The College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati recently announced its 2021-2022 schedule with various events to attend, including dance recitals, musicals, concerts and lectures.
With in-person events for the first time since March 2020, the season opened on September 12 with “In Memoriam: Places We Can No Longer Go,” a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by the Wind Symphony and Wind ensemble.
Due to a room capacity of 50 people set up last year as a measure of social distancing, all events organized by the CCM were without an audience.
“You take an average play, musical, opera or dance and with the backstage staff besides the performers, you’re going to hit 50 pretty easily,” said Denton Yockey, head of the theater arts division. , arts production and administration of the CCM. (TAPAA) and the CEO of CCM On Stage.
This year, audiences will be back and socially distanced in pairs, allowing the theater to operate at 50% capacity.
“Everyone is thrilled to be back in person, to be back in the classrooms, to be back on stage and back in rehearsal and everyone is looking forward to the next opening night. “said Yockey.
Performances scheduled for September and October include free and paid events. Musical performances include “Les Scandinaves” by CCM Concert Orchestra [Oct. 22] and “Dream Elegy” from the Wind Symphony [Oct. 1].
Theatrical performances include “Our Town”, the Pulitzer Prize winning play [Sept. 29 – Oct. 3] and the Tony nominated musical, “Xanadu” [Oct. 21 – 31]. Carl Vine, Australian composer, will be guest speaker [Sept. 29] and also performs some of his original music [Sept. 30].
Check out the full list of performances and sign up to receive the November and December schedule here.
Following the CCM’s plan to publish their schedules every two months, the events for November and October are expected to be published in early October. Tickets for advertised events can be purchased through the CCM’s electronic box office. Discounted tickets for students and groups are available.