UMS Night School: 100 Years of UMS at Hill Auditorium (2)

Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor District Library

Session 2: Riot! 100 Years of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring debuted in Paris (fifteen days after the opening of Hill Auditorium) causing a now famous riot in the audience. In this session, students will discuss the Mariinsky Orchestra’s concert featuring The Rite of Spring (Oct 27) and learn about what transformed The Rite from a riot-causing outrage to an artistic masterpiece.

What was it like to be in Hill Auditorium in 1913? How have the performing arts evolved and changed over the past 100 years? How has Hill Auditorium impacted our community? After last season’s successful launch of UMS Night School, we’re delighted to expand this program for 2012-2013. This season, Night School will focus on 100 years of UMS at Hill Auditorium and illuminate the special history behind the great performers and performances that have shaped our community. These 90-minute “classes” combine conversation, interactive exercises, and “lectures” with genre experts to draw you into the themes behind each performance. Sessions are designed to both deepen your knowledge of the performing arts and connect you with other audience members. Professor Mark Clague joins us again as host and resident scholar.

In collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council.