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2017-18 Keyboard Studies 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. Tuesday, Aug. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Ran Dank, piano

J.S. BACH: Suite for Violoncello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (arr. for Viola) 
R. SCHUMANN: Liederkreis, Op.39 (trans. Dank/Grüning)
P. HINDEMITH: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Major, Op. 11, No. 4

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

R. SCHUMANN: Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
R. SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
Mark Gibson and Marie-France Lefebvre, piano

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
BRAHMS: Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894
RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12, and Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, No. 7, Op. 83

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
• Piano and Orchestra Series •
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring Piano faculty member Ran Dank and winners of the CCM Piano Concerto Competition

CCM’s fabulous piano faculty members join forces with the CCM Philharmonia to perform phenomenal works of Prokofiev.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
March from The Love For Three Oranges
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Location: Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207

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

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel

8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
Ran Dank, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• Faculty Artist Series •
Lydia Brown, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

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

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

Sponsored by Louis and Susan Meisel



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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