The National Opera Association has announced the results of its annual Opera Production Competition and CCM’s 2010-11 Mainstage, Studio and Undergraduate Series of Operas have again received some of the competition’s highest honors.
CCM announced the receipt of a $1 million donation, bequeathed from the late Betty Jean (Seeger) Dannenfelser. The gift – which came as a surprise to CCM faculty and staff – will be used to establish a student scholarship fund and enhance CCM faculty support.
CCM Electronic Media student Greg Shurts provides us with a video preview of this weekend’s staged production of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Tickets for the Nov. 20 performance at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral are on sale now and you can save $5 off of general admission by ordering your tickets in advance! Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CCM presents an All-American classic as it continues its 2011-12 Mainstage Series with the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. Presented Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 at Corbett Auditorium, the musical features celebrated guest artist Pamela Myers, an original alumna of CCM’s Musical Theatre program.
Please be aware that the venue for the Saturday, Nov. 12 public performance of Cuomo and Shanley’s Doubt has changed. Originally scheduled for CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, this performance will now take place in Patricia Corbett Theater.
The 8 p.m. start time remains the same.
On Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band welcome guest artist Dennis Mackrel, drummer and band leader of the world famous Count Basie Orchestra for “Atomic Basie!”
This fun-filled evening features the hits of the Count Basie library and other swing era favorites that are sure to get the joint jumping, including “April in Paris,” “Corner Pocket,” Dennis Mackrel originals and more. CCM’s Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct.
CCM’s Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Cincinnati Children’s Choir combine for an afternoon featuring one of the timeless masterworks of choral music: J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. This massive staged undertaking, the first of its kind in the Midwest, will be held at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Eighth and Plum Street, Downtown Cincinnati) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.
The CCM community honors the memory of Andrew Howell on October 23, 2011. A CCM junior from Charlotte, N.C., Howell was a member of the French horn studio and a student of Randy Gardner’s at the time of his death last October.