November Lookback: Activating the Arts Across Campus and in the Community
UMS’s mission is to connect audiences with artists in uncommon and engaging experiences, and this month’s events on and off campus have been particularly impactful! Enjoy a look back on a fantastic November with DakhaBrakha, the Akropolis Reed Quintet, and The Javaad Alipoor Company.
Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2023
Meet the four amazing soloists joining us for this year’s Messiah performances on December 2 and 3.
Why Nino Rota’s Score for ‘The Godfather’ is So Memorable
From the opening “Godfather waltz” to its iconic love theme, the music of The Godfather is one of the most beloved soundtracks in film history.
Artist Statement: Javaad Alipoor on ‘Things Hidden’
Theater-maker Javaad Alipoor’s latest work, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, closes a trilogy that explores the relationship between contemporary technology and contemporary politics.
Gershwin’s Unexpected Inspiration Behind ‘An American in Paris’
In advance of the Akropolis Reed Quintet’s performance, U-M SMTD professor Mark Clague shares some background on Gershwin’s unexpected inspiration behind his iconic An American in Paris.
Introducing Anthony Feimster, Flint Artist in Residence
Anthony Feimster aka Feimstro, sits down with UMS to discuss his residency and his latest album – an acoustic version of his 2022 album, Nina, recorded in live performance that takes inspiration from legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone.
A Study in Arts & Resistance: How DakhaBrakha Breaks Barriers
Eclectic. Innovative. Captivating. DakhaBrakha’s upcoming performance in Hill Auditorium is a vital artistic contribution to the University of Michigan’s Arts & Resistance theme semester.
Behind the Program: Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería
Every opportunity we have to introduce new artists, ensembles, and repertoire to Ann Arbor becomes a highlight on a UMS performance season. This year, we are especially proud to welcome a number…
A Fantastic Fall at the Freighthouse
From showcasing local talent, to welcoming families for interactive workshops, to premiering an all-new work inspired by the Ypsilanti’s rich history, take a look back at our favorite moments at the Freighthouse.