The University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and More

The University Musical Society (UMS) continues its 2014-2015 season in October with six must-see performances. The month opens with Kiss & Cry, a stage work by Belgian dance company Charleroi Danses, in the Power Center Friday-Sunday, October 10-12. Two sets of hands serve as the main characters of this narrative, colliding and intertwining in a series of "nano-dances" amidst a delicate, miniature set. The action is filmed live and projected onto a large cinema screen to tell a touching story of love and loss.

The month continues with Grammy Award winning jazz and soul vocalist Gregory Porter, making his UMS debut in the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, October 15. The following night, Thursday, October 16, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers) and bassist Edgar Meyer will present a diverse program of largely original music at the Michigan Theater. While this is not a debut performance for either of these MacArthur Fellows, it will be their first performance together on the UMS stage. On Saturday, October 18 in Rackham Auditorium, the acclaimed Belcea Quartet will perform a program of Mozart, Berg, and Brahms.

In the second theater performance of the month, Paris's The?a?tre de la Ville performs Luigi Pirandello's absurdist classic, Six Characters in Search of an Author, in the Power Center Friday-Saturday, October 24-25. Visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda explores the world of micro-data using a rich sonic soundscape, synchronized content feeds on twin cinema screens, and human performers to execute the data streams in real-time with his production superposition, on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 in the Power Center..

Tickets to All Events on Sale Now

How to Order:


? 734-764-2538

? In person: Michigan League (911 North University Avenue)

? At the performance venue: beginning 90 minutes before performance start time

? Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed Sunday

Photo credit: Marteen van den Abeele

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