Session 3: HILL-ELUJAH! The Messiah and UMS Traditions at Hill
Performed for the last 100 years at Hill Auditorium, the annual Handel’s Messiah has become a hallowed Ann Arbor tradition. Students will learn about the origins of the Messiah in Ann Arbor, the beginnings of UMS, and other UMS traditions that make Hill Auditorium a special place for our community.
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.