August 08, 2020

University Musical Society

  1. January 20, 2020

    Longtime UMS staffer fulfills lifelong ‘Jeopardy!’ dream

    When Lisa Murray received the phone call from Sony Pictures Studios in September, she thought it was either spam or a prank. It wasn’t. A month later she was in Los Angeles, competing on “Jeopardy!”

  2. February 28, 2019

    Musician Yo-Yo Ma reflects on the impact of life’s variations

    Life, like music, is based on themes and variations, experiences and experiments that shape who we are and who we’ll become, cellist Yo-Yo Ma told a Hill Auditorium audience during a two-day visit to U-M and UM-Flint.

  3. January 14, 2019

    ‘Past Tense’ performance to explore justice and violence

    “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.

  4. March 26, 2018

    Campus briefs

    News from around the university.

  5. January 8, 2018

    No Safety Net talk to examine social justice and theater

    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.

  6. January 8, 2018

    ‘Porgy and Bess’ symposium to tackle cultural appropriation

    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.

  7. January 24, 2017

    UMS names N.Y. Philharmonic’s Matthew VanBesien as new president

    Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society at U-M in July.

  8. September 20, 2016

    UMCU donates $1.5M to UMMA, UMS for arts adventures program

    The University of Michigan Credit Union has invested $1.5 million to create the UMCU Arts Adventures Program at the University Musical Society and the U-M Museum of Art.

  9. September 28, 2015

    U-M, N.Y. Philharmonic partner on artistic residency, halftime show

    A partnership between the New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society will kick off with the orchestra’s first residency in Ann Arbor Oct. 8-11.

  10. September 3, 2015

    UMS, George Shirley to receive National Medal of Arts

    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.