Performances and Public Events

Welcome to CCM OnStage, where next begins.

Before they appear on the world stage, tomorrow's arts leaders and luminaries get their start on the CCM stage.

CCM OnStage is the public's chance to see these "stars of tomorrow" today. Whether it's exhilarating concerts, breathtaking theatre, innovative multimedia presentations or inspiring public master classes, the artistry that you love lives here.

UC Student Ticket Options

Current UC students with a valid student ID can purchase up to two tickets for CCM's performances at a discounted rate of just $10 per ticket. The discounted rate for current CCM students is $5 per ticket, and current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most ticketed performances at no charge through student rush. Certain restrictions apply. Learn more by visiting our ticketing website


Major Events by Month

2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14
• Guest Artist Master Class •
Terrence Wilson, piano
Acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun as “one of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years,” Terrence Wilson comes to CCM for a master class sponsored by the Mayerson Foundation of Artistic Excellence in collaboration with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series. For this master class, Nuoya Zhang performs the Scarbo movement of Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, Youjin Kim performs the Allegro movement of Franz Schubert’s Sonata in C minor, D.958, and Dabin Ha performs the Allegro Maestoso movement of Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58
Location: CCM Master Classroom (Mary Emery Hall Room 3250)
Admission: FREE


Illustration of Stephen Flaherty by theatrical illustrator Justin "Squigs" Robertson

Illustration of Stephen Flaherty by theatrical illustrator Justin "Squigs" Robertson

7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14
• CCM Fundraising Special Event Series •  
THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC HONORS ALUMNUS STEPHEN FLAHERTY AT CARNEGIE HALL! 
Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Stephen Flaherty, writing partner to book writer/lyricist Lynn Ahrens, will receive a one-night-only multimedia, multi-ensemble, all-star tribute at New York’s Carnegie Hall! Created by fellow alums Kevin McCollum, Jim Semmelman, Jeffrey Saver and David Goldsmith, the evening will be a time-capsule performance “Thirty Years Of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty,” which received its world-premiere at CCM in September 2022. The evening provides an in-depth exploration of the career and work of the composer from college to Broadway and beyond, with filmed interviews serving to introduce each live performance. Musical selections will include never-before-performed selections from Flaherty’s childhood with his own lyrics; the first song of Ahrens and Flaherty; a new song from the upcoming revival of My Favorite Year; songs from new Ahrens and Flaherty shows Little Dancer and Knoxville; the New York premiere of “The Lorax” from Seussical; as well as favorites from Lucky Stiff, Once On This Island, A Man Of No Importance and Ragtime. Expected to reprise their performances at Carnegie Hall will be CCM alums/Flaherty-Ahrens Broadway Veterans Christy Altomare, Ashley Brown, Jason Graae, Aaron Lazar, Bryonha Marie, Geoff Packard, Stephanie Jae Park and Alton Fitzgerald White. Current CCM Musical Theatre and Dance students will also be featured throughout the evening, along with a CCM student orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Saver. Proceeds from the evening will support new and ongoing educational programming at CCM, as well as student scholarship opportunities.  
Location: Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. Buy tickets online.  
For benefit details or sponsorship opportunities, call CCM Development and Alumni Relations at 513-556-2528.
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 
• Theatre Design and Production • 
BOOM 
CCM Theatre Design and Production Special Project 
Prepare to be dazzled by the spectacular creations of CCM’s talented lighting, technical production, sound and stage management majors as they come together to present performance art of lighting, audio and automation integration in this once-every-two-year event! 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kristin Lee, violin
Featuring student violinists of Kristin Lee’s studio at CCM.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


CCM Wind Symphony performs at Corbett Auditorium

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/Mark Lyons.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 
• Winds Series • 
HOPE RISING 
CCM Wind Symphony 

Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Margaret Tung, horn 
Featuring Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble 
Rick Canter, conductor 
The CCM Wind Symphony is joined by faculty artist Margaret Tung and the Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble for an exciting evening of virtuosic music.
PURCELL/STUCKY: Funeral Music for Queen Mary
SHAW/FISHER: 
and the swallow
LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
LIKHUTA: Sure-Fire Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
TIAN: Sinfonia
Estimated run time: 2 hours
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


The CCM Concert Orchestra

CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 
• Orchestral Series • 
LOVE AND DEATH 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
Inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless epic, Romeo and Juliet, the CCM Philharmonia rings in the New Year performing classics of Berlioz, Richard Strauss and Prokofiev on themes of love and death. 
BERLIOZ: Symphonic Movements from
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 (1839) 
STRAUSS:
Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24 (1889)  
PROKOFIEV: Excerpts from
Romeo and Juliet (1935) 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 Student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
• Faculty Artist Series •
BACH+ 
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello 
Finishing the Bach Suites Cycle with Suites 2, 4 and 6, Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir will also give the World Premiere of Neige Éternelle by Veronique Vaka. 
Estimated run time: 70 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CCM's annual Moveable Feast, steel drum performance

CCM Steel Drum Band. Photo/Mark Lyons.

7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 
• Percussion Series • 
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK 
CCM Steel Drum Band 
Russell Burge, music coordinator 
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: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CCM Wind Symphony performs at Corbett Auditorium

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 
• Winds Series •
INSPIRATIONS
CCM Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Michael Mergen, trumpet 
Featuring emeritus faculty Terence Milligan, conductor 
Featuring guest ensemble Christian Academy of Louisville 
The CCM Wind Ensemble performs music inspired by landmarks and cultures. 
SCHUMAN:
George Washington Bridge 
GRYC: Evensong for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble 
STRAWN:
Snowday 
TOWER: Fascinating Ribbons 
REED: La Fiesta Mexicana 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $15 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 
• Orchestral Series • 
LUNAR NEW YEAR CONCERT
CCM Concert Orchestra 
Featuring guest artist Ming Ke, pipa 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
ZHOU: The Rhyme of Taigu 
YANG: The Surrender at Wujiang 
LIU: The First Fantasy Poem “For Memories of Awa Mountain” 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE

Concert support provided by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society


2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4
• Faculty Artist Series •
Dror Biran, piano

Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra guest artists Gabe Napoli, viola; Charles Morey, violin; and Dan Culnan, cello; and faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano
SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet
RACHMANINOFF: Suite for Two Pianos, No. 2
Estimated run time: 70 minutes
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6
• Faculty Artist Series •
Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin
Featuring faculty artists Jan Grüning, viola; and Dror Biran, piano

Sassmannshaus performs the beautiful G-major violin and viola duo by W.A. Mozart with Grüning. He also performs two violin and piano masterworks with CCM pianist Dror Biran: Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and the Debussy Sonata. They will also offer a few short encore pieces by Fritz Kreisler.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 (master class with Amy Zoloto) 
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 (concert) 
BASS CLARINET FESTIVAL 
Pavel Vinnitsky, artistic director 
Featuring guest artists Amy Zoloto, bass clarinet with Cleveland Orchestra;
Ben Freimuth, former bass clarinet with San Francisco Symphony; Christopher Pell, Ixi Chen, Ron Aufman and Joseph Morris 
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


A promotional graphic for Clue: On Stage. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for Clue: On Stage. Design by Mikki Graff.

*ASL interpreting is available during the Friday, Feb. 9 performance

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9* 
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 
• Play Series • 
CLUE: ON STAGE 
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn 
Written by Sandy Rustin 
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price 
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture 
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE 
Original Music by Michael Holland 
Brant Russell, director 
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery play. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth–the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $36 adult, $20 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

By special arrangement with The Araca Group, Work Light Productions, and Michael Barra/Lively McCabe Entertainment.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 4 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 10. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


CANCELLED
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
• Faculty Artist Series •
Titus Underwood, oboe
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


5-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 (performance) 
7-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 (master class) 
• Guest Artist Series • 
Ricardo Morales, clarinet 
Featuring faculty artist Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet; and Anna Vinnitsky, piano 
Presented by the UC Clarinet Club and CCM Clarinet Studio. 
Location: CCM Mary Emery Hall, Rm. 3250 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
CCM FACULTY & FRIENDS
Featuring faculty artists Kristin Lee, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Rachel Calin, bass; and Titus Underwood, oboe 
Featuring guest artist James Austin Smith, oboe 
Featuring student artists Ming- Li Liu, piano; and Ziqing Guo, violin 
ALBINONI: Concerto for Two Oboes in C Major, Op. 9, No. 9 (1722) 
DRANISHNIKOVA: 
Poem for Oboe and Piano (1953) 
O’CONNOR: String Quartet (2019) 
MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (1781)  
ONOVWEROSUOKE: New Work for Two Solo Oboes and String Quintet (Midwest premiere) 
Estimated run time: 80 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 
• Winds Series •
STAR QUALITY 5
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs selections featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


CCM Jazz Lab Band. Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Jazz Lab Band. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13
• Jazz Series •
STANDARD DEVIATION 
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Christopher Andrews, music director

CCM Jazz Lab Band explores the innovations big bands have used to popularize and contribute to the “Great American Songbook.” Originally a title coined to describe popular songs from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway show tunes, or Hollywood musicals, the “Great American Songbook” has been a valuable resource for jazz musicians, providing inspiration for many great performances and recordings. Travel with us through time as we examine the efforts of notable jazz arrangers and their dedication to the development of the jazz standard.   
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $15 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Tuesday, Feb. 13. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


Ariel Quartet 
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Ariel Quartet. Photo/Provided

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 
•CCM String Quartet-in-Residence Series•
CETERA DESUNT: THE REST IS MISSING 
Ariel Quartet 
Featuring guest artist Lera Auerbach, piano; and Rafael DeStella, double bass
A renaissance artist for modern times, Lera Auerbach is a widely recognized conductor, pianist and composer. She is also an award-winning poet and an exhibited visual artist. This performance features Auerbach’s String Quartet No. 10, “Frozen Dreams” and String Quartet No. 3, “Cetera Desunt.” Auerbach and DeStella will also join the Ariel Quartet on piano for Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Tickets: $29.50 adult, $15 student, $19.75 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Tuesday, Feb. 13. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


A promotional graphic for The Marriage of Figaro. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for The Marriage of Figaro. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 
• Undergraduate Opera Series • 
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte 
Amy Johnson, stage director and co-producer
Brett Scott, music director and conductor
Cory Battey, assistant conductor and musical preparation
Kenneth Shaw, set designer and co-producer
Robert Doak, set construction
Corey Cochran, costume designer
Susan Moser, choreographer
Stephen Variames, musical preparation/repetiteur
Parker Konkle, musical preparation/repetiteur
William Meckstroth, lighting designer
CCM's award-winning undergraduate opera program, Opera d’arte, presents Mozart’s extraordinary masterpiece - a light-hearted take on life's more serious themes of intrigue and lessons in fidelity.   
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater  
Tickets: $15 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director 
The superbly talented young students of the Starling Prep Project will perform Dvorak’s gorgeous String Serenade and various virtuoso works. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
ROOTS
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Featuring guest artists Rachel Charbel, violinist at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Salley Koo violinist from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana faculty; and Paul Wiancko, cellist from Kronos Quartet
Featuring faculty artist Rachel Calin, bass; and student artist Sihan Zhang, piano
CCM viola faculty Ayane Kozasa explores the meaning of finding one's roots and identity through a deep dive of some of today's most extraordinary composers: Michi Wiancko, Shawn Conley, Michael Djupstrom, Paul Wiancko and others.
Estimated run time: 60 minutes
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


A promotional graphic for Little Women. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for Little Women. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 
• Musical Theatre Series • 
LITTLE WOMEN 
The Broadway Musical 
Book by Allan Knee 
Music by Jason Howland 
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein 
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott 
Vincent DeGeorge, director
and choreographer 
Julie Spangler, music director 
Little Women tells a story of personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, it follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. 
LocationHousehold Books, located at 2533 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206
Tickets: $29.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
• Composition Series •
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of newly written music works by CCM student composers. 
Estimated run time: 1 hour 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
• Winds Series • 
THE CREATION OF THE WORLD 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring student artist Trinity Le, piano 
Featuring guest ensemble Mason High School Wind Symphony 
Avious Jackson, conductor 
Join us for an exhilarating evening of music inspired by the Earth, featuring Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. 6, “The Blue Marble,” a cinematic experience. 
DAY:
Shimmering Sunshine 
MILHAUD: La Création du Monde 
MESSIAEN: Oiseaux Exotiques 
GIROUX: Symphony No. 6, “The Blue Marble” 
Estimated run time: 2 hours 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


1:30-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
ADEI WORKSHOP - PERSPECTIVES: BLACK HISTORY MONTH, MUSIC, MOTHERHOOD AND THE RIGHT TO EXIST 
Black History Month would not be complete without a discussion of music and the right to exist today and throughout history. Join us as Rachel R. Citak, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law attorney, UC Law graduate, and President of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati will provide an enlightening and empoweringdiscussion on music, Civil Rights, and cultural issues today. Rachel Citak is a Constitutional Law and Civil Rights attorney. She is a graduate of UC Law and a classically-trained violinist. She serves as President of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and was recently selected to be a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Xavier University. She has authored multiple Op-Eds published and featured in the USA Today network and other publications. She has appeared as a guest expert on local and national TV and radio, including 700WLW and 55KRC. She previously served on the Board of Contributors for USAToday Network affiliate Cincinnati Enquirer (2022-2024).  
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director 
You will hear soloist from Starling Prep from ages 9 to 18 and from the collegiate Starling class performing the great violin concertos and virtuoso works with a CCM orchestra.   
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CCM Jazz Orchestra Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Jazz Orchestra Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 
• Jazz Series • 
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT 
CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 
Featuring guest artist Bruce Harris, trumpet 
CCM’s Essentially Ellington festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center, returns in full swing! The daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles, and the gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra and guest artist Bruce Harris, trumpet; visit his professional website
Estimated run time: 90 minutes  
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater  
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
• Faculty Artist Series •
Polina Bespalko, piano

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
• Guest Artist Series •
James E. Bobb, organ
CCM welcomes renowned organ interpreter and improviser James E. Bobb, who also serves as the Elliot M. and Klara Stockdal Johnson Chair in Organ and Church Music at St. Olaf College, for a special guest artist performance presented in collaboration with the sixth annual Covenant-First Presbyterian Church Organ Festival. Bobb’s program, “A World of Hymnody,” will be a celebration of congregational singing and organ repertoire from many traditions, including organ repertoire by Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Villiers Stanford, Adolphus Hailstork, Emma Lou Diemer and Pablo Bruna. Bobb will also host a master class from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church.
Estimated run time: 60 minutes
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE


Park Stickney.

Park Stickney.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 
• Guest Artist Series • 
Park Stickney, jazz harpist 
Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone; and student artist Teddy Mechley, bass 
Park Stickney makes his Cincinnati debut in a recital of his own compositions and jazz standards. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Stickney also received his PhD from Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, where his studies focused on extreme harp pedaling. He currently holds teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon and the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also frequently appears as a teacher and performer at the world’s premiere harp festivals. Learn more about his performance at CCM. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall   
Admission: FREE


A promotional graphic for The Cunning Little Vixen. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for The Cunning Little Vixen. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 1 
8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 
• Opera Series • 
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
Opera in three acts 
Composed by Leoš Janáček 
Revised version by Jiri Zahrádka 
Brian Robertson, director 
Vinay Parameswaran, guest conductor 
Based on a famous 1920s Czech comic strip, Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen explores the universal longing for youth and purpose, through the lens of philosophical reflection on the cycle of life. The Vixen, a fox, and the Forester’s intertwined stories, are reflective of the surrealist movement blossoming in the 1920’s. Their journeys share the conflict of irrational worlds, dreams and desires, weathered in the animal and human experience. Sung in Czech. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $36 adult, $20 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 2. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


A promotional graphic for Student Choreographers' Showcase. Photo/ Provided by Shauna Steele. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for Student Choreographers' Showcase. Photo/ Provided by Shauna Steele. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 1
8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 
• Dance Series • 
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE 
Shauna Steele, director 
There is something for everyone to enjoy in this performance, which features six-to-eight original works created by the next generation of choreographers from CCM Dance. Students take extra time in their already packed schedules to create works of joyful movement and thought. 
Estimated run time: 75 minutes, including an intermission. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $25 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 2. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


A promotional graphic for The Cunning Little Vixen. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for The Cunning Little Vixen. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 1 
8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 
• Opera Series • 
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
Opera in three acts 
Composed by Leoš Janáček 
Revised version by Jiri Zahrádka 
Brian Robertson, director 
Vinay Parameswaran, guest conductor 
Based on a famous 1920s Czech comic strip, Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen explores the universal longing for youth and purpose, through the lens of philosophical reflection on the cycle of life. The Vixen, a fox, and the Forester’s intertwined stories, are reflective of the surrealist movement blossoming in the 1920’s. Their journeys share the conflict of irrational worlds, dreams, and desires, weathered in the animal and human experience. Sung in Czech. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $36 adult, $20 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 2. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


A promotional graphic for Student Choreographers' Showcase. Photo/ Provided by Shauna Steele. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for Student Choreographers' Showcase. Photo/ Provided by Shauna Steele. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29
8 p.m. Friday, March 1
8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 
• Dance Series • 
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE 
Shauna Steele, director 
There is something for everyone to enjoy in this performance, which features six-to-eight original works created by the next generation of choreographers from CCM Dance. Students take extra time in their already packed schedules to create works of joyful movement and thought. 
Estimated run time: 75 minutes, including an intermission. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $25 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.

*Please note: Traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game at Fifth Third Arena at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 2. CCM audience members are encouraged to purchase parking to UC's CCM Garage in advance through the CCM Box Office (purchase available at check out). 


CCM Chamber Choir. Photo/ Mark Lyons.

CCM Chamber Choir. Photo/ Mark Lyons.

3 p.m. Sunday, March 3
• Choral Series •
THE WORD UNSPOKEN
Featuring guest ensemble Gallicantus and CCM Professional Choral Singing Fellows 
CCM welcomes Gallicantus for its first visit to Cincinnati, where the ensemble will spend a weeklong residency with students. Featuring the music of William Byrd, “The Word Unspoken” is a reference to Byrd's  Catholicism, which he kept hidden due to the politics of Tudor England. Dedicated to renaissance music and directed by Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus was nominated for a GRAMMY award in 2014 and has an impressive catalog of highly praised recordings. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, 325 W 8th St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
Tickets: Tickets available through the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains: $40 adult, $20 student at the door with student ID; visit website for details.


4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 3 
• Prep Series • 
PIANOLYMPICS 
CCM Prep sponsors an engaging and student-centered evaluation event for CCM Prep and other interested students — open to pianists of all levels. Students perform a prepared piece of their choice for a master teacher who provides written assessment and comments that are shared with each participant. This “self-competition” is focused on student growth and takes place in a public recital setting.  
Location: CCM Mary Emery Hall, Rm. 3250 
Admission: FREE; $25 registration fee for performers, learn more.


10:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 4
• Choral Series •
GALLICANTUS RESIDENCY PUBLIC LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS 
CCM welcomes Gallicantus for its first visit to Cincinnati, where the ensemble will spend a weeklong residency with students. The following events are open to the public on March 4:

  • 10:10-11:10 a.m.: Building a Singing Career
  • 12:20-1:45 p.m.: The Art of Listening
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: CCM Chamber Choir Open Rehearsal with Gabriel Crouch

Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Rooms 100 and 300
Admission: FREE


6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4
• Play Series •
CCM ACTING DOLLY AWARDS AND SENIOR SHOWCASE
Featuring the Class of 2024 
Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2024 in its exciting industry showcase prior to its professional debut in New York. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
• Choral Series •
GALLICANTUS RESIDENCY PUBLIC LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS 
CCM welcomes Gallicantus for its first visit to Cincinnati, where the ensemble will spend a weeklong residency with students. The following events are open to the public on March 5:

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: William Byrd and His World
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: The Ensemble Experience
  • 2-4 p.m.: Navigating the Performance Business with Gallicantus and Christie Starrett

Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Rooms 100 and 300
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 
• Orchestral Series • 
JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT 
CCM Concert Orchestra 
Featuring faculty artists Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet; Amy Johnson, soprano; Karen Lykes, mezzo-soprano; and Daniel Weeks, tenor 
Featuring guest artist Anna Vinnitsky, composer 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
Presented as part of the Cincinnati Jewish Music & Culture Festival, this all-star concert features CCM faculty artists and the third world premiere of the Concert Orchestra’s season — Anna Vinnitsky’s Klezmer Concerto for clarinet and orchestra. 
A. VINNITSKY: Klezmer Concerto (World premiere) 
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 
SHOSTAKOVICH: From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 
BLOCH: 
Trois poèmes juifs 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE; learn more on the Cincinnati Arts & Cultural Exchange website


10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6
• Choral Series •
GALLICANTUS RESIDENCY PUBLIC LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS 
CCM welcomes Gallicantus for its first visit to Cincinnati, where the ensemble will spend a weeklong residency with students. The following events are open to the public on March 6:

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Making Renaissance Music Come Alive: Building vivid interpretations from ancient scores with Gallicantus and CCM students, including the CCM Chamber Singers.

Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center Rooms 100 and 300
Admission: FREE


The CCM Concert Orchestra

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 
• Winds Series •
LET’S DANCE! 
CCM Wind Ensemble 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring guest artist Omar Thomas, composer 
Featuring guest ensemble Princeton High School Wind Ensemble 
Kristen Brown, conductor 
The CCM Wind Ensemble welcomes the Princeton High School Wind Ensemble and renowned composer Omar Thomas for an exhilarating night of dances and celebrations! 
GALBRAITH: Danza de los Duendes 
REED: Armenian Dances, Part 1 
BERNSTEIN: Three Dances from On the Town 
BENNETT: Suite of Old American Dances 
THOMAS: Caribana 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $15 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 
• Choral Series • 
IN PRAISE OF HARMONY 
CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Chorale 
Joe Miller and Brett Scott, music directors and conductors 
Gabriel Crouch, guest conductor 
The CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale will bring the music of Zanaida Stewart Robles, Regar, Bruckner and Rheinberger to life, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magical acoustic of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. 
Estimated run time: 1 hour and 15 minutes 
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, 325 W 8th St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
Admission: FREE


transmigration

A promotional graphic for Transmigration.

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 
7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 
7 p.m. Friday, March 8 
• Play Series • 
TRANSMIGRATION 
A Festival of Student-Created New Works 
Brant Russell and Samuel Stricklen, producers 
Nathan Flesh and Sydni Solomon, student producers 
Transmigration, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” features six teams of CCM Acting students who craft and then perform original 30-minute shows simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village. Transmigration audience members will have the opportunity to experience four different works of their choosing in one spectacular evening. 
Location: CCM Village 
Admission: FREE; ticket reservations are required.


6 p.m. Thursday, March 7
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION SENIOR SHOWCASE 
Featuring the Class of 2024 
Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior and graduate Theatre Design and Production (TDP) students as they highlight their portfolios, websites and designs in this annual event! 
Location: CCM Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300 
Admission: FREE


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7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 
• CCMpower Special Event Series • 
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE 
A CCMpower Benefit 
Created and performed by the Class of 2024 in Musical Theatre  
See and hear our musical theatre students in action at the 31st edition of the Senior Showcase, featuring the Class of 2024 prior to its New York City debut.  
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater  
Tickets: $75. Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM Development and Alumni Relations at 513-556-2100.


CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2024

Patricia Corbett Theater

7 p.m. Friday, March 8 
7 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Musical Theatre Series •
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE 
Created and performed by the Class of 2024 in Musical Theatre 
See and hear our musical theatre students in action at the 31st edition of the Senior Showcase, featuring the Class of 2024 prior to its New York City debut. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $18 adult, $15 UC Faculty/Staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student, group discounts available.


The CCM Concert Orchestra

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
• Winds Series • 
OF OUR NEW DAY BEGUN 
CCM Wind Symphony 
CCM Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring guest artist Omar Thomas, composer 
CYWE and CCM Wind Symphony share an unforgettable program of music, featuring renowned guest composer Omar Thomas and a piece by CCM alumnus Shawn E. Okpebholo (DMA Composition, '07). 
CYWE: 
THOMAS: Come Sunday 
WIND SYMPHONY: 
THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun 
OKPEBHOLO: Heritage 
MILBURN: Meditation 
THOMAS:
The Low-Down Brown Get-Down 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 Student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9
• Opera Series • 
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring students vying for tuition scholarships and monetary prizes. Choose to attend the full competition, the 10 a.m.-1 p.m. morning session or the 2-5 p.m. afternoon session — audience members can come and go as desired! 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Admission: FREE


Cincinnati Youth Choir. Photo/Provided.

Cincinnati Youth Choir. Photo/Provided.

5 p.m. Sunday, March 10 
• Ensemble-in-Residence Series • 
KEEPERS OF DREAMS 
Cincinnati Youth Choir 
Robyn Lana, music director and conductor 
Now in its 31st year, CYC will feature the CCM resident choirs performing music that celebrates its legacy of 'building tomorrow's leaders one voice at the time.' Highlights will include a new commission by Susan LaBarr, favorite repertoire, and engaging new compositions. Come and celebrate the impact CYC has had for so many seasons! 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $15 adult, $10 student, $10 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 10 
• Prep Series • 
STRINGOLYMPICS 
CCM Prep sponsors an engaging and student-centered evaluation event for CCM Prep and other interested students. StringOlympics is open to violin, viola, and cello students of all levels. Students perform a prepared piece of their choice for a master teacher who provides written assessment and comments that are shared with each participant. This “self-competition” is focused on student growth and takes place in a public recital setting.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE; $25 registration fee for performers, learn more.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 
• Composition Series •  
SONIC EXPLORATIONS 
Mara Helmuth, coordinator   
Electroacoustic and computer music works by guest, faculty and student composers. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
THE PRIMA DONNA AS TEACHER: PAULINE VIARDOT AND HER STUDENTS
Hilary Poriss, Chair and Professor of Musicology at Northeastern University
The silence surrounding 19th-century singers, particularly following retirement, is often deafening. Not only were many of their accomplishments quickly forgotten, but their voices also faded quickly into oblivion. Active just prior to the age of recording, one of the only ways that performers could ensure that their voices would continue to resonate was through their students. Pauline Viardot (1821-1911), one of the 19th-century’s most renowned divas, managed to maintain a rigorous schedule as a pedagogue as professor of singing at the Paris Conservatoire (1871-1875) and in her private studio throughout much of her adult life. In total, Viardot instructed more than 350 men and women, many of whom went on to achieve fame on the international stage (Ada Adini, Désirée Artôt, and Aglaja Orgeni are just a few). In this talk, Poriss will explore Viardot’s relationships with her singers, traces of which are scattered throughout her prolific correspondence. She will address the close connections that Viardot formed with some of her students, tracing her relationships with them through their correspondence. The image that emerges is of a teacher dedicated to perpetuating her own unique style while simultaneously encouraging a group of young artists to invent themselves anew.
Location: Baur Room  
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Saturday, March 23
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director 
You will hear soloists from Starling Prep (comprised of students ages 9 to 18) and from the collegiate Starling class performing the great violin concertos and virtuoso works with a CCM orchestra. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, March 24
• Faculty Artist Series •
DROR BIRAN STUDIO RECITAL
Students will play selections of preludes and fugues from J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier.
Estimated run time: 70 minutes
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

4 p.m. Sunday, March 24 
• Winds Series • 
PRISM 
CCM Wind Studies Ensembles 
Featuring the CCM Youth Wind Ensemble and UC Bearcat Band 
The CCM Department of Wind Studies presents our most popular annual concert! Join us for a spectacular performance of nonstop, surround-sound music in Corbett Auditorium featuring the Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Jr. CCM Youth Wind Ensemble, CCM Youth Wind Ensemble, UC Bearcat Band and more! 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 Student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


Ariel Quartet 
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Ariel Quartet.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 
•CCM String Quartet-in-Residence Series•
BEST OF BRAHMS 
Ariel Quartet 
Featuring faculty artist Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet 
The program includes one of the treasures of chamber music for strings with clarinet — the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. The performance begins with Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 and ends with Schulhoff’s String Quartet No. 1. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Tickets: $29.50 adult, $15 student, $19.75 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 
• Choral Series • 
UC CHORUSES HOMECOMING CONCERT 
Alta Petit 
Trevor Kroeger, conductor, and Liyao Yu, assistant conductor 
Juncta Juvant 
Alberto de la Paz, conductor, and Ryan Block, assistant conductor 
Cabaret Singers 
Matthew Swope, conductor 
UC Choruses return from their trip to Chicago to share a homecoming concert featuring a diverse array of texts, historical periods and composers. UC Choruses alumni are encouraged to join the choirs on stage for the singing of Set Me As a Seal and the UC Alma Mater. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


A promo graphic for Once On This Island. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promo graphic for Once On This Island. Design by Mikki Graff.

*ASL interpreting is available during the Friday, March 29 performance

8 p.m. Thursday, March 28
8 p.m. Friday, March 29* 
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30 
• Musical Theatre Series • 
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens 
Music by Stephen Flaherty 
Torie Wiggins, alumni guest director 
Casey Reed, student music director 
Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, a Caribbean-set retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid, this theatrical adaptation features music by CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, ’82). Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, and falls in love with him. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. This Tony Award-winning musical shares the epic story of a woman who travels far and wide to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. 
Estimated run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $36 adult, $20 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CCM's annual Moveable Feast, symphony orchestra performance

CCM Philharmonia. Photo/Andrew Higley

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 
• Orchestral Series • 
¡SI, SE HABLA ESPAÑOL! 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
Please note the repertoire for this performance has been updated.
Featuring Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Español and the complete score to De Falla’s humorous tale of love and intrigue under the Andalucian sun, El Sombrero de Tres Picos, (The Three-Cornered Hat). 
RAVEL:
Rapsodie Espagnole
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Español                 
DE FALLA: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (1919)
Estimated run time: 70 minutes  
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 Student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CCM Jazz Lab Band. Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Jazz Lab Band. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 
• Jazz Series • 
CCM Jazz Lab Band 
Craig Bailey, music director 
Program details TBA. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $15 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 
• Guitar Series • 
CCM Classical Guitar Ensemble 
Christopher Wilke, music director 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


A promotional graphic for Rappaccini's Daughter. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional graphic for Rappaccini's Daughter. Design by Mikki Graff.

8 p.m. Thursday, April 4 
8 p.m. Friday, April 5 
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6 
• Opera Series • 
RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER (LA HIJA DE RAPPACCINI) 
Composed by Daniel Catán 
Libretto by Juan Tovar, based on the play by Octavio Paz and the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Reduced Orchestration by Mark Robson 
Presented under license by Associated Music Publishers, Inc., copyright owners 
Robin Guarino, director
Trevor Kroeger, student conductor 
A young woman, raised among her botanist-father's poisonous plants, has developed a curious and tragic condition that causes her touch to be poisonous to all other living creatures. When a young student falls in love with her, she becomes caught between her romantic dreams and that which has made love impossible for her. Upon its premiere in San Diego (1994), Rappaccini's Daughter became the first work by a Mexican composer to be produced by a major opera house in the US. Catán’s lush score was presented in a new orchestration when CCM and Cincinnati Opera presented the work as part of the first Opera Fusion: New Works project in 2008. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $25 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
GENDERED ACTS IN COMEDY: JUNE CARTER’S VOCAL AND KINETIC PERFORMANCE IN COUNTRY MUSIC 
Stephanie Vander Wel, Associate Professor, Department of Music and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo
June Carter is typically known as a member of the country ensemble Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters as well as the self-sacrificing wife and duet partner of the iconic Man in Black, Johnny Cash. These modernist concepts of femininity linked to traditionalism and domesticity, however, have obscured Carter’s dynamic career as one of the most prominent comediennes in mid-century country music. This paper, thus, centers on Carter’s multi-faceted practices of adapting and modernizing the comedic tropes of early country music into her own performance style of the 1940s and 1960s. In a variety of media, Carter offered a kaleidoscopic array of gendered images that highlighted the kinetic and verbal excesses of the white unruly female rustic. Her strategies of aggressive and parodic vocal humor proved integral in her 1960s duets with Cash, revitalizing his failing career at the time, and broadening the expressive opportunities for other female artists, including Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.
Location: Baur Room  
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6
3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 
3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 
3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 
3 p.m. Sunday, April 28 
• Play Series • 
A co-production between Know Theatre of Cincinnati and CCM 
THE LIGHT CHASERS 
By Andrew Hungerford 
Music and Lyrics by Craig Minowa 
Jess Hutchinson and Andrew Hungerford, directors 
An epic, world-premiere theatrical adventure based upon the album Light Chasers by indie orchestral-rock band Cloud Cult. Teenage science whiz Nic is stuck on Earth with her practical mom while her beloved dreamer of a father is ten years into an improbable mission to the stars. Nic vows to defy what she’s always been told is possible to bridge lightyears, get a message to her dad, and reunite her family. The Light Chasers is a music-fueled story about finding hope in a broken world and the galactic distances we’ll go to heal. 
Content advisory: This production includes adult language. 
Location: Know Theater of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Tickets: $25-45, Thursdays-Sundays; $10 advance, free walkup Wednesdays. Tickets on sale through Know Theatre: https://www.knowtheatre.com/the-light-chasers/


7 p.m. Saturday, April 6
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director 
The superbly talented young students of the Starling Prep Project will perform works for String Orchestra and various virtuoso works.    
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 
• Orchestral and Choral Series • 
CARMINA BURANA 
CCM Concert Orchestra and CCM Chorale 
Featuring guest ensembles Seven Hills Symphony, Walnut Hills High School Orchestra and Choir, Princeton High School Orchestra, Cincinnati Youth Choir, Cincinnati Boychoir, Sound of Joy Choir, Fluidity, Thomas More University Chamber Choir, Vox Veritatis, and Young Professionals Choral Collective 
Featuring CCM student soloists Ahhyun Bark, soprano; Reed Gnepper, tenor; and Erik Nordstrom, baritone 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
Brett Scott, music director 
Shauna Steele, choreographer 
CCM ensembles and guests unite to present the magnificent Carmina Burana by Carl Orff at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, showcasing CCM Dance students performing choreography by faculty artist Shauna Steele. The performance also features the final world premiere of the Concert Orchestra’s season — a new work by CCM Composition Competition winner Andrew Strawn. 
STRAWN:
Silhouettes (World premiere) 
ORFF:
Carmina Burana 
Estimated run time: 100 minutes 
Location: Music Hall, 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
Tickets: $15 tickets available through the Cincinnati Arts Association.


4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 
• Winds Series •
SWINGING WITH TIMMERS BIG BAND
CCM Brass Choir
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally recognized Brass Choir performs selections featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
• Composition Series •
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE
A showcase of newly written music works by CCM student composers. 
Estimated run time: 1 hour  
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 
ARIEL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION WINNERS CONCERT 
Showcasing the student winners of CCM’s Chamber Music Competition.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


A promotional graphic for Little Mermaid. Photo/Dale Pickett

Photo/Dale Pickett.

8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 
8 p.m. Friday, April 12 
8 p.m. Saturday, April 13* 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 
• Dance Series • 
LITTLE MERMAID 
Inspired by the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen 
TBD, director 
Jennifer Thiemet and Cathy Petraits, guest choreographers 
Little Mermaid (or The Little Sea Maid) is a timeless tale, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s literary fairy tale. A story of hope, magic and dreams. It embodies bravery and conviction as we travel with a young mermaid as she strikes out fearlessly to discover her own story and bring her dreams to life. Set to David Arkenstone’s composition Borderlands, the ballet features original projections by CCM Lighting Design and Technology, and performances by CCM Dance majors with students from CCM Prep’s dance and theatre arts programs. 
*Meet the merfolk: Bring your costume and dress like a favorite story book character for the show! Featuring photo ops and a chance to meet merfolk from 6-7 p.m on Saturday, April 13. 
Estimated run time: 120 minutes, including intermission 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $36 adult, $20 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 
• Winds Series • 
NEW BEGINNINGS 
CCM Wind Ensemble 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Every ending is also a new beginning. Join the CCM Wind Ensemble for their final concert of the year and celebrate new beginnings to come. 
AMIS: Spring Overture 
BOULANGER: D'Un soir triste 
GRAINGER: Children’s March 
PRICE: Adoration 
TICHELI: Lux Perpetua 
TYZIK: Symphonies 
Estimated concert duration: 90 minutes 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 
• Percussion Series •
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 
• Winds Series • 
WILLIAM WINSTEAD ARTISTRY IN WIND PLAYING COMPETITION 
This annual competition is in memory of Cincinnati Symphony principal bassoonist and long-time faculty member William O. Winstead. Made possible by a bequest from Winstead’s estate, the competition is open to undergraduate and graduate music performance majors in flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn and culminates in this public performance. A jury of three professional wind players will select finalists, and winners will receive cash prizes. For more information, contact CCM Bassoon Professor Martin Garcia.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Admission: FREE


10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, April 14 
ANDREW HOWELL HORN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 
Hear performances by outstanding young horn players during the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Competition. Open to current undergraduates as well as applicants who have committed to attend CCM in 2024-25, the winner of this competition will receive a $3,000 scholarship and a solo performance opportunity. The competition is held in loving memory of Andrew Howell, an extraordinary musician and an exceptional person who passed away during his undergraduate studies as a horn major at CCM. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 
• Orchestral Series • 
BAROQUE CONCERTO EXTRAVAGANZA 
CCM Concert Orchestra 
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
VIVALDI: Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93 
BACH: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052 
HANDEL: Concerto for Harp, Op. 4, No. 6 
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major 
Estimated run time: 80 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 
AUGUSTIN HADELICH VIOLIN MASTER CLASS
Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. Known for his phenomenal technique, insightful and persuasive interpretations and ravishing tone, he tours extensively around the world. Join CCM violin students in a free master class with this acclaimed guest artist! Hadelich will also perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall on April 20 and 21. Learn more about Hadelich on his professional website.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Friday, April 19 
• Alumni Association Event • 
CCM SPEAKS: ALUMNI SHOWCASE
CCM Speaks will showcase accomplished alumni from various degree programs who will share brief and impactful stories about specific pivotal moments in their career journey. Learn more about the inaugural CCM Speaks showcase.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: Registration to attend the event will open in March 2024


CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

CCM Wind Symphony. Photo/ Mark Lyons

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19
• Winds Series • 
EMERGING LIGHT 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Featuring faculty artist Catharine Carroll Lees, viola 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring Guest Composer Joel Puckett 
Featuring guest ensemble Ryle High School Wind Symphony 
Joe Craig, conductor 
Even in the darkest of hours, we await the coming light. Join the CCM Wind Symphony for an inspiring evening of music as we celebrate the end of the year. 
BOULANGER:
D'un matin de printemps 
PUCKETT: Consortium Work, TBA 
PUCKETT:
I wake in the dark and remember 
MASLANKA: Symphony No. 8 
Estimated run time: 2 hours 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Orchestra. Photo/Mark Lyons.

CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Orchestra. Photo/Mark Lyons.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 
• Orchestral and Jazz Series • 
PHILHARMONIC JAZZ RETURNS! 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 
The Philharmonia season concludes with a long-awaited reunion with the award-winning CCM Jazz Orchestra in a performance of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis’ Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony.”  The concert opens with Gershwin’s Concerto in F, featuring the winner of the CCM piano concerto competition.
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F (1925)
MARSALIS: Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony” (2010)
Estimated run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


CCM Chamber Choir. Photo/ Mark Lyons.

CCM Chamber Choir. Photo/ Mark Lyons.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 
• Choral Series • 
THE TOWER AND THE GARDEN 
CCM Chamber Choir 
Joe Miller, music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Ken Griffiths, piano 
The Chamber Choir welcomes CCM Prof. of Collaborative Piano Ken Griffiths for Henk Badings evocative Trois Chanson Bretonnes. The choir also performs The Tower and the Garden by Greg Spears, whose operas Castor and Patience and Fellow Travelers were workshopped during Opera Fusion: New Works, CCM’s collaboration with Cincinnati Opera. With texts by Thomas Merton, Denise Levertov and Keith Garebain, The Tower and the Garden is a setting of three poems for choir and string quartet. The texts juxtapose the dangers of technological hubris (the tower) and the need for a place of refuge (the garden) in a world threatened by war and ecological disaster. 
Estimated run time: 1 hour and 15 minutes 
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208 
Tickets: 19.50 adult, $15 student, $15 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22
UC Bearcat Bands 
Christopher Nichter, music director and conductor 
Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire! 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 
UC Symphony Orchestra 
Brendan Boyle, music director and conductor 
Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


CCM Prep Ballet. Photo/Provided

CCM Prep Ballet. Photo/Provided

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 
• Prep Series • 
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT 
Tricia Sundbeck, director 
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature accomplished students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty. This culminating performance of the school-year features works choreographed by our graduating Seniors! 
Estimated run time: 75 minutes 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $19.50 adult, $10 student, $15.50 UC faculty/staff, $10 UC student, $5 CCM student; group discounts available.


10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28
HIGH SCHOOL SAXOPHONE SHOWCASE 
Co-organized by CCM's Division Head of Performance Studies and Professor of Saxophone James Bunte, and Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone Carly Hood, this Saxophone Showcase is for high school students (grades 9-12) in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Up to $500 in cash prizes will be awarded to showcase winners. The showcase will culminate with a concert, with performances by CCM students and faculty.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Admission: FREE for audience member. Participants must register in advance; contact CCM Instructor Carly Hood for details.


7 p.m. Monday, April 29
• Prep Series •
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
CCM Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE)
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
CCM Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble (Jr. CYWE) 
Richard Canter, director 
Celebrate the end of our year by joining us for an evening of inspiring performances! In partnership with CCM’s collegiate Wind Studies and Music Education, CCM Prep presents the region’s premier ensemble and musical training program for high school and middle school aged woodwind, brass and percussion students. 
Estimated run time: 90 minutes 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 
• Prep Series • 
SUZUKI STRINGS GRAND FINALE 
Joyce Grabell, director 
Suzuki Strings end-of-year performance featuring student chamber groups and large ensembles. Hear the work and progress of Suzuki students from ages 3 to 18, who will perform pieces from the Suzuki and standard repertoire. 
Estimated run time: 60 minutes 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 5 
• Prep Series • 
JAZZ SHOWCASE 
CCM Youth Jazz Orchestra, CCM Prep High School Jazz Combo, CCM Prep Middle School Jazz Explosion and CCM Prep Adult Jazz Combo 
Eric Lechliter and Brad Myers, music directors 
Join all four CCM Prep Jazz ensembles for a cross-generational celebration of America's greatest native art form — Jazz! A swinging time will be had by all as student musicians of all ages strut their stuff in an exciting Jazz showcase.  
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


Cincinnati Youth Choir. Photo/Provided.

Cincinnati Youth Choir. Photo/Provided.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5 
• Ensemble-in-Residence Series • 
JOYFUL VOICES 
Cincinnati Youth Choir  
Robyn Lana, music director and conductor 
The Cincinnati Youth Choir will commemorate a full season engaging youth and impacting the world around them. Join the resident and regional choirs as they lift their joyful voices in celebration.  
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Available through the Cincinnati Youth Choir website.


11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 
• Prep Series • 
CCM PREP MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE 
Musical Theatre Cohort Instructors: Bethany Xan Kerr, Xan Jeffery 
Musical Theater Youth Track Instructors: Xan Jeffery, Cassidy Steele, Alexa R. Glaser, Karie-Lee Sutherland 
Musical Theatre Cohort (MTC) is a year-long course where students receive immersive musical theatre training and college audition coaching in vocal technique/pedagogy, acting, and dance. Join us for this showcase during which MTC students will present their audition pieces as well as group numbers learned in class. They will be joined by the Musical Theatre Youth Track, a group of elementary and middle school students who will present numbers from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 
• Prep Series • 
CCM Jr. Strings 
Rachel Bierkan, Director, CCM Jr. Strings Orchestra 
CCM Junior Strings features the region’s premiere young string players, ages 10-14, performing a variety of traditional, contemporary, and multi-cultural string orchestra music.  
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
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
Anonymous
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

Event Programs

All of CCM's free and ticketed events will have digital programs instead of printed programs. QR codes will be displayed at events to give access to the digital programs to patrons. The programs are also accessibile through the links below. Programs for events will be shared shortly before the event date.


Calendar of All Events

Refer to the listings above for current event information. Performance dates and details are subject to change. 

CCM offers free admission to many of its performances. Some events do require purchased tickets. View a current list of ticketed performances and purchase tickets online.


Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather conditions, CCM will handle the cancellation of public events and performances as follows: if the University of Cincinnati is closed, all CCM performances and public events on that day will be cancelled.

Access campus updates, including inclement weather-related notices, through the UC Alerts system.


News and Events

1

New York Times spotlights East Coast premiere of 'Blind...

February 23, 2024

The New York Times recently featured the East Coast premiere of "Blind Injustice," an opera based on true exonerations achieved by the Ohio Innocence Project. The production opened on Feb. 16 , 2024, at Peak Performances at Montclair State University. Premiered in 2019 at Cincinnati Opera, the opera was first workshopped through Opera Fusion: New Works (OF:NW), a collaboration between Cincinnati Opera and UC College-Conservatory of Music.

2

CCM welcomes celebrated vocal ensemble Gallicantus for residency

February 22, 2024

The celebrated vocal ensemble Gallicantus will visit the UC College-Conservatory of Music from March 2-6 for a professional choral singing residency with CCM's Choral Studies program. Under the direction of Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus specializes in early and renaissance music. The group's CCM residency includes public lectures and workshops on topics ranging from the music of William Byrd to practical advice on building a career in music. Bookending the residency are two public concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati.

3

CCM Wind Symphony pays homage to the Earth in multimedia concert

Event: February 23, 2024 7:30 PM

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony presents an evening of astounding sounds and sights in "Creation of the World" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Patricia Corbett Theater Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office!

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