UMS Night School Returns For A Second Season

Join Professor Mark Clague on Mon., Oct. 1, 7-8:30 PM, at the Downtown AADL for UMS Night School, Session 1: Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg.

The second season of Night School focuces on 100 Years of UMS at Hill Auditorium. These 90-minute classes combine lectures by genre experts and conversation about upcoming UMS performances.

At this first session, local historian Grace Shackman will also give a brief presentation about Ann Arbor at the time of the construction of Hill Auditorium.


This session did not discuss the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg as advertised. Instead, we were told we were required to participate in group discussions where we would complete fill-in-the-blank assignments concerning Hill Auditorium. When I said I did not wish to participate in that discussion, the facilitator told me, "You WILL be in a group." From the organization that brought incredible public outreach/insight into St. Petersburg celebration and to the Royal Shakespeare Company in recent years, this was a deep disappointment.

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy the session. The content was changed at the last minute - and we apologize. There will be a discussion of the orchestra at the second session of the Night School and we hope that you can attend that session. Again - we apologize.