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COVID-19 Updates and Impacted Events

Changes to the 2020/21 Season

If you have purchased tickets to any of the following affected performances, you may log in to your account or contact the UMS Ticket Office to exchange your tickets online using one of these methods for each event:

  • Full refund
  • UMS gift certificate to be used in the next five years
  • Donation of the purchase price of the ticket(s) to UMS

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Please note: if you have tickets to multiple affected performances, you will need to submit a separate request for each performance. If you are paying for your subscription through installment billing or payroll deduction, please call our Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 instead of submitting your exchange request online.

Affected Performances

As of November 11, 2020

COVID-19 continues to affect all of our communities, and it’s clear that we are not going to be able to resume any time soon. With this latest update, we are disappointed to inform you that UMS will not hold any live performances through February 13, 2021.

As you can imagine, many artists, particularly larger ensembles, have canceled their tour plans for this winter due to both travel restrictions and concerns about the spread of coronavirus. While we are saddened by this news, we believe that the health and safety — of both our artists and our audiences — is the top priority right now.

2021 Cancellations

1/23 The Four Journeys (Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble)

1/27-31 Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

1/29 Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet

2/6 An Evening with Sheila Jordan

2/12-13 Swing Out (Caleb Teicher Swing Company)

2/13 Mariinsky Orchestra

 

Fall 2020 Cancellations

9/11-12 Paul Taylor Dance Company (canceled; new digital presentation)

9/13 Itzhak Perlman (date changed to Sunday, April 25, 2021)

9/30 Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart (canceled)

10/1 A MoodSwing Reunion (canceled)

10/16-18 Takács Quartet (canceled; new digital presentation)

10/22  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (canceled; new digital presentation)

11/13-14 Berliner Philharmoniker (canceled)

11/17 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (canceled)

  • Cloud Gate has canceled its US tour. UMS will present a dance-on-camera digital presentation of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

11/21 Layl (Night) by Ali Chahrour (canceled)

11/22 Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble (canceled)

12/2 Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Big Band Holidays (canceled)

  • The Big Band Holidays tour has been canceled. UMS will present a specially-recorded concert by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Septet with Wynton Marsalis featuring Marsalis’s Democracy Suite, available November 27-29.

12/5-6 Handel’s Messiah (canceled)

  • Handel’s Messiah will not be presented live this season. UMS will present a digital presentation called Messiah Mixtape, which features archival recordings, special performances from guest artists, and virtual choir excerpts recorded by the UMS Choral Union. Available December 6-31.

12/12 Thibaudet, Batiashvili, Capuçon Recital (canceled)