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UMS Arts Roundup: October 15

Many members of the UMS staff keep a watchful eye on local and national media for news about artists on our season, pressing arts issues, and more. Each week, we pull together a list of interesting stories and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Round-up, a weekly collection of arts news, including national issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun. If you come across something interesting in your own reading, please feel free to share!

Arts Issues

Artist Updates

UMS News

Local Shout-Outs

  • If you’ve never been to the U-M Halloween Concert, it’s a real treat (with some tricks too)! Members of the University Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras perform in this annual event on October 31 at Hill Auditorium.

Just For Fun

In Memoriam: Joan Sutherland

Mrs. James Stewart, Pianist Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Helen Hayes and UMS President Gail Rector backstage at Hill Auditorium at her January 30, 1970 recital.

This week, we were sad to hear the news of soprano Joan Sutherland’s passing on Sunday.

Ms. Sutherland appeared at UMS three times throughout her career. She opened the 1964 May Festival as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Eugene Ormandy, performing arias from La Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor, and returned twice for recital appearances in January 1970 and October 1979.

Were you at any of her UMS performances, or did you enjoy performances by her in other cities? Feel free to share your memories here.

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