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CCM Announces Spring 2014 Calendar of Major Events


From Jan. 12 through May 18, the UC College-Conservatory of Music will present nearly 150 major public performances.

Date: 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Curt Whitacre
Phone: (513) 556-2683
Other Contact: Kiley Brodeur
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2675
Photos By: Will Brenner

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Download CCM's Spring 2014 Calendar Booklet today.
Download CCM's Spring 2014 Calendar Booklet today.

UPDATED MARCH 7, 2014: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its spring schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents nearly 150 major public performances from Jan. 12 through May 18, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions.

Highlights of CCM’s spring concert series include the return of Cincinnati’s premiere fundraiser “A Moveable Feast” on Jan. 17, the Ariel Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle running Jan. 23 – March 29, a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle by guest artists Gerald Finley and Julius Drake on Feb. 5, the fifth annual Bearcat Piano Festival running Feb. 6 – 11, the 17th annual PRISM concert on Feb. 23, a performance of John Adams’ El Niño on March 2 and a celebration of the music of jazz legend Thelonius Monk on March 9.

CCM’s Mainstage Series also continues in early 2014 with a production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, directed by guest artist D. Lynn Meyers, running Feb. 5 – 9; the CCM debut of the iconic musical Les Misérables, running Feb. 27 – March 9;  Donizett’s comedic opera Don Pasquale, running April 3–6; and the quintessential romantic ballet Giselle, running April 17–19.

Learn more about these and dozens of other performing and media-arts events by referring to the list below. You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Spring 2014 Calendar Booklet by visiting http://on.uc.edu/CCMSpring2014.

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.

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
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.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave
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JANUARY
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
PURE IMAGINATION
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano

Have you ever wondered what goes on in Pat and Julie’s imaginations? Well, this year’s concert of standards, show tunes and other wildness will give you a glimpse into that wonderland!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17
• Prestige Event Series •
“A MOVEABLE FEAST” BENEFIT EVENT
Experience the unparalleled magic of CCM Village as you sample performances by our “stars of tomorrow.” Create your own menu and timetable of artistic selections, including jazz, musical theatre, piano, opera, drama, dance, orchestra, E-Media video productions and much more! Your ticket will help the Friends of CCM continue to support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student-travel funds and scholarships.
Location: CCM Village
Tickets: Special ticket prices and limited seating. For more information, contact CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
MbiraCats
Stefan Fiol, director

Join us for an evening of great conversations, scrumptious African-inspired appetizers and a totally new music experience from CCM’s MbiraCats — an amazing ensemble of Mbira players featuring the sounds of Zimbabwe!
Location: The Cincinnati Museum Center’s Reakirt Auditorium
Tickets: $20, available through the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Call 513-287-7001 for more information.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD
CCM Steel Drum Band
Rusty Burge, director

CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of the traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
• Guest Artist Series •
COMALA: AN OPERA BY RICARDO ZOHN-MULDOON
Eastman BroadBand and Alia Musica Pittsburgh ensembles
Featuring Tony Arnold, soprano; Robert Frankenberry, tenor; and Dieter Hennings, guitar

Visiting ensembles Eastman BroadBand and Alia Musica Pittsburgh join forces to present composer and former CCM faculty member Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon's Pulitzer-nominated opera Comala, based on texts by Mexican author Juan Rulfo. Also featured on the program will be works by John Arrigo-Nelson, Federico Garcia and CCM faculty composer Michael Fiday.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Preparatory Jazz Explosion and Youth Jazz Orchestra
Drews Mitchell, Bernardo Lopez and Bill Burns, music directors and conductors

Middle school students are featured in the two Jazz Explosion ensembles, and the finest area high school jazz musicians are heard in the two Youth Jazz Orchestras.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Korean Students' Glee Club
Tonghie Park, conductor

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies hosts the Korean Student Glee Club, established in 1966 and composed of music students from various universities in the metropolitan area of Seoul. The Glee Club’s ninth North American Tour features 20th-century a cappella works of Alberto Grau, Egil Hovland, Ralph Manuel and Hyowon Woo, as well as arrangements of Korean folk songs.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
Recipient of the 2014 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet opens its historic first complete tour of Beethoven’s string quartets with this concert performance, featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1; String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso;” and String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127.
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 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.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
The Ariel Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle continues with a concert featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky;” and Quartet in F Major, Op. 135.
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 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.

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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

The Chamber Players perform works by CCM composition students.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
• Philharmonic Jazz Series •
THE SOUNDS OF STAN GETZ – PIONEER OF BOSSA NOVA AND MODERN JAZZ
Concert Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Annunziata Tomaro and Scott Belck, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest artist Jeff Rupert, tenor saxophone

Delight in this annual collaborative concert where jazz and orchestra meet. Join us for an evening of beautiful jazz with strings and more, featuring the cool rhythms of the bossa nova.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Sandra Rivers, piano

Ibert: Concertino da Camera
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D Major (arr. Dave Camwell)
Yoshimatsu: Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Additional works to be announced.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Fiday, composer
Featuring guest artists Derek Johnson, Taylor Levine, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Bonnie Whiting, Eddy Kwon and Nicholas Naegele
Featuring a collaboration with DAAP video artist Charles Woodman, as well as the world premiere of It Shakes My Teeth for electric guitars and percussion.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31
• Orchestra Series •
BRUCH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 AND WORKS BY DVORÁK AND HINDEMITH
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Dvorák: Scherzo Capriccioso
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
     Featuring the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition
Hindemith: Mathis del Maler
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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FEBRUARY
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4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
• Starling Series •
Starling Showcase
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

CCM’s finest violin soloists from college and pre-college in performances with orchestra.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
• Choral Series •
WINTER CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and guest choirs
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Marie Bucoy-Calavan, Michael Fuchs and Robyn Lana, conductors

The CCM Choral Department offers a varied program of music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Highlights include CCM faculty member Miguel Roig-Francolí’s Missa Pro Pace and Rossini’s operatic Petite Messe Solennelle.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3
• Guest Artist Series •
St. Olaf Band Guest Ensemble
Timothy Mahr, conductor

Kucharzyk: Some Assembly Required
Susato: Selections from The Danserye
Serrano: Memorias de un Hombre de Ciudad
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE BIRTH OF THE COOL
Faculty Jazztet
Featuring James Bunte and Rick VanMatre, saxophone; Scott Belck, 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 session "The Birth of the Cool" as well as other cool era giants like Gerry Mulligan and Lennie Tristano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
• Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus
Annunziata Tomaro, director

Join us for another journey in today’s sound world, accompanied by coffee, cakes and conversation!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5
• Busse Fund Guest Artist Series •
SCHUBERT’S WINTERREISE
Gerald Finley, baritone
Julius Drake, piano

CCM welcomes acclaimed guest artists Gerald Finley, baritone, and Julius Drake, piano, for a performance of Franz Schubert's song cycle for voice and piano, Winterreise (Winter Journey). Gerald Finley is perhaps best known for creating the title role in John Adams' Dr. Atomic, which he has performed in many opera houses since its San Francisco world premiere in 2005, including the Metropolitan Opera, where he has also sung in La bohème, Don Giovanni and Pelléas et Mélisande, among others. Finley will be accompanied by Julius Drake, an acclaimed artist in his own right who also accompanied tenor Ian Bostridge at his recent CCM recital.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• Mainstage Drama Series •
METAMORPHOSES
Written by Mary Zimmerman
Based on a translation of the classic Ovid poem by David R. Slavitt
D. Lynn Meyers, director

From a simple, rippling pool of water, Metamorphoses conjures Ovid’s myths into gorgeous theatrical imagery and provocative moments of magic. The winner of two Drama Desk Awards and one Tony Award after its Broadway run in 2002, this entrancing re-telling of familiar myths offers breathtaking storytelling and an escape from the ordinary that dares to brush with the divine. For mature audiences only.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students. Subscription packages available.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Frank Weinstock, piano
The fifth annual Bearcat Piano Festival welcomes Professor Emeritus Frank Weinstock back to the CCM stage for a concert performance. Please visit ccm.uc.edu for a full schedule of Festival concerts and master classes.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Boris Slutsky, piano
Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Boris Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as a soloist and recitalist. He emerged on the international music scene when he captured the first prize at the 1981 William Kapell International (University of Maryland) Piano Competition. Now the Piano Department Chair at Peabody Conservatory, Slutsky was also a mentor to the winner of the 2013 World Piano Competition, Marianna Prjevalskaya.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
LESSONS IN “PURE VISIBILITY” (REINE SICHTBARKEIT): VICTOR HAMMER’S CORRESPONDENCE WITH HEINRICH SCHENKER
Karen Bottge, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
• Orchestra Series •
ANNUNZIATA TOMARO RETURNS!
CCM Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director and conductor

CCM welcomes Annunziata Tomaro back to the Corbett Auditorium podium in a celebratory concert! Featured works include:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor
     Featuring the winner of the CCM Cello Concerto Competition
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Marianna Prjevalskaya, piano
Marianna Prjevalskaya thrilled a sold-out audience in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium during the 2013 World Piano Competition. The Gold Medalist returns to CCM for a post-competition piano recital as part of the fifth annual Bearcat Piano Festival!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Dror Biran, piano
Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville School of Music, Dror Biran’s competition honors include the top prize at the M.K. Ciurlionis International Piano Competition in 1995 and the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1997, amongst others. Biran has also been a recipient of multiple scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for distinguished musicians.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• Jazz Series •
ARTS AND CRAFTS WITH M@ WILSON
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest artists Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts Ensemble

Get ready to have some fun as Matt Wilson brings his unique brand of jazz to Cincinnati! Known for his creativity and sense of humor, Wilson was voted the No. 1 Rising Star Drummer in the Downbeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll for five consecutive years.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
University of Michigan Pianists
Guest artists from the University of Michigan perform as part of the fifth annual Bearcat Piano Festival.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
CSO PRINCIPAL STRINGS AND CCM STRING FACULTY
Featuring Timothy Lees and Gabriel Pegis, violins; Christian Colberg and Catharine Carroll, violas; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello; and Michael Chertock, piano

Performing works of Brahms and Dvorak.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Oasis Quartet
Wanamaker: Speed Metal Organum Blues
Bresnick: Every Thing Must Go
Markeas: Engrenages
Canfield: Quintet in the Style of Schumann (world premiere)
Engebretson: Super Glue
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Momoro Ono, piano
Creighton University Piano Professor Momoro Ono performs works by Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Schumann and Stravinsky.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13
• Winds Series •
SAXOPHONE SPECTACULAR
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Featuring guest artists the Ohio State Wind Symphony and the Oasis Quartet with CCM faculty artist James Bunte
Kucharzyk: Some Assembly Required
Susato: Selections from The Danserye
Maslanka: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (premiere)
     Featuring the Oasis Quartet
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
• Studio Opera Series •
L'ÉTOILE
Composed by Emmanuel Chabrier
Libretto by Eugene Leterrier and Albert Vanloo
Stefano Sarzani, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Set in a mystical fairy tale kingdom, this wickedly witty three-act opera will charm and delight as lovelorn hopes and misunderstandings inevitably lead to a happy ending. Sung in French with English supertitles.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 10. 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. 14
• Winds Series •
FAVORITES, NEW AND OLD
CCM Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Makris, tr. Bader: Aegean Festival Overture
Bajzer: Codex (Ohio premiere)
George: Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble
     Featuring CCM faculty artist Bradley Garner, flute
Husa: Al
Fresco Ibert: Divertissement
Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Op. 43a
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
• Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society Concert •
2014 CHINESE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society’s annual concert celebrates Chinese music and artists from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: For information, contact the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society at info@cincinnatichinesemusicsociety.org.
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4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16
• Faculty Artist Series •
MÉLODIES FRANÇAISES
Marie-France Lefebvre, piano
Edward Nelson, baritone

Mélodies by Dutilleux, Poulenc and Duparc.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
• Special Events Series •
PIANOPALOOZA IX
Michael Chertock, director

Celebrate the art of the piano with the ninth installment of this popular concert, showcasing CCM’s most spectacular student pianists, with special appearances by CCM’s faculty artists.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18
• Faculty Artist Series •
Joel Hoffman, composer
A concert of new chamber music including the premiere of Music in Five Parts, performed by CCM faculty Randolph Bowman (flute), Gillian Sella (harp) and guest violist Yaël Senamaud. The concert also features new CCM faculty harpsichordist Michael Unger and two CCM student string quartets.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
The Ariel Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle continues with a concert featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky;” and Quartet in F Major, Op. 135.
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 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.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
DON GIOVANNI IN BOOTS: THE POETICS OF 'TRADITIONAL' OPERA PRODUCTIONS
Richard Will, University of Virginia

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
• CCM Opera d’arte – Undergraduate Opera Series •
L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
Music by Maurice Ravel
Libretto by Colette
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Kenneth Shaw and Amy Johnson, directors

Produced in collaboration with UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), this opera tells the story of a young boy who, after being scolded by his mother, throws a destructive tantrum in his room… but is then surprised to watch the furniture and decorations become plants and animals that begin to talk! The child is left to fend for himself in a garden of creatures that remember the harm he inflicted on them before they could speak. It is a fantastical voyage for the whole family that not only showcases vast imagination, but also reminds us of the consequences our actions can have.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 17. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
• Starling Series •
Starling Showcase
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

CCM’s finest violin soloists from college and pre-college celebrate the life and times of Nicolo Paganini in performances with orchestra.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
“The Cycle” continues as the Ariel Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky;” and String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131.
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 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.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
• Winds Series •
PRISM XVII
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Glenn D. Price and Terence Milligan, music directors and conductors

Sixty minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse CCM performers throughout the auditorium. Bring the family!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mara Helmuth, composer
Music for instruments and computer by Mara Helmuth, with BradleyGarner, Timothy Northcut and visiting artist Esther Lamneck from New York University performing.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1
1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5
8 p.m. Thursday, March 6
8 p.m. Friday, March 7
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8
1 p.m. Sunday, March 9
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
LES MISÉRABLES
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
English libretto by Herbert Kretzmer
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Based upon the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is one of the world’s most popular musicals, seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries. Set in France in the early 19th-century, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean and his quest for salvation after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Relentlessly tracked and hounded by police inspector Javert, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a student revolution, as a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. With a score by Claude-Michel Schönberg that has risen to pop-culture status and an Oscar-nominated film version, Hugo’s saga of one man’s lifelong quest for redemption can still sweep a theater audience off its feet.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC students. Subscription packages available.

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

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s


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MARCH
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7 p.m. Saturday, March 1
• 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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3 p.m. Sunday, March 2
• Choral Series •
AMERICAN VOICES XV: JOHN ADAMS’ EL NIÑO
CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor

Featuring guest artists Michael Maniaci, Eric Jurenas and Steven Rickards, countertenors; and CCM Soloists
The most significant American oratorio of the late 20th century, Adams’ El Niño retells the traditional biblical story of the birth of Jesus, incorporating poetry of Rosario Castellanos, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Hildegard von Bingen, Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro and Rubén Dario, and selected passages from the Wakefield Mystery Plays, Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon, the Gospel of Luke and several Gnostic Gospels from the Apocrypha.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 2
• Winds Series •
Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director

Boldieu: Harp Concerto
Martinu: Nonet
Reinecke: Octet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5
• Choral Series •
SPRING SHOWCASE
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Marie Bucoy-Calavan and Michael Fuchs, conductors
Featuring guest choir St. Xavier High School Ensemble X, Karl Thomsen, director

The UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers, composed of students from all 13 UC colleges, perform a variety of classical, popular and jazz tunes, including choral works written from a feminine perspective, multi-cultural pieces and other selections from the upcoming UC Choruses tour to Charleston, South Carolina.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Thursday, March 6
7 p.m. Friday, March 7
7 p.m. Saturday, March 8
• Studio Drama Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2014
A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard Hess, coordinator
Brant Russell, producer

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 acting students in CCM Drama. 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 drama program at UC's College-Conservatory of Music," observed CityBeat's Rick Pender, "theater fans were offered a jolt of onstage vitality."
Location: CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 3. 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, March 6
8 p.m. Friday, March 7
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE
Deirdre Carberry, director

Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM Dance with this all-new program, showcasing a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 3. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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8 p.m. Friday, March 7
• Orchestra Series •
BARTOK AND BRAHMS
CCM Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director and conductor

Featuring an opening work by Jason Richmond, to be announced.
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
     Featuring the winner of the CCM Piano Concerto Competition
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 72
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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5 p.m. Saturday, March 8
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH!
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, director

The 350 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including all seven CCM resident choirs involving youth from across the Tri-state area, will celebrate the artistry of youth premiering commissioned works, the 2013 winner from the national composition competition and performing repertoire from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 9
• Jazz Series •
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAND MONK?: THE MUSIC OF THELONIUS MONK
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest artist Addison Frei, piano

CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original jazz legend and iconoclast. Monk’s music, always beyond category, will challenge your senses, tickle your imagination and leave you wanting more. Guest Addison Frei is a rising star on the jazz scene and was recently named a Yahama Young Artist.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
Amy Johnson, soprano
Donna Loewy, piano

Featuring selections from Beethoven, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Korngold and Chenette
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12
• Ethnomusicology Series •
NORTH INDIAN SITAR AND TABLA
A Performance and Lecture-Demonstration
Josh Feinberg, sitar
Jim Feist, tabla

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13
• Winds Series •
AMERICA: THEN AND NOW
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Schuman: George Washington Bridge
Botti: Concerto for Saxophone
Schwantner: From a Dark Millennium
Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Thursday, March 13
THE MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A Friends of CCM Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2014 in Musical Theatre

The Friends of CCM invite you to see our musical theatre stars of tomorrow in action at the 22nd edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2014 prior to their New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at the showcase.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket prices and limited seating.  For more information, contact CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 13
• Winds Series •
AMERICA: THEN AND NOW
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Schuman: George Washington Bridge
Botti: Concerto for Saxophone
Schwantner: From a Dark Millennium
Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 14
THE DRAMA SENIOR SHOWCASE
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Drama Class of 2014 in their exciting industry showcase prior to their professional debuts in New York and Los Angeles. The 7 p.m. performance will be followed by the 11th annual DOLLY Awards recognizing excellence in the 2013-2014 Drama Season and a reception in the Baur Room of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 14
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FRAGILE, EMERGENT AND ABSENT TONICS IN POP AND ROCK SONGS
Mark Spicer, Hunter College

Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Friday, March 14
BAMM 2014
A Moving Light Class Presentation

See what happens when CCM’s Lighting Design majors get too much fun gear into a large room!
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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10 a.m. Saturday, March 15
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Hear tomorrow's opera stars today, as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and new student finalists vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15
THE MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2014 in Musical Theatre

Our musical theatre stars of tomorrow in action at the 22nd edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2014 prior to their New York City debut.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 10. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 15
• Faculty Artist Series •
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Featuring new works by CCM composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
“The Cycle” continues as the Ariel Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4; and String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky.”
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 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.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator

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. Thursday, March 27
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
“The Cycle” reaches its penultimate installment as the Ariel Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5; String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130; and String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 133, “The Grand Fugue.”
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 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.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 28
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
TOPIC THEORY AND MUSIC ANALYSIS
Kofi Agawu, Princeton University
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 29
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
THE ARIEL QUARTET PRESENTS “THE CYCLE”
Experience the epic conclusion to “The Cycle” as the Ariel Quartet completes its tour of Beethoven’s string quartets with performances of his String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6; String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp;” and String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132.
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 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.
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 30
• Ethnomusicology Series•
A CONCERT OF NORTH INDIAN VOCAL MUSIC
Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, March 31
CCM Brass Choir
Featuring Bagpipes and Dance
Timothy Northcut, music director

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

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APRIL
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2
• Prestige Event Series •
CCM Presents From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, conductor

Join us on April 2, as NPR’s hit show From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley comes to UC’s Corbett Auditorium to record a radio broadcast! The preeminent showcase for young musicians, From the Top will help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Starling Chamber Orchestra, CCM’s premier preparatory string ensemble. Featuring performances by distinguished Starling Orchestra alumni, including Naumburg Competition-winning violinist Tessa Lark, and other special guests, this performance is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/fromthetop.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 adults, $15 students. UC student rush tickets will be available on the day of performance ONLY at $10 per ticket. Limit one ticket per valid UC student ID.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 3
8 p.m. Friday, April 4
8 p.m. Saturday, April 5
2 p.m. Sunday, April 6
• Mainstage Opera Series •
DON PASQUALE
Composed by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini
Mark Gibson, conductor
Omer Ben-Seadia, director

Donizetti’s comedic masterpiece Don Pasquale has thrilled audiences since its 1843 premiere. The old, slow-witted and haughty Don Pasquale tries to arrange a marriage for his nephew Ernesto and a series of hilarious twists and turns ensues. Can Ernesto find a way to marry his true love while managing to keep his claim to his uncle’s large inheritance? Find out in this beloved opera buffa! Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $31-35 adults, $20-24 non-UC students, $18-22 UC students. Subscription packages available.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 3
8 p.m. Friday, April 4
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin and Jay Reiss
Vince DeGeorge, director
Ryan Sigurdson, musical director

Overseen by grownups who have barely managed to escape childhood themselves, six young people in the throes of puberty learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. Pitting overachievers' angst against the spelling championship of a lifetime, this Tony Award-winning musical is the unlikeliest of hits about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky, yet charming, cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 31. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, April 4
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
GUILLAUME DU FAY ‘MUSICUS:’ THE CAREER AND SELF-IMAGE OF A FIFTEENTH CENTURY COMPOSER
Alajandro Enrique Planchart, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of California Santa Barbara
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 4
• Winds Series •
DIVERGENT VOICES
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Gorb: Awayday
Stucky: Threnos
Pann: Slalom
A Trio of Marches:
     Sousa: El Capitan
     Hanssen: Valdres
     Fucik: The Florintiner
Serrano: Memorias de un Hombre de Ciudad
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 5
• Winds Series •
A RETIREMENT CONCERT
CCM Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
Featuring the Bearcat Band, brass ensemble and various alumni and members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

CCM celebrates the retirement of Professor Terence Milligan with pre-concert performances and a meet and greet beginning at 7 p.m., with the retirement concert beginning at 8:15 p.m. A reception will follow the performance at 10:15 p.m. in CCM’s Baur Room.
Shostakovich, tr. Hunsberger: Festive Overture
Spittal: Pacem, a Hymn for Peace
Bass: High Adventure
Grainger: Children's March, "Over the Hills and Far Away"
Schuman: New England Triptych
Williams: The Sinfonians concert march
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 6
• Jazz Series •
IN SEARCH OF GARAJ MAHAL
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest artist Fareed Haque, guitar

Segovia meets Paganini in James Brown’s backyard as guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque joins CCM Jazz for a night of groove music infused with classical and world music influences. Haque’s unique style has led to collaborations with Arturo Sandoval, Sting, Keller Williams, and Medeski, Martin and Wood, just to name a few.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 6
• Winds Series •
CCM Chamber Players
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Hindemith: Kammermuisk No. 1
Adams: Gnarly Buttons
Stravinsky: Octet
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

An evening of solos, duos, trios and quartets.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
• Orchestra Series •
Café MoMus and CCM Chorale
Annunziata Tomaro and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors

This program features works of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, honoring his 80th birthday in 2013, and a new work by CCM Alumna Carrie Magin, winner of the spring 2013 Composer/Conductor Collaboration.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Amy Johnson, soprano
Donna Loewy, piano

Featuring selections from Beethoven, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Korngold and Chenette
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
Yehuda Hanani, cello
Sandra Rivers, piano

From the cosmic to the personal—from the heights of Baroque to late Romanticism, Yehuda Hanani and Sandra Rivers present an evening of solo and duo works. The program will include Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3, Beethoven’s late Piano Sonata, Op. 109, and Rachmaninoff’s lush Sonata for cello and piano.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9
• Guest Artist Series •
GERMAN COMPOSERS FROM THE PAST TO OUR TIME
Munich Madrigalchor
Featuring the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Martin Steidler, Marie Bucoy-Calavan and Michael Fuchs, conductors

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies hosts the Munich Madrigalchor of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, conducted by Martin Steidler. Since its founding in 1979, Madrigalchor has toured internationally, introducing audiences to contemporary music alongside the major works of the European choral tradition. Madrigalchor’s CCM program features works of Germanic composers Gallus, Schütz, Brahms, Redman, Buchenberg and Reiter.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 11
• Orchestra Series •
ANNUAL CONCERTO CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Student conductors TBA

Featuring the winners of CCM’s Annual Concerto Competition in performances of Richard Strauss’ virtuosic Duo-Concertino and Bernstein’s haunting Halil, with Haydn’s sublime Symphony No. 102 in B-Flat Major.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 12
• 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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4 p.m. Sunday, April 13
• Choral Series •
Chamber Choir and Brass Choir
Earl Rivers and Timothy Northcut, conductors

CCM’s Chamber Choir and Brass Choir present cori spezzati works of Giovanni Gabrieli composed for Venice’s San Marco and David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion.
Location: St. Boniface Catholic Church; 1750 Chase Ave.; Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, music director

An evening of music for guitar with voice, flute, piano and cello.
Location:
Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 14
• Winds Series •
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. Thursday, April 17
8 p.m. Friday, April 18
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19
• Studio Drama Series •
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK
Written by Qui Nguyen
k. Jenny Jones, director

Set five years after the tragic events that ended Shakespeare's Hamlet, a resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady MacBeth must save Denmark from an overwhelming zombie horde. Time Out New York hailed Living Dead in Denmark as, "A perfect storm of horror and geek obsessions." Due to adult language and some violent content, this production is recommended for mature audiences.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 14. 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
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 17
8 p.m. Friday, April 18
2 p.m. Saturday, April 19
• Mainstage Dance Series •
GISELLE
Composed by Adolphe Adam
Choreography by Deirdre Carberry, Jiang Qi and Michael Tevlin after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Jiang Qi, director
CCM Concert Orchestra, Annunziata Tomaro, music director

Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of CCM Dance, Giselle is the quintessential romantic ballet, continuing to stir the emotions of audiences of all ages. The story is based on the German legend about Wilis, female spirits who, jilted before their wedding day, rise from their graves at night and seek revenge upon men by dancing them to death. The noble Duke Albrecht disguises himself to woo the beautiful peasant girl, Giselle, but his deceit ultimately causes her untimely death. Still, it is Giselle’s undying love that saves Albrecht from a terrible fate, proving love’s triumph over treachery and death.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students. Subscription packages available.

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Prep Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director

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
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7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Prep Ballet
The CCM Youth Ballet Company, Jr. Company and Mini Company perform traditional and contemporary works including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 adults, $8 students.
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7 p.m. Monday, April 28
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble & Jr. Wind Ensemble
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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MAY
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7 p.m. Friday, May 2
2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3
• CCM Preparatory Department •
XANADU, JR.
Dee Anne Bryll, director and choreographer
Rebecca Childs, musical director

It’s time to believe in magic with Xanadu, Jr.! It’s 1980 and the magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, as he strives to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time—the first roller disco! But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, May 4
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SPRING CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state, will celebrate spring through song and the energy of youthful choral artistry.
Location:
Christ’s Church at Mason; 5165 Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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3 p.m. Sunday, May 11
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati’s first string ensemble for middle schoolers presents its annual spring concert featuring music by a variety of composers.
Location: UC Blue Ash Muntz Theater
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Sunday, May 11
• Ethnomusicology Series •
GURUGUHA DHRUVAPADA: A CONCERT OF INDIAN VOCAL MUSIC WITH GUNDECHA BROTHERS
This curated presentation explores the compositions of the South Indian composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar (1775-1835) in dhrupad setting. This concert is researched and presented by music composer, educator and alumnus Kanniks Kannikeswaran and is performed by the Gundecha brothers — renowned exponents of dhrupad.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

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9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Prep Showcase
Ongoing performances by theatre arts and dance students all day in Patricia Corbett Theater, with Achievement Festival Music Recitals all day throughout CCM Village. Audiences get the chance to experience a year’s worth of hard work and talent of CCM Prep students from a variety of disciplines. For more information call 513-556-2595.
Location: CCM Village
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, May 18
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Preparatory Jazz Extravaganza
Experience the sounds of our jazz groups including the Middle School Jazz Explosions, Youth Jazz Orchestras and High School and Adult Combos in this exciting concert to end our year.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

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

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

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


Mainstage Season Production Sponsor
Macy’s

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

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

Ariel Quartet Sponsors
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


Drama Studio Series Sponsor
Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids Sponsor
Buddy Roger’s Music

Verdi's
Don Carlos Performance Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn

Benjamin Britten Centenary Celebration Sponsor
Britten-Pears Foundation