CCM Wind Symphony presents an evening of masterworks on Sept. 30

Program includes works by Goto, Lukáš, Dickerson and more; tickets are available through the CCM Box

Story by CCM Graduate Student Chet Rhodes

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presents a program of acclaimed masterworks in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student and group discounts available.

The Wind Symphony, led by Director of Wind Studies and Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman with graduate student conductors Patty Saunders and Brendan Boyle, features works by world-renowned composers. The “Masterworks” program features some of the most iconic and admirable pieces of wind band repertoire and boasts highlights from across the globe, exhibiting a variety of textures and colors possible only in a wind ensemble.

In addition to classics such as Mennin’s Canzona (1951) and Dickerson’s Essay for Band (1958), audiences will be favored with Goto’s 2014 composition A Wild Rose Above. This contemporary work was commissioned by the Hasegawa family and premiered by the Saratoga High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble in memory of student Shoto Hasegawa. Drawing on tunes from MacDowell and Brahms, the emotional melodies and rich harmonies are sure to move and inspire listeners.

This concert also presents Musica Boema by Lukáš (premiered 1978) and Gotkovsky’s Symphonie pour grande orchestra d’harmonie (1965), providing a sharp contrast to the Goto. While the Symphonie is clearly reminiscent of Ravel’s style, and won Gotkovsky the Grand Prix musical de la Ville de Paris, Musica Boema has a more controversial past. This militaristic setting of Czech folk-tunes was written during the geopolitically tense Cold War era, and within the Warsaw Pact country Czechoslovakia. Though the details are not clear, the music may have been smuggled across boarders for its premiere at the University of Wisconsin. Regardless of past controversies, this is an impressive piece, and is considered a pilar of wind ensemble repertoire.

“The CCM Wind Symphony is considered among the elite wind ensembles in the world,” says director Kevin Michael Holzman, “The opportunity to hear these terrific student musicians perform high quality repertoire is one I highly recommend!”

CCM Winds Series presents “Masterworks” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale through the CCM Box Office. View complete program details below.

Repertoire

CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, 
music director and conductor 
Brendan Boyle and Patty Saunders, graduate student conductors

MENNIN: Canzona
GOTO: A Wild Rose Above
LUKÁŠ: Musica Boema
DICKERSON: Essay for Band
GOTKOVSKY: Symphonie pour grande orchestra d’harmonie

Performance Time

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $19.50; student and group discounts available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office!

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. For detailed driving directions, visit ccm.uc.edu/directions.

Parking is available in UC's CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. 

CCM OnStage patrons can add pre-paid parking to their checkout carts when purchasing tickets. Pre-paid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15. Learn more about parking at UC's CCM Garage.

For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/about/parking.

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
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
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. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
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
Anonymous
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

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
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
CCMpower
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

Featured image at the top: CCM Wind Symphony performs on stage at Corbett Auditorium. 

Headshot of Chet Rhodes

Chet Rhodes

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Currently a Bassoon Performance master’s student at CCM, Chet received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah. He has held positions with the Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Philharmonia.

Related Stories

1

CCM shares fall 2022 schedule of performances and public events

August 12, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s fall 2022 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale beginning on Monday, Aug. 22, through the CCM Box Office website.

2

CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

3

CCM shares spring 2019 calendar of major events

January 1, 2019

CCM's spring lineup includes theatre and dance productions, orchestral, choral, piano, jazz and winds performances and much more! CCM’s performance series runs Jan. 14 through May 12, 2019.

Debug Query for this