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11 concerts in Hill Auditorium.


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Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman, violin and Rohan De Silva, piano

NEW DATE: Sunday, April 25, 2021 // 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Revered violin virutoso Itzhak Perlman returns to Ann Arbor, 50 years after his UMS debut in 1970, in recital with pianist and collaborator Rohan De Silva. Program to be announced.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting City of Birmingham Orchestra
Canceled: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

  • The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has postponed its US tour to the 2022/23 season.
  • In its place, UMS will present a free digital concert by Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason recorded especially for UMS audiences, available for a 10-day period in late October and including a live chat with the artists after the digital premiere.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 // 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Experience electrifying young talent as conductor Mirga Gražintė-Tyla and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason join the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on its US tour.


Elgar Cello Concerto
Tippett A Child of Our Time

Berlin Philharmonic
Canceled: Berliner Philharmoniker

  • The Berlin Philharmonic has postponed its US tour to the 2022/23 season. 

Friday, November 13, 2020 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2020 // 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

UMS proudly welcomes the next chapter of the Berlin Philharmonic’s magnificent legacy, as new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko leads two different programs that showcase the ensemble’s masterful sound.

Both programs are included as part of this Series:

Friday Program

Webern Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 11
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98

Saturday Program

Ives Central Park in the Dark
Andrew Norman Unstuck
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
R. Strauss
Ein Heldenleben

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lisa Batiashvili, and Gautier Capuçon
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Gautier Capuçon, cello

Saturday, December 12, 2020 // 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Hill Auditorium becomes home to a more intimate evening that showcases three virtuoso friends, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lisa Batiashvili, and Gautier Capuçon, in a program of piano trios.


Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in c minor, Op. 8
Ravel Piano Trio
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66

Alexandre Kantorow
Mariinsky Orchestra

Saturday, February 13, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Prize-winning young French pianist Alexandre Kantorow makes his UMS debut with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the grandest ensembles in the world.


Debussy Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (reduced ver. – C. Abbado)
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Egyptian”
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 72

South Pacific in Concert

Saturday, February 20, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2021 // 4:00 PM

A spectacular theatrical concert performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s blockbuster pairs University of Michigan Theatre students with a Broadway cast and creative team.

Sir Andras Schiff
Sir András Schiff, piano

Saturday, March 13, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Esteemed pianist Sir András Schiff returns in a program of sonatas by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and Schubert.


J.S. Bach Overture in the French Style in b minor, BWV 831
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Haydn Piano Sonata in b minor, Hob XVI:32
Schubert Piano Sonata in D Major, D. 850

Gabriela Montero
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México

Thursday, March 18, 2021 // 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Latin Grammy-winning pianist/composer Gabriela Montero joins conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the National Symphony of Mexico in the ensemble’s first Ann Arbor performance since 1958.


Chávez Sinfonia India
Gabriela Montero Latin Concerto
Revueltas The Night of the Mayas
Moncayo Huapango

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell, violin and Peter Dugan, piano

Friday, April 2, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

One of the most celebrated violinists and recording artists of his era, Joshua Bell returns for his fifth recital program at UMS since his 1989 Hill Auditorium debut.

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis, piano

Thursday, April 22, 2021 // 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Pianist Paul Lewis celebrates European traditions in a recital program that includes Mussorgsky’s showstopper, Pictures at an Exhibition, plus virtuosic gems by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Schubert, and Scriabin.


Mendelssohn Songs without Words (selections from Ops. 19, 53, and 30)
Haydn Piano Sonata No. 61 in D Major, Hob XVI:51
Schubert Piano Sonata in B Major, D. 575
Scriabin Five Preludes, Op. 74
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition





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Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 // 8 PM

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 // 4 PM

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