CCM faculty featured in CSO’s grand return to Music Hall
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s “Live from Music Hall” performance is available to stream online
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra mounted its first live performance in Music Hall since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the remainder of its season. The Live from Music Hall performance, initially streamed on Saturday, May 16, is available to watch online.
The performance featured the launch of the CSO’s Fanfare Project, which commissions new music from more than a dozen composers to “inspire and uplift and to help us make sense of this moment in our shared history through the universal language of music.” CCM Professor and CSO Principal Oboe Dwight Parry gave the world premiere of the Fanfare Project’s first composition vitres (fragment…) by CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher in the opening of the live-streamed concert.
Following the world premiere, four CSO musicians took the stage to perform Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A Minor — while maintaining social distances and wearing face masks. The performance featured CCM professors Michael Chertock, piano, and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello; as well as CSO concertmaster Stefani Matsuo and principal viola Christian Colberg.
"The event was one step forward to the time when theaters will reopen, and we won’t be afraid to share a live communal experience," wrote arts reporter Janelle Gelfand in her review for the Cincinnati Business Courier. "It was a message of hope that eventually our arts and culture will re-emerge."
Images captured from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's concert video.
UC to honor 2,079 grads at summer Commencement
August 2, 2021
UC celebrates the 2021 summer Commencement on Friday in two ceremonies at Fifth Third Arena. On Saturday, UC will recognize 2020 grads with an in-person Commencement celebration.
UC student infuses art and design into Cincinnati’s newest...
July 30, 2021
Emily Baxter, fine arts senior in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, spent her co-op working for RARECulture, a New York-based design firm, but worked right here in the Queen City creating wall plaques and historical designs for the region's new sports venue: TQL Stadium, home of major league soccer team FC Cincinnati.
WATCH: CCM Musical Theatre students share Project Exhale
July 28, 2021
Musical Theatre students at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music put together a collection of performances to celebrate BIPOC voices. Project Exhale is available for streaming on the CCM website and YouTube Channel on Friday, July 30.