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Alumna Christy Altomare performs with the CCM Philharmonia during 2017's Moveable Feast.

Alumna Christy Altomare performs with the CCM Philharmonia during 2017's Moveable Feast.

CCM Announces Spring 2018 Calendar of Major Events

CCM proudly presents more than 100 major public performances, lectures and showcases this spring as part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration. Presented from Jan. 8 through May, 5, 2018, CCM’s lineup of major events includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatrical productions, choral and orchestra concerts and more in CCM’s newly-renovated performance venues!

CCM’s 150th Anniversary Season reaches its peak this spring with three celebrations in January, February and April. Sample an array of artistic offerings from musical theatre to jazz and electronic media at the college’s annual Moveable Feast benefit event on Jan. 19, 2018. This year’s event features CCM alumnus Brian Newman, who will headline Moveable Feast’s Blue-Note After Party. On Feb. 18, 2018, CCM celebrates alumni couples that met at UC with Con Amore: From CCM with Love. The celebration concludes with the Sesquicentennial Alumni Showcase on April 21, 2018, which features famed CCM alumni performing alongside our “stars of tomorrow.”

In January, CCM kicks off a yearlong celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s music and career. Leonard Bernstein at 100 is a worldwide celebration of his monumental career as a composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. CCM’s Bernstein Festival includes such classics as the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, the masterful Second Symphony, Stan Kenton’s West Side Story and more. Audiences interested in the complete festival experience can purchase CCM’s “Bernstein Experience” package, giving them access to every ticketed concert in CCM’s Bernstein Festival at a savings of over 20% off single ticket prices. You can learn more about CCM’s Bernstein Experience package by visiting http://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/bernstein-festival.html.

You can learn more about CCM’s spring schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below or by picking up a Spring 2018 Calendar of Major Events at 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.

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 or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

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.

Purchasing Tickets
Unless indicated otherwise, tickets to CCM performances can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM SPRING 2018 MAJOR EVENTS

JANUARY

7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8
• Faculty Artist Series •
James Bunte, saxophone
Featuring guest artists Nathan Nabb, saxophone, and Hyun Ji Oh, piano

We celebrate the upcoming release of our trio’s CD Techno Parade. Featuring the music of Bruch, Nagao, Connesson and Delibes.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Logan Skelton, piano

CCM welcomes acclaimed pianist, teacher and composer Logan Skelton! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra, trans. Skelton
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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BOOM! CCM Lighting Display.

BOOM! CCM Lighting Display.

RESCHEDULED: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13
BOOM!
CCM Lighting Technology II Course Project

Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s talented stage lighting, technical production and audio majors as they come together to present performance art of robotic lighting and technical systems integration in this once-every-two-year event!
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14
• Faculty Artist Series •
AN EVENING AMONGST FRIENDS
Patricia Linhart, soprano
Julie Spangler, piano
Pat and Julie have decided to "share the stage" with CCM students and faculty! It's another wild ride through cabaret and musical theatre ... with party favors! Come join the fun!
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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CCM 150th Anniversary Endorsement Mark.

CCM celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its founding in 2017-18.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19
CCM’S MOVEABLE FEAST GALA BENEFIT EVENT

CCM at 150 proudly presents the 15th installment of Moveable Feast! Experience the unparalleled magic of the CCM Village as you sample performances by our “stars of tomorrow” in different performance spaces! Create your own menu and timetable of artistic selections, including jazz, musical theatre, piano, opera, acting, dance, choral, orchestra, E-media video productions and much more. This year’s event includes a special Blue-Note After Party, featuring CCM alumnus Brian Newman. Your ticket will help CCMpower continue to support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships.
Location:
CCM Village
Tickets:
Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENT PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE

Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior and master’s Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) students as they highlight their portfolios, website and designs in this once-a-year event! A gala event will follow the showcase from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Recital •
Ran Dank, piano
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission
: Free
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
SONGS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO MUSIC AND MOBILITY
Kate van Orden, Harvard University
Location:
Baur Room
Admission:
FREE
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Leonard Bernstein Centennial logo.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artist James Tocco, piano
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide (1956)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) (1949/65)
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, director

CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of the traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators

CCM presents the third year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
• Jazz Series •
CONTEMPORARY VISIONS: THE 21ST CENTURY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Steve Allee, music director and conductor

Exciting compositions from CCM Jazz Studies composers and pioneering masters.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
• Winds Series •
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for an evening of music composed in response to war, conflict and loss that celebrates the remarkable tenacity of the human spirit in striving for peace. With this concert, we recognize the centennial of the end of WWI.
MILHAUD: Suite Française
MASLANKA: Liberation
J.S. BACH/REED: Komm süßer Tod
MESSIAEN: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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FEBRUARY
CCM Wind Orchestra.

CCM Wind Orchestra.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
• Winds Series •
MUSICAL BRILLIANCE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Listen and envision as we present music that ignites the imagination.
SCHWANTNER: Luminosity
MOBBERLEY: Songs of Love for soprano and winds
CLARK: Samurai
TYZIK: Images
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BIZUB: Distant Light (World Premiere)
            Winner of the CCM Composition Competition
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/CCM Opera d’arte Series •
TROUBLE IN TAHITI
+ THE TELEPHONE + TALE FOR A DEAF EAR
TROUBLE IN TAHITI

Music and libretto by Leonard Bernstein
THE TELEPHONE

Music and words by Gian Carlo Menotti
TALE FOR A DEAF EAR

Music and lyrics by Marc Bucci
Brett Scott, conductor
Amy Johnson, stage director and co-producer
Kenneth Shaw, co-producer
Gabriela Sam, assistant stage director

The CCM Opera d’arte Series of undergraduate productions proudly presents a triple bill of one-act American operas! Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti candidly portrays the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. The triple bill also includes Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and Mark Bucci's rarely produced, but haunting, Tale for a Deaf Ear. Opera d’arte's triple bill offers three vastly contrasting insights into the extremes of human relationships.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Jan. 29. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Opera d'arte Sponsor: Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3
2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Come usher in the Year of the Dog at the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society’s annual Chinese New Year’s concert!
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
Contact the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society at 513-254-9402 or 513-328-8921 to order tickets.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• Faculty Artist Series •
Lydia Brown, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
Tim Anderson, trombone
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6
• Jazz Series •
BLUE NOTE REVISITED
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Combos
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, music directors and conductors

Featuring music from the artists of the Blue Note Record Label.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 (preview)
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Mainstage Acting Series •
LOVE AND INFORMATION

Written by Caryl Churchill
Brant Russell, director

In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than 100 characters try to make sense of what they know. Someone sneezes. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone’s never felt like this before. In celebration of CCM’s 150th, all 30 actors in CCM Acting have been cast.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FINDING FLORENCE PRICE: ON ARCHIVES AND SPECTRAL LEGACIES
Douglas Shadle, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Location:
Baur Room
Admission:
FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Winds Series •
NEW WORKS FROM CCM COMPOSERS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

The performance features works by CCM’s up-and-coming student composers. Repertoire will be selected by CCM’s Wind Studies and Composition faculty members.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
CELEBRATING CCM’S SESQUICENTENNIAL WITH DALE WARLAND
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Earl Rivers, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Molly Getsinger and Graeme Langager, conductors

CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration features guest conductor/composer-in-residence Dale Warland (HonDoc, 2008), inductee in the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated Dale Warland Singers. The CCM Chamber Choir presents the world premiere of I Hear America Singing commissioned by the CCM Choral Department and composed by Warland in honor of the 150th anniversary of CCM’s founding. CCM Chamber Choir also presents Leonard Bernstein’s Missa Brevis, and guest conductor and alumnus Graeme Langager leads the CCM Chorale in Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder (New Love Songs).
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Sandra Rivers, piano

BARBER: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Minor, Op. 6
SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40
CHOPIN: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM Faculty Jazztet

CCM’s world-famous jazz faculty artists show off their skills with a set of cool charts and blazing solos!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
• Winds Series •
CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors
WIND ENSEMBLE

J.S. BACH/CALLIET: Chorale Prelude to Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 and “Little” Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
WOOD: Mannin Veen
RESPIGHI/ROSSINI: La Boutique fantasque
CHEN: Dance Festival
WIND ORCHESTRA

SCHWANTNER: ... and the mountains rising nowhere
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
GRAINGER: Gum-Sucker’s March
ITOH: Daydreams
FILLMORE: The Crosley March
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
• Studio Opera Series •
ARIODANTE

Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto based on a work by Antonio Salvi
Jiannan Cheng, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Hailed as one of Handel’s finest operas, Ariodante presents a tale of royal intrigue and betrayal set in the Scottish Highlands. The daughter of the King of Scotland is happily engaged to Prince Ariodante, but the scheming Duke Polinesso plots to take the princess’ hand in marriage and seize the throne for himself. Intrigue ensues in this celebrated opera seria, but true love wins the day!
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 12. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
FUN AND GAMES
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring the winners of the CCM String Quartet Competition
Mark Gibson, music director
Annunziata Tomaro, guest conductor

CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration welcomes back CCM alumna and former faculty member Annunziata Tomaro (DMA Orchestral Conducting, 2014) for a can’t-miss concert!
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Slava!
ADAMS: Absolute Jest
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1911 version)
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM 150th Anniversaru Endorsement Mark

CCM celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its founding in 2017-18.

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
• CCM Sesquicentennial Celebration Series •
CON AMORE: FROM CCM WITH LOVE
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
Featuring student and faculty artists

Celebrate 150 years of CCM and UC love stories with a special concert program featuring Ravel’s Boléro, Puccini’s “Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso” from La Rondine, an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet performed by CCM Acting majors, a piano duo performance by husband and wife faculty members Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, and more. Did you and your spouse or significant other meet at UC or CCM? If so, then we invite you to join us for an afternoon of music and memories … from CCM with love!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Admission
: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE

A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
• Prestige Event Series •
CCM BUSSE FUND GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Stuart Skelton, tenor
Kenneth Griffiths, piano

CCM’s Sesquicentennial Celebration welcomes back accomplished alumnus Stuart Skelton (MM Voice, 1995). Grammy nominee and 2014 International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year, Skelton is critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals. He has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, English National Opera and Paris Opera.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets:
$20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
• Guest Artist Series •
Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow, piano

CCM welcomes renowned piano duo Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow! Join us after the performance for a master class featuring CCM piano students.
COPLAND: El Salón México
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite
RAVEL: La Valse
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel
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8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28
8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 1
8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 2
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 4
• Mainstage Musical Theatre Series •
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

What’s the buzz? CCM presents the first hit by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice! A timeless work, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. The rock opera is based on the last week of Jesus’ life. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events, the story is told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. A true global phenomenon, the iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
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7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
• Prestige Event Series •
LENNY AND FRIENDS ON BROADWAY
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join us for a celebration of Lenny’s Broadway legacy, including works by Bernstein, Loesser, Weill, Sondheim and Styne.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Enthnomusicology Series •
HIMALAYAN MUSIC CONCERT
This concert will feature the UC Himalayan ensemble along with guest artist Pritam Bhartwan, a hereditary healer and drummer from the Uttarakhand Himalayas of North India.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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MARCH

8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
8 p.m. Friday, March 2
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3
• Studio Dance Series •
DANCE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHER SHOWCASE
André Megerdichian, director

Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 26. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
• Winds Series •
STAR WARS
: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE AND BIG SCREEN
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

Inspired by the enduring popularity of John Williams’ most beloved soundtrack, this concert features wind ensemble works inspired by or transcribed directly from film and musical theatre scores.
BERNSTEIN/GRUNDMAN: Overture to Candide
DE MEIJ: “Gandalf” from Lord of the Rings
DANYEW: This World Alive
WILLIAMS/HUNSBERGER: Star Wars Trilogy
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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CANCELLED 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
ANTHOLOGIZING ROCK AND ROLL: RHINO RECORDS AND THE REPACKAGING OF ROCK HISTORY
Daniel Goldmark, Case Western Reserve University
Location:
Baur Room
Admission:
FREE
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Leonard Bernstien at 100 logo.

8 p.m. Friday, March 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN, KHACHATURIAN, STRAUSS: DANCES
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

Leonard Bernstein was an American treasure and a larger-than-life force in music. We celebrate his 100 years with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, along with Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Saturday, March 3
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 4
• Winds Series •
CONCERTOS
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Jordan Dodson, guitar

IBERT: Concerto pour Violoncelle
GOSS: A Concerto of Colours for guitar and wind ensemble (Ohio Premiere)
RAVEL: Introduction et Allegro   
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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CCM Jazz Orchestra.

CCM Jazz Orchestra.

7 p.m. Sunday, March 4
• Prestige Event Series •
LET’S DANCE: THE MUSIC OF BENNY GOODMAN, KING OF SWING
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Steve Allee, music director
Featuring guest conductor Loren Schoenberg

One of the true “Giants of Jazz,” Benny Goodman’s enormous popularity helped establish the big band sound firmly in the popular consciousness of America.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, March 5
• Guest Artist Series •
COLORS OF EUROPE: CONTEMPORARY CHORAL MUSIC
Madrigalchor from Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Martin Steidler, music director and conductor
Madrigalchor presents contemporary a cappella and accompanied choral works of Buchenberg (Germany), Busto (Spain), Esenvalds (Latvia), Gjeilo (Norway), Herzog (Austria), Petrassi (Italy), Tormis (Estonia) and Vujic (Serbia).
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100.

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
REMEMBERING LENNY: NEW WORKS AND OLD FRIENDS
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

FOSS: Time Cycle
METTENS: In This World (World Premiere)
CHEN: Vortex*Hymn (World Premiere)
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
FREE
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7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
7 p.m. Thursday, March 8
7 p.m. Friday, March 9
• Studio Acting Series •
TRANSMIGRATION 2018
A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers

TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” is a festival of new works created by the students in CCM Acting. Six teams of actors craft and perform six original 30-minute plays. Performed simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village, this 10th Anniversary Edition of TRANSMIGRATION will allow the audience to sample four different new works of their choosing in one spectacular evening.
Location:
CCM Village
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 5. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

8 p.m. Thursday, March 8
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN’S CHICHESTER PSALMS AND SAXOPHONE CONCERTOS
CCM Concert Orchestra and Chorale
Featuring guest artists from the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Convention
Aik Khai Pung and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors

Bernstein’s most popular choral/orchestra work, Chichester Psalms, premiered in 1965 with the composer conducting. The work features a boy soprano (or countertenor), and Bernstein-selected texts from Psalms 23, 100, 108 and 131 of the Hebrew Bible. Saxophone repertoire to be announced.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 17
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and new students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards.
Location
: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 18
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH: LEGACY25
Cincinnati Children’s Choir

Robyn Lana, music director
The Cincinnati Children’s Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary. Premiering commissions by Ola Gjeilo and Rollo Dilworth, the program will highlight some of the finest, most recognized children's choir repertoire as well as past commissions.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, HARBISON AND BEETHOVEN
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6, co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet with the generous support of Ann and Harry Santen

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM Concert Series continues with a program featuring:
MOZART: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
J. HARBISON: String Quartet No. 6 (co-commissioned by the Ariel Quartet with the generous support of Ann and Harry Santen)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Opus 51, No. 2
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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7:30 pm Wednesday March 21
• Opera Fusion: New Works Lab •
A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera in partnership with the Toronto Canadian Opera Company
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
HADRIAN

Rufus Wainwright, composer
Libretto by Daniel Maclvor

Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a public reading of a new, original work! Hadrian is an opera by American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, scheduled to premiere in 2018 by Toronto's Canadian Opera Company. It is based on the life of Hadrian (76-138 AD), who was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. The performance is followed by a talk-back with the composer and co-artistic directors.
Location:
The Transept, 1205 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission:
Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets are not yet available.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC THAT UNITES
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers offer a variety of classical, popular, folk and jazz arrangements of Copland, Davison, Forrest, LaBarr, Ramsey and Walker.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 22
8 p.m. Friday, March 23
8 p.m. Saturday, March 24
2 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Mainstage Opera Series •
OPERA DOUBLE BILL: GIANNI SCHICCHI + SUOR ANGELICA
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Mark Gibson, conductor                                                                       
Andreas Hager, director (Gianni Schicchi)
Meredith Kitz, director (Suor Angelica)

The CCM Sesquicentennial pairs two of Puccini’s most popular operas for one can’t-miss Mainstage Series production! CCM’s stars of tomorrow present the farcical Gianni Schicchi and the moving Suor Angelica as a double bill highlighting Puccini’s mastery of emotional storytelling.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$31-35 adults, $22-25 non-UC students, $18-21 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

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2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 23
CCM ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE

Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2018 in its exciting industry showcase prior to its professional debut in New York and Los Angeles. The evening performance will be followed by the 15th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence in the 2017-18 Acting season, followed by a reception.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 23
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
HOW DID CHROMATICISM BECOME AN ‘-ISM’?
Kyle Adams, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Exploring theories of chromaticism from classical antiquity through the early eighteenth century.
Location:
Baur Room
Admission:
FREE
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2 p.m. Sunday, March 25
MUSIC FOR FOOD: CCM BENEFIT CONCERT
The Ariel Quartet, Lydia Brown and Gwen Coleman Detwiler, series coordinators

CCM presents the second year of its chamber series supporting Music For Food, a national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. CCM is pleased to partner on this series with the Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati’s leading hunger relief organization. Bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation and enjoy a feast of chamber music favorites!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Admission: Non-perishable food items or cash donation. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students.
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4 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXI
CCM Wind Orchestra, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Terence Milligan and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, this year’s PRISM concert showcases the future stars of tomorrow from CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, March 25
• Piano Series •
PIANOPALOOZA: FAST AND FABULOUS FINGERS

Pianopalooza will feature performances by some of CCM's most gifted student pianists. The spring concert will emphasize romanticism and virtuosity ... come and be dazzled!
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, March 26
• Guest Artist Series •
Virtuoso Horn Duo
Austin Larson and Kateřina Jakůrková

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27
• Jazz Series •
NEW COMPOSERS: YOUNG LIONS OF THE JAZZ WRITING WORLD
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director and conductor

Featuring exciting new works from CCM students and alumni, along with pieces by today’s hottest composers!
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission
: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, March 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 30
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31
• Studio Musical Theatre Series •
THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY

Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram
Book by Brian Hill
Katie Johannigman, director and choreographer
Stephen Goers, musical director

From Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life), The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical. Created using the real-life experiences and struggles of Millennials, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 26. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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2:30 p.m. Friday, March 30
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
FOLK MUSICIANS AND THE TRADITIONAL THEATER OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
Datta Ram Purohit, H.N.B. Garhwal University
Location:
Baur Room
Admission:
FREE
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Leonard Bernstein at 100 logo.

8 p.m. Friday, March 30
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 •
BERNSTEIN’S SERENADE AFTER PLATO’S SYMPOSIUM AND STRAUSS’ ‘GROßMACHTIGE PRINZESSIN’ FROM ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

R. STRAUSS: “Großmachtige Prinzessin” from Ariadne auf Naxos
           
Featuring the winner of the CCM Voice Competition
BERNSTEIN: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
           
Featuring the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition
BRAHMS: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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APRIL

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios, quartets and full company pieces for classical guitar.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator

The CCM Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Steve Reich, John Cage, Laura Schwendinger and more, including music by Herbert Brün, in celebration of his centenary year.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, music director

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, April 5
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
A CCMpower Benefit
Created and performed by the Class of 2018 in Musical Theatre
CCMpower
invites you to see our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 26th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2018 prior to its New York City debut. The annual CCM Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award will be presented at this performance.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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8 p.m. Friday, April 6
4 p.m. Saturday, April 7
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE
Created and performed by the Class of 2018 in Musical Theatre

See and hear our musical theatre “stars of tomorrow” in action at the 26th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2018 prior to its New York City debut.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 2. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 7
CCM CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION WINNERS’ CONCERT

A celebratory recital by the winning group from CCM's annual chamber music competition.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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CCM Chamber Choir.

CCM Chamber Choir.

3 p.m. Sunday, April 8
• Choral Series •
MONTEVERDI FESTIVAL
CCM Chamber Choir, CCM student soloists and Early Music guest artists
Earl Rivers, conductor

CCM’s Monteverdi Festival features madrigals from Books V, VI, VII and VIII, and concertato works from Selva Morale e Spirituale. Early Music guest artists playing period instruments join CCM students for a feast of chamber and large-scale works.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 8
• Jazz and Orchestra Series •
THE LEGACY OF THAD JONES: 50 YEARS AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
CCM Jazz
Steve Allee, music director

Thad Jones’ music embodies the height of sophistication, the depths of hard-driving swing, the relentless groove of the blues and the beauty of a compositional style like no other. Join us for an evening celebrating the music of this American jazz master.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 9
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized brass ensemble performs classical, folk and popular selections.

Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE

A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11
• Guest Artist Series •
Abbie Conant, trombone
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 12
8 p.m. Friday, April 13
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14
• Mainstage Dance Series •
LEGENDS OF DANCE
Jiang Qi, director
Aik Khai Pung, music director

Celebrate spring’s arrival with the CCM Ballet Ensemble as it presents an exciting mixed bill accompanied by CCM’s Concert Orchestra. The program includes one of the most celebrated excerpts in all classical ballets, “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadére with music by Ludwig Minkus. In addition, guest artist Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba will restage José Limón’s masterwork A Choreographic Offering set to music by J.S. Bach. The program’s rousing finale features The Sleeping Beauty (Act III), after Marius Petipa’s classical ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. The program shows off the full range of passion and power of our young dancers. This performance of A Choreographic Offering is presented by arrangement with the José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$27-31 adults, $17-20 non-UC students, $15-18 UC students

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

The Dance Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Endowment at CCM.
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6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12
• Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A SPRING EVENING
CCM Chamber Winds
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

ELLERBY: Divertimento
RAFF: Sinfonietta, Op. 188
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, April 14
• Choral Series •
LISZT’S VIA CRUCIS
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor
Kenneth Griffiths, piano
Composed between 1866 and 1878 for chorus and solo organ or piano, Liszt’s Via Crucis portrays Jesus’ journey carrying the cross in 14 meditations, each representing a station of the cross.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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3 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Choral Series •
CCM Chorale
Featuring Cincinnati’s Musica Sacra Chorus
Brett Scott, conductor
CCM Chorale combines with Music Sacra, one of Cincinnati’s notable volunteer choruses, to perform an all-Schubert program of Romantic choral/orchestral masterworks.
SCHUBERT: Mass in A-Flat, D. 678
SCHUBERT: Stabat Mater, D. 383
Location: St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
Admission: FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Winds Series •
HAPPY, WACKY MUSIC
CCM Chamber Players
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

STRAUSS: Symphony for Winds The Happy Workshop
IBERT: Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra
Additional repertoire to be announced.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 15
Classical Guitar Chamber Music
Clare Callahan, director

An evening of music for guitar with voice, oboe, cello and violin.
Location:
Watson Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Sunday, April 15
• Guest Artist Series •
Elmira Darvarova, violin
Howard Wall, horn
CCM welcomes husband-and-wife duo Elmira Darvarova, the former concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera, and Howard Wall, french hornist with the New York Philharmonic, for this concert of works from the 17th century to today.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

This popular saying comes from an Old English rhyme that refers to the objects a bride carries or wears on her wedding day for good luck. It just so happens that the saying also lends itself to a great concert program. Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for our final concert of the academic year — this is one you don’t want to miss!
GABRIELI: Selections from Sacrae Symphoniae
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
PROKOFIEV/DE MEIJ: Romeo and Juliet
MACKEY: Wine-Dark Sea
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
• Winds Series •
OTHER WORLDS
CCM Wind Orchestra
Terence Milligan, music director and conductor

CCM Wind Orchestra presents a program that explores other levels of existence in the supernatural and spiritual worlds.
WHITACRE: Ghost Train
MACKEY: The Frozen Cathedral
NAVARRO: Gods of Olympus
DAUGHERTY: Red Cape Tango
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 19
8 p.m. Friday, April 20
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• Studio Acting Series •
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL PROJECT:
H2O: A Play About Water

Susan Felder and Richard E. Hess, directors
CCM Acting presents H2O: A Play About Water, an original 60-minute theatre collage exploring the abundance, scarcity and restorative powers of water. In August CCM Acting will perform H2O at Scotland’s 71st Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. Join us at CCM to see the Cincinnati premiere of this original work.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 16. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub
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7 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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CCM celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its founding in 2017-18.

CCM celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its founding in 2017-18.

8 p.m. Saturday, April 21
• CCM Sesquicentennial Celebration Series •
SESQUICENTENNIAL ALUMNI SHOWCASE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join us for a concert 150 years in the making! For one night only, CCM alumni including pianist Anton Nel, soprano Tamara Wilson and violinist Yang Liu return to campus to perform alongside our stars of tomorrow.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 22
• Jazz Series •
TRUMPETS ALL OUT
CCM Jazz Lab Band and Combos
Craig Bailey and Steve Allee, music directors

Celebrating the music of Tom Harrell, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderley, Randy Brecker, Don Ellis and other trumpet masters of yesterday and today.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Monday, April 23
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter and Jim Daughters, conductors

The area’s most talented middle school and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Monday, April 23
RANDY GARDNER LEGACY CONCERT

You are invited to a musical homecoming as current and former CCM horn students gather to celebrate the retirement of Professor Randy Gardner. In honor of his 22 years at CCM, this performance will include solo and chamber works, culminating in a combined horn choir. Join us for this final farewell and celebration.
Location:
 Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
 FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Yael Front, music director and conductor
William R. Langley, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s Symphony Orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and to perform orchestral repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, April 26
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
SCHUMANN, BARTÓK, CAGE AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring CCM emeritus faculty member Allen Otte, percussion

Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet concludes its 2017-18 concert series at CCM with a program featuring:
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Sz. 40
CAGE: Five (1988)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE

The Ariel Quartet’s 2017-18 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM collegiate and Prep faculty.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM Ensemble-in-Residence the Cincinnati Children's Choir.

CCM Ensemble-in-Residence the Cincinnati Children's Choir.

5 p.m. Sunday, April 29
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
WE SING: HOPE AND UNITY – LEGACY25
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

This concert will complete the 25th anniversary season as we celebrate international friendships made since the choir began.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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MAY

7 p.m. Thursday, May 3
7 p.m. Friday, May 4
3 p.m. Saturday, May 5
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
INTO THE WOODS JR.

Becca Kloha Strand, co-director
Rebecca N. Childs, co-director

Join the students of CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program for a new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapin’s fairytale musical Into the Woods. This 60-minute musical features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in a whimsical retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets:
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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• Starling Series •
5 p.m. Saturday, May 5
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and the Starling College Class.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE
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