A MOVEABLE FEAST Returns to CCM Tonight

A MOVEABLE FEAST Returns to CCM Tonight

Cincinnati's premier fundraiser returns in early 2015 when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents "A Moveable Feast!"

Hosted by the Friends of CCM volunteer organization, this unique benefit event showcases students from all corners of CCM in an evening of live entertainment and by-the-bite cuisine. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, and this year's "Feast" celebrates the theme: ONECCM: UnCompromising Excellence.

A star-powered showcase of CCM's world-class performing and media arts programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights throughout CCM Village.

Guests can plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, including Jazz,Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Drama, Dance, Harpsichord and Saxophone, Choraland Orchestra performances, along with tours of CCM's Electronic Media facilities, Lighting Designlabs and other backstage areas. Back by popular demand, this year's artistic menu also includes performances by CCM's Steel Drum Band and artists-in-residence the Ariel Quartet.

New for 2015, A Moveable Feast will offer up suggested "Artistic Tracks" for patrons to follow throughout the evening. Newcomers and seasoned veterans alike can enjoy these pre-planned pathways through CCM Village. Learn more about this year's Artistic Tracks by visiting ccm.uc.edu/tracks4feast.

The evening's program will begin in Corbett Auditorium with a prelude performance featuring the CCM Jazz Ensemble and will conclude with a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering will be served throughout the evening.

It all takes place at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 23 at CCM Village, University of Cincinnati. Tickets to "Moveable Feast" are on sale now and can be purchased online at ccm.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/CCMMoveableFeast2015 or over the telephone at 513-556-2100.

Host Tickets: $125 (ticket price includes valet parking); Friends of CCM Member Tickets: $50; General Public Tickets: $75 (ticket price includes a Friends of CCM Membership); Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $35; CCM Alumni Tickets: $35. Seating is limited. Event proceeds raised by the Friends of CCM, a group of 600 volunteers and an active board, support student scholarships for CCM's "stars of tomorrow."

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more 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.

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