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2012-13 Concert Schedule

FALL SEMESTER

Philharmonia

CCM's Beethoven Festival

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Beethoven Festival Opening Concert”

  • Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Beethoven Festival”

  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
CCM's Mainstage Series presents Chess
Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Richard Nelson
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical director
Diane Lala, choreographer

  • Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer and Antoly Karpov, Chess involves a romantic triangle between two top players (an American and a Russian) and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. With music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (of ABBA fame) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Lion King), the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union in which each wants to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda. An intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions, Chess has what Time calls "one of the best rock scores ever produced."

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC students. Subscription packages are also available for this Mainstage production.

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5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
Earl Rivers, conductor
J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor - Presented in Conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts

  • Mass in B Minor represents Bach's supreme achievement of universality, assembling a monumental setting of the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei) that displays the full panorama of musical styles of the late Baroque and historical traditions. No other choral-orchestral work in the Western canon is comparable in breadth of musical styles.

Location: Christ Church Cathehdral; Fourth & Sycamore Streets, downtown Cincinnati.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package. Note that tickets will also be available beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the performance at Christ Church Cathedral; cash only at door.

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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
Philharmonia Orchestra with Percussion Group Cincinnati
Mark Gibson, music director
Neal Gittleman, guest conductor
“American Voices XV – Celebrating John Cage at 100”

  • Charles Ives: Three Places in New England
  • John Cage: 4’33”
  • Lou Harrison: Piano Concerto (with Kris Rucinski, soloist)
  • John Cage: Renga, for 75 musicians with Music for Three (with Percussion Group Cincinnati)

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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Concert Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
“Beethoven Festival”

  • Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (with the winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
“Beethoven Festival Finale”

Maestro Gibson is joined by student conductors for this festival-ending performance!

  • Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C Major, Op. 21
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
CCM's Mainstage Series presents Street Scene (1946)
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Book by Elmer Rice
Mark Gibson, conductor
Steven Goldstein, director

  • Based on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Street Scene is a stirring synthesis of European traditional opera, and American musical theatre. A simply story of love, greed and death portrays life in a tenement house between one evening and the next, bringing to life a wide range of multi-ethnic characters. Kurt Weill's Tony Award-winning music is considered by many critics to be his masterpiece. This production is dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Frazer (1939-2012), former J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera at CCM.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC students. Subscription packages are also available for this Mainstage production.

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
Concert Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
"French Evening"

  • Berlioz: Orchestral Suite from Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
    • Roméo alone; Capulet Ball
    • Queen Mab Scherzo
    • Love Scene
  • Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

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5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 & 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men's and Women's Choruses, Cincinnati Children's Choir, and guests - May Festival Youth Chorus, School for Creative and Performing Arts Chorale and Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Olga Artemova, Michael Fuchs, Robyn Lana, James Bagwell, David Bell and Laurie Wyant, conductors
"Feast of Carols"

  • Bring family and friends to CCM and welcome the holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM's fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs. Experience the grand finale with CCM's Concert Orchestra and combined choruses, featuring over 300 voices.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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Auxiliary Projects:

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10
Café MoMus - Contemporary Music Series
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
"The Music of Nico Muhly" - Presented in Conjunction with the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts

  • Muhly: Motion (2010)
  • Muhly: new work for tenor and violin
  • Anton Webern: Concerto for Nine Instruments, Op. 24 (1934)
  • Muhly: Step Team (2007)
  • Muhly: By All Means (2004)

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

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8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
Café MoMus - Contemporary Music Series
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
"Chinatown"

  • Bermel: Dragon Blue (2012)
  • Hsin Lei Chen: work TBA
  • Hsin Lei Chen: Suite for HuQin
  • Hsin Lei Chen: Chen Yi
  • Zhou Long: With Wang Wei, Meng Haoran

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE

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SPRING SEMESTER

Philharmonia

7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
Philharmonia Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Mark Gibson and Scott Belck, music directors and conductors
“Philharmonic Jazz Goes to the Movies”

  • The CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Ensemble collaborate for an evening of favorites from classic movies.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Chorale
Mark Gibson,
music director and conductor
Featuring Helen Lyons, soprano; Yi Li, tenor and Nathan Stark, bass
“Verdi’s Requiem

  • CCM celebrates the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth (October 10, 1813) with two performances of his masterwork, the most operatic of all requiem settings.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
"Chinese New Year's Concert"

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
Philharmonia Orchestra, UC Women’s Chorus, Xavier University Women’s Chorus and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Mark Gibson,
music director and conductor
“Mahler Marathon, Part 2”

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Thursday, April 4
8 p.m. Friday, April 5
8 p.m. Saturday, April 6
2 p.m. Sunday, April 7
CCM's Mainstage Series presents The Magic Flute (1791)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Liberetto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Mark Gibson, conductor
Nicholas Muni, director

  • Mozart composed this beloved opera for the person who wants everything: a hero and heroine questing for true love, evil villains, a girl-crazed sidekick and - to add to the lunacy - a whole range of beastly creatures. Mozart's incredible music reflects and drives the merriment in this all-time favorite. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC students. Subscription packages are also available for this Mainstage production.

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2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
“Annual Concerto Concert”

  • Featuring the winners of CCM’s Annual Concerto Competition performing a selection from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, Strings and Percussion and a selected Mozart Piano Concerto.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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Concert Orchestra

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
"Composition Competition Winners Concert"

  • Charles Peck, CCM Composition Competition Winner: new work
  • Walton: Viola Concerto
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE

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4 p.m. Saturday, March 2
Concert Orchestra
Annunziata Tomaro, music director
Mark Gibson, conductor
“Mahler Marathon, Part 1”

  • Mahler: excerpts from Des knaben Wunderhorn
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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8 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Chorale, UC Men's Chorus, Miami University Men's Glee Club, Xavier University Concert Choir, Cincinnati Children's Choir and Concert Orchestra
Brett Scott and Annunziata Tomaro, music directors and conductors
Thomas Baresel, tenor
"Brahms' Rinaldo and Britten's Spring Symphony"

  • Rinaldo, for tenor, men's chorus and orchestra with a text of Goethe, is an extended dramatic scene of a crusader knight freed from enchantment to a sorceress by his fellow knights.
  • Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed chorus, children's choir and orchestra features texts of various poets, mostly English poets from the 16th and 17th centuries. In Britten's own words, Spring Symphony signifies, "the progress of Winter to Spring and the reawakening of the earth and life what that means."

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

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Other Beethoven Festival Events

Fall Conducting Workshop:
Conducting Beethoven: Symphony, Overture, Concerto

 
Click here for full details.

Dates: October 5-7, 2012

Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Faculty:             

  • Mark Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
  • Gustav Meier, director of Graduate Conducting, The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University
  • Neil Varon, professor of Conducting and Ensembles, Eastman School of Music

Special Guest Faculty:

  • Leon Fleisher, internationally renowned conductor and Andrew Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano; The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University