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UMS Connect

Casual conversations with artists and creators

UMS Connect is our new conversation series inviting audiences to dive deeper into performances. In each episode, a UMS staff member will interview artists to learn more about their process and the projects they are bringing to Ann Arbor.

Our 2022/23 series will be announced later this fall.

Past Episodes

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UMS Connect: ‘HOME’ with Geoff Sobelle and Creative Team

Programming manager Mary Roeder speaks with HOME creator Geoff Sobelle, scenic designer Steven Dufala, and performer Jennifer Kidwell. They discuss their roots in Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre, how the magic of HOME comes to life, and what audiences can expect.

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UMS Connect: A MoodSwing Reunion feat. Joshua Redman

UMS senior programming manager Mark Jacobson interviews saxophonist Joshua Redman about how the original MoodSwing quartet came together in the 1990s, and what inspired their new album and reunion tour.

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UMS Connect: Ali Chahrour

Choreographer and theater maker Ali Chahrour shares his path to becoming a creator, his philosophy and approach, and previews 'Layl' (Night), coming to the Power Center on February 12.

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UMS Connect: ‘Requiem’ feat. Kyle Abraham & Jlin

Learn how UMS's upcoming presentation of Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth transforms Mozart's Requiem through the collaborative work of choreographer Kyle Abraham and electronic music pioneer Jlin.

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UMS Connect: Takács Quartet with Julien Labro

In our two-part debut episode of UMS Connect, explore the upcoming program by the Takács Quartet and bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro, which features world premieres and UMS co-commissioned works by composers Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner.

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