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April 6, 2011

UMS 11/12 Season: The Complete List


The University Musical Society announces its 11/12 season, opening Saturday, September 17, 2011, and running through Sunday, April 22, 2012. The season features 56 performances by 40 different artists/ensembles, with performances that range from cool and enigmatic to high-energy spectacle and programs that range from cutting-edge contemporary to classical favorites. So bust out your calendar and take a spin through this chronological listing of 11/12 performances; we know you’ll want to pencil in at least a few dozen events.

Subscription packages go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 9, and will be available through Friday, September 17. Current subscribers will receive renewal packets in early May and may renew their series upon receipt of the packet. Tickets to individual events will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 22 (via and Wednesday, August 24 (in person and by phone).  Not sure if you’re on our mailing list? Click here to update your mailing address to be sure you’ll receive a brochure.

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September 2011

Ahmad Jamal
Saturday, September 17, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, September 18, 4 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Mark Morris Dance Group
Friday, September 23, 8 pm
Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Power Center

October 2011

John Malkovich in The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer
The Vienna Academy Orchestra
Louise Fribo and Valerie Vinzant, sopranos

Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Yuja Wang, piano
Sunday, October 9, 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

State Symphony Capella of Russia
Valeri Polyansky, conductor
Thursday, October 13, 7:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
Saturday, October 15, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Water Stains on the Wall
Cloud Gate Dance Theater
Lin Hwai-min, artistic director
Friday, October 21, 8 pm
Saturday, October 22, 8 pm
Power Center

Schola Cantorum of Venezuela
María Guinand, conductor
Thursday, October 27, 7:30
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Watt
Gate Theatre of Dublin
Michael Cogan, director
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 28, 8 pm
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
Power Center

November 2011

Apollo’s Fire with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Jeannette Sorrell, music director
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

Audra McDonald, soprano
Friday, November 4, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Diego El Cigala
Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
Michigan Theater

AnDa Union from Inner Mongolia
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater

A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans
Rebirth Brass Band with special guests from New Orleans
Friday, November 11, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Saturday, November 12, 8 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Beijing Guitar Duo with Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, November 20, 4 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Canadian Brass
Sunday, November 27, 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

December 2011

Handel’s Messiah
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
Jerry Blackstone, conductor

Saturday, December 3, 8 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2 pm
Hill Auditorium

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Janine Jansen, violin

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

Veni Emmanuel: Tudor music for Christmas and Advent
Stile Antico
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

January 2012

Philip Glass & Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach
Lucinda Childs, choreographer
Friday, January 20, 7 pm
Saturday, January 21, 7 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2 pm
Power Center

Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Maurice Steger, recorder

Saturday, January 28, 8 pm
Rackham Auditorium

From the Canyons to the Stars
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
Francesco Tristano, piano
Daniel Landau, filmmaker

Sunday, January 29, 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

February 2012

Sabine Meyer and the Trio di Clarone
Saturday, February 4, 8 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
Wang Fujian, artistic director
Thursday, February 10, 7:30 pm
Rackham Auditorium

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Sweet Honey in the Rock
Friday, February 17, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Random Dance
Wayne McGregor, artistic director
Saturday, February 18, 8 pm
Power Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, artistic director and trumpet
Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

Hagen Quartet
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm
Rackham Auditorium

March 2012

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Friday, March 9, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester
Saturday, March 10, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Denis Matsuev, piano
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

The Andersen Project
Ex Machina
Robert Lepage, artistic director

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16, 8 pm
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
Power Center

American Mavericks
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano
Paul Jacobs, organ
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Jessye Norman, soprano, Meredith Monk, vocalist, and Joan La Barbara, vocalist

Thursday, March 22 7:30 pm
Friday, March 23, 8 pm
Saturday, March 24, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

American Mavericks
San Francisco Symphony Chamber Concert
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Meredith Monk, vocalist, and Joan La Barbara, vocalist
Sunday, March 25, 4 pm
Rackham Auditorium

April 2012

Zakir Hussain and Master Musicians of India
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

Cheikh Lô
Friday, April 13, 8 pm
Michigan Theater

Charles Lloyd Quartet
Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone
Jason Moran, piano
Reuben Rogers, bass
Eric Harland, drums

Saturday, April 14, 8 pm
Michigan Theater

Pavel Haas Quartet
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Snow White
Ballet Preljocaj
Angelin Preljocaj, artistic director
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 20, 8 pm
Saturday, April 21, 8 pm
Power Center

Academy of St. Martin-in-the Fields
Joshua Bell, leader and violin
Sunday, April 22, 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

Listing By Series

For more information about each of these performances and the series they are a part of, please click the links below:

11/12 Choral Union Series
11/12 Chamber Arts Series
11/12 Divine Voices Series
11/12 International Theater Series
11/12 Dance Series
11/12 Asia & World Series
11/12 Jazz Series
Renegade Series
11/12 Additional Events