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UMS’s Arts Roundup: August 27

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. We thought we’d pull together a list of interesting stories each week 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

  • Pianomania puts the wishes of the world’s greatest pianists in the spotlight from the perspective of their Steinway technician
  • The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how a new generation of leadership is changing the role of art museums

Artist Updates

  • Just who is  Grupo Corpo? Here’s a primer from UK’s The Guardian
  • And now that you know them,  check out a review of Grupo Corpo’s  latest work, Parabelo
  • In tough times, the Seattle Symphony opts for a “new” approach, commissioning 18 new works for the 10/11 season
  • The New York Times reviews a new biography about Ballets Russes master Serge Diaghilev

Local Shout-Outs

  • Introducing a new ballet troupe in metro Detroit – crazy talk or toast of the town?