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SMTD@UMMA: Upcoming Performances

In an effort to connect visual art to performance art, UMMA and the U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) are partnering to offer an exciting line-up of performances for the 5th season of SMTD@UMMA. All performances are free and open to the public and take place in the UMMA Apse, unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited. Audiences may browse the gallery at exhibition-related concerts.

The Andalusian Guitar, Friday, January 31, 8pm: Celebrated guitarist Matthew Ardizzone (pictured left) will perform a concert of Andalusian compositions that explore the cultural legacy of the Islamic presence in Spain. The performance is held in conjunction with Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art 

Michael Daugherty: The Labyrinth of Love Sunday, February 16, 7pm: Set to poems and prose by writers ranging from Sappho to Anne Carson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Elizabeth Taylor, Daugherty’s sweeping new song cycle for large chamber ensemble features soprano Jennifer Goltz and conductor Elim Chan.

Dance on Camera 2014, Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 6pm: Direct from Lincoln Center, enjoy the dynamic mash-up of dance and film. 

The Return, Wednesday, April 2, 7pm: Commissioned by UMMA in partnership with SMTD, Palestinian-American composer Donia Jarrar (pictured right) premieres a new work drawing from personal narratives related to notions of paradise and home. This performance is held in conjunction with Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

Chamber Choir, Sunday, April 13, 7pm: Under the direction of Jerry Blackstone, the Chamber Choir kicks off their Australian tour with premieres by three Michigan composers: 2013 Brehm Prize winner Greg Simon, UM alumnus Daniel Knaggs, and a faculty collaboration with composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, inspired by elements of architecture. This performance is held in conjunction with Three Michigan Architects: Part 1—David Osler.


The SMTD@UMMA performance series is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.

The exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art was organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing generous support for its presentation at UMMA and national tour. Additional lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Office of the President. Other generous support is provided by the Monroe-Brown Foundation Discretionary Fund for Outreach to the State of Michigan, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies, CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Institute for the Humanities, Islamic Studies Program, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. (use DDFIA and UMHS logos)

The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 1—David Osler is part of the UM Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research