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Penny Stamps Speaker Series:
Nkeiru Okoye

Composer Nkeiru Okoye sits down with classical radio host Terrance McKnight to discuss her world premiere work, When the Caged Bird Sings, and her vibrant career.

DATE(S)

Thu, Feb 8, 5:30 pm

VENUE

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

AGE RECOMMENDATION

18+
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School Day Performance for Grades K-12:
Mariachi Herencia de México

Introduce your students to the traditions of mariachi performed by the next generation of young, talented musicians.

DATE(S)

Wed, Jan 24, 11:00 am
Fri, Feb 9, 11:00 pm

VENUE

Hill Auditorium

825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Grades K-12
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Nkeiru Okoye’s
When the Caged Bird Sings

When the Caged Bird Sings is a new commission by American composer Nkeiru Okoye, fusing elements of oratorio, theater, and opera in a multi-movement musical ceremony. Okoye describes the work as “a gathering” that invokes the ritual of the concert experience as a ritual of community.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 10, 7:30 pm

VENUE

Hill Auditorium

825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

75 minutes, no intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

12+
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When The Caged Bird Sings
Post-Performance Student Afterparty

Join the UMS Student Committee for food, games, and performances by U-M’s own Meghan Tuttle, Tarps Off, Maddy Ringo, and SANYA.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 10, 9:00 pm

VENUE

Canterbury House

721 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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UMS 101:
Reshaping American Movement:
The Graham Technique

Explore Martha Graham’s life and work led by local dance artist Peter Sparling.

DATE(S)

Tue, Feb 13, 6:00 pm

VENUE

Cahoots

206 E. Huron St, Ann Arbor

ESTIMATED DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

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School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
Martha Graham Dance Company

Bring your students to this riveting performance and experience not only the rich history of the ensemble but also the fresh innovation of artists expanding the landscape of dance.

DATE(S)

Thu, Feb 15, 11:00 am

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Grades 5-12
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James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Two of the most sought-after recitalists on the international stage join forces, as Canadian violinist James Ehnes and his longtime recital partner, American pianist Andrew Armstrong, make their UMS live performance debuts together in a concert that will also include faculty and students from the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Program

Leclair Violin Sonata, Op. 9, No. 3
Shostakovich Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 134
Howard They Have Just Arrived At This New Level (for string quartet, flute, and clarinet)
Sarasate Spanish Dances, Op. 22
Wieniawski Polonaise Brillante, Op. 21

DATE(S)

Fri, Feb 16, 7:30 pm

VENUE

Rackham Auditorium

915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

12+
Learn More

You Can Dance!
with Martha Graham Dance Company

Join us for a 60-minute dance workshop led by a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and learn the fundamentals of the iconic Graham Technique first-hand.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 am

VENUE

Riverside Arts Center

76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

13+
Learn More

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

The Martha Graham Company, recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, gives a performance rooted in cultural history. These performances will include a new work choreographed by Jamar Roberts and set to music by Rhiannon Giddens, as well as Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, with its iconic score by Aaron Copland reorchestrated for a bluegrass ensemble. Martha Graham’s final complete work, Maple Leaf Rag, rounds out the program.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

8+
Learn More

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

The Martha Graham Company, recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, gives a performance rooted in cultural history. These performances will include a new work choreographed by Jamar Roberts and set to music by Rhiannon Giddens, as well as Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, with its iconic score by Aaron Copland reorchestrated for a bluegrass ensemble. Martha Graham’s final complete work, Maple Leaf Rag, rounds out the program.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

8+
Learn More

DATE(S)

VENUE

Learn More

Penny Stamps Speaker Series:
Nkeiru Okoye

Composer Nkeiru Okoye sits down with classical radio host Terrance McKnight to discuss her world premiere work, When the Caged Bird Sings, and her vibrant career.

DATE(S)

Thu, Feb 8, 5:30 pm

VENUE

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

AGE RECOMMENDATION

18+
Learn More

School Day Performance for Grades K-12:
Mariachi Herencia de México

Introduce your students to the traditions of mariachi performed by the next generation of young, talented musicians.

DATE(S)

Wed, Jan 24, 11:00 am
Fri, Feb 9, 11:00 pm

VENUE

Hill Auditorium

825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Grades K-12
Learn More

Nkeiru Okoye’s
When the Caged Bird Sings

When the Caged Bird Sings is a new commission by American composer Nkeiru Okoye, fusing elements of oratorio, theater, and opera in a multi-movement musical ceremony. Okoye describes the work as “a gathering” that invokes the ritual of the concert experience as a ritual of community.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 10, 7:30 pm

VENUE

Hill Auditorium

825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

75 minutes, no intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

12+
Learn More

When The Caged Bird Sings
Post-Performance Student Afterparty

Join the UMS Student Committee for food, games, and performances by U-M’s own Meghan Tuttle, Tarps Off, Maddy Ringo, and SANYA.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 10, 9:00 pm

VENUE

Canterbury House

721 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Learn More

UMS 101:
Reshaping American Movement:
The Graham Technique

Explore Martha Graham’s life and work led by local dance artist Peter Sparling.

DATE(S)

Tue, Feb 13, 6:00 pm

VENUE

Cahoots

206 E. Huron St, Ann Arbor

ESTIMATED DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

Learn More

School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
Martha Graham Dance Company

Bring your students to this riveting performance and experience not only the rich history of the ensemble but also the fresh innovation of artists expanding the landscape of dance.

DATE(S)

Thu, Feb 15, 11:00 am

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Grades 5-12
Learn More

James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Two of the most sought-after recitalists on the international stage join forces, as Canadian violinist James Ehnes and his longtime recital partner, American pianist Andrew Armstrong, make their UMS live performance debuts together in a concert that will also include faculty and students from the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Program

Leclair Violin Sonata, Op. 9, No. 3
Shostakovich Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 134
Howard They Have Just Arrived At This New Level (for string quartet, flute, and clarinet)
Sarasate Spanish Dances, Op. 22
Wieniawski Polonaise Brillante, Op. 21

DATE(S)

Fri, Feb 16, 7:30 pm

VENUE

Rackham Auditorium

915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

12+
Learn More

You Can Dance!
with Martha Graham Dance Company

Join us for a 60-minute dance workshop led by a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and learn the fundamentals of the iconic Graham Technique first-hand.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 am

VENUE

Riverside Arts Center

76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

ESTIMATED DURATION

60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION

13+
Learn More

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

The Martha Graham Company, recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, gives a performance rooted in cultural history. These performances will include a new work choreographed by Jamar Roberts and set to music by Rhiannon Giddens, as well as Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, with its iconic score by Aaron Copland reorchestrated for a bluegrass ensemble. Martha Graham’s final complete work, Maple Leaf Rag, rounds out the program.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

8+
Learn More

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

The Martha Graham Company, recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, gives a performance rooted in cultural history. These performances will include a new work choreographed by Jamar Roberts and set to music by Rhiannon Giddens, as well as Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, with its iconic score by Aaron Copland reorchestrated for a bluegrass ensemble. Martha Graham’s final complete work, Maple Leaf Rag, rounds out the program.

DATE(S)

Sat, Feb 17, 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

VENUE

Power Center

121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AGE RECOMMENDATION

8+
Learn More
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