Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CCM Spotlights Spanish Arts With 'Sueños de España'

From the College Conservatory of Music:

 The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents a lush and lyrical journey to Spain on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Sueños de España (Dreams of Spain) promises to deliver a romantic program of Spanish poetry, dance and song for two magical performances only.

Conceived by music director and conductor Mark Gibson, Sueños de España includes intimate performances by the CCM Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra and Dance Ensemble, along with featured soloists. The program’s seamless presentation promises to have audience members totally and continuously immersed in Spanish arts.

Along with performances by members of CCM’s Classical Guitar Ensemble and dramatic poetry readings by CCM Drama students, the program will include “Siete Canciones Populares Españolas” (“Seven Spanish Folksongs”), a world-premiere choreographed by Dance Division Head Shellie Cash to music composed by Manuel de Falla for tenor and piano. Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” (“Love the Magician”) will close out the concert, with the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra accompanying the Dance Ensemble in another world-premiere.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, guests can make the cultural experience complete with a tapas and Spanish wines reception preceding the performance in UC’s newly renovated Mick & Mack’s Contemporary Café beginning at 6 p.m. See menu details below.

Performance Times:

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

Patricia Corbett Theater
CCM Village

Tickets & Parking Information
Tickets to the performance-only portion of Sueños de España are $15 general admission, $5 non-UC students and free for UC students.

Tickets to the Saturday performance and pre-concert reception are $40 per person, which includes dinner and concert admission. Reception attendees must be 21 or older and present valid ID to buy and consume alcohol. Please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. For complete ticket and parking information, visit or call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

Menu for Saturday, Nov.  5 Pre-Concert Reception

  • Tapas: Tortilla Espanola, Potato Omelette Gambas al Pil Pil, Sizzling Shrimp with Garlic Pincho Morunos, Moorish Pork Kabobs Croquetas de Pollo y Jamon, Chicken and Ham Croquette Pa amb Tomaquet, Grilled Bread and Tomato Albondigas en Salsa de Almendra, Meatball in Almond Sauce
  • Wine Selection Tasting: Conde de Subirats – Cava (Macabeo, Parellada, Chardonnay); Bodegas Abanico – Sinfonia (Tempranillo); Adegas Gran Vinum – Albariño; Monte Vicor – Garnacha; Bodega San Pedro Apostol – Rioja 
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theater Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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