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This Day in UMS History: New York Philharmonic and Seiji Ozawa with Andre Watts (September 21, 1969)

Seiji Ozawa has been in the news often lately, most recently for the celebration of his 75th birthday on September 1 this year, and on his anticipated return to the podium after battling esophageal cancer and undergoing surgery for it in January. Maestro Ozawa has performed six times at Hill Auditorium.


Rosanne Cash – What’s on your List?

Rosanne Cash performs selections from “The List” — songs that her father, Johnny Cash, felt she needed to learn when she was first starting out — on Saturday night at Hill Auditorium. Tell us what’s on your list of essential songs.


UMS’s Arts Roundup: September 17

This week’s news includes a look at season-opening galas across the nation, an NPR feature on Patti LuPone, reviews of a new Glenn Gould documentary and UMS’s theater presentation Susurrus, and more.


On the Road with UMS: Thanks for Your Support!

When bus #2010 rolled in for On the Road with UMS last Saturday evening, 312 guests were embraced by a fantastic vibe!


UMS Living Archive Interview: Joyce Holmes, Volunteer Usher

We continue our “UMS Living Archive” with a video interview with Joyce Holmes, volunteer usher. Joyce began ushering for UMS with her husband, Ken, in 1961, the same year they met and…


Arts in Education Week: The UMS Perspective

Back in July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring this week as Arts in Education Week. To that end, will post a series of articles this week focused on arts education. This first post features UMS President Ken Fischer talking about UMS’s arts education focus, which was virtually non-existent when he arrived in Ann Arbor in 1987.


David Leddy on botanical gardens, grenade sieges and the girl from Ipanema

I’m here in Ann Arbor to present my show Susurrus in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The gardens at the Matthaei are particularly special and I’m thrilled with how the piece works there. This is the perfect time of year too. UMS has done such a great job in presenting the piece very carefully and making sure that audiences get a great experience.


UMS’s Arts Roundup: September 10

This week’s news includes the announcement of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees; a preview of UMS’s opening production, Susurrus; and a new music program for Detroit students offered by MSU.


Come Visit UMS at Festifall!

Come visit the UMS table at Festifall (on the Diag, in front of the library) to get information on all of our incredible student ticket programs, inlcuding $10 Rush Tickets and the Fall Half Price Sale!

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