The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet concludes its 2016-17 CCM concert series on March 10 with a performance featuring works by Wiesenberg and Beethoven.
This special Friday night performance also features the world premiere of a new piece by Mohammed Fairouz, commissioned by Ann and Harry Santen and CCM for the Ariel Quartet.
Mohammed Fairouz, born in 1985, is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned and recorded composers of his generation. Hailed by The New York Times as “an important new artistic voice” and by BBC World News as “one of the most talented composers of his generation,” his large-scale symphonies, operas and oratorios all engage major geopolitical and philosophical themes with persuasive craft and a marked seriousness of purpose. Fairouz recently became the youngest composer in the 115-year history of the Deutsche Grammophon label to have an album dedicated to his works with the spring 2015 release of Follow, Poet.
Fairouz’s solo and chamber music attains an “intoxicating intimacy,” according to New York’s WQXR. A composer who describes himself as “obsessed with text,” he has been recognized by New Yorker magazine as an “expert in vocal writing” and described by Gramophone as “a post-millennial Schubert.” His principal teachers in composition include György Ligeti, Gunther Schuller and Richard Danielpour, with studies at the Curtis Institute and New England Conservatory. Fairouz’s works are published by Peermusic Classical. He lives in New York City.
WIESENBERG: Between the Sacred and the Profane
FAIROUZ: Prophesies (World Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
8 p.m. Friday, March 10
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village,
University of Cincinnati
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Single tickets go on sale on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Subscription packages are on sale now.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
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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.
CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:
Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor, Musical Theatre Program Sponsor & Event Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Inc.
Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor
Opera Production Sponsor
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsor
Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski
Polish Festival Sponsor
The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Musical Theatre Sponsor
Trish & Rick Bryan
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering
Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
Sigma Alpha Iota
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Office of Equity& Inclusion
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