CCM Shares Fall 2018 Calendar of Major Events

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents more than 100 major public performances in fall 2018. The largest single source of performing arts events in Ohio, CCM’s fall performance series runs Sept. 6 through Dec. 16, 2018.

CCM's Fall Calendar Cover

Click the graphic to download CCM’s 2018 Fall Calendar.

Fall semester sees the grand finale of CCM’s Bernstein at 100 Festival, which is part of a world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of influential American composer, conductor, author, lecturer and pianist Leonard Bernstein. CCM’s student and faculty artists will celebrate Bernstein’s monumental career with concerts, film screenings and more — beginning with a joint concert by the CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra on September 14. The Festival concludes on November 4 with a rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story by the CCM Jazz Orchestra.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of CCM’s Musical Theatre program, which was the first BFA Musical Theatre program in the United States. The anniversary season kicks off on September 16 with a Birthday Cabaret featuring nearly a dozen alumni who have performed on Broadway and beyond. The celebration continues with a pair of classic musicals from Broadway’s golden age: Guys and Dolls (October 19-27) and Godspell (November 8-10).

This fall’s lineup includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatrical and dance productions, choral, piano and winds performances and much more! You can learn about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or picking up a Fall 2018 Calendar of Major Events at the CCM Box Office.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmfall2018calendarbooklet
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EVENT INFORMATION
All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

PURCHASING TICKETS
Unless indicated otherwise in the event listings below, tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Subscription packages and flex ticket packages are on sale now! Single tickets for all Concert Series performances go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Single tickets for all Mainstage Series productions go on sale Monday, Sept. 10.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

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

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM’s FALL 2018 MAJOR EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6
• Faculty Artist Series •
Aik Khai Pung
An evening of music from the East and West. Instruments include piano, violin, viola da gamba, erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Chinese hammered dulcimer.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Donna Loewy, piano
Celebrating Donna Loewy’s 70th birthday, this special recital features alumni guest artists from CCM’s voice and piano programs.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
Demarre McGill, flute
Mark Ostoich, oboe
Dwight Parry, oboe
Ron Aufmann, clarinet
William Winstead, bassoon
Alan Siebert, trumpet
Maria Fuller, piano
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Alan Rafferty, cello
Jeongeun Park, viola
Featuring works by Johann Wilhlm Hertel, Virgil Thomson, Alexander Aruntunian, Andrey Rubtsov and Alexandre Tansman.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
A VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano
The Ariel Quartet
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Michael Unger, harpsichord
Rob Turner, baroque flute
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Won-Bin Yim, violin
Daniel Weeks, tenor

Featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a; Jennifer Higdon’s Love Sweet and duets for soprano and tenor by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Demarre McGill, flute
Awadagin Pratt, piano

Featuring the world premiere of a work for flute and piano by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ernst von Dohnányi’s Aria and César Franck’s Sonata for flute and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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The Ariel Quartet presents four concerts at CCM in 2018-19.8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet
Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:
MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Friedemann Immer, trumpet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

Concert Orchestra:
CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
THOMPSON: Excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (1932)
DIAMOND: Music to Romeo and Juliet (1947)
Philharmonia:
COPLAND: El Salón México
BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NEW TIME 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Prestige Series Event •
THE BIRTHDAY CABARET
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CCM Musical Theatre Program
Devised and Directed by Aubrey Berg
Join CCM Musical Theatre graduates from the past five decades in a salute to Broadway old and new. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pam Myers (BFA, 1969), emcee Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993) and our newest stars of tomorrow, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

Birthday Cabaret Sponsors: J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett and Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
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RESCHEDULED to Jan. 23, 2019
8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •

Dror Biran, piano
Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin

Featuring sonatas by Prokofiev and Brahms.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
ICONS: MOZART, STRAVINSKY AND WAGNER
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Players and Café MoMus have combined to become the CCM Chamber Orchestra! It begins its inaugural season with chamber works by three iconic composers:
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
STRAVINSKY: Septet
MOZART: Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
MUSICAL TEMPO AT THE CLOSE OF THE LONG 19TH CENTURY
Leslie Blasius, University of Wisconsin

In a recent study, Roger Grant excavates the supercession of Renaissance mensuration by the measure in the concerted music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Key to this is an abstraction, the early-modern conception of measure as constituted a coordinated system of isynchronous pulses. Balancing this abstraction is the notion that the measure creates rhythmic characters, joining specific meters to specific tempi. For Grant, the inherent contradiction in this tempo giusto system reaches a point of crisis in the early 19th century, when the combinatorial possibilities for joining meter and tempo overwhelm the conventional list of rhythmic topoi. Thus a further abstraction, the introduction of naturalised time in the form of the metronome. We might extend Grant’s argument, noting that naturalised time in the 19th century is itself balanced by the performative time of the tempo rubato. This, Blasius argues, gives rise by the close of the century to a new phenomenology of tempo, one predicated on the possibilities of mutable tempi, on a distinction between notated tempo and perceived velocity, and on the limit-case of the Durchgang, the breakthrough in which tempo itself is dissolved.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

A truly unforgettable evening of music, which celebrates the beginning of a new era for CCM Wind Studies.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Op. 96
THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun
WILSON: Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 2
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds begins the season with an evening of classics from three centuries of music.
CATEL: Overture in C
JACOB: Old Wine in New Bottles
STRAUSS: Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
DVORAK: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Jazz Series •
THE LEGEND OF BENNY CARTER
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Count Basie knew a thing or two about swing when he asked Benny Carter to write two iconic albums’ worth of music for his band in 1960-61: The Legend and Kansas City Suite. Join us to celebrate these heights of sophisticated swing.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
• Winds Series •
INSPIRATIONS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor

Inspired by various muses including nature, historical sites, spirituality and self, this program features American folk tunes, the poetry of Robert Hass and the genius of award-winning composers.
COPLAND: An Outdoor Overture
J.S. BACH: My Jesus! Oh What Anguish!
MASLANKA: Golden Light
RESPIGHI: Huntingtower Ballad
DOOLEY: Meditation at Lagunitas
GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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CANCELED
4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
LOVE IN ITS SEASONS
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone
Donna Loewy, piano

SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
BRAHMS: Four duets, Op. 28
DONIZETTI: Selections from Les nuits d’été à Pausilippe
FAURÉ: Tarantelle
SAINT-SAËNS: El desdichado
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir

Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, conductors
CCM Alumnus Graeme Langager, guest conductor

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir featuring classics, folk, jazz, spirituals and recent choral works.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Faculty Artist Series •
MYTH, MEMORY
Stephen Ferre, composer
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
Featuring guest artist Diane Hunger, alto saxophone
Diane Hunger of the Mana Quartet performs works by faculty composer Stephen Ferre, including the premiere of the chamber ensemble version of From Her Husband’s Hand with CCM students, Remembering the Night Sky for alto saxophone and mixed quartet, and Labyrinth, a semi-finalist for the 2017-18 American Prize in Composition – Orchestra Division.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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OCTOBER

8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mark Gibson and Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
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, Oct. 2
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF OLIVER NELSON
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of one of the West Coast’s greatest band leaders.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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"The Government Inspector" promo image by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
• Mainstage Acting Series •
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the original by Nikolai Gogol
Richard E. Hess, director
When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, a case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Part farce, part slapstick and wholly entertaining, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $28-32 adults, $18-21 non-UC students, $16-19 UC students

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
• Faculty Artist Series •
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
SCALES OF JUSTICE
Robert Clarida, Reitler Kailas and Rosenblatt, LLC
Judith Finell, Judith Finell MusicServices Inc.
This presentation focuses on the recent high-profile litigation between the Marvin Gaye estate and songwriters Pharell Williams and Robin Thicke over their hit song Blurred Lines, and the ways in which it has (and has not) changed the landscape of music litigation, specifically with regard to the standard of substantial similarity.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• Orchestra Series •
ELGAR, CHAUSSON AND DVORÁK
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

ELGAR: In the South, Op. 50
CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating over 40 years of residencies at CCM, virtuoso Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
• Faculty Artist Series •
The Kim Pensyl Group
Featuring CCM Commercial Music Production Director Kim Pensyl, piano, and faculty artists Aaron Jacobs, bass; John Taylor, drums; and Rusty Burge, vibraphone, performing original music by CCM faculty members.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
• Orchestra Series •
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

DEBUSSY: Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune
DEBUSSY: Rapsodie pour Saxophone
RAVEL: Shéhérazade
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel arr.)
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Studio Acting Series •
EURYDICE
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Susan Felder, director

Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking poetry, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: WEST SIDE STORY
Leonard Bernstein’s musical score shines in in this Academy Award-winning film, which is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. Starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as the “star-crossed lovers,” the film features beloved songs such as Maria, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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8 p.m. Oct. 15
• Guest Artist Recital •
Paul Watkins, cello
James Tocco, piano
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations for piano and cello in F Major
MOZART: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op. 66
JOAN TOWER: Très Lent (Hommage à Messiaen) (1994)
JOAN TOWER: Wild Run (Composed for and dedicated to Paul Watkins and James Tocco) (2018)
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata, Op. 65 (1961)
BERNSTEIN: Three Meditations from “Mass” for cello and piano, arranged by the composer (1977)
BRAHMS: Sonata No. 2 for piano and cello, Op. 99
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet
CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Caffé Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
• Winds Series •
THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds presents an evening of music from prominent 20th century composers, including Kurt Weill’s classic suite from his Threepenny Opera.
BENNETT: Reflections on a 16th Century Tune
KURKA: The Good Soldier Schweik Suite
WEILL: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Winds Series
RHYTHM, GROOVE, DANCE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Paul Schuette

The CCM Wind Symphony performs compositions from a broad spectrum of composers ranging from the complexity of 21st-century, rhythm-driven works to the nuanced grace of 19th-century French ballet.
ARCHER: Common Threads
COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
GANDOLFI: Vientos y Tangos
SCHUETTE: Still Life with Rhythms and Echoes
MASSENET: Ballet Music from Le Cid
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
GUYS AND DOLLS
A MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is the perfect musical comedy from Broadway’s “golden age” and 1950 season. Nathan Detroit is a gambler trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafés of Havana, Cuba and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $32-36 adults, $23-26 non-UC students, $19-22 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Graeter’s Ice Cream
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
MIDWEST COMPOSERS SYMPOSIUM: OPENING CONCERT
CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Chorale and CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, Aik Khai Pung and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors
 

Premiere performances of winning compositions entered into the Midwest Composers Symposium, representing works of students from CCM, Indiana University, University of Iowa and University of Michigan.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
MIDWEST COMPOSERS SYMPOSIUM: PARTICIPANTS CONCERTS
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Guys and Dolls Performance
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Saints and Sinners Bash
• A CCMpower Benefit •
GUYS AND DOLLS AND THE
SAINTS AND SINNERS BASH
Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Show your saintly support and have a sinfully good time by celebrating the 50th anniversary of CCM’s legendary Musical Theatre program and help us welcome new CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein back to his alma mater during this CCMpower Gala Event. The evening includes a Mainstage Series performance of the classic Broadway fable Guys and Dolls followed by the Saints and Sinners Bash. Event proceeds support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships. Please note that CCM’s Moveable Feast will take a one-year hiatus in honor of this event, and will return in January 2020.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium (Guys and Dolls performance) and UC’s Tangeman University Center (Saints and Sinners Bash)
Tickets: Special pricing applies. Call 513-556-2100 for tickets and information.
Dress: All Dolled Up (1940s attire encouraged)

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Graeter’s Ice Cream
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7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
• 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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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: ON THE WATERFRONT
A 1954 American crime drama starring Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront is about an ex-boxer turned longshoreman who struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. The Academy Award-winning film features Leonard Bernstein’s only original film score that was not adapted from a stage production with songs.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
• Guest Artist Series •
PROJECT TRIO MASTER CLASS
Project Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composers/performers from New York: Peter Seymour, double bass; Greg Pattillo, flute; and Eric Stephenson, cello. This master class is open to the general public. Project Trio is presented by the Mayerson JCC. The trio’s residency will culminate with a performance on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Mayerson JCC, visit MayersonJCC.org for tickets.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Choral and Orchestra Series •
J.S. BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION
CCM Chamber Choir and Concert Orchestra
Featuring faculty artist Daniel Weeks, tenor, and student soloists
Earl Rivers, conductor
Audrey Chait, stage director

J.S. Bach’s visceral rendering of the St. John Passion is offered in a unique staged performance, illuminating the dramatic intensity of this cherished Baroque masterwork. Sung in German with English surtitles.
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
GINO DIMARIO SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL
CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Studio Acting Series •
5TH ANNUAL CCM 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess, producer
Join us for our annual celebration of original student film work. After random team placement, student writers, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create original short films. With more than 100 UC student participants, eight short films will be screened.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
MINI-FILM FESTIVAL: ON THE TOWN
Directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly, On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens. It was adapted from the Broadway stage musical of the same name and stars Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin as fun-loving sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are not required, but space may be limited.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:
HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, narrator
Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, this program features CCM faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.
TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
THOMSON: A Solemn Music
COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
COPLAND: Quiet City
BERNSTEIN: Suite from Mass
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NOVEMBER

Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
PIANOPALOOZA CELEBRATES LENNY
Michael Chertock, music coordinator
This program will feature CCM faculty artists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee playing Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, James Tocco and Michael Chertock playing Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México and other works performed by Dror Biran and Awadagin Pratt.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
GOD HAS NO COUNTRY
Written and Performed by guest artist Donal Courtney, the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland-based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s one-man show God Has No Country tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerrryman Monsignor Hugh O’ Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during the Second World War. Told with Irish humor and sensitivity, the story follows O’Flaherty’s torment as he has to decide to act in defense of those suffering under the tyranny of the fascists. Made possible with special support in memory of Andrew Huyler Ramsey, CCM Acting 2018.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
SONGFEST AND FANCY FREE
CCM Philharmonia

Featuring CCM student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Philharmonia in its final concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. One of the composer’s finest achievements, Songfest, blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and was a huge success when it premiered to sold-out crowds at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1944.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• Winds Series •
SUITES AND A SYMPHONY
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Suites, symphonies and overtures are all forms of music associated closely with the Classical Era. Hear how these composers adapted these forms for chamber winds in new and old styles.
MENDELSSOHN: Overture in C Major, Op. 24
SEEGER: Suite for Woodwind Quintet
GORB: Symphony No. 1 in C
BIRD: Suite in D
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/Prestige Event Series •
STAN KENTON’S WEST SIDE STORY
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Vaughn Wiester, guest conductor

CCM’s Bernstein Celebration concludes with this rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story. This is the record that gave Kenton his first Grammy Award and introduced the band to a whole new generation of listeners. Guest conductor and Stan Kenton scholar Vaughn Wiester will also present a pre-concert talk.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Choral Series •
REFLECTIONS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors
Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present music of Brahms, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Roberto Plano, piano
Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
GODSPELL
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director
Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
• Winds Series •
TIME AND PLACE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
This program takes the audience on a musical journey from Vienna in the 1920s to folk singers in the countryside of England, and from Mexican festivals to the beginning of one’s slumber.
KRENEK: Three Merry Marches
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy
GORB: Awayday
GOULD: American Salute
WHITACRE: Sleep
OWEN REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
• Choral and Winds Series •
SIXTEN’S ST. JOHN PASSION
CCM Chorale with CCM Wind Symphony and CCM student soloists
Brett Scott, conductor
This program showcases the regional premiere of Fredrik Sixten’s St. John Passion, featuring CCM student soloists, chorus, organ and woodwind quintet. Also featured is Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis.
Location: Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
• Jazz Series •
DRUM WORLD
Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor
Featuring the music of some of the masters of jazz drums, including Art Blakey, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
THE MODERN SEXTETS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors
The CCM Chamber Orchestra performs works for sextet(s) by iconic living composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Steve Reich, as well as a world premiere of a new string quartet by CCM alumnus Kyle Werner.
PENDERECKI: Sextet
WERNER: String Quartet No. 2 (world premiere)
REICH: Double Sextet
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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"The Turn of the Screw" preview photography by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Mainstage Opera Series •
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after a story by Henry James
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Vince DeGeorge, director
Based on Henry James’ classic ghost-story novella, Britten’s compelling chamber opera presents the story of a governess charged with the care of two orphaned children at their absentee uncle’s country estate, where the ghosts of a former valet and his lover haunt the grounds. With a blend of arresting motifs and stirring lyricism, the action moves with incredible fluidity, creating a chilling tale of sexual repression and the corruption of innocence. For mature audiences.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $32-36 adults, $23-26 non-UC students, $19-22 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater’s New Works Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
EURYDICE
Matthew Aucoin, composer
Sarah Ruhl, librettist
Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of this new, original work that reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine.
Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXII
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors

Join us for a thrilling evening of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the UC Bearcat Band, culminating in an epic performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Choral Series •
FRENCH VOCAL MUSIC
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor

Members of the CCM Chorale present a concert of French art song and choral selections by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Poulenc.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, music director

Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
• Winds Series •
BRASS SHOWCASE
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
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. Tuesday, Nov. 20
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock”
LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3
SCRIABIN: The Poem of Ecstasy, Symphony No. 4, Op. 54
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
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, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
FESTIVUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring CCM alumnus Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

A Festivus for the rest of us featuring the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ Bass Trombone Concerto conducted by Maestro Mark Gibson alongside other classics.
Wind Ensemble:
PROKOFIEV: March, Op. 99
MACKEY: Hymn to a Blue Hour
DELLO JOIO: Variants on a Medieval Tune
GINASTERA: “Danza Final” from Estancia
Wind Symphony:
IVES: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord”
BENSON: The Passing Bell
THOMAS: Magneticfireflies
FUCHS: Bass Trombone Concerto (world premiere)
REED: Russian Christmas Music
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
• Orchestra Series •
VERDI, BRITTEN AND RACHMANINOFF
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
VERDI: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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DECEMBER

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Prestige Event Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer
Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Winds Series •
FIGURES IN THE GARDEN
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

From selections from Mozart’s iconic opera The Marriage of Figaro to a late 20th century setting of its most popular tunes, this concert is sure to delight all.
MOZART: Selections from The Marriage of Figaro
DOVE: Figures in the Garden
BERNARD: Divertissement, Op. 36
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators
CCM presents the fifth year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with Santa Fe Opera/San Francisco Opera’s “Opera for All Voices” Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
POSTVILLE: HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD
Music by Laura Kaminsky

Libretto by Kimberly Reed
Postville: Hometown to the World is the latest piece by composer Laura Kaminsky and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, known for their partnership on the critically acclaimed opera As One, concerning the journey of a transgender person, which was featured in Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival. Their new work takes place in Postville, Iowa, which bills itself as the “Hometown to the World,” but which is known for a massive 2008 raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at a Kosher meat-packing plant, in which over a tenth of the town’s population was arrested and deported. This new work was created for the “Opera for All Voices” program, which is led by Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera, and includes the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera. It is Kaminsky and Reed’s second work to participate in Opera Fusion: New Works, following their opera Some Light Emerges, which had a short residency in September 2016.
Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.
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"Birthday Variations" preview photography by Mark Lyons.8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
• Mainstage Dance Series •
BIRTHDAY VARIATIONS:
CELEBRATING THE ART OF MOTION

Dierdre Carberry, director
CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members. The thrilling highlight of the evening is Birthday Variations, set to music by Giuseppe Verdi and staged by guest artist Nicole Duffy Robertson, a répétiteur for the Gerald Arpino Foundation. The performance of Birthday Variations, an Arpino ballet, is presented with the permission of the Gerald Arpino Foundation and has been produced in accordance with the Foundation service standards established and provided by the Foundation.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $28-32 adults, $18-21 non-UC students, $16-19 UC students

Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Orchestra and Winds Series •
FOLK INSPIRATIONS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Featuring faculty artist Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
The CCM Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Players and Café MoMus) is joined by faculty artist Quinn Patrick Ankrum for Luciano Berio’s beautifully eclectic Folk Songs. The performance is highlighted by Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring Ballet.
REVUELTAS: Ocho por Radio
BERIO: Folk Songs
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring, ballet version for Martha Graham
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir

Featuring guest choirs from Kings and Milford High Schools and the School for Creative and Performing Arts
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger, Tracy Carpenter, Hope Milthaler and Laurie Wyant, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2018 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-20 adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter and Rick Canter, conductors

The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Stull, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director

Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13
• Winds Series •
UC Bearcat Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director
Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SINGING IN THE SEASON
Cincinnati Youth Choir

Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati Junior Strings features the area’s premiere string players, ages 10-14, performing a variety of traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural string orchestra music.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
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 and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

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

ArtsWave
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
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 Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d’arte Sponsor

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CCM Acting 2017-18 Studio Series Production of "H2O: A Play about Water." Photo by Kaelin Butts.

CCM Announces 2018-19 Studio Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents 11 exciting productions as part of its 2018-19 Studio Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera. This annual series of performing and media arts events features CCM’s acclaimed “stars of tomorrow” in a collection of scaled-down stagings set in the Cohen Family Studio Theater and other intimate performance spaces.

CCM Acting's 2017-18 Studio Series production of "H2O: A Play about Water," which was presented at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August.

CCM Acting’s 2017-18 Studio Series production of “H2O: A Play about Water,” which was presented at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August. Photo by Kaelin Butts.

The studio series opens in October with Eurydice, a reimagined take on the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. October also sees the return of the 48-Hour Film Festival, which showcases eight student-created short films produced over the course of a single weekend. In November, CCM’s Musical Theatre program celebrates its 50th anniversary with Stephen Schwartz’s golden hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971, Godspell. The fall studio series concludes with two world-premieres produced by the Opera Fusion: New Works Lab in partnership with Cincinnati Opera.

The series continues in February 2019 with two opera productions — Johann Strauss’ classic Die Fledermaus and William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight. CCM’s popular Dance Student Choreographer’s Showcase and TRANSMIGRATION Festival of Student-Created New Works both return in March. CCM presents the Cincinnati premiere of Yeast Nation in April and the series concludes later that month with Association of Controlled Dreamers, which was commissioned during CCM’s 2017 Summer Playwrights Workshop.

The complete 2018-19 Studio Series lineup is listed below. Titles and dates are subject to change.

TICKETS AND PARKING INFORMATION
All Studio Series performances are free and open to the general public, but reservations are required and seating is limited. Reservations can be made the week of each show by visiting the CCM Box Office in UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts or by calling 513-556-4183.

Unless otherwise noted, all Studio Series productions take place in CCM’s intimate and versatile “black box” performance space, the Cohen Family Studio Theater.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates. For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM’s 2018-19 STUDIO SERIES
Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
• Studio Acting Series •
EURYDICE
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Susan Felder, director

Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking poetry, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. CCM and the Cincinnati opera will also present an operatic version of this play in November.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
• Studio Acting Series •
5TH ANNUAL CCM 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess, producer

Join us for our annual celebration of original student film work. After random team placement, student writers, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create original short films. With more than 100 UC student participants, eight short films will be screened.

Location: MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
GODSPELL
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director

Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is a perennial audience favorite, telling the well-known parables with comedy, improvisation and theatre games. Featuring the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell sports an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. By turns hilarious and moving, Godspell is a solid gold hit from the Off-Broadway season of 1971.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with LA Opera and the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater’s New Works Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
EURYDICE
Matthew Aucoin, composer
Sarah Ruhl, librettist

Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of this new, original work that reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. CCM Acting presents the original play of Ruhl’s Eurydice in October.

Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.

Opera Fusion New Works Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with Santa Fe Opera/San Francisco Opera’s “Opera for All Voices” Program
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
POSTVILLE: HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD
Music by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Kimberly Reed

Postville: Hometown to the World is the latest piece by composer Laura Kaminsky and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, known for their partnership on the critically acclaimed opera As One, concerning the journey of a transgender person, which was featured in Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival. Their new work takes place in Postville, Iowa, which bills itself as the “Hometown to the World,” but which is known for a massive 2008 raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at a Kosher meat-packing plant, in which over a tenth of the town’s population was arrested and deported. This new work was created for the “Opera for All Voices” program, which is led by Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera, and includes the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera. It is Kaminsky and Reed’s second work to participate in Opera Fusion: New Works, following their opera Some Light Emerges, which had a short residency in September 2016.

Location: Wilks Studio, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera box office for tickets at 513-241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.

Opera Fusion New Works Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10
• CCM Opera d’arte– Undergraduate Opera Series •
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Music and libretto by Johann Strauss
Kenneth Shaw, director
Amy Johnson, co-producer
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Matthew Worth, assistant stage director

Updated to free and frivolous 1920s Vienna, this most popular operetta returns to CCM with its captivating melodies and a few wry surprises!

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
• Studio Opera Series •
DINNER AT EIGHT
Music by William Bolcom
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Daniel Mallampalli, conductor
Audrey Chait, director

Dinner at Eight is a comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. It is a Depression-era comedy of manners in which the wife of a once-affluent shipping magnate plans a society dinner for an assortment of wealthy or well-born acquaintances. Eventually, the guests’ tangled and intimate connections to one another are revealed. The original play opened in 1932 on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, and inspired a star-studded film adaptation the following year.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. 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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8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
8 p.m. Friday, March 8
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE
Judith Mikita, 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. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. Thursday, March 14
7 p.m. Friday, March 15
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2019
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 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, theatre fans were offer a jolt of onstage vitality,” observed CityBeat’s Rick Pender.

Location: CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 4
8 p.m. Friday, April 5
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
YEAST NATION
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
Henry Lewers, musical director

In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever. An area premiere from the creators of Urinetown and The Sting.

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 25
8 p.m. Friday, April 26
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Studio Acting Series •
ASSOCIATION OF CONTROLLED DREAMERS
Written by MJ Kaufman
Brant Russell, director

A young, charismatic senator pursues policies that could have long-lasting repercussions for public education. A group of college students tries every technique available to them to change his mind, from occupying his lawn to collective lucid dreaming. What is the nature of activism? How do we hold legislators accountable? And what is the young senator’s mysterious twin up to?

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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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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Cincinnati Song Initiative Receives $10,000 Stand for the Arts Award

CCM Collaborative Piano alumnus Samuel Martin (MM, 2016) founded the Cincinnati Song Initiative (CSI) in 2016 to bring a concentrated and cohesive source of art song to the greater Cincinnati area. Now in its third season, the organization’s efforts recently earned a Stand for the Arts Award from Ovation, an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture.

Ovation, in collaboration with Spectrum, awarded twelve Stand for the Arts Awards to exceptional arts and culture organizations in select Spectrum markets. The award includes a $10,000 grant, which Martin plans to use to hire artists from around the country to participate in CSI concerts, and to continue the organization’s mission to produce top-notch and innovative performances.

“As a new organization, we seek with every concert to bring more and more audience members into our family, and receiving this award is proof that CSI enriches the community it serves by connecting diverse audiences which might not otherwise be connected,” Martin says.

CCM alumnus Samuel Martin. Photo by Jackie Stevens.

CCM alumnus Samuel Martin, who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Song Initiative. Photo by Jackie Stevens.

Martin is originally from New York, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College before he pursued his master’s at CCM. He currently serves on the music staff of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he performs in numerous song recitals with graduate-level singers throughout the academic year.

Martin founded CSI in early 2016, and the organization had its first concert in October of that year. It focuses on the development and performance of art song; that is, songs that are not part of a larger opera or other work. They are often set to existing poetry and accompanied solely by piano, although some utilize other instruments as well.

“CSI was inspired by numerous factors,” Martin says. “Of note, the passion for art song my CCM mentor, Ken Griffiths, displayed in his teachings every single day was infectious. His reverence for the greatest poetry set to music by first-rate composers leaves his students with an equal appreciation for song.”

Griffiths, a Professor of Collaborative Piano at CCM, is on the CSI Board of Directors, which also includes CCM professor and Accompanist-in-Residence Donna Loewy and alumnus Paul Scholten (MM, 2009). Elena Villalón, who studies with CCM baritone William McGraw, is CSI’s Associate Artistic Director.

“With so many phenomenal singers and pianists based in Cincinnati, it was surprising to me that an organization devoted to art song didn’t already exist. If cities like Denver, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and New York could all support the song genre, Cincinnati certainly could.”

Now in its third season, CSI’s season-opening benefit concert is on Sept. 22, 2018. Titled Alma de España: España 1, the concert features art song from Spanish-speaking nations, including works by Federico García Lorca and Manuel de Falla. Another feature of the upcoming season is Americana: Then and Now, a showcase of art song from the U.S. that includes pieces by Samuel Barber, Libby Larsen and Charles Ives.

The Cincinnati Song Initiative also has two less-traditional concerts planned for this season. On August 25, CSI presented a concert in Austin with both Cincinnati and Texas-based artists, and on Sept. 19 CSI presents a collaborative concert with the Lynx Project at Taft’s Ale House.

“The goal of this event is to maximize the accessibility of art song and expose people to the genre who may not normally think to attend an art song concert,” explained Martin, who hopes that the combination of brews and belting will spread the love of song to a new audience.

Learn more about the Cincinnati Song Initiative at cincinnatisonginitiative.org

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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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Ariel Quartet Opens CCM Concert Series on Sept. 11, 2018

CCM String Quartet-in-residence, the Ariel Quartet.

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 concert series with the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bartók.

The internationally renowned Ariel Quartet opens its 2018-19 concert series at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

Featuring Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590; Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3; and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4 — this performance is just the beginning of the ensemble’s four-part concert series at CCM! The talented string musicians will hold four concerts at CCM during the 2018-19 season: October 30, January 29 and March 26.

Gramophone Magazine recently praised the Ariel Quartet for the way it conveyed “ferocity without ever seeming to break a sweat” in the ensemble’s debut CD, released on the AVIE label in March. The album showcased Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1.

Formed in Israel in 1998, the Ariel Quartet is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. It has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012. Complete program information for the ensemble’s 2018-19 season is below.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:

MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:

HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, LIGETI AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet

CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with a program featuring:

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
LIGETI: String Quartet No. 2
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Yura Lee, viola

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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PURCHASING SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SINGLE TICKETS
Interested in guaranteeing your seats for all four Ariel Quartet Concerts? You can still subscribe to the entire series for $75 and save 25% off single ticket prices!

Single tickets go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Subscriptions and single tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office or over the telephone at 513-556-4183. 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 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 Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 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. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.

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Broadway Alumni Present Cabaret to Mark CCM Musical Theatre’s 50th Anniversary

Join CCM Musical Theatre alumni from the past five decades and current students in a cabaret of songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and the Great American Songbook on Sept. 16, 2018.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary Musical Theatre program with a Birthday Cabaret at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pamela Myers, our newest stars of tomorrow and star performers from Broadway and beyond, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence.

Devised and directed by CCM Musical Theatre Chair Aubrey Berg and musical theatre alumnus Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993), with musical direction by Julie Spangler, the Birthday Cabaret offers Cincinnati audiences an unforgettable performance that showcases nearly a dozen alumni who represent five decades of CCM Musical Theatre. The program includes songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Alumni guest artists include Tony Award winners and nominees, stars who have appeared on Broadway and in regional theatres, and artists who have performed with renowned orchestras in concert halls throughout the country — all of whom studied at CCM before launching careers on the world’s stage. A full list of alumni guest artists can be found below.

CCM’s newest stars of tomorrow, the Musical Theatre class of 2019, will also perform a new song, which was written by composer and lyricist Andre Catrini (BFA Musical Theatre, 2011) to mark the program’s golden anniversary.

CCM conferred the United States’ first BFA in Musical Theatre to Pamela Myers in 1969. The first program of its kind in the country, CCM Musical Theatre was used by the National Association of Schools of Theatre in formulating the guidelines for the accreditation of Musical Theatre programs nationwide. Fifty years later, graduates continue to work on Broadway and throughout the nation in such productions as Anastasia, Hamilton, Waitress, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Big Fish, Newsies and The Lion King. During the 2017-18 season, CCM again took the No. 2 spot in Playbill Magazine’s list of “10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway,” coming behind only New York University. CCM Musical Theatre is widely recognized for its “triple-threat” approach to training. Graduates represent CCM in national and international touring productions, in dinner theatres and theme parks, on cruise ships, on television, in talent agencies, and as producers and creative artists in every facet of the entertainment industry.

Tickets for CCM Musical Theatre’s Birthday Cabaret are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office. Complete event information is below.
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BIRTHDAY CABARET GUEST ARTISTS

Pamela Myers (BFA, 1969) made her Broadway debut as Marta in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company, introducing the show-stopping number “Another Hundred People.” She was nominated at the 1971 Tony awards for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Myers has appeared with Marvin Hamlisch and Jerry Herman on In Performance At The White House on PBS and guest starred on numerous TV shows. Myers has also guest starred with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Carnegie Hall Tribute to Judy Garland.

Faith PrinceFaith Prince (BFA, 1979) established herself as a Broadway star with her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the much-acclaimed 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, for which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actress in a Musical. In 2001, she was again nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of Bells Are Ringing. She was also featured in the 2008 Broadway musical A Catered Affair, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations.

Jan HorvathJan Horvath (BFA, 1980) was in the original Broadway company of Hal Prince’s The Phantom of the Opera. Broadway credits include The Threepenny OperaSweet CharityOliver! and Stardust. Internationally, she starred as Queen Isabella in the world premiere of Encounter 500 at La Sistina in Italy, and was featured in Bernstein’s Mass at the Vatican as part of the Jubilee Celebration. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing in Bernstein’s Mass in 2002 and also appeared there with the New York Pops in “The Three Broadway Divas” concert.

Jessica HendyJessica Hendy (BFA, 1993) made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Cats in 1999. She has also performed in Aida and Amour on Broadway and in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regional credits include Next to Normal, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Miss Saigon and The Gift of the Magi, among others. Hendy has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

Scott CoulterScott Coulter (BFA, 1993), one of New York’s most honored vocalists, has received five Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards, five Bistro Awards and two Nightlight Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. He spent a record-setting eight months Feinstein’s at The Regency performing the revue 11 O’clock Numbers at 11 O’clock, which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. Scott was director and star of A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production.

Lisa HowardLisa Howard (BFA, 1997) has starred on Broadway in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, 9 to 5, the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which she won a Drama Desk Award. She has performed in Spot-On Entertainment Co.’s “Broadway Today,” the Kaufman Center’s Broadway Close-up Series “Stephen Schwartz: Magic to Do” and William Finn’s “More Infinite Joy” and “Even More Infinite Joy” at Merkin Hall. She has sung with the Cincinnati Symphony and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.

Kristy CatesKristy Cates (BFA, 1999) made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Wicked, which won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the original cast album received a Grammy Award. Cates is perhaps best known for her role as Elphaba in Chicago’s production of Wicked. She also appeared in Princess Ida and in the Off-Broadway production of Boobs! The Musical. In 2016 she portrayed Ms. Basset in Broadway’s Finding Neverland. She most recently played the role of Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Liz PearceLiz Pearce (BFA, 2000) is an actor, singer and dancer who currently lives in New York City. She has performed on Broadway, at Radio City Music Hall, in London’s West End, in National and International tours and at countless regional theatres across the country. Her Broadway credits include roles in the original casts of Billy Elliot and Metropolis. She has also appeared in national tours of Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical, Chicago, Scooby Doo in Stage Fright and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ashley BrownAshley Brown (BFA, 2004) originated the title role in Broadway’s Mary Poppins for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Brown starred as Mary Poppins in the musical’s national tour, where she received a 2010 Garland award for “Best Performance in a Musical.” Other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast. She previously played Magnolia in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and recently returned to star in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma.

Katie JohannigmanKatie Johannigman (BFA, 2012) began her career when she was only in the eighth grade by joining the national tour of Oliver!. Her other professional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Pirates!, The Light in the Piazza, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Company, Cats and Chicago. Her work as a choreographer has appeared at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Human Race Theatre and the Broadway Method Academy, where she served as Artistic Director. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical theatre at CCM.

Raven ThomasRaven Thomas (BFA, 2016) started her professional career in the performing arts shortly after graduating from CCM by joining the national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016. Cincinnati audiences may recognize her from CCM’s 2015 Mainstage production of Carousel, where she played the role of Mrs. Mullin. Thomas also played the role of Pilar in CCM’s 2014 Mainstage production of Legally Blonde.
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PERFORMANCE TIME
6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Please note: Please note that the start time for CCM Musical Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Birthday Cabaret has changed due to a scheduling conflict with an FC Cincinnati game occurring in UC’s Nippert Stadium earlier in the day.

LOCATION
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

PURCHASING TICKETS
Tickets for CCM Musical Theatre’s Birthday Cabaret are $20 general, $15 non-UC students, and FREE 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 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 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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Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsors: J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett and Cincinnati Dreams Come True Inc.

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CCM Preparatory Offers Performing Arts Experiences For All

University of Cincinnati CCM student perform during the CCM's Prep Year End Festival at College-Conservatory of Music. UC/Joseph Fuqua II

CCM Prep offers a wide variety of music, dance and theatre arts programs for youth, teens and adults. Register now or sign up for auditions for CCM Prep’s 2018-19 programs!

Arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to register now for 2018-19 music, dance and theatre arts programs offered through Preparatory and Community Engagement at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep).

CCM Prep’s 2018-19 programs begin in September! Students and families can register online now for select performing arts experiences at ccm.uc.edu/prep.

CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student — including youth, teens and adults. Courses are taught by CCM Prep faculty members and guest artists.

Registration is not yet open for the programs listed below that require auditions or placements. These will be open for registration after auditions and placement results are announced. Please see individual listings below to sign up for auditions or visit the CCM Prep website for audition information.

Visit CCM Prep’s website for complete program offerings: ccm.uc.edu/prep.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

ACTING: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (Ages 10-15)

Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018
Acting classes emphasize basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study. All classes require audition or approval by instructor. New students must audition for placement within the Intermediate/Advanced Class.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/classes
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BALLET (Ages 7-13)
Class begins on Sept. 4, 2018
Open ballet class for returning and new students! The philosophy of this program is that every student deserves careful and individualized training from qualified instructors. Classes are small and instructors are specially trained to teach for appropriate ages and skill levels. This class requires all students to audition for placement within the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/classes
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CINCINNATI JUNIOR STRINGS (5th-9th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

Cincinnati Junior Strings is a high-achieving, performing orchestra designed to augment area private studios and public school string programs in training young players. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/cjs
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JAZZ EXPLOSION! (7th-10th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 23, 2018

This ensemble is especially for students who have a strong interest in learning both jazz improvisation and authentic jazz styles. Open to any instrumentalist, but some limitations may be made for certain sections of the group. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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JUNIOR CINCINNATI YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE (6th-8th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

Junior CYWE is designed to be an enhancing and enriching experience for area students, and is designed to supplement (not replace)
students’ experience in their own school bands. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/jrcywe
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JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (Ages 9-14)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Junior Musical Theatre Intensive (Jr. MTI) provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 who have a special interest in musical theatre. The students receive instruction in audition preparation, vocal music, dance and performance technique while working toward a full-scale musical production. This class requires an online audition for acceptance into the program. Submit audition materials through CCM Prep’s Get Acceptd online portal by Aug. 17, 2018.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/jrmti
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TEEN PROGRAMS


ACTING CERTIFICATE I & II (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Students will develop skills and processes essential for their work on stage, and take a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, characterization, movement, vocal technique, improvisation, scene work and Meisner Technique. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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BALLET (Intermediate levels 5 and up)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Open ballet class for returning students, new placements and company auditions. The Youth Ballet Company performs two fully produced concerts each year. To audition for ballet companies, students must be enrolled in our leveled ballet classes. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/ballet-companies
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CINCINNATI YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA (10th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 30, 2018

The Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra offers a high-level challenge in a big band setting. Emphasis will be placed on developing professional musical, improvisational and performance skills. CYJO performs a wide array of styles within the big band genre, with performances held on and off campus. Members will also get opportunities to perform and work with local, collegiate and international jazz artists. Any student playing an instrument within standard big band instrumentation, as well as vocalists, are encouraged to audition for this group. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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CINCINNATI YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 16, 2018

In partnership with CCM’s Collegiate Wind Studies program and the Music Education division, CCM Preparatory presents the only wind ensemble for high school students in the greater Cincinnati area. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/CYWE
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DANCE STYLES (Ages 10-18)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Open dance class for Dance Styles placement. Dance Styles is designed for the musical theatre and acting students. During this 90-minute weekly class, students will work in tap, musical theatre dance, fundamentals and/or street styles. This class requires all students to audition for placement within the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance/youth-dance
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HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ COMBO (10th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 9, 2018

The members of the jazz combos will learn jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small-group interaction. There will be on and off campus performance opportunities throughout the year. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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HONORS HIGH SCHOOL ACTING (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018
High School Honors Acting is an intensive one year pre-professional/pre-collegiate program designed to create well-rounded, curious and thoughtful theatre artists. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (9th-12th grades)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

Students serious about musical theatre are encouraged to audition for acceptance into CCM Prep’s Musical Theatre Intensive, which runs through May 2019. Training focuses on musical theatre dance, acting, vocal performance and seminar/rehearsal. Audition preparation is a major component, along with master classes and seminars led by working professional artists.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/theatre_arts/theatreprograms
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ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT JAZZ COMBO (18 and up)
Class begins Sept. 23, 2018

The members of the jazz combos will learn jazz standards and contemporary tunes with a primary emphasis on improvisation and small-group interaction. There will be on- and off-campus performance opportunities throughout the year. This class requires all students to audition for acceptance into the program.
Audition and tuition information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/Jazz
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NEW HORIZONS ORCHESTRA (Adults over 50)
Class begins on Sept. 8, 2018

New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music-making for people over age 50, including those with no musical experience at all and adults who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period.
More information: ccm.uc.edu/prep/music/ensemble/horizons

CCM News Student Salutes
Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM's Mainstage Production of "Gianni Schicchi," directed by Andreas Hager.

CCM Opera and Voice Alumni Win Prestigious Fellowships

Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM's Mainstage Production of "Gianni Schicchi," directed by Andreas Hager.

CCM Voice alumnus Samson McCrady in the title role of CCM’s Mainstage Production of Gianni Schicchi, directed by CCM Opera alumnus Andreas Hager.

Two of CCM’s stars of tomorrow recently received prestigious positions in the world of opera. Alumnus Andreas Hager (AD Opera Directing, 2018) was awarded one of two JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowships from the National Opera Association. Additionally, Washington National Opera selected CCM Voice alumnus Samson McCrady, baritone, to fill one of only 11 spots for vocalists in its prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Cincinnati audiences saw their artistry in action during CCM’s recent Mainstage production of Gianni Schicchi, in which McCrady performed the title role and Hager directed.

Hager was selected as a JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellow for his summer 2018 work with Wolf Trap Opera, during which he will assist on productions of Idomeneo and Rigoletto. The fellowship includes a stipend to attend an opera stage directing program, and the opportunity to offer a presentation on their fellowship experience at a subsequent NOA National Conference.

Hager’s directorial work spans opera, film, theatre and alternate reality games. Recent directing credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Houston Grand Opera), Gianni Schicchi (CCM) and La belle Hélène (Opera North). In addition, he has worked with Opera Philadelphia, the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Columbus. He recently graduated from CCM with an Artist Diploma in Opera Directing and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College, where he also studied piano performance. He is a winner of Opera America’s Director-Designer Showcase and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

As a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist, McCrady will perform the roles of Elk/Camel/Butcher in Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, Wagner in Gounod’s Faust and Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca during the Washington National Opera’s 2018-19 season. McCrady will also sing in WNO’s “A Concert of Comic Masterpieces.”

Because many young artists return for a second season, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program only accepts a handful of new vocalists each season. This year the program welcomed seven new singers and four returning singers, as well as one new and one returning pianist, out of hundreds of applicants.

The artists in this program have an abundance of performance opportunities, including extensive performances at the Kennedy Center and in community-oriented events. They participate in the WNO’s major performances as supporting characters, including free preview performances that will be live streamed on the Kennedy Center’s website.

McCrady and the other Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will also perform in recitals in Washington, D.C. art galleries and museums, as well as a series of master classes at the Kennedy Center and elsewhere. They will be seen onstage during the WNO’s American Opera Initiative Festival, during which they will have the opportunity to work with living composers and librettists on brand-new works.

Additionally, the program has an exchange program with Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program, which includes a few students from each program visiting the other and performing with their newfound peers.  Next summer, the WNO will send several of its young artists to Moscow for this exchange, culminating in two concerts with the Bolshoi Theatre’s young artists.

During his time at CCM, McCrady studied with Voice Professor Bill McGraw. He performed the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, the King of Scotland in Handel’s Ariodante and Jesus in a staged version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Outside of CCM, McCrady performed the Mandarin in a semi-staged version of Puccini’s Turandot (Kentucky Symphony Orchestra), Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Queen City Opera), Edward G. Robinson in Robert Xavier-Rodriguez’s Frida (Cincinnati Opera) and Geronimo in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto (Cincinnati Chamber Opera). Before he came to CCM, McCrady received a Bachelor of Music from Roberts Wesleyan College.

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