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UMS Concert Program, Wednesday Sep. 10 To 27: University Musical Society: Fall 2008 - Wednesday Sep. 10 To 27 --

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Season: FALL 2008
University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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P2 Letters from the Presidents
5 Letter from the Chair
Leadership 6 UMS Corporate and Foundation Leaders
14 UMS Board of DirectorsNational Council
SenateAdvisory Committee
15 UMS StaffCorporate Council
Teacher Advisory Committee
UMSlnfo 17 General Information
19 UMS Tickets
MSAnnals 21 UMS History
22 UMS Venues and Burton Memorial Tower
JMSExperience 27 UMS Education and Community
Engagement Programs
34 UMS Student Programs
UMSSupport 37 Corporate Sponsorship and Advertising
37 Individual Donations
39 UMS Volunteers
41 Annual Fund Support
45 Endowment Fund Support
48 UMS AdvertisersMember Organizations
Cover: (R -L) AndrSs Schiff (photo: Roberto MasottiECM Records), Complicite:
A Disappearing Number (Joris-Jan Bos), Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre: Richard III-
An Arab Tragedy. Sabine Meyer (Thomas Rabsch), Batsheva Dance Company,
Hill Auditorium audience (Spencer & Wyckoff)

Welcome to the 130th season of the University Musical Society (UMS). There is so much to look forward to as UMS once again brings to the University and our regional community renowned artists from all over the world. UMS artists engage with us not only from the stage, but in the classrooms, libraries, community centers, and other places throughout the region where we gather to learn and grow.
When I consider which UMS events best exemplify the coming together of artistic performance and education, I point to the three-week residencies of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) that we have enjoyed in 2001, 2003, and 2006. The most recent residency offered 21 performances of three great Shakespeare titles at the Power Center, featuring award-winning actors Patrick Stewart and Harriet Walter, and more than 140 related educational programs, including 13 for-credit courses at the University.
I am particularly pleased, then, that UMS has chosen to celebrate the partnership between the RSC, UMS, and U-M at this year's 14th Ford Honors Program. At the heart of this unique partnership has been the extraordinary artist-scholar relationship between the RSC's Olivier Award-winning Artistic Director Michael Boyd and U-M's beloved Professor Ralph Williams, both of whom will be honored at the program. This year's Ford Honors Program, usu?ally held in May, will take place Saturday, January 24, 2009, so that students who have participated in the RSC residencies or who have had Dr. Williams in class will be able to attend. Professor Williams will retire from U-M at the end of this academic year, and I hope you will join me at this very special event.
Thank you for attending this UMS performance. Please join us for other UMS events and for performances, exhibitions, and cultural activities offered by our faculty and students in U-M's many outstanding venues. To learn more about arts and culture at Michigan, including information about the grand re?opening of the renovated and expanded U-M Museum of Art in 2009, please visit the University's website at
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
Welcome to this UMS performance, and thank you for supporting UMS through your attendance. The entire UMS family of Board, Senate, and Advisory Committee members; staff colleagues; Choral Union members; ushers; and hundreds of other volunteers hope that you enjoy the experience and will frequent more UMS events during our exciting 130th season. You'll find all of our performances listed on page 2 of your program insert.
At UMS, we try to make sure that our events offer a chance to learn something new, to look at the world through a different lens, or even to change lives. You'll find much to choose from as solo artists and ensembles from all over the world visit our community and engage with our audiences in many ways. Artists can lift the spirit, challenge perceptions, provide comfort, and deepen understanding. So whether it's Complicite Theatre's A Disappearing Number, Compagnie Heddy Maalem's 77ie Rite of Spring; the Guarneri Quartet's Farewell Tour concert; or our 2009 Ford Honors Program celebrating the Royal Shakespeare Company, its Artistic Director Michael Boyd, and U-M Professor Ralph Williams, we hope you'll find meaning and value as we connect you with our artists for uncommon and engaging experiences.
Please mark Sunday, November 16 in your calendar. On this day, UMS will celebrate the successful completion of our first major fundraising campaign, which has been part of The Michigan Difference, the campaign of the University of Michigan. The University is devoting the weekend of November 13-16 to cele?brate the campaign's successful completion, and UMS is proud to be a part of it. We invite you to join us on November 16 for the 4 pm performance of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Hill Auditorium followed by a 6 pm reception and dinner in the Ballroom of the Michigan League. We have so much to be thankful for as the UMS family has responded magnificently to helping us achieve our $25 million goal. There is still time to be part of this historic campaign. For more information, call the UMS Development Office at 734.764.8489. Watch for your invitation in the mail in early October for these events.
There have been some transitions since last season. After 13 years of out?standing service as our Director of Education and Audience Development, Ben Johnson left UMS to become Director of Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota. We also said farewell to UMS Board members Hal Davis, Sally Stegeman DiCarlo, and Philip Power, who now become members of the UMS Senate. Joining the UMS Board are Martha Darling, Junia Doan, Chris Genteel, and Robert Macek. We thank all of them for their contributions to UMS.
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments, or problems. If you don't see me in the lobby, send me an e-mail message at or call me at 734.647.1174.
And thanks again for coming to this event.
Very best wishes,
Kenneth C. Fischer UMS President
Welcome to UMS, and thank you for becoming part of one of the most extraordinary communities in the world: a small, Midwestern town in the heart of metro-Detroit that regularly presents the finest artists of our time in outstanding venues. Great artists come to Ann Arbor because we provide the freedom to perform interesting and adventuresome repertoire in an environment that welcomes both old and new, classical and modern. They also come because our audiences reflect the community, which has one of the nation's finest traditions in providing support for the arts.
You have shown your interest in participating in this community by your presence at this performance. Perhaps you have been coming for a lifetime; perhaps you are a student participating in our "Arts & Eats" program, or as part of our K--12 partnership with Ann Arbor, Detroit, and other area schools. You may be an expert who can compare a performance with dozens past or you may be experiencing something new. What each of you has in common is the desire to be a part of a community that is open to the best in our artistic tradition. You create an audience that is both welcoming and discerning. The resulting connection with our artists brings out the absolute best in their per?formances, and I strongly suspect that today will bring a stirring and meaning?ful experience for you.
Now that you have joined us, we invite you to become an active part of the UMS community. The task before us is to add to our wonderful tradition: to maintain that which is special and distinctive, and to add our own contribu?tions. We are still small. We still offer a warm Midwestern welcome. We seek the contributions of all who are willing to embrace the arts and the values they represent. Your attendance, your contributions, your participation in our many endeavors, and your advocacy on our behalf, will enrich our efforts by continuing the special community tradition that we were extraordinarily fortu?nate to inherit.
After you have experienced this performance, we are confident that you will agree that we have an obligation to pass on this artistic tradition to the next generation. UMS has prospered because the power of the arts has moti?vated our audiences to contribute their time and money to sustain it, including keeping prices affordable, providing educational experiences for the young, opportunities for new artists, and the commissioning of new work. People like you allow our community to thrive. Please come often and bring your friends. Reflect on what we have in southeastern Michigan through UMS and help keep our community vibrant through the power of the arts with your gifts of participation and your critically important financial support.
Carl W. Herstein
Chair, UMS Board of Directors
James G. Vella
President, Ford Motor Company Fund $ and Community Services 'Through music and the arts, we are inspired to broaden our horizons, bridge differences among cultures, and set our spirits free. We are proud to support the University Musical Society and acknowledge the important role it plays in our community."
Douglas L. LaFleur
Managing Director, Global Power Group "We at TAQA New World, Inc. are proud to lend our support to the UMS, and are extremely honored to be involved with the performing arts community. Truly, human potential is the most valuable commodity on earth. In joining with other Corporate and Foundation leaders supporting UMS, we find ourselves renewed and inspired."
Robert P. Kelch
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan Health System "The arts are an important part of the University of Michigan Health System. Whether it's through performances for patients, families, and visitors sponsored by our Gifts of Art program, or thera?pies such as harmonica classes for pulmonary patients or music relaxation classes for cancer patients, we've seen firsthand the power of music and performance. That's why we are proud to support the University Musical Society's ongoing effort to bring inspiration and entertain?ment to our communities."
Douglass R. Fox
President, Ann Arbor Automotive "We at Ann Arbor Automotive are pleased to support the artistic variety and program excellence given to us by the University Musical Society."
Laurel R. Champion
Publisher, The Ann Arbor News "The people at The Ann Arbor News are honored and pleased to partner with and be supportive of the University Musical Society, which adds so much depth, color, excite?ment, and enjoyment to this incredible community."
Timothy G. Marshall
President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor "A commitment to the community can be expressed in many ways, each different and all appropriate. Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to continue its long term support of the University Musical Society by our sponsorship of the 0809 season."
Habte Dadi
Manager, Blue Nile Restaurant "At the Blue Nile, we believe in giving back to the community that sustains our business. We are proud to support an organization that provides such an important service to Ann Arbor."
George Jones
President and CEO, Borders Group, Inc. "Borders embraces its role as a vital, contributing member of the community that reaches out to connect with people. We know that what our customers read, listen to, and watch is an integral part of who they are and who they aspire to be. Borders shares our community's passion for the arts and we are proud to continue our support of the University Musical Society."
Claes Fornell
Chairman, CFI Group, Inc.
"The University Musical Society is a marvelous magnet for attracting the world's finest in the performing arts. There are many good things in Ann Arbor, but UMS is a jewel. We are all richer because of it, and CFI is proud to lend its support."
Comerica Bank
"Comerica is proud to support the University Musical Society and to sponsor the presentation of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet. UMS continues to enrich the local community by bringing the finest performing arts to Ann Arbor, and we're pleased to continue to support this long-standing tradition."
Fred Shell
Wee President, Corporate and Government Affairs, DTE Energy
"The DTE Energy Foundation is pleased to support exemplary organizations like UMS that inspire the soul, instruct the mind, and enrich the community."
Edward Surovell
President, Edward Surovell Realtors
"Edward Surovell Realtors and its 300 employees and sales asso?ciates are proud of our 20-year relationship with the University Musical Society. We honor its tradition of bringing the world's leading performers to the people of Michigan and setting a standard of artistic leadership recognized internationally."
Leo Legatski
President, Elastizell Corporation of America "Elastizell is pleased to be involved with UMS. UMS's strengths are its programming--innovative, experimental, and pioneering--and its education and outreach programs in the schools and the community."
Kingsley P. Wootton
Plant Manager, GM Powertrain Ypsilanti Site "Congratulations on your 130th season! Our community is, indeed, fortunate to have an internationally renowned musical society. The extraordinary array of artists; the variety, breadth and depth of each season's program; and the education and community component are exceptional and are key ingredients in the quality of life for our community, region, and state. It is an honor to contribute to UMS!"
Carl W. Herstein _
Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP --
"Honigman is proud to support non-profit organizations in the communities where our partners and employees live and work. We are thrilled to support the University Musical Society and commend UMS for its extraordinary programming, com?missioning of new work, and educational outreach programs."
Mark A. Davis
President and CEO, Howard & Howard "At Howard & Howard, we are as committed to
enriching the communities in which we live and work as we are to providing sophisticated legal services to businesses in the Ann Arbor area. The performing arts benefit us all, and we are proud that our employees have chosen to support the cultural enrichment provided by the University Musical Society."
Mohamad Issa
Director, Issa Foundation
"The Issa Foundation is sponsored by the Issa family, which has been established in Ann Arbor for the last 30 years, and is involved in local property management as well as area pub?lic schools. The Issa Foundation is devoted to the sharing and acceptance of culture in an effort to change stereotypes and promote peace. UMS has done an outstanding job bringing diversity into the music and talent of its performers."
Bill Koehler District President, KeyBank
"KeyBank remains a committed supporter of the performing arts in Ann Arbor and we commend the University Musical Society for its contribution to the community. Thank you, UMS. Keep up the great work!"
Dennis Serras
Owner, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc. "As restaurant and catering service owners, we consider ourselves fortunate that our business provides so many opportunities for supporting the University Musical Society and its continuing success in bringing internationally acclaimed talent to the Ann Arbor community."
Sharon J. Rothwell Wee President, Corporate Affairs and Chair, Masco Corporation Foundation "Masco recognizes and appreciates the value the performing arts bring to the region and to our young people. We applaud the efforts of the University Musical Society for its diverse learning opportunities and the impact its programs have on our communities and the cultural leaders of tomorrow."
Scott Merz
CEO, Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc. (MC3) "MC3 is proud to support UMS in recognition of its success in creating a center of cultural richness in Michigan."
Erik H. Serr
Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. "Miller Canfield proudly supports the University Musical Society for bringing internationally-recognized artists from a broad spectrum of the performing arts to our community, and applauds UMS for offering another year of music, dance, and theater to inspire and enrich our lives."
Michael B. Staebler
Senior Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP 'The University Musical Society is an essential part of the great quality of life in southeastern Michigan. We at Pepper Hamilton support UMS with enthusiasm."
Joe Sesi
President, Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda
"The University Musical Society is an important cultural
asset for our community. The Sesi Lincoln Mercury
Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine
Thomas B. McMullen
President, Thomas B. McMullen Co., Inc.
"I used to feel that a U-M-Ohio State football ticket was
the best ticket in Ann Arbor. Not anymore. UMS provides
the best in educational and artistic entertainment."
Robert R. Tisch
President, Tisch Investment Advisory "Thank you, Ann Arbor, for being a wonderful community in which to live, raise a family, and build a successful business."
Tom Thompson
Owner, Tom Thompson Flowers
"Judy and I are enthusiastic participants in the UMS family. We appreciate how our lives have been elevated by this relationship."
Shigeki Terashi
President, Toyota Technical Center "Toyota Technical Center is proud to support UMS, an organization with a long and rich history of serving diverse audiences through a wide variety of arts programming."
Jeff Trapp
President, University of Michigan Credit Union "Thank you to the University Musical Society for enriching our lives. The University of Michigan Credit Union is proud to be a part of another great season of performing arts."
Susan Bellinson
Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods "Whole Foods Market is delighted to support the University Musical Society. Our city is most fortunate to be the home of this world-class organization!"
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following foundations and government agencies:
$100,000 or more
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The Power Foundation
Anonymous DTE Energy Foundation Esperance Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
S20,000-S49,999 Cairn Foundation
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation The Mosaic Foundation, Washington D.C. National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts
Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation Martin Family Foundation Performing Arts Fund
THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon) Sarns Ann Arbor Fund
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL S 0 C I E T Y of the University of Michigan
Carl W. Herstein,
Chair James C. Stanley,
Vice Chair Kathleen Benton,
Secretary Michael C. Allemang,
Wadad Abed Carol L. Amster Lynda W. Berg D.J. Boehm Charles W. Borgsdorf Robert Buckler Mary Sue Coleman Martha Darling Junia Doan Al Dodds Aaron P. Dworkin
Maxme J. hrankel Patricia M. Garcia Chris Genteel Anne Glendon David J. Herzig Christopher Kendall Melvin A. Lester Robert C. Macek Joetta Mial Lester P. Monts Roger Newton
Todd Roberts A. Douglas Rothwell Edward R. Schulak John J. H. Schwarz Ellie Serras Joseph A. Sesi Anthony L. Smith Cheryl L. Soper Michael D. VanHemert Masayo Arakawa, Board Fellow
Clayton E. Wilhite, Chair John Edman Janet Eilber
Eugene Grant Charles Hamlen David Heleniak
Toni Hoover Judith Istock Zarin Mehta
Herbert Ruben Russell Willis Taylor
UMS SENATE (former members of the UMS Board of Directors)
Robert G. Aldrich Herbert 5. Amster Gail Davis Barnes Richard 5. Berger Maurice S. Binkow Lee C. Bollinger Janice Stevens Botsford Paul C. Boylan Carl A. Brauer William M. Broucek Barbara Everitt Bryant Letitia J. Byrd Kathleen G. Charla Leon S. Cohan Jill A. Corr Peter B. Corr Ronald M. Cresswell
Hal Davis
Sally Stegeman DiCarlo Robert F. DiRomualdo Cynthia Dodd James J. Duderstadt David Featherman Robben W. Fleming David J. Flowers George V. Fornero Beverley B. Geltner William S. Hann Randy J. Harris Walter L. Harrison Deborah S. Herbert Norman G. Herbert Peter N. Heydon Toni Hoover Kay Hunt
Alice Davis Irani Stuart A. Isaac Thomas E. Kauper David B. Kennedy Gloria James Kerry Thomas C. Kinnear Marvin Krislov F. Bruce Kulp Leo-A. Legatski Earl Lewis Patrick B. Long Helen B. Love Judythe H. Maugh Paul W. McCracken Rebecca McGowan Barbara Meadows Alberto Nacif Shirley C. Neuman
Jan Barney Newman Len Niehoff Gilbert S. Omenn Joe E. O'Neal John D. Paul Randall Pittman Philip H. Power John Psarouthakis Rossi Ray-Taylor John W. Reed Richard H. Rogel Prudence L. Rosenthal Judy Dow Rumelhart Maya Savarino Ann Schriber Erik H. Serr Harold T. Shapiro George I. Shirley
John 0. Simpson Herbert Sloan Timothy P. Slottow Carol Shalita Smokier Jorge A. Solis Peter Sparling Lois U. Stegeman Edward D. Surovell James L. Telfer Susan B. Ullrich Eileen Lappin Weiser B. Joseph White Marina v.N. Whitman Clayton E. Wilhite Iva M. Wilson Karen Wolff
Phyllis Herzig, Chair Janet Callaway, Wee Chair Elizabeth Palms, Secretary Sarah Nicoli, Treasurer
Ricky Agranoff MariAnn Apley Lorie Arbour Barbara Bach Rula Kort Bawardi Francine Bomar Luciana Borbely Mary Breakey Mary Brown Betty Byrne
Heather Byrne Laura Caplan Cheryl Cassidy Patricia Chapman Cheryl Clarkson Wendy Comstock Norma Davis Mary Dempsey Mary Ann Faeth Michaeiene Farrell Sara Fink Susan A. Fischer Susan R. Fisher Kathy Goldberg Walter Graves
Joe Grimley Susan Gross Susan Gutow Lynn Hamilton ChaHene Hancock Alice Hart Rafe Juarez Jeri Kelch
Meg Kennedy Shaw Pam Krogness Mary LeDuc Joan Levitsky Eleanor Lord Jane Maehr Jennifer J. Maisch
Joanna McNamara Liz Messiter Robin Miesel Natalie Mobley Kay Ness Thomas Ogar Allison Poggi Lisa Psarouthakis Swanna Saltiel Agnes Moy Sarns Jamie Saville Penny Schreiber Bev Seiford Aliza Shevrin Alida Silver man
Loretta Skewes Andrea Smith Becki Spangler Nancy Stanley Carlin C Stockson Karen Stutz Eileen Thacker Janet Torno Louise Townley Amanda Uhle Dody Viola Enid Wasserman Ellen Woodman Mary Kate Zelenock
Kenneth C. Fischer, President Luciana Borbely,
Assistant to the President John B. Kennard, Jr.,
Director of Administration Beth Gilliland,
Gift ProcessorIT Assistant Patricia Hayes, Senior Accountant John Peckham,
Information Systems Manager
Choral Union
Jerry Blackstone,
Conductor and Music Director Jason Harris, Assistant Conductor Kathleen Operhall, Chorus Manager Nancy K. Paul, Librarian lean Schneider, Accompanist Scott VanOrnum, Accompanist Donald Bryant, Conductor Emeritus
Susan McClanahan, Director Susan Bozell, Manager of
Corporate Support Rachelle Lesko,
Development Assistant Lisa Michiko Murray,
Manager of Foundation and
Government Grants M. Joanne Navarre, Manager of
Annual Giving Marnie Reid, Manager of
Individual Support
Lisa Rozek, Assistant to the Director of Development
Cynthia Straub, Advisory Committee and Events Coordinator
EducationAudience Development
Claire C. Rice, Interim Director Bree Juarez, Education and
Audience Development Manager Mary Roeder,
Residency Coordinator Omari Rush, Education Manager
MarketingPublic Relations
Sara Billmann, Director
Jim Leija, Public Relations Manager
Mia Milton, Marketing Manager
Douglas C. Witney, Director Emily Avers, Production
Operations Director Jeffrey Beyersdorf,
Technical Manager
Michael J. Kondziolka, Director Mark Jacobson,
Programming Manager Carlos Palomares,
Artist Services Coordinator Elizabeth Stover, Programming
Ticket Services
Jennifer Graf, Ticket Services
Sally A. Cushing, Ticket Office Associate Suzanne Davidson, Assistant Ticket
Services Manager Sara Sanders, Front-of-House
Coordinator Stephanie Zangrilli,
Ticket Office Associate Karen Zobel, Group Sales Coordinator Dennis Carter, Bruce Oshaben,
Brian Roddy, Head Ushers
Catherine Allan Gabriel Bilen Greg Briley Tyler Brunsman Vinal Desai Rebecca Dragonetti Daniel Erben Toniesha Jones Bryan Langlitz Alejandro Manso Mary Martin Michael Matlock Bryan McGivern Michael Michelon Leonard Navarro Andrew Smith Trevor Sponseller Julie Wallace
Doug Rothwell,
Chair Albert Berriz
Bruce Brownlee Bob Buckler Jim Garavaglia
Rob Gruen Steve Hamp Carl Herstein
Bob Kelch Mary Kramer Sharon Rothwell
Mike Staebler Jim Vella
Abby Alwin Fran Ampey Robin Bailey Greta Barfield Joey Barker Alana Barter Judy Barthwell Rob Bauman Brita Beitler Eli Bleiler Ann Marie Borders
David Borgsdorf Sigrid Bovver Marie Brooks Susan Buchan Deb Clancy Carl Clark Ben Cohen Julie Cohen Leslie Cnscenti Orelia Dann Saundra Dunn
Johanna Epstein Susan Filipiak Katy Fillion Delores Flagg Joey Fukuchi Jeff Gaynor Joyce Gerber Barb Grabbe Joan Grissing Linda Jones Jeff Kass
Rosalie Koenig Sue Kohfeldt Laura Machida Fran Marroquin Jose Mejia Kim Mobtey Eunice Moore Michelle Peet Anne Perigo Rebeca Pietrzak Cathy Reischl
Jessica Rizor Vicki Shields Sandra Smith Gretchen Suhre Julie Taylor Cayia Tchalo Dan Tolly Alex Wagner Barbara Wallgren Kimberley Wright Kathryn Young
Barrier-Free Entrances
For persons with disabilities, all venues have barrier-free entrances. Wheelchair locations vary by venue; visit www.ums.orgtickets or call 734.764.2538 for details. Ushers are available for assistance.
Listening Systems
For hearing-impaired persons, Hill Auditorium, Power Center, and Rackham Auditorium are equipped with assistive listening devices. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please ask an usher for assistance.
Lost and Found
For items lost at Hill Auditorium, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Power Center, or Rackham Auditorium please call University Productions at 734.763.5213. For the Michigan Theater, call 734.668.8397. For St. Francis of Assisi, call 734.821.2111.
Please allow plenty of time for parking as the campus area may be congested. Parking is available in the Church Street, Maynard Street, Thayer Street, Fletcher Street, and Fourth Avenue structures for a minimal fee. Limited street parking is also available. Please allow enough time to park before the performance begins. UMS donors at the Patron level and above ($1,000) receive 10 complimentary park?ing passes for use at the Thayer Street or Fletcher Street structures in Ann Arbor.
UMS offers valet parking service for Hill Auditorium performances in the 0809 Choral Union series. Cars may be dropped off in front of Hill Auditorium beginning one hour before
each performance. There is a $20 fee for this service. UMS members at the Concertmaster level and above are invited to use this service at no charge.
Other recommended parking that may not be as crowded as on-campus structures: Liberty Square structure (formerly Tally Hall), entrance off of Washington Street between Division and State; about a two-block walk from most per?formance venues, $2 after 3 pm weekdays and all day SaturdaySunday. Maynard Street struc?ture, entrances off Maynard and Thompson between Willliam and Liberty, $.80hr, free on Sunday.
For up-to-date parking information, please visit www.ums.orgparking.
Refreshments are available in the lobby during intermissions at events in the Power Center, in the lower lobby of Hill Auditorium (beginning 75 minutes prior to concerts--enter through the west lobby doors), and in the Michigan Theater. Refreshments are not allowed in the seating areas.
Smoking Areas
University of Michigan policy forbids smoking in any public area, including the lobbies and restrooms.
Start Time
UMS makes every effort to begin concerts at the published time. Most of our events take place in the heart of central campus, which does have limited parking and may have several events occurring simultaneously in different theaters. Please allow plenty of extra time to park and find your seats.
.atecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby jntil seated by ushers. Most lobbies have been outfitted with monitors andor speakers so that atecomers will not miss the performance.
The late-seating break is determined by the artist and will generally occur during a suitable repertory break in the program (e.g., after the first entire piece, not after individual movements of classical works). There may be occasions where latecomers are not seated until intermis?sion, as determined by the artist. UMS makes avery effort to alert patrons in advance when Ae know that there will be no late seating.
UMS tries to work with the artists to allow a flexible late-seating policy for family perform?ances.
Group Tickets
Treat 10 or more friends, co-workers, and family Tiembers to an unforgettable performance of ive music, dance, or theater. Whether you have a group of students, a business gathering, a college reunion, or just you and a group of friends, the UMS Group Sales Office can help ou plan the perfect outing. You can make it formal or casual, a special celebration, or just friends enjoying each other's company. The many advantages to booking as a group include:
Reserving tickets before tickets go on sale to the general public
Discounts of 15-25 for most performances
Accessibility accommodations
No-risk reservations that are fully refundable up to 14 days before the performance
1-3 complimentary tickets for the group organizer (depending on size of group). Complimentary tickets are not offered for performances with no group discount.
For more information, please contact 734.763.3100 or e-mail umsgroupsalesO
Classical Kids Club
Parents can introduce their children to world-renowned classical music artists through the Classical Kids Club. For more information please see page P33.
Members of the UMS African American Arts Advocacy Committee receive discounted tickets to certain performances. For more information please see page P29.
Student Tickets
Discounted tickets are available for University students and teenagers. Information on all UMS University Student Ticketing programs can be found on page P34. Teen Ticket infor?mation can be found on page P31.
Gift Certificates
Available in any amount and redeemable for any of more than 60 events throughout our season, delivered with your personal message, the UMS Gift Certificate is ideal for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's and Father's Days, or even as a housewarming pres?ent when new friends move to town.
UMS Gift Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit
If you are unable to attend a concert for which you have purchased tickets, you may turn in your tickets up to 15 minutes before curtain time by calling the Ticket Office. Refunds are not available; however, you will be given a receipt for an income tax deduction.
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 copy of your torn tickets to 734.647.1171. Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be exchanged. UMS Credit for this season must be redeemed by April 26, 200S
Through a commitment to presentation, education, and the creation of new work, the University Musical Society (UMS) serves Michigan audiences by bringing to our community an ongo?ing series of world-class artists, who represent the diverse spectrum of today's vigorous and exciting live performing arts world. Over the past 129 years, strong leadership coupled with a devoted community has placed UMS in a league of internationally recognized performing arts presenters. Today, the UMS seasonal program is a reflection of a thoughtful respect for this rich and varied history, balanced by a commit?ment to dynamic and creative visions of where the performing arts will take us in this new millennium. Every day UMS seeks to cultivate, nurture, and stimulate public interest and participation in every facet of the live arts.
UMS grew from a group of local university and townspeople who gathered together for the study of Handel's Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Their first perform?ance of Handel's Messiah was in December of 1879 and this glorious oratorio has since been performed by the UMS Choral Union annually.
As many Choral Union members also belonged to the University, the University Musical Society was established in December, 1880. UMS included the Choral Union and University Orchestra, and throughout the year presented a series of concerts featuring local and visiting artists and ensembles.
Since that first season in 1880, UMS has expanded greatly and now presents the very best from the full spectrum of the performing arts--internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and world music performers, and opera and theater. Through educational endeavors, commissioning of new works, youth programs, artist residencies, and other collaborative projects, UMS has maintained its reputation for quality, artistic distinction, and innovation. UMS now hosts over 50 performances and more than 125 educational events each sea?son. UMS has flourished with the support of a generous community that this year gathers in eight different Ann Arbor venues.
The UMS Choral Union has likewise expanded its charge over its 129-year history. Recent collaborations have included the Grammy Award-winning recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2004), John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (2007), and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 ("Babi Yar") with the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg (2006).
While proudly affiliated with the University of Michigan, housed on the Ann Arbor campus, and a regular collaborator with many University units, UMS is a separate not-for-profit organi?zation that supports itself from ticket sales, corporate and individual contributions, founda?tion and government grants, special project support from U-M, and endowment income.
Hill Auditorium
After an 18-month $38.6-million dollar renova?tion overseen by Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. and historic preservation architects Quinn EvansArchitects, Hill Auditorium re-opened to the public in January 2004. Originally built in 1913, renovations have updated Hill's infra?structure and restored much of the interior to its original splendor. Exterior renovations include the reworking of brick paving and stone retaining wall areas, restoration of the south entrance plaza, reworking of the west barrier-free ramp and loading dock, and improvements to landscaping.
Interior renovations included the creation of additional restrooms, the improvement of barrier-free circulation by providing elevators and an addition with ramps, new seats to
increase patron comfort, introduction of barrier-free seating and stage access, the replacement of theatrical performance and audio-visual systems, and the complete replacement of mechanical and electrical infrastructure systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Hill Auditorium seats 3,575.
Michigan Theater
The historic Michigan Theater opened January 5, 1928 at the peak of the vaudevillemovie palace era. Designed by Maurice Finkel, the 1,710-seat theater cost around $600,000 when it was first built. As was the custom of the day, the theater was equipped to host both film and live stage events, with a full-size stage, dressing rooms, an orchestra pit, and the Barton Theater Organ. At its opening, the theater was acclaimed as the best of its kind in the country. Since 1979, the theater has been operated by the not-for-profit Michigan Theater Foundation. With broad community support, the Foundation has raised over $8 million to restore and improve the Michigan Theater. The beautiful interior of the theater was restored in 1986.
In the fall of 1999, the Michigan Theater opened a new 200-seat screening room addi?tion, which also included expanded restroom facilities for the historic theater. The gracious facade and entry vestibule was restored in 2000
Power Center
The Power Center for the Performing Arts grew out of a realization that the University of Michigan had no adequate proscenium-stage theater for the performing arts. Hill Auditorium was too massive and technically limited for most productions, and the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre was too small. The Power Center was built to supply this missing link in design and seating capacity.
In 1963, Eugene and Sadye Power, together with their son Philip, wished to make a major gift to the University, and amidst a list of University priorities "a new theater" was
mentioned. The Powers were immediately inter-tsted, realizing that state and federal govern?ments were unlikely to provide financial support for the construction of a new theater.
Opening in 1971 with the world premiere of The Grass Harp (based on the novel by Truman Capote), the Power Center achieved :he seemingly contradictory combination of oroviding a soaring interior space with a jnique level of intimacy. Architectural features nclude two large spiral staircases leading from the orchestra level to the balcony and the well-known mirrored glass panels on the exterior, rhe lobby of the Power Center presently eatures two hand-woven tapestries: Modern rapestry by Roy Lichtenstein and Volutes Arabesque) by Pablo Picasso.
The Power Center seats approximately 1,400 people.
rbor Springs Water Company is generously providing complimentary water to UMS artists backstage at the :'ower Center throughout the 0809 season.
iackham Auditorium iixty years ago, chamber music concerts in nn Arbor were a relative rarity, presented in an assortment of venues including University Hall (the precursor to Hill Auditorium), Hill Auditorium, and Newberry Hall, the current lome of the Kelsey Museum. When Horace H. iackham, a Detroit lawyer who believed strongly in the importance of the study of numan history and human thought, died in 1933, his will awarded the University of Michigan the funds not only to build the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School, which ?nouses Rackham Auditorium, but also to estab-ish a $4 million endowment to further the development of graduate studies. Even more emarkable than the size of the gift is the fact that neither he nor his wife ever attended the Jniversity of Michigan.
Designed by architect William Kapp and architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci, Rackham Auditorium was quickly recognized
as the ideal venue for chamber music. In 1941, UMS presented its first chamber music festival with the Musical Art Quartet of New York per?forming three concerts in as many days, and the current Chamber Arts Series was born in 1963. Chamber music audiences and artists alike appreciate the intimacy, beauty, and fine acoustics of the 1,129-seat auditorium, which has been the location for hundreds of chamber music concerts throughout the years.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Dedicated in 1969, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has grown from 248 families when it first started to more than 2,800 today. The present church seats 1,000 people and has ample free parking. In 1994, St. Francis pur?chased a splendid three manual "mechanical action" organ with 34 stops and 45 ranks, built and installed by Orgues Letourneau from Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec. Through dedication, a commitment to superb liturgical music, and a vision to the future, the parish improved the acoustics of the church building, and the reverberant sanctuary has made the church a gathering place for the enjoyment and con?templation of sacred a cappella choral music and early music ensembles.
Burton Memorial Tower
Seen from miles away, Burton Memorial Tower is one of the most well-known University of Michigan and Ann Arbor landmarks. Designed by Albert Kahn in 1935 as a memorial to U-M President Marion Leroy Burton, the 10-story tower is built of Indiana limestone with a height of 212 feet. The carillon, one of only 23 in the world, is the world's fourth heaviest containing 55 bells and weighing a total of 43 tons. UMS has occupied administrative offices in this building since its opening, with a brief pause in the year 2000 for significant renovations.
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Wednesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 27, 2008
Complicite: A Disappearing Number 5
Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 pm Thursday, September 11, 8:00 pm Friday, September 12, 8:00 pm Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm Saturday, September 13, 8:00 pm Sunday, September 14, 2:00 pm Power Center
Mark Morris Dance Group
Friday, September 19, 8:00 pm 15
Saturday, September 20, 8:00 pm 19
Power Center
Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds 27
Saturday, September 27, 8:00 pm Hill Auditorium
Fall 2008
10-14 Wed-Sun Complicite: A Disappearing Number
19-20 Fri-SatMark Morris Dance Group
27 Sat Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Imani Winds
4 5af-The Art of the Oud with Omar Bashir, Farida
and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, and Rahim AlHaj 12 Sun Sphinx Orchestra
12 Sun Tokyo String Quartet with
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
15 WedCompagnie Heddy Maalem: The Rite of Spring
17 Fri Soweto Gospel Choir
18 SatMilton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio
19 Sun Camerata Salzburg with
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin 24 Fri Andras Schiff: Beethoven Concert 5
26 Sun Andras Schiff: Beethoven Concert 6
27 Mon Michigan Chamber Players
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 with Robert
McDuffie, violin
6-7 Sat-Sun Handel's Messiah
9-10 Fri-Sat Rubberbandance Group 11 Sun Guarneri String Quartet 16 Fri Tord Gustavsen Trio
19 Mon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event, TBA 23-24 Fri-Sat Gilgamesh: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Kevork Mourad, MaxMSP
24 SatFord Honors Program honoring the Royal
Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd, and Ralph Williams
25 Sun Richard Goode, piano 29 Thu Chanticleer
31 SafMichigan Chamber Players
7 SatLawrence Brownlee, tenor with Martin Katz, piano
12 Thu Sweet Honey in the Rock
13 Fri-Kodo
14-15 Sat-Sun Batsheva Dance Company
7-8 Sat-Sun New York Philharmonic
10 Tue Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center
11 WedBrentano String Quartet with Peter Serkin,
piano and Richard Lalli, baritone
12 Thu Aswat: Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab
Music with Simon Shaheen and the Golden Age
Orchestra 13-14 Fri-SatThe Silk Road Ensemble with
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
18 Med Altenberg Trio Vienna 19-22 Thu-Sun Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre:
Richard III An Arab Tragedy
22 Sun Zakir Hussain, tabla with
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, santoor 26 Thu The Romeros 29 Sun Dan Zanes & Friends
1 WedJohn Williams, guitar
2 Thu St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with
Anssi Karttunen, cello 4 Sat Chick Corea and John McLaughlin:
Five Peace Band
9 Thu Andras Schiff: Beethoven Concert 7 11 Sat Andras Schiff: Beethoven Concert 8
16 Thu Kurt Elling Sings the ColtraneHartman
17 Fri -Takacs Quartet with Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano 18-19 Sat-Sun Mohammed Bennis and the Hmadcha
Ensemble (from the Fez Festival of Sufi Culture)
23 Thu UMS Choral Union
24 Fri Julia Fischer, violin with Milana Chernyavska, piano 25-26 Sat-Sun Compagnie Marie Chouinard
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Complicite: A Disappearing Number
Behind-the-Scenes with Complicite and A Disappearing Number
Friday, September 12, 3:00 pm Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St.
Simon McBurney, artistic director of Complicite has said "the space of theater is in the minds of the audience" (Financial Times). In the case of A Disappearing Number, the space of the theater is also made by the superb technology and breath?taking visual images of the production. In this special behind-the-scenes look with the produc?tion team of A Disappearing Number, audiences will have a chance to see how the show is created and what it takes backstage to make this work so spectacular.
A collaboration with the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Program.
Saturday Morning Physics: A Discussion of Complicite's A Disappearing Number
Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St.
London theater company Complicite's production A Disappearing Number has sold out performanc?es all over England. UMS will open its season with this stunning work in an exclusive US appearance. The play weaves together the past, present, and future in an exploration of mathematics, patterns, beauty, and our relentless compulsion to under?stand. UMS and the Saturday Morning Physics program are convening a panel of math, science, theater, and humanities professors to discuss the major themes of the play. Audiences are invited participate in the dialogue with a Q&A session.
A collaboration with the U-M Department of Physics.
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Artist Interview: Wayne Shorter
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American jazz composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter is best known for his work as a composer for such illustrious groups as Art Blakely's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis's famous quintet from the 1960s, and the fusion group Weather Report. Interviewed by journalist Michelle Mercer, author of the Wayne Shorter biography Footprints, au?dience members will gain insight into the life, thoughts, and work of Mr. Shorter in this rare public interview of one of today's jazz greats.
A collaboration with the U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
and the
Maxine and Stuart
Frankel Foundation
A Disappearing Number
A production of
CompliciteSimon McBurney
Conceived and Directed by Simon McBurney Devised by The Company
Original Music Nitin Sawhney
Design Michael Levine
Lighting Paul Anderson
Sound Christopher Shutt
Projection Sven Ortel for mesmer
Costumes Christina Cunningham
Associate Director for the Revival Douglas Rintoul
David Annen G.H. Hardy
Firdous Bamji -Al Cooper
Paul Bhattacharjee -Aninda Rao
Hiren Chate Tabla player
Divya Kasturi Ramanujan's mother
Chetna Pandya Surita BhogaitaBarbara Jones
Saskia Reeves Ruth Minnen
Shane Shambhu Srinivasa Ramanujan
Other parts played by members of the company.
A Disappearing Number is a Complicite co-production with barbicanbiteO7, Ruhrfestspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Wednesday Evening, September 10, 2008 at 8:00 Thursday Evening, September 11, 2008 at 8:00 Friday Evening, September 12, 2008 at 8:00 Saturday Afternoon, September 13, 2008 at 2:00 Saturday Evening, September 13, 2008 at 8:00 Sunday Afternoon, September 14, 2008 at 2:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
This performance is approximately 110 minutes in length and is performed without intermission.
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Performances of the 130th Annual Season
International Theater Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this performance or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
This production is sponsored by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
The Wednesday evening performance is sponsored by Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin.
The Friday evening performance is sponsored by the Ann Arbor News.
The Saturday evening performance is sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System.
Additional support for Saturday evening's performance provided by the Maraud?ers (participants in the 2002 RSC trip): Emily Bandera and Richard Shackson, Marilou and Tom Capo, Ken and Penny Fischer, Sara and Michael Frank, Debbie and Norman Herbert, Carl and Charlene Herstein, Robert and Pearson Macek, Ann Meredith, Joanne Navarre, Loretta Skewes, and Dody Viola.
Funded in part by the Wallace Foundation.
Special thanks to Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Made possible in part by the U-M Institute for the Humanities.
Media partnership provided by Metro Times, Between the Lines, and Ann Arbor': 107one.
Special thanks to the Ann Arbor Library, U-M Department of Physics, U-M Satur?day Morning Physics program, Carol Rabuck, Myron Campbell, Fred Adams, Grec; Poggi, Barbara Hodgdon, Bhramar Mukherjee, Hyman Bass, Daniel Herwitz, Eliza Woodford, U-M Institute for the Humanities, David Burkam, and Arts at Michigan for their participation in this residency.
A Disappearing Number is in part inspired by G.H. Hardy's A Mathemati?cian's Apology with foreword by CP Snow. Complicite would like to thank Cambridge University Press for granting permission to use material from these texts in the production.
The playtext of A Disappearing Number published by Oberon is available in the lobby or directly from Complicite at
Large print programs are available upon request.
A Disappearing Number
I look out of the window into the dark. I am fly?ing to Chennai. Madras. Below me is darkness too. I wonder if it is desert and realize I have no idea where we are. I sometimes like the way flying anaesthetises all sense of place. No one can contact you; you do not belong in the air, and strangely you sense you do not belong anywhere. As a result flying is a time of remembering and imagining. So I lean back and wonder where to begin with this show. Where do I start When Ra-manujan wrote to Hardy from Madras in 1913 he was forbidden to make the reverse journey I am making now. His Brahmin caste wouldn't allow it. And so, the story goes, he went to the great tem?ple at Namakkal, south of his home town Komba-konam, and waited for a sign. The story is nothing without the mathematical ideas, I'm thinking, and I am no mathematician. "Mathematicians are only makers of patterns, like poets or painters", said Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology. So perhaps I should simply make a set of patterns. But even a mathematician's patterns are made of ideas and so far I have none.
I know that many artists work in the dark not knowing where to begin until they do. There is always a leap into the unknown not yet taken and we wait for an idea to come, for a sense of the structure of the story or drama, any sign would do, for someone to tell you something.
"There are countable infinities and uncount?able infinities," said Marcus du Sautoy, the math?ematician who is collaborating with us for this piece, and I thought he was joking. "And some infinities are bigger than others," added Victoria Gould, our other mathematician who is also an actress.
What are you talking about Surely that is just an unproven idea. How can some infinities be bigger than others
They can.
I look at Marcus's blue eyes and believe him as he begins to show us how.
On hot summer evenings when I was about six, my parents would lay out an ancient canvas groundsheet in the garden. My brother, sister and I would run to get our sleeping bags, lie on our backs, and gaze up at the night sky waiting for sleep to come. The infinite became apparent in the stars. An unknown at once alarming and com?forting. Alarming because there were no answers.
Comforting because anything seemed possible in that mighty blackness.
Arriving at Chennai airport at 4:00 am I was still dreaming. Out through the mass of people a man was waiting with a sign.
"I am Ragu," he said.
We go to an old van. I sit up front as we chug out of town. People wailing everywhere, carrying branches, food, water, and trays of tea, bicycles with chums tied to the back, carts, motorcycles, we drive round a cow and the holes. Flowers line the roadside like a sign saying "this way please". It goes on for miles, then a straggling line of people, and finally a cart being pushed.
"Funeral," says Ragu.
On the cart, wrapped in white, lies a corpse. I look into its face as we pass. The flowers were marking the way to another world.
So the square root of four is two or minus two. And the square root of two is irrational. Does that mean it is mad No, simply that you cannot express it as a fraction. The first 25 decimal places are 1.41421 35623 73095 04880 16887... and so it goes on, into infinity. But what is the square root of minus one
"Minus one," someone tentatively suggests.
"Minus one times minus one is plus one."
Ah yes.
Well maybe there is no square root of minus one. This absolutely infuriated mathematicians because without it there were equations they could not solve. So one day some mathematician simply said "Fuck it. We need a square root of minus one, and if we imagine it, it will exist." And so they did. It was a leap of the imagination and they called it T, the imaginary number. And this "leap" gave us complex numbers. And without complex numbers we would not be able to de?scribe electromagnetic behavior or create digital technology in the way that we have. We would have no radio, no television, nor the mobile phone that you are holding in your hand. I look at my mobile. A leap of the imagination.
Waking in the garden my heart would sink. Time for school, where I would understand nothing about maths except that I got the wrong answer. Nothing to do with the imagination. That would have to wait until art class. At no time did I make a connection between what I saw at night and the blackboard I would be staring at so soon.
Ten hours later I wake in another country. Gigantic red rocks dot the landscape. Palm trees
everywhere. We are in Trichy. A small town of some seven and a half million inhabitants. I take a hotel room for a few hours and sleep. Then wake when the others arrive, my designer Michael Levine and assistant producer Polly Stokes. We cram into an ancient four-wheel drive to get to Namakkal before nightfall. We stop on the banks of the Cauvery. We stand looking out at this 'Gan?ges' of the south. Somewhere there is supposed to be an underground link between the two rivers. All who bathe in her are cleansed of their sins.
Two men are slowly making their way to the water. They lay out their washing things on the stones beside the river, soap, leaves, a clean dhoti. With three deft movements they change their dhotis with their backs to us, then stand one foot in, one out of the water and wash the other cloth in the river. Having wrung them out, they leisurely swing them against the rocks lining the bank. Then they both slowly, very slowly, slide into the water and immerse themselves up to their necks.
When we enter Namakkal all is dark, lit by candle and oil.
"A black out," says our driver.
The name Namakkal derives from Namagiri, which is the name of the single rock formation at the center of the town. It is enormous, of gran?ite, 65 meters high and more than a kilometer in circumference. Over it is a fort. It is called Tippu Sultan's fort. The front gates are five meters high and four across. Closing time is near and we slip in past three kneeling women on the steps, our hands sliding over the carvings of the thick wood?en door, leave our shoes at the entrance and walk inside. A wide, open space, there are pillars and rectangular temples. The residual heat from the day warms our palms as we press them against the walls. It creeps up from the rough stone ground under our soles.
Here Ramanujan slept for three days and nights in 1913. "Normally all leave at dusk, but he was allowed to sleep here," said our guide. I try to see him there in the soft dark. The air here embraces you like a blanket.
We turn into the temple. We walk up beside a sacred walkway. Suddenly there are priests. We are given water, a mark is pressed onto our foreheads and a bell-like object briefly placed on
our heads. There are flowers floating in wooden bowls of water, and somewhere someone is sing?ing softly. The air is heavy with incense. A bell rings, people talk, children are playing. A priest is eating his dinner while another prays.
The heat is stifling. Perhaps hotter than out?side where it is still 95 degrees though night. The chanting becomes more intense, and my eyes wander to the carvings of Vishnu on the walls. In one he has taken on his multi-armed form and is ripping open the stomach of a prone woman. A child pats her leg and smiles at me as he pops something into his mouth. I smile back and wan?der out into the night. I find a corner of the temple where it is calm. Everything here is mysterious, but not mystical. The mysterious is part of the ev?eryday. The unknown feels familiar.
My hands touch the rock. I put my back against it, squat, and feel reassured. I have been travelling for nearly 30 hours. I gaze up at the night sky. No answer comes to me, no vision, no sign. But it is warm. And I feel more at home than I have done for ages. Suddenly it seems clear that it is here where Ramanujan should have found the courage to look beyond the strictures of Brahmin
law--knowing he would suffer total rejection from his caste, his friends, neighbors, family--and decide to travel to England. Here where the un?known is so recognizable. And all he did was wait. For the courage to emerge out of the warm rock. So I look at the stars and wait.
"Where did it all begin How big is it Surely it must have an end, an edge" I would ask my brother, leaning over as I was going to sleep, so he would talk and I could drift away on the back of his voice.
"So what was there before the beginning" I ask.
"When did it all really begin"
My brother sighs. He is only nine but he sighs.
I roll onto my back and wait for the answer. I gaze at the stars. And wait. And the black be?tween the stars. And wait.
O Simon McBumey, August 2007, London
Photo: Robbie Jack
Cambridge Mathematician Tells of Achievements of Ramanujan.
By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Ttle-crninb to The New xorit Times.
LONDON, April 20.--Bamanujan, the young mathematical genius dis?covered by the Indian Government
i and sent by it to Cambridge Univer?sity, is now in residence at Trinity' College, Cambridge.
, Mr. Hardy, the Fellow of Trinity College who is examining the work that Jiemanujan has already done, says:
" He received an ordinary Indian school education, was never con?nected with the University of Madras, and never passed an examination of any kind. Until little more than a year ago he was a clerk in Madras. His mathematical education is rather a mystery. He is not learned in any other subject.
" He sent me a large number of mathematical theorems in which he had proved a great many very re?markable results. His theorems were all in pure mathematics, particularly in the theory of numbers and the theory of elliptic functions. While mans' of them were quite new, others had been anticipated by writers of whom he had never heard, of whose
I work he was quite ignorant.
" It is wonderful that he discovered for himself a great number of things which leading mathematicians of the last hundred years, such as Cauchy
' and Jacob! added to the knowledge
I of schoolmen. He has very little;
' knowledge of modern mathematics.
" He is a mar. of quite extraordinary
i powers, but very imperfect trainlpg.
If he were sent in for the mathemati-
' cal Tripos now he would find him?self ignorant of things with which the ordinary undergraduate is quite familiar; yet he is an infinitely finer mathematican than many men who have become senior wranglers."
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Published: April 21,1914 Copyright O The New York Times
? Link to the Past: New York Times article from 1914 about Srinivasa Ramanujan
A Most Romantic Collaboration
by Marcus du Sautoy
In January 1913, the Cambridge mathemati?cian Godfrey Harold Hardy received a strange letter in the morning post. It contained wild, fantastic theorems about prime numbers, one of the great mysteries of mathematics. Hardy nearly threw the letter in the bin--math attracts its fair share of cranks--but by the evening the theorems were beginning to work their magic. Hardy could see that the letter was the work of a genius. What was even more intriguing was that it had come from the other side of the world. The author was a 26-year-old clerk earning 20 rupees a month in the Madras Port Authority, India. His name was Srinivasa Ramanujan.
There was one formula in particular that struck a chord with Hardy. To the uninitiated it seemed to make no sense at all:
1+2+3+4+5+... =-112
Indeed, Ramanujan had already sent his letter to a number of mathematicians, who had rejected the Indian's ideas as the work of a mad?man. But it was this very formula that provided Hardy with his first inkling that Ramanujan was far from a crank. Hardy knew that there were so?phisticated mathematical techniques developed in Germany that had once made sense of these infi?nite sums but they were not ideas that had spread widely. Hardy realized that Ramanujan must have single-handedly reconstructed them.
It is this same formula that has provided a catalyst for Complicite's investigation of Ramanu-jan's relationship with Hardy and, more generally, the company's exploration of the mathematical world. What is the mysterious journey behind adding up all the whole numbers and getting the answer minus one twelfth How does one make sense of the concept of infinity What does it mean to say there are many different types of infinity Why are the primes fundamental yet so deeply mysterious to mathematicians What con?stitutes a mathematical pattern against the chaos that pervades so much of the physical world What is mathematical proof
This last concept of proof is especially rel?evant to the relationship between the two math?ematicians. Hardy persuaded Ramanujan to break with his Brahmin beliefs, which forbade travel
across the seas, and to join him in Cambridge. Together they journeyed like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay across the mathematical wilds. It was not an easy collaboration, however. While Hardy insisted on the rigors of western ideas of proof, Ramanujan's theorems were spilling from his mind thanks, he claimed, to the inspiration of his goddess Namagiri.
Ramanujan relied on an extraordinary math?ematical intuition to make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas. Hardy noted: "It seemed ridiculous to worry him about how he had found this or that known theorem, when he was showing me half a dozen new ones almost every day." It was often up to Hardy to supply the rigor?ous proofs that would be expected by the western journals to which they submitted their papers. It was a real culture clash, like trying to marry the traditions of western classical music with the ra-gas and talas of India.
This tension between east and west is one that runs throughout much of mathematical his?tory. For many like Hardy, mathematics was re?garded as a European endeavour dating back to the traditions of Ancient Greece. The influence of other cultures has received little recognition. But many of the great mathematical ideas, such as the concept of zero and the potency of infinite sums, have their origins in India. This confrontation is at the heart of Complicite's production.
Ramanujan returned to India after the end of the First World War. Tragically he died shortly af?ter his arrival from a parasitic infection of the liver. Hardy was devastated. He regarded their collabo?ration as the one romantic incident of his life. But perhaps more remarkable was the mathematics contained in the last letter that Ramanujan sent to Hardy in 1920.
It was full of talk of a new mathematical idea he called a mock theta function and it was way ahead of its time. Only in the past few years has a full understanding of Ramanujan's functions become clear; Kathrin Bringmann and Ken Ono of the University of Wisconsin have given the first complete explanation of the ideas contained in that last letter.
It is striking in a world dominated by men that a woman has been a key character in illumi?nating Ramanujan's work. Complicite's produc?tion also places a woman at the center of its fasci?nating mathematical story.
But the mock theta function is not the only idea to live on long after Ramanujan's death. His work on modular forms, for example, has become key to making sense of string theory, currently be?ing proposed by physicists to explain the universe. As Hardy once wrote: "Immortality may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean." Ramanujan's work during the three decades he was alive seems to straddle generations of mathematical ideas. His first letter to Hardy reconstructed the math?ematics of 19th-century Germany. His last letter was the catalyst for ideas that still resonate today. Like two bookends, these letters encompass three centuries of modern mathematics.
Marcus du Sautoy is a professor of mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford. His book The Music of the Primes (HarperPerennial) describes Ramanu?jan's and Hardy's impact on the story of prime numbers.
Complicite was founded in 1983 and under the Artistic Directorship of Simon McBur-ney has become one of the most influential theater companies working in the world today.
Complicite's latest production is Shun-kin, a co-production with the Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo which will be seen at the Barbican London and Tokyo in Spring 2009.
Complicite's recent work includes a world tour of Measure for Measure (co-production with the National Theatre, London), a revival of A Min?ute Too Late (National Theatre, London) and The Elephant Vanishes (co-production with the Seta?gaya Public Theatre, Tokyo).
The company is currently developing its first original screenplay with the American writer Jona?than Safran Foer.
Simon McBurney (Director) is an actor, writer, director, and the co-founder of Complicite. For Complicite, he has devised, directed, and performed in over 30 productions, most recently Shun-kin (co-produced with Seta?gaya Public Theatre, Tokyo), Measure for Measure (co-produced with National Theatre, London), A Minute Too Late (revived for the National Theatre, London), The Elephant Vanishes (co-produced
with Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo), Pet Shop Boys meet Eisenstein (Trafalgar Square, London), and Strange Poetry (with the Los Angeles Philhar?monic Orchestra in the Walt Disney Concert Hall). Other Complicite productions directed by Mr. Mc-Burney that have been seen in the US include The Street of Crocodiles, The Chairs, Mnemonic, The Noise of Time, The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, and The Elephant Vanishes.
Other directing includes The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (with Al Pacino in New York) and Lenny Henry's So Much Things To Say.
As a film actor he has appeared in numer?ous movies including The Golden Compass, The Last King of Scotland, Friends with Money, Bright Young Things, Eisenstein, Onegin, and the soon-to-be released The Duchess with Keira Knightley. He is currently directing All My Sons (with Katie Holmes, John Lithgow, and Diane Wiest) on Broadway.
This week's performances mark Complicite's second presenta?tion in Ann Arbor under UMS auspices. Complicite made their UMS debut with their performances of The Elephant Vanishes in October 2004, a co-production with the Setayaga Public Theater, Tokyo.
Production Credits
Katrina Gilroy & Jo Hornsby, Production Management
Cath Binks, Company Stage Manager
Rod Wilson, Technical Stage Manager
Emma Cameron, Deputy Stage Manager
Ian Andlaw, Assistant Stage Manager
Kay Basson, Associate Sound
Finn Ross, Associate Projection
Tim Perrett, Projection Operator
Dan Lloyd, Relights & Operator
Matt Haskins, Production Electrician
Donna Richards, Wardrobe Mistress
Nick Campbell for Principal Projects, Rigging and Automation
Nigel Shilton, Automation Technician
Catherine Alexander, Associate Director
Ben Power, Literary Associate
Victoria Gould, Artistic Collaborator
Annie Castledine. Artistic Associate
James Humphrey, Assistant Design
Jess Gormley, Research
Marcus du Sautoy, Mathematics Consultant
Robbie Jack and Joris-Jan Bos, Production Photography
Music Credits
Original music by Nitin Sawhney.
Other music in this production includes:
John Adams: Loops and Verses, Nonesuch Records
William Basinki and Richard Chartier: Untitled 2, Spekk
John Cage: Seventy-Four, ECM
Jan Garbarek: Tongue of Secrets, ECM
Ryoji Ikeda: , op.2 [for string quartet]. Touch
Victor Silvester: Cha-Cha-Cha: In a little Spanish town, EMI
Peteris Vasks: Cantabile, Catalyst BMG Classics
Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle:
Rishte Bante Hain, Nonesuch Records Extract from Gilli Salvat interview Century in Sound CD,
National Life Stories, British Library Sound Archive
For Complicite
Judith Dimant, Producer
Anita Ashwick, Administrator
Chip Home, Assistant to the Producer
Declan Pollock, Finance Manager
Hyun-Ho Khang, Education and Marketing
Fiona Stewart, Administrative Coordinator
Poppy Keeling, Administrative Assistant
A Disappearing Number on tour in 2008
Grec Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 17-20 July
Plymouth Theatre Royal, UK, 7 9 August
UMS, Ann Arbor, USA, 10-14 September
Festival d'Automne, Paris, France, 27 September 3 October
Barbican, London, UK, 10October1 November
Teatro Piccolo, Milan, Italy, 7-9 November
Complicite is funded by Arts Council England and internationally by the British Council.
14 Anglers Lane. London NW5 3DE, UK
Mark Morris Dance Group
Artistic Director, Mark Morris Executive Director, Nancy Umanoff
Dancers Craig Biesecker Samuel Black Joe Bowie Elisa Clark Amber Darragh Rita Donahue Domingo Estrada, Jr. Lauren Grant John Heginbotham
indicates MMD3 Apprentice
MMDG Music Ensemble Leena Chopra Colin Fowler Katherine Growdon Christopher Johnstone Glen Thomas Rideout Joseph Roberts Georgy Valtchev Zachary Wilder Zhenya Yesmanovich
David Leventhal Laurel Lynch Bradon McDonald Dallas McMurray Maile Okamura Noah Vinson Jenn Weddel Julie Worden Michelle Yard
Friday Evening, September 19, 2008 at 8:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
New Love Song Waltzes
Love Song Waltzes
Seventh Performance of the 130th Annual Season
18th Annual Dance Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this performance or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
Funded in part by the American Masterpieces-Presenting program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Media partnership provided by Metro Times, Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, and Ann Arbor's 107one.
The piano used in this evening's performance is provided by Steinway & Sons. MetLife Foundation is the Mark Morris Dance Group's Official Tour Sponsor.
Major support for the Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by Carnegie Corpo?ration of New York, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Howard Gilman Founda?tion, Independence Community Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.
The Mark Morris Dance Group New Works Fund is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foun?dation, The Untitled Foundation, The Shelby and Frederick Gans Fund, Meyer SoundHelen and John Meyer, and Poss Family Foundation.
The Mark Morris Dance Group's performances are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program.
Large print programs are available upon request.
New Love Song Waltzes
Music by Johannes Brahms, Neue Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 65 Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls
Leena Chopra, Soprano
Katherine Growdon, Alto
Zachary Wilder, Tenor
Christopher Johnstone, Baritone
Colin Fowler, Zhenya Yesmanovich, Piano
Joe Bowie Amber Darragh John Heginbotham
David Leventhal Laurel Lynch Bradon McDonald
Dallas McMurray Maile Okamura Julie Worden
Michelle Yard
Premiere: November 4, 1982 Bessie Schoenberg Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY
Love Song Waltzes
Music by Johannes Brahms, Liebesliederwalzer, Op. 52 Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls
Leena Chopra, Soprano
Katherine Growdon, Alto
Zachary Wilder, Tenor
Christopher Jonnstone, Baritone
Colin Fowler, Zhenya Yesmanovich, Piano
Craig Biesecker Samuel Black Joe Bowie
Elisa Clark Rita Donahue Lauren Grant
John Heginbotham Bradon McDonald Maile Okamura
Noah Vinson Jenn Weddel Michelle Yard
Premiere: November 11, 1989 -Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium
Grand Duo
Music by Lou Harrison, Grand Duo for Violin & Piano Costume Design by Susan Ruddie Lighting Design by Michael Chybowski
Prelude Stampede A Round Polka
Georgy Valtchev, Violin Colin Fowler, Piano
Craig Biesecker Samuel Black Elisa Clark Amber Darragh
Rita Donahue Lauren Grant John Heginbotham David Leventhal
Bradon McDonald Dallas McMurray Maile Okamura Noah Vinson
Julie Worden Michelle Yard
Premiere: February 16, 1993 Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Please refer to page 23 in your program book for complete company biographies and staff credits.
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Mark Morris Dance Group
Artistic Director, Mark Morris Executive Director, Nancy Umanoff
Dancers Craig Biesecker Samuel Black Joe Bowie Elisa Clark Amber Darragh Rita Donahue Domingo Estrada, Jr. Lauren Grant John Heginbotham
indicates MMDO Apprentice
MMDG Music Ensemble Leena Chopra Colin Fowler Katherine Growdon Christopher Johnstone Glen Thomas Rideout Joseph Roberts Georgy Valtchev Zachary Wilder Zhenya Yesmanovich
David Leventhal Laurel Lynch Bradon McDonald Dallas McMurray Maile Okamura Noah Vinson Jenn Weddel Julie Worden Michelle Yard
Saturday Evening, September 20, 2008 at 8:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
Italian Concerto
1 N T E R M 1 S S 1 O N
Grand Duo

Eighth Performance of the 130th Annual Season
18th Annual Dance Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this performance or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
Tonight's performance is sponsored by Dennis and Ellie Serras.
Funded in part by the American Masterpieces Presenting program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Media partnership provided by Metro Times, Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, and Ann Arbor's 107one.
The piano used in this evening's performance is provided by Steinway & Sons. MetLife Foundation is the Mark Morris Dance Group's Official Tour Sponsor.
Major support for the Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by Carnegie Corpo?ration of New York, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Howard Gilman Founda?tion, Independence Community Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.
The Mark Morris Dance Group New Works Fund is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foun?dation, The Untitled Foundation, The Shelby and Frederick Gans Fund, Meyer SoundHelen and John Meyer, and Poss Family Foundation.
The Mark Morris Dance Group's performances are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Italian Concerto
Music by IS. Bach, Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 Lighting Design by Paul Palazzo
Zhenya Yesmanovich, Piano
Joe Bowie Amber Darragh David Leventhal Dallas McMurray Julie Worden
Premiere: January 17, 2007 James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY
Music by Igor Stravinsky, Serenade in A Costume Design by Katherine M. Patterson Lighting Design by Nicole Pearce
Colin Fowler, Piano
Craig Biesecker Rita Donahue Lauren Grant John Heginbotham Bradon McDonald Julie Worden
For Susan Sontag
Commissioned in part by Cal Performances
Premiere: September 22, 2005 Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA
Music by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.. publisher and copyright owner
Music by Franz Schubert, "Wiegenlied," "Standchen," "Erlkonig" Costume Design by Susan Ruddie Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls
Katherine Growdon, Mezzo-soprano Zachary Wilder, Tenor Joseph Roberts, Tenor Christopher Johnstone, Baritone Glen Thomas Rideout, Baritone Zhenya Yesmanovich, Piano
Joe Bowie Elisa Clark Amber Darragh Rita Donahue
Lauren Grant David Leventhal Laurel Lynch Bradon McDonald
Maile Okamura Jenn Weddel Julie Worden Michelle Yard
Commissioned, in part, by Dance Umbrella, Boston
Premiere: June 2, 1992 Emerson Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
Grand Duo
Music by Lou Harrison, Grand Duo for Violin & Piano Costume Design by Susan Ruddie Lighting Design by Michael Chybowski
Stampede A Round Polka
Georgy Valtchev, Violin Colin Fowler, Piano
Craig Biesecker Samuel Black Elisa Clark Amber Darragh Rita Donahue
Lauren Grant John Heginbotham David Leventhal Bradon McDonald Dallas McMurray
Maile Okamura Noah Vinson Julie Worden Michelle Yard
Premiere: February 16, 1993 Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Mark Morris was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied as a young man with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. In the early years of his career, he performed with Lar Lubovitch, Hannah Kahn, Laura Dean, Eliot Feld, and the Koleda Bal?kan Dance Ensemble. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980, and has since created more than 120 works for the company. From 1988-91, he was Director of Dance at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the national opera house of Belgium. Among the works created during his tenure were three evening-length dances: The Hard Nut; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderate; and Dido and Aeneas. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnik-ov. Mr. Morris is also much in demand as a ballet choreographer. He has created seven works for the San Francisco Ballet since 1994 and received commissions from American Ballet Theatre and the Boston Ballet. His work is also in the repertory of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New Zealand Ballet, Houston Ballet, English National Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Mr. Morris is noted for his musicality and has been described as "undeviating in his devotion to music." He has worked extensively in opera, directing and cho?reographing productions for The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Op?era, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991, and has received eight honorary doctorates to date. In 2006, he received the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture and a WQXR Gramophone Special Recognition Award. He is the subject of a biog?raphy by Joan Acocella (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Marlowe & Company published a volume of photographs and critical essays entitled Mark Morris' L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderate: A Celebration. Mr. Morris is a member of the Ameri?can Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Ameri?can Philosophical Society. In 2007, he received the Samuel H. ScrippsAmerican Dance Festival lifetime achievement award.
The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) was formed in 1980 and gave its first con?cert that year in New York City. The compa?ny's touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities both in the US and in Europe, and in 1986 it made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. In 1988, MMDG was invited to become the national dance company of Belgium, and spent three years in residence at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The company returned to the US in 1991 as one of the world's leading dance companies, performing across the country and at major international fes?tivals. Based in Brooklyn, MMDG has maintained and strengthened its ties to several cities around the world, most notably its West Coast home, Cal Performances in Berkeley, CA, and its Midwest home, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, IL. MMDG also appears regularly in New York City, NY; Boston, MA; Fairfax, VA; Seattle, WA; and at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Fes?tival in Becket, MA. MMDG made its debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2002 and at the Tangle-wood Music Festival in 2003 and has since been
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invited to both festivals annually. The company's London seasons have garnered two Laurence Ol?ivier Awards. MMDG is noted for its commitment to live music, a feature of every performance on its full international touring schedule since 1996. They collaborate with leading orchestras, opera companies, and musicians in dance projects in?cluding Indian composer Zakir Hussain, Yo Yo Ma, cellist, and jazz pianist Ethan Iverson in the Ko-larn (2002); The Bad Plus in Violet Cavern (2004); pianists Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, and Yoko Nozaki for Mozart Dances (2006); and the Eng?lish National Opera in Four Saints in Three Acts (2000) and King Arthur (2006). MMDG's film and television projects include a collaboration with cellist Mr. Ma in the Emmy Award-winning film Falling Down Stairs (1997), as well as Dido and Aeneas, The Hard Nut, and two documentaries for the UK's South Bank Show. In the fall of 2001, MMDG opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY, housing rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for local children, as well as a school offering dance classes to students of all ages. For more information, visit
The MMDG Music Ensemble, formed in 1996, performs with the MMDG at home and on tour and has become integral to the company's cre?ative life. The core ensemble, supplemented by musicians from a large roster of regular guests, has helped MMDG achieve an unprecedented streak of close to 800 performances with live music. Their repertory ranges from 17th-century works by John Wilson and Henry Purcell to more recent scores by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell. The Ensemble also presents concerts at the Mark Morris Dance Center and other venues, and par?ticipates in the Mark Morris Dance, Music, and Literacy Project in the New York City public school system.
Craig Biesecker, from Waynesboro, PA, received a BS in Music Education from West Chester Uni?versity of PA. While teaching music in Philadelphia, he studied ballet with John White, Margarita de Saa, and Bryan Koulman, and worked with cho?reographers Tim and Lina Early. In New York he has worked with Pascal Rioult, Carolyn Dorfman,
New York Theater Ballet, Mark Dendy, and Gerald Casel. Mr. Biesecker joined MMDG in 2003.
Samuel Black is originally from Berkeley, Califor?nia, where he began studying tap at the age of nine with Katie Maltsberger. He received his BFA from SUNY Purchase, and also studied at the Rot-terdamse Dansacademie in Holland. He has per?formed in New York with David Parker, Takehiro Ueyama, and Nelly van Bommel. Mr. Black first appeared with MMDG in 2005, and became a company member in 2007.
Joe Bowie was born in Lansing, Ml, and began dancing while attending Brown University where he graduated with honors in English and Ameri?can Literature. In New York he has performed in the works of Robert Wilson and Ulysses Dove. Mr. Bowie danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Com?pany for two years before beginning work with Mark Morris in Belgium in 1989.
Elisa Clark received her early training from the Maryland Youth Ballet, and her BFA from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. She has danced with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Peridance Ensemble, and Battleworks Dance Company. Ms. Clark has staged works by Robert Battle, David Parsons, Igal Perry, and Adam Houg-land at various schools and companies, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has been on the faculty of the American Dance Festi?val, and currently works closely with Carolyn Ad?ams and the American Dance Legacy Institute, as well as serving on an advisory panel for Capezio. She first appeared with MMDG in L'Allegro in Au?gust 2005.
Amber Darragh is originally from Newport, OR, where she began her dance training with Nancy Mittleman. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School in 1999 and then worked with the Limbn Dance Company for two years. She is a recipient of the 2001 Princess Grace Award and has pre?sented her own choreography both in New York and abroad. Ms. Darragh joined MMDG in 2001.
Rita Donahue was born and raised in Fairfax, VA, and attended George Mason University, where she graduated with honors in Dance and English in 2002. She danced with bopi's black sheepdances by kraig patterson and joined MMDG in 2003.
Domingo Estrada, Jr., a native of Victoria, TX, has recently acquired a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance at Texas Christian University. He also works with choreographers Leslie Scott of BODYarf Dance, Mary Seidman of Mary Seidman & Dancers, and Christian von Howard of Von Howard Project. Mr. Estrada, Jr. made his debut with MMDG during this season's The Hard Nut at Cal Performances, Berkeley.
Lauren Grant, born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, has danced with MMDG since 1996. She has appeared in 40 of Mr. Morris' works and per?forms leading roles in The Hard Nut and Mozart Dances. Ms. Grant has been featured in Time Out New York, Dance Magazine, the recently-pub?lished book Meef The Dancers, and in a photo?graph by Annie Leibovitz. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and teaches dance internationally. Ms. Grant is married to fellow dancer David Leventhal.
John Heginbotham is from Anchorage, AK, and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993. He has performed with such artists as Susan Marshall, John Jasperse, and Ben Munisteri, and was a guest artist with Pilobolus Dance Theater. Mr. Heginbotham's choreography is featured in work of recording artists Fischerspooner, and in Champ: A Space Opera (New York International Fringe Festival). As a teacher, he works regularly with members of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Mr. Heginbotham joined MMDG in 1998.
David Leventhal, raised in Newton, MA, has danced with MMDG since 1997. He studied at Boston Ballet School and has danced with Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre as well as the companies of Marcus Schulkind, Richard ColtonAmy Spen?cer, Zvi Gotheiner, Neta Pulvermacher, and Ben Munisteri. He teaches masterclasses in technique and repertory at MMDG's school and colleges around the country, including a class for people with Parkinson's disease. Mr. Leventhal graduated with honors in English Literature from Brown Uni?versity in 1995, and is married to fellow dancer Lauren Grant.
Laurel Lynch began her dance training in Peta-luma, CA. After a few too many Nutcrackers she moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School where she performed works by Robert Battle,
Margie Gillis, Jose Lim6n, and Ohad Naharin. Since graduation in May 2003, Laurel has danced for Du5an Tynek Dance Theatre, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, Pat Catterson, Stephan Koplowitz, and T.E.A. (Transpersonal Education and Art). She performed at the Festival Oltre Passo in Lecce, Italy and appeared as a guest artist with Petaluma City Ballet. Ms. Lynch first appeared with MMDG in 2006.
Bradon McDonald received his BFA from The Juilliard School in 1997. He danced with the Lim6n Dance Company for three years and was the re?cipient of the 1998 Princess Grace Award. He has choreographed and presented his own works in?ternationally, served as choreographer for seven Juilliard Opera Company productions under di?rector Frank Corsaro, and was the choreographic assistant to Donald McKayle at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mr. McDonald joined MMDG in 2000.
Dallas McMurray, from El Cerrito, CA, began dancing at age four, studying jazz, tap, and ac?robatics with Katie Maltsberger, and ballet with Yukiko Sakakura. He received a BFA in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. McMur?ray performed with the Lim6n Dance Company, and in works by Jiri Kylian, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, and Colin Connor. He first appeared with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and joined the company in 2007.
Maile Okamura is originally from San Diego, CA. She was a member of Boston Ballet II in 1992-93 and Ballet Arizona in 1993-96. She has danced with choreographers Neta Pulvermacher, Zvi Gotheiner, and Gerald Casel. Ms. Okamura began working with MMDG in 1998 and became a com?pany member in 2001.
Noah Vinson received his BA in Dance from Co?lumbia College Chicago, where he worked with Shirley Mordine, Jan Erkert, and Brian Jeffrey. In New York, he has danced with Teri and Oliver Steele and the Kevin Wynn Collection. He began working with MMDG in 2002 and became a com?pany member in 2004.
Jenn Weddel grew up in Longmont, CO, and re?ceived her early training from Boulder Ballet Com?pany. She holds a BFA from Southern Methodist
University and also studied at The Boston Conser?vatory, Colorado University, and the Laban Center, London. Since moving to New York in 2001, Jenn has performed with RedWall Dance Theatre, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, Vend Dance Trio, Rocha Dance Theatre, and with various choreographers including Alan Danielson and Connie Procopio. She has presented her own work in New York and continues to collaborate with TEA Dance Com?pany under the direction of Ella Ben-Aharon and Sahar Javedani. Ms. Weddel first appeared with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and joined the company in 2007.
Julie Worden, from Naples, FL, graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She worked with Chicago choreographers Bob Eisen, Jan Erk-ert, and Sheldon B. Smith. Ms. Worden joined MMDG in 1994.
Michelle Yard was born in Brooklyn and be?gan her professional dance training at the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. Upon graduation she received the Helen Tamiris and B'nai Brith awards. For three years she was a scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center, and attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a BFA. Ms. Yard joined MMDG in 1997.
This weekend's performances mark the Mark Morris Dance Group's 11th and 12th performances under UMS auspices. The company made its UMS debut in March 1993 with two repertory programs at the Power Cen?ter, followed three seasons later with performances of Mr. Morris's staging of Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas in the Michigan Theater. Other Power Center performances have included Brahms's New Love Song Waltzes and Love Song Waltzes in October 1996, and repertory programs in April 2001 and September 2005.
Mark Morris Dance Group Staff
Johan Henckens, Technical Director
Matthew Rose. Rehearsal Director
Leo Janks, Lighting Supervisor
Katherine M. Patterson, Wardrobe Supervisor
Jim Abdou, Sound Supervisor
Aaron Mattocks, General Manager Adrienne Bryant, Company Manager Elizabeth Fox, Director of Finance Victoria Gintautiene, Finance Associate
Lauren Cherubini, Director of Marketing and Development Alexandra Pacheco, Special Projects Manager Christy Bolingbroke, Marketing Manager Moss Allen, Development Assistant Jay Selinger, Office Assistant
Eva Nichols. Director of Education Diane Ogunusi, School Administrator Marc Castelli, School Bursar
Dance Center Operations
Karyn Treadwell, Studio Manager
Hilary Tanabe, Administrative Assistant
Matthew Eggleton, Production Manager
Bruce Lazarus, Music Coordinator
Joseph Tsiporin, Facility Manager
Ray Calderon, Gustavo Chaguay, Maintenance
Booking Representation
Michael Mushalla, Double M Arts & Events
Media and General Consultation Services
William Murray, Better Attitude, Inc
Legal Counsel
Mark Selinger, McDermott, Will & Emery
Kathryn Lundquist, CPA
David S. Weiss, M.D., NYU-HJD Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hilot Therapist
Jeffrey Cohen
Thanks to Maxine Morris.
Sincerest thanks to all the dancers for their dedication, support, and incalculable contribution to the work.
Additional funding has been received from the Altman Founda?tion; The CapezioBallet Makers Dance Foundation; Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc.; Dance Heritage Coalition; Google, Inc.; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; The lovino Family Foundation; Leon Lowenstein Foundation; Materi?als for the Arts; McDermott, Will & Emery; The Edith Glick Shool-man Children's Foundation; USArtists International; The Vilcek Foundation; and the Friends of the Mark Morris Dance Group.
For more information on MMDG please see
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Wayne Shorter, Saxophone Brian Blade, Drums John Patitucci, Bass Danilo Perez, Piano
with the
Imani Winds
Valerie Coleman, Flute Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe Mariam Adam, Clarinet Jeff Scott, French Horn Monica Ellis, Bassoon
Saturday Evening, September 27, 2008 at 8:00 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor
This performance is approximately 110 minutes and is performed without intermission.
Ninth Performance of the 130th Annual Season
15th Annual Jazz Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this performance or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
Media partnership provided by WEMU 89.1 FM, Metro Times, and Michigan ChronicleFront Page.
Special thanks to U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and Ellen Rowe for their participation in this residency.
The Steinway piano used in this evening's concert is made possible by William and Mary Palmer.
The Wayne Shorter Quartet appears by arrangement with International Music Network, Gloucester, MA.
The Imani Winds appear by arrangement with Alliance Artists Management, New York, NY.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Regarded as one of the most significant and prolific performers and composers in jazz and modern music; Wayne Shorter (saxo?phone) has an outstanding record of professional achievement in his historic career as a musician. He has received substantial recognition from his peers, including six Grammy Awards and 13 other Grammy nominations to date.
Born August 25, 1933 in Newark, NJ, he attended Art's High School and later graduated from New York University. He served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958, after which he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, where he won the "New Star Saxophonist" Downbeat poll for 1962. He also came in second place for "Best Compos?er" while Duke Ellington came in first.
In 1964 Miles Davis invited Mr. Shorter to go on the road with his band which included Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. In his autobiography, the late Miles Davis had this to say about the years Mr. Shorter was in his band... "Wayne is a real composer...he knew that freedom in music was the ability to know the rules in order to bend them to your satisfaction and taste..."
In 1970 he formed Weather Report with Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vitous. Through his solo ca?reer and his work with Weather Report, he helped to redefine the new hybrid of music, which came to be known as fusion or progressive music. Mr. Shorter went on to win the Downbeat poll on soprano sax after 1969 for 15 years consecutively. With the 1985 release of his solo album Atlantis, the New York Times called him "one of the most significant composers and individual saxophonists in jazz."
He has received credit for saxophone per?formances in the motion picture soundtracks Glengarry Glen Ross (1983), The Fugitive (1993), and Losing Isaiah (1995). Mr. Shorter received the National Endowment for the Arts "American Jazz Master Award" in 1998, and an Honorary Doctor?ate Degree from the Berklee College of Music in 1999. In 2000, he was commissioned to write a piece for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Mil?lennium Concert.
During Brian Blade's (drums) numerous sessions, his intense musicianship has touched many. Josh?ua Redman has called him "The drummer of the future," while Pat Metheny has said, "Brian has a quality only the really great guys have, and the ultimate commodity in a rhythm section player, he can create a vibe. He has his own thing." Kenny
Wayne Shorter
Qarrett sums it up well, saying, "Brian is very spiri?tual and that is reflected in his music."
As a youngster growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Mr. Blade distilled the unique drum?ming styles and musical heritage of the nation's spiritual underbelly into a powerfully swinging percussive trademark. Playing drums in his father's church after an initial interest in the violin, he im?mersed himself in the work of Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jeff Porcaro, Levon Helm, Roy Haynes, Paul Motian, Sam Woodyard, even Keith Moon. Moving to New Orleans when he was 17, Mr. Blade's perspective became broader and deeper. When not gigging with Christopher Thomas and Nicholas Payton, he studied with David Lee Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich, and came under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis, who took him to England where they toured with saxophonist Courtney Pine. Mr. Blade also dipped into New Orleans culture, playing in street parades, clubs, and coffehouses throughout the crescent city.
With word spreading as fast as his scorch?ing cymbal rhythms, he recorded with saxophon?ist Victor Goines, Ellis Marsalis, King Midas & The Golden Touch (with Yo-Yo Ma on cello), and also played live with Jimmy Witherspoon, Steve Ma-sakowski, Tony DaGradi, and Martha Reeves. It was while playing with Delfeayo Marsalis that Mr. Blade met Joshua Redman and thus began a fruit?ful recordingtouring association. Mr. Blade also recorded and toured with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. And just as jazz seemed his lone calling, Mr. Blade's love for all kinds of music found him recording with Joni Mitchell, Daniel Lanois (Sling Blade), Emmylou Harris, (Wrecking Ball) and Bob Dylan (Time Out Of Mind).
Born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, John Pati-tucci (bass) began playing the electric bass at age 10. He quickly moved from playing soul and rock to blues, jazz, and classical music. Mr. Patitucci began composing and performing at age 12. At age 15, he began to play the acoustic bass and at age 16 began the piano. His eclectic tastes caused him to explore all types of music as a player and a composer.
Mr. Patitucci studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University. In 1980, he continued his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician and a jazz artist.
As a studio musician, he has played on count?less albums with artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, George Ben-
son, Dizzy Gillespie, Was Not Was, Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, and Bon Jovi. In 1986, he was voted, by his peers in the studios, as the National Acad?emy of Recording Arts and Sciences "MVP" on acoustic bass. As a performer, he has played throughout the world with his own band, and with jazz luminaries Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Josh?ua Redman, Mulgrew Miller, and James Williams. Some of the many pop and Brazilian artists he has played with include Sting, Milton Nascimiento, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Airto and Flora Purim, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi.
His many recordings with Chick Corea's Elek-tric Band and Akoustic Band, and his six solo re?cordings for GRP Records have brought him two Grammy Awards (one for playing and one for composing) and eight Grammy nominations. In addition, his first solo recording, John Patitucci, went to number one on the Billboard Jazz charts. His latest CD is entitled Communion and features Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Chris Potter, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez. It includes a piece with string quartet, jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music.
Mr. Patitucci has won many magazine polls for his electric and acoustic bass playing, includ?ing "Best Jazz Bassist" in Guitar Player Magazine's 1992,1994, and 1995 Readers' Polland "Best Jazz Bassist" in Bass Player Magazine's 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Readers' Poll. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Bass Collective, a new and comprehensive school for bassists in New York City. Mr. Patitucci is also regularly involved with The Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and taught at the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in Wash?ington, DC in 2000.
The extraordinary Panamanian pianist and com?poser Danilo Perez (piano) is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Ameri?cas, Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz mas?ters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Mr. Perez is making a decidedly fresh imprint on con?temporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. As a bandleader, he has earned three Grammy Award nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings.
Born in Panama in 1966, Mr. Perez started musical studies at just three years of age with his father, a bandleader and singer. By age 10, he was studying the European classical piano repertoire at the National Conservatory in Panama. After receiving his bachelor's degree in electronics, he moved to the US to enroll in the Indiana Univer?sity of Pennsylvania and, after changing his major to music, transferred to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. From 1985-88, while complet?ing his degree in jazz composition, he performed with Jon Hendricks, Claudio Roditi, and Paquito D'Rivera, and produced the critically-acclaimed Reunion album (Messidor) featuring D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. in 1994, he also appeared on Sandoval's Grammy Award-winning album, Dan-zon. Since the late 1980s, he has toured andor recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, John Patitucci, Tom Harrell, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, and Roy Haynes.
Mr. Shorter invited Mr. Perez to join his first all-acoustic group after hearing him play. "It was adventurous and fresh," Mr. Shorter observes (Jazz Times, 2002). "He wasn't playing to show off his technique. He was interested in telling stories." Fa?vorably compared to the 1960s Miles Davis group that featured Mr. Shorter, the new quartet displays a remarkable freedom. "The music we're making is music with no boundaries, there's a lot of light," says Mr. Perez, "and something has awakened in me as a result. It's like wanting to see what's behind the mountain. Everything I've done before this was preparation for this moment. I feel like I'm getting a post-graduate degree. The telepathic levels we've reached have changed my life. I feel like I'm flying!"
Imani Winds has established itself as more than a wind quintet. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally-poignant programming, genre-blurring collabora?tions, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commit?ment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions.
The group is in the midst of its Legacy Com?missioning Project, an ambitious five-year endeav-
or launching Imani Winds into its second decade of music making. The ensemble is commissioning, premiering, and touring 10 new works for wood?wind quintet written by established and emerg?ing composers of various musical backgrounds. The select composers originate from different points of the globe bringing experience not only in classical music, but jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and harder to define sounds. The Legacy Project kicked off in 2008 with world premieres by Al-vin Singleton and Roberto Sierra. In 0809, Jason Moran's Cane will premiere at the Kimmel Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, followed by a perfor?mance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
In 0708, Imani Winds performed extensive?ly with jazz icon Wayne Shorter, culminating in a summer European tour of jazz festivals across the continent. In 0809, the group will play several engagements with the Shorter Quartet, including dates at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Is Sanat Art and Culture Centre in Istanbul.
The wide range of programs offered by Imani Winds demonstrates their mission to expand the wind quintet repertoire and diversify sources of new music. From Mendelssohn, Jean Francaix, Gybrgy Ligeti, and Luciano Berio, to Astor Piaz-zolla, Elliott Carter, and John Harbison; to the unexpected ranks of Paquito D'Rivera and Wayne Shorter, Imani Winds actively seek to engage new music and new voices into the modern classical idiom. Imani members Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott both regularly contribute compositions and arrangements to the ensemble's expanding rep?ertoire, bringing new sounds and textures to the traditional instrumentation.
Through commissions and performance the quintet regularly collaborates with other artists. Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot!, a collabo?ration with chanteuse Rene Marie and choreogra?pher Christopher Huggins, has been performed in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to great acclaim. Imani Winds performed the world pre?miere of Terra Incognita, the first-ever commission for classical artists by jazz composer, performer, and legend Wayne Shorter, and have shared the stage with Yo-Yo Ma for a rousing performance of Jeff Scott's arrangement of Piazzolla's Libertango. In 2007 the ensemble collaborated with bassist trombonist Chris Brubeck of the famed Brubeck family for a performance and recording of music written especially for wind quintet and jazz quar?tet (released by Koch in 2008). The group's Cham-
ber Music Society of Lincoln Center residency cul?minated in a recital in New York's Alice Tully Hall with renowned clarinetistsaxophonistcomposer Paquito D'Rivera. The ensemble has also worked with luminaries such as bandoneonist Daniel Binelli, saxophonist Steve Coleman, clarinetist David Shifrin, and pianists Gilbert Kalish and Shai Wosner. Future collaborations include Stefon Har?ris and David Krakauer.
Imani Winds enjoy frequent national expo?sure in all forms of media, including two features on NPR's All Things Considered, appearances on APM's Saint Paul Sunday, NPR's Performance To?day and News and Notes with Ed Gordon, the Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio, BBC's The World, and frequent coverage in major music magazines and newspapers.
They have received numerous awards includ?ing the 2007 ASCAP Award, 2002 CMAASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, as well as the CMAWQXR Award for their debut and self-released CD Umoja. At the 2001 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Imani Winds was selected as the first-ever Educational Residency Ensemble in recognition of their tremendous musical abilities and innovative programming.
Imani Winds have three releases on Koch In?ternational Classics, including their 2006 Grammy Award-nominated recording entitled The Classical Underground. A fourth release. This Christmas, is due out in 2008.
This evening's concert marks the third appearances of both Wayne Shorter and John Pati-tucci. Mr. Shorter made his UMS debut in November 2000 in a duet perfor?mance with Herbie Hancock at the Michigan Theater. Mr. Patitucci's UMS debut was an October 1994 concert with the Chick Corea Quartet at the Power Center. Tonight marks the sec?ond UMS performances for both Brian Blade and Danilo Perez, who together made their UMS debuts in April 2002 with the Wayne Shorter Quartet with Mr. Shorter and Mr. Patitucci.
Tonight's concert marks the Imani Winds' UMS debut.
Imani Winds
Phoio Jeff Fawno
UMS's Education and Audience Development Program deepens the relationship between audiences and art and raises awareness of the mpact the multi-disciplinary performing arts and education can have by enhancing the quality of life of our community. The program creates and presents the highest quality arts education experiences to a broad spectrum of community constituencies, proceeding in the spirit of partnership and collaboration. Details about all educational events and residency activities are posted one month before the per?formance date. Join the UMS Email Club to have updated event information sent directly to you. For immediate event info, please email, or call the numbers listed below.
Please call 734.647.6712 or email for more information.
The UMS Adult and Community Engagement Program serves many different audiences through a variety of educational events. With over 100 unique regional, local, and university-based partnerships, UMS has launched initia?tives for the area's Arab-American, African,
MexicanLatino, AsianChinese, and African-American audiences. Among the initiatives is the creation of the NETWORK: UMS 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 pro?active stance on partnering with and responding to individual communities. Though based in Ann Arbor, UMS Audience Development programs reach the entire southeastern Michigan region.
Public Programs
UMS hosts a wide variety of educational events to inform the public about arts and culture. These events include
PREPs Pre-performance lectures
Meet the Artists Post-performance Q&A with the artists
Artist Interviews Public dialogues with performing artists
Master Classes Interactive workshops
PanelsRound Tables In-depth adult edu?cation related to a specific artist or art form
Artist-in-Residence Artists teach, create, and meet with community groups, university units, and schools
Book Clubs Discussions on UMS-related literature
UMS is grateful to the University of Michigan for its support of many educational activities
scheduled in the 0809 season. These programs '......'
provide opportunities for students and members of the University community to further appreciate the artists on the UMS series.
The NETWORK: UMS African American Arts Advocacy Committee
Celebrate. Socialize. Connect. 734.615.0122 I www.ums.orgnetwork
The NETWORK was launched during the 0405 season to create an opportunity for African-Americans and the broader community to cele?brate the world-class artistry of today's leading African and African-American performers and creative artists. NETWORK members connect, socialize, and unite with the African-American community through attendance at UMS events and free preor post-concert receptions. NETWORK members receive ticket discounts for selected UMS events; membership is free.
Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Imani Winds
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
Soweto Gospel Choir
Rubberbandance Group
Lawrence Brownlee
Sweet Honey In The Rock
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Please call 734.615.0122 or email for more information.
UMS has one of the largest K-12 education ini?tiatives in the state of Michigan. Designated as a "Best Practice" program by ArtServe Michigan and the Dana Foundation, UMS is dedicated to making world-class performance opportunities and professional development activities available to K-12 students and educators.
UMS Youth
0809 Youth Performance Series
These world-class daytime performances serve pre-K through high school students. The 0809 season features special youth presentations of Compagnie Heddy Maalem, Soweto Gospel Choir, Rubberbandance Group, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Aswat: Celebrating the Golden Age of Arab Music, and Dan Zanes and Friends. Tickets range from $3-6 depending on the perform?ance; each school receives free curriculum materials.
Teacher Workshop Series
UMS is part of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program, offering world-class Kennedy Center workshop leaders, as well as workshops designed by local arts experts, to our community. Both focus on teaching educa?tors techniques for incorporating the arts into classroom instruction.
K-12 Arts Curriculum Materials
UMS creates teacher curriculum packets, CDs, and DVDs for all of the schools participating in UMS's Youth Education Program. UMS curricular materials are available online at no charge to all educators. All materials are designed to connect the curriculum via the Michigan State Benchmarks and Standards.
Teacher Appreciation Month!
March 2009 has been designated UMS Teacher Appreciation Month. All teachers will be able to purchase tickets for 50 off at the venue on the night of the performance (subject to availability). Limit of two tickets per teacher, per event. Teachers must present their official school I.D. when purchasing tickets. Check out the UMS website at for March events!
School FundraisersGroup Sales Raise money for your school and support the arts. UMS offers a wide range of fundraising opportunities and discount programs for schools. It is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to raise money for schools. For informa?tion contact or 734.763.3100.
Teacher Advisory Committee
This group of regional educators, school administrators, and K-12 arts education advo?cates advises and assists UMS in determining K-12 programming, policy, and professional development.
UMS Teen
Teen Tickets
Teens can attend UMS performances at signifi?cant discounts. Tickets are available to teens for $10 the day of the performance (or on the Friday before weekend events) at the Michigan League Ticket Office and $15 beginning 90 minutes before the performance at the venue. One ticket per student ID, subject to availability.
Breakin' Curfew
In a special collaboration with the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's teen center, UMS presents this yearly performance highlighting the area's best teen performers. Details about this per?formance will be announced in Spring 2009.
UMS is in partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District as part of the Kennedy Center: Partners in Education Program. UMS also participates in the Ann Arbor Public Schools' "Partners in Excellence" program.
I am proof that the University of Michigan changes lives.
When I first came to campus, I didn't know of any black composers and didn't see many minorities attending classical concerts. With the support of
Drofessors at the School of Music, I established
an orqanization to encourage diversity in
the classical arts--and I did it while still a student. U-M introduced me
to a whole new world of music and allowed me to discover my life's work.
Being a member of the Alumni Association is how I give back to the University that has provided me so much.
I am proud to say, I am Michigan.
University of Michigan Uniting the Leaders and Best
Aaron Dworkin, '97, MM'98
Founder and president of the Sphinx Organization for minorities in the classical arts, accomplished violinist, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, poet, film producer and director. Alumni Association member
UMS Family
The 0809 season features family performances of Rubberbandance Group and Dan Zanes and Friends. Family-friendly performances also include Soweto Gospel Choir, Silk Road Ensemble, and Kodo. Please visit for a complete list of family-friendly performances.
The 0809 Family Series is sponsored by TOYOTA
Classical Kids Club
Parents can introduce their children to world-renowned classical music artists through the Classical Kids Club. Designed to nurture and cre?ate the next generation of musicians and music lovers, the Classical Kids Club allows students in grades 1-8 to purchase tickets to all classical music concerts at a significantly discounted rate. Parents can purchase up to two children's tickets for $10 each with the purchase of a $20 adult ticket beginning two weeks before the concert. Seating is subject to availability. UMS reserves a limited number of Classical Kids Club tickets to each eligible performance--even those that sell out! For information, call 734.764.2538 or sign up for UMS E-News and check the box for Classical Kids Club.
Education Program Supporters
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
FoundationAlan and
Swanna Saltiel CFI Group Community Foundation for
Southeast Michigan Doris Duke Charitable
DTE Energy Foundation The Esperance Family
Foundation GM Powertrain
Willow Run Site Honigman Miller Schwartz
and Cohn LLP JazzNet Endowment WK Kellogg Foundation Masco Corporation
Foundation The Mosaic Foundation,
Washington, DC
(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 Target
Tisch Investment Advisory UMS Advisory Committee University of Michigan
Credit Union University of Michigan
Health System U-M Office of the Senior Vice
Provost for Academic
Affairs U-M Office of the Vice
President for Research Wallace Endowment Fund
UMS offers four programs designed to fit stu?dents' lifestyles and save students money. Each year, 18,000 students attend UMS events and collectively save over $350,000 on tickets through these programs. UMS offers students additional ways to get involved in UMS, with internship and workstudy programs, as well as a UMS student advisory committee.
Half-Price Student Ticket Sales
At the beginning of each semester, UMS offers half-price tickets to college students. A limited number of tickets are available for each event in select seating areas. Simply visit www.ums.orgstudents, log in using your U-M unique name and Kerberos password, and fill out your form. Orders will be processed in the order they are received. You will pay for and pick up your tickets at a later date at the Michigan League Ticket Office.
Winter Semester: Begins Sunday, January 11. 2009 at 8 pm and ends Tuesday, January 13 at 5 pm.
Sponsored by UMKKJS5
Rush Tickets
Sometimes it pays to procrastinate! UMS Rush Tickets are sold to college students for $10 the day of the performance (or on the Friday before weekend events) and $15 beginning 90 minutes before the event. Rush Ticket availability and seating are subject to Ticket Office discretion. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Michigan League Ticket Office or at the per?formance venue ticket office. Just bring your valid college ID. Limit two tickets per student.
UMS Student Card
Worried about finding yourself strapped for cash in the middle of the semester The UMS Student Card is a pre-paid punch system for Rush Tickets. The Card is valid for any event
for which Rush Tickets are available, and can be used up to two weeks prior to the perform?ance. The UMS Student Card is available for $50 for 5 performances or $100 for 10 per?formances. Please visit www.ums.orgstudents to order online.
Arts & Eats
Arts & Eats combines two things you can't live without--great music and free pizza--all in one night. For just $15, you get great seats to a UMS event (at least a 50 savings) and a free pizza dinner before the concert, along with a brief talk by someone knowledgeable about the performance. Tickets go on sale approximately two weeks before the concert.
0809 Arts & Eats Events:
Complicite: A Disappearing Number, Thurs. 911
Compagnie Heddy Maalem, Wed. 1015
Joe Lovano "Us Five" Quintet and Jason Moran, Fri. 117
Handel's Messiah, Sat. 126
Rubberbandance Group, Sun. 111
Sweet Honey In The Rock, Thurs. 212
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Fri. 313
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy, Thurs. 319
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Thurs. 42
With support from the U-M Alumni Association
Internships and College Work-Study
Internships with UMS provide experience in performing arts administration, marketing, ticket sales, programming, production, and arts education. Semesterand year-long unpaid internships are available in many of UMS's departments. For more information, please call 734.615.1444.
Students working for UMS as part of the College Work-Study program gain valuable experience in all facets of arts management including concert promotion and marketing, ticket sales, fundraising, arts education, arts
programming, and production. If you are a University of Michigan student who receives work-study financial aid and are interested in working at UMS, please call 734.615.1444.
Student Advisory Committee
As an independent council drawing on the diverse membership of the University of Michigan community, the UMS Student Advisory Committee works to increase student interest and involvement in the various pro?grams offered by UMS by fostering increased communication between UMS and the student community, promoting awareness and accessi?bility of student programs, and promoting the student value of live performance. For more information or to participate on the Committee, please call 734.615.6590.
Join us for camaraderie, fine cuisine, and musical insights ____
at the Prelude Dinners before select performances. = U 15
For reservations and information, please call 734.764.848g c-
Wednesday, September 10,5:30 pm at the Rackham Building (4th Floor) Complidte: A Disappearing Number Speaker: Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, LJ-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Saturday, October 4,5:30 pm at the Rackham Building (4th floor) A Tribute to MunhBashir and the Baghdad Conservatory of Music Speaker: Rahim AlHaj, oud player for tonight's performance interviewed by Ben Johnson, Director of Concerts and Lectures, University of Minnesota and Curator, UMS Performing Arts of the Arab World Series
Sunday, October 19,5 pm (Note Time) at the Rackham Building (4th floor) Anne-Sophie Mutter and Camerata Salzburg Speaker: Stephen Shipps, Professor of Violin, U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance
Friday, October 24,5:30 pm at the Rackham Building (4th floor)
Andras Schiff
Speaker: Steven Whiting, Associate Dean for Graduate
Studies and Associate Professor of Musicology,
U-M School of Music, Theatre &. Dance
Saturday, November 8,5:30 pm at the Alumni Center Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman Speaker: Logan Skelton, Associate Professor of Piano, U-M School of Music, Theatre &. Dance
Special Celebration! Join us to celebrate the successful completion of the Campaign for UMS
Sunday, November 16,6 pm, immediately following the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performance, Michigan League Ballroom
There are many ways to support the efforts of UMS, all of which are critical to the success of our season. We would like to welcome you to the UMS family and involve you more closely in our exciting programming and activities. This can happen through corporate sponsorships, business advertising, individual donations, or through volunteering. Your financial investment andor gift of time to UMS allows us to continue connecting artists and audiences, now and into the future.
When you advertise in the UMS program book you gain season-long visibility among ticket buyers while enabling an important tradition of providing audiences with the detailed program notes, artist biographies, and program descrip?tions that are so important to the performance experience. Call 734.764.6833 to learn how your business can benefit from advertising in the UMS program book.
As a UMS corporate sponsor, your organization comes to the attention of an educated, diverse, and growing segment of not only Ann Arbor, but all of southeastern Michigan. You make possible one of our community's cultural treas?ures, and also receive numerous benefits from your investment. For example, UMS offers you a range of programs that, depending on your level of support, provide a unique venue for:
Enhancing corporate image
Cultivating clients
Developing business-to-business relationships
Targeting messages to specific demographic groups
Making highly visible links with arts and education programs
Recognizing employees
Showing appreciation for loyal customers
For more information, please call 734.647.1176.
We could not present our season without the invaluable financial support of individual donors. Ticket revenue only covers half of the cost of our performances and educational events. UMS donors help make up the differ?ence. If you would like to make a gift, please fill out and mail the form on page P40 or call 734.647.1175.
UMS Advisory Committee
The UMS Advisory Committee is an organiza?tion of over 70 volunteers who contribute approximately 7,000 hours of service to UMS each year. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to raise funds for UMS's nationally-acclaimed arts education program through the events listed below. In addition, Advisory Committee members and friends provide assis?tance in ushering at UMS youth performances and assist in various other capacities through?out the season. Meetings are held every two months and membership tenure is three years. Please call 734.647.8009 to request more information.
Delicious Experiences
These special events are hosted by friends of UMS. The hosts determine the theme for the evening, the menu, and the number of guests they would like to entertain. It's a wonderful way to meet new people!
Ford Honors Program and Gala January 24, 2009
This year's program will honor the Royal Shakespeare Company, its Artistic Director Michael Boyd, and U-M Professor Ralph Williams with UMS Distinguished Artist awards. Following the program and award presenta?tion, the UMS Advisory Committee will host a festive reception and dinner to benefit UMS Education programs. Please call 734.764.8489 for more information.
On the Road with UMS
Last September, over 300 people enjoyed an evening of food, music, and silent and live auc?tions, netting more than $80,000 to support UMS educational programs. This year's event will be held on Friday, September 26. Please visit for further information and details.
UMS Ushers
Without the dedicated service of UMS's Usher Corps, our events would not run as smoothly as they do. Ushers serve the essential functions of assisting patrons with seating, distributing pro?gram books, and providing that personal touch which sets UMS events apart from others.
The UMS Usher Corps is comprised of over 500 individuals who volunteer their time to make your concert-going experience more pleasant and efficient. Orientation and training sessions are held each fall and winter, and are open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Ushers may commit to work all UMS perform?ances in a specific venue or sign up to substi?tute for various performances throughout the concert season.
If you would like information about becoming a UMS volunteer usher, contact our UMS Front-of-House Coordinator at 734.615.9398 or e-mail
July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008
Thank you to those who make UMS programs and presentations possible. The cost of presenting world-class performances and education programs exceeds the revenue UMS receives from ticket sales. The difference is made up through the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. We are grateful to those who have chosen to make a difference for UMS! This list includes donors who made an annual gift to UMS between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. Due to space constraints, we can only list those who donated $250 or more. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 734.647.1175 with any errors or omissions. Listing of donors to endowment funds begins on page P45.
$100,000 or more
Leonore M. Delanghe Trust
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund and
Community Services W.K. Kellogg Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Pfizer Global Research & Development:
Ann Arbor Laboratories University of Michigan Health System
Esperance Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts: American
Masterpieces Presenting program TAQA New World, Inc.
Brian and Mary Campbell
Cairn Foundation
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
DTE Energy Foundation
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Lillian A. Ives
Robert and Pearson Macek
Masco Corporation Foundation Natalie Matovinovic Mosaic Foundation, Washington, DC National Dance Project of New England
Foundation For The Arts National Endowment for the Arts Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling Laurence and Beverly Price Jane and Edward Schulak Dennis and Elite Serras Toyota University of Michigan Office of the
Vice President for Research
$10,000-$ 19,999
Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Arts at Michigan
Beverly Franzblau Baker
Emily Bandera and Richard Shackson
Bank of Ann Arbor
Linda and Maurice Binkow Philanthropic Fund
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund
Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Eugene and Emily Grant
David W. and Kathryn Moore Heleniak
David and Phyllis Herzig
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
Lawrence and Rebecca Lohr
Charlotte McGeoch
Mrs. Robert E. Meredith
Donald L. Morelock
(of R. & P. Heydon) Performing Arts Fund A. Douglas and Sharon J. Rothwell University of Michigan Credit Union Marina and Robert Whitman Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Amgen Foundation
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
Comerica Bank
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Miller Canfield Paddock and
Stone, P.L.C. Pfizer Foundation Herbert and Ernestine Ruben Loretta M. Skewes Barbara Furin Sloat
Herb and Carol Amster
Ann Arbor Automotive
Essel and Menakka Bailey
Blue Nile Restaurant
Marilou and Tom Capo
Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman
Dennis Dahlmann and Patricia Garcia
Alice B. Dobson
Jim and Patsy Donahey
Ken and Penny Fischer
llene H. Forsyth
General Motors Powertrain--
Willow Run
Paul and Anne Glendon Debbie and Norman Herbert Howard & Howard Attorneys, PC Keki and Alice Irani Judy and Verne Istock David and Sally Kennedy Gay and Doug Lane Jill Latta and David Bach Leo and Kathy LegatskiElastizell
Corporation of America Richard and Carolyn Lineback Mainstreet Ventures Martin Family Foundation Masco Corporation Susan McClanahan and
Bill Zimmerman Marion T. Wirick and
James N. Morgan National City Pepper Hamilton LLP Don and Judy Dow Rumelhart Alan and Swanna Saltiel Sesi Investment Nancv and Brooks Sitterlev
Rick and Sue Snyder James and Nancy Stanley Ed and Natalie Surovell
Edward Surovell Realtors Thomas B. McMullen Company Tisch Investment Advisory United Bank & Trust Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley Jay and Mary Kate Zelenock
Jerry and Gloria Abrams Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Anonymous
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown Raymond and Janet Bernreuter Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler Edward and Mary Cady Sara and Michael Frank Susan and Richard Gutow H. David and Dolores Humes Martin Neuliep and Patricia Pancioli M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman Virginia and Gordon Nordby Eleanor and Peter Pollack Duane and Katie Renken Kenneth J. Robinson and
Marcia Gershenson John J. H. Schwarz MD Craig and Sue Sincock Lois A. Theis Dody Viola
Robert 0. and Darragh H. Weisman Keith and Karlene Yohn
$2,500-$3,499 Jim and Barbara Adams Barbara A. Anderson and
John H. Romani Janet and Arnold Aronoff Bob and Martha Ause Paulett Banks DJ and Dieter Boehm Gary Boren
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf Jeannine and Robert Buchanan Barbara and Al Cain Jean and Ken Casey Pat and Dave Clyde Anne and Howard Cooper Stuart and Heather Dombey John Dryden and Diana Raimi David and Jo-Anna Featherman Fidelity Investments Stephen and Rosamund Forrest William and Ruth Gilkey Sid Gilman and Carol Barbour Tom and Katherine Goldberg Linda and Richard Greene John and Helen Griffith Janet Woods Hoobler Robert L. and Beatrice H. Kahn Robert and Jeri Kelch Jim and Patti Kennedy Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Donald and Carolyn Dana Lewis Jeffrey Mason and Janet Netz Ernest and Adele McCarus
William C. Parkinson
Jim and Bonnie Reece
John and Dot Reed
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Dr. and Mrs. Nathaniel H. Rowe
Frances U. and Scott K. Simonds
Muaiad and Aida Shihadeh
Lewis and Judy Tann
Jim Toy
Don and Carol Van Curler
Jack and Marilyn van der Velde
Don and Toni Walker
Elise Weisbach
Roger Albin and Nili Tannenbaum Robert and Katherine Aldrich Susan and Alan Aldworth Michael and Suzan Alexander Anastasios Alexiou Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson Anonymous
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher Harlene and Henry Appelman Jonathan Ayers and Teresa Gallagher Laurence R. and Barbara K. Baker Dr. Lesli and Mr. Christopher Ballard Norman E. Barnett Robert H. and Wanda Bartlett Bradford and Lydia Bates Dr. Astrid B. Beck Linda and Ronald Benson Ruth Ann and Stuart Bergstein Anne Beaubien and Philip Berry Naren and Nishta Bhatia John Blankley and Maureen Foley Howard and Margaret Bond Laurence and Grace Boxer Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell Dale E. and Nancy M. Briggs Barbara Everitt Bryant Robert and Victoria Buckler Lawrence and Valerie Bullen Charles and Joan Burleigh Letitia J. Byrd Amy and Jim Byrne Betty Byrne Jean W. Campbell David and Valerie Canter Bruce and Jean Carlson Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H. Haug John and Patricia Carver Janet and Bill Cassebaum Tsun and Siu Ying Chang Anne Chase Pat and George Chatas Leon S. Cohan Hubert and Ellen Cohen Jane Wilson Coon and A. Rees Midgley, Jr. Paul N. Courant and Marta A. Manildi Connie D'Amato Julia Donovan Darlow and John Corbett O'Meara Susan Tuttle Darrow Charles W. and Kathleen P. Davenport Hal and Ann Davis Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz Robert J. and Kathleen Dolan Dallas C. Don
Ivo Drury and Sun Hwa Kim Jack and Bettv cdman Emil and Joar jel Irene Fast
Dede and Oscar Feldman
Yi-Tsi M. and Albert Feuerwerker
Clare M. Fingerle
Susan A. Fisher
Susan R Fisher and John W. Waidley
Robben Fleming
Food Art
James W. and Phyllis Ford
Dan and Jill Francis
Leon and Marcia Friedman
Enid H. Galler
Tom Gasloli
Prof. David M. Gates
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Sue Gingles
Karl and Karen Gotting
Cozette T. Grabb
Elizabeth Needham Graham
Robert A. Green MD
Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn
Helen C. Hall
Alice and Clifford Hart
Sivana Heller
Diane S. Hoff
Carolyn B. Houston
Cheryl and Kevin Hurley
Eileen and Saul Hymans
Perry Irish
Jean Jacobson
Wallie and Janet Jeffries
John E. Fetzer Institute
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
Shirley Y. and Thomas E. Kauper
David and Gretchen Kennard
Gloria and Bob Kerry
Tom and Connie Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Drs. Paul and Dana Kissner
Philip and Kathryn Klintworth
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and Mathias-Philippe Florent Badin
Melvyn and Linda Korobkin Bud and Justine Kulka Scott and Martha Larsen Wendy and Ted Lawrence Melvin A. Lester MD Richard LeSueur Myron and Bobbie Levine Carolyn and Paul Lichter Jean E. Long
John and Cheryl MacKrell Cathy and Edwin Marcus Ann W. Martin and
Russ Larson
Claude and Marie Martin Marilyn Mason and
William Steinhoff Mary and Chandler Matthews Judythe and Roger Maugh Raven McCrory Griff and Pat McDonald Lester and Jeanne Monts Alan and Sheila Morgan Melinda Morris Cyril Moscow William Nolting and Donna Parmelee NuStep, Inc. Marylen S. Oberman Marie L. Panchuk Elaine and Bertram Pitt Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Peter and Carol Polverini Richard and Lauren Prager Mrs. Frances Quartern Mr. Donald Regan and
Ms. Elizabeth Axelson Ray and Ginny Reilly Malverne Reinhart Doug and Nancy Roosa Rosalie Edwards
Vibrant Ann Arbor Fund Jeffrey and
Huda Karaman Rosen Corliss and Dr. J. C. Rosenberg Doris E. Rowan David and Agnes Sams Maya Savarino Erik and Carol Serr Janet and Michael Shatusky Carl Simon and Bobbi Low Elaine and Robert Sims Rodney W. Smith MD Susan M. Smith and
Robert H. Gray Kate and Philip Soper Joseph H. Spiegel Michael B Staebler Lloyd and Ted St. Antoine Lois and John Stegeman Victor and Marlene Stoeffler Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Strasius Charlotte Sundelson Jan Svejnar and Katherine Terrell Brad and Karen Thompson Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver Susan B. Ullrich Florence S. Wagner Harvey and Robin Wax W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Roy and JoAn Wetzel Dianne Widzinski and
James Skupski MD Dr. and Mrs. Max V Wisgerhof II Charles Witke and
Aileen Gatten
3Point Machine, Inc. Fahd Al-Saghir and Family Richard and Mona Alonzo
Family Fund
Helen and David Aminoff Anonymous Penny and Arthur Ashe J. Albert and Mary P. Bailey Reg and Pat Baker Nancy Barbas and Jonathan Sugar David and Monika Barera Frank and Lindsay Tyas Bateman James K. and Lynda W. Berg L.S. Berlin
Jack Billi and Sheryl Hirsch William and llene Birge Paul and Anna Bradley Jane Bridges
David and Sharon Brooks Morton B. and Raya Brown Trudy and Jonathan Bulkley Frances E. Bull. MD Louis and Janet Callaway HO. Cameron Nathan and Laura Caplan Jack and Wendy Carman J. W. and Patricia Chapman John and Camilla Chiapuris Dr. Kyung and Young Cho Janice Clark Cheryl and Brian Clarkson
Alice S. Cohen
Jonathan Cohn
Wayne and Melinda Colquitt
Jim and Connie Cook
Malcolm and Juanita Cox
Mr. Michael and Dr. Joan Crawford
Mary C. Crichton
Jean Cunningham and
Fawwaz Ulaby
Roderick and Mary Ann Daane Mr and Mrs.
Robert I. Damschroder Timothy and Robin Damschroder Norma and Peter Davis Jean and John Debbink Ell wood and Michele Den Linda Dintenfass and Ken Wisinski Steve and Judy Dobson Cynthia M. Dodd Bill and Marg Dunifon Eva and Wolf Duvernoy Dr. Alan S. Eiser Stefan and Ruth Fajans Harvey and Elly Falit Margaret and John Faulkner Carol Finerman David Fink and Marina Mata John and Karen Fischer Ray and Patricia Fitzgerald George W. and Serena E. Ford Arthur B. French and Beverly Ward Jerrold A. and Nancy M. Frost Tavi Fulkerson James M. and
Barbara H. Garavaglia Beverly Gershowitz Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Gikas Zna and Wayne Gillis Amy and Glenn Gottfried Dr. John and Renee M. Greden Arthur W. Gulick MD Don P. Haefner and
Cynthia J. Stewart Susan R. Harris
Jeanne Harrison and Paul Hysen Dan and Jane Hayes Alfred and Therese Hero Herb and Dee Hildebrandt Nina Howard Harry and Ruth Huff Jane Hughes Ann D. Hungerman John and Patricia Huntington Thomas and Kathryn Huntzkker Maha Hussain and Sal Jafar Eugene and Margaret Ingram invia Medical Imaging Solutions Stuart and Maureen Isaac Rebecca S. Jahn Jim and Dale Jerome Drs. Kent and Mary Johnson Paul and Olga Johnson Mark and Madoryn Kaminski Christopher Kendall and
Susan Schilperoort Elie R. and Farideh Khoury Rhea Kish
Her mine Roby Klingler Anne Kloack
Charles and Linda Koopmann Rebecca and Adam Kozma Donald J. and Jeanne L. Kunz Donald John Lachowicz Jane F. Laird LaVonne L. Lang John K. Lawrence and Jeanine A. De Lay David Lebenbom Ken and Jane Lieberthal Manlyn and Martin Lindenauer Mark Lindley and Sandy Talbott Rod and Robin Little Julie M.Loftin
E. Daniel and Kay Long
Frances Lyman
Bngitte and Paul Maassen
Pamela MacKintosh
Martin and Jane Maehr
Manpower, Inc. of Southeastern
Michigan Carole J. Mayer Margaret E. McCarthy James H. Mclntosh and
Elaine K. Gazda Henry D. Messer and
Carl A. House Fei Fei and John Metzler Don and Lee Meyer Joetta Mial James M. Miller and
Rebecca H. Lento Myrna and Newell Miller Bert and Kathy Moberg Lewis and Kara Morgenstern Kay and Gayl Ness Randolph and Margaret Nesse Susan and Richard Nisbett Eugene W. Nissen Elizabeth Ong Susan and Mark Orringer Constance and David Osier Marysia Ostafin and
George Smillie Donna D. Park Shirley and Ara Paul Judith Ann Pavitt Zoe and Joe Pearson Evelyn Pickard
Dr. Steven and Paula Poplawski Wallace and Barbara Prince Patricia L. Randle and
James R. Eng Anthony L. Reffells and
Elaine A. Bennett RE. Reichert
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld Margaret and Haskell Rothstein Samuel H. Kress Foundation Linda Samuelson and Joel Howell Mirram Sandweiss Ann and Thomas J. Schriber David E. and Monica Schteingart Harriet Selin Julie and Mike Shea Howard and Aliza Shevhn Johnson Shiue Edward and Kathy Silver Sandy and Dick Simon Irma J. Sklenar Andrea and William Smith Gregory and Margaret Smith Shelly Soenen and
Michael Sprague Mrs. Gretchen Sopcak Gus and Andrea Stager Gary and Diane Stahle Naomi and James Starr Virginia and Eric Stein Eric and Ines Storhok David and Karen Stutz Manuel Tancer John and Geraldine Topliss Fr. Lewis W. Towier Claire and Jerry Turcotte Doug and Andrea Van Houweling Steven and Christina Vantrease Drs Bill Lee and Wendy Wahl David C. and Elizabeth A. Walker Liina and Bob Wallin Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li Jo Ann Ward
Arthur and Renata Wasserman Gary Wasserman Zachary B. Wasserman Angela and Lyndon Welch Iris and Fred Whttehouse
Leslie C. Whitfield
Nancy Wiernik
Rev. Francis E. Williams
Robert J. and Anne Marie Willis
I.W. and Beth Winsten
Dr. Lawrence and Mary Wise
Frances A. Wright
Jeanne and Paul Yhouse
Judith Abrams
Chris and Tena Achen
Dorit Adler
Thomas and Joann Adler Family
Martha Agnew and Webster Smith Dr. Diane M. Agresta James and Catherine Allen Doug Anderson and
Peggy McCracken Catherine M. Andrea Anonymous Arboretum Ventures Bert and Pat Armstrong James and Dons August Robert L. Baird
Bruce Baker and Genie Wolfson Dantel and Barbara Balbach John and Ginny Bareham Cheryl Barget and Tom Darnton Frank and Gail Beaver Gary M. Beckman and Karla Taylor Harry and Kathryn Benford Erlmg and Merete Blondal Bengtsson Linda Bennett and Bob Bagramian Dr. Rosemary R. Berardi Marc Bernstein and Jennifer Lewis Beverly J. Bole Bob and Sharon Bordeau Amanda and Stephen Borgsdorf victoria C. Botek and
William M. Edwards Susan W. Bozell Robert M. Bradley and
Charlotte M. Mistretta William R. Brashear Joel Bregman and Elaine Pomerantz Alexander and Constance Bridges Donald R. and June G. Brown Pamela Brown Richard and Karen Brown Tony and Jane Burton Heather Byrne Doris Caddell Brent and Valerie Carey Dennis J. Carter
Andrew Caughey and Shelly Neitzel Sylvia M. Meloche Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Joan and Mark Chester Andy and Dawn Chien Kwang and Soon Cho Reginald and Beverly Ciokajlo Donald and Astrid Cleveland Coffee Express Co. Anne and Edward Comeau MJ. Coon Dr. Hugh Cooper and
Elly Rose-Cooper Celia and Peter Copeland Katharine Cosovich Cliff and Kathy Cox Lloyd and Lois Crab tree Clifford and Laura Craig Merle and Many Ann Crawford Jean C. Crump Sunil and Merial Das Arthur and Lyn Powrie Davidge Ed and Ellie Davidson Alice and Ken Davis Dale and Gretchen Davis Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy &
Sadler, PLC
Elena and Nicholas Delbanco
Sophie and Marylene Delphis
Judith and Kenneth DeWoskin
Elizabeth Dexter
Sally and Larry OiCarlo
Mark and Beth Dixon
Elizabeth A. Doman
Michael and Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Duell
Peter and Grace Duren
Swati Dutta
Jane E. Dutton
Kim and Dartene Eagle
Morgan and Sally Edwards
Mary Ann Faeth
Dr. and Mrs. S.M. Farhat
Inka and David Felbeck
Phil and Phyllis Fetlin
James and Flora Ferrara
Sidney and Jean Fine
Herschel and Adrienne Fink
C. Peter and Beverly A. Fischer
Dr. Lydia Fischer
Jessica Fogel and Lawrence Werner
Scott and Janet Fogler
David Fox and Paula Bockenstedt
Howard and Margaret Fox
Philip and Renee Frost
Carol Gagliardi and Dave Flesher
Sandra Gast and Greg Kolecki
Martin Garber and Beth German
Richard LGarner
Michael Gatti and Lisa Murray
Beth Genne and Allan Gibbard
Ronald Gibala and Janice Grichor
Elmer G. Gilbert and
Lois M. Verbrugge J. Martin Gillespie and
Tara Gillespie Beverly Jeanne Giltrow Maureen and David Ginsburg Richard Gonzalez and
Carrie Berkley
Mitchell and Barbara Goodkin Enid Gosling and Wendy Comstock William and Jean Gosling Mr. and Mrs. Charles and
Janet Goss
James and Maria Gousseff Michael L. Gowing Steve and Carol Grafton Martha and Larry Gray Jeffrey B. Green
Nancy Green and William Robinson Raymond and Daphne Grew Mark and Susan Griffin Werner H. Grilk Dick and Marion Gross Bob and Jane Grover Robin and Stephen Gruber Anna Grzymala-Busse and
Joshua Berke Ken and Margaret Guire M. Peter and Anne Hagiwara Yoshiko Hamano Marlys Hamill Tom Hammond Walt and Charlene Hancock Martin and Connie Harris Abdelkader and Huda Hawasli Anne M. Heacock Rose and iohn Henderson J. Lawrence Henkel and
Jacqueline Stearns Keith and Marcelle Henley Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hertz Paul and Erin Hkkman Peter Hinman and Elizabeth Young John Hogikyan and Barbara Kaye Ronald and Ann Holz Mabelle Hsueh
Dr. Howard Hu and Ms. Rani Kotha Hubert and Helen Huebl Robert B. Ingling ISCIENCES, L.L.C. John H. and Joan L. Jackson
Mel and Myra Jacobs Beverly P. Jahn Frances and Jerome Jelinek Harold R. Johnson Mark and Linda Johnson Mary and Kent Johnson The Jonna Companies Jack and Sharon Kalbfleisch Irving and Helen Kao Arthur A. Kaselemas MD Morris and Evelyn Katz Nancy Keppelman and
Michael Smerza Ors. Nabil and Mouna Khoury Robert and Bonnie Kidd Don and Mary Kiel Fred and Sara King Richard and Patricia King James and Jane Kister Shira and Steve Ktein Laura Klem
Joseph and Marilynn Kokoszka Alan and Sandra Kortesoja Barbara and Ronald Kramer Donald and Doris Kraushaar Mary and Charles Krieger Dorothea Kroell and
Michael Jonietz Bert and Geraldine Kruse Kathy and Timothy Laing Lucy and Kenneth Langa Jean Lawton and James Ellis Bob and Laurie Lazebnik John and Theresa Lee Sue Leong David Baker Lewis Jacqueline H. Lewis Michael and Debra Usull Dr. Daniel Little and
Dr. Bernadette Lintz Gail Solway Little Bill and Lois Lovejoy Charles and Judy Lucas Claire and Richard Malvin Mervin and Jean Manis Nancy and Phil Margolis W. Harry Marsden Irwin and Fran Martin H.L. Mason Regent Olivia Maynard and
Olof Karistrom
Martha Mayo and Irwin Goldstein Margaret and Harris McClamroch James and Mary E. McConville Uam T. McDonald Eileen Mclntosh and
Charles Schaldenbrand Bill and Ginny McKeachie Mercantile Bank of Michigan Warren and Hilda Merchant Russ and Bngitte Merz Liz and Art Messiter Walter and Ruth Metzger GabrielleM. Meyer Shirley and Bill Meyers Leo and Sally Miedler George Miller and Deborah Webster Kitty and Bill Moeller Olga Moir
Wilham G. and Edith O. Moller Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morgan Frieda H. Morgenstern Sean Morrison and
Theodora Ross Mark and Lesley Mozola Thomas and Hedi Mulford Douglas Mullkoff and
Kathy Evaldson
Drs. Louis and Julie Jaffee Nagel Gerry and Joanne Navarre Laura Nitzberg Christer and Outi Nordman Kathleen I. Operhall David and Andrea Page Betty and Steve Palms Karen Park and John Beranek
John and Mary Pedley
Jean and Jack Peirce
Donald and Evonne Plantmga
Allison and Gregory Poggi
Pomeroy Financial Services, Inc.
Bill and Diana Pratt
Ann Preuss
Richard and Mary Price
The Produce Station
Peter Railton and Rebecca Scott
Stephen and Agnes Reading
Marc Renouf
Timothy and Teresa Rhoades
Alice Rhodes
Jack and Aviva Robinson
Jonathan and Anala Rodgers
Stephen J. Rogers
Dr. Susan M. Rose
Stephen Rosenblum and
Rosalyn Sarver Steve Rosoff and Tanis Allen Rosemarie Rowney Carol Rugg and Richard
Montmorency Ina and Terry Sandalow Jamie Saville
Stephen J. and Kim Rosner Saxe Betina Schlossberg David and Marcia Schmidt Matthew Shapiro and
Susan Garetz
David and Elvera Shappino Patrick and Carol Sherry George and Gladys Shirley Jean and Thomas Shope Holhs and Martha A. Showalter Bruce M. Siegan Dr. Terry M. Silver Gene and Alida Silverman Scott and Joan Singer Tim and Marie Slottow Carl and Jari Smith David and Renate Smith Robert W. Smith Doris and Larry Sperling Jim Spevak Jeff Spindler Judy and Paul Spradlm David and Ann Staiger Rick and Lia Stevens James L. Stoddard Bashar and Hoda Succar Barbara and Donald Sugerman Brian and Lee Talbot Peg Talburtt and Jim Peggs Sam and Eva Taylor Steve and Diane Telian Mark and Patricia Tessler Mary H. Thieme Edwin J. Thomas Nigel and Jane Thompson Louise Townley Dr. Hazel M. and
Victor C. Turner, Jr. Alvan and Katharine Uhle Drs Matthew and Alison Uzieblo Hugo and Karla Vandersypen Marie Vogt
Drs. Harue and Tsuguyasu Wada Virginia Wait
Charles R. and Barbara H. Wallgren Enid Wasserman Carol Weber
Jack and Jerry Wetdenbach Connie Witt and John Glynn Charlotte A. Wolfe Bryant Wu and Theresa Chang Betty and Bob Wurtz Don and Charlotte Wyche Mary Jean and John Yablonky Richard and Kathryn Yarmain MaryGrace and Tom York Zakhour and Androulla Youssef Erik and Lineke Zuiderweg Gail and David Zuk
ENDOWMENT FUND SUPPORT July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008
The University Musical Society is grateful to those have supported UMS endowment funds, which will generate income for UMS in perpetuity and benefit UMS audiences in the future.
$100,000 or more
Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation The Power Foundation
llene H. Forsyth
Estate of Lillian G. Ostrand
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Ralph G. Conger Trust Susan and Richard Gutow David and Phyllis Herzig
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Foundation Toni Hoover
Richard and Carolyn Lineback Robert and Pearson Macek Dr. Robert J. and Janet M. Millei Estate of Betty Ann Peck James and Nancy Stanley
Herb and Carol Amster Joan Akers Binkow Robert and Frances
Gamble Trust Mrs. Robert E. Meredith Susan B. Ullrich Marina and Robert Whitman Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Michael Allemang and
Janis Bobrin Essel and Menakka Bailey
Robert H. and Wanda Bartlett DJ and Dieter Boehm Jean W. Campbell Jean and Ken Casey Kathleen Crispell and Tom Porter Molly Dobson Jack and Betty Edman Charles and Julia Eisendrath Dede and Oscar Feldman Sid Gilman and Carol Barbour Paul and Anne Glendon David W. and
Kathryn Moore Heleniak Debbie and Norman Herbert Carl and Charlene Herstein Robert M. and Joan F. Howe Jim Irwin
Robert L. and Beatrice H. Kahn Gloria and Bob Kerry Richard and Stephanie Lord Natalie Matovinovic Jerry A. and Deborah Orr May Melinda Morris Susan and Mark Orringer Mrs. Charles Overberger (Betty) Richard N. Peterson and
Wayne T. Bradley Stephen and Bettina Pollock Jeffrey and Huda Karaman Rosen Corliss and Dr. J. C. Rosenberg Prue and Ami Rosenthal Nancy W. Rugani Norma and Dick Sarns Frances U. and Scott K. Simonds Herbert Sloan Lewis and Judy Tann Karl and Karen Weick Ronald and Eileen Weiser Jeanne and Paul Yhouse Jay and Mary Kate Zelenock
Jerry and Gloria Abrams Mrs. Bonnie Ackley Barbara A. Anderson and John H. Romani
Arts League of Michigan
Lynne Aspnes
Bob and Martha Ause
John U. Bacon
Daniel and Barbara Balbach
Emily Bandera and Richard Shackson
Harvey Berman and
Rochelle Kovacs Berman Inderpal and Martha Bhatia Stan and Sandra Bies Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras Maurice and Linda Binkow Martha and David Bloom Blue Nile Restaurant Paul Boylan Carl A. Brauer, Jr. Dale E. and Nancy M. Briggs Jeannine and Robert Buchanan Andrew and Emily Buchholz John and Janis Burkhardt David Bury and Marianne Lockwood Letitia J. Byrd
Carolyn Carty and Thomas Haug Sue and Bill Chandler Shana Meehan Chase Dr. Kyung and Young Cho Edward M. and Rebecca Chudacoff Toby Citrin and Phyllis Blumenfeld Hilary and Michael Cohen Sandra and Ted Cole Phelps and Jean Connell Katharine Cosovich Malcolm and Juanita Cox George and Connie Cress Mary C. Crichton Dana Foundation Linda Davis and Robert Richter Neeta Delaney and Ken Stevens Macdonald and Carolin Dick Steve and Lori Director Steve and Judy Dobson Cynthia M. Dodd Robert J. and Kathleen Dolan Hal and Ann Doster Janet Eilber
Cheryl and Bruce Elliott Beth B. Fischer
Gerald B. and Catherine L.
Harold and Billie Fischer Jeanne and Norman
Esther M. Floyd Bob and Terry Foster Neal and Meredith Foster Lucia and Doug Freeth Marilyn L. Friedman Bart and Cheryl Frueh Tavi Fulkerson Luis and L. April Gago Otto and Lourdes Gago Michael Gatti and
Lisa Murray Beverley and
Gerson Geltner Gail Gentes and
Phil Hanlon
Joyce and Steve Gerber Heather and Seth Gladstein Kathleen and Jack Glezen Tom and
Katherine Goldberg William and Jean Gosling Mr. and Mrs. Charles and
Janet Goss Robert A. Green MD Larry and Sandy Grisham Charles Hamlen Walt and Charlene
Alice and Clifford Hart Daniel and Jane Hayes Joyce and John Henderson Dr. John and
Mrs. Donna Henke J. Lawrence Henkel and
Jacqueline Stearns John and Martha Hicks Lorna and
Mark Hildebrandt Diane S. Hoff Jerry and Helga Hover Ralph M. Hulett Joyce M. Hunter Judith Hurtig
IATSE Local 395 Stagehands Richard Ingram and
Susan Froelich Keki and Alice Irani Mel and Myra Jacobs Dolores R. Jacobson Beverly P. Jahn Ellen Janke and Ian Lewis Marilyn G. Jeffs Ben Johnson Christopher Kendall and
Susan Schilperoort John B. Kennard, Jr. David and Sally Kennedy Paul and Leah Kileny
Diane Kirkpatrick Dr. David E. and
Heidi Castleman Klein Anne Kloack Mary L. Kramer Gary and Barbara Krenz Daniel H. Krichbaum Amy Sheon and
Marvin Krislov Edna LandauIMG Artists Wendy and Ted Lawrence Leslie Lazzerin Cyril and Ruth Leder Mary LeDuc Leo and Kathy Legatski
Elastizell Corporation
of America Melvin A. Lester MD Lewis & Company Marketing
Communications, Inc. David Baker Lewis Donald and
Carolyn Dana Lewis David Lieberman Ken and Jane Lieberthal Marilyn and
Martin Lindenauer Jimena Loveluck and
Timothy Veeser Jonathan Trobe and
Joan Lowenstein Dale Schatzlein and
Emily Maltz Fund Shirley Dorsey Martin Mary and
Chandler Matthews Regent Olivia Maynard
and Olof Karlstrom Jon McBride Laurie McCauley and
Jessy Grizzle Susan McClanahan and
Bill Zimmerman Dores McCree Joe McCune and
Gigi Sanders
Bill and Ginny McKeachie Joanna McNamara and
Mel Guyer Barbara Meadows Joetta Mial Patricia E. Mooradian Jean M. Moran Mary Morse
Gerry and Joanne Navarre Fred Neidhardt Kay and Gayl Ness M. Haskell and
Jan Barney Newman Susan and Richard Nisbett Patricia and
Max Noordhoorn Jan Onder
Constance and David Osier Anne Parsons and
Donald Dietz Frances and Arlene Pasley
Michelle Peet and
Rex Robinson Steven and Janet Pepe Marv Peterson Stephen and Agnes Reading John and Dot Reed Marnie Reid Theresa Reid and
Marc Hershenson Kenneth J. Robinson and
Marcia Gershenson Doris E. Rowan Bill and Lisa Rozek Herbert and
Ernestine Ruben Harry and Elaine Sargous Maya Savarino Ann and Thomas J. Schriber Ingrid and Cliff Sheldon Mikki Shepard Don and Sue Sinta Carl and Jari Smith Rhonda SmithStanding
Ovation Productions Lois and John Stegeman Victor and
Marlene Stoeffler Ronald Stowe and
Donna Power Stowe David and Karen Stutz Teresa A. Sullivan and
Douglas Laycock Charlotte Sundelson Mark and Patricia Tessler Norman and
Marcia Thompson Carrie and Peter Throm Claire and Jerry Turcotte Frank and Amanda Uhle Elizabeth and
Stephen Upton Richard and
Madelon Weber W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Max Wicha and
Sheila Crowley Dianne Widzinski and
James Skupski MD Phyllis B. Wright
Joseph Ajlouny Friends at Alverno Arts Alliance of the
Ann Arbor Area Barbara Bach Jenny Bilfield-Friedman and
Joel Friedman Ed and Luciana Borbely
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Simon Carrington
Mark Clague
Edward S. and Ruth P. Cogen
Guy L. Cooper
Richard and Edith Croake
Sally Cushing
Diana R. Engel
Madeleine Faith
Stefan and Ruth Fajans
Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes
Kristin Fontichiaro
John N. Gardner
Walter Helmreich
Kenneth and Joyce Holmes
John and Patricia Huntington
Judie and Jerry Lax
Shelley MacMillan and
Gary Decker
Jaclin L. and David H. Marlin Janice Mayer Ronald G. Miller Shelley and Dan Morhaim Warren and Shelley Perlove Julianne Pinsak Eileen Pollack Michael and
Lisa Psarouthakis Thomas and
Sue Ann Reisdorph Omari Rush Liz Silverstein Charles E. Sproger Lloyd and Ted St. Antoine Peg Talburtt and Jim Peggs Denise Thai and
David Scobey
Christina and Tom Thoburn Linda Tubbs Harvey and Robin Wax Zelma Weisfeld Warren Williams
Endowed Funds
The future success of the University Musical Society is secured in part by income from UMS's endowment. UMS extends its deepest apprecia?tion to the many donors who have established andor con?tributed to the following funds:
H. Gardner and Bonnie
Ackley Endowment Fund Herbert S and Carol Amster
Fund Catherine S. Arcure
Endowment Fund Carl and Isabelle Brauer
Endowment Fund Frances Mauney Lohr Choral
Union Endowment Fund Hal and Ann Davis
Endowment Fund
Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation Endowment
Ortmar Eberbach Funds Epstein Endowment Fund David and Phyllis Herzig
Endowment Fund JazzNet Endowment Fund William R. Kinney
Endowment Fund Natalie Matovinovic
Endowment Fund NEA Matching Fund Palmer Endowment Fund Mary R. Romig-deYoung
Music Appreciation Fund Prudence and Amnon
Rosenthal K-12 Education
Endowment Fund Charles A. Sink Endowment
Fund Catherine S. Arcure
Herbert E. Sloan
Endowment Fund University Musical Society
Endowment Fund The Wallace Endowment
Burton Tower Society
The Burton Tower Society recognizes and honors those very special friends who have included UMS in their estate plans. UMS is grateful for this important support, which will continue the great traditions of artistic excellence, educational opportunities, and community partnerships in future years.
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Carol and Herb Amster Mr. Neil P. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. David G.
Catherine S. Arcure Linda and Maurice Binkow Elizabeth S. Bishop Mr. and Mrs.
W. Howard Bond Mr. and Mrs. Pal E. Borondy Carl and Isabelle Brauer Barbara Everitt Bryant Pat and George Chatas Mr. and Mrs.
John Alden Clark H. Michael and
Judith I. Endres Dr. James F. Filgas Ken and Penny Fischer Ms. Susan Ruth Fischer 3everley and Gerson Geltner Paul and Anne Glendon )hn and Martha Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ives
Marilyn G. Jeffs Thomas C. and
Constance M. Kinnear Diane Kirkpatrick Charlotte McGeoch Michael G. McGuire M. Haskell and
Jan Barney Newman Len Niehoff Dr. and Mrs.
Frederick C. O'Dell Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis M. Powers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Radock Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ricketts Mr. and Mrs.
Willard L Rodgers Prudence and
Amnon Rosenthal Margaret and
Haskell Rothstein Irma J. Sklenar Herbert Sloan Art and Elizabeth Solomon Roy and JoAn Wetzel Ann and Clayton Wilhite Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald G. Zollars
Tribute Gifts
Contributions have been made in honor andor memory of the following people:
H. Gardner Ackley
Matthew Arcure
IMaren and Nishta Bhatia
Linda and Maurice Binkow
llene Birge
Isabelle Brauer
Jean W Campbell
Charles and Evelyn Carver
Jean Burnett Cassidy
Douglas D. Crary
Ellwood Derr
Benning Dexter
Angela S. Dobson
John S. Dobson
Mrs. Jane D. Douglass
Ken Fischer
Sally Fleming
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Mary Carol Fromes
E. James Gamble
Boris Gankin
Fred M Ginsberg
Carl Herstein
Dr. Sidney S. Hertz
David and Phyllis Herzig
Dr. Julian S. Hoff
Ben Johnson
Doug Kelbaugh and Kat Nolan
Francis W. Kelsey
Elizabeth Earhart Kennedy
Marilyn Krimm
Robert Lazzerin
Susan McClanahan
Valerie D. Meyer
Ella Baker Munger
Sophia Nanos Holmes E. and
Susan E. Newton James Pattridge Gwen and Emerson Powrie Gail W. Rector Steffi Reiss
Margaret E. Rothstein Eric H. Rothstein Nona Schneider Barry Sloat George E. Smith Edith Marie Snow Virginia W. Stuart Sonja Astrid Stutz Dr. and Mrs. E. Thurston
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