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May 31, 2024

Experience Orchestral All-Stars from Around the World


The Berliner Philharmoniker in Hill Auditorium in 2022

There’s nothing like hearing a great orchestra in the acoustic beauty of Hill Auditorium….and UMS’s 24/25 Season welcomes many opportunities to experience it!

Preview the orchestral all-stars of our 24/25 Choral Union Series, featuring two different programs by the Berliner Philharmoniker, phenomenal soloists, Prokofiev’s triumphant film score, and so much more!


London Philharmonic Orchestra

Fri Oct 18 at 7:30 pm

The London Philharmonic returns to Hill Auditorium after 13 years — with UMS debuts by principal conductor Edward Gardner and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja — in a program of Shostakovich, Sibelius, and works by composer-in-residence Tania León and Benjamin Britten.

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Berliner Philharmoniker with Hilary Hahn, violin

Hilary Hahn
Sat Nov 23 at 7:30 pm

In the first of two concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker, violinist Hilary Hahn makes her first Ann Arbor appearance in two decades, performing Korngold’s heart-tugging violin concerto. Also on the program: Rachmaninoff’s first orchestral masterpiece, Isle of the Dead, and Dvořák’s dramatic Symphony No. 7.

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Berliner Philharmoniker: Bruckner 5

Kirill Petrenko conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker
Sun Nov 24 at 4 pm

The Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko perform Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 5, which explores themes of struggle, redemption, and spiritual transcendence, with rich brass chorales in the final movement.

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Film with Live Orchestra: Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky

An orchestra plays while the film Alexander Nevsky is projected on a screen above them.
Sat Mar 22 at 7:30 pm

The 1938 Soviet historical drama was directed by Sergei Eisenstein with a score written by Sergei Prokofiev. It depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by Prince Alexander, aka Alexander Nevsky. The film and music were a true collaboration in that some of the film was shot to Prokofiev’s music and some of Prokofiev’s music was composed to Eistenstein’s footage.

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the mighty UMS Choral Union, led by conductor Scott Hanoian.

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Les Arts Florissants: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at 300

Les Arts Florissants
Wed Apr 9 at 7:30 pm

When first published in 1725, nobody could imagine that Vivaldi’s Four Seasons would become some of the most frequently-heard music of all time! Violin sensation Théotime Langlois de Swarte joins acclaimed early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants in a performance that frames Vivaldi’s iconic concertos in a new light. The program invites questions about the fleeting cyclical nature of our existence, our relationship with nature, and the eternal renewal of earth’s cycles, now being modified by climate change.

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24/25 Season Ticket packages are on sale now! You can experience these performances in our 10-concert Choral Union Series for as little as $140. Or, craft a performance season as unique as you and save 10% with Series:You. Either way, you’ll get early access to the best seats in the Power Center — and at the best prices — before individual event tickets go on sale in August.

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