Season highlights include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Nonet; conductor Leonard Slatkin on his final tour as music director of the St. Louis Symphony; a new mounting of Glucks Orfeo ed Eurdice by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Christopher Hogwoods Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus; the Ann Arbor debut of the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis; an opening night recital by international opera sensation Cecilia Bartoli; and the final three installments in Garrick Ohlssons two-season expedition of the complete solo piano music of Frederic Chopin.
The season also includes the return of such UMS favorites as the UMS Choral Unions 117th performance of Handels Messiah, the Canadian Brass, the Kings Singers, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, sitarist Ravi Shankar, the Boys Choir of Harlem and the Julliard String Quartet in its 50th anniversary season.
The Hill Auditorium box office is open 10 a.m.6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m.1 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets also can be ordered by calling the box office, 764-2538 or 1-800-221-1229. Tickets may be ordered by fax at (313) 747-1171.