Tag Archives: University Musical Society

The List: 2014 in the Arts!

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Dec. 31, 2014) It’s time to say good-bye to 2014 and welcome in the New Year. It’s a time to settle accounts and make plans, but I’ll wait till tomorrow to do the latter. Today, … Continue reading

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Turin’s “William Tell” hits the mark in Chicago

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Dec. 9, 2014) It’s possible that I’d fall in love with any opera performance that included complimentary tiramisu, cannoli and coffee at the first intermission; crisp apples and more coffee at the second. But Rossini’s … Continue reading

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When San Francisco Symphony returns to Ann Arbor, even what’s old is new

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Nov. 12, 2014) The San Francisco Symphony – Mahler, Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel Who: The San Francisco Symphony What: Two different concerts, featuring Mahler (Thursday); and Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel (Friday). Where: Hill Auditorium, 825 … Continue reading

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It’s all in the hands: Charleroi Danses’ ‘Kiss & Cry’ is made for dancing fingers

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.9, 2014) She is a choreographer and dancer. He is a cinematographer. They are a couple. Together with a team of collaborators, they’ve made a theater piece that, like a child, is at once something … Continue reading

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UMS Scores Big with Emerson String Quartet

 Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Sept. 29, 2014) On a day when the U-M team fumbled the ball yet again in the Big House, sending fans fleeing well before the fourth quarter, an evening’s entertainment that began with a quartet … Continue reading

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Emerson String Quartet arrives in Ann Arbor with new player, new work

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2014) The Emerson String Quartet is one of the world’s best-known quartets. But in Ann Arbor, their visits are so frequent – no fewer than 15 appearances under University Musical Society auspices … Continue reading

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Review: Itzhak Perlman, with John Root, serves up delicious recital for Hill Auditorium audience

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 15, 2014) Of the great musical artists before the public today, there are a select few who generate not just feelings of admiration but of affection. They are the ones we greet with … Continue reading

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