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April 4, 2020

A Message from UMS’s President

Matthew VanBesien
By Matthew VanBesien

Approx. 4 minutes — Watch a special message to audiences, donors, and subscribers by UMS president Matthew VanBesien.


UMS wishes you and your family health, safety, and well-being.

Here are 3 important updates to know:

The entire UMS staff has transitioned to work from home, and we thank you for your patience while we finish processing ticket donations and refunds of canceled performances. If you still have tickets to the current season and would consider donating them at full value, you can easily fill do so using our online form. Thank you for helping UMS in this moment!

We are still assessing the full financial impact of COVID-19, and we will be distributing our important Spring solicitation the week of April 20. For the safety of everyone, we encourage making a gift online (though we will certainly accommodate physical mail).

Stay tuned for our exciting 2020/21 Season announcement on April 30. Sign up for our Weekly newsletter to be notified as soon as all performance information is online and subscriptions are on sale.


Thank you for your loyalty and support. Please stay safe.

View the latest COVID-19 updates and resources from Michigan Medicine