Tag Archives: University of Michigan

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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Sleight of hand: ‘Kiss & Cry’ offers a world of dreamlike illusion

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.11, 2014) A miniature train loops around a track through a bucolic landscape where cows graze alongside an improbable giraffe. Toy people sit on park benches, watch their neighbors through dollhouse windows, stand in little … Continue reading

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Who could ask for anything more? George Gershwin’s last piano makes U-M debut

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.9, 2014) S’wonderful. Marvelous, too. The last Steinway grand piano owned by famed American composer George Gershwin – the one on which he most likely composed “Porgy and Bess” – has a new life. Donated … 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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