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September
10-14 Wed-Sun Complicite: A Disappearing Number
19-20 Fri-Sat Mark Morris Dance Group
27 Sat Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds
October
4 Sat A Tribute to Munir Bashir and the
Baghdad Conservatory of Music
12 Sun Sphinx Orchestra
12 Sun Tokyo String Quartet and Sabine Meyer clarinet
15 Wed Compagnie Heddy Maalem: The Rite of Spring
17 Fri Soweto Gospel Choir
18 Sat Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio
19 Sun Anne-Sophie Mutter violin and Camerata Salzburg
24 Fri Andras Schiff: Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 5
26 Sun Andras Schiff: Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 6
November
7 Fri Joe Lovano "Us Five" Quintet and Jason Moran
8 Sat Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman pianos
13 Thu Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
16 Sun Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Leon Botstein music director Robert McDuffie violin

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Cover Photo: Complicite's A Disappearing Number by Robbie Jack. Top: Mohammed Bennis and Hmadcha Ensemble, Batsheva Dance Company, Tokyo String Quartet by Christian Ducasse, John Williams by Jaunsz Kawa. Bottom (L-R): Chick Corea and Jack DeJohnette by C. Taylor Crother, Julia Fischer by Kasskara, Kodo by Shinji Minami.
January
9-10 Fri-Sat Rubberbandance Group
10 Sat Rubberbandance Group Family Performance
11 Sun Guarneri String Quartet Farewell Tour
16 Fri Tord Gustaysen Trio
23-24 Fri-Sat Kinan Azmeh clarinet: Gilgamesh
25 Sun Richard Goode piano
29 Thu Chanticleer
February
7 Sat Lawrence Brownlee tenor and Martin Katz piano
12 Thu Sweet Honey In The Rock
13 Fri Kodo
14-15 Sat-Sun Batsheva Dance Company
March
7 Sat New York Philharmonic Lorin Maazel music director
8 Sun New York Philharmonic Lorin Maazel music director
10 Tue Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
11 Wed Brentano String Quartet with Peter Serkin piano
12 Thu Aswat: Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab Music
13 Fri Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Concert
14 Sat Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Concert
18 Wed Altenberg Trio
19-22 Thu-Sun Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare
22 Sun Zakir Hussain tabla and
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma santoor
26 Thu The Romeros
29 Sun Dan Zanes & Friends
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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra David Robertson conductor Anssi Karttunen cello
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin: Five Peace Band Andras Schiff: Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 7 Andras Schiff: Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 8 Kurt Elling Sings the ColtraneHartman Songbook Takacs Quartet with Marc-Andre Hamelin piano
Fes Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes, Morocco Mohammed Bennis and the Hmadcha Ensemble
Julia Fischer violin and Milana Chernyayska piano Compagnie Marie Chouinard
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Anything is possible.
We live in an RSS world, where it's all too easy to customize our lives based on narrow interests.
But at UMS, we believe that it's more important to take a broader approach. That's why, in our 130th season, you'll find an astonishing variety of events: traditional Western classical music, innovative jazz, unique choral sounds from South Africa to Estonia, and international theater that bridges the mysterious realm of mathematics and overlays the controversial contemporary political world against Shakespeare's view of 15th-century England. We have dance companies that range from joyful to provocative. And we present a global vision of a world that celebrates its differences while recognizing that those differences may be more similar than we might think.
Through the unfiltered immediacy of the live performing arts, we
have a window into the world outside of our own community, a
world that is full of surprises yet satisfying to the soul. And none of
it would be possible without you, our terrific audiences, who greet
each performance with a cheerful enthusiasm and a desire to be
both challenged and entertained.
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At UMS, we try to make sure that the events on our season offer a chance to learn something new, to look at the world through a different lens, or even to change our very lives. To that end, we offer another way to think about the events on our season -a way that transcends the genre-based grouping of our fixed series that follow in the coming pages. Some are grouped thematically, some are based on core values that inspire interest in certain artists. While these groupings are not offered as specific series options, they are intended to provide you with an alternative way of viewing our season and may be helpful to you as you build your series of events for the 0809 season.
Expect the Unexpected
Connplicite: A Disappearing Number Rubberbandance Group Kinan Azmeh: Gilgamesh Richard III -An Arab Tragedy Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Wed-Sun, Sep 10-14 Fri-Sat, Jan 9-10 Fri-Sat, Jan 23-24 Thu-Sun, Mar 19-22 Sat-Sun, Apr 25-26
Global Beat: Citizens of the World
Tribute to Munir Bashir and the
Baghdad Conservatory of Music Compagnie Heddy Maalem Soweto Gospel Choir
Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio Kodo
Batsheva Dance Company
Aswat: Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab Music
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Richard III -An Arab Tragedy Zakir Hussain and Pandit
Shivkumar Sharma
Fes Festival: Mohammed Bennis and Hmadcha Ensemble
Revolutionary Spirit
Soweto Gospel Choir
Sweet Honey in the Rock Richard III -An Arab Tragedy
Blockbuster
Mark Morris Dance Group
Soweto Gospel Choir
Anne-Sophie Mutter and
Camerata Salzburg
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Kodo
New York Philharmonic
Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Chick Corea and John McLaughlin
Wed, Oct 4
Wed, Oct 15 Fri, Oct 17 Sat, Oct 18 Fri, Feb 13 Sat-Sun, Feb 14-15 Thu, Mar 12
Fri-Sat, Mar 13-14 Thu-Sun, Mar 19-22 Sun, Mar 22
Sat-Sun, Apr 18-19
Fri, Oct 17
Thu, Feb 12 Thu-Sun, Mar 19-22
Fri-Sat, Sep 19-20 Fri, Oct 17
Sun, Oct 19
Thu, Feb 12 Fri, Feb 13 Sat-Sun, Mar 7-8 Tue, Mar 10
Fri-Sat, Mar 13-14 Sat, Apr 4
Photos, Top: Leon Botstein by Steve). Sherman, Soweto Gospel Choir by Oliver Neubert ABAKU, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Photos, Bottom: Sabine Meyer by Thomas Rabsch, Tord Gustaysen Trio by Hans Fredrik Asbjornsen.
Spiritual Expressions
Soweto Gospel Choir
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Handel's Messiah
Chanticleer
Rites of Spring
Compagnie Heddy Maalem New York Philharmonic
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Comfort Music
Tokyo String Quartet with Sabine Meyer Anne-Sophie Mutter and
Camerata Salzburg
Andras Schiff:
Beethoven Sonata Project Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Guarneri String Quartet
Tord Gustaysen Trio
Richard Goode
Chanticleer
New York Philharmonic
Altenberg Trio Vienna
Romeros Guitar Quartet
John Williams
Kurt Ellings Sings the
ColtraneHartman Songbook Tak?cs Quartet with
Marc-Andre Hamelin
Fri, Oct 17
Thu, Nov 13 Sat-Sun, Dec 6-7 Thu, Jan 29
Wed, Oct 15 Sun, Mar 8 Sun, Apr 26
Sun, Oct 12 Sun, Oct 19
Oct 24 & 26 and Apr 9 & 11 Sat, Nov 8 Thu, Nov 13 Sun, Jan 11 Fri, Jan 16 Sun, Jan 25 Thu, Jan 29 Sat-Sun, Mar 7-8 Wed, Mar 18 Thu, Mar 26 Wed, Apr 1 Thu, Apr 16
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Special UMS Concerts
Available Now Only to UMS Subscribers
When you subscribe to any UMS series, you may purchase tickets to these two special concerts, which will go on sale to the general public in August. Subscribers receive top priority for these events.
Sphinx Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton II conductor SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 2 PM Orchestra Hall Detroit
The University Musical Society and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will co-present a concert on the Sphinx Orchestra's first-ever national tour, which culminates in a Carnegie Hall concert by the all-African American and Latino ensemble. Tickets are available to subscribers at a special price of $25 for main floor and dress circle and $12 for balcony seats. Simply call the DSO Ticket office at 313-576-5111 and identify yourself as a UMS subscriber to gain access to the best seats for this exciting concert.
PROGRAM
Mozart Divertimento in D Major, third movement, K. 131 (1772)
Piazzolla Winter in Buenos Aires for Solo Violin and Orchestra (1970) Villa Lobos Fugue
Marsalis Hellbound Highball from At the Octoroon Balls
(Harlem Quartet) (1995)
Vivaldi Concerto No. 10 in b minor for Four Violins and Orchestra from L'Estro Armonk?, Op. 3. RV 580 (1711)
Abels "Delights and Dances" for String Quartet and Orchestra (2007)
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel music director SATURDAY, MARCH 7 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The New York Philharmonic retums for the first time since the 0506 season with two concerts and an educational residency at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The concert is conducted by Lorin Maazel, who finishes his last season as music director of the New York Philharmonic. Maazel, who has led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances, became music director of the New York Philharmonic in September, 2002 after more than 100 performances as guest conductor.
Subscribers to any series may purchase tickets now to this special concert, which features a program of Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Mussorgsky.
PROGRAM
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture (1826)
Schumann Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120 (1841)
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, arr. Ravel (1874art 1922)
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The New York Philharmonic Weekend is sponsored by Brian and Mary Campbell.
Media Sponsor Detroit Jewish News.
Lorin Maazel conducting the New York Philharmonic by Chris Lee
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Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Camerata Salzburg
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 7 PM [NOTE TIME] Hill Auditorium
For three decades, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, her music-making driven by both passion and simplicity. After embarking on a major Mozart project two years ago, she now tums her attention to JS Bach, performing all of the composer's violin concertos with Camerata Salzburg.
PROGRAM
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041 (1717)
JS Bach Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043 (1717)
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042 (1717)
Tartini Sonata in g minor for Violin and Continuo ("The Devil's Trill") (ca. 1749)
Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman pianos
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. Born in Russia, he emigrated to Israel at age 14. He "bucks the stereotype of the Russian soloist as merely a technical wizard of large sound and emphatic personality. He has technique to burn, but he also has a chameleonlike ability to subsume himself in the music:' (The New York Times) Returning for the first time since his UMS debut in 1994, Bronfman is joined by the great American pianist Emanuel Ax, renowned not only for his poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity but also for the exceptional breadth of his performing activity. The Chicago Tribune called their 2002 recording of Rachmaninoff's rarely recorded piano duos "a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jawdropping bravura!'
PROGRAM
Brahms Variations for Two Pianos on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b (1873)
Bolcom Recuerdos (1991)
Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448 (1781) Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (1940)
Co-Sponsored by Robert and Marina Whitman and Clayton and Ann Wilhite. Additional promotional support provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM and
Detroit Jewish News.
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Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein music director
Robert McDuffie violin
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 4 PM Hill Auditorium
Leon Botstein has perhaps one of the most unusual resumes in the business: the college president is founder and coartistic director of the Bard Music Festival, which focuses on one composer each season; directs the American Symphony Orchestra with its focus on thematically organized concerts that link the visual arts, literature, politics, and history; and now leads the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, originally founded in the 19405 as Israel's national radio orchestra. He has addressed the United Nations on "Why Music Matters"as part of Kofi Annan's lecture series and is widely praised for both his tirelessly creative approach to programming and his inspired performances.This UMS debut program feature works by three Jewish-American composers.
PROGRAM
Sternberg The Twelve Tribes of Israel (1941)
Bernstein Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion (after Plato's "Symposium") (1954)
Copland Symphony No. 3 (1944-46)
Co-Sponsored by Gil Omenn and Martha Darling.
Additional promotional support provided by Detroit Jewish News.
Richard Goode piano
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 4 PM Hill Auditorium
"It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of [Richard] Goode's recitals without having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played, or about pianism itself." (The New York Times) Acknowledged as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, Goode probes the inner reaches of works by any composer, infusing every measure with the utmost expressivity. He makes his musicianship an exciting combination of grandness and humility, boldness and depth. Returning for the first time since 1997, Goode will perform a recital program drawn from works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann. Specific program to be announced.
Sponsored by Donald L. Morelock.
Additional promotional support provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Lawrence Brownlee tenor Martin Katz piano
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 71 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Lauded repeatedly for the beauty of his voice, as well as his seemingly effortless technical agility, Lawrence Brownlee is "on the brink of a major career...without doubt, the most impressive addition to the American tenor roster in many years." (San Francisco Chronicle, 2006) Brownlee first appeared at UMS in March, 2006 in the concert opera Tancredi -the same year that he was awarded both the Richard Tucker Award and the Marian Anderson Award, two of the biggest prizes for rising singers. A bel canto specialist, he frequently collaborates with pianist Martin Katz, with whom he partners on his UMS recital debut.
Additional promotional support provided by Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter by Harald Hoffmann
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel music director
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 I 7 PM [NOTE TIME] Hill Auditorium
Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic return for a weekend that includes two performances and dozens of free master classes and educational opportunities. The Sunday performance is on the Choral Union Series; subscribers also receive priority access to the Saturday evening performance. See page 7 for more details.
PROGRAM
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 (1843-44)
Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55 (1884)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (1913)
The New York Philharmonic Weekend is sponsored by Brian and Mary Campbell.
Additional promotional support provided by Detroit Jewish News.
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma cello
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 18 PM Hill Auditorium
Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of internationally renowned artists and musicians interested in exploring the relationship between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. For about 2,000 years the Silk Road was the main conduit for the spread and exchange of goods, ideas, religions, and culture, connecting people from Asia to the Mediterranean. Yo-Yo Ma, who started the Silk Road Project after 25 years of worldwide touring says, "When I started the Silk Road Project, I began to understand the geographical and musical connections between all of these incredible cultures -all these'other'classical musics, the Persian classical music, the Indian classical music, and so on. I got a sense that at one time these connections were much closer, and over time that certain things got split off and developed independently." After last season's stunning solo recital, Yo-Yo Ma retums with two different performances featuring artists from the Silk Road Ensemble; Saturday's performance is on the Choral Union Series, but subscribers receive priority access to Friday's concert as well.
Sponsored by Robert and Pearson Macek.
Additional promotional support provided by Ann Arbor's 107one.
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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson conductor Anssi Karttunen cello
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The American conductor David Robertson makes his UMS debut with the St. Louis Symphony, where he has served as music director since 2005. Recognized for his imaginative programming, he combines passion and intellect with his consummate musicianship.The program also features the Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, an ardent advocate of contemporary music who has given over 90 world premieres.
PROGRAM
Wagner "Good Friday Music"from Parsifal (1882)
Adams Guide to Strange Places (2001)
B. Zimmermann Canto di Speranza (1957)
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82 (1915)
Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 7
Andras Schiff piano
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Andras Schiff closes out his two-year, eight-concert cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, a cycle which is being repeated in the US only in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The final two concerts of the cycle will be given in Hill Auditorium and feature three of Beethoven's late sonatas, including the "Hammerklavier," widely considered one of the most important works of Beethoven's late period and one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire to this day. The final concert in the cycle is on Saturday, April 11.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90 (1814)
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op.106 ("Hammerklavier") (1817-18)
Additional promotional support provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Julia Fischer violin
Milana Chernyayska piano
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The young German violinist Julia Fischer made her UMS debut in November, 2007 as soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Born in Munich in 1983, she has received a hailstorm of superlative reviews. Named "Artist of the Year" at the 2007 Gramophone Awards (voted on by more than 14 million individuals), she has also been featured as a major emerging artist by several distinguished music publications. She started off 2008 with a bang: performing Saint Saen's Violin Concerto
No. 3 before intermission at a concert in Frankfurt, where she serves as Professor of Music at the Frankfurt Music Conservatory, then making her professional piano debut with Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor after intermission. Fischer makes her UMS recital debut with her Stradivarius in hand.
Lorin Maazel conducting the New York Philharmonic by Chris Lee
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Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris artistic director
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 I 8 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 18 PM Power Center
The Washington Post called Mark Morris "our Mozart of modern dance. There is that same sense of easy fecundity, his air of an aging, congenial enfant terrible, the sheer brilliance and wealth of his choreographic invention!' Morris has changed the way that audiences see modern dance, with unique artistry that reflects a profound and sophisticated love of music. He is, as the Los Angeles Times said, "intensely musical, deceptively cerebral, insinuat? ingly sensual, fabulously funky:' His company of exuber? ant dancers lives up to its reputation of wit, grace, and a refined musicality that is further reinforced by Morris's use of live musicians in every performance.
PROGRAM (Fri 919)
New Love Song Waltzes (Brahms: Neue Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 65) (1982) Love Song Waltzes (Brahms: Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52) (1989) Grand Duo (Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin and Piano) (1993)
PROGRAM (Sat 920)
Italian Concerto (is Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971) (2007) Candleflowerdance (Stravinsky: Serenade in A) (zoos)
Bedtime (Schubert: Wiegenlied, Standchen, and Erlkonig) (1992) Grand Duo (Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin and Piano) (1993)
Additional promotional support provided by Ann Arbor's 107one.
The Rite of Spring
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
Heddy Maalem artistic director
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 18 PM Power Center
Fourteen utterly distinctive dancers from Mali, Benin, Nigeria, and Senegal come together for Heddy Maalem's explosive interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Maalem's Rite -furious and bold, straightforward and without artifice -is placed in urban Africa and inspired by the choreographer's time in Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 12 million people. Highly dynamic dance sequences and overwhelming group scenes are interlaced with intense scenes of silence and atmospheric film projections that provide contrast to the music. Again and again, the male and female dancers -each one urgent and unflinching -meld into one unit, pulsating with energy. Maalem's extensive training in boxing and aikido continue to influence his choreography, which is marked by precision, sparse vocabulary, and clarity. Performed without intermission.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Additional promotional support provided by The Arab American News, Arab Detroit, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
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Rubberbandance Group
Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondon co-artistic directors FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 I 8 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 I 8 PM
Power Center
Fusing the urban energy of break dance with the fluid elegance and technique of ballet, Montreal's Rubberbandance Group has exploded onto the international dance scene since its founding in 2002. Choreographer Victor Quijada is a total original -he
started out as a B-boy in Los Angeles's underground hip-hop circles before working with Twyla Tharp and Eliot Feld. This UMS debut appearance features two different full-evening works: Elastic Perspective (2003, performed on Friday) and Redux Phase II (2008, performed on Saturday). Elastic Perspective is a suite of six dances that are audacious settings of hip-hop to mostly classical music. Redux Phase II explores the loss of time and self in our "virtual" universe. More info: page 36.
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Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Batsheva Dance Company
Ohad Naharin artistic director
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 18 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 2 PM Power Center
Since its founding in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild, Batsheva Dance Company has become one of the most influential cultural role models in Israel. Led by Ohad Naharin since 1990, this contemporary dance company reels with energy, adrenaline, and force. While Naharin's choreography has been seen by UMS audiences numerous times over the past decade, Batsheva retums for its first UMS visit since 1998 with two full-evening works. On Saturday, the company presents Three, a bewitching work from 2005 that tests the dancers' individual boundaries in a powerful composition of force, speed, and passion.The Sunday performance features Deca Dance, a celebration of 10 years of Naharin's work with Batsheva that was first performed in 2000. More info: page 40.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England
Foundation for the Arts.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Marie Chouinard artistic director
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 18 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 14 PM [NOTE TIME} Power Center
Ever since Marie Chouinard presented her first work in 1978, she has been noted for her astonishing innovation. In the dozen works she has created since forming her company in 1990, she has explored the poetics of the body in shockingly immediate, intelligible and ever-surprising ways. This UMS debut features two different programs: on Saturday, her new work Orpheus and Eurydice and on Sunday, her 1993 piece The Rite of Spring (along with Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun). Chouinard's Rite, unlike Heddy Maalem's earlier in the season, is constructed around solos, seeking to awaken strong, clear movements in the intimate mystery of each dancer. Not for the faint of heart, these programs reveal the complex, desirous, wild, and cerebral nature of our being. Performances contain nudity. More info: page 48.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
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A Disappearing Number
Conceived and Directed by Simon McBurney Original Music by Nitin Sawhney
Designed by Michael Levine
Lighting by Paul Anderson
Sound by Christopher Shutt
Projection by Sven Ortel
Costumes by Christina Cunningham
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 I 8 PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 18 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 I 8 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 12 PM & 8 PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 12 PM
Power Center
Simon McBurney and the theater company Complicite brought their production The Elephant Vanishes to Ann Arbor in October, 2004. The production captured the imagination of audience members and is still raved about four years later. Now McBurney brings Complicite's latest work, A Disappearing Number, which delves into the story of the most mysterious and romantic mathematical collaboration of all time. In the chilly English surroundings of Cambridge during the First World War, the English mathematician GH Hardy unexpectedly receives a letter filled with mathematical theorems from a young Indian genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan, whose work ultimately anticipated some of the ideas in contemporary string theory. Simultaneously a narrative and an inquiry, the production weaves a provocative theatrical pattern across three continents about our relentless compulsion to understand. Threaded through this pattern of stories and ideas are questions: about mathematics and beauty; imagination and the nature of infinity; what is continuous and what is permanent; how we are attached to the past and how we affect the future; how we create, and how we love. A Disappearing Number "is very much Complicite territory: echoes through time, connections across worlds. In McBurney's hands, mathematical sequences become journeys through life, and numerology a means of giving substance to the unknowable."(The Times, London) Recently awarded the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in London, A Disappearing Number launches the UMS season in September with this exclusive US appearance.
Individual performances are sponsored by
Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin and all of the participants of the 2002 RSC trip
Made possible in part by the U-M Institute for the Humanities. Funded in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund.
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Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre Richard III An Arab Tragedy
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam Sets by George Tomlinson
Costumes by Abdullah Al-Awadi Lighting by Richard Williamson Music and Sound by Lewis Gibson
New Arabic Language Verison by Mandi Al-Sayigh
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 18 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 20 I 8 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 21 8 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 12 PM
Power Center
Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its "Complete Works" Festival, this engrossing Arab adaptation of Richard III comes from Kuwait. The play unfolds within the hothouse, feudal atmosphere of desert places in an oil-rich kingdom. In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention that are at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context. The evil Richard of Gloucester is interpreted as the aspirant king of a Middle Eastern peninsula. Backed by foreign interests, in the form of a French Buckingham, he falls out with them once he has grasped control of the crown. Eventually, his tyrannical behavior leaves him open to an external invasion backed by dissident internal forces. Filled with exhilarating multimedia interventions and theatrical displays, this engrossing adaptation gives a window into the often misunderstood world of the Arabian Gulf in all its richness: its social customs, musical heritage, and some of its darker mystical rituals. "Viewed as history, Richard becomes a product of his society; perverse, irrational, and inexplicable he remains, but he is also the product of endless cycles of violence, revenge, and civil war," explains Al-Bassam."The play can also be read as an urgent prophecy or a cautionary tale with particular relevance to the Gulf region today." Performed by a company of actors from England and across the Arab world, the work is accompanied by a live Arab musical score.
Performed in Arabic with English supertitles, this work will only be seen at UMS and at the Kennedy Center. Two hours, no intermission.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
Additional promotional support provided by The Arab American News and Arab Detroit.
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Tokyo String Quartet Sabine Meyer clarinet
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 I 7 PM (NOTE TIME] Rackham Auditorium
One of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world is again joined by one of the great solo wind players of the world. Sabine Meyer, the first female member of the Berlin Philharmonic, joins the Tokyo String Quartet for clarinet quintets by Brahms and von Weber.
PROGRAM
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115 (1891)
Weber Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34 (1815)
Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 6
Andras Schiff piano
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 I 4 PM Rackham Auditorium
Andras Schiff continues his two-year exploration of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas with a pair of concerts in October. More info: page 19.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 (1804)
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") (1804-05)
Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (1809) Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79 (1809)
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") (1809-10)
Sponsored by Natalie Matovinovie.
Additional promotional support provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Farewell Tour
Guarneri String Quartet
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 4 PM Rackham Auditorium
This venerable ensemble will retire at the end of the 0809 season, and UMS will present a farewell tour concert of Beethoven String Quartets, reminding long-time UMS concertgoers of the Guarneri's complete Beethoven cycle in Ann Arbor over 30 years ago. This performance will mark the ensemble's 32nd UMS concert since its 1971 debut.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127 (1823-24) String Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op. 132 (1825)
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Brentano String Quartet Peter Serkin piano
Richard Lalee baritone
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 I 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
Named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved," the intended recipient of his famous love confession, the Brentano Quartet transcends Beethoven to explore music both very old and very new, performing musical works that pre? date the string quartet as a medium and commissioning new works from some of the most important composers of our time. The ensemble is joined by Peter Serkin and the baritone Richard Lalee for a program that balances quartet standards with contemporary masterpieces.
PROGRAM
Haydn String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76, No. 2 ("Quinten") (Hob. I11:76) (1796-97)
Wuorinen New Piano Quintet (commissioned by the artists)
Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 (for quartet, piano, and baritone) (1942)
Beethoven Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1825-26)
Altenberg Trio Vienna
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 18 PM Rackham Auditorium
Since its "official" debut during the Salzburg Mozart Week in January, 1994, the Altenberg Trio Vienna has earned a reputation as one of the most daring and consistent ensembles of its kind. The trio members have impressive individual reputations in chamber music circles and take great pride in remaining faithful to the style and tradition of the "Viennese sound" so often admired in reviews. Named after the revered Viennese poet Peter Altenberg, a contemporary and compatriot of renowned Viennese artists at the turn of the 19th century (Schoenberg, Berg, Mahler, Schiele, Klimt, among others), the Trio has an extensive discography ranging from German and French classics to American music.
PROGRAM
Haydn Piano Trio in A Major, Op. 42, No. 1 (Hob. XV:9) (1785)
Vasks Episodi e canto perpetuo (Hommage a Olivier Messiaen) (1985)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66 (1845)
John Williams guitar
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 , 8 PM
Rackham Auditorium
One of the most versatile and respected guitarists in the world, John Williams has explored, expanded, and personally inspired a modern renaissance for the classical guitar through his international concert appearances and prolific best? selling recordings. Best known as a classical guitarist, he has nevertheless explored many different musical traditions with a wide range of noteworthy collaborators, including his 2007 UMS appearance with guitarist John Etheridge.
TakScs Quartet Marc-Andre Hamelin piano
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
The brilliant Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin joins the Tak?cs Quartet, an ensemble renowned for its ability to fuse four distinct, expressive musical personalities into gripping unified interpretations.The Quartet's intellectual curiosity and passion are demonstrated through collaborations with a variety of artists, ranging from classical pianists to Hungarian folk
music groups and poets.
PROGRAM
Haydn String Quartet, Op. 77, No. 1 or 2 (1799)
BartOk String Quartet No. 1 in a minor (1909)
Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (1842)
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 5
Andras Schiff piano
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1 (1801-02)
Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest") (1802) Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 (1801-02) Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein") (1803-04)
Sponsored by Natalie Matovinovic.
Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 6
Andras Schiff piano
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 4 PM Rackham Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 (1804)
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") (1804-05)
Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (1809) Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79 (1809)
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") (1809-10)
Sponsored by Natalie Matovinovic.
Additional promotional support provided by WGTE 91.3 FM and Observer & Eccentric Newspapers.
Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 7
Andras Schiff piano
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 18 PM Hill Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90 (1814)
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier") (1817-18)
Additional promotional support provided by WGTE 91.3 FM and Observer & Eccentric Newspapers.
Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 8
Andras Schiff piano
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 8 PM Hill Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 (1820) Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 (1821-22) Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111 (1821-22)
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The Beethoven Sonata Project has been in the making for most of Andras Schiff's professional career. In 2004, soon after his 50th birthday, Andras Schiff performed the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle in London, the first time he attempted such a feat."I always had this plan to wait until my 50th birthday, not because it held any particular significance, but because I was not happy with the way I was playing Beethoven in my early years," he told Gramophone magazine. He is now repeating that complete cycle in only four US cities -Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York's Carnegie Hall -in eight concerts in each city over a two-year period.
"Heroism is an important part of Beethoven's character," Mr. Schiff told The New York Times last year. "But there are so many other sides to him. He can be incredibly personal and lyrical and tender. And also the element of humor and fun: apart from Haydn, no one has this earthy humor:'
The 32 sonatas were written between 1795 and 1822 and provide an overview of Beethoven's stylistic development. Schiff will perform the sonatas in the order in which they were written (the sonatas are numbered by when they were published, which is why they may appear out of order on some concert programs.) As Schiff notes, no single opus represents another, thus providing an overview of Beethoven's stylistic development as he progressed through his early, middle, and late periods, marked in part by the composer's increasing deafness. This second year of the cycle concentrates on his middle period, when he had partial hearing, and his late period, when he was profoundly deaf.
The middle and late sonatas include many of the composer's most well-known works for solo piano, including the"Waldstein"Sonata, the "Hammerklavier," and the "Appassionata." However, as Schiff noted in his interview with the Times,"I think that the no-nickname sonatas are not less great than the nicknamed ones."
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Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds
Wayne Shorter saxophones I Danilo Perez piano; John Patitucci bass I Brian Blade drums
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
Just six months after the SFJAll Collective's tribute to saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Shorter himself takes the stage in a celebration of his 75th birthday. Universally regarded as a living legend in jazz, Shorter's great body of work as a composer for such illustrious groups as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis's famous quintet from the 1960s, and the fusion group Weather Report is enough to ensure him a spot in the Jazz Hall of Fame.The concert features new Shorter arrangements for the Imani Winds, an unabashedly adventurous African American quintet. More info: page 28.
Additional promotional support provided by Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Joe Lovano "Us Five" Quintet and Jason Moran
Joe Lovano saxophones
Esperanza Spalding bass I James Weidman piano Francisco Mela drums I Otis Brown III drums FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 18 PM
Michigan Theater
Joe Lovano's lush, inimitable saxophone sound will be on display within the contexts of both his virtuosic, twodrummer quintet and in duets with the exciting pianist composerimproviser Jason Moran. Featuring young bass talent Esperanza Spalding, classic straight-ahead drummer Otis Brown III, and the Latin dance rhythms of Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela, Lovano's new"Us Five"Quintet is reaching special heights where off-the-cuff ideas rooted in jazz tradition meet serious fun. The first half of the evening features solo piano ruminations from Blue Note recording artist Jason Moran in addition to musical conversations between two of today's modern jazz masters.
Additional promotional support provided by Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Tord Gustaysen Trio
Tord Gustaysen piano
Jarle Vespestad drums I Harald Johnsen bass FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 I 8 PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In the five years that have elapsed since recording a debut album that proved both a popular and a critical success, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustaysen continues to make music that gently sings, as evidenced on his most recent album for ECM Records, 2007's Being There. While relating to genres like Scandinavian folk music, American gospel, Caribbean music, and cool jazz, the trio presents a unique universe of lyricism, luminescence, and subtle funkiness. Each trio performance has an appealing freshness yet is sophisticated in its whole-hearted dedication to the melodic line."It takes a few songs to unthaw the soul-stirring juices of Norwegian pianist Tord Gustaysen. But be prepared to be converted when it happens." (Philadelphia Inquirer) More info: page 36.
Sponsored by BORDERS.
James and Nancy Stanley
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
TUESDAY, MARCH 10 8 PM Hill Auditorium
This 15-member ensemble is comprised of the finest jazz players on the scene, and their vast repertory -ranging from rare, historic compositions to newly commissioned works to new takes on old classics -makes them a veritable repository of jazz history. Led by the incomparable Wynton Marsalis, who conceived and built this ensemble into the irresistible force it is today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra retums for another stunning concert. More info: page 40.
Additional promotional support provided by Ann Arbor's 107one
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Chick CoreaJohn McLaughlin: Five Peace Band
Chick Corea piano and keyboards
John McLaughlin guitar I Christian McBride bass Kenny Garrett alto saxophone I Vinnie Colaiuta drums SATURDAY, APRIL 4 j 8 PM
Hill Auditorium
John McLaughlin and Chick Corea created two of the most explosive live fusion bands of the 1970s. McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra and Corea's Return to Forever were two of the most popular instrumental groups of all time. Their music went far beyond the ordinary, fusing energy, spirituality, and emotion with improvisation and hard rock. This concert tour will be the first time that these virtuoso improvisers join forces since they were both members of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew-era band over 40 years ago. More info: page 46.
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Kurt Elling Sings the ColtraneHartman Songbook
Kurt Elling vocals I Ernie Watts tenor saxophone Ethel Laurence Hobgood Trio
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 8 PM
Michigan Theater
Kurt Elling brings his creative re-imagining of John Coltrane's seminal collaboration with romantic balladeer Johnny Hartman. Hartman was the only singer ever to record with Coltrane, and their 1963 album of ballads is considered a masterpiece. Elling takes a cue from Coltrane's ingenuity, creating new storytelling and harmonies and adding lush layers and atmospheres to what has widely been dubbed one of the most romantic albums ever recorded. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts joins Elling, the Laurence Hobgood Trio, and the string quartet Ethel in new arrangements from the ColtraneHartman songbook. More info: page 48.
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Arab Festival Opening Event
A Tribute to Munir Bashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music
Featuring Omar Bashir, Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, and Rahim AlHaj
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 18 PM
Rackham Auditorium
Munir Bashir was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century. Born in Mosul in 1930 to a Syrian father and a Kurdish mother, he studied at the famous Baghdad Conservatory from age six and later taught there. Considered the Juilliard of the Middle East, the Baghdad Conservatory of Music was burned to the ground during the Iraq War, and many of its faculty and students fled the country, threatening the continuation of the Iraqi oud tradition. This tribute performance, which cel? ebrates the end of Ramadan, comes 11 years after Bashir's death and features his former proteges. More info: page 28.
Made possible in part by the U-M Center for World Performance Studies and the U-M Islamic Studies Initiative.
Funded in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund.
The Rite of Spring
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 8 PM Power Center
Algerian choreographer Heddy Maalem's explosive interpretation of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) features 14 utterly distinctive dancers from Mali, Benin, Nigeria, and Senegal. Highly dynamic dance sequences and overwhelming group scenes are interlaced with intense scenes of silence and atmospheric film projections that provide contrast to the music. Performed without intermission. More info: page 30.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Additional promotional support provided by Metro Times, Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Gilgamesh
Kinan Azmeh clarinet Kevork Mourad MaxMSP
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 , 7 PM & 9 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 7 PM & 9 PM
Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium
The current unrest in the seat of the world's oldest civilization has inspired the Juilliard-trained Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh to embark on a multimedia exploration of the most ancient epic that exists in writing today. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, thought to have ruled in the third millennium BC. This unique event explores the epic through both music and visual art, using original composition on the clarinet inspired by live drawings projected by SyrianArmenian painter Kevork Mourad. While improvising freely in different Arabic modes on top of a multi-layered virtual ensemble, Azmeh and Mourad create a shockingly different take on one of the world's oldest literary texts.
The Friday performance is sponsored by Gil Omenn and Martha Darling. Additional promotional support provided by Between the Lines.
Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab Music
Aswat
Starring Ibrahim Azzam, Sonia M'barek, Khalil Abonula, Rima Khcheich, and Simon Shaheen
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
The period from the 1920s to the 1950s was a golden age of song in many parts of the Arab world -in particular, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Many of these countries' greatest singers and composers reached unprecedented heights of artistry and stardom during these years. Now, one of today's leading Arab composers and instrumentalists, Simon Shaheen, is bringing this era back to life. Working with a traditional Arab orchestra and some of the leading singers in the Arab world today, Shaheen directs this evening of classic, unforgettable melodies, soul-stirring voices, and lush orchestral arrangements, authentically recreating and interpreting the sights and sounds of this magical time. More info: page 42.
Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre
Richard III An Arab Tragedy
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam FRIDAY, MARCH 20 18 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 21 18 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 I 2 PM Power Center
Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the"Complete Works" Festival, this engrossing Arab adaptation of Richard III comes from Kuwait. The play unfolds within the hothouse, feudal atmosphere of desert places in an oil-rich kingdom. In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention that are at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context. The production gives a window into the world of the Arabian Gulf in all its richness: its social customs, musical heritage, and some of its darker mystical rituals. Performed with a company of actors from England and across the Arab world, the work is accompanied by a live Arab musical score. Performed in Arabic with English supertitles, this work will be seen exclusively at UMS and the Kennedy Center.
Additional promotional support provided by Metro Times.
Fes Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes, Morocco
Mohammed Bennis and the Hmadcha Ensemble
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 18 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 17 PM [NOTE TIME] Location TBA
A champion for preserving Moroccan Sufi traditions, artistic director Mohammed Bennis founded the Hmadcha Ensemble as way to preserve traditional Sufi chanting in the Hmadcha tradition of Fes. This performance will attempt recreate an authentic, late-night performance that is featured at the Fes Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes, Morocco. Instead of a theatrical stage, UMS is placing this performance in an appropriate general admission venue (to be announced). Specific Fes traditions and customs will be honored as part of this event.
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There's a whole giant world beyond your backyard, and you want your children to discover it. It's a world rich in possibilities for adventure and discovery. With artists from Canada, Japan, South Africa, across the ancient Silk Road, and, indeed, your own backyard, UMS puts the world within reach.
Many events, shared with your loved ones, become treasured memories that last a
lifetime. Your children will thank you now for the immediate experience -and many years into the future for creating and nurturing a love of the performing arts.
Except where specifically noted, these events are regular, full-length mainstage events on the UMS season with special pricing only when purchased as part of the Family Series.
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UMS started the Classical Kids Club to give parents the opportunity to introduce their children to world-renowned classical music artists. Designed to nurture and create the next generation of musicians and music lovers, the Classical Kids Club allows students in grades 1-8 -and their parents -to purchase tickets to all classical music concerts at significantly: discounted prices.
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Classical Kids Club tickets are available beginning two weeks before the concert date. Tickets may be ordered in person or by phone and can be picked up at will-call the night of the performance.
Parents can purchase up to two kids' (ages 5-14) tickets for $10 each with the purchase of an adult ticket for $20 to all Choral Union, Chamber Arts, and Beethoven Sonata Cycle Series events. Seating is subject to availability. UMS will reserve a limited number of
Classical Kids Club tickets for each eligible performance-even those that sell out. Parents are encouraged to call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 with any questions the week or day of the performance.
Membership is Free! Simply sign up through
the "E-mail Club" link and check the box for Classical Kids Club to receive reminders about upcoming CKC performances. If you haven't signed up in advance, you're still welcome to: purchase Classical Kids Club tickets.
Family Series Includes:
Special One-Hour Family Performance
Rubberbandance Group
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 1 PM
Power Center
Fusing the urban energy of break dance with the fluid elegance and technique of ballet, Montreal's Rubberbandance Group has exploded onto the international dance scene. Their UMS debut appearance features Elastic Perspective, a suite of dances that
are audacious settings of hip-hop to mostly classical music. It's a joy to watch. More info: page 36.
Special One-Hour Family Performance
Dan Zanes & Friends
SUNDAY, MARCH 29 1 PM & 4 PM
Rackham Auditorium
Dan Zanes and his band perform exuberant, irresistible handmade music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kids-at? heart. Drawing on a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes and his band create a rollicking "Woodstock for Kids," including American traditional songs, dance classics, and smart, inventive originals.
Media Sponsors Ann Arbor's 107one and Metro Times.
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Soweto Gospel Choir
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 j 8 PM
Hill Auditorium
Mixing live drumming, song, and dance, the Soweto Gospel Choir draws the best voices from hundreds of church choirs
in South Africa. Their performances feature a mixture of tribal, traditional, and popular African gospel that uplift the soul. Their tours benefit South Africa's sick and impoverished families through an AIDS orphans foundation. More info: page 30.
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Kodo
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
The Japanese characters of the company's name convey two meanings:"heartbeat," the primal source of all rhythm, and "children of the drum,"a reflection of Kodo's desire to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child. An unforgettable experience! More info: page 40.
Media Sponsor Ann Arbor's 107one.
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma cello
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
Yo-Yo Ma brings his celebrated Silk Road Ensemble to Ann Arbor for the first time.This collective of internationally renowned artists and musicians from along the ancient trading route known as the Silk Road explores the relationship between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. Recommended for children ages 7+.
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choose one event each month to guaran? tee -that they will spend time with friends
and family and get out of the house. .._. , With the Monogram Series, you can curate your own performing arts series,
remixing the events on our season to fit your lifestyle and personal preferences. Choose at least five events from the pages
that follow, and you'll receive 10 off the regular ticket prices -while gaining access to the best seats in the house.
Subscribe before Friday, June 27, and you may take advantage of our interestfree installment billing option (minimum order $300), as well as free parking (minimum order of eight events).
And when you purchase a Monogram Series, you'll also have the opportunity to purchase tickets to some of the most anticipated events in our season, months before they go on sale to the general public.
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A Disappearing Number
Conceived and Directed by Simon McBurney WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 8 PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 18 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 I 8 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 I 2 PM & 8 PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 I 2 PM
Power Center
Simon McBurney and the theater company Complicite brought their production The Elephant Vanishes to Ann Arbor in October, 2004. The production captured the imagination of audience members like no other theater production presented by UMS before and is still raved about four years later. Now McBurney brings Complicite's latest work, A Disappearing Number, which delves into the story of the most mysterious and romantic mathematical collaboration of all time. In the chilly English surroundings of Cambridge during the First World War, the English mathematician GH Hardy unexpectedly receives a letter filled with mathematical theorems from a young Indian genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan, whose work ultimately anticipated some of the ideas in contemporary string theory. Simultaneously a narrative and an inquiry, the production weaves a provocative theatrical pattern across three continents about our relentless compulsion to understand. Threaded through this pattern of stories and ideas are questions: about mathematics and beauty; imagination and the nature of infinity; what is continuous and what is permanent; how we are attached to the past and how we affect the future; how we create, and how we love. A Disappearing Number "is very much Complicite territory: echoes through time, connections across worlds. In McBurney's hands, mathematical sequences become journeys through life, and numerology a means of giving substance to the unknowable." (The Times, London) Recently awarded the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in London, A Disappearing Number launches the UMS season in September with this exclusive US appearance.
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Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris artistic director
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 8 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 8 PM Power Center
The Washington Post called Mark Morris "our Mozart of modern dance. There is that same sense of easy fecundity, his air of an aging, congenial enfant terrible, the sheer brilliance and wealth of his choreographic invention." Morris has changed the way that audiences see modern dance, with unique artistry that reflects a profound and sophisticated love of music. He is, as the Los Angles Times said, "intensely musical, deceptively cerebral, insinuatingly sensual, fabulously funky." His company of exuberant dancers lives up to its reputation of wit, grace, and a refined musicality that is further reinforced by Morris's use of live musicians in every performance.
PROGRAM (Fri 919)
New Love Song Waltzes (Brahms: Neue Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 65) (1982) Love Song Waltzes (Brahms: Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52) (1989) Grand Duo (Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin and Piano) (1993)
PROGRAM (Sat 920)
Italian Concerto (J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971) (2007) Candleflowerdance (Stravinsky: Serenade in A) (2005) Bedtime (Schubert: Wiegenlied, Standchen, and Erlkonig) (1992) Grand Duo (Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin and Piano) (1993)
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Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds
Wayne Shorter saxophones Danilo Perez piano; John Patitucci bass Brian Blade drums
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 j 8 PM
Hill Auditorium
"In my experience, after 35 years of concerts, I've never attended a concert so full of life, intelligence, reactive participation, and reciprocated love." (Jazzman) Just six months after the SFJAll Collective's tribute to saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Shorter himself takes the stage in a celebration of his 75th birthday. Universally regarded as a living legend in jazz, Shorter's great body of work as a composer for such illustrious groups as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis's famous quintet from the 1960s, and the fusion group Weather Report is enough to ensure him a spot in the Jazz Hall of Fame. Considered "jazz's all-around genius, matchless in his field as a composer, utterly original as an improviser:' (The New York Times), Shorter continues his deep musical exploration with his virtuosic working quartet. The concert features new Shorter arrangements for the Imani Winds, an unabashedly adventurous African American quintet.
Media Sponsors WEMU 89.1 FM, Metro Times, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Arab Series Opening Event
A Tribute to Munir Bashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music
Featuring Omar Bashir, Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, and Rahim AIHaj
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 18 PM
Rackham Auditorium
Oud player Munir Bashir was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century and is considered the supreme master of the Arab musical system. His music was distinguished by a novel style of improvisation that reflected his study of Indian and European music. Born in Mosul in 1930 to a Syrian father and a Kurdish mother, he studied at the famous Baghdad Conservatory from age six and eventually migrated to Budapest in the early 1960s, where he studied under the supervision of Zoltan Kod?ly, a champion of the preserva? tion of traditional Hungarian folk songs. Kodaly's experi? ences corresponded with Bashir's concerns for the tradi? tional folk music of his home country, and Bashir returned to Iraq for several years before returning to Hungary after the First Gulf War in 1991.This tribute performance, which celebrates the opening of the Performing Arts of the Arab World series and the end of Ramadan, comes 11 years af? ter Bashir's death and features several former proteges: his son, Omar, a celebrated musician in his own right; Farida, one of Iraq's most distinguished female singers and a spe? cialist of a form traditionally sung by men; and oud player Rahim AIHaj, who made his UMS debut in March, 2007.
Considered the Juilliard of the Middle East, the famous Baghdad Conservatory of Music was burned to the ground during the Iraq War, and many of its faculty and students fled the country, threatening the continuation of the Iraqi oud tradition, which has been sustained for nearly 5,000 years. Munir Bashir taught at the celebrated institution for several years. Farida and Rahim AlHaj were trained at the Baghdad Conservatory and pay tribute to their former teacher while remembering the tragedy that destroyed the institution that trained Iraqi musicians in traditional Arab performance styles.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
Made possible in part by the U-M Center for World Performance Studies and the U-M Islamic Studies Initiative.
Funded in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund.
Media Sponsors The Arab American News and Arab Detroit.
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The Rite of Spring
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
Heddy Maalem artistic director
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 8 PM Power Center
Fourteen utterly distinctive dancers from Mali, Benin, Nigeria, and Senegal come together for Heddy Maalem's explosive interpretation of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). Maalem's Rite -furious and bold, straightforward and without artifice -is placed in urban Africa and inspired by the choreographer's time in Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 12 million people. Highly dynamic dance sequences and overwhelming group scenes are interlaced with intense scenes of silence and atmospheric film projections that provide provocative contrast to the music. Again and again, the male and female dancers -each one urgent and unflinching -meld into one unit, pulsating with energy. Heddy Maalem was born in Algeria. His extensive training in boxing and aikido continue to influence his choreography, which is marked by precision, sparse vocabulary, and clarity. Performed without intermission.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Media Sponsors Metro Times, Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, The Arab American News, Arab Detroit, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Soweto Gospel Choir
David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer music directors FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 I 8 PM
Hill Auditorium
Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, the 26-member Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. Under the direction of David Mulovhedzi, this choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. Their performances feature a mixture of tribal, traditional, and popular African gospel, with earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, and charismatic performances that uplift the soul and express South Africa's great hopes for the future. With both a cappella songs and a four-piece band and percussion section, the Soweto Gospel Choir performs in six of South Africa's 11 official languages. The choir's meteoric rise to international recognition during its brief six-year history includes two Grammy Awards, the 2003 American Gospel Music Award for"Best Choir"just one year after its founding, and chart-topping CDs on the Billboard World Music Chart. But no amount of glittering international recognition and praise has diverted the ensemble from the mission it holds close at heart: to support South Africa's sick and impoverished families and children through an AIDS orphans foundation that it founded. Their two previous UMS performances have been near sellouts.
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The 0809 Family Series is sponsored by Toyota.
Media Sponsors WEMU 89.1 FM, Ann Arbor's 107one, Michigan ChronicleFront Page, and WRCJ 90.9 FM.

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Five years ago, UMS changed the way it programs, world music and dance, each season putting a more intense focus on a region of the world that has significant representation in southeastern Michigan while continuing to present artists from around the globe. The cycle has now come full circle, with a series devoted to Performing Arts of the Arab World, the same region that launched the new global initiative in the 0405 season. Other regional focuses include Africa, Mexico and the Americas, and Asia. In addition to the artists featured on the Arab World Festival (see pages 22-23), UMS this year presents numerous artists from around the world whose styles are rooted in a non-Western cultural tradition:
From Africa: A debut appearance by Heddy Maalem's contemporary dance company (Wed 1015) is balanced two nights later by a return engagement with the popular Soweto Gospel Choir (Fri 1017).
From Mexico and the Americas: Milton Nas? cimento and the Jobim Trio celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bossa Nova (Sat 1018).
From Asia: Yo-Yo Ma brings his Silk Road Project to Ann Arbor for two performances (Fri 313 & Sat 314).The Japanese drumming group Kodo retums for the first time since 2005 (Fri 213), and the Asian sub-continent is represented by a Rackham Auditorium performance featuring two incredible Indian musicians: Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (Sun 322).
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Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 8 PM Hill Auditorium
During the past two seasons, UMS audiences have had the pleasure of hearing Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Now, another Brazilian legend makes his UMS debut -Milton Nascimento, whose extraordinary, soaring voice and songwriting genius have made him one of the bestknown Brazilian pop musicians. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942, Nascimento has returned again and again to the introspective, spiritual music of Minas Gerais, a state north of Rio where he moved when he was two.Though less known for his politics than his compatriot musicians, he has advocated for the rights of black Brazilians and involved himself in the struggle for native land rights years before it became fashionable. Nascimento's extensive discography dates back more than 40 years, and his eponymous 1998 album won the Grammy for"World Music Recording of the Year." Nascimento performs alongside the Jobim Trio, featuring the son and grandson of the internationally celebrated songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"). Paulo Braga, the father of modern Brazilian drumming who performed and recorded with Antonio Carlos Jobim for more than 15 years, rounds out the trio. Together they pay tribute to 50 years of Bossa Nova, which was invented by Jobim in the late 1950s and discovered by American jazz musicians shortly thereafter, becoming an international craze in the 1960s.
Media Sponsors WEMU 89.1 FM and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Beethoven Sonata Project Concerts 5 & 6
Andras Schiff piano
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 I 8 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 14 PM Rackham Auditorium
Andras Schiff launches the second year of his two-year, eight-concert cycle of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas with this pair of concerts in Rackham Auditorium.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM (Fri 1024)
Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1 (1801-02)
Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest") (1802) Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 (1801-02) Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein") (1803-04)
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM (Sun 1026)
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 (1804)
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") (1804-05) Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (1809)
Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79 (1809)
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") (1809-10)
Sponsored by Natalie Matovinovic.
Media Sponsors WRCJ 90.9 FM, WGTE 91.3 FM and Observer & Eccentric Newspapers.
Joe Lovano "Us Five" Quintet and Jason Moran
Joe Lovano saxophones
Esperanza Spalding bass James Weidman piano Francisco Mela drums I Otis Brown III drums FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 18 PM
Michigan Theater
Joe Lovano's lush, inimitable saxophone sound will be on display within the contexts of both his virtuosic, twodrummer quintet and in duets with the exciting pianist composerimproviser Jason Moran. Featuring young bass talent Esperanza Spalding, classic straight-ahead drummer Otis Brown III, and the Latin dance rhythms of Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela, Lovano's new"Us Five"Quintet is reaching special heights where off-the-cuff ideas rooted in jazz tradition meet serious fun. The first half of the evening features solo piano ruminations from Blue Note recording artist Jason Moran in addition to musical conversations between two of today's modern jazz masters.
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We've worked hard to make ordering tickets to the many events in the 0809 season as easy as possible, but with literally thousands of possible combinations, we realize that it can be difficult. With that in mind, please consider these tips that will help you make your decisions for the 0809 season, whether you are new to UMS or have been subscribing for years:
1. Look through the entire brochure and make a list of the events you are interested in seeing.
2. If you generally like events that are thematically linked (e.g., jazz, chamber music), you will probably be most interested in the fixed packages listed in Section 1 of the order form. Anyone who purchases a fixed package may purchase any number of Monogram Series events now and still receive priority seating over single ticket buyers. Monogram event discounts are only available when purchasing 5 or more events from the Monogram Series.
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1. Fixed Series Packages Orders must be received by Monday,
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Chamber Arts Series (7) 287 238 182 133
Beethoven Project (4) 176 152 108 84 I
Dance Series (5) 180 165 165 145 115 Please circle preferred performance:
Mark Morris Fri 919 at 8 Sat 920 at 8
Rubberbandance Group Fri 19 at 8 Sat 110 at 8
Batsheva Dance Company Sat 214 at 8 Sun 215 at 2
Compagnie Marie Chouinard Sat 425 at 8 Sun 426 at 4
Theater Series
Opening Nights (2) 82 72 72 66 50
FriSatSun (2) 98 88 88 72 56
Please circle preferred performance:
Complicite: Disappearing Number Fri 912 at 8 Sat 913 at 8 Sun 914 at 2
Richard Ill: An Arab Tragedy Fri 320 at 8 Sat 321 at 8 Sun 322 at 2
GlobalArab Series (6) 210 198 198 180 150 Please circle preferred performance:
Gilgamesh Fri 123 at 7 Fri 123 at 9 Sat 124 at 7 Sat 124 at 9
Richard Ill: An Arab Tragedy Fri 320 at 8 Sat 321 at 8 Sun 322 at 2
Fes Festival Sat 418 at 8 Sun 419 at 7
Michael's Picks (7) 273 252 252 210 175 Please circle preferred performance:
Compagnie Marie Chouinard Sat 425 at 8 Sun 426 at 4
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To receive the d pricing, you must purchase the Dan Zanes and Rubberbandance Family Performances plus at least two of the other events. Subscribers to any series may purchase tickets to the Dan Zanes and Rubberbandance Family Performances now. Special family pricing for the other three events is available only to Family Series subscribers.
Please provide the names and birthdates (including year) of the children attending with you. If you wish to bring children under age 2 to the one-hour family performances of Dan Zanes and Rubberbandance, please call our Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 to make appropriate arrangements.
Rubberbandance Group Sat 110,1 pm, P 16 adults 8 children
Dan Zanes Sun 329, R 16 adults 8 children
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Soweto Gospel Choir Fri 1017, 8 pm , H2 20 adults 10 children (recommended age 4+)
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Yo-Yo MaSilk Road Fri 313, 8 pm, H2 20 adults 10 children (recommended age 7+)
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3, 111011091ATSeries Orders must be received by Thursday, Au .14 2008
Choose 5 or more events from this listing, and take 10 off! Subscribers to any of the Fixed Series Packages listed in Sections 1 or 2 of the Order Form may order any number of individual Monogram events now but to receive the 10 discount, you must purchase at least 5 different events from this section of the order form.
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Richard Goode, piano, Sun 125, 4pm, H2 56 50 44 40 24 20 10
Lawrence BrownleeKatz Sat 27, 8pm, H2 50 44 36 38 32 26 22 18 10
New York Philharmonic Sun 38, 7pm, H1 100 90 76 80 70 56 48 30 10
Brentano SQSerkin Wed 311, 8pm, R 42 36 28 20
Yo-Yo MaSilk Road Sat 314, 8pm, H2 100 90 76 80 70 56 48 30 10
Altenberg Trio Wed 318, 8pm, R 36 30 24 18
John Williams Wed 41, 8pm, R 46 38 30 22
St. Louis Symphony Thu 42, 8pm, H1 75 68 60 56 46 40 34 20 10
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Julia Fischer, violin Fri 424, 8pm, H2 50 44 36 38 32 26 22 18 10
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UMS's longstanding history of presenting choral music dates back to our founding in 1879. The 0809 season includes a number of choral music presentations, all of which are available through the Monogram Series:
Soweto Gospel Choir (Fri 1017). Steeped in African Gospel music, the 26-member Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from many churches in South Africa and features tribal, traditional, and popular African gospel music.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Thu 1113).This celebrated ensemble performs in the sanctuary of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with a program featuring music by Esto? nian composers Arvo Part and Erkki-Sven Thijr.
Handel's Messiah (Sat-Sun 126-7). An Ann Arbor tradition since 1879, Handel's Messiah features the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jerry Blackstone.
Chanticleer (Thu 129).This popular male
a cappella ensemble is based in San Francisco and performs more than 100 concerts each year. Led by Joseph Jennings, the ensemble performs repertoire spanning ten centuries, from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals, and world music.
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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
TOnu Kaljuste founding director and conductor THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 18 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
UMS and Lincoln Center collaborated to bring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to the US for the first time in 1995, and in numerous subsequent tours they have reaffirmed their reputation as one of the very best choirs in the world. This dynamic ensemble performs repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to the 20th century and is especially admired for its performances of Arvo Part's music, which has served as the centerpiece for the ensemble's previous two UMS appearances (in 1995 and 1997). "The choir's performances inspired a transporting awe..:' (The New York Times)
PROGRAM
Part Occident Orient (moo)
TuUr Requiem (1994)
Part Te Deum (1985, rev. 1992)
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Handel's Messiah
UMS Choral Union
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Jerry Blackstone conductor
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 I 8 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 I 2 PM
Hill Auditorium
The Grammy Award-winning UMS Choral Union (2006 Best Choral Performance for William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience) launches the holiday season with its signature work, Handel's glorious oratorio Messiah. An Ann Arbor tradition in the beautiful surroundings of Hill Auditorium, these performances are ultimately the heart of UMS, connecting audiences with the talented people on stage, but also with the friends and family who attend each year.
Sponsored by the Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund.
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Rubberbandance Group
Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondon co-artistic directors FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 I 8 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 I 8 PM
Power Center
Fusing the urban energy of break dance with the fluid elegance and technique of ballet, Montreal's Rubberbandance Group has exploded onto the international dance scene, with appearances at both hip-hop and contemporary dance festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Japan since its founding in 2002. Choreographer Victor Quijada is a total original -he started out as a B-boy in Los Angeles's underground hip-hop circles before working with Twyla Tharp and Eliot Feld. The six-member Rubberbandance troupe -which takes its name from Quijada's nickname as a breakdancer -sets its explosive hip-hop physicality against the profoundness of contemporary storytelling.Their UMS debut appearance features two different full-evening works: Elastic Perspective (2003, performed on Friday) and Redux Phase II (2008, performed on Saturday). Elastic Perspective is a suite of six dances that are audacious settings of hip-hop to mostly classical music. The first part contains titles like"Secret Service" (a hip-hop interpretation of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet) and "The Traviattle" (a clever battle of the sexes set to Verdi), while the second part is set to mostly Latin rhythms. Redux Phase II investigates the "crack" between hyper-reality TV and the real thing, political surveillance and celebrity, exploring whether there is a loss of time and self in our "virtual" universe."It's really like a genetic experiment," Quijada says, "taking genes from two different forms so that those forms don't stay the same, but have been informed by each other and changed." It's a joy to watch.
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The 0809 Family Series is sponsored by Toyota.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Media Sponsors Metro Times, Between the Lines, and Michigan Radio 91.7 FM.
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Tord Gustaysen Trio
Tord Gustaysen piano
Jarle Vespestad drums I Harald Johnsen bass FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 18 PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In the five years that have elapsed since the recording of a debut album that proved both a popular and a critical success, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustaysen continues to make music that gently sings, as evidenced on his most recent album for ECM Records, 2007's Being There. While relating to genres like Scandinavian folk music, American gospel, Caribbean music, and cool jazz, the trio presents a unique universe of lyricism, luminescence, and subtle funkiness. "Gustaysen sometimes appeared ecstatically wired to the keyboard as he picked out his sublimely spare yet lyrical melodies, eased along by drummer Jarle Vespestad's flickering brushwork and Harald Johnsen's rich-toned and ruminative double bass...a deeply satisfying, almost meditative, musical experience...entranced listeners were hanging on every hurried note:' (The Scotsman)
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James and Nancy Stanley
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Gilgamesh
Kinan Azmeh clarinet Kevork Mourad MaxMSP
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 1 7 PM & 9 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 17 PM & 9 PM
Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium
The current unrest in the seat of the world's oldest civilization has inspired the Juilliard-trained Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh to embark on a multimedia exploration of the most ancient epic that exists in writing today. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Babylonia, a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, thought to have ruled in the third millennium BC. This unique event, developed as part of Juilliard's "Beyond the Machine" Festival, explores the epic through both music and visual art, using original composition on the clarinet inspired by spontaneous drawings projected live by SyrianArmenian painter Kevork Mourad. While improvising freely in different Arabic modes on top of a multi-layered virtual ensemble, Azmeh and Mourad create a shockingly different take on one of the world's oldest literary texts.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
The Friday performance is sponsored by Gil Omenn and Martha Darling.
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Richard Goode piano
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 4 PM Hill Auditorium
"It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of [Richard] Goode's recitals without having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played, or about pianism itself." (The New York Times) Acknowledged as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, Goode probes the inner reaches of works by any composer, infusing every measure with the utmost expressivity. He makes his musicianship an exciting combination of grandness and humility, boldness and depth. Returning for the first time since 1997, Goode will perform a recital program drawn from works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann. Specific program to be announced.
Sponsored by Donald L. Morelock.
Media Sponsors WGTE 91.3 FM, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, and WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Chanticleer
Joseph Jennings music director
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 18 PM St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Chanticleer has developed a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and from gospel to venturesome new music. With its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, the ensemble is"the world's reigning male chorus" (The New Yorker) Named for the "clear singing" rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a book that one of the founding members happened to be reading when the group was formed and needed a name, Chanticleer has a long-standing commitment to developing the choral repertoire, leading the group to commission works from an ever-growing list of important composers. Chanticleer concerts are designed to appeal to audiences of all backgrounds and levels of music appreciation. The men of Chanticleer often speak to the audience from the stage, giving background and a personal touch to the glorious sounds they make. "These men are phenomenal..." (The New York Times)
Media Sponsor WRCJ 90.9 FM.
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Lawrence Brownlee tenor Martin Katz piano
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 18 PM Hill Auditorium
Lauded repeatedly for the beauty of his voice, as well as his seemingly effortless technical agility, Lawrence Brownlee is "on the brink of a major career...without doubt, the most impressive addition to the American tenor roster in many years:' (San Francisco Chronicle,
2006) Brownlee first appeared at UMS in March, 2006 in the concert opera Tancredi -the same year that he was awarded both the Richard Tucker Award and the Marian Anderson Award, two of the biggest prizes for rising
singers. A bel canto specialist, he frequently collaborates with pianist Martin Katz, with whom he partners on his UMS recital debut.
Media Sponsors WGTE 91.3 FM, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Sweet Honey In The Rock
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 ! 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Honey -an ancient substance, sweet and nurturing. Rock -an elemental strength, enduring the winds of time. The metaphor of sweet honey in the rock captures completely these African American women whose
repertoire is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church, the clarion calls of the Civil Rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere. Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the DC Black Repertory Theater Company, Sweet Honey's collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. In the best and in the hardest of times, Sweet Honey In The Rock has come in song to communities across the US and around the world, raising their voices in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. Sign language interpreted.
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Kodo
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 1 8 PM Hill Auditorium
"Superlatives don't really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo...Throughout, the devil of it is the combination of the discipline of a surgeon's scalpel with the primitive, muscular endurance of a cavalry charge. The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking." (Chicago Tribune) In ancient Japan, the taiko drum was a symbol of the rural community, and it is said that the limits of the village were defined not by geography, but by the furthest distance from which the taiko could be heard. With its "One Earth" tour, Kodo brings the sound of the taiko to people around the globe, transcending barriers of language and custom and reminding all of our membership in that much larger community, the world. "In this age of exploding populations and lightning-fast communication, it is more important than ever that these diverse cultures learn to recognize and accept each other so that all may share our increasingly shrinking planet in harmony," according to Kodo's primary philosophy. The Japanese characters of the company's name convey two meanings:"heartbeat','the primal source of all rhythm, and "children of the drum,"a reflection of Kodo's desire to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child. The ensemble makes its first UMS appearance since 2005.
The 0809 Family Series is sponsored by Toyota. Media Sponsor Ann Arbor's 107one.
Batsheva Dance Company
Ohad Naharin artistic director SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 1 8 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 12 PM Power Center
Since its founding in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild, Batsheva Dance Company has become one of the most influential cultural role models in Israel, internationally renowned for pushing the boundaries of cutting-edge dance with intense energy, rich sensuality, and a culturally diverse dance language. Led by Ohad Naharin since 1990, this contemporary dance company reels with energy, adrenaline, and force. While Naharin's choreography has been seen by UMS audiences numerous times over the past decade, the Batsheva Dance Company retums for its first UMS visit since 1998 with two fullevening works. On Saturday, the company presents Three, a bewitching work from 2005 that tests the dancers' individual boundaries in a powerful composition of force, speed, and passion. The Sunday performance features Deco Dance, a celebration of 10 years of Naharin's work with Batsheva that was first performed in 2000. Naharin takes sections of existing works and reorganizes them into a new experience, providing an opportunity look at Naharin's repertoire over time, from its most extravagant to its most intimate and heartrending. Performed without intermission.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Media Sponsors Metro Times, Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, and Detroit Jewish News.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
TUESDAY, MARCH 10 j 8 PM Hill Auditorium
This 15-member ensemble is comprised of the finest jazz players on the scene, and their vast repertory -ranging from rare, historic compositions to newly commissioned works to new takes on old classics -makes them a veri? table repository of jazz history. Led by the incomparable Wynton Marsalis, who conceived and built this ensemble into the irresistible force it is today, the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra retums for another stunning concert. "[The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra] is not just a band on tour, but a religious congregation, spreading the word of jazz."(Down Beat)
Media Sponsors WEMU 89.1 FM, Metro Times, Ann Arbor's 107one, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Brentano String Quartet Peter Serkin piano
Richard Lalee baritone
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 18 PM Rackham Auditorium
Named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved,"the intended recipient of his famous love confession, the Brentano Quartet transcends Beethoven to explore music both very old and very new, performing musical works that pre-date the string quartet as a medium and commissioning new works from some of the most important composers of our time. The ensemble is joined by Peter Serkin, who first appeared with UMS in 1963 as a teenager in a May Festival concert with his father (Rudolf), and the baritone Richard Lalee for a program that balances quartet standards with contemporary masterpieces.
PROGRAM
Haydn String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76, No. 2 ("Quinten") (Hob.111:76) (1796-97)
Wuorinen New Piano Quintet (commissioned by the artists)
Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 (for quartet, piano, and baritone) (1942)
Beethoven Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1825-26)
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Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab Music
Aswat
Starring Ibrahim Azzam, Sonia M'barek, Khalil Abonula, Rima Khcheich, and Simon Shaheen
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
The period from the 1920s to the 1950s is considered the "golden age" of Egyptian cinema, but it was also a golden age of song in many parts of the Arab world -in particular, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Many of these countries'greatest singers and composers reached unprecedented heights of artistry and stardom throughout these years. Now, one of today's leading Arab composers and instrumentalists, Simon Shaheen, is bringing this era back to life. Working with a traditional Arab orchestra and some of the leading singers in the Arab world today, Shaheen directs this evening of classic, unforgettable melodies, soul-stirring voices, and lush orchestral arrangements, authentically recreating and interpreting the sights and sounds of this magical time. Shaheen's international search for the top Arab singers of today includes featured vocalists from Tunisia, Lebanon, and Palestine, who will sing some of the most beloved songs of all time by composers like Mohammad Abdel Wahhab, Farid Al-Atrash and the Rahbani Brothers.The Aswat Orchestra includes virtuoso instrumentalists who will deliver a rich musical experience for devotees and new fans alike. As a backdrop to the live performance, a projection screen flashes preserved images and film footage of the great singers of the Golden Age, creating a multimedia experience of historical depth and lasting emotional impact.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
Media Sponsors The Arab American News and Arab Detroit.
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The Silk Road Ensemble with
Yo-Yo Ma cello
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 j 8 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 14 I 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the Silk Road Project has been a catalyst for a new kind of conversation, opening avenues of inter-cultural communication and collaborative thinking. For about 2,000 years the Silk Road was the main conduit for the spread and exchange of goods, ideas, religions, and culture, connecting people from Asia to the Mediterranean.The collective is drawn from internationally renowned musicians interested in exploring the relatonships between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. "When I started the Silk Road Project;' says Yo-Yo Ma, whose 25 years of touring influenced his view and understanding of the world, "I began to understand the geographical and musical connections between all of these incredible cultures -all these 'other' classical musics, the Persian classical music, the Indian classical music, and so on. I got a sense that at one time these connections were much closer, and over time that certain things got split off and developed independently." After last season's stunning solo recital, Yo-Yo Ma retums with two different performances featuring artists from the Silk Road Ensemble. "Yo-Yo Ma is part modern Marco Polo, an explorer of cultures far beyond his own; part musical missionary, eager to share ideas and make vital connections between peoples!' (Chicago Tribune) Two different programs featuring Yo-Yo Ma, with specific artists to be announced.
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The Friday performance is made possible by the Catherine S. Arcure and Herbert E. Sloan Endowment Fund.
The Saturday performance is sponsored by Robert and Pearson Macek. The 0809 Family Series is sponsored by Toyota.
Media Sponsors Ann Arbor's 107one, WGTE 91.3 FM, and Observer & Eccentric Newspapers.
Altenberg Trio Vienna
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 , 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
Since its "officiardebut during the Salzburg Mozart Week in January, 1994, the Altenberg Trio Vienna has earned a reputation as one of the most daring and consistent ensembles of its kind. When forming their ensemble, pianist ClausChristian Schuster, violinist Amiram Ganz, and cellist Alexander Gebert chose 19th-century Viennese writer and poet Peter Altenberg as their namesake. Their choice illustrated perfectly the values captured in the Trio's music-making: love of beauty, venture toward life, precision of style, and a sense of humor. The trio members have impressive individual reputations in chamber music circles and take great pride in remaining faithful to the style and tradition of the "Viennese sound"so often admired in reviews.
PROGRAM
Haydn Piano Trio in A Major, Op. 42, No. 1 (Hob. XV:9) (1785)
Vasks Episodi e canto perpetuo (Hommage a Olivier Messiaen) (1985)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66 (1845)
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Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre Richard III An Arab Tragedy
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam THURSDAY, MARCH 19 8 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 20 I 8 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 21 I 8 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 I 2 PM Power Center
Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its "Complete Works" Festival, this engrossing Arab adaptation of Richard III comes from Kuwait. The play unfolds within the hothouse, feudal atmosphere of desert places in an oil-rich kingdom. In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention that are at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context. The evil Richard of Gloucester is interpreted as the aspirant king of a Middle Eastern peninsula. Backed by foreign interests, in the form of a French Buckingham, he falls out with them once he has grasped control of the crown. Eventually, his tyrannical behavior leaves him open to an external invasion backed by dissident internal forces. Filled with exhilarating multimedia interventions and theatrical displays, this engrossing adaptation gives a window into the often misunderstood world of the Arabian Gulf in all its richness: its social customs, musical heritage, and some of its darker mystical rituals."Viewed as history, Richard becomes a product of his society; perverse, irrational, and inexplicable he remains, but he is also the product of endless cycles of violence, revenge, and civil war," explains Al-Bassam."The play can also be read as an urgent prophecy or a cautionary tale with particular relevance to the Gulf region today." Performed by a company of actors from England and across the Arab world, the work is accompanied by a live Arab musical score.
Performed in Arabic with English supertitles, this work will only be seen at UMS and at the Kennedy Center. Two hours, no intermission.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by
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Zakir Hussain tabla
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma santoor
SUNDAY, MARCH 22 17 PM [NOTE TIME] Rackham Auditorium
Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but earned him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity. The favorite accompanist for many of India's greatest classical musicians and dancers, he has not let his genius rest there, but is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement with historic collaborations including Shakti (which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar in the 1970s), Sangam (with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland), and performances and recordings with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Van Morrison, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo Drummers of Japan. Hussain, who last appeared in Ann Arbor with Ali Akbar Khan in March, 2000, is joined by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who singlehandedly transformed the santoor from an instrument of accompaniment to one that deserves center stage.
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50th Anniversary Concert
The Romeros
THURSDAY, MARCH 26 I 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
The "Royal Family of Guitar" retums to Ann Arbor for the first time since 2000. A veritable institution in the world of classical music, the Romeros celebrate their 50th anniversary this season. Celedonio Romero, founder and creator of the Romeros guitar dynasty, was a renowned soloist in Spain who began teaching his sons as they approached the age of two or three. He died in 1996, but his sons and grandsons continue Celedonio's legacy. This unparalleled family ensemble has become the international emissary for guitar chamber music, their name synonymous with style, elegance, and technique. To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of classical guitar it is absolutely unprecedented. The Romeros are "Guardians of the Holy Grail of the Classical Guitar."(Leipzig)
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John Williams guitar
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 I 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
One of the most versatile and respected guitarists in the world, John Williams has explored, expanded, and personally inspired a modern renaissance for the classical guitar through his international concert appearances and prolific best-selling recordings. Best known as a classical guitarist, he has nevertheless explored many different musical traditions with a wide range of noteworthy collaborators, including his 2007 UMS appearance with guitarist John Etheridge.
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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson conductor Anssi Karttunen cello
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 I 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The American conductor David Robertson makes his UMS debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, where he has served as music director since 2005. Recognized for his imaginative programming, he combines passion and intellect with his consummate musicianship.The program also features the Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, an ardent advocate of contemporary music who has given over 90 world premieres.
PROGRAM
Wagner "Good Friday Music"from Parsifal (1882)
Adams Guide to Strange Places (2oot)
B. Zimmermann Canto di Speranza (1957)
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82 (1915)
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Chick CoreaJohn McLaughlin: Five Peace Band
Chick Corea piano and keyboards
John McLaughlin guitar I Christian McBride bass Kenny Garrett alto saxophone I Vinnie Colaiuta drums SATURDAY, APRIL 4 18 PM
Hill Auditorium
John McLaughlin and Chick Corea created two of the most explosive live fusion bands in the 1970s. McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra and Corea's Return to Forever were two of the most popular instrumental groups of all time. Their music went far beyond the ordinary, fusing energy, spirituality, and emotion with improvisation and hard rock. These groups inspired a new generation to expand their own musical horizon. This concert tour will be the first time that these virtuoso improvisers join forces since they were both members of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew-era band over 40 years ago. Playing music from then and now, this concert features Detroit native Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, and the incomparable Vinnie Colaiuta.
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concerts 7 & 8
Andras Schiff piano
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 i 8 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 11 18 PM Hill Auditorium
"The Beethoven cycles have become one of the most important events in my life, if not the most important," said Andras Schiff in an interview in England."There is no other sequence of works that is so varied. It is like asking an actor to play all the main Shakespearean roles, but also acting the other roles with them:' Schiff closes out his two-year, eight-concert cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, a cycle that is being repeated in the US in its entirety only in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The final two concerts of the cycle will be given in Hill Auditorium and feature Beethoven's late sonatas, including the "Hammerklavier," widely considered one of the most important works of Beethoven's late period and one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire to this day.
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM (Thu 49)
Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90 (1814)
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier") (1817-18)
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM (Sat 411)
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 (1820) Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 (1821-22) Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111 (1821-22)
The Saturday performance is sponsored by The Medical Community.
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"Dedicated to You"
Kurt Elling Sings the ColtraneHartman Songbook
Kurt Elling vocals I Ernie Watts tenor saxophone Ethel Laurence Hobgood Trio
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 I 8 PM
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Kurt Elling brings Ernie Watts and the Ethel String Quartet aboard for"Dedicated to You7Elling's creative re-imagining of John Coltrane's seminal collaboration with romantic balladeer Johnny Hartman. Hartman was the only singer ever to record with Coltrane, and their 1963 album of ballads is considered a masterpiece. Elling takes a cue from Coltrane's ingenuity, creating new storytelling and harmonies and adding lush layers and atmospheres to what has roundly been dubbed one of the most romantic albums ever recorded. "Only a daring and confident artist would revisit the indelible performances of baritone Johnny Hartman and saxophonist John Coltrane, look to Walt Whitman for lyrics, or decide a string quartet is the touch-perfect complement to his expert working band. Kurt Elling is that artist."(Howard Mandel)"You can't help but see Elling as the descendant of Sinatra and Bennett" (allaboutjazz.com)
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Fes Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes, Morocco
Mohammed Bennis and the Hmadcha Ensemble
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 , 8 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 7 PM [NOTE TIME] Location TBA
A champion for preserving Moroccan Sufi traditions, artistic director Mohammed Bennis founded the Hmadcha Ensemble as way to preserve traditional Sufi chanting in the Hmadcha tradition of Fes. This performance will attempt recreate an authentic, late-night performance that is featured at the Fes Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes, Morocco. Instead of a theatrical stage, UMS is placing this performance in an appropriate general admission venue (to be announced). Specific Fes traditions and customs will be honored as part of this event.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts.
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Julia Fischer violin
Milana Chernyayska piano
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 I 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The young German violinist Julia Fischer made her UMS debut in November, 2007 as soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Born in Munich in 1983, she has received a hailstorm of superlative reviews. Named "Artist of the Year" at the 2007 Gramophone Awards (voted on by more than 14 million individuals), she has also been featured as a major emerging artist by several distinguished music publications. She started off 2008 with a bang: performing Saint Saen's Violin Concerto No. 3 before intermission at a concert in Frankfurt, then making her professional piano debut with Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor after intermission. Fischer makes her UMS recital debut with her Stradivarius in hand.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Marie Chouinard artistic director
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 I 8 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 14 PM [NOTE TIME] Power Center
Marie Chouinard believes that dance is a sacred art and the body a spiritual force to be celebrated. Ever since she presented her first work in 1978, which immediately earned her a reputation as an exceptionally original artist, she has been noted for her astonishing innovation. Her travels -she has lived in New York, Berlin, Bali, and Nepal -her eclectic studies, and her understanding of various techniques allow her to explore the body in different ways, and her works convey a raw, honest, and gritty expression of our human form. In 1990, she formed the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, and in the dozen works she has created since then she has explored the poetics of the body in shockingly immediate, intelligible, and ever-surprising ways, prompting the The New York Times to call her"a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness." For this UMS debut, she presents two different programs: on Saturday, her new work Orpheus and Eurydice and on Sunday, her 1993 piece The Rite of Spring (along
with Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun). Chouinard's Rite, unlike Heddy Maalem's earlier in the season, is constructed around solos, seeking to awaken strong, clear movements in the intimate mystery of each dancer. Not for the faint of heart, these programs reveal the complex, desirous, wild, and cerebral nature of our being. Performances contain nudity.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 5
Andras Schiff piano
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 I 8 PM Rackham Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1 (1801-02)
Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest") (1802) Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 (1801-02) Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 ("Waldstein") (1803-04)
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 6
Andras Schiff piano
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 j 4 PM Rackham Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 (1804)
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") (1804-05)
Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (1809) Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79 (1809)
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") (1809-10)
Sponsored by Natalie Matovinovic.
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Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman pianos
SAI URDAY, NOVEMBER 8 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. Born in Russia, he emigrated to Israel at age 14. He"bucks the stereotype of the Russian soloist as merely a technical wizard of large sound and emphatic personality. He has technique to burn, but he also has a chameleonlike ability to subsume himself in the music" (The New York Times) Returning for the first time since his UMS debut in 1994, Bronfman is joined by the great American pianist Emanuel Ax, renowned not only for his poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity but also for the exceptional breadth of his performing activity. The Chicago Tribune called their 2002 recording of Rachmaninoff's rarely recorded piano duos "a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura."
PROGRAM
Brahms Variations for Two Pianos on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b (1873)
Bolcom Recuerdos (1991)
Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K.448 (1781)
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (1940)
Co-Sponsored by Robert and Marina Whitman and Clayton and Ann Wilhite.
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Richard Goode piano
SUNDAY, JANUARY 251 4 PM Hill Auditorium
"It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of [Rich? ard] Goode's recitals without having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played, or about pianism itself." (The New York Times) Acknowl? edged as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, Goode probes the inner reaches of works by any composer, infusing every measure with the utmost expressivity. He makes his musicianship an exciting com? bination of grandness and humility, boldness and depth. Returning for the first time since 1997, Goode will perform a recital program drawn from works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann. Specific program to be announced.
Sponsored by Donald L. Morelock.
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 7
Andras Schiff piano
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 I 8 PM Hill Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90 (1814)
Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier") (1817-18)
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Beethoven Sonata Project Concert 8
Andras Schiff piano
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 I 8 PM Hill Auditorium
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 (1820)
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 (1821-22) Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111 (1821-22)
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Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Camerata Salzburg
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 17 PM [NOTETIME] Hill Auditorium
For three decades, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, her music-making driven by both passion and simplicity. After embarking on a major Mozart project two years ago, she now tums her attention to JS Bach, performing all of the composer's violin concertos with Camerata Salzburg.
PROGRAM
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041 (1717)
.IS Bach Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043 (1717)
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042 (1717)
Tartini Sonata in g minor for Violin and Continuo ("The Devil's Trill") (ca. 1749)
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein music director
Robert McDuffie violin
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 14 PM Hill Auditorium
Violinist Robert McDuffie makes his first UMS appearance in 20 years as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Bernstein's Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion in what would have been the composer's 90th year.
PROGRAM
Sternberg The Twelve Tribes of Israel (1941)
Bernstein Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion (after Plato's"Symposium") (1954)
Copland Symphony No. 3 (1944-46)
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Julia Fischer violin
Milana Chernyayska piano
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 1 8 PM Hill Auditorium
The young German violinist Julia Fischer made her UMS debut in November, 2007 as soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Born in Munich in 1983, she has received a hailstorm of superlative reviews. Named "Artist of the Year" at the 2007 Gramophone Awards (voted on by more than 14 million individuals), she has also been featured as a major emerging artist by several distinguished music publications. She started off 2008 with a bang: performing Saint Sa?n's Violin Concerto No. 3 before intermission at a concert in Frankfurt, then making her professional piano debut with Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor after intermission. Fischer makes her UMS recital debut with her Stradivarius in hand.
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Michael Kondziolka
is UMS's Director of Programming. These are Some of the events he's particularly excited to see in the 0809 season.

Complicite
A Disappearing Number
Conceived and Directed by Simon McBurney
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 8 PM--OPENING NIGHT Power Center
One of my favorite questions to ask folks around town who attend UMS performances is"what is one of your most memorable UMS experiences"Almost invariably, they say "Complicite's The Elephant Vanishes" from 2004. It amazes me how that one piece of the theater lives on in people's minds. So it goes without saying that nothing could thrill me more than to open our season with Complicite's next creation. I have seen six of Complicite's productions and have always (ALWAYS) left the theater in an altered state. Dense, complex, visually startling, rapid-paced...impossible to describe, and impossible to miss...one of the real events of the year.
Tokyo String Quartet Sabine Meyer clarinet
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 I 7 PM [NOTE TIME] Rackham Auditorium
My performance training is as a clarinetist. Sabine Meyer has always represented, for me, the gold standard of classical clarinet playing with her mellow sound, legato technique, and lyrical, singing interpretations. Her Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Tokyo two seasons ago was flawless...and now we get to hear them together again performing the magnum opus of the form -the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. I always wanted to perform this work myself, but never did. I guess I will have to settle for listening to Sabine -the ultimate consolation prize!
The Rite of Spring
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 8 PM Power Center
Students of cultural history are taught of the indelible impact of non-Western influences on 20th-century Western aesthetics, especially Modernism. In my textbook, I always remember seeing the Picasso painting next to the African mask next to the set drawing for a Ballets Russes production next to the piece of flatware by Puiforcat.This"conversation" between Western and non-Western cultural ideas exploded when Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring hit Paris in 1913. Where did this music come from And why did the dancers move like that Heddy Maalem has created a new African Rite that is startling and unexpected -sculptural, often-static, ritualistic. Striking film interludes from Lagos, Nigeria fill the stage.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tiinu Kaljuste founding director and conductor THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 18 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
The first choral music concert we ever presented at St. Francis of Assisi was the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. I will never forget the music, the audience and the sense of the space -and what the St. Francis sanctuary added to the over? all experience, and how it supported the music. I love basking in the unique sonic colors this choir creates.
Lawrence Brownlee tenor Martin Katz piano
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 18 PM Hill Auditorium
Lawrence Brownlee first came to my attention when we were casting Rossini's Tancredi two seasons ago. Needless to say, we were all impressed...especially Ewa Podle, our evening's star, who immediately pro? moted him for other Rossini productions in Europe. It came as no surprise when I learned that Lawrence was working with none other than our own Martin Katz on a CD of bel canto songs. When in doubt, go to the expert on all things Italian song! (He did, after all, make his La Scala stage debut playing with Renata Tebaldi.)
Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre
Richard III An Arab Tragedy
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare Directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 8 Pivl--OPENING NIGHT Power Center
I was sitting in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, having coffee (not tea) with Deborah Shaw, the Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival, when she started telling me about the work of a Kuwaiti director whom she had just invited to stage a retelling of Shakespeare's Richard Sulayman al-Bassam.The Kennedy Center and UMS have made a commitment to bring the work to the US for the first time, featuring Sulayman's work in our respective Arab performing arts festivals. Some of the best stage actors from the Arab World form an ensemble of consummate strength. Visions of Saddam, a petro-fueled sultanate of endless wealth, and an ongoing war on terror meet Mr. Shakespeare in a head-on collision.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Marie Chouinard artistic director SATURDAY, APRIL 25 8 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 26 I 4 PM Power Center
I first saw Compagnie Marie Chouinard's The Rite of Spring in 1994, and it stayed with me for a long time! For no good reason (other than having other priorities) UMS did not present the ensemble.Two years ago someone on the National Dance Project board asked me if I had "seen Chouinard lately"...1 had not. Upon their urging, I revisited the company's work while in Paris and was BLOWN AWAY. Large-scale stage pictures...epic ideas...fierce, unrestrained dancing... fetish. For her Orpheus, think Ugg fur boots and hats, gold pasties, writhing snakes, pulsing electronica and the world's biggest ball of yarn. Need I say more
PROGRAM (Sat 425)
Orpheus and Euridice (2008)
PROGRAM (SUR 426)
The Rite of Spring (1993)
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1994)
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Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Sat Apr 4
General Admission Venues
St. Francis of Assisi (SF)
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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Thu Nov 13 Chanticleer Thu Jan 29
Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium 109 Zina Pitcher Place
Kinan Azmeh: Gilgamesh Fri Jan 23 & Sat Jan 24
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Fes Festival of Sufi Culture: Sat Apr 18 & Sun Apr 19 Mohammed Bennis
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Tribute to Munir Bashir & Baghdad Conservatory Sat Oct 4
Tokyo String QuartetSabine Meyer Sun Oct 12
Andras Schiff: Beethoven Project Concert 5 Fri Oct 24
Andras Schiff: Beethoven Project Concert 6 Sun Oct 26
Guarneri String Quartet Farewell Tour Sun Jan 11
Brentano String QuartetPeter Serkin Wed Mar 11
Altenberg Trio Vienna Wed Mar 18
Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Sun Mar 22
The Romeros Thu Mar 26
Dan Zanes & Friends Sun Mar 29
John Williams Wed Apr 1
Takacs QuartetMarc-Andre Hamelin Fri Apr 17
Power Center
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Complicite: A Disappearing Number
Mark Morris Dance Group
Compagnie Heddy Maalem: The Rite of Spring Rubberbandance Group
Rubberbandance Group Family Performance Batsheva Dance Company
Richard Ill: An Arab Tragedy
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
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UMS Education
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UMS Youth, Teen, Family, Adult, and Community Programs are central to UMS's mission and core values. We are committed to sustaining these efforts for generations to come.
Youth, Teen and Family Program
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Each year, the UMS Youth Education program
serves over 25,000 schoolchildren and educators in southeastern Michigan, giving most students their first opportunities to experience the live performing arts. UMS is proud to have the largest series of diverse, artistically-driven daytime youth performances in the state of Michigan. Through these performances, coupled with extensive teacher training and curriculum development, this program was designated as a "Best Practice" in 2004 by ArtServe Michigan and the Dana Foundation.
The UMS Youth Education program is enhanced by official partnerships with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, as well as UMS's affiliation with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program. Moreover, we receive advice and counsel from a 50-member Teacher Advisory Committee, to make sure our programs are responsive to the on-going challenges faced in public and private education.
UMS is also an active supporter of youth development initiatives for teens, such as our yearly collaboration with Neutral Zone on the teen-driven performance Breakin' Curfew. In addition, we have many opportunities for families to participate in the arts through our speciallydesigned family performances, Ann Arbor Family Days programming, and the Classical Kids Club.
The Youth Education Program is sponsored by the Esperance Family Foundation.
Adult & Community Engagement
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The UMS Adult Education and Community Engagement Program serves many different audiences through a variety of educational programs. With over 100 unique regional, local, and university-based partnerships each season, UMS has launched initiatives for ArabAmerican, African, MexicanLatino, Asian, and AfricanAmerican audiences, including the NETWORK: African American Arts Advocacy Committee, a program that celebrates world-class artistry by today's leading African and African-American performers.
UMS has earned national acclaim for its work with diverse cultural groups, thanks to its proactive stance on partnering with and responding to individual community needs.Though based in Ann Arbor, UMS Community Engagement programs reach out to all of southeastern Michigan, developing deep and meaningful relationships with as many community and educational groups as possible.
UMS is also very proud of all of its educational and residency programs that are created for general audiences to engage more deeply in the arts. Through artist interviews, panel discussions, symposiums, social receptions, workshops, and informal dialogues, UMS creates a rich assortment of value-added programs. These programs help to inform each audience member's individual experience, inspire creativity, enhance knowledge, and help each other stay connected to friends and family.
Eric Booth leads a "very open rehearsal" at the Alumni Center, where audiences members are invited to interrupt a rehearsal to ask questions of the musicians, November, 2007.
Teachers bringing their students to a UMS youth performance learn about Cambodian dance at a workshop for Pamina Devi, October, 2007.
Wu Man introduces the pipa to students at Northside Elementary School, February, 2008.
Make A Difference
UMS is counting on your contribution to help present this exciting season. Ticket revenues cover less than half of our program costs. Your generosity makes a vital difference in the ability of UMS to bring the world's greatest music, dance, and theater to Ann Arbor.
UMS provides priority to donors in purchasing tickets to individual performances. The fall single ticket brochure is mailed to donors first, and do? nors of $250 or more are able to purchase tickets one week before tickets go on sale to the general public. In addition, UMS donors enjoy:
a.; Discounted tickets to select performances
co.: Acknowledgement in UMS program books and donor listings ($250 or more)
Advance notice of performances and advance purchasing privileges
Invitations to special events
Sponsoring a Concert
Many donors have inquired about increasing their support to honor a family member or colleague, or to commemorate a milestone event in their lives. You can support UMS while celebrating your special occasion and receive the benefits of sponsorship at the same time. UMS staff will work with you to create a package of benefits that meets your individual needs.To discuss sponsorship and related benefits, call Susan McClanahan, Director of Development, at 734-764-8489.
Matching Gifts
Do you work for a company that matches charitable contributions You may be able to double the impact of your gift to UMS and increase your donor level and benefits at the same time. Ask your employer for a matching gift form, which you can complete and include with your contribution.
Prelude Dinners
Learn more about our presentations by attending Prelude Dinners before select performances.The dinners are held in convenient locations so you can park early, dine with friends, and learn from guest speakers who share their expertise about the artists, composers, and topics related to the programs. A complete listing of the 0809 Prelude Dinners will be available online later this summer at www.ums.org. Call the Development Office at 734-764-8489 for more information, or to make reservations.
On the Road with UMS
Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual On the Road with UMS, a benefit auction for the UMS Education Program hosted by the UMS Advisory Committee.
Friday, September 26, 2008 Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo 3990 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
6:30 pm Silent Auction and hors d'oeuvres 8:00 pm Live Auction and dinner
For more information, call 734-764-8489.
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Over 300 people attended the"On the Road" auction in September, 2007, raising more than $73,000 for UMS Education and Audience Development Programs. This year's auction is on Friday, September 26.
About UMS
One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, the University Musical Society enters its 130th season in September, 2008.
UMS is committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences.
With a program steeped in music, dance, and theater performed at the highest international standards of quality, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season.
UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners.
While audience members see what UMS puts on the stages in Ann Arbor, they may not always be aware of the happenings behind the scenes, the activities that help to make UMS a distinctive partner within the southeastern Michigan community, but also within the field of performing arts institutions. We've put together some information about UMS that we hope you'll find interesting.
Relationship to the University of Michigan UMS has a unique"independent but affiliated" status with the University of Michigan. We are a separate, independent 501(c)3 organization with a 34-member board of directors, including the U-M President, other U-M executives, and the Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools as ex-officio members.
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A young fan presents Yo-Yo Ma with a portrait of the artist after his November, 2007 recital.
West Bloomfield resident Wei Shen held a reception in her home for the Chinese community, honoring the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang in January, 2008.
Bob and Bunny Carlson pose for a photo with UMS Choral Union conductor Jerry Blackstone after their 50th consecutive year of attending Messiah performances in December, 2007.
UMS has received annual support from the University of Michigan Office of the Provost andor Office of the President since FY2002 as part of the UMSU-M Partnership Program, in addition to support for the three Royal Shakespeare Company residencies. This support has ranged from 4-9 of our annual budget. For a breakdown of revenues, please see the graph at left.
U-M students are active consumers of UMS events; in the 0708 season, students comprised more than 21 of our total audience (as measured through special student discount programs). Students purchased more than 17,000 tickets to UMS events last year and collectively saved over $325,000 through half-price student ticket sales, rush tickets, the UMS Student Card, and the popular monthly Arts & Eats events, which combine tickets, a free pizza dinner and brief talk by a seasoned expert about the performance.
Commissioning of New Work
While UMS is not presenting any new commissions in the 0809 season, we maintain an active role in Music Accord, a nine-member commissioning consortium that has helped develop nearly 25 new works in the past 10 years, most recently William Bolcom's Double Quartet, which was premiered by the Guarneri and Johannes String Quartets in February, 2008.
In addition to commissions of musical works, UMS has helped in the creation of dance and theater productions since 1990. Partners in these efforts include internationally prominent presenters (e.g., Chatalet of Paris, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, South Bank Centre, etc.) as well as major US presenters (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and other universitybased presenters).
Education & Community Engagement
Each season, UMS hosts over 100 educational events, providing background and context to the work that appears on the stage. Nearly all of these events are free and open to the public.
In addition, UMS's active youth performance program serves approximately 20,000 youngsters from 65 school districts, as well as private and home schools.
These efforts are possible because of UMS's work with more than 100 community partners each season, including arts organizations, human-service organizations, culturally specific community partners, educational institutions, and corporate partners. UMS works with over 50 U-M academic units and more than 150 individual U-M faculty members as partners in our educational programming.
In recognition of these efforts, UMS received the first Arts PresentersMetLife Foundation Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities in January, 2007. The award specifically recognized our partnerships with the Arab, African American, Latinoa, and Asian communities, done in conjunction with our global programming cycles.
These efforts also reinforce UMS's commitment to diversity, from the artists and educational programs we present to the communities with whom we work and the make-up of our staff, Board, and volunteers.
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A youngster poses in the lobby with dancers who performed in the Pamina Devi family performance in October, 2007.
UMS's popular"Arts & Eats" program draws more than 200 students each month who get together to enjoy a performance with free pizza and a brief talk before the concert.
Members of the UMS Student Committee -Amy Fingerle, Liz Stover, and Leonard Navarro -help out at Festifall in September, 2007.
Tickets & Info
Seating Priority
Donors
Donors of at least $2,500 annually receive the highest priority seating based on level of giving for fixed series and Monogram packages. Donations may be made at time of purchase and included with your ticket order. Ticket orders must be received by Friday, June 6 to be eligible for seating priority. Within each subscription category listed below, annual donors of $500 or more receive special consideration for seating.
Fixed Series
Renewing and fixed series subscribers (for packages listed on pages 8-25 and 50-55 of this brochure) receive priority before Monogram Series subscribers and individual event purchasers. Subscriptions will be filled by series, in the order received.
Monogram Series
Monogram subscribers (those who choose at least five events from pages 26-49 of this brochure) will receive priority before individual event purchasers. Subscriptions will be filled in the order received and must be received by Thursday, August 14.
Important Notes from the Ticket Office
Please Make Sure We Have Your E-mail Address on File!
UMS regularly sends updated concert-related parking and late seating information via e-mail a few days before the event. Please be sure that the Ticket Office has your correct e-mail address on file.
Ticket Exchanges
Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for a $6 per ticket exchange fee. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) at least 48 hours prior to the performance. The value of the tickets may be applied to another performance or will be held as UMS Credit until the end of the season. You may also fax a photocopy of your torn tickets to 734-647-1171. UMS Credit must be redeemed by May 9, 2009.
The UMS Ticket Office will accept subscription ticket exchanges after subscription tickets are mailed in August.
Ticket DonationsUnused Tickets
Unused tickets may be donated to UMS for a tax-deductible contribution up to 15 minutes prior to the performance. Unused tickets that are returned after the performance are not eligible for UMS Credit or for a tax-deductible contribution.
Will-CallTicket Pick-Up
All ticket orders received less than 10 days prior to the performance will be held at will-call, which opens in the performance venue 90 minutes prior to the published start time.
Lost or Misplaced Tickets
Call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at will-call. Duplicate tickets cannot be mailed.
Refunds
Due to the nature of the performing arts, programs are subject to change. Refunds are given only in the case of event cancellation or date change. Handling fees are not refundable.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
All UMS venues are accessible for persons with disabilities. Call 734-764-2538 for more information.
Start Time & Latecomers
UMS makes every effort to begin concerts at the published time. Most of our events take place in the heart of central campus, which may have limited parking and several events occurring simultaneously in different venues. Please allow plenty of extra time to park and find your seats.
Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby until seated by ushers. Most lobbies have been outfitted with monitors andor speakers so that latecomers will not miss the performance entirely.
The late seating break is determined by the artists and will generally occur during a suitable repertory break in the program. This could be as late as intermission or, for classical music concerts, after the first piece (not after individual movements). There may be occasions where latecomers are not seated until intermission, as determined by the artist. UMS makes every effort to alert patrons in advance when we know that there will be no late seating.
UMS works closely with the artists to allow a more flexible late seating policy for family performances.
Notices about start times and late seating will be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that the UMS Ticket Office has your e-mail address on file.
ParkingParking Tips
Detailed directions and parking information will be mailed with your tickets and are also available at www.ums.orgparking.
Construction of the University of Michigan's North Quad residence hall over the next two years will increase traffic congestion and require occasional lane and street closures in the block surrounding the construction area. Because this impacts access routes to performance venues, we ask that you allow ample travel time and avoid certain streets. Recommended alternative directions and parking access suggestions are available at www.ums.orgparking.
All parking structures will remain open during construction.
Children and Families
Children of all ages are welcome to attend UMS Family Performances. Please call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 if you are bringing a child under the age of two.
Children under the age of three will not be admitted to regular, full-length UMS performances. All children attending such performances must be able to sit quietly in their own seats without disturbing other patrons. Children unable to do so, along with the adult accompanying them, may be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child. Remember, for regular UMS performances, everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.
See page 24-25 for information about the UMS Family Performance Series and the UMS Classical Kids Club. For more information about the family-friendliness of specific UMS performances, please call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538.
Credits
Special thanks to the following supporters:
Arts at Michigan. Arts at Michigan provides the programs and services that enable students to integrate arts and culture into their undergraduate experience at the University of Michigan.
Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts. Special project support for the Performing Arts of the Arab World Series is provided by Bustan al-Funun for Arab Arts in America, promoting awareness and appreciation for Arab culture in the United States through the support of the creation, development, and presentation of Arab and Arab American arts.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Special project support for many components of the 0809 UMS season is provided by the Leading College and University Presenters Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. UMS's 0809 season is made possible with support from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
National Dance Project. Compagnie Heddy Maalem, Rubberbandance Group, Batsheva Dance Company, and Compagnie Marie Chouinard are funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, and MetLife Foundation.
University of Michigan. The University of Michigan provides special project support for many activities in the 0809 season through the U-M UMS Partnership Program. Additional support is provided by
the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research and the U-M Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Wallace Endowment Fund. Complicite's A Disappearing Number and the Tribute to Munir Bashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music are funded in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund, established with a challenge grant from the Wallace Foundation to build public participation in arts programs.
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Reflects gifts received during the 0708 fiscal year.
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs University of Michigan
Anonymous
Arts at Michigan
Bank of Ann Arbor
Borders Group, Inc.
Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts
The Dan Cameron Family Foundation
Alan and Swanna Saltiel CFI Group
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
DTE Energy Foundation
The Esperance Family Foundation GM Powertrain Willow Run Site Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLC JazzNet Endowment
WK Kellogg Foundation
Masco Corporation Foundation
The Mosaic Foundation, Washington, DC
THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon) National Dance Project of the New England
Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts Performing Arts Fund
Pfizer Global Research and Development,
Ann Arbor Laboratories
Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal K-12 Education Endowment Fund
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Tisch Investment Advisory UMS Advisory Committee University of Michigan Credit Union
University of Michigan Health System
U-M Office of the Senior Vice Provost
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U-M Office of the Vice President for Research Wallace Endowment Fund
UMS is a member of the University of Michigan Public Goods Council and the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan.
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The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.
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