David Soyer, Guarneri Cellist, passed away 2/25/2010
UMS has just learned of the sad news that David Soyer, founding cellist for the Guarneri String Quartet, passed away yesterday, one day after his 87th birthday.
Links: UMS in the News
Since the beginning of January, we’ve had a busy and exciting 8 weeks of 12 performances in all the big genres: dance, jazz, world music, classical music, and theater. It’s definitely a whirlwind experience for all of us on staff to see and talk about so many events…
This Day in UMS History: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Feb 19, 1985)
Editor’s Note: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Ann Arbor on January 11, 2016. February 19, 1985 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yehudi Menuhin, conductor “While Yehudi Menuhin’s name is synonymous…
This Day in UMS History: Guarneri String Quartet (Feb 18, 1986)
February 18, 1986 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor Guarneri String Quartet Arnold Steinhardt & John Dalley, violins Michael Tree, viola David Soyer, cello One of the first questions I was asked at UMS…
What Are YOUR Most Memorable UMS Performances?
We’re dying to hear from you — what are some concerts that have left a lasting impression on you over the years? Whether it was last week or 50 years ago, tell…
This Day in UMS History: “Paderewski’s Piano Recital” (Feb 15, 1892)
February 15, 1892 University Hall, Ann Arbor During my time at UMS, I’ve become used to seeing the ghosts of famous musicians. I’ve stumbled across signed photos of Jascha Heifetz (for whose…
This Day in UMS History: New York City Opera , The Marriage of Figaro (Feb 13-15, 1991)
February 13-15, 1991 Power Center, Ann Arbor New York City Opera The Marriage of Figaro Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte While Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro may be…
When the Bela Fleck performance ends, we hope you’ll stick around…
Join us in the Hill Auditorium lobby after the Bela Fleck concert this coming Wednesday, Feb 17th, for our first live UMS LOBBY event!
What Makes a Great Jazz Trio?
What do the Bad Plus, Luciana Souza Trio, and the Schubert Piano Trios have in common? They are a trio of trios coming to Ann Arbor in February, but that’s where the similarities end. While one of these trios plays the chamber music of 19th-century composer Franz Schubert, the other two might be classified as jazz trios. Yet, neither fits traditional notions of a jazz trio. In this blog post I set out to explore “the art of the trio.” Specifically, I set out to ask: what makes a great jazz trio?