Introducing the 23/24 Season
Dazzling debuts. International superstars. A focus on Arts & Resistance. Welcome to UMS’s 145th season.
Artist Statement: Renée Fleming on ‘Voice of Nature’
When I was 14, the film Soylent Green was released, a sci-fi thriller about a dystopian future of worldwide pollution, dying oceans, depleted resources, and rampant starvation. The story was set in…
This October, Irish theatre company Druid weaves Sean O’Casey’s three plays into an epic event of conflict, national identity, and the human toll of war.
Pianist Inon Barnatan’s Fall Residency at UMS
Pianist Inon Barnatan is equally celebrated as a soloist, curator, and collaborator. Starting at the end of September, Barnatan will be part of a week-long series of events at the University of Michigan, including three unique public performances.
Making Sonic Contributions: An Interview with Marcus Elliot
Saxophonist Marcus Elliot speaks to UMS about the inspiration and creative process behind his world premiere, Sonic Contributions, and what audiences can expect from upcoming performances at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse.
8 Things You May Not Know About Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming is one of the most celebrated and versatile sopranos of our time. She has dazzled audiences for decades with her beautiful voice, expressive artistry, and diverse repertoire, spanning opera, classical…
Meet the Artists: Nkeiru Okoye’s When the Caged Bird Sings
Fusing elements of oratorio, theater, and opera in a multi-movement musical ceremony, When the Caged Bird Sings draws inspiration from the Black church and celebrates the spirit of rising above expectations and transforming adversity into triumph.
The Origins of Shakti
Learn how the fusion band Shakti came to be in 1973, and why their upcoming performance in Ann Arbor is a rare and special opportunity to witness musical history.
Must-See Events in September and October
From the powerhouse opening week performances in Hill Auditorium to our DruidO’Casey theater immersion at the Power Center, UMS’s 23/24 Season kicks off with something for everyone! Preview (and get tickets to)…
September Events at the Freighthouse
UMS will launch a new season of events the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, with four weeks of programming for all ages from Sep 12 – Oct 7!