Introducing the 2022/23 Season
A season opener with Trevor Noah. The Berlin Philharmonic and a lineup of international ensembles. A week-long residency with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The return of our No Safety Net renegade festival. And so much more to discover...
Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2022/23
Handel’s beautiful and riveting Messiah has graced the stage of Hill Auditorium for more than a century. We continue this yearly holiday tradition with performances from the UMS Choral Union and Ann…
10 Memorable Moments from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Residency
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s relationship with UMS dates back more than 25 years, with 20+ appearances in Ann Arbor since 1994! In October 2022, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at…
Have You Met Your Doppelgänger?
The Danish String Quartet’s ambitious commissioning project, Doppelgänger, pairs world premieres from renowned composers with late major chamber works by Franz Schubert.
Donor Stories: What UMS Means to Me
We interviewed some long-time donors about what UMS has meant to them over the years. Their stories share how they benefitted from UMS, and how grateful they are to be able to give back and support the performing arts for generations to come.
UMS Performance Playground: An Introduction to Jazz
For grades 3-6 (ages 8-11), join an introductory lesson to learn some of the fundamental elements of jazz, and explore the rich tapestry of history that makes this music popular all over the world.
Donor Spotlight: Elaine and Peter Schweitzer
Discover what inspired Elaine and Peter Schweitzer’s generous gift to support the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s 2022 residency.
The Origins of Wynton Marsalis’s Massive ‘All Rise’
All Rise was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for the millennium. Read more about its origins, from its 1999 debut to its 2001 recording with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which epitomized resilience, hope, and community in the days after the September 11 attacks.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s October Residency with UMS
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be in residency at the University of Michigan from October 10-16.
5 reasons you should join You Can Dance—Outside this summer
UMS’s You Can Dance–Outside series returns for another summer of movement and community. And whether you prefer dancing in the privacy of your bedroom, or getting dolled up for salsa night, here are five reasons you should be very excited about this year’s line-up!