CCM's Fall 2014 Calendar of Major Events

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COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

FALL 2014

CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS


WELCOME GREETINGS CCM PATRONS,

WELCOME to the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music’s 2014-15 Performance Season. From our fully-staged theatrical productions and large ensemble concerts to our faculty artist recitals and guest lectures, our Fall Schedule of Events brings together all of the things that make CCM excellent. With our internationally-renowned faculty, dedicated students, highly accomplished alumni community, distinctly diverse set of academic programs and award-winning facilities, CCM stands as one of the world’s preeminent institutions for the performing and media arts. You will see our college community celebrate these strengths and differentiators this season, as part of an initiative we’ve dubbed ONECCM – The Path Forward. You can learn more about this ongoing process by visiting ccm.uc.edu/oneccm. We strive for UNCOMPROMISING EXCELLENCE in all that we do at CCM. Every event listed within this booklet is an opportunity for you to experience that excellence for yourself. When you attend a CCM performance, you become a vital part of ONECCM. You help us prepare our student artists and scholars for the world’s stage. Your presence and your support help to define our excellence. Come see what makes us ONECCM. See you at an upcoming performance soon! Sincerely, Peter Landgren, Dean Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music


FRIENDS

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF CCM The Friends of CCM want you! Did you know that you can help a talented CCM student simply by joining the Friends of CCM? The Friends of CCM is one of Cincinnati’s most active volunteer organizations. They support CCM’s gifted students and faculty and make possible a wide variety of opportunities including scholarships, ensemble travel, special projects and more. The Friends of CCM enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, one-of-a-kind master classes, dinner with the dean and other special events all year long. Join today to help CCM’s talented students achieve their dreams. For more information, call 513-556-2100 or visit ccm.uc.edu/support/friends.


INFO

BOX OFFICE AND PARKING The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers FREE ADMISSION to many of its performances throughout the academic year. Some events do require purchased tickets; please see individual event information for details. Programs and dates subject to change. CCM BOX OFFICE For ticket and event information, please contact the CCM Box Office: LOCATION AND CONTACT CCM Box Office Corbett Center, CCM Village Telephone: 513-556-4183 E-mail: boxoff@uc.edu Website: ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice

HOURS* Mon-Fri: 12-5:30 p.m. Saturday: 12-4 p.m. One hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances

PARKING Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates: uc.edu/parking. VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card are accepted. All programs are subject to change without notice. Cover photo by Dottie Stover *Hours subject to change based on University of Cincinnati schedules.


DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS TO CCM

FROM THE SOUTH VIA I-71 Take the Reading Road exit on the left (exit 2). Continue north on Reading one mile. Veer left at the fork onto Burnet Avenue. Turn left on William Howard Taft, then right onto Jefferson and make an immediate left onto Corry Boulevard. The CCM Village and parking garage are at the base of Corry Boulevard. FROM THE NORTH VIA I-71 Take the Taft Road exit (exit 3). Continue on Taft one mile to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson, then make an immediate left onto Corry Boulevard. The CCM Village and parking garage area are at the base of Corry Boulevard. FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH VIA I-75 Take the Hopple Street exit (exit 3). At the light, turn left on to Hopple Street. As you cross the first intersection (Central Parkway), Hopple Street becomes Martin Luther King Drive. Follow ML King Drive up the hill and past the UC Medical campus to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Jefferson, then turn right on Corry Boulevard. The CCM Village and parking garage are at the base of Corry Boulevard. Please be advised: due to ongoing construction on I-75, access to certain exits may be limited. For more detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available offcampus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.


SEPTEMBER

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

A QUICK LOOK AT THIS SEMESTER SUN

7

1

MON 2

TUES 3

THURS 4

5

6

8

9

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13

Ariel Quartet

WED

Faculty Artist

FRI

Thinking About Music

SAT

Orchestra

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25

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27

Corale Winds

28

Jazz

29

30

CafĂŠ MoMus

Winds

Orchestra

Winds

Ethnomusicology


CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

OCTOBER

A QUICK LOOK AT THIS SEMESTER SUN

MON

TUES

WED 1

Mainstage Drama

THURS 2

Mainstage Drama

FRI 3

Mainstage Drama

Guest Artist

5

Mainstage Drama

6

Brass Choir

7

Faculty Artist

8

Faculty Artist

SAT 4

Mainstage Drama Starling

9

Studio Musical Theatre

10

Prestige Event Studio Musical Theatre

11 Studio Musical Theatre

Naumburg Piano Recital

Orchestra

12

Guest Artist

13

14

15

16

17

Jazz

19

American Voices

20

21

Ariel Quartet

22

23

Mainstage Musical Theatre Winds

24

25

Hymn Festival

Opera Cabaret

Mainstage Musical Theatre

Orchestra

Thinking About Music

Winds Opera Cabaret

Mainstage Musical Theatre Opera Cabaret Prep Recital

American Voices Percussion

Winds

26

18

27

28

29

Guest Artist

30

Mainstage Musical Theatre

31

Mainstage Musical Theatre Philharmonia

Mainstage Musical Theatre


CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

NOVEMBER

A QUICK LOOK AT THIS SEMESTER SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT 1

Mainstage Musical Theatre

2

Mainstage Musical Theatre

3

4

Composition Recital

5

Choral

6

Studio Drama

7

Studio Drama

Ein Deutsches Requiem

Faculty Artist

10

11

Winds

12

Guitar

13

14*

15

Sonic Explorations

Academy of Ancient Music

16

Studio Drama Starling

Jazz

9

8*

Midwest Midwest Composers Composers Symposium Symposium

Guest Artist

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24

25*

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29

Vespers of 1610

Mainstage Opera

Mainstage Opera

Mainstage Opera

Jazz

23*

Mainstage Opera Guitar

Brass Choir

Opera Fusion Orchestra

*A UC basketball home game is scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.


CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

DECEMBER

A QUICK LOOK AT THIS SEMESTER SUN NOV 30

MON 1

TUES 2* Winds

WED 3

Winds

THURS 4

FRI 5

Dance

SAT 6

Feast of Carols Dance

7

Feast of Carols

8

Prep Winds

9

10

Prep Brass

11

12

Prep Ballet

UC Orchestra

Dance

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Cincinnati Children’s Choir Prep Jazz Prep Ballet

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Prep Strings

*A UC basketball home game is scheduled on this date. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus. Arrive early to secure your parking.


SEPTEMBER TUESDAY,

• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence • The Ariel Quartet 8 p.m. Featuring guest artist Menahem Pressler, piano Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet will open its 2014-15 CCM 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. The concert program will also include Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; and Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available. The Ariel Quartet’s 2014-15 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • Faculty Artist Series • Kim Pensyl, trumpet SEPT. 9 8 p.m. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking about Music Lecture Series • SEPT. 12 2:30 p.m. PEÑALOSA: SOME MYSTERIES Kenneth Kreitner, The University of Memphis Location: Baur Room Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Orchestra Series • BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL I SEPT. 12 8 p.m. CCM Philharmonia Mark Gibson, music director and conductor Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Timothy Lees and principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, soloists

SEPT. 9

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SEPTEMBER

BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 Featuring Timothy Lees, violin; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Orchestra Series • BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL II SEPT. 19 8 p.m. CCM Concert Orchestra Mark Gibson, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet (1880) TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Choral Series • MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SEPT. 21 4 p.m. SHAKESPEARE I CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and Walnut Hills High School Ensemble Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Robyn Lana and Anthony Nims, conductors CCM’s Choral Department inaugurates the Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright’s birth and death through choral music – spanning his 450th birthday this past April 23, 2014 and culminating on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death. Each choir offers a Shakespearean choral setting from the Renaissance through our own time. Featured works include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, Matthew Harris’ When Daffodils Begin To Peer from The Winter’s Tale and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble and Verdi’s Witches’ Chorus from Macbeth. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Wind Series • CCM Chamber Players SEPT. 21 4 p.m. Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll CONTINUED


SEPTEMBER

POULENC: Aubade for Piano and Winds D’INDY: Chanson et Danses Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— THURSDAY, • Wind Series • A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN SEPT. 25 8 p.m. CCM Wind Orchestra Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor The CCM Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of American icon Leonard Bernstein with a program featuring Slava, “Suite” from Candide, “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, “A Simple Song” from Mass and “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Wind Series • THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER SEPT. 26 8 p.m. CCM Wind Ensemble Angela Holt, conductor MASLANKA: Traveler ROGERS: Three Japanese Dances WAGNER: Under the Double Eagle March DEBUSSY: Three Preludes NIXON: Fiesta Del Pacifico Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Ethnomusicology Workshop • A LECTURE DEMONSTRATION ON NORTH INDIAN SEPT. 27 3 p.m. MUSIC Anupama Bhagwat, sitar Rahul Pophalli, tabla Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Jazz Series • BURNING FOR BUDDY! – A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY SEPT. 28 7 p.m. DRUMMER BUDDY RICH CCM Jazz Ensembles Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors CONTINUED


SEPTEMBER

Join us for an exciting night of high-energy and swinging big band classics from the library of Buddy Rich’s All Star band. In the words of this American icon, “Don’t think it’s not possible. It’s very possible!” Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC student, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • Orchestra Series • Café MoMus SEPT. 30 8 p.m. Aik Khai Pung, music director Talented young composer David Clay Mettens will be joining us with his new composition, “Songs for My People,” which is set to poems by Tracy K. Smith, Robert Creeley, Kenneth Patchen, Margaret Atwood and A.R. Ammons. Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, • Busse Fund Guest Artist Series • Andreas Scholl, guest artist OCT. 1 8 p.m. Tamar Halperin, piano Renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl has sung at major music festivals, opera houses and with symphony orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Salzburg Festival, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among many others. At CCM, he will sing a recital of art songs, accompanied by his wife, pianist Tamar Halperin. Some of this repertoire is featured on their recent CD release, Wanderer. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, • Mainstage Drama Series • MACBETH OCT. 1 8 p.m. (preview) By William Shakespeare Brant Russell, director THURSDAY, 11th century Scotland – a world of brutality, wickedness and OCT. 2 armor. In this dark and twisted landscape, Macbeth will go 8 p.m. to any means necessary to prove that he’s a man (even if this FRIDAY, Macbeth is played by a woman). With the CONTINUED

OCT. 3 8 p.m.


SATURDAY,

OCT. 4

OCTOBER

2 & 8 p.m. SUNDAY,

OCT. 5 2 p.m.

help of his wife, and pushed by a trio of gnarly creatures (witches who were women once), Macbeth schemes to take the throne and eliminate anyone standing in his way. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students. Fully customizable subscription packages available. Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Starling Series • Starling Showcase OCT. 4 5 p.m. Kurt Sassmanshaus, coordinator Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Faculty Artist Series • Joel Hoffman, composer OCT. 5 4 p.m. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— MONDAY, CCM Brass Choir Timothy Northcut, music director OCT. 6 8 p.m. CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections. Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • Faculty Artist Series • THE BIRTH OF THE COOL OCT. 7 8 p.m. Faculty Jazztet Featuring James Bunte, Rick VanMatre and Craig Bailey, saxophone; Scott Belck and Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Tim Northcut, tuba; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums Join the CCM Faculty Jazztet for a concert featuring the timeless music from the classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans sessions “The Birth of the Cool,” as well as other cool era giants like Gerry Mulligan and Lennie Tristano. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————


THURSDAY,

• Studio Musical Theatre Series • BLOOD BROTHERS 8 p.m. Book, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer FRIDAY, Steve Goers, musical director OCT. 10 Now in its 30th year in London’s West End, Blood Brothers is 8 p.m. the haunting story of the Johnson twins, separated at birth SATURDAY, and brought together by the power of friendship. A tale of superstition, class distinction and adolescent love loosely OCT. 11 based on The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, Blood 2 & 8 p.m. Brothers was the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1983. Heart-warming and tragic, Blood Brothers is a contemporary parable, punctuated by an energetic score of pop-rock songs. Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 6. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Prestige Event Series • THE MIND AND MUSIC OF CHOPIN OCT. 10 7:30 p.m. Featuring guest artist Richard Kogan, piano and lecturer Presented by the Friends of CCM and the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute World-renowned concert pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan takes the stage for a performance combining cherished works of Chopin with observations about the relationship between the composer’s mind, his creative motivations and his music. A frequent performer with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Kogan is a Juilliard-trained pianist and an alumnus of Harvard Medical School. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: Special ticket prices and limited seating. For more information, contact CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Orchestra Series • AN EVENING OF MOZART AND MAHLER OCT. 10 8 p.m. CCM Philharmonia

OCTOBER

OCT. 9

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OCTOBER

Mark Gibson, music director and conductor MOZART: Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318 MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Special Event Series • NAUMBURG GOLD MEDALISTS PIANO RECITAL OCT. 11 8 p.m. Featuring faculty artists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt CCM presents a unique joint-recital by faculty artists and Naumburg International Piano Competition Gold Medalists Soyeon Kate Lee (first prize in 2010) and Awadagin Pratt (first prize in 1992). In existence since 1926, the Naumburg Competition is one of the most distinguished music competitions in the world. Lee’s appointment to the Department of Piano now gives CCM the rare distinction of having two Naumburg Gold Medalists on faculty! Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Guest Artist Series • Oscar Ghiglia, guitar OCT. 12 4 p.m. Celebrating his 40th residency at CCM, virtuoso Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Jazz Series • BENEATH THE UNDERDOG – THE MUSIC OF OCT. 12 7 p.m. CHARLES MINGUS CCM Jazz Ensembles Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original, jazz legend and iconoclast. Mingus’ music always deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and swing, yet always challenging convention and questioning authority. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————


SATURDAY,

AMERICAN VOICES XVI Choral, Dance and Orchestral Collaboration 8 p.m. Featuring Café MoMus Ensemble and CCM Chamber Choir Earl Rivers and Rhett Lei, conductors SUNDAY, Andre Megerdichian, dance director and choreographer Judith Mikita, choreographer OCT. 19 2 p.m. COPLAND: Appalachian Spring MENOTTI: The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 13. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, Percussion Ensemble James Culley, music director OCT. 18 8 p.m. Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Wind Series • CCM Chamber Players OCT. 19 4 p.m. Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor DEBUSSY, arr. SCHOENBERG: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun BEETHOVEN: Octet VON WEBER: Concertino in C for Oboe and Winds Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • CCM String Quartet-in-Residence • The Ariel Quartet OCT. 21 8 p.m. Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet was recently hailed by the New York Times for its “gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.” You can experience that fire for yourself as the Quartet presents Wiesenberg’s Between the Sacred and the Profane for String Quartet; Schumann’s String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, M. 35.

OCTOBER

OCT. 18

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OCTOBER

Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available. The Ariel Quartet’s 2014-15 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— THURSDAY, • Wind Series • AN AMERICAN SALUTE OCT. 23 8 p.m. CCM Wind Ensemble Angela Holt, conductor GOULD: An American Salute MAHR: The Soaring Hawk GOULD: Santa Fe Saga PERSICHETTI: Symphony for Band GILLINGHAM: Aerodynamics Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— THURSDAY, • Mainstage Musical Theatre Series • LEGALLY BLONDE OCT. 23 8 p.m. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach FRIDAY, Diane Lala, director and choreographer OCT. 24 Craig Dalton, musical director 8 p.m. Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this SATURDAY, fun, upbeat musical that is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Based on the adored feature film of the same name, OCT. 25 2 & 8 p.m. this musical about self-discovery stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. Winner of the Olivier Award for SUNDAY, Best New Musical in 2011, this all-singing, all-dancing romantic OCT. 26 comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what 2 p.m. you’ve got! THURSDAY, Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC OCT. 30 8 p.m. students. Fully customizable subscription packages available. FRIDAY,

OCT. 31 8 p.m.

CONTINUED


SATURDAY,

NOV. 1

OCTOBER

2 & 8 p.m. SUNDAY,

CCM Season Presenting Sponsors & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s Mainstage Production Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

NOV. 2

2 p.m. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • OCT. 24 2:30 p.m. REPETITION, MUSIC, AND MIND Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Director of the Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas Location: Baur Room Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, HYMN FESTIVAL Featuring guest artist James E. Bobb, organ OCT. 24 7:30 p.m. CCM’s Fall Organ and Sacred Music Workshop welcomes guest artist James Bobb for a performance showcasing organ improvisations. An Assistant Professor of Organ and Church Music at St. Olaf College, Bobb will present hymns in a variety of styles and traditions. Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street, Cincinnati 45202 Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Wind Series • OCT. 24 THE AMERICAN SYMPHONY 8 p.m. CCM Wind Orchestra Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor NELSON: Resonances I WHITACRE: October ARUTIUNIAN: Trumpet Concerto Featuring CCM Faculty Artist Alan Siebert, trumpet “The American Symphony” (from four Symphonies by American composers): I. GIANNINI: Symphony No. 3 II. CHANCE: “Elevato” from Symphony No. 2 III. DAHL: “Pastorale Nocturne” from Sinfonietta IV. BARNES: “Allegro Giocoso” from Symphony No. 3 CONTINUED


OCTOBER

Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Opera Cabaret Lab • BADEN-BADEN 1927 OCT. 24 8 p.m. Music by Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith Mark Gibson, conductor SATURDAY, Francis Rabalais, director (mentored by Emma Griffin) OCT. 25 Student TBA, music director 8 p.m. CCM Opera will present a mini recreation of the legendary SUNDAY, Baden-Baden Festival of Contemporary Music performance of July 17, 1927. During the composer organized summer festival, OCT. 26 2 p.m. four one-act operas were presented in one evening. CCM will be presenting two one-acts: Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel and Paul Hindemith’s Hin und zuruck (There and Back). All performances will be piano accompaniment only. Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 20. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Orchestra Series • CCM Concert Orchestra OCT. 25 8 p.m. Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor SMETANA: Die Moldau MAHLER: Rückertlieder MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 (“Scottish”) Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • CCM Preparatory Department • Gino DiMario Scholarship Recital OCT. 26 3 p.m. 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 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————


WEDNESDAY,

• Guest Artist Series • American Horn Quintet 8 p.m. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Orchestra Series • A HALLOWEEN MENAGERIE OCT. 31 8 p.m. CCM Philharmonia Mark Gibson, music director and conductor Featuring members of the orchestral conducting studio J. STRAUSS: Overture to Die, Fledermaus! ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Dead Animals RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Fright of the Bumble Bee PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolfman Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Jazz Series • Hi-Fi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO! NOV. 2 7 p.m. CCM Jazz Ensembles Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen, drums Experience the power and majesty of the great Stan Kenton, whose band represented the heights of orchestral jazz concert music and swinging dance music. Legendary Kenton drummer John Von Ohlen joins the band! Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, A VIEW FROM THE EDGE Composition Department Recital NOV. 4 8 p.m. Michael Fiday, coordinator Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, • Choral Series • REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER/ NOV. 5 8 p.m. STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors

OCTOBER

OCT. 29

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NOVEMBER

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER MENDELSSOHN: Veni, Domine (from Three Motets) BYRD: Memento salutis auctor (from Gradualia II) WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs Arr. ANDRÉ THOMAS: John Saw duh Numbuh STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM BRITTEN: The Ballad of Little Musgrave Arr. HOGAN: I’m Gonna Sing ’Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart Arr. SHAW: If I Got My Ticket Can I Ride Arr. JEFFREY AMES: Tshotsholoza Arr. WILLIAM POWELL: Gabi Gabi Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— THURSDAY, • Studio Drama Series • SPEECH AND DEBATE NOV. 6 8 p.m. Written by Stephen Karam
 Richard E. Hess, director FRIDAY, Written by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Stephen NOV. 7 Karam, Speech and Debate feels ripped from today’s 8 p.m. headlines. What begins as a story of on-line stalking quickly SATURDAY, snowballs into a play that is part mystery, part coming-of-age story; a smart comedy and an insightful reflection of what it NOV. 8 2 & 8 p.m. means to be young in America today. Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Nov. 3. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Starling Series • Starling Chamber Orchestra NOV. 8 7 p.m. Kurt Sassmanshaus, director Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Faculty Artist Series • Percussion Group Cincinnati NOV. 8 8 p.m. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————


NOVEMBER SUNDAY,

• Choral Series • JOHANNES BRAHMS’S EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM 2 p.m. CCM Chorale Brett Scott, conductor CCM Chorale performs the regional premiere of Brahms’ classic Ein deutsches Requiem in a newly composed chamber orchestra version for string quintet and winds arranged by Joachim Linckelmann. Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati 45220 Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Residency • NOV. 9 5 p.m. THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Presents J.S. Bach Orchestral Suites Directed by Richard Egarr CCM welcomes the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music for a rare stateside performance. Reputed to be the world’s leading period-instrument orchestra, the AAM will present J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suites, showcasing the musical sophistication and expressive subtleties of the Baroque era composer. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, Classical Guitar Ensemble Clare Callahan, music director NOV. 12 8 p.m. Featuring solos, duos, trios and quartets by CCM’s undergraduate classical guitar majors. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, Sonic Explorations Mara Helmuth, music director NOV. 12 8 p.m. Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests. Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

NOV. 9


NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY,

• Guest Artist Series • THE ART OF THE JAZZ DUO 8 p.m. Andrew Bishop, saxophone, University of Michigan Ellen Rowe, piano, University of Michigan Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, Midwest Composers Symposium: Inaugural Concert NOV. 14 8 p.m. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, Midwest Composers Symposium: Participants Concerts NOV. 15 10 a.m., Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 4 & 8 p.m. Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Wind Series • CCM Chamber Players NOV. 16 4 p.m. Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor REICH: Double Sextet ROREM: 11 Studies for 11 Players DAUGHERTY: Dead Elvis Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • Prestige Event Series • MONTEVERDI’S VESPERS OF 1610 NOV. 16 5 p.m. CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra Featuring CCM Students, Faculty and Early Music Guest Artists Earl Rivers, music director and conductor Anchoring the advent of music in the Baroque era as a largescale masterwork, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 displays a range of lavish colors for vocal and instrumental soloists; six, seven, eight and 10-voice choral textures; and virtuosic embellishments and improvisations. Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati 45202 Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

NOV. 12


NOVEMBER SUNDAY,

• Jazz Series • ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT 7 p.m. CCM Jazz Ensembles Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors Swing into the season with CCM Jazz Ensembles’ tribute to the holidays, with a special appearance by the Grinch! Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— THURSDAY, • Mainstage Opera Series • HÄNSEL AND GRETEL NOV. 20 8 p.m. Music by Englebert Humperdinck Libretto by Adelheid Wette FRIDAY, After a Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm NOV. 21 Mark Gibson, conductor 8 p.m. Robin Guarino, director SATURDAY, A mischievous brother and sister search for food in a mysterious forest when their quest turns treacherous. Based NOV. 22 8 p.m. on the German fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, this contemporary production tells of the resilience SUNDAY, of children cast out, lost and hungry “in the woods.” This NOV. 23 magical production also features the Cincinnati Children’s 2 p.m. Choir, ensemble-in-residence at CCM. Sung in English with supertitles. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC students. Fully customizable subscription packages available. Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, Classical Guitar Chamber Music Clare Callahan, music director NOV. 23 7 p.m. Music for guitar with voice, strings, winds and piano. Location: Watson Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— MONDAY, CCM Brass Choir Timothy Northcut, music director NOV. 24 8 p.m. CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections. Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

NOV. 16


NOVEMBER TUESDAY,

• Orchestra Series • CCM Concert Orchestra 8 p.m. Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor ENESCO: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11 GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82 DVORAK: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60 Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • Opera Fusion: New Works Lab • A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera NOV. 25 7:30 p.m. Co-artistic directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle GREAT SCOTT Music by Jake Heggie Libretto by Terrence McNally Evan Rogister, conductor Jack O’ Brien, director Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a rare behindthe-scenes look at the creation of an original work! Opera Fusion welcomes Jake Heggie, American pianist and composer of operas such as Moby-Dick and Dead Man Walking, for a 10-day long residency, culminating in a public workshop performance of his new opera Great Scott. Location: Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati 45202 Admission: Admission is free but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. through the Cincinnati Opera box office. Call 513-241-2742 to reserve. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, • Wind Series • RADIANT JOY WITH A TOUCH OF JAZZ! DEC. 2 8 p.m. CCM Wind Ensemble Angela Holt, conductor ZDECHLIK: Chorale and Shaker Dance BRYANT: Radiant Joy TICHELI: Blue Shades BENSON: Solitary Dancer WHITACRE: Noisy Wheels of Joy Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

NOV. 25


DECEMBER WEDNESDAY,

• Wind Series • WAR AND PEACE 8 p.m. CCM Wind Orchestra Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor BARBER: Commando March RAUTAAVARA: A Soldier’s Mass GILMORE: Five Folksongs for Soprano HUSA: Music for Prague 1968 REED: Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • Dance Series • FALL DANCE CONCERT DEC. 5 8 p.m. CCM Ballet Ensemble Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, directors SATURDAY, Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM’s DEC. 6 acclaimed Department of Dance with this 3 & 8 p.m. concert of mixed repertoire. Featuring the SUNDAY, ballets of guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members DEC. 7 3 p.m. Deirdre Carberry, Andre Megerdichian and Jiang Qi. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • Prestige Event Series • FEAST OF CAROLS DEC. 6 2 & 5 p.m. CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses; Cincinnati Children’s Choir SUNDAY, Featuring guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota DEC. 7 East High School and Mason High School 2 & 5 p.m. Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Becky Bertelsen, Becky Huddilston and Elaine Santos, conductors Bring family and friends to CCM and welcome the December holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

DEC. 3


DECEMBER MONDAY,

• CCM Preparatory Department • Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Cincinnati Junior 7 p.m. Youth Wind Ensemble Bob Bass and Jim Daughters, conductors The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music. Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, • CCM Preparatory Department • Preparatory Brass Choir DEC. 10 8 p.m. The area’s finest young brass musicians perform a concert of music composed and arranged for brass choir. Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brian Diller, music director and conductor DEC. 10 8 p.m. Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire. Location: Corbett Auditorium Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, • CCM Preparatory Department • CCM Preparatory Ballet Company DEC. 12 7:30 p.m. Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students SATURDAY, from ages nine through adults, performing traditional and DEC. 13 contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep 7:30 p.m. faculty. Location: Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • CCM Ensemble-in-Residence • HOLIDAY CONCERT DEC. 13 Cincinnati Children’s Choir 2 & 5 p.m. Robyn Lana, music director The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from CONTINUED

DEC. 8


DEC

across the Tri-state area, perform holiday songs from around the globe. Location: Corbett Auditorium Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SATURDAY, • CCM Preparatory Department • Preparatory Jazz Combos DEC. 13 4 p.m. Featuring the CCM Prep Jazz ensembles and combos. Location: Mary Emery Hall 3250 Admission: FREE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— SUNDAY, • CCM Preparatory Department • Cincinnati Junior Strings DEC. 14 3 p.m. Rachel Bierkan, director Cincinnati’s first string ensemble for middle school students presents its annual spring concert, featuring music by a variety of composers. Location: Muntz Theater, UC-Blue Ash Campus Admission: FREE ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

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CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

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

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

ArtsWave The Greater Cincinnati Foundation The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation The Louise Taft Semple Foundation Community Partners

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Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

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

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel Visiting Artists Sponsor


The Corbett Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Neil Artman and Margaret Straub Drama Studio Series Sponsor

Buddy Roger’s Music The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation Community Outreach

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Mainstage Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn Orchestral Sponsor

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