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CCM Announces 2015 Schedule of Summer Programs, Educational Workshops and Special Events

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CCM will offer a variety of educational workshops for both emerging artists and music educators in the summer of 2015, along with additional intensives and special events throughout the year.

Students can participate in programs centered on piano and opera performance, wind and orchestral conducting, film scoring, audio production, music education and more. Applications are now being accepted for all programs.

Please see below for a complete schedule of interactive workshop opportunities and special events. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/summer.

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CCM’S 2015 SCHEDULE OF SUMMER PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

WIND CONDUCTING

Director: CCM Director of Wind Studies Glenn Price
February 12 – 14

Participants will concentrate on developing the skill of leading clearly and with artistic depth, while providing educational experiences that are stimulating and fulfilling for young students, pre-professional and professional performers alike.

Class sessions cover topics such as baton technique, score study and…

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CCM Presents a Joint Recital by Faculty Artists and Naumburg Gold Medalists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt on Oct. 11

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CCM faculty artists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt. Photo by Andrew Higley. CCM faculty artists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt. Photo by Andrew Higley.

CCM proudly presents a one-of-a-kind joint piano recital featuring faculty artists and Naumburg International Piano Competition Gold Medalists Soyeon Kate Lee and Awadagin Pratt at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. The performance will also serve as the CCM debut for Lee, who joined the faculty in August as an Assistant Professor of Music in Piano.

In existence since 1926, the Naumburg Competition is one of the most distinguished competitions in the world. Lee took first prize in 2010. Pratt, an Artist-in-Residence, Professor of Piano and Chair of the Department of Piano at CCM, took the first prize in 1992.

CCM’s Naumburg Gold Medalists Piano Recital will provide a rare chance for piano lovers to hear two Naumburg Gold Medalists perform together in the stunning Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Lee and Pratt will present a…

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Changes Ahead

Our partner, Cincinnati World Piano Competition, has some very exciting changes in store!

Cincinnati World Piano Competition

We have exciting news to share: the World Piano Competition will now be known as the Cincinnati World Piano Competition. The Artist division will now happen once every three years (competition to be held in 2015). Young Artist and Amateur competitions will be held between Artist Division competitions. This article by Janelle Gelfand at the Cincinnati Enquirer has more details.

Next year’s competition will be structured very differently.”

– Mark Ernster, Executive Director

There is so much more in store for the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, stay tuned!

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CCM and the ‘La Calisto’ Connection

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Cincinnati Opera’s season continues this week with a production of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto (July 17 – 27), a Baroque opera that has a long history with CCM.

Cincinnati Opera’s current production features a number of CCM alumni in the cast, including Michael Maniaci (BM, 1999) as Endymion, Nathan Stark (AD, 2009) as Sylvano and Andrew Garland (MM, 2002; AD, 2004) as Mercurio.

La Calisto drew limited audiences during its initial run of 11 performances in 1651. The long-forgotten opera was resurrected by British conductor Raymond Leppard at the 1970 Glyndebourne Festival. CCM actually mounted the American premiere of La Calisto in April of 1972, with a production conducted by Carmon DeLeone with stage direction by the Metropolitan Opera’s Henry Butler.

That production’s cast featured Barbara Daniels, Leigh Dodson, Tom Fox, Brad Liebl, Don Ronci and Nancy Stelling, amongst others. Photos from that 1972 production are featured in the slideshow above!

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FREE Concert on Sunday – Verdi Intensive

Sunday, Oct. 6, 4:00 pm
Corbett Auditorium
FREE

Verdi Intensive Exhibition Concert
Mark Gibson, Artistic Director

Christopher Bozeka, tenor
Jeff Byrnes, baritone
Summer Hassan, soprano
Joseph Lattanzi, baritone
Xi Wang, soprano

CCM Concert Orchestra
CCM Philharmonia Orchestra

Several aspiring young conductors are on campus this weekend, under the tutelage of Mark Gibson, to learn selections from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata and Don Carlos.  Twelve conductors from all corners of the United States arrive at CCM on Friday to work with Maestro Gibson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and singers from CCM’s renowned Opera Program.  The weekend culminates in an exhibition performance of selections from the two operas in a concert setting.  The opera selections are performed in the original languages, Italian (La Traviata) and French (Don Carlos), without supertitles.


Art of the Piano Master Classes

Three students will play in each class. The classes will be held in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall in beautiful CCM Village. A schedule of piano performances, including those associated with the World Piano Competition, can be found here. Day passes can be purchased through Eventbrite.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday • 13 July 2013
9:30am & 1:30pm, Stephen Prutsman / Frederic Chiu

Sunday • 14 July 2013
9:30am & 7pm, Ory Shihor

Monday • 15 July 2013
9:30am, Ory Shihor
1:30pm, Awadagin Pratt

Tuesday • 16 July 2013
9:30am, Myong-joo Lee
1:30pm, Awadagin Pratt

Wednesday • 17 July 2013
9:30am & 1:30pm, Myong-joo Lee

Thursday • 18 July 2013
9:30am, Wha Kyung Byun
1:30pm, Russell Sherman
7:00pm, Ning An

Friday • 19 July 2013
9:30am & 1:30pm, Wha Kyung Byun

Saturday • 20 July 2013
9:30am & 2:00pm, Ning An

Monday • 22 July 2013
9:30am & 1:30pm, Mayron Tsong

Tuesday • 23 July 2013
9:30am, Mayron Tsong
1:30pm, Yoshikazu Nagai

Wednesday • 24 July 2013
9:30am, Yoshikazu Nagai
1:30pm, Awadagin Pratt

Thursday • 25 July 2013
9:30am, Yoshikazu Nagai


Summer 2013 Piano Performances

All tickets on sale through the CCM Box Office.
You can find the Master Schedule for Summer 2013 events here.

JULY

9 a.m. Monday, July 8
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Artist Division Competition, Preliminary Round

Held annually in Cincinnati, the World Piano Competition attracts applicants from every corner of the world. The talented artists and young artists proceed through a series of auditions to the World Piano Competition to compete for over $65,000 in prize money. The Gold Medal winner in the Artist Division is awarded a debut recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and numerous performance opportunities worldwide.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general admission. Multi-day passes are also available. Tickets on sale now through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office or by visiting http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org/tickets.html

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9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Artist Division Competition, Preliminary Round

Held annually in Cincinnati, the World Piano Competition attracts applicants from every corner of the world. The talented artists and young artists proceed through a series of auditions to the World Piano Competition to compete for over $65,000 in prize money. The Gold Medal winner in the Artist Division is awarded a debut recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and numerous performance opportunities worldwide.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general admission. Multi-day passes are also available. Tickets on sale now through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office or by visiting http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org/tickets.html

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6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Artist Division Competition Semi-Finals

Held annually in Cincinnati, the World Piano Competition attracts applicants from every corner of the world. The talented artists and young artists proceed through a series of auditions to the World Piano Competition to compete for over $65,000 in prize money. The Gold Medal winner in the Artist Division is awarded a debut recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and numerous performance opportunities worldwide.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general admission. Multi-day passes are also available. Tickets on sale now through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office or by visiting http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org/tickets.html

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6 p.m. Thursday, July 11
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Artist Division Competition Semi-Finals

Held annually in Cincinnati, the World Piano Competition attracts applicants from every corner of the world. The talented artists and young artists proceed through a series of auditions to the World Piano Competition to compete for over $65,000 in prize money. The Gold Medal winner in the Artist Division is awarded a debut recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and numerous performance opportunities worldwide.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general admission. Multi-day passes are also available. Tickets on sale now through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office or by visiting http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org/tickets.html

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7 p.m. Saturday, July 13
• World Piano Competition •
WPC Artist Division Finalists Concert
Featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Treviño, conductor

The three finalists in the 2013 World Piano Competition’s Artist Division perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Associate Conductor Robert Treviño during this exciting concert.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 – $35. Tickets on sale now through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Box Office or by visiting http://www.cincinnatiwpc.org/tickets.html

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2 p.m. Sunday, July 14
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Stephen Prutsman, piano

Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer and conductor, Prutsman has collaborated with the likes of the Kronos Quartet, Tom Waits, Rokia Traore, Joshua Redman, Sigur Rós and Asha Bhosle. He continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Monday, July 15
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Ory Shihor, piano

Ory Shihor, dean of the Colburn Academy in Los Angeles, is an award-winning pianist, educator and arts administrator. He was a major force in creating the Academy, recognizing the need to support highly-talented, pre-college age students who seek to continue their music studies at a conservatory level. Shihor produces the annual Colburn Piano Festival, which attracts applicants from around the world to its two-week summer immersion program, and is also a faculty member in the Colburn Conservatory’s piano department.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Myong-joo Lee, piano

Myong-joo Lee began her solo career at the age of fourteen with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and has since made her successful New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall and other appearances such as recital at the Frick Collection, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Flagler Museum of Art in Palm Beach, among others. Her orchestra appearances include the Rumanian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Chamber Orchestra, Sewanee Festival Orchestra among others throughout US and broadcasts on WQXR in New York and WCLV in Cleveland.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

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7 p.m. Saturday, July 20
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Russell Sherman, piano

Legendary pianist Russell Sherman continues to garner accolades from critics and audiences alike for his grace, imagination and poetry. The New York Times calls him “one of the best pianists in this or any other country.” Sherman has performed with such major orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (with whom he performed the five Beethoven concertos), Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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2 p.m. Sunday, July 21
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Ning An, piano

Ning An has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.” His top prizes from the Queen Elizabeth, Cleveland, and William Kapell Piano Competitions led to performances from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi (Milan), to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. He has been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including the International Chopin Festival in Poland, the Gina Bachauer Piano Festival in Salt Lake City, New Hampshire’s Monadnock Music Festival, the Bourglinster Festival in Luxembourg and the Interlaken Music Festival in Switzerland. A passionate chamber musician as well as soloist, An has performed with groups such as the Ysaye, Daedalus, and Takacs Quartets as well as instrumentalists James Buswell, Paul Neubauer, Andres Diaz and Soovin Kim.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Monday, July 22
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

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7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Mayron Tsong, piano

Steinway Artist Mayron Tsong has been taken by her performances around the globe to almost every state in the continental United States, as well as Canada, Russia, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. After her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review praised it as “an enlivening, truly outstanding recital.” Fanfare Magazine called her “a genius, pure and simple… perhaps, a wizard.” Winner of numerous competitions and prizes, Mayron has performed and interviewed for many radio broadcasts, including CBC Radio in Canada, WDAV in North Carolina, WFMT Radio in Chicago, Radio 4 in Hong Kong and NPR’s The State of Things.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $6 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
• Art of the Piano Guest Artist Recitals •
Yoshikazu Nagai and Awadagin Pratt, piano

Praised by audiences and critics alike for his fresh interpretations and dramatic presentation style, pianist Yoshikazu Nagai has performed as soloist and chamber musician internationally in such venues as the Shanghai Concert Hall in China, National Recital Hall in Taiwan, Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre and The National Gallery. In addition, he is a frequent soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and his performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, RAI (Italian National TV), and Hong Kong National Radio amongst others. For this recital, he will be joined by CCM Artist-in-Residence and Art of the Piano Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Subscribe to all seven concerts in the Art of the Piano Guest Artist Series for just $70. Tickets and subscriptions on sale now through the CCM Box Office.
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7 p.m. Thursday, July 25
• Art of the Piano •
Student Recital

The gifted and motivated students of Art of the Piano take to the stage in a recital that is sure to inspire.

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Free and open to the public