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Remembering Jim Toy

UMS, the University of Michigan, and the Ann Arbor community mourn the passing of a dear friend, Jim Toy. Jim was a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ rights locally and nationwide, co-founder of the…

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10 Memorable Moments of 2021

As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2021, we want to acknowledge all that you — our loyal audiences and supporters — have helped make possible.

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Introducing Parable Path A2Ypsi

Complementing UMS’s performances of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, Parable Path A2Ypsi is a series of gatherings, activities, and events related to the production beginning in January and running through March 2022.

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UMS Connect: ‘Requiem’ feat. Kyle Abraham & Jlin

Learn how UMS’s upcoming presentation of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth transforms Mozart’s Requiem through the collaborative work of choreographer Kyle Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin.

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Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2021/22

Meet the soloists for this year’s performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’: Joélle Harvey, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Phan, and Dashon Burton.

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UMS Connect: Takács Quartet with Julien Labro

In our two-part debut episode of UMS Connect, explore the upcoming program by the Takács Quartet and bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro, which features world premieres and UMS co-commissioned works by composers Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner.

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U-M Course – Engaging Performance: Get Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Engaging Performance connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and arts administrators, and explore how the performing arts are an integral part of our lives and the world at large.

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Introducing Ash Arder, Flint Artist in Residence

UMS is pleased to welcome Ash Arder as this season’s Flint Artist in Residence. Ash is a transdisciplinary artist whose research-based approach works to expose, deconstruct, or reconfigure ecological and industrial systems.

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Congrats to UMCU on its National Arts + Business Partnership Award!

Presented annually by Americans for the Arts, an organization dedicated to advancing the arts nationally, the Arts + Business Partnership Awards recognize businesses of all sizes from around the country for exceptional mutually beneficial, innovative, and sustained collaborations with the arts.

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