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The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) presents world-class music, theater, and dance in a variety of venues in Southeast Michigan. The 23/24 season — our 145th! — includes a robust series of live and digital offerings designed to connect audiences with artists in uncommon and engaging experiences. (Recommended full-screen view)

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) presents world-class music, theater, and dance in a variety of venues in Southeast Michigan. The 23/24 season — our 145th! — includes a robust series of live and digital offerings designed to connect audiences with artists in uncommon and engaging experiences. (Recommended full-screen view)

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145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN


BE CHALLENGED.<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

11/3<br />

2 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong><br />

DAKHABRAKHA by Andriy Petryna


ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE AT UMS,<br />

WELCOME TO OUR 145TH SEASON!<br />

The launch of any new season, much like the<br />

beginning of a new year, offers an opportunity<br />

for both reection and anticipation. After all<br />

the disruption of the pandemic, we emerged<br />

in 22/<strong>23</strong> <strong>with</strong> a full and dynamic slate of UMS<br />

programming that attracted large audiences,<br />

hungry to be reconnected <strong>with</strong> the creativity, joy,<br />

and inspiration that the performing arts bring to<br />

our lives. And, as we look forward just five years<br />

from now, a major milestone will be upon us —<br />

our 150th season, an occasion that celebrates<br />

the enduring legacy of UMS, from its humble<br />

beginnings in 1879 to the present day.<br />

As we approach the <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> season, we fully<br />

recognize and are incredibly grateful that we<br />

live in a community that not only passively<br />

appreciates but actively demands a robust suite<br />

of vibrant programs, ranging from the catalytic<br />

learning and engagement opportunities offered<br />

through our work <strong>with</strong> community groups and<br />

university classrooms, to the impressive range of<br />

national and international artists who perform on<br />

our stages.<br />

As I write this letter in late March 20<strong>23</strong>, we are<br />

poised to embark on a one-week pilot residency<br />

at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse. Later this July, we’ll<br />

announce the details of a four-week residency<br />

there that will run from September 10 – October<br />

8, 20<strong>23</strong>, followed by another four-week residency<br />

in April 20<strong>24</strong>. These residencies provide a unique<br />

and special opportunity to collaborate <strong>with</strong> our<br />

neighbors in Ypsilanti, broaden our geographic<br />

reach, and expand the very nature of how we serve<br />

the communities that continue to support us.<br />

In addition to all the wonderful programs and<br />

artists you’ll see on our stages in the coming<br />

season, we’ll begin talking more about our vision<br />

for UMS as we approach our 150th, and how<br />

we can take this globally respected and locally<br />

cherished organiation to even greater heights.<br />

In the meantime, we thank all of our audiences,<br />

supporters and sponsors, our devoted board,<br />

councils, and volunteers, and our extraordinary<br />

partners at the University of Michigan,<br />

whose support and fundamental belief in the<br />

extraordinary power of the arts motivate us each<br />

day. We welcome President Santa Ono, who, along<br />

<strong>with</strong> Provost Laurie McCauley, senior leadership,<br />

the Regents, faculty, staff, and incredible students<br />

at the university, all bolster and inspire our efforts<br />

and aspirations at every turn.<br />

Each and every day, we work to ensure that the<br />

arts bring joy to you and yours. Whether you are a<br />

first time attendee, or a subscriber of many years,<br />

we hope you will be enthralled, be challenged, be<br />

inspired, and most of all, be present <strong>with</strong> us as we<br />

go on this journey together.<br />

e appreciate each of you and hope you enjoy<br />

next season!<br />

Matthew VanBesien<br />

UMS President<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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SEP<br />

SNARKY PUPPY<br />

Sunday, September 10<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

SHAKTI 50TH<br />

ANNIVERSARY TOUR<br />

John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain,<br />

and Shankar Mahadevan<br />

<strong>with</strong> very special guest Béla Fleck<br />

Thursday, September 14<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

RENÉE FLEMING, SOPRANO<br />

INON BARNATAN, PIANO<br />

Thursday, September 28<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

OCT<br />

JERUSALEM QUARTET<br />

INON BARNATAN, PIANO<br />

Thursday, October 5<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

DRUID O'CASEY<br />

SEAN O'CASEY'S DUBLIN TRILOGY<br />

Wednesday-Saturday, October 18-21<br />

Power Center<br />

ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA<br />

DE MINERÍA<br />

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor<br />

Gabriela Montero, piano/composer<br />

Friday, October 27<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

NOV<br />

DAKHABRAKHA<br />

Friday, November 3<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf, piano/composer<br />

Christian Euman, drums<br />

Sunday, November 12<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MÉXICO<br />

FEATURING LA MARISOUL<br />

Tuesday, November 14<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

JAVAAD ALIPOOR COMPANY<br />

THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE<br />

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD<br />

Wednesday-Saturday, November 15-18<br />

Arthur Miller Theatre<br />

MAXIM VENGEROV, VIOLIN<br />

Polina Osetinskaya, piano<br />

Sunday, November 26<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

SEASON<br />

AT-A-GLANCE<br />

4 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong><br />

MARCEL KHALIFÉ by Joseph Mayers


DEC<br />

HANDEL’S MESSIAH<br />

UMS Choral Union<br />

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra<br />

Scott Hanoian, conductor<br />

Saturday-Sunday, December 2-3<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

HOLIDAYS IN HAWAI’I<br />

JAKE SHIMABUKURO, UKULELE<br />

Friday, December 8<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

TWO PIANOS: WHO COULD ASK FOR<br />

ANYTHING MORE?<br />

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND<br />

JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET<br />

Sunday, December 10<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

JAN<br />

FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA<br />

THE GODFATHER LIVE<br />

Grand Rapids Symphony<br />

John Varineau, conductor<br />

Sunday, January 7<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, PIANO<br />

Thursday, January 18<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

LATASHA BARNES'<br />

THE JAZZ CONTINUUM<br />

Friday-Saturday, January 19-20<br />

Power Center<br />

EMANUEL AX, PIANO<br />

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, VIOLIN<br />

YO-YO MA, CELLO<br />

Tuesday, January 30<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

MAR<br />

IGOR LEVIT, PIANO<br />

Friday, March 8<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

ISIDORE STRING QUARTET<br />

Sunday, March 10<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS<br />

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor<br />

Yunchan Lim, piano<br />

Thursday, March 14<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

SULLIVAN FORTNER, PIANO<br />

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, TRUMPET<br />

Friday, March 22<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

MOMO<br />

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY<br />

Ohad Naharin, artistic director<br />

Saturday-Sunday, March <strong>23</strong>-<strong>24</strong><br />

Detroit Opera House<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

FEB<br />

WORLD PREMIÈRE<br />

WHEN THE CAGED BIRD SINGS<br />

Nkeiru Okoye, music and libretto<br />

University Symphony Orchestra<br />

University Choirs<br />

(Eugene Rogers, music director)<br />

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor<br />

Saturday, February 10<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

JAMES EHNES, VIOLIN<br />

Andrew Armstrong, piano<br />

Friday, February 16<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

MARTHA GRAHAM<br />

DANCE COMPANY<br />

Janet Eilber, artistic director<br />

Saturday-Sunday, February 17-18<br />

Power Center<br />

APR<br />

LEGACY<br />

MARCEL AND RAMI KHALIFÉ<br />

Thursday, April 11<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

TAKÁCS QUARTET<br />

Friday, April 12<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS<br />

THE PHILADELPHIA<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor<br />

UMS Choral Union<br />

(Scott Hanoian, music director)<br />

Saturday-Sunday April 20-21<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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SNARKY PUPPY by Brian Friedman<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

SERIES:<br />

BUY 5 OR MORE<br />

DIFFERENT EVENTS AND<br />

SAVE 10% .<br />

CHOOSE YOUR OWN UMS ADVENTURE WITH<br />

SERIES:YOU<br />

The perfect way to create and curate your own<br />

UMS experience.<br />

With <strong>Series</strong>:You, you can select a variety of<br />

performances that speak to your personal<br />

interests — and maybe something that will stretch<br />

or surprise you at the same time. We often hear<br />

from <strong>Series</strong>:You season ticket holders that their<br />

favorite event of the year was unexpected and<br />

something they had never experienced before!<br />

When you purchase at least five events from<br />

those listed in this brochure, you’ll receive a 10%<br />

discount. <strong>Order</strong> early to lock in the best seats!<br />

Students can purchase UMS season tickets when<br />

selecting at least four different performances.<br />

Prices are guaranteed until Friday, July 28, 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

6<br />

Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


9/10<br />

SNARKY PUPPY<br />

Michael League, leader, bass, composer<br />

Sunday, September 10 // 4 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Performing songs from their 20<strong>23</strong> Grammy-winning<br />

album Empire Central, the genre-defying superband<br />

Snarky Puppy returns to Ann Arbor for its<br />

third UMS appearance and its first since 2019.<br />

Empire Central is an homage to Dallas, <strong>with</strong> many<br />

of its songs inspired by the collective’s time in the<br />

city. And like the city, the eclectic 19-piece electric<br />

ensemble is big and bold, chill and laid back,<br />

rooted in its native culture while reaching forward.<br />

Led by Michael League on bass, Snarky Puppy was<br />

formed in 2004 by 10 friends who were enrolled in<br />

the ja program at the University of North Texas.<br />

With 13 albums in 18 years that have garnered<br />

four Grammy Awards, Snarky Puppy has attracted<br />

international fandom for its detailed arrangements<br />

of fetching melodies, texturally layered harmonies,<br />

exciting solos, ear-candy synth effects, and<br />

propulsive beats. Its distinctly Southwestern<br />

inuences — blues, hard rock, classic soul, modern<br />

gospel, percolating funk, new tech, fusion, and<br />

jazz — never sound derivative but conjure music<br />

that’s fresh and original.<br />

SHAKTI 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR<br />

John McLaughlin, guitars<br />

Zakir Hussain, tabla<br />

Shankar Mahadevan, vocals<br />

Ganesh Rajagopalan, violin<br />

Selvaganesh Vinayakram, percussion<br />

<strong>with</strong> very special guest: Béla Fleck, banjo<br />

Thursday, September 14 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Following the Summer 20<strong>23</strong> release of This<br />

Moment — their first new studio album in 46<br />

years — the revolutionary ensemble Shakti will<br />

continue to discover and explore the musical<br />

common ground bridging East and West on an<br />

exclusive US tour marking the 50th anniversary<br />

since their first concerts.<br />

Born in the mid-1970s out of the deep artistic<br />

and spiritual connection bonding British<br />

guitarist John McLaughlin and Indian tabla<br />

virtuoso akir Hussain, Shakti’s cross-cultural<br />

musical conversation dissolved boundaries<br />

<strong>with</strong> uncommon passion, grace, and dexterity,<br />

awakening subsequent generations of musicians<br />

to the possibilities of new creative approaches in<br />

the process. The unprecedented transcontinental<br />

collaboration forged the template for what is often<br />

called “world music.” Together they honed an<br />

ecstatic new fusion, blazing uncharted pathways<br />

and demonstrating the potential of such global<br />

composites to generations of musicians and fans<br />

around the world.<br />

Alongside McLaughlin and Hussain, today’s<br />

Shakti features vocalist Shankar Mahadevan,<br />

violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, and percussionist<br />

Selvaganesh Vinayakram (son of original Shakti<br />

ghatam player T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram). Joining<br />

Shakti will be another performer dedicated<br />

to intermingling and transcending genres:<br />

banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, who will open the<br />

performances <strong>with</strong> a solo set.<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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INON BARNATAN by Marco Borggreve<br />

RENÉE FLEMING, SOPRANO<br />

INON BARNATAN, PIANO<br />

Thursday, September 28 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Rene Fleming’s interests and accomplishments are so<br />

wide-ranging that her biography reads like a mashup of<br />

several different overachievers all rolled into one. She<br />

is a National Medal of Arts recipient who has sung for<br />

momentous occasions ranging from the memorial service<br />

at Ground Zero after 9/11 and the Nobel Peace Prize<br />

ceremony to the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings and<br />

the Super Bowl, where she was the first classical artist<br />

to sing the National Anthem. Her most recent recording,<br />

which focused on nature as both inspiration and casualty<br />

of humans, was awarded the 20<strong>23</strong> Grammy for Best<br />

Classical Solo Vocal Album. Outside of her singing career,<br />

she has become a leading advocate for research at the<br />

intersection of arts, health, and neuroscience, launching<br />

a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the<br />

National Institutes for Health and exploring the power<br />

of music as it relates to health and the brain. She is an<br />

advocate for literacy, designed her own fragrance, and<br />

is the eponym for both a dessert created by master chef<br />

Daniel Boulud and an iris. At the center of it all is her<br />

stunning voice, on display in Hill Auditorium for the first<br />

time since 2011 in a recital <strong>with</strong> pianist Inon Barnatan, who<br />

will also perform <strong>with</strong> the Jerusalem Quartet a week later.<br />

“Fleming has consistent mastery over the entire range,<br />

yet each part has its own distinctive color, like a river that<br />

gleams differently when the sun catches different parts of<br />

it.” (The Sydney Morning Herald)<br />

JERUSALEM QUARTET<br />

INON BARNATAN, PIANO<br />

Thursday, October 5 // 7:30 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in E-at Major, Op.<br />

76, No. 6<br />

Paul Ben-Haim String Quartet No. 1, Op. 21<br />

Antonín Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major,<br />

Op. 81<br />

“The Jerusalem Quartet played it all <strong>with</strong> equal passion<br />

and a tender sense of ownership.” (The New York Times)<br />

With passion, precision, warmth, and a gorgeous blend,<br />

the excellent Jerusalem Quartet returns for the first time<br />

in five years to Rackham Auditorium, performing Paul<br />

Ben-Haim’s rhapsodic quartet alongside a quartet by<br />

Haydn. Founded in 1993, the quartets wide repertoire and<br />

stunning depth of expression carries on the string quartet<br />

tradition <strong>with</strong> its warm, full, human sound. In this concert,<br />

the Quartet is joined by pianist Inon Barnatan, celebrated<br />

for his sensitive and poetic collaborations. Barnatan<br />

closes out a week of residency activities, bookended by<br />

his appearances <strong>with</strong> Rene Fleming and the Jerusalem<br />

Quartet, <strong>with</strong> whom he will perform Dvok’s sublime<br />

Piano Quintet.<br />

Permanently Endowed Support:<br />

CARL COHEN, whose bequest will establish an endowment to<br />

support a Chamber Arts performance in perpetuity<br />

8 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


9/28<br />

RENÉE FLEMING by Scenario Two<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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DRUID O'CASEY<br />

SEAN O'CASEY'S DUBLIN TRILOGY<br />

Directed by Garry Hynes<br />

Power Center<br />

A century ago, Ireland was reborn in the fires of<br />

rebellion and war. The playwright Sean O’Casey bore<br />

witness to these seismic events and dramatized them<br />

as the Dublin Trilogy, three great works of Irish theater<br />

full of history, humanity, and humor, all written in the<br />

immediate aftermath of the tumultuous period.<br />

Druid will weave O’Casey’s three plays into an epic<br />

theatrical event of conict, national identity, and the<br />

human toll of war: DruidO’Casey.<br />

Directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, a single<br />

company of 18 actors will perform all three plays,<br />

drawing parallels between an Irish past and an<br />

international present. Each play will be presented<br />

twice in Ann Arbor, <strong>with</strong> the opportunity to view each<br />

work individually, across the week, or as a single<br />

immersive experience.<br />

Part of the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester<br />

'ATTENTION' by Mick ODea, acrylic on<br />

canvas, based on a photograph by Jack eonar<br />

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS<br />

(1916 Easter Rising)<br />

Wednesday, October 18 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 1 pm*<br />

on newlywed Nora Clitheroe works tirelessly<br />

to lift her family out of poverty and tries<br />

unsuccessfully to keep her husband from the<br />

revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin.<br />

He leaves his pregnant wife behind in the<br />

quarrelsome tenement as urban warfare makes<br />

their home nearly as treacherous as the streets.<br />

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN<br />

(1920-21 War of Independence)<br />

Thursday, October 19 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 4:30 pm*<br />

Set in a squalid Dublin tenement in 1920, this classic<br />

tragi-comedy portrays life when the Irish Republican<br />

Army and Britain’s Black-and-Tans were fighting<br />

guerrilla warfare in the streets.<br />

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK<br />

(1922-<strong>23</strong> Irish Civil War)<br />

Friday, October 20 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 8 pm*<br />

Jack Boyle’s long-suffering wife Juno struggles to<br />

support their family in this devastating portrait of<br />

wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos<br />

of the Irish Civil War. When a handsome visitor<br />

arrives <strong>with</strong> news of an inheritance, the family begins<br />

planning their new life, but their apparent salvation<br />

soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin.<br />

* Experience the complete Dublin Trilogy on Saturday,<br />

October 21. Coffee and meal breaks will occur between<br />

each play; details will be announced closer to the event<br />

(meals not included in ticket price).<br />

Theater or <strong>Series</strong>:You season ticket subscribers can<br />

experience the plays individually, across the week, or<br />

as an epic seven-hour production over a single day.<br />

A HIGHLIGHT NOT JUST OF MY<br />

THEATER-GOING YEAR, BUT OF<br />

MY THEATER-GOING LIFE.”<br />

Charles Isherwood from The New York<br />

Times on rne rs la<br />

ccle of nes s las<br />

10 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


10/18-21<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE MINERÍA<br />

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor<br />

Gabriela Montero, piano / composer<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

Friday, October 27 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Gabriela Ortiz Kauyumari<br />

Carlos Chávez Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfona India”)<br />

Gabriela Montero Piano Concerto No. 1 (“Latin”)<br />

Silvestre Revueltas La noche de los mayas<br />

Carlos Miguel Prieto, celebrated as a rising star<br />

both domestically and abroad, was named 2019<br />

Conductor of the Year by Musical America and is<br />

the foremost Mexican conductor of his generation.<br />

He serves as artistic director of Mxico City’s<br />

Minera Symphony, which was founded in the<br />

1970s and is widely regarded as the leading<br />

musical institution in México — one that regularly<br />

supports and programs Mexican composers.<br />

Housed at the Academia de Música del Palacio de<br />

Minera, the name honors the period from the 18th<br />

century when mining was one of the region’s most<br />

important economic activities. Joining the Minera<br />

Symphony in their first Ann Arbor performance is<br />

Latin Grammy Award-winning pianist/composer<br />

Gabriela Montero, a frequent Prieto collaborator.<br />

Montero, known for her passionate virtuosity and<br />

brilliant improvisation, performs her first piano<br />

concerto, a soulful work showing the complexities<br />

of South American life. “Monteros playing has<br />

everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle<br />

shadings, steely power in climactic moments,<br />

soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and,<br />

best of all, unsentimental expressivity.” (The New<br />

York Times)<br />

BE<br />

DAKHABRAKHA<br />

Friday, November 3 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022,<br />

the world has become more attuned to the<br />

incredible bravery, resilience, and determination<br />

of the Ukrainian people. The folk-punk quartet<br />

DakhaBrakha embraces and reects the<br />

fundamental elements of sound and soul, creating<br />

a world of unexpected new music. The group’s<br />

name is original, outstanding, and authentic at<br />

the same time, meaning “give/take” in the old<br />

Ukrainian language and signaling the group’s<br />

unique brand of musical “ethno-chaos.” Created<br />

in 2004 by an avant-garde theater director,<br />

their shows include scenic effects, traditional<br />

instrumentation, and an astonishingly powerful<br />

and uncompromising vocal range that creates<br />

an exuberant, transnational sound rooted in<br />

Ukrainian culture. “Musically, the whole experience<br />

is a riotous explosion of color and reinvention.<br />

The classic Eastern European folk base is there,<br />

<strong>with</strong> belting, complex, and hypnotic harmonies.”<br />

(Hackney Citizen, UK)<br />

Part of the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester<br />

DAKHABRAKHA by Andrei Nemes<br />

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Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


ARE WE DREAMING THE SAME DREAM?<br />

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf, piano/composer<br />

Christian Euman, drums<br />

Sunday, November 12 // 4 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf Are We Dreaming the Same<br />

Dream?<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf Wanderlust<br />

George Gershwin An American in Paris<br />

(arr. Raaf Hekkema)<br />

Charles Mingus Self-Portrait in Three Colors<br />

(arr. Le Boeuf)<br />

Are We Dreaming the Same Dream? is an<br />

electrifying concert experience that blurs the<br />

lines between classical, jazz, and contemporary<br />

music. Ann Arbor’s own Akropolis Reed Quintet —<br />

composed of clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bass<br />

clarinet, and bassoon — joins forces <strong>with</strong><br />

Grammy-nominated composer and jazz pianist<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf and celebrated drummer<br />

Christian Euman. Le Boeufs composition is<br />

inspired by his musical “ancestors” — Geri<br />

Allen, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, and<br />

Leonard Bernstein — representing a variety<br />

of perspectives concerning the unity of the<br />

American experience. His composition asks: Are<br />

we really dreaming the same American dream,<br />

or is our consumer culture overshadowing our<br />

own sense of belonging? Founded in 2009, the<br />

Akropolis Reed Quintet has won seven national<br />

chamber music prizes, including the 2014<br />

Fischoff Gold Medal, and has premiered and<br />

commissioned over 150 works by living artists<br />

and composers. “Infallible musicality and huge<br />

vitality.” (Fanfare Magazine)<br />

Permanently Endowed Support:<br />

HELMUT F. AND CANDIS J. STERN ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MÉXICO<br />

FEATURING LA MARISOUL<br />

Tuesday, November 14 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

11/3<br />

13<br />

A new generation takes mariachi to new heights<br />

when Latin Grammy nominee Mariachi Herencia<br />

de México presents Herederos (the “heirs”).<br />

Simultaneously honoring the past, celebrating<br />

the present, and creating the future of mariachi<br />

music, Mariachi Herencia de México brings an<br />

unforgettable night of Mexican music and culture<br />

<strong>with</strong> a bilingual repertoire that blends genres like<br />

bolero, cumbia, tango, swing, and more and lyrics<br />

that speak of the Latino and immigrant identity.<br />

The group emerged in 2016 from a program in the<br />

Chicago Public Schools and has gone on to record<br />

five albums, <strong>with</strong> hits topping the Latin streaming<br />

charts. Los Angeles-born La Marisoul, the lead<br />

singer of La Santa Cecilia, fronts the Mariachi<br />

ensemble <strong>with</strong> powerful and captivating vocals.<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org


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AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET


11/15-18<br />

JAVAAD ALIPOOR'S<br />

THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD<br />

JAVAAD ALIPOOR COMPANY<br />

THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE<br />

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD<br />

Written by Javaad Alipoor <strong>with</strong> Chris Thorpe<br />

Performed by Javaad Alipoor, Raam Emami, Asha Reid,<br />

and Me-Lee Hay<br />

Wednesday-Saturday, November 15-18 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, November 18 // 2 pm<br />

Arthur Miller Theatre<br />

In the 1970s, Fereydoun Farrokhad was a significant<br />

cultural icon, a sex symbol and a chart-topping pop singer<br />

whose music and television programs were heard and<br />

viewed by millions of Iranians. A decade later, living in<br />

political exile in Germany, he still performed to sold-out<br />

audiences in Europe. That changed on August 7, 1992, when<br />

he was found brutally murdered in his apartment in Bonn.<br />

Neighbors said his dogs had been barking for two nights.<br />

The murder, still unsolved, serves as the starting point<br />

for this new work by British-Iranian theater maker Javaad<br />

Alipoor, whose Believers Are But Brothers was featured in<br />

the 2020 No Safety Net theater festival. Selected as one of<br />

The Guardian’s Top Theatre Shows of 2022, Things Hidden<br />

gleefully mashes up genres, smashing together the quiet<br />

authority of the murder mystery podcast, the intimacy of<br />

autobiographical storytelling, and the visual spectacle<br />

of multimedia performance — while simultaneously<br />

deconstructing each of these forms.” (The Guardian)<br />

MAXIM VENGEROV, VIOLIN<br />

Polina Osetinskaya, piano<br />

Sunday, November 26 // 4 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano,<br />

Op. 22<br />

Johannes Brahms Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata<br />

Robert Schumann Violin Sonata No. 3 in a minor, WoO27<br />

Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies, Op. 35bis<br />

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major,<br />

Op. 94bis<br />

Maxim Vengerov is considered one of the greatest<br />

violinists of all time, marrying a awless technique<br />

acquired early in life to broad musical curiosity. His<br />

radiant and dramatic interpretations, the intensity of his<br />

sound, and the exuberant musicality of his playing are<br />

rooted in the great tradition of the Russian violin school.<br />

With his public debut at the age of 5 and a performance<br />

of the Mendelssohn Concerto at age 7, Vengerov’s<br />

career has been marked by dozens of awards, honors,<br />

and recordings. Born in Siberia to two musicians, he<br />

studied throughout Europe before moving to Israel as<br />

a teenager. “His technical wiardry is accompanied by<br />

a big dose of heart. There’s nothing cerebral about his<br />

approach; rather, he seems instinctively to understand<br />

what makes the music go.” (The Washington Post)<br />

Part of the Arts & Resistance Theme Semester<br />

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH<br />

UMS Choral Union<br />

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra<br />

Scott Hanoian, conductor<br />

Saturday, December 2 // 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, December 3 // 2 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Handel composed his oratorio Messiah over the<br />

course of a single month in 1741, six months before<br />

its triumphant premiere at a new concert hall in<br />

Dublin. Nearly 300 years later, Handel’s Messiah fills<br />

Hill Auditorium <strong>with</strong> its ravishing beauty, brought to<br />

life by friends and colleagues from the community<br />

through both the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra<br />

and the UMS Choral Union. Scott Hanoian conducts<br />

this annual holiday tradition.<br />

HOLIDAYS IN HAWAI’I<br />

JAKE SHIMABUKURO, UKULELE<br />

Friday, December 8 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro brings joy<br />

to the world this holiday season <strong>with</strong> Holidays<br />

in Hawai’i. Known for his lightning-fast fingers,<br />

Shimabukuro saw his career skyrocket two<br />

decades ago when his video of George Harrison’s<br />

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was posted on<br />

YouTube <strong>with</strong>out his knowledge and became<br />

one of the first videos to go viral on the platform.<br />

His seemingly limitless vocabulary, on perhaps<br />

the unlikeliest of instruments, has brought new<br />

appreciation to the four-string instrument, causing<br />

many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.”<br />

Beloved for his open, magical, and transcendent<br />

connection <strong>with</strong> audiences, Shimabukuro draws on<br />

a vibrant catalog of holiday classics for this return<br />

appearance.<br />

12/8<br />

TWO PIANOS: WHO COULD ASK FOR<br />

ANYTHING MORE?<br />

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND<br />

JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET<br />

Sunday, December 10 // 4 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

Two of today’s most celebrated artists join forces<br />

in an innovative program for two pianos that<br />

celebrates the music of George Gershwin, Cole<br />

Porter, Richard Rodgers, and more. Born of a<br />

serendipitous encounter where the two musicians<br />

discovered their common love for two-piano music<br />

and the Gershwin era, this event showcases each<br />

artist’s unique gifts for creativity, virtuosity, and joy.<br />

Feinstein is one of the leading authorities on the<br />

Great American Songbook, and he and Thibaudet<br />

dig deep into the extraordinary heritage of music<br />

from the 20th century that straddles the worlds of<br />

classical and popular, connecting the two <strong>with</strong> rich<br />

anecdotes and incredible musicality. The concert<br />

features piano duos, solos, and vocals, <strong>with</strong><br />

Gershwins beloved Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for<br />

two pianos, as a centerpiece.<br />

JAKE SHIMABUKURO<br />

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THE GODFATHER LIVE<br />

1/7<br />

FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA<br />

THE GODFATHER LIVE<br />

Grand Rapids Symphony<br />

John Varineau, conductor<br />

Sunday, January 7 // 3 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

With all of the plot twists, emotional outbursts,<br />

and suspenseful scenes of a true grand opera,<br />

Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film The Godfather<br />

deserves a full sensory experience. Relive this<br />

chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near<br />

fall from power as the Grand Rapids Symphony<br />

performs Nino Rota’s Oscar-nominated score<br />

live to picture: The Godfather Live in Concert.<br />

This three-time Academy Award winning film<br />

features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family<br />

patriarch, accompanied by career-making<br />

performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and<br />

Robert Duvall. A concert experience you can’t<br />

refuse!<br />

Presented in partnership <strong>with</strong> the Grand Rapids<br />

Symphony and CineConcerts.<br />

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, PIANO<br />

Thursday, January 18 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in<br />

E Major, Op. 109<br />

Johannes Brahms Three Intermei, Op. 117<br />

Johannes Brahms Fantasies, Op. 116<br />

J.S. Bach Chaconne from BWV 1004<br />

(arr. F. Busoni)<br />

Hélène Grimaud is a deeply passionate<br />

and committed musical artist <strong>with</strong> multiple<br />

talents that extend far beyond the instrument<br />

she plays <strong>with</strong> such poetic expression and<br />

peerless technical control. A committed wildlife<br />

conservationist, she is also a compassionate<br />

human rights activist and a writer; but it is<br />

through her thoughtful and tenderly expressive<br />

music-making that she most deeply touches<br />

the emotions of audiences. After her UMS debut<br />

in 2015 as featured soloist <strong>with</strong> the Rotterdam<br />

Philharmonic, she was due to return in March<br />

2020 for her UMS recital debut. Four years later,<br />

we look forward to bringing her back to the Hill<br />

Auditorium stage at last. “An exceptional pianist<br />

<strong>with</strong> an original and probing mind who takes no<br />

note for granted.” (Los Angeles Times)<br />

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LATASHA BARNES'<br />

THE JAZZ CONTINUUM<br />

Friday-Saturday, January 19-20 // 7:30 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

LaTasha Barnes, who appeared in Ann Arbor as part of<br />

Caleb Teicher’s SW!NG OUT in April 2021, presents The<br />

Jazz Continuum, a new production centering the prolific<br />

artistry of Ja music and dance as a cornerstone of<br />

Black American culture and community. Supported<br />

by a live music ensemble, including a DJ/Turntablist,<br />

the all-star powerhouse cast of Explorers brings mindbending<br />

musicality, spectacular athleticism, and<br />

boundless joy to each offering. This interdisciplinary<br />

and intergenerational experience investigates the<br />

energetic relationships and throughlines from Ja and<br />

Lindy Hop to vibrant contemporary styles such as<br />

House, Hip-Hop, and more that developed from them.<br />

Each offering is also curated to amplify the cultural<br />

contributions of the local geographic area to the<br />

continuum. The Jazz Continuum celebrates music and<br />

dances from across the diaspora, conjuring the spirits<br />

of Black dance elders and transporting audiences from<br />

Harlem and Cuba to New Orleans and Brail in its everevolving<br />

celebration of being, dance, and music.<br />

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD by Mat Hennek<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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DANCE EXPLORER IMANI ARRINGTON<br />

LATASHA BARNES' THE JAZZ CONTINUUM by Steven Pisano<br />

1/19-20<br />

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EMANUEL AX, PIANO<br />

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, VIOLIN<br />

YO-YO MA, CELLO<br />

Tuesday, January 30 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major,<br />

Op. 70, No. 1 (“Ghost”)<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in<br />

C Major, Op. 21 (arr. Wosner)<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in E-at Major,<br />

Op. 70, No. 2<br />

“A performance that beguiles and delights from<br />

beginning to end.” (The Strad) This classical<br />

superstar trio returns to the Hill Auditorium stage<br />

<strong>with</strong> an all-Beethoven program. In the 18th and<br />

19th centuries, composers often created — or<br />

allowed others to create — chamber arrangements<br />

of their orchestral works so that more people could<br />

hear their music. In this program, the celebrated<br />

trio performs both works originally written for<br />

piano trio as well as an arrangement of one of<br />

Beethoven’s iconic symphonies, maintaining<br />

the power and immediacy of his orchestral work<br />

in an intimate arrangement. “One could only<br />

marvel at how intuitive and spontaneous these<br />

performances were,” raved the Chicago Tribune,<br />

“<strong>with</strong> each player kindling immediate responses<br />

from his colleagues. ... Chamber music doesn’t get<br />

any better than this.”<br />

WORLD PREMIÈRE<br />

WHEN THE CAGED BIRD SINGS<br />

Nkeiru Okoye, music and libretto<br />

University Symphony Orchestra<br />

University Choirs<br />

(Eugene Rogers, music director)<br />

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor<br />

Saturday, February 10 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

This collaboration between UMS and the U-M<br />

School of Music, Theatre & Dance features a new<br />

commission and world première by American<br />

composer Nkeiru Okoye. When the Caged Bird<br />

Sings fuses elements of oratorio, theater, and<br />

opera in a multi-movement musical ceremony of<br />

sorts, which Okoye describes as “a gathering”<br />

that invokes the ritual of the concert experience<br />

as a ritual of community. Drawing inspiration from<br />

the Black church, it celebrates the spirit of rising<br />

above expectations and transforming adversity<br />

into triumph. Partly in tribute to the activist and<br />

poet laureate Maya Angelou, the work celebrates<br />

the transformative ability of Black women,<br />

commemorating those who have paved a path<br />

for future generations in many fields of human<br />

endeavor.<br />

1/30<br />

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School of Music, Theatre & Dance<br />

Commissioned by the University of Michigan School of<br />

Music, Theatre & Dance as part of its Michigan Orchestra<br />

Repertoire for Equity initiative<br />

EMANUEL AX, YO-YO MA, AND LEONIDAS KAVAKOS by Nigel Parry For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org <strong>23</strong>


MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY<br />

by Hibbard Nash Photography<br />

JAMES EHNES, VIOLIN<br />

Andrew Armstrong, piano<br />

Friday, February 16 // 7:30 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

Two of the most sought-after recitalists on the<br />

international stage join forces as Canadian<br />

violinist James Ehnes and his longtime recital<br />

partner, American pianist Andrew Armstrong,<br />

make their UMS live performance debuts together<br />

in a concert that will also include faculty and<br />

stents from the U-M School of Music, Theatre &<br />

Dance. Critics laud the violinists rare<br />

combination of stunning virtuosity, serene<br />

lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality: “Ehnes,<br />

who has the silkiest tone in the business,<br />

achieves a level<br />

of perfection, full of feeling but <strong>with</strong>out show, that<br />

puts him in a class of his own. ... He gave<br />

a poetic performance, bringing out the music’s<br />

wistfulness as well as its fury and dale.” (The<br />

Guardian) UMS audiences enjoyed one of Ehness<br />

Bach/Ysye digital recitals filmed from his living<br />

room during the pandemic, but this is the first<br />

opportunity to hear him live. Program to be<br />

announced.<br />

MARTHA GRAHAM<br />

DANCE COMPANY<br />

Janet Eilber, artistic director<br />

Saturday, February 17 // 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, February 18 // 2 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Rodeo — The Courting at Burnt Ranch<br />

(Choreography by Agnes de Mille / Music<br />

by Aaron Copland in a new bluegrass<br />

arrangement by Gabe Witcher)<br />

New Work (Jamar Roberts / Rhiannon Giddens)<br />

Maple Leaf Rag (Martha Graham / Scott Joplin)<br />

Martha Graham is recognized as a primal artistic<br />

force of the 20th century, alongside Pablo<br />

Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Igor Stravinsky, and Frank<br />

Lloyd Wright. As the company approaches its<br />

100th anniversary, it continues to exemplify its<br />

founder’s timeless and uniquely American style<br />

of dance, one that has inuenced generations<br />

of artists and continues to captivate audiences<br />

worldwide. Graham radically expanded the dance<br />

vocabulary, rooting it in social, psychological,<br />

and sexual ideas and forever altering the scope<br />

of the art form. These performances will include<br />

a new work choreographed by Jamar Roberts,<br />

resident choreographer for the Alvin Ailey<br />

American Dance Theater, and set to music by<br />

Rhiannon Giddens. The dance will be paired <strong>with</strong><br />

Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo; its iconic<br />

score by Aaron Copland has been reorchestrated<br />

for a bluegrass ensemble, offering an expanded<br />

view of our cultural history and the inuence<br />

of Black artists on American music and dance<br />

forms. Martha Grahams final complete work,<br />

Maple Leaf Rag, rounds out the program.<br />

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3/8<br />

IGOR LEVIT by Felix Broede<br />

IGOR LEVIT, PIANO<br />

Friday, March 8 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Gustav Mahler Adagio from Symphony No. 10<br />

(arr. for piano by Ronald Stevenson)<br />

Paul Hindemith Suite “1922”<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in<br />

E-flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) (arr. for piano<br />

by Franz Liszt)<br />

“Igor Levit is like no other pianist,” proclaims<br />

The New Yorker, while The New York Times calls<br />

him “one of the most important artists of his<br />

generation.” With an alert and critical mind, he<br />

places his art in the context of social events and<br />

understands it as inseparably linked to them. The<br />

Nizhny Novgorod native moved to Germany at<br />

age eight, and <strong>with</strong>in a decade was the youngest<br />

participant in the International Arthur Rubinstein<br />

Competition, where he won silver, the special<br />

prize for chamber music, the audience prize,<br />

and the special prize for the best performance<br />

of contemporary pieces. He presented over 50<br />

Twitter-streamed live house concerts during<br />

the lockdown in spring 2020, offering a sense of<br />

community and hope in a time of isolation and<br />

desperation. In this return engagement after his<br />

2016 UMS debut, Levit performs transcriptions of<br />

Beethoven's “Eroica” Symphony and the Adagio<br />

from Mahler's unfinished 10th symphony, as well<br />

as Paul Hindemith’s Suite “1922,” written for solo<br />

piano <strong>with</strong> several movements based on popular<br />

dances of the day, including the shimmy, Boston,<br />

and ragtime.<br />

ISIDORE STRING QUARTET<br />

Sunday, March 10 // 4 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in C Major,<br />

Op. 20, No. 2<br />

Billy Childs String Quartet No. 2 (“Awakening”)<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in<br />

a minor, Op. 132<br />

“The sweeping coherence and blazing virtuosity<br />

of their narrative had the audience leaping to<br />

their feet.” (Violinist.com) The New York Citybased<br />

Isidore String Quartet was formed in<br />

2019 <strong>with</strong> a vision to revisit, rediscover, and<br />

reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily<br />

influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet — in<br />

fact, it takes its name from JSQ founder Isidore<br />

Cohen — and the idea of “approaching the<br />

established as if it were brand new, and the new<br />

as if it were firmly established.” In this program,<br />

they move seamlessly from the great musical<br />

innovator of the 18th century to a trailblazer of<br />

the 21st: Billy Childs, whose String Quartet No. 2<br />

(“Awakening”) was composed in the wake of his<br />

wife’s emergency hospitalization 10 years ago<br />

due to a pulmonary embolism. It takes the listener<br />

through the shock and chaos of the emergency<br />

room, the disembodied sonic experience of<br />

machines during an extended hospitalization,<br />

and subsequent recovery and healing.<br />

Permanently Endowed Support:<br />

ILENE H. FORSYTH CHORAL UNION ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

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ORCHESTRE DE PARIS<br />

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor<br />

Yunchan Lim, piano<br />

Thursday, March 14 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon<br />

of a Faun<br />

Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in<br />

g minor, Op. 16<br />

Igor Stravinsky The Firebird (complete version)<br />

“Here was something truly special: a conductor<br />

who reveled in freshly imagining each<br />

sound.” (The Times, London At 27, the young<br />

Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä already has<br />

an impressive resume: chief conductor of<br />

the Oslo Philharmonic, music director of the<br />

Orchestre de Paris, and artistic partner of the<br />

Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, a<br />

role that will turn into chief conductor when<br />

his other music directorships expire in 2027.<br />

For his UMS debut, he conducts the orchestra<br />

in Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun<br />

and Stravinsky’s complete Firebird, <strong>with</strong> 2022<br />

Van Cliburn winner Yunchan Lim performing<br />

Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The 18-year-old<br />

Lim’s ascent to international stardom has been<br />

meteoric; he is the youngest person to win gold<br />

at the Van Cliburn Competition and also won<br />

both the Audience Award and the award for Best<br />

Performance of a New Work.<br />

SULLIVAN FORTNER, PIANO<br />

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, TRUMPET<br />

Friday, March 22 // 7:30 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and pianist<br />

Sullivan Fortner join forces for a concert at<br />

the intersection of jazz and Western European<br />

chamber music. During his 15-year career,<br />

Akinmusire has paradoxically situated himself in<br />

both the center and the periphery of jazz, most<br />

recently emerging in both classical and hiphop<br />

circles. He masterfully weaves inspiration<br />

from other genres, arts, and life in general into<br />

compositions that are as poetic and graceful as<br />

they are bold and uninching. Sullivan Fortner,<br />

who has performed in Hill Auditorium as part<br />

of Joshua Redman’s MoodSwing Reunion tour<br />

(filling in for Brad Mehldau) and <strong>with</strong> Ccile<br />

McLorin Salvant, has been stretching his deeprooted<br />

talents as a pianist for the past decade.<br />

The longtime collaborators are preparing a<br />

concert program unique to UMS that will overlap<br />

the sonic exploration of composers and textures<br />

related to both chamber music and creative<br />

improvisation. Their duet program will consist of<br />

songs and materials inspired by the collaboration<br />

between Louis Armstrong and Earl “Fatha” Hines.<br />

Permanently Endowed Support for Conductor<br />

Klaus Mäkelä:<br />

THE MENAKKA & ESSEL BAILEY ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC BRILLIANCE<br />

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YUNCHAN LIM by Richard Rodriguez


3/<strong>23</strong>-<strong>24</strong><br />

MOMO<br />

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY<br />

Ohad Naharin, artistic director<br />

Saturday, March <strong>23</strong> // 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, March <strong>24</strong> // 2:30 pm<br />

Detroit Opera House<br />

An exceptional dancer and choreographer, Ohad<br />

Naharin has made Batsheva one of the greatest<br />

contemporary dance companies in the world. His<br />

new creation for the company’s 18 dancers,<br />

MOMO, premiered in Tel Aviv in December 2022<br />

and is set to a soundtrack largely drawn from the<br />

album Landfall by Laurie Anderson and the Kronos<br />

Quartet. Developed in collaboration <strong>with</strong><br />

Batsheva dancers and former company member<br />

Ariel Cohen, MOMO has two souls. A quartet<br />

of men moves in lockstep <strong>with</strong> one another<br />

throughout the piece, embodying archetypes and<br />

myths of hardened, raw masculinity. They interact<br />

<strong>with</strong> two groups of seven dancers who retain<br />

their individuality, making room for tenderness<br />

and catharsis while in search of their identity.<br />

Through it all, a shared passion of deep sorrow<br />

and beauty unfolds on stage. If FOMO is the fear<br />

of missing out, MOMO is its opposite: the Magic<br />

of Missing Out. “The work embraces the fact that<br />

one can never be everywhere or watch<br />

everything at once. Life happens, and we catch<br />

what we catch. Instead of focusing on FOMO,<br />

what we were missing, the piece urges its<br />

audience to accept that they will inevitably miss<br />

out on some moments.” (The Jerusalem Post)<br />

Co-presented <strong>with</strong> Detroit Opera<br />

LEGACY<br />

MARCEL AND RAMI KHALIFÉ<br />

Thursday, April 11 // 7:30 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

The legendary Lebanese composer, singer, and<br />

oud player Marcel Khalifé returns to Ann Arbor for<br />

the first time in 20 years <strong>with</strong> his son, virtuoso<br />

pianist Rami Khalif. Known as the “Bob Dylan” of<br />

the Arab World, Marcel Khalifé is deeply attached<br />

to the text of great contemporary Arab poets; he<br />

is an innovator in Arab music who draws upon<br />

traditional forms and blends Western elements to<br />

create a sound that has captivated audiences<br />

around the world. Together, the two perform<br />

a selection of Marcels revered classics and new<br />

arrangements alongside Rami’s original<br />

compositions, telling of a father and son who found<br />

solace in music in a time of exile. “The deep<br />

evocative sounds of Marcel’s oud, sometimes<br />

mixing Western folk chords <strong>with</strong> Arabic yearning<br />

melodies, were complemented by Rami’s<br />

pianistic skills, which combined his classical<br />

training at The Juilliard School in New York <strong>with</strong> a<br />

Keith Jarrett-like approach to ja and<br />

improvisation.” (Daily Telegraph, Australia)<br />

Presented in partnership <strong>with</strong> the Commission on Middle<br />

Eastern American Affairs<br />

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY by Ascaf<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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4/12<br />

TAKÁCS QUARTET by Amanda Tipton<br />

TAKÁCS QUARTET<br />

Friday, April 12 // 7:30 pm<br />

Rackham Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM<br />

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in B-at Major,<br />

Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”)<br />

Nokuthula Ngwenyama New Work for String Quartet<br />

(UMS co-commission)<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in<br />

e minor, Op. 59, No. 2<br />

The Takcs Quartet, a perennial favorite, returns <strong>with</strong><br />

a program that nods to the natural world, opening <strong>with</strong><br />

Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet and closing <strong>with</strong> Beethoven’s<br />

second Raumovsky quartet, the slow movement of<br />

which was inspired by Beethoven’s contemplation of<br />

the starry sky. In between, the Quartet performs a new<br />

UMS co-commission by Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama.<br />

Born in Los Angeles of imbabwean-Japanese<br />

parentage, Ngwenyama attended the Colburn School<br />

in Los Angeles and the Curtis Institute of Music in<br />

Philadelphia, in addition to receiving a Master of<br />

Theological Studies degree from Harvard. Her new work,<br />

co-commissioned by UMS and a group of eight other<br />

presenters, brings the deep sense of awe and wonder<br />

that nature awakens in us to the quartet repertoire.<br />

Permanently Endowed Support:<br />

ILENE H. FORSYTH CHAMBER ARTS ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS<br />

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA<br />

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor<br />

UMS Choral Union (Scott Hanoian, music director)<br />

Saturday, April 20 // 7:30 pm<br />

Sunday, April 21 // 2 pm<br />

Hill Auditorium<br />

PROGRAM SAT 4/20<br />

Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27<br />

Florence Price Symphony No. 4 in d minor<br />

PROGRAM SUN 4/21<br />

Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem<br />

In his 12th year as music director of The Philadelphia<br />

Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has created a new<br />

golden age for the ensemble, and were thrilled to<br />

close our <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> season <strong>with</strong> two performances by<br />

the Orchestra. Saturday night’s program opens <strong>with</strong><br />

Rachmaninoff’s warm and melodious Symphony No. 2,<br />

a lush and sentimental work of immense power and<br />

beauty that has not been performed on a UMS program<br />

in over 30 years. The program also features Florence<br />

Price’s Symphony No. 4, which incorporates melodies<br />

from spirituals, including a beautifully-orchestrated<br />

theme from “Wade in the Water” The Philadelphia<br />

Orchestra’s Grammy-winning record of Prices first and<br />

third symphonies (2022 “Best Orchestral Performance”)<br />

helped spark intense global interest in the Arkansasborn<br />

composer.<br />

Sunday afternoon’s season finale puts the UMS Choral<br />

Union on display <strong>with</strong> Johannes Brahms, who poured his<br />

soul into his utterly personal German Requiem, which was<br />

composed after the death of his mother. Unlike previous<br />

requiem masses by Moart and Berlio, which were set in<br />

a Catholic, Latin text and focused on loss and those who<br />

had died, Brahms used excerpts from the Lutheran Bible<br />

to create a requiem that offers comfort to those left<br />

behind and celebrates the joy of remembrance.<br />

Permanently Endowed Support:<br />

DARRAGH HUMPHREY WEISMAN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

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YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN by Hans Van Der Woerd<br />

4/20-21<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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CHORAL<br />

UNION SERIES<br />

11 PERFORMANCES IN HILL AUDITORIUM<br />

Note: All evening start times have been<br />

moved to 7:30 pm<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

$920 / $800 / $700<br />

MEZZANINE<br />

$700 / $600<br />

BALCONY<br />

$475 / $400 / $300 / $163<br />

RENÉE FLEMING, , SOPRANO<br />

INON BARNATAN, , PIANO<br />

Thursday, September 28<br />

ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA<br />

DE MINERÍA<br />

Carlos Miguel Prieto, , conductor<br />

Gabriela Montero, , piano<br />

Friday, October 27<br />

MAXIM VENGEROV, , VIOLIN<br />

Polina Osetinskaya, , piano<br />

Sunday, November 26<br />

TWO PIANOS: WHO COULD ASK FOR<br />

ANYTHING MORE?<br />

AND<br />

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND<br />

JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET<br />

Sunday, December 10<br />

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, , PIANO<br />

Thursday, January 18<br />

EMANUEL AX, PIANO<br />

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, VIOLIN<br />

YO-YO MA, CELLO<br />

Tuesday, January 30<br />

WORLD PREMIÈRE<br />

WHEN THE CAGED BIRD SINGS<br />

Nkeiru Okoye, , music and libretto<br />

University Symphony Orchestra<br />

University Choirs<br />

(Eugene Rogers, music director)<br />

Kenneth Kiesler, , conductor<br />

Saturday, February 10<br />

IGOR LEVIT, , PIANO<br />

Friday, March 8<br />

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS<br />

Klaus Mäkelä, , conductor<br />

Yunchan Lim, , piano<br />

Thursday, March 14<br />

TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS<br />

THE PHILADELPHIA<br />

ORCHESTRA<br />

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, , conductor<br />

UMS Choral Union<br />

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21<br />

FIXED SERIES<br />

LISTING<br />

32 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong><br />

KLAUS MÄKELÄ and ORCHESTRE DE PARIS by Mathias Benuigui-Pasco And Co


CHAMBER<br />

ARTS SERIES<br />

6 PERFORMANCES IN RACKHAM AUDITORIUM<br />

$270 / $<strong>24</strong>0 / $200 / $130<br />

JERUSALEM QUARTET<br />

INON BARNATAN, PIANO<br />

Thursday, October 5<br />

AKROPOLIS REED QUINTET<br />

Pascal Le Boeuf, piano/composer<br />

Christian Euman, drums<br />

Sunday, November 12<br />

JAMES EHNES, VIOLIN<br />

Andrew Armstrong, piano<br />

Friday, February 16<br />

ISIDORE STRING QUARTET<br />

Sunday, March 10<br />

SULLIVAN FORTNER, PIANO<br />

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, TRUMPET<br />

Friday, March 22<br />

TAKÁCS QUARTET<br />

Friday, April 12<br />

DANCE SERIES<br />

3 PERFORMANCES<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

$220 / $190 / $100<br />

BALCONY<br />

$210 / $150<br />

LATASHA BARNES'<br />

THE JAZZ CONTINUUM<br />

Friday-Saturday, January 19-20<br />

Power Center<br />

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE<br />

COMPANY<br />

Janet Eilber, artistic director<br />

Saturday-Sunday, February 17-18<br />

Power Center<br />

MOMO<br />

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY<br />

Ohad Naharin, artistic director<br />

Saturday-Sunday, March <strong>23</strong>-<strong>24</strong><br />

Detroit Opera House<br />

DRUID O'CASEY<br />

SEAN O'CASEY'S DUBLIN TRILOGY<br />

3 PERFORMANCES IN THE POWER CENTER<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

$165 / $150 / $75<br />

BALCONY<br />

$150 / $120<br />

OPTION A: SELECT YOUR PERFORMANCES<br />

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS<br />

Wednesday, October 18 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 1 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN<br />

Thursday, October 19 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 4:30 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK<br />

Friday, October 20 // 7:30 pm<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 8 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

OPTION B: SATURDAY IMMERSION<br />

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 1 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 4:30 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK<br />

Saturday, October 21 // 8 pm<br />

Power Center<br />

MARATHON<br />

SERIES<br />

32 PERFORMANCES — INCLUDES<br />

EVERY EVENT IN THE SEASON!<br />

$1,800 / $996<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS<br />

ESSENTIAL TO OUR MISSION.<br />

When you make a philanthropic contribution in addition to your subscription, you invest in<br />

the artistic and innovative excellence UMS brings to the stage, as well as the hundreds of<br />

educational activities that engage audiences of all ages throughout Southeast Michigan.<br />

Many people don’t realize that even when a performance is sold out, ticket revenues<br />

cover less than half of the total costs of bringing the artists to our community. And <strong>with</strong><br />

programming that extends beyond mainstage performances to include dozens of free or<br />

low-cost learning and engagement activities, digital presentations, and more, we rely on<br />

your financial gifts to help make up the difference.<br />

Every gift to UMS seeds moments of inspiration.<br />

We invite you to consider supporting UMS <strong>with</strong> a contribution above the costs of your<br />

subscription. Your gift can help us continue to provide:<br />

$100+ Ticket Subsidies for Six U-M Students<br />

$250+ Masterclass, Class Visit, or Q&A <strong>with</strong> a Visiting Artist<br />

$500+ Ticket Subsidies for One U-M Class to Attend a UMS Performance<br />

$1,000+ Paid Internships at UMS<br />

$2,500+ Ticket Subsidies and Transportation Grants for Under-Served Schools<br />

$5,000+ School Day Performance and In-School Workshops <strong>with</strong> Teaching Artists<br />

$10,000+ Mainstage Performance Support/Sponsorship<br />

THANK YOU!<br />

734.764.8489 | UMS.ORG/SUPPORT<br />

We have been proud sponsors of many events over<br />

the past four decades and have to say that being part<br />

of #wyntonweek was the most exhilarating experience<br />

we have had as supporters. Your team made us feel<br />

appreciated, valued, and well taken care of every<br />

step of the way, even through the madness that was<br />

the K-12 School Day Performance and bringing the<br />

Michigan Marching Band onto the field. We offer our<br />

sincerest thanks for the entire experience and for the<br />

role UMS plays in this community.”<br />

— ELAINE AND PETER SCHWEITZER<br />

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Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY by Brigid Pierce<br />

2/17-18<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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BERLIN PHILHARMONIC NOVEMBER 2022 by Stephan Rabold<br />

36 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


SEASON<br />

TICKETS<br />

<strong>Order</strong> online at<br />

ums.org/seasontickets<br />

WHY SUBSCRIBE?<br />

Subscribers, aka <strong>Season</strong> Ticket Holders, get<br />

priority access to the best seats, discounted ticket<br />

prices, free ticket exchanges, and more.<br />

As a subscriber, you can choose one of our fixed<br />

(curated) packages — Choral Union, Chamber Arts,<br />

Dance, DruidOCasey, or Marathon — or select any<br />

five (or more!) events from this brochure, including<br />

Western classical music, dance, theater, jazz, and<br />

global traditions, to create your own <strong>Series</strong>:You.<br />

SEASON TICKET PACKAGES COME<br />

WITH GREAT PERKS, INCLUDING:<br />

Same-Seat Renewal for Choral Union<br />

and Chamber Arts subscribers<br />

If you subscribed to the Choral Union or Chamber<br />

Arts series in the 22/<strong>23</strong> season, you’ll have access<br />

to those same seats when renewing this season.<br />

And if you took a pause during the pandemic and<br />

wish to return to these series, our Patron Services<br />

team will be happy to help you find new seats.<br />

Ticket Discounts<br />

Purchase at least 5 events, and you’ll save 10%.<br />

Purchase the entire season as one of our Marathon<br />

Subscribers, and save 25%! Discounts apply on<br />

additional tickets purchased throughout the year<br />

(standard processing fees apply). Fixed package<br />

prices already reect generous ticket discounts.<br />

Access to the Best Seats — At the<br />

Best Prices<br />

<strong>Season</strong> ticket holders get their foot in the door early,<br />

which means that when it’s time to assign seats for<br />

individual performances, you’ll be covered.<br />

Risk-Free Ticket Exchanges<br />

If you find that you can’t make an event, you can<br />

return your tickets <strong>with</strong> no fee for UMS Credit up<br />

to 48 hours before a performance. Within 48 hours,<br />

there’s a $10 fee per ticket.<br />

Free Parking<br />

<strong>Order</strong> at least six events by Friday, June <strong>23</strong>, and<br />

receive free parking in the Power Center structure<br />

(Fletcher St), a close walk to most central campus<br />

performance venues. Be sure to check the box on<br />

the order form when ordering online if you wish to<br />

take advantage of this offer; parking passes are<br />

not automatically included.<br />

Installment Billing & Payroll<br />

Deduction<br />

Installment billing is easier than ever, <strong>with</strong> up to<br />

three installments spaced throughout the summer<br />

<strong>with</strong> a minimum order of $300 (credit card only).<br />

Installment billing is available both online and<br />

by phone.<br />

The first installment will be processed upon<br />

receipt of your order, <strong>with</strong> subsequent<br />

installments billed to your credit card on or around<br />

July 12 and August 9.<br />

If you work for U-M, you can have the cost of your<br />

tickets <strong>with</strong>drawn through payroll deduction.<br />

Just place your order by Friday, June 2, and the<br />

deductions will be made in your June, July, August,<br />

and September paychecks. Payroll deduction<br />

orders must be placed by phone or mail and are<br />

not available online.<br />

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT<br />

THE INTANGIBLE BENEFITS OF<br />

SUBSCRIBING:<br />

Personal Fulfillment<br />

We hate to admit it, but sometimes we have<br />

to schedule moments of personal escape into<br />

our lives. UMS takes you to a place where the<br />

imagination is thriving, and UMS season tickets<br />

allow you to invest in yourself — and in the quality<br />

of life in our community.<br />

Building Relationships<br />

Create shared memories by subscribing <strong>with</strong><br />

people who are important to you, and build lasting<br />

friendships <strong>with</strong> others who love the performing arts.<br />

Satisfy Your Curiosity<br />

We always love to hear from subscribers who took a<br />

chance on something they weren’t sure they would<br />

enjoy or had never experienced before. Often, it<br />

ends up being their favorite event of the season!<br />

So be bold and be curious! Select an artist<br />

you’ve never heard of, try an art form you haven’t<br />

experienced, or join us for an interactive learning<br />

program. In every UMS season, you can count on<br />

unexpected moments that will stay <strong>with</strong> you for<br />

a lifetime.<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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SEAT MAPS<br />

*<br />

A B C D E<br />

Price levels may vary by oor. See the order form for specific<br />

prices based on the seats you are requesting in each venue.<br />

HILL AUDITORIUM (H1)<br />

Orchestra Concerts<br />

HILL AUDITORIUM (H2)<br />

Recitals & Amplified Concerts<br />

DETROIT OPERA HOUSE<br />

STAGE<br />

STAGE<br />

STAGE<br />

4<br />

3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

3<br />

2<br />

5<br />

4 3 2<br />

1<br />

5<br />

4 3 2<br />

1<br />

5<br />

3 2 4<br />

6<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

10 9 8 7 6<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

10 9 8 7 6<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

MEZZANINE<br />

16<br />

21<br />

MEZZANINE<br />

15 14 13 12<br />

20 19 18<br />

11<br />

17<br />

16<br />

21<br />

MEZZANINE<br />

15 14 13 12<br />

20 19 18<br />

11<br />

17<br />

7<br />

5 4<br />

3 2<br />

7 8<br />

5 6<br />

3 2 4<br />

6<br />

BALCONY<br />

BALCONY<br />

POWER CENTER (P)<br />

RACKHAM AUDITORIUM (R)<br />

STAGE<br />

STAGE<br />

3 1<br />

5<br />

1<br />

2<br />

4<br />

3<br />

2<br />

8<br />

4<br />

10<br />

9<br />

MAIN FLOOR<br />

7<br />

6<br />

7 5<br />

6<br />

8<br />

BALCONY<br />

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IMPORTANT DATES<br />

FOR<br />

SUBSCRIBERS<br />

(PAST AND FUTURE)<br />

TUE 4/18<br />

<strong>Season</strong> tickets go on sale to renewing<br />

subscribers from the 22/<strong>23</strong> season;<br />

renewing subscribers receive priority when<br />

orders are placed before May 1, 20<strong>23</strong><br />

TUE 5/2<br />

<strong>Season</strong> tickets go on sale to the public<br />

FRI 6/2<br />

Deadline for payment by U-M payroll<br />

deduction, and for 22/<strong>23</strong> Choral Union &<br />

Chamber Arts season ticket holders to<br />

renew same seat location<br />

Priority deadline to upgrade seats<br />

FRI 6/<strong>23</strong><br />

Deadline for free parking benefits<br />

FRI 9/29<br />

Last day to order UMS season ticket<br />

packages<br />

FOR<br />

DONORS<br />

TUE 6/20<br />

Individual event tickets available for annual<br />

donors of $2,500+<br />

TUE 7/11<br />

Individual event tickets available for annual<br />

donors of $250+<br />

FOR<br />

STUDENTS<br />

TUE 5/2<br />

Student season tickets on sale<br />

(minimum purchase of 4 events)<br />

MON 8/28<br />

Student individual event tickets on sale<br />

($12 or $20 <strong>with</strong> ID) and fall Bert’s Tickets<br />

available for U-M undergraduate students<br />

FOR<br />

EVERYONE<br />

TUE 7/11<br />

Group Sales Reservations open<br />

TUE 8/1<br />

Single Ticket Day! Tickets to all individual<br />

events on sale at 10 am<br />

WED 9/6<br />

Kids Club Tickets on sale see page 41<br />

for more information<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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TICKETING<br />

POLICIES &<br />

INFORMATION<br />

<strong>Season</strong> tickets will be mailed in late July. There is a $15 service charge for all season<br />

ticket orders (per order not per ticket). Individual event prices listed in this brochure are<br />

guaranteed through Friday, July 28, 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

SEASON TICKETS/<br />

SEATING PRIORITY<br />

Please note: During the renewal period,<br />

we are unable to provide specific seat<br />

locations when you purchase your<br />

season tickets. The Patron Services<br />

team will assign seating in June, after<br />

the renewal deadline. Priority seating is<br />

given to renewing subscribers from the<br />

22/<strong>23</strong> season as well as annual donors of<br />

$1,000+.<br />

Donors<br />

Donors who support UMS <strong>with</strong> annual gifts<br />

of $1,000 or more receive the highest<br />

priority seating based on level of giving,<br />

including new season tickets and seating<br />

upgrade requests.<br />

Donations may be included <strong>with</strong> your ticket<br />

order. Ticket orders must be received<br />

by Friday, June 2, 20<strong>23</strong>, to be eligible for<br />

seating priority.<br />

Fixed <strong>Series</strong><br />

Fixed series season ticket holders (for<br />

Choral Union, Chamber Arts, Dance,<br />

DruidO'Casey, and Marathon packages)<br />

receive priority before <strong>Series</strong>:You and<br />

individual event purchasers. <strong>Season</strong><br />

tickets will be filled in the order received.<br />

<strong>Series</strong>:You<br />

<strong>Series</strong>:You season ticket holders (those<br />

who purchase at least 5 different qualifying<br />

events) receive the best prices and priority<br />

seating before individual event purchasers<br />

if orders are submitted by Friday, July<br />

28, 20<strong>23</strong>. <strong>Season</strong> ticket orders must be<br />

received by Friday, September 29, 20<strong>23</strong>, to<br />

receive the 10% discount. All requests will<br />

be filled in the order received.<br />

Please Provide an Up-To-Date<br />

Email Address & Mobile Phone<br />

Number<br />

UMS sends updated concert-related<br />

parking, program notes, and late seating<br />

information via email a few days before<br />

each event. Please be sure that the Patron<br />

Services Office has your current email<br />

address on file. This information will be<br />

used to communicate ticketing and seating<br />

updates throughout the season. Mobile<br />

phone numbers will be used in the event<br />

of a late-breaking change and will not be<br />

used for solicitation purposes.<br />

TICKET FLEXIBILITY<br />

Ticket Exchanges & Donations<br />

If you find that you can’t make an event,<br />

subscribers can return tickets <strong>with</strong> no<br />

fee for UMS Credit up to 48 hours before<br />

a performance. Within 48 hours, there’s a<br />

$10 fee per ticket. Ticket exchanges will<br />

be accepted after subscription tickets are<br />

mailed.<br />

Refund Policy<br />

Programs and artists are subject to change.<br />

If an artist cancels an appearance, UMS<br />

makes every effort to substitute that<br />

performance <strong>with</strong> a comparable artist.<br />

Refunds will be offered to subscribers if<br />

a substitute cannot be found, or in the<br />

event of a date change. Service charges<br />

are not refundable. UMS will not cancel<br />

performances because of inclement<br />

weather.<br />

Ticket Donations &<br />

Unused Tickets<br />

Tickets may be donated to UMS until the<br />

published start time of the concert. A<br />

receipt will be issued for tax purposes.<br />

Unused tickets that are returned after the<br />

performance begins are not eligible for<br />

UMS Credit or as a donation.<br />

ACCESSIBILITY<br />

All UMS venues have barrier-free<br />

entrances. Seating spaces for patrons <strong>with</strong><br />

mobility disabilities and their companions<br />

are located throughout each venue, and<br />

ushers are available to assist patrons.<br />

Assistive listening devices are available in<br />

all venues.<br />

Further accessibility information, including<br />

relay calls, large-print programs, and<br />

information about elevator access, is<br />

posted at ums.org/accessibility, or call<br />

734.764.2538 for more information.<br />

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ADDITIONAL TICKET PROGRAMS<br />

Group Tickets<br />

Groups of 10 or more people attending a<br />

single event receive priority over individual<br />

event purchasers and save up to 20% off the<br />

regular ticket prices to most performances.<br />

For more information, contact the UMS Group<br />

Sales Office at umsgroupsales@umich.edu or<br />

734.763.3100.<br />

UMS accepts group reservations beginning<br />

Tuesday, July 11, 20<strong>23</strong>. Plan early to guarantee<br />

access to great seats!<br />

Student Tickets<br />

Student subscriptions may be purchased<br />

beginning Tuesday, May 2, 20<strong>23</strong>. Student<br />

subscriptions cost $20 per ticket, <strong>with</strong> a<br />

minimum of 4 qualifying events purchased<br />

(maximum of two tickets per college or<br />

university ID, may purchase as many events<br />

as you wish). Seats will be assigned by the<br />

Patron Services Office.<br />

Student subscribers receive all subscriber<br />

benefits and must show student ID when<br />

picking up tickets. This offer cannot be<br />

combined <strong>with</strong> other subscription discounts.<br />

Student subscriptions are available at<br />

ums.org/students.<br />

Student tickets for individual performances<br />

will be available for students in accredited<br />

degree programs and high school students,<br />

subject to availability, beginning Monday,<br />

August 28, 20<strong>23</strong>. Student tickets cost $20<br />

(main oor and meanine) and $12 (balcony)<br />

for most performances.<br />

Bert's Tickets<br />

UMS offers each U-M undergraduate student<br />

one free ticket to a UMS performance each<br />

academic year through the Berts Ticket<br />

program. Fall semester tickets will be available<br />

beginning Monday, August 28, 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

Children and Families &<br />

UMS Kids Club<br />

UMS welcomes children over the age of 3. Not<br />

all performances are appropriate for children,<br />

so please use discretion and/or speak to<br />

a UMS Patron Services Representative for<br />

guidance.<br />

The UMS Kids Club program, which provides<br />

discounted tickets for children in grades 3-12<br />

and an accompanying adult, go on sale on<br />

Wednesday, September 6, 20<strong>23</strong>. Visit<br />

ums.org/kids for more information.<br />

UMS will announce additional family<br />

programming at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse in<br />

July 20<strong>23</strong>. Visit ums.org/YpsiFreighthouse.<br />

To learn about our School Day Performances<br />

and other programs for children in grades<br />

K-12, please visit ums.org/k12.<br />

HOW TO<br />

ORDER<br />

UMS.ORG<br />

734.764.2538<br />

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express<br />

accepted.<br />

ONLINE<br />

For credit card and installment billing orders, order<br />

season ticket packages online at ums.org.<br />

For payroll deduction, please call our Patron<br />

Services Office.<br />

IN PERSON<br />

Visit the UMS Patron Services Office on the north<br />

end of the Michigan League building (911 N<br />

University Ave).<br />

Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm<br />

PHONE HOURS<br />

Mon-Fri, 10 am – 5 pm<br />

Closed Sat and Sun<br />

MAIL<br />

UMS Ticket Office<br />

Burton Memorial Tower<br />

881 North University Avenue<br />

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011<br />

Make checks payable to UMS<br />

QUESTIONS?<br />

Contact the UMS Ticket Office at 734.764.2538 or<br />

umstix@umich.edu.<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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PRIVATE AND<br />

PUBLIC<br />

SUPPORT<br />

In addition to financial support from our<br />

annual donors and corporate sponsors,<br />

grants from private foundations and our<br />

funding partners help make it possible<br />

for UMS to invest in special initiatives —<br />

providing free, $12, and $20 tickets to U-M<br />

students; awarding grants that help U-M<br />

faculty integrate the performing arts into<br />

their curriculum; and bringing cuttingedge,<br />

provocative performances that<br />

challenge us to see and experience the<br />

world in new ways.<br />

GENEROUS<br />

PHILANTHROPIC<br />

SUPPORT COVERS OVER<br />

60% OF OUR ANNUAL<br />

OPERATIONS,<br />

including artistic programs and<br />

related learning and engagement<br />

activities.<br />

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR<br />

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN<br />

UMS residencies at the Ypsilanti<br />

Freighthouse are funded in part by a<br />

grant from the Community Foundation for<br />

Southeast Michigan.<br />

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE<br />

FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

Special project support for several<br />

components of the <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> UMS season<br />

is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable<br />

Foundation Endowment Fund, established<br />

at UMS <strong>with</strong> a challenge grant from the<br />

Leading College and University Presenters<br />

Program at the Doris Duke Charitable<br />

Foundation.<br />

THE INDIAN TRAIL CHARITABLE<br />

FOUNDATION<br />

An annual grant supports the Bert’s Ticket<br />

program, which extends an invitation to<br />

all U-M undergraduate students to attend<br />

one UMS performance free of charge each<br />

season.<br />

MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE<br />

COUNCIL<br />

General operating support is provided by<br />

the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and<br />

the National Endowment for the Arts.<br />

MICHIGAN MEDICINE<br />

Michigan Medicine provides multi-year<br />

support for UMS programs.<br />

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT<br />

FOR THE ARTS<br />

Special project support for UMS programs<br />

and initiatives is provided by the National<br />

Endowment for the Arts.<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN<br />

The University of Michigan provides<br />

important annual support for special UMS<br />

projects and initiatives in the <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> season.<br />

This support ensures that the performing<br />

arts play an important part in students’<br />

learning and champions the artistic and<br />

cultural vibrancy on campus, in Ann Arbor,<br />

and across Southeast Michigan and the<br />

wider University of Michigan community.<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN<br />

ARTS INITIATIVE<br />

The U-M Arts Initiative has supported<br />

special projects at UMS, most recently The<br />

Plastic Bag Store in Winter 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CREDIT<br />

UNION ARTS ADVENTURES PROGRAM<br />

The University of Michigan Credit Union<br />

Arts Adventures Program provides access<br />

for extraordinary arts experiences and<br />

exceptional learning opportunities for<br />

students and families in our community.<br />

WALLACE ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

Each season, a UMS presentation is funded<br />

in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund,<br />

established <strong>with</strong> a challenge grant from the<br />

Wallace Foundation to build participation in<br />

arts programs at UMS.<br />

UMS is a member of the University of<br />

Michigan arts consortium, Creative<br />

Washtenaw, and CultureSource.<br />

UMS is a nondiscriminatory, affirmative<br />

action employer.<br />

Media Partners<br />

42 Welcome to the 145th <strong>Season</strong>


JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET and MICHAEL FEINSTEIN by Michael Blank<br />

12/10<br />

145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

For tickets call 734.764.2538 or visit ums.org<br />

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University Musical Society<br />

Burton Memorial Tower<br />

University of Michigan<br />

881 North University Avenue<br />

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011<br />

Non-Profit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. Postage<br />

Paid<br />

Ann Arbor, MI<br />

Permit No. 27<br />

SEASON<br />

TICKETS ON SALE<br />

@UMSPRESENTS<br />

UMS.ORG——734.764.2538<br />

Front Cover: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY by Hibbard Nash Photography<br />

Back Cover: LA MARISOUL, <strong>with</strong> MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MÉXICO


145TH<br />

SEASON<br />

IMPORTANT DATES<br />

ORDER FORM<br />

HOW TO ORDER<br />

UMS.ORG<br />

734.764.2538<br />

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.<br />

PHONE HOURS<br />

Mon-Fri, 10 am – 5 pm<br />

Closed Sat and Sun<br />

ONLINE<br />

For credit card and installment billing orders, order subscription<br />

packages online at ums.org.<br />

For payroll deduction, please call our Patron Services Office at<br />

734.764.2538.<br />

IN PERSON<br />

Visit the UMS Patron Services Office on the north end of the<br />

Michigan League building (911 N University Ave). UMS also sells<br />

tickets for the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the Ann<br />

Arbor Summer Festival.<br />

Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm.<br />

MAIL<br />

UMS Patron Services Office<br />

Burton Memorial Tower<br />

881 North University Ave<br />

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011<br />

Make checks payable to UMS<br />

QUESTIONS?<br />

Contact the UMS Patron Services Office at 734.764.2538 or<br />

umstix@umich.edu<br />

SEASON<br />

TICKET<br />

DEADLINES<br />

TUE 4/18<br />

<strong>Season</strong> tickets go<br />

on sale to renewing<br />

subscribers from the<br />

22/<strong>23</strong> season.<br />

Renewing subscribers<br />

receive seating priority<br />

when orders are<br />

placed before May 1,<br />

20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

TUE 5/2<br />

<strong>Season</strong> tickets go on<br />

sale to the general<br />

public.<br />

FRI 6/2<br />

Deadline for payment<br />

by U-M payroll<br />

deduction, and for<br />

22/<strong>23</strong> Choral Union &<br />

Chamber Arts season<br />

ticket holders to renew<br />

same seat location.<br />

Seating priority<br />

deadline for upgrades.<br />

FRI 6/<strong>23</strong><br />

Deadline for free<br />

parking benefits.<br />

FRI 9/29<br />

Last day to order<br />

UMS season ticket<br />

packages.<br />

TICKET<br />

ON-SALE<br />

DATES FOR<br />

INDIVIDUAL<br />

EVENTS<br />

TUE 6/20<br />

Individual event tickets<br />

available for donors of<br />

$2,500+.<br />

TUE 7/11<br />

Individual event tickets<br />

available for donors of<br />

$250+.<br />

Group Sales<br />

Reservations Open.<br />

TUE 8/1<br />

Public Single Ticket<br />

Day — tickets to all<br />

individual events on<br />

sale.<br />

MON 8/28<br />

Student individual<br />

event tickets on sale<br />

($12 or $20 <strong>with</strong> ID for<br />

most events).<br />

WED 9/6<br />

Kids Club Tickets on<br />

sale. See page 41 for<br />

more information.<br />

<strong>Season</strong> Ticket requests are filled in the order in<br />

which they are received, <strong>with</strong> priority given to Fixed<br />

<strong>Series</strong> and renewing <strong>Series</strong>:You subscribers. <strong>Order</strong><br />

early to guarantee the best seats before tickets go<br />

on sale to the general public.<br />

UMS Donors <strong>with</strong> annual gifts of $1,000 or more are<br />

given priority for seating upgrades and new series<br />

when orders are received by Friday, June 2, 20<strong>23</strong>.


1. FIXED SERIES<br />

PACKAGES<br />

<strong>Order</strong>s must be received by Friday, September 29. Please consult the seating maps on page 38 as<br />

you make your selections.<br />

<strong>Series</strong> (# of performances)<br />

# of<br />

Packages<br />

Gold<br />

Main<br />

A<br />

Main<br />

B<br />

Main<br />

A<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Balc<br />

C<br />

Balc<br />

D<br />

Balc<br />

E<br />

Balc<br />

Total<br />

Choral Union <strong>Series</strong> (11)<br />

x<br />

920 800 700 700 600 475 400 300 163<br />

=<br />

Gold Main<br />

Gold Balc<br />

A Mezz<br />

A B C D<br />

Chamber Arts <strong>Series</strong> (6)<br />

x<br />

* * 270 <strong>24</strong>0 200 130<br />

=<br />

Dance <strong>Series</strong> (3)<br />

Please circle your preferred date for each event<br />

x<br />

220 210 190 150 100 *<br />

=<br />

LaTasha Barnes Jazz Continuum Fri Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm Sat Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm<br />

Martha Graham Dance Sat Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm Sun Feb 18 @ 2 pm<br />

Batsheva Sat Mar <strong>23</strong> @ 7:30 pm Sun Mar <strong>24</strong> @ 2:30 pm<br />

DruidO’Casey <strong>Series</strong> Option A (3)<br />

Please circle your preferred date for each title<br />

x<br />

165 150 150 120 75 *<br />

=<br />

The Plough and the Stars Wed Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm Sat Oct 21 @ 1 pm<br />

The Shadow of a Gunman Thu Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm Sat Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm<br />

Juno and the Paycock Fri Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat Oct 21 @ 8 pm<br />

DruidO'Casey <strong>Series</strong> Option B:<br />

Saturday Immersion (3)<br />

x<br />

165 150 150 120 75 *<br />

=<br />

Marathon <strong>Series</strong> (32)<br />

x<br />

1,800 * * * 996 *<br />

=<br />

*Subscription Packages not available in this price section<br />

1<br />

Fixed <strong>Series</strong> Package Sub-Total = $<br />

2. SERIES:YOU<br />

& STUDENT<br />

SUBSCRIPTION<br />

PACKAGES<br />

SERIES:YOU: Choose 5 or more events<br />

from this listing and take 10% off.<br />

<strong>Order</strong>s must be received by Friday,<br />

September 29, 20<strong>23</strong>, to receive the<br />

discount. Individual event prices are<br />

guaranteed until Friday, July 28, 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

Are you purchasing a student subscription?<br />

Yes No<br />

STUDENT PACKAGES: Select 4 or more<br />

performances for access to $20 student seats.<br />

Seats are assigned by the Patron Services<br />

Office. You must present your student ID to<br />

pick up your tickets in August.<br />

If yes, please only fill out the number of tickets for each event (2 max per event, minimum of 4 events).<br />

Your total cost will be $20 per ticket. No additional discounts apply. There is no limit to the number of<br />

events you may purchase.<br />

uestions Contact the UMS icket ffice at <br />

Outside the 734 area code and <strong>with</strong>in Michigan, call toll-free 800.221.1229 continue to step 2 >>>


* seats are not available in this price section for venue listed<br />

Artist<br />

Date, Time (Venue)<br />

# of<br />

Tickets<br />

Gold<br />

Main<br />

A<br />

Main<br />

B<br />

Main<br />

Gold<br />

Balc<br />

A<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Balc<br />

C D E<br />

Total<br />

Snarky Puppy<br />

Sun 9/10, 4 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

66 66 56 56 46 40 34 26 14<br />

=<br />

Shakti 50th Anniversary<br />

Thu 9/14, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

150 125 100 125 100 66 54 36 25<br />

=<br />

Renée Fleming<br />

Thu 9/28, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

125 100 80 100 80 60 50 40 20<br />

=<br />

Jerusalem Quartet / Barnatan<br />

Thu 10/5, 7:30 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 60 54 * * * 44 30 *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Plough and Stars 1<br />

Wed 10/18, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Shadow of Gunman 1<br />

Thu 10/19, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Juno and Paycock 1<br />

Fri 10/20, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Plough and Stars 2<br />

Sat 10/21, 1 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Shadow of Gunman 2<br />

Sat 10/21, 4:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Druid: Juno and Paycock 2<br />

Sat 10/21, 8 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

66 60 * 60 * 48 32 * *<br />

=<br />

Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería<br />

Prieto/Montero<br />

Fri 10/27, 7:30 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

78 70 66 66 56 42 36 26 14<br />

=<br />

DakhaBrakha<br />

Fri 11/3, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

60 50 40 50 40 * * * 14<br />

=<br />

Akropolis Reed Quintet<br />

Sun 11/12, 4 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 46 40 * * * 36 <strong>24</strong> *<br />

=<br />

Mariachi Herencia / La Marisoul<br />

Tue 11/14, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

54 54 48 34 26 * * * 14<br />

=<br />

Javaad Alipoor: Things Hidden 1<br />

Wed 11/15, 7:30 pm (AMT)<br />

x<br />

35 general admission<br />

=<br />

Javaad Alipoor: Things Hidden 2<br />

Thu 11/16, 7:30 pm (AMT)<br />

x<br />

35 general admission<br />

=<br />

Javaad Alipoor: Things Hidden 3<br />

Fri 11/17, 7:30 pm (AMT)<br />

x<br />

35 general admission<br />

=<br />

Javaad Alipoor: Things Hidden 4<br />

Sat 11/18, 2 pm (AMT)<br />

x<br />

35 general admission<br />

=<br />

Javaad Alipoor: Things Hidden 5<br />

Sat 11/18, 7:30 pm (AMT)<br />

x<br />

35 general admission<br />

=<br />

Maxim Vengerov<br />

Sun 11/26, 4 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

66 60 56 56 46 40 34 26 12<br />

=<br />

Handel’s Messiah 1<br />

Sat 12/2, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

38 30 26 30 26 <strong>24</strong> 20 16 14<br />

=<br />

Handel’s Messiah 2<br />

Sun 12/3, 2 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

38 30 26 30 26 <strong>24</strong> 20 16 14<br />

=<br />

Jake Shimabukuro<br />

Holidays in Hawai’i<br />

Fri 12/8, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

70 70 60 60 50 32 * * 14<br />

=<br />

Thibaudet & Feinstein<br />

Sun 12/10, 4 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

100 90 80 70 60 50 42 32 12<br />

=<br />

The Godfather Live<br />

Sun 1/7, 3 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

90 80 70 80 66 50 40 30 14<br />

=<br />

Hélène Grimaud<br />

Thu 1/18, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

66 60 56 56 46 40 34 26 12<br />

=<br />

LaTasha Barnes Jazz Continuum 1<br />

Fri Jan 19, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

52 48 * 48 * 40 30 * *<br />

=<br />

LaTasha Barnes Jazz Continuum 2<br />

Sat, Jan 20, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

52 48 * 48 * 40 30 * *<br />

=<br />

Ax | Kavakos | Ma<br />

Tue 1/30, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

150 125 100 125 100 66 54 40 25<br />

=<br />

uestions Contact the UMS icket ffice at <br />

Outside the 734 area code and <strong>with</strong>in Michigan, call toll-free 800.221.1229<br />

<strong>Series</strong>:You listing continues on next page >>>


* seats are not available in this price section for venue listed<br />

Artist<br />

Date, Time (Venue)<br />

# of<br />

Tickets<br />

Gold<br />

Main<br />

A<br />

Main<br />

B<br />

Main<br />

Gold<br />

Balc<br />

A<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Mezz<br />

B<br />

Balc<br />

C D E<br />

Total<br />

Nkeiru Okoye /<br />

When the Caged Bird Sings<br />

Sat 2/10, 7:30 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

66 60 56 56 46 40 34 26 14<br />

=<br />

James Ehnes<br />

Fri 2/16, 7:30 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 46 40 * * * 36 <strong>24</strong> *<br />

=<br />

Martha Graham Dance 1<br />

Sat 2/17, 7:30 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

75 70 * 70 * 56 34 * *<br />

=<br />

Martha Graham Dance 2<br />

Sun 2/18, 2 pm (P)<br />

x<br />

75 70 * 70 * 56 34 * *<br />

=<br />

Igor Levit<br />

Fri 3/8, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

66 60 56 56 46 40 34 26 12<br />

=<br />

Isidore String Quartet<br />

Sun 3/10, 4 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 46 40 * * * 36 <strong>24</strong> *<br />

=<br />

Orchestre de Paris/Mäkelä/Lim<br />

Thu 3/14, 7:30 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

100 90 80 70 60 50 42 32 14<br />

=<br />

Sullivan Fortner/<br />

Ambrose Akinmusire<br />

Fri 3/22, 7:30 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 46 40 * * * 36 <strong>24</strong> *<br />

=<br />

Batsheva 1<br />

Sat 3/<strong>23</strong>, 7:30 pm (DOH)<br />

x<br />

139 119 89 139 * * 59 29 *<br />

=<br />

Batsheva 2<br />

Sun 3/<strong>24</strong>, 2:30 pm (DOH)<br />

x<br />

139 119 89 139 * * 59 29 *<br />

=<br />

Marcel and Rami Khalifé<br />

Thu 4/11, 7:30 pm (H2)<br />

x<br />

54 54 48 34 26 * * * 14<br />

=<br />

Takács Quartet<br />

Fri 4/12, 7:30 pm (R)<br />

x<br />

* 60 54 * * * 44 30 *<br />

=<br />

Philadelphia Orch 1<br />

Rachmaninoff and Price<br />

Sat 4/20, 7:30 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

100 90 80 70 60 50 42 32 14<br />

=<br />

Philadelphia Orch 2<br />

Brahms Requiem<br />

Sun 4/21, 2 pm (H1)<br />

x<br />

100 90 80 70 60 50 42 32 14<br />

=<br />

<strong>Series</strong>:You Sub-Total = $<br />

Less 10% (must purchase at least 5 events) = $<br />

2<br />

<strong>Series</strong>:You Total (please do not round) = $<br />

Student Subscription Total (# of tickets @$20) = $<br />

3. PARKING &<br />

TRANSPORTATION<br />

Pre-Paid Event Parking Passes may be purchased in advance for $6 each for the University of<br />

Michigan Thayer and Fletcher Street parking structures, just a short walk from most concert<br />

venues in Ann Arbor. Vouchers may be redeemed for parking beginning two hours before the event<br />

and expire at the end of the <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> season. Each parking pass is good for one use only. Parking<br />

is not guaranteed <strong>with</strong> vouchers, so please arrive early to allow enough time to park.<br />

UMS will also provide luxury coach transportation for the performances by Batsheva at the Detroit<br />

Opera House.<br />

Pre-Paid Parking Passes - Ann Arbor<br />

x<br />

$6 each<br />

=<br />

Batsheva at Detroit Opera House (Sat 3/<strong>23</strong>)<br />

x<br />

$20 each<br />

=<br />

Suscrier enefit I subscribed to six or more events prior to June <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>23</strong>, and would like free parking in the Power Center (Fletcher<br />

Street) structure on UMS event nights. Parking passes are not automatically included <strong>with</strong> your order, so be sure to select this box if you<br />

would like them.<br />

3<br />

Parking & Transportation Sub-Total = $<br />

uestions Contact the UMS icket ffice at <br />

Outside the 734 area code and <strong>with</strong>in Michigan, call toll-free 800.221.1229<br />

continue to step 4 >>>


4. INVEST IN UMS WITH<br />

AN ANNUAL DONATION<br />

our financial suort is essential to UMS When you make a tax-deductible contribution in addition to your subscription, you invest in the artistic<br />

and innovative excellence UMS brings to the stage, as well as the hundreds of free or low-cost educational activities that engage audiences of all<br />

ages throughout Southeast Michigan.<br />

YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS ESSENTIAL<br />

$10,000+ Mainstage Performance<br />

Support<br />

$5,000+ School Day Performance and<br />

In-School Workshops <strong>with</strong><br />

Teaching Artists<br />

$2,500+ Ticket Subsidies and<br />

Transportation Grants for<br />

Under-Served Schools<br />

$1,000+ Paid Internships at UMS<br />

$500+ Ticket Subsidies for One<br />

U-M Class to Attend a UMS<br />

Performance<br />

$250+ Master Class, Class Visit, or<br />

Q&A <strong>with</strong> a Visiting Artist<br />

$100+ Ticket Subsidies for Six U-M<br />

Students<br />

Please print your name(s) as you would like it to appear in public<br />

listings, or check the box at right to remain anonymous. Donors of<br />

$250 or more will be listed in the UMS program book and receive<br />

early access to individual event tickets.<br />

I intend my full donation to be tax-deductible and decline all<br />

non-deductible benefits.<br />

Remain anonymous<br />

4<br />

Donation Sub-Total = $<br />

CHECKLIST<br />

Please double check that you have completed the following<br />

before sending in your order. Have you:<br />

Filled out the next page <strong>with</strong> mailing and payment<br />

information?<br />

Included your mobile phone number and your email<br />

address(es) (to be used for concert notifications and/or<br />

ticketing concerns)?<br />

Signed and enclosed your check (payable to UMS), or signed<br />

the credit card line in the “Payment Information” section?<br />

[Dance <strong>Series</strong>, DruidO’Casey <strong>Series</strong> Option A, and Marathon<br />

<strong>Series</strong> only] Circled your desired performances on the order<br />

form for events <strong>with</strong> multiple performances?<br />

Included an annual donation to UMS? Thank you!<br />

TOTALS<br />

1 Fixed <strong>Series</strong> Package Sub-Total $<br />

2 <strong>Series</strong>:You Sub-Total (do not round) $<br />

3 Parking Sub-Total $<br />

Postage/Handling $ 15.00<br />

Sub-Total (Total 1-3 + Postage)<br />

Filled out and included the entire order form? Please do not<br />

cut the order form before sending.<br />

4<br />

Tax-Deductible Contribution to UMS $<br />

Questions?<br />

Grand Total<br />

Contact the UMS Patron Services ffice at or<br />

umstix@umich.edu<br />

Outside the 734 area code and <strong>with</strong>in Michigan, call toll-free 800.221.1229 please continue to next page >>>


5. IMPORTANT SEATING INFORMATION<br />

A. If the seat section you selected is not available for an event that you have purchased, would you prefer (please check all that apply):<br />

Change my seats to the next higher price section<br />

Call me at the mobile number listed below<br />

Change my seats to the next lower price section<br />

Email me at the address listed below<br />

If available, move me to a different performance of the same event and keep the same price section (note any exceptions below)<br />

Please note: if you do not check a box, you will automatically be moved to the next lower price section, and the cost difference will be converted to UMS Credit, which may be<br />

used at any time during the <strong>23</strong>/<strong>24</strong> season. A UMS Credit receipt will be sent to you. If the venue that you have selected has several levels (e.g., main floor and balcony), UMS will<br />

keep your seats on the level that you requested and move you to the next lower price section, unless you indicate otherwise here:<br />

B. Accessibility-Related Seating Needs or Special Seating Requests<br />

C. How would you like to receive your tickets?<br />

Mailed to the<br />

address listed in<br />

section 6<br />

Held at the League Ticket Office<br />

for me to pick up prior to my first<br />

performance<br />

I’m ordering student season tickets<br />

and will pick up my tickets at the<br />

League Ticket Office after August 1<br />

Mailed to my summer address<br />

(please list address and<br />

dates below):<br />

6. MAILING INFORMATION<br />

UMS ACCOUNT NUMBER (if known)<br />

LAST NAME<br />

FIRST NAME<br />

ADDRESS*<br />

CITY STATE ZIP<br />

CELL PHONE (include area code)<br />

LANDLINE (if used, include area code)<br />

EMAIL ADDRESS (for up-to-date information on parking, start times, late seating, program changes, etc.)<br />

*Tickets will be mailed to the address provided in section 6 later this summer. If you would like your tickets mailed to a different address or held for pickup at the League Ticket Office;<br />

please see the “important seating info” in section 5 above. Tickets will be mailed in late July, or after the final installment is charged.<br />

7. PAYMENT INFORMATION<br />

My payment is by U-M Payroll Deduction (order must be received by Friday, June 2, 20<strong>23</strong>). I understand I will be billed in four installments,<br />

once monthly in June, July, August, and September. Donations will be deducted in monthly installments beginning in July.<br />

NOTE: Payroll deduction requests must be mailed or emailed to umstix@umich.edu. Payroll Deduction requests will not be accepted online.<br />

U-M EMPLOYEE ID NUMBER<br />

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE<br />

CHECK (payable to UMS)<br />

INSTALLMENT BILLING<br />

I want to take advantage of installment billing for my season tickets (credit card orders totaling $300 or more) Tickets will be mailed once all<br />

installments have been processed.<br />

Donations will be charged in full upon receipt, or call 734.647.1175 for additional options. <strong>Season</strong> ticket packages may be charged in three<br />

installments, as indicated below.<br />

I understand that my card will be billed in three equal installments: when the order is received, and on or around July 12 and August 9.<br />

For orders postmarked after July 1, installment billing will be applied in two equal installments: when the order is received and August 9.<br />

OFFICE USE ONLY TICKET TOTAL: DONATION:

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