINSKY: Septet
MOZART: Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
MUSICAL TEMPO AT THE CLOSE OF THE LONG 19TH CENTURY
Leslie Blasius, University of Wisconsin

In a recent study, Roger Grant excavates the supercession of Renaissance mensuration by the measure in the concerted music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Key to this is an abstraction, the early-modern conception of measure as constituted a coordinated system of isynchronous pulses. Balancing this abstraction is the notion that the measure creates rhythmic characters, joining specific meters to specific tempi. For Grant, the inherent contradiction in this tempo giusto system reaches a point of crisis in the early 19th century, when the combinatorial possibilities for joining meter and tempo overwhelm the conventional list of rhythmic topoi. Thus a further abstraction, the introduction of naturalised time in the form of the metronome. We might extend Grant’s argument, noting that naturalised time in the 19th century is itself balanced by the performative time of the tempo rubato. This, Blasius argues, gives rise by the close of the century to a new phenomenology of tempo, one predicated on the possibilities of mutable tempi, on a distinction between notated tempo and perceived velocity, and on the limit-case of the Durchgang, the breakthrough in which tempo itself is dissolved.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

A truly unforgettable evening of music, which celebrates the beginning of a new era for CCM Wind Studies.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Op. 96
THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun
WILSON: Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 2
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds begins the season with an evening of classics from three centuries of music.
CATEL: Overture in C
JACOB: Old Wine in New Bottles
STRAUSS: Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
DVORAK: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Jazz Series •
THE LEGEND OF BENNY CARTER
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Count Basie knew a thing or two about swing when he asked Benny Carter to write two iconic albums’ worth of music for his band in 1960-61: The Legend and Kansas City Suite. Join us to celebrate these heights of sophisticated swing.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
• Winds Series •
INSPIRATIONS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor

Inspired by various muses including nature, historical sites, spirituality and self, this program features American folk tunes, the poetry of Robert Hass and the genius of award-winning composers.
COPLAND: An Outdoor Overture
J.S. BACH: My Jesus! Oh What Anguish!
MASLANKA: Golden Light
RESPIGHI: Huntingtower Ballad
DOOLEY: Meditation at Lagunitas
GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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CANCELED
4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
LOVE IN ITS SEASONS
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone
Donna Loewy, piano

SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
BRAHMS: Four duets, Op. 28
DONIZETTI: Selections from Les nuits d’été à Pausilippe
FAURÉ: Tarantelle
SAINT-SAËNS: El desdichado
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir

Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, conductors
CCM Alumnus Graeme Langager, guest conductor

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir featuring classics, folk, jazz, spirituals and recent choral works.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Faculty Artist Series •
MYTH, MEMORY
Stephen Ferre, composer
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
Featuring guest artist Diane Hunger, alto saxophone
Diane Hunger of the Mana Quartet performs works by faculty composer Stephen Ferre, including the premiere of the chamber ensemble version of From Her Husband’s Hand with CCM students, Remembering the Night Sky for alto saxophone and mixed quartet, and Labyrinth, a semi-finalist for the 2017-18 American Prize in Composition – Orchestra Division.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mark Gibson and Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF OLIVER NELSON
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of one of the West Coast’s greatest band leaders.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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"The Government Inspector" promo image by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
• Mainstage Acting Series •
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the original by Nikolai Gogol
Richard E. Hess, director
When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, a case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Part farce, part slapstick and wholly entertaining, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $28-32 adults, $18-21 non-UC students, $16-19 UC students

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
• Faculty Artist Series •
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
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.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
SCALES OF JUSTICE
Robert Clarida, Reitler Kailas and Rosenblatt, LLC
Judith Finell, Judith Finell MusicServices Inc.
This presentation focuses on the recent high-profile litigation between the Marvin Gaye estate and songwriters Pharell Williams and Robin Thicke over their hit song Blurred Lines, and the ways in which it has (and has not) changed the landscape of music litigation, specifically with regard to the standard of substantial similarity.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• Orchestra Series •
ELGAR, CHAUSSON AND DVORÁK
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

ELGAR: In the South, Op. 50
CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating over 40 years of residencies at CCM, virtuoso Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
The Kim Pensyl Group
Featuring CCM Commercial Music Production Director Kim Pensyl, piano, and faculty artists Aaron Jacobs, bass; John Taylor, drums; and Rusty Burge, vibraphone, performing original music by CCM faculty members.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
• Orchestra Series •
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune
DEBUSSY: Rapsodie pour Saxophone
RAVEL: Shéhérazade
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel arr.)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Studio Acting Series •
EURYDICE
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Susan Felder, director

Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking poetry, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: WEST SIDE STORY
Leonard Bernstein’s musical score shines in in this Academy Award-winning film, which is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. Starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as the “star-crossed lovers,” the film features beloved songs such as Maria, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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8 p.m. Oct. 15
• Guest Artist Recital •
Paul Watkins, cello
James Tocco, piano
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations for piano and cello in F Major on Mozart’s Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op. 66
JOAN TOWER: Très Lent (Hommage à Messiaen) (1994)
JOAN TOWER: Wild Run (Composed for and dedicated to Paul Watkins and James Tocco) (2018)
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata, Op. 65 (1961)
BERNSTEIN: Three Meditations from “Mass” for cello and piano, arranged by the composer (1977)
BRAHMS: Sonata No. 2 for piano and cello, Op. 99
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Caffé Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
• Winds Series •
THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds presents an evening of music from prominent 20th century composers, including Kurt Weill’s classic suite from his Threepenny Opera.
BENNETT: Reflections on a 16th Century Tune
KURKA: The Good Soldier Schweik Suite
WEILL: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Winds Series
RHYTHM, GROOVE, DANCE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Paul Schuette

The CCM Wind Symphony performs compositions from a broad spectrum of composers ranging from the complexity of 21st-century, rhythm-driven works to the nuanced grace of 19th-century French ballet.
ARCHER: Common Threads
COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
GANDOLFI: Vientos y Tangos
SCHUETTE: Still Life with Rhythms and Echoes
MASSENET: Ballet Music from Le Cid
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
GUYS AND DOLLS
A MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is the perfect musical comedy from Broadway’s “golden age” and 1950 season. Nathan Detroit is a gambler trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafés of Havana, Cuba and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $32-36 adults, $23-26 non-UC students, $19-22 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Graeter’s Ice Cream
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
MIDWEST COMPOSERS SYMPOSIUM: OPENING CONCERT
CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Chorale and CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, Aik Khai Pung and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors
 

Premiere performances of winning compositions entered into the Midwest Composers Symposium, representing works of students from CCM, Indiana University, University of Iowa and University of Michigan.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
MIDWEST COMPOSERS SYMPOSIUM: PARTICIPANTS CONCERTS
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Guys and Dolls Performance
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Saints and Sinners Bash
• A CCMpower Benefit •
GUYS AND DOLLS AND THE
SAINTS AND SINNERS BASH
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Show your saintly support and have a sinfully good time by celebrating the 50th anniversary of CCM’s legendary Musical Theatre program and help us welcome new CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein back to his alma mater during this CCMpower Gala Event. The evening includes a Mainstage Series performance of the classic Broadway fable Guys and Dolls followed by the Saints and Sinners Bash. Event proceeds support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships. Please note that CCM’s Moveable Feast will take a one-year hiatus in honor of this event, and will return in January 2020.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium (Guys and Dolls performance) and UC’s Tangeman University Center (Saints and Sinners Bash)
Tickets: Special pricing applies. Call 513-556-2100 for tickets and information.
Dress: All Dolled Up (1940s attire encouraged)

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Graeter’s Ice Cream
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: ON THE WATERFRONT
A 1954 American crime drama starring Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront is about an ex-boxer turned longshoreman who struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. The Academy Award-winning film features Leonard Bernstein’s only original film score that was not adapted from a stage production with songs.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
• Guest Artist Series •
PROJECT TRIO MASTER CLASS
Project Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composers/performers from New York: Peter Seymour, double bass; Greg Pattillo, flute; and Eric Stephenson, cello. This master class is open to the general public. Project Trio is presented by the Mayerson JCC. The trio’s residency will culminate with a performance on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Mayerson JCC, visit MayersonJCC.org for tickets.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
MAHLER, BERNSTEIN AND JEWISH IDENTITY
Matthew Mugmon, University of Arizona
Location: Albino Gorno Memorial CCM Library, UC’s Blegen Library, 4th floor
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Choral and Orchestra Series •
J.S. BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION
CCM Chamber Choir and Concert Orchestra
Featuring faculty artist Daniel Weeks, tenor, and student soloists
Earl Rivers, conductor
Audrey Chait, stage director

J.S. Bach’s visceral rendering of the St. John Passion is offered in a unique staged performance, illuminating the dramatic intensity of this cherished Baroque masterwork. Sung in German with English surtitles.
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• 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
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Studio Acting Series •
5TH ANNUAL CCM 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
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: ON THE TOWN
Directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly, On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens. It was adapted from the Broadway stage musical of the same name and stars Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin as fun-loving sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:
HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 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. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, narrator
Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, this program features CCM faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.
TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
THOMSON: A Solemn Music
COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
COPLAND: Quiet City
BERNSTEIN: Suite from Mass
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NOVEMBER

Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
PIANOPALOOZA CELEBRATES LENNY
Michael Chertock, music coordinator
This program will feature the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story played by CCM faculty artists Michael Chertock and James Tocco, who will also play Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México. Additional works will be performed by faculty artists Mark Gibson, Sandra Rivers and student Kara Huber.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
GOD HAS NO COUNTRY
Written and Performed by guest artist Donal Courtney, the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland-based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s one-man show God Has No Country tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerrryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. Told with Irish humor and sensitivity, the story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defense of those suffering under the tyranny of the fascists. Made possible with special support in memory of Andrew Huyler Ramsey, CCM Acting 2018.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
SONGFEST AND FANCY FREE
CCM Philharmonia

Featuring CCM student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Philharmonia in its final concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. One of the composer’s finest achievements, Songfest, blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and was a huge success when it premiered to sold-out crowds at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1944.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• Winds Series •
SUITES AND A SYMPHONY
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Suites, symphonies and overtures are all forms of music associated closely with the Classical Era. Hear how these composers adapted these forms for chamber winds in new and old styles.
MENDELSSOHN: Overture in C Major, Op. 24
SEEGER: Suite for Woodwind Quintet
GORB: Symphony No. 1 in C
BIRD: Suite in D
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/Prestige Event Series •
STAN KENTON’S WEST SIDE STORY
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Vaughn Wiester, guest conductor

CCM’s Bernstein Celebration concludes with this rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story. This is the record that gave Kenton his first Grammy Award and introduced the band to a whole new generation of listeners. Guest conductor and Stan Kenton scholar Vaughn Wiester will also present a pre-concert talk.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Choral Series •
REFLECTIONS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present music of Brahms, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Roberto Plano, piano
Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
GODSPELL
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director
Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
• Winds Series •
TIME AND PLACE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
This program takes the audience on a musical journey from Vienna in the 1920s to folk singers in the countryside of England, and from Mexican festivals to the beginning of one’s slumber.
KRENEK: Three Merry Marches
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy
GORB: Awayday
GOULD: American Salute
WHITACRE: Sleep
OWEN REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
• Choral and Winds Series •
SIXTEN’S ST. JOHN PASSION
CCM Chorale with CCM Wind Symphony and CCM student soloists
Brett Scott, conductor
This program showcases the regional premiere of Fredrik Sixten’s St. John Passion, featuring CCM student soloists, chorus, organ and woodwind quintet. Also featured is Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis.
Location: Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
• Jazz Series •
DRUM WORLD
Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor
Featuring the music of some of the masters of jazz drums, including Art Blakey, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
THE MODERN SEXTETS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors
The CCM Chamber Orchestra performs works for sextet(s) by iconic living composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Steve Reich, as well as a world premiere of a new string quartet by CCM alumnus Kyle Werner.
PENDERECKI: Sextet
WERNER: String Quartet No. 2 (world premiere)
REICH: Double Sextet
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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"The Turn of the Screw" preview photography by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Mainstage Opera Series •
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after a story by Henry James
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Vince DeGeorge, director
Based on Henry James’ classic ghost-story novella, Britten’s compelling chamber opera presents the story of a governess charged with the care of two orphaned children at their absentee uncle’s country estate, where the ghosts of a former valet and his lover haunt the grounds. With a blend of arresting motifs and stirring lyricism, the action moves with incredible fluidity, creating a chilling tale of sexual repression and the corruption of innocence. For mature audiences.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $32-36 adults, $23-26 non-UC students, $19-22 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater’s New Works Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
EURYDICE
Matthew Aucoin, composer
Sarah Ruhl, librettist
Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of this new, original work that reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine.
Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXII
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors

Join us for a thrilling evening of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the UC Bearcat Band, culminating in an epic performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Choral Series •
FRENCH VOCAL MUSIC
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor

Members of the CCM Chorale present a concert of French art song and choral selections by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Poulenc.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, music director

Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
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.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, music director
Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock”
LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3
SCRIABIN: The Poem of Ecstasy, Symphony No. 4, Op. 54
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
FESTIVUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring CCM alumnus Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

A Festivus for the rest of us featuring the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ Bass Trombone Concerto conducted by Maestro Mark Gibson alongside other classics.
Wind Ensemble:
PROKOFIEV: March, Op. 99
MACKEY: Hymn to a Blue Hour
DELLO JOIO: Variants on a Medieval Tune
GINASTERA: “Danza Final” from Estancia
Wind Symphony:
IVES: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord”
BENSON: The Passing Bell
THOMAS: Magneticfireflies
FUCHS: Bass Trombone Concerto (world premiere)
REED: Russian Christmas Music
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
• Orchestra Series •
VERDI, BRITTEN AND RACHMANINOFF
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
VERDI: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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DECEMBER

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Prestige Event Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer
Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Winds Series •
FIGURES IN THE GARDEN
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

From selections from Mozart’s iconic opera The Marriage of Figaro to a late 20th century setting of its most popular tunes, this concert is sure to delight all.
MOZART: Selections from The Marriage of Figaro
DOVE: Figures in the Garden
BERNARD: Divertissement, Op. 36
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the fifth year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with Santa Fe Opera/San Francisco Opera’s “Opera for All Voices” Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
POSTVILLE: HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD
Music by Laura Kaminsky

Libretto by Kimberly Reed
Postville: Hometown to the World is the latest piece by composer Laura Kaminsky and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, known for their partnership on the critically acclaimed opera As One, concerning the journey of a transgender person, which was featured in Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival. Their new work takes place in Postville, Iowa, which bills itself as the “Hometown to the World,” but which is known for a massive 2008 raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at a Kosher meat-packing plant, in which over a tenth of the town’s population was arrested and deported. This new work was created for the “Opera for All Voices” program, which is led by Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera, and includes the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera. It is Kaminsky and Reed’s second work to participate in Opera Fusion: New Works, following their opera Some Light Emerges, which had a short residency in September 2016.
Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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"Birthday Variations" preview photography by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
• Mainstage Dance Series •
BIRTHDAY VARIATIONS:
CELEBRATING THE ART OF MOTION

Dierdre Carberry, director
CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members. The thrilling highlight of the evening is Birthday Variations, set to music by Giuseppe Verdi and staged by guest artist Nicole Duffy Robertson, a répétiteur for the Gerald Arpino Foundation. The performance of Birthday Variations, an Arpino ballet, is presented with the permission of the Gerald Arpino Foundation and has been produced in accordance with the Foundation service standards established and provided by the Foundation.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $28-32 adults, $18-21 non-UC students, $16-19 UC students

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
FOLK INSPIRATIONS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Featuring faculty artist Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
The CCM Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Players and Café MoMus) is joined by faculty artist Quinn Patrick Ankrum for Luciano Berio’s beautifully eclectic Folk Songs. The performance is highlighted by Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring Ballet.
REVUELTAS: Ocho por Radio
BERIO: Folk Songs
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring, ballet version for Martha Graham
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir

Featuring guest choirs from Oak Hills, Kings and Milford High Schools and the School for Creative and Performing Arts
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger, Amy Thompson, Tracy Carpenter, Hope Milthaler and Laurie Wyant, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2018 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-20 adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter 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
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Stull, 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
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director

Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13
• Winds Series •
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 music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SINGING IN THE SEASON
Cincinnati Youth Choir

Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
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
Admission: FREE
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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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

 Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

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

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

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

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

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

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

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

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

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

Choral Studies Sponsors
 

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

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

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

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

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

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

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

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CCM Acting 2017-18 Studio Series Production of "H2O: A Play about Water." Photo by Kaelin Butts.

CCM Announces 2018-19 Studio Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents 11 exciting productions as part of its 2018-19 Studio Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera. This annual series of performing and media arts events features CCM’s acclaimed “stars of tomorrow” in a collection of scaled-down stagings set in the Cohen Family Studio Theater and other intimate performance spaces.

CCM Acting's 2017-18 Studio Series production of "H2O: A Play about Water," which was presented at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August.

CCM Acting’s 2017-18 Studio Series production of “H2O: A Play about Water,” which was presented at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August. Photo by Kaelin Butts.

The studio series opens in October with Eurydice, a reimagined take on the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. October also sees the return of the 48-Hour Film Festival, which showcases eight student-created short films produced over the course of a single weekend. In November, CCM’s Musical Theatre program celebrates its 50th anniversary with Stephen Schwartz’s golden hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971, Godspell. The fall studio series concludes with two world-premieres produced by the Opera Fusion: New Works Lab in partnership with Cincinnati Opera.

The series continues in February 2019 with two opera productions — Johann Strauss’ classic Die Fledermaus and William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight. CCM’s popular Dance Student Choreographer’s Showcase and TRANSMIGRATION Festival of Student-Created New Works both return in March. CCM presents the Cincinnati premiere of Yeast Nation in April and the series concludes later that month with Association of Controlled Dreamers, which was commissioned during CCM’s 2017 Summer Playwrights Workshop.

The complete 2018-19 Studio Series lineup is listed below. Titles and dates are subject to change.

TICKETS AND PARKING INFORMATION
All Studio Series performances are free and open to the general public, but reservations are required and seating is limited. Reservations can be made the week of each show by visiting the CCM Box Office in UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts or by calling 513-556-4183.

Unless otherwise noted, all Studio Series productions take place in CCM’s intimate and versatile “black box” performance space, the Cohen Family Studio Theater.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates. For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM’s 2018-19 STUDIO SERIES
Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Studio Acting Series •
EURYDICE
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Susan Felder, director

Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking poetry, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. CCM and the Cincinnati opera will also present an operatic version of this play in November.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Studio Acting Series •
5TH ANNUAL CCM 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
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
GODSPELL
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director

Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater’s New Works Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
EURYDICE
Matthew Aucoin, composer
Sarah Ruhl, librettist

Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of this new, original work that reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. CCM Acting presents the original play of Ruhl’s Eurydice in October.

Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.

Opera Fusion New Works Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with Santa Fe Opera/San Francisco Opera’s “Opera for All Voices” Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
POSTVILLE: HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD
Music by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Kimberly Reed

Postville: Hometown to the World is the latest piece by composer Laura Kaminsky and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, known for their partnership on the critically acclaimed opera As One, concerning the journey of a transgender person, which was featured in Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival. Their new work takes place in Postville, Iowa, which bills itself as the “Hometown to the World,” but which is known for a massive 2008 raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at a Kosher meat-packing plant, in which over a tenth of the town’s population was arrested and deported. This new work was created for the “Opera for All Voices” program, which is led by Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera, and includes the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera. It is Kaminsky and Reed’s second work to participate in Opera Fusion: New Works, following their opera Some Light Emerges, which had a short residency in September 2016.

Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.

Opera Fusion New Works Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10
• CCM Opera d’arte– Undergraduate Opera Series •
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Music and libretto by Johann Strauss
Kenneth Shaw, director
Amy Johnson, co-producer
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Matthew Worth, assistant stage director

Updated to free and frivolous 1920s Vienna, this most popular operetta returns to CCM with its captivating melodies and a few wry surprises!

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
• Studio Opera Series •
DINNER AT EIGHT
Music by William Bolcom
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Daniel Mallampalli, conductor
Audrey Chait, director

Dinner at Eight is a comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. It is a Depression-era comedy of manners in which the wife of a once-affluent shipping magnate plans a society dinner for an assortment of wealthy or well-born acquaintances. Eventually, the guests’ tangled and intimate connections to one another are revealed. The original play opened in 1932 on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, and inspired a star-studded film adaptation the following year.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. 

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
8 p.m. Friday, March 8
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE
Judith Mikita, director

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

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. Thursday, March 14
7 p.m. Friday, March 15
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2019
A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers

TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” is a festival of new works created by the students in CCM Acting. Six teams of actors craft and perform five original 30-minute shows. Performed simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village, TRANSMIGRATION will allow the audience to sample four different new works of their choosing in one spectacular evening. “Thanks to the [Acting] program at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, theatre fans were offer a jolt of onstage vitality,” observed CityBeat’s Rick Pender.

Location: CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 4
8 p.m. Friday, April 5
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
YEAST NATION
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Henry Lewers, musical director

In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever. An area premiere from the creators of Urinetown and The Sting.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 25
8 p.m. Friday, April 26
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Studio Acting Series •
ASSOCIATION OF CONTROLLED DREAMERS
Written by MJ Kaufman
Brant Russell, director

A young, charismatic senator pursues policies that could have long-lasting repercussions for public education. A group of college students tries every technique available to them to change his mind, from occupying his lawn to collective lucid dreaming. What is the nature of activism? How do we hold legislators accountable? And what is the young senator’s mysterious twin up to?

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

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

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Two Cincinnati Middle School Students Win Grants to Attend the CCM Experience Camp

Two Cincinnati students who participated in the Educational Theatre Association’s JumpStart Theatre program will have the opportunity to attend the CCM Experience performing arts camp at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Thanks to a generous gift to CCM from the Cincinnati Symphony Club, JumpStart Theatre students Keyshawn Townsend from Aiken New Tech High School and Tychod “Jay” Smith from Oyler School will each receive a grant that will cover camp tuition for the students to attend July 9-20.

Tychod “Jay” Smith at JumpStart Theatre.

Tychod “Jay” Smith at JumpStart Theatre.

JumpStart Theatre is a three-year scalable program designed to bring musical theatre into schools that currently do not have a performing arts program, created by the Cincinnati-based national association, Educational Theatre Association, in collaboration with New York City-based companies iTheatrics and Music Theatre International (MTI). Townsend and Smith participated in the program during the 2017-18 school year, which culminated in a showcase performance at Memorial Hall in May.

CCM has contributed to JumpStart Theatre by sharing resources of costumes and props for student productions. The two organizations are also connected through CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement (CCM Prep) instructors Becca Kloha Strand and Dee Anne Bryll, who are both program coordinators at JumpStart Theatre. Strand is the director of the musical theatre track at the CCM Experience, where Bryll is a guest artist. CCM Prep Coordinator of Special Projects and Programs Amy Dennison is the director of the summer arts camp.

Keyshawn Townsend at JumpStart Theatre.

Keyshawn Townsend at JumpStart Theatre.

Strand said, “Keyshawn performed the role of Horton the Elephant in Seussical, Jr. last year at Aiken New Tech, as a part of the JumpStart Theatre program. As a leader both on stage and off, he truly embodied the role of Horton. The CCM Experience camp will be a wonderful opportunity for Keyshawn to exercise and grow his talents as a younger performer.”

Tiffaney Hamm, enrichment program manager at Oyler said, “Tychod is a special young man with a lot of talent. We chose him for this camp because his dream is to perform on stage, as he wants to have a life of acting and performing. This was Jay’s first year at Oyler and he came alive, forming great connections with his cast mates and peers. He continues to work hard in school even when obstacles get in the way. He is a really great kid, and I am proud to have him as a student.”

Offered through CCM Prep, the CCM Experience is an exciting new two-week summer program that combines dance, theatre and music for students ages 8-15. Students study at one of the finest performing arts schools in the country and take classes in multiple areas of concentration including instrumental music, acting, musical theatre, voice or dance. Each day students will have the opportunity to try something new, take a tour, make their own props, costumes and instruments, and learn more about how to be a professional artist. The program culminates with a fantastic showcase where students are put front and center on one of CCM’s stages.

“We look forward to our first CCM Experience Camp and are excited to welcome the two Cincinnati Symphony Club scholarship recipients from JumpStart Theatre,” said John Martin, Assistant Dean of CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement. “CCM Prep, the Cincinnati Symphony Club and the Educational Theatre Association share the same goal — to support excellence in the performing arts and provide engaging and accessible arts education to the community at large.”

Learn more about the Educational Theatre Association online at schooltheatre.org/about/mission.

About Jumpstart Theatre
The JumpStart Theatre pilot started in Cincinnati in the 2015-16 school year, and three schools moved to self-sustainability this year after completing three years in the program: Holmes Middle School, Finneytown Middle School, and James N. Gamble Montessori High School. In November 2017, the first expansion to St. Louis and San Diego was announced, and in June, 2018 an expansion to Atlanta for the 2019-20 school year was announced. In total 39 middle schools will have sustainable musical theatre programs where there previously were none.

About CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement
CCM Prep offers a wide variety of programs in music, dance and theatre arts for all ages and levels — pre-professional students preparing for a future in the performing arts and arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Programs are offered throughout the year for youth, teens and adults at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and through numerous satellite locations and community partnerships. We aim to provide excellent and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educates and inspires the whole student, serving as a catalyst for transforming and empowering our communities. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu/prep or contact CCM Prep directly by emailing ccmprep@uc.edu or calling 513-556-2595.

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CCM Sound Design Alumnus Wins Daytime Emmy for Disney’s Broadway Hits Broadcast

Theatre will always be Matt Kraus’ first love, but the CCM alumnus has made a name for himself by taking on diverse sound design opportunities in multiple mediums. He’s worked on theatrical productions with Liza Minelli and Kristen Chenoweth, and has also been involved in many live telecasts such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar live in concert.

Most recently, Kraus (BFA Sound Design, 2001) won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for his work on the TV broadcast of Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. Directed by Jeff Lee, the production brought well-known Disney artists and beloved hits to the London stage.

The broadcast featured the BBC orchestra, led by Keith Lockhart, and nine Broadway vocalists including CCM alums Alton Fitzgerald (BFA Musical Theatre, 1986) and Ashley Brown (BFA Musical Theatre, 2004). It also included the West End cast of Aladdin, a children’s choir of 100 singers and award-winning composer Alan Menken. Kraus has worked on similar shows with Disney over the years but says that this production was much larger.

“The logistics were daunting, as we were loading into the iconic venue and performing all in the same day,” he remembers. “We prepared for months to make sure that once we arrived at Royal Albert Hall, we would have all the tools at hand that we’d need to do the show.”

“The hardest part was keeping the audio team on track to make sure that we kept up with the tight schedule and quality of the audio. All that while getting nine primary vocalists and a world-renowned orchestra comfortable and happy with the sound.”

Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall aired to much acclaim internationally on SKY TV, Broadway HD and BBC Radio. Kraus says he has enjoyed his work with Disney Theatrical because the productions always bring together a talented team of artists, musicians and directors.

Kraus has worked on many live telecasts, including Macy’s July 4th Fireworks, Tony Bennet’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Radio City, The Wiz, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music and the 2016 International Jazz Day broadcast live from the White House. He has also been the audio coordinator on remote shoots of the Tonight Show, which has filmed all over the country. He’s worked on hundreds of high-profile events like iHeart Radio’s annual Music Festival in Las Vegas, a Gucci/H&M Fashion Show featuring Prince and Nicki Minaj, and Elton John’s 60th Birthday Celebration at St. John the Divine.

Kraus is now a nationally-known sound designer, but he still fondly remembers his time as a student at CCM. He recalls countless late nights drafting and finishing CCM tech rehearsals and finishing the long days with “a milkshake at UDF and a high five.” He credits CCM with molding him into the sound designer he is today.

“Current students should be open to all kinds of opportunities that may come their way,” Kraus advises. “It’s normal to be focused on one medium or design aspect, but there are so many rewards to becoming a well-rounded artist with diversified projects.”

“Theatre will always be my first love, but I’ve had some really amazing experiences working on concerts, live events and television.”

Learn more about CCM Sound Design at ccm.uc.edu/theatre/tdp/sound.

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Stanley E. Romanstein Named Dean of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

An accomplished leader in education and the arts as well as a UC alumnus, Romanstein’s appointment follows a national search for CCM’s next dean.

Kristi A. Nelson, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati, today announced the appointment of Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD, as Dean of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Romanstein’s appointment becomes effective July 1, 2018, pending approval of the University’s Board of Trustees.

“I am delighted to welcome Stanley Romanstein back to his alma mater as Dean of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music,” said Nelson. “He is an outstanding organizational leader, entrepreneur and scholar, in addition to being a proud UC alumnus. I was most impressed with his passion for arts advocacy, his engaging interpersonal skills, and his forward-thinking and student-centric approach to education.”

Romanstein is an accomplished nonprofit executive with 22 years of leadership and management experience in education and the arts. He comes to CCM from Georgia State University’s Creative Media Institute, where he has served as a professor of practice/music and the arts for the past four years. He also serves as a principal at BLJackson Associates, a consulting firm that works with arts, humanities and education-focused nonprofits across the country. Romanstein was previously President and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, President and CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center, Director of Development at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Executive Director of the Baltimore School for the Arts and Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at St. Lawrence University.

“I have firsthand knowledge of CCM’s excellence in music and arts education and I am a proud beneficiary of those high standards. I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to my alma mater’s continued success as its next dean,” said Romanstein. “CCM’s reputation as a leading performing and media arts school is 150 years strong, and that reputation continues to grow thanks to the talents and dedication of its faculty, staff, alumni, donors, volunteers and community partners. Working together, we will continue to nurture the talents of our students and inspire future generations of artists, teachers, creative thinkers, innovative problem-solvers and media-savvy arts entrepreneurs.”

Romanstein continued, “I have found ideal partners in President Pinto and Provost Nelson and I look forward to working with them to build on CCM’s history and successes while advancing CCM’s role within the university’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here.”

Romanstein’s appointment follows a national search begun in fall 2017. The search was led by the UC Provost Office and chaired by Greer Glazer, Dean of the College of Nursing.

Nelson expressed her gratitude to bruce mcclung, who has served as CCM’s interim dean since July 2016. “I would like to acknowledge the outstanding service of Dean mcclung,” said Nelson. “UC owes mcclung a huge debt of gratitude for his leadership during the past two academic years, culminating with CCM’s 150th anniversary celebration.”

About Stanley E. Romanstein
Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD, brings to his new role at CCM extensive experience as a visionary leader, entrepreneurial strategist, engaging communicator, passionate fundraiser and successful manager.

In November of 2014, Romanstein began his tenure as professor of practice/music and the arts at Georgia State University’s Creative Media Institute, where his work focused on building music industry collaborations. During this time, he also served as a principal at BLJackson Associates, a consulting firm based in Atlanta that works with arts, humanities and education-focused nonprofits across the country. The firm creates and implements tailored solutions to challenges in organizational strategy, governance and development/ fundraising.

Romanstein has 22 years of leadership and management experience in education and the arts. As President and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2010-14), he strengthened the orchestra’s connection to the community through expanded concert offerings and a wide range of impactful education offerings. He also created and implemented a new business model that reversed a 12-year history of financial loss and positioned the orchestra for long-term sustainability and artistic achievement.

As President and CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center (2001-10), Romanstein transformed the center from a small organization with a local focus to a highly regarded regional and national leader in its field. He also created and distributed acclaimed new media; this included a collection of four Somali folk tales taken from oral tradition and written down for the very first time, as well as an Emmy Award-winning documentary, Iron Range: Minnesota Building America.

Romanstein proved to be an enthusiastic and productive fundraiser at the Minnesota Humanities Center, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and the Baltimore School of the Arts. He attracted new local, regional and national funding to support the center’s $4 million annual budget, including support from the Minnesota State Legislature by establishing partnerships with the state’s four ethnic councils: American Indian, African American, Latino and Asian. As Director of Development at the University of Minnesota’s Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (2000-01), Romanstein led what was, at the time, the highest grossing annual fund drive while laying the groundwork for the museum’s successful capital campaign. As Director of Baltimore School for the Arts (1996-2000), Romanstein positioned the school for a successful capital campaign as well as a facility renovation and expansion.

From 1987-96, Romanstein served as an associate professor and chair of the music department at St. Lawrence University, a highly selective liberal arts institution in New York. He refocused the department’s traditional music curriculum to emphasize interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives and created meaningful connections with departments and colleagues across the campus.

Romanstein earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree, cum laude, from Carson-Newman College in 1976. He then came to CCM to earn a Master of Music in Choral Conducting in 1980 and a PhD in Music in 1990. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel in 1985-86 and in Japan in November-December 1998.

About the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Declared “one of the nation’s leading conservatories” by the New York Times, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts. The school’s educational roots date back to 1867, and a solid, visionary instruction has been at its core since that time.

CCM offers nine degree types (BA, BM, BFA, MFA, MM, MA, AD, DMA, PhD) in nearly 120 possible majors. 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.

CCM’s world-class facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. In 2017, the college completed a $15-million renovation of its major performance spaces, ensuring that CCM’s facilities remain state-of-the-art.

The school’s roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in the areas of:

  • Composition/Musicology/Theory,
  • Electronic Media,
  • Ensembles and Conducting (Choral Studies, Commercial Music Production, Jazz Studies, Orchestral Studies and Wind Studies),
  • Keyboard Studies (Harpsichord, Organ and Piano),
  • Music Education,
  • Performance Studies (Strings, Voice and Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion) and
  • Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (Acting, Arts Administration, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera and Theatre Design and Production).

The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents nearly 1,000 major public performances each year, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported acting, dance, musical theatre and opera productions.

CCM is an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), as well as a member of the University/ Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).

Learn more by visiting http://ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Welcomes Kathleen Kelly as New Associate Professor of Opera Coaching

CCM Interim Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the addition of Kathleen Kelly as the college’s new Associate Professor of Opera Coaching. An accomplished opera coach, conductor, pianist and teacher, Kelly’s appointment begins on Aug. 15, 2018.

Kelly currently serves as an associate professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She joined the faculty in 2015 as the school’s first coach/conductor of opera. While there, she conducted performances of Giulio Cesare, Così fan tutte, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dinner at Eight, the difficulty of crossing a field and L’heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi, which won the American Prize in Opera Performance. She also led workshops for The Dream of the Red Chamber, Kept and Black Clown and oversaw the musical preparation for the university-wide performances of the new critical edition of Porgy and Bess.

Kelly was the first woman and first American named as director of musical studies at Vienna State Opera, where she oversaw the daily musical life of more than 50 ensemble singers in more than 50 operas from 2010 to 2013. She also curated a recital series in the opera house’s famous Mahlersaal and served as the series’ principal pianist. She was the recitative accompanist for new productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, and assisted Maestro Franz Welser-Möst on new productions of Kát’a Kabanová and Z mrtvého domu.

Before moving overseas, Kelly served as the music director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio as well as the company’s head of music staff from 2006 to 2010. Highlights of these years include conducting her own chamber music arrangement of Hansel und Gretel in a remarkable production by Basil Twist, serving as pianist for the Eleanor McCollum competition and curating the HGOS recital series at Rienzi.

From 1997 to 2006, Kelly served as an assistant to the music director at the Metropolitan Opera, specializing in the works of Wagner, Strauss and Berg. During that time, because of her success as a prompter and musical assistant, she was the focus of a Wall Street Journal article and a Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast feature. From 2005 to 2008 Kelly was also the music director of the Berkshire Opera, conducting two productions each summer and overseeing the young artist program.

As a conductor, Kelly has led the 2018 Schwabacher Concerts at the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Francesca Zambello’s critically acclaimed Ariadne auf Naxos at the Glimmerglass Festival (nominated for an International Opera Award), The Marriage of Figaro at Wolf Trap, the premiere of Emmerich Kálmán’s Arizona Lady at Arizona Opera, Carmen and Madama Butterfly at Opera Columbus, Hansel und Gretel at El Paso Opera and the Alexandria Symphony in Virginia. She also conducted the West Coast premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt, starring Frederica von Stade.

Kelly earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University and received a Fulbright Scholarship in Music to study at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany.

She has performed internationally as a recital pianist, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Vienna’s Musikverein and Tucson’s Desert Song Festival. Her recital partners have included Jamie Barton, Thomas Hampson, Renee Fleming, Christine Goerke, Albina Shagimuratova, Valentina Nafornita, Patrick Carfizzi, Michael Kelly, Jill Grove and Troy Cook.

Kelly has taught master classes in the United States and internationally, including at Interlochen Academy, CCM, Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, Western Ontario University, Peabody Conservatory and Moscow Conservatory, among others. She is also a regular guest coach for Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz program, and works regularly with young artist programs nationally, notably at the Los Angeles Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Seattle Opera and in the CoOperative Training Program at Westminster Choir College.

Additionally, Kelly is gaining recognition as a writer of articles, translations and original texts. She has written lead program articles for Wolf Trap, Houston Grand Opera and Arizona Opera. For the Arizona Lady performances, she created a new trilingual adaptation of the libretto. She also wrote the text Texanische Liebeslieder, a song cycle by David Hanlon, which premiered in 2015.

Most recently, Kelly wrote a new English translation Hansel und Gretel for Tri-Cities Opera. She was also commissioned by Wolf Trap Opera to write the libretto for Listen Wilhelmina!, a children’s opera that premiered in May 2017.

Interim dean mcclung thanks the search committee, co-chaired by Alan Yaffe and Robin Guarino, and committee members Amy Johnson, Marie-France Lefebvre and Michelle Conda for their work on finding CCM’s new associate professor of opera coaching. He adds,

“Professor Kelly brings a wealth of experience and artistry both nationally at the Metropolitan Opera and internationally at the Vienna State Opera to CCM’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned opera program.”

Please join us in welcoming Kathleen Kelly to the CCM family!

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