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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.


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.


A New Generation of Mariachi

Mariachi Herencia de México has become one the most prominent and successful groups in the contemporary mariachi scene.


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.


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.


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…


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:  …


5 Pivotal Scenes from ‘The Godfather’

The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and full of memorable scenes that showcase the brilliant acting, writing, directing, and cinematography of the movie.


Donor Spotlight: Neil Hawkins and his Love of ‘The Godfather’

Neil Hawkins is a film buff, longtime supporter of UMS, and enthusiastic sponsor of The Godfather Live. We sat down with Neil to discuss his interest in the film and why he thinks it’s one of the great movies of all time.

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