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Pianist Inon Barnatan’s Fall Residency at UMS

Pianist Inon Barnatan is equally celebrated as a soloist, curator, and collaborator. Starting at the end of September, Barnatan will be part of a week-long series of events at the University of Michigan, including three unique public performances.

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Making Sonic Contributions: An Interview with Marcus Elliot

Saxophonist Marcus Elliot speaks to UMS about the inspiration and creative process behind his world premiere, Sonic Contributions, and what audiences can expect from upcoming performances at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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)…

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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!

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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.

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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.

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