From Our Archives: Valery Gergiev
The Mariinsky Orchestra returns to UMS on January 24-25, 2015. The Mariinsky Orchestra (then Kirov Orchestra) first performed in Ann Arbor in 1992. In this 1998 photo from our archives, conductor Valery Gergiev listens to the orchestra in Hill Auditorium in preparation for their performance: Interested in more from our archives? Check out our digital archives at umsrewind.org.
Michael Tilson Thomas at 1988 UMS May Festival
We’re getting ready for another visit from San Francisco Symphony on November 13 and 14, 2014. This visit celebrates the 70th birthday of music director Michael Tilson Thomas, and we wanted to share two archival photos from another performance featuring conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the 1988 UMS May Festival.
In this photo, the Pittsburgh Symphony performs at 1988 May Festival with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.
Michael Tilson Thomas signs autographs backstage in Hill Auditorium.
To learn more about the May Festival’s one-hundred year history, watch “A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone,” our feature documentary about Hill Auditorium.
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From Our Archives: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra visits Ann Arbor
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Hill Auditorium with long-time conductor Zubin Mehta on March 15, 2014 (they’ll perform Bruckner Symphony No. 8).
From our archives, a photo from the orchestra’s visit to Ann Arbor in 1972.
In another visit in 1989, here is conductor Zubin Mehta with his wife U-M alumna Nancy Kovack as they visit with U-M president James Duderstadt and wife Anne Lock-Duderstadt at the president’s house.
Later, during a visit to the Martha Cook dormitory, the home of Nancy Kovack during her time at Michigan.
Finally, the contact sheet from that performance gives a sense of the bustle backstage at Hill Auditorium.
Yuri Temirkanov Visits Ann Arbor in 1996
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic returns to Hill Auditorium with long-time conductor Yuri Temirkanov on February 22, 2014.
From our archives, a photo from of conductor Yuri Temirkanov’s visit to Ann Arbor in 1996. Here, he is in rehearsal with U-M University Symphony Orchestra:
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