Michigan music faculty
Mendelssohn Theatre to hear the singers' lyric beauties and to the big box-shaped Hill Auditorium to hear the orchestras' dramatic enormities and the choruses' epic immensities. And no matter where or when they've heard these concerts, these patrons always appreciate the time, care, and dedication the performers put into preparing for them.
But the real measure of the excellence of the music school performers is not how long they labor preparing a concert but how quickly they can put together a concert when they have to. Take, for example, the Michigan Chamber Players, the music faculty ensemble whose concert at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday, September 16, opens the University Musical Society's 2007-2008 season. Only one month before the concert, neither the UMS nor the music school knew exactly which Chamber Players were playing - and that was because the Chamber Players didn't know yet, either.