Gifts of Art Playlists
Enjoy a new playlist series, developed in partnership with Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Program, to inspire, uplift and soothe anyone who finds music a balm to the soul in these trying times.
#UMSplaylists: Big Band Holidays Takeover
Deck the halls on Apple Music and Spotify with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
#UMSplaylists: Chamber Arts (yMusic Takeover)
Hear the virtuosity and variety of sounds, ensembles, and works by composers featured in UMS's Chamber Arts Series.
#UMSplaylists | Max Richter: From Stage to Screen
Discover selections from some of our favorite Max Richter works — including innovative chamber music and original scores for television and film.
#UMSplaylists: Classical New Releases
Enjoy the newest orchestral and large ensemble recordings featuring UMS's 2019-20 season artists.
Discover the sounds and fresh perspectives of global artists whose sounds and harmonies have no borders.
Introducing UMS Playlists on Apple Music and Spotify
Open your ears to new listening experiences, updated weekly.
Best of Artist Playlists
Over the course of the past few seasons, we've asked some of our performers to tell us what they've been listening to lately. Here are some of our favorites.
Meet Tunde Olaniran, 2019/20 UMS Research Residency Artist
UMS is pleased to announce Michigan-based musician Tunde Olaniran as this season’s Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist.
Faculty Spotlight: Music for Midwives
When Ruth Zielinski applied for a UMS Course Development Grant, she envisioned a musical experience for her upper-level midwifery students...
Expand Your Musical Taste with Kamasi Washington
If you're a Kendrick Lamar fan looking to expand your musical taste, or add more variety to your Spotify Playlists, your search just might bring you to a new genre. Listeners of To Pimp a Butterfly are aware of the album's passionate social message, artistry, and musical poise. Yet, what they may not know is that one of the artists who worked with Kendrick Lamar on the record is leaving behind a legacy of his own.
The Lost Art of Writing Love Letters
Observations from Kyle Abraham’s Residency work with Michigan LGBTQ Youth Never before have I found myself in a group of “strangers” whom I felt I actually knew quite well. We were sitting...