WATCH: CCM participates in international virtual performance with Chinese conservatory

Audiences all over the world can watch the concert in the "Melody of Yangtze River" exchange season

The Wuhan Conservatory of Music invited UC's College-Conservatory of Music to participate in the fifth year of its "Melody of Yangtze River: World Famous Music Institution Exchange Performance Season." The virtual season shares performances from 25 world famous music instutitions and orchestras from 11 countries.

Wuhan Conservatory of Music created an online platform to share live broadcasts of the programs to promote music and arts institutions around the world and to "join hands, actively exert the power of music and inspire people to face the future, fight against the pandemic together and promote development together." The virtual performance season debuted CCM's concert video submission on November 29, 2021 on Yang Shipin, a mobile-based video platform developed by CCTV, China's national broadcaster.

CCM's performance submission showcases the CCM Concert Orchestra, the Ariel Quartet with CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows, CCM Chamber Winds and the CCM Philharmonia with Opera and Voice majors. Repertoire and performance details are below.

Musical Bridges: An International Exchange

Created as part of the Wuhan Conservatory of Music’s Melody of Yangtze River: 2021 World Famous Music Institution Exchange Performance Season

CCM Concert Orchestra (Recorded on Sept. 13, 2021)
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 

CCM string quartet-in-residence the Ariel Quartet (Recorded on Oct. 27, 2020)
Gershon Gerchikov, violin  
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin  
Jan Grüning, viola  
Amit Even Tov, cello  
With CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows  
Cristian Diaz, viola  
Denielle Wilson, cello

CCM Chamber Winds (Recorded on Sept. 20, 2021)
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM Opera and Voice Majors with the CCM Philharmonia (Recorded on March 28, 2021)
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation  
Marie-France Lefebvre, musical preparation for the Don Giovanni Sextet

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (1805), II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai by Ludwig van Beethoven 
CCM Concert Orchestra

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major (1761-1765), I. Moderato by Joseph Haydn  
CCM Concert Orchestra

String Sextet in B-flat Major No. 1, Op. 18 (1860), I. Allegro ma non troppo by Johannes Brahms 
Ariel Quartet and CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows

Sinfonietta for Ten Winds, Op. 188 by Joachim Raff 
CCM Chamber Winds

Sextet: “Sola, sola in buio loco” from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
CCM Opera and Voice Majors with the CCM Philharmonia 

  • Brittany Olivia Logan – Donna Elvira  
  • Johan Hartman – Leporello  
  • Tyler Johnson – Don Ottavio  
  • Teresa Perrotta – Donna Anna  
  • Justin Burgess – Masetto  
  • Christina Hazen – Zerlina

CCM Concert Orchestra

Violin I

  • Emma Joyce, concertmaster
  • Sejin Byun, assist. concertmaster
  • Yasmine Bougacha
  • Yi Jing Guo
  • JunJung Hang
  • Yeonkyeong Ju
  • Jiye Li
  • Riki Nagai
  • Rafael Roig-Francoli
  • Yuanchun Wu
  • Yuezi Wu

Violin II

  • John Galik, principal
  • Ava Shedd, assist. principal
  • Korah Cuff
  • LaYang Ka
  • Jingyu Li
  • Gordon Meeks
  • Yinyin Sun
  • Sushu Xiao
  • Chunyu Ye
  • Yuqiu Zhao

Viola

  • Caleb Robinson, principal
  • Chloe Drake, co-assist. principal
  • Lauryn Koeppel, co-assist. principal
  • Nan Cai
  • Murphy Combs
  • Ryan De La Ree
  • Damian Fogwell
  • Cate Mazon
  • Celeste Meisel
  • Isaiah Morris-Polk
  • Aadhivan Ramkumar
  • Yiming Shao
  • Emily Stegmuller
  • Nicholas Wilbur
  • Matthias Young

Cello

  • Luis Parra, principal
  • Nick Man To Tsang, assist. principal
  • Aidan Bolding
  • Joseph Frank
  • Abigail Leidy
  • Maximiliano Oppeltz

Double Bass

  • Esther Kwon, principal
  • Jack Kotchka-Smith, assist. principal
  • Riley Foos
  • Jane Hanneman
  • Anna Mears
  • Jason Meusel
  • Abby Singer-Miller

Flute

  • Caitlyn Lyerly
  • Katie Frazier
  • Jocelyn Zhang*

Oboe

  • Dylan Reynallt**
  • Elena Suarez Davila*
  • William Raine

Clarinet

  • Cameron DeLuca
  • Alyssa Barry
  • Caylie Vaubel*
  • Marian Mayen

Bassoon

  • Kathleen Moran*
  • Zoë SirLouis

Horn

  • Delaney Breen
  • Charlie Klukow
  • Joe Muhl
  • Hannah Kittleson
  • Brianne Ihasz
  • Josh Hannon*
  • Bri Ihasz**

Trumpet

  • Taylor Yarbrough
  • James Martin*

Trombone

  • Andrew Nichols
  • Gabe Gilliland
  • Jefferson Tunks

Timpani

  • Kyle Roemer

Graduate Assistants

  • Robbie Garza
  • Xiao Geng
  • Brian McCann
  • Sophie Mok
  • Laura Reyes
  • Vaughn Richardson
  • Hannah Schendel

Orchestra Librarians

  • Rebecca Flank
  • Kristin Welke

*Principal for Beethoven Symphony No. 3 
**Principal for Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1

CCM Chamber Winds

Flute

  • Youbeen Cho 
  • Yian Liu 

Oboe 

  • Leo De La Cruz 
  • Yayi Senior 

Clarinet 

  • Nathan Murta 
  • Jason Wilcox 

Horn 

  • Taryn Lee 
  • Jacob Speakman 

Bassoon 

  • John Robken 
  • Zachary Elmore 

CCM Philharmonia

Violin I

  • Magdiell Antequera, concertmaster 
  • Grace Brown, assistant concertmaster 
  • Liam Gibb 
  • Skylar Hansen 
  • Jungeun Noh 
  • Tiffany Steinweg 
  • Alayne Wegner

Violin II

  • Maggie Niekamp, principal 
  • Maalik Glover 
  • Lauren Greene 
  • Brittany Hausmann 
  • Amelia Korbitz 
  • Rafael Roig-Francoli

Viola

  • Julius Adams, principal 
  • Yu Ting Huang 
  • Javier Otalora 
  • Jordan Watt 

Cello

  • Max Oppeltz, principal 
  • Marcel Bobe Melendez 
  • Denielle Wilson

Double Bass

  • Peter Kim, principal 
  • Anna Mears

Flute

  • Julianna Eidle, principal 
  • Vincenzo Volpe

Oboe

  • Daniel Outlaw, principal 
  • Zachary Walker

Clarinet

  • Cameron De Luca, principal 
  • Ken Chen

Bassoon

  • Zach Elmore, principal 
  • Zoe SirLouis

Horn

  • Szymon Rywalski, principal 
  • Catherine Dowd 
  • Emma Van Zuyle 
  • Tony Padilla

Trumpet

  • Andrew Jeng, principal 
  • Reynolds Martin

Trombone

  • James Smith, principal

Timpani

  • TJ Stroth

Harp

  • Ashley Lim

Graduate Conducting Assistants

  • Xiao Geng 
  • Kara Piatt 
  • Shimon Ohi 
  • Sophie Mok 
  • Kin Szeto 
  • Caleb Glickman

Librarians

  • Rebecca Flank 
  • Kristin Welke

Video Production

  • MasseyGreenAVP, LLC
  • Director: John Massey
  • Producer: Matt Green

Camera Operators

  • Matt Green
  • Glenn Hartong
  • John Massey
  • Billy Saho
  • Derek Sims
  • John Tapogna
  • Lisa Ventre

Editor/Assistant Producer

  • Austin Maynard

Audio Engineers

  • Simón Sotelo
  • Joel Crawford

Senior Director of Performance Operations

  • Rayburn Dobson

CCMONSTAGE Online Series Concept Developed and Managed by

  • Curt Whitacre

CCM Digital Content Team

  • Kenneth D. Allen
  • Clarence M. Brown
  • Kevin Burke
  • Rebecca Butts
  • Rayburn Dobson
  • Melissa Godoy
  • Mikki Graff
  • Melissa Neeley-Nicolini
  • Simón Sotelo
  • Stephanie Temeles
  • Curt Whitacre

CCM Dean | Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music

  • Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD

UC Alumni Association Executive Director

  • Jennifer L. Heisey

UC Foundation President

  • Peter E. Landgren

UC President

  • Neville G. Pinto, PhD

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 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
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

Featured image at the top: The CCM Concert Orchestra performing in Corbett Auditorium. Photo/MasseyGreenAVP