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Memorable Moments from 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, all of us at UMS would like to thank you for being an essential part of a remarkable year filled with exceptional performances and inspiring moments.

Here are some of our favorite UMS moments from 2016 — from performance artist Taylor Mac to the Berlin Philharmonic’s November Residency.

We can’t wait to kick off the New Year with many extraordinary performances. Take a peek. A reminder that the UMS ticket office is closed for the holidays through January 2, 2017, though ticket sales continue online.

There’s also still time in 2016 to make an annual gift to UMS. Your generosity ensures UMS can continue to unleash the power of the performing arts to engage, educate, and transform — inspiring people of all ages and enriching communities through uncommon and engaging experiences. The future vibrancy of our region depends on it.

From all of us at UMS, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year filled with uncommon and engaging experiences.

Resident Update: Painter Carolyn Reed Barritt on superposition

superposition production

Moment in superposition. Photo by Kazuo Fukunaga.

Carolyn BarrettPainter Carolyn Reed Barritt is a UMS Artist in Residence this season. We’ve asked five artists from across disciplines to take “residence” at our performances and to share the work these performances inspire.

Carolyn attended Ryoji Ikeda’s superposition on October 31st, 2014. She shares her thoughts on the performance:

“It beings with darkness. Then strobing white lights, blackness, dust and a million pinpoints of data give way to the machinations of observer/operators who elegantly wend their way towards an understanding of the infinite…..Seeing superposition has made me think a lot more about size and about trying to more elegantly depict the tiny as well as the immense. Maybe more importantly, superposition has made me contemplate obscurity, and I realize now, much more than I did before, that there is no need to continually explain everything. Equally, there’s no need to always comprehend. Sometimes it’s enough to just observe and absorb.”

Read the full post on Carolyn’s blog

Interested in learning more? Read our interview with Carolyn.