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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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Behind the Voice: La Marisoul’s Exquisite Expression

La Marisoul is one of the most prominent voices in Mexican-American music today, creating original and innovative music that transcends borders and genres.

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Announcing the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year

UMS and the DTE Energy Foundation closed out 2023 with a surprise visit to Skyline High School, awarding teacher and vocal music director Lindsay CieChanski with the DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year Award.

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Memorable Moments of 2023

What a year of unforgettable memories! From our No Safety Net 3.0 Festival to our Arts & Resistance theme semester events at U-M, we thank you for joining us in 2023. Enjoy…

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UMS’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

UMS gift certificates or tickets to UMS performances create unforgettable experiences for you or anyone on your holiday list! Check out our recommendations for a new year of performances to remember:  …

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