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The First CD From The Ariel Quartet

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The Ariel Quartet is the professional string quartet in residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Two major anniversaries will converge on the campus of the University of Cincinnati when the College-Conservatory of Music celebrates its 150th year and the 100th birthday of acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein during the 2018 Spring Semester. 

Elaine Diehl sat down with two folks from Buddy Roger's Music who dropped by the studio this morning to talk about their two days of clinics coming up on Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th at their showroom in North College Hill.

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Why did North Bend native Sydney Benter leave hometown WKRC-TVfor Austin, Texas?

Because success came too fast. Again.

He's a Cincinnati native and one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of this era. 

He's got a new CD (Open Book) and memoir (Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz), and will be back in his hometown for the upcoming Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on October 28. Fred Hersch joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his life, his health and his music.

Aspiring and experienced playwrights are again invited to an intense week of workshops and conversations at the CCM Summer Playwrights Conference

Friday, January 20 marks the annual return of one of the most popular arts events on the calendar, the UC College – Conservatory of Music Moveable Feast

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Who'da thunk it? Be honest, how many of you thought Jerry Springer's daytime talk show, which premiered Sept. 30, 1991, on five TV stations, would last long enough to mark its 25th anniversary today.

Not me. I was recently reminded that when I reviewed the premiere, I recommended that Jerry not give up his "desk job" anchoring WLWT-TV's news.

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Kids are back in school, and the Music Professor is back on the radio.

Jim LaBarbara, known as the Music Professor for nearly three decades on WLW-AM and WGRR-FM, now can be heard 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Classic Country WNKR-FM (106.7) and streamed  at 1067wnkr.

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A couple of things to know about WKRC-TV's Rich Jaffe -- and what made him one of the city's best TV reporters -- before he retires Wednesday:

HE STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaffe first worked in television at WLWT-TV as a photographer, so he knows how to tell a story in words and pictures. Jaffe also shot news at WKRC-TV in the mid 1970s, often paired with Howard Ain. He left Channel 12 just before the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club story.

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a dynamic concert on Saturday, July 30 at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

The Broadway show American Idiot, based on the album of the same name by rock group Green Day, gets its first local production at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music starting March 3.

Kevin McCollum is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music who has gone on to great success as a Broadway producer (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Something Rotten, Hand to God).

One of playwright Eugene O’Neill’s rare comedies, Ah, Wilderness, is coming to the stage at UC College-Conservatory of Music.

With a combined cast of faculty and students, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Orchestra Series will present Richard Strauss’ opera Salome on Friday, January 29.

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How did Delhi Township native Diana Maria Riva get the role of Mimi, the costume designer on Eva Longoria’s “Telenovela” (8:30 p.m. Mondays, Channel 5, NBC).

Longoria, an executive producer, invited Riva to talk about the role when the former “Desperate Housewives” star was putting together the half-hour comedy about the star of a popular Spanish-language soap opera (Longoria) who doesn’t speak Spanish.

“I had never worked with her or met her. She asked me to come in and meet with her for this role," Riva says.

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Last year, Richard Hess, chair of the Drama Department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya as a Fullbright scholar to teach at Kenyatta University. He recently arranged for a group of students from Kenya to visit here. They arrived in Cincinnati on October 31 and have been attending classes at UC and exploring our area.

"Carousel" Coming To The Stage At CCM

Oct 23, 2015

The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel will be onstage at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music from October 29 through November 1. 

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Twin Towers senior living community have created a new Artist-in-Residence program, through which a pair of CCM student artists will live on one of Twin Towers’ campuses, rent-free. In return, the students will perform one recital each month and invite community members to attend open rehearsals and discussions.

"Pentecost" Opens CCM's Mainstage Drama Season

Sep 25, 2015

Pentecost is a 1994 play of politics, religion and ideas by David Edgar and it’s coming to the stage at the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music starting September 30.

Earlier this summer, the University of Cincinnati’'s Production Master Class traveled to the wilderness of Alaska to document Expedition Alaska 2015, a 350-mile, seven day non-stop adventure race.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents its final summer performance this Saturday evening, Georges Bizet's opera Carmen. The performance will be the culmination of a one-of-a-kind "opera bootcamp" for CCM students.

Designed to promote and celebrate the art of classical piano music, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition is held annually at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and attracts applicants from across the globe.

The 2015 World Piano Competition returns to UC’s CCM June 7-13 and joining Frank Johnson for a preview are Mark Ernster, their executive director, and pianist Awadagin Pratt, the competition’s artistic director.

CCM's Peter Pan

Feb 27, 2015
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Based on the famous story by Sir James Barrie, CCM's Mainstage Musical Theatre Series presents Peter Pan - the tale of the mischievous boy who can fly, who never ages and who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the spellbinding isles of Neverland as the playful leader of the Lost Boys.

A special free concert is happening on Tuesday, February 24 at the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall at UC’s College - Conservatory of Music – the Academy Wind Quintet from the West Point Academy Band will perform. Brian O’Donnell learns more about this group and the upcoming performance from Sergeant First Class Matthew B. Smith, a hornist with the quintet.

Phil DeGreg's concert tonight at CCM has been postponed (email from him a few minutes ago):

I am really sorry to have to make this notification and to intrude into your email inbox, but due to the fact that the University of Cincinnati has officially closed today through midnight because of inclement weather, my retirement celebration concert at Patricia Corbett Theatre this evening has been cancelled. I hope that I will have the opportunity to reschedule it some time, and certainly will send out word.   Thanks for your support.   Phil DeGreg

Phil DeGreg is an acclaimed local jazz pianist and professor at UC’s CCM. For his upcoming Faculty Artist Series concert, he will feature all music he has written, performed by him and a group of talented guest artists. He talks about this free, one-night only event (Tuesday, February 17) with our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

The Cincinnati Opera and UC’s College Conservatory of Music Opera Department have announced that Great Scott, a new opera with music by Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking; Moby Dick) and libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman) has been selected for their Opera Fusion New Works residency this year. To discuss this opera and the upcoming residency with our Anne Arenstein are Heggie, McNally and Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray; Henry IV)

"Songs of Peace and Freedom" choral concert at UC

Oct 24, 2014

The Men’s and Women’s Choruses of UC’s College Conservatory of Music will present a combined concert on November 5 entitled Songs of Peace and Freedom. Graduate conducting students Christopher Albanese and Alexander Sutton join Anne Arenstein to discuss the premise of this concert and their upcoming conducting debuts.

  Twenty-four of the world's best pianists will be in Cincinnati next week for the 2014 World Piano Competition. Designed to promote and celebrate the art of classical piano music, the competition is held annually at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and attracts applicants from across the globe. Joining us to talk about the competition are U.C. College-Conservatory of Music Director of Summer Programs Sara Danner Dukic and World Piano Competition Executive Director Mark Ernster. The Opening Draw party is Sunday, June 22 and the competition runs through June 28. For more information, go to 2014 World Piano Competition.

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