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Scholarship Showcase

Sep. 21 4:00pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

A Grand Night for Singing

SMTD Vocal Ensembles
Sep. 28 4:00pm
Hill Auditorium
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Good Kids

Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Oct. 2-12, 2014
Arthur Miller Theatre
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Cabaret

Dept. of Musical Theatre
Oct. 9-19, 2014
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
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Halloween Concert

University Orchestras
Oct. 26 4:30pm
Hill Auditorium
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Band-O-Rama: Let’s Go Boo!

University Bands
Oct. 31 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
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Dead Man Walking

University Opera Theatre University Symphony Orch.
Nov. 13-16, 2014
Power Center
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Caroline, or Change

Dept. of Musical Theatre
Nov. 20-23, 2014
Arthur Miller Theatre
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Fuente Ovejuna

Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Dec. 4-7, 2014
Power Center
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Collage

SMTD
Jan. 17 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium
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Currents & Crossings

Dept. of Dance
Feb. 5-8, 2015
Power Center
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Stupid F###ing Bird

Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Feb. 19-22, 2015
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
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Winter Opera - TBA

University Opera Theatre
Mar. 26-29, 2015
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
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Iphigenia at Aulis

Dept of Theatre & Drama
Apr. 2-12, 2015
Arthur Miller Theatre
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The Music Man

Dept of Musical Theatre
Apr. 16-19, 2015
Power Center
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Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

Dept of Musical Theatre
May 3, 2015
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
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Past Events

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Masters Recital: Daniel Fabricant Smith, violincello

10:30am, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium

PROGRAM: Beethoven - Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano; Britten - Solo Suite for Cello; Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major. Free - no tickets required

Little Women

2:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre

Dept. of Musical Theatre Studio Production. A musical by Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Directed by Danny Gurwin.

Tickets available at the League Ticket Office, 734-764-2538. General Admission $17/$10 with student ID

Senior Recital: Ryan Reynolds, bassoon

2:00pm, Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre

PROGRAM: Bertoli - Sonata I; Hersant - Huit duos pour alto et basson; Roesgen-Champion - Concert No. 2pour saxophone alto clavecin et bassoon; Saint-Saëns - Sonate pour bassoon avec accompagnement de piano Op. 168; Bruns - Kleine Suiten Nr. 1 für Fagotte und Kontrfagott Op. 55. Free - no tickets required

Early Music Ensemble

4:00pm, Moore Building, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall

Edward Parmentier, director PROGRAM: Telemann - Sonata in E Minor; Tallis - Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet; Marias - Suite en Trio in C Minor; Mondonville - Sonata No. 2 in F Major for violin and harpsichord obbligato; Bach - Soanta in A Major for violin and harpsichord obbligato; Philidor - Suite in G Minor; Montrverdi - Lament of Arianna parts 1 and 2; Couperin - L’Espagnole (Les Nations). Free - no tickets required

Dissertation Lecture Recital: Yu Liu, piano

5:00pm, Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall

PROGRAM: Jianzhong - Bai Niao Chao Feng; Piexun - Ping Hu Qiu Yue; Yi - Duo Ye. Free - no tickets required

Dissertation Pedagogy Workshop: Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro, piano

5:00pm, Stearns Building, Cady Room

PROGRAM: Ginastera - Doce Preludios Americanos, Op. 12. Free - no tickets required

Viva Ginastera! Concert - University Symphony Orchestra

8:00pm, Hill Auditorium

Pre-concert lecture by Carol Hess, Professor of Musicology (Michigan State University) at 7:15.

Renowned pianist and SMTD alumna, Barbara Nissman will be the special guest soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its music director, Kenneth Kiesler for this special evening featuring the three piano concertos of the Argentine composer, Alberto Ginastera.

This concert will mark the official reintroduction of Ginastera’'s Concierto Argentino, written in 1935 and later withdrawn by the composer. Aurora Nátola-Ginastera, the late widow of the composer, granted Barbara Nissman exclusivity to perform the work and to make its first recording. The concert will also include be the first performance of the “original” version of Ginastera'’s Piano Concerto No. 2, written in 1972. This concerto was jointly commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony and the late Austrian pianist, Hilde Somer. Working from the composer’'s original score that he gave her personally, Ms. Nissman will present the first performance of his original work. Ginastera wrote the second movement scherzo for the right hand alone (per la mano destra). However, Ms. Somer transcribed it herself for the left hand alone (per la mano sinistra) making significant changes in the piano writing. Ms. Somer also altered the ending of the finale, which Nissman has restored to its original version.

The concert also includes a performance of the popular First Piano Concerto, written in 1962 and made even more popular by Emerson, Lake & Palmer's well-known transcription of the finale's Toccata. Barbara has performed this concerto with the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, as well as presenting its Dutch premiere at Amsterdam’'s Concertgebouw and its UK premiere with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. At the composer’'s invitation, she played the First Piano Concerto for his 60th birthday celebration concert with l’'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Well known for her recordings of the complete solo works and piano/chamber works, now available on the Pierian label, Barbara Nissman is also the dedicatee of Ginastera’'s final composition, the Third Piano Sonata. Barbara first met the composer Alberto Ginastera while she was a student at the University of Michigan and was performing his First Piano Concerto with the University Orchestra. How fitting that she should return to Michigan to perform and record his complete Concertos with Kenneth Kiesler, recently named winner of The American Prize for conducting, and the USO, winner of The American Prize in orchestral performance..

" I so much am looking forward to our working together- what an exciting project and what wonderful and magical music! What a joy this will be!”". Free - no tickets required

The Beaux’ Stratagem

8:00pm, Power Center

Dept. of Theatre & Drama. A comedy by George Farquhar Trans. by Thornton Wilder & Ken Ludwig
The path to love is rarely smooth in this romp full of misconception and wit. Directed by Priscilla Lindsay

Tickets available at the League Ticket Office, 734-764-2538. Reserved Seating $26/$20/$10 with student ID
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Little Women

8:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre

Dept. of Musical Theatre Studio Production. A musical by Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Directed by Danny Gurwin.

Tickets available at the League Ticket Office, 734-764-2538. General Admission $17/$10 with student ID

BFA Dance Concert: The Way I See It

8:00pm, Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre

Chloe Aiello, Shanna Cruzat, Edith Freyer and Morgan Wallace will be presenting an evening of original choreography. General Admission $5 at the door, beginning at 7PM

Women’s Glee Club

8:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium

Julie Skadsem, conductor. PROGRAM: Schumacher/Bilik - The University; Gjeilo - Prelude; Jeffers - Wer die Musik sich erkiest; Porpora - Lauda Jerusalem; Franck - Panis Angelicus; Ramsey - I See the Heaven’s Glories Shine; Hyökki - Kaksi Kansanlaulua; Busto - Salve Regina; Daley - The Lake Isle of Innisfree; Dengler - Things That Never Die; Gayley/Balfe - Laudes ar que carina; Yellow & Blue; Lawton/Moore/Elbel - Varsity & Victors. Tickets at the door, $5 for UM students/$15 general admission, get tickets in advance by emailing umwgc-exec@umich.edu. Tickets available at the door

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