UMS Night School: 100 Years Of UMS At Hill Auditorium: Session 8: Going Greek: Milhaud's Oresteian Trilogy and 100 Years of UMS/School of Music Collaborations

Monday March 18, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

What was it like to be in Hill Auditorium in 1913? This season Night School focuses on 100 years of UMS at Hill Auditorium and illuminates the special history behind the great performers and performances that have shaped our community. Professor Mark Clague joins us again as host and resident scholar.

When Hill Auditorium was first built, UMS was the organization that oversaw the School of Music, a situation that held true until the early 1940s, when UMS transferred oversight of the School of Music to the University of Michigan. To commemorate 100 years of collaboration, UMS will celebrate on April 4 at Hill Auditorium with a massive orchestral and choral work , Darius Milhaud's "Oresteian Trilogy," set for vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra, and a battery of percussion instruments.

In this final Night School session, we explore Milhaud's masterpiece and the long and fruitful history of collaboration between UMS and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

These 90-minute "classes" combine conversation, interactive exercises, and "lectures" with genre experts to draw you into the themes behind each performance. Sessions are designed to both deepen your knowledge of the performing arts and connect you with other audience members. This final session is followed by a Night School "graduation" celebration.