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Unmasking the Arts Episode 3: Wu Han, pianist

Wu Han sits with host Helga Davis as part of Unmasking the Arts in a personal discussion about Wu Han’s relationship to music throughout this eventful year as together they look to the future.

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Bridging Musical Languages with Tarek Yamani & Spektral Quartet

Sammy Sussman interviews Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet in advance of their digital world premiere collaboration.

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Unmasking the Arts Episode 2: Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins Helga Davis in a personal discussion about the impact of the past year that reveals why her unorthodox approach to music-making is now more important than ever.

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From Ann Arbor Skatepark to the Tokyo Olympic Games

29 athletes with ties to the University of Michigan are competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, plus one with a special connection to UMS!

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Forward Fund Spotlight: Versell Smith, Jr.

Discover what inspires board member Versell Smith, Jr. to support the UMS Forward Fund, and how the arts have shaped his career beyond performance.

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Unmasking the Arts Episode 1: Anthony McGill

Our partners at Princeton University Concerts have created a new six-part series, Unmasking the Arts, with host Helga Davis and special guests in conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode…

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Meet the 2021/22 Season 21st Century Artist Interns

Each year, UMS and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance pair students with an internship working for a dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present in…

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Planning for a Safe Return (July Update)

UMS is joining two dozen arts organizations across Southeast Michigan in surveying audiences every other month for updated insights into what they expect when returning to venues for live performances. As of July 2021, here’s what we learned.

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Meet UMS’s New Board Leadership

As part of our annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors elected new officers and members whose appointments begin on July 1. For the first time, UMS’s Board will be co-led…

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