Coming up this week at CCM, three interesting events for your calendar…
· Tuesday 14th at 8 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. Aik Khai Pung and several conducting students lead the CCM Philharmonia in an unusual program of musical riffs on love, including orchestral excerpts by Mendelssohn, Rimsky Korsakoff, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Puccini. Two operatic excerpts highlight the program: the wedding night duet from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and the trio from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Tickets: $15.
· Conrad Susa’s take on tales by the Brothers Grimm, with a libretto by Anne Sexton reinvents the meaning of ‘happily ever after’ in the chamber opera, TRANSFORMATIONS, in a staging by Emma Griffin. Tickets are free and limited to two per order. Call TODAY after noon 513 556 4183 to reserve. THREE PERFORMANCES: Friday 17 and Saturday 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday 19 at 2 p.m. in the Cohen Studio Theater.
· TAKING THE WHEEL: A GALA CABARET CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CCM’S MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE is a celebration of the past 24 years of CCM musical theatre showcases. It will feature surprise appearances by “Broadway Babies” who once were hopeful stars of tomorrow at CCM and now return in the midst of ongoing regional and Broadway careers. Sunday 19 at 4 p.m. in the Patricia Corbett Theatre. Tickets: $25.