MMDG has performed at the Power Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Michigan campus seven times since its debut in March 1993, including both mixed repertory evenings as well as three performances of Dido and Aeneas.
The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) was awarded the 2014 National Medal of Arts by President Obama last fall in recognition of its role in bringing world-class orchestras, dance ensembles, jazz and world music performers, and theater companies to Michigan. Now in its 137th season, UMS inspires audiences and enriches communities by connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences. UMS has been led by President Kenneth C. Fischer since June 1987.
Housed on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, UMS is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences. UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners. Because of its unique position as affiliated but independent from its host university, the University of Michigan, UMS has great freedom with the curatorial process; at the same time, UMS works in partnership with over 50 academic units and 175 faculty members to animate and contextualize the work on stage.
These performances in Ann Arbor are co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre.