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New Health & Safety Measures for Fall 2021 Events

We ask all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, to do their part to allow us all to return to live performances.

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UMS Staff Playlist: Back to School

UMS staff members contributed tracks for a playlist of their favorite music for the beginning of the fall semester. Listen on your preferred streaming service, and read about the inspiration behind some…

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Unmasking the Arts Episode 4: Critics Jason Farago, Maya Chung, and Anne Midgette

Host Helga Davis welcomes arts critics Jason Farago, Maya Chung, and Anne Midgette in a conversation that considers the arts’s role within the societal impacts of the pandemic.

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Forward Fund Spotlight: Christina Kim

Discover how UMS and the arts shaped board member Christina Kim’s life growing up in Ann Arbor, and what inspires her family to support the UMS Forward Fund.

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Unmasking the Arts Episode 3: Wu Han, pianist

Wu Han sits with host Helga Davis as part of Unmasking the Arts in a personal discussion about Wu Han’s relationship to music throughout this eventful year as together they look to the future.

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Bridging Musical Languages with Tarek Yamani & Spektral Quartet

Sammy Sussman interviews Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet in advance of their digital world premiere collaboration.

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Unmasking the Arts Episode 2: Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins Helga Davis in a personal discussion about the impact of the past year that reveals why her unorthodox approach to music-making is now more important than ever.

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From Ann Arbor Skatepark to the Tokyo Olympic Games

29 athletes with ties to the University of Michigan are competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, plus one with a special connection to UMS!

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Forward Fund Spotlight: Versell Smith, Jr.

Discover what inspires board member Versell Smith, Jr. to support the UMS Forward Fund, and how the arts have shaped his career beyond performance.

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