The Ariel Quartet, string quartet-in-residence at CCM.

Ariel Quartet Continues CCM Concert Series on Jan. 24

Dubbed “rock stars of the classical scene” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet rings in the New Year with a program of Beethoven, Bartók and Schubert on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Corbett Auditorium.

For this concert, the Ariel Quartet will be joined by two of CCM’s newest faculty artists, Rachel Calin and Ran Dank.

Rachel Calin

CCM faculty member Rachel Calin.

An Associate Professor of Double Bass at CCM, Rachel Calin has been called “a lyrical soloist in command of her instrument,” by the New York Times. In 1994 she won the Juilliard Concerto Competition, making her concerto debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra. Subsequently, she has made concerto appearances with the Burlington Ensemble, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and the Sejong Soloists. As a chamber musician, Calin has appeared in concert throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. She can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today, both in live and recorded broadcasts, and has collaborated with Myung-Wha Chung, Lawrence Dutton, Frank Huang, Ron Leonard, Itzhak Perlman and Gil Shaham, among others.

Incoming CCM faculty member Ran Dank.

CCM faculty member Ran Dank.

An Assistant Professor of Piano at CCM, Ran Dank has been described as, “a strong player with technique and imagination,” by the New York Times. He has received numerous awards, including a coveted place on the Young Concert Artists roster in 2009. He is a laureate of the Cleveland International Competition, the Naumburg Piano Competition, the Sydney International Piano Competition and was First Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Prior to his appointment at CCM, Dank most recently served as the Director of Piano Studies at the College of Charleston. He holds degrees from Tel Aviv University in his native Israel, as well as Master’s and Artist Diploma degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City. Dank joins his wife, Soyeon Kate Lee, who became a member of CCM’s faculty in August of 2014.

Repertoire
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 6 in D Major, Sz. 114
SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout Quintet”)
*Featuring Rachel Calin and Ran Dank

Performance Time
8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

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.

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 campus of the University of Cincinnati. 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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The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

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

CCM News Faculty Fanfare
CCM faculty member Scott Belck, DMA.

CCM’s Faculty Artist Series Continues Jan. 9

Acclaimed faculty artists from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music take center stage during 12 diverse performances this spring! Running from January 9 through April 23, these programs highlight music from multiple genres, from classical styles to contemporary commercial music and beyond.

 

Each concert in CCM’s Faculty Artist Series is free and open to the general public, offering audiences the chance to hear recitals by internationally renowned artists in CCM’s stunning performance halls.

Please refer to the listings below for a complete schedule and additional performance information.
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CCM’S SPRING 2017 FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
J.S. BACH: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
J.S. BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
SCHUMANN: Carnaval for Piano, Op. 9
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kimberly Trout, viola
John Kurokawa, clarinet
Hitomi Koyama, piano

MIKLÓS RÓZSA: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 44
MAX BRUCH: Selections from Eight Pieces, Op. 83
SCHUMANN: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE PAT AND JULIE SHOW(A.K.A. DIVA: RECONSTRUCTED)
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano

2016 was a wild year, and we plan to kick it out of here in style. Pat and Julie promise a program full of surprises, assisted by James Bunte and Luke Dumm along with special guest Mary Stucky. Get here early for your party favors and stick around for the construction.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17
• Faculty Artist Series •
Thomas Baresel, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kenneth Griffiths and Mark Gibson, piano

Join us for an evening of art song featuring French duets by Hue, Duparc and Saint-Saëns, along with operetta duets by Lehár, Strauss and Milloeker. This program also features Alan Louis Smith’s Windows: Five Songs of Love and selected songs of Rachmaninoff.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
IN RECITAL
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano

Featuring songs by Schubert, Quilter, Donizetti, Tosti and Dubois.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
FROM BLUES TO BEBOP AND BEYOND
Craig Bailey, saxophone
Featuring Steve Allee, piano; Dan Karlsberg, piano; Eric Lechliter, trumpet; Zak Granger, trombone; Aaron Jacob, bass; Juan Megan, drums and percussion; Art Gore, drums

Craig Bailey performs selections from throughout his career, including music by Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Panama Francis and original compositions inspired by his world travels.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission
: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
(UN)STRUCTURED
Awadagin Pratt, piano

CCM Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt presents 300 years of fantasies and fugues – from Bach to the future – assisted by Charles Dennis Thurmond, Russell Burge and others.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin
Christoph Sassmannshaus, cello
Rohan DeSilva, piano

This concert features Theodor Kirchner’s piano trio version of Brahms’ Sextet in B-flat, Op. 18, which was approved by Brahms but only recently published by Bärenreiter. Other works include Fritz Kreisler’s Syncopation, one of his few original works for piano trio, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for violin and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM FACULTY JAZZTET
Featuring CCM String Quartet-in-Residence, The Ariel Quartet

CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of exciting new works composed and arranged by our very own CCM Jazz faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CONCERT
Percussion Group Cincinnati and Friends

Featuring music spanning composer Lou Harrison’s entire career, including music written for Percussion Group Cincinnati.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Unger, organ
Featuring solo and chamber music by Mendelssohn, Haydn and others, celebrating the historic 1866 Koehnken and Company Organ at Plum Street Temple.
Location: Isaac M. Wise Temple, 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: FREE
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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 noted. Admission to Faculty Artist Series performances is free and reservations are not required.

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 Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

CCM News Faculty Fanfare
Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM Announces Spring 2017 Calendar of Major Events

The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music proudly presents 124 major public performances, lectures and showcases from Jan. 9 through May 14, 2017.

This spring’s lineup of major events includes faculty and guest artist concerts, fully supported theatrical productions, choral and orchestra concerts and much more! You can sample an array of CCM performances on Jan. 20 at the college’s annual Moveable Feast benefit event, which features artistic offerings from jazz to electronic media.

Season highlights include a gala cabaret with alumni to celebrate CCM’s 25 years of Musical Theatre Showcases on Feb. 19 and a Friday night concert from the Ariel Quartet on March 10, featuring a world premiere by Mohammed Fairouz.

You can learn more about CCM’s spring schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or picking up a Spring 2017 Calendar of Major Events at the CCM Box Office.

Download CCM’s Spring 2017 Calendar of Events now.

Click on the cover image above to download CCM’s Spring 2017 Calendar of Events now.

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.

View full details on CCM event schedule below or click on the image to the right to download a copy of our latest calendar booklet.

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, tickets to CCM performances can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

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

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM Spring 2017 Major Events

JANUARY

8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano
J.S. BACH: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
J.S. BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
SCHUMANN: Carnaval for Piano, Op. 9
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kimberly Trout, viola
John Kurokawa, clarinet
Hitomi Koyama, piano
MIKLÓS RÓZSA: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 44
MAX BRUCH: Selections from Eight Pieces, Op. 83
SCHUMANN: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13
BAMM! 2017
A Moving Light Programming Class Presentation
See what happens when CCM’s Lighting Design majors get too much fun gear into a large room!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE PAT AND JULIE SHOW
(A.K.A. DIVA: RECONSTRUCTED)
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano
2016 was a wild year, and we plan to kick it out of here in style! Pat and Julie promise a program full of surprises, assisted by James Bunte and Luke Dumm along with special guest Mary Stucky! Get here early for your party favors and stick around for the construction!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17
• Faculty Artist Series •
Thomas Baresel, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kenneth Griffiths and Mark Gibson, piano
Join us for an evening of art song featuring French duets by Hue, Duparc and Saint-Saëns, along with operetta duets by Lehár, Strauss and Milloeker. This program also features Alan Louis Smith’s Windows: Five Songs of Love and selected songs of Rachmaninoff.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM’s ‘Moveable Feast’ benefit event returns on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017! Click on the image for more information.

CCM’s ‘Moveable Feast’ benefit event returns on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017! Click on the image for more information.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20
“MOVEABLE FEAST” BENEFIT
Experience the unparalleled magic of CCM Village as you sample performances by our “stars of tomorrow.” Create your own menu and timetable of artistic selections, including jazz, musical theatre, piano, opera, acting, dance, choral, orchestra, E-media video productions and much more. This year’s event includes an exclusive preview of songs from Broadway’s Anastasia with a performance by CCM alumna Christy Altomare! Your ticket will help CCMpower continue to support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships.
Location: CCM Village
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100 or visit foundation.uc.edu/events/moveable-feast.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
IN RECITAL
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
Featuring songs by Schubert, Quilter, Donizetti, Tosti and Dubois.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
FROM BLUES TO BEBOP AND BEYOND
Craig Bailey, saxophone
Featuring Steve Allee, piano; Dan Karlsberg, piano; Eric Lechliter, trumpet; Zak Granger, trombone; Aaron Jacob, bass; Juan Megan, drums and percussion; Art Gore, drums
Craig Bailey performs selections from throughout his career, including music by Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Panama Francis and original compositions inspired by his world travels.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring faculty artists Rachel Calin, bass, and Ran Dank, piano
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114
SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet)
Featuring Rachel Calin and Ran Dank
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2016-17 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. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and The Thomas J. Emery Memorial.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG AND THE 1913 SCANDAL CONCERT
Joy H. Calico, Vanderbilt University
On March 31 of 1913, Arnold Schoenberg conducted a concert in the Great Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, which became known as the city’s most notorious scandal concert. The event was broken up by a melee, charges were filed and the subsequent court proceedings were reported in the press. This lecture analyzes the ways in which both the scandal and Schoenberg’s response to it sit at the nexus of fin-de-siècle anxieties about Central European concert life, the anti-noise movement and emerging copyright law.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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CCM Philharmonia8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27
• Orchestra Series •
HERO/ANTIHERO
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artists Catharine Carroll Lees, viola, and Alan Rafferty, cello
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
STRAUSS: Don Quixote, Op. 35
Featuring Catharine Carroll Lees and Alan Rafferty, soloists
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, director
CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music from Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29
• Jazz Series •
MODERN MASTERS: THE CCM JAZZ COMPOSERS CONCERT
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Combos
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, conductors
Featuring exciting new works from CCM students and alumni, along with pieces by today’s hottest composers!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29
• Winds Series •
CCM COMPOSERS CONCERT
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
This performance features works by young, up-and-coming composers who are studying at CCM. The selections will be determined by faculty members from CCM’s Department of Wind Studies and CCM’s composition faculty.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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FEBRUARY

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
• CCM Opera d’arte – Undergraduate Opera Series •
ALBERT HERRING
Composed by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier, freely adapted from a story of Guy de Maupassant
Jesse Leong, conductor
Kenneth Shaw, director and co-producer
Amy Johnson, co-producer
Andrea Chenoweth Wells, assistant director
Britten’s brilliantly witty score comes to life at CCM, presented with the effervescence and energy unique to the outstanding young artists of Opera d’arte! Set in the small town of Loxford in East Sussex, Albert Herring explores the themes of lost innocence and coming-of-age in the face of old-fashioned morality and social stratification.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Jan. 30. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Opera d’arte Sponsor: The Busse Fund, Kimberly and Rafael de Acha and the CCM Voice Department
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
• Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society Concert •
2017 CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Come usher in the Year of the Rooster at the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society’s annual Chinese New Year’s concert!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Contact the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society at 513-254-9402 or 513-328-8921 to order tickets.
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Logo for "Music for Food" initiative.2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
MUSIC FOR FOOD: A CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM concludes the second 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 to the Freestore Foodbank. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
(UN)STRUCTURED
Awadagin Pratt, piano
CCM Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt presents 300 years of fantasies and fugues – from Bach to the future – assisted by Charles Dennis Thurmond, Russell Burge and others.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
• Orchestra Series •
AMERICAN VOICES XIX
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Join us for a performances of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and other classics!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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Her Naked Skin Preview Image8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
• Mainstage Acting Series •
HER NAKED SKIN
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Richard E. Hess, director
London 1913. Women are demanding the right to vote. Thousands of suffragettes of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their determination to gain equality through the vote. Their willingness to suffer for social injustice serves as the backdrop for an unlikely love story set in a period of turmoil. Described by the Independent as “a great drama about women, by a woman,” Her Naked Skin premiered in 2008 to great acclaim at London’s National Theatre. By exploring the hunger for political and personal emancipation, this play plants a defiant feminist flag center stage. This production contains adult themes and is not recommended for young audiences.
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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2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
STEPPING IN THE MADANG: SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE IN KOREAN DRUMMING AND DANCE
Donna Kwon, University of Kentucky
In Korean folk expressive culture, the outdoor village courtyard or madang is often conceived in opposition to the concert stage or mudae. In this presentation, Donna Kwon will discuss how the madang became central to the promotion of site-specific Korean drumming and dance. She will first discuss how this contributes to the expressive ecology of a place-based tradition in shamanist ritual forms of Korean drumming or p’ungmul. Then she will explore how the madang and site-specific performance concepts are applied by contemporary ch’angjak yeonhŭi groups. These groups consist of performers who are trained in Korean drumming and other traditional performing arts but who combine them into new works.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
• Choral Series •
WINTER CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Earl Rivers, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker and Alex Sutton, conductors
Featured works include selections from William Byrd’s Great Service, Dominick DiOrio’s A Dome of Many Colored Glass and We Dance, Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home and Craig Hella Johnson’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: STAR QUALITY2
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor
Featuring student soloists and conductors with CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin
Christoph Sassmannshaus, cello
Rohan DeSilva, piano
This concert features Theodor Kirchner’s piano trio version of Brahms’ Sextet in B-flat, Op. 18, which was approved by Brahms but only recently published by Bärenreiter. Other works include Fritz Kreisler’s Syncopation, one of his few original works for piano trio, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for violin and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Preparatory Jazz
Jennifer Grantham, director
Featuring the area’s most talented high school and middle school jazz musicians.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14
• Orchestra Series •
VALENTINE’S DAY: THE SILVER ROSE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Under the direction of Aik Khai Pung and our gifted young conducting students
MENDELSSOHN: “Nocturne” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: “The Young Prince and the Young Princess” from Scheherazade, Op. 35
BEETHOVEN: “Adagio un poco mosso” from Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73
DVOŘÁK: Romance in F Minor, Op. 11
PUCCINI: “Intermezzo (Act III)” from Manon Lescaut
GOUNOD: Duo: “Nuit d’hymenée” from Roméo et Juliette
STRAUSS: Trio: “Hab’ mir’s gelobt” from Der Rosenkavalier
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM's famed Faculty Jazztet.

CCM’s famed Faculty Jazztet.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM FACULTY JAZZTET
Featuring CCM String Quartet-in-Residence, The Ariel Quartet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of exciting new works composed and arranged by our very own CCM Jazz faculty!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
• Winds Series •
MASTERWORKS
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Featuring guest artist H. Robert Reynolds, conductor
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Presented in conjunction with the Wind Conducting Workshop, this concert features cornerstone masterworks from the wind band tradition. We are honored to have H. Robert Reynolds, our visiting workshop conductor and clinician, join us for this memorable performance. The Wind Orchestra will perform Vaughan Williams’ Toccata Marziale, Bernstein’s “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah) and Copland’s Emblems. The Wind Ensemble will perform Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry and William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19
• Studio Opera Series •
TRANSFORMATIONS
Music by Conrad Susa
Libretto by Anne Sexton
Avishay Shalom, conductor
Emma Griffin, director
Experience the Brothers Grimm fairytales like you’ve never seen them before! This 1973 chamber opera, with a libretto by controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton is darkly humorous with audaciously recounted tales, and filled with mid-twentieth-century references, both literary and musical. Based on Sexton’s acclaimed 1971 book of poems of the same name, Transformations promises to challenge audience members’ understanding of what “happily ever after” truly means. This production contains adult themes and is not recommended for young audiences.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 13. 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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7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
CCM is honored to host its second annual Essentially Ellington Festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center. This daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles. The gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra plus a very special guest from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19
TAKING THE WHEEL: A GALA CABARET CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CCM’S MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE
Join us for a very special cabaret performance featuring CCM’s “Broadway Babies” from our past 24 showcases and introducing our newest “stars of tomorrow.” The cabaret is directed by Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993), a performer in the first New York Showcase.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $25 general admission

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20
• Guest Artist Series •
Hypercube, Composition Program Ensemble-in-Residence
A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, New York’s Hypercube is a slick combination of chamber music and straight up rock-’n’-roll. This first concert of Hypercube’s CCM residency features high-quality, cutting-edge, challenging work from their repertoire.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
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, Feb. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Hypercube, Composition Program Ensemble-in-Residence
A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, New York’s Hypercube is a slick combination of chamber music and straight up rock-’n’-roll. This second concert of Hypercube’s CCM residency features work composed especially for Hypercube by CCM student composers.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CONCERT
Percussion Group Cincinnati and Friends
Featuring music spanning composer Lou Harrison’s entire career, including music written for Percussion Group Cincinnati.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and new students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
• 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, Feb. 26
• Guest Artist Series •
Craig Cramer, organ
CCM welcomes University of Notre Dame Professor of Organ Craig Cramer for a special guest artist performance at Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple. Cramer’s recital will be followed by a master class at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45220 at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Location: Isaac M. Wise Temple, 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: FREE
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CCM's acclaimed Wind Orchestra.

CCM’s acclaimed Wind Orchestra.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Winds Series •
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Hear the creative output of CCM’s composition students through the sounds of the CCM Wind Ensemble. This concert highlights brand new music written at CCM – music that is hot off the press! In addition, CCM student cellist Yijia Fang performs Friedrich Gulda’s Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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MARCH

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1
• Winds Series •
EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA: PAST AND PRESENT
CCM Wind Orchestra
Featuring guest artist Carlos Camacho, percussion
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
This performance features works by European composers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the world premiere of the Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra by Federico Garcia-de Castro, a composer of Colombian heritage living and composing today in Pittsburgh.
STRAUSS: Fanfare zur Eröffnung der Musikwoche der Stadt Wien im 1924
ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra
FEDERICO GARCIA-DE CASTRO: Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra (world premiere)
Featuring Carlos Camacho
MENDELSSOHN: Overture for Winds, Op. 24
SCHMITT: Dionysiaques
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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mack-mabel-preview-alternate-cmyk8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
8 p.m. Friday, March 3
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
2 p.m. Sunday, March 5
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
MACK AND MABEL
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Aubrey Berg, director
William Evan Roider, musical director
Patti James, choreographer
Set against the madcap world of Keystone Kops, Bathing Beauties and pies-in-the-face, the tumultuous relationship between workaholic film director Mack Sennett and his silent-screen star Mabel Normand was the stuff of Hollywood legend. With a memorable score by Broadway master Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), Mack and Mabel is a star-crossed, bittersweet love story that explores both the lighter and the darker side of the Golden Age of Comedy. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, Mack and Mabel was praised by the New York Times as “a musical in the old and true tradition.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $31–35 adults, $22–25 non-UC students, $18–21 UC students

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
8 p.m. Friday, March 3
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE
André Megerdichian, 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, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 27. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 3
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
ELECTRIC BATON: SOUND, SCIENCE AND THE BIRTH OF THE PODIUM CONDUCTOR
Francesca Brittan, Case Western Reserve University
Hector Berlioz, among the first of the modern conductors, was a larger-than-life figure, at once magisterial, quasi-magical and military. Among the formative moments of his conducting career was a concert given at the height of the Exposition universelle (Paris, 1855), which established him as a musical leader of formidable power. Here he relied on a new wedding of music and technology — an “electric baton” — to wield the massive forces under his command. This talk examines the nature of his device and, more broadly, the ways in which telegraphy and electricity (both artificial and nervous) emerged as central to romantic notions of conducting.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, March 4
• 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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8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
• Choral Series •
UC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHORUSES
Kevin Coker and Alex Sutton, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers offer a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz arrangements, featuring works of Copland, Cozzolani, Hampton, Handel, Holst, McGlynn, Quick and Silvey.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
FRANCAIX: Hommage à l’ami Papageno
WILSON: Dancing with the Devil
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM's Jazz Lab Band. Photography by Dottie Stover.7 p.m. Sunday, March 5
• Jazz Series •
THE KID FROM RED BANK: JUMPING WITH COUNT BASIE
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
Kansas City swings to life with an exciting concert tribute to the most swinging band of all time!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7
• Choral Series •
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir
Jillian Nicholson-Dicks and Alex Sutton, conductors
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir present a combined showcase of music for voices and brass. Featured works include Joseph Jongen’s Mass, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ O clap your hands and James MacMillan’s In splendoribus sanctorum from The Strathclyde Motets.
Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1600 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45206
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7
• Orchestra Series •
HEAVENLY!
CCM Philharmonia
Rebecca Tong, conductor
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
ROIG-FRANCOLÍ: Orion
HOLST: The Planets
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8
THE MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A CCMpower
 Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2017 in Musical Theatre
CCMpower invites you to see our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 25th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2017 prior to their New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at the showcase.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8
• Orchestra Series •
HEAVENLY!
CCM Philharmonia
Rebecca Tong, conductor
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
This special off-campus performance includes a multimedia experience by astronomer and visual artist José Francisco Salgado.
ROIG-FRANCOLÍ: Orion
HOLST: The Planets
Location: Princeton High School’s Matthews Auditorium, 150 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students under the age of 18, $5 adults age 65 or older, $20 family four pack (two adults, two students). Contact Princeton High School at 513-864-1569 to order tickets.
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8
7 p.m. Thursday, March 9
7 p.m. Friday, March 10
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2017
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 acting 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,” observed CityBeat’s Rick Pender, “theater fans were offered a jolt of onstage vitality.”
Location: Various locations throughout CCM Village
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 6. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 9
• Orchestra Series •
BREAK TIME
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
Featuring the premiere of a work by the winner of the 2016 CCM Composition Competition!
STRAUSS: Burleske
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (Rhenish)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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The Ariel Quartet. From left to right: Alexandra Kazovsky, Jan Grüning, Amit Even-Tov and Gershon Gerchikov.

The Ariel Quartet. From left to right: Alexandra Kazovsky, Jan Grüning, Amit Even-Tov and Gershon Gerchikov.

8 p.m. Friday, March 10
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring the world premiere of a new work by composer Mohammed Fairouz commissioned by Ann and Harry Santen and CCM for the Ariel Quartet
WIESENBERG: Between the Sacred and the Profane
FAIROUZ: Prophesies
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

 The Ariel Quartet’s 2016-17 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. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and The Thomas J. Emery Memorial.
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8 p.m. Friday, March 10
4 p.m. Saturday, March 11
THE MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2017 in Musical Theatre
See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 25th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2017 prior to their New York City debut.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 6. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 12
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
TAPESTRY OF VOICES
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
Join CCC resident choirs as they celebrate the 24th anniversary.  The choirs will perform a variety of repertoire from around the world and feature American composers.  With special guests, the Xavier University Women’s Chorus.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 & 7 p.m. Friday, March 24
THE ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2017 in their exciting industry showcase prior to their professional debuts in New York and Los Angeles. The evening performance will be followed by the 14th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence in the 2016-17 Acting Season, as well as a reception in the Baur Room.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 25
• Guest Artist Series •
TELEMANN AND BACH
Catacoustic Consort
Join us for an evening of music from the High Baroque by J. S. Bach and Telemann for viol and orchestra, featuring the new Catacoustic Baroque orchestra!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students, FREE for children under 12. Tickets available through Catacoustic Consort’s website at http://catacoustic.com/tickets.
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2 p.m. Sunday, March 26
ANDREW HOWELL MEMORIAL HORN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Hear performances by outstanding young horn players during the inaugural Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Competition. Open to current undergraduates as well as applicants who have committed to attend CCM in 2017-18, the winner of this competition will receive a $3,000 scholarship and a solo performance opportunity. The competition is held in loving memory of Andrew Howell, an extraordinary musician and an exceptional person who passed away during his undergraduate studies as a horn major at CCM.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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idomeneo-preview-alternate-cmyk8 p.m. Thursday, March 30
8 p.m. Friday, March 31
8 p.m. Saturday, April 1
2 p.m. Sunday, April 2
• Mainstage Opera Series •
IDOMENEO
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giovanni Batista Varesco (after Antoine Danchet)
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Marcus Shields, director
Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, Mozart’s Idomeneo weaves a tale of gods and monsters, unrequited love and selfless heroism. During his perilous journey back to Greece after years at war, King Idomeneo pledges to sacrifice to Neptune the first mortal he finds in exchange for a safe journey home. When that mortal turns out to be his son, Idamante, Idomeneo struggles to find another way to appease the gods, which creates dire repercussions for the people of Crete. Completed in 1780 when the composer was only 24 years old, Idomeneo is widely considered the first of Mozart’s great opere serie and remains a favorite of opera houses around the world. This production is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

Performance Sponsor: Graeter’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 30
8 p.m. Friday, March 31
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
CHILDREN OF EDEN
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Steve Goers, musical director
From the composer of the smash hits Wicked and Godspell comes a uniquely personal and intimate retelling of the biblical Genesis story. Through the narratives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and Noah and his family, this beloved 1991 musical explores the uniquely human trait to desire adventure but yearn for the comfort and safety of home or “Eden.”
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 27. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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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
• Orchestra Series •
CONCERTO CONCERT
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
HAYDN: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major
IBERT: Escales
GINASTERA: Harp Concerto, Op. 25
Featuring the winner of CCM’s Harp Concerto Competition
Location: Walnut Hills High School Auditorium
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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APRIL

2 p.m. Saturday, April 1
• 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 •
John Perry, piano
An iconic pianist returns to CCM for a recital of Bach, Beethoven and Schubert.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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piano7 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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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, 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, April 4
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. Wednesday, April 5
• Guest Artist Series •
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: THE SAXOPHONE MUSIC OF MATTHEW BROWNE
CCM Saxophone Studio and members of the CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Featuring guest artist Kevin Norton, alto saxophone
Angela Holt, conductor
CCM welcomes composer Matthew Browne for a recital of his works for saxophone, including the Ohio premiere of his new alto saxophone concerto, Alcoholic Variations!
Location: 3250 Mary Emery Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 6
• Winds Series •
THE SOUNDS OF SPRING
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Spring is in the air! Join the CCM Wind Ensemble as we present a concert assortment of musical sounds and colors.
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 7
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
BERGMAN’S MUSIC(IANS): MIRROR AND MEANING
Per Broman, Bowling Green State University
Ingmar Bergman’s love of classical music, especially that of J. S. Bach, is well known and is exhibited frequently in his films. Many films also feature musicians. In this presentation, Broman will analyze the role of these characters — who they are, what they do, how they behave and what they talk about — and argue that they are essential for understanding Bergman’s aesthetics.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: Free
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8 p.m. Friday, April 7
• Orchestra Series •
HAROLD MELTZER’S BRION
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Café MoMus welcomes composer Harold Meltzer and guitarist Dieter Hennings for a performance of Brion, a guitar-and-ensemble piece that was a runner-up for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 9
• Choral Series •
J.S. BACH’S ST. MATTHEW PASSION
CCM Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artists Daniel Weeks, tenor, Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone and student aria soloists
Earl Rivers, conductor
Andreas Hager, stage director
J.S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion is presented in a staged performance, illuminating the dramatic intensity of this Baroque masterwork, which retells the compelling story of the events leading up to the trial of Jesus, his crucifixion and burial.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth and Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati 45202
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Choral Studies Sponsor: William and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 9
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
STRAVINSKY: Octet
MARKOWSKI: Octet
CAPLET: Légende
WEILL: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 10
• Percussion Series •
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music director
Performing chamber music from the last several decades, including works by Steve Reich and Makoto Shinohara, plus a tribute to Lou Harrison on the centennial of his birth.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
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, April 11
• Winds Series •
THE SOUNDS OF SPRING
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, music director and conductor
Spring is in the air! Join the CCM Wind Ensemble as we present a concert assortment of musical sounds and colors.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
• Guest Artist Series •
Tom Cipullo, composer
CCM students will perform works by composer-in-residence Tom Cipullo, including Insomnia for vocal quartet and piano; The Husbands for soprano, baritone and piano; Late Summer for soprano and piano and the Entr’acte from Glory Denied for cello and piano, as well as other works by Cipullo.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
• Winds Series •
DANCES AND MARCHES AND SONGS, OH MY!
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
We are happy to present music for dancing, marching and singing on this final Wind Orchestra concert of the academic year, which will feature students from CCM’s Music Theatre program in a cameo appearance. Feel free to tap your feet and hum along as we perform music with a sunny disposition and a universal appeal.
BRITTEN/BACH: “Courtly Dances” from Gloriana
GANDALFI: Vientos y Tangos
GANNE: March Lorraine
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy
BENNETT: Suite of Old American Dances
FUCIK: Florentiner March
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
Admission: FREE
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masterworks-beyond-preview-alternate-cmyk8 p.m. Thursday, April 13
8 p.m. Friday, April 14
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15
• Mainstage Dance Series •
MASTERWORKS AND BEYOND
Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors
Celebrate spring’s arrival with the CCM Ballet Ensemble as it presents an exciting mixed bill. Highlights of the program include George Balanchine’s masterwork Valse-Fantaisie with a restaging by guest artist Viki Psihoyos. This concert also includes a world premiere created by Alabama Ballet Associate Artistic Director Roger Van Fleteren, along with new works by CCM faculty members Michael Tevlin and André Megerdichian. Valse-Fantaisie is performed by permission of the George Balanchine Trust.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27–31 adults, $17–20 non-UC students, $15–18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Dance Sponsor: Rosemary & Mark Schlachter

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 13
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Winds
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
SCHMITT: Lied et Scherzo
IBERT: Concerto for Cello and Winds
RAYMOND MURRAY SCHAFER: Concerto for Harpsichord and Eight Winds
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 16
• Jazz Series •
FROM PUCCINI TO PRINCE: THE GENIUS OF BOB BELDEN
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, conductor
Bob Belden was the embodiment of the modern genius and iconoclast. We feature his work, from sublime interpretations of Puccini’s Turandot to Prince and Sting and all the way to straight-ahead arrangements for McCoy Tyner.
Location: Great Hall, Tangeman University Center
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 16
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, director
An evening of music for guitar with cello, flute and voice, and other combinations.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Thursday, April 20
• Choral Series •
A CHORAL SAMPLER
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers
Kevin Coker, Alex Sutton and Tyler Hagy, conductors
Highlighting UC student talent from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Chorus and Cabaret Singers present a 60-minute choral sampler of current popular works from artists such as Michael Bublé, Imagine Dragons and Mike Posner, plus folk arrangements of Singh, Morrison and Hagen. All are invited to enjoy a post-concert reception with light refreshments in the Baur Room following the performance to meet the performers and conductors.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 20
8 p.m. Friday, April 21
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22
• Studio Acting Series •
VERY DUMB KIDS
By Gracie Gardner
Brant Russell, director
Join us for the staged world premiere of Very Dumb Kids! Written by rising New York star Gracie Gardner, this play was workshopped by CCM Acting last spring. Sarah Nehal was murdered while working as a correspondent in New Delhi while her college friends were at home in the U.S. watching TV on the internet and peddling their esoteric skill sets. One year after her funeral, Sarah’s friends meet for their annual Fourth of July reunion. Very Dumb Kids explores entitlement and how its effects are visited upon the disenfranchised as well as the privileged. But it’s also about empowerment and exploring how to live responsibly in an irresponsible universe. This production is presented as part of CCM Acting’s new play-commissioning initiative.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 17. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub
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8 p.m. Friday, April 21
• Orchestra & Choral Series •
WHITE NIGHT
CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
BORODIN: “Polovtsian Dances” (from Prince Igor)
PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 (Little Russian)
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 22
• 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, April 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Unger, organ
Featuring solo and chamber music by Mendelssohn, Haydn and others, celebrating the historic 1866 Koehnken and Company Organ at Plum Street Temple.
Location: Isaac M. Wise Temple, 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati 45202
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, April 24
• CCM Preparatory & 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: To be announced
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 27
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
CCM Preparatory Ballet Company
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from age nine through adults, 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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MAY

7 p.m. Thursday, May 4
7 p.m. Friday, May 5
3 & 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR.
CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive Program
Dee Anne Bryll, director/choreographer
Rebecca N. Childs, musical director
The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Join the talented students of CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program as they present this timeless classic. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain Jr. a guaranteed good time for the entire family!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, May 7
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
CCC resident choirs, Satellite Choirs and the Cincinnati Choral Academy will celebrate the future with songs of unity, love and world music.
Location: Princeton High School’s Matthews Auditorium, 150 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14
• CCM Preparatory & Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

The area’s finest young string musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for string orchestra.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Room 300
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

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor, Musical Theatre Program Sponsor & Event Sponsor

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

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./
U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Inc.
Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department 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. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
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 Sponsor

Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
Polish Festival Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Dance Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual
Musical Theatre Sponsor

Trish & Rick Bryan
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Graeter’s
Jeff Thomas Catering
KMK Law
PNC
Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
Sigma Alpha Iota
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Office of Equity & Inclusion
Event Sponsors
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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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CCM's 48-Hour Film Festival

Audience Members Pick Winners from CCM’s 48-Hour Film Festival

img_5232Over the course of 48 hours, 101 University of Cincinnati students came together to create ten original short films in CCM’s third annual 48-Hour Film Festival. They used nothing but their creativity and three seemingly unrelated ingredients: glow-in-the-dark Grinch boxer shorts, the phrase “I wish I could feel like this every day and a can of Glade aerosol air freshener.

The films premiered on Nov. 20 at the Main Street Cinema in Tangeman University Center. Each year the festival offers awards to the students involved in the audience’s favorite films. This year’s Audience Awards go to:

  • Best Actress ­– Jacqueline Daaleman (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Eliza Palter (Craig)
  • Best Actor – Josh Reiter (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Isaac Hickox-Young (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Matt Fox (How to: Feel)
  • Best Cinematography – Jacob Berry and Patrick Murphy (How to: Feel)
  • Best Editing – Salvador Mendoza (I Wish I Could Feel Like This Every Day)
  • Best Composition – Spencer Lackey (How To: Feel)
  • Best Film – How to: Feel, directed by Nick Heffelfinger and produced by Spencer Lackey.

Led by Richard Hess, professor of acting and department chair, CCM’s 48-Hour Film Festival unites creative minds from all over UC to act and film their own short films. This year’s festival included students from six different UC colleges and 22 different majors. The short films can be viewed on the 48-Hour Film Festival website or YouTube.

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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

CCM Prep Presents Fall Youth Ballet Concert This Weekend

CCM Preparatory students present classic and contemporary winter-themed works during the Fall Youth Ballet Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at Patricia Corbett Theater. Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer directs.

The annual concert features excerpts from story ballet Paquita, excerpts from Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Les Patineurs, a new ballet setting of popular children’s book The Snowy Day and the snow scene from the end of the first act of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

The Snowy Day opens the program with original choreography by CCM Prep dance instructor Heather Stevenson. The piece is based on Ezra Jack Keats’ immensely popular 1962 children’s book of the same name, which won the 1963 Caldecott Medal. It tells the story of a small boy experiencing the first snowfall of winter with childlike awe and excitement. Stevenson set this ballet to Jacques Offenbach’s waltz of the snowflakes from his operetta Le voyage dans la lune.

Up next is Les Patineurs, which depicts a group of Victorian skaters frolicking on a frozen pond, with choreography by Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer. After Les Patineurs CCM Prep musicians will take the stage to play a short musical interlude.

The quintessential snow scene from The Nutcracker follows with choreography by CCM Prep dance instructor Ana Bird. This ballet is one of the most beloved holiday traditions for many families and performers, and Tchaikovsky’s music has become a nearly universal sign of the holiday season.

The program’s finale, Paquita is a story ballet set in Napoleonic Spain about a young girl who falls in love with a nobleman. The ballet was first performed in 1846 at the Paris Opéra Ballet with choreography by Joseph Maziller and music by Édouard Deldevez. CCM Prep dancers will perform additional scenes that were added to the ballet in 1881 by composer Ludwig Minkus and choreographer Marius Petipa.

To receive further information please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595, email ccmprep@uc.edu or visit ccm.uc.edu/prep.

Performance Time
7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9
7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater

Admission
$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 now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Moveable Feast. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Moveable Feast Returns to CCM Village on Jan. 20, 2017

Cincinnati’s premier fundraiser returns in early 2017 when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents its annual “Moveable Feast.”

Hosted by the CCMpower volunteer group of fans, advocates and alumni, this unique benefit event features students from all corners of the college in an evening of live entertainment and by-the-bite cuisine. Funds raised by Moveable Feast enable CCMpower to award student scholarships and grants. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

A stunning showcase of CCM’s world-class performing and media arts programs, Moveable Feast gives guests a chance to sample artistic and culinary delights throughout the college’s state-of-the-art facilities. Attendees roam through the expansive CCM Village at their leisure, socializing and enjoying dinner-by-the-bite while creating their own menu of artistic experiences.

Guests plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student and faculty entertainment, including Jazz, Choral, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Acting, Dance and Orchestra performances, along with tours of CCM’s Electronic Media facilities, Lighting Design labs and other backstage areas.

Christy Altomare

Christy Altomare

New for 2017! Each year, CCM’s Moveable Feast provides Cincinnati audiences with an opportunity to see the performing and media arts “stars-of-tomorrow” before they’re famous. This year’s program also features a performance by one of CCM’s acclaimed “Broadway babies,” as alumna Christy Altomare (BFA Musical Theatre, 2008) returns to CCM to provide a preview of her next Broadway role! Recently cast as Anya in the new Broadway musical production of Anastasia, which features music by acclaimed composer and fellow CCM graduate Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982), Altomare will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Journey to the Past” with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra as the “opening course” on this year’s artistic menu.

Anastasia’s promotional team will be on campus to film Altomare’s Moveable Feast performance, which will then be used to promote the show’s Broadway run. Anastasia opened to rave reviews at the Hartford Stage; the show comes to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre on March 23, 2017.

Altomare’s performance kicks off three hours’ worth of fully customizable arts experiences. Cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering will be served throughout the evening.

Event Time
6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20

Location
CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

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

  • Celebrate CCM Package: $500 (package price includes two tickets to Moveable Feast and two tickets to CCM Musical Theatre’s 25th Annual “Not Famous Yet” Showcase in March, name on Moveable Feast invitation and program, valet parking for Moveable Feast and parking voucher for Showcase)
  • Host Package: $200 (package price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast and one ticket to CCM Musical Theatre’s 25th Annual “Not Famous Yet” Showcase in March, name on Moveable Feast invitation and program, valet parking for Moveable Feast and parking voucher for Showcase)
  • Host Ticket: $125 (ticket price includes valet parking, name listed on Moveable Feast invitation and program)
  • General Public Tickets: $75 (ticket price includes a discounted CCMpower membership)
  • CCM Alumni and Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $50 – discounted ticket price only available until Dec. 15, 2016.

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

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 campus of the University of Cincinnati. 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.

ccmpowerAbout CCMpower
The result of a merger of the Friends of CCM and the CCM Alumni Governing Board, CCMpower is a volunteer group of fans, advocates and alumni dedicated to empowering students and fueling the future of the arts through scholarship opportunities and more. This new organization is a combination of people who love and support the arts along with graduates of CCM investing back in their school. To learn more, visit ccm.uc.edu/ccmpower.

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Photography by Will Brenner.

Alum James Cunningham Choreographs New Work in Classics with a Twist at CCM

Alumnus James Cunningham (BFA Ballet Performance, 2010) returns to CCM to choreograph the world premiere of La Nymphe Brisée, one of the four short dance pieces that make up CCM’s final Mainstage performance of 2016, Classics with a Twist. The dance performance opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 4 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

James Cunningham with Youngwon French and Bradley Harris.

James Cunningham with Youngwon French and Bradley Harris.

Cunningham, a soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet, says La Nymphe Brisée loosely revolves around how people can become entangled with negative influences. The score was written by two composers — Youngwon French, who works as a pianist with the Cincinnati Ballet, and CCM composition graduate student Bradley Harris.

“Youngwon came to me one day last winter with this piece of music that she wrote late one night,” recalls Cunningham. “Immediately when I heard it, I was drawn to its haunting sorrow and simplicity.”

Cunningham says they originally didn’t have an outlet to make the work come to life but then he was approached by Jiang Qi, CCM Dance Department Chair, about guest choreographing for Classics with a Twist.

“I figured it would be the perfect chance to use this beautiful piece of music,” Cunningham says. “With a high energy beginning, a beautiful middle and a lyrical and peaceful ending, I set out to make a dance.”

Youngwon French’s piece became the central movement of the three-part work. Bradley Harris wrote two pieces to serve as bookends, the first upbeat and the second lyrical and serene. It’s certainly unusual for music of any kind to have multiple composers, but the collaborative experience of pairing fresh choreography with original music is also new to Cunningham.

“With this new composition I had the chance for the first time to be able to discuss directly with the composer and make adjustments. While respecting each other’s creativity, of course. I believe this makes the collaborative final product a much richer piece of art.”

Many CCM alumni visit the college as guest artists to coach students who share the same goals, dreams and worries that they once held, and perhaps still do. It can be a nostalgic and inspiring experience for the alumni but it also connects students with like-minded professionals as they pursue their careers.

“It brings back a lot of memories for sure,” Cunningham says. I think similar shared experiences with professors and classes has helped me to bond and break the ice with this new generation of students. The whole feeling is kind of full circle to me. It’s about giving back and touching the future. All art is cyclical and passed on, dance is no exception.”

Not only did Cunningham learn the art of ballet as a student at CCM, but he also honed a number of new skills that have made him a better dancer and choreographer.

Because of his time at CCM, Cunningham can confidently apply “out-of-the-ordinary” stage make-up and discuss stage lighting with lighting designers. He adds that courses in anatomy and injury prevention have done “wonders to save [his] career, too.”

“CCM gives you more than just how to smile under the spotlight onstage,” Cunningham says. “It provides a full range of knowledge of the performing world around you.”

Cunningham is now in a position to share all of that knowledge, both experiential and academic, with current CCM students as they work to create an entirely new piece of art.

To see La Nymphe Brisée, make plans to attend Classics with a Twist, which runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 4 at CCM.

The performance also includes Schubert’s Winterreise choreographed by Jiang Qi, Alexander Glazunov’s Scènes de ballet choreographed by Michael Tevlin and Warm Hearts and Hot Feet, a collage of iconic works from the ’40s and ’50s, choreographed by André Megerdichian.

Visit the CCM Box Office website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Performance Times
8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Classics with a Twist are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID. 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.

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. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

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

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

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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