CCM announces initial lineup of September and October performances

From exhilarating concerts to breathtaking theatre, CCM welcomes audiences back to our events

Area arts lovers are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances in person! The largest single source of performing and media arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM shares its initial lineup of ticketed September and October CCMONSTAGE performances.

While our academic and artistic activities continued in a modified format throughout the last year and a half — our ensembles still performed dazzling concerts, our production teams still designed and built Broadway-caliber shows, and our ‘stars of tomorrow’ continued to shine — our theaters and recital halls were otherwise empty and the experience was simply not the same without our cherished audience.

Denton Yockey, CCMONSTAGE General Manager

Although CCM is not offering subscription packages this year, audiences can experience the artistry of the college’s students, faculty, alumni and guests by purchasing single tickets through the CCM Box Office.

CCMONSTAGE’s September and October ticketed theatre arts performances include Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town, a showcase of dynamic dance works in the Student Choreographers’ Showcase and Tony-Award nominated musical Xanadu. CCM’s 2021-22 plays, musicals, opera and dance productions will be announced in two-month intervals — November and December events will be announced in October.

CCMONSTAGE’s September and October ticketed concert offerings include exhilarating performances by the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Philharmonia, CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band and CCM’s resident artists the Ariel Quartet. Additional Ariel Quartet, choral, jazz, orchestra and winds performances will be offered outside of these ticketed offerings. November and December events will be announced in October.

Tickets are currently available for purchase online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com. This portal allows patrons to purchase event tickets and pre-paid parking online, making it easier than ever for audiences to experience the immense talent of the college’s student and faculty artists.

Tickets can be purchased:

Performance details for ticketed September and October events are listed below. Performance dates and details subject to change. For the most current information, visit the CCMONSTAGE portal at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com.

Be the first to know about future ticket on-sale dates and more: sign up for our email list at ccm.uc.edu/subscribe.

CCMONSTAGE September and October Performances

CCM Wind Symphony performs on stage

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand.

In Memoriam: Places We Can No Longer Go

CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble 
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors 
Featuring Shannon Cochran, soprano

The CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a program of American composers.

Wind Ensemble 
NELSON: Rocky Point Holiday 
McCUNE: High Water Rising 
SCHUMAN: New England Triptych

Wind Symphony 
ARCHER: Fanfare Politeia 
IVES: Variations on “America” 
MACKEY: Places We Can No Longer Go 
STILL: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major, “Afro-American”

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 
Corbett Auditorium


Dream Elegy

CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

The CCM Wind Symphony ventures into the world of fables and dreams with CCM Associate Professor of Horn Denise Tryon and Percy Grainger’s classic Lincolnshire Posy.

TIAN: Petals of Fire 
HOLLAND: Dream Elegy   
LIKHUTA: Vivid Dreams Concerto for Low Horn and Wind Ensemble 
TICHELI:
Lux Perpetua 
GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posy

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

CCM Philharmonia performs on stage

Photo by Joe Fuqua II/UC Creative Services.

Philharmonia Ascendant

CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

For the first time since February 2020, the CCM Philharmonia returns to the Corbett Auditorium stage at full strength in a diverse and dynamic program, featuring works by a rising star, a neglected master, and the first masterwork of one of the great symphonists of our tradition.

MONTGOMERY: Starburst 
PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement 
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 
Corbett Auditorium


American Voices

CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

The CCM Philharmonia honors American composers from different traditions with music influenced by rock, folk and European styles.

TORKE: Ecstatic Orange 
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 80 
DAWSON: Negro Folk Symphony

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

CCM Jazz Orchestra performs on stage

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand.

Pilgrimage: The Music of Michael Brecker and Jaco Pastorius

CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 
Featuring Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Chip McNeill

Live and in living color, the acclaimed CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Michael Brecker and Jaco Pastorius. The band is joined by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Chip McNeill, so buckle your seatbelts for a night of fireworks!

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 
Corbett Auditorium


Burning

CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director

The CCM Jazz Lab Band performs high-energy classics by great composers Cole Porter, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and others.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28
Corbett Auditorium


Groove Shop: The Music of John Clayton

CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director

Join the CCM Jazz Orchestra for a swinging night of music from the pen of jazz master John Clayton. Leader of the Grammy Award-winning Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and one of the most in-demand bass players on the planet, Clayton’s music runs the gamut from hard-swinging big band, to funky post-bop, to the subtle beauty of the most poignant ballads. This night will have you dancing in your seat.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet.

Opening Concert

Described by the American Record Guide as "a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power," CCM's String Quartet-in-Residence has earned a glowing international reputation. 

SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 "Rosamunde" 
RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Ticket prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

Actors perform on stage during a play

Photo by Mark Lyons.

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder 
Brant Russell, director 
Carol Brammer, assistant director 
Karl Meyers, music director

Winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this timeless portrait of life in a mythical New Hampshire town has become an American classic. Through the lives of Grover’s Corners residents George Gibbs and Emily Webb, Wilder explores the universal questions about the meaning of love, life and death.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 (preview) 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 
Patricia Corbett Theater

Ticket prices start at $32.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

A dancer on stage during a performance

Photo by Will Brenner.

Student Choreographers’ Showcase

Shauna Steele, director

Experience emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors present dynamic and diverse works from classical ballet to contemporary dance with themes ranging from the definition of love, to the nature of light and dark in our souls, to a work embodying the aurora borealis. Music ranges from Claude DeBussy’s Suite bergamasque, L. 75, No. 3, “Clair de lune" to an instrumental composition by MISSIO.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Ticket prices start at $15.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

Performers on stage during CCM's production of 42nd Street.

Photo by Mark Lyons.

Xanadu

Book by Douglas Carter Beane 
Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar 
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchison,/Dale Smith & Carl Smulyan 
Diane Lala director and choreographer 
Ian Axness, musical director

Experience the magic of the 1980s in this Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you! Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, 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. Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 
Patricia Corbett Theater

Ticket prices start at $39.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

View CCM's September/October calender free and ticketed events. Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

Purchasing Your Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased:
 

The CCM Box Office staff is always ready to answer your questions by phone at 513-556-4183 or by email at boxoff@uc.edu.

CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $10 for each performance selected when ordering tickets online through the CCM Box Office. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15.

NEXT ONSTAGE: Event Updates and News

We will continue to announce our 2021-22 schedule of public performances in two-month intervals — audiences will learn more about our programming for November and December events in October! Performance information and updates will be shared on the CCM website and in our Next OnStage e-newsletter.

Be the first to know about future ticket on-sale dates and more: sign up for our email list at ccm.uc.edu/subscribe.

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity and all individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.


Sponsors

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsor
Richard E. Thornburgh
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Sandra & Stephen Joffe
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Prestige AV & Creative Services
Graeter’s Ice Cream
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change.