April events at UMS opens with Artemis Quartet and includes AA native Colin Stetson

 

The 2017-18 season at UMS will come to an end in April with another exciting lineup.

UMS kicks the month off with a performance by the Artemis Quartet (see below for more details). Classical audiences will also enjoy a recital appearance by pianist Murray Perahia as well as a concert performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo by Apollo’s Fire.

South African Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim and his band Ekaya will perform a special tribute to The Jazz Epistles. This program will be performed in honor of Ibrahim’s fellow Jazz Epistles member Hugh Masekela, who passed away from prostate cancer in January.

Ann Arbor native and saxophonist Colin Stetson will perform his unique reimagining of Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony.

And the Collectif Kiss and Cry returns with Cold Blood, a live-action theater/dance/film experience that’s filmed and projected in real-time.

For more information on the events, log onto https://ums.org/season/

Artemis Quartet
Sunday, April 8 // 4 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Named after the Greek goddess of hunt and wilderness, the Artemis Quartet was founded in 1989 but took a full 10 years before it performed its first concerts for a live audience. This dedication to excellence has not wavered, earning the ensemble many accolades, including first place in the ARD International Music Competition and a Gramophone award. Based in Berlin, it programs its own series at the Berlin Philharmonie and the Vienna Konzerthaus, as well as in Munich and Amsterdam.
PROGRAM
Mozart Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Bartók Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Schumann Quartet in a minor, Op. 41, No. 1

 

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