CCM Guitar Series Presents



4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater

CCM Classical Guitar Orchestra

Christopher Wilke, music director

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM’s Classical Guitar program with a special concert featuring the world premiere of three new works written for the occasion, as well as a guitar orchestra made of alumni and current students. The gala also recognizes the program’s founder, Professor Emeritus Clare Callahan, with the launch of a new scholarship named in her honor to help promising young guitarists achieve their dreams.

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Musical Selections

  • Song of The Bearcats (2022) *World Premiere
    Wenbin Lyu (b. 1994)
    CCM Guitar Orchestra

  • Fandango 
    Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)
    Samaria Hill, Peter Kapourales, Timofey Kozikov, Chris Ryan, Noah Ward

  • Adoration 
    Florence Price (1899-1952)
    Peter Kapourales, Timofey Kozikov

  • Sonata for Two Guitars 
    Miguel Roig-Francolí (b. 1953) 
    Luke Jackson, Christopher Wilke
    • III. It Takes Two…
    • IV. Toccata No. 2 (with a side trip to Bali)
  • Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-92)
    Amy Brucksch, Julie Goldberg

  • Liber-Tango 
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-92)

  • Caballos en la pampa (Introducción y Milonga) 
    José Luis Merlin (b. 1952)
    Diego Godoy, CCM Prep student

  • Through a Radiant Light (2022) *World Premiere 
    Christopher Teves (b.1965)
    Amy Brucksch, Julie Goldberg, Christopher Teves

  • Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23 
    Giulio Regondi (1822-72)
    Luke Jackson

  • Hysteria 
    Matthew Bellamy (b. 1978)
    Luke Jackson

  • Estaciones Porteñas
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) 
    Murray Holland, Leighann Narum
    • III. Primavera Porteña
  • Torre Bermeja 
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Matthew Trkula

  • Lo Que Vendra 
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Duane Corn, Murray Holland

  • Danza Brasileña 
    Jorge Morel (1931-2021)
    Duane Corn, Murray Holland

  • Double Shot (2022) *World Premiere 
    Christopher Wilke (1973)
    CCM Guitar Orchestra

About CCM Classical Guitar

The study of classical guitar at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with UC through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

one of this country’s leading conservatories

The New York Times


CCM Classical Guitar Orchestra Roster

Christopher Wilke, music director 
Featuring students, alumni and friends.
  • Neil Beckmann
  • Dan Blomquist
  • Sally Bowman
  • Ryan Brann
  • Donald Broerman
  • Robert Brown
  • Amy Brucksch
  • Andrea Bustin
  • Michael Caracciolo
  • Duane Corn
  • Peter Crescimanno
  • Kevin Ebert
  • Evan Fiehrer
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Richard Goering
  • Julie Goldberg
  • Luke Grgas
  • Samaria Hill*
  • Murray Holland
  • Adam Huff
  • Luis Ianes
  • Luke Jackson
  • Peter Kapouralis*
  • Tim Kozikov*
  • James Meade
  • Bryce Mullins
  • Leighann Narum
  • David Puthoff, guest artist
  • Charles Ramsey
  • Chris Ryan*
  • Adam Satorius
  • Matthew Schroeder
  • Brian Sørensen
  • Sheri Stanley
  • Rodney Stucky, CCM Prep Guitar Teacher
  • Christopher Teves
  • Matthew Trkula
  • Noah Ward*
  • Sarah Wilke
  • Hunter Wingate
  • Andrew Wygant

*CCM student

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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
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  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
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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.

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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.

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