Our Favorite Moments from the Season
It’s hard to believe the first half of the 10/11 season has already come to a close. What an incredible first half it was though for all of us on the UMS Staff! We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite moments from these past few months, and we invite you to leave a comment sharing your favorite moment too!
ONCE. MORE. Tour: 1960s Ann Arbor in Memory and Imagination
This past August, UMS Interim Director of Education Claire Rice made an interesting proposition: research and design a tour of the most important ONCE Festival-related sites in Ann Arbor. Of course, many of the original venues that housed ONCE performances or served as hangouts for the city’s artistic and political revolutionaries have been replaced or, even worse, erased. Thus the project became an exercise in excavation and imagination, as I set off to recreate, revisit, and remember some of the local sites that helped shape—and were shaped by—the artistic and political upheaval so prevalent at that time.
This Day in UMS History: Laurie Anderson Meets the Great White Whale (Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1999)
Multi-media dominatrix Laurie Anderson opened the 1999/2000 UMS season with three performances of Songs and Stories from Moby Dick in the Power Center. The piece took Melville’s great novel as its inspiration,...
On the Road with UMS: Thanks for Your Support!
When bus #2010 rolled in for On the Road with UMS last Saturday evening, 312 guests were embraced by a fantastic vibe!
Volunteer Spotlight: The UMS Advisory Committee
Here's an impressive statistic.
Members of the UMS Advisory Committee donated over 7,500 volunteer hours to UMS during the 2009/2010 Season. That adds up to an equivalent of 3.5 full-time staff positions!
An interview with Michael Kondziolka, UMS Director of Programming
UMS Programming Director Michael Kondziolka is a man brimming with enthusiasm for the performing arts, and that enthusiasm is infectious.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Your Questions Answered!
To close out this season's Dance Series, we had three mesmerizing performances by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on April 22-24. For a long time, members of our staff had wanted to try out the concept of a "post-it wall" in the lobby for a performance. We thought it would be interesting to try this with a dance company because dance can inspire so many different feelings, interpretations, and questions.
10/11 Chamber Arts Series & Schubertiade Announced
The 48th Annual UMS Chamber Arts Series presents some of today’s leading chamber musicians performing both traditional and contemporary repertoire: Schubert Cycle Concert 1 Takács Quartet Jeffrey Kahane, piano Thursday, October 14...
A Chat with Deb Clancy, UMS’s DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year
Deb Clancy, liaison between the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the UMS Youth Education Program, was recently recognized as the UMS's 2010 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year. Omari Rush, Youth Education Manager, caught up with her to talk about the role of arts in education.