What can we learn from the performing arts and from each other? 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.
Session 1: Iconic Hill: Culture, Community, and the Concert Hall
In this session, students will learn about Ann Arbor in 1913, setting the stage for a bigger conversation about the role of Hill Auditorium at the turn of 20th century, and the purpose and place of the grand concert halls of the era.
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.