Performances and Public Events

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

CCMONSTAGE 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.

Update On Public Events

UC has updated its indoor masking policy to align with the CDC's recommendations for masking. Beginning on Saturday, March 12, all masking restrictions will be eliminated in all CCM spaces, so long as rates of hospitalization and transmissibility remain in the low-to-medium zones. This means masking will no longer be required in classrooms, rehearsals, performances, etc. for everyone — students, faculty, staff, campus visitors and audience members. Members of our community who prefer to continue to wear a mask when indoors or in close proximity with others for personal safety should continue to do so. Please continue to be sensitive and respectful to the needs of others as we work through this transition. Beginning on Thursday, March 31, 2022, CCM will also lift the 50% capacity limit in performance venues.

Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.

We will continue to share updates and additional information online and in future installments of our Next OnStage email newsletter.


Major Events by Month

CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Timothy Lees, violin 
Catharine Carroll Lees, viola  
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall   
Admission: FREE


RESCHEDULED to March (details will be announced on Feb. 1)

2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Jan Grüning, viola 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


MOVED to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Michael Mergen, trumpet 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21  
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
WRITING OPERA, SINGING BLACKNESS 
Naomi André, University of Michigan 
Considered a grand spectacle, opera hyper-stretches reality in ways that have proven, ironically, to be not just entertaining—but also relatable to multiple populations, including those it has traditionally excluded.  Despite the artifice (people do not sing to each other in “real life”) and considering the elitist all-white associations with the genre, the emotion, power, and energy of opera shows Black people to be fully human. If we can see past slavery and its afterlives on stage, Black folks will more likely be given a true humanity in real life off stage. We are living in a particularly momentous time in history following especially complicated politics of race relations in the US after the presidencies of Barak Obama and Donald Trump. With three big premieres in 2019 (Central Park Five, Blue, and Fire Shut Up in My Bones), the #BlackLivesMatter energies from 2020 that still continue, the number of opera companies that have newly invested in their Diversity-Equity-Inclusion work, and the Metropolitan Opera opening their 2021 season with their first opera by a Black composer—Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, we are poised in an exciting and historic way to learn new lessons about Black history, justice, and humanity from an unlikely place: opera. 
Location: Online via Zoom. Contact Professor Jeongwon Joe for information
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 *Please note new start time
MOVEABLE FEAST  
Please note that this event has been restructured to become a completely virtual event. Hosted by CCMpower, this artistic journey features online performances by CCM Musical Theatre, Opera, Piano, Dance, Philharmonia, Jazz Orchestra and Wind Ensemble as well as a previously recorded Choral concert led by Distinguished Alumnus and Professor Emeritus Earl Rivers. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes content and opportunities to virtually chat with faculty and alumni! 
Location: Presented online
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. Additional information available on the Moveable Feast website.


RESCHEDULED TO 12:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6

12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23
HIGH SCHOOL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION 
Co-organized by CCM's Division Head of Performance Studies and Professor of Saxophone James Bunte, and Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone Om Srivastava, this Saxophone Competition is for high school students (grades 9-12) in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Up to $500 in cash prizes will be awarded to competition winners. Competitors must register online at ccm.uc.edu/saxophone-competition. The competition will culminate with a winner’s concert, with performances by CCM students and faculty. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE for audience members; competitors must register in advance with a registration fee.


RESCHEDULED TO 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25
• Percussion Series •
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Performing chamber works for percussion, featuring works by alumnus Mark Saya and a premier by CCM's own Patrick Wickliffe; and, we present other compositions by Nick Hubbell, Ed Miller, John Cage, Lou Harrison, William Albright, and Thomas Albert. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


RESCHEDULED to March (details will be announced on Feb. 1)

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Ran Dank, piano 
This recital is part of a series of events that celebrate the works of composer Sofia Gubaidulina in honor of her 90th birthday. 
LISZT:
La Lugubre Gondola No. 1 
LISZT: Funérailles 
GUBAIDULINA: Piano Sonata (1965) 
LISZT:
Bénédiction de dieu dans la solitude 
LISZT: Mephisto Waltz
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Admission: FREE


POSTPONED TO TBA DATE

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27
AMPLIFIED VOICES 
Featuring guest artists Sharon Robinson and Nathaniel Heyder  
Co-created by CCM Professors Alan Rafferty and DeMarre McGill, Amplified Voices is a new series intended to promote and connect trailblazing Black artists to students and faculty. Sharon Robinson and Nathaniel Heyder will discuss the process and inspiration for Robinson’s commission of a new solo cello work by Heyder that will premiere at the Linton Chamber Music Festival! Come hear the artists discuss this process in depth and answer questions from the audience.
Location: CCM Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


CCM Philharmonia

CCM Philharmonia

CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 
• Orchestra Series • 
FOLK DANCE, FOLK SPIRIT 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
The Philharmonia opens the spring season with three works that originate from the earth and rise towards transcendence through the vitality of song and dance. 
KODÁLY:
Dances of Galanta 
GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Apu 
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


CCM Wind Symphony

CCM Wind Symphony

CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 
• Winds Series • 
WINTER BLOSSOM 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring Faculty Artist Michael Chertock, piano 
The CCM Wind Symphony performs a program that is sure to warm the soul, featuring Xi Wang’s Winter Blossom and the world premiere of Frank Proto’s Concerto for Piano and Winds with faculty artist Michael Chertock. 
SHOSTAKOVICH:
Festive Overture 
PROTO: Concerto for Piano and Winds (World Premiere) 
HAILSTORK:
An America Guernica 
WANG: Winter Blossom 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


RESCHEDULED to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27

2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 (rescheduled from original date)
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano 
This recital is part of a series of events that celebrate the works of composer Sofia Gubaidulina in honor of her 90th birthday.  
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Admission: FREE


CCM Jazz Orchestra

CCM Jazz Orchestra

CANCELLED

4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 
• Jazz Series • 
DON’T GIT SASSY: THE MUSIC OF THAD JONES 
CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 
Thad Jones’ big band music embodies the height of sophistication, the depths of hard driving swing, the relentless groove of the blues, and the beauty of a compositional style like no other. Join us for an evening celebrating the swinging music of this American jazz master. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


12:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 
• Guest Artist Series • 
MASTER CLASS WITH NICOLE CABELL, SOPRANO 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


RESCHEDULED to 2 p.m. March 12

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Alan Rafferty, cello 
Featuring faculty artists Kristin Lee, violin; Timothy Lees, violin; Catharine Lees, viola; Rebecca Barnes, viola; Sarah Kim, cello 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 
• Guest Artist Series • 
Army Field Band Clarinet Quartet 
Location
: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 
CHINATOWN V 
CCM Chamber Orchestra  
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor  
This concert features Chinese composers or music influenced by Chinese culture — showcasing works by prize-winning composers Chen Yi, a professor at the University of Missouri–­Kansas City, and Huihui Cheng, the first prize winner of the International Isang Yun Competition and winner of the Giga-Hertz Production Prize of ZKM and SWR Experimental studio. 
CHEN:
Wu Yu 
CHEN: Happy Rain on a Spring Night 
CHENG: Meng Die 梦蝶 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE

 

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena


Cohen Family Studio Theater

Promotional graphic designed by CCM Voice student Victoria Popritkin.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 
• CCM Opera d’arte – Undergraduate Opera Series • 
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD 
Music by Jacques Offenbach 
Libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy 
Amy Johnson, director 
Brett Scott, music director and conductor 
Offenbach’s operetta is a satirical retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and his journey to the underworld to save his beloved, Eurydice. In this version, Orpheus and Eurydice are unhappily married, and he reluctantly travels to the underworld in an attempt to retrieve his estranged wife from her new lover, Pluto. The comical opera features beloved music, including a popular can-can. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater  
Tickets: $10


RESCHEDULED to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 

1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
FORMENLEHRE AND THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF 20th-CENTURY CENTRAL EUROPE 
Gianmario Borio, Università di Pavia 
Guest lecturer Gianmario Borio demonstrates via archival sources the influence of Formenlehre on central European composers of the 20th century. The composers were fully aware of the theories of musical form, and one can follow on their scores how they tried to adapt certain "untouchable" principles to their new melodic-harmonic conceptions. Works to be discussed include Berg's Lyric Suite, Bartok's Fourth Quartet and Hindemith's Second Quartet. 
Location: CCM Baur Room 
Admission: FREE


12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 (rescheduled from previously announced date) 
HIGH SCHOOL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION  
Co-organized by CCM's Division Head of Performance Studies and Professor of Saxophone James Bunte, and Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone Om Srivastava, this Saxophone Competition is for high school students (grades 9-12) in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Up to $500 in cash prizes will be awarded to competition winners. Competitors must register online at ccm.uc.edu/saxophone-competition. The competition will culminate with a winner’s concert, with performances by CCM students and faculty.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Admission: FREE for audience members; competitors must register in advance with a registration fee.


8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 
• Guest Artist Series • 
Karl Pituch, principal horn of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra 
Location
: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 
• Orchestra Series • 
FROM HEAVEN II 
CCM Concert Orchestra 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Elliot Madore, baritone 
This is the second concert of our series to remember those who lost during the pandemic. CCM Voice Professor Elliot Madore performs Mahler's Rückert-Lieder. The orchestra performs Adolphus Hailstork's My Lord What a Mourning and Vaughan-Williams' Symphony No. 5, in which many of the themes were used in his unfinished opera The Pilgrim's Progress
HAILSTORK:
My Lord What a Mourning: Elegies on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
MAHLER: Rückert-Lieder 
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5 in D Major 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


Promotional graphic for Blue Stockings.

Promotional graphic for Blue Stockings.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 (preview) 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 
CCMONSTAGE: Plays • 
BLUE STOCKINGS 
By Jessica Swale 
Susan Felder, director 
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the backdrop of women’s suffrage in 1896 Britain. Tess Moffatt and the other first-year women of Girton College are determined to win the right to graduate, but little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way. The play follows them in their fight to change the future of education.   
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $32.50; student and group discounts available. Preview performance tickets start at $15.50.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9
CELEBRATING SOFIA GUBAIDULINA
Featuring piano students performing Sofia Gubaidulina’s Musical Toys and Bach preludes. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9
• Winds Series • 
INNOVATIONS 
CCM Wind Ensemble 
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor 
A concert full of artistically revolutionary repertoire that was ahead of its time!
IVES: Country Band March 
ZARE: Three Ostinatos 
PERSICHETTI: Masquerade 
MILHAUD: Suite Française 
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


CCM Jazz Lab Band.

CCM Jazz Lab Band.

CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 
• Jazz Series • 
COMPOSER’S CONCERT 
CCM Jazz Lab Band 
Craig Bailey, music director 
Enjoy modern jazz music composed and arranged by Craig Bailey and his friends around the world. Compositions from Bobby Watson, Michael Phillip Mossman, Tim Armacost, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Sy Johnson, Don Sickler and others. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 (note this performance time has been rescheduled from what was originally announced)
• Winds Series • 
CLASSICS OLD AND NEW 
CCM Chamber Winds 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
MOZART: Selections form Cosi fan Tutte 
McCABE: Symphony for 10 Wind Instruments 
MOZART: Serenade in C Minor, K. 388 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 
• Winds Series • 
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE 
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


CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE 
A showcase of music by CCM student composers. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 (rescheduled from original date) 
• Faculty Artist Series •  
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall   
Admission: FREE


CCM Philharmonia

CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 
• Orchestra Series • 
CARNIVAL! 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
The CCM Philharmonia returns in full force with a varied program of orchestral masterworks, beginning with the music of a rising star and CCM Alumnus Shawn Okpebholo, followed by Stravinsky's glittering score to Petrouchka and concluding with the deeply personal Symphony No. 3 in F Major of Johannes Brahms.     
SHAWN OKPEBHOLO: Kutimbua Kivumbi (Stomp the Dust!
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1911 version)  
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 
RESPIGHI: Feste Roman 
Location: Corbett Auditorium   
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 7 or 8 p.m. (TBD) on Thursday, Feb. 17 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena.


Promotional graphic for L'amant Anonyme.

Promotional graphic for L'amant Anonyme.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 
CCMONSTAGE: Opera • 
L’AMANT ANONYME (THE ANONYMOUS LOVER
Music by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges 
Libretto by Stéphanie Félicité de Genlis 
Caleb Glickman, conductor 
Alison Pogorelc, director 
This chamber opera tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has sworn to resist love and romance. Much to her chagrin, she receives letters and gifts from a secret admirer who is later revealed to be Valcour, her friend who has hidden his true feelings for years. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $23.50; student and group discounts available.

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 7 or 8 p.m. (TBD) on Thursday, Feb. 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena


1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
THE MINOR-MAJOR: SCHEMA THEORY, PHRASE STRUCTURE AND MUSICAL FORM 
John Rice, guest lecturer 
The Minor-Major schema occurs when a statement in the minor is immediately repeated in the relative major. The Minor-Major schema suggests some intriguing questions about phrase structure and form. Should we think of manifestations of this schema as periods? How does music that begins with a move away from the tonic handle the opening material when it returns later in a movement? In surveying the use of the Minor-Major from Corelli to Beethoven, John Rice will suggest some answers to these and other questions.  
Location: CCM Baur Room 
Admission: FREE


CCM Wind Symphony

CCM Wind Symphony

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 
• Winds Series • 
POPS: SUMMON THE HEROES 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Terence Milligan, conductor emeritus 
Featuring faculty artist Michael Mergen, trumpet 
The CCM Wind Symphony performs an inspiring program of popular works, featuring movie soundtrack classics alongside well-known wind band repertoire. Featuring Faculty Artist Michael Mergen, trumpet, this performance includes works by John Williams, John Phillip Sousa, Gustav Holst and more! 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available


10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 
• Guest Artist Series • 
MASTER CLASS WITH NATHAN LAUBE, ORGAN  Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 
• Starling Series • 
STARLING SHOWCASE 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director 
Aik Khai Pung, conductor  
Featuring pre-college violinist Erica Nam on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and CCM senior KayCee Galano on Béla Bartók's second Violin Concerto. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Michael Mergen, trumpet 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena


RESCHEDULED to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24

3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE BICENTENNIAL OF JEWISH LIFE IN CINCINNATI
Hosted by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein and Author/Historian Rabbi Ken Kanter
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre and Voice students accompanied by piano
CCM helps commemorate the bicentennial of the Jewish community in Cincinnati with a special sing-along concert featuring popular songs by Jewish composers and lyricists. From Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz, enjoy several marvelous CCM singers, accompanied by piano, as they join CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein and author/historian Rabbi Ken Kanter in tracing the significant historical dates of the Jewish community in Cincinnati with hit songs. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena


3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 
• Guest Artist Series • 
RECITAL WITH NATHAN LAUBE, ORGAN 
Location
: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Admission: FREE


Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •   
OPENING CONCERT 2022 
Ariel Quartet  
CCM’s acclaimed String-Quartet-in-Residence opens its 2022 concert series with Béla Bartók’s penultimate quartet and W.A. Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15.
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 5  
W.A. MOZART: String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall  
Tickets: $29.50; student and group discounts available.


12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 
GUEST LECTURE
Iris ter Schiphorst, visiting composer and Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition jury member  
Location:
Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 (rescheduled from previously announced date) 
• Percussion Series • 
CCM Percussion Ensemble 
James Culley, music coordinator 
Performing chamber works for percussion, featuring works by alumnus Mark Saya and a premier by CCM's own Patrick Wickliffe; and, we present other compositions by Nick Hubbell, Ed Miller, John Cage, Lou Harrison, William Albright, and Thomas Albert.  
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24
• Guest Artist Recital •  
THE MUSIC OF IRIS TER SCHIPHORST  
CCM Chamber Orchestra and guests  
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor   
Featuring music by Iris ter Schiphorst, visiting composer and Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition jury member 
This recital features Schiphorst’s The Fall of the House of Usher, Sometimes II, Dislokationen II , Ballade für einen Buldozer, Hi Bill and Vielleicht gestern, presented with film and electronics in a multimedia superfest! Reception to follow in the CCM Baur Room.  
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater  
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 
• Guest Artist Recital • 
THE MUSIC OF IRIS TER SCHIPHORST 
CCM Chamber Orchestra 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor  
Featuring music by Iris ter Schiphorst, visiting composer and Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition jury member 
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 
• Guest Artist Series • 
MASTER CLASS WITH ICARUS QUARTET
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 
CHEN YI AND CCM COMPOSERS
CCM Chamber Orchestra  
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor   
Alongside composer Chen Yi, this concert features world premiere by current CCM student Jacob McFarland and a new work by Jay Mobley. 
CHEN: Wu Yu 
CHEN: Happy Rain on a Spring Night 
MOBLEY: Flip a Coin 
MCFARLAND: 72 Hours 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater  
Admission: FREE


9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26
FOURTH ANNUAL COVENANT-FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ORGAN FESTIVAL: MASTER CLASS
Featuring guest artist Bruce Neswick, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 
• Guest Artist Series •  
icarus Quartet  
New works for two pianos and two percussionists including the premier of faculty artist Douglas Knehans’s Transparent Waves
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater  
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 
• Starling Series •  
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director  
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project on Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor and Schumann’s Piano Quintet. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE

Please note that traffic around campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game scheduled at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena


2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 (rescheduled from original date) 
• Faculty Artist Series •  
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano  
This recital is part of a series of events that celebrate the works of composer Sofia Gubaidulina in honor of her 90th birthday.   
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall   
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27
FOURTH ANNUAL COVENANT-FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ORGAN FESTIVAL: RECITAL
Featuring guest artist Bruce Neswick, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Location: Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 
• Faculty Artist Series •   
Kristin Lee, violin  
Dror Biran, piano   
DEBUSSY: Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 148  
FAURÉ: Sonata No. 1 in A Major 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall    
Admission: FREE


RESCHEDULED to Feb. 15

2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin 
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Dror Biran, piano 
J. S. BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


A promotional image for Pippin. Designed by Mikki Graff.

A promotional image for Pippin. Designed by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 
2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 
CCMONSTAGE: Musicals • 
PIPPIN 
Book by Roger O. Hirson 
Music and Lyrics by Steven Schwartz 
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow 
Originally directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse 
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus 
Theo Ending Originally Conceived In 1998 by Mitch Sebastian 
Eric Santagata, director 
Katie Johannigman, choreographer 
Roger Grodsky, musical director 
With an infectiously unforgettable score, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $35.50-$39.50; student and group discounts available.

*Some of the performers in our upcoming production of Pippin will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. Read more about CCM's mask policy.


1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, March 4
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5
MTMS STUDENT CONFERENCE: NEW APPROACHES IN MUSIC THEORY AND MUSICOLOGY 
CCM’s Music Theory and Musicology Society hosts its ninth biennial student conference designed to engage both UC students and students from other institutions in the broad field of music scholarship. The hybrid-format conference features keynote speakers Julianne Grasso (University of Texas at Austin) and Imani Mosley (University of Florida) and student paper presentations. This year’s conference also includes two workshops led by CCM ethnomusicologists Stefan Fiol and Scott Linford. Register online to participate in the conference
Location: Baur Room and online  
Admission: Free; registration is required.


2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 (rescheduled from previously announced date) 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Ran Dank, piano 
This recital is part of a series of events that celebrate the works of composer Sofia Gubaidulina in honor of her 90th birthday. 
LISZT:
La Lugubre Gondola No. 1 
LISZT: Funérailles 
GUBAIDULINA: Piano Sonata (1965) 
LISZT:
Bénédiction de dieu dans la solitude 
LISZT: Mephisto Waltz 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED

5 p.m. Sunday, March 6 
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Jan Grüning, viola 
REGER: Suite for Viola Solo in G Minor, Op. 131d 
STRAVINSKY:
Élégie 
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED

7 p.m. Sunday, March 6 
• Choral Series • 
AN ENGLISH RENAISSANCE SAMPLER  
Vox Antiqua 
Brett Scott, Matthew Peattie and Michael Unger, music directors and conductors  
Featuring faculty artist Christopher Wilke, lute 
Featuring works by William Cornysh, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and John Dowland. 
Location: Christ Church Cathedral Centennial Chapel, 318 East Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Admission: FREE


6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 
THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION SENIOR SHOWCASE 
Come see the spectacular work of CCM’s talented senior Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) students as they highlight their portfolios, websites and designs in this annual event!
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300  
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8
AMPLIFIED VOICES
Featuring guest artist Quinton Morris
Co-created by CCM Professors Alan Rafferty and DeMarre McGill, Amplified Voices is a new series intended to promote and connect trailblazing Black artists to students and faculty. The second event of the season features Dr. Quinton Morris — violinist, educator, entrepreneur, radio host and filmmaker. Dr. Morris will speak about his work as the founder of Key to Change, , a nonprofit focused on inspiring underserved youth through world-class music instruction and supporting their development as self-aware leaders.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center at the University of Cincinnati 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 
• Orchestra Series • 
THE RUSSIAN NATIONALISTS 
CCM Concert Orchestra 
Aik Khai Pung, music director 
Mark Gibson, conductor 
Featuring a world premiere by Meng Wang, the winner of the 2020 CCM Composition Competition. 
WANG: 
From Here To A Star (World premiere) 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:
Fantasia on Two Russian Themes 
TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin 
STRAVINSKY: “Divertimento” from The Fairy’s Kiss 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
GUEST LECTURE 
Colin Matthews, visiting composer and Alexander Zemlinsky Prize
for Composition jury member  
Location:
Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


A promotional image for Transmigration. Designed by Rachel Jones.

A promotional image for Transmigration. Designed by Rachel Jones.

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 
7 p.m. Friday, March 11 
TRANSMIGRATION 2022 
A Festival of Student-Created New Works 
Brant Russell, producer 
Rachel Jones and Patrick Koshewa, co-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.

  • The Doghouse - The Good, the Bad, and the Ruff
  • 404 Play-Not-Found - Connection Interrupted
  • K.I.D.S. - Korrupt Individuals Destroy Society
  • Xmas - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 6:23 ESV
  • QUIET! The Kids Are Talking - How much chaos can this family handle?
  • Up Yours! - Put a sock in it

Location: CCM Village 
Admission: FREE; tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved through the CCM Box Office

*Some of the performers in our upcoming production of Transmigration will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. Read more about CCM's mask policy.


CCM Jazz Orchestra

CCM Jazz Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
• Jazz Series • 
THE MUSIC OF CHICK COREA 
CCM Jazz Lab Band  
Craig Bailey, music director  
A concert of compositions by the great late Chick Corea, featuring a high-energy musical journey into his artistry. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available


CCM Jazz Orchestra

Patricia Corbett Theater

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE 
Created and performed by the Class of 2022 in Musical Theatre 
See and hear our musical theatre students in action at the 30th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2022 prior to its New York City debut. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $18; student and group discounts available.

*Some of the performers in our upcoming production of the Musical Theatre Senior Showcase will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. Read more about CCM's mask policy.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
• Winds Series • 
THE ROMANTICS 
CCM Chamber Winds  
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor  
MILHAUD: Dixtuor, “Little Symphony No. 5” 
ELLERBY: Divertimento 
GIPPS: Seascape 
REINECKE: Octet, Op. 216 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 
• Guest Artist Series • 
THE MUSIC OF COLIN MATTHEWS 
Colin Matthews, visiting composer and Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition jury member  
Featuring Marta Aznavoorian, piano; and guest artists the Lincoln Trio and Beo String Quartet 
Showcasing Matthews’ Eleven Studies in Velocity, Three Enigmas, String Quartet No. 2, Nowhere to Hide and Hidden Agendas. Reception to follow in the CCM Baur Room. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10
CCM MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR SHOWCASE 
A CCMpower Benefit 
Created and performed by the Class of 2022 in Musical Theatre 
See and hear our musical theatre students in action at the 30th edition of the “Not Famous Yet” showcase, featuring the Class of 2022 prior to its New York City debut. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: Special ticket pricing and limited seating. For more information, call CCM Development and Alumni Relations at 513-556-2100.

*Some of the performers in our upcoming production of the Musical Theatre Senior Showcase will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. Read more about CCM's mask policy.


1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
FORMENLEHRE AND THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF 20th-CENTURY CENTRAL EUROPE 
Gianmario Borio, Università di Pavia 
Guest lecturer Gianmario Borio demonstrates via archival sources the influence of Formenlehre on central European composers of the 20th century. The composers were fully aware of the theories of musical form, and one can follow on their scores how they tried to adapt certain "untouchable" principles to their new melodic-harmonic conceptions. Works to be discussed include Berg's Lyric Suite, Bartok's Fourth Quartet and Hindemith's Second Quartet. 
Location: CCM Baur Room 
Admission: FREE


CCM Philharmonia

CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 
• Orchestra and Choral Series • 
WOMEN LOST, FORGOTTEN, CELEBRATED 
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale 
Mark Gibson and Joe Miller, music directors 
Featuring student artists Xiao Geng and Hannah Schendel, conductors 
Featuring faculty artist Gwendolyn Coleman, soprano 
The Philharmonia welcomes CCM Director of Choral Studies Joe Miller to the podium with a program honoring women through the healing power of the human voice. 
LOUISE FARRENC: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 36 
HARBISON:
Mirabai Songs 
POULENC: Stabat Mater 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 
OPERA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 
Experience tomorrow’s opera stars today as CCM hosts its prestigious national competition, featuring current and newly admitted students vying for tuition scholarships and cash awards. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Saturday, March 12
• Faculty Artist Series •
Alan Rafferty, cello 
Featuring faculty and guest artists Timothy Lees, violin; Philip Marten, violin; Catharine Lees, viola; Rictor Noren, viola; and Sarah Kim, cello 
From Antonin Dvorak to William Grant Still, tracing Dvorak’s nationalism and his influence on American composers.  Program to include Dvorak’s Sextet, “American” String Quartet and music by William Grant Still.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, March 13
• Faculty Artist Series • 
Titus Underwood, oboe 
Titus Underwood will explore the repertoire of Black composers and their valuable contributions to the classical music canon, featuring works by James Lee III, Fred Onovwerosuoke, Ulysses Kay and others. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


Cincinnati Youth Choir.

Cincinnati Youth Choir.

4 p.m. Sunday, March 13 
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence • 
WE ARE NOT ALONE 
Cincinnati Youth Choir 
Robyn Lana, music director 
After nearly 18 months singing almost entirely remotely, the youth of CYC discovered many things that are important: supportive and welcoming friendship, family and the traditions and legacies they create, growing our musical art in unique ways. Share the special 29th anniversary concert with current CYC singers. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $10


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator
Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 
• Winds Series • 
A TIME AND PLACE 
CCM Wind Ensemble  
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor  
The CCM Wind Ensemble performs works depicting a vivid time and place in history or in our personal lives. 
GALBRAITH: 
Febris Ver 
SCHWANTNER: In Evening’s Stillness 
HESKETH: Masque 
MASON: Soul to Soul 
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 
CCM ACTING SENIOR SHOWCASE PREMIERE 
Watch performances by CCM Acting’s Class of 2022 on the big screen! After the screening, CCM presents the 19th annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence by students and alumni in the Acting Department. An alumnus is chosen each year for special recognition with the Julia Winter Cohen Career Excellence Award Winner. Our honoree this year is HIT THE LIGHTS Theater Co., a quintet of artists based in New York, including four CCM Acting alumni: Casey Scott Leach (BFA '10), Mikayla Stanley (BFA, '11), Kristopher Dean (BFA '12) and Claron Hayden (BFA '12).  
Location: Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220  
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 
THE SOUND OF BRASS 
CCM Chamber Orchestra  
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor  
TOWER: Elegy, for Trombone and String Quartet 
BUTTERWORTH: Romanza for Horn and String Quartet 
SAINT-SAËNS: Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, Op. 65 
PAASCH: Little Concerto in C for Tuba  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


1:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series • 
Martha Feldman, Ferdinand Scheville Distinguished Service Professor of Musicology at the University of Chicago 
This talk explores discourses and practices surrounding transgenderism to invite new ways of conceiving early modern castrated singers onstage and off. Although the cultural values and conditions of castrati cannot be assimilated to those of trans singers, thinking about the castrato / trans adjacently nevertheless exposes cracks in our presuppositions about the ontologies, aesthetics, and even social structures in which castrati were embedded. How might the transgender phenomenon, seen across centuries, inflect our understandings of gender fluidity and vocal fluidity? How might it press us to reconsider such rigid dichotomies as gender facts vs. gender “assignments,” gender representation vs. gender embodiment, and patriarchal representations vs. liberatory ones bound up in notions of becoming (becoming human, becoming the self, discovering one’s true voice)? This lecture attempts to address these questions through trans singers’ thoughts about bodies and voices, concepts of fugitivity from Fred Moten and the Black radical tradition, and trans philosophies of biopolitics, especially by Paul Preciado. Contact Professor Jeongwon Joe for information
Location: Online via Zoom. Contact Professor Jeongwon Joe for information
Admission: FREE


CCM Wind Orchestra

CCM Wind Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 
• Winds Series • 
COME SUNDAY 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Timothy Northcut, tuba 
Featuring Lakota West High School Symphonic Winds 
Andrew Carr, guest conductor 
The CCM Wind Symphony performs an exciting program of music, featuring a newly commissioned work by Augusta Read Thomas, Joel Puckett’s stunning Adagio Symphony and Omar Thomas’ thrilling Come Sunday. *Please note the repertoire is updated from what was previously announced.
READ THOMAS: Crackle 
HOLST: Hammersmith, Op/ 52, Prelude and Scherzo
PUCKETT: That Secret from the River   
THOMAS: Come Sunday   
Location: Corbett Auditorium   
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


CCM Jazz Orchestra

CCM Jazz Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 
• Jazz Series • 
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT 
CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 
Featuring guest artist Camille Thurman, saxophone 
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 with Camille Thurman, who appears regularly with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


CCM Winds

CCM Winds

4 p.m. Sunday, March 27 
• Winds Series • 
PRISM 
CCM Wind Studies Ensembles 
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the 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 Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Brass Choir, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, UC Bearcat Band and more! 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 
• Choral Series • 
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses  
Gregory Miller and Reina Dickey, music directors and conductors  
Join the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses for an exciting evening of choral music, conducted by CCM Choral Studies graduate conductors. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence • 
PORAT AND BEETHOVEN 
Ariel Quartet 
The ensemble closes its 2021-22 concert series at CCM with Matan Porat’s Four Ladino Songs, commissioned through CCM by Ann and Harry Santen, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10. 
PORAT:
Four Ladino Songs 
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Tickets: $29.50; student and group discounts available.


A promotional image for Galileo Galilei. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional image for Galileo Galilei. Design by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 
CCMONSTAGE: Opera • 
GALILEO GALILEI 
An Opera by Philip Glass 
Libretto by Mary Zimmerman 
With Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein 
Music by Philip Glass 
Aik Khai Pung, conductor 
Greg Eldridge, director 
As Galileo nears the end of his life, he reflects on the major milestones that defined him and his legacy – his trial for heresy, his scientific discoveries and the loss of his beloved daughter. Drawn from the letters and publications of one of history’s greatest minds, this opera journeys through the life of the father of modern astronomy, offering a complex meditation on the intertwining of art and science and the cyclical nature of existence. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $39.50; student and group discounts available.


A promotional image for Galileo Galilei. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional image for Galileo Galilei. Design by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 
CCMONSTAGE: Opera • 
GALILEO GALILEI 
An Opera by Philip Glass 
Libretto by Mary Zimmerman 
With Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein 
Music by Philip Glass 
Aik Khai Pung, conductor 
Greg Eldridge, director 
As Galileo nears the end of his life, he reflects on the major milestones that defined him and his legacy – his trial for heresy, his scientific discoveries and the loss of his beloved daughter. Drawn from the letters and publications of one of history’s greatest minds, this opera journeys through the life of the father of modern astronomy, offering a complex meditation on the intertwining of art and science and the cyclical nature of existence. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $39.50; student and group discounts available.


12 p.m. Saturday, April 2 
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 2021-22, 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. Tuesday, April 5 
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE 
A showcase of music by CCM student composers. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 
Classical Guitar Ensemble 
Christopher Wilke, director 
Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


A promotional image for Sunday in the Park with George. Design by Mikki Graff.

A promotional image for Sunday in the Park with George. Design by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 
2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 
CCMONSTAGE: Musicals • 
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE 
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Book by James Lapine 
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine 
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin 
Originally Produced on Broadway by The Shubert Organization and Emanuel Azenberg 
By arrangement with Playwrights Horizons, Inc. New York City which produced the original production of "Sunday in The Park With George" in 1983. 
Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer 
Julie Spangler, musical director 
Inspired by the painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of enigmatic painter Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $29.50; student and group discounts available.


CCM Steel Drum Band

CCM Steel Drum Band

CANCELLED

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 
• Percussion Series • 
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK 
CCM Steel Drum Band 
Russell Burge, music coordinator 
An annual favorite! CCM’s Steel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 
• Starling Series • 
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director  
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CCM Jazz Orchestra

CCM Jazz Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 
• Jazz Series • 
BLUES AND MORE BLUES 
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band 
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors 
Featuring guest artists Derrick Gardner, trumpet, and Lewis Nash, drums 
Groove to the sounds of the Blues in various forms, showcasing the music Derrick Gardner, Craig Bailey and other notable jazz composers and arrangers. 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater  
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12
ARIEL CHAMBER COMPETITION WINNERS CONCERT
Showcasing the student winners of CCM’s Chamber Competition. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


CANCELLED

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 
Featuring CCM student artists performing works for piano and a variety of other instruments. 
Location: Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 
• Winds Series • 
CARMINA BURANA 
CCM Wind Ensemble  
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor  
The CCM Wind Ensemble performs their final concert of the academic year featuring a CCM student soloist on tuba and a transcription of the masterpiece Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. 
ALDRIDGE:
On Parade, “Quick March” 
MASLANKA: 
Requiem 
BROUGHTON: Tuba Concerto 
ORFF: 
Carmina Burana 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


Promotional graphic for Giselle. Design by Mikki Graff.

Promotional graphic for Giselle. Design by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16
2 p.m. Sunday, April 17 
CCMONSTAGE: Dance • 
GISELLE 
Composed by Adolphe Adam 
Deirdre Carberry and Shauna Steele, directors 
Featuring guest artists Jace Pauly, Cincinnati Ballet; and Antonio White, independent artist 
One of the most romantic and beloved ballets, Giselle is proof of the strength of the human heart, love's triumph over treachery and betrayal, and the power of redemption and forgiveness. It premiered at the Theatre de L’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris on June 28, 1841. The story was written by Theophile Gautier, based on a theme by Heinrich Heine. Giselle, a peasant girl, goes mad and ultimately dies of a broken heart when Albrecht, an aristocrat, deceives and betrays her. Although Giselle becomes a Wili upon her death she fights to protect her beloved from the other Wilis and Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, who has ordered Albrecht to be danced to death. Albrecht survives the dance of death through Giselle’s love as she dances to sustain him until the first light of dawn breaks the Wilis power. 
Location: Corbett Auditorium  
Tickets: $25.50-$29.50; student and group discounts available.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14
• Guest Artist Recital •
Leelanee Sterrett, horn
Location: CCM Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 
• Winds Series • 
DVORAK AND FRIENDS 
CCM Chamber Winds  
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor  
DVORAK: Selections from Slavonic Dances 
JACOB: Divertimento in E-flat 
BALLOU: Suite 
DVORAK: Serenade in D Minor, Op. 24 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Saturday, April 16 
• Starling Series • 
Starling Chamber Orchestra 
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director  
Showcasing Starling violin students from the college and pre-college programs.  
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, April 17
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 
Featuring CCM student artists performing chamber music pieces for winds. 
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 
• Winds Series • 
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE 
CCM Brass Choir 
Timothy Northcut, music director and conductor  
CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs classical, popular and folk 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


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 
VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC 
CCM Chamber Orchestra 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor 
Gwendolyn Coleman, artistic director 
ARGENTO: Six Elizabethan Songs 
SCHUBERT:
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen 
VIVALDI: Par che tardo oltre il costume, RV 662  
BRITTEN: Canticle II, “Abraham and Isaac” 
ROSSINI:
Duetto buffo di due gatti 
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 
• Orchestra Series • 
BEETHOVEN MASS IN C MAJOR 
CCM Concert Orchestra and CCM Chorale 
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor​ 
Featuring guest choir Musica Sacra
Brett Scott, conductor 
The annual collaboration of CCM Concert Orchestra and CCM Chorale presents Beethoven’s Mass in C major. This concert also features a world premiere of the 2021 winner of the CCM Composition Competition, Wenbin Lyu. 
LYU:
Turbulent Mind (World premiere) 
BEETHOVEN: Mass in C major 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


Promotional graphic for The Burials. Design by Mikki Graff.

Promotional graphic for The Burials. Design by Mikki Graff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 
2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 24 
CCMONSTAGE: Plays • 
THE BURIALS 
By Caitlin Parrish 
Richard Hess, director 
The Burials tells the all-too-common story of a shooting rampage in an American high school. In the wake of the shooting, survivors and family members search for healing as they are thrust into the national spotlight by social media and news outlets. The play examines the struggles between the need for civic responsibility and personal freedom in an America intent on avoiding solutions to problems at the cost of those closely affected — American youth. Content advisory: For mature audiences. The play includes depictions of gun violence. 
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


CCM Wind Symphony

CCM Wind Symphony

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 
• Winds Series • 
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 
CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring the Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble 
Richard Canter, conductor 
The CCM Wind Symphony performs a thrilling season finale program, culminating in Modest Mussorgsky’s monumental classic Pictures at an Exhibition
WOLFE: ZigZag
IVES: “The Alcotts” from Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-60” 
PERSICHETTI: Psalm for Band 
SIMON:
Amen! 
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


CCM Philharmonia

CCM Philharmonia

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 
• Orchestra Series • 
SEASON FINALE: PHILHARMONIA TRIUMPHANT! 
CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor 
In honor of CCM’s student artists, their talent and their intrepid spirit, we close with one of the summits of the literature, Richard Strauss’ paean to the heroism of the musical life, Ein Heldenleben
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Waltz” from
Swan Lake 
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto 
STRAUSS:
Ein Heldenleben 
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available.


CCM Chamber Choir

CCM Chamber Choir

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
• Choral Series • 
HOW TO GO ON 
CCM Chamber Choir 
Joe Miller, music director and conductor
Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by the New York Times for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies.” Her poignant work How To Go On is the cornerstone of this program, with other works by John Taverner, John Cage, Eric Whitacre and Jaakko Mantyjarvi. With this concert, we remember those whom we have recently lost. 
Location: Summit Country Day School Chapel, 2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati 45208
Tickets: $25; student and group discounts available. Tickets can be purchased through the CCM Box Office until April 21. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the concert venue.


1 p.m. Sunday, April 24
WILLIAM WINSTEAD WIND PLAYING COMPETITION
The inaugural 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. Learn more
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall 
Admission: FREE


POSTPONED to TBA date

3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE BICENTENNIAL OF JEWISH LIFE IN CINCINNATI 
Hosted by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein and Author/Historian Rabbi Ken Kanter Featuring CCM Musical Theatre and Voice students accompanied by piano 

CCM helps commemorate the bicentennial of the Jewish community in Cincinnati with a special sing-along concert featuring popular songs by Jewish composers and lyricists. From Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz, enjoy several marvelous CCM singers, accompanied by piano, as they join CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein and author/historian Rabbi Ken Kanter in tracing the significant historical dates of the Jewish community in Cincinnati with hit songs.   
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater 
Admission: FREE 


7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 
UC Bearcat Bands 
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 27 
UC Symphony Orchestra 
Aik Khai Pung, artistic director  
Kin Szeto, 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 Youth Ballet

CCM Prep Youth Ballet

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement • 
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT  
Tricia Sundbeck, director  
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.  
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater   
Tickets: $19.50; student and group discounts available.


Cincinnati Youth Choir.

Cincinnati Youth Choir.

4 p.m. Sunday, May 1 
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence • 
METAMORPHOSIS 
Cincinnati Youth Choir 
Robyn Lana, music director  
Cincinnati youth were not stopped by a pandemic. They each found ways to grow and bloom. As we complete our first full season return to choral artistry, we will celebrate individual and group accomplishments and how our youth have excelled as we look to the future.
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Tickets: $10


7 p.m. Monday, May 2 
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement • 
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and CYWE Chamber Ensembles  
Ann Porter and Kevin Michael Holzman, conductors 
The area’s most talented high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.  
Location: Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement • 
Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble and CYWE Symphonic Band 
Rick Canter and Thomas Gamboa, conductors  
The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.   
Location:
Corbett Auditorium 
Admission: FREE


3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement • 
Cincinnati Junior Strings  
Rachel Bierkan, director  
Cincinnati Junior Strings features the area’s premiere 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
ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor
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. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+
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
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
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsor
Richard E. Thornburgh
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Sandra & Stephen Joffe
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Prestige AV & Creative Services
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
Rhinegeist Brewery
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021

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