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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.

Ticketed Events by Genre

Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet. Photo/provided by the Ariel Quartet.

Opening Concert: 2022

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

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Porat and Beethoven

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

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Tickets are $29.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. 

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CCM Choral

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services.

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. 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Summit Country Day School Chapel, 2161 Grandin Road, Cincinnati 45208

Tickets are $25; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. 

Tickets can be purchased through the CCM Box Office until April 21. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the concert venue.

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Cincinnati Youth Choir

Cincinnati Youth Choir

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.

4 p.m. Sunday, March 13
Corbett Auditorium


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.

4 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Corbett Auditorium

Tickets are $10. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. 

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Ariel Quartet

Photo by Will Brenner.


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.

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
Corbett Auditorium

Tickets are $25.50-29.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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CCM Jazz Orchestra performs on stage

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand.

Don’t Git Sassy: The Music of Thad Jones

CCM Jazz Orchestra 
Scott Belck, music director 

**Please note: This performance is cancelled. Ticket holders affected by event cancellations have been contacted by CCM’s Box Office staff with additional information.

4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 
Corbett Auditorium

Composer's Concert

CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director

**Please note: This performance is cancelled. Ticket holders affected by event cancellations have been contacted by CCM’s Box Office staff with additional information.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10
Corbett Auditorium

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.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
Corbett Auditorium

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.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 
Corbett Auditorium

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. 

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10
Patricia Corbett Theater

Ticket prices vary; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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CCM Musical Theatre

Photo by Mark Lyons.


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.

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
Corbett Auditorium

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. Limited seating.

March 9, 11 and 12, 2022 
Patricia Corbett Theater

*Are you looking for information on the SOLD OUT CCMpower Benefit Event for the Musical Theatre Senior Showcase? Click here.

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. 

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 
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Ticket prices vary; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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opera singer

Photo by Mark Lyons.

Orpheus in the Underworld

Music by Jacques Offenbach 
Libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy

Amy Johnson, director  
Brett Scott, music director and conductor

Presented as part of the Opera d'arte Undergraduate Opera Series. 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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 
7:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6
Cohen Family Studio Theater

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 a 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. 

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 

Cohen Family Studio Theater

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.

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 
Patricia Corbett Theater

Ticket prices vary; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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CCM Philharmonia performs on stage

Photo by Joe Fuqua II/UC Creative Services.

Folk Dance, Folk Spirit

CCM Philharmonia 
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

**Please note: This performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders affected by event cancellations will be contacted by CCM’s Box Office staff with additional information.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28
Corbett Auditorium


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 
Feste Romane

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17
Corbett Auditorium

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

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11
Corbett Auditorium

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

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices are $25; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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Actors perform on stage during a play

Photo by Mark Lyons.

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.

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
Patricia Corbett Theater

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. 

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
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Ticket prices vary; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees.

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Photo provided by CCM Prep.

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. 

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Patricia Corbett Theater

Ticket prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available.

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CCM Steel Drum Band

Photo by Jay Yocis/UC Creative + Brand.

CANCELLED: A Trip to Trinidad and Back

CCM Steel Drum Band

Russell Burge, music coordinator

Please note, this performance has been cancelled.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 
Patricia Corbett Theater

CCM Wind Symphony performs on stage

Photo by Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand.

Winter Blossom

CCM Wind Symphony 
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor 
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano

*Please note: This performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders affected by event cancellations will be contacted by CCM’s Box Office staff with additional information.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29
Corbett Auditorium

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!

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18
Corbett Auditorium

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.

HOLST: Hammersmith Op. 52, Prelude and Scherzo
PUCKETT: That Secret from the River 
THOMAS: Come Sunday 

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25
Corbett Auditorium


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! 

4 p.m. Sunday, March 27
Corbett Auditorium

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. *Please note the repertoire is updated from what was previously announced.

IVES: “The Alcotts” from Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-60”  
PERSICHETTI: Psalm for Band   
SIMON: Amen! 
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
Corbett Auditorium

Ticket prices are $19.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. 

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  • Monday-Friday: 12:30-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12-4 p.m.
  • One hour prior to the start of ticketed performances.

Contact Information

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
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Advance Sales

Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each CCMONSTAGE concert and production at the discounted rate of just $5 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required. Please note that all ticketed performances at CCM are now reserved seating, so you will be required to select your seats at time of purchase.

Rush Tickets

Current CCM students also have the opportunity to attend most CCMONSTAGE events at no charge through student rush. CCM student rush tickets become available two days before each concert performance and one hour prior to the start of each theatre arts (dance, plays, musicals, opera) performance. The CCM Box Office strongly encourages students to request concert rush tickets at least 30-minutes prior to the start of each performance. CCM student rush tickets subject to availability. Tickets must be requested in person at the CCM Box Office. A valid student ID is required.

Other restrictions may apply. Inquire at the CCM Box Office for full details.

Inclement Weather Policy

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

CCM patrons that wish to receive specific ticketed event cancellation notices via email should contact the Box Office at 513-556-4183 or email


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
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
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
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