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

CCM’s Ariel Quartet Welcomes Famed Clarinetist David Krakauer for Jan. 26 Concert

Guest artist David Krakauer joins the Ariel Quartet in concert on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Guest artist David Krakauer joins the Ariel Quartet in concert on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet helps CCM kick-off its spring semester concert series with a program of Debussy, Webern and Golijov at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. For this concert, the Ariel Quartet will be joined by distinguished guest artist David Krakauer.

Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, Krakauer has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. For this program, Krakauer will join the Ariel Quartet for a performance of Osbaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.

“The movements of this work sound to me as if written in three of the different languages spoken by the Jewish people throughout our history,” Golijov explains. “This somehow reflects the composition’s epic nature. I hear the prelude and the first movement, the most ancient, in Arameic; the second movement is in Yissih, the rich and fragile language of a long exile; the third movement and postlude are in sacred Hebrew.”

The Ariel Quartet’s program for Jan. 26 also includes performances of Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, and Anton Webern’s Six Bagatelles, Op. 9.

Learn more about the repertoire and download a copy of the Ariel Quartet’s program notes by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/ariel-quartet/arieljan26.

About David Krakauer
Internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer redefines the notion of a concert artist. Known for his mastery of myriad styles, he occupies the unique position of being one of the world’s leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music, and at the same time is a major voice in classical music. He has appeared with the Tokyo, Kronos and Emerson quartets, plus as soloist with the Dresden, Seattle and Detroit symphony orchestras, among many others.

With his band Ancestral Groove, he has redefined the klezmer genre with major appearances at Carnegie Hall and internationally. His discography contains some of the most important klezmer recordings of the past decade, notably The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (Golijov/Kronos/Krakauer on Nonesuch).

Consistently defying categorization, Krakauer has enjoyed major ongoing artistic collaborations with a tremendously diverse group of performers and composers including Dawn Upshaw, Itzhak Perlman, John Zorn, Fred Wesley, Music from Marlboro, Abraham Inc, Osvaldo Golijov, the Klezmatics, John Cage, Danny Elfman and Socalled. In his newest project, The Big Picture, he explores the universal search for identity through a re-imagination of familiar themes by renowned film music composers brought together in a cinematic concert accompanied by original visuals.

An avid educator, Krakauer has enjoyed a long relationship with Mannes (New School University), the Manhattan School of Music, NYU, and the Bard Conservatory.

Performance Time
8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati

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

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

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

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

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

The Ariel Quartet’s 2015-16 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of Anonymous, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman.

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

The Ariel Quartet Opens CCM’s 2014-15 Concert Series With Distinguished Guest Artist Menahem Presser

The legendary Menahem Pressler joins the Ariel Quartet for Brahms' Piano Quintet on Sept. 9.

The legendary Menahem Pressler joins the Ariel Quartet for Brahms’ Piano Quintet on Sept. 9.

CCM’s internationally acclaimed string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet will be joined by legendary pianist Menahem Pressler for a program of Haydn, Berg and Brahms on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet thrilled audiences with its first complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets at CCM last season.

During the CINCYinNYC showcase week this May, the New York Times proclaimed that the Quartet has “a gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.”

The Ariel Quartet opens CCM’s 2014-15 Concert Series with a performance featuring legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. Founding member and pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Pressler will join the Quartet for a performance of Brahms’ majestic Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. See full concert program details below.

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CCM Video: Highlights from the Opening Day of the 2014 World Piano Competition

The 2014 World Piano Competition got underway yesterday, as 11 of the world’s finest pianists performed in the opening day of the Competition’s First Round. Above, you can enjoy early highlights featuring competitors Reed Tetzloff, Hyun ji You, Maria Fuller and Baron Fenwick.

The Competition resumes at 9 a.m. this morning and runs throughout the day, as 10 more artists compete for a spot in the Semi-Finals!

You can learn more about all of this year’s competitors by visiting www.cincinnatiwpc.org/2014-competitors.

Tickets for all round of the Competition, including this Saturday’s Finals Concert featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, are on sale now through the CSO Box Office.

For prices and additional info, visit www.cincinnatiwpc.org/get-tickets.

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University of Cincinnati Closing at 4 PM Today (Feb. 4, 2014)

Due to inclement weather the University of Cincinnati will close at 4PM today, 2/4/14. Classes are canceled after 4PM today, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will be closed after 4PM. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

No determination has been made at this time as to the schedule for Wednesday 2/15/14.  Please check www.uc.edu or visit this site tomorrow morning.

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STATUS CHANGE: University of Cincinnati Closed Tuesday, Jan. 28

Due to inclement weather the University of Cincinnati is closed all day Tuesday, 1/28/14.

Classes are canceled for the entire day, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will be closed for the day. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

You can check the status of UC on our home page at www.uc.edu, follow us on Twitter at UCEmergency, or call the status line at (513) 556-3333.  If you have subscribed to emergency alerts by text message, we will also send you a text when there is a closing.

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University of Cincinnati Open Remainder of Today, Closed Tomorrow Until 11 AM

The University of Cincinnati will remain open for the remainder of Monday 1/27/14, and then due to inclement weather UC is closed until 11AM on Tuesday 1/28/14.

Classes before 11AM are canceled, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will be closed until 11AM. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

You can check the status of UC on our home page at www.uc.edu, follow us on Twitter at UCEmergency, or call the status line at (513) 556-3333.  If you have subscribed to emergency alerts by text message, we will also send you a text when there is a closing.

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University of Cincinnati Will Close at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Jan. 21

Due to inclement weather the University of Cincinnati will close at 12:30 PM Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Classes are canceled for the remainder of the day after 12:30, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will close. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

The following units never close under any circumstances: College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center, University Police, Office of Residence Life/Housing units, utility plants, emergency maintenance operations, any research unit where the integrity of the research must be preserved, and service units that routinely operate on a seven day per week, twenty-four hour per day service schedule.

University Hospital, UC Health, and related patient care units are not affected by this notice.  Please visit www.UCHealth.com for information about University of Cincinnati Physicians offices and UC Health hospitals.

You can check the status of UC on our home page at www.uc.edu, follow us on Twitter at UCEmergency, or call the status line at (513) 556-3333.  If you have subscribed to emergency alerts by text message, we will also send you a text when there is a closing.

For more information on snow closings, please see uc.edu/content/dam/uc/publicsafety/docs/Snow_Emergency_Policy_and_Procedures.pdf.

The emergency closing policy is posted here: uc.edu/content/dam/uc/trustees/docs/rules_30/30-16-01.pdf

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University of Cincinnati Closed Tuesday, Jan. 7

All campuses of the University of Cincinnati will remain closed for Tuesday, January 7 due to the severe winter weather. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8. Stay warm and safe until then!

Please note that the College of Medicine and the Hoxworth Blood Center do not close for winter weather. For more information, visit uc.edu.

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The Ariel Quartet’s Inaugural CCM Concert Series Concludes on April 9

The Ariel String Quartet at CCM. Courtesy of The Enquirer/ Liz Dufour.

The Ariel String Quartet at CCM. Courtesy of The Enquirer/ Liz Dufour.

The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet brings its first season in residence at CCM to a conclusion with a concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in UC’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

The Quartet will be joined by distinguished guest artist David Geringas, cello, for Anatolijus Senderovas’ David’s Song for Cello and String Quartet and Alexander Glazunov’s String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39.

The program will also feature Beethoven’s Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18.

Tickets are on sale now.

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Concert Program Change: Nov. 13 Eminent Scholar Series Performance

The Amernet String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13.

The Amernet String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13.

CCM Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music James Tocco will not be performing at this evening’s Eminent Scholar Recital. The Amernet String Quartet will still perform as scheduled. Revised event details follow:

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
• Eminent Scholar Series •
Guest Artists the Amernet String Quartet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

View an updated list of CCM’s November and December events here.

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