CCMOnStage Presents

philharmonia triumphant


7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, Corbett Auditorium

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.

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Musical Selections

Philharmonia Repertoire

  • Waltz from Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1877)
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Pablo Pegalajar, graduate student conductor
  • Piano Concerto in One Movement (1934) 
    Florence Price (1887-1953) 
    Lulu Liu, soloist
  • Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) Op. 40 (1899) 
    Richard Strauss 

About CCM Philharmonia

The CCM Philharmonia, under the direction of Professor and CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, is recognized as one of the world’s elite conservatory orchestras. The breadth of each season’s concert series rivals many of the world’s great performing organizations, and the Philharmonia presents a body of repertoire that encompasses more than what most conservatories venture to program. The close bond between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM’s orchestral program invigorates student conductors and instrumentalists alike, and CCM’s commitment to high standards enriches the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati. 

the flair and technique of a professional ensemble

Rafael's Music Notes


Philharmonia Roster

Mark Gibson, music director


Violin I

  • Kristine Galano, concert master
  • Yucheng Zeng, assistant concert master
  • Yasmine Bougacha
  • Sydney Ebersohl
  • Liam Gibb
  • Maalik Glover
  • Ashtin Johnson
  • Amelia Korbitz
  • Ju Young Lee
  • Maggie Niekamp
  • Jade McClellan
  • Tiffany Steinweg
  • Alayne Wegner
  • Nayoung Yang

Violin II

  • Sarah Becker, principal
  • Clara Brown
  • YuTing Chiu
  • Korah Cuff
  • Skylar Hansen
  • Mable Lecrone
  • Haotong Liu
  • Kiran Rajamani
  • Gabrielle Sewell
  • Linke Zhou
  • Zibin Zhou


  • Cristian Diaz, principal 3
  • Julius Adams, principal 1, 2
  • Brianna Barta
  • Shengyu Cao
  • Violet Huang
  • Yufeng Lin
  • Tyler McKisson
  • Javier Otalora
  • Melissa Peraza
  • Yue Qin
  • Fabio Saggin
  • Nathaniel Sendi
  • Peng-Huei Shen
  • Shelby Thompson
  • Jordan Watt


  • Matthew Shin, principal
  • Audrey Hudgins
  • Juneho Kim
  • Joe Kovac
  • Liam Maliner
  • Juneho Kim


  • Stephen Jones, principal
  • Professor Rachel Calin
  • Kim Celis
  • Peter McCutcheon
  • Amy Nickler
  • Brooks Salloum
  • Corey Watzek
  • Lydia Young


  • Youbeen Cho 2
  • Lisa Choi 3
  • Anne Leutkenhaus
  • Yian Liu 1


  • Yayi Carter 3
  • Angela Shaver
  • Ashley Miley
  • Leo De La Cruz 1
  • Laura Ruple 2


  • Caylie Vauble
  • Emily Jo Spinelli 1, 2 
  • Cameron DeLuca
  • Rachel Beil
  • Citlalmina Hernandez Toro 3


  • John Robken 1, 3
  • Yu-chuen Huang
  • Elizabeth Beeche 2
  • Zachary Elmore


  • Brady Catlett 1
  • Catherine Dowd
  • Sarah Yarbrough
  • Anthony Stanley
  • Brady Catlett
  • Taryn Lee 2
  • Brad Granville 3
  • Nick Tipsword
  • Andrew Meyers
  • Noah McCourry
  • Bri Ihasz
  • Miranda Teske


  • Kole Pantuso 1, 2
  • Antwan Hill
  • Emery Hicks
  • David Riggs
  • Ben Hunter 3
  • Andrew Jeng


  • Grant Adams
  • Jordan Rowan 3
  • Simon Jansen


  • Daniel Mentzer


  • Marie Conti
  • Joel Garza
  • Sydney Hanlon
  • Jackson Law
  • Peter Loferski
  • Zach Todd
  • Jun Zheng


  • Sara Magill
  • Mary Duplantier

Graduate Assistants

  • Xiao Geng
  • Brian McCann
  • Sophie Mok
  • Vaughn Richardson
  • Hannah Schendel


  • Rebecca Flank
  • Kristin Welke

1 Principal on Waltz from Swan Lake

2 Principal on Piano Concerto in One Movement

3 Principal on Ein Heldenleben

On stage

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May 6, 2024

Through the Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids (LINKS) program, you can donate your used band or orchestra instrument to a young musician who cannot afford to rent or purchase their own. The LINKS instrument donation drive is at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11 2024, at any Willis Music or Buddy Rogers Music location. A project of CCMpower in partnership with Willis Music and Buddy Roger’s Music, LINKS began in 1994 as the brainchild of CCM alumnus Bill Harvey (BM Music Education, 1971). The owner of Buddy Roger’s Music, Harvey wanted to fill the need for students whose parents were unable to buy, rent or borrow an instrument. The solution was to create a “recycling program” for musical instruments.


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Event: March 28, 2024 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents "Once On This Island," a Caribbean-set retelling of "The Little Mermaid," on March 28-30 at Patricia Corbett Theater. From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, ’82), the musical shares the story of one small firl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

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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
  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

General Information

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

COVID Careful

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. CCM performance venues are currently reduced to 50% capacity. 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.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

Know Your Exit

Corbett Auditorium emergency exits are located at the back left and right of the balcony level, the back left and right of the main floor level, and at the left and right at the front of the stage.

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.