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THE SECRET GARDEN Runs March 5-8

CCM_The Secret Garden promoTHE SECRET GARDEN
UC College-Conservatory of Music
March 5-8
Corbett Auditorium [University Heights]

Directed & choreographed by Connor Gallagher
Music directed by Jeremy Robin Lyons

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his ailing son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

  • Thu-Fri, March 5-6 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 7 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 8 at 2pm

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Provocative Comedy CLYBOURNE PARK Continues CCM’s 2019-2020 Play Series

CCM_Clybourne Park promoCCMONSTAGE Play Series presents Bruce Norris’ racially-charged play inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Feb. 12-16, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

CINCINNATI, OH — UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its new CCMONSTAGE Play Series with Bruce Norris’ CLYBOURNE PARK, running Feb. 13-16, 2020, with a preview performance on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Dubbed “vital,” “sharp-witted” and “ferociously smart” by the New York Times, CLYBOURNE PARK imagines events in a typical American neighborhood and reveals that underneath a family home, racial fault lines run deep and wide.

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Olivier Award and Tony Award, CLYBOURNE PARK examines how Americans talk — or don’t talk — about race, class and real estate. It was written by Norris as a modernized response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, focusing on the home Hansberry’s protagonists were set to move into at the end of her seminal drama. CLYBOURNE PARK begins in 1959, as a grieving white family prepares to sell their home to an African-American family, causing anxiety in their middle-class Chicago neighborhood.

The second act takes place 50 years later, as a white family purchases the same home in the now predominantly African-American neighborhood, and makes plans to raze and rebuild the dwelling. Tensions rise in each act as the characters debate over the past, present and future of the home. This production contains strong language.

“Racial fault lines in America run deep and we have a duty to examine them closely if we hope to change,” says CCM Acting Professor Richard Hess, director of Clybourne Park. “The students in the CCM Acting Department are not afraid to step into dangerous territory as artists. The path forged by Lorraine Hansberry must be explored if we hope to honor the struggle for equality that demands our attention.”

“CLYBOURNE PARK is whip smart and it sizzles and cracks with biting insight. You will gasp, you will laugh and you will understand better that the more things change in America, the more they stay the same.”

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Play Series presents CLYBOURNE PARK on Feb. 12 (preview)-16, 2020, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

Creative Team

  • Richard Hess, director
  • Will Graham*, production stage manager
  • Mark Halpin, scenic designer
  • Nina Agelvis*, lighting designer
  • Joanne West*, costume designer
  • Jerome Horng*, wig and make-up designer
  • Ryan Hurt*, sound designer
  • Sammi Grant, dialect and vocal coach
    * CCM Student

Cast List

  • Matt Fox as Russ Stoller
  • Abby Palen as Bev Stoller
  • Paige Jordan as Francie
  • Charles Gidney as Albert
  • Dustin Parsons as Jim
  • Duncan Weinland as Karl
  • Julianna Weis-Palacios as Betsy
  • Lucas Prizant as Steve Driscoll
  • Madison Pullman as Lindsey Driscoll
  • Carlee Coulehan as Kathy
  • Neuma Joy as Lena
  • Trey Peterson as Kevin
  • AJ Civello as Tom
  • Gabe Nasato as Dan
  • Austin James Cleri as Kenneth

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 (preview)
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

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. Tickets 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.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

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 UC’s 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 more 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 https://ccm.uc.edu/.

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CLYBOURNE PARK Runs Feb. 13-16

CCM_Clybourne Park promoCLYBOURNE PARK
UC College-Conservatory of Music
Feb. 13-16
Patricia Corbett Theater [University Heights]

Directed by Richard E. Hess

CLYBOURNE PARK was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the play explodes in two high-powered acts set 50 years apart. It imagines events in a racially-charged America and reveals that underneath a house in a typical neighborhood, racial fault lines run deep and wide. This production contains strong language.

  • In preview Wed, Feb. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 15 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm

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CCM’s MOVEABLE FEAST Returns on Jan. 17, 2020

CCM_Moveable Feast logoExperience the unparalleled magic of CCM Village during one dazzling evening of live entertainment and by-the-bite cuisine on Jan. 17, 2020

CINCINNATI, OH— Cincinnati’s premier fundraiser returns in early 2020 when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents MOVEABLE FEAST. Help fuel the future of the arts and light the way for CCM students at this unique benefit event on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Hosted by CCMpower — a dedicated volunteer group comprised of fans, advocates and alumni — MOVEABLE FEAST showcases students and faculty members in an evening of world-class live entertainment. For one night only, Cincinnati audiences can experience CCM’s student stars of tomorrow in a variety of performances that showcase the full spectrum of the performing and media arts. The funds raised by the event enable CCMpower to fuel the future of the arts by awarding student scholarships and grants.

Attendees roam through the expansive CCM Village, socializing and enjoying dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering while creating their own menu of artistic experiences. Guests plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student and faculty entertainment, including Jazz, Choral, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Acting, Dance and Orchestra performances, along with tours of CCM’s Electronic Media facilities, Lighting Design labs and other backstage areas.

This year’s MOVEABLE FEAST celebrates the contributions of Trish Bryan to CCM and the Cincinnati arts community. Bryan has been instrumental in creating the artistic landscape that is unique to the Queen City. She has served as the President of the Friends of CCM (now CCMpower), Chair of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and lent her expertise and time to countless arts organizations. Her leadership and service to the Cincinnati arts community and to CCM has been invaluable and helped to create the thriving artistic community that we enjoy in Cincinnati today.

Schedule of Events:

  • Cocktails and Appetizers: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Prelude Performance featuring CCM Jazz and Musical Theatre: 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Performances and Dinner-by-the-Bite: 8-10 p.m.
  • Finale Performance featuring the CCM Philharmonia: 10-10:30 p.m.

Location
CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Moveable Feast are on sale now and can be purchased online at
ccm.uc.edu/moveablefeast or over the telephone at 513-556-2100.

  • Soloist Package: $600 – price includes two tickets to Moveable Feast and two tickets to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase (March 13, 2020), valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Patron Package: $225 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, one ticket to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Host Ticket: $150 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • General Public Tickets: $75 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast CCM Alumni and Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $50 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast

Seating is limited. Event proceeds raised by CCMpower support student scholarships for CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” and help fund student and ensemble travel, master class opportunities and collaborative projects.

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 UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Patrons can purchase pre-paid parking for UC’s CCM Garage through the CCM Box Office. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

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

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. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary Year of Stonewall Uprising in Concert Nov. 26

CCM_Mr. Tamborine Man promoThe CCM Wind Symphony performs powerful works by LGBTQ+ composers to
commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising on Nov. 26, 2019
Tickets are on sale now

CINCINNATI, OH — The UC College Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony marks the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 in Corbett Auditorium. Exclusively featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers, the concert includes John Corigliano’s Grammy Award-winning song cycle Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.

The Mr. Tambourine Man concert also features the world premiere of Un-Masqued by featured guest composer David Clay Mettens, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Jennifer Higdon’s Mysterium and Omar Thomas’ A Mother of a Revolution!. Thomas’ piece is dedicated to Martha P. Johnson, a pioneering leader of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and Stonewall Uprising.

“I strongly believe in the power of music to challenge prejudice and hate,” says CCM Interim Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor of the concert. “The inspiration for this concert is to both recognize the importance of the LGBTQ+ rights movement (especially to the arts) and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in this movement’s history.”

The Stonewall Uprising began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ bar and, today, a National Historic Landmark. This raid sparked a series of riots and protests that served as a significant catalyst for the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.

Tickets to the CCM Wind Symphony’s Mr. Tambourine Man concert can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183
or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

The performance is sponsored by the CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts.

About the CCM Harmony Fund
CCM’s Harmony Fund supports artistic works that fight hate and prejudice through the performing arts. John Harrison and Ginger Warner were two of the visionary founders and inspiring leaders of the CCM Harmony Fund based on the belief that the arts inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversations, present contrasting attitudes and help us examine our own viewpoints. The Harmony Fund supports the students and faculty at CCM to explore issues and encourage them to find a voice that often would not be able to happen without The Harmony Fund.

Repertoire
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring student artist Shannon Cochran, soprano
Featuring guest composer David Clay Mettens

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
HIGDON: Mysterium
CLAY METTENS: Un-Masqued
THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
CORIGLIANO: Mr. Tambourine Man

Performance Time
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Tickets can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

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 UC’s 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.

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 https://ccm.uc.edu/.

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