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UMS Concert Program, Friday Sep. 19 To 20: University Musical Society: Fall 2003 - Friday Sep. 19 To 20 --

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Season: Fall 2003
University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University Musical Society
of the University of Michigan
Fall 2003 Season
125th urns season
UMS Education and Audience Development
Meet the JLrtist
Liu Ching-Ming, artistic director, U Theatre Interviewed by Ben Johnson, UMS Director of Education and Audience Development
Tonight! "?-
Please remain after tonight's performance for a brief inter?view with the artistic director of U Theatre. We kindly ask that you move forward towards the stage to fully experience this educational event.
Attention Students!
Half-Price Student Ticket Sale!
Saturday, September 20,9:00 am-12 noon Power Center
For one day only at the beginning of each semester, UMS offers half-price tickets to students. This extremely popular event draws hundreds of students every year. These prices are too good to pass up, so get there early! ?M'
The Process: It's simple. Just wait in line to receive a sequentially numbered order form. Fill out the form with the number of tickets you and your friends want for each event. Turn it in and be on your way. Pay when you pick up your tickets in October.
The Rules: Just bring your valid student ID. There is a limit of two tickets per student per event. Tickets are subject to availability. Seating is at the discretion of UMS Ticket Office personnel. ---
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Front Cover Miami City Billet (Philip Birmingham), Church of the'. (Jack Kollman). Wynton Marsalis (Keith Major), Mark Rylance as Olivia i Theatre's Twelfth Night, lack Coven Sketch of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo (BettmannCORBIS), Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra (Michael Lutch).
he University of Michigan joins the University Musical Society (UMS) in welcoming you to its 125th Anniversary Season. We are proud of the wonderful partnership between our two organizations and of the role of the University as co-sponsor of several events on this season's calendar. In addition to
reflecting the artistic beauty and passion that are integral to the human experience, these jointly sponsored events are also wonderful opportunities for University of Michigan students and faculty to
learn about the creative process and the sources of inspiration that motivate artists and scholars.
Several superb productions will result from our partnership. The current season includes an exciting collaboration of UMS, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the University's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This alliance is creating a multidisciplinary festival, Celebrating St. Petersburg, 300 Years of Cultural Brilliance. Among the brilliant offerings in the series is Alexander Pushkin's Boris Godunov, directed by Declan Donnellan, a Royal Shakespeare Company alumnus. It will be performed in Russian with English supertitles. The University and UMS will also jointly pres?ent an authentic Elizabethan production by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: the witty comedy Twelfth Night, which will have a week of performances in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The historically accurate
production is presented in association with the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Michigan Union.
We are delighted to welcome UMS back to Hill Auditorium in time to celebrate its 125th Anniversary with concerts and revelry between January 17-19. Some of the high?lights of the year will include a festive gala dinner full of surprises on January 17, and a rare appearance of the marvelous Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir on January 18. The weekend will conclude with the Jazz Divas Summit on January 19, as the University and UMS jointly commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
I want to thank the faculty and staff of the University of Michigan and the University Musical Society for their hard work and dedication in making our partnership a success. The University of Michigan is pleased to support the Univer?sity Musical Society during this exhilarating 0304 season, and we share the goal of making our co-presentations academic and cultural events that benefit the university community and the broadest possible constituency.
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
hank you for joining us for this performance during UMS's historic 125th season. We appreciate your support of the performing arts and of UMS, and we hope that we'll see you at more of our programs during this milestone season. Check the complete listing of UMS's 0304 events beginning on p. 27 and on our web-
site at UMS is the oldest university-related per?forming arts presenting organization in the United States. From its founding in 1879 as the Choral Union under
U-M Professor Henry Simmons Frieze to the current day, UMS has sought to bring to the community the very best in the performing arts from around the world. When I think about how UMS has been able to pursue and carry out this commit?ment to excellence for more than a century, six factors come to mind:
1) The incredible support of you, the audience. I place at the very top of this list the outstanding support UMS has received over its entire history from the people of Michigan and northern Ohio. By your faithful attendance and generous financial support -one of our most generous patrons has been a Choral Union Series subscriber for over 60 years -UMS has not only thrived locally but has become one of the leading presenters in the US. Internationally renowned artists and ensembles often tell us following their tours in the US that the Ann Arbor audi-
ence was the best on the tour -in its size, sophistication, and enthusiastic response. Thank you!
2) Our unique relationship with the University of Michigan. Years ago, enlightened leaders of both UM and UMS determined that UMS should be an independent organization, but one with a special affiliation with the University. This unique relationship has enabled us to develop many mutually beneficial programs that serve both the University and the larger community. While UMS does not receive general fund or student-fee support, we have been able to seek and receive special support from the University when we have faced an unanticipated challenge or an extraordinary artistic opportunity. Those who study uni?versitypresenter partnerships have told us that ours with U-M is the most effective in the US. To our most significant, long-time partner, we say thank you!
3) Abundant, high-quality performance venues. How fortunate that we have in a community of our size so many remark?able venues for our performances, includ?ing Hill and Rackham Auditoriums, Power Center, Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan Theater, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, EMU Convocation Center, and the others we use now and have used in the past. Such a diverse array of facilities enables us to provide an appropriate venue for whatever artistic genre we are present?ing. Please join us for the weekend events January 17-19 when UMS returns to the renovated and restored Hill Auditorium.
4) A century of bold impresarios. We need only to be reminded of former UMS President Charles Sink's ability to convince the most famous singer in the world, Enrico Caruso, to perform in Hill Auditorium in 1919 to appreciate the imagination, negoti?ating skills, and chutzpah that characterized the impresarios who led UMS through its first century. The last of this special group was Mr. Gail Rector, who led UMS with great distinction until his retirement in 1987 and who has recently returned from the south to live in Ann Arbor. When you see him at our concerts, please take a moment to thank him for his contributions to UMS. Gail and his predecessors continue to inspire the current UMS team every day as we recall their single-minded determina?tion to bring the very best to Ann Arbor, no matter what!
5) Outstanding volunteers. Put quite simply, UMS could not exist were it not for nearly 700 volunteers who serve UMS now and for the thousands of others who preceded them over the years. Each member of the 150-voice Choral Union, 300-member UMS Usher Corps, 39-member Teacher Advisory Committee, 10-member Student Intern Corps, 46-member Advisory Committee, 63-member Senate, and 34-member Board of Directors is a volun?teer, giving their time and talents to UMS. We are deeply grateful for their dedication and service.
6) Remarkable staff. I am privileged to work with unusually talented, creative, hardworking, and loyal staff colleagues. Frequent turnover is the norm for arts organizations, yet the team of UMS department heads has an average tenure with UMS of 11 years. This is remarkable. Each member of this team -Sara Billmann, Ben Johnson, John Kennard, Michael Kondziolka, and Susan McClanahan -has achieved a measure of national leader?ship in his or her respective areas of expertise. The remainder of the staff is comprised of equally dedicated colleagues who share the management team's commit?ment to serving the mission of UMS. We are pleased to recognize the contributions of UMS's longest serving staff member, Sally Cushing, when she celebrates her 35th anniversary with UMS this fall.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or problems. The best place to begin is with our Ticket Office at 734.764.2538. You should also feel free to get in touch with me about anything related to UMS. If you don't see me in the lobby at our performances, please send me an email message at or call me at 734.647.1174.
Very best wishes,
Kenneth C. Fischer UMS President
elcome to the 0304 season! In the University Musical Society's 125th season, there is much to celebrate. We can look forward to the St. Petersburg celebration with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra, the Globe Theatre's pro?duction of Twelfth Night, and the Israel Philharmonic among many. Most impor-
tantly, Saturday, January 17, 2004 brings an exciting concert that celebrates UMS's return to Hill Auditorium and 125 years of UMS history. Our tradition of bringing
excellent music, theater, and dance to the southeast Michigan community has grown to include education for the whole com?munity -school children, university students, and adults -and the creation of new and exciting works such as those that have come to us through the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The rich cultural history of UMS is one I know you want to continue. Many of you made extraordinary efforts to ensure our future by making an additional gift, or an increased gift, after you learned of our budgetary challenges last spring. We greatly appreciate your support, which helped to keep us on solid financial ground.
I hope you will continue to keep UMS high on your list of philanthropic priorities. If you haven't made a gift before, or haven't made a gift for some while, I hope you will consider doing so. In addition to your annual gift, you may be able to provide for UMS in a more substantial and longer-lasting way, with a gift to endowment or through a trust or bequest arrangement. Susan McClanahan, Director of Develop?ment, would be pleased to talk with you about ways of making your gift that will benefit you as well as UMS. Remember, your gift to UMS ensures the continuation of the brilliant programming and educa?tional activities for future generations.
Prue Rosenthal
Chair, UMS Board of Directors
Sandra Ulsh
Vice President and Executive Director, Ford Motor Company Fund "Through music and the arts we are inspired to broaden our horizons, bridge differences among cultures and set our spirits free. We are proud to support the University Musical Society and acknowl?edge the important role it plays in our community."
David Canter
Senior Vice President, Pfizer, Inc. "The science of discovering new medicines is a lot like the art of music: To make it all come together, you need a diverse collection of very brilliant people. What you really want are people with world-class talent--and to get those people, you have to offer them a special place to live and work. UMS is one of the things that makes Ann Arbor quite special. In fact, if one were making a list of the things that define the quality of life here, UMS would be at or near the very top. Pfizer is honored to be among UMS's patrons."
Douglass R. Fox
President, Ann Arbor Automotive "We at Ann Arbor Automotive are pleased to sup?port the artistic variety and program excellence given to us by the University Musical Society."
William M. Broucek President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor "Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to contribute to enriching the life of our community by our sponsorship of the 0304 season."
Erik W. Bakker
Senior Vice President, Bank One, Michigan "Bank One is honored to be a partner with the University Musical Society's proud tradition of musical excellence and artistic diversity."
Habte Dadi
Manager, Blue Nile Restaurant "At the Blue Nile, we believe in giving back to the community that sustains our business. We are proud to support an organization that provides such an important service to Ann Arbor."
Greg Josefowicz
President and CEO, Borders Group, Inc. "As a supporter of the University Musical Society, Borders Group is pleased to help strengthen our community's commitment to and appreciation for artistic expression in its many forms."
Len Niehoff
Shareholder, Butzel Long
"UMS has achieved an international reputation for excellence in presentation, education, and most recently creation and commissioning. Butzel Long is honored to support UMS, its distinctive and diverse mission, and its important work."
Clayton Wilhite
Managing Partner, CFI Group, Inc. "We're pleased to be in the group of community businesses that supports UMS Arts and Education. We encourage those who have yet to participate to join us. Doing so feels good."
Rhonda Davenport
Group Manager & First Vice President of Ann Arbor Region, Comerica Incorporated "Our communities are enriched when we work together. That's why we at Comerica are proud to support the University Musical Society and its tradition of bringing the finest in performing arts to our area."
Erin R. Boeve
Sales Manager, Crowne Plaza "The Crowne Plaza is a proud supporter and sponsor of the University Musical Society. The dedication to education through the arts is a priceless gift that continually enriches our community."
Fred Shell
Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, DTE Energy
"Plato said, 'Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.' So do UMS programs. The DTE Energy Foundation salutes your efforts to enrich the quality of our lives through your music."
Edward Surovell
President, Edward Surovell Realtors "Edward Surovell Realtors and its 300 employees and sales associates are proud of our 20-year relationship with the University Musical Society. We honor its tradition of bringing the world's leading performers to the people of Michigan and setting a standard of artistic leadership recognized internationally."
Leo Legatski
President, Elastizell Corporation of America "UMS has survived the cancellations of September 2001, the renovation of Hill Auditorium, and budget cutbacks this past year. They need your support-more than ever--to continue their outstanding pro?gramming and educational workshops."
Brian Campbell
President & CEO, Kaydon Corporation "For over a century, the University Musical Society has been a national leader in arts presentation. Kaydon Corporation is honored to be counted among the supporters of this proud tradition of musical and artistic excellence."
Rick M. Robertson
Michigan District President, KeyBank 'KeyBank is a proud supporter of the performing arts and we commend the University Musical Society on its contributions to the cultural excellence it brings to the community."
Albert M. Berriz
President and CEO, McKinley Associates, Inc. 'The success of UMS is based on a commitment to present a diverse mix of quality cultural performances. McKinley is proud to support this tradition of excellence which enhances and strengthens our community."
Erik H. Serr
Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.LC. "Miller Canfield is a proud supporter of the University Musical Society and its contribution to the culture of our community through its presen?tation of wonderful and diverse cultural events which contribute substantially to inspiration and enrichment of our community."
Robert J. Malek
Community President, National City Bank "A commitment to quality is the main reason we are a proud supporter of the University Musical Society's efforts to bring the finest artists and special events to our community."
Joe Sesi
President, Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda "The University Musical Society is an important cultural asset for our community. The Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine organization."
Don Hawkins
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Affairs, TCFBank
"TCF Bank is pleased to join the University Musical Society to make the arts accessible to students of diverse backgrounds. How thrilling to see children's faces, experiencing their first performance as only UMS can present."
Sharon L. Beardman
Regional Vice President, TIAA-CREF Individual and Institutional Services, Inc.
"TIAA-CREF is proud to be associated with one of the best universities in the country and the great tradition of the University Musical Society. We celebrate your efforts and appreciate your commitment to the performing arts community."
Thomas B. McMullen
President, Thomas B. McMullen Co., Inc. "I used to feel that a UM-Ohio State football ticket was the best ticket in Ann Arbor. Not anymore. UMS provides the best in educational and artistic entertainment."
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following foundations and government agencies.
$100,000 and above Association of Performing Arts
Presenters Arts Partners Program Doris Duke Charitable Foundation The Ford Foundation JazzNet Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs The Power Foundation The Wallace Foundation
$50,000 99,999
Community Foundation for
Southeastern Michigan National Endowment for the Arts The Whitney Fund
$10,000 49,999
Continental Harmony
New England Foundation for the Arts
$1,000 9,999
Akers Foundation
Arts Midwest
Heartland Arts Fund
The Lebensfeld Foundation
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Mid-America Arts Alliance
The Molloy Foundation
Montague Foundation
(of R. and P. Heydon) Sams Ann Arbor Fund The Sneed Foundation, Inc. Vibrant Ann Arbor Fund
of the University of Michigan
Prudence L. Rosenthal,
Chair Clayton Wilhite,
Vice-Chair Jan Barney Newman,
Secretary Erik H. Serr, Treasurer
Michael C. Allemang Janice Stevens Botsford Kathleen G. Charla Mary Sue Coleman Hal Davis
Sally Stegeman DiCarlo Aaron P. Dworkin David Featherman George V. Fornero Beverley B. Geltner
Debbie Herbert Carl Herstein Toni Hoover Alice Davis Irani Gloria James Kerry Barbara Meadows Lester P. Monts Alberto Nacif Gilbert S. Omenn Randall Pittman
Philip H. Power
Doug Rothwell Judy Dow Rumelhart Maya Savarino Cheryl L. Soper Peter Sparling James C. Stanley Karen Wolff
(former members of the UMS Board of Directors)
Robert G. Aldrich Herbert S. Amster Gail Davis Barnes Richard S. Berger Maurice S. Binkow Lee C. Bollinger Paul C. Boylan Carl A. Brauer Allen P. Britton William M. Broucek Barbara Everitt Bryant Letitia J. Byrd Leon S. Cohan Jill A. Corr Peter B. Corr Jon Cosovich Douglas Crary
Ronald M. Cresswell Robert F. DiRomualdo James J. Duderstadt Robben W. Fleming David J. Flowers William S. Hann Randy J. Harris Walter L. Harrison Norman G. Herbert Peter N. Heydon Kay Hunt Stuart A. Isaac Thomas E. Kauper David B. Kennedy Richard L. Kennedy Thomas C. Kinnear F. Bruce Kulp
Leo A. Legatski Earl Lewis Patrick B. Long Helen B. Love Judythe H. Maugh Paul W. McCracken Rebecca McGowan Shirley C. Neuman Len Niehoff Joe E. O'Neal John D. Paul John Psarouthakis Rossi Ray-Taylor Gail W. Rector John W. Reed Richard H. Rogel Ann Schriber
Daniel H. Schurz Harold T. Shapiro George I. Shirley John O. Simpson Herbert Sloan Timothy P. Slottow Carol Shalita Smokier Jorge A. Solis Lois U. Stegeman Edward D. Surovell James L. Telfer Susan B. Ullrich Eileen Lappin Weiser Gilbert Whitaker B. Joseph White Marina v.N. Whitman Iva M. Wilson
Louise Townley, Chair Raquel Agranoff, Vice
Chair Morrine Maltzman,
Jeri Sawall, Treasurer Barbara Bach Paulett M. Banks Milli Baranowski Lois Baru Kathleen Benton Mimi Bogdasarian
Jennifer Boyce Mary Breakey Jeannine Buchanan Victoria Buckler Laura Caplan Cheryl Cassidy Nita Cox Norma Davis Lori Director H. Michael Endres Nancy Ferrario Sara B. Frank
Anne Glendon Alvia Golden Kathy Hentschel Anne Kloack Beth Lavoie Stephanie Lord Judy Mac Esther Martin Mary Matthews Ingrid Merikoski Jeanne Merlanti Candice Mitchell
Bob Morris Bonnie Paxton Danica Peterson Wendy Moy Ransom Swanna Saltiel Penny Schreiber Sue Schroeder Aliza Shevrin Loretta Skewes Maryanne Telese Dody Viola Wendy Woods
Kenneth C. Fischer, President
Elizabeth E. Jahn, Assistant to the
President John B. Kennard, Jr., Director of
Chandrika Patel, Senior Accountant John Peckham, Information Systems
Manager Alicia Schuster, Gift Processor
Choral Union
Jerry Blackstone, Interim Conductor
and Music Director Jason Harris, Associate Conductor Steven Lorenz, Assistant Conductor Kathleen Operhall, Chorus Manager Jean Schneider, Accompanist Donald Bryant, Conductor Emeritus
Susan McClanahan, Director
Mary Dwyer, Manager of Corporate
Support Julaine LeDuc, Advisory Committee
and Events Coordinator Lisa Michiko Murray, Manager of
Foundation and Government Grants M. Joanne Navarre, Manager of
Annual Fund and Membership Lisa Rozek, Assistant to the Director
of Development
EducationAudience Development
Ben Johnson, Director Amy Jo Rowyn Baker, Youth
Education Manager Erin Dahl, Coordinator Warren Williams, Manager
MarketingPublic Relations Sara Billmann, Director Susan Bozell, Marketing Manager Nicole Manvel, Promotion Coordinator
Michael J. Kondziolka, Director
Emily Avers, Production
Administrative Director ,___
Jeffrey Beyersdorf, Technical
Jasper Gilbert, Technical Director Susan A. Hamilton, Artist Services
Coordinator Mark Jacobson, Programming
Manager Bruce Oshaben, Head Usher
Ticket Services
Nicole Paoletti, Manager
Sally A. Cushing, Associate
Jennifer Graf, Assistant Manager
William P. Maddix, Assistant Manager
Jeff Barudin Nicole Blair Aubrey Lopatin Natalie Malotke Melissa McGivern Nadia Pessoa Fred Peterbark Jennie Salmon Sean Walls
Interns Michelle Jacobs
President Emeritus
Gail W. Rector
Fran Ampey Lori Arwood Robin Bailey Joe Batts Kathleen Baxter Elaine Bennett Lynda Berg Gail Bohner Ann Marie Borders David Borgsdorf
Sigrid Bower Susan Buchan Diana Clarke Hayes Dabney Wendy Day Susan Filipiak Jennifer Ginther Brenda Gluth Barb Grabbe Pamela Graff
Nan Griffith Joan Grissing Lynn Gulick Carroll Hart Barb Harte Bill Hayes Sandy Hooker Susan Hoover Silka Joseph Jeff Kass
Rosalie Koenig Sue Kohfeldt Laura Machida Ken McGraw Patty Meador Don Packard Susan Pollans Katie Ryan Julie Taylor
Barrier-Free Entrances
For persons with disabilities, all venues have barrier-free entrances. Wheelchair locations vary by venue; visit www.ums.orgtickets or call 734.764.2538 for details. Ushers are available for
Listening Systems
For hearing-impaired persons, the Power Center, Hill Auditorium, and Rackham Auditorium are equipped with assistive listening devices. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please ask an usher for assistance.
Lost and Found
For items lost at Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, and Power Center please call University Productions at 734.763.5213. For items lost at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Michigan Theater, Crisler Arena, Pease Auditorium, Michigan Union, Nichols Arboretum, U-M Sports Coliseum, or EMU Convocation Center, please call the UMS Production Office at 734.615.1444.
Parking '
Please allow plenty of time for parking as the campus area may be congested. Parking is avail?able in the Liberty Square (formerly Tally Hall), Church Street, Maynard Street, Thayer Street, Fletcher Street, and Fourth Avenue structures for a minimal fee. Limited street parking is also available. Please allow enough time to park before the performance begins. UMS members at the Principal level and above receive 10 com?plimentary parking passes for use at the Thayer Street or Fletcher Street structures in Ann Arbor.
UMS offers valet parking service for Hill Auditorium performances in the 0304 Choral
Union series. Cars may be dropped off in front of Hill Auditorium beginning one hour before each performance. There is a $10 fee for this service. UMS members at the Producer level and above are invited to use this service at no charge.
For up-to-date parking information, please visit the UMS website at
Refreshments are served in the lobby during intermissions of events in the Power Center and Hill Auditorium, and are available in the Michigan Theater. Refreshments are not allowed in the seating areas.
Smoking Areas
University of Michigan policy forbids smoking in any public area, including the lobbies and
Latecomers -----------
Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby until a predetermined time in the program, when they will be seated by ushers. UMS staff works with the artists to determine when late seating will be the least disruptive to the artists and other concertgoers.
n an effort to help reduce distracting i noises and enhance the theater-ing experience, Pfizer Inc is providing : mplimentary HallsO Mentho Lyptus ; ugh suppressant tablets to patrons .ending UMS performances through-it our 0304 season. ?
In Person
The UMS Ticket Office and the University Productions Ticket Office have merged! Patrons are now able to purchase tickets for UMS events and School of Music events with just one phone call or visit.
As a result of this transition, the walk-up window is conveniently located at the League Ticket Office, on the north end of the Michigan League building at 911 North University Avenue. The Ticket Office phone number and mail?ing address remain the same.
Note New Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm Sat: 10am-lpm
By Phone 734.764.2538
Outside the 734 area code, call toll-free 800.221.1229
By Internet WWW.UMIS.Org By Fax 734.647.1171
By Mail
UMS Ticket Office
Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
Performance hall ticket offices open 90 minutes prior to each performance.
If you are unable to attend a concert for which you have purchased tickets, you may turn in your tickets up to 15 minutes before curtain time by calling the Ticket Office. Refunds are not available; however, you will be given a receipt for an income tax deduction. Please note that ticket returns do not count toward UMS membership.
Subscription Ticket Exchanges______
Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) at least 48 hours prior to the performance. You may fax a photo?copy of your torn tickets to 734.647.1171.
Single Ticket Exchanges
Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for a $5 per ticket exchange fee. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in per?son) at least 48 hours prior to the performance. You may fax a photocopy of your torn tickets to 734.647.1171. Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be exchanged.
Group Tickets
When you bring your group to a UMS event, you will enjoy the best the performing arts has to offer. You can treat 10 or more friends, co-workers, and family members to an unforgettable performance of live music, dance, or theater. Whether you have a group of students, a business gathering, a college reunion, or just you and a group of friends, the UMS Group Sales Office can help you plan the perfect outing. You can make it formal or casual, a special celebration, or just friends enjoying each other's company. The many advantages to booking as a group include:
reserving tickets before tickets go on sale to the general public
discounts of 15-25 for most performances
accessibility accommodations
no-risk reservations that are fully refundable up to 14 days before the performance
1-3 complimentary tickets for the group organizer (depending on size of group). Comp tickets are not offered for performances with no group discount.
For information, contact the UMS Group Sales Hotline at 734.763.3100 or
Discounted Student Tickets
Did you know Since 1990, students have pur?chased over 144,000 tickets and have saved more than $2 million through special UMS student programs! UMS's commitment to affordable stu?dent tickets has permitted thousands to see some of the most important, impressive and influential artists from around the world. For the 0304 sea?son, students may purchase discounted tickets to UMS events in three ways:
1. Each semester, UMS holds a Half-Price Student Ticket Sale, at which students can purchase tickets for any event for 50 off the published price. This extremely popular event draws hundreds of students every fall -last year, students saved over $100,000 by purchasing tickets at the Half-Price Student Ticket Sale!
Be sure to get there early as some performances have limited numbers of tickets available.
2. Students may purchase up to two $10 Rush Tickets the day of the performance at the UMS Ticket Office, or 50 off at the door, subject to availability.
3. Students may purchase the UMS Student Card, a pre-paid punch card that allows students to pay up front ($50 for 5 punches, $100 for 11 punches) and use the card to purchase Rush Tickets during the 0304 season. Incoming freshman and transfer students can purchase the UMS Card with the added perk of buying Rush Tickets two weeks in advance, subject to availability.
Gift Certificates
Looking for that per?fect meaningful gift that speaks volumes about your taste
Tired of giving flowers, ties or jewelry Give a UMS Gift Certificate! Available in any amount and redeemable for any of more than 80 events throughout our season, wrapped and delivered with your personal message, the UMS Gift Certificate is ideal for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's and Father's Days, or even as a housewarming present when new friends move to town.
New This Year! UMS Gift Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and do not expire at the end of the season.
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Online Event Calendar. Lists all UMS perform?ances, educational events, and other activities at a glance.
Program Notes. Your online source for per?formance programs and in-depth artist infor?mation. Learn about the artists and repertoire before you enter the performance!
Sound and Video Clips. Listen to recordings from UMS performers online before the concert.
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Development Events. Current information on Special Events and activities outside the concert hall. Make a tax-deductible donation online!
UMS Choral Union. Audition information and performance schedules for the UMS Choral Union.
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hrough an uncompromising commit?ment to Presentation, Education, and the Creation of new work, the University Musical Society (UMS) serves Michigan audiences by bring?ing to our community an ongoing series of world-class artists, who represent the diverse spectrum of today's vigorous and exciting live performing arts world. Over its 125 years, strong leadership coupled with a devoted com?munity has placed UMS in a league of interna?tionally-recognized performing arts presenters. Indeed, Musical America selected UMS as one of the five most influential arts presenters in the United States
in 1999. Today, the UMS seasonal program is a reflection of a thoughtful respect for this rich and varied history, balanced by a commitment to dynamic and creative visions of where the performing arts will take us in this millennium. Every day UMS seeks to cultivate, nurture, and stimulate public interest and participation in every facet of the live arts.
UMS grew from a group of local university and townspeople who gathered together for the study of Handel's Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Their first performance of Handel's Messiah was in December of 1879, and this glorious oratorio has since been per?formed by the UMS Choral Union annually.
As a great number of Choral Union members also belonged to the University, the University Musical Society was established in December
1880. UMS included the Choral Union and University Orchestra, and throughout the year presented a series of concerts featuring local and visiting artists and ensembles.
Since that first season in 1880, UMS has expanded greatly and now presents the very best from the full spectrum of the performing arts--internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz
Every day UMS seeks to cultivate, nurture, and stimulate public interest and participation in every facet of the live arts.
and world music performers, and opera and theater. Through educational endeavors, com?missioning of new works, youth programs, artist residencies and other collaborative projects, UMS has maintained its reputation for quality, artistic distinction, and innovation. UMS now hosts approximately 70 performances and more than 150 educational events each season. UMS has flourished with the support of a generous community that this year gathers in 11 diverse venues in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
While proudly affiliated with the University of Michigan, housed on the Ann Arbor campus, and a regular collaborator with many University units, UMS is a separate not-for-profit organi?zation that supports itself from ticket sales, corporate and individual contributions, foun?dation and government grants, special project support from U-M, and endowment income.
, hroughout its 125-year history, the UMS Choral Union has performed with many of the world's distin?guished orchestras and conductors.
Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of the University Musical Society, the 150-voice Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. Eleven years ago, the Choral Union further enriched that tradition when it began appearing regularly with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Among other works, the chorus has joined the DSO in Orchestra Hall and at Meadow Brook for subscription performances of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, John Adams' Harmonium, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Orff's Carmina Burana, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe and Brahms'
Participation in the Choral Union remains open to all by audition. Members share one common passion --a love of the choral art.
Ein deutsches Requiem, and has recorded Tchaikovsky's The Snow Maiden with the orchestra for Chandos, Ltd.
In 1995, the Choral Union began accepting invitations to appear with other major regional orchestras, and soon added Britten's War Requiem, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, the Berlioz Requiem and other masterworks to its repertoire. During the 9697 season, the Choral Union again expanded its scope to include per?formances with the Grand Rapids Symphony, joining with them in a rare presentation of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand).
Led by interim conductor Jerry Blackstone, the Choral Union will open its current season with performances of Verdi's Requiem with the DSO in September. In December the chorus
will present its 125th series of annual perform?ances of Handel's Messiah. The Choral Union's season will conclude with a performance of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience in the newly renovated Hill Auditorium.
The Choral Union's 0203 season included performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the DSO, followed by a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. The Choral Union's sea?son concluded in March with a pair of magnifi?cent French choral works: Honegger's King David, accompanied by members of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and Durufle's mystical Requiem, accompanied by internation?ally renowned organist Janice Beck.
The Choral Union is a talent pool capable of performing choral music of every genre. In addition to choral masterworks, the Choral Union has performed Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, and other musical theater favorites with Erich Kunzel and the DSO at Meadow Brook. The 72-voice Concert Choir drawn from the full chorus has performed Durufle's Requiem, the Langlais Messe Solennelle, and the Mozart Requiem. Recent programs by the Choral Union's 36-voice Chamber Chorale include "Creativity in Later Life," a program of late works by nine composers of all historical periods; a joint appearance with the Gabrieli Consort and Players; a performance of Bach's Magnificat, and a recent joint performance with the Tallis Scholars.
Participation in the Choral Union remains open to all by audition. Comprised of singers from Michigan, Ohio and Canada, members of the Choral Union share one common passion -a love of the choral art. For more informa?tion about membership in the UMS Choral Union, e-mail or call 734.763.8997.
The 0304 UMS season will include performances by the world's celebrated music, dance and theater artists in 11 venues in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Hill Auditorium
rhe 18-month $38.6-million dollar renovations to Hill began on May 13, 2002 overseen by Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., and historic preservation architects Quinn EvansArchitects. Originally built in 1913, current renovations will update Hill's infrastructure and restore much of the interior to its original splendor. Exterior renovations will include the reworking of brick paving and stone retaining wall areas, restoration of the south entrance plaza, the reworking of the west barrier-free ramp and loading dock, and improvements to landscaping
Interior renovations will include the demo?lition of lower-level spaces to ready the area for future improvements, the creation of additional restrooms, the improvement of barrier-free cir?culation by providing elevators and an addition with ramps, the replacement of main-level seating to increase patron comfort, introduction of barrier-free seating and stage access, the replace?ment of theatrical performance and audio-visual systems, and the complete replacement of mechanical and electrical infrastructure systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
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Power Center
'he Power Center for the Performing Arts was
bred from a realization that the University of Michigan had no adequate proscenium-stage theater for the performing arts. Hill Auditorium was too massive and technically limited for most productions, and the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre too small. The Power Center was built to supply this missing link in design and seating capacity.
In 1963, Eugene and Sadye Power, together with their son Philip, wished to make a major gift to the University, and amidst a list of University priorities was mentioned "a new the?ater." The Powers were immediately interested, realizing that state and federal government were unlikely to provide financial support for the construction of a new theater.
Opening in 1971 with the world premiere of The Grass Harp (based on the novel by Truman Capote), the Power Center achieves the seemingly contradictory combination of providing a soaring interior space with a unique level of intimacy. Architectural features include two large spiral staircases leading from the orchestra level to the balcony and the well-known mirrored glass panels on the exterior. No seat in the Power Center is more than 72 feet from the stage. The lobby of the Power Center features two hand-woven tapestries: Modern Tapestry by Roy Lichtenstein and Volutes by Pablo Picasso.
The Power Center seats approximately 1,400 people.
Rackham Auditorium
'ifty years ago, chamber music concerts in Ann Arbor were a relative rarity, presented in an assortment of venues including University Hall (the precursor to Hill Auditorium), Hill Auditorium, Newberry Hall and the current home of the Kelsey Museum. When Horace H. Rackham, a Detroit lawyer who believed strongly in the importance of the study of human history and human thought, died in 1933, his will established the Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham Fund, which subsequently awarded the University of Michigan the funds not only
to build the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School which houses Rackham Auditorium, but also to establish a $4 million endowment to further the development of graduate studies. Even more remarkable than the size of the gift, which is still considered one of the most ambi?tious ever given to higher-level education, is the fact that neither of the Rackhams ever attended the University of Michigan.
Designed by architect William Kapp and architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci, Rackham Auditorium was quickly recognized as the ideal venue for chamber music. In 1941, the Musical Society presented its first chamber music festival with the Musical Art Quartet of New York performing three concerts in as many days, and the current Chamber Arts Series was born in 1963. Chamber music audiences and artists alike appreciate the intimacy, beauty and fine acoustics of the 1,129-seat auditorium, which has been the location for hundreds of chamber music concerts throughout the years.
Michigan Theater
The historic Michigan Theater opened January 5,1928 at the peak of the vaudeville movie palace era. Designed by Maurice Finkel, the 1,710-seat theater cost around $600,000 when it was first built. As was the custom of the day, the theater was equipped to host both film and live stage events, with a full-size stage, dressing rooms, an orchestra pit, and the Barton Theater Organ. At its opening the theater was acclaimed as the best of its kind in the country. Since 1979, the theater has been operated by the not-for-profit Michigan Theater Foundation. With broad community support, the Foundation has raised over $8 million to restore and improve the Michigan Theater. The beautiful interior of the theater was restored in 1986. In the fall of 1999, the Michigan Theater opened a new 200-seat screening room addition, which also included expanded restroom facili?ties for the historic theater. The gracious facade and entry vestibule was restored in 2000 and the balcony and backstage restorations have been completed.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
In June 1950, Father Leon Kennedy was appointed pastor of a new parish in Ann Arbor. Seventeen years later ground was broken to build a permanent church building, and on March 19, 1969 John Cardinal Dearden dedi?cated the new St. Francis of Assisi Church. Father James McDougal was appointed pastor in 1997.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has grown from 248 families when it first started to more than 2,800 today. The present church seats 900 people and has ample free parking. In 1994 St. Francis purchased a splendid three manual "mechanical action" organ with 34 stops and 45 ranks, built and installed by Orgues Letourneau from Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec. Through dedication, a commitment to superb liturgical music and a vision to the future, the parish improved the acoustics of the church building, and the reverberant sanctuary has made the church a gathering place for the enjoyment and contemplation of sacred a cap-pella choral music and early music ensembles.
Crisler Arena
Crisler Arena, home to the Michigan Wolverine basketball teams, stands as a tribute to the great Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler, Michigan's third all-time winning football coach. Crisler served 10 years as Michigan's football coach (1938-1947) and 27 years as athletic director (1941-1968) of the University. The arena was designed by Dan Dworksky under the architec?tural firm of K.C. Black & C.L. Dworsky and opened in 1968. While serving as a site of Big Ten Conference championship events, Crisler has also played host to popular acts such as Pearl Jam, Bill Cosby, the Grateful Dead, and even Elvis Presley during his final concert tour. In 2002, UMS presented its first concert in Crisler Arena, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Christmas Concert. The popular ensemble returns for a repeat performance on Friday, December 5.
The facility has a capacity of 13,609.
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Children of ill ages are welcome at UMS Family and Youth Performances. Parents are encour?aged not to bring children under the age of 3 to regular, full-length UMS performances. All children should be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout any UMS performance. Children unable to do so, along with the adult accompanying them, will be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child.
Remember, everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.
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Starting Time Every attempt is made to begin concerts on time. Latecomers are asked to wait in the lobby until seated by ushers at a prede?termined time in the program.
Cameras and recording equipment are prohibited in the auditorium.
If you have a question, ask your usher. They are here to help.
Please take this opportunity to exit the "infor?mation superhighway" while you are enjoying a UMS event: electronic-beeping or chiming dig?ital watches, ringing cellular phones, beeping pagers and clicking portable computers should be turned off during performances. In case of emergency, advise your paging service of audi?torium and seat location in Ann Arbor venues, and ask them to call University Security at 734.763.1131.
In the interests of saving both dollars and the environment, please retain this program book and return with it when you attend other UMS performances included in this edition. Thank you for your help.
U Theatre
The Sound of Ocean
Friday, September 19, 8:00 pm Saturday, September 20, 8:00 pm Power Center
Reflections on 35 Years at UMS
m arrived at Burton Tower to find a line of people out the door and down the walk?way behind Hill Auditorium and around the corner to Thayer Street.
___? It was the opening day of single ticket
sales. "What had I gotten myself into" I asked myself. Mary Farkas, who was Gail Rector's
secretary (and, prior to that, Charles Sink's secretary), and I were the only staff of the Musical Society on that fateful day. Having never sold a con?cert ticket in my life, having never been in anv of the audi-
toria before, I plunged in. We were on our feet for eight long hours that first day. I must have done all right. I don't remember any complaints. And...I'm still here.
Thirty-five wonderful years later, I'm sitting back and remembering all the fantastic per?formances I've seen, all the wonderful people I've met, and particularly all the wonderful staff I've had the opportunity to work with over the years. I love helping students make decisions about what concerts to attend -every year students arrive on our doorstep with the ques?tion, "I don't know a thing about classical music (dance, jazz, etc.)! What should I see What's hotV.V
Several performances and moments of the past 35 years at UMS stand out in my mind.
I think the most momentous were the Horowitz concerts. What a thrill to be presenting the great Vladimir Horowitz, just out of retirement -and an even greater thrill to have drinks with him after the performance at one of the local watering holes. Those were crazy days!
A couple of events were personally very touching. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rehearsing the Kindertotenliedcr with the Philadelphia Orchestra -it was so moving, I was in tears. The Festival Chorus performing and recording with the Prague Philharmonic. My friend's little twin two-year-old girls lying on their tummies at the aisle entrance at Rackham Auditorium watching Christopher Parkening perform on guitar. The May Festival performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with Rudolf Serkin and the UMS Choral Union performing the Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 9. The Messiah performance where a bat swooped down through the audience, giving us all a fright.
It's hard to believe that 35 years have passed. During that time, UMS has presented well over 2,000 performances and sold millions of tickets to devoted UMS fans. As thrilling as it is to reflect on the past, the future holds even more, and I'm excited for another season.
Best wishes,
Sally CushingO
UMS Ticket Office Associate
UMS Educational Events through Saturday, September 20, 2003
All UMS educational activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted ($). Please visit for complete details and updates.
U Theatre
Meet the Artist: Post-Performance Discussion
with Liu Ching-Ming, Artistic Director, U Theatre. Interviewed by Ben Johnson, UMS Director of Education. Friday, September 19, ticket buyers only. Power Center
Please don't litter by retaining your programs and personal material when leaving the Arboretum. Please follow the lighted paths while exiting.
U Theatre
Liu Ching-Ming, Founder and Artistic Director Wong Chee-Mun, Drumming Master
Musicians Sun Chin-Feng Tang Wen-Haw
Performers Liu Ching-Ming Wong Chee-Mun Tu Chi-Chao Lin Hsiu-Chin Cheung Wai Yuen Huang Chih-Lin
Huang Kun-Ming Cheng Po-Jen Leong Huey-Yi Tu Yu-Fong Chen Yung-Long Huang I Ting Chiu Chi-Hon
Tuesday Evening, September 16 at Sunset Nichols Arboretum Ann Arbor
77ii5 evening's hour-long performance event is an environmental response to the Arboretum that reflects U Theatre's artistic aesthetic and practice.
Opening Performance
of the 125th Annual Season
The photographing or sound recording of this concert or possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited.
Support provided by media sponsors Michigan Radio and Metro Times.
Special thanks to Bob Grese, April Pickrel, and the entire staff of Nichols Arboretum for their involvement and support of this residency.
U Theatre's 2003 US tour is produced by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. in association with the Asia Society, and with major support from the Council of Cultural Affairs, Taiwan.
For your convenience, portable restroom facilities are available near the main performance site. Please ask your usher for locations.
U Theatre will also be performing its signature work, The Sound of Ocean, in the Power Center this Friday and Saturday evenings, September 19 and j20,2003. Tickets are available at 734.764.2538 or online at
Lin Keh-Hua, StageLighting Design Liu Chung-Hsing, Set Design Yip Kam-Tim, Costume Design
Chang Wen-Ho, Stage Manager Lin Shih-Hsin, Technical Director Fung Kwok Kee Gabriel,
Lighting Supervisor Lin Meng-Yu, Sound Supervisor
Lee Li-Heng, Dramaturge
Wu Jing-Jui, Artistic Consultant
Yu Fei-Ling, Administrative Coordinator
U Theatre
", creative community of performers under the artistic direction of Liu Ching-Ming, U Theatre makes its home on Laochuan Mountain, an hour's drive from the city of Taipei. All U Theatre productions premiere in the company's 500-seat outdoor Laochuan Mountain Theatre.
Liu founded U Theatre in 1988. Its name comes from the pronunciation of the letter "U" in Mandarin, which is similar to the Chinese word for "excellence.1' The same word was used to mean "performers" in imperial China. More than a thousand years ago, Zen masters in China wrote that the true artist should always balance artistry with self-improvement (the Tao). U Theatre's philosophy is that through the practice of modern theater, one can elevate the quality of individual lives and discover spiritual strength.
II Theatre is process-oriented, and may best be described as philosophy in motion. Living and working together, company members undergo intense phys?ical training based on disciplines from the Far East, including Tai Chi, martial arts, traditional drumming, and above all, meditation. Although they hold diverse religious beliefs, U Theatre performers value the benefits of meditation as much as monks do, and believe that through their work they can convey to audiences the inner peace they have found. The result is a fascinating and unique mode of contemporary theater that is formal, finely tuned, and grounded in a collective expression stemming from the personal quest for enlightenment and balance undertaken by each company member.
This week's performances mark U Theatre's UMS debut.
Liu Ching-Ming {Founder and Artistic Director) was born in 1956. Liu Ching-Ming rose to become one of Ta;wan's top stage actresses by the early 1980s. Ms. Liu founded U Theatre in 1988, soon after returning to Taiwan after earning a Masters of Arts from New York University. U Theatre developed its own approach to the performing arts by studying and distilling the artistic forms embodied in Taiwanese religious and folk rituals. To this foundation were soon added elements of Tai-chi and dance techniques. The process of evolution for U Theatre has continued and, since 1993, the group has incorporated drum-metered meditation and martial art forim.
U Theatre
Liu Ching-Ming, Founder and Artistic Director Wong Chee-Mun, Drumming Master
Liu Ching-Ming, Director Wong Chee-Mun, Composer
Musicians Sun Chin-Feng Tang Wen-Haw
Performers Liu Ching-Ming Wong Chee-Mun Tu Chi-Chao Lin Hsiu-Chin Cheung Wai Yuen Huang Chih-Lin
Huang Kun-Ming
Cheng Po-Jen Leong Huey-Yi j TuYu-Fong Chen Yung-Long Huang I Ting Chiu Chi-Hon
Friday Evening, September 19 at 8:00 Saturday Evening, September 20 at 8:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
The Sound of Ocean
Tonight's performance is approximately 100 minutes in duration and does not contain an intermission.
Second and Third
of the 125th Annual Season
Fourth Annual Theater Series
The photographing or sound recording of this concert or possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited.
Additional support provided by media sponsors Michigan Radio and Metro Times.
The Sound of Ocean was premiered in October 1997.
U Theatre's 2003 US tour is produced by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. in association with the Asia Society, and with major support from the Council of Cultural Affairs, Taiwan.
Large print programs are available upon request.
The Herbert S. Amster Fund presents the Fourth Annual Theater Series.
Lin Keh-Hua, StageLighting Design Liu Chung-Hsing, Set Design Yip Kam-Tim, Costume Design
Chang Wen-Ho, Stage Manager ijj Lin Shih-Hsin, Technical Director Fung Kwok Kee, Lighting Supervisor Lin Meng-Yu, Sound Supervisor
Lee Li-Heng, Dramaturge
Wu Jing-Jui, Artistic Consultant
Yu Fei-Ling, Administrative Coordinator
Producer's Note
by Deirdre Valente L
rtistic Director Liu Ching-Ming founded U Theatre as a creative i community to investigate the natural,
cultural and spiritual links between _ _ artists and their environment. Ms. Liu is acutely interested in exploring what it means to be Taiwanese today -to "rediscover" Taiwanese and Chinese modes of expression, and to give a contemporary voice to this culture's deep and varied underpinnings and impulses.
U Theatre may best be described as philosophy in motion. For this company, performance is not an end in itself, but an aspect of a holistic way of life oriented in the Tao (the Way). In its work, the relationship of the individual to the whole community -and by extension, of the group to its audiences worldwide -is portrayed without explicit narrative or the creation of imagined characters. The result is a fascinating and unique mode of contemporary theater that is process-based, formal, finely tuned and per?former-dependent. It is grounded in a collective experience predicated on each member's person?al search for enlightenment and balance.
U Theatre's rigorous aesthetic depends on disciplined training in various forms --acting, martial arts, drumming, song and dance, medi?tation -some drawn from the East, and some from the West (Ms. Liu studied at New York University's Performance Studies program and at the famed Grotowski school). This practice -as spiritual as it is physical and creative -takes place in an extraordinary setting. U Theatre's home is high up on the lush and rugged landscape of Laochuan Mountain, an hour outside of Taipei, where platforms and shelters have been cut and built into the rock. Each new company production is premiered at the company's 500-seat outdoor theater there. This environment is the cradle of U Theatre's investigations and a potent source of energy and inspiration for the group.
In her own remarks about The Sound of Ocean, Ms. Liu asks: "As U Theatre is situated
on a mountain, far away from the sea, what rel?evance does water really have to the group" H For an outsider and relative newcomer to the work, part of an answer may be found in the geography and contemporary status of Taiwan. In size just larger than the state of Rhode Island, Taiwan is literally bounded by water; and for over 50 years water has secured this island's tenuous independence from mainland China.
By the time of the first American performance of The Sound of Ocean, U Theatre will have pre?sented this production more than 75 times across the globe from London's Barbican to the Avignon, Bergen and Singapore Festivals, in Germany, Spain, Macedonia, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Le Matin has written: "Is it dance Theater Music More than any of these things, The Sound of Ocean is a remarkable universal performance, probing the human condition." And for 100 minutes in the theater we join Ms. Liu, master drummer Wong Chee-Mun and their cast in a shared journey of discovery and renewal.
The Sound of Ocean
he Sound of Ocean is an experience that soothes and shares. It is a work about water. As U Theatre is situated on a mountain, far away from the sea, what _ relevance does water really have to the group The phrase serves as a metaphor for the actors' sensitivity. But what does that mean "The Sound of Ocean consists of vibrations united in harmony." Such is the definition given by the master drummer Wong Chee-Mun. Tlie Sound of Ocean tells of the water of life, which nourishes our souls. Individual drops gather together to form a stream; streams join forces to create a river; which eventually empties into the ocean. They sink deep into it, beyond the point where the unknown and unrevealed begins.
It is said that when the goddess of compassion, Kuan-Yin, began working on the perfection of her mind, she practiced meditation by the sea.
Every day she listened to the ocean rolling in and ebbing away. Thus purified of all illusions by the steady roar of the ocean, she reached supreme enlightenment. Is this the reason why a definition of The Sound of Ocean is so elusive Is it, perhaps not the creation of U Theatre The Sound of Ocean encompasses five segments: "Collapse," "Flowing Water," "Breakers" "Listening to the Ocean Heart," and "The Sound of Ocean." "Flowing Water," "Listening to the Ocean Heart," and "The Sound of Ocean" are the backbones of this work. The other two sections produce a strong contrast to these three. The sense of calmness in "Flowing Water" is amplified by its placement after the powerful performance of "Collapse." To talk about The Sound of Ocean, one begins with "Flowing Water."
After six years of performing, U Theatre added drumming to its repertoire in 1993. Wong Chee-Mun had just come back from a trip to India where he had meditated for six months at the location where Buddha reached enlightenment. After many sessions of contem?plation, some of which lasted a whole day, Wong's thoughts became serene. Then he told the troupe: "I will first teach you meditation, and then we will play the drums."
After two years of teaching, he created "Flowing Water," a steady stream of repetitive rhythmic sequences reflecting the continuous flow of water. The changes in volume remind us of the adaptability of water which "flows downhill, willingly complying with the slope." The drumming remains unbroken despite the intermittent strokes. However, the intervals do not emanate silence, but rather are filled with a primordial sound, om, which, in Buddhist cosmology, is the sound which fills the universe. The Buddhist Master Vimalakirti responded to the persistent questions of his disciples by maintaining silence and, thus awakened from their ignorance, they exclaimed: "The master's silence is like muffled thunder."
Another two years were necessary to com?plete The Sound of Ocean. Wong Chee-Mun explained that he was inspired by a mighty temple bell, which emitted real "sound waves,
ocean waves, purifying waves." Wong continued, "When I started practicing meditation, I often woke up during the night, feeling that my con-i science had reached the border of death and j that life remained indeterminate. What is life 1 When death arrives, there is apparently no more life, but does not something remain which death cannot erase" "Listening to the Ocean Heart" is to experience a cautious and serene acceptance of death.
The performance ends with "The Sound of Ocean," the essence of the piece. Only three instruments are used. Their different tones clash with one another and in turn, hold them?selves together. The big drum steadily bounces back; the furious gong keeps ringing while a large musical bowl resounds regularly. Three instruments, three sounds: the first one strongly contrasted and in relief; the second sudden and cyclical; the third horizontal and even.
The Sound of Ocean expresses both the reawakening life and the eternal peace of death. It is a sharing from the actors with the audience, a sharing of life, every moment of it, and a sharing of the present.
Program note by Liu Ching-Ming.
he pronunciation of the letter "U" is similar to the Chinese word for "excel?lence." This same word was used for "performers" in imperial China. More than 1,000 years ago, Zen masters in China wrote that a true artist should balance artistic skill with self-improvement (the Tao). Since I) Theatre's founding in 1988, they have created performances that delve into the inner meaning of self. For U Theatre, combining Tao and artistic skill is the goal of life and of artistic creation.
Most modern performance groups concentrate on character development and story narration. U Theatre takes a different approach by gradually building up energy levels within the theater through the performers' precise movements and music, for which drums and gongs play a central role.
U Theatre's home on Laochuan Mountain is an hour's drive from Taipei City. Every morn?ing, the members of U Theatre make their way to the Mountain to train and rehearse. At Laochuan Mountain, the company practices Tai-chi, takes martial arts lessons, practices drum techniques, and meditates. Although holding various religious beliefs, company members value the vast benefits of meditation. Through the introspection achieved through meditation, U Theatre's members work to find and maintain an inner peace despite the chaos and confusion present in the outside world.
Liu Ching-Ming established U Theatre in 1988 as an expression of her personal desire to reacquaint herself with Taiwanese and Chinese cultures as well as to introduce such traditional cultural elements into modern theatrical per?formance. Before U Theatre, nearly all modern theatrical efforts in Taiwan took Western mod?ern theatrical techniques and approaches as their foundation. Ms. Liu, framing U Theatre's approach to performance within the imperative of "reacquainting one with oneself," has made Taiwanese and Chinese cultures the base ingre?dients of U Theatre's performances.
In 1993, Ms. Liu invited drum master Wong Chee-Mun to instruct U Theatre's members in music, especially in the performance of tradi?tional Chinese percussion. Mr. Wong's deep-held conviction that "to learn to play the drum, one must first learn to meditate," inspired the adop?tion of meditation, and later Chinese martial arts, into the central core of the U Theatre's training. These two elements have become essential elements of U Theatre's performances.
In 1997, U Theatre celebrated its 10th anniversary with the premiere of The Sound of Ocean. For the company, this work is a milestone in its efforts to achieve strict body discipline and total freedom of the mind.
U Theatre's members have honed their artistic and spiritual skills on their mountain workshop over many years now. They lead simple lives, and this is reflected in their work. While it is unclear whether performers in old China fol?lowed similar creative processes and forms of simple living, the members of U Theatre are resolute in their commitment to continue fac?ing their lives with honesty and to the pursuit of inner peace.
This week's performances mark U Theatre's UMS debut.
Liu Ching-Ming (Founder and Artistic Director) was born in 1956. Liu Ching-Ming rose to become one of Taiwan's top stage actresses by the early 1980s. Ms. Liu founded U Theatre in 1988, soon after returning to Taiwan after earn?ing a Masters of Arts from New York University. U Theatre developed its own approach to the performing arts by studying and distilling the artistic forms embodied in Taiwanese religious and folk rituals. To this foundation were soon added elements of Tai-chi and dance techniques. The process of evolution for U Theatre has continued and, since 1993, the group has incor?porated drum-metered meditation and martial art forms.
Ms. Liu's efforts are now focused on expand?ing the expressive potential of the drum. In support of this goal, she is helping U Theatre's artists to elevate their own artistic consciousness?es and to experiment with myriad combinations of music, theater, and dance.
Wong Chee-Mun (Drum Master) was born in Malaysia in 1965. Wong Chee-Mun began tak?ing percussion lessons at the age of six and started formal training under a master of Chinese martial arts at age 10. Mr. Wong has developed and practiced these skills in both specialties for more than twenty years. Following his university graduation, Mr. Wong toured Europe, the Americas, and Africa for several years as a member of a dance troupe. After spending time studying meditation in the 1990s in India and Tibet, he joined U Theatre in 1993 at the request of U Theatre's founder, Liu Ching-Ming. Mr. Wong's approach to U Theatre's training regimen, which requires stu?dents to first learn meditation before taking up percussion, has radically changed the character of U Theatre and mapped out for the group a path by which to continue to grow and mature. The Sound of Ocean represents the culmination of seven years of work by Mr. Wong and is the current centerpiece of U Theatre's performances.
Lisa Booth Management, Inc. (Producer) initiates, produces and manages performing arts projects world-wide. Specializing in contempo?rary theater, dance and performance, activities include touring American artists globally, pro?ducing North American tours by foreign artists, general managing performance seasons, and developing special projects and events. Since 1984, LBMI projects have taken place in more than 300 cities in 45 states and 20 countries. Recent international companies to the US include: Les Colporteurs (France); Teatro Hugo & Ines (PeruBosnia); Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre (with the Asia Society); Children of Uganda; and Dance, The Spirit of Cambodia (with the Asia Society and the New
England Foundation for the Arts). US artists on tour include: Doug Varone and Dancers, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Robert Post, Halau O Kekuhi and Ping Chong. LBMI created and general managed the On Tour program of the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater (1996-2000).
Asia Society {Associate Producer) is America's leading institution dedicated to fostering an understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. A national nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, the Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region -the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Through art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications and assistance to the media, and materials and pro?grams for students and teachers, the Asia Society presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asia to the American people.
2003 US Tour
Producer. Deirdre Valente & Lisa Booth, Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Company Manager: Patricia Kirby Freight: Clark Transfer, Air Power Chicago Travel: Peacock Travel Insurance: Marsh USA Inc.
This tour was produced in association with the Asia Society: Rachel Cooper, Director of Performing Arts and Public Programs.
Host Venues: University Musical SocietyUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor; CalPerformances at University of California, Berkeley; UAPresents at University of Arizona, Tucson; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Brooklyn Academy of Music NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL
Special thanks to Pei Liu, Director and June Huang, Production Manager; Taipei Cultural Center, New York; Peggy Powers, La Frances Hui, and Peter Tierney, Jr.
Venues, continued from page 24
EMU Convocation Center ___.
" n exciting new era in EMU athletics was kset in motion in the fall of 1998 with the opening of the $29.6-million Convocation Center. The Barton-Malow Company along with the architectural firm Rossetti Associates ', of BirminghamThe Argos Group began con: struction on the campus facility in 1996. The Convocation Center opened its doors on December 9,1998 with a seating capacity of 9,510 for center-stage entertainment events. UMS has presented special dance parties at the EMU Convocation Center every April since 1998, and this year's popular concert features Orchestra Baobab on Saturday, April 17.
Michigan Union Ballroom
?he Michigan Union Ballroom is a new venue to UMS in its 125th season, specifically selected for seven performances by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of Twelfth Night. The Michigan Union Ballroom recreates the intimate ambiance of the Globe Theatre in London. The Michigan Union celebrates its 100th anniversary this season.
Nichols Arboretum
'n 1998, UMS presented performance artists lEiko and Koma in two special performances that took place (literally!) in the Huron River. This year, UMS is pleased to return to Nichols Arboretum for a special season opening event by U Theatre: Drummers of Taiwan.
Pease Auditorium
ease Auditorium is a classic concert hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It is located on College Place at the intersection of West Cross Street in Ypsilanti.
Originally built in 1914, Pease Auditorium has been renovated three times: in the late 1950s, in 1960 to accommodate installation of an AeolianSkinner organ and most recently in 1995 when complete interior refurbishing was completed and an addition was constructed. The auditorium also was made completely barrier free.
Pease Auditorium can seat up to 1,541 concertgoers.
U-M Sports Coliseum
Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Hill Street, the Sports Coliseum is primarily used for the Intramural Program and the Club Sports Program. The Sports Coliseum, a converted ice rink, is a 36,000 sq. ft. multi?purpose facility used for rentals, expos, and shows and is also home to the UM Men's Varsity Gymnastics Team.
UMS presents its first performances in the Sports Coliseum, a critically-acclaimed pro?duction of Pushkin's Bon's Godunov, featuring star actors from some of Moscow's best theater companies and television series. The produc?tion design features a 50-foot catwalk with the audience seated on either side. UMS and the production team from Russia visited several potential sites for the production and selected this venue. Audience members will be seated in chairs on risers on either side of the stage.
Burton Memorial Tower
een from miles away, Burton Memorial Tower is one of the most well-known University of Michigan and Ann Arbor land?marks. Completed in 1935 and designed by Albert Kahn, the 10-story tower is built of Indiana limestone with a height of 212 feet. UMS administrative offices returned to our familiar home at Burton Memorial Tower in August 2001, following a year of significant renovations to the University landmark.
This current season marks the third year of the merger of the UMS Ticket Office and the University Productions Ticket Office. Due to this new partnership, the UMS walk-up ticket window is now conveniently located at the Michigan League Ticket Office, on the north end of the Michigan League building at 911 North University Avenue. The UMS Ticket Office phone number and mailing address remains the same.
UMS experience
September 2003
U Theatre Drummers of Taiwan: Season Opening Event
Fri-Sat 19-20 U Theatre Drummers of Taiwan: The Sound of Ocean
Fri 3 St. Petersburg String Quartet i
Mon 6 Kirov Orchestra or the Mariinsky Theatre
Sun 12 Michigan Chamber Players (free admission)
Thur 16 La Venexiana
??I Fn 17 Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Sat 18 Miami City Ballet One-Hour Family Performance
Sat-Sun 18-19 Miami City Ballet: BalanchineStravinsky
Sun 26 Vadim Repin, violin
Wed-Sun29-Nov2 Pushkin's Boris Godunov
Frill Suzanne Farrell Ballet: BalanchineTchaikovsky
Saf-Sun 1-2 Pushkin's Boris Godunov
TTiur 6 St. Petersburg Academic Capella Choir $
Sflf 8 Chava Alberstein
7u 11 Doudou N'Diaye Rose and Les Rosettes
Thur 13 Charles Lloyd Quintet
Tues-Sun 18-23 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Twelfth Night
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Frf 5 Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Christmas Concert
Sat-Sun 6-7 Handel's Messiah

lease note that a complete listing of all UMS Educa?tional programs is conveniently located within the concert pro?gram section of your program book and is posted on the UMS website at
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January 2004
Hill Auditorium Celebration
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and
The Monteverdi Choir
Jazz Divas Summit: Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater &
Regina Carter
Emerson String Quartet
Simon Shaheen and Qantara
Michigan Chamber Players (free admission) Hilary Hahn, violin
Canadian Brass Valentine's Day Concert Children of Uganda .
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Guthrie Theater: Othello
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Kronos Quartet
Ornette Coleman
Israel Philharmonic
Takacs Quartet
The Tallis Scholars
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Lang Lang, piano
Lyon Opera Ballet: Philippe Decoufle's Tricodex
Lyon Opera Ballet One-Hour Family Performance
William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Alfred Brendel, piano
Girls Choir of Harlem
Orchestra Baobab Senegalese Dance Party
Shoghaken Ensemble
Karita Mattila, soprano
Rossetti String Quartet with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Caetano Veloso
Sat 15 Ford Honors Program: Artist to be Announced11',
?onsidered one of the top performing arts educational programs in the ? country, UMS strives to illuminate the performing arts through education and community engagement, offering audiences a multitude of opportunities to make con?nections and deepen their understanding of the arts.
UMS Community Education Program
The following activities enlighten and inform audiences about the artists, art forms, ideas, and cultures presented by UMS. Details about specific 0304 educational activities will be announced one month prior to the event. For more information about adult education or community events, please visit the website at, e-mail, or call 734.647.6712. Join the UMS E-Mail Club for regular reminders about educational events.
Artist Interviews
These in-depth interviews engage the leading art-makers of our time in conversations about their body of work, their upcoming perform?ance, and the process of creating work for the world stage.
Master Classes
Master classes are unique opportunities to see, hear, and feel the creation of an art form. Through participation andor observation, individuals gain insight into the process of art making and training.
Study Clubs
Led by local experts and educators, UMS Study Clubs offer audiences the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of a particular text, artist, or art form. The study clubs are designed to give the audience a greater appreciation of a specific subject matter within the context of the performance prior to attending the show.
PREPs and Lectures
Pre-performance talks (PREPs) and lectures prepare audiences for upcoming performances.
Meet the Artists
Immediately following many performances, UMS engages the artist and audience in conver?sation about the themes and meanings within the performance, as well as the creative process.
A series of events focused on a theme, culture, art form, or artist that may include master classes, films, panels and community engage?ment events. 0304 Immersions will include "St. Petersburg 300," Simon Shaheen and Qantara, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Many artists remain in Michigan beyond their performances for short periods to deepen the connection to communities throughout the region. Artists teach, create, and meet with community groups, university units, and schools while in residence. For the 0304 season, major residencies include Simon Shaheen, Children of Uganda, Merce Cunningham, and Ornette Coleman. ?
MS has a special commitment to educat?ing the next generation. A number of . programs are offered for K-12 students, educators, and families to further develop understanding and exposure to the arts. For information about the Youth, Teen, and Family Education Program, visit the website at, e-mail, or call 734.615.0122.
Youth Performance Series
Designed to enhance the K-12 curriculum, UMS Youth Performances cover the full spec?trum of world-class dance, music, and theater. Schools attending youth performances receive UMS's nationally recognized study materials that connect the performance to the classroom curriculum. The 0304 Youth Performance Series features:
U Theatre: The Sound of Ocean
Doudou N'Diaye Rose and Les Rosettes
Regina Carter and Quartet
Simon Shaheen and Qantara
Children of Uganda
Guthrie Theater: Shakespeare's Othello
Girls Choir of Harlem
Educators who wish to be added to the youth performance mailing list should call 734.615.0122 or e-mail,
Primary supporters of the Youth Education Program are:
A complete listing of Education Program supporters are listed online at
Teacher Workshop Series
As part of UMS's ongoing effort to incorporate the arts into the classroom, local and national arts educators lead in-depth teacher workshops designed to increase educators' facility to teach through and about the arts. UMS is in partner?ship with the Ann Arbor Public Schools as part of the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program. This year's Kennedy Center workshop series will feature a return engagement by noted workshop leader Sean Layne, who will lead two
Preparing for Collaboration: Theater Games and Activities that Promote Team-Building and Foster Creative and Critical Thinking
Moments in Time: Bringing Timelines to Life Through Drama
Workshops focusing on UMS Youth Performances are:
Celebrating St. Petersburg led by UMS, U-M Museum of Art, U-M Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and Wild Swan Theater
Introduction to West African Percussion led by Carol P. Richardson
Understanding the Arab World and Arab Americans led by Deana Rabiah, ACCESS
Arts Advocacy: You Make the Difference led by Lynda Berg
Music of the Arab World: An Introduction led by Simon Shaheen
Behind the Scenes: Children of Uganda led by Alexis Hefley and Frank Katoola
For information or to register for a workshop, please call 734.615.0122 or e-mail
Special Discounts for Teachers and Students to Public Performances
UMS offers group discounts to schools attend?ing evening and weekend performances not offered through our Youth Education Program. Please call the Group Sales Coordinator at 734.763.3100 for more information.
UMS Teen Ticket
UMS offers area teens the opportunity to attend performances at significantly reduced prices. For more information on how to access this program, call 734.615.0122 or e-mail
The Kennedy Center Partnership
UMS and the Ann Arbor Public Schools are members of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program. Selected because of its demonstrated commitment to the improve?ment of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education and creates professional development opportu?nities for educators. . in
Family Programming and Ann Arbor Family Days
These one-hour or full-length performances and activities are designed especially for children and families. UMS provides child-friendly, informa?tional materials prior to family performances.
Miami City Ballet
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Wild Swan Theater's The Firebird
Children of Uganda
Lyon Opera Ballet
Ann Arbor Family Day -Saturday, April 3, 2004. Many Ann Arbor organizations are joining together to offer families a day of performances, master classes, workshops, and demonstrations. Watch for more information on Ann Arbor Family Days in January 2004.
Volunteers Needed
The UMS Advisory Committee provides important volunteer assistance and financial support for these exceptional educational pro?grams. Please call 734.936.6837 for information about volunteering for UMS Education and Audience Development events.
Restaurant & Lodging Packages
For complete information on UMS's Restaurant & Lodging Packages, please visit us online at
UMS Preferred Restaurant and Business Program
Join us in thanking these fine area restaurants and businesses for their generous support of UMS:
Amadeus Restaurant
122 East Washington -
Blue Nile Restaurant
221 East Washington -
The Earle Restaurant
121 West Washington -
326 South Main -
Great Harvest Bread
2220 South Main 996.8890
L Dolce Vita
322 South Main 669.9977
Paesano's Restaurant
3411 Washtenaw 971.0484
Real Seafood Company
341 South Main -
Red Hawk Bar & Grill
316 South State 994.4004
110 East Washington -
Sweetwaters Cafe
123 West Washington -
Weber's Restaurant
3050 Jackson 665.3636
216 South State-994.7777
UMS Preferred Businesses Format Framing and Gallery 1123 Broadway 996.9446 King's Keyboard House 2333 East Stadium -
Parrish Fine Framing and Art
9 Nickels Arcade 761.8253
Schlanderer 3c Sons
208 South Main 662.0306
UMS Delicious Experiences
Back by popular demand, friends of UMS are offering a unique donation by hosting a variety of dining events to raise funds for our nationally recognized educational programs. Thanks to the generosity of the hosts, all proceeds from these delightful dinners go to support these important activities. Treat yourself, give a gift of tickets, or come alone and meet new people! For more information or to receive a brochure, call 734.936.6837 or visit UMS online at
MS volunteers are an integral part of the success of our organization. There are many areas in which volunteers can lend their expertise and enthusiasm. We would like to welcome you to the UMS family and involve you in our exciting programming and activities. We rely on volunteers for a vast array of activi?ties, including staffing the education residency activities, assisting in artist services and mailings, escorting students for our popular youth per?formances and a host of other projects. Call 734.936.6837 to request more information.
he 46-member UMS Advisory Committee serves an important role within UMS. From ushering for our popular Youth Performances to coordinating annual fundraising events, such as the Ford Honors Program gala and "Delicious Experiences" dinners, to marketing Bravo!, UMS's award-winning cookbook, the Committee brings vital volunteer assistance and financial support to our ever-expanding educational programs. If you would like to become involved with this dynamic group, please call 734.647.8009.
Advertising j__________
When you advertise in the UMS program book you gain season-long visibility among ticket-buyers while enabling an important tradition of providing audiences with the detailed program notes, artist biographies, and program descrip?tions that are so important to performance experience. Call 734.647.4020 to learn how your business can benefit from advertising in the UMS program book. .
As a UMS corporate sponsor, your organization comes to the attention of an educated, diverse and growing segment of not only Ann Arbor, but all of southeastern Michigan. You make possible one of our community's cultural treas?ures, and also receive numerous benefits from your investment. For example, UMS offers you a range of programs that, depending on your level of support, provide a unique venue for:
? Enhancing corporate image
? Cultivating clients
? Developing business-to-business relationships
? Targeting messages to specific demographic groups
Making highly visible links with arts and education programs
? Recognizing employees
Showing appreciation for loyal customers
For more information, call 734.647.1176.
Internships & College Work-Study
Internships with UMS provide experience in performing arts administration, marketing, ticket sales, programming, production and arts education. Semesterand year-long unpaid internships are available in many of UMS's departments. For more information, please call 734.615.1444.
Students working for UMS as part of the College Work-Study program gain valuable experience in all facets of arts management including concert promotion and marketing, ticket sales, fundraising, arts education, arts programming and production. If you are a University of Michigan student who receives work-study financial aid and who is interested in working at UMS, please call 734.615.1444.
Without the dedicated service of UMS's Usher Corps, our events would not run as smoothly as they do. Ushers serve the essential functions of assisting patrons with seating, distributing pro?gram books and providing that personal touch which sets UMS events above others. The UMS Usher Corps comprises over 300 individuals who volunteer their time to make your concert-going experience more pleasant and efficient. The all-volunteer group attends an orientation and training session each fall or winter. Ushers are responsible for working at every UMS performance in a specific venue for the entire concert season.
If you would like information about becoming a UMS volunteer usher, call the UMS usher hotline at 734.913.9696 or e-mail
UMS's nationally recognized artistic and educational programs -would not be possible without the generous support of the community. UMS gratefully acknowledges the following individ?uals, businesses, foundations and government agencies -and those who wish to remain anonymous-and extends its deepest gratitude for their support. This list includes current donors as of August 1,2003. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. Please call 734.647.1175 with any errors or omissions.
UMS is PROUD to be
Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
ArtServe Michigan
Association of Performing Arts Presenters Chamber Music America
International Society for the Performing Arts
Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
National Center for Nonprofit Boards State Street Association
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Carl and Isabelle Brauer
Ronnie and Sheila Cresswell
Robert and Pearson Macek
Tom and Debby McMullen
Mrs. Robert E. Meredith
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling
Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
$7,500-$9,999 Maurice and Linda Binkow Don and Judy Dow Rumelhart Ed and Natalie Surovell
Michael Allemang
Herb and Carol Amster
Ralph Conger
Douglas D. Crary
Mr. Michael J. and Dr. Joan S. Crawford
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Sue and Carl Gingles
David and Phyllis Herzig
Toni M. Hoover
John and Patricia Huntington
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Lineback
Paul and Ruth McCracken
Charlotte McGeoch
Charles H. Nave
John and Dot Reed
Loretta M. Skewes
James and Nancy Stanley
Susan B. Ullrich
Dody Viola
Essel and Menakka Bailey
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Dr. Kathleen G. Charla i1lV-:" "?""
Dave and Pat Clyde
Katharine and Jon Cosovich
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ford
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Drs. Sid Gilman and Carol Barbour
Debbie and Norman Herbert
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Robert and Gloria Kerry i
Lois and Jack Stegeman
Lois A. Theis
Marina and Robert Whitman
Marion T. Wirick and James N. Morgan
Bob and Martha Ause
Raymond and Janet Bernreuter
Edward and Mary Cady
Thomas and Marilou Capo
Maurice and Margo Cohen
Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman
Al Dodds
Jim and Patsy Donahey
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Evans
Ken and Penny Fischer
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John H. Romani Sue Schroeder Helen and George Siedel , Steve and Cynny Spencer : Don and Toni Walker B. Joseph and Mary White '
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Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bartlett
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Ralph P. Bccbe
Patrick and Maureen Belden
Harry and Betty Benford
Ruth Ann and Stuart J. Bergstein
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Barbara and Albert Cain
Michael and Patricia Campbell
Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H. Haug
Jean and Kenneth Casey
Janet and Bill Cassebaum
Anne Chase
James S. Chen
Don and Betts Chisholm
Janice A. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. John Alden Clark
Leon and Heidi Cohan
Hubert and Ellen Cohen
Nan and Bill Conlin
Jane Wilson Coon and A. Rees Midgley, Jr.
Anne and Howard Cooper
Susan and Arnold Coran
Paul N. Courant and Marta A. Manildi
George and Connie Cress
Kathleen J. Crispell and Thomas S. Porter
Richard J. Cunningham
Roderick and Mary Ann Daane
Peter and Susan Darrow
Pauline and Jay J. De Lay
Lloyd and Genie Dethloff
Steve and Lori Director
Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz
Molly Dobson
Jack and Alice Dobson
Elizabeth A. Doman
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Dr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Dushane
Joan and Emil Engel
Bob and Chris Euritt
Eric Fearon and Kathy Cho
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
Dede and Oscar Feldman
Yi-tsi M. and Albert Feuerwerker
Bob and Sally Fleming
John and Esther Floyd
Marilyn G. Gallatin
Bernard and Enid Caller
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Beverly Gershowitz
William and Ruth Gilkey
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Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Elizabeth Needham Graham
Susan Smith Gray and Robert Gray
Dr. John and Renee M. Greden
Jeffrey B. Green
John and Helen Griffith
Garl and Julia Guldberg
Martin D. and Connie D. Harris
Julian and Diane Hoff
Robert M. and Joan F. Howe
Drs. Linda Samuelson and Joel Howell
Dr. H. David and Dolores Humes
Susan and Martin Hurwitz
Stuart and Maureen Isaac
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
Robert L. and Beatrice H. Kahn
Herbert Katz
Richard and Sylvia Kaufman
James and Patricia Kennedy
Dick and Pat King
Diane Kirkpatrick
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Joseph and Marilynn Kokoszka
Michael and Phyllis Korybalski
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Amy Sheon and Marvin Krislov
Bud and Justine Kulka
Barbara and Michael Kusisto
Jill M. Latta and David S. Bach
Laurie and Robert LaZebnik
Peter Lee and Clara Hwang
Donald J. and Carolyn Dana Lewis
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Dr. and Mrs. Allen and Evie Lichter
Daniel Little and Bernadette Lintz
Lawrence and Rebecca Lohr
Leslie and Susan Loomans
Mark and Jennifer LoPatin
Richard and Stephanie Lord
Lawrence N. Lup, DDS
John and Cheryl MacKrell
Catherine and Edwin L. Marcus
Nancy and Philip Margolis
Sally and Bill Martin
Chandler and Mary Matthev.
Carole Mayer
Joseph McCune and Georgiana Sanders
Rebecca McGowan and Michael B. Staebler
Ted and Barbara Meadows
Henry D. Messer Carl A. House
Andy and Candicc Mitchell
Therese M. Molloy
Lester and Jeanne Monts
Alan and Sheila Morgan
Jane and Kenneth Moriarty
Julia S. Morris
Melinda and Bob Morris
Brian and Jacqueline Morton
Eva L. Mueller
Martin Neuliep and Patricia Pancioli
Donna Parmclee and William Nolting
Marylen and Harold Oberman
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. O'Dell
Robert and Elizabeth Oneal
Constance and David Osier
Mitchel Osman, MD and
Nancy Timmerman William C. Parkinson Dory and John D. Paul Margaret and Jack Petcrscn Elaine and Bertram Pitt
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Elizabeth Axelson Ray and Ginny Reilly Bernard E. and
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Esther R. Redmount Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley Dr. and Mrs. Max Wisgerhof II Robert and Betty Wurtz Paul Yhouse Edwin and Signe Young Gerald B. and
Mary Kate Zelenock
Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Aldrich Anastasios Alexiou Christine Webb Alvey David and Katie Andrea Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher Janet and Arnold Aronoff Robert L. Baird Paulett Banks M. A. Baranowski Norman E. Barnett Mason and Helen Barr L. S. Berlin Philip C. Berry )ohn Blanklcy and Maureen Foley Donald and Roberta Blitz
Tom and Cathie Blocm Jane Bloom, MD and
William L. Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Richard Boycc Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Bozell Joel Bregman and
Elaine Pomeranz June and Donald R. Brown Morton B. and Raya Brown Trudy and Jonathan BulkJey Edwin and Judith Carlson Bruce and Jean Carlson Jim and Priscilla Carlson Jack and Wendy Carman Marshall and Janice Carr Tsun and Siu Ying Chang Dr. Kyung and Young Cho Alice S. Cohen Charles and Kathleen Davenport Marnee and John DeVine Lorenzo DiCarlo and
Sally Stegeman DiCarlo Jack and Betty Edman Judge and Mrs. S. J. Elden Patricia Enns Elly and Harvey Falit John W. Farah DDS PhD Claudine Farrand and
Daniel Moerman Irene Fast
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Faulkner Sidney and Jean Fine Carol Fincrman Clare M. Fingerle Hcrschel Fink
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Heidi Castleman Klein
Hcrminc R. Klinglcr
Philip and Kathryn Klintworth
Charles and Linda Koopmann
Dr. and Mrs. Mclvyn Korobkin
Bert and Catherine La Du
Ted and Wendy Lawrence
Mr. John K. Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Fernando S. Leon
Jacqueline H. Lewis
E. Daniel and Kay Long
Brigitte and Paul Maassen
Marilyn Mason
Michael G. McGuire
Bernice and Herman Merte
Myrna and Newell Miller
Edward Nelson
Eulalic Nohrden
Marysia Ostafin and
George Smillie Wallace and Barbara Prince Mrs. Gardner C. Quarton Mrs. Joseph S. Radom Jeanne Raisler and Jon Cohn Ms. Claudia Rast Ms. Rossi Ray-Taylor Molly Resntk and John Martin Maria and Rusty Restuccia Jay and Machree Robinson Dr. Susan M. Rose Mrs. Doris E. Rowan James and Adrienne Rudolph Paul and Penny Schreiber Terry Shade
Howard and AJiza Shevrin George and Gladys Shirley Pat Shure
Robert and Elaine Sims Irma J. Sklenar Herbert Sloan
Donald C. and Jean M. Smith Gus and Andrea Stager Curt and Gus Stager James C. Steward Prof. Louis J. and
Glennis M. Stout Ellen and Jeoffrey K. Stross Charlotte B. Sundelson Bob and Betsy Teeter Paul and Jane Thielking Elizabeth H. Thieme Dr. and Mrs. Merlin C. Townley Joan Lowenstein and
Jonathan Trobe Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver Dr. Sheryl S. Ulin and Dr.
Lynn T. Schachinger Joyce A. Urba and
David J. Kinsella Charlotte Van Curler Harvey and Robin Wax Lawrence A. Weis Robert O. and
Darragh H. Weisman Raoul Weisman and
Ann Friedman Angela and Lyndon Welch Reverend Francis E. Williams Lawrence and Mary Wise David and April Wright Mayer and Joan Zald
Jesus and Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Michael and Marilyn Agin
Robert Ainsworth
Helen and David Aminoff
Douglas B. Anderson
Harlcnc and Henry Appelman
Jack and T ill Arnold
Jeff and Deborah Ash
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Ashe, III
Dwight T. Ashley
Dan and Monica Atkins
Linda Bennett and Bob Bagramian
Lisa and Jim Baker
Reg and Pat Baker
Barbara and Daniel Balbach
Gary and Cheryl Balint
Ms. Ruth Bardenstein
John R. Bareham
David and Monika Barera
Lois and David Baru
Lourdes Bastos Hansen
Tom and Judith Batay-Csorba
Francis). and Lindsay Bateman
Gary Beckman and Karla Taylor
Professor and
Mrs. Erling Btonda) Bengtsson Dr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Benson Dr. Rosemary R. Berardi James A. Bergman and
Penelope Hommcl Steven J. Bernstein Dan and Irene Biber Jack Billi and Shcrvl Hirsch Roger and Polly Bookwalter Victoria C. Botck and
William M. Edwards Paul and Anna Bradley William R. Brashear David and Sharon Brooks Dr. Frances E. Bull Susan and Oliver Cameron Valerie and Brent Carey Jeannette and Robert Carr Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cerny Dr. Kathleen G. Charla Kwang and Soon Cho Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo Brian and Cheryl Clarkson Harvey Colbert Wayne and Melinda Colquitt Malcolm and Juanita Cox Clifford and Laura Craig Merle and Mary Ann Crawford Peter C. and Lindy M. Cubba Mary R. and John G. Curtis Sunil and Merial Das Art and Lyn Powrie Davidge John and Jean Dcbbink
Elizabeth Dexter
Judy and Steve Dobson
Thomas and Esther Donahue
Cecilia and Allan Drcyfuss
Elizabeth Duell
Martin and Rosalie Ed
Charles and Julia Eisendrath
Dr. Alan S. Eiser
Sol and Judith Elkin
Janel Fain
Phil and Phyllis Fellin
Stephen and Eilyce Field Dr. James F. Filgas
Swing City Dance Studio Beth Fischer
Gerald B. and Catherine L. Fischer C. Peter and Bev A. Fischer
Dennis Flynn
Howard and Margaret Fox
Paula L. Bockenstedt and
David A. Fox Jason I. Fox Betsy Foxman and
Michael Boehnke Lynn A. Freeland Richard and Joann Freethy Dr. Leon and Marcia Friedman Mr. and Mrs. William Fulton Thomas J. Garbaty Deborah and Henry Gerst
Lois M. Verbrugge Maureen and David Ginsburg Irwin Goldstein and Martha Mayo Enid M. Gosling lames W. and Maria J. GousserT Michael L. Gowing Maryanna and
Dr. William H. Graves III Bob Green
Bill and Louise Gregory Raymond and Daphne M. Grew Werner H. Grilk Susan and John Halloran Yoshiko Hamano Tom Hammond Robert and Sonia Harris Paul Hysen and Jeanne Harrison Naomi Gottlieb Harrison and
Theodore Harrison DDS Jeannine and Gary Hayden Henry R. and Lucia Heinold Rose and John Henderson Dr. and Mrs. Keith S. Henley Louise Hodgson
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Holmes Dr. Ronald and Ann Holz Dave and Susan Horvath Jane H. Hughes Marilyn C. Hunting Robert B. Ingling David fahn
Kent and Mary Johnson Paul and Olga Johnson Ellen C. Johnson Arthur A. Kaselemas lames A. Kelly and
Mariam C. Noland Frank and Patricia Kennedy Donald F. and Mary A. Kiel Rhea Kish
Paul and Dana Kissner Steve and Shira Klein Laura Klem Jean and Arnold Kluge Thomas and Ruth Knoll John Koselka Bert and Gerald inc Kruse Mrs. David A. Lanius Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Lapeza Neal and Anne Lauranee Beth and George LaVoie Cyril and Ruth Leder John and Theresa Lee Jim and Cathy Leonard Sue Leong
Myron and Bobbie Levine Ken and Jane Lieberthal Rod and Robin Little Vi-Cheng and Hsi-Yen Liu Naomi E. Lohr Ronald Longhofer and
Norma McKenna Florence LoPatin Carl J. Lutkehaus Edward and Barbara Lynn Pamela J. MacKinlosh Melvin and Jean Manis James E. and Barbara Martin
Jenifer Martin Margaret E. McCarthy Ernest and Adele McCarus Margaret and Harris McClamroch James M. Beck and
Robert J. McGranaghan Nancy A. and Robert E. Meadcr Ingrid Merikoski George R. and Brigitte Merz Shirley and Bill Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Miller Edward and Barbara Mills Kathryn and Bcrtley Moberg Mr. and Mrs. William Moeller Olga Ann Moir William G. and Edith O. MoUer, Jr. Thomas and Hedi Mulford Gavin Eadie and Barbara Murphy Gerry and Joanne Navarre Frederick C. Neidhardt and
Germaine Chipault fames G. Nelson and
(Catherine M. Johnson Richard and Susan Nisbett Laura Nitzberg and Thomas Carli Maury Okun and Tina Topalian Drs. Sujit and Uma Pandit William and Hedda Panzer Nicole Paoletti Donna D. Park Karen M. Park Joyce Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Pickard Wayne Pickvet and Bruce Barrett Roy and Winnifred Pierce Donald and Evonne Plantinga Bill and Diana Pratt Larry and Ann Prcuss Leland and Elizabeth Quackenbush Jim and leva Rasmussen Anthony L. Reffells and
Elaine A. Bennett Constance O. Rinehart Gay and George Rosenwald Mr. Haskell Rothstein j
Ina and Terry SandaJo Michael and Kimm Sarosi ?-Mike Savitski
Dr. Stephen J. and Kim R. Saxe Frank J. Schauerte Mary A. Schieve Sue Schroeder Jean and Thomas Shope Hollis and Martha A. Showalti__ Alida and Gene Silvcrman Scott and Joan Singer John and Anne Griffin Sloan Tim and Marie Slottow Carl and Jari Smith AJene Smith Dr. Elaine R. Soller Hugh and Anne Solomon Arthur and Elizabeth Solomon James A. Somers Yoram and Eliana Sorokin Tom Sparks Jeffrey D. Spindler Allen and Mary Spivcy Judy and Paul Spradlin Burnettc Staebler Gary and Diane Stahle James L. Stoddard Brian and Lee Talbot Eva and Sam Taylor Edwin J. Thomas Bettc M. Thompson Nigel and Jane Thompson Claire and Jerry Turcotte Mr. James R. Van Bochove Hugo and Karla Vandersypen Marie Vogt Harue and Tsuguyasu Wada
Bruce and Raven Wallace
Charles R. and Barbara H. Wallgren
Carol Weber
John Weber
Deborah Webster and George Miller
Iris and Fred Whilehouse
Leslie Clare Whilfield
Professor Steven Whiting
Nancy Wiernik
Cynthia and Roy Wilbanks
Anne Marie and Robert). Willis
Lois Wilson-Crabtree
Beverly and Hadley Wine
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Al and Alma Wooll
Frances A. Wright
Don and Charlotte Wyche
Richard Yarmain
MaryGrace and Tom York
Corporate Fund
$100,000 and above Ford Motor Company Fund Forest Health Services
Corporation University of Michigan Pfizer Global Research and
Development: Ann Arbor
S20,000-$49,999 Bank of Ann Arbor 7 Borders Group, Inc. 1 DaimlerChrysler Foundation Kaydon Corporation KeyBank TIAA-CREF
$10,000-$ 19,999 if
Brauer Investment Company CFI Group
Comerica Incorporated DTE Energy Foundation McKinley Associates Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda
$5,000-$9,999 Ann Arbor Automotive Butzel Long Attorneys Crowne Plaza Edward Surovell Realtors Elastizell Corporation of
MASCO Charitable Trust Miller Canfidd Paddock and
Stone P.L.C. National City Bank TCF Bank Thomas B. McMullen
Blue Nile
Bosart Financial Group
Chase Manhattan Mortgage
Joseph Curtin Studios
Lewis Jewelers
Quinn EvansArchitects
Republic Bancorp
United Bank & Trust
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group,
Adult Learning Institute Ayse's Courtyard Cafe Ann Arbor Builders Ann Arbor Commerce Bank Bed & Breakfast on Campus Burns Park Consulting Clark Professional Pharmacy Coffee Express Comcast
Edward Brothers, Inc. Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris,
Malloy Incorporated Michigan Critical Care
Consultants Rosebud Solutions Seaway Financial
AgencyWayne Milewski SeloShevel Gallery Swedish Women's Educational
Foundation & Government Support
UMS gratefully acknowl?edges the support of the following foundations and government agencies:
$100,000 and above Association of Performing
Arts Presenters Arts
Partners Program Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation The Ford Foundation JazzNet Michigan Council for Arts
and Cultural Affairs The Power Foundation The Wallace Foundation
Foundation & Government Support, cottt.
$50,000-$99,999 1
Community Foundation for
Southeastern Michigan National Endowment for
the Arts The Whitney Fund
$10,000-$49,999 Continental Harmony New England Foundation for the Arts
Akers Foundation Arts Midwest Heartland Arts Fund The Lebensfeld Foundation Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Mid-America Arts Alliance The Molloy Foundation Montague Foundation THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION
(of R. and P. Heydon) . Sarns Ann Arbor Fund I-The Snecd Foundation, Inc. Vibrant of Ann Arbor
Tribute Gifts j
Contributions have been I received in honor andor memory of the following individuals:
H. Gardner Ackley Herb and Carol Amster Maurice Binkow Tom and Laura Binkow T. Earl Douglass Alice Kclscy Dunn David Eklund Kenneth C. Fischer Dr. Bcvcrley B. Geltner Michael Gowing Wemer Grilk Elizabeth E. Kennedy Ted Kennedy, Jr. Dr. Gloria Kerry Alexandra Lofstrom Joyce Malm Frederick N. McOmber Phil and Kathy Power Gwcn and Emerson Powric Prof. Robert Putnam Ruth Putnam Mrs. Gail Rector Stefli Reiss Pruc Rosenthal Margaret E. Rothstcin Eric H. Rothstein Prof. Wolfgang Stolpcr Diana Slone Peters
Peter C. Tainsh Isaac Thomas Francis V. Viola III Horace Warren Donald Whiting Peter Holdcmess Woods Barbara E. Young Elizabeth Yhouse
Burton Tower Society
The Burton Tower Society recognizes and honors those very special friends who have included UMS in their estate plans. UMS is grateful for this important support, which will continue the great traditions of artistic excellence, educational opportunities and community partnerships in future years.
Anonymous ------
Carol and Herb Amster i Dr. and Mrs. David G. j
Anderson Mr. Neil P. Anderson
Catherine S. Arcure ]------u
Mr. Hilbert Beyer ' Elizabeth Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Pal E. Borondy Barbara Everitt Bryant Pat and George Chatas Mr. and Mrs. lohn Alden
Douglas D. Crary H. Michael and
Judith L. Endres Beverley and Gerson Geltner John and Martha Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ives Marilyn Jeffs Thomas C. and
Constance M. Kinnear Charlotte McGeoch Michael G. McGuire Dr. Eva Mueller Len and Nancy Niehoff Dr. and
Mrs. Frederick C. O'Dell Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Powers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Radock Mr. and Mrs. Jack VV. Rickerts Mr. and
Mrs. Willard L. Rodgers Prudence and
Amnon Rosenthal Mr. Haskcll Rothstein Irma J. Skelnar Herbert Sloan Art and Elizabeth Solomon Roy and JoAn Wetzel Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald G. Zollars
Endowed Funds
The future success of the University Musical Society is secured in part by income from UMS's endowment. UMS extends its deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established andor contributed to the following funds.
H. Gardner Ackley
Endowment Fund Amstcr Designated Fund Catherine S. Arcure
Endowment Fund Chora) Union Fund Hal and Ann Davis
Endowment Fund Ottmar Eberbach Funds Epstein Endowment Fund JazzNet Endowment Fund William R. Kinney
Endowment Fund NEA Matching Fund Palmer Endowment Fund Mary R. Romig-deYoung
Music Appreciation Fund Charles A. Sink Memorial
Fund Catherine S. ArcureHerbert
E. Sloan Endowment Fund University Musical Society
Endowment Fund ?
In-Kind Gifts
A-l Rentals, Inc.
Raqucl and Bernard Agi
Alexandra's in Kerrytown
Amadeus Cafe
Ann Arbor Automotive
Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor Women's City Club
Arbor Brewing Co.
Ashley Mews i
Avanti Hair Designers
The Back Alley Gourmet
Barnes Ace Hardware
Lois and David Baru .
Baxter's Wine Shop JHH
Kathleen Beck SKM
Bella Ciao Trattoria
Kathy Benton and Bob Brown
The Blue Nile Restaurant
Bodywise Therapeutic Mas
Mimi and Ron Bogdasarian
Borders Book and Music
Janice Stevens Botsford
Susan Bozell ?i'
Tana Breiner
Barbara Everitt Bryant
By the Pound
Cafe Marie
Marfot Campos
Cappellos Hair Salon
Coach Me Fit :
Bill and Nan Conlin '.
M.C. Conroy Hugh and Elly Cooper Cousins Heritage Inn Roderick and Mary Ann Daane D'Amato's Italian Restaurant
Peter and Norma Davis
Robert Derkacz
The Display Group
Dough Boys Bakery
The Earle
Eastover Natural Nail Care
Katherine and Damian Farretl
Ken and Penny Fischer i
Food Art
Sara Frank
The Gandy Dancer J
Beverley and Gerson Geltner '
Great Harvest Bread Company
Linda and Richard Greene
Nina Hauser
John's Pack Sc Ship :
Steve and Mercy Kasle !
Cindy Kellerman
King's Keyboard House
Kinko's Copies
Laky's Salon
Ray Lance
George and Beth Lavoie
Leopold Bros. Of Ann Arbor
Richard LeSueur
Carl Lutkehaus
Doni Lystra
Mainstreet Ventures
Ernest and Jeanne Merlanti
John Metzger
Michael Susanne Salon
Airport Sedan, LTD Moe Sport Shops Inc. Robert and Melinda Morris Joanne Navarre Nicola's Books, Little Prof
Book Co. Paesano's Restaurant Pfizer Global Research and
Development: Ann Arbor
Laboratories Preview Properties Produce Station Randy Parrish Fine Framing Red Hawk Bar & Grill
ixcjicis winy
Rightsidc Cellar
Ritz Camera One Hour Photo
Don and fudy Dow Rumelhart
Safa Salon and Day Spa
Salon Vertigo
Rosalyn Sarvar
Maya Savarino
Penny and Paul Schreiber
Shaman Drum Bookshop
Loretta Skewes
Dr. Elaine R. So""
Maureen Stocffl
Two Sisters Gourmet
Van Bovens
Washington Street Gallery
Whole Foods
r's Restaurant
14 Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra 14 Automated Resource
Management, Inc. 14 Bank of Ann Arbor 20 Bodman, Longley and
Dahling, LLP 26 Butzel Long 16 Chelsea Musical
Celebrations 20 Comerica, Inc. 26 Dance Gallery Studio 40 Edward Surovell
40 Forest Health Services 20 Format Framing 28 Glacier Hills 19 Herman Thompson
Therapeutic Massage 42 Howard Cooper, Inc. 42 IATSE Local 395 42 Jules Furniture 38 Kerrytown Marketplace 46 Key Bank
16 King's Keyboard 28 Littlefield & Sons
Furniture Service FC Michigan Public Media BC Michigan Theater 28 Mundus and Mundus 32 Performance Network 28 Red Hawk Bar and
Grill 32 Rudolf Steiner School
of Ann Arbor 32 Sweetwaters Cafe' 18 The Earle Uptown 48 The Forward Group 18 Ufer&Co. 36 U-M Museum of Art 18 Washtenaw
Woodwrights 38 WDET 46 WEMU 48 WGTE 44 WKAR 28 Zanzibar

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