The Bearcat Piano Festival Returns to CCM This Week!

Bearcat Piano Festival organizer Awadagin Pratt.

Bearcat Piano Festival organizer Awadagin Pratt.

Celebrate the sounds of the piano during the second-annual Bearcat Piano Festival, which includes master classes, recitals, competitions and concerts from April 14-17 at CCM. Internationally renowned pianist and recording artist Ann Schein, who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony and many other major orchestras, will lead several events including a recital and master class.

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CCM Doctoral Candidate Albert Mühlböck Performs at Steinway Hall on April 21

CCM's Albert Mühlböck

CCM's Albert Mühlböck.

Doctoral candidate in piano performance Albert Mühlböck continues CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Series of Concerts on Thursday, April 21. His program will include Mozart’s Fantasy in C Minor K. 475 and Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan de Mozart, among others. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Hall, 109 West 57th Street in New York City. The CCM Steinway Hall Series is open to the general public, but seating is limited. Learn more about Mühlböck and the program for this concert after the jump.

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CCM Jazz and Orchestra Combine for an Evening of Brazilian Music with a Special Guest Artist

Master pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto

Master pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto

The CCM Jazz Ensemble and CCM Philharmonia have designed a collaborative evening featuring the complex and sultry music of Brazil, featuring special guest and three-time Latin Grammy Award-nominee Jovino Santos Neto. These seductive sounds can be heard in concert on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

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CCM’s Sixth Annual Pianopalooza Concert to Support Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

Pianopalooza 2009

Photography by UC Photographic Services.

CCM will support disaster relief efforts in Japan by donating proceeds from the sixth annual Pianopalooza concert to the cause. This year’s event takes place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 in Corbett Auditorium and celebrates the sounds of the piano with performances by CCM student pianists from Japan along with CCM faculty.

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Learn More About Ohio’s Latest Center of Excellence

Last Thursday, Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut announced that the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music had become Ohio’s latest Center of Excellence.

The Ohio Board of Regents has now launched their official site for the Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. You can learn more about this designation (and why CCM received it) here.

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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut names CCM an Ohio Center of Excellence. Photography by Lisa Ventre, UC Photographic Services.

CCM Named An Ohio Center of Excellence in Special Ceremonies This Evening

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A tradition of excellence dating back to 1867 was recognized tonight in special ceremonies led by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. In an evening ceremony in the lobby of UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, Chancellor Fingerhut, UC President Gregory H. Williams, CCM Interim Dean Frank Weinstock and distinguished alumna Pamela Myers (BFA, ‘69) as well as students, patrons, staff and faculty, gathered to recognize the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as an Ohio Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts. Ceremonies preceded this evening’s sold-out performance of Jonathan Larson’s Rent.

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Enquirer Publishes Extensive Profile of CCM

The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Feb. 13th Sunday Forum featured an extensive, multi-page special report on CCM. In case you missed the piece in print, you can find links to the electronic versions of the package’s numerous articles below.

Visit Cincinnati.com for even more content, including videos, an interactive CCM timeline and quiz!

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Eminent Scholar Series Presents Amernet

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CCM’s Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music, James Tocco, performs with special guests the Amernet String Quartet from Florida International University tonight, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Werner Recital Hall. The program will feature the Taneyev Piano Quintet and more. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. The concert is free and open to the general public.

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Join Us This Evening for A Moveable Feast!

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This evening, CCM proudly presents “A Moveable Feast,” a one-of-a-kind sampling of artistic and culinary delights that will take you both around the world and around the remarkable CCM Village. Enjoy a rare peak behind the curtain with backstage and studio tours and experience the brilliance of live performance as our young artists take to the stage. Join the Friends of CCM for this wildly popular fundraising event tonight only! Ticket information is available after the jump. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu or by calling 513-556-2100. View Metromix Cincinnati’s video preview of the event here!

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