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New Tiny Brochures!

Today, on April 1, 2024, UMS is delighted to announce our latest innovation. Tiny Series Brochures are arriving just in time for our new season announcement!

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When Genius Collides: Pops Meets Fatha

In Hines, Armstrong found an artist whose instrumental technique rivaled his own, and together on stage and on record they cajoled each other to even loftier musical heights.

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Why you should avoid ticket resellers in the unauthorized secondary market

Learn how unauthorized ticket resellers like TheHillAuditorium.com negatively impact audiences, artists, and presenters like UMS.

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UMS Staff Playlist: Leap Day

To celebrate this bonus day, UMS staff members contributed songs for a playlist of their favorite bonus tracks (and other leap day songs!)

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UMS & Santa Ono Remember Maestro Seiji Ozawa

Late conductor Seiji Ozawa left a profound impact on the University of Michigan community through three decades of UMS performances in Hill Auditorium, as well as another meaningful connection. U-M President Santa Ono shares his fond memories of Ozawa on our blog.

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Inside ‘When the Caged Bird Sings’

Read more about Nkeiru Okoye’s world premiere composition and collaboration with UMS and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

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Hear a Beethoven Symphony Like Never Before, Courtesy of Liszt

Beethoven’s nine symphonies were all painstakingly transcribed for solo piano in the 1800s by the famous composer and pianist, Franz Liszt. Explore what inspired Liszt to take on such a daunting task, and what makes Liszt’s transcriptions a special treat for listeners.

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James Ehnes — The “Musician’s Musician”

Since the start of his career in arts administration, UMS President Matthew VanBesien has had many fantastic opportunities to work with and present violinist James Ehnes. Hear VanBesien share what makes Ehnes’ musicianship unique, before his UMS recital debut with pianist Andrew Armstrong.

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A New Generation of Mariachi

Mariachi Herencia de México has become one the most prominent and successful groups in the contemporary mariachi scene.

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