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CCM Spotlights Talented Young Performers and Acclaimed Guest Artists During Summer 2014 Performance Series


The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music will present nearly 50 public performances between June 9 and August 9, celebrating the art of the piano, the brilliance of Italian opera and much more.

Date: 6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Kiley Brodeur
Phone: (513) 556-2675
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683
Photos By: David Rafie

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Marianna Prjevalskaya, 2013 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist at the piano
Marianna Prjevalskaya, 2013 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist

Young artists from all corners of the globe will make their way to Cincinnati this summer to work with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s world-class faculty and renowned guest artists while in residence at the state-of-the-art CCM Village.

CCM offers a wide array of high caliber summer programs, and the general public can experience the artistry themselves during a series of nearly 50 public performances and guest artist recitals running Monday, June 9, through Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

A complete schedule of summer performances is listed below, with highlights including the World Piano Competition’s Finalists Concert featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on June 28, the Art of the Piano’s Guest Artist Recital Series (curated by CCM faculty member and World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt) running June 27 – July 11, the Classical Guitar Workshop’s Concert Series running July 13 – 19 and a semi-staged production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) on Aug. 9.

CCM’s Preparatory Department also hosts a number of workshops and immersion programs at CCM Village and at various off-campus locations throughout the summer, including the Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop Series, which features performances by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra cellist and CCM faculty member Alan Rafferty, CCM Professor of Viola Catharine Carroll and CCM string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet. Other highlights include the Centerstage Workshop production of Hoodie playing June 27 – 28 at UC Blue Ash’s Muntz Theater and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir’s summer concert on Aug. 2.

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 Summer 2014 Performance Calendar by visiting ccm.uc.edu/content/dam/ccm/images/villagenews/CCMSummer2014PerformanceSeries.pdf.

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. Please see individual event information for single ticket and subscription prices, along with ordering information.

Tickets to World Piano Competition events are available through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office. Tickets for all other summer performances are available through the CCM Box Office.

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

Parking and Directions

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

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

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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JUNE


7 p.m. Monday, June 9
• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •
Ariel Quartet Recital
CCM's acclaimed string quartet-in-residence performs Berg's String Quartet Op. 3 and Beethoven's Op. 130.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11
• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •
CYA Faculty Recital
Featuring the Ariel Quartet; Catherine Carroll, viola; Alan Rafferty, cello; Timothy Lees, violin; and Edward Bak, piano

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra members Alan Rafferty and Timothy Lees join CCM faculty artists Catherine Carroll and the Ariel Quartet in a performance of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1 and String Sextet No. 1.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, June 12
• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •
Sassmannshaus-De Silva Trio Recital
Featuring Kurt Sassmannshaus, Christoph Sassmannshaus and Rohan De Silva
The Sassmannshaus-De Silva Trio performs Brahms, Beethoven and Strauss Piano Trios.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Friday, June 13
1 p.m. Saturday, June 14
• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •
CYA Student Recitals
Featuring 2014 Cincinnati Young Artists advanced Chamber Music Workshop students
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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11:15 a.m. Friday, June 20
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Jazz Explosion Workshop Performance
Location: Lakota West High School
Admission: FREE
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12 p.m. Friday, June 20
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Summer Strings Concert
Location: Wyoming Fine Arts Center
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, June 20
• Encore Chamber Orchestra Workshop •
Encore Chamber Music Concert
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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9 a.m. - 9:10 p.m. Monday, June 23
9 a.m. - 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 24
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Opening Rounds
Competition Jurors: Frederic Chiu, Hee Sung Joo, Yoshikazu Nagai, Ursula Oppens and Andrey Pisarev
The world’s best come to Cincinnati during the 2014 World Piano Competition, hosted by UC’s College-Conservatory of Music and featuring the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra! During the Competition’s opening rounds, 24 pianists from seven countries will each perform for 36-40 minutes. New for 2014, the first round of the competition includes a requirement for contemporary American repertoire.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at www.cincinnatisymphony.org or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.
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7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25
7 p.m. Thursday, June 26
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Semifinal Rounds
Competition Jurors: Frederic Chiu, Hee Sung Joo, Yoshikazu Nagai, Ursula Oppens and Andrey Pisarev
The world’s best come to Cincinnati during the 2014 World Piano Competition, hosted by UC’s College-Conservatory of Music and featuring the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra! Watch the world’s finest pianists as they take Cincinnati by storm to compete for prize money, recital appearances and a New York debut recital.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at www.cincinnatisymphony.org or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.
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11:15 a.m. Friday, June 27
• CCM Preparatory Department •
Jazz Explosion Workshop Performance
Location: Kings Local High School
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, June 27
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
Andrey Pisarev Recital
Curated by Awadagin Pratt, the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series offers a rare opportunity to hear World Piano Competition jury member, multi-competition winner and Moscow Conservatory faculty member Andrey Pisarev perform on the eve of the WPC Finalists Concert. Pisarev will perform an all Chopin program.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $6 student admission. Flex ticket packages are also available in bundles of five for just $50 ($10 per ticket) and can be divided between as many Art of the Piano concerts as you choose.
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7 p.m. Friday, June 27
2 p.m. Saturday, June 28
• Centerstage Workshop •
Hoodie
Written by Lindsay Price
Lauren Carr, director

Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day: “What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!” The award-winning play Hoodie examines images and appearances in the vignette style and poses what may be the most difficult question of all: “Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?”
Location: Muntz Theater, UC-Blue Ash Campus
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Saturday, June 28
Queen City Choir Festival Concert
Join the Cincinnati Children's Choir, Green Bay Girl Choir, Grand Philharmonic Children's Choir from Canada, Jubilate Singers & Ringers from St. Paul Minnesota and the Mississippi Boychoir as they perform in the Queen City.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, June 28
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Finalists Concert
Featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Competition Jurors: Frederic Chiu, Hee Sung Joo, Yoshikazu Nagai, Ursula Oppens and Andrey Pisarev
The World Piano Competition’s 2014 finalists take the stage with the internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for one night only! Last year’s Competition Finals Concert sold out in record time, so don’t miss your opportunity to experience the concert event of the summer!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Starting at $35. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at www.cincinnatisymphony.org or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.
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7 p.m. Sunday, June 29
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
Hee Sung Joo and Enrico Elisi Recital
Curated by Awadagin Pratt, the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series offers a rare opportunity to hear World Piano Competition jury member Hee Sung Joo perform, following the WPC finals. She is joined by friend and fellow musician Enrico Elisi, who has won top prizes in the Venice Competition and the Oporto International Competition. This concert’s program will include Sonata for Two Pianos in D major by Mozart and Rachmaninoff’s Fantasie-Tableaux for Two Pianos.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $6 student admission. Flex ticket packages are also available in bundles of five for just $50 ($10 per ticket) and can be divided between as many Art of the Piano concerts as you choose.
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JULY


7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2
7 p.m. Monday, July 7
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
7 p.m. Thursday, July 10
7 p.m. Saturday, July 12
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Student Artist Series •
Student Recitals
Students from around the world participated in a rigorous screening and audition process to play in master classes with some of the world's most sought-after teachers during CCM’s annual Art of the Piano summer program! These students focus on their recital and competition repertoire while in Cincinnati, and performance is an important part of their residency at CCM. Take a break from the heat and catch some rising stars during one of this summer’s six student recitals!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, July 3
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
Dennis Thurmond and Awadagin Pratt Recital
Both known for their creativity in performance and practice, a joint recital between Dennis Thurmond and Awadagin Pratt is an event not to miss. Dennis Thurmond, formerly of the piano pedagogy program at University of Southern California, tours regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA, and was a studio musician in New York for many years. He is recognized widely for his improvisational abilities and is the author of Tai Chi of Improvisation. Awadagin Pratt is an internationally acclaimed musician, having won the Avery Fischer Career Grant and the Naumburg Competition, performed at the White House twice, performed with the world's best orchestras and released multiple recordings on Angel/BMI. He is the artistic director of Art of the Piano and Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at CCM.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $6 student admission. Flex ticket packages are also available in bundles of five for just $50 ($10 per ticket) and can be divided between as many Art of the Piano concerts as you choose.
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7 p.m. Sunday, July 6
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
Ning An Recital
Ning An has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who, “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.” His top prizes from the Queen Elisabeth, Cleveland and William Kapell Piano Competitions led to performances from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi (Milan), to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $6 student admission. Flex ticket packages are also available in bundles of five for just $50 ($10 per ticket) and can be divided between as many Art of the Piano concerts as you choose.
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7 p.m. Friday, July 11
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
Enrico Elisi Recital
Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Recent North American performances include recitals at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and the New York Public Library. He is on faculty at the Eastman School of Music.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $6 student admission. Flex ticket packages are also available in bundles of five for just $50 ($10 per ticket) and can be divided between as many Art of the Piano concerts as you choose.
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8 p.m. Sunday, July 13
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Faculty Ensemble Recital
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, July 14
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Guitar Chamber Music Recital
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, July 16
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Stanley Yates Recital
British-born guitarist Stanley Yates has established an international career as concert performer and recording artist, teacher, arranger and scholar. Performing to wide critical and audience acclaim  n both sides of the Atlantic, he has been praised by the English magazine Classical Guitar as "one of an elite breed of guitarists," the Fort Worth Star Telegram for the "transcendent quality of his interpretative abilities" and the Italian magazine Suonare for his "musical instinct and brilliant technique."
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, July 17
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Carlo Pérez Recital
Classical Guitar Magazine has praised Carlos Pérez as a "A master guitarist with true star quality…He gets to the point of everything he plays." Pérez was awarded first prizes in major international competitions in Europe and America. He has given recitals in more than thirty countries in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, and has played with orchestras from England, Belgium, the US, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile.  Pérez participates in guitar and chamber music festivals around the world and gives master classes and lectures at universities and schools of music in Latin America, Europe and the US. He has been on the Arts Faculty at the University of Chile since 2008.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Friday, July 18
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Music Recital
Location: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, July 18
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Solos, Chamber Music, Guitar Orchestra
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8:30 p.m. Friday, July 18
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Musical Theatre Cabaret
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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11 a.m. Saturday, July 19
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Musical Theatre Showcase
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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1 p.m. Saturday, July 19
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Acting Workshop Showcase
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Saturday, July 19
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
Participants Recital
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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2:15 p.m. Saturday, July 19
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Piano Workshop Recital
Location: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Friday, July 25
Cincinnati Piano Institute Recital
Location: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Friday, July 25
• CCM Jazz Academy •
Jazz Academy Performance
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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11 a.m. Saturday, July 26
• 2014 Summer Arts Immersion •
Ballet Showcase
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
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 summer through song and the energy of youthful choral artistry.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general. Tickets will go on sale beginning on July 28 and may be purchased by calling 513-556-0338.
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6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2
• CCM Summer Programs: Opera Studio •
Opera Studio Student Recital
A select group of talented young singers from around the country were chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on Italian repertoire. Join these young artists as they present an evening of Italian art songs and operatic repertoire.
Location: Watson Hall
Admission: FREE
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6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
• CCM Summer Programs: Opera Studio •
Opera Studio Scenes
A select group of talented young singers from around the country were chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on Italian repertoire. Their experience culminates with an evening of operatic scenes under the direction of Metropolitan Opera vet, Claudia Catania.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
• CCM Summer Programs: Discovering Donizetti •
L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love)
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Felice Romani

Featuring student conductors from CCM’s Summer Workshops
Mark Gibson, artistic director
Jeffrey Buchman, stage director

Up to 12 young conductors, along with a carefully selected cast, were invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind "opera bootcamp" while in residence at CCM. Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, these young artists have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions, and conducting and coaching master
classes. They also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance with orchestra of L'Elisir d'Amore, Donizetti’s beloved comic opera about the conflict between outward image and inner nature.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission; $6 student admission.
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Tickets to World Piano Competition events are available through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office. Tickets for all other summer performances are available through the CCM Box Office.

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.