Life, like music, is based on themes and variations, experiences and experiments that shape who we are and who we’ll become, ultimately providing the knowledge and understanding to relate to other cultures, learn from each other and evolve.
“Past Tense” will use poetry, videos and music to serve as a meditation and response to violence against African Americans at the hands of law enforcement and others in authority.
Tim Taylor named new UM-Dearborn registrar
The multi-day "Porgy and Bess" symposium will explore the issues of race, representation and cultural appropriation that surround this iconic 20th century American opera.
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and dramaturg and producer P. Carl will discuss the relationship between theater and social justice, as well as how theater-making is an act of citizenship, as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July.
The University of Michigan Credit Union has invested $1.5 million to create the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program at the University Musical Society and the U-M Museum of Art.
The partnership between the New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society, announced late last year, will kick off with the orchestra's first residency in Ann Arbor Oct. 8-11.
The University Musical Society and George Shirley, professor emeritus at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will each receive a 2014 National Medal of Arts, the White House has announced.
The University Musical Society has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort — a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences.