In Memoriam: Emeritus Faculty Member Ronald de Kant

We are saddened to share news of the passing of Ronald Zecher de Kant, Emeritus Professor of Clarinet at CCM. Born in Lancaster, PA, on Oct. 30, 1931, de Kant passed away in Cincinnati on June 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Mitchell of Cincinnati, daughter Monique (Niki) of Vancouver, BC, and cousin Barrie Zecher (wife Leoma) of Lititz, PA.

CCM Professor Emeritus Ronald de Kant.

CCM Professor Emeritus Ronald de Kant.

De Kant was professor of clarinet at CCM from 1987 until his retirement in 2004. During his tenure at CCM, he also served as chair of woodwinds and brass from 1989-2004. Many of his former students have held positions in major Canadian and US orchestras and military bands.

De Kant received the Artist Diploma from Juilliard in 1953, where he studied with Daniel Bonade. Following Juilliard, during his military service, he taught for two years at the U.S. Naval School of Music in Washington, DC. He then performed as principal clarinet for a year in Toronto with Canada’s National Ballet Orchestra. He was principal clarinet with the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra from 1956-65, then principal clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 1965-80. He was also principal clarinet of the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra 1967-83 and performed with the Santa Fe Opera 1970-72. An active chamber musician, at various times he was a member of the New Orleans Woodwind Quintet, the Vancouver Woodwind Quintet, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, and the Cassenti Players. He was a soloist with both the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra. Recordings as clarinet soloist include the Mozart Quintet with the Purcell String Quartet and the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to his time as a CCM faculty member, De Kant taught at the university level concurrently with his orchestral appointments in both New Orleans and Vancouver. He also taught part-time at the University of British Columbia from 1965-80, then full-time until 1983. From 1977-84 he coached woodwinds at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he premiered the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Oscar Morawetz. He was professor of clarinet at Arizona State University 1983-87. He taught clarinet at Louisiana State University during the 2004-05 academic year.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Professor de Kant’s family and friends during this time. You can share your memories of Ronald de Kant online at www.neidhardyoungfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Ronald-De-KantMemorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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CCM Wind Studies Provides International Flair This Spring With World Premieres and Special Guests

CCMWindsGDPCCM’s Department of Wind Studies will present an impressive series of 11 concerts this spring, several of which are free and open to the general public. Tickets are on sale now for all performances requiring paid admission.

Director of Wind Studies Glenn D. Price and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Angela Holt have organized an ambitious line-up of concerts for CCM’s four wind ensembles, with performances scheduled between Feb. 8 and April 19.

Highlights of the Spring Winds Series include the return of several familiar faces. CCM alumna Natalie Wren (MM Oboe, 2011) returns to the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall as oboist during the West Point Band’s Academy Wind Quintet’s guest artist performance on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Later on in the semester, Professor Emeritus of Music Terence Milligan, who conducted the CCM Wind Ensemble until his retirement last spring, will also return to the CCM stage as guest conductor for a concert appropriately entitled “A Blast from the Past” on Thursday, March 12.

The West Point Band's Academy Wind Quintet, featuring CCM alumna Natalie Wren (fourth from left) comes to CCM Village for a free performance on Feb. 24, 2015.

The West Point Band’s Academy Wind Quintet, featuring CCM alumna Natalie Wren (fourth from left) comes to CCM Village for a free performance on Feb. 24, 2015.

The Department of Wind Studies will also debut new works this semester. On Wednesday, April 15, the Wind Ensemble will present two premieres: a national premiere by recent graduate Thanapol Setabrahmana (DMA Wind Conducting, 2014) and a world premiere of the first wind band piece by Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition Miguel Roig-Francolí. CCM Professors Mark Gibson and Randy Gardner join the Wind Ensemble as soloists for this performance.

Student soloists will also get their chance to shine as the Wind Orchestra spotlights the winners of CCM’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition on Wednesday, March 11.

In addition, the grandiose will be on display in two monumental performances in Corbett Auditorium. On Thursday, Feb. 12, both the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, along with guest conductor and Dallas Wind Symphony leader Dr. Jerry Junkin will perform the works of Strauss, Mackey, Sparke and more. On Sunday, March 29, CCM’s beloved annual PRISM concert returns, featuring the Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and special guests.

If more intimate performances are your forte, CCM’s Chamber Players and Chamber Winds will fill the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall with entertaining music, including a premiere of a new work by composer Scott Lindroth on Sunday, Feb. 8.

CCM Wind Studies will provide something for everyone this Spring, so come join us for a series of amazing concerts!

Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Some events do require purchased tickets; please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

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

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.

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 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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2015 SPRING WINDS SERIES

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Presenting a world premiere of Scott Lindroth’s Starshake, along with works by CCM composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12
THE MUSIC OF STRAUSS, MACKEY, SPARKE AND MORE
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Featuring guest conductor Jerry Junkin, Dallas Wind Symphony
Glenn D. Price and Angela Holt, conductors

MACKEY: Aurora Awakes
Jerry Junkin, conductor
STRAUSS: Allerseelen
SPARKE: Dance Movements
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
WHITACRE: Sleep
DELLO JOIO: Scenes from The Louvre
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24
West Point Band’s Academy Wind Quintet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 8
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro
VARESE: Octandre
TAKEMITSU: Rain Spell
STRAUSS: Suite for Winds in B-flat Major, Op. 4
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, conductor
Featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition Winners

DE MEIJ: Lord of the Rings
IANNACONE: After a Gentle Rain
COLGRASS: The Winds of Nagual
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 12
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor
Terence Milligan, guest conductor

DELLO JOIO: Scenes from The Louvre
HOLST: First Suite in E-flat
WEINBERGER: “Polka and Fugue” from Schwanda the Bagpiper
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 29
PRISM XVIII
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Glenn D. Price, music director
Angela Holt, conductor

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, the PRISM concert is perfect entertainment for the entire family!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 12
CCM Chamber Winds
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14
THE BRITISH HERITAGE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, conductor

HANDEL: Music from Royal Fireworks
TURNBULL: African Dances
BENNETT: Morning Music
ARNOLD: “Sarabande” from Solitare
WALTON: Crown Imperial
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
CCM Wind Ensemble
Angela Holt, conductor
Featuring faculty artists Mark Gibson, piano; and Randy Gardner, French horn

This showcase features CCM faculty artists Mark Gibson and Randy Gardner in a rare concert performance with the Wind Ensemble! Music will include a national premiere by recent CCM graduate Thanapol Setabrahmana plus a world premiere by CCM professor Miguel Roig-Francolí.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 19
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

WILSON: Dancing with the Devil
VILLA-LOBOS: Quintette Instrumental
HINDEMITH: Septet
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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CCM Slideshows: Don Carlos

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CCM’s 2013-14 Concert Series opened in grand fashion this past Sunday with the American premiere of the uncut 1867 Paris Opera version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlos.

In her review for ConcertoNet: The Classical Music Network, Mary Ellyn Hutton called the performance “an amazing accomplishment” and remarked that “the voices were uniformly outstanding.”

In his review for Seen and Heard International, Rafael de Acha observed, “The CCM orchestra and choruses do top-notch work in this challenging and lengthy assignment, playing passionately and when needed providing grounding accompaniment for the singers.”

Our Concert Series continues this week with an “Anniversary” themed performance by the CCM Wind Orchestra on Friday, Sept. 27, and a CCM Jazz tribute to the Rolling Stones on Sunday, Sept. 29.

For a complete calendar of events or to view CCM’s 2013-14 season brochure, visit ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM’s Concert Series Opens With Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos,’ Wind Orchestra’s ‘Anniversaries’ Concert and a CCM Jazz Tribute to the Rolling Stones!

The CCM Philharmonia. Photography by Dottie Stover.

The CCM Philharmonia. Photography by Dottie Stover.

This Sunday, Sept. 22, is not only the first day of fall… it’s also the official beginning of CCM’s 2013-14 Concert Series!

CCM’s Orchestras, Choral Ensembles and special guests join forces to usher in the season in grand style with an epic concert production of Verdi’s Don Carlos on Sept. 22. Learn more about the two-part concert production of Don Carlos here.

Next Friday, Sept. 27, the Wind Orchestra celebrates the centenary of Morton Gould’s birth, the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth and several other “musical milestone” anniversaries in a stylistically diverse concert performance. Learn more about “Anniversaries” here.

Finally, on Sunday, Sept. 29, CCM’s Jazz Ensembles celebrate 50 years of “the world’s greatest rock and roll band” with a jazz tribute to the Rolling Stones, featuring dynamic new arrangements by guest artist Matt Harris. Learn more about “Satisfaction – The Music of the Rolling Stones.” here.

Single tickets and flex ticket packages are on sale now. Contact the Box Office at 556-4183 or order your tickets online here.

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CCM’s Wind Orchestra Showcases Musical ‘Anniversaries’ During Sept. 27 Concert

The CCM Wind Orchestra, with faculty members Terence Milligan (far left) and Glenn D. Price (far right). Photography by Dottie Stover.

The CCM Wind Orchestra, with faculty members Terence Milligan (far left) and Glenn D. Price (far right). Photography by Dottie Stover.

The CCM Wind Orchestra opens its 2013-14 concert series with a program of musical “Anniversaries” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, in Corbett Auditorium.

The CCM Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Glenn D. Price, is poised to deliver an evening of rich music featuring compositions by Schoenberg, Woolfenden, Gould, Wagner and Hindemith. Stylistically diverse, the pieces are tied together by shared anniversaries. For example, 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s birth, the 100th anniversary of Morton Gould’s birth and the 30th anniversary of Guy Woolfenden’s composition, Gallimaufry.

Most notably, the concert will showcase “Symphony in B-flat” by Paul Hindemith, a brilliant cornerstone of the wind repertoire written in 1951. In addition, graduate student Thanapol Setabrahmana guest conducts Gould’s “West Point Symphony,” a compelling patriotic piece and a tribute to the US military.

The audience will also hear Arnold Shoenberg’s majestic “Fanfare on Motifs from Die Gurrelieder,” which he composed for the Hollywood Bowl Concerts in 1945. The program is rounded out by Wooflenden’s well known Gallimaufry, inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IV, and Wagner’s somber Trauermusik, written for the funeral of Carl Maria von Weber based on themes from Weber’s opera, Euryanthe.

In addition to the Wind Orchestra’s “Anniversaries” concert on Sept. 27, CCM will also celebrate both the bicentenary of Wagner and the centenary of Benjamin Britten with a series of concerts, opera productions, film screenings and guest lectures scheduled for October and November. For more information about these and other events, refer to CCM’s fall calendar of events by visiting uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=18322.

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