Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:56pm

This past weekend, I happened upon an old recording of composer Ted Hearne’s “Word for Word” for large orchestra. In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that the piece was premiered by the New York Youth Symphony in 2011 under the direction of Paul Haas, a former composition teacher of mine. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:15pm

Over the past month, as I boarded four flights and about ten bus rides, I found myself listening to the same recording over and over: Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 2012 recording of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

I’d set out to study the opera over the holiday break because I plan on referencing it in an upcoming project. “Don Giovanni” is a seminal work in the opera repertoire — some consider it to be the best opera ever written.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:48pm

The Michigan Daily first became aware of the University of Michigan’s use of non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements in December 2018 while reporting on alleged sexual misconduct. The existence of these agreements surfaced in the course of investigations into sexual misconduct allegations against University faculty members. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:18pm

It was also not particularly groundbreaking humor — it wasn’t meant to offend or moralize — but it was smart and engaging.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:54pm
George Stephanopoulos has hosted two presidential debates.

The University of Michigan announced earlier this year that a presidential debate will take place in the Crisler Center on Oct. 15, 2020. The University has created a website full of press releases, informational pages and promotional videos about this event.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:10pm

The Daily spoke to St. John by telephone about the #MeToo movement, classical music, her allegations of abuse and others that have rocked this industry.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:43pm
'The Rose Tattoo'

As the play began to conclude, furthermore, I couldn’t help but allow the tragic ending of “The Glass Menagerie” to keep my constantly on edge — just as Tom’s relationships to his family fall apart, I all but assumed that Serafina’s would fall apart as well.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:23pm

As I entered the Arthur Miller Theater for the Department of Theatre & Drama’s production of “Sense and Sensibility,” I’ll admit that I was skeptical. Could a Jane Austen novel really be adapted for the stage? Could this reserved book from 1811 really be adapted into a modern theatrical work?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:20pm
Sammy Sussman

If this concert was a sign of what’s to come for the University Philharmonia Orchestra under Adrian Slywotzky this coming year, I can’t help but be excited.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:53pm
Sammy Sussman

It’s something that I’ve never experienced before and I’ll probably never experience again: a town filled with 44,000 people just like me, with 44,000 people around my age, all of whom live in the same town for the same reason.