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2016-17 Season


8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
Michael Chertock, music coordinator

This program will feature CCM faculty artists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee playing Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, James Tocco and Michael Chertock playing Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México and other works performed by Dror Biran and Awadagin Pratt.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

4 p.m. Sunday, April 7
• Piano Series •

Tickle your fancy with a variety of selections that showcase CCM's award-winning piano students at one, two and three pianos. There’s something for everyone at this annual fan-favorite concert!

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall



$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE



8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Shiau-uen Ding, piano

Guest artist Shiau-uen performs Philippe Manoury’s Pluton, with the assistance of special guest Miller Puckette, the associate director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts as well as a professor of music at the University of California San Diego.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Chertock, piano

Featuring the music of Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Messiaen.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
• Faculty Artist Series •
Awadagin Pratt, piano

CCM Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt presents 300 years of fantasies and fugues – from Bach to the future – assisted by Charles Dennis Thurmond, Russell Burge and others.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26
• Guest Artist Series •
Craig Cramer, organ

CCM welcomes University of Notre Dame Professor of Organ Craig Cramer for a special guest artist performance at Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple. Cramer’s recital will be followed by a master class at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45220 at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.

Location: Isaac M. Wise Temple, 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati 45202

2 p.m. Friday, March 31
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Master Class with John Perry, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

8 p.m. Friday, March 31
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Shandong University Student Recital

The Bearcat Piano Festival welcomes student pianists from Shandong University for a special recital of Chinese classical music.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

2 p.m. Saturday, April 1
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
Master Class with Paul Schenly, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

7 p.m. Saturday, April 1
• Bearcat Piano Festival •
PROGRAM CHANGE: John Perry's guest artist performance has been cancelled. In his place CCM welcomes University of Michigan student pianists.

Guest artists from the University of Michigan perform as part of the this year's annual Bearcat Piano Festival!

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, April 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Michael Unger, organ

Featuring solo and chamber music by Mendelssohn, Haydn and others, celebrating the historic 1866 Koehnken and Company Organ at Plum Street Temple.

Location: Isaac M. Wise Temple, 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati 45202



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 and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor

H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Partners

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
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. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter's Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d'arte Sponsor


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