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Catacoustic Consort, concert:nova and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company collaborate on a Bard-inspired performance

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 12, 2013
William Shakespeare’s drama and poetry resonate far beyond the theater. Music plays a vital role in his plays and his works continue to inspire compositions in all genres of music, from song to symphony to sampling.

Epic Theater

CCM takes on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's acclaimed dark comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Premiered in Berlin in 1928, The Threepenny Opera is an iconic work, the creation of composer Kurt Weill and poet/dramatist Bertolt Brecht, and opens a two-weekend run at CCM as part of its Kurt Weill festival, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.  

Music: Catacoustic Consort

1 Comments · Tuesday, January 29, 2013
 Matthias Maute has been dubbed “the wild man of the recorder,” but in this case, the recorder is not a digital device — it’s the flute’s predecessor in a variety of ranges. Maute t  

Music: CCM Goes to the Movies with Randy Edelman

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Oscars are a month away, but you can get in the mood at CCM when distinguished alum Randy Edelman takes the podium to conduct his best-known film scores featuring CCM’s Philharmonia Orches  

Music: Hebrew Union College Holocaust Rememberance Concert

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Nazis nearly succeeded in obliterating what they deemed “degenerate” art and music, but over the past decade many works have been retrieved from the ashes. Hebrew Union College’s Concert  

Music: CSO New Year's Celebration

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2012
The CSO’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration has a pronounced French accent, beginning with a concert in Music Hall featuring “La Vie en Rose,” music from Gigi, La Bohème and possibly the   

Playing the Holiday Soundtracks

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
‘Tis the season for an abundance of music that includes beloved traditions: Handel’s oratorio Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Both pieces are holiday staples performed year after year. After year.  

Music: Sing Hallelujah

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If you think the “Hallelujah” chorus is all there is to Handel’s Messiah, you’ll have to wait until the end of Part II. But it’s well worth hanging in there. Handel’s iconic oratorio i  

Music: Opera Fusion presents Morning Star

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Prolific composer Ricky Ian Gordon is in town to oversee workshop performances of Morning Star, his operatic setting of the 1940 film that follows a Russian Jewish immigrant family’s struggle to  

CCM’s Kurt Response

With Kurt Weill Foundation grant and blessing, CCM builds festival celebrating innovative composer

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The 2012-2013 season has no special significance for Kurt Weill, the German-American composer of “September Song,” “Speak Low” and “Mack the Knife.” But it’s a landmark year for the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).