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Deals and Discounts

Looking for a unique social opportunity or educational experience for your group or organization? UMS makes your group activity a hassle-free experience. Whether you are looking for a way to bring together employees or friends or a way to introduce your students to live performing arts, UMS has special discounted tickets available for almost every performance in our 2013-2014 season for groups of 10 or more.

Benefits of Group Sales include:

Discounts up to 25% off the regular ticket price
Convenient payment arrangements
No service fees
Complimentary ticket and parking pass for the group organizer

Explore below for the various discounts and programs available for groups. For more information, contact Group Sales Coordinator Casey Schmidt at (734) 763-3100 or at umsgroupsales@umich.edu

  • 2013-2014 Group Discounts
  • September
    Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party – Waived Fees
    Audra McDonald – 15%
    Complicite & Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin 9/18 & 9/19 – 25%
    Complicite & Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin 9/20 & 9/21 – 15%
    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 9/27 – 15%
    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 9/28 – Waived Fees

    October
    Chanticleer – Waived Fees
    Takacs Quartet – 15%
    Chris Thile – 25%
    Andras Schiff, Bach’s Goldberg Variations – 25%
    The Manganiyar Seduction – 10/26 & 10/27 – 15%
    Blind Summit: The Table - 10/29 & 10/30 – 15%
    Blind Summit: The Table - 10/31, 11/1, 11/2 & 11/3 – Waived Fees

    November
    Ballet Preljocaj – 11/1 & 11/2 – 25%
    Apollo’s Fire: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti – 25%
    Steve Lehman Octet – 25%
    James Blake – Waived Fees
    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – 15%
    Hagen Quartet – 25%
    San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor – 15%
    Brooklyn Rider with Bela Fleck – Waived Fees

    December
    Handel’s Messiah 12/7 & 12/8 – 25%

    January
    Bullet Catch 1/7 & 1/8 – 15%
    Bullet Catch 1/9, 1/10, 1/11 & 1/12 – Waived Fees
    Colin Stetson 1/15 & 1/16 – 25%
    Kronos Quartet – 1/17 & 1/18 – 15%
    Denis Matsuev, piano – 25%
    Fred Hersch Trio – 25%

    February
    Ariel Quartet with Alisa Weilerstein, cello – 25%
    Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer, violin – 25%
    One Night in Bamako, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba and Fatoumata Diawara – 25%
    St. Lawrence String Quartet – 25%
    Compagnie Kafig 2/14 & 2/15 – 15%
    Joshua Bell, violin – 15%
    Theatre des Bouffes du Nord: Can Themba’s The Suit 2/19 & 2/20 – 25%
    Theatre des Bouffes du Nord: Can Themba’s The Suit 2/21 & 2/22 – 15%
    St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yuri Temirkanov, conductor – 15%

    March
    Alfredo Rodriguez Trio and the Pedrito Martinez Group – 25%
    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, conductor – Waived Fees
    Elias Quartet – 25%
    Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano – 25%
    Asif Ali Khan Qawwali Music of Pakistan – 25%
    Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature - 15%
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – 15%

    April
    UMS Choral Union: Brahms’ German Requiem – 25%
    Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – 15%
    Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin – 25%

    Download 2013-2014 Group Discounts Listing [PDF]

  • Our Entourage Program
  • Bring your Entourage

    Your favorite artist is in town. Hers is the music that you whistle in the shower, sing in the car, and hum in grocery store aisles. It is the music you come home to. The transformative power of the performing arts is something you believe in, something you’ve experienced, and something that you feel simply compelled to share with your friends & colleagues.

    There are a thousand reasons to email, text, Tweet, and Facebook about a great upcoming UMS event to your network, especially when you have a great discount to share. But developing materials, organizing responses, and coordinating group tickets? Not a chance.

    That’s where we come in. At UMS we can take the work and frustration out of the equation and replace it with a powerful toolkit to help you spread the word about a performance: flyers, designed emails, ticket discounts, promo codes, social media platforms…the list goes on and on. All we’re missing is you.

    And your ENTOURAGE.

    Get the tools

    You have the people, we have the materials. For any performance you’re excited about we can put together a media toolkit to help you easily and effectively communicate with your Entourage. Take a look at your networks and tell us what will be most useful to you.

    o Flyers for your community storefronts?
    o An HTML designed email you can easily forward, with embedded video clips and informational links?
    o Marketing copy to post on an online listing?
    o A copy of the event press release for a weekly newsletter?

    Pick and choose what you need and we’ll get it in your hands.

    But it doesn’t stop with just materials – add some extra incentive with a ticket discount. We can offer discounts of up to 25% for targeted groups like yours to most performances on the season, and with the exclusive promotion code we set up for you the members of your Entourage can each order their tickets individually. That means you stay out of the middle and can focus on what you really care about: the performance.

    Spread the Word

    Once you have your toolkit or your promotion code, just click “send” and meet your Entourage in the lobby at the show. It’s really that easy.

    Share Your Story

    UMS works together with community members to share personal stories which connect them to our performances. We believe that the performing arts are not a one-way experience, but a conversation in which you participate. Do you have a story to tell about why a performance, artist, or experience is important to you? Share it with our network.

    We share your stories through our heavily-trafficked blog, umsLobby.org, our active social media followings, professionally produced YouTube videos, and our targeted email marketing. We encourage conversation about and deeper connections between community members across these platforms.

    UMS is committed to providing complete editorial and back-end technical services to facilitate sharing these stories.  For more information about guest blogging, video interviews, and more, contact Manager of New Media and Online Initiatives Anna Prushinskaya at annavp@umich.edu

    Be Present

    What are you waiting for? Contact Casey Schmidt at (734) 763-3100 or casschmi@umich.edu  to get started.  We can’t wait to meet your Entourage!

  • Group Ordering Instructions and Policies
  • Contact Us

    Online:

    By phone:
    734-763-3100

    By E-mail:
    umsgroupsales@umich.edu

    In person:
    Michigan League Ticket Office
    911 N. University Ave.
    Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, or by appointment

    By fax:
    734-763-9882

    By mail:
    UMS Group Sales
    Burton Memorial Tower
    881 N. University Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011

    The Fine Print

    To be eligible for a group discount, at least ten tickets must be purchased to the same event at the same time. With the exception of promotion codes extended as part of the Entourage Program, we are unable to process group orders online at this time. Contact the Group Sales Office to inquire if you qualify for a group discount before attempting to order group tickets online.

    Unlike other ticket orders, group orders do not have to be fully paid when a reservation is placed. We understand that group orders often require a significant amount of planning and coordination, so a group reservation can be held with a $100 deposit. UMS accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover as payment for your order. Checks should be made payable to the University Musical Society. The balance of the order is due two weeks prior to the performance date.

    Once a deposit is paid, any changes to your order must be made to the Group Sales Office in writing. In the event the order must be cancelled, $50 of the deposit is refundable pending the receipt of a cancellation notice at least two weeks prior to the performance date. As with all UMS ticket orders, when a group reservation is confirmed and paid in full refunds are only available in the event that the performance is cancelled. All programs and artists are subject to change.

    Discounts may not be available in all price ranges for all performances. Contact us for the most up-to-date information about special deals and discounts.

    Tickets may not be resold. Any tickets distributed to a ticket broker or other intermediary will be voided, and no refunds will be given. Additionally, groups may not advertise discounted tickets to the general public without permission of UMS. If permission is granted, groups may only use copy approved in writing by UMS. Groups may always advertise to their own mailing lists.