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UMS Returns to the Ypsilanti Freighthouse this April!

23/24 Season

UMS Returns to the Ypsilanti Freighthouse this April!

Discover programs for all ages — including an opening night Swing Dance Party with live music, a not-so-silent movie night in collaboration with iFFY, Earth Day and Ballet Folklórico family performances, the Regenerate! Orchestra, Shigeto Live Ensemble, and more!

<em>Sonic Contributions</em> Live Dress Rehearsal

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Sonic Contributions Live Dress Rehearsal

Last September at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Detroit-based saxophonist Marcus Elliot led a seven-piece band of musicians and artists in the world premiere of 'Sonic Contributions.’ Watch, listen, celebrate, and honor the resilience that the African American community in Ypsilanti has shown throughout time.

Hear a Beethoven Symphony Like Never Before, Courtesy of Liszt

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Hear a Beethoven Symphony Like Never Before, Courtesy of Liszt

Beethoven’s nine symphonies were all painstakingly transcribed for solo piano in the 1800s by the famous composer and pianist, Franz Liszt. Explore what inspired Liszt to take on such a daunting task, and what makes Liszt’s transcriptions a special treat for listeners.

 

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