CCM's Steel Drum Band, performing at the annual Moveable Feast event; directed by Rusty Burge. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM Percussion Ensembles Bring The Heat This Winter

CCM is proud to present a pair of diverse percussion concerts this semester featuring a musical trip to the Caribbean, original compositions by CCM students and much more.

A perennial fan favorite, CCM’s Spring Percussion Series kicks off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, with some Caribbean sunshine as the CCM Steel Drum Band presents its annual concert. A Trip to Trinidad and Back is an evening of traditional music from Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions designed to warm up even the coldest of Cincinnati nights.

The series concludes with a FREE concert featuring the original works of CCM’s own students and alumni. On April 15, the entire CCM Percussion Ensemble will perform a wide-ranging concert of established composers such as Frederick Rzewski and Stuart Saunders Smith, as well as CCM student composers Hangui Zhang, Nate May and Evan Williams.

Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

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 for CCM Box Office hours and location.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit 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 for more information on parking rates.

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

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8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, director
CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of the traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.


UPDATE: We are sorry to announce that Percussion Group Cincinnati’s Feb. 19th concert has been canceled.
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19
Percussion Group Cincinnati
CCM faculty artists Allen Otte, Russell Burge and James Culley present an exciting concert featuring their own arrangement of Stockhausen’s Twelve Signs of the Zodiac as well as CCM alum Mark Saya’s new piece From the Book of Imaginary Beings.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


8 p.m. Friday, April 15
Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music director
The CCM Percussion Ensemble presents a variety of modern chamber compositions from established composers such as Frederick Rzewski and Stuart Saunders Smith, as well as CCM student composers Hangrui Zhang, Nate May and Evan Williams.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave


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CCM’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ Returns on Jan. 17, 2014


Cincinnati’s premiere fundraiser returns in early 2014 when CCM presents “A Moveable Feast.” The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, and this year’s “Feast” celebrates the theme “Starstruck.”

A star-powered showcase of CCM’s world-class performing and media arts programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights throughout CCM Village. Guests can enjoy backstage tours and plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, including Jazz, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Drama, Dance, Orchestra and Chamber Winds performances, along with E-Media video productions and much more.

This year’s artistic menu also includes performances by the Steel Drum Band and by CCM’s internationally acclaimed string quartet-in-residence, the Ariel Quartet, which will perform selections from its upcoming Beethoven Cycle—a series of six concerts in Corbett Auditorium in January, February and March of 2014.

The evening’s program will begin in Corbett Auditorium with a prelude performance featuring the Jazz Ensemble. The “Feast” will conclude with a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering will be served throughout the evening. Tickets to last year’s event sold out in record time, so act now to secure your place at the “Feast.”

Learn more about “A Moveable Feast” by visiting

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Steel Drum Band Opens CCM’s Spring Semester Concert Series

CCM Steel Drum Band director Russell Burge.

CCM Steel Drum Band director Russell Burge.

CCM provides the perfect cure for your winter doldrums this month with the Steel Drum Band’s annual performance. UC’s Corbett Auditorium will be filled with lively rhythms as the Steel Drum Band transports audience members to the island of Trinidad for one magical evening on Saturday, Jan. 12. Russell Burge directs.

Watch CCM’s Steel Drum Band perform an original arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain” after the jump!

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Music From Latin America and the Caribbean Fills CCM’s Concert Halls This Spring

Take a tour around the tropics in a weekend filled with the rhythmic sounds of steel drums and congas at CCM! At 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM’s Steel Drum Band explores the traditional sounds of Trinidad while incorporating the modern sounds of pop, folk and reggae. See these talented pannists (the technical term for steel drum players) improvise and be transported to the tropics by the soothing sounds of calypso.

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CCM Steel Drum Band Presents Music From R&B to Reggae During Annual Concert

CCM’s Corbett Auditorium will be filled with the lively rhythms and beats of CCM’s Steel Drum Band during its annual performance on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature musical styles ranging from reggae to soca, along with a student arrangement of Grammy Award-winning artist Bill Withers’ R&B hit “Lovely Day.”

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