CCM Philharmonia's spring 2022 concerts feature diverse works, choral and voice collaborations

Enjoy the orchestra's grand return to the Corbett Auditorium stage; tickets on sale now

The CCM Philharmonia, led by Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, presents three ticketed performances during the spring 2022 semester — beginning with a "Carnival" of diverse works on Feb. 17 and closing with a "Trimumphant" program on April 23. 

The concert on Feb. 17, titled "Carnival," begins with CCM alumnus Shawn Okpebholo’s Kutimbua Kivumbi (Stomp the Dust!). Okpebholo received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Composition from CCM, and his music has been described as "devastatingly beautiful" and "fresh and new and fearless" by the Washington Post

After this contemporary work, the Philharmonia plays Stravinsky’s Petrouchka (1911 version), a ballet score telling the tragic story of the eponymous puppet who magically comes to life. The concert closes with Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, which was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic in 1883. The work begins with the musical notes F-Ab-F, a statement of Brahms’ personal musical motto: frei aber froh, or “free but happy.”

On March 11, the Philharmonia joins forces with the CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and faculty artist Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano. The orchestra welcomes CCM Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller to the podium with a program honoring women through the healing power of the human voice. The concert, titled "Women Lost, Forgotten, Celebrated," features Louise Farrenc's Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 36; John Harbison's Mirabai Songs and Francis Poulenc's Stabat Mater.

The orchestra closes its season on April 23 with “Philharmonia Triumphant!.” The set list for this performance includes Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Swan Lake, Florence Price’s Piano Concerto and Strauss’ iconic tone poem, Ein Heldenleben.

Looking for information on additional CCM performances? View the full lineup of spring 2022 events.

CCMONSTAGE Orchestra: Spring 2022

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CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 
• Orchestra Series • 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
The CCM Philharmonia returns in full force with a varied program of orchestral masterworks, beginning with the music of a rising star and CCM Alumnus Shawn Okpebholo, followed by Stravinsky's glittering score to Petrouchka and concluding with the deeply personal Symphony No. 3 in F Major of Johannes Brahms.     
SHAWN OKPEBHOLO: Kutimbua Kivumbi (Stomp the Dust!
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1911 version)  
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 
RESPIGHI: Feste Roman 
Location: Corbett Auditorium   
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 7 or 8 p.m. (TBD) on Thursday, Feb. 17 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena.

CCM Philharmonia

CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 
• Orchestra and Choral Series • 
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale 
Mark Gibson and Joe Miller, music directors 
Featuring student artists Xiao Geng and Hannah Schendel, conductors 
Featuring faculty artist Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano 
The Philharmonia welcomes CCM Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller to the podium with a program honoring women through the healing power of the human voice. 
LOUISE FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 36 
Mirabai Songs 
POULENC: Stabat Mater 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.

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CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 
• Orchestra Series • 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
In honor of CCM’s student artists, their talent and their intrepid spirit, we close with one of the summits of the literature, Richard Strauss’ paean to the heroism of the musical life, Ein Heldenleben
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Waltz” from
Swan Lake 
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto 
Ein Heldenleben 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.

Event Information

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.

Purchasing Tickets

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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.

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 To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

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

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust 
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
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The Corbett Endowment at CCM 
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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 
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Musical Theatre Department Sponsor

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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 
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Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething 
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
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Alexandra Doyle is a doctoral candidate studying clarinet performance at CCM. Alexandra’s master’s degree is also from CCM, and she holds bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and journalism from the University of Houston.