One more time with feeling . . . Tuba performance major and Residential College student Jordan Henrya freshman from Angola, Ind., who studied at Interlochen Arts Academytakes tips from one of the masters. New York Philharmonic tubist Alan Baer was one of several members of the prestigious orchestra to conduct master classes, workshops and seminars during a Feb. 5-6 residency organized by the University Musical Society (UMS) at the School of Music. More than 1,200 students and faculty from the University as well as parents, teachers, musicians, and UMS patrons from the local community participated in the 20 free sessions. A total of 7,450 people enjoyed sold-out concerts by America's oldest orchestra at Hill Auditorium Feb. 5 (Mozart's Symphony #29 and Mahler's 5th Symphony) and Feb. 6 (Dvorak's New World Symphony and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra with "The Victors" as the third and final encore).
"UMS was thrilled to bring this marvelous orchestra back to Ann Arbor to provide the people of our community with a unique set of cultural and educational experiences, available on no other campus in the U.S.," says UMS president Kenneth Fischer. (Photo by Kenneth Fischer, University Musical Society)