CCM Announces Fall 2017 Schedule of Major Events

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents more than 100 major public performances this fall as part of its yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM’s Fall 2017 Performance Series runs Sept. 6 through Dec. 9, 2017.

Established in 1867, CCM will spend the 2017-18 performance season looking back on its history as one of the country’s oldest conservatories, celebrating the careers of its impressive alumni and faculty, and looking forward to the artistic futures of its incredible students!

Pick up a copy of CCM's Fall 2017 Calendar of Major Events or view the booklet online at https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmfall2017calendarbooklet.

Sesquicentennial highlights include CCM’s Fall Choral Showcase on Sept. 24, which revives Norman Dello Joio’s Proud Music of the Storm, a composition that Ralph and Patricia Corbett originally commissioned for CCM’s centenary and the dedication of Corbett Auditorium in 1967!

On Sept. 26, the Ariel Quartet opens its four-part concert series with a program dedicated to the memory of CCM Professor Emeritus and LaSalle Quartet member Walter Levin, who passed away on Aug. 4, 2017, at the age of 92.

The Sesquicentennial celebrates the work of Broadway composer and CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM, 1982) with a production of his hit musical Seussical, running Oct. 19-22 and 25-29.

Midwest Emmy-winning soprano and CCM alumna Adrienne Danrich (MM, 1995) returns to her alma mater for a guest artist performance on Oct. 22. Composer and CCM alumnus Christopher Stark (MM, 2007), whose work has been called “fetching and colorful” by the New York Times, returns to campus the following week for a collaboration with new music ensemble New Morse Code on Oct. 29.

On Nov. 1, the CCM Jazz Orchestra joins forces with faculty artist and jazz legend John Von Ohlen to present the hits of the Stan Kenton Orchestra during a can’t-miss concert event.

From Nov. 2-4, CCM’s Acting Department mounts a production of Todd Almond’s (BM, 1999) The Earth Is Flat, a play about the American college experience set in UC’s own Calhoun Hall!

This fall’s lineup also includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatrical productions, film screenings, orchestral performances and much more!

You can learn more about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or picking up a Fall 2017 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 issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmfall2017calendarbooklet.
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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.

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 Mainstage Series productions and Concert Series performances go on sale at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

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 150th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE SEASON
FALL 2017 MAJOR EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6
• Faculty Artist Series •
Commercial Music Production Faculty Concert
Please join the CMP faculty for an evening of original music and arrangements. CMP faculty members Kim Pensyl, Aaron Jacobs, John Taylor, Ric Hordinski, Brad Myers and others will be joined by CCM faculty members Rusty Burge and Rick VanMatre.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7
THEATER OF WAR
Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax, an ancient Greek play about the suicide of a great and respected warrior, as a catalyst for facilitated town hall discussions about suicide, combat stress, substance abuse and the impact of war on families. For the past five years, this groundbreaking project has been used to open up powerful dialogue on military installations and in communities worldwide. The University of Cincinnati’s production of Theater of War is being sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Classics, the CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts, the Taft Center, the A&S Dean’s Office and the Helen Weinberger Center.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater (venue change)
Admission: FREE, but seating is limited. For questions, contact Lauren Ginsberg at lauren.ginsberg@uc.edu.

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CCM’s renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Mark Gibson.

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8
• Orchestra Series •
FAITH, DOUBT AND REASON: IN HONOR OF THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 107 (Reformation)
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
SCHUMANN:Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
R. SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mark Gibson and Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
BRAHMS: Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12
• Jazz Series •
SATISFACTION: THE MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director and conductor

Experience the classic hits of the “Stones” as you’ve never heard them before. L.A.-based composer (and Cincinnati native) Matt Harris’ beautiful orchestrations will have you “dancing in the street!”
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
FRANCK: Le Chausseur Maudit
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17
• Winds Series •
COMING TOGETHER
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
DEBUSSY: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune
STRAVINSKY: Ragtime for Eleven Instruments
RZEWSKI: Attica – Coming Together
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
LISZT: Hohe Liebe, S. 307; Kling leise, mein Lied, S. 301/2; O lieb so lang du llieben kannst, S. 298
G. FINZI: A Young Man’s Exhortation, Op. 14
J. BERGER: Villanescas
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18
• Winds Series •
AMERICAN TRANSFORMATIONS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Holzman, music director and conductor
The CCM Wind Ensemble presents a concert of American transformations — both the transformation of American music into larger works in the Western art-music tradition, as well as music related to transformative events in American history. Mohammed Fairouz’s epic Symphony No. 4, In the Shadow of No Towers memorializes the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and comments on the tragedy’s aftermath.
IVES/SCHUMAN: Variations on “America”
LO PRESTI: Elegy for a Young American
SCHUMAN: New England Triptych
FAIROUZ: Symphony No. 4, In the Shadow of No Towers
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Douglas Knehans, composer
Featuring Belinda Burge, viola; Paul York, cello; Mikey Arbulu, clarinet; Dror Biran, piano; and others
Works will include:
Spin-off, for clarinet and electronics
Red Silk, Black Water, for viola and electronics
Lumen, for cello and piano
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
IN MEMORIUM: KAREL HUSA
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
The CCM Wind Orchestra opens its new season with a concert in memory of Karel Husa, who died on December 14, 2016, at the age of 95. Born in Prague, he was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1969), the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (1993) and a musical champion of freedom for all.
LUKÁS: Musica Boema
HUSA: Concerto for Wind Ensemble
FUČÍK: Entry of the Gladiators March
HUSA: Music for Prague 1968
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and the Starling College class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Seven Hills Brass Ensemble
Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger, conductors
The Choral Department celebrates CCM’s 150th Anniversary with festival repertoire featuring Norman Dello Joio’s Proud Music of the Storm for mixed chorus, organ and brass, commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. J. Ralph Corbett in 1967 to celebrate CCM’s CCM 100th Anniversary and the dedication of its new home, the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
• Jazz Series •
THE LOUD MINORITY: THE MUSIC OF FRANK FOSTER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Best known for his long association with the great Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster’s swinging saxophone and timeless compositions (Shiny Stockings, Corner Pocket, etc.) help define the classic sounds of one of the most swinging road bands of all time.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894
RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12, and Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, No. 7, Op. 83
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Ariel Quartet members Gershon Gerchikov, Amit Even-Tov, Jan Grüning and Alexandra "Sasha" Kazovsky. Photography by Robert A. Flischel.

Ariel Quartet members Gershon Gerchikov, Amit Even-Tov, Jan Grüning and Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky. Photography by Robert A. Flischel.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, KURTÁG AND SCHUMANN
The Ariel Quartet
The Ariel Quartet’s season-opening concert is dedicated to CCM Professor Emeritus Walter Levin. A founding member and first violinist of the LaSalle Quartet, Levin played an indelible role in CCM’s history. We present this performance in loving memory of him.
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
KURTÁG: 12 Microludes for String Quartet, Op. 13
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 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. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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Hamlet

Visit the CCM Box Office for more information on “Hamlet” ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
• Mainstage Acting Series •
HAMLET
Written by William Shakespeare
Susan Felder, director
CCM’s 150th anniversary Mainstage season opens with one of Shakespeare’s classic tragedies. Hamlet returns from college to find something rotten in his hometown. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between Hamlet and his uncle, the King. Shakespeare’s thriller plunges audiences into the madness of family disillusionment, lost romance, betrayal, murder, suicide and the existential question of what it means to be human. “What a piece of work is a man!”
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
• Faculty Artist Series •
Heather Verbeck, flute
QUANTZ: Sonata in B Minor, No. 231
DEHNHARD: Wake Up! for Piccolo and Alarm Clock
HAGEN: In a Yellow Wood
COLEMAN: Legends
CLARKE: Maya
LARSON: Movin’ On
VELDHUIS: Lipstick
Location: Watson Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the third 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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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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CCM Moveable Feast. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir during a previous performance at Moveable Feast.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
VIVA ROMA!
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Featuring Voice faculty members Amy Johnson and Kenneth Shaw, along with student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome
PUCCINI: Tosca Act I
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and originally directed by James Lapine
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, music director
Katie Johannigman, choreographer
A “revelatory revue full of wonderful moments” Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words… and music. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the songs are interspersed with in-depth video interviews, delving into Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process. Far from the typical song cycle, Sondheim on Sondheim has massive theatrical potency, as well as inarguable staying power. A “funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest living composer and lyricist” and a wonderful showcase for CCM’s Musical Theatre stars of tomorrow.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 2. 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, Oct. 6
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8
• 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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3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15
• Choral Series •
ROSSINI’S PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Performed in the original chamber version of 1863 for 12 solo and semi-solo singers, two pianos and harmonium, Petite Messe Solennelle is one of Rossini’s last works.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
VARÈSE: Intègrales
BOLCOM: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
KIRKENDALL: World Premiere
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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CCM's famed Faculty Jazztet.

CCM’s famed Faculty Jazztet.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17
• 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: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
BACH/STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, B.W.V. 565
MIKLÓS RÓZSA: Viola Concerto, Op. 37
-Featuring the winner of the CCM Viola Concerto Competition
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Location: Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE
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Visit the CCM Box Office for more information on “Seussical” ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.html.

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series
SEUSSICAL
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Vince DeGeorge, director
Luke Flood, musical director
Vince DeGeorge and Christopher Kelley, choreographers
The CCM Sesquicentennial celebrates the work of distinguished alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982)! One of the most performed shows in the United States, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. The Tony Award-winning team of Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Once on This IslandRagtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. This colorful cast of characters transports us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual
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5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
GAMELAN PERFORMANCE IN BRITAIN: ENCOUNTERS AND IMAGINARIES
Maria Mendonça, Kenyon College
The Indonesian gamelan – a predominantly bronze percussion ensemble comprised of gongs, metallophones and other instruments– has had a long entanglement with the discipline of ethnomusicology from its foundational moments to the present. But ethnomusicology is only one of several networks of circulation, including colonial administration, cultural diplomacy, educational ideology and prison rehabilitation, that have facilitated the movement and reinterpretation of the ensemble and its music outside of Indonesia. In this lecture, Maria Mendonça explores the ways in which the ensemble and its music has been reimagined and localized in Britain, drawing on her recent ethnographic film project Gamelan Encounters (2017).
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Adrienne Danrich, soprano
Marcus Küchle and Lydia Brown, pianist
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CCM welcomes the return of alumna Adrienne Danrich (MM Voice, 1995) for this special 150th Anniversary guest artist recital.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24
• Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director
ADAMS: Shaker Loops
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7:30 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 (time change)
• Piano and Orchestra Series •
PIANOPALOOZA PLAYS PROKOFIEV
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring Piano faculty member Ran Dank and winners of the CCM Piano Concerto Competition
CCM’s fabulous piano faculty members join forces with the CCM Philharmonia to perform phenomenal works of Prokofiev.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
March from The Love For Three Oranges
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300 (venue change)
Admission: FREE
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9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
METROPOLITAN OPERA DISTRICT AUDITIONS
North America’s most promising new opera talent will begin their journey to the fabled stage of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York right here! Talented young singers will compete in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for Southern Ohio at CCM. Winners will go on to Regional auditions in Chicago where they may advance to auditions on stage at the Met!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29
• CCM Preparatory & 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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8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29
• Guest Artist Series •
New Morse Code
Featuring Guest Composer and CCM Alumnus Christopher Stark

New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music. Omnivorous, rigorous and inventive, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello activate the unexpected range and unique sonic world of cello and percussion to catalyze and champion the compelling works of young composers.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
• Choral Series •
CHORAL CLASSICS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger, music directors and conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present works by Fauré, Holmes, Koppin, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Tormis.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NOVEMBER

CCM Jazz at a previous Moveable Feast performance.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1
• Prestige Event Series •
KENTON WITH JOHN VON OHLEN
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen
Cincinnati legend “The Baron” John Von Ohlen, famous for his hard swinging and groundbreaking work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Woody Herman, returns to join the CCM Jazz Orchestra in a concert featuring some all-time favorite Kenton hits and a few surprises.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1
• Jazz Series •
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor
Location: Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
• Studio Acting Series •
THE EARTH IS FLAT
Written by Todd Almond

Richard E. Hess, director
The CCM Sesquicentennial celebrates the work of accomplished alumnus Todd Almond (BM, 1999)! A love letter to the University of Cincinnati written by Almond, The Earth is Flat explores the universal awkwardness of the American college experience. The search for identity by those least prepared with answers resonates with unexpected comedy in this new play commissioned by CCM Acting as part of the Cincinnati Playwrights Conference in 2016. A coming-of-age story set in Calhoun Hall, The Earth is Flat follows purple-haired Ethan as he takes his first tentative steps toward self-knowledge.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 30. Please 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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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
• Winds Series •
THE NEW COLOSSUS: MUSIC OF AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Holzman, music director and conductor
The New Colossus (1883) by American poet Emma Lazarus has been inscribed on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty since 1903. It was often the first sight seen by the millions of people who immigrated to the United States from war-torn Europe in the 20th century. CCM’s Wind Ensemble celebrates some of the great composers amongst those American immigrants, who have contributed what are now cornerstones of the wind repertoire. This performance is dedicated to the remarkable legacy of Karel Husa.
HUSA: Smetana Fanfare
HUSA: Al Fresco
SKROWACZEWSKI: Music for Winds
NELHYBEL: Symphonic Movement
HINDEMITH/WILSON: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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CCM Winds' 2010 Prism XIII Concert

CCM Wind Orchestra, led by Terence Milligan.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
• Winds Series •
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
The Wind Orchestra takes a musical excursion to Mexico with music that features the rich sounds and colors found south of the border.
COPLAND: El Salón México
CHÁVEZ: Sinfonía India
CODINA: Zacatecas March
OWEN REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
J.S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Student Soloists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, is the Mount Everest of the Late Baroque period. Bach’s supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional devices and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
J.S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Student Soloists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor
The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, is the Mount Everest of the Late Baroque period. Bach’s supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional devices and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish.
Location: Knox Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7
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, Nov. 7
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. Tuesday, Nov. 14
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
JANÁČEK, MOZART AND SHOSTAKOVICH
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artists Donald Weilerstein, viola, and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano
Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence continues its 2017-18 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:
JANÁČEK: String Quartet No. 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
MOZART: String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE 

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 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. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
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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Visit the CCM Box Office for more information on “Candide” ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/Mainstage Opera Series •
CANDIDE
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein
Mark Gibson, conductor
Emma Griffin, director
Now lauded as one of Bernstein’s most characteristic theatrical creations, CCM’s stars of tomorrow proudly present Candide as part of a world-wide celebration leading up to Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. CCM’s highly innovative staging of the opera utilizes a stark, one-room set design that leans into the theatricality of the show. The artistry of CCM students and Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary score will guide audiences’ imagination as they journey through Voltaire’s “best of all possible worlds” with verve and satirical humor. Presented in conjunction with the official Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 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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2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
A WISDOM OF MUSIC
Scott Murphy, University of Kansas School of Music
Earlier this year, Harvard professor Mihir Desai published The Wisdom of Finance, which demonstrates how certain economic structures parallel humanity’s timeless struggles and aspirations as encoded in works of culture. One of those structures is the set of incommensurable preferences: citing Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness, Desai finds this set embedded in notions of what makes for a good life. In this talk, Murphy demonstrates that this set also undergirds many stylistic aspects of Western classical tonal music, in direct contradiction to a prevailing trend in music-theoretical research. From this perspective, defaults such as major-minor tonality and four-part textures emerge as solutions.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
• Orchestra Series •
SCHUBERT, STRAVINSKY AND BEETHOVEN
CCM Philharmonia

Mark Gibson, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
SCHUBERT: Overture to “Rosamunde”
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
Location: Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
• 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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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
• Winds Series •
WALTER AND ARNOLD
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
PISTON: Divertimento for Nine Instruments
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
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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CCM Drama major Bartley Booz in the E-Media short film 'Solitude.'

The annual 48-Hour Film Festival showcases original film work by students.

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
• Studio Acting/Digital Media Collaborative/E-Media Series •
FOURTH ANNUAL 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess and John Owens, producers
Join us for our annual celebration of original film work by students. After random team placement, student authors, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create finished original short films. All UC students are invited to participate.
Location: Main Street Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
BARBER: Violin Concerto
Featuring the winner of the CCM Violin Competition
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
CELEBRATION: A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Holzman, music directors and conductors
Come share our excitement as the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble combine forces to celebrate the renovation and reopening of our beloved Corbett Auditorium!
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 4
KALINNIKOV: Symphony No. 4, Finale
J.P. SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
MONTAGUE: Intrada 1631
HOLST: First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
CRAVENS: Symphony No. 1, Finale
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29
• Jazz Series •
JAZZ HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Swing into the season to the big band sounds of CCM’s hottest bands and coolest voices. You better be good…
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29
• Winds Series •
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Holzman, music directors and conductors
Featuring the Princeton High School Symphonic Band
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 4
KALINNIKOV: Symphony No. 4, Finale
J.P. SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location: Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE
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Visit the CCM Box Office for more information on “The Art of Motion” ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
• Mainstage Dance Series •
THE ART OF MOTION
Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors
Alexandria Black, conductor of Café MoMus for Shaker Loops
CCM’s Department of Dance opens this anniversary season with a concert of mixed repertoire featuring the enchanting The Little Mermaid choreographed by guest artist and Missouri Ballet Theatre director Adam Sage with music by Léo Delibes and Antonín Dvořàk. The concert also showcases Paquita (Act II) with music by Ludwig Minkus, restaged by Deirdre Carberry. Additional highlights include the world premiere of Shaker Loops, choreographed by André Megerdichian and featuring music by John Adams performed by CCM’s Café MoMus ensemble. This premiere will also include illuminated projections by DAAP faculty member Henry Hildebrandt.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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DECEMBER

Santa arrives at CCM's 2010 Feast of Carols concert.

Santa arrives at CCM’s 2010 Feast of Carols concert.

2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Walnut Hills High School, Bridgetown Middle School and the Southern Gateway (Barbershop) Chorus
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Molly Getsinger, Jeff Ledgers, Anthony Nims and Chelsey Sweatman, conductors
Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2017 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CCC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-$20 for adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter and Jim Daughters, 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. Monday, Dec. 4
William Winstead’s 75th Birthday Celebration
Alumni from CCM’s Bassoon Studio return to campus to celebrate William Winstead’s career as a professor, bassoonist and composer with a birthday-themed concert. Join us for the festivities as Winstead’s former students perform his compositions and other favorite works.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Front, 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. 6
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

CCM Youth Ballet Ensemble.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
• 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. 9
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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SPONSORS

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 Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor

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

ArtsWave
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. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C.B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

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

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

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

Ms. Margaret L. Straub and Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor

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
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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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Piano Alumna Shines as Gulf Coast Music Educator

CCM alumna Judith Jain has become one of the foremost piano pedagogues in Tampa, Florida. Her music school, the New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, was recently featured by PBS affiliate WEDU.

Judith Jain

Judith Jain founded the New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy in 2014.

Jain received a Master of Music in piano from CCM in 2003 and returned to complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano in 2012. She also has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, and she held a post-graduate fellowship at the New School for Music Study in New Jersey.  During her time at CCM, she studied with Frank Weinstock, Michael Chertock and Awadagin Pratt.

Jain also found the instruction she received from Michelle Conda, CCM professor of piano, influential and invaluable to her preparation for her future career.

“Dr. Conda, beyond teaching the practicality of finding the way to communicate our knowledge of music in an effective and meaningful way to our students, also has a vision of the pianist as an entrepreneur, instilling business skills and teaching us how to navigate the work force that came after graduation,” Jain said.

The New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy has grown continuously since its founding in 2014. It currently employs four teachers, in addition to Jain, and has about 200 students.

Last year, 16 students from Jain’s academy took the Royal Conservatory of Music practical piano examinations, and all 16 received an A-plus rating. The students were ages 7 to 13 at the time of the exams. According to statistics from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, only 6.5 percent of teachers had all of their students achieve over a 90 percent rating on their exams, and most of those teachers only had one student take the exam. Additionally, only about 16 percent of last year’s testers received an A-plus rating.

Jain, like many music teachers, understands that the goals of music education go well beyond teaching a student how to create art.

“When my students become independent and self-motivated learners, I feel proud,” Jain said. “When my students are able to see how the lessons of music equate with the lessons of life, I feel proud. When my student learns a strategy that goes beyond fixing or learning a measure of music, but becomes something that they can apply to their learning of any music, or to life at large, I feel proud.”

She hopes that the next generation of piano pedagogues will be unafraid to explore the possibilities that their careers can hold outside of the concert hall, and that they will be equally unafraid to explore their own personal possibilities.

“I hope, during college years, pianists learn about themselves, how they learn, and are unafraid to explore all kinds of teaching and playing, in addition to other opportunities, such as basic business classes,” Jain said. “The more well-rounded you are, the more chances for success you have. I also hope that as you strive to grow as a professional, you also grow as a human being. We are entering an era in which professional qualifications are not enough.”

Jain and her academy were recently featured in a segment on PBS affiliate WEDU; you can find the video on the WEDU website.

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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Piano Series Presents Annual Bearcat Piano Festival and Piano-POW-Looza

CCM spotlights world-class pianists this spring with the return of the annual Bearcat Piano Festival! The festivities begin on Friday, March 31 and conclude on Sunday, April 2 with the Piano-POW-Looza concert, featuring CCM’s own talented student performers. All events will take place in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

Launched in 2010 by CCM Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt, this year’s Bearcat Piano festival invites several internationally acclaimed artists to the stage. Pianist John Perry opens the festival with a master class at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31. Perry has won numerous awards including the highest prizes in both the Busoni and Viotti international piano competitions in Italy and special honors at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris.

Traveling all the way from China, students of Shandong University perform a special program of Chinese classical music at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31. Also joining the festival this year are University of Michigan students, who visit CCM to perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Paul Schenly will teach a master class at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. Schenly has toured twice in the United States with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and toured with the same orchestra in Europe. He has been a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and New York Philharmonic.

Finally, the 2017 Bearcat Piano Festival comes to a close with Piano-POW-looza at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. Organized by Piano Department Chair Michael Chertock, the event spotlights the talents of a select few from CCM’s nearly 100 dazzling piano majors. This year’s concert features a special tribute to the beloved musicians who have passed away in recent months.

Schedule of Events

 2 p.m. Friday, March 31
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Master Class with John Perry, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 31
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Shandong University Student Recital
The Bearcat Piano Festival welcomes student pianists from Shandong University for a special recital of Chinese classical music.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Saturday, April 1  2 p.m. Sunday, April 2
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Master Class with Paul Schenly, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 1
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
PROGRAM CHANGE: John Perry’s guest artist performance has been cancelled. In his place CCM welcomes University of Michigan Student Pianists.
Guest artists from the University of Michigan perform as part of this year’s annual Bearcat Piano Festival!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 2
• Piano Series •
PIANO-POW-LOOZA: FINGERS OF FIRE
Some of CCM’s award-winning piano students and alumni demonstrate their amazing talents at one, two and three pianos. This concert also features a surprise tribute!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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Event Information
All events listed take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. The Piano-POW-looza Student Showcase concert requires paid admission. All other Bearcat Piano Festival events are free and open to the general public.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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.

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 more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new 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 Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

All-Steinway School Sponsor: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

CCM is proud to be an All-Steinway School
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CCM Piano Students Perform in Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

Four piano students who study with Awadagin Pratt at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music advanced in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which concluded on March 4 in England. Narae Lee, Jiwon Han, Julan Wang and Youkyoung Kim made it through the preliminary rounds of the competition to perform in multiple stages.

The preliminary rounds were held in the United Kingdom, Germany, U.S. and Japan. CCM was one of few U.S. schools to have multiple students advance in the various rounds of the competition.

Youkyoung Kim was one of six contestants to compete in the final stage of the competition. As a finalist, Kim performed in a public concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performance earned her third place and £2,500 ($3,053.50). Narae Lee advanced to compete in the second stage of the competition. Jiwon Han and Julan Wang advanced to compete in the competition’s semi-final stage.

About the Artists

Youkyoung Kim, born in Busan, South Korea, earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, where she studied with Junghye Ra and Nayoung Kim. Since 2012, she has studied with Professor Awadagin Pratt at CCM, where she received her Master of Music degree in 2014. Kim is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at CCM.

Previously this month, Kim was among 12 musicians selected to participate in the Iowa Piano Competition. She was awarded third prize after she performed with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in the final round of the competition. Kim has numerous top prizes and participated in international competitions including the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Piano Concerto Competition, U.S. International Duo Piano Competition, World Piano Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, Debut International Piano Competition and Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition, among others.

Julan Wang, born in Chongqing, China, earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2010. He received the George Sarlo Scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory and earned his Master of Music degree there in 2012. In 2014, he received his Artist Diploma at CCM, where he studied with Professor Awadagin Pratt. He is now pursuing a Doctoral degree at CCM.

Julan has received many prizes in competitions, such as the China Youth Competition, Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, Asian Chopin Competition and the CCM Concerto Competition. He gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall in June of 2014, and has also performed in California, Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. He has also given solo/lecture recitals in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, Sichuan, Chongqing and many other places in China. Since 2012, he has been a recipient of the Enlight Foundation’s Outstanding Scientists and Artists Scholarship.

Korean-born pianist Narae Lee studied at Yonsei University with Misha Kim in South Korea. She is a recipient of the William D. Black Memorial Prize in Piano and holds an Honors Scholarship at CCM, where she studies with Awadagin Pratt.

Lee has won numerous top prizes and has participated in national and international competitions, including Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists Competition, World Piano Competition, Art of the Piano, New Paltz Piano Summer, Eastern Music Festival as an assistant of Piano and Collaborative Piano faculties, Jacob Flier Piano Competition, the Samick-Seiler Piano Competition, the Seoul Philharmonic Competition, the Mayor of Seoul City Prize at the University of Seoul Music Competition and the Grand Prix Round Prize, 21Century Artist Special Prize at the Osaka International Piano Competition in Japan.

A native of Incheon, South Korea, pianist Jiwon Han earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Korea National University of Arts, where he studied with Choong-Mo Kang. He earned his Artist Diploma from Korea National University, where he studied with Professor Daejin Kim. Han earned a full-tuition scholarship to pursue an Artist Diploma at CCM, where he studies with Awadagin Pratt. He is also the recipient of the Art of the Piano Foundation Award.

Han has appeared in top concert venues in Korea including the Seoul Art Center, Sejong Art Center, Hoam Art Hall and Kumho Art Hall. He is sponsored by YAGI Studio, one of the largest studios in Korea. Han has served for three years as a director for the classic concert program on KBS, one of Korea’s prominent public broadcasting stations. In 2013, he won second prize in ISANG YUN International Competition. In 2014, he released his debut album, featuring the works of Chopin and Isang Yun. In 2015, he released his second album, Romanticism, featuring music of Brahms, Schumann and Liszt.

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CCM Piano Professor Sandra Rivers to play at Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s 8th Winter Festival

CCM Professor of Collaborative Piano Sandra Rivers will perform in three concerts at the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s Eighth Winter Festival next week.

Rivers will play piano in concert with violist and violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama on Sunday, March 5 and she will join clarinetist David Shifrin to play works by Brahms on Monday, March 6. Both concerts will be held in private homes in Phoenix, Arizona.

On Wednesday, March 8, Rivers will play a concert of works by Beethoven and Mozart with Shifrin, clarinet; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Julie Feves, bassoon; Frank Morelli, bassoon; William Purvis, horn, and fellowship students from the Yale School of Music. The concert will be held at the Music Pavilion of the iconic Taliesin West home, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The national historic landmark is located in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Society invited Rivers to perform in place of classical pianist André Watts, who is unable to attend the festival. To learn more about the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s Winter Festival, visit phoenixchambermusicsociety.org/winter-festival-vii.

Sandra RiversA Steinway artist, Sandra Rivers has performed throughout the world, including Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Japan, among others. Rivers has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tanglewood, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aspen, the Kennedy Center and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. In addition to her solo career, Rivers has become widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world’s leading soloists including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Kyung-Wha Chung, Anne Akiko Meyers, Elmar Oliveira, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg among others. Her collaborations with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and with Sarah Chang have twice taken her onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno. Recently, Rivers was invited to attend the 12th annual “Breakfast of Champions” hosted by the University of Cincinnati’s Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program. She was nominated to attend the breakfast because of her hard work and dedication to students.

About The Phoenix Chamber Music Society
The Phoenix Chamber Music Society opened its first season in 1961 with a series of four concerts at the Phoenix Art Museum, performed by a quartet of Phoenix Symphony Orchestra members. The following season, the society brought three touring groups to play before sold-out audiences at Longview Elementary School and, before long, moved to the Kerr Studio. Louise Kerr (1891-1977), an avid chamber music player, was a founder and enthusiastic supporter of the Society. She and co-founder Lewis J. Ruskin proved to be a magical team and, in 1975, the Society outgrew the Studio and moved to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. We continue our commitment to bring the finest chamber music in the world to the Valley for our 57th season at Camelback Bible Church.

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CCM’s Moveable Feast: Plan Your Artistic Menu

Here is your first look at this year’s artistic menu for CCM’s annual Moveable Feast. Create your own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, along with Backstage tours and much more before Friday’s event!

This year’s “opening course” offers a preview of songs from Broadway’s Anastasia, composed by CCM graduate Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982). Cast as Anya in the new musical, alumna Christy Altomare (BFA Musical Theatre, 2008) returns to the Corbett Auditorium stage to sing “Journey to the Past” with the CCM Philharmonia. View the Moveable Feast program online or scroll below for a complete list of performances.

A map of CCM Village is below, including food stations with dinner by-the-bite from Jeff Thomas Catering. Be sure to visit the CCM Box Office during Moveable Feast for special discounts on spring concerts and Mainstage performances.

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Moveable Feast Schedule

Corbett Auditorium
Philharmonia Orchestra featuring Anastasia – 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra & Musical Theatre Finale – 10 p.m.

Patricia Corbett Theater
Dance
– 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
Opera – 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Cohen Family Studio Theater
Musical Theatre
– 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Robert J. Werner Performance Hall
Chamber Choir
– 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
Ariel Quartet – 8:30 p.m.
Piano – 9:30 p.m.

CCM Atrium
Backstage Tours – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Lighting Demonstrations – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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Preparatory & Community Engagement – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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Classical Guitar – 8 p.m.
Acting – 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
World Music – 9 p.m.

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Theatre Design and Production Exhibit – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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Electronic Media – 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Tickets to this year’s event are moving fast, so don’t delay – get yours before they’re gone and experience an unforgettable evening of artistic and culinary delights! Call CCM at 513-556-2100 to order.

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CCM’s World-Class Piano Faculty Welcomes ‘Fresh Sounds, Fresh Faces’ on Nov. 13

Two new piano professors add their individual flair to CCM’s annual Pianopalooza XII concert Fresh Sounds, Fresh Faces at 7 p.m. on November 13 in Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

CCMWinter2014PianoPerformancesIn this annual display of stunning virtuosity, new faculty members Dror Biran and Ran Dank join the returning artists of CCM’s illustrious piano faculty on stage. Concert highlights include not one, but two Chopin Ballades — No. 3 in A-flat major and No. 4 in F minor —, an original work from CCM assistant professor of jazz students Stephen Allee and Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances for Piano Four-Hands.

Allee’s special appearance in this year’s program features his composition, Tippin’. In addition, Pianopalooza XII includes performances from piano faculty artists Michael Chertock, Soyeon Kate Lee, Awadagin Pratt and James Tocco as well as collaborative piano faculty member Sandra Rivers and visiting adjunct piano professor Andy Villemez.

Tickets for Pianopalooza XII are available through the CCM Box Office; UC students have free admission. View complete program information below.

About Dror Biran
Born in Israel, Biran is a graduate of the Givatayim Conservatory where he studied with Lily Dorfman, as well as the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University where he studied with Arie Vardi. Biran received his Doctoral degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro.

Biran has won top prizes at the M.K Ciurlionis International Piano Competition and the Cleveland International Piano Competition, where he also received a special prize for the best performance of works by Chopin. His honors include the first prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition (Zaragoza, Spain), first prize at the Israeli Rubin Academy Piano Competition and the Rafi Goralnik prize for pianists in the Aviv Competition. Biran has been a recipient of multiple scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for distinguished musicians.

Biran has performed widely as a soloist with major orchestras including the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra of Spain, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played under the batons of Etinger, Rodan, Gueller, Gacia Asensio, Mester, Lane and others. His concert tours have taken him to the United States, Israel and South America, along with Eastern and Western Europe.

About Ran Dank
A graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University and the Juilliard School, Dank has worked extensively with Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Joseph Kalichstein, Ursula Oppens and Robert McDonald.

Dank performs in New York City’s most notable venues to frequent critical acclaim by the New York Times. In recent seasons, he has been heard in recitals in Town Hall and Symphony Space. As a soloist, he has performed Prokofiev’s Second Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall and Tobias Picker’s Keys to the City at Columbia University. In September of 2013 he and fellow CCM faculty member Soyeon Kate Lee performed the world premiere of Fredric Rzewski’s Four Hands at (le) Poisson Rouge to a glowing review by the New York Times.

A recipient of numerous honors, Dank won a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists’ roster in 2009 and subsequently made his New York recital debut. He is a laureate of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, where he also won the Bach Prize, the Naumburg and Sydney International Piano Competitions, and was the First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

Program

  • CHOPIN: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
    Featuring Sandra Rivers
  • DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances for Piano Four-Hands
    Featuring Sandra Rivers and Soyeon Kate Lee
  • CHOPIN: Ballade No. 4 in F minor
    Featuring Dror Biran
  • CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grand
    Featuring James Tocco
  • DEBUSSY: Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin
    DEBUSSY: L’isle Joyeuse
    Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee
  • GAO PING: Dance Fury
    Featuring Michael Chertock
  • NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN: Andante, Op. 58
    Featuring Andy Villemez
  • FRANCK: Prelude, Fuge and Variation, Op. 18
    Featuring Awadagin Pratt
  • STEPHEN ALLEE: Tippin’
    Featuring Stephen Allee

Location
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. 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.html.
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 more 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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