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University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Announces Initial Concert Schedule for 2014-15


From J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart to Leonard Bernstein and Ray Charles, CCM's student ensembles, faculty artists and guest performers will traverse the breadth and depth of the performing arts in this dynamic series of events.

Date: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Curt Whitacre
Phone: (513) 556-2683
Other Contact: Kiley Brodeur
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2675
Photos By: Lisa Ventre

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The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing more than 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM’s Preparatory Department running May 1 – 9, 2015.

Highlights of CCM’s 2014-15 concert series include:
  • a performance of Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Timothy Lees and Ilya Finkelshteyn,
  • choral concerts celebrating the Shakespearean Quadricentennial,
  • a Wind Orchestra tribute to Leonard Bernstein,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl,
  • a joint faculty artist recital by CCM’s two Naumburg gold medalists Awadagin Pratt and Soyeon Kate Lee,
  • a rare stateside performance by the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music,
  • jazz concerts celebrating the music of Ray Charles and Duke Ellington,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned pianist Stephen Hough, co-presented with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series,
  • a CCM Ballet Ensemble production of Stravinsky’s Les Noces,
  • and much more!
Several perennial favorites are also returning this season, including the Feast of Carols holiday concert, the Steel Drum Band’s annual performance, the 18th PRISM showcase and the 10th installment of PIANOPALOOZA, which celebrates the piano concerti of Rachmaninoff.

Event Information
All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single-ticket prices 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
New subscription and flex-ticket packages go on sale Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Single tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Subscription and flex-ticket packages are available. Please see individual listings for more 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 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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SEPTEMBER

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Menahem Pressler, piano

Grand Prize winner at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipient 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 Dianne & J. David Rosenberg.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL I
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Timothy Lees and principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, soloists

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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL II
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF 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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
• Wind Series •
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
• Jazz Series •
BURNING FOR BUDDY! – A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY DRUMMER BUDDY RICH
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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OCTOBER

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1
• Busse Fund Guest Artist Series •
Andreas Scholl, guest artist
Tamar Halperin, piano

Renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl has sung at major music festivals, at 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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
• Prestige Event Series •
THE MIND AND MUSIC OF CHOPIN
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.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
• Orchestra Series •
AN EVENING OF MOZART AND MAHLER
CCM Philharmonia
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
• Special Event Series •
CCM’S NAUMBURG GOLD MEDALISTS PIANO RECITAL
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
• Jazz Series •
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG – THE MUSIC OF 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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Grand Prize winner at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipient 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.
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 Dianne & J. David Rosenberg.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
• Wind Series •
THE AMERICAN SYMPHONY
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
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31
• Orchestra Series •
A HALLOWEEN MENAGERIE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

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. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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NOVEMBER

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
• Jazz Series •
HiFi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER / STILL I RISE – SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors

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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Residency •
THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
Presenting the J.S. Bach Orchestral Suites
Richard Egarr, conductor

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. Learn more about this acclaimed ensemble by visiting www.aam.co.uk.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Prestige Event Series •
MONTEVERDI’S VESPERS OF 1610
CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia 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 large-scale 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, Downtown Cincinnati
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Jazz Series •
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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DECEMBER

8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
• Wind Series •
WAR AND PEACE
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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Dance Series •
FALL DANCE CONCERT
CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, directors

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM’s acclaimed Department of Dance with this concert of mixed repertoire. Featuring the ballets of guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members Deirdre Carberry, Andre Megerdichian and Jiang Qi.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men's and Women's Choruses; Cincinnati Children's Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School
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.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Preparatory Ballet Company
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adults, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by both CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from 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. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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JANUARY

6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23
• 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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7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25
• Jazz Series •
CCM JAZZ: COMPOSERS CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Featuring adventurous works from some of today’s most exciting and interesting composers, including Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Ellen Rowe and Jim McNeely, as well as compositions from CCM Jazz students, faculty and alumni.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet continues its acclaimed CCM Concert Series with a performance featuring Schulhoff’s Divertimento for String Quartet, Op. 14; Stravinsky’s enigmatic Three Pieces for String Quartet; and Schubert’s epic String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887.
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 Dianne & J. David Rosenberg.
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8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
• Orchestra Series •
ON DISPLAY – CELEBRATING THE WINNER OF CCM’S ZEMLINSKY PRIZE FOR COMPOSITION
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

U. Kreppein: Spiel der Schatten (The Play of the Shadows)
     Winner of the 2013 Zemlinsky Prize for Composition
Beaser: Seven Deadly Sins (1984)
Mussorgsky, arr. M. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31
•  Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
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: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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FEBRUARY

3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD – CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE II
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir and guest choir from Shanghai’s East China Normal University
Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Daniel Blosser, Robyn Lana and Yaru Tan, conductors

CCM’s Choral Department continues the Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright's legacy 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 Gary Fry’s To Dream Again and Frank Martin's Five Songs of Ariel from The Tempest, as well as Matthew Harris’ Shakespeare Songs from Measure by Measure, The Two Gentleman of Verona and Hamlet. This concert also features Mendelssohn’s Veni, Domine (from Drei Motteten, Op. 39) and Byrd’s Memento salutis auctor (from Gradualia I).
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12
• Wind Series •
THE MUSIC OF STRAUSS, MACKEY, SPARKE AND MORE
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Featuring guest conductor Jerry Junkin, Dallas Wind Symphony
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Gregson: Sword and Crown Fanfare
Strauss: Allerseelen
Mackey: Aurora Awakes
     Jerry Junkin, conductor
Sparke: Dance Movements
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15
• Jazz Series •
JAZZ+GENIUS+SOUL = THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring guest artist Billy Osborne, vocals

Ray Charles re-defined the sound of the big band with his classic blend of soul, jazz, gospel and swing. New CCM jazz professor Craig Bailey, a Ray Charles alumnus and former lead alto saxophonist who spent nearly 20 years with the band, takes us back to the days of the great Ray Charles Orchestra by welcoming vocalist Billy Osborne to join the CCM Jazz Ensembles.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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MARCH

7 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Jazz Series •
MODERN MASTERS: THE MUSIC OF ELLINGTON AND STRAYHORN
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring guest artist Todd Stoll, conductor and lecturer

Considered by many as the greatest American composer of all time, Duke Ellington embodied the elegance, dignity and sophistication of a classic era while his band personified the joy and exuberance of swing. Come celebrate Ellington’s music with CCM Jazz.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
• Wind Series •
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition Winners

De Meij: Lord of the Rings
Iannacone: After a Gentle Rain
Colgrass: The Winds of Nagual
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, March 13
• Choral and Orchestral Series •
MONUMENTAL: BERLIOZ AND STRAVINSKY
CCM Philharmonia, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Mark Gibson and Earl Rivers, conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Unger, organ

CCM’s Mighty Harrison pipe organ and Philharmonia Orchestra dialogue as “Pope” and “Emperor” in Berlioz’s monumental Te Deum, featuring two mixed choirs, children’s choir and tenor soloist. Te Deum originally premiered in Paris’ Saint-Eustache Church in 1855. This concert program also features Stravinsky’s monumentally influential The Rite of Spring.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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4 p.m., Sunday, March 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH!
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, comprising all seven CCM resident choirs and 12 satellite choirs from across the Tri-State area, will celebrate the artistry of youth, performing variety repertoire, including traditional, folk and world music.
Location: Christ’s Church at Mason, 5165 Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
BEARCAT PIANO FESTIVAL GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Sergei Babayan, piano

Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Sergei Babayan has been hailed for the immediacy, sensitivity and depth of his interpretations. His performances reveal an emotional intensity and bold energy. Babayan is known for his innovative programming, often including modern works by composers such as Lutoslawski, Ligeti and Arvo Pärt, and extending the boundaries of mainstream repertoire for which he continues to be acclaimed, excelling in Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann as much as the Russian heritage of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
• Choral Series •
SPRING SHOWCASE
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, music directors and conductors

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, folk and jazz tunes.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Thursday, March 26
• Prestige Event Series •
THE MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A Friends of CCM Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2015 in Musical Theatre

The Friends of CCM invite you to see our musical theatre stars of tomorrow in action at the 23rd edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase featuring the Class of 2015 prior 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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4 p.m. Sunday, March 29
PRISM XVIII
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, the PRISM concert is perfect entertainment for the entire family!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Monday, March 30
BEARCAT PIANO FESTIVAL GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Stephen Hough, CBE, piano
Presented in cooperation with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series
The Inaugural Father John Heim, S.J. Concert

CCM’s Bearcat Piano Festival welcomes extraordinary pianist, composer, writer, teacher, painter and 2001 MacArthur Fellowship-recipient Stephen Hough to the stage for the inaugural Father John Heim Concert. Hough’s program will include Debussy’s La plus que lente, Estampes, L'isle joyeux and Children’s Corner, as well as Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 and Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014 for his services to the art of music, Hough is making his concert appearance in cooperation with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series, directed by Polina Bespalko.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC/Xavier University students, $10 for UC and Xavier University students.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
The Ariel Quartet brings its CCM Concert Series to a stunning conclusion with a program featuring Haydn’s String Quartet No. 63 in B flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”); Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102; and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert-series subscription packages are also available.
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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 Dianne & J. David Rosenberg.
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APRIL

8 p.m. Saturday, April 4
• Special Event Series •
PIANOPALOOZA X
Michael Chertock, director
Featuring the CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, conductor

Celebrate the art of the piano with the 10th installment of this popular concert, showcasing CCM’s most spectacular student pianists, with special appearances by CCM’s faculty artists. In honor of the 10th annual Pianopalooza, the Concert Orchestra will join CCM’s pianists for performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; and Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 12
• Jazz and Orchestra Series •
RIVER RUNS – A CONCERTO FOR JAZZ GUITAR, SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA BY CHUCK OWEN
CCM Concert Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Mark Gibson and Scott Belck, conductors
Featuring faculty emeritus artist Rick VanMatre, saxophone

Our annual collaborative concert where Jazz and Orchestra meet features a stunning five-movement work that Rufus Reid, acclaimed bassist and educator, describes as “a tour de force of contemporary orchestral competition.” Nominated for two Grammy awards, this beautiful work will take your breath away.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14
• Wind Series •
THE BRITISH HERITAGE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor

Handel: Music from Royal Fireworks
Turnbull: African Dances
Bennett: Morning Music
Arnold: “Sarabande” from Solitare
Walton: Crown Imperial
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 19
DAVE BRUBECK’S THE GATES OF JUSTICE
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir
Featuring the Phil DeGreg Trio and guest choir the Martin Luther King Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

Originally premiered in 1969 for the dedication of Cincinnati's Rockdale Temple, Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice was a co-commission by CCM and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, with a premiere conducted by Erich Kunzel. The text is drawn from the Hebrew Bible, speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Negro Spirituals, the writings of Hillel and lyrics by the composer's wife, Iola Brubeck.
Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1600 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 23
8 p.m. Friday, April 24
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25
• Special Event Series •
SPRING DANCE CONCERT – FEATURING STRAVINSKY’S LES NOCES (THE WEDDING)
CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Michael Tevlin, directors
Earl Rivers, conductor

Featuring the CCM Chamber Choir, percussionists and faculty artist James Tocco, along with members of his Piano Studio
Premiered in Paris in 1923, Stravinsky’s Les Noces captures the scenes and flavor of a Russian peasant wedding through the unique texture of four pianists, six percussionists, solo quartet and chorus.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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MAY

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2
• CCM Preparatory Department •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
CCM Preparatory Ballet Company
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages 9 through adults, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by both CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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5 p.m. Sunday, May 3
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
ANGELIC SPRING
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state area, celebrate spring through song and the energy of youthful choral artistry.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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7 p.m. Thursday, May 7
7 p.m. Friday, May 8
3 p.m. Saturday, May 9
• CCM Preparatory Department •
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive Program
Dee Anne Bryll, director
Rebecca Childs, musical director

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love—a thoroughly modern aim! Winner of six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this comic pastiche promises to delight audiences with its modern ways.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex-ticket package.
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SPONSORS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support of $10,000 and above:

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

Macy’s
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
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CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change.

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