The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
A student-run, week-long music festival will celebrate the music and musicians who blend Western classical traditions with those from Hispanic-Latino culture, Jan. 29--Feb. 4.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase
3:30pm, Off-Campus Location, First Presbyterian Church- 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
Olivier Latry is a French organist, improviser and professor of organ in the Conservatoire de Paris. Presented by the Department of Organ in collaboration with the Ann Arbor and Detroit Chapters of the American Guild of Organists. Free - no tickets required
5:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall
For a dance historian, analyst, or musicologist writing about dance, what are the implications of knowing about artists’ working processes? In this presentation, Jordan will begin by revisiting interviews she conducted for her 2015 book Mark Morris: Musician-Choreographer. Morris has taken a variety of approaches to music, such that his “choreomusical” styles and strategies have helped dancers and audiences to hear musical scores in new ways. Recent studies of the practices of other contemporary choreographers reveal an intensification in the sharing of “process information.” To illustrate this intensification and its results, Jordan draws from recent choreomusical analyses, as well as interviews with other choreographers. Her research raises a number of questions about how to negotiate a way through the conflicting values and terminologies of interviewers and interviewees, and the mix of rational choices and instinctive decision-making in the creative artistic process. For Jordan, the “genetic” information in the process can be invaluable to a general understanding of dance, while potentially enriching the analysis of individual dances. Asking what sort of relationship might, or might not, exist between the genesis of a work and its final form, she also brings into play musicologist Nicolas Marston’s theory of “dangerous liaisons.”. Free - no tickets required
7:30pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
David Korevaar, professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, performs music of Beethoven, Libermann, Perrachio, and Brahms. Korevaar has performed in many roles, as solo recitalist, as soloist with orchestra, as chamber musician and collaborator, as well as expanding into the world of theatre and dance. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
The Koinonia Trio was formed in Ann Arbor in September 2015. Their mission is closely related to their trio name, “Koinonia,” a transliterated form of a Greek word, which means “communion, joint participation.’ Since its formation, the trio has won the East Central MTNA Chamber Music Competition and was awarded a U-M Performing Arts EXCELerator Grant Fellowship. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
PROGRAM: Bach - Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; Henze - Serenade; Martinu - Cello Sonata no. 1, H277; Akiho - 21. Free - no tickets required
U-M Photo Services