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UMS Concert Program, February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018 - 8980: Book of Travelers - Gabriel Kahane / Schubert’s Winterreise - Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

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8980: Book of Travelers Gabriel Kahane SchubertÕs Winterreise Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake February 2Ð4, 2018 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Ann Arbor UMS Song Remix: A Biennial Songfest CONTENT 8980: Book of Travelers         3 Gabriel Kahane SchubertÕs Winterreise        21 Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake     8980: Book of Travelers Composed and Performed by Gabriel Kahane Friday Evening, February 2, 2018 at 8:00 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Ann Arbor 54th Performance of the 139th Annual Season
Song Remix: A Biennial Songfest This eveningÕs performance is supported by Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson. Special thanks to Stanford Olsen, Scott Piper, Matthew Thompson, and the entire U-M Vocal Performance Department; and Matt Albert, Joel Howell, Jonathan Kuuskoski, Morgan Lamonica, 
Caitlin Taylor, and the Medical Arts Program for their participation in events surrounding this eveningÕs performance. 8980: Book of Travelers appears by arrangement with First Chair Promotions. In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices during the performance. The photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited. CREATIVE TEAM Composer and Performer / Gabriel Kahane Director / Daniel Fish Set & Video Design / Jim Findlay Lighting Design / Mark Barton Videography / Tamara Ober, Jim Findlay, Daniel Fish, Julia Frey Sound Engineer / Dave Sinko Producer / Nunally Kersh Stage Manager / Mary-Susan Gregson Associate Director / Jordan Fein Lighting Supervisor & Production Manager / Robert Henderson Assistant Video Designer / Julia Frey 8980: Book of Travelers is approximately 65 minutes in duration and is performed without intermission. HOW THE AMTRAK DINING CAR COULD HEAL THE NATION by Gabriel Kahane On November 9, 2016, I boarded the Lake Shore Limited, AmtrakÕs overnight service from New York to Chicago. I had with me a small suitcase stuffed with a weekÕs worth of clothes, half a dozen books, a bright blue Casio wristwatch, and a cheap digital camera IÕd picked up at Best Buy on my way to Penn Station. My phone remained at home. Over the next 13 days, I would log 8,980 miles aboard six trains, traversing 31 states, subsisting mainly on Three Cheese Tortellini with Creamy Pesto Sauce and Vegetable Medley. During this time, I had conversations with upward of 80 strangers, almost all of whom I met over meals in the dining car. Aside from what I was told by other passengers, I consumed no news in any form during my trip. In the months leading up to the presidential election, IÕd been working on a passel of new songs for a run of shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and, on the heels of years spent zigzagging the country in a tour bus, I was thinking about travel, and the varied impulses that have given rise to travel throughout history, as an organizing principle. But I wanted to write something that was at the very least framed by a personal journey, if not entirely personal in its content. At the same time, I was also keenly aware Ñ who wasnÕt? Ñ of the rupture in our body politic, and decided that I might kill two birds with one stone by taking a trip that would wrest me out of my New York City bubble while offering the narrative frame I was seeking. So in early October, I bought a series of train tickets and decided that regardless of the outcome, I would set off the morning after the election. Meals in the dining car work like so: If youÕre in a sleeper car, an attendant walks through midmorning and takes reservations; youÕre handed a slip of paper with the time and number of people in your party. At the appointed hour, an announcement is made inviting those holding reservations to appear at the threshold of the dining car. If youÕre in a party smaller than four, youÕll be placed at the next open table, leading to stochastic seating arrangements that create unexpected social and cultural adjacencies. In the course of my travels, I chatted with postmasters, real estate agents, nuclear engineers, schoolteachers, farm equipment saleswomen, nurses, long haul truck drivers, retirees headed to the Grand Canyon, retirees headed back from the Grand Canyon, a sea-steading software engineer, a prominent TV personality, a cowboy, a national park trail crew leader, an aspiring music publicist, a public utility employee focused on solar energy who nevertheless professed to be a climate change skeptic, a flight attendant, an actuary, an air conditioner salesman, two ultra-marathoners, and two train enthusiasts who met on an online forum and now maintain a food blog documenting everything that they eat during their trips. The list goes on. Where much of the digital world finds us sorting ourselves neatly into cultural and ideological silos, the train, in my experience, does precisely the opposite. It also acts, by some numinous, unseen force, as a kind of industrial-strength social lubricant. To be sure, I encountered people whose politics I found abhorrent, dangerous, and destructive, but in just about every instance, there was something about the personÕs relationship to family, and loyalty to family, that I found deeply moving. That ability to connect across an ideological divide seemed predicated on the fact that we were quite literally breaking bread together. Perhaps it also had something to do with the pace at which we traveled. Limping along obsolescent track at speeds averaging 55 miles per hour, the American train is tremendously inefficient; it takes almost four full days to cross the continental US via rail. But that inefficiency is precisely what made this train trip revelatory. Rail culture, in contrast to the digital, proposes a fundamentally different relationship to time, and to timeÕs modern bedfellow, efficiency. There are categories of experience and thought threatened by our devotion to efficiency, and in our fast-paced lives, we may be blinded to the loss of those ways of thinking. I mourn the decline of complex truth, the ability to hold two sides of an argument in mind, the desire to understand rather than simply to be right. We have, for the most part, retreated into pure binary thinking. Our inability to think dialectically, and by extension, empathetically, stems both from our shortened attention spans and the flattening of public discourse, but also from our fear of being shamed Ñ in an ideologically divided society Ñ for acknowledging any iota of truth to the grievance of the other side. After a few days of the dining car routine I began to wonder if the train might be a salve for our national wound, bringing us into intimate conversation with unlikely interlocutors, and allowing us to see each other as human rather than as mere containers for ideology. On the train, I slowed down. I thought more deeply. I listened better, and longer. We moved at such a languorous pace through what would otherwise have been a blink of a town that I could feel, for just a moment, that this tiny hamlet, with its single pub, gas station, antique shop, and general store, was the center of the universe. When I returned from my trip a few days before Thanksgiving, I stared at the pile of translucent blue New York Times bags that had accrued. Over the last year, in writing songs about my experiences and the people that I met, IÕve often felt that I ought to read or at least unwrap those newspapers, to understand how that brief period was described by journalists. But for some reason, I couldnÕt bring myself to do so, for fear that the tenderness and salvation I felt aboard those 
trains would be lost. I still havenÕt opened them. This article was printed in The New York Times on November 28, 2017 and is reprinted with permission. HITCHHIKERÕS GUIDE TO THESE UNITED STATES by Doyle Armbrust I find that there are very few romantic notions left these days. ThatÕs not to be cynical, itÕs just that I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and it strong-armed me into throwing in the dumpster my large cardboard box of handwritten letters from grade school (up through the advent of the Internet)Éand IÕm regretting the decision. There is something romantic, though not romantic, about the time and effort that was poured into that correspondence that IÕll probably never find an adequate way to articulate to my son. You know what is still quite romantic, though? Train travel. My long-term memory isnÕt so hot, but I can remember my youth orchestraÕs train trip from Chicago to New Orleans like it was yesterday. Sheepishly sauntering into the viewing car only to be dumbstruck by the enormity of our countryÉand probably a backyard tire fire or two. Alexis de TocquelvilleÕs got nothing on that memory. So, while I was primed to be a fan of Gabriel KahaneÕs new project, Book of Travelers Ñ I think he is one of the keenest American songwriters of our era Ñ it was especially appealing that the piece was framed by the impromptu conversations and dreamy-cum-exhausting experience of life on the rails. IÕm especially taken with the notion that, after the presidential election, while many of us were venting on social media or hiding underneath a blanket, Gabe was on a mission of empathy. Not the one on which he expected to embark, but one that proved to be life-and-perspective-altering to such a degree that IÕm almost nervous about how he can possibly top this. Not really, though. Gabriel is easily one of the most curious and intelligent artists IÕve ever interviewed, and my guess is that Book of Travelers has simply opened a new and heightened portal into his next phase of creation. ItÕs also striking to me that this singer/songwriter/composer has embodied the ultra-romantic archetype of The Wanderer. For those of you lucky enough to be sitting in a seat for Ian BostridgeÕs Wintereisse later this weekend, the connection will not be lost on you. While music of a different scent, the links between the two concerts are what I love best about great programming: viewing an immediate and relevant theme through the lens of historyÉcolluding with one that was written in our own lifetime. This is a potent relationship. Doyle Armbrust: Hi GabrielÉIÕm sorry thereÕs going to be a little bit of road noise, I hope thatÕs okay. Gabriel Kahane: ThatÕs fine, but is that safe journalistic practice? DA: It is when a deadline is looming. So, you said that the 8980: Book of Travelers premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) went well? GK: It was definitely the most trying creative process of my career. I had decided to take this train trip three weeks before the [presidential] election when I had about an albumÕs worth of material in the bag, and had believed, foolishly, that the tripÕs function was merely to provide a narrative frame for what IÕd already written. IÕve always loved the work of the German writer W. G. Sebald, and in his book, Rings of Saturn, he uses the framework of a walking tour of the English countryside as a foundation on which to hang everything from the silk trade to Renaissance painting to World War II death camps. I had this idea to emulate a kind of digressive ÒSebaldianÓ travel narrative, using my train trip more for structure than content. But then, of course, the election panned out in a way that few predicted, and the premise of my trip changed fundamentally. In the months leading up to the election, there seemed to be, in many progressive circles, this belief that there was a sort of Òtransitive property of evil,Ó whereby anyone who supported a certain morally debased candidate was, necessarily, him or herself, debased. And this was something that I couldnÕt fully believe. So the initial impetus for the trip was to go out and try to understand what compelled decent people to support someone I found to be indecent. I felt, within the confines of my cosmopolitan bubble, that my community had a limited view of what was happening in the country, made worse by the echo chamber of the curated internet, and I was interested in understanding the systems thatÊ enable bigotry and racism more than I was interested in shaking my fist at specific acts of hatred. And I think thatÕs a hard thing to do in a world that operates at such breakneck speed, where weÕre always being reactive rather than contemplative. DA: When I read the New York Times piece you wrote, I found myself getting turned around as to the sequence of events in terms of the music and the train trip. ItÕs an amazing hook for a project, but I thought, ÒDid he really just jump on a train the day after the election?Ó GK: No, it was slightly premeditated. Getting back to your first question Ñ you asked about the show at BAM and I said it was the most difficult process IÕd ever experienced Ñ a lot of that is because I had committed in 2015 to premiere the show at BAM in November 2017, and yet when I got back from the train trip toward the end of November 2016, it didnÕt take me long to realize that I needed to scrap most of what IÕd written, and begin again. But even after that realization, it took me several months to find the right tone in which to write with care about the people IÕd met, and about the internal experiences IÕd had while riding the rails. The trip was deeply, deeply healing, and yet I didnÕt want to seem Pollyanna-ish in suggesting, through the work, that the analog realm is some kind of guaranteed, magical salve for our ongoing socio-political crisis. ItÕs hard for me to have perspective up there, since itÕs only me on stage, but I get the sense that the piece is offering something that doesnÕt exist in great quantities in our culture right now. We have this reflexive impulse to treat everyone as an ideological vesselÉand not much more. I feel like if weÕre actually going to heal and move forward, we need to be able to carry the complex truth, without creating moral equivalencies, that there are legitimate grievances on both sides of the political divide. ItÕs tempting to create hierarchies of suffering, but I believe that the road to reconciliation Ñ if such a road exists Ñ is to be able to say that yes, on the one hand, systemic racism is real and is toxic and destructive and causes suffering, misery, and death on a daily basis; and on the other hand, itÕs the case that the manufacturing jobs that millions depended on for economic security have all but vanished, and that weÕve done a poor job of reinvigorating the communities that have been eviscerated as a result of those job losses. And further, we should acknowledge that racial resentment is a wedge that for centuries has been leveraged by those in power as a way of preventing solidarity between working white people and people of color. Again, I think we should focus on system rather than symptom, while at the same time getting reacquainted with the idea that those on the other side of the political divide are people, and not just containers for an ideology we disagree with. DA: In these interactions on the train, were you keeping journalistic distance, or were you bouncing opinions back and forth? GK: I really tried not to argue with people. In the couple of instances in which I did, I went back to my sleeper car and chided myself in the journal I was keeping for having gotten into an argument. It never got heated. I really resisted trying to convince anyone
of anything. Because of the proximity to the election, I didnÕt have to work very hard to get people talking. And even though everyone wanted to talk about politics, the songs in this project ended up revolving around familyÉaround the sacrifices people were making for family. DA: Your last big project was The Ambassador, which was a fully staged production with an eight-piece band. How is Book of Travelers a departure from that large-scale approach? GK: On a basic level, this is a piece for voice and piano, alone. I recorded three songs with producer Blake Mills Ñ who was instrumental in making me realize the record wasnÕt done when I thought it was done. Two of those songs we did were orchestrated for multiple instruments and one was just for piano and voice. His reaction at the end of the week of recording was that the one for piano and voice was the one that spoke most clearly. These solo versions, which in some cases were reverse-engineered from the multi-instrument charts I had written, really matched the spare, monastic aspect of the train trip. On a musical level, this was unlike anything I had done since my first songwriting 15 years ago Ñ the piano had to be the orchestra, and every note had to count. ThereÕs a modesty to the piano writing that I think serves the piece, and it was a way for me to rid the work of my ego. On an emotional level, the stories in Book of Travelers are just much more personal than those in 
The Ambassador. DA: When I first came across your music, it was the album Where are the Arms, and it hit me right in the sweet spotÉright when I needed to be hearing those kinds of intimate songs. When you live with someoneÕs music, you create a narrative around what theyÕre about, and I began to associate you with intimate musicÉa soundtrack for being alone. With The Ambassador and Book of Travelers, though, there is a director and stagingÉit is performative. Most of what weÕre talking about is very personal, so what was the impulse to bring this into the theatrical realm? GK: I donÕt think that the presence of theatrical design elements ought to be mutually exclusive with a sense of intimacy. Regardless of whether IÕm performing on a big theatrical set or in a small club, I try to create intimacy through a lack of artifice in my stage persona. Until The Ambassador, I hadnÕt done much real touring, but when I was invited by Chris Thile to open for the Punch Brothers on 50 dates at large theaters, I realized that the best way for me to win the trust of the audience was to be myself, and talk to them like IÕm talking to you right now. In the case of Book of Travelers, there is video and there is lighting design, but itÕs a very intimate-feeling piece, and IÕm being directed on things like, ÓDonÕt throw away ends of sentences.Ó IÕm not being directed to act or emote. [Director] Daniel Fish was sensitive to the fact that the words need to be supreme, which does create an interesting challenge when 70% of 
the piece features video. DA: It sounds like itÕs about offering a slightly more immersive experience. GK: Well, The Ambassador was more of a spectacle Ñ the scale felt much bigger with eight people on stage and it was incredibly, visually rich Ñ it was a bigger, louder gesture. DA: One of the things that struck me when I first heard about Book of Travelers was that my first impulse after the election was to buy as many books about anti-intellectualism as I could and cloister myself in my comfort zone: reading. And for you, you decided to get on a train and get out in the middle of it all. GK: Well, the morning of the election, I really didnÕt want to go, and my wife said, ÒNow more than ever, you have to go.Ó There was fear in my impulse. My mom is a psychologist, and while I initially looked to my father in terms of my who-I-am inheritance, the older I get, the more I realize that my mom Ñ whose whole practice is based on empathy Ñ is really central to what I do as a songwriter. This project is 70% character studies of interactions with strangers and 30% reckoning with my own feelings about whatÕs happening. IÕve always admired my motherÕs ability to be in a situation with strangers and to get them to start talking in candid and vulnerable ways. This project owes her a great debt. Doyle Armbrust is a Chicago-based violist and member of the Spektral Quartet. He is a contributing writer for WQXRÕs Q2 Music, CrainÕs Chicago Business, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and formerly, Time Out Chicago. Photos (previous spread): Book of Travelers; photographer: Gabriel Kahane. LAKESHORE LIMITED New York, NY ¥ Croton-Harmon, NY ¥ Poughkeepsie, NY ¥ Rhinecliff, NY ¥ Albany-Rensselaer, NY ¥ Schenectady, NY ¥ Utica, NY ¥ Rochester, NY ¥Buffalo-Depew, NY ¥ Erie, PA ¥ Cleveland, OH ¥ Elyria, OH ¥ Sandusky, OH ¥ Toledo, OH ¥ Bryan, OH ¥ Waterloo, IN ¥ Elkhart, IN ¥ Southbend, IN ¥ Chicago, IL EMPIRE BUILDER Glenview, IL ¥ Milwaukee, WI ¥ Columbus, WI ¥ Portage, WI ¥ Wisconsin Dells, WI ¥ Tomah, WI ¥ La Crosse, WI ¥ Winona, MN ¥ Red Wing, MN ¥ St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN ¥ St. Cloud, MN ¥ Staples, MN ¥ Detroit Lakes, MN ¥ Fargo, ND ¥ Grand Forks, ND ¥ Devils Lake, ND ¥ Rugby, ND ¥ Minot, ND ¥ Stanley, ND ¥ Williston, ND ¥ Wolfpoint, MT ¥ Glasgow, MT ¥ Malta, MT ¥ Havre, MT ¥ Shelby, MT ¥ Cut Bank, MT ¥ Browning, MT ¥ East Glacier Park, MT ¥ Whitefish, MT ¥ Libby, MT ¥ Sandpoint, ID ¥ Spokane, WA ¥ Pasco, WA ¥ Wishram, WA ¥ Bingen-White Salmon, WA ¥ Vancouver, WA ¥ Portland, OR COAST STARLIGHT Salem, OR ¥ Albany, OR ¥ Eugene- Springfield, OR ¥ Chemut, OR ¥ Klamath Falls, OR ¥ Dunsmuir, CA ¥ Redding, CA ¥ Chico, CA ¥ Sacramento, CA ¥ Davis, CA ¥ Martinez, CA ¥ Emeryville, CA ¥ Oakland, CA ¥ San Jose, CA ¥ Salinas, CA ¥ Paso Robles ¥ San Luis Obispo, CA ¥ Santa Barbara, CA ¥ Oxnard, CA ¥ Simi Valley, CA ¥ Van Nuys, CA ¥ Burbank-Bob Hope Airport, CA ¥ Los Angeles, CA SOUTHWEST CHIEF Fullerton, CA ¥ Riverside, CA ¥ San Bernardino, CA ¥ Victorville, CA ¥ Barstow, CA ¥ Needles, CA ¥ Klingman, AZ ¥ Winslow, AZ ¥ Gallup, NM ¥ Albuquerque, NM ¥ Lamy, NM ¥ Las Vegas, NM ¥ Raton, NM ¥ Trinidad, CO ¥ La Junta, CO ¥ Garden City, KS ¥ Dodge City, KS ¥ Hutchinson, KS ¥ Newton, KS ¥ Topeka, KS ¥ Lawrence, KS ¥ Kansas City, MO ¥ La Plata, MO ¥ Fort Madison, IA ¥ Galesburg, IL ¥ Princeton, IL ¥ Mendota, IL ¥ Naperville, IL ¥ Chicago, IL CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Homewood, IL ¥ Kankakee, IL ¥ Gilman, IL ¥ Rantoul, IL ¥ Champaign-Urbana, IL ¥ Ma oon, IL ¥ Effingham, IL ¥ Centralia, IL ¥ Du Quoin, IL ¥ Carbondale, IL ¥ Fulton, KY ¥ Newbern-Dyersburg, TN ¥ Memphis, TN ¥ Greenwood,MS ¥ Yazoo City, MS ¥ Jackson, MS ¥ Hazlehurst, MS ¥ Brookhaven, MS ¥ McComb, MS ¥ Hammond, LA ¥ New Orleans, LA CRESCENT Sidell, LA ¥ Picayune, MS ¥ Ha iesburg, MS ¥ Laurel, MS ¥ Meridian, MS ¥ Tuscaloosa, AL ¥ Birmingham, AL ¥ Anniston, AL ¥ Atlanta, GA ¥ Gainsville, GA ¥ Toccoa, GA ¥ Clemson, SC ¥ Greenville, SC ¥ Spartanburg, SC ¥ Gastonia, NC ¥ Charlo e, NC ¥ Salisbury, NC ¥ High Point, NC ¥ Greensboro, NC ¥ Danville, Va ¥ Lynchburg, VA ¥ Charlo esville, VA ¥ Culpeper, VA ¥ Manassas, VA ¥ Alexandria, VA ¥ Washington, DC ¥ Baltimore, MD ARTISTS Over the last decade, singer-songwriter-storyteller-instrumentalist-what-have-you Gabriel Kahane (composer/performer) has worked with a diverse array of artists including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, Chris Thile, yMusic, and John Adams. As a composer, he has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and A Far Cry.Ê In 2014, Mr. Kahane made his BAM debut in the staged version of his Los Angeles-themed album (and major label debut), The Ambassador, directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany. A passionate theater maker since childhood, Mr. Kahane wrote music and lyrics for February House, produced in 2012 by the Public Theater, which has since commissioned a new musical from Kahane. This season, Mr. Kahane is writing a large-scale orchestral song cycle for Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman and the Oregon Symphony, tackling the current crises relating to housing and homelessness in the Portland area, which will premiere in May 2018. In addition to his three albums as singer-songwriter, his recordings includeÊThe Fiction Issue, a disc of his chamber music recorded with string quartet Brooklyn Rider and Shara Nova; Crane Palimpsest, an orchestral song cycle on original texts interwoven with Hart CraneÕs ÒProem: To Brooklyn Bridge,Ó featuring Mr. Kahane and The Knights; and Dream Job, a duo recital disc with pianist and composer Timo Andres reprising much of their 2016 Carnegie Hall recital. An album of much of the music heard tonight will be available in early 2018. Mr. Kahane lives in Ditmas Park, which is accessible Ñ on a good day Ñ via the B and the Q. Daniel Fish (director) is a New York-based director who makes work across the boundaries of theater, film, and opera. He draws on a broad range of forms and subject matter including plays, film scripts, contemporary fiction, essays, and found audio. His recent work includes DonÕt Look Back (The Chocolate Factory), Who Left This Fork Here (Baryshnikov Arts Center, Onassis Center, Athens), Ted HearneÕs The Source (2014 BAM Next Wave, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera), Oklahoma! (Bard Summerscape), and ETERNAL. His work has been seen at theaters and festivals throughout the US and Europe including the Walker Arts Center, PuSH, Teatro Nacional D. Maria, Lisbon/Estoril Film Festival, Vooruit, Festival TransAmŽriques, Noorderzon Festival, The Public TheaterÕs Under The Radar, Opera Philadelphia/Curtis Opera Theater, American Repertory Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, Yale Repertory Theater, McCarter Theater, Signature Theater, Shakespeare Theater Company, DŸsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatstheater Braunschweig, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Residencies and commissions include the MacDowell Colony, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mass MoCA, and Bushwick Starr. A graduate of Northwestern UniversityÕs department of performance studies, he has taught at The Juilliard School, Bard College, and the department of design for stage and film at NYU/Tisch. Upcoming work includes Michael GordonÕs opera Acquanetta for Prototype Festival, and White Noise after the novel by Don DeLillo, for Theater Freiburg. For more information, please visit www.danielfish.net. Jim Findlay (set/video design) works across boundaries in theater, opera, dance, video, and film. His most recent work includes his original performances Vine of the Dead (2016), Dream of the Red Chamber (2014), and the direction and design of David LangÕs Whisper Opera as well as the unreleased 3D film Botanica. His video installation in collaboration with Ralph Lemon, Meditation, is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center. He was a founding member of the Collapsable Giraffe and in partnership with Radiohole founded the Collapsable Hole, a multi-disciplinary artist-led performance venue recently relocated to ManhattanÕs West Village. In addition to his work as an independent artist, he maintains a long career as a collaborator with many theater, performance, and music artists including Daniel Fish, Aaron Landsman, the Wooster Group, Ridge Theater, Bang on a Can, Ralph Lemon, and Stew and Heidi Rodewald. His work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Arena Stage, American Repertory Theater, and over 50 cities internationally. In 2015 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Art Artist Grant. His previous awards include two Obies, two Bessies, two Princess Grace Awards, Lortel and Hewes Awards, and residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, MacDowell, UCross, Mass MoCA, and Mount Tremper Arts. In 2016, his new project Electric Lucifer received a Creative Capital award and premiered in January 2018 at The Kitchen. Mark Barton (lighting design) designed lights for Gabriel KahaneÕs February House and Daniel FishÕs Owen Wingrave and Paradise Park. Regional work includes American Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Yale Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, Center Theatre Group, and Berkeley Rep. Broadway productions for which he has designed lighting include AmŽlie (co-designed with Jane Cox), The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, and Violet. Off- Broadway, Mr. Barton has designed lighting for Elevator Repair Service, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, Soho Rep, Theater for a New Audience, and Barrow Street. Other New York-based work includes Encores! Off-Center 2013Ð2017. Mr. Barton is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lortel, Hewes, and Obie awards. Dave Sinko (sound engineer) is known for his organic approach to recording and mixing, both in the studio and live performances, over a career spanning more than 30 years. His adaptability, unobtrusive techniques, and easygoing attitude have endeared him to a wide range of musicians and producers, including Chris Thile, T-Bone Burnett, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, Punch Brothers, and Yo-Yo Ma. Born in Michigan and raised in Illinois, Mexico, and Texas, Mr. Sinko studied yacht design and built racing sailboats. Applying the same concepts and techniques on a smaller scale, he moved on to building mandolins, custom guitars, and repairing musical instruments. He collaborated with his father on the technical design, prototype development, and manufacturing process of a blood filter for babies, resulting in a successful patent. After moving to Nashville in 1985, Mr. Sinko continued to combine his personal studies of design and construction, and applied technology. These skills uniquely prepared him for his lifeÕs work, engineering and recording acoustic music. Most recently, Mr. Sinko has been working independently, mixing and mastering, touring with Chris Thile and Punch Brothers, and continuing to work with an outstanding array of artists. Tamara Ober (videographer) is a Minneapolis-based dancer, choreographer, and videographer. She has danced with Zenon Dance Company since 2002, and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship for Dancers. Ms. Ober has created and toured several critically acclaimed multidisciplinary shows, and is commissioned by composers, filmmakers, and directors for dance and video work. For more information, please visit 
www.tamaraober.com. Nunally Kersh (producer) is an independent producer and consultant for a variety of artists, productions, and foundations in the contemporary performing arts sector. She also works as opera producer for the annual SummerScape Festival and Bard Music Festivals. Prior to this, she was executive producer of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston for 16 years where she produced an annual 17-day festival featuring over 130 performances by internationally and nationally renowned artists. During her tenure, she oversaw the expansion of a range of adventurous programs in contemporary circus and experimental dance and theater. Prior to this, she worked as associate producer for the Lincoln Center Festival. She also served as a National Dance Project Hub Site for several years and has consulted for and served on panels for many foundations including Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Creative Capital, Rockefeller Foundation, MAPP Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mary-Susan GregsonÕs (stage manager) last musical project with Gabriel Kahane was The Ambassador. Since 2012 she has been stage manager for dance productions at PrincetonÕs Lewis Center for the Arts. This summer marked her 20th season production coordinating for Lincoln Center Festival including Druid Shakespeare, Peony Pavilion, and the Druid, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, and Beckett festivals. At the New Victory Theater she has stage-managed over 20 shows in the last 20 years. She has production managed Pamela VilloresiÕs Divinamente Festival NY and the New Island Festival on GovernorÕs Island. Other New York credits include The Narcissus Festival at the Onassis Center, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Prince & The Pauper, The Jazz Nativity, Breaking the Code, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Regional credits include A Proust Sonata at DaCamera Houston, Peak Performances at Montclair University, McCarter Theatre, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Huntington, and the White House. She has toured with storyteller David Gonzalez, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Elisa Monte, Jennifer Muller, Pilobolus, and internationally with Forbidden Christmas starring Mikhail Baryshnikov. Jordan Fein. (assistant director) is a Brooklyn-based theater and opera director. His work has been produced and developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, Here Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, JoeÕs Pub, American Repertory Theater, Philly Fringe Arts, American Theater Company, Bard College, and Incubator Arts Project. Select directing credits include Erin MarkeyÕs A Ride On The Irish Cream (Abrons Art Center/American Repertory Theater/Philly Fringe Arts), The Skin of Our Teeth (Bard College), Parkland/Weathers (Ars Nova), War Lesbian (HarunaLee/Dixon Place), The Dixon Family Album (Williamstown Theatre Festival: Boris SagalFellow 2014), Dracula, or The Undead (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The RakeÕs Progress, The Marriage of Figaro, Rape of Lucretia (Curtis Opera Theatre), and Dialogues of the Carmelites (Opera Philadelphia/Curtis). He was the associate director on the Broadway productions of The Elephant Man and Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the Bard Summerscape production of Rodgers and HammersteinÕs Oklahoma. Upcoming work includes Singlet by Erin Markey at The Bushwick Starr. 
For more information, please visit 
www.jordanfein.net. Julia Frey (assistant video designer), a Philadelphia native and Brooklyn resident, is an actor, improviser, video designer, writer, and theater deviser. Recent video credits include designer/programmer/performer for Containertopia (2017 Philly Fringe, Jalopy Theater), assistant projection designer for Elevator Repair ServiceÕs Measure for Measure, and video work for several projects and productions at the Public Theater. She co-founded the new media theater duo Casual FreyDay and is a company member of the experimental theater ensemble New Paradise Laboratories, with whom she created and performed The Adults, 27, Prom, and 10 Unnameable Spectacles. Other recent performance credits include Uncle Vanya (Quintessence Theatre Group), Lulu Is Hungry (ANT Fest/Ars Nova), Our Heroes, Our Time (Brooklyn Museum), Naturalistic Commercials (Samuel French OOB), and Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too (Mount Tremper Arts Festival). For over a decade she has performed, hosted, and taught comedy improv in both of her cities, across the country, and on a giant boat. She received her MFA in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) at Brooklyn College, and her BA at Bard College. For more information, please visit www.juliafrey.net. Robert W Henderson, Jr (lighting supervisor) is currently working on lighting design projects including holiday windows at the New York flagship locations of BarneyÕs New York and Tiffany & Co.; the first-floor interior of Saks Fifth Avenue; A Christmas Carol at Theatre Three, NY; and the exhibition In Pursuit of Freedom at Weeksville Heritage Center. Current production management projects include Center Stage US, a US State Department Initiative, with artists from Egypt and Ukraine. Recent performance lighting credits include New Sounds Live and Global Beat Festival at Arts Brookfield NY; Stellar Whisper, Seoul, South Korea; Khmer Arts EnsembleÕs Bend in the River and Royal Ballet of CambodiaÕs The Legend of Apsara Mera (BAM 2013); and opening ceremonies for the 2012 International Arts Education Week, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. He is resident lighting designer at Theatre Three, New York. Previous retail display credits include BarneyÕs New York, Cole Haan, and Tiffany & Co. flagship stores. Exhibition credits include Opera Society FoundationÕs Moving Walls 23; Norton Museum of ArtÕs High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East & West; Arts BrookfieldÕs Soft Spin; and Brooklyn Historical SocietyÕs The Emancipation Proclamation. He earned an MFA from NYUÕs Tisch School of the Arts department of design and is a member of USA 829. 8980: Book of Travelers was commissioned by BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. Leadership support provided by Linda and Stuart Nelson. 8980: Book of Travelers was also made possible through the generous support of William Cooney and Ruth Eliel, The Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, The Kend Family Fund, Ted and Mary Jo Shen, the Jim Joseph Foundation, Simon Yates, and Rudolph and Peekie Schaefer. Special thanks to Michael Kondziolka and the terrific staff of UMS for their support. Profound thanks to Seth Bockley, Henry Stram, Blake Mills, Tony Berg, Joseph Lorge, Martha and Jeffrey and Annie Kahane, Emma Tepfer, Roscoe Greebleton Jones III, and Marc Atkinson. Many thanks to St AnnÕs Warehouse and MASSMoCA for invaluable development support. These performances are dedicated to the memory of Michael Friedman (1975Ð2017): friend, mentor, listener, traveler. ÑGK UMS ARCHIVES This eveningÕs performance marks Gabriel KahaneÕs third performance under UMS auspices, following his UMS debut in January 2013 at the Arthur Miller Theatre in two concert performances with yMusic. SchubertÕs Winterreise Ian Bostridge / Tenor Julius Drake / Piano Sunday Afternoon, February 4, 2018 at 4:00 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Ann Arbor 58th Performance of the 139th Annual Season
Song Remix: A Biennial Songfest This afternoonÕs recital is supported by the Maurice and Linda Binkow Vocal and Chamber Arts Endowment Fund. Special thanks to Stanford Olsen, Scott Piper, Matthew Thompson, and the entire U-M Vocal Performance Department for their participation in events surrounding this afternoonÕs recital. Mr. Bostridge appears by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists.      The translation of Winterreise used in the supertitles for this afternoonÕs recital was provided by 
Richard Stokes. In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices during the performance. The photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited. PROGRAM Franz Schubert Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 Text by Willhelm MŸller Gute Nacht Die Wetterfahne Gefrorne TrŠnen Erstarrung Der Lindenbaum Wasserflut Auf dem Flusse RŸckblick Irrlicht Rast      FrŸhlingstraum Einsamkeit Die Post Der greise Kopf Die KrŠhe Letzte Hoffnung Im Dorfe Der stŸrmische Morgen TŠuschung Der Wegweiser Das Wirtshaus Mut Die Nebensonnen Der Leiermann Please withhold applause until the end of the song cycle. This afternoonÕs recital runs approximately one hour and 15 minutes in duration and is performed without intermission. WINTERREISE, OP. 89, D. 911 (WINTER JOURNEY) (1827) Franz Schubert Born January 31, 1797 in Himmelpfortgrund, near Vienna Died November 19, 1828 in Vienna UMS premiere: Mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker with pianist Gareth Hancock; January 1997 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Excerpts from the song cycle were performed as early as February 1893 by tenor Max Heinrich with pianist Erich J. Schmaal in University Hall. Snapshots of HistoryÉIn 1827: á     The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first in the US to offer commercial transportation of both people and freight á     FreedomÕs Journal, the first African-American owned and published newspaper in the US, is founded in New York by John Russwurm á     Ludwig van Beethoven dies ÒI like these [songs] more than all the rest, and you will too one day.Ó These are SchubertÕs words to a concerned colleague after performing Winterreise for him for the first time. There are no song cycles like Winterreise. We have diverse examples of the genre in the vocal repertoire: story cycles with a linear thread from first to last song. SchubertÕs other celebrated creation, Die schšne MŸllerin, written four years earlier, is a perfect example. Boy goes wandering; boy finds a job; boy meets a girl, believes they are meant for one another; boy loses girl to another; boy is destroyed. There are no blank chapters to be filled in by the performerÕs imagination, as the sad story is complete. Another type of cycle eschews storytelling altogether, and instead offers the listener various pictures by the same poet and composer, like rooms in an art gallery featuring but one painter. SchumannÕs Op. 39 Liederkreis and BarberÕs Hermit Songs are masterpieces of this type. One can discern a thread here or a repeated theme there, but no Òonce upon a timeÓ experience is to be had with this type of cycle. BeethovenÕs offering, An die ferne Geliebte, a groundbreaking work with no pause between songs and featuring cyclical musical development, is part story and partially a collection of songs within the story. Vaughan WilliamsÕ Songs of Travel is almost a story, but not quite; gaps must be filled by the fantasy of the performer. Indeed, Winterreise stands alone. These two dozen songs, written in the last year of SchubertÕs all-too- short life, are searing milestones in the systematic dismantling of the protagonistÕs spirit, his very soul perhaps. Yes, the cycle does begin with romantic betrayal Ñ nothing so unusual there Ñ which seems to cause the hero to set off on his journey. But he has no destination, and it is surely the wrong season of the year for such a trip. Is this truly the cause for his decision? ÒGute Nacht,Ó the cycleÕs first and longest song tells us: ÒI came in as a stranger; I depart as one.Ó Thus the themes of alienation, withdrawal, and loneliness are set, whether love was ever requited or not. Schubert only chose to set 12 of MŸllerÕs poems to music. The composer knew nothing of a second set of texts; indeed they had not been written when he began what we now call Part I of the whole cycle (the first 12 songs). Schubert was aware of how mortally ill he was, that his days were numbered, yet 12 songs still seemed possible. Then only three months before his death, having discovered the second dozen poems, he worked feverishly to create what we know today as Winterreise. (A tiny anecdote here: Schubert chose to omit the definite article in the title of the cycle. This departure from traditional German grammar renders the title more arresting, certainly increasing its dramatic effect before one even proceeds to open the bookÕs cover.  The Winter Journey could be any story; Winter Journey is bold and unique, and as lonely without its article as is the cycleÕs leading man.) Composers often change a word here or there, and in some cases Ñ SchumannÕs Dichterliebe comes to mind Ñ they may even omit two or three entire poems. They know their craft; they are concerned with public performance after all, and its inherent theatricality as well as the technical necessities of singing and playing the piano, whereas poets may not necessarily anticipate a public reading of their words. Schubert completely re-ordered MŸllerÕs texts in Part II of the cycle beginning with the song ÒDie Post,Ó and when he discovered that the poet had himself re-ordered the texts in Part I after publishing them, Schubert declined to alter what he had already created. These changes in the order of the poems have no effect on the story, for I would remind you: there is no linear tale told here. Susan Youens, the well-known musicologist devoted to song repertoire, is of the opinion that ÒSchubertÕs order is better than the poetÕs.Ó Let us remember that as he wrote this cycle, Schubert had 600 songs to his credit already. There was no form he had not explored, and so with Winterreise we have strophic songs: pieces which are rondos as well as through-composed examples. There was no accompanimental or pianistic device he had not already created to paint the scene. He had invented GretchenÕs spinning wheel and the silent entrance of Death in Der Tod und das MŠdchen. For this cycle, he serves up the sound of dogs growling, wind howling, the inexorable circling overhead of a crow, and of course, the ultimate example of the hurdy-gurdy in the cycleÕs last song. Schubert had pioneered ways to manipulate shifting modes of major and minor which served as a textbook for future composers. Obviously with Winterreise, most of the songs are in minor keys. The subject demands this. But along this terrible path there are waystations which offer our protagonist some relief from the darkness, from the cold, and in the process, wring our hearts as we listen. The celebrated ÒDer LindenbaumÓ (the fifth song) and ÒFrŸhlingstraumÓ (the 11th song) are excellent examples. Even in the midst of dark minor tonalities, Schubert will give us tender moments which he feels call out for a shift to a major mode. Texts such as ÒWhere might I find a single blade of grass?Ó or ÒWhat have I done that makes me shun others so?Ó Ñ these are momentary oases of tenderness, warmth, and vulnerability dropped here and there in this 80 minutes of bleak, snowy landscape. What does our wanderer encounter on this terrible journey? The only living beings are unfriendly dogs and a solitary crow. When he finds the hut of a coal laborer, there is no one inside to welcome him. The sole exception to this bleak loneliness is the hurdy-gurdy man of the cycleÕs last song. He too has churlish dogs around him, no shoes, and not one coin on his plate despite his musical offering. He might easily be seen as a mirror image of the protagonist of the cycle. It is also interesting to catalogue the wandererÕs discards as he proceeds on his journey. He does not abandon thoughts of the girl he loved until after the 19th song. He gives up hope only in the 16th song, as the last leaf falls from a branch. He discards his desire to see only in the penultimate song with ÒI would be better off in the dark.Ó The desire to die runs throughout Part II, climaxing in ÒDas WirtshausÓ (the 21st song) with a request to avail himself of a place in the cemetery; this pathetic plea is, of course, denied. Whenever I have performed Winterreise, I have felt I have officiated at the destruction of a psyche. There is inevitably a deafening silence when the cycle ends, and applause seems not only unnecessary, but downright inappropriate. I donÕt think the performers need it or seek it. The work itself is the star, and if applause is to ensue, it must be for SchubertÕs courage in writing such a masterpiece, particularly so close to his own end. Mr. Bostridge speaks of this silence and so much else worth knowing in his superb volume on Winterreise entitled SchubertÕs Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. More than 100 performances of the piece have given him unparalleled insight into its meanings and its wonders. Program note by Martin Katz. ARTISTS Ian BostridgeÕs international recital career has taken him to the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Aldeburgh, and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade festivals and to the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. He has held artistic residencies at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade (2003Ð04), a Carte-Blanche series with Thomas Quasthoff at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (2004Ð05), a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall (2005Ð06), the Barbican in London (2008), the Luxembourg Philharmonie (2010.Ð11), the Wigmore Hall (2011Ð12), and Hamburg Laeiszhalle (2012Ð13). His recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards. They include Schubert Die schšne MŸllerin with Graham Johnson (Gramophone Award 1996); Tom Rakewell (The RakeÕs Progress) with Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Grammy Award, 1999); and Belmonte with William Christie. Recent recordings include Britten: Songs with Antonio Pappano for Warner Classics, Schubert songs with Julius Drake for Wigmore Hall Live, and Shakespeare Songs with Antonio Pappano for Warner Classics (Grammy Award, 2017). He has worked with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago, Boston, London, and BBC symphony orchestras; the London, New York, and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras; and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Muti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Harding, and Donald Runnicles. He sang the world premiere of HenzeÕs Opfergang with the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome under Antonio Pappano. His operatic appearances have included Lysander (A Midsummer NightÕs Dream) for Opera Australia and at the Edinburgh Festival; Tamino (Die Zauberflšte) and Jupiter (Semele) for English National Opera; and Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Caliban (AdsÕs The Tempest) for the Royal Opera. For the Bayerische Staatsoper he has sung Nerone (LÕIncoronazione di Poppea), Tom Rakewell and male chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), and Don Ottavio for the Wiener Staatsoper. He has sung Aschenbach (Death in Venice) for English National Opera and in Brussels and Luxembourg. In fall 2014 he embarked on a European recital tour of SchubertÕs Winterreise with Thomas Ads to coincide with the publication by Faber and Faber in the UK and Knopf in the US of his book SchubertÕs Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. In 2016 he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for the book which will be translated into a total of 12 languages. Recent engagements include his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan as Peter Quint, an American recital tour of Winterreisse with Thomas Ads, performances of Hans ZenderÕs orchestrated version of SchubertÕs Winterreise in Taipei, Perth, Musikkollegium Winterthur, and at New YorkÕs Lincoln Center. Highlights of the 2017Ð18 season include BerliozÕs Les nuits dՎtŽ with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, recital tours to both the east and west coasts of the US, the title role in HandelÕs Jeptha at the OpŽra national de Paris, a residency with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and BrittenÕs War Requiem 
with the Staatskapelle Berlin and 
Antonio Pappano. Mr. Bostridge was a fellow in history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1992Ð95) and in 2001 was elected an honorary fellow of the college. In 2003 he was made an honorary doctor of music by the University of St. Andrews and in 2010 he was made an honorary fellow of St JohnÕs College Oxford. He was made a CBE in the 2004 New YearÕs Honors. In 2014, he was Humanitas Professor of Classical Music at the University of Oxford. For more information, please visit 
www.facebook.com/IanBostridge. The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the worldÕs leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centers: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg music festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; and Wigmore Hall and BBC Proms in London. Mr. DrakeÕs many recordings include a widely acclaimed series with Gerald Finley for Hyperion, for which Barber: Songs, SchumannÕs Heine Lieder, and Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake have won the 2007, 2009, and 2011 Gramophone Awards; award-winning recordings with Ian Bostridge for EMI; several recitals for the Wigmore Live label with Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Christopher Maltman, and Matthew Polenzani; recordings of Kod‡ly and Schoeck sonatas with the cellists Natalie Clein and Christian Poltera for the Hyperion and Bis labels; Tchaikovsky and Mahler with Christianne Stotijn for Onyx; English songs with Bejun Mehta for Harmonia Mundi; and SchubertÕs Poetisches Tagebuch with Christoph PrŽgardien, winner of the Jahrpreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017. Mr. Drake is now embarked on a major project to record the complete songs of Franz Liszt for Hyperion Ñ the second disc in the series, with Angelika Kirchschlager, won the BBC Music Magazine Award for 2012 Ñ and a series of four Schubert recitals recorded live at Wigmore Hall with Ian Bostridge. Concerts in the 2017Ð18 season include recitals in his series called ÒJulius Drake and FriendsÓ at the historic Middle Temple Hall in London; concerts in Frankfurt, Dresden, Vienna, and Florence with Ian Bostridge; in Bristol and Barcelona with Mark Padmore; in Madrid and Amsterdam with Sarah Connolly; in Geneva with Willard White; in Vienna with Alice Coote and Angelika Kirchschlager; and in New York with Gerald Finley, Matthew Polenzani, and Christoph PrŽgardien. UMS ARCHIVES This afternoonÕs recital marks Ian BostridgeÕs third appearance under UMS auspices, following his UMS debut in April 2002 with Julius Drake in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in an all-Schubert recital. Julius Drake makes his fourth UMS appearance this evening following his UMS debut in February 1997 with baritone Wolfgang Holzmair in an all-Schubert recital in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Mr. Bostridge and Mr. Drake most recently appeared under UMS auspices in March 2006 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre together with the Belcea Quartet. MAY WE ALSO RECOMMEND... 2/17    The GershwinsÕ Porgy and Bess 3/13    Tenebrae 4/14    Colin StetsonÕs Sorrow Tickets available at www.ums.org. ON THE EDUCATION HORIZONÉ 2/3    Master Class: Ian Bostridge     (Britton Recital Hall, Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, 12:30 pm) 2/13    Artist Interview: Janai Brugger     (Watkins Lecture Hall, Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, 2:30 pm) 2/16Ð17    The GershwinsÕ Porgy and Bess: A Symposium     (Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University Avenue)     Please visit smtd.umich.edu/Gershwin for full schedule details and to register. 2/19    FRAME: A Salon Series on Visual Art, Performance, and Identity     (202 S. Thayer Street Building, Atrium, 7:00 pm) Educational events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. FRIDAYÕS VICTORS FOR UMS: Joel Howell and 
Linda Samuelson Supporters of Friday eveningÕs performance of 8980: Book of Travelers. SUNDAYÕS VICTOR FOR UMS: Maurice and Linda Binkow Vocal and Chamber Arts Endowment Fund Supporter of Sunday afternoonÕs recital by Ian Bostridge and 
Julius Drake.

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