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.
UMS Connect: Christopher Rountree, Wild Up
Hear from Christopher Rountree, founder and artistic director of musical collective Wild Up, about the ensemble’s origins, its performance philosophy, and why they champion works by the late composer Julius Eastman.
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.
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.
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.
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.