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Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series

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Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015.

Highlights of CCM's 2014-15 concert series include:

  • a performance of Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Timothy Lees and Ilya Finkelshteyn,
  • choral concerts celebrating the Shakespearean Quadricentennial,
  • a Wind Orchestra tribute to Leonard Bernstein,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl,
  • a joint faculty artist recital by CCM's two Naumburg gold medalists Awadagin Pratt and Soyeon Kate Lee,
  • a rare stateside performance by the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music,
  • jazz concerts celebrating the music of Ray Charles and Duke Ellington,
  • a guest artist recital by renowned pianist Stephen Hough co-presented with the Xavier University Classical Piano Series,
  • a CCM Ballet Ensemble production of Stravinsky's Les Noces,

...and much more!

Several perennial favorites are also returning this season, including the Feast of Carols holiday concert, the Steel Drum Band's annual performance, the 18th PRISM showcase and the 10th installment of PIANOPALOOZA, which celebrates the piano concerti of Rachmaninoff.

All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information. All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

New subscription and flex ticket packages go on sale Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Single tickets go on sale beginning Monday, Sept. 2, 2014. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice. Subscription and flex ticket packages are available. Please see individual listings for more information.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates. For detailed maps and directions, visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.


September

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Menahem Pressler, piano
Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet will open its 2014-15 CCM Concert Series with a performance featuring legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. Founding member and pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Pressler will join the Quartet for a performance of Brahms' majestic Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. The concert program will also include Haydn's String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; and Berg's String Quartet, Op. 3.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL I
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Timothy Lees and principal cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, soloists
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102
Featuring Timothy Lees, violin; Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19
• Orchestra Series •
BRAHMS AND TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL II
CCM Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (1880)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21
• Choral Series •
MUSIC OF THE BARD - CHORAL SETTINGS OF SHAKESPEARE I
CCM Chorale, UC Men's and Women's Choruses,
Cincinnati Children's Choir and Walnut Hills High School Ensemble
Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander
Sutton, Robyn Lana and Anthony Nims, conductors
CCM's Choral Department inaugurates the Shakespeare Quadricentennial, a two-year commemoration of the playwright's birth and death through choral music - spanning his 450th birthday this past April 23, 2014 and culminating on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death. Each choir offers a Shakespearean choral setting from the Renaissance through our own time. Featured works include Ralph Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs from A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, Matthew Harris' When Daffodils Begin To Peer from The Winter's Tale and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's Double, Double, Toil and Trouble and Verdi's Witches' Chorus from Macbeth.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25
• Wind Series •
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
The CCM Wind Orchestra celebrates the legacy of American icon Leonard Bernstein with a program featuring Slava, "Suite" from Candide, "Profanation" from Symphony No. 1, "A Simple Song" from Mass and "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
• Jazz Series •
BURNING FOR BUDDY! - A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY DRUMMER BUDDY RICH
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Join us for an exciting night of high-energy and swinging big band classics from the library of Buddy Rich's All Star band. In the words of this American icon, "Don't think it's not possible. It's very possible!"
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC student, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.

October

8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1
• Busse Fund Guest Artist Series •
Andreas Scholl, guest artist
Tamar Halperin, piano
Renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl has sung at major music festivals, opera houses and with symphony orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Salzburg Festival, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among many others. At CCM, he will sing a recital of art songs, accompanied by his wife, pianist Tamar Halperin. Some of this repertoire is featured on their recent CD release, Wanderer.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.

Supported by the Thomas W. Busse Trust
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
Prestige Event Series •
THE MIND AND MUSIC OF CHOPIN
Featuring guest artist Richard Kogan, piano and lecturer
Presented by the Friends of CCM and the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute World-renowned concert pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan takes the stage for a performance combining cherished works of Chopin with observations about the relationship between the composer's mind, his creative motivations and his music. A frequent performer with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Kogan is a Juilliard-trained pianist and an alumnus of Harvard Medical School.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Special ticket prices and limited seating. For more information, contact CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
• Orchestra Series •
AN EVENING OF MOZART AND MAHLER
CCM Philharmonia
Ulrich Nicolai, guest conductor
Mark Gibson, music director
Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in C Major
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
• Special Event Series •
CCM'S NAUMBURG GOLD MEDALISTS PIANO RECITAL
Featuring faculty artists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt
CCM presents a unique joint-recital by faculty artists and Naumburg International Piano Competition Gold Medalists Soyeon Kate Lee (first prize in 2010) and Awadagin Pratt (first prize in 1992). In existence since 1926, the Naumburg Competition is one of the most distinguished music competitions in the world. Lee's appointment to the Department of Piano now gives CCM the rare distinction of having two Naumburg Gold Medalists on faculty!
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
• Jazz Series •
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG - THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original, jazz legend and iconoclast. Mingus' music always deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and swing, yet always challenging convention and questioning authority.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
The Ariel Quartet
Grand Prize winners at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2014 recipients of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet was
recently hailed by the New York Times for its "gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire." You can experience that fire for yourself as the Quartet presents Wiesenberg's Between the Sacred and the Profane for String Quartet; Schumann's String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2; and Ravel's String Quartet in F Major, M. 35.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Ariel Quartet concert series subscription packages are also available.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24
• Wind Series •
THE AMERICAN SYMPHONY
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Nelson: Resonances I
Whitacre: October
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Featuring CCM Faculty Artist Alan Siebert, trumpet
"The American Symphony"
(from four Symphonies by American composers):
I. Giannini:
Symphony No. 3
II. Chance: "Elevato" from Symphony No. 2
III. Dahl: "Pastorale Nocturne" from Sinfonietta
IV. Barnes: "Allegro Giocoso" from Symphony No. 3
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31
• Orchestra Series •
A HALLOWEEN MENAGERIE
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
J. Strauss: Overture to Die, Fledermaus!
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Dead Animals
Rimsky-Korsakov: Fright of the Bumble Bee
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolfman
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.

November

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
• Jazz Series •
HiFi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO!
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen, drums
Experience the power and majesty of the great Stan Kenton, whose band represented the heights of orchestral jazz concert music and swinging dance music. Legendary Kenton drummer John Von Ohlen joins the band!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER/STILL I RISE - SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
UC Men's and Women's Choruses
Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton, conductors
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
Mendelssohn: Veni, Domine (from Three Motets)
Byrd: Memento salutis auctor (from Gradualia II)
Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Arr. André Thomas: John Saw duh Numbuh
STILL I RISE - SONGS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM
Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave
Arr. Hogan: I'm Gonna Sing 'Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Arr. Shaw: If I Got My Ticket Can I Ride
Arr. Jeffrey Ames: Tshotsholoza
Arr. William Powell: Gabi Gabi
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Residency •
THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
Presenting the J.S. Bach Orchestral Suites
Richard Egarr, conductor
CCM welcomes the Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music for a rare stateside performance. Reputed to be the world's leading period-instrument orchestra, the AAM will present J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suites, showcasing the musical sophistication and expressive subtleties of the Baroque era composer. Learn more about this acclaimed ensemble by visiting www.aam.co.uk.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
Prestige Event Series •
MONTEVERDI'S VESPERS OF 1610
CCM Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Orchestra
Featuring CCM Students, Faculty and Early Music Guest Artists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor
Anchoring the advent of music in the Baroque era as a large-scale masterwork, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 displays a range of lavish colors for vocal and instrumental soloists; six, seven, eight and 10-voice choral textures; and virtuosic embellishments and improvisations.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth & Sycamore Streets, Downtown Cincinnati
Tickets: $20 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Jazz Series •
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Swing into the season with CCM Jazz Ensembles' tribute to the holidays, with a special appearance by the Grinch!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.

December

8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
• Wind Series •
WAR AND PEACE
CCM Wind Orchestra
Glenn D. Price, music director and conductor
Barber: Commando March
Rautaavara: A Soldier's Mass
Gilmore: Five Folksongs for Soprano
Husa: Music for Prague 1968
Reed: Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
• Dance Series •
FALL DANCE CONCERT
CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, directors
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM's acclaimed Department of Dance with this concert of mixed repertoire. Featuring the ballets of guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members Deirdre Carberry, Andre Megerdichian and Jiang Qi.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7
Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra; UC Men's and Women's Choruses; Cincinnati Children's Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Conner Middle School, Lakota East High School and Mason High School
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Becky Bertelsen, Becky Huddilston, and Elaine Santos, conductors
Bring family and friends to CCM and welcome the December holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM's fabulous choirs and outstanding guest
choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Preparatory Department •
CCM Preparatory Ballet Company
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director
The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adults, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by both CCM and CCM Prep faculty.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children's Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children's Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tri-state area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE. This concert can also be included in a flex ticket package.


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