FACULTY CONCERTS AT CCM
Most everyone who lives in Cincinnati and who loves music is aware of the presence in our community’s cultural life of CCM – the College Conservatory of Music at UC. What some may not know is that the school also operates as a performing arts center with more than four stages, presenting hundreds of performances every year. CCM is, in fact, the largest performing arts presenter in the State of Ohio.
The dancers, singers, actors and instrumentalists that appear day after day on stage at CCM are chosen from among thousands of applicants from whom only the very best are chosen and who, once admitted undergo rigorous training by a world-class faculty. As those students move upwardly through four years of undergraduate study and, in many cases, on to Master of Music, Artist Diploma or Doctor of Musical Arts graduate degrees, they continue to perfect their technique and grow as artists. They are guided by a faculty made up of artist-mentor-teachers who continue to pursue performing careers and to teach by example.
Sunday, September 11, 4 PM
Marie France Lefebvre, piano, with guest artists Donna Loewy, Mark Gibson and Nathaniel Chaitkin. In the program: Schubert Military Marches, opus 51/D 733; Mozart Theme and Variations in G Major, John Corigliano – Gazebo Dances; Rachmaninoff – Sonata for Cello and Piano, opus 19.
Tuesday September 20, 8 PM
Mary Stucky, mezzo-soprano and Rodney Stucky, guitar and lute. Performing Airs de Cour and Airs de Boire (love and drinking songs) by Etienne Moulinié, Schubert songs arranged for guitar by Baron Schlechta, a poet-musician friend of Schubert’s, Five Children’s Songs by Paul Dessau with words by Berthold Brecht, Spanish Songs collected by Federico García Lorca and Stucky‘s arrangements of Spirituals.
Monday September 26, 8 PM
Amy Johnson, soprano and Thomas Baresel, tenor, with Kenneth Griffiths and Mark Gibson, pianists. Performing Alan Louis Smith‘s song cycle Windows, duets by Hüe, Duparc and Saint-Saëns, songs by Rachmaninoff, and Operetta selections by Lehár, Strauss and Millöker.