CCM Spotlights Talented Young Performers and Acclaimed Guest Artists During Summer 2015 Performance Series

Young artists from all corners of the globe will make their way to Cincinnati this summer to work with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) world-class faculty and renowned guest artists while in residence at the state-of-the-art CCM Village.

CCM offers a wide array of high caliber summer programs, and the general public can experience the artistry themselves during a series of nearly 40 public performances and guest artist recitals running

Tuesday, June 2

, through

Saturday, Aug. 8

, 2015.

A complete schedule of summer performances is listed below, with highlights including the

Cincinnati World Piano Competition

’s Finalists Concert featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on June 13, the

Art of the Piano

’s Recital Series (curated by CCM faculty member and Cincinnati World Piano Competition Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt) running June 14 – 28, the

Classical Guitar Workshop’

s Concert Series running July 12 – 18 and a semi-staged production of

Georges Bizet’s Carmen

on Aug. 8.

Learn more about these and dozens of other performing and media arts events by referring to the list below.

Event Information

All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets. Please see individual event information for single ticket and subscription prices, along with ordering information.

Tickets to Cincinnati World Piano Competition events are available through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office. Tickets for all other summer performances are available through the CCM Box Office.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit

ccm.uc.edu

or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.


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. Please visit

uc.edu/parking

for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit

uc.edu/visitors

. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U-Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

ccm.uc.edu/about/directions

.

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JUNE

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2

• Harpsichord & Cello/Continuo Workshop •

MICHAEL UNGER AND ADRIANA CONTINO RECITAL

Adriana Contino (cello) and Michael Unger (harpsichord) present an evening of sonatas, suites and reflections.

Location:

CCM Master Classroom (Mary Emery Hall Room 3250)

Admission:

FREE

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7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3

• Harpsichord & Cello/Continuo Workshop •

PARTICIPANT RECITAL

Location:

CCM Master Classroom (Mary Emery Hall Room 3250)

Admission:

FREE

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7 p.m. Thursday, June 4

• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •

CYA FACULTY RECITAL

Featuring directors Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty joined by guest faculty Annie Fullard and Mari Sato of the Cavani Quartet, CCM piano faculty Sandra Rivers and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musician Gerry Itzkoff

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission:

FREE

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7 p.m. Friday, June 5

• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •

CYA STUDENT RECITAL

Featuring 2015 Cincinnati Young Artists advanced Chamber Music Workshop students

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission:

FREE

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1 p.m. Saturday, June 6

• Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Workshop •

CYA STUDENT FESTIVAL

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission:

FREE

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2 – 5:45 p.m. Sunday, June 7

12 – 1:45 p.m. and 7 – 8:45 p.m. Monday, June 8

• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

CWPC FIRST ROUND

Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

The world’s best come to the Queen City during the 2015 Cincinnati World Piano Competition, hosted by UC’s College-Conservatory of Music and featuring the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra! During the Competition’s opening rounds, 24 pianists will compete head to head for their position in Round Two, with each day featuring 12 competitors. Each competitor will perform a 15-minute program.

Location:

Corbett Auditorium

Tickets:

$30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., 4 – 5:45 p.m. and 7 – 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

C

WPC SECOND ROUND
Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

All 24 competitors will compete head to head in Round Two for one of 12 spots in Round Three. Each competitor will perform a 15-minute program.

Location:

Corbett Auditorium

Tickets:

$30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 5 – 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 10

• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

CWPC THIRD ROUND
Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

12 competitors will compete head to head in Round Three for one of six spots in the Semifinals. Each competitor will perform a 30-minute program.

Location:

Corbett Auditorium

Tickets:

$30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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CANCELLED

10 a.m. Thursday, June 11
• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

CWPC JURY SYMPOSIUM
Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

Are you curious about how a jury member decides to advance one competitor versus another? Maybe you’d like to learn more about the processes jury members go through at competitions or maybe you’d like to hear feedback from the jury about the challenges and opportunities of judging a bracket-style competition for the first time. Come meet the jury and engage in a discussion about their role in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Location:

Baur Room

Tickets:

$10, $8 student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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12– 3 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, June 11

• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

CWPC SEMIFINALS
Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

Six competitors compete head to head in the Semifinals for one of three spots in the Finals. Each competitor will perform a 40-minute program. Advancing competitors will perform in the Finals with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The finalist announcement is scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

Location:

Corbett Auditorium

Tickets:

$30 All-Access Pass to First Rounds & Semifinals, $15 One Day Pass, $11.25 Group One Day Pass, $10 Student. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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7 p.m. Saturday, June 13

• Cincinnati World Piano Competition •

CWPC FINALISTS CONCERT
Featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Competition Jurors: Akemi Alink-Yamamoto, Jura Margulis, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky and Frank Weinstock

Three competitors will perform concerti with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for $45,000 in prize money, a debut recital in New York City and additional performance opportunities. The 2015 Awards Ceremony and a reception will follow the performances and jury deliberation.

Location:

Corbett Auditorium

Tickets:

Starting at $35. Purchase tickets through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website at

www.cincinnatisymphony.org

or by calling the CSO box office at 513-381-3300.

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7 p.m. Sunday, June 14

• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •

JURA MARGULIS RECITAL

Curated by Awadagin Pratt, the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series presents Russian-born Jura Margulis in concert. Praised by the

Los Angeles Times

for his “excellent pianism,” Margulis has won numerous competitions, appeared at the Hollywood Bowl and recorded for Sony. Experience for yourself why the

Washington Post

has applauded his “titanic reserves of sheer power” and his “effortless spontaneity.”

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Tickets:

$15 general admission; $10 student admission.

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7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16

• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •

URSULA OPPENS RECITAL

Curated by Awadagin Pratt, the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series presents four-time Grammy winner Ursula Oppens in concert. Oppens performs with the world’s top orchestras and has premiered works by today’s leading composers including Ligeti, Carter and Corigliano, to name a few. This is a rare chance to hear Rzewski’s

The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

, a work premiered by Oppens. Her recording on the Vanguard label of the piece was named Record of the Year by

Record World

and received a Grammy nomination.

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Tickets:

$15 general admission; $10 student admission.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17

7 p.m. Thursday, June 18

7 p.m. Friday, June 19

7 p.m. Saturday, June 20

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23

7 p.m. Thursday, June 25

7 p.m. Friday, June 26

7 p.m. Sunday, June 28

• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Student Artist Series •

PARTICIPANT RECITALS

Students world-wide participated in a rigorous screening and audition process to play in master classes with some of the world's most sought-after teachers. These students focus on their recital and competition repertoire while in Cincinnati, and performance is an important part of their residency at CCM. Take a break from the heat and catch some rising stars!

Location:

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission:

FREE

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1 p.m. Saturday, June 20

NEW TIME: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20
• Encore Chamber Orchestra Workshop •
ENCORE ADVANCED CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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11 a.m. Friday, June 26
• CCM Preparatory Department •
JAZZ EXPLOSION WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE
Location: Kings High School, 5620 Columbia Rd, Kings Mills, OH 45034
Admission: FREE
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3 p.m. Friday, June 26
• CCM Prep Summer Theatre Arts •
CAMP BRAVO PERFORMANCE
Location: Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Saturday, June 27
• CCM Summer Programs: Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series •
YONG HI MOON RECITAL
Yong Hi Moon has performed extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. as a recitalist and with orchestras including the Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Korean National symphony orchestras. She is currently a faculty member at the Peabody Institute.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 student admission.
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JULY

8 p.m. Sunday, July 12
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
FACULTY ENSEMBLE RECITAL
Featuring Renato Butturi, Clare Callahan, Rodney Stucky, Jeffrey Van, Christopher Wilke, William Willits, Karl Wohlwend and Stanley Yates

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, July 13
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Featuring guest guitarists, instrumentalists and vocalists

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
HANSER-McCLELLAN DUO RECITAL
John McClellan and Kirk Hanser began performing together in 1996, each already being an established solo artist in his own right. As a duo, they quickly became known for their choice of entertaining programs, their technical and musical prowess, and their abilities for connecting with audiences. Over the years, they have become recognized by critics and audiences alike as one of the most highly respected chamber music groups in the U.S.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, July 16
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
STANLEY YATES RECITAL
British-born guitarist Stanley Yates has established an international career as concert performer and recording artist, teacher, arranger and scholar. Performing to wide critical and audience acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, he has been praised by the English magazine Classical Guitar as “one of an elite breed of guitarists,” the Fort Worth Star Telegram for the “transcendent quality of his interpretative abilities” and the Italian magazine Suonare for his “musical instinct and brilliant technique.”
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Friday, July 17
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18
• Center Stage! Workshop •
BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNET CATS
Location: Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, July 17
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
SOLOS, CHAMBER MUSIC, GUITAR ORCHESTRA
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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11 a.m. Saturday, July 18
• CCM Prep Summer Arts Immersion •
MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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1 p.m. Saturday, July 18
• CCM Prep Summer Arts Immersion •
ACTING WORKSHOP SHOWCASE
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Saturday, July 18
• CCM’s Classical Guitar Workshop •
PARTICIPANTS RECITAL
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Friday, July 24
CINCINNATI PIANO INSTITUTE STUDENT RECITAL
Location: CCM Master Classroom (Mary Emery Hall Room 3250)
Admission: FREE
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AUGUST


3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S CHOIR SUMMER FESTIVAL CONCERT
Robyn Lana, director
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general. Tickets will go on sale beginning on July 27 and may be purchased by calling 513-556-0338.
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6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1
• CCM Summer Programs: Opera Studio •
OPERA STUDIO STUDENT RECITAL
A select group of talented young singers from around the country were chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty led by CCM Voice Professor Amy Johnson, with an emphasis on French repertoire. Join these young artists as they present an evening of art songs and operatic repertoire.
Location: CCM Master Classroom (Mary Emery Hall Room 3250)
Admission:
FREE
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4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7
• CCM Summer Programs: Opera Studio •
OPERA STUDIO SCENES
A select group of talented young singers from around the country were chosen to spend three weeks in residence at CCM, under the guidance of a renowned faculty, with an emphasis on French repertoire. Their experience culminates with an evening of operatic scenes under the direction of CCM’s Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage, Vincent DeGeorge.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
• CCM Summer Programs: Creating Carmen •
CARMEN
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meihac
Featuring student conductors from CCM’s Summer Workshops
Mark Gibson, artistic director
Jose Maria Condemi, stage director

Up to 12 young conductors, along with a carefully selected cast, were invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind "opera bootcamp" while in residence at CCM. Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, these young artists have daily language instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes, and also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Bizet’s beloved Carmen.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 student admission.
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Tickets to the Cincinnati World Piano Competition events are available through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office.

Tickets to the Cincinnati Children's Choir Summer Festival Concert are available by phone at 513-556-0338.

Tickets for all other summer performances are available through the CCM Box Office.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.


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