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What are UMS LOBBY events?

The UMS LOBBY is all about having great conversations with other people who enjoy the performing arts. As we get to know each other through comments and conversation on, we’ll also have the chance to meet face-to-face in a series of meet-ups over the remainder of the 09/10 season.


This Day in UMS History: Kiri Te Kanawa and Martin Katz (Feb 10, 1987)

Soprano legend Kiri Te Kanawa and U-M Professor of Piano Martin Katz gave a recital of Handel, Mozart, R. Strauss, and arrangements of folk songs by Canteloube and Gamley.


Exclusive Video: Backstage with THE BAD PLUS

When the jazz trio The Bad Plus arrived in Ann Arbor last week for their two-set show at the Mendelssohn Theatre, we gave them a Flip Cam and asked them to shoot…


Traveling to Africa…by way of Detroit

As UMS plans these Global Series, we are able to make new community connections, and have the pleasure of getting to know new parts of Southeastern Michigan. This is especially true in the Detroit area, where we continue to explore new neighborhoods, working with leaders to determine how UMS can make meaningful contributions to community life.


Keepin’ up with the Joneses: BTJAZ Dance Co. in Residence

When asked to write this blog, I have to admit, I was more than a little anxious. I was stoked but I couldn’t shake the unnerving feeling about doing something way outside the job description. I was handed the opportunity to leave my usual post in the UMS Ticket Office to work closer than I ever have with our artists. I was to follow the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company during their educational residency with UMS.


UMS and the Grammys

Artists presented by UMS had a great showing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night…


History – In the Making!

Exciting news! After dreaming for years of digitizing the UMS archive, this massive project is finally underway! UMS has teamed up with the Ann Arbor District Library to digitize the UMS archive in all of its many forms: programs, photos, publications, and more.


Happy Birthday, Anton!

Anton Chekhov’s was born January 29, 1860. UMS is celebrating his sesquicentennial in March…


Chicago Symphony Orchestra & UMS: The Ultimate Long-Term Relationship

Editor’s note: Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to Ann Arbor on October 29, 2015. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s January 27, 2010 appearance in Hill Auditorium is the 202nd in a series of performances…

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