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!
Behind the Scenes: How Oxford Companies Helped Bring ‘The Plastic Bag Store’ To Life
When one of UMS’s most poignant and impactful works of the season needed a custom-designed space, Oxford Companies helped bring 40+ performances of ‘The Plastic Bag Store’ to life in the 777 Building.
Meet UMS’s New Board Leadership
As part of our annual meeting on June 13, 2023, the UMS Board of Directors elected new officers and members whose appointments begin on July 1.
UMS Staff Spotlight: Maddy Wildman and ‘slapslap’
Maddy Wildman joined UMS in 2019 as our University Programs Manager upon her graduation from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where she majored in bassoon performance. She…
Classical Superstars Returning to UMS
In addition to the extraordinary artists making their Ann Arbor debuts in the new 23/24 season, UMS is thrilled to welcome back some of the most celebrated soloists and ensembles in the…