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UMS Concert Program, Friday Jan. 14 To 23: Ums 10 11 - Winter 2011 - Friday Jan. 14 To 23 --

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Season: Winter 2011
University Of Michigan Ann Arbor

University Musical Society of the University of Michigan Ann Arbo
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Winter 11 University of Michigan Ann Arbor
2 Letters from the Presidents
i5 Letter from the Board Chair
UMSLeadership 7 UMS Corporate and Foundation Leaders
14 UMS Board of DirectorsNational Council
SenateAdvisory Committee
15 UMS StaffCorporate Council
Teacher Advisory Committee
UMSlnfo 16 General Information
19 UMS Tickets
UMSAnnals 21 UMS History
22 UMS Venues and Burton Memorial Tower
Event Program 24 Your event program follows page 24
UMSExperience 25 UMS Education and Community Engagement Programs
27 Adult, University, and Community Programs
29 Youth, Teen, and Family Programs
UMSSupport 33 Corporate Sponsorship and Advertising
33 Individual Donations
35 UMS Advisory Committee Member Organizations
37 Lifetime Giving to UMS
38 Annual Fund Support
48 UMS Advertisers

Cover: Front" Tony Allen (photo: Berard Benant); The Cripple of Inishmaan (photo: Ros Kavanagh) Back: Ren?e Fleming (photo: Andrew Eccles); Merce Cunningham Dance Company (photo: Anna Finke)
Welcome to this University Musical Soci?ety performance. At the University of Michigan, we are proud of UMS and the world-class artists and ensembles it attracts to the University and southeast Michigan. I had the pleasure of experiencing three remarkable UMS performances during the first part of the season-Sankai Juku from Japan, Venice Baroque Orchestra
from Italy, and Carolina Choc?olate Drops from the United States.
Collaboration is at the heart of UMS's work locally, regionally, and throughout the country. At the Univer?sity, UMS has partnered with 70 academic units and 200 faculty members over the
past five years, with the faculty providing context and insight for UMS performances. UMS is also a member of the University's Public Goods Council, a cluster of organizations dedicated to advancing scholarship and culture through the arts, special collections, historical archives, natural science re?sources, coursework, and experiential learning. In fact, UMS opened this season in September with David Leddy's Susurrus, a unique theater piece that one experienced by listening to an iPod while walking through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, a Public Goods Council partner of UMS.
Throughout the region, UMS works closely with public, private, and home-school K--12 programs; scores of arts and cultural institutions; a wide range of nonprofit organizations; and diverse communities of shared cultural heritage--all with the goal of mak?ing its programs available to everyone.
On the national scene, UMS was instrumen?tal in establishing the Major University Presenters' Network, an affinity group of performing arts presenters from 20 leading universities, including California-Berkeley, Stanford, Penn, Penn State, Minnesota, Dartmouth, Texas, North Carolina, and others. Created in 2002, the presenters share information, convene on one another's campuses, travel abroad together to scout prospects for future tours, and undertake research projects. UMS also was instrumental in creating Music Accord, a consortium of 10 music presenters, including the Library of Congress, Tanglewood, and Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, that has commis?sioned more than 25 new works since 1999. Just as leading universities are committed to advanc?ing knowledge through research. Music Accord is committed to ensuring that new works are being created and performed by providing financial sup?port to composers and performance opportunities for musicians.
One final collaboration I am pleased to high?light is the U-MUMS Partnership Program. Each year, the University provides financial support to UMS for its commitment to education, creation, and presentation, paralleling U-M's commitment to teaching, research, and public engagement.
I encourage you to attend more UMS events and those offered by the many outstanding arts and cultural organizations of the University. To learn more, visit the University's arts portal, Mon?tage, at
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
Welcome! Thank you for attending this performance. I hope you'll enjoy the experience and attend other UMS events during the remainder of our 132nd season. You'll find a listing of our WinterSpring 2011 per?formances on page 2 towards the center of this program book.
UMS has a rich history. It began in 1879 when four Ann Arbor church choirs joined forces under the direction of Calvin B. Cady to sing choruses from Handel's Messiah. They called the combined choruses the Choral Union. Their rehearsals led to the first Choral Union concert on Tuesday, Decem?ber 16 of that year, held at the M.E. Church. Henry Simmons Frieze, a distinguished professor of clas?sics and a three-time acting president of the Uni?versity of Michigan, accompanied the Choral Union on the organ. In addition to the Messiah choruses, the first concert included performances by pianist Ida Blakeslee, soprano E. Allen, organist Marian Smith, cellist Mr. Speil, and other works by the Choral Union. A year later, the University Musical Society was officially incorporated with Professor Frieze as president. On December 4 and 5, 2010, UMS presented the Choral Union in the annual UMS production of Messiah, marking its 416th and 417th appearances under UMS auspices.
The program of that first concert is now available online, along with every UMS program through our 100th season in 1978-79. Also avail?able are 900 photographs, most of them with cap?tions and dates. The programs and photos are avail?able online in a searchable database, thanks to our friends at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL). AADL Director Josie Parker and her staff obtained the programs and photos that are part of the UMS collection at the University's Bentley Historical Li?brary, which has done a superb job of collecting, organizing, and preserving our archives over the
years. AADL staff digitized these documents and created the website that now makes these UMS historical documents available to the public. Check it out at With this new resource, you can now verify the date when Horowitz made his UMS debut, find out how many times Lily Pons sang under UMS auspices, check out the photo of Glenn Gould practicing in the basement of Hill
prior to his May Festival debut in 1958, and discover what Caruso sang when he per?formed at Hill in March of 1919. Once you've visited AADL's website, I hope you'll share your comments at the UMS Lobby at www.umsLOBBY. org. This is the place where "people are talking" about
all things related to UMS, and we'd love to hear from you.
UMS is the oldest performing arts presenter in the US affiliated with a university. We are proud of our rich history and pleased that we can share so much of it with you via the Internet. It is our in?tention to make more programs and more photos available to you in the months and years ahead, along with other archival material. Stay tuned...
I hope you'll get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments, or problems related to UMS. If you don't see me in the lobby, send me an e-mail message at or call me at 734.647.1174. Thanks again for coming to this performance.
Very best wishes,
Kenneth C. Fischer UMS President
Just think how fortunate we are to be part of a UMS audience experiencing artistic perfor?mances that have the potential to transform lives. That is of little surprise given the role UMS has in inspiring us and broadening our understand?ings of each other. Engaging artistic accomplish?ments, innovation, and inclusiveness have been hallmarks of extraordinary UMS performances for 132 years. UMS has enriched audiences as well as those on stage: the orchestras, ensembles, solo?ists, troupes, and casts performing before us. Be it the sound of music, the movement of dance, or the voice of theater, we have seen extraordinary new and traditional performances from some of the world's most distinctive artists. UMS makes the difference.
The intellectual and emotional spirit of UMS has a sustaining importance to our well being. The Winter 2011 season is a testament to that value. Witness the classical music of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the singing of Renee Fleming, the flow of the Merce Cunningham Dance Compa?ny, the moods of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Shakespeare's voice of England's Propeller, the beat of Japan's Kodo Drummers, and the authentic Afro-Cuban rhythm of Septeto Nacional. These performances in the last half of this season are but a small piece of what UMS does. Educational programs, artistic residen?cies, and community gatherings are all part of UMS. It just doesn't get any better anywhere.
UMS events are presented in many diverse venues, all of which are chosen to create an unusual bond between the performers and the audience. Both the seasoned attendee and the newcomer each quickly grasp this unique connec?tion. Lasting ovations and knowledgeable chatter of those leaving the hall let the artists know they have been deeply appreciated and understood.
That atmosphere has established a special relation?ship between UMS audiences and the artists. It's been that way for generations.
The UMS Board and I encourage all of you to participate with the entire UMS team in engaging yourself in the many experiences afforded by UMS.
Dare yourself to embrace the sounds and sights of diversity in the performing arts. They are the very essence of life on our ever-shrinking planet and your exposure will brighten your days.
Become advocates for the cultural contributions UMS offers to our greater commu?nities and consider being a
UMS benefactor. Share in the pride of being among our individual and corporate donors whose contri?butions fund more than half the expenses of bring?ing worldwide artists to our doors each year. Do it for yourself and for those that follow. Such won?derful support, both big and small, gives owner?ship of UMS to many.
Your presence is always welcome at UMS. Discover our offerings at and get on board with our preand post-performance chats at We like to listen. And remember how lucky we are to share in the UMS experience. That's the difference.
James C. Stanley
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."
Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan, and CEO, University of Michigan Health System "When I was young, I contemplated becoming a concert pianist. Though I didn't pursue that career path, the arts have remained a prominent fixture in my life, both personally and professionally. Music and the arts feed our imaginations, heal our spirits, and inspire us to evolve and grow. We are very fortunate to have the University Musical Society as part of our community, and the University of Michigan Health System is privileged to sponsor such a creative, vibrant part of our culture. Here's to a great year!"
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."
Timothy G. Marshall
President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor "Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to continue its longstanding tra?dition of supporting the arts and cultural organizations in our town and region. The University Musical Society provides all of us a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy first-class performances covering a wide range of artists from around the world. We are proud to continue our support of UMS for the 1011 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."
Bruce Duncan
Ann Arbor Regional Bank President, Comerica Bank "Comerica is proud to support the University Musical So?ciety. 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
Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, DTE Energy
"The DTE Energy Foundation is pleased to support ex?emplary 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 200 employees and sales associates are proud of our nearly 30-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 UM5. UMS's strengths are its programming--innovative, experimental, and pioneering--and its education and outreach programs in the schools and the community."
Nancy and Randall Faber
Faber Piano Institute
"We are proud to support the University Musical Society in its tradition of program excellence and outreach that enriches our thoughts, our families, and our community."
Joseph A. Maffesoli
Branch ManagerVice President, Ann Arbor Investor Center "The Fidelity Investments Ann Arbor Investor Center is proud to support the University Musical Society and the continued effort to inspire our community through the arts. We look forward to another season of great performances!"
David N. Parsigian
Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
"In our firm's tradition of supporting major cultural institutions, Honigman has been a long-time supporter of the University Musical Society. Our Ann Arbor office is proud to carry on that tradition on behalf of all of our attorneys, especially those who work and live in the Ann Arbor area. We all view the exceptional cultural experiences that UMS provides as key to the success of our community and our firm."
Bill Kerby
Owner, Kerby's Kurb Service
"Kerby's Kurb Service has been a part of the University Musical Society for over a decade. It has been a pleasure working with the UMS staff and an organization that has brought world-renowned artists to the local area for the
cultural benefit of many, especially the Ann Arbor community."
Tim Gretkierewicz
Michigan Market President, KeyBank "KeyBank remains a committed supporter of the performing arts in Ann Arbor and we commend the University Musical Society for bringing another season of great performances to the community. Thank you, UMS, for continuing the tradition."
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 public 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 music and talent of performers."
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
Vice 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."
Stephen G. Palms
Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PL.C. "Miller Canfield proudly supports the University Musical Society for enhancing our quality of life by bringing the unfiltered immediacy of live performing arts to our community."
John W. McManus
Market President, South Central Michigan, PNC Bank
"PNC Bank is proud to support the efforts of the University Musical Society and the Ann Arbor community."
Joe Sesi
President, Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda "The University Musical Society is an important cultural asset for our community. The Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine organization."
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."
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."
UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following foundations and government agencies:
S100,000 or more
Association of Performing Arts Presenters Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Doris Duke Charitable Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
Anonymous DTE Energy Foundation Esperance Family Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Cairn Foundation
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Masco Corporation Foundation
Arts Midwest's Performing Arts Fund Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation Japan Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon)
Martin Family Foundation
National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts
Sarns Ann Arbor Fund
TCF Bank Foundation
James C. Stanley,
Chair David J. Herzig,
Wee Chair Martha Darling,
Secretary Robert C. Macek,
Wadad Abed Carol L. Amster Lynda W. Berg
DJ Boehm Robert Buckler Janet Callaway David Canter Mary Sue Coleman Julia Donovan Darlow Junia Doan Stephen R. Forrest Chris Genteel Anne Glendon Shelia M. Harden Joel D. Howell
Christopher Kendall S. Rani Kotha Melvin A. Lester Joetta Mial Lester P. Monts Donald Morelock Roger Newton Stephen G. Palms David N. Parsigian Todd Roberts Sharon Rothwell Edward R. Schulak
Ellie Serras Joseph A. Sesi Anthony L. Smith Cheryl L. Soper
Clayton E. Wilhite,
Chair, National Council A. Douglas Rothwell,
Chair, Corporate Council Elizabeth A. Palms,
Chair, Advisory
Clayton E. Wilhite,
Kathleen Charia Marylene
John Edman Janet Eilber Maxine Frankel Eugene Grant Charles Hamlen
Katherine Hein David Heleniak Toni Hoover Judy Istock Patti Kenner
Wallis Klein Jerry Kolins Zarin Mehta Herbert Ruben Russell Willis Taylor
James C. Stanley, Ex-officio
UMS SENATE (former members of the UMS Board of Directors)
Robert G. Aldrich Michael C. Allemang Gail Davis Barnes Kathleen Benton Richard S. Berger Maurice S. Binkow Lee C Bollinger Charles W. Borgsdorf 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
Robert F. DiRomualdo Al Dodds
James J. Duderstadt Aaron P. Dworkin David Featherman David J. Flowers George V. Fornero Maxine J. Frankel Patricia M. Garcia Beverley B. Geltner William S. Hann Randy J. Harris Walter L. Harrison Deborah S. Herbert Norman G. Herbert Carl W. Herstein 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 Cynthia Morril MacDonald 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 A. Douglas Rothwell Judy Dow Rumelhart Maya Savarino Ann Schriber John J.H. Schwarz 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 Michael D. VanHemer Eileen Lappin Weiser B. Joseph White Marina v.N. Whitman Clayton E. Wilhite Iva M. Wilson Karen Wolff
Elizabeth A. Palms.
Chair Susan R. Fisher.
Wee Chair Sara Fink, Secretary Natalie Mobley,
Treasurer Janet Callaway,
Past Chair
Ricky Agranoff Zakiyyah All Sandy Aquino Lorie Arbour Barbara Bach Pat Bantle
Francine Bomar Dennis J. Carter Stefani Carter Cheryl Cassidy Patricia Chapman Cheryl Clarkson Judy Cohen Wendy Comstock Linda Creps Sheila Crowley Doug Czinder Mary Dempsey Leslie Desmond Mary Ann Faeth Michaelene Farreil Laurel Fisher
Susan A. Fisher Rosamund Forrest Hedy Frisancho Kathy Goldberg Ken Gray Linda Grekin Nan Griffith Nicki Griffith Joe Grimley Susan Gross Susan Gutow Charlene Hancock Shelia Harden Alice Hart Jane Holland Sue Johnson
Barbara Kaye Marci Raver Lash Mary LeDuc Joan levitsky Jean Long Jane Maehr Jennifer J. Maisch Melanie Mandell Ann Martin Fran Martin Deborah Meadows Liz Messiter Robin Miesel Natalie Mobley Chaity Nath Bonita Davis Neighbors
Kay Ness Sarah Nicoli Thomas Ogar Liz Othman Ruth Petit Allison Poggi
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Agnes Moy-Sarns Audrey Schwimmer Bev Seiford Aliza Shevrin Barb Shoffner Debbie Shtulman Loretta Skewes Andrea Smith Ren Snyder
Bectci Spangler Linda Spector Nancy Stanley Carlin C. Stockson Gail Ferguson Stout Karen Stutz Eileen Thacker Janet Torno Louise Townley Amanda Uhle IIiiu Uras Barbara Wagner Kirsten Williams Sarajane Winkelman
Kenneth C. Fischer, President Kathy M. Brown, Executive
Assistant 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
Nancy K. Paul, Librarian lean Schneider, Accompanist Scott VanOrnum, Accompanist Donald Bryant, Conductor
Susan McClanahan, Director Susan Bozell Craig, Manager of
Corporate Partnerships Rachelle Lesko, Development
Administrative Assistant Lisa Michiko Murray,
Manager of Foundation and
Government Grants M. Joanne Navarre, Manager of
Annual Giving
Marnie Reid, Manager of
Individual Support Cynthia Straub, Advisory
Committee and Events
Coordinator EducationCommunity
Claire C. Rice, Interim Director Mary Roeder,
Residency Coordinator Omari Rush, Education Manager
MarketingPublic Relations
Sara Billmann, Director
James P. Leija, Manager of New
Media and Online Initiatives Stephanie Normann, Marketing
Manager Truly Render, Press and Marketing
Michael J. Kondziolka, Director Jeffrey Beyersdorf,
Technical Director Anne Grove, Artist Services
Manager Mark Jacobson,
Programming Manager Michael Michelon, Program
Administrator Liz Stover, Programming
Ticket Services
Jennifer Graf, Ticket Services
Manager Suzanne Davidson, Assistant Ticket
Services Manager Adrienne Escamilla,
Ticket Office Associate Kira Lesser, Ticket Office Assistant Sara Sanders, Front-of-House
Coordinator Sarah Wilber, Group Sales
Coordinator Dennis Carter, Bruce Oshaben,
Brian Roddy, Head Ushers
Adam Bichir Sarah Bichsel Michael Bou-Maroun Tyler Brunsman Emma Bumstead Betsy Busaid Antonina
Chekhovskaya Jake Cinti Hailey Clark Elizabeth Crabtree Shannon Deasy Kristen Dittus Kelsy Durkin Brian Giebler Tim Hausler Jasmine Hentschel Marcus Hogsta
Jennifer Howard Andy Jones Neal Kelley Sophia Kruz Olivia Lloyd Brooke Lundin Kenneth Luu Mary Martin Michael Matlock Michael Mauskapf Bryan McGivern Scott Padden Steven Rish Dereck Seay Bennett Stein Maureen Stych Catherine Tippman
A. Douglas Rothwell,
Albert Berriz Bruce Brownlee Robert Buckler
Nolan Finley Stephen R. Forrest James Garavaglia Timothy Gretkierewicz Steven K. Hamp
Michele Hodges Mary Kramer Maud Lyon David Parsigian Ora Pescovitz
Vivian Pickard Sharon Rothwell Frederick E. Shell Michael B. Staebler James G. Vella
James C. Stanley, Ex-officio
Abby Alwin Fran Ampey Robin Bailey Greta Bartield Joey Barker Alana Barter Judy Barthwell Rob Bauman Suzanne Bayer Eli Bleiler
Ann Marie Borders David Borgsdorf Sigrid Bower Marie Brooks Susan Buchan Carl Clark Ben Cohen Julie Cohen Leslie Criscenti Orelia Dann
Saundra Dunn Johanna Epstein Susan Filipiak Katy Pillion Delores Flagg Joey Parins Jeff Gaynor Joyce Gerber Barb Grabbe Joan Grissing
Linda Jones Jeff Kass Rosalie Koenig Sue Kohfeldt Laura Machida Jose Mejia Kim Mobley Michelle Peet Rebeca Pietrzak Cathy Reischl
Vicki Shields Gretchen Suhre Julie Taylor Cayla 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. Please allow enough time to park before the performance begins. UMS donors at the Patron level and above ($1,000) receive 10 complimentary parking passes for use at the Thayer Street or Fletcher Street structures in Ann Arbor.
UMS offers valet parking service for Hill Auditorium performances in the 1011 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 donors at the Concert-master level ($7,500) 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 performance venues, $2 after 3 pm weekdays and all day SaturdaySunday. Maynard Street structure, entrances off Maynard and Thompson between Willliam and Liberty, $.45half-hour, 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.
Non-Smoking Venues
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.
Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby until seated by ushers. Most lobbies have been outfitted with monitors andor speakers so that latecomers will not miss the performance.
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 intermission, as determined by the artist. UMS makes every effort to alert patrons in advance when we know that there will be no late seating. Please be sure the Ticket Office has your e-mail address on file.
UMS works with artists to allow a flexible late-seating policy for family performances.
Group Tickets
Treat 10 or more friends, co-workers, or family members to an unforgettable performance of live music, dance, or theater. Whether you have a group of students, a business gathering, a col?lege reunion, or just you and a group of friends, the UMS Group Sales Office can help you plan the perfect outing. You can make it formal or casual, a special celebration, or just friends enjoying each other's company. The many ad?vantages 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, unless the group order is completed
1-3 complimentary tickets for the group organizer (depending on size of group). Complimentary tickets are not offered for performances without a group discount.
For more information, please contact 734.763.3100 or
UMS Kids Club
Parents can introduce their children to world-renowned artists through the UMS Kids Club. The UMS Kids Club allows students in grades 3-12 to purchase tickets to any UMS event at significantly discounted rates. Parents can pur?chase up to two children's tickets for $10 each with the purchase of a $20 adult ticket begin?ning two weeks before the concert. Seating is subject to availability. For more information, call 734.764.2538 or sign up for UMS E-News and check the box for UMS K ds Club.
If you are unable to attend a concert for which you have purchased tickets, you may turn in your tickets until curtain time by calling the Ticket Office. Refunds are not available; how?ever, you will be given a receipt for an income tax deduction.
Ticket Exchanges
Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge up until 48 hours prior to the perfor?mance. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for a $6 per ticket exchange fee up until 48 hours prior to the performance. 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 must be redeemed by Sunday, April 23, 2011.
UMS now accepts ticket exchanges within 48 hours of the performance for a $10 per ticket exchange fee (applies to both subscrib?ers and single ticket buyers). Tickets must be exchanged at least one hour before the published performance time. Tickets received less than one hour before the performance will be returned as a tax-deductible contribution.
A variety of discounted ticket programs are available for University students and teenagers.
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 perfor?mance venue ticket office. Just bring your valid college ID. Limit two tickets per student.
Teen Tickets
Teens can attend UMS performances at signifi?cant discounts. Tickets are available to teens for $15 beginning 90 minutes before the perfor?mance at the venue. One ticket per student ID, subject to availability.
Gift Certificates
Available in any amount and redeemable for any 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 present when new friends move to town.
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Through a commitment to presenta?tion, education, and the creation of new work, the University Musical So?ciety (UMS) serves Michigan audienc?es by bringing to our community an ongoing series of world-class artists, who rep?resent the diverse spectrum of today's vigorous and exciting live performing arts world. Over the past 132 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 commitment to dynamic and creative visions of where the performing arts will take us in this new millen?nium. 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 Profes?sor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Their first performance of Handel's Messiah was in December of 1879 and this glorious oratorio has since been performed by the UMS Choral Union annually.
Many Choral Union members also be?longed to the University, and the University Mu?sical 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 1879, 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 60 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 seven different Ann Arbor venues.
The UMS Choral Union has likewise ex?panded its charge over its 132-year history. Re?cent collaborations have included the Grammy Award-winning recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2004), Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 ("Babi Yar") with the Mariinsky Orchestra (2006), Orff's Carmina Burana for Maestro Leonard Slatkin's inaugural weekend as Music Director ot the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (2008), and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas (2010).
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Hill Auditorium
Originally built in 1913, Hill Auditorium re-opened to the public in January 2004 follow?ing a $38.6-million dollar renovation overseen by Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. and historic preservation architects Quinn EvansArchitects. The renovation updated Hill's infrastructure and restored much of the interior to its origi?nal splendor. Exterior renovations include the reworking of brick paving and stone retaining wall areas, restoration of the south entrance plaza, the reworking of the west barrier-free ramp and loading dock, and improvements to landscaping.
Interior renovations included the demoli?tion of lower-level spaces to ready the area for future improvements, the creation of additional restrooms, the improvement of barrier-free cir-
culation by providing elevators and an addition with ramps, the replacement of seating to in?crease patron comfort, introduction of barrier-free seating and stage access, the replacement of theatrical performance and audio-visuai systems, and the complete replacement of me?chanical and electrical infrastructure systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Hill Auditorium seats 3,575.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Notwithstanding an isolated effort to establish a chamber music series by faculty and students in 1938, UMS began presenting artists in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in 1993 when Eartha Kitt and Barbara Cook graced the stage of the inti?mate 658-seat theater as part of the 100th May Festival's Cabaret Ball. Since then, UMS has pre?sented theater work, jazz ensembles, song recit?als, and more in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, housed inside the Michigan League.
Power Center
The Power Center for the Performing Arts grew out of a realization that the University of Michi?gan had no adequate proscenium-stage theater for the performing arts. Hill Auditorium was too massive and technically limited for most produc?tions, 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, togeth?er with their son Philip, wished to make a major gift to the University. The Powers were imme?diately interested in supporting the University's desire to build a new theater, realizing that state and federal governments were unlikely to pro?vide financial support for the construction of a theater.
Opening in 1971 with the world premiere of The Grass Harp (based on the novel by Tru?man Capote), the Power Center achieved the seemingly contradictory combination of provid?ing a soaring interior space with a unique level of intimacy. Architectural features include two large spiral staircases leading from the orches?tra level to the balcony and the well-known mirrored glass panels on the exterior. The lobby of the Power Center presently features two hand-woven tapestries: Modern Tapestry by Roy Lichtenstein and Volutes (Arabesque) by Pablo Picasso.
The Power Center seats approximately 1,400 people.
Rackham Auditorium
Seventy years ago, chamber music concerts in Ann Arbor were a relative rarity, presented in an assortment of venues including University Hall (the precursor to Hill Auditorium), Hill Audito?rium, and Newberry Hall, the current home of the Kelsey Museum. When Horace H. Rackham, a Detroit lawyer who believed strongly in the importance of the study of human history and human thought, died in 1933, his will awarded the University of Michigan the funds not only to build the Horace H. Rackham Graduate School, which houses Rackham Auditorium, but also to establish a $4 million endowment to further the development of graduate studies. Even more
remarkable than the size of the gift is the fact that neither he nor his wife ever attended the University of Michigan.
Designed by architect William Kapp and architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci, Rackham Auditorium was quickly recognized as the ideal venue for chamber music. In 1941, 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 ap?preciate 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 Catho?lic 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 "mechani?cal 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 contem?plation of sacred a cappella choral music and early music ensembles.
Burton Memorial Tower
Seen from miles away, Burton Memorial Tow?er 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 fourth heaviest con?taining 55 bells and weighing a total of 43 tons. UMS has occupied administrative offices in this building since its opening.
WinterSpring 2011 Season 132nd Annual Season
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Event Program Book
Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 23, 2011
Laurie Anderson's 3
Friday, January 14, 8:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 8:00 pm Power Center
Renee Fleming 9
Hartmut Holl
Sunday, January 16, 4:00 pm (16th Ford Honors Program)
Hill Auditorium
Grupo Corpo 19
Friday, January 21, 8:00 pm Saturday, January 22, 8:00 pm Power Center
Joanne Shenandoah 27
Sunday, January 23, 4:00 pm Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
ums University Musical Society
Fall 2010
Rosanne Cash
La Capella Reial de Catalunya with
Hesperion XXI and
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Performance
Mariinsky Orchestra with
Denis Matsuev, piano
Takacs Quartet: Schubert Concert 1
Jerusalem Quartet
Sankai Juku: Hibiki: Resonance from
Far Away
Venice Baroque Orchestra with
Robert McDuffie, violin
Django Reinhardt's 1OOth Birthday
Celebration: The Hot Club of San
Francisco and The Hot Club of Detroit
NT Live: A Disappearing Number
ONCE. MORE.: ONCE THEN ONCE. MORE.: ONCE NOW The Tallis Scholars Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan Assi El Helani Murray Perahia, piano Stew & The Negro Problem
Carolina Chocolate Drops Handel's Messiah
Winter 2011
2 ! NT Live: Hamlet
14-15 Laurie Anderson's Delusion
16 Renee Fleming, soprano
21-22 Grupo Corpo
23 Joanne Shenandoah
27 Sequentia

30 Baby Loves Salsa Family Performance 30 NT Live: FELA!
1 I The Cleveland Orchestra with I Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
2 ! Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with : Wynton Marsalis
4 i New Century Chamber Orchestra with i Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
10 ! Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert ; Johnson Centennial Concert
11 i Rafat Blechacz, piano
12 ; Vijay Iyer Trio and Rudresh Mahanthappa's
13 i Concertante with Rafat Blechacz, piano 1-19 I Merce Cunningham Dance Company:
The Legacy Tour
20 I Takacs Quartet: Schubert Concert 2 20 i NT Live: King Lear
23 Kodo
9 Scharoun Ensemble Berlin (-13 Druid and Atlantic Theater Company: i Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan
19 i Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the I UMS Choral Union: Mahler's Symphony No. 8
24 ; Bach Collegium Japan:
Bach's Mass in b minor
Propeller: Shakespeare's Richard III and The Comedy of Errors
2 i St. Petersburg Philharmonic with : Nikolai Lugansky, piano
6 I NT Live: Frankenstein
7 ! Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro ; de Cuba
8 i Takacs Quartet: Schubert Concert 3
9 : Tetzlaff Quartet
16 I Tony Allen's Afrobeat Tour
23 I Liebeslieder Waltzes (Songs and Waltzes of Love)
14 Break in' Curfew
17 ! NT Live: The Cherry Orchard
by Laurie Anderson
Friday Evening, January 14, 2011 at 8:00 Saturday Evening, January 15, 2011 at 8:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
28th and 29th Performances of the 132nd 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.
Delusion was commissioned by VANCOUVER 2010 CULTURAL OLYMPIAD, Vancouver; BARBICANBITEO, London; with additional support from BAM for the 2010 Next Wave Festival; Cal Performances, UC Berkeley; Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University, with generous support by Sarah Ratchye and Ed Frank.
Additional production support and residency provided by the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer.
World Premiere: February 17, 2010, Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Special thanks to Chrisstina Hamilton and the U-M Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series for their support of and participation in events surrounding Laurie Anderson's performances.
Media partnership is provided by Between the Lines, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, WEMU 89.1, Metro Times, and Ann Arbor's 107one.
Laurie Anderson appears by arrangement with Pomegranate Arts.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Delusion is a meditation on life and language. Conceived as a series of short mystery plays. Delusion jump-cuts between the everyday and the mythic. Combining violin, electronic puppetry, music, and visuals, Delusion tells its story in the colorful and poetic language that has become Anderson's trademark.
"The electronically altered voice I've used for many years, the one that turns my voice into a male voice, has been gradually evolving into a more nuanced one, now with the name of Fenway Bergamot. I've written Delusion as a conversation between that voice and my own."
The stories in Delusion come from many worlds--technical, scientific, personal, and mythic--and from various states of consciousness, dream, and meditation. The stories range from the mystic origins of the Russian space program to theories of time and speed, ancestors, control, silence, and animals.
At the heart of Delusion is the belief that words and stories can create and the world as well as make it disappear.
Two pieces from Delusion are drawn from Ms. Anderson's recently released and critically acclaimed record Homeland.
Production Credits
Laurie Anderson, Music, Text, and Visual Design
Amy Khoshbin, Video Design and Live Mix Rus Snelling, Lighting Design and Production Management
Maryse Alberti, Video Director of Photography Toshiaki Ozawa, Additional Video
Shane Koss, Audio Rig Design
Konrad Kaczmarek, Audio Software Design
Ned Steinberger, Violin Design
Story Team Bob Currie Rande Brown
Tour Management Brad Hampton
Laurie Anderson (Music, Text, and Visual Design) Is one of America's most renowned and daring creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Her recording career, launched by O Superman in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). Anderson's live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.
In 2002 Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance The End of the Moon. Recent projects include a series of audio-visual installations and a high definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. In 2007, she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts. In 2008 she completed a two-year worldwide tour of her latest performance piece, Homeland. Her record Homeland for Nonesuch documents the music of Homeland and her newest solo performance, Delusion. This work debuted at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad in early 2010 and will tour internationally. A retrospective of her visual and installation work will open in October in Sao Paolo. Anderson lives in New York City.
Maryse Alberti (Video Director of Photography) was born and raised in the South of France and is a multi-award-winning cinematographer. With an eye for thought-provoking and challenging subject matter, she has had a succession of lauded political documentaries including Enron, the Smartest Guys in the Room, nominated for an Academy Award, and Taxi to the Dark Side, which won an Oscar for "Best Documentary" (both directed by Alex Gibney). Ms. Alberti won two Sundance cinematography awards for H2 Worker and Crumb. Her wide-ranging body of work includes collaborations with Todd Haynes on Poison and Velvet Goldmine, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Cinematography," and with Todd Solondz on his drama Happiness. She won her second Spirit Award
Laurie Anderson
for The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky. In the last couple of years, she has worked with artist Pierre Huygue and Laurie Anderson. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
Rande Brown (Story Team) is a noted writer and translator of texts on contemporary Japanese spirituality and culture. She co-authored the New York Times bestseller Geisha, A Life with Mineko Iwasaki (Atria, 2002). Ms. Brown is also president of East West Communications, a company that has been facilitating the presentation of Western performance and visual art in Asia since 1984. As a long-time student of Buddhist theory and practice and as a trained interfaith chaplain, she has a particular interest in delusion, and is currently on the path to becoming a psychotherapist.
Bob Currie (Story Team) is an artist living and working in New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He recently collaborated with composers Kjartan Sveinsson, Olaf Arnalds, and writer Anne Carson on an evening-length choral work rooted in a sonnet cycle about Iceland and swallows. The piece had its premiere in New York City in Fall 2010.
Konrad Kaczmarek (Audio Software Design) is a composer, musician, and programmer working primarily in live audio processing and video performance. He received a BA in music from Yale University, a MM in electronic music composition from University of London, Goldsmiths, and is currently working on his doctoral studies in composition at Prince:on. He has held teaching positions at Yale University, The New School University, and Harvestworks Studio in New York. His own work has been performed at the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studio in London, the Sonorities Festival at Queens University in Belfast, The SoundBytes
Festival in Halifax NS, The Tank and The Chelsea Art Museums in New York, Erooklyn College, The Extensible Toy Piano Project at Clark University and University of Albany, and the Princeton Composer's Ensemble. He has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Banff Centre in Canada, and STEIM in The Netherlands. Mr. Kaczmarek is also a jazz pianist and has received an outstanding soloist award from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Stanton Wheeler prize for jazz performance at Yale University.
Shane Koss (Audio Rig Design) was born and raised in rural Maryland. He twiddled and fiddled his way through Berklee, Los Angeles, and London to find himself in New York, where he now stays up way too late making strange noises and beating his computers into submission. The latter has helped him design studios and performance rigs both stateside and abroad.
Amy Khoshbin (Video Design and Live Mix) is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist from Texas with a background in film, new media, and music. Her videos, performances, and wearable technologies have been exhibited at both national and international artfilm festivals, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Among some of the artists Ms. Khoshbin has worked with are Laurie Anderson, Robert Wilson, Karen Finley, poets Anne Carson and Bob Currie, pianist Eleonor Sandresky, and Cory Arcangel. Semiotech, her ongoing collaboration with sound artist Michael Clemow, explores and creates performance technology both for use in their musical performance group, And Urn Yeah. She is currently a Resident Artist at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Toshiaki Ozawa {Additional Video) first met Laurie Anderson by happenstance at a tiny bar in Shinjuku called Jetee. He has been behind the camera on many music videos, documentaries, commercials, and feature films throughout the past 20 years. He has collaborated with various artists including Isaac Julien, Leandro Katz, and Matthew Barney. His latest feature film effort Scar, a horror movie shot in 3D, enjoyed popular success in Russia and is slated for future release in the U.S.
Rus Snelling (Production Manager and Lighting Designer) is an Australian artist who has worked as a production, stage and tour manager, lighting and set designer, technical director, fire sculptor, and performing artist with arts organizations and events ranging from intimate theatrical works to large-scale ceremonies throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. Credits include John Leguizamo's Klass Klown, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Ceremonies, Sydney Olympic Games Ceremonies, New York's Performance Space 122, Merce Cunningham "The Melbourne Event," Chris Doyles' Ecstatic City, The Fellas Live US tour, Lenny Henry Show and Danny Bhoy Live Australia and New Zealand tours, and Ross Noble's Unrealtime & Sonic Waffle on London's West End. Mr. Snelling would like to thank his wife Lauren for her continual support and inspiration.
Founded in 1998 by Linda Brumbach, Pomegranate Arts (Worldwide Tour Representation) is an independent production company dedicated to the development of international contemporary performing arts projects. Since its inception, Pomegranate Arts has conceived, produced, or representedprojectsbyPhilipGlass, Laurie Anderson, London's Improbable Theatre, Sankai Juku, Dan Zanes, and Goran Bregovic. Special projects include Dracula: The Music And Film with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet; the music theater work Shockheaded Peter, Brazilian vocalist Virginia Rodrigues; Drama Desk Award-winning Charlie Victor Romeo; Healing The Divide, A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation, presented by Philip Glass and Richard Gere; and Hal Willner's Came So Far For Beauty, An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs. Recent projects include the first North American tour of Goran Bregovic and the remounting of Lucinda Childs' 1979 classic, DANCE. Pomegranate Arts will be re-mounting the Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs' masterpiece Einstein on the Beach in celebration of Philip Glass' 75th birthday in 2012.
UMS Archives
This weekend's performances of Delusion mark Laurie Anderson's sixth and seventh appearances under UMS auspices. Ms. Anderson made her UMS debut in September 1999 presenting Songs and Stories of Moby Dick at the Power Center and most recently appeared on the UMS season in October 2004 performing 77e End of the Moon, also at the Power Center.
Special Thanks
Michael Azerrad, Pierre Riches, Mingyur Rinpoche, Kyoko Hirano, Jack Young, Andrew Zuckerman, Kevin Messman, Sean Kelly of the Sean Kelly Gallery, David Wilson, Cheryl Kaplan, Chandler Burr, Red Burns, Matthew Ostrowski, Jim Keller, Luke Dubois, Matt Young, Derek Wright, and Angela Lehrer
From Conversation and Company: Shohachiro Haga, Sachiko Nakanishi, Catherine Ounsamone, Makoto Kawaguchi.Yoshikuni Shudo, and Motohiro Kikutome
From EMPAC: Johannes Goebel, Kathleen Forde, and Ian Hamelin
From Mass MoCA: Jason Steven Murphy, Joe Thompson, Sue Killam, Rachel Chanoff, and Jim Breitmeier
From Princeton Atelier: Toni Morrison, Ellen Goellner, Perry Cook, and Dan Trueman
From Bergen Community College: Jessica Silver and Tom O'Neill
Inspired by the work of the Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu and David Eaglema's book Sum; Forty Tales from the Afterlives which is quoted in the performance.
Additional Music Production: Roma Baran, Pat Dillett, and Mario McNulty
And above all special thanks, as always, to Lou Reed.
Worldwide Tour Representation for Laurie Anderson Pomegranate Arts
Linda Brumbach, Director
Alisa E. Regas, Associate Director
Kaleb Kilkenny, Business Manager
Jennie Wasserman, Associate
Linsey Bostwick, Associate
Ashley MaGee, Administrative Assistant
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Brad Hampton, Studio Manager Elizabeth Lees, Bookkeeper
Ford Motor Company
Renee Fleming soprano Hartmut Hbll piano
Brad Mehldau
Arnold Schoenberg Richard Strauss
Erich Korngold
Henri Duparc
Giacomo Puccini
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Riccardo Zandonai
Sunday Afternoon, January 16, 2011 at 4:00 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor
The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (excerpts)
IV. I love you, gentlest of Ways
V. No one lives his life
VI. His caring is a nightmare to us
VII. Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you
Jane Grey, Op. 12, No. 1
Winterliebe, Op. 48, No. 5
Traum durch die Dammerung, Op. 29, No. 1
Gesang der Apollopriesterin, Op. 33, No. 2
Sterbelied, Op. 14, No. 1
Das Heldengrab am Pruth, Op. 9, No. 5
Was du mir bist. Op. 22, No. 1
Chanson triste
Le manoir de Rosemunde
La boheme (excerpt) Donde lieta usci
La boheme (excerpts) Musette svaria sulla bocca viva Mimi Pinson, la biondinetta
Conchita (excerpt) ler dalla fabbrica a Triana
Presentation of the UMS Distinguished Artist Award to Renee Fleming
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
James G. Vella, President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Please withhold applause until the end of each set of songs throughout this afternoon's program.
30th Performance of the 132nd Annual Season
16th Ford Honors Program
132nd Annual Choral Union Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this recital or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
The Ford Honors Program recognizes the longtime generous support of UMS's Education and Community Engagement Program by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.
The DTE Energy Foundation Educator and School of the Year Awards are made possible by DTE Energy Foundation.
Special thanks to the University of Michigan Health System, Maxine and Stuart Frankel, and THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon), Ford Honors Program Concertmaster Sponsors.
Special thanks to Ford Honors Program Hosts Rani Kotha and Howard Hu.
Special thanks to Ford Honors Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Mary Sue Coleman and James G. Vella for their participation in this afternoon's event.
Special thanks to Ford Honors Gala Chairs Sarah and Dan Nicoli and to all members of the Ford Honors Gala Committee for their care, time, and planning of this evening's Gala.
Media partnership is provided by WGTE 91.3 FM.
The Steinway piano used in this afternoon's recital is made possible by William and Mary Palmer and by the Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit.
Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of floral art for this afternoon's recital.
Ms. Fleming appears by arrangement with IMG Artists, LLC, New York, NY.
Ms. Fleming is an exclusive recording artist for Decca and Mercury Records (UK).
Ms. Fleming's couture gowns are by Reem Acra.
Ms. Fleming's jewelry is by Ann Ziff for Tamsen Z.
Please visit for additional information about Ms. Fleming.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Now that you're in your seat...
This afternoon's program explores connections between composers and poets living around the turn of the 20th century. We hear a wide variety of textures and moods in the traditions of the German Lied and French melodie. The poet Rilke speaks with an American accent through a young contemporary composer. Arias from the Italian verismo movement bring heightened emotions to the opera stage.
Pianist and composer Brad Mehldau (b. 1970) is the first jazz musician to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. A five-time winner of the Downbeat Reader's Poll for "Best Piano Artist," Mr. Mehldau has worked with many jazz greats, including Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, and Charlie Haden.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is cherished for his Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. The early Book of Hours was written 1899-1903. Its 67 poems are arranged in a triptych: The Book of a Monastic Life, The Book of Pilgrimage, and The Book of Poverty and Death. The poems are not conventional religious devotions, but questing meditations that focus the poet's love of the world through attention and engagement. Mehldau writes:
Rilke struggles to reconcile two strong, opposing impulses in these poems. On the one hand, there is a deep desire for an authentic religious experience, and on the other hand, there is a profound enmity toward the dogmatic, patriarchal entity that is often bound with that same experience. Rilke is seeking out a relationship with God, but that word, "God," signifies anguish and folly--man-made folly--for him at the same time. The seven poems that I have selected hone in on the questioning, difficult nature of Rilke's meditation, and the striving intensity of his experience, with its extremes of ecstasy and turmoil. These poems are the testament of a young person's evolving spirituality, and they speak to the ambivalence that many of us experience as we question and formulate our beliefs.
The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God was commissioned for Renee Fleming by Carnegie Hall and released in 2006 on the album Love Sublime. The last four songs of the cycle are heard this afternoon.
Lady Jane Grey, the "Nine-Days Queen," briefly wore the crown of England after Edward Vl's death in 1553. A Protestant, she and her husband Dudley were executed by Mary Tudor, Catholic daughter of Henry VIII and the legitimate heir to the throne. A tragic figure, Jane is said to have etched on her wall in the Tower of London: "To mortals' common fate thy mind resign; my lot today tomorrow may be thine." Schoenberg submitted his brooding setting of the ballad "Jane Grey" to a Berlin competition in 1907. It imprisons its subject in d minor--at least until a final release on a major triad. Schoenberg didn't win the competition, but the year was pivotal for him, as he composed his String Quartet No. 2, with its soprano voice stepping off into the atonal "air of other planets." That year, another notable, a young artist named Hitler, was rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts as "unfit for painting."
The music of Richard Strauss is often encountered in the concert hall, where virtuosic tone poems like Don Juan and Also Sprach Zarathustra lend muscle to the symphonic repertoire. On the operatic stage, Der Rosenkavalier continues to win hearts. But Strauss also penned over 200 songs, many of them beloved of singers. The songs in this set were written during the years 1895-1900, when Strauss was conductor of the Hofoper, first in Munich, then in Berlin.
Strauss was thoroughly middle-class by birth. His mother's family owned Munich's Pschorr Brewery, founded in 1417 and still on tap. His father was one of the great horn players of the day. "Strauss did not so much need poems of high literary quality as texts with striking expressive images or situations that could ignite his imagination," writes Bryan Gilliam. His biggest influence was perhaps his spirited wife Pauline, a soprano who was also the composer's favorite interpreter--they frequently
performed together--and something of a martinet. The genesis of "Traum durch die Dammerung" may have been typical. Strauss once described his song-writing approach: "I open a book of poems; I turn over the leaves casually; one of the poems arrests my attention, and in many cases, before I have read over it carefully, musical ideas come to me." On this occasion, Pauline decided on a walk, and crisply gave him 20 minutes. That's how long it took to limn this timeless, twilit world with its velvet band drawing the listener. In "Winterliebe," boundless joy and burning love can barely be contained by the upward-leaping lines declaimed in heroic fashion. "Gesang der Apollopriesterin" evokes the world of Wagner's Nibelungs. The song begins in a watery E-flat Major, the key of Das Rheingold, and Valhalla is not far away. It falls to the priestess to usher in the Apollonian, "white" key of C Major, with its transcendent radiance.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold is often classed with Mozart and Mendelssohn as one of the great child prodigies. He began to compose at age six, publishing works at age 12 that were called by Strauss "really astonishing." Korngold's son characterized him as "a genial young man, handicapped by a willful father and the forces of the Third Reich." Korngold, a Jew, was forced to flee Vienna for Hollywood in 1934. He was prodigiously expressive, out-of-synch with fashion in favoring what he called the "inspired idea" over the "artificial construction," and his music brims with fresh themes and rich harmonies. In 20 film scores, Robin Hood and Captain Blood among them, Korngold demonstrated superbly how music can heighten the moving image. His influence endures; without Korngold, there would be no Close Encounters.
The great-hearted "Sterbelied" is laid out on familiar lines, so one tends to overlook its modernist touches: a little fanfare in stacked fourths; a disjunct and wide-ranging melody with a pickup that hangs too low; most of all, delicious chords of memory and forgetting. The River Prut divides Romania from Moldova. Now called Bukovina, the region was known to German speakers as Buchenland, or "Land of the Beech Trees." Are the bitonal ripplings that frame "Das Heldengrab am Pruth" a purling stream, a chorus of birds, or the haze of time "Was du mir bist" is dedicated to Korngold's mother.
Henri Duparc's strange life story ends in diminuendo. A mysterious illness struck him in his late 30s, the extreme sensitivity sometimes called hyperesthesia. It rendered him incapable of composing for the rest of his life. During the long silence, he destroyed many scores. The remnant: 16 solo songs, a duet, a motet, and two orchestral works, one of them the symphonic poem, Lenore. Duparc's songs bring the French melodie to a peak, with exquisitely crafted accompaniments, unexpected but delightful harmony, and above all, a unity of poetic thought and vocal declamation. This is a Bordeaux of a very precious vintage.
"Chanson triste," the earliest of the songs here, offers the hope of a cure through love. "Le manoir de Rosemonde" gallops toward a goal that is never reached, presaging Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande in its legendary setting and equivocal outcome. Duparc set only the first three stanzas and the last of Leconte de Lisle's ten-stanza "Phydile." After a placid opening that recalls Faure, Duparc presents progressively higher statements of "Repose, 6 Phydile!" to raise a grand structure that culminates in a Wagnerian climax.
An unruly passion--verismo--swept through Italian opera post Verdi. Beginning with Mascagni's 1890 one-act, Cavalleria rusticana, Italian realists brought the fervor and chaos of True Life to the stage. At its best, the exalted lyricism of the giovane scuola (young school) invites intense intimacy, while the devices of quality pulp fiction drive the plot.
In "Donde lieta usci," from Act 3 of Puccini's La boheme (1896), Mimi touchingly asks Rodolfo, who knows she is dying, to return her things. Ruggero Leoncavallo, composer of the seminal veristic work pagliacci, offered his take on Bohemian life the following year. In a pair of light-hearted arias, Mimi and Musetta exchange gibes. Zandonai's Conchita (1911) recalls Bizet's Carmen in its Seville cigar factory setting, but the music is more modern; Conchita recounts her flirtations in 58 meter.
Program notes by David Evan Thomas, O2010.
The Ford Honors Program recognizes the longtime generous support of UMS's Education Program by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. The Ford Honors Program is a University Musical Society gala event that honors a world-renowned artist or ensemble with whom UMS has maintained a long-standing and significant relationship. UMS pays tribute to the artist with the UMS Distinguished Artist Award and hosts a dinner in the artist's honor. In celebrating the 16th anniversary of the UMS Distinguished Artist Award, UMS recognizes Ford Motor Company's leadership grant and the support received from individuals and organizations that make possible UMS's nationally recognized Education and Community Engagement Program. Previous awardees are Van Cliburn (1996), Jessye Norman (1997), Garrick Ohlsson (1998), Canadian Brass (1999), Isaac Stern (2000), Marcel Marceau (2001), Marilyn Home (2002), Christopher Parkening (2003), Sweet Honey In The Rock (2004), Guarneri String Quartet (2005), Dave Brubeck (2006), Mstislav Rostropovich (2007), Sir James Galway (2008), Royal Shakespeare Company (2009), and Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony (2010).
The Beneficiary of the Ford Honors Program Gala
Funds raised from the Ford Honors Program Gala support UMS's myriad arts education initiatives. In addition to public performance offerings, UMS runs an active, award-winning education program for K-12 schools, college and university students, and the community at large. Through daytime youth performances, artist interviews, teacher workshops, in-class artists visits, and other events, UMS offers a rich assortment of well over 100 activities each season that inspire creativity and enhance learning.
The DTE Energy Foundation School of the Year and Educator of the Year Awards are
presented at the Gala dinner and salute regional schools and educators who do exemplary work in arts education. The DTE Energy Foundation and UMS are proud to honor the following educators this weekend:
201011 UMS DTE Energy Foundation Teacher of the Year
Joey Parins, Roberto Clemente Student Development Center
When Joey Parins speaks about her students or class projects, you see sparkles in her eyes. As the listener, your insides warm, you get goose bumps, and you aren't able to stop smiling. Ms. Parins' core belief is that the arts experiences she engineers for her students ignite in them the realization they are uniquely gifted individuals with special and joyful contributions to make. She confirms this belief when she brings students to see a Sweet Honey In The Rock UMS Youth Performance, arranges a student pre-performance drumming event prior to a UMS Kodo concert, or mounts a school production of Wilson's Fences. With this award, UMS recognizes, supports, and honors Joey Parins' commitment and passion.
201011 UMS DTE Energy Foundation School of the Year
Angell Elementary School
Gary Court, Principal
Joan Singer, Enrichment Coordinator
The participation of Angell Elementary School in the UMS K-12 program dates back to the early 1990s when Angell students were active participants in UMS's "Opera for 4th Graders" program. Angell provides regular opportunities for its students to have rich and diverse cultural experiences via UMS performances. Continuing in 1995 when 60 students attended a UMS presentation of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, through this current season's attendance at a Carolina Chocolate Drops UMS Youth Performance, Angell has sustained its commitment to learning in the broadest terms: learning that goes beyond the walls of the traditional school building, that is diverse in perspective and experience, and that is ultimately student-focused.
Honorary Co-Chairs
President Mary Sue Coleman The University of Michigan
James G. Vella
President, Ford Motor Company
Fund and Community Services
Gala Chairs
Sarah and Dan Nicoli
Gala Committee
Cheryl Clarkson Wendy Comstock Katherine Goldberg Joan Levitsky Mary LeDuc Melanie Mandell Eileen Thacker Janet Torno
Concertmaster Sponsors
University of Michigan Health System
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Program Hosts
Rani Kotha and Howard Hu
The Ford Honors Program recognizes the longtime generous support of UMS's Education Program by
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
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One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as "the people's diva," she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few seasons, Ms. Fleming has been hosting a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.
As a musical statesman, Ms. Fleming has been sought after on numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to performances in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. On January 18, 2009, she was featured on the televised We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial concert for President Obama. She has performed for the
US Supreme Court, HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, and, in November 2009, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's "Velvet Revolution" at the invitation of Vaclav Havel. An additional distinction was bestowed in 2008, when breaking a precedent, Ms. Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
Renee Fleming's current season at the Metropolitan Opera includes performances of Rossini's Armida (FebruaryMarch 2011), and Strauss's Capriccio (MarchApril 2011). Her 201011 concert season began with the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Last Night of the Proms performance in September, followed by appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Manfred Honeck, the National Symphony under Christoph Eschenbach, and the Saint Louis Symphony with David Robertson, all for their 201011 gala concerts. In October, Ms. Fleming traveled to
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Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium with the Munich Philharmonic and conductor Christian Thielemann, and in November, she embarked on a Scandinavian tour, performing with the Danish National Symphony, Aarhus Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras. Further concert highlights include performances with the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony, as well as the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Berliner Philharmoniker. A dedicated and masterful recitalist, Ms. Fleming appeared in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Kansas City, Missouri (October 2010), and is on a recital tour this month to Quebec, Washington, DC, New York's Carnegie Hall, Ann Arbor, Montreal, and San Juan.
A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming won the 2010 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Vocal Performance" for Verismo (DeccaSeptember 2009), a CD featuring a collection of rarely heard Italian arias. In June 2010, Decca and Mercury records released the CD Dark Hope, which features Ms. Fleming performing songs by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Peter Gabriel, Arcade Fire, and Death Cab for Cutie. Ms. Fleming's most recent DVD Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg follows Ms. Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Russia, where they explore and perform in some of St. Petersburg's most spectacular locations. These releases follow the critically acclaimed 2008 CD of Strauss: Four Last Songs and a DVD of the complete Thai's by Massenet. In recent years, this 12-time Grammy-nominated artist has recorded everything from Strauss' complete Daphne to the jazz album Haunted Heart, to the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Her recording honors range from the 2009 Echo Award for Strauss' Four Last Songs to the Prix Maria Callas Orphee d'Or by the Academie du Disque Lyric for TDK's DVD production of Capriccio.
Ms. Fleming's artistry has been an inspiration to many other prominent artists, such as Chuck Close and Robert Wilson, whose portraits of her were included in the Metropolitan Opera's 2007 fund-raising auction. Two portraits of Ms. Fleming were also created by Francesco Clemente, who revealed one work in Salzburg in spring 2007, with the Metropolitan Opera displaying the other in 2008. Among her numerous awards are Sweden's Polar Prize (2008); the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur from the French government (2005);
Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music (2003); and a 2003 Honorary Doctorate from The Juilliard School, where she was also commencement speaker.
An advocate for literacy, Ms. Fleming has been featured in promotional campaigns for the Association of American Publishers (Get Caught Reading), and the Magazine Publishers of America's READ poster campaign for the American Library Association. She was honored by The New York Public Library as a "Library Lion." Her book, The Inner Voice, was published by Viking Penguin in 2004, and released in paperback by Penguin the following year. An intimate account of her career and creative process, the book is also published in France by Fayard Editions, in the UK by Virgin Books, by Henschel Verlag in Germany, Shunjusha in Japan, and by Fantom Press in Russia.
In addition to her work on stage and in recordings, Ms. Fleming has represented Rolex timepieces in print advertising since 2001. In 2008, she launched La Voce by Renee Fleming, a fragrance designed for her, with the proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Opera. Master Chef Daniel Boulud created the dessert "La Diva Renee" (1999) in her honor, and she inspired the "Renee Fleming Iris" (2004), which has been replicated in porcelain by Boehm. Having been added to Mr. Blackwell's best dressed list, her concert gowns have been designed by Bill Blass, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez, and Vivienne Westwood. In addition to serving as the face of opera for two public transit campaigns in New York and London, Ms. Fleming has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..., The View, and Prairie Home Companion as "Renata Flambe."
Ms. Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Advisory Board of the White Nights Foundation of America. She was recently named Creative Consultant of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Hartmut Holl's pianism is distinguished by an awareness of sound textures. He sensitively finds emotion at the heart of music, creating sonic atmospheres and bringing emotions to life. For over three decades, Mr. Holl has been in demand as one of the music world's most esteemed chamber musicians and lieder accompanists. Focusing on a few choice musical partners of magisterial talent, Mr. Holl has consciously cultivated a rare consistency-and longevity--in performance collaborations in hundreds of concerts and over 70 recordings, many of which have received international awards.
For over 30 years, Mr. Holl has performed lieder concerts all over the world with the distinguished Japanese-German mezzo-soprano Mitsuko Shirai. The recordings by Mr. Holl and Ms. Shirai on the Capriccio label have won multiple prizes, and are considered among the most significant modern recordings of the lieder repertoire. These range from early romantic works through the Second Vienna School and contemporary composers. Among the superb highlights of this series of recordings are albums devoted to the songs of Mozart, Schumann, Robert Franz, Liszt, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler, Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, Viktor Ullmann, and a wide range of composers' settings of the poems of Friedrich Holderlin.
Among the many career honors and distinctions awarded to Mr. Holl and Ms. Shirai are the Carte blanche series at the Louvre Auditorium, Paris in 1993 and the ABC International Music Award in 1997. Ms. Shirai and Mr. Holl's European Lieder Book recording of 20th-century compositions was named one of the best CDs of 2003 by The Boston Globe.
Since 2001, Mr. Holl has accompanied American soprano Renee Fleming in tours throughout Europe, Asia, and the US.
Hartmut Holl is the recipient of the Robert Schumann Award by the City of Zwickau. He has been named an honorary member of the Robert Schumann Society of Zwickau and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia Society.
Hartmut Holl serves as dean of the University of Music Karlsruhe.
UMS Archives
This afternoon's recital marks Renee Fleming's fourth appearance under UMS auspices.
Ms. Fleming made her UMS concert debut as soprano soloist during her 1OOth May Festival appearance with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of James Levine performing excerpts from Berg's Wozzeck and symphonic pieces from Berg's Lulu on May 7, 1993 at Hill Auditorium. Ms. Fleming returned to Hill Auditorium on January 14, 1999 in a recital program of Schubert, Glinka, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Debussy, Barber, and Richard Strauss along with pianist Helen Yorke. Ms. Fleming most recently appeared under UMS auspices in a concert-opera performance of Richard Strauss' Daphne with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne conducted by Semyon Bychkov on October 13, 2005 at Hill Auditorium.
UMS welcomes pianist Hartmut H6II, who makes his UMS debut this afternoon.
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Grupo Corpo
Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras
Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras
Carmen Purri, Rehearsal Director Pedro Pederneiras, Technical Director
Alberto Venceslau Andressa Corso Carolina Amares Cassilene Abranches Danielle Pavam Danielle Ramalho Edson Hayzer Elias Bouza Everson Botelho Filipe Bruschi
Flavia Couret Gabriela Junqueira Grey Araiijo Helbert Pimenta Janaina Castro Mariana do Rosario Silvia Gaspar Uatila Coutinho Victor Vargas
Friday Evening, January 21, 2011 at 8:00 Saturday Evening, January 22, 2011 at 8:00 Power Center Ann Arbor
31st and 32nd Performances of the 132nd Annual Season
20th Annual Dance Series
The photographing or sound and video recording of this performance or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
The Friday evening performance is sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System.
Media partnership is provided by Between the Lines, Metro Times, and WEMU 89.1 FM.
Special thanks to the U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for their support of and participation in events surrounding this weekend's performances.
Grupo Corpo appears by arrangement with Cathy Pruzan Artists.
Large print programs are available upon request.
Rodrigo Pederneiras
Tom Ze and Jose Miguel Wisnik
Fernando Velloso and Paulo Pederneiras
Freusa Zechmeister
Paulo Pederneiras
[Duration: 42 minutes]
The countryside inspiration and the resulting contemporary soundtrack written by Tom Ze and Jose Miguel Wisnik for 1997's Parabelo prompted the choreographer from Grupo Corpo to bring to life that which he himself refers to as his "most Brazilian and regional" creation.
From working and devotion chants, from the memory of the rhythmic baiao, and from the exuberant and ever-present entangled, rhythmic points and counterpoints, emerges choreography full of hip-swaying and feet-stamping. It's a ravishing statement of maturity and of the expressive teachings developed throughout many years by the maker of Missa do Orfanato and Sete ou Oito Pecas para um Ballet.
The aesthetic of the votive offerings from countryside churches inspire Fernando Velloso and Paulo Pederneiras in the creation of the 15-meter x eight-meter panels, which provide support for the ballet's stage setting.
With the intensity of the colors veiled by black tulle and unveiled only in the small and imperative space of the ballet slippers, costume designer Freusa Zechmeister creates the set of lights and shadows that "dress" the dancers in the first part of Parabelo. And at the explosive ballet finale, the leotards are freed from the veil, showing off the joyous, high temperatures of their colors.
Ima (2009)
Set and Lighting
Rodrigo Pederneiras
+2 I Moreno, Domenico, Kassin
Paulo Pederneiras
Freusa Zechmeister
(Duration: 40 minutes]
The principles of interdependence and reciprocal balance that govern human relationships serve as choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras' point of departure for the creation of Ima. Smooth and vital, trivial and strange-the piece by Grupo Corpo is marked by the stage's constant alternation between fullness and emptiness. Solos, duos, and smaller and larger groups form and dissipate throughout the piece in an incessant game of union and dispersion.
The soundtrack, composed by + 2, a trio made up of Domenico, Kassin, and Moreno, superimposes tones and textures of a wide range of diverse instruments--guitar and ocarina or synth and cuica--to journey through abstract themes that are essentially melodic or typically electronic, revealing influences that range from bossanovista Joao Donato to 70s Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, visiting contemporary Japanese multi-instrumentalist Cornelius along the way.
Using seven-color LEDs that were recently released by an American company, Paulo Pederneiras creates a new scenic spatiality where volume and texture acquire an "ethereal materiality" because they are made of pure light.
The whole, almost bucolic tones, at the beginning of ima lead to an explosion of color that is violent, radical, and exuberant, producing unusual--almost always dissonant--combinations between them or in intense dialogue with Freuza Zechmeister's costumes.
This poetry of polarities, molded by the magic that lurks in the convergent of the divergent, the juxtaposition of the disparate, the excitement that surrounds the friction, imparts a mixture of strangeness and indescribable beauty.
For Grupo Corpo
Ana Paula Cancado, Carmen Purri, Miriam Pederneiras, Choreography Assistants
Bettina Bellomo, Ballet Mistress
Anna Maria Ferreira, Pianist
Gabriel Pederneiras, Technical Coordinator
Virgilio Dangelo, Stage Manager
Eustaquio Bento, Lucas Araujo, Stefan Bottcher, Technicians
Alexandre Vasconcelos, Wardrobe Assistant
Marcelo Claudio Teixeira, Administrator
Kenia Marques, Administrative Manager
Marcel Gordon Firing, Administrative Assistant
Ana Paula Pedersoli, Secretary
Candida Braz, Documentation
Cristina Castilho, Communication
Claudia Ribeiro, Program Coordinator
Patricia Galvao, Production
The contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, founded by Paulo Pederneiras in 1975 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, debuted its first work, Maria Maria, the very next year. Featuring original music by Milton Nascimento, a script by Fernando Brandt, and choreography by the Argentine Oscar Araiz, the ballet would go on to spend six years on stage and tour 14 countries. But even though the piece was an immediate critical, popular, and commercial success, the group's distinctive artistic identity, its long-term popularity, and its artistic achievements have been the fruits of a long journey.
While the success of Maria Maria was still reverberating throughout Brazil and in various European and Latin American countries, Grupo Corpo (literally "Body Group" in English) never stopped working, staging six productions between 1976 and 1982. In the first phase of the company's existence, the influence of Araiz, who in 1980 would write 0 Ultimo Trem, was evident in varying degrees in the dance troupe's work. However, the company's distinctive features and personality were chiefly molded by Paulo Pederneiras, the man responsible for sets and lighting the group's performances and its artistic direction, and the dancer Rodrigo Pederneiras, who left the stage in 1981 to assume the role of full-time choreographer.
In 1985 the company launched what would be its second great success: Preludios, a theatrical piece
incorporating 24 Chopin preludes interpreted by pianist Nelson Freire. The show debuted to public and critical acclaim at the First International Dance Festival of Rio de Janeiro and would cement the group's reputation in the world of contemporary Brazilian dance.
Grupo Corpo then entered a new phase, establishing its own unique theatrical language and choreography. Starting with an erudite repertoire featuring the works of Richard Strauss, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Edward Elgar, the company began combining classical technique with a contemporary re-reading of popular Brazilian dance forms.
In 1989 the group debuted Missa do Orfanato, a complex theatrical reading of Mozart's Missa Solemnis, K. 139.
The group underwent a radical transformation in 1992 with the production of 27, a ballet which confirmed the uniqueness of Rodrigo Pederneiras's choreography and the unmistakable persona of the company. Utilizing the singular sounds of Brazilian instrumental group Uakti as well as 10 themes composed by Marco Antonio Guimaraes, 21 leaves behind the group's preoccupation with technical form and sees it dissecting melodies and rhythms in order to explore their underlying ideas.
Beginning in the mid-1990s, nearly two decades after its inception, Grupo Corpo intensified its international touring. Between 1996 and 1999, it was the resident dance company of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. Several of the company's creations (Bach, Parabelo, and Benguele) were first staged in Europe over this period.
Today, having created 34 choreographies and more than 2,200 pieces, the Brazilian dance company maintains 10 ballets in its repertoire and gives 80 international performances a year.
The minimalism of Philip Glass (5ete ou Oito Peqas para urn Ballet, 1994); the vigorous pop and urban sounds of Arnaldo Antunes (O Corpo, 2000); the primordial experimentalism of Tom Ze (Santagustin, 2002 and, with Wisnik, Parabelo, 1997); the African sensibility of Joao Bosco (Benguele, 1998); the metaphysical verse of Luis de Camoes and Gregorio de Mattos; the light touch of Caetano Veloso and Wisnik (Onqoto, 2005); the rootsy modernity of Lenine (Breu, 2007); the poetry of polarities (ima, 2009): Grupo Corpo has drawn on all of these elements to present productions of a diverse character--cerebral, cosmopolitan, primitive, existential, and tough--while always keeping the company's distinctive traits in sight.
In 1975, Paulo Pederneiras {Artistic Director) found Grupo Corpo. More recently he has assumed responsibility for lighting the company's ballets and, since Bach (1996), has also increasingly participated in the creation of stage design.
Besides his work with Grupo Corpo, Paulo Pederneiras has created lighting projects for operas including Don Giovanni, Suor Angelica, Lucia de Lammermoor, La Voix Humaine, Salome, and Orfeo. He has also created set designs for exhibits including the section for "Indigenous and Anthropologic Art" at the Brazil 500 Years Exhibit held at the Oca (Hut) in Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, 2000.
"It was only in 1988, when working with [Brazilian instrumentalists] Uakti, that I started thinking about what it would be like to make a dance which would be more inside our body." Rodrigo Pederneiras (Choreographer) defines a crucial moment not only for his career but also for Grupo Corpo. His work can be seen in a variety of explorations of this "dance inside our body"--which is the dance of Grupo Corpo.
"Our body" learned how to dance on the street and the language of Rodrigo Pederneiras is, essentially, a modern one. In his own way he harbors the xaxado, the samba, the ballroom dance, the celebrations, the capoeira. Everything is translated into a private world where dynamics and balance have even more meaning than movement.
Serving as Grupo Corpo's choreographer since 1978, Rodrigo's work is now known and recognized internationally. He has choreographed for Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Ballet do Teatro Guaira, Ballet da Cidade de Sao Paulo, and Companhia de Danqa de Minas Gerais. Outside of Brazil he has collaborated with Deutsche Oper Berlin Company (Germany), Gulbenkian (Portugal), Les Ballets Jazz Montreal (Canada), Stadttheater Saint Gallen (Switzerland), and Opera du Rhin (France).
Creation, almost by definition, means anguish; but the support of his choreography assistants, Carmen Purri and Miriam Pederneiras, is invaluable. Grupo Corpo's dancers learn from them what this body of ours is, as imagined by Rodrigo during the creation phase.
If Grupo Corpo has a language of its own today, it is Rodrigo Pederneiras' language.
UMS Archives
This week's performances mark Grupo Corpo's fourth and fifth appearances under UMS auspices. The company made their UMS debut in November 2002 in performances of 21 and O Corpo at the Power Center.
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Joanne Shenandoah
Vocals, Guitar, and Piano
Diane Schenandoah, Vocals, Native Percussion (Drum and Rattle) Erik Hokkanen, Violin
Sunday Afternoon, January 23, 2011 at 4:00 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Ann Arbor
This afternoon's program will be announced from the stage by the artists and will be performed without intermission.
33rd Performance of the 132nd Annual Season
UMS Global Focus: Americas & Americans
The photographing or sound and video recording of this concert or possession of any device for such recording is prohibited.
Media partnership is provided by WEMU 89.1 FM.
Special thanks to Meg Noori for her support of and participation in events surrounding this afternoon's concert.
The Steinway piano used in this afternoon's concert is made possible by the Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit.
Joanne Shenandoah appears by arrangement with Art Fegan Entertainment.
Large print programs are available upon request.
"Joanne Shenandoah is one of the finest tributes to Native American music and culture. --Neil Young
Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, is one of America's most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians. She is a Grammy Award winner, 13-time Native American music award winner with 15 recordings to date. Ms. Shenandoah has captured the hearts and souls of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, and Australia and has been praised for her work of peace and hope. Ms. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events including Woodstock '94, The Parliament of the World's Religions, The White House, Carnegie Hall, at three Presidential inaugurations, and at New York's Madison Square Garden. For further information, please visit
This afternoon's performance marks Joanne Shenandoah's UMS debut.
UMS's Education Program deepens the relation?ship between audiences and art, while efforts in Community Engagement raise awareness of the positive impact the performing arts and educa?tion can have on the quality of life in our region. The program creates and presents the highest quality arts education and community engage?ment experiences to a broad spectrum of con?stituencies, proceeding in the spirit of partner?ship and collaboration.
In this time of economic challenge, the UMS 1011 education programs "go deeper" with projects that encourage sustained engage?ment over time, allow a variety of entry points for a wide range of interests and audiences, and explore the diversity of artists, art forms, ideas, and cultures featured in the current UMS season.
Details about all educational and residency events are posted online approximately one month before the performance date. Join the UMS E-mail Club to have updated event infor?mation sent directly to you. For immediate event info, please e-mail, or call the numbers listed on the following pages.
WinterSpring 2011 Season Themes for Educational Programming
PLAY and Creativity... Where is the space for play in our daily lives What role does play have in the artistic and creative process How does play affect child development What can medical practice, the business world, and other professional sectors learn from play
Stories and Storytellers... Each season at UMS tells a unique story, and the 1011 season in particular provides some unique narratives in connection to performances. Join us as we explore the stories of the UMS season through a variety of programs.
Americas and Americans... The 1011 season features artists and art forms from the broadest possible definition of "America." This begs the question, "Who is America" and why are some of these artists or art forms considered uniquely American A series of pro?grams will explore these questions and pose others about American identity in the performing arts.
Please call 734.615.4077 or e-mail for more information.
Public Events: Extending the Experience
UMS hosts a wide variety of educational and community events to inform the public about arts and culture and to provide forums for dis?cussion and celebration of the performing arts. These events include:
Artist Interactions: Public interviews, inter?active workshops with artists, master classes, and meet-and-greet opportunities for visiting and local artists to share their craft and process while getting to know the Ann Arbor community.
LecturesRound-Table DiscussionsBook Clubs: In-depth adult education related to specific artists, art forms, cultures, films, books, or ideas connected to the UMS season.
Audience as Artist: Opportunities for the public to participate in the performing arts: dance parties, jam sessions, staged readings.
Community Receptions: Relaxed events for audiences to network and socialize with each other and with artists.
University Connections
UMS works with 57 academic units and 175 faculty members at U-M, along with many partners at other regional colleges, bringing together visiting artists, faculty, students, and the broader southeastern Michigan community. UMS appreciates the generosity of the many faculty members who share time and talent to enrich the performance-going experience for UMS audiences.
With the aim of educating and inspiring students to participate more fully in the per?forming arts, UMS student programs range from pre-concert pizza to post-concert dance parties; in-class visits with artists to internships and jobs at UMS. UMS also provides various opportunities for students to attend UMS per-
formances at significantly discounted rates (see ticket discount information on page 20). Each year, 18,000 students attend UMS events and collectively save $375,000 on tickets through our discount programs.
Arts & Eats
Arts & Eats combines two things students can't live without--great music and free pizza--all in one night. For just $15, students can 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 about the performance. Tickets go on sale approximately two weeks before the concert.
WinterSpring 2011 Arts & Eats Events:
Grupo Corpo, Fri 121
Cleveland Orchestra, Tue 21
Druid Theater Company: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Thu 310
Septeto Nacionai Ignacio Pineiro de Cuba, Thu 47
With support from the U-M Alumni Association.
Internships and College Work-Study Jobs
Internships and College Work-Study jobs with UMS provide experience in performing arts administration, marketing, ticket sales, pro?gramming, production, fundraising, and arts education. Semesterand year-long unpaid internships are available in many of UMS's departments. If you are a U-M student interested in working at UMS, please e-mail or visit
Student Committee
As an independent cojncil drawing on the diverse membership of the U-M community, the UMS Student Committee works to increase student interest and involvement in various UMS programs by fostering increased commu?nication between UMS and the student com?munity, promoting awareness and accessibility of student programs, and promoting the value
of live performance. For more information or to join, please call 734.647.4020 or email
UMS is grateful to the University of Michigan for its support of many educational activities scheduled in the 1011 season.
Please call 734.615.0122 or e-mail for more information.
UMS Youth: Arts for the Next Generation
UMS has one of the largest K--12 education initiatives in Michigan. Designated as a "Best Practice" program by ArtServe Michigan and the Dana Foundation, UMS is dedicated to mak?ing world-class performance opportunities and professional development activities available to K--12 students and educators.
WinterSpring 2011 Youth Performance Series
These daytime performances give pre-K through high school students the opportunity to see the same internationally renowned performances as the general public. The WinterSpring 2011 season features the following performances for school audiences: Grupo Corpo, Joanne Shenan-doah, Baby Loves Salsa, the Sphinx Junior Divi-son Honors Concert, and Kodo.
Teacher Workshop Series
UMS is part of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program, offering educators mean?ingful professional development opportunities. Workshops, cultural immersions, and book clubs bring the best in local and national arts education to our community, through presenta?tions by Kennedy Center teaching artists, UMS performing artists, and local arts and culture experts. This series focuses on arts integration, giving teachers techniques for incorporating the arts into everyday classroom instruction.
Student-Artist Interactions
Whenever possible, UMS brings its artists into schools to conduct workshops and interactive performances directly with students, creating an intimate and special experience in students' own environment.
Teacher Advisory Committee
This group of regional educators, school admin?istrators, and K--12 arts education advocates advises and assists UMS in determining K--12 programming, policy, and professional devel?opment. If you would like to participate, please contact
Teacher Appreciation Month! February 2011 is Teacher Appreciation Month. Visit www.ums.orgeducation for special ticket discount information.
UMS is in partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw Immediate School District as part of the Kennedy Center: Partners in Education Program. UMS also participates in the Ann Arbor Public Schools' "Pa-tners in Excellence" program.
UMS Teen
UMS nurtures the development of young art?ists and audiences with a yearlong collaborative performance, ticket discounts (see page 20), and occasional internship opportunities for out?standing high school students.
Breakin' Curfew
In a special collaboration with the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's teen center, UMS presents this annual performance on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Power Center, highlighting the area's best teen performers. This show is curated, de?signed, marketed, and produced by teens under the mentorship of UMS staff.
UMS Family Series
The UMS Family Series was created to allow families to experience the magic of the per?forming arts together, irrespective of age. Most family performances feature shorter program lengths, a more relaxed performance-going en?vironment, and special interactive opportunities for kids with the artist or art form. The Winter Spring 2011 UMS Family Series includes special one-hour performances by Baby Loves Salsa and Kodo (an optional daytime performance during Ann Arbor Public Schools' winter break).
The 1011 Family Series is sponsored by TOYOTA
Education Program Supporters
Reflects gifts received between luly I 2009 and November i. 2010.
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation University of Michigan
Arts at Michigan
Arts Midwest's Performing Arts Fund
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
The Dan Cameron Family FoundationAlan and Swanna Sal tie I
CFI Group
Community Foundation for South?east Michigan
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund
DTE Energy Foundation
The Esperance Family Foundation
Jo-Anna and David Featherman
Forest Health Services
David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
JazzNet Endowment
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight
Masco Corporation Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and
[of R. & P. Heydon) National Dance Project of the New
England Foundation for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts PNC 8ank Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal
K-12 Education Endowment Fund Target
TCF Bank Foundation Toyota
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
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 volunteer?ing. Your financial investment andor gift of time to UMS allows us to continue connecting artists and audiences, now and into the future.
As a UMS corporate sponsor, your organization comes to the attention of an educated, diverse, and growing segment not only of Ann Arbor, but all of southeastern Michigan. You make possible one of our community's cultural trea?sures 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:
Cultivating clients
Developing business-to-business relationships
Targeting messages to specific demographic groups
Enhancing corporate image
Making highly visible links with arts and education programs
Recognizing employees
Showing appreciation for loyal customers
For more information, please call 734.647.1176.
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 734.647.1176 to learn how your business can benefit from advertising in the UMS program book.
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 36 or call 734.647.1175.
The UMS Advisory Committee is an organiza?tion of almost 90 volunteers who contribute over 7,000 hours of service to UMS each year. The Advisory Committee champions the mis?sion and advances the goals of UMS through community engagement, financial support, and other volunteer service.
Advisory Committee members work to in?crease awareness of and participation in UMS programs through the Education Ambassador Committee, the Community Ambassador Com?mittee, ushering at UMS youth performances, and a partnership with the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) Friends Board.
Raising money to support UMS Education Programs is another major goal of the Advisory Committee. The major fundraising events are:
Ford Honors Program and Gala: Renee Fleming, Sunday, January 16, 2011 The 16th Annual Ford Honors Program celebrates one of the most celebrated musi?cal ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming. She captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. In 2008, she became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to headline their opening night gala. This great American soprano returns to UMS after her 1999 recital and her 2005 appearance in a concert version of Richard Strauss's Daphne.
Following Renee Fleming's recital, a Gala Champagne Reception and Dinner, that Ms. Fleming will attend, will be held at the Biomedical Science Research Building. Please call 734.647.8009 for more information.
Sixth Annual On the Road with UMS
Held in September, more than 250 people an?nually enjoy an evening of food, music, and silent and live auctions. The 2010 event was held at the North Campus Research Complex.
Delicious Experiences. These special events are hosted by individuals and local businesses. The hosts determine the theme for the evening, the menu, and the number of guests they would like to entertain.
For more information on events being planned for this season, or if you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please call 734.647.8009 for more information.
UMS is proud to be a member of the following organizations:
A2YChamber Americans for the Arts Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Arts Alliance of the Ann Arbor Area
ArtServe Michigan
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Chamber Music America
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan
Detroit Regional Chamber
International Society for the Performing Arts
Main Street Area Association
State Street Association
Think Local First
UMS has been able to present world-class performances and programs for 132 years because of the loyalty of our donors, many of whom have made multiple gifts to the organization over a number of years. In particular, there are several individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have provided significant leadership support to the organization over time, enabling UMS to engage more audience members, provide education programs, and expand our offerings. We recognize here those donors whose cumulative giving to UMS totals $500,000 or more.
Linda and Maurice Binkow
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Forest Health Services
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts
Pfizer, Inc.
Randall and Mary Pittman
Estate of Mary Romig-deYoung
Herbert E. Sloan, Jr., MD
The Wallace Foundation
The cost of presenting world-class performances and educational programs exceeds the revenue UMS receives from ticket sales. The difference is made up through the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agen?cies. The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS between July 1, 2009 and November 1, 2010. Due to space constraints, we can only list in the UMS program book those who donated $250 or more. Please call 734.647.1175 with any errors or omissions. Indicates the donor made a contribution to a UMS Endowment Fund
$100,000 or more
Association of Performing
Arts Presenters
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund and
Community Services Forest Health Services The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Randall and Mary Pittman University of Michigan Health System
Emily W. Bandera MD
Community Foundation for Southeast
DTE Energy Foundation Esperance Family Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Alice B. Dobson
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
David and Phyllis Herzig
Robert and Pearson Macek
Masco Corporation Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural
Laurence and Beverly Price Jane and Edward Schulak Dennis and El lie Serras Mames and Nancy Stanley Toyota
Arts at Michigan
Arts Midwest's Performing Arts Fund
Bank of Ann Arbor
Linda and Maurice Binkow
Dr. DJ and Dieter Boehm
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund
Robert and Victoria Buckler
Marilou and Tom Capo
Dennis Dahlmann and Patricia Garcia
Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation
Richard and Linda Greene
Susan and Richard Gutow
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Japan Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Natalie Matovinovic
Mrs. Robert E. Meredith
Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc.
Donald L. Morelock
Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling
Doug and Sharon Rothwell
Herbert and Ernestine Ruben
Linda Samuelson and Joel Howell
Lois A. Theis
University of Michigan Credit Union
Dody Viola
Marina and Robert Whitman
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Janet and Arnold Aronoff
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Anne and Paul Glendon
Ms. Rani Kotha and Dr. Howard Hu
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Joe and Yvonne Sesi
Sesi Lincoln Mercury Volvo Mazda
Rick and Susan Snyder
$5,000-$7,499 Jerry and Gloria Abrams Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Herb and Carol Amster Ann Arbor Automotive
Essel and Menakka Bailey Kathy Benton and Robert Brown Gary Boren
Charles H. Gershenson Trust Valerie and David Canter Jean and Ken Casey Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Comerica Bank Anne and Howard Cooper The Herbert and Junia Doan Foundation Jim and Patsy Donahey John R. Edman and Betty B. Edman Edward Surovell Realtors Faber Piano Institute Randall and Nancy Faber David and Jo-Anna Featherman Fidelity Investments Ken and Penny Fischer llene H. Forsyth Global Education Excellence . Debbie and Norman Herbert Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC Judy and Verne Istock David and Sally Kennedy Wally and Robert Klein Jill Latta and David Bach Donald Lewis and Carolyn Dana Lewis Richard and Carolyn Lineback Montague Foundation Jeffrey Mason and Janet Netz M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman Pfizer Foundation PNC Bank
Phil and Kathy Power Rosalie EdwardsVibrant Ann Arbor Fund Loretta Skewes Ed and Natalie Surovell Thomas B. McMullen Co. Susan B. Ullrich
Robert O. and Darragh H. Weisman Marion T. Wirick and James N. Morgan Keith and Karlene Yohn Jay and Mary Kate Zelenock
$3,500-$4,999 Jim and Barbara Adams Barbara A. Anderson and
John H. Romani Anonymous Elizabeth Brien and
Bruce Conybeare Edward and Mary Cady Julia Donovan Darlow and
John Corbett O'Meara Molly Dobson
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter Sid Gilman and Carol Barbour ?Diane S. Hoff Keki and Alice Irani Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Melvin Lester
Ernest and Adele McCarus Virginia and Gordon Nordby Susan and Mark Orringer ?Eleanor and Peter Pollack Dr. and Mrs. Muaiad Shihadeh Craig and Sue Sincock,
Avfuel Corporation Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray Lewis and Judy Tann Karl and Karen Weick
Robert and Katherine Aldrich
Harry and Kathryn Benford
Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Dale E. and Nancy M. Briggs
Jeannine and Robert Buchanan
Carolyn M. Carty and
Thomas H. Haug Dave and Pat Clyde John Dryden and Diana Raimi I mil and Joan Engel Sara and Michael Frank Tom and Katherine Goldberg John and Helen Griffith Robert and Beatrice Kahn Jim and Pat Kennedy Philip and Kathryn Klintworth Ted and Wendy Lawrence
National Dance Project of New England Foundation for the Arts
Mohammad and J. Elizabeth Othman
David N. Parsigian
Peter and Carol Polverini
Jim and Bonnie Reece
John and Dot Reed
Duane and Katie Renken
Corliss and Jerry Rosenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Nathaniel H. Rowe
TCF Bank Foundation
Jim Toy
Don and Toni Walker
Elise Weisbach
Ronald and Eileen Weiser
3 Point Machine, Inc.
Wadad Abed
Michael and Suzan Alexander
Christine W. Alvey
Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher
Harlene and Henry Appelman
Bob and Martha Ause
Jonathan Ayers and Teresa Gallagher
Reg and Pat Baker
Lesli and Christopher Ballard
Patricia Bard
John and Ginny Bareham
Norman E. Barnett
Bradford and Lydia Bates
Astrid B. Beck
Ralph P. Beebe
Cecilia Benner
Linda and Ronald Benson
James K. and Lynda W. Berg
Stuart and Ruth Ann Bergstein
Raymond and Janet Bernreuter
Phil Berry and Anne Beaubien
Joan A. Binkow
Blue Nile Restaurant
Margaret and Howard Bond
Robert and Susan Bonfield
Rebecca S. Bonnell
Laurence and Grace Boxer
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell
Edalene and Ed Brown
Family Foundation June and Donald R. Brown Barbara Everitt Bryant Lawrence and Valerie Bullen Joan and Charley Burleigh Letitia J. Byrd
Amy and Jim Byrne Lou and Janet Callaway H.D. Cameron Janet and Bill Cassebaum Tsun and Siu Ying Chang Anne Chase Pat and George Chatas Dr. Kyung and Young Cho Janice A. Clark Cheryl and Brian Clarkson Hubert and Ellen Cohen Phelps and Jean Connell Connie D'Amato Susan Tuttle Darrow Charles and Kathleen Davenport Hal and Ann Davis Marylene Delbourg-Delphis Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz Stuart and Heather Dombey Dallas C. Dort Ivo Drury and Sun Hwa Kim Bill and Julie Dunifon Kim and Darlene Eagle Julia and Charles Eisendrath Ernst & Young Foundation Margaret and John Faulkner Eric Fearon and Kathy Cho Dede and Oscar Feldman Yi-tsi and Albert Feuerwerker Drs. David Fink and Marina Mata Robben Fleming Food Art
Dan and Jill Francis Leon and Marcia Friedman Bill and Boc Fulton Otto and Lourdes E. Gago Enid H. Galler Lois Kennedy Gamble Tom Gasloli Prof. David M. Gates William and Ruth Gilkey Zita and Wayne Gillis Karl and Karen Gotting Cozette Grabb Elizabeth Needham Graham Martha and Larry Gray Robert A. Green MD Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn Don Haefner and Cynthia Stewart Helen C. Hall Steven and Sheila Hamp Martin and Connie Harris Alice and Clifford Hart David W. Heleniak Sivana Heller
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hertz Carolyn B. Houston Robert M. and Joan F. Howe Dr. John B. Huntington
Eileen and Saul Hymans Jean Jacobson Wallie and Janet Jeffries Timothy and
Jo Wiese Johnson Stevo and Susan Julius David and
Gretchen Kennard Tom and Connie Kinnear Diane Kirkpatrick Rhea K. Kish Carolyn and Jim Knake Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Kolins Barbara and Ronald Kramer Donald J. and Jeanne L. Kunz Jane F. Laird David Lampe and
Susan Rosegrant John Lawrence and
Jeanine DeLay Carolyn and Paul Lichter Lawrence and Rebecca Lohr Jean E. Long Fran Lyman
John and Cheryl MacKrell Edwin and Cathy Marcus W. Harry Marsden Ann W. Martin and
Russ Larson Sally and Bill Martin Marilyn Mason Mary and
Chandler Matthews Judythe and Roger Maugh "Jerry A. and
Deborah Orr May Susan McClanahan and
Bill Zimmerman Griff and Pat McDonald Barbara Meadows Merrill Lynch
Bernice and Herman Merte Paul Morel and Linda
Woodworth Alan and Sheila Morgan Cyril Moscow Dr. and Mrs. Sang Y. Nam Randolph and
Margaret Nesse William Nolting and
Donna Parmelee Paula Novelli and Paul Lee Marylen S. Oberman David and Constance Osier Marysia Ostafin and
George Smilie Steve and Betty Palms Judith Ann Pavitt Bertram and Elaine Pitt
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Bettina Pollock Thomas Porter and
Kathleen Crispell Richard and Mary Price Mrs. Gardner Quarton Quest Productions Anthony Reffells Donald Regan and
Elizabeth Axelson Ginny and Ray Reilly Malverne Reinhart Jeff and
Huda Karaman Rosen Lynne Rosenthal Karem and Lena Sakallah Miriam Sandweiss Dick and Norma Sarns Maya Savarino Dr. Lynn T. Schachinger and
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Peyton Bland Michael B. Staebler Gary and Diane Stahle Heidi Stani-Wolski and
Thomas Dwyer Lloyd and Ted St. Antoine John and Lois Stegeman Virginia and Eric Stein Dr. and Mrs.
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Yun Li
Harvey and Robin Wax Dr. Steven Werns
W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Roy and JoAn Wetzel Dianne Widzinski and James
Skupski, MD
Max and Mary Wisgerhof Charles Witke and
Aileen Gatten
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McCracken Roy Albert Roger Albin and Nili
Richard and Mona Alonzo Catherine M. Andrea Anonymous Penny and Arthur Ashe Robert Axelrod and
Amy Saldinger Robert L Baird Laurence R. and
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Maureen Foley Beverly J. Bole Bob and Sharon Bordeau William R. Brashear David and Sharon Brooks Eric and Florence Buatois Trudy and Jonathan Bulkley Frances Bull
Susan and Oliver Cameron Margot Campos Brent and Valerie Carey Barbara Carr John Carver
Samuel and Roberta Chappell Joan and Mark Chesler John and Camilla Chiapuris Beverly and Reginald Ciokajlo Mark Clague and
Laura Jackson Jonathan Cohn MD Wayne and Melinda Colquitt
Anne and Edward Comeau Jud Coon
Arnold and Susan Coran Malcolm and Nita Cox Dr. Joan and
Mr. Michael Crawford C. Merle and
Mary Ann Crawford John and Carolyn Culotta Jean Cunningham and
Fawwaz Ulaby Roderick and
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Macdonald and Carolin Dick Linda Dintenfass and
Ken Wisinski Eva and Wolf Duvernoy Gavin Eadie and
Barbara Murphy James Ellis and Jean Lawton James R. Eng and
Patricia Randle Stefan and Ruth Fajans Harvey and Elly Falit Irene Fast
Phil and Phyllis Fellm Carol Finerman Clare M. Fingerle Thomas Finholt and
Stephanie Teasley Susan A. Fisher Susan Fisher and
John Waidley Ray and Patricia Fitzgerald Esther M. Floyd Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ford Neal R. Foster and
Meredith Lois
Spencer Foster David Fox and
Paula Bockenstedt Howard P. Fox Betsy Foxman and
Michael Boehnke Jerrold A. and Nancy M. Frost Sandra Galea and
Margaret Kruk Beverley and Gerson Geltner Ronald Gibala and
Janice Grichor Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Gikas J. Martin Gillespie and
Tara Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Charles and
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Amy and Glenn Gottfried James and Maria Gousseff Christine and Philip Green Raymond and Daphne Grew Nicki Griffith Milton and Susan Gross Jane and Bob Grover Carl Guldberg Robert and Elizabeth Hamel Walt and Charlene Hancock Jeff Hannah and Nur Akcasu
Alan Harnik and
Prof. Gillian Feeley-Harnik Susan R. Harris Daniel and Jane Hayes Herb and Dee Hildebrandt James C. Hitchcock Betty Hsiao Ralph M. Hulett Ann D. Hungerman Eugene and Margaret Ingram Stuart and Maureen Isaac Mr. and Mrs. Richard Isackson ISCIENCES. LLC Joan L and John H. Jackson Jerome Jelinek Sharon and Jack Kalbfleisch Mark and Madolyn Kaminski Helen and Irving Kao Alfred and Susan Kellam Christopher Kendall and Susan
Schilperoort Dr. David E. and Heidi
Castleman Klein Shira and Steve Klein Hermine Roby Klingler Regan Knapp and
John Scudder Michael Koen Michael J. Kondziolka and
Mathias-Philippe Florent
Charles and Linda Koopmann Dr. and Mrs. Melvyn Korobkin Rebecca and Adam Kozma Mary L Kramer Barbara and
Michael Kratchman Bert and Geraldine Kruse Bud and Justine Kulka Lucy and Ken Langa Dale and Marilyn Larson David Lebenbom John and Therese Lee Richard LeSueur Joan and Melvyn Levitsky Marilyn and Marty Lindenauer Mark Lindley and
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Georgiana Sanders Bud McKenzie
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Robert C. Metcalf
Fei Fei and John Metzler
Don and Lee Meyer
Joetta Mial
Gene and Lois Miller
Mrs. J. Jefferson Miller
Myrna and Newell Miller
Andrew and Candice Mitchell
Bert and Kathy Moberg
Olga Moir
Lewis and Kara Morgenstem
Melinda Morris
Thomas and Hedi Mulford
Gerry and Joanne Navarre
Dr. Bonita Davis Neighbors
Kay and Gayl Ness
Dan and Sarah Nicoli
Laura Nitzberg
Kathleen I. Operhall
Norm and Charlotte Otto
David and Andrea Page
William and Hedda Panzer
Brenda Paulsen
Zoe and M. Joseph Pearson
Margaret and Jack Petersen
Evelyn Pickard
Juliet S. Pierson
Ann Preuss
Wallace and Barbara Prince
"Peter Railton and
Rebecca Scott
Jonathan and Anala Rodgers Stephen J. Rogers Doug and Nancy Roosa Stephanie Rosenbaum Richard and Edie Rosenfeld Margaret and
Haskell Rothstein Doris E. Rowan Craig and Jan Ruff Ina and Terry Sandalow L. Sandelands and J. Dutton David Sams and
Agnes Moy-Sarns Rosalyn Sarver and
Stephen Rosenblum Ann and Tom Schriber Matthew Shapiro and
Susan Garetz
Janet and Michael Shatusky Julie and Mike Shea Howard and Aliza Shevrin George and Gladys Shirley Bruce M. Siegan Sandy and Dick Simon Elaine and Robert Sims Don and Sue Sinta Nancy and Brooks Sitterley Irma Sklenar
George and Nancy Sloan Barbara Furin Sloat Andrea and William Smith David and Renate Smith Robert W Smith Gretchen Y. Sopcak
Gretta Spier and
Jonathan Rubin Eric and Ines Storhok John W. and
Gail Ferguson Stout Don and Kate Sullivan Elizabeth C. Teeter Steve and Diane Telian Fr. Lewis W. Towler Jonathan Trobe and
Joan Lowenstein Claire and Jeremiah Turcotte Douglas and Andrea Van
Harue and Tsuguyasa Wada David C. and
Elizabeth A. Walker Charles R. and
Barbara H. Wallgren Jo Ann Ward
Arthur and Renata Wasserman Enid Wasserman Deborah Webster and
George Miller Jack and Jerry Weidenbach Lyndon Welch Katherine E. White Iris and Fred Whitehouse Richard C. Wilson I.W. and Beth Winsten Drs. Douglas and Margo Woll Kathryn and Richard Yarmain James Young
Martha Agnew and
Webster Smith Dr. Diane M. Agresta Jennifer Allan and Marc Renouf James and Catherine Allen Helen and David Aminoff Anonymous Dan and Vicki Arbour Phil and Lone Arbour Frank Ascione Eric and Nancy Aupperle Ronald and Anna Marie Austin Drs. John and Lillian Back Barbara and Daniel Balbach Robert and Linda Barry Robert and Wanda Bartlell Gary Beckman and Karla Taylor Ken and Eileen Behmer Dr. Rosemary R. Berardi Helen Berg Ramon and Peggyann Nowak
Berguer Harvey Berman and
Rochelle Kovacs Berman Inderpal and Martha Bhatia Stan and Sandra Bies William and llene Birge Jerry and Dody Blackstone Ron and Mimi Bogdasarian Mr. Mark D. Bomia
Victoria C. Botek and
William M. Edwards Robert M. Bradley and Charlotte
M. Mistretta Joel Bregman and Elaine
Christie Brown and Jerry Davis Morton B. and Raya Brown Dr. Pamela Brown Tony and Jane Burton Betty Byrne Heather Byrne Thomas and Colleen Carey Jack and Wendy Carman Dennis B. and
Margaret W. Carroll Dennis J. Carter A. Craig Cattell Sue and Bill Chandler J. Wehrleyand
Patricia Chapman Audrey Chung Donald and Astrid Cleveland Coffee Express Co. Alice S. Cohen Judy and Malcolm Cohen George Collins and
Paula Hencken Kevin and Judy Compton Mark and Wendy Comstock Joe and Mary Pat Conen Carolyn and L. Thomas Conlin James and Constance Cook Dr. Hugh and Elly Cooper Katharine Cosovich Katherine and Clifford Cox Michael and Susan Bozell Craig Jean C. Crump John and Mary Curtis Timothy and
Robin Damschroder Sunil and Merial Das Ed and Elite Davidson F. Kenneth and Alice Davis Linda Davis and Robert Richter Jean and John Debbink Mary Dempsey and
James Corbett
Jocelyn DeWitt and Kurt Riegel Elizabeth Dexter Sally and Larry DiCarlo Michael DiPietro Elizabeth Duell Peter and Grace Duren Swati Dutta James Eder
Morgan and Sally Edwards Dr. Alan S. Eiser Charles and Julie Ellis Johanna Epstein and
Steven Katz Mary Ann Faeth Karen and Mark Falahee Afaf Vicky Farah Dr. and Mrs. S.M. Farhat Jean Fine
C. Peter and Beverly A. Fischer Harold and Billie Fischer
Dr. Lydia Fischer Laurel Fisher MD Arnold Fleischmann Tim and Stephanie Freeth Richard and Joann Freethy Susan L. Froelich and
Richard E. Ingram Philip and Renee Frost Kathleen O'Brien Gage Carol Gagliardi and
David Flesher
James and Barbara Garavaglia Sandra Gast and
Gregory Kolecki Michael Gatti and Lisa Murray Dr. Beth Genne and
Or. Allan Gibbard Christopher Genteel Deborah and Henry Gerst Elmer G. Gilbert and
Lois M. Verbrugge Maureen and David Ginsburg Edie Goldenberg Irwin J. Goldstein and
Martha Mayo Mitch and Barb Goodkin Enid Gosling and Wendy
Comstock Michael L. Gowing Phyllis Grade
Christopher and Elaine Graham Linda and Roger Grekin Mark and Susan Griffin Werner H. Grilk Larry and Sandy Grisham Robin and Stephen Gruber Anna Grzymala-Busse and
Joshua Berke
Kenneth and Margaret Guire Arthur W. Gulick Susan C. Guszynski and Gregory
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Jacqueline Stearns Henkel Judith Herndon and
Brian Carney Alfred and Therese Hero Brian Hickam 'Timothy Hofer Ronald and Ann Holz Paul Hossler and
Charlene Bignall James and Wendy Fisher House Mabelle Hsueh Harry and Ruth Huff Alan and Karen Hunt Dr. David and Tina Jahn Joachim and Christa Janecke Mark and Linda Johnson Mary and Kent Johnson Paul and Olga Johnson Carol and H. Peter Kappus
Donald and Suzanne Kaul John Kennard, Jr. Nancy Keppelman and
Michael Smerza Roland and Jeanette Kibler Donald and Mary Kiel Paul and Leah Kileny Ray and Sandra Kirchner Aric Knuth and Jim Leija Joseph and Marilynn Kokoszka Chene Koppitz Alan and Sandra Kortesoja Brenda Krachenberg Doris and Donald Kraushaar Gary and Barbara Krenz Mary Krieger
Ken and Maria Laberteaux Donald John Lachowicz Neal and Anne Laurance Marion and Jerry Lawrence Ruth L. Leder
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres Sue Leong John Lesko Rachelle Lesko Myron and Bobbie Levine Jacqueline Lewis Ralph and Gloria Lewis Don and Erica Lindow Michael and Debra Lisull Michael Litt Daniel Little and
Bernadette Lintz Dr. and Mrs. Lennart Lofstrom Julie M. Loftin William and Lois Lovejoy Ormond and
Annie MacDougald William and Jutta Malm Claire and Richard Malvin Beverly Manko Susan and Mark Mann H. L. Mason Matthew Mason and
Renate Klass "Olivia P. Maynard and
Olof Karlstrom Laurie McCauley and
Jessy Grizzle Dr. Paul W. McCracken James H. Mclntosh and
Elaine K. Gazda Bill and Ginny McKeachie Ralph R. McKee and
Jean L. Wong Joanna McNamara and
Mel Guyer Frances McSparran Manish and Varsha Mehta Harry and Natalie Mobley Lester and Jeanne Monts Patricia E. Mooradian Mark and Lesley Mozola Terence Roche Murphy Virginia Murphy and
David Uhlmann Jeffrey L. Myers and
Eileen McMyler
Drs. Louis and
Julie Jaffee Nagel Nebraska Book Company Sharon and Chuck Newman Dr. and Mrs. John Nicklas Susan and Richard Nisbett Christer E. and Outi Nordman Thomas and Amy Ogar 'Rick and Bonnie Ohye Robert and Elizabeth Oneal Mara Palty Donna D. Park Kathenne Pattndge Shirley and Ara Paul Jean and Jack Peirce Mr. and Mrs. William Peterson Bruce and Lori Pickard Robert and Mary Ann Pierce Julianne Pmsak Anne Pitcher and
Martin Murray Richard Plewa and
George Ferrell Susan Pollans and Alan Levy Garrod S. Post and
Robert A. Hill Bill and Diana Pratt Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Pretzer Karen and Berislav Primorac Quinn Evans Architects Margaret Jane Radin and
Phillip R. Coonce Pamela Raphel Stephen and Agnes Reading Claire Conley Rice Todd Roberts William Robinson and
Nancy Green Jean P. Rowan Rosemarie Haag Rowney Carol D. Rugg and
Richard K. Montmorency Omari Rush
Michael and Kimm Sarosi Joseph Saul and Lisa Leutheuser Julie Savanno
Mike and Annmarie Savitski Betina Schlossberg Suzanne Schluederberg Sue Schooner and Tom Wieder David and Monica Schteingart Harriet Selin Richard H. Shackson f red Shapiro
David and Elvera Shappirio Patrick and Carol Sherry Mary A. Shulman Drs. Andrew and
Emily Shuman Ken and Marcia Slotkowski Tim and Marie Slottow Carl and Jari Smith Connie and Arthur Smith Ren and Susan Snyder Cheryl Soper Holly and Mike Sorscher Ralph and Anita Sosin
Linda Spector and
Peter Jacobson Doris and Larry Sperling David and Ann Stalger Christine Stead Lia and Rick Stevens Abby Stewart and
David Winter James L. Stoddard Bob and Shelly Stoler Mary and Ken Stover Cynthia Straub Nancy Bielby Sudia Barbara and Donald Sugerman Teresa Sullivan and
Douglas Laycock Richard and June Swartz Brian and Lee Talbot Frank and Carolyn Tarzia Eva and Sam Taylor Mark and Patricia Tessler Ted and Eileen Thacker Denise Thai and David Scobey Mary H. Thieme Hitomi Tonomura Alvan and Katharine Uhle Hugo and Karla Vandersypen Rebecca Van Dyke Chris and Steven Vantrease Jack and Carolyn Wallace C. Glen and Edite B. Walter William and Susan Weadock 'Richard and Madelon Weber Lisa and Steve Weiss Mary Ann Whipple James B. White and
Mary F. White Nancy Wiernik Gareth and Lauren Williams Margaret W. Winkelman and
Robert A. Krause Lawrence and Mary Wise Charlotte A. Wolfe Stan and Pris Woollams 'Frances A. Wright Mary Jean and John Yablonky Thomas and Karen Zelnik Gail and David Zuk Thomas and Erin Zurbuchen
UMS also expresses its deepest appreciation to its many donors who give less than $250 each year, enabling the ongoing success of UMS programs.
Endowed Funds
The future success of the University Musical Society is secured in part by income from UMS's endow?ment funds. UMS extends its deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established andor contributed 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 Fund Ottmar Eberbach Funds Epstein Endowment Fund David and Phyllis Herzig Endowment Fund JazzNet Endowment Fund
William R. Kinney Endowment Fund
Natalie Matovinovic Endowment Fund
Medical Community 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. ArcureHerbert E. Sloan
Endowment Fund
University Musical Society Endowment Fund The Wallace Endowment Fund
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
Mike Allemang
Carol and Herb Amster
Mr. Neil P. Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson
Catherine S. Arcure
Barbara K. and Laurence R. Baker
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
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
Mary C. Crichton
H. Michael and Judith L. Endres
Dr. James F. Filgas
Ken and Penny Fischer
Ms. Susan Ruth Fisher
Meredith L. and Neal Foster
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Paul and Anne Glendon
Debbie and Norman Herbert
John and Martha Hicks
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ives
Marilyn G. Jeffs
Thomas C. and Constance M. Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Richard LeSueur
Robert and Pearson Macek
Susan McClanahan
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
Prue and Ami 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. Zollar
Tribute Gifts
Contributions have been made in memory of the following people:
Herb Amster
John Andrews
Nancy L. Ascione
Richard W. Cashin
Peter Copeland
Richard M. Croake
Ellwood Derr
John S. Dobson
Frieda Feigel Eder
Sheree Falkauff
Frances Henkin Fingerhut
Margaret W. Fox
E. James Gamble
Dr. Julian T. Hoff
George Kalis
Janet Kasmirski '66 MM
George Killoran
Bud Kulka
Carl J. Lutkehaus
Dr. Josip Matovinovic
Bettie Metcalf
Valerie D. Meyer
Pat O'Connor
James Pattridge
George Palty
Gwen and Emerson Powrie
Robert Pratt
Elizabeth G. Rector
Gail W. Rector
Steffi Reiss
Sally Rogers
Edith Rose
Margaret E. Rothstein
Eric H. Rothstein
Nona R. Schneider
Mary Sinkford
Edith Marie Snow
Ann R. Taylor
Dr. and Mrs. E. Thurston Thieme
Charles R. Tieman
Francis V. Viola III
Angela Dobson Welch
Eleanor Louise Wright
Barbara R. Wykes
Anne Yagle
Contributions have been made in honor of the following people:
Jean W. Campbell
Anne and Howard Cooper
Alex Fischer
Jerry and Beth Fischer
Ken and Penny Fischer
Prof. Charles Fisher
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
The Gago boys
Dr. Carolyn and John Haury
Anne Herrmann
Wally Klein
Aric Knuth and Jim Leija
Abigail Esther Marmor
Sharon Anne McAllister
Omari Rush
James Woolliscroft MD
Gifts In-Kind
Ann Arbor Cooks, Natalie Marble
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor Fire Department
Phil and Lorie Arbour
Barbara Bach
Kathie Barbour
Barton Hills Country Club
E. Henry Beitz
Berry Goldsmiths
Bistro Renaissance
Black Star Farms Inn
Jerry Blackstone
Horace and Francine Bomar
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Camp Michigania
Lloyd and Laurie Carr
Jack Cederquist and Meg Kennedy Shaw
The Chippewa Club, Craig Capelli
J. Wehrley and Patricia Chapman
Cheryl and Brian Clarkson
Judy Cohen
Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman
Jill Collman
Mark and Wendy Comstock
Paul Cousins
Stuart and Heather Dombey
Downtown Home and Garden
Mary Ann Faeth
Sara Fink
Susan A. Fisher
Susan R. Fisher and John Waidley
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Anne and Paul Glendon
Kathy and Tom Goldberg
Greenstone's Jewelers of Birmingham
Joe Grimley
Susan and Richard Gutow
Walt and Charlene Hancock
Heavenly Metal
Hotel Iroquois, Mackinac Island
Chantel Jackson
Christopher Kendall and Susan Schilperoort
Steve and Shira Klein
Mary LeDuc
Richard LeSueur
Joan and Melvyn Levitsky
Liberty Athletic Club
Martin and Jane Maehr
Melanie and Michael Mandell
Ann W. Martin and Russ Larson
Fran and Irwin Martin
Terry Martin
Kathy McKee Casting Studio
Joanna McNamara
Liz and Art Messiter
Michigan Theater
Middle Earth
Robin and Victor Miesel
Virginia Morgan
Leonard Navarro
Kay and Gayl Ness
Steve and Betty Palms
Performance Network Theatre
Peter's Palate Pleaser
Pictures Plus
Plum Market
Mike and Lisa Psarouthakis
Purple Rose Theatre
Idelle Hammond-Sass
Paul and Penny Schreiber
SeloShevel Gallery
Cliff and Ingrid Sheldon
John Shultz Photography
Gene and Alida Silverman
Bill and Andrea Smith
Becki Spangler and Peyton Bland
Gari Stein and Ira Lax
Karen and David Stutz
Sweet Gem Confections, Nancy Biehn
Eileen and Ted Thacker
Lisa Townley
Louise Townley
University of Michigan Athletic Department
University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of
Natural History University of Michigan Friars University of Michigan Golf Course University of Michigan Men's Soccer Team University of Michigan Museum of Art University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Renee Vettorello Village Corner, Dick Scheer Wawashkamo Golf Club, Mackinac Island Debbie Williams-Hoak Jeremy Wright Zingerman's Bakehouse

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