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UMS Concert Program, October 15-25, 2014: Gregory Porter; Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer; Belcea Quartet; Pirandello

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FALL 2014


Be Present.
UMS unleashes the power of the performing arts in order to engage, educate, transform, and connect individuals with uncommon experiences. The 2014 2015 season is full of exceptional, world-class, and truly inspiring performances.

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ÒOne of the many treasures of the University of Michigan that Monica and I look forward to experiencing is UMS. With its rich legacy of bringing to our community the very best in the performing arts from around the world, UMS has brought great distinction to the University. Equally distinctive are UMSÕs outstanding educational programs that animate the performances and provide added value to our students, faculty, alumni, and regional community. Thank you for being part of this remarkable 136-year-old tradition.Ó

President, University of Michigan

ÒThank you so much for joining us at this performance. As we welcome President Mark Schlissel and Monica Schwebs to the University and to UMS performances, we celebrate UMSÕs deepened engagement with U-M academic units through our new course, Engaging Performance; the Mellon Faculty Institute; Medical Arts Program; and other initiatives serving U-M students and faculty. You can learn about these initiatives at On our site you can also learn about our Emmy Award-winning documentary on Hill Auditorium, link to our online archive UMS Rewind, and share your views about this performance. We are proud to bring audiences and artists together in uncommon and engaging experiences.Ó

UMS President

ÒUMS is beginning its 136th season as an arts presenter, the oldest university-based arts presenting organization in the US. I am extremely honored to be starting my second year as Chair of the UMS Board of Directors. In partnership with an outstanding staff, the UMS Board seeks to assure that UMS will be as strong and vital in the future as it is today. We invite you to join us in our Victors for UMS campaign, focusing on the goals of Access and Inclusiveness, Engaged Learning Through the Arts, and Bold Artistic Leadership. With your help, we can be the Leaders and Best in presenting arts and culture to our community.Ó


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2014 2015 SEASON CALEND AR. F ALL 2014 UMS

14 Itzhak Perlman, violin
21 Royal Shakespeare Company Live in HD:

ShakespeareÕs The Two Gentlemen of Verona 27 Emerson String Quartet 28 National Theatre Live: EuripidesÕ Medea
10-12 Kiss & Cry
Charleroi Danses, Belgium 15 Gregory Porter 16 Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer 18 Belcea Quartet 24-25 ThŽ‰tre de la Ville

Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author 31-1 superposition | Ryoji Ikeda

1 The Big Squeeze: An Accordion Summit 6 ApolloÕs Fire & ApolloÕs Singers
MonteverdiÕs Vespers of 1610 9 Quatuor ƒbne 13-14 San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, music director Gil Shaham, violin (11/14) 15 Bob James 19 Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele 23 Yuja Wang, piano Leonidas Kavakos, violin

6-7 HandelÕs Messiah UMS Choral Union & Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Jerry Blackstone, conductor

RossiniÕs William Tell Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra & Chorus Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.
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7-10 Helen & Edgar 17 eighth blackbird 23 Compagnie Marie Chouinard 24-25 Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, music director
Behzod Abduraimov, piano (1/24)
Denis Matsuev, piano (1/25)
Ford Honors Program (1/25)

31 Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia
5 Tomasz Sta.ko, trumpet 6 Jennifer Koh, violin 14 MendelssohnÕs Elijah
UMS Choral Union & Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Jerry Blackstone, conductor 14-21 Compagnie Non Nova
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Foehn
15 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 19 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Yannick NŽzet-SŽguin, conductor
HŽlne Grimaud, piano 20 The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme 21-22 Trisha Brown Dance Company
1 2-13 A Bill Frisell Americana Celebration 1 3-14 Kyle Abraham
Abraham.In.Motion 22 Chicago Symphony Winds 25 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Jeremy Denk, piano

4 Gilberto Gil 9 Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester 16 Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea 17 Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits 19 Artemis Quartet 23 Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor Sunwook Kim, piano 24-26 Lyon Opera Ballet

26 Richard Goode, piano
Photo: Oliver Mtukudzi

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Music in the Key of A2¨
Beethoven Festival with AndrŽ Watts
September 13
Made in the USA
October 11
Tchaikovsky & Friends
November 15
Holiday Pops
December 12
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At UMS, our mission goes beyond performance. We want you to create, to explore, and to experience extraordinary new things. That is why we offer a fascinating lineup of artist Q&As, conversations, workshops, and interactive experiences, each designed to bring you closer to performance and creation, and expand your comfort zone. If you want to experience something new, different, highly engaging, and eye-opening, we welcome you to be present.

Photo: Compagnie Kaf•g You Can Dance at the Ann Arbor Y; photographer: Mark Gjukich.

At UMS, we believe it can. In our 136th season, we continue to showcase traditional performances alongside contemporary artists for an offering that is unlike anything available in the Midwest. UMS grew from a group of local members of the University and townspeople in the 1870s who gathered together for the study of HandelÕs Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Many Choral Union members were also affiliated with the University, and the University Musical Society was established soon after in December 1880.
Since that first season, UMS has expanded greatly and we now present the very best from a wide spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and global music performers, and contemporary stagework and classical theater. Through educational programming, the commissioning of new works, youth programs, artist residencies, and collaborative projects, we continue to strengthen our reputation for artistic distinction and innovation.
Photo: Hill Auditorium in 1928.


UMS believes in exceptional stewardship of the performing arts, a responsibility shared by many in our community. In the following pages, youÕll meet some of the individuals and organizations that help bring our season to the stage.

The following individuals have made gift commitments of $50,000 or more for the 2013Ð14 and/or 2014Ð15 seasons, or have established a permanent endowment of $100,000 or more as a part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign.

ÒThe arts have made a significant difference in my life and my daughterÕs life. I want every U-M student to have the opportunity to experience the impact of the performing arts at UMS. This is why I am offering
every first and second year student one free ticket
Ñ BertÕs Ticket Ñ to introduce them to a cultural experience at Michigan.Ó

ÒI want to help chamber music flourish in Ann Arbor. My support for the series began with its inception in 1963 and I continue to believe that these concerts help nurture our intellectual life as they stimulate and refresh us.Ó

ÒWe are proud to support UMS and the many programs they offer University students. It is great to know that students will have access to the greatest performing artists from around the world. The arts are an important part of a Michigan education.Ó

Maxine and Stuart Frankel
ÒWe are delighted to partner with UMS for the fourth year on the Renegade Series. Supporting Renegade programming allows UMS to provide experiences for the curious, adventurous, and experimental audience member Ñ allowing us to challenge our existing beliefs and push our own boundaries.Ó

ÒThe arts are a vital part of oneÕs education, encouraging one to appreciate complexity, to be creative, and to be inspired by excellence. Therefore, I established an endowment fund at UMS to guarantee that current and future generations of students are able to experience the arts.Ó

ÒUMS has enriched our lives for many years. In addition to benefiting us, it has enabled the University to recruit and retain talented faculty and students, making a valuable contribution to the quality of life in our community. We are delighted to have established an endowment fund to support a Chamber Arts performance at UMS each year to help preserve this treasure for future generations.Ó

ÒDon't you agree that it is virtually impossible to find someone whose day hasn't been made better by a UMS music, theater, or dance performance? It could also be true that devoting more of your time, treasure, and talent to UMS will help you to live longer. From personal experience, you can count on us as believers. Come join us. See a performance, volunteer to help, write a check, bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you!Ó

The following businesses have made commitments of $5,000 or more for the 2014Ð15 season.

President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor
ÒWe take seriously our role as a community bank to invest in our community and Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to once again support the University Musical Society as a sponsor during the 2014Ð15 season. We are firm believers that the arts are vital to the vibrancy of our cities, both culturally and economically. While there have been sizable cuts in arts funding over the years by both the private and public sectors, Bank of Ann Arbor is delighted to continue to sponsor UMS year after year.Ó


Ann Arbor and South Central Michigan Regional Bank President, Comerica Bank
ÒComerica is proud to support UMS. UMS continues to enrich the local community by bringing the finest performing arts to Ann Arbor, and weÕre pleased to continue to support this longstanding tradition.Ó

Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
ÒIn our firmÕs tradition of supporting major cultural institutions, Honigman has been a long-time supporter of UMS. 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.Ó


Director, Issa Foundation
ÒThe 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 diverse and talented performers to Ann Arbor.Ó

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chair, Masco Corporation Foundation
ÒMasco recognizes and appreciates the value the performing arts bring to the region and to our young people. We applaud the efforts of UMS for its diverse learning opportunities and the impact its programs have on our communities and the cultural leaders of tomorrow.Ó


Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
ÒMiller Canfield proudly supports UMS for enhancing our quality of life by bringing the unfiltered immediacy of live performing


Detroit and Southeast Michigan Regional President, PNC Bank
ÒPNC Bank is proud to support the efforts of UMS and the Ann Arbor community.Ó


Managing Partner, Retirement Income Solutions, Inc.
ÒWith strong roots in the community for more than 30 years, our team of investment advisors is proud to support UMS. We recognize and appreciate UMSÕs successful history and applaud the organizationÕs ongoing commitment to presenting authentic, world-renowned artists to the Ann Arbor community.Ó


President, Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda
ÒUMS is an important cultural asset for our community. The Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda team is delighted to sponsor such a fine organization.Ó


President, Stout Systems
ÒSupporting UMS is really a labor of love Ñ love of music and the performing arts and love of arts advocacy and education. Everyone at Stout Systems knows we cannot truly be successful without helping to make our community a better place. It is an honor to be part of the UMS family.Ó
President, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North
America, Inc.

ÒToyota 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.Ó

President, University of Michigan Credit Union
ÒThank you to UMS for enriching our lives. The University of
Michigan Credit Union is proud to be a part of another great
season of performing arts.Ó

President, University of Michigan
ÒThe arts are a critical part of a complete education. The
University of Michigan is proud to support UMS, which brings
outstanding artists to our campus and provides unique
educational opportunities for our students.Ó

UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations, government agencies, and University of Michigan units:
$500,000 AND ABOVE
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Anonymous Charles H. Gershenson Trust University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
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Thankfully, we manage to keep last-minute changes to a minimum, but please remember that all artists and programs are subject to change at a momentÕs notice.
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Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 pm
Michigan Theater
Saturday, October 18, 8:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium

21 PIRANDELLOÕS SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR THƒåTRE DE LA VILLE Friday, October 24, 8:00 pm Saturday, October 25, 8:00 pm Power Center
We want this program book to engage you in a conversation that deepens your experience and connection to the performance both inside the theater and after you leave it. We are always conserving resources at UMS. If you are coming to multiple performances within a program book edition, please keep your book and return with it.

Gregory Porter, Vocals Chip Crawford, Piano Yosuke Sato, Saxophones Aaron James, Bass Emanuel Harrold, Drums

Wednesday Evening, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm Michigan Theater ¥ Ann Arbor
Sixth Performance of the 136th Annual Season 21st Annual Jazz Series
Photo: Gregory Porter; photographer: Shawn Peters.


This eveningÕs program will be announced by the artists from the stage and will be performed without intermission.
This eveningÕs performance is sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System.
Endowment support provided by the JazzNet Endowment Fund.
Media partnership is provided by WEMU 89.1 FM.
Mr. Porter appears by arrangement with Maria Matias Music, Inc.


REGORY PORTERÕs Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 Grammy Award-winning Liquid Spirit, arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed Grammy Award-nominated indie label albums that quickly propelled Mr. Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Don Was, president of Blue Note, encouraged Mr. Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. ÒI firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel,Ó Mr. Porter says. ÒThose elements make their way inside my music. And IÕve always heard them in jazz.Ó
Mr. Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Mr. Porter in JazzTimes, saying, ÒWe havenÕt had a male singer like him in a long time. HeÕs such a wonderful writer. HeÕs a storyteller.Ó
UMS welcomes Mr. Porter as he makes his UMS debut this evening.


This eveningÕs program will be announced by the artists from the stage and will be performed with one intermission.
TonightÕs performance is sponsored by Mainstreet Ventures.
TonightÕs performance is supported by Gil Omenn and Martha Darling.
Endowment support provided by the Herbert and Doris Sloan Endowment Fund.
Media partnership is provided by Ann ArborÕs 107one FM and WEMU 89.1 FM.
Mr. Thile and Mr. Meyer appear by arrangement with Paradigm Talent Agency, New York, NY.


Bass & Mandolin is the second duo recording from double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile.
Five years have passed since the pair released its self-titled Nonesuch debut, but in the intervening years the personal and musical relationship between these two virtuosic musicians has continued to mature and deepen, and they have often found themselves on stage or in the studio together in various configurations. In 2011, Meyer and Thile, along with violinist Stuart Duncan, joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma to create The Goat Rodeo Sessions, an album of original material that garnered the ad hoc group a ÒBest Folk AlbumÓ Grammy Award.
Though 20 years apart in age, Meyer and Thile share a seemingly effortless rapport, along with similar resumes: They are both players of extraordinary accomplishment and wide-ranging talent, as comfortable in the symphony hall as at an outdoor bluegrass festival. They are each multiple Grammy Award winners and individual recipients of the prestigious MacArthur ÒgeniusÓ grant. Meyer produced ThileÕs mandolin album of BachÕs Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin Ñ a challenging set, recorded over a wintry week at the same in the Berkshires where The Goat Rodeo Sessions was made Ñ that was met with much critical acclaim. LondonÕs Independent praised this radical reimagining of Bach, with Thile in front of the mic and Meyer behind the board, as one that Òliberates the pieces from their conservatoire corsets.Ó Most recently, Meyer guest-starred on A Dotted Line, the long-awaited reunion album from Nickel Creek, the trio that first brought Thile into the spotlight when he was a child.
The process of creating the largely instrumental pieces that comprise The Goat Rodeo Sessions and its subsequent embrace by both critics and a large record-buying public influenced MeyerÕs and ThileÕs own approach to their latest duo work when they re-entered the studio together, this time at Skywalker Sound in Marin County. There is intensity and eloquence to their playing throughout these new sessions, but they didnÕt shy away from the lyricism that marked the popular Yo-Yo Ma-helmed project. On their first duo album, Meyer recalls, they would push their melodies to the point
of abstraction. This time, he says, Òwe are letting some of the melodies show.Ó
As Thile reflects, ÒWe have grown a lot as a collaborative entity between our duo first recording and now, at least partially due to our work together on The Goat Rodeo Sessions. As collaborators, weÕve found a warmer voice to share. Having had the experience of writing that music and getting it to a fair amount of people, I think we went into this project wanting to write material that was balanced Ñ that would take care of our minds and our fingers certainly, but also take care of our bodies and souls Ñ within, of course, the rather extreme limitation of the mandolin and the bass.Ó ÒBut,Ó he adds, ÒEdgar plays piano, I play a little guitar, so we threw those instruments in as sort of palate cleansers.Ó
ÒIÕm happy to be part of the mix,Ó Meyer declares. ÒIt affords me a lot of options. Chris is comfortable with all kinds of improvising, with lots of different musical feelings and rhythmic feelings. He has a great groove, but he can free up and play classical things with a little less rigidity. Working with Chris, I can do anything I want. I can be the string section or the rhythm section, and Chris can hold it together. I can just be a bass player or I can play the melody. Chris figured out at a very young age how to make the other person feel comfortable, musically and otherwise, and how to create a situation where they can do their best. There are not many people with whom I have so much common ground. We can get to the bottom of things very quickly.Ó
Before the teenage Thile had even met Meyer, he was strategizing on how to work with him: ÒOne of the most important records of my entire life is and will always be EdgarÕs Uncommon Ritual with [banjoist] BŽla Fleck and [mandolinist] Mike Marshall,Ó Thile says, referring to an acclaimed 1997 string-trio disc that was the follow-up to MeyerÕs classical-crossover hit, Appalachia Waltz. ÒI can remember learning all the songs from Uncommon Ritual in my bedroom when I was maybe 16 years old, just in case Mike couldnÕt do a tour or something. I finally met Edgar backstage at the Rockygrass festival,Ó he continues, speaking of the annual multigenerational gathering of bluegrass musicians in Lyons, Colorado, established 42 years ago by Bill Monroe. ÒI immediately started blathering about Mozart string quartets. I wanted someone to talk to about that kind of music. I was just dying to talk to someone who had acres of experience with non.through-composed music about through-composed music.Ó
Talking classical music backstage at a bluegrass confab was one way to bond these ambitious player-composers, but, as Meyer notes, their connection goes even further: ÒChris and I share one particular thing, which is that both of our fathers were bass players. They were pretty monumental influences on us. And we are both realizing our fathersÕ dreams.Ó Meyer and Thile began performing together in concert more than a decade ago and now, Thile says, ÒThereÕs the dichotomy of having a mentor-apprentice kind of relationship but also collaborating as ostensible equals. Some of the electricity comes from that; there is a little more weight to the moment for the two of us as a result. IÕm never not conscious of EdgarÕs status in my musical education, but at the same time I am very passionate about music and how I think it should go, and Edgar is every bit as passionate. IÕm never more engaged and present than when IÕm working with Edgar.Ó
Program note by Michael Hill.

n a review of his quintet Punch BrothersÕ latest Nonesuch recording, WhoÕs Feeling Young Now?, LondonÕs Independent called CHRIS THILE Òthe most remarkable mandolinist in the world.Ó The MacArthur Foundation echoed that assessment when it named Mr. Thile one of its 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2012 Ñ a recipient of its prestigious ÒGeniusÓ grant. In honoring Mr. Thile, the MacArthur Foundation noted that his Òlyrical fusion of traditional bluegrass with elements from a range of other musical traditions is giving rise to a new genre of contemporary music.Ó
Prior to recording Punch Brothers' acclaimed new disc, Mr. Thile completed an alb um of tr adition upending interpretations of bluegrass classics with guitarist Michael Daves, Sleep With One Eye Open, which garnered a 2011 Grammy Award nomination for ÒBest Bluegrass Album.Ó He also recorded The Goat Rodeo Sessions with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Stuart Duncan, and Mr. ThileÕs mentor and frequent collaborator Edgar Meyer, which won the 2012 Grammy Award for ÒBest Folk Album.Ó After a lengthy 2012 Punch Brothers tour, Mr. Thile, always up for another challenge, immediately embarked on a series of duo dates with fellow virtuoso and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. Said the Washington Post, ÒTheir complex work translated to plain-faced beauty: simple, direct, and exquisite.Ó In between his Punch Brothers shows, Mr. Thile also found time to present his Mandolin Concerto: Ad astra per alas porci with several chamber orchestras around the US, including a date at Carnegie HallÕs Stern Auditorium.
A child prodigy, Mr. Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold two million records. As a soloist he has released five albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with Edgar Meyer and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall. Other stellar musicians with whom he has collaborated include BŽla Fleck and Hilary Hahn. Nonesuch Records released his most recent solo recording, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, produced by Edgar Meyer, in August 2013.

n demand as both a performer and a composer, ED GAR MEYER has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as ÒÉthe most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument,Ó Mr. MeyerÕs unparalleled technique and m usicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer has released with Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff, in addition to a number of solo recordings. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony/BMG released a compilation of The Best of Edgar Meyer. In 2011 Mr. Meyer joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording The Goat Rodeo Sessions which was awarded the 2012 Grammy Award for ÒBest Folk Album.Ó
As a composer, Mr. Meyer has carved out a remarkable and unique niche in the musical world. His works have been performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Alabama Symphony, the Detroit Sym phony Orchestr a under Leonard Slatkin, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart and the Minnesota Orchestra, the Emerson String Quartet, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra led by Hugh Wolff.
Collaborations are a central part of Mr. MeyerÕs work. His longtime collaboration with fellow MacArthur Award recipient Chris Thile continues in 2014 with the release on Nonesuch Records of a recording of all new original material by the two genre-bending artists, a follow up to their very successful 2008 CD/DVD on Nonesuch. Mr. MeyerÕs previous performing and recording collaborations include a duo with BŽla Fleck; a quartet with Joshua Bell, Sam Bush, and Mike Marshall; a trio with BŽla Fleck and Mike Marshall; and a trio with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark OÕConnor.
Mr. Meyer began studying bass at the age of five under the instruction of his father and continued further to study with Stuart Sankey. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. Currently, he is visiting professor of double bass at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.


This eveningÕs performance marks Chris ThileÕs third appearance under UMS auspices. Mr. Thile made his UMS debut with the Punch Brothers in October 2009 at the Power Center. He most recently appeared in October 2013 in a solo performance at Rackham Auditorium. Edgar Meyer makes his fourth UMS appearance this evening following his UMS debut in November 1995 with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Rackham Auditorium. He most recently appeared in April 1998 at Rackham Auditorium in a program of StravinskyÕs LÕhistoire du soldat and Wynton MarsalisÕs A FiddlerÕs Tale with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante Ñ Allegretto
Menuetto: Allegretto

Alban Berg

Lyric Suite
Allegretto gioviale
Andante amoroso
Allegro misterioso Ñ trio estatico
Adagio appassionato
Presto delirando Ñ tenebroso
Largo desolato

Johannes Brahms

String Quartet in c minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Allegro Romanze: Poco adagio Allegretto molto moderato e comodo; un poco pi animato Allegro
TonightÕs performance is hosted by Linda Samuelson and Joel Howell.
Media partnership is provided by WGTE 91.3 FM.
The Belcea Quartet records for EMI Classics.
The Belcea Quartet appears by arrangement with Arts Management Group, Inc., New York, NY.


Viennese classical music represents a single evolutionary line from the First School (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) to the Second (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern), with Brahms as the connecting link between the two. Brahms continued the work of the classical masters and was in turn continued by the moderns who saw him as their precursor. Like Schoenberg and Webern, Berg never considered himself a revolutionary; he just drew some radical conclusions from the harmonic developments that he had inherited. And those harmonic developments went hand in hand with more and more explosive feelings; the Òstorm and stressÓ of the earlier eras grew into a veritable earthquake in the 20th century. The musical language may have changed, but the ultimate goal remained the same: the communication of states of mind and the expression of emotions.

String Quartet in F Major,
K. 590 (1790) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna
UMS premiere: Budapest String Quartet, January 1946 in Rackham Auditorium
President George Washington gives the first State of the Union address in New York City

The United States patent system is established

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The F-Major Quartet is MozartÕs last quartet, written in June 1790, a year and a half before his death. The 10th of his mature quartets, it is actually the 23rd that he wrote.
The opening theme of the quartet can be simply described as an ascending arpeggio followed by a descending scale. Yet Mozart immediately transforms this basic material, changing the dynamics, the individual notes, and the scoring, thereby affecting a metamorphosis of the character it originally presented. To start the second theme, the cello moves up in a broken chord from its very lowest note over two octaves to the new lyrical melody. The first theme returns to end the exposition. A concise development section leads to the recapitulation, which is little changed from the exposition. The coda starts just like the development but quickly winds down to a delightfully attractive, witty ending.
Alfred Einstein, the noted Mozart scholar, says of the ÒAllegrettoÓ: ÒOne of the most sensitive movements in the whole literature of chamber music, it seems to mingle the bliss and sorrow of a farewell to life. How beautiful life has been! How sad! How brief!Ó The basis of this movement is not so much a melody as a rhythm; a plain, rhythmic figure played at the outset by the entire quartet. Mozart then reflects and mediates on this basic cell, plumbing its emotional depths and setting it forth in any number of different guises and postures, allowing it to permeate the entire movement.
The opening of the ÒMenuettoÓ Ñ and, even more, the central trio Ñ is rich in the use of appoggiaturas, quick ornamental notes that are played just before main notes. While there are those who dispute whether appoggiaturas should be played before the beat (so the main note is on the beat) or on the beat (delaying the main note), most experts now agree that MozartÕs appoggiaturas should
be played squarely on the beat. In the ÒMenuetttoÓ the appoggiaturas precede long notes; in the trio they come before short notes. In addition to the extensive use of appoggiaturas, the irregular phrase lengths, seven measures in the ÒMenuettoÓ and five measures in the trio (instead of the customary four measures) contribute to the movementÕs overall eccentric quality.
The finale, a high-speed, vivacious frolic, unstintingly gives all four players flashy passages that test even the most secure techniques. Cast in a combined rondo and sonata form, this irresistible, appealing movement has intricate fugal and contrapuntal sections, unexpected pauses and silences, harmonic surprises, and even a brief imitation of a bagpipe, making it a brilliant cap to MozartÕs tragically short string quartet-writing career.
Program note by Melvin Berger from Guide to Chamber Music, published by Anchor/Doubleday.

Lyric Suite (1925Ð26)
Alban Berg Born February 9, 1885 in Vienna, Austria Died December 24, 1935 in Vienna
UMS premiere: Juilliard String Quartet, September 1979 in Rackham Auditorium
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Already at the world premiere of Alban BergÕs six-movement Lyric Suite, given by the Kolisch Quartet in Vienna on January 8, 1927, the audience realized that the harsh dissonances and eerie col legnos (the wood of the bow on the string) served to express an unusually intense emotional world. Movement titles like ÒAndante amoroso,Ó ÒAdagio appassionato,Ó or ÒLargo desolatoÓ suggested as much to anyone who took one look at the program page, and the work, by the celebrated composer of the opera Wozzeck, quickly established itself as one of the masterworks of modern music. The surprising discoveries came many years later, when the eminent American composer and Berg scholar George Perle (1915Ð2009) discovered a copy of the score with extensive handwritten annotations in BergÕs hand. Berg had given that copy to Hanna Fuchs-Robettin of Prague, sister of the famous writer Franz Werfel (who was Alma MahlerÕs third husband). After Fuchs.RobettinÕs death, her daughter inherited the score, and it was she who shared it with Perle in the 1970s. What this extraordinary document revealed was that Berg and Fuchs-Robettin were passionately in love with each other, but since they were both married and divorce was not an option for either, their relationship was doomed from the start. (The 14 surviving letters from Berg to Fuchs-Robettin have now been published, and tell a heart-wrenching story.)
ÒImagine,Ó Perle wrote, Òthat Berlioz had kept the program of the Symphonie fantastique a secret from everyone except Harriet Smithson...Ó Had that been the case, we would be completely in the dark about the meaning of that work, as indeed we used to be about the Lyric Suite, in spite of a few hints that had caught the eyes of some astute analysts early on. One such hint was a conspicuous quote from WagnerÕs Tristan prelude, the ultimate musical symbol of forbidden love. There are additional quotes from Alexander von ZemlinskyÕs Lyric Symphony (1923), a song cycle on love poems by Rabindranath Tagore in German translation, whose very title is echoed by the Lyric Suite. (The published score of Lyric Suite is dedicated to Zemlinsky.) In particular, one of the culminating moments in the Zemlinsky is the line Du bist mein Eigen, mein Eigen (Òyou are my own, my ownÓ); this motif is heard in the ÒAdagio appassionatoÓ movement of BergÕs work. Another significant quote, which appears several times in different forms throughout the work, comes from BergÕs own Wozzeck, where it was sung to the words Lauter kŸhle Wein muss es sein (ÒNothing but cool wine it must beÓ). This would be harder to interpret without some knowledge of personal circumstances, but apparently it was a nod to Fuchs-RobettinÕs husband Herbert, a great wine connoisseur.
On another level, the encoded messages ha v e m uch to do with numerology, in which Berg believed strongly. Berg considered 23 his own personal number, and 10 the number of Hanna. Many of the workÕs individual sections, in measure numbers are multiples of either 10 or 23 as are many of the metronome markings; and while you donÕt hear these relationships directly, they significantly affect the durational proportions that you do hear.
In addition, much of the workÕs thematic material is derived from the notes AÐB-flatÐB-naturalÐF (AÐBÐHÐF, using the German note names), which are the initials of Alban Berg and Hanna Fuchs. This is actually audible, because HÐF outline a tritone, a very striking interval, and the chromatic scale segment AÐBÐH is also quite distinctive.
A prominent gesture in the viola in the second movement, a persistently repeated ÒC,Ó finds its explanation in the solmization syllable do, ÒDodoÓ being the pet name of Fuchs-RobettinÕs daughter Dorothea, future owner of the annotated score, three years old at the time the piece was written. Her older brother, who went to a Czech-language school in Prague, was remembered in a dance-like passage that Berg described as Czech in character.
Yet one of the most astonishing among all the astonishing revelations concerning the Lyric Suite is the fact that the last movement was written with a poetic text in mindÑa text that the composer inscribed into the annotated copy. The poem was De profundis clamavi by Charles Baudelaire, in the German translation of Stefan George, which fits the instrumental parts perfectly. The first line, in English, reads: ÒTo you, you sole dear one, my cry rises...Ó (The work is now occasionally performed with a soprano joining for the last movement; there is a recording of such a rendition with the Kronos Quartet and Dawn Upshaw.)
From all these hints, allusions, and symbols, Berg created a cohesive work thanks in part to the 12-tone method devised by BergÕs former teacher Arnold Schoenberg, which is used extensively though not exclusively in the Suite. By organizing the entire pitch material in tone rows, Berg ensured motivic unity and at the same time maximized pitch variety. But the 12-tone method is just technique, and Berg never wanted his listener to focus on that. One is reminded of his famous words about Wozzeck (which was not 12-tone but used some other structural constraints):
From the moment when the curtain goes up until it falls for the last time, there should be nobody in the audience who is aware of any of these various fugues and inventions, suites and sonata movements, variations and passacaglias: nobody filled with anything but the idea of this opera, which transcends the individual fate of Wozzeck. And I believe that in this I have been successful.

Program note by Peter Laki.

String Quartet in c minor, Op. 51, No. 1 (1873)
Johannes Brahms Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg, Germany Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna, Austria
UMS premiere: Kolisch String Quartet, January 1936 in Hill Auditorium
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World exposition held in Vienna

To the listening public of the day, Brahms was the musical heir of Beethoven Ñ a burden he did not bear easily. ÒYou do not know what it is like,Ó Brahms wrote, Òhearing his [BeethovenÕs] footsteps constantly behind me.Ó It is, therefore, not surprising that the two forms in which Beethoven produced such enduring masterworks, the string quartet and the symphony, were precisely those in which Brahms felt the greatest pressure to measure up to his model. Consequently, he wrote and destroyed some 20 string quartets and then spent about two decades revising and polishing his first quartet before he allowed it to be published in 1873, when he was 40. His first symphony appeared only after an equally long period of gestation.
Brahms began work on his c-minor Quartet in the early 1850s. Several times over the following years, he asked various musicians to read through the work. Following each rehearsal, however, he withdrew the music. It was not until the summer of 1873, which he spent at Tutzing on Starnberg Lake, that the Quartet finally measured up to his expectations. In September he submitted it for publication, and on December 11, 1873, the Hellmesberger Quartet gave the premiere performance in Vienna.
The Quartet opens with a heroic ascending theme. After two sustained notes in the viola, the first violin presents a languid descending counterpart to the vigor of the previous phrase. The second theme proper, played by the two violins, enters over a rapid leaping figure in the viola. The poised concluding theme is given to the first violin over a rhythmically complex texture. All of the thematic material is worked over in the brief development section and then recapitulated, leading to an exciting, agitated coda.
Intimate and pensive, the second movement has been described as a song without words, a favorite Romantic, 19th.century character piece. It is ternary in form: the gently expressive opening section, a wistful contrast; and the return of the opening melody, ending with a coda that includes both themes, although in reverse order.
The third movement, really a charmingly simple intermezzo , is removed in mood from the somewhat severe and reserved character of the rest of the quartet. The delightful melody of connected pairs of notes is played by the first violin, while the viola strives for attention with its attractive countermelody. Various episodes follow, until the tempo picks up for a contrasting m i d d l e s e c t i o n . To a c c o mpa ny t h e graceful, na•ve melody, the second violin employs an effect known as bariolage, in which the same note is played on two different strings, producing a tonal effect not unlike a jazz trumpet player using a wah-wah mute. The movement ends with an exact repeat of the opening section.
Spiritually akin to the first movement, the final movement starts with a terse, forceful motto theme derived from the opening of the first movement. An excited, passionate melody ensues but with no diminution of energy or drive. The second violin introduces the more relaxed subsidiary subject. There is barely any development before Brahms brings back all three themes to end the movement, and
the quartet ends with an extended coda.
Program note by Melvin Berger from Guide to Chamber Music, published by Anchor/Doubleday.
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recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets could also be described as their artistic creed. These musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries; it is perhaps their diverse cultural backgrounds that are behind their dynamic and free interpretative style. Founded at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994, the Quartet is based in Great Britain. However, the two founding members, Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and the Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, bring a very different artistic provenance to the ensemble while drawing from the best traditions of string quartet playing received from the QuartetÕs mentors: the members of the Alban Berg and Amadeus Quartets. This spectrum is extended by the French musicians Axel Schacher (violin) and Antoine Lederlin (cello), blending its diverse influences into a common musical language.
This diversity is reflected in the Belcea QuartetÕs repertoire. Regular world premieres Ñ among them Mark-Anthony TurnageÕs string quartet entitled Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad in 2010 Ñ go hand-in-hand with its profound connection to the great works of the Classical and Romantic periods. The QuartetÕs open-minded approach to music invariably enables it to find its own unique, elegant, and refined interpretations of the main string quartet repertoire.
The Belcea Quartet has shared a residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Artemis Quartet since 2010. It is also Quartet-in-Residence at LondonÕs Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The musicians recently created the Belcea Quartet Trust, whose main goals are to support and inspire young string quartets through intensive coaching sessions, and to support the commissioning of new works by todayÕs leading composers to be premiered by the Quartet in the future.
The Belcea Quartet has an impressive discogra phy. During its long-term association with EMI Classics, the Quartet recorded the complete Britten and Bart—k quartets as well as works by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, and Dutilleux, among others. In 2012 and 2013, the Quartet recorded the complete Beethoven quartets live in the Benjamin Britten Studio in Snape, England. This recording was released under ZigZag Territoires, the QuartetÕs new label.


This eveningÕs performance marks the Belcea QuartetÕs fourth appearance under UMS auspices. The Quartet made its UMS debut in March 2006 in a concert with tenor Ian Bostridge in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, and most recently appeared in November 2012 in Rackham Auditorium.


Luigi Pirandello
Translation and adaptation by
Franois Regnault
Directed by
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
A production of

ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÐParis
A co-production with
Les ThŽ‰tres de la Ville du Luxembourg

Friday Evening, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm Saturday Evening, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm Power Center ¥ Ann Arbor
Ninth and 10th Performances of the 136th Annual Season International Theater Series
Photo: Six Characters in Search of an Author production shot; photographer: JL Fernandez.


Assistant Director Costumes
Christophe Lemaire Corinne Baudelot
Set and Lighting Designer Make-up
Yves Collet Catherine Nicolas
Jefferson Lembeye


Six Characters in Search of an Author is approximately one hour and 50 minutes in duration and is performed without intermission.

Following Friday eveningÕs performance, please feel free to remain in your seats and join us for a post-performance Q&A with members of the company.
The Friday evening performance is supported by Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres.
Endowment support provided by the Wallace Endowment Fund.
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Media partnership is provided by WDET 101.9 FM.
The US tour of Six Characters in Search of an Author is produced by David Eden Productions, Ltd.


This production features actors from ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÕs resident company.
The Characters
The father Hugues Quester The step-daughter ValŽrie Dashwood The mother Sarah Karbasnikoff The son StŽphane KrŠhenbŸhl The teenager Walter NÕguyen The little girl Anna Spycher Madame Pace CŽline Carrre
The director Alain Libolt
The actors Charles-Roger Bour Sandra Faure Olivier Le Borgne Ga‘lle Guillou
The stage manager GŽrald Maillet The carpenter Pascal Vuillemot The assistant Jauris Casanova
An empty theater, a bare stage, no need to pretend. Or rather yes. It is the very issue of pretense that is raised here, that of the relation between illusion and reality. Is it because today, it seems that reality has replaced the idea, that the appearance of this world just passes by and is only an illusion, that we believe that Òthe whole world is a stage?Ó
The feeling is more that the illusion has overcome bodies and souls, and caused such a discomfort of hopelessly divided human beings. We gather on a ghostly stage, invaded by bodies caught in their dreams. We then witness the lives of these characters through poorly controlled agitations, poorly suppressed past violence, as they mingle in the laboratory of theatrical activity.
PirandelloÕs play can express its power, tremendous strength, because it contains a mystery which is the contamination of the visible world by the invisible world, Òa surreal world,Ó where the hidden magic that we could not anticipate, terrifying and deadly, naturally takes its place in theater.
The theater is so overwhelmed by what is essential, its own heart, and its root: the characters! Characters that are not only in search of an author, but of theater as a whole, theater must be at their service, be sucked in by their existence, their incompleteness, by their violent drama that is not even consumed. A tragedy that must be rehearsed to make it happen.
The richness of this overlapping genera tes dizziness and stems a reflection on contemporary theater in its most intimate ins and outs. The theater world becomes the place where all is possible: from barely disguised incest to the violent death of innocents. The family of characters is in the future compared to actors who are in the present, and who act as a chorus to the present.
And the sudden a ppearance of Madame Pace becomes the unveiling of the very power of the stage, which opens a gap where the character required by the situation slips in, the drama of the sex and death scene can then take place. Here and now we reinvent a past action, a primal scene. For the step-daughter, this repetition has no other goal than to seal the irreversible aspect of incest. This takes place under the gaze of the theater director, who sees that these characters gain fresh blood from being on stage, so
that they can be guilty victims among the living rather than pale heroes among the dead. So they can delude themselves about their story.
This is a unique opportunity to seek to exceed the limits of theater, not by denying them but by bringing them to paradoxical consequences. To have a modern dream: a curtain drops in a breath of air, throbbing like a living thing, freezes in absolute stillness; a sheet becomes a home or a theater. A mobile boxing ring, gallows, a raft, where all meet to quote the father, ÒChained and nailed for eternity.Ó
Ñ Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
The stage is the stage of a theater.
The rehearsal of a play is about to begin. The Rules of the game, a play by Pirandello. The actors enter, followed by the director who will stage the play. Visitors are announced.
Six unknown characters appear, the father declares: ÒWe are searching for an author.Ó He then asks the director to stage their drama. He says they were born characters forever, but that the author who created them left their story unfinished. Director and actors are perplexed. The young lady of the group asks to perform the scene of her passion for the father. She introduces the other characters: the mother who is the fatherÕs ex-wife, their legitimate son, then born of a second husband, herself (the step.daughter), a very closed-in adolescent, and last, a little girl. The step-daughter accuses the father of having wanted to pay her for sexual scenes in the back store of a procuress seamstress, Madame Pace. The step-daughter absolutely wants to relive this traumatizing scene by acting it. The father explains himself trying to justify his attitude. He has rescued this whole family after the death of the second husband.
The director, at first reticent, lets himself be seduced and invites the characters to his dressing room.
Scene between actors and stage hands exchanging various opinions and impressions.
II: First Act
The director returns with the characters.
They will need to rehearse in front of the actors, who will then replay the scenes. Casting of the parts. The father conjures an apparition by Madame Pace. The mother then intervenes: she refuses to watch this scene. The father pushes her aside. Scene between the step-daughter and Madame Pace. Then the fateful scene between the father and the step-daughter that the actors try to perform. The step-daughter decides to show the scene as it actually took place, erotic and scandalous thus meaning to reveal the ignominy of the father. The mother is once again horror struck, because the scene is taking place here and now: the eternal moment, the very reality of theater! The director then calls ÒCurtain.Ó

III:Second Act
A garden pond.
The father and step-daughter recall their initial meeting with the ÒauthorÓ who was powerless to finish their story. The step-daughter then describes the scenes taking place in the garden: the son had rushed through the garden to rescue the little girl, but was withheld by the
vision of the adolescent watching his little sister who had just drowned. Then the adolescent shot a bullet through his head. The mother screams. General confusion: Reality? Fiction? No one knows!
The rehearsal is over. Silhouettes of the ÒsurvivingÓ characters. The step.daughter alone emerges from this mirage and leaves the theater space. End.
brings together the collaborators

who have been working with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota for close to 20 years, from the ThŽ‰tre des Millefontaines Company, via the ComŽdie de Reims (CDN/ National Drama Centre) for seven years. The companyÕs recently developed works include: ShakespeareÕs LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost (1999), PirandelloÕs Six Characters in Search of an Author (2001), IonescoÕs RhinocŽros (2005) and Ionesco Suite (2012), BrechtÕs Man for Man (2008), HorvathÕs Casimir and Caroline (2009), VitracÕs Victor or Power to the Children (2012), BalzacÕs Le Faiseur (Mercadet), as well as Fabrice MelquiotÕs Ma vie de chandelle (2006), Marcia Hesse (2007), Wanted Petula, and Bouli AnnŽe ZŽro.
ThŽ‰tre de la Ville shares the

constant need for periods of research, a
kind of laboratory work, providing the
possibility to explore a writerÕs work in
full and to reflect on the various forms of
representation and interpretation.
(director) was born on June 19,

1970, the son of Portuguese actress Teresa Mota and French director and playwright Richard Demarcy. He founded the Compagnie des Millefontaines in 1988 and was director of La ComŽdie de Reims, Centre dramatique national from 2002Ð2008. Mr. Demarcy has directed ThŽ‰tre de la Ville since 2008, and has served as General Director of the Festival dÕAutomne ˆ Paris since 2011.
Among the man y w orks Mr. Demarcy-Mota has directed for the stage are Caligula by Albert Camus (LycŽe Rodin, 1988); The Suicide by Nicola• Erdman (Paris V University, 1990); The Story of the Soldier by Ramuz (ThŽ‰tre de la Commune dÕAubervilliers, 1993Ð1994); Leonce and Lena by BŸchner (ThŽ‰tre de la Commune dÕAubervilliers, 1995Ð1996); LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost by Shakespeare (Blanc Mesnil and ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 1998Ð1999); Marat Sade by Peter Weiss (ThŽ‰tre de la Commune dÕAubervilliers, 2000); Six Characters in Search of an Author by Pirandello; Le Diable en partage by Fabrice Melquiot, and LÕInattendu by Fabrice Melquiot (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2001Ð2003); Ma vie de chandelle by Fabrice Melquiot (CDN de Reims, ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2004); RhinocŽros by Ionesco (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2004Ð2006); Marcia Hesse by Fabrice Melquiot. (CDN de Reims, ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2005Ð2007); LÕAutre C™tŽ, an opera by Bruno Mantovani (Festival Musica, Strasbourg, 2006); Tanto amor desperdiado by Shakespeare (bilingual FrenchÐPortuguese version, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II Lisbon, International Naples Festival, 2007); Man
Is Man by Brecht (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2007); Casimir and Caroline by Horv‡th and Wanted Petula by Fabrice Melquiot (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2009); Bouli annŽe zŽro by Fabrice Melquiot (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2010); RhinocŽros by Ionesco (restaging, ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2011); Victor or Power to the Children by Roger Vitrac (ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, 2012); and Le Faiseur (Mercadet) by Balzac (ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÐAbbesses, March 2014).
LUIGI PIRANDELLO (playwright, 1867Ð1936) was born in Girgenti, Sicily. He studied philology in Rome and in Bonn and wrote a dissertation on the dialect of his native town in 1891. From 1897 to 1922, he was professor of aesthetics and stylistics at the Real Istituto di Magistere Femminile at Rome. PirandelloÕs work is impressive by its sheer volume. He wrote a great number of novellas which were collected under the title Novelle per un anno (15 volumes, 1922Ð37). Of his six novels, the best known are Il fu Mattia Pascal (The Late Mattia Pascal, 1904), I vecchi e i giovani (The Old and the Young, 1913), Si gira (Shoot!, 1916), and Uno, nessuno e centomila (One, None, and a Hundred Thousand, 1926).
PirandelloÕs greatest achievement is in his plays. He wrote a large number of dramas which were published between 1918 and 1935 under the collective title of Maschere nude (Naked Masks). The title is programmatic. Pirandello was always preoccupied with the problem of identity. The self existed to him only in relation to others; it consisted of changing facets that hide an inscrutable abyss. In a play like Cos’ Ž (se vi pare) (Right You Are [If You Think You Are], 1926), two people hold contradictory notions about the identity of a third person. The protagonist in Vestire gli ignudi (To Clothe the Naked, 1923) tries to establish her individuality by assuming various identities, which are successively stripped from her; she gradually realizes her true position in the social order and in the end dies Ònaked,Ó without a social mask, in both her own and her friendsÕ eyes. Similarly in Enrico IV (Henry IV, 1922) a man supposedly mad imagines that he is a medieval emperor, and his imagination and reality are strangely confused. The conflict between illusion and reality is central in La vita che ti diedi (The Life I Gave You, 1924) in which AnnaÕs long-lost son returns home and contradicts her mental conception of him. However, her sonÕs death resolves AnnaÕs conflict; she clings to illusion rather than to reality. The analysis and dissolution of a unified self are carried to an extreme in Sei personaggi in cerca dÕautore (Six Characters in Search of An Author, 1921) where the stage itself, the symbol of appearance versus reality, becomes the setting of the play.
The a ttitudes e x pressed in LÕUmorismo (Humor), an early essay from 1908, are fundamental to all of PirandelloÕs plays. His characters attempt to fulfill their self-seeking roles and are defeated by life itself which, always changing, enables them to see their perversity. This is PirandelloÕs humor, an irony which arises from the contradictions inherent in life.
FRAN‚OIS REGNAULT (translator) was born in 1938 and studied philosophy at the LycŽe Louis-Le-Grand before moving on to the Ecole Normale SupŽrieure in 1959. At the Ecole Normale he attended the seminars of Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan in the early 1960s, and was a member of Cahiers editorial board and the Cercle dՎpistŽmologie from their inception in 1966. He taught at the LycŽe de Reims from 1964Ð70, where he became a close friend of Alain Badiou. In 1970 he joined the Department of Philosophy headed by Michel Foucault at the new University of Paris VIII (Vincennes). In 1974, he moved to Paris VIIIÕs Department of Psychoanalysis, where he remained until his retirement from teaching.
From the early 1970s, Mr. RegnaultÕs work expanded to include, alongside philosophy and psychoanalysis, a practical involvement in theater. Coming from a family with theatrical connections, in 1973 he translated Tankred DorstÕs Toller (1968) for Patrice ChŽreau. He collaborated with Ms. ChŽreau on several productions culminating with Peer Gynt in 1981. In 1974 he founded the Pandora Company with Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman. He has continued to work in the theater ever since as a translator (of, amongst many other works, IbsenÕs Peer Gynt and J.M. SyngeÕs Playboy of the Western World) and as a theorist, dramaturg, and playwright. From 1991Ð1997 with Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman, he co-directed the ThŽ‰tre de la Commune (Pandora) at Aubervilliers, and from 1994Ð2001 he taught diction at the Conservatoire National dÕArt dramatique in Paris.
He joined Emmanuel Demarcy-Mo taÕs ensem ble in 1999 for the translation and dramarturgy of LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost. He has since collaborated on most of the productions.
CHARLES-ROGER BOUR (Actor) Following initial theatrical training in Aix-en-Provence, Mr. Bour attended the Florent School in Paris. In 1994, he joined Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs ensemble and has taken part in most of the ensembleÕs productions: The Story of the Soldiar, Leonce and Lena, LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Marat Sade, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Le Diable en partage, Rhinoceros, Marcia Hesse, Man is Man, Wanted Petula, Bouli annŽe zŽro, Casimir and Caroline, and Le Faiseur. He has worked under the direction of Christophe Perton, Philippe Faure, Myriam Tanant, Jacques Weber, and Louis Castel, and in cinema with directors including Yves Boisset, RenŽ Allio, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Tonie Marshall.
CƒLINE CARRéRE (Madame Pace) trained at Conservatoire National SupŽrieur dÕArt Dramatique in Paris. Ms. Carrre has worked in theater under the direction of Patrice ChŽreau (Richard III), Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Ionesco Suite, Rhinoceros, Variation Brecht, Casimir and Caroline, Le Faiseur), Alain Milianti (Hedda Gabler), Nicolas Bigard (Manuscrit corbeau), Philippe Calvario (Cymbeline), Wissam Arbache (le cid), and Nazim Boudjenah (La Cantate ˆ trois voix). Since 2008, she has been a member of ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÕs ensemble.
JAURIS CASANOVA (The assistant) trained at ƒcole Nationale SupŽrieure des Arts et Techniques du ThŽ‰tre and performs in theater, cinema, and television in a wide range of styles and roles, both classical (ChekhovÕs Platonov, Jason in SenecaÕs Medea) and contemporary (Joe PenhallÕs Pale Horse, Martin ShermanÕs Bent) under the direction of Richard Brunel, Adel Akhim, and Thierry Lavat. With Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, his work includes LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Man is Man, Rhinoceros, Casimir and Caroline, Wanted Petula, Bouli annŽe zŽro, Ionesco Suite, and Le Faiseur. In film, he has acted in Bord de Mer by Julie Lopez Curval (Gold Camera Award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival) and Est-Ouest by RŽgis Warnier.
VALƒRIE DASHWOOD (The step.daughter) Following her training at the Florent School and the Conservatoire national supŽrieur dÕart dramatique de Paris, her first collaboration with
Christian Rist, Brigitte Jacques-Wajeman,
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota was with ShakespeareÕs LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost in 1998. As a member of his ensemble, she also acted in Marat-Sade, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Ma vie de chandelle, Rhinoceros, Wanted Petula, Victor or Power to the Children, and Le Faiseur. She has also worked under the direction of Stuart Seide, Daniel Janneteau, and on a regular basis since 2002 with Ludovic Lagarde. In film, she has been directed by Fred Cavaye, Damien Odoul, and Marina de Van.
SANDRA FAURE (Actor) trained for 15 years in ballet, contemporary dance, and musical theater, while a part-time student in a childrenÕs school for the performing arts. As a child, she performed in both operas and musicals. After completing four years of training at the Florent theater school, she then worked under the direction of Christophe Lidon, Susanna Lastreto, FrŽdŽric Fisbach, Lisa Wurmser, and Christian Germain. She has been a part of Emmanuel Demarcy.MotaÕs ensemble since 2002 and has acted in Le diable en partage, Wanted Petula, Bouli annŽe zero, Rhinoceros, Ionesco Suite, Man is Man, Variations Brecht, Casimir and Caroline, and Le Faiseur. She also writes, composes, and sings original songs, and has released a CD titled Les nu.pieds rouges.
GAèLLE GUILLOU (Actor) trained at Studio 34 and with Mario GonzalŽs on clown and masked acting techniques. Her credits include the following productions directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota: Leonce and Lena, LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Marcia Hesse, Rhinoceros, Casimir and Caroline, Le Faiseur, and Wanted Petula. She also acts with the companies Puzzle ThŽ‰tre dÕAssemblage, Sortie de secours, and Puce Muse.
SARAH KARBASNIKOFF (The mother) trained at ƒcole du Passage and ThŽ‰tre en actes in Paris, and at the school of ThŽ‰tre national de Strasbourg, from which she graduated in 1996. She has worked with Adel Hakim, StŽphane Braunschweig, Declan Donnellan, Agathe Alexis, and Lionel Spycher. As a member of Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs ensemble, she has acted in Marat Sade, Rhinoceros, Tanto amor desperdiado, Man is Man, Casimir and Caroline, Bouli annŽe zŽro, Victor or Power to the Children, and Le Faiseur.
STƒPHANE KR€HENB†HL (The son) trained at the Conservatoire dÕArt Dramatique in Strasbourg in 1992. Mr. KrŠhenbŸhl is a member of Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs ensemble and has acted in LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost (Shakespeare), Six Characters in Search of an Author (Pirandello), Rhinoceros and Ionesco S uite (Ionesco), Man is Man and Variations Brecht (Brecht), Wanted Petula (Melquiot), Casimir and Caroline (Horvath), Victor or Power to the Children (Vitrac), and Le Faiseur. He is also assistant director to Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota for Bouli annŽe zŽro (Melquiot) and Victor or Power to the Children (Vitrac). He also acts with Catherine Delattres, la Compagnie de lՃlan Bleu, and Pierre Diependaele. He appears in several short and TV films and is a very active teacher of theater in secondary schools.
OLIVIER LE BORGNE (Actor) joined New YorkÕs Lee Strasberg Institute following an initial theatrical training in Julie VillemontÕs workshop. He has worked with Richard Brunel and Robert Wilson. Mr. Le Borgne has been part of Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs company since the creation of LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost in 1998, and has played in many of his productions including Six Characters in
Search of an Author, Rhinoceros, Ionesco Suite, Marcia Hesse, Wanted Petula, Casimir and Caroline, and Le Faiseur.
ALAIN LIBOLT (The director) has worked under the direction of theater directors including Patrice ChŽreau (Hamlet, La Dispute), Didier Bezace (La Version de Browning for which he was nominated for a Molire Award in 2003) and Alain Franon (Mais aussi autre chose). His first encounter with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota was in Le Diable en partage in 2002. He was also noted for his contribution to many film productions including Home (Patric Chiha), LÕArmŽe des ombres (Jean-Pierre Melville), and Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (Jacques Rivette).
GƒRALD MAILLET (The stage manager) Following his training at ƒcole Nationale SupŽrieure des Arts et Techniques du ThŽ‰tre, Mr. Maillet worked with several companies, and with Thierry Lavat for Martin ShermanÕs Bent, which earned a Molire Award for ÒBest PlayÓ in 2000. He has also worked in television and cinema. His first work with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota was LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost. As a member of ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÕs ensemble, he has since taken part in most of its productions, including Six Characters in Search of an Author, Rhinoceros, Casimir and Caroline, Wanted Petula, Ionesco Suite, and Le Faiseur.
WALTER NÕGUYEN (The teenager) began his career as an actor in 1992 with several films for television, and began working in puppet theater in 1996 with Objouets 9/7 by StŽphane Bault. He has also worked with the companies Arketal, 9 mg, and Kiwat Compagnie; with directors Agns Del Amo, Yves Borrini, Ricardo Lopez Munoz, and Laurent Vignaux; a n d w i t h c h o r e o g rap h e r s W i l l i am Petit, Sandra Martine, TomŽo Vergs, and Christian Bourigault. He joined Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs ensemble for the creation of Rhinoceros in 2004 and has also acted with the ensemble in Man is Man and Casimir and Caroline. His work also includes collaboration with Jefferson Lembeye on musical composition for several productions (Ionesco Suite, The Flies, Variations Brecht, Man is Man).
HUGUES QUESTER (The father) has acted under the direction of some the greatest European theater and film directors (Patrice ChŽreau, Jacques Lassalle, Giorgio Strehler, Claude RŽgy, Roger Planchon, Lucian PintilliŽ, StŽphane Braunschweig, Alain Tanner, Raul Ruiz, Jacques Demy, Serge Gainsbourg, Eric Rohmer, Krzystof Kieslowski, and Joao Cesar Monteiro) in mainstream and avant-garde productions of classical and contemporary texts. He met Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota in 2001 and has since worked with him in five different productions: Six Characters in Search of an Author (earning the criticsÕ Best ActorÕs Award in 2002), Rhinoceros, Man is Man, Casimir and Caroline, and Victor or Power to the Children.
PASCAL VUILLEMOT (The carpenter) received his degree from the Conservatoire National SupŽrieur dÕArt Dramatique in Paris in 1997. Since then, Mr. Vuillemot worked with directors Michel Didym, GŽrard Watkins, and Victor Gauthier-Martin. In 2000, he met Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and joined his ensemble, subsequently taking part in most of the ensembleÕs productions, including Marat Sade, Six Characters in Search of an Author, LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Rhinoceros, Man is Man, Casimir and Caroline, and Le Faiseur. He also works on a regular basis with filmmaker Philippe Garrel.
CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE (assistant director) is a longstanding friend and collaborator of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota. He is a founding member of Le ThŽ‰tre des Millefontaines as an assistant director and an artistic collaborator. He has worked on every production by the company since high school.
YVES COLLET (set and lighting designer) has designed sets and lights for Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota since 1998, including: LoveÕs LabourÕs Lost, Marat-Sade, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Rhinoceros, LÕInattendu, Le diable en partage, Ma vie de chandelle, Marcia Hesse, Man is Man, Wanted Petula, Casimir and Caroline, and Victor or Power to the Children. He has also designed sets for LÕAutre C™tŽ, an opera by Bruno Mantovani with libretto by Franois Regnault, directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota at OpŽra National du Rhin. With the artistic ensemble, he also works in other formats and has redesigned the public spaces of ThŽ‰tre de la Ville. He has also collaborated with Catherine DastŽ, Adel Hakim, Claude Buchwald, Elisabeth Chailloux, and Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman.
JEFFERSON LEMBEYE (music and sound design) has com posed music for all of Emmanuel Demarcy-MotaÕs productions since 1998. Within the artistic ensemble of ThŽ‰tre de la Ville, he composes and performs on a regular basis for poetry recitals and small-format work. His work mixes both acoustic and electronic music. He has also worked with Catherine Hiegel, Ricardo Lopez Munoz, and in dance with the ensembles LÕexpŽrience Harmaat, Retouramont, and Kirvat. He also works in cinema, and is a co-founder of the Mix Collective.
D AVID EDEN PR OD U CTIONS, LTD. (tour producer) has been one of the leading American organizations devoted to producing international work in the US for more than 25 years. Most recently, David Eden Productions has produced American tours of Gate Theatre DublinÕs KrappÕs Last Tape, Endgame, and Watt; GalwayÕs Druid Theatre in The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Walworth Farce, and DruidSynge; and the ThŽ‰tre de la Ville-Paris production of IonescoÕs Rhinoceros. Other recent tours include ThŽ‰tre Bouffes du NordÕs The Suit, the Gate Theatre DublinÕs Waiting for Godot, Declan DonnellanÕsTwelfth Night, PropellerÕs The WinterÕs Tale, Piccolo Teatro di MilanoÕs Arlecchino, the Russian Patriarchate Choir of Moscow, Batsheva Dance Company, and the State Ballet of Georgia with Bolshoi prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili.

For David Eden Productions The US tour of ThŽ‰tre de la Ville is supported by: David Eden, President Erica Charpentier, General Manager Chris Buckley, Production Consultant Elise-Ann Konstantin, Visa Coordinator Lori Harrison/Atlas Travel, Travel Agent


This weekendÕs performances mark ThŽ‰tre de la VilleÕs second UMS appearance following the companyÕs UMS debut in October 2012 in three performances of IonescoÕs RhinocŽros at the Power Center.

Concept, direction, and music by Ryoji Ikeda
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Ilene H. Forsyth Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern
Anonymous Bert Askwith and Patti Askwith Kenner Emily W. Bandera Dennis Dahlmann Sharon and Dallas Dort Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation Susan and Richard Gutow Wallis Cherniack Klein Norma and Dick Sarns Ron and Eileen Weiser Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley Ann and Clayton Wilhite
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The success of UMS is secured in part by income from UMS endowment funds. You may contribute to an existing endowment fund or establish a named endowment with a minimum gift of $25,000. We extend our deepest appreciation to the many donors who have established and/or contributed to the following funds:
H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley Endowment Fund Herbert S. and Carol Amster Endowment Fund Catherine S. Arcure Endowment Fund Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund Dahlmann Sigma Nu Endowment UMS Fund Hal and Ann Davis Endowment Fund Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Endowment Fund John R. and Betty B. Edman Endowment Fund Epstein Endowment Fund Ilene H. Forsyth Endowment Fund Anne and Paul Glendon Endowment Fund Susan and Richard Gutow Renegade Ventures
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We are grateful to the following donors for including UMS in their estate plans. These gifts will provide financial support to UMS for generations to come. For more information, please contact Margaret McKinley at 734.647.1177.
Anonymous Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Mike Allemang Carol and Herb Amster Neil P. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson Catherine S. Arcure Barbara K. and
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Anonymous Linda and Maurice Binkow Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Doris Duke Charitable Foundation DTE Energy Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Forest Health Services Ilene H. Forsyth Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Richard and Lillian Ives Trust The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Michigan Economic Development Corporation National Endowment for the Arts Pfizer, Inc. Randall and Mary Pittman Philip and Kathy Power Estate of Mary Romig-deYoung Herbert E. Sloan, Jr. M.D. Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern University of Michigan University of Michigan Health System The Wallace Foundation
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Ilene H. Forsyth. Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern.
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Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund. Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Foundation Wallis Cherniack Klein. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation University of Michigan Health

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Patti Askwith Kenner Dance/USA Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Dallas and Sharon Dort. DTE Energy Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts Ann and Clayton Wilhite
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Essel and Menakka Bailey.
Emily W. Bandera

John R. Edman and Betty B. Edman.
Esperance Family Foundation
Anne and Paul Glendon.
Susan and Richard Gutow.

Masco Corporation Foundation
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Sharon and Doug Rothwell.
Norma and Dick Sarns

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Mel Barclay MD Erling Blšndal Bengtsson Bharat Bhushan Joan Boyle Carl Brauer Donald Bryant Brian Callahan Ralph Carey Leon Cohan Flip Connell Ellwood Derr Jim Garavaglia Daphne Grew Warren L. Hallock Lloyd and Edith Herrold Kenneth G. Holmes Ronald R. Humphrey Roger E. Hunt Ian Krieg Barbara Ann Lipinski Josip Matovinovi. MD Paul and Ruth McCracken Valerie D. Meyer Yetta Miller Emerson and Gwendolyn Powrie Henry J. Pratt Gail Rector Dot Reed Steffi Reiss Stanley Rontal Nona Schneider Tom Schneider Marvin Sharon Sidney Silber Irma Sklenar Beverly Slater Dr. Herbert Sloan Barry Sloat Lloyd St. Antoine Joan C. Susskind Charles Tieman Neil Van Riper Douglas O. Wayland Angela Welch Barbara R. Wykes

Gifts have been given in honor of the following people:
The 2013-14 UMS Advisory Judy Cohen Sharon Anne McAllister
Executive Committee Mary Sue Coleman Susan McClanahan
Nancy L. Ascione Kenneth C. Fischer Ann Meredith
Rachel Bendit Heather Gates John Reed
Sara Billmann Jenny Graf Dianne Widzinski
Jean W. Campbell Susan and Dick Gutow Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Beverly Carlisle Emanuel Joshua Bai Xianyong

Pat Chapman Michael Kondziolka

General Info.
We believe in the energy that comes with being present. Therefore, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to fully enjoy your experience. Look through this section to learn more about tickets, policies, accessibility, and opportunities to become more involved with UMS.


UMS Ticket Office Michigan League 911 North University Avenue MonÐFri: 9 amÐ5 pm Sat: 10 amÐ1 pm
Venue ticket offices open 90 minutes before each performance for in-person sales only.
(Outside the 734 area code, call toll-free 800.221.1229)
UMS Ticket Office
Burton Memorial Tower 881 North University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
If you are unable to use your tickets, please return them to us on or before the performance date (accepted until the published performance time). A receipt will be issued by mail for tax purposes; please consult your tax advisor. Ticket returns count towards UMS giving levels.
All UMS venues have barrier-free entrances for persons with disabilities. For information on access at specific UMS venues, call the Ticket Office at 734.764.2538 or visit There is no elevator access to Power Center, Michigan Theater, or Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre balconies. Ushers are available for assistance.
Assistive listening devices are available in Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Arthur Miller Theatre, and the Power Center. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please ask an usher for assistance.
For items lost at Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, Power Center, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, or Arthur Miller Theatre, please visit the University Productions office in the Michigan League on weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, call 734.821.2111. For Skyline High School, call 734.994.6515. For Trinosophes, call 313.737.6606.
Refreshments are available in the lobby during intermissions at events in the Power Center, in the lower lobby of Hill Auditorium, and in the Michigan Theater. Refreshments are not allowed in seating areas.


We know that parking in downtown Ann Arbor can be difficult and can sometimes take longer than expected. Please allow plenty of time to park. Parking is available in the Church Street, Maynard Street, Thayer Street, Fletcher Street, and Liberty Square structures for a minimal fee.
Valet parking is complimentary for UMS donors at the Virtuoso level ($10,000 or more annually) for Choral Union Series performances at Hill Auditorium and HandelÕs Messiah. Valet parking is also available for a fee ($20 per car) until 30 minutes prior to the concert, and then subject to availability. Cars may be dropped off in front of Hill Auditorium beginning one hour prior to the performance.


As of July 1, 2011, the smoking of tobacco is not permitted on the grounds of the University of Michigan, including the exteriors of U-M theaters and concert halls. Smoking is allowed on sidewalks adjacent to public roads.

Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge up until 48 hours prior to the performance. 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 at least 48 hours prior to the performance. You may send your torn tickets to us by mail, fax a photocopy of them to 734.647.1171, or email a scanned copy to Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be exchanged.
We will accept ticket exchanges within 48 hours of the performance for a $10 per ticket exchange fee (applies to both subscribers 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 donation until the published start time.

Children under the age of three will not be admitted to regular, full-length UMS performances. All children must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance. Children unable to do so, along with the adult accompanying them, may be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium. UMS has posted age recommendations for most performances at Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child. Remember, everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. Learn more about budget-friendly family concertgoing at


For more detailed information on how to get involved with UMS, please visit
Internships with UMS provide valuable experiences in all areas of arts management, including performing arts production, education, administration, ticket sales, programming, development, and marketing. For more information about available positions and how to apply, please visit
The UMS Student Committee is an official U-M student organization dedicated to keeping the campus community connected to the performing arts. For more information on how to join, please email
Usher orientation sessions are held twice annually for new and returning ushers. You must attend an orientation to be eligible for ushering. Information about upcoming sessions is available at as sessions are scheduled. For more information, contact Kate Gorman at 734.615.9398 or
Open to singers of all ages, the 175-voice UMS Choral Union performs choral music of every genre in presentations throughout the region. Participation in the UMS Choral Union is open to all by audition. Auditions are held in the spring and the fall of each year. To learn more, please contact Kathy Operhall at or 734.763.8997.
If you are passionate about the arts, are looking for ways to spend time volunteering, and have a desire to connect with our organization on a deeper level, the UMS Advisory Committee may be a great match for you. To learn more, please contact Cindy Straub at or 734.647.8009.


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