CCM's fall schedule of ticketed performances now available

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, the college's full calendar of CCMONSTAGE ticketed fall events is now available.

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. November and December theatre arts events include Tony Award-winning musical Once, Mozart's beloved opera The Marriage of Figaro, a mixed repertoire Dance Works performance featuring world premieres and Shakepeare's bloody tragedy Julius Caesar.

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. In November and December, our concert offerings also include annual holiday favorites like Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suitefeaturing CCM Jazz and Musical Theatre, and Feast of Carols, featuring CCM choirs and fabulous guests.

Patrons who purchased subscriptions in 2019-20 were given a Pre-Sale Code, which grants them exclusive access to purchase tickets on September 28-30 before the general on sale date. Pre-Sale Codes were mailed and emailed to all 2019-20 subscribers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Tickets can be purchased:

Performance details for ticketed fall 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.

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.

CCMONSTAGE Fall Performances

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. This performance is presented in memory of Paul Sittenfeld.

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


Auerbach and Bartók

CCM’s internationally acclaimed String-Quartet-in-Residence continues its concert series with Lera Auerbach’s “Frozen Dreams,” which premiered in 2020, and Béla Bartók’s penultimate quartet.

AUERBACH: String Quartet No. 10, “Frozen Dreams” 
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 5

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9
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.

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 - SOLD OUT

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


Dance Works

Shauna Steele, director 
Featuring world premieres by choreographer Shauna Steele and composer Aya Yoshida, Alexander Zemlinsky Prize Winner

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty and guest choreographers. From Paquita, choreographed by Marius Petipa (1910) and restaged by Deirdre Carberry, to Falling Upwards by Shauna Steele, which features the world premiere of a new work by Aya Yoshida, winner of the international Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition. The premiere is performed by the CCM Dance Ensemble and the CCM Philharmonia, conducted by Mark Gibson.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5
Patricia Corbett Theater 

Ticket prices vary; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

Buy tickets online.

Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

CCM Feast of Carols

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand.

Feast of Carols

CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir 
Featuring guest choirs from Mason High School, Kings High School, Dixie Heights High School, and Anderson High School 
Robyn Lana, Joe Miller, Brett Scott, conductors, with guest conductors 

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2021 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs from Mason High School, Kings High School, Dixie Heights High School and Anderson High School.

2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

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


Latin Jazz

CCM Jazz Lab Band 
Craig Bailey, music director

Celebrating the greats of Latin jazz, including Poncho Sanchez, Ray Barretto and Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, and Jerry Gonzalez. 

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2
Corbett Auditorium


Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band 
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students 
Scott Belck, music director 
Diane Lala, choreographer

Enjoy our original version of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.

2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21
Patricia Corbett Theater

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

Buy tickets online.

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


Once

Book by Enda Walsh 
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová 
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney 
Richard Hess, director 
Steve Goers, musical director 
Eric Santagata, musical staging

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music in this Tony Award-winning musical. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13  
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14  

Cohen Family Studio Theater

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

Buy tickets online.

Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

opera singer

Photo by Mark Lyons.

The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro, 1786)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte 
Mark Gibson, conductor  
Robin Guarino, director

The most popular of Mozart’s operas, The Marriage of Figaro presents a comically tangled web of infidelity, duplicity, blackmail and mistaken identity, all leading to a happily-ever-after ending. Recounting a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva, this classic opera buffa is celebrated for its wonderful arias, complemented by some of the finest ensemble scenes ever written. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $35.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Buy tickets online.

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


CCM Faculty All Stars

CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director 
Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor 
Featuring faculty artists Michael Chertock, piano; Catharine Lees, viola; and Michael Mergen, trumpet

We are thrilled to welcome faculty artists Michael Chertock, Catharine Lees and Kevin Michael Holzman back to the stage. They are joined by CCM’s new trumpet professor, Michael Mergen, in a program of challenging virtuosity and creativity. Featuring music of Tania León, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 
LEÓN: Para Viola y Orquesta (1994) 
HAYDN: Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12
Patricia Corbett Theater

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

Buy tickets online.

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


Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare 
k. Jenny Jones, director

Roman senators Brutus and Cassius lead a group effort to assassinate Julius Caesar and end his tyrannical rule. But his assassination does not help matters, sending the people of Rome into warring factions as the city descends into bloody civil chaos.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5
Cohen Family Studio Theater

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

Buy tickets online.

Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

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


New Morning for the World

CCM Wind Symphony and Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) 
Kevin Michael Holzman and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors 
Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone 
Featuring guest artist Jason Alexander Holmes, narrator

The CCM Wind Symphony is joined by the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone, in a thrilling program featuring Joseph Schwantner’s monumental work inspired by the visionary speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

HIGDON: Fanfare Ritmico 
WORK: Autumn Walk   
LOVE: Solace, A Lyric Concerto 
SCHWANTNER: New Morning for the World: “Daybreak of Freedom”

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5
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.

Future 2021-22 events will be announced in two-month intervals.

Event Information

All events listed above take place in CCM Village on UC’s campus unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for details and ticket ordering information. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

All of CCM's ticketed events will have digital programs instead of printed programs. QR codes will be displayed at events to give access to the digital programs to patrons. The programs are also accessibile through the link below. Programs for events will be shared shortly before the event date.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather conditions, CCM will handle the cancellation of events and performances as follows: if the University of Cincinnati is closed, all CCM performances on that day will be cancelled.

Purchasing Tickets

Experiencing the magic of CCMONSTAGE has never been easier! Purchase your tickets:

Ticket discounts are available for UC and non-UC students and groups.

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m., Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar.

Advance Sales

Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each CCMONSTAGE concert and production at the discounted rate of just $5 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Rush Tickets

Current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most CCMONSTAGE events at no charge through student rush. CCM student rush tickets become available two days before each concert performance and one hour prior to the start of each theatre arts (dance, plays, musicals, opera) performance. CCM student rush tickets subject to availability. Tickets must be requested in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Other restrictions may apply. Inquire at the CCM Box Office for full details.

Need more information? CCM's Box Office staff is ready to answer your questions by email at boxoff@uc.edu or by phone at 513-556-4183.

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. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $10 for each fall performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for fall performances or special events is usually available for $10-$15.

The CCM Garage is managed by UC Parking Services. For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/parking. To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

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

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

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 January and February events in December! 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.


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 
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+ 
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. 

Featured image at the top: CCM's Corbett Auditorium. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand