WATCH: Preview CCM’s annual Steel Drum Band Concert
CCM’s spring 2023 concert series opens with 'A Trip to Trinidad' on Friday, Jan. 20
The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its Spring 2023 ticketed concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, with a performance by the CCM Steel Drum Band. Experience a musical trip to Trinidad and back in Corbett Auditorium during this popular annual concert.
The CCM Steel Drum Band is an ensemble made up of percussion majors under the direction of Professor Russell Burge. The band focuses on the traditional music of Trinidad but also incorporates pop, folk and reggae. Improvisation has become a key element of the band's repertoire. The Steel Band gives one annual program each spring at CCM, as well as several outdoor concerts in the Cincinnati area.
The concert is scheduled to feature works by artists like steelpan music composer/ arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe and Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Kitchener. Sharpe's composition "Birthday Party" is featured in the video below. View the concert program online now.
Below, watch a preview of the concert created by CCM staff member Melissa Godoy with CCM Digital student workers.
- Director: Melissa Godoy
- Music Recordist/Engineer: John Curley
- Camera: Lauren Dull, Kurt Knue ,Trevor Payne (also lighting design), Rob Simmang and Ryan Stringer (also co-editor)
Tickets for “A Trip to Trinidad and Back” can be purchased online through CCM’s box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
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.
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
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
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
- eat well celebrations and feasts
The Summit Hotel
- Event Sponsors
- Buddy Rogers Music
- LINKS Sponsor Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022
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. For a complete calendar of events, visit ccm.uc.edu/onstage.
Featured image at the top: Students perform in the CCM Steel Drum Band on the Corbett Auditorium stage. Photo/UC Creative + Brand
Rebecca Butts | Assistant Public Information Officer | UC College-Conservatory of Music
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