CCM Slideshows: ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

The CCMONSTAGE Play Series presents Oscar Wilde’s 19th-century satire about marriage, sex and gender politics on Oct. 3-6, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan runs tonight, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, at CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Full of intrigue, secrets and shocking revelations, the 19th-century satire offers a biting critique of hypocritical society and the Victorian double standards for men and women.

Cincinnati Magazine declares Lady Windermere’s Fan one of “nine can’t-miss events from Cincinnati’s new arts season.” You can enjoy a sneak peek at the production in the slideshow below. Tickets are still available for all performances. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or purchase tickets online here.

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Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Haleigh Salo*, production stage manager
  • Lindsey Purvis, scenic designer
  • Rachael Blackwell*, lighting designer
  • Christa Hanks*, costume designer
  • Oran Wongpandid*, wigs and make-up designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, choreographer
  • Rachel Jones*, dance captain
  • Steve Miller, technical director
  • Monica Walker*, assistant technical director
  • Sammi Grant, dialect coach

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Zoe Cotzias as Lady Windermere
  • Olivia Buss as Mrs. Erlynne
  • Kristina Steinmetz as The Duchess of Berwick
  • Eli Lucas as Lord Windermere
  • Cameron Nalley as Lord Darlington
  • Jack Steiner as Lord Augustus Lorton
  • Jack McElroy as Mr. Cecil Graham
  • Sydney Miles as Lady Agatha Carlisle
  • Briley Oakley as Lady Plymdale
  • Shakoria Davis as Lady Stutfield
  • Liza Lagerstrom as Lady Jedburgh
  • Rachel Jones as Rosalie
  • Isabella Wagner as Mrs. Cowper-Cowper
  • Jason Pavlovich as Mrs. Dumby
  • Leonard Peterson as Mr. Hopper
  • Charles Gidney as Sir James Royston
  • Austin James Cleri as Parker
  • Duncan Weinland as Mr. Guy Berkeley
  • Dustin Parsons as Lord Paisley
  • Julianna Weis-Palacios as Lady Paisley
  • Rin Wallace as Miss Graham
  • Madison Pullman as Mrs. Bowden

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Location

Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $32.50; preview performance ticket prices start at $15.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Subscribe to CCMONSTAGE’s Four-Show Play Series for just $89.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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Welcome to What’s Next: CCM Shares Fall 2019 Calendar

The UC College-Conservatory of Music’s fall CCMONSTAGE events range from choral and winds concerts to theatre arts productions and more. Performances start on Sept. 10, 2019.

Click the image to view a digital version of CCM’s fall 2019 calendar of major events.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents more than 70 major events during its CCMONSTAGE fall 2019 performance series. New this year, arts lovers can purchase subscription packages and single tickets online through the college’s new digital box office at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com. Tickets are on sale to the general public now.

This fall’s lineup of free and ticketed events includes faculty and guest artist recitals, fully supported theatre and dance productions, choral, winds, orchestral and jazz performances and much more! You can learn about CCM’s fall schedule of performing and media arts events by referring to the list below.

You can also view a digital copy of CCM’s Fall Calendar of Events by visiting https://issuu.com/ccmpr/docs/ccmonstage-fall-2019-calendar-booklet.

CCMONSTAGE Fall 2019 Calendar of Major Events

September

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
WHAT ARE PATTERNS FOR?
Amy Johnson, soprano
Kathleen Kelly, piano

Soprano Amy Johnson joins forces with Kathleen Kelly, marking Kelly’s first faculty recital since joining CCM in 2018. This recital features the world premiere of Judith Shatin’s mono-drama, Patterns, written for Johnson and based on Amy Lowell’s eponymous poem. Other selections include George Crumb’s Three Early Songs, three works by Richard Hundley and a pastiche grouping of Elinor Remick Warren, Madeleine Dring, Katherine Hoover and Ricky Ian Gordan. Each segment offers settings of poetry by early 20th-century luminaries Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Anna Wickham as well as Lowell.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
THE INNOCENTS
Featuring faculty artist Allen Otte and guest artist John Lane, voices, percussion and electronics
An evening-length performance art piece for speaking percussionists and electronic soundscape that is in response to the national Innocence Project, which works to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals and advocates for reforms to the criminal justice system.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
• Winds Series •
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano

The CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble open the season with a thrilling program culminating in John Corigliano’s surround-sound masterpiece Circus Maximus.
Wind Ensemble:

GALBRAITH: Danza de los Duendes
MCBETH: Kaddish
PERSICHETTI: Symphony No. 6 for Band, Op. 69
Wind Symphony:

ETEZADY: Shoutout
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
• Guest Artist Series •
Yogesh Samsi and Hardeep Chana, tabla
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
LA CRÉATION DU MONDE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
POULENC: Aubade for Piano and Orchestra
MILHAUD: La Création du Monde
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
• Orchestra Series •
SEASON-OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Giora Schmidt, violin

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Faculty Artist Series •
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, mezzo-soprano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Jazz Series •
SWINGING WITH WOODY HERMAN:
THE INAUGURAL JOHN VON OHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist John Fedchock, trombone/composer
Hot off their Summer 2019 tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman before joining CCM’s jazz faculty. This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
DARKNESS AND LIGHT
The Ariel Quartet
CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence opens its 2019-20 concert series with a program featuring:
HAYDN: String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
DUN: Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
• Winds Series •
ICONS
CCM Chamber Winds
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

The CCM Chamber Winds opens its season with an evening of works by renowned composers of the 20th century.
PERSICHETTI: Serenade No. 1
HINDEMITH: Septet for Winds
ARRIEU: Dixtuor
STRAUSS: Suite in B-flat, Op. 4
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
• Choral Series •
CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, music directors and conductors
Featuring guest conductor and CCM alumnus Miguel Felipe

The CCM Chamber Choir performs Dallapiccola’s Canti di prigionia (Songs of Imprisonment) with texts of Mary Stuart’s Prayer, The Invocation of Boethius and Savonarola’s Farewell; CCM Chorale performs an eclectic mass derived from Virgil Thomson’s Kyrie Eleison, Rachmaninoff’s Glory to God from All-Night Vigil, Schütz’s Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Rheinberger’s Sanctus and Benedictus and Giles Swayne’s Agnus Dei. The Cincinnati Youth Choir and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses offer a variety of contrasting repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30
• Guest Artist Series •
Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


October

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
• Jazz Series •
FROM BOP TO POP
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker along with today’s popular jazz artists.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
• Orchestra Series •
PRIDE OF RUSSIA
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dror Biran, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 102
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $25; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 (preview)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Play Series •
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

By Oscar Wilde
Susan Felder, director

Infidelity, blackmail, a birthday ball and a fan are at the center of this 19th-century satire set in London. Lady Windermere suspects that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman. Will she exact her revenge and find comfort in another man? What is the true identity of the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne — and why is Lord Windermere secretly giving her money? A witty evaluation of marriage, sex and gender politics, this classic by Oscar Wilde gave the world the iconic line: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: Prices start at $32.50; student and group discounts available. Preview performance tickets start at $15.50. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• Starling Series •
STARLING SHOWCASE
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director
Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling College class.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
• Winds Series •
GRAND PIANOLA MUSIC
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Michael Chertock, piano, and student soloists Giuliano Graniti and Fabio Menchetti, piano

LAMB MCCUNE: Caveat
ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Oscar Ghiglia, guitar
Celebrating over 40 years of residencies at CCM, virtuoso Oscar Ghiglia performs a solo recital of his concert favorites.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: STRAUSS, SCHULLER, SHOSTAKOVICH
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs selections featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
STRAUSS/FRIEDMAN: A Strauss Fanfare
STRAUSS: Allerseelen
SHOSTAKOVICH: Allegro from Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
SCHULLER: Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Orchestra Series •
THE GREAT
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
LARSEN: Symphony: Water Music
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”)
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Guest Artist Series •
Eric Pritchard, violin
James Tocco, piano

Featuring sonatas by Beethoven, Ravel and Strauss.
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Play Series •
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Richard E. Hess, director

In this 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Play, 15-year-old Christopher uses his extraordinary brain to navigate everyday life. He is exceptional at mathematics but has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. He detests being touched and he distrusts strangers, overwhelmed by sensory overload. When Christopher finds his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, he becomes determined to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog. His detective work takes him on a thrilling journey through London that overturns his entire world.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $27; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Animals (chamber version)
CHIN: Double Concerto for percussion and prepared piano
ROUSE: Iscariot
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
• Faculty Artist Series •
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Donna Loewy, piano
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
THE FUGUE
The Ariel Quartet

This concert of fugues features Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 with its original final movement, the Grosse Fugue, which is often performed on its own as Beethoven’s Opus 133.
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 and 133
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

The Ariel Quartet’s 2019-20 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
• Guest Artist Series •
Loadbang

New York City chamber ensemble Loadbang visits CCM for two concerts, the first featuring some of their favorite works commissioned for the ensemble, and the second consisting of compositions written for Loadbang by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Musicals Series •
42ND STREET
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes
Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros.,
the owner of music publishers’ rights
Diane Lala, director and co-choreographer
Katie Johannigman, co-choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $35.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
• Winds Series •
SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Alan Siebert, trumpet

PRESS: Wedding Dance from “Hasseneh”
SALFELDER: Crossing Parallels
BRYANT: Ecstatic Waters
REED: Variations on the “Porazzi” Theme of Wagner
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
CICHY: Divertimento for Winds and Percussion
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
CCM Percussion Ensemble
James Culley, music coordinator
Featuring works by the usual suspects:  Henry Cowell, John Cage and Bill Russell; along with Edgard Varese and Gerald Strang.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
• Starling Series •
Starling Chamber Orchestra
Kurt Sassmannshaus, music director

Showcasing the superbly talented young students from the Starling Preparatory String Project.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
GINO DIMARIO SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL

CCM Prep music students will perform in this annual fundraising recital for the Gino DiMario Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please join us for a reception following the performance.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE, donations accepted


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
• Jazz Series •
FLYING HOME
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring faculty artist Rusty Burge, percussion

The Terry Gibbs Dream Band was the hottest band in LA in late ‘50s and early ‘60s with Gibbs leading the way with blazing solos on the vibraphone. CCM faculty artist and Percussion Group Cincinnati band member Rusty Burge joins the Jazz Orchestra for a night of the swinging-est charts you’ve ever heard.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Richard E. Hess, producer

Join us for our annual celebration of original student film work. After random team placement, student writers, actors, directors, editors and composers have 48 hours from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 7 p.m. on Sunday night to create original short films. With more than 100 UC student participants, eight short films will be screened.
Location:
MainStreet Cinema, UC’s Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Faculty Artist Series •
Jan Grüning, viola
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Musicals Series •
Richard O’Brien’s
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Vincent DeGeorge, director and choreographer

Stephen Goers, musical director
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. Celebrate Halloween with this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical, which features popular hits such as “Science Fiction – Double Feature,” “Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).” For mature audiences.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller


November

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
• Orchestra Series •
CSI HALLOWEEN: POST-MORTEM
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra
Mark Gibson, music director
Featuring guest artist Leslie B. Dunner, conductor and chief medical examiner

LISZT: Totentanz
SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the “Dead” Animals
BRITTEN: “Dead” Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $20; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
• Winds Series •
LEGACY
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Terence Milligan, music director emeritus
Featuring the Walnut Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Featuring faculty artist Mark Ostoich, oboe

CCM faculty artist Mark Ostoich joins the Wind Symphony for a performance of Oscar Navarro’s Legacy, a concerto for oboe and wind ensemble.
GRAINGER: Colonial Song
SCHOENBERG: Theme and Variations
SALFELDER: Cathedrals
NAVARRO: Legacy
HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Choral and Winds Series •
MUSIC FOR A CATHEDRAL
CCM Chamber Choir and Brass Choir
Earl Rivers and Kevin Michael Holzman, music directors and conductors

In the splendor of Covington’s Cathedral Basilica, CCM presents selections from G. Gabrieli’s Sacrae Symphoniae, Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Henry Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Heinrich Schütz’s Alleluja! Lobet den Herren (Psalm 150), Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin and Sir William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum.
Location:
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption 1101 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, vocals

The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars! Hear the hits of Stevie Wonder brought to life by the CCM Jazz Lab Band and Cincinnati native Tyshawn Colquitt, a seven-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo and recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice singing competition.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $27.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
• Choral Series •
GRANT US PEACE
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, with texts from the Mass, poems of Walt Whitman, a political speech and the Bible. Spirituals, jazz and popular favorites complete the program.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
A VIEW FROM THE EDGE

A showcase of music by CCM student composers.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
CCM Classical Guitar Ensemble
Clare Callahan, music director

Solos, duos, trios and quartets for classical guitar.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Michael Delfin, piano
The first half of the program includes British works spanning the last 100 years, including works by Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, Grace Williams and Sir James MacMillan’s Kiss on Wood, which was written for Madeleine Mitchell. The second half of the program features the premiere of faculty artist Douglas Knehans’ Mist Waves, which was written specially for Mitchell. The recital closes with Edvard Grieg’s popular and passionate Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission
: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
• Orchestra Series •
SHOSTAKOVICH FIFTH
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

BORODIN: Prince Igor Overture
BRITTEN: Lachrymae, Op. 48a
SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
• Guest Artist Series •
Jeffrey Springer, tenor
Amy Johnson, soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Internationally acclaimed lirico-spinto tenor Jeffrey Springer is joined by CCM’s Amy Johnson, soprano, for a concert of music by Anton Coppola. Still active at age 102, Coppola contributed several new works for this event. His career as a composer, conductor and teacher (maestro) spans 85 years and has taken him from Broadway to major opera houses around the world.  The concert features excerpts from his opera Sacco and Vanzetti, which Springer premiered and Johnson has recorded.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Dwight Parry, oboe

POULENC: Mouvements perpétuels
BRITTEN: Sinfonietta, Op. 1
MARTINŮ: Oboe Concerto, H.353
FARRENC: Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 38
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
• Guest Artist Series •
Sergio Carolino, tuba
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
• Winds Series •
PRISM
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensembles

Join us for a thrilling afternoon of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE), the UC Bearcat Band and more!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


CANCELLED
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK 2
Featuring CCM student artists

Piano students from the piano studio of James Tocco present a recital of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece of the keyboard repertoire.
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall

Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
CLASSICAL GUITAR CHAMBER MUSIC
Clare Callahan, music director and coordinator

Pieces for guitar with voice, strings and winds.
Location:
Watson Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
SONIC EXPLORATIONS
Mara Helmuth, coordinator

Featuring an evening of electroacoustic and computer music by CCM students, faculty and guests.
Location
: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
• Winds Series •
GIVE US THIS DAY
CCM Wind Ensemble
Thomas Gamboa, music director and conductor
Ann Porter, guest conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ron Aufmann, clarinet

JOLLEY: Motordom
HOLST: Second Suite in F
WEBER: Concertino, Op. 26
BACH: Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572
WHITACRE: October
MASLANKA: Give Us This Day
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Opera Series •
THE BARTERED BRIDE

Music by Bedřich Smetana
Libretto by Karel Sabina
New English translation by CCM faculty artist Kathleen Kelly
Levi Hammer, conductor
Audrey Chait, director
Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, The Bartered Bride is a romantic comedy set in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Mařenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Mařenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $39.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
• Orchestra Series •
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra
Marie Knueven, music director and conductor

A side-by-side concert presented by the CCM Concert Orchestra and Princeton High School Symphonic Orchestra.
Location:
Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Guest Artist Series •
Ned McGowan, flute
Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
• Orchestra Series •
CONCERTO CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Featuring CCM student soloists

MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
BIZET: Symphony in C
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Jazz Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer
Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
• Winds Series •
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano

The CCM Wind Symphony commemorates the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots, featuring renowned soprano Gwen Coleman Detwiler performing John Corigliano’s masterful Mr. Tambourine Man on lyrics of Bob Dylan.
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
HIGDON: Mysterium
CLAY METTENS: Un-Masqued
THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
CORIGLIANO: Mr. Tambourine Man
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


December

7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
• Winds Series •
CCM BRASS SHOWCASE: HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
CCM Brass Choir
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor

CCM’s nationally-recognized Brass Choir performs classical and popular holiday selections, featuring brass ensembles large and small consisting of students from the CCM horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium and percussion studios.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
• Guest Artist Series •
New Third Stream Quartet
Location
: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC
CCM Chamber Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor
Gwen Coleman Detwiler, artistic director

HOOVER: Seven Haiku
STROZZI: “L’astratto” and “che si può fare”
BRITTEN: Canticle III
MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg)
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
• Dance Series •
THE ART OF MOTION
Deirdre Carberry, director

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members.
Location
: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s


CANCELLED
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
• Guest Artist Series •
Esther Lamneck, clarinet and tárogató
Alfonso Belfiore, piano and composer
Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Admission: FREE


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Little Miami, Milford, St. Xavier and Walnut Hills High Schools
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Molly Getsinger and Matthew Coffey conductors, with guest conductors Sarah J. Baker, Tracy Carpenter, Anthony Nims and Jeffrey Stern

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2019 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts are available. Buy tickets online.


7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and Jr. Youth Wind Ensemble
Ann Porter, Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa, Christopher Nichter and Rick Canter, conductors

The area’s most talented middle and high school instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary band music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Michael Lund Zeigler, music director and conductor

Comprised of non-music majors, UC’s campus orchestra is designed to provide students with an opportunity to share their love of great music from the orchestral repertoire.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
Preparatory Brass Choir
Paul Hillner, music director
Location:
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission: FREE


7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12
UC Bearcat Bands
Christopher Nichter, music director

Join the UC Bearcat Bands for a thrilling evening of music. Consisting primarily of students majoring in fields outside of music, these future musical citizens are sure to impress and inspire!
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, 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.
Location:
Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SONGS OF LIGHT
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir – including CCM resident choirs, ChoralQuest, Cincinnati Choral Academy and CYC parent choir – perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.


3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
Cincinnati Junior Strings
Rachel Bierkan, director

Cincinnati Junior Strings features the area’s premiere string players, ages 10-14, performing a variety of traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural string orchestra music.
Location:
Corbett Auditorium
Admission: FREE


Event Information

All events listed above take place in CCM Village on UC’s campus unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information. Repertoire and dates are subject to change.

Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

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.

Purchasing Tickets

Experiencing the magic of CCMONSTAGE has never been easier! Purchase your tickets:

  • Online at ccmonstage.universitytickets.com
  • Over the phone at 513-556-4183
  • In person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket discounts are available for UC and non-UC students and groups.

CCM’s Box Office is open Mon-Fri from 12:30-6 p.m., Sat. from 12-4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain for ticketed performances. Hours subject to change based on the University of Cincinnati calendar.

CCM Student Ticket Options

Advance Sales

Want to guarantee your seat? Current CCM students can purchase up to two tickets for each 2019-20 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. 

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. 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.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $8 for each fall performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for fall performances or special events is usually available for $8-$15.

The CCM Garage is managed by UC Parking Services. For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/parking. To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/parking/visitors-maps. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

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


Sponsors and Partners

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter
All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
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 Fischer
Macy’s
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Showcase Sponsor 

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

Anonymous
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
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 

Ms. Margaret A. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Collaborative Piano Sponsor

Robert & Debra Chavez
Three Arts Scholarship Fund
DIGS
CCMpower Partners 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Greg Mathein
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Trish & Rick Bryan
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation
Jeff Thomas Catering
Event Sponsors 

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Voice Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

 

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Student-Created Documentary ‘The Fifth Mode’ Airs on Cincinnati’s CET Tonight

In early 2017, a team of UC Engineering students — one of only 27 teams to make the cut — participated in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Competition in Hawthorne, California. CCM E-Media students in UC’s Production Master Class captured their work in a new documentary The Fifth Mode, which airs at 10 p.m. tonight, June 26, 2019, on Cincinnati’s PBS station, CET.

The UC Hyperloop team featured in “The Fifth Mode.”

The concept of the Hyperloop is similar to the pneumatic tubes used at drive-through banks and pharmacies, although these trains will only travel horizontally. Passengers will occupy a car that travels through an enclosed tube, hovering inside of it due to magnetic repulsion. Theoretically, this train could travel at speeds upwards of 700 miles per hour, reducing a commute between Cincinnati and New York to under an hour, and doing so significantly more cheaply than current airfare prices. The Hyperloop competition encourages young engineers and designers to attempt to create this train system. To read more about the Hyperloop competition and UC’s participation, check out this UC Magazine article.

The 30-minute documentary about UC’s journey to the competition was created by CCM E-Media students in the Production Master Class, supervised by CCM professor and E-Media division head Kevin Burke and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Leitten (BFA E-Media, 2001).

E-Media students filming “The Fifth Mode.” Left to Right: Kelsey Keiser, Laura Walters, Ben Vanden Eynden and Matt Harris.

Twenty-five students worked as editors, producers, music supervisors, audio mixers and graphic designers to create The Fifth Mode, including student producer Laura Walters, as well as Nate Carpenter, David Carrero, Jesse Circelli, La’nice Davis, Jason Gerz, Matt Harris, Kelsey Keiser, Nile Ross, Tanner Segbers, Max Vanden Eynden, Ben Vanden Eynden, Mitch Webb (who was also part of the Hyperloop team) and Becca Wheelen. All of these students completed their bachelor’s degrees in E-Media at CCM in Spring 2018.

UC’s Production Master Class is an experience-based learning initiative that provides students with the opportunity to work alongside faculty and professionals on film and TV productions designed for regional, national and international distribution. Since its inception in 2012, the class has completed five documentaries, which have all aired on television in the US, Canada, Italy, France and Russia and have appeared in film festivals on five continents. In April 2019, The Fifth Mode enjoyed a screening at the Canton Film Festival.

The Fifth Mode will air at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, as well as 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Visit the CET website for more information.

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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CCM Announce 2019-21 Class of Diversity Fellows

Five outstanding string players have been selected for the next class of the prestigious Diversity Fellowship program.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected five outstanding musicians for the next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows. Born out of a mutual desire to make American orchestras more inclusive, this prestigious performance fellowship program was launched in 2015 with a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Foundation approved a renewal grant of $850,000 in 2017, providing funding for the innovative program through June 2021.

With this collaborative Fellowship program, CCM and the CSO hope to provide new opportunities for underrepresented musicians, while simultaneously fostering a more inclusive environment in the orchestral industry.

“Reflecting our community and the world around us at every level — on stage, around the office, in the board room, and in neighborhoods throughout the region — is one of our highest priorities,” said CSO President Jonathan Martin. “We welcome the new class of Fellows, look forward to the artistic contributions of the continuing class, and congratulate the Fellows who are now completing the program after two years.”

Here is the incoming class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows:
Magdiell Antequera, 23 (violin)
Jordan Curry, 24 (violin)
Cristian J. Diaz, 28 (viola)
Michael Martin, 24 (double bass)
Denielle Wilson, 23 (cello)

“The CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship embodies the University of Cincinnati’s commitment to experience-based learning and community partnerships,” said CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein. “Our five newest Fellows possess enormous talent, and we are delighted to welcome them to Cincinnati. Once you have an opportunity to see the Fellows perform, you will understand why we boast that ‘Next Lives Here.’ We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through which CCM and the CSO can continue to work together to make the arts more inclusive.”

These five exceptional string players will officially join the two-year fellowship program in August 2019 bringing the total number of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows to nine for the 2019-20 academic year and performance season.

The second class of Diversity Fellows, which is comprised of Anita Graef (cello), Ian Saunders (double bass), Weiyi Shao (violin), and Dan Wang (viola) recently completed the program at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.

“The combination of performing with a major professional orchestra while getting a graduate degree from a top conservatory provides the ideal combination of educational and professional development,” said Yan Izquierdo, who will begin his second year in the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship in the fall. “I believe this Fellowship has significantly enriched my career and I highly recommend it to any music student, particularly those seeking opportunities in American orchestras.”

CSO/CCM Diversity Fellow Ian Saunders, CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein and CSO Instructional Programs Manager Carol Dunevant recently stopped by WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition to discuss the fellowship program with host Michael Monks. Listen to the full segment at www.wvxu.org.

How the Fellowship Works

The CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Program is open to exceptional violin, viola, cello, and double bass players coming from historically underrepresented populations in classical music.

The program’s tagline — “Bravos Without Barriers” — gets to the heart of its mission: eliminating obstacles that can prevent extraordinary musicians from achieving their full potential.

Fellows perform the equivalent of five weeks per season with the CSO while enrolled in a two-year Master of Music (MM) or Artist Diploma (AD) graduate degree program at CCM. Each class of Fellows is selected through a rigorous series of auditions, which saw hundreds of graduate-level musicians audition for CCM faculty members. Select players were invited back to Cincinnati for a final round of auditions judged by CSO musicians in Springer Auditorium at Cincinnati Music Hall on March 16, 2019.

Each Fellow receives full tuition scholarship support from CCM, in addition to a $10,000 per year graduate stipend and a one-time Graduate School Dean’s Excellence Award of $3,000. Each Fellow also receives compensation of $8,000 per season while performing with the CSO.

Meet the Incoming Fellows

Magdiell Antequera, Master of Music (MM) student, Violin
Venezuelan violinist Magdiell Antequera, 23, made his first debut as a soloist in with the Falcon Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela at the age of 10 and has continued to play as a guest soloist in various orchestras in South America and the United States. His work has been praised by legendary violinists including Midori Goto, Margaret Batjer, and Glenn Dicterow. Antequera has participated in multiple master classes and private lessons with acclaimed professors from a number of conservatories including the Juilliard School, and has won and received recognition from important competitions such as the Solo Competition at the Academia Latinoamericana de Violin (Venezuela), Thursday Musical Competition (Minnesota), Schubert Club Competition (Minnesota), Texas Rising Stars, Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy), and others.

Antequera attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s School as a member of the Pre-Conservatory Program from 2012–15, where he studied with Sally O´Reilly at the University of Minnesota. In 2015 he was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Brian Lewis and kept an active solo career.


Jordan Curry, Artist Diploma (AD) student, Violin
Jordan Curry, 24, resides in West Olive, Michigan. He began playing violin at the age of six using the Suzuki method. A graduate of West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan, Curry continued to play violin and study music throughout his formative years.

He has participated in the Illinois Chamber Music Festival at Illinois Wesleyan University, the Michigan All-State Orchestra, and the Holland Area Youth Orchestra. Curry furthered his studies with Korean violinist Young Shin and Mihai Craioveanu, professor of violin at Hope College.

He received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo under the instruction of professor Renata Artman Knific. Curry plays a violin from famed maker Mario Miralles on loan from acclaimed violin soloist Tai Murray. He recently received his master’s in violin performance the University of Denver under Linda Wang.


Cristian J. Diaz, Master of Music (MM) student, Viola
Cristian Diaz, 28, is a violist from Colombia who holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Colombia’s National University- Conservatory of Music, and a master’s degree in chamber music from Kent State University. His former professors include members of the acclaimed Miami String Quartet, Keith Robinson and Cathy Meng Robinson, and his viola professor Joanna Patterson Zakany, member of the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra.

Diaz has been part of many orchestras across the globe, and was runner up in the Kent State University concerto competition (2017), he was selected to become part of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy 2018 in Dortmund, Germany, winner of the inaugural Diversity Fellowship of the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, and is also a member of the Efferus String Quartet.

He has attended the XI Cartagena Music Festival (Colombia, 2017), the first and second International Festival of String Quartets (Colombia, 2015 and 2016), III Bogota’s Viola Festival (Colombia, 2015), Santa Catarina Music Festival FEMUSC (Brazil, 2012), and also the Kent Blossom Music Festival (2019). Diaz will begin his master’s degree at CCM in the fall of 2019 where he will study with professor Catharine Lees.


Michael Martin, Artist Diploma (AD) student, Double Bass
Raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Michael Martin, 24, began his study of the double-bass with local Suzuki pedagogue Domenick Fiore in early high school, after years of playing in school ensembles and teaching himself at home. Quickly finding that he had a deep love of the bass and music, he joined the Philadelphia Sinfonia and Young People’s Philharmonic youth orchestras in the area, and began further studies with Joseph Conyers of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

An alum of Oberlin Conservatory (B. Mus., 2017) and Northwestern University (M. Mus.,2019), Martin studied with renowned bass pedagogues Tracy Rowell (Oberlin Conservatory, CIM Mari Sato Preparatory Program) and Andrew Raciti (Milwaukee Symphony, Northwestern University). Other mentors have included Peter Dominguez (Oberlin Conservatory) and Scott Dixon (the Cleveland Orchestra). In addition to his studies with Rowell and Raciti, Martin spent his summers as an undergraduate studying the method of bass virtuoso Francois Rabbath at the Domaine Forget International Academy in Charlevoix, Quebec. He has also been an Orchestra Fellow at the Emmanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Orchestra Institute in Houston, Texas.

Martin plays a modern instrument made especially for him by Christopher Savino, and a bow by acclaimed Canadian bow maker Reid Hudson.


Denielle Wilson, Master of Music (MM), Cello
Denielle Wilson, 23, is a cellist from Lithonia, Georgia. She currently lives in Evanston, Illinois, plays in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and maintains a studio of private cello students. She completed an undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in 2017, having majored in cello performance and music education. Her musical mentors have included Hans Jørgen Jensen, Joel Dallow, and Nan Kimberling. She has spent summers at the Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Grant Park Music Festival. She plays in a piano trio with her siblings, and they enjoy sharing classical and religious music with their local community.


Learn more about the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship by visiting ccm.uc.edu/chance2perform.

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CCM Alumni in 4 Tony-Nominated Productions

The nominees for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards have been announced, and the results are in: CCM’s stars shine bright on Broadway! CCM alumni are working on stage and behind-the-scenes in at least four Tony Award-nominated productions.

Tony Awards LogoSun Hee Kil (MFA Sound Design, 2009) was the associate sound designer for the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre’s production of Choir Boy, which was nominated for Best Play and Best Sound Design of a Play.

Two productions nominated for Best Musical feature CCM alumni. Adam Monley (BFA Musical Theatre, 2000) is a swing in the Marquis Theatre’s production of Tootsie, and the Winter Garden Theatre’s production of Beetlejuice features choreography by Connor Gallagher (BFA Musical Theatre, 2006), as well as performances by Leslie Kritzer (BFA Musical Theatre, 1999) as Delia, Ryan Breslin (BFA Musical Theatre, 2011) as an ensemble member and Sean Montgomery (BFA Musical Theatre, 2007) as a swing.

Kritzer was awarded CCM Musical Theatre’s 2011 Young Alumni Award, and her role in Beetlejuice has also earned her nominations for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical and a Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show.

Preston Truman Boyd (BFA Musical Theatre, 2008) and Christine Cornish Smith (BFA Musical Theatre, 2013) are both in the ensemble for Studio 54’s Kiss Me, Kate, which was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical.

This year’s Tony Awards will be hosted by James Corden at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, June 9 on CBS. For more information, visit tonyawards.com.

Are you a CCM alum with news? Stay in touch by sharing your story with us!

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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Village at night. Photo by Jay Yocis.

Accomplished Alum Matthew Tibbs is Named Assistant Professor of Sound Design at CCM

CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the appointment of Matthew Tibbs to the position of Assistant Professor of Sound Design at CCM. Tibbs joined CCM’s faculty on a visiting basis in 2018. His new appointment will begin on Aug. 15, 2019.

matthew-tibbsA sound designer with experience in live performance, film and advertising, Tibbs’ 100+ sound designs have been seen on stages nationally, including in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and Portland. His film work has been seen at national and international film festivals and his advertising work has been distributed on the West Coast in local and regional TV markets.

Tibbs’ theatrical sound design has been featured at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theatre Company, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee, New York City’s Fresh Fruit Festival and Utah Shakespeare Festival. He also designed for the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota for six years.

An experienced educator, Tibbs previously served on the faculty of Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Prior to his time at Ball State, he spent three years as Resident Sound Designer for the Pioneer Theatre Company and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah. He has also taught as visiting faculty at Pacific University and as a graduate assistant at CCM.

Tibbs is a member of the designers’ union United Scenic Artists Local 829 and serves as a co-secretary for the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA).

He holds an MFA in Sound Design from CCM (2007) and a BA in Communication Arts from George Fox University (2004).

Dean Romanstein thanked search committee members Steve Miller (co-chair), Denton Yockey (co-chair), Ray DobsonRichard HessQi Jiang and Michele Kay for their work on finding CCM’s new Assistant Professor of Sound Design.

Please join us in congratulating Matthew Tibbs on his new appointment!

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Emmy Award-Winning Producer Donald Hancock is Named Assistant Professor of Film and Television Production at CCM

CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the appointment of Donald Hancock to the position of Assistant Professor of Film and Television Production in CCM’s Division of E-Media. Hancock joined CCM’s faculty as an adjunct in 2012. His new appointment will begin on Aug. 15, 2019.

A picture of CCM faculty member Donald Hancock holding his Emmy Award.

Hancock is an Emmy Award-winning producer, professor and an active member of the media community. He has an MA in Film and Television from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in E-Media from CCM. Hancock currently works as a producer at CET, Cincinnati’s PBS Member Station. He has produced “The Art Show,” CET’s weekly art magazine program, since 2013. He also produces content for a variety of partners with CET, including ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Hancock won a Regional Emmy Award for “Cincinnati’s Music Hall: The Next Movement,” a 60-minute documentary that he co-wrote, produced and shot. The documentary details the historic $150 million renovation of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmark. Watch a promotional spot for the documentary below.

In 2013, Hancock was chosen as one of 25 producers from around the country to participate in the PBS/CPB Producer’s Academy, whose goal is to engage a talented pool of diverse producers in public broadcasting. Hancock has also partnered with WGBH and PBS to produce content around national programming including “Finding Your Roots,” “American Experience” and “Downton Abbey.”

For the past seven years, Hancock has been an adjunct professor at CCM, teaching Digital Video and Integrated Media Production courses to sophomore and junior-level students. In his spare time, he serves on the Executive Board for the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, as well as the community advisory board at Elementz Urban Arts Center. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, a member of the Broadcast Education Association and volunteers as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters Program.

Dean Romanstein thanked search committee members Kevin Burke (chair), Peter DePietroJohn HebbelerTondra Holt and Hagit Limor for their work on finding CCM’s new Assistant Professor of Film and Television Production.

Please join us in congratulating Donald Hancock on his new appointment!

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