MUSPERF 200 - Special Course
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Engaging Performance
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music Performance (MUSPERF)
Department: Music School

Details

Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

This course connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and the arts administrators who help get them here, and explore how the performing arts are an integral part of our lives and the world at large. Class will include lectures (including some by guests and visiting artists), required attendance at evening performances, interactive classroom activities, weekly readings, response papers about the performances, and presentations from students in class.

Students will attend live performances of: The Great Tamer, a new work of experimental theatre from Greece; Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ Ink; the theatre work Past Tense, a meditation on police brutality by artist Carrie Mae Weems; a site-specific performance of new music by the International Contemporary Ensemble; the Philharmonia Orchestra of London led by Esa-Pekka Salonen; the contemporary ballet La Fresque by Ballet Preljocaj from France; a mid-century modern production of Julius Caesar by the Théâtre National de Bretagne; and a jazz vocal concert by Grammy winner Cecile McLorin Salvant.

These performances constitute the course’s primary “texts,” and the full package of tickets is available to students enrolled in the course for the dramatically reduced rate of $120. Engaging Performance is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a partnership between the University of Michigan and the University Musical Society (UMS).

Schedule

MUSPERF 200 - Special Course
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23102
Open
34
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This course connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and the arts administrators who help get them here, and explore how the performing arts are an integral part of our lives and the world at large. Class will include lectures (including some by guests and visiting artists), weekly discussion sections, required attendance at evening performances, interactive classroom activities, weekly readings, reaction papers about the performances, and group presentations and/or performances from students in class. Students will attend live performances of: Urban Bush Women's Hair & Other Stories Underground Railroad Game, a daring new theatre work about race in the United States; singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane's new song cycle Book of Travelers; an opera in concert production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; Company Wang Ramirez's Borderline, a contemporary dance work fusing cultures and styles; a concert at the Michigan Theater capturing the blues tradition in the Piedmont region of the United States; the dance-theatre work of Nederlands Dans Theater legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea with the Lincoln Center Orchestra These performances constitute the course's primary 'textbook' and the full package of tickets is available to students enrolled in the course for the dramatically reduced rate of $120. Engaging Performance is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a partnership between the University of Michigan and the University Musical Society (UMS)
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25228
Open
8
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25229
Open
8
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25230
Open
9
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
121 (LEC)
 In Person
26091
Open
20
 
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TBA
Note: This new GCC complements the semester long course Musicology 121 The Art of Music. Off-campus component: Music in Berlin and Leipzig (2 credits)? During their time in Berlin and Leipzig in May, students will deepen their understanding of how music takes its place in the fabric of a city and how it becomes an archive of its history. In Berlin, students will study the role of music in the post-1945 reconstruction of the divided city, in the politics of the cold war, and now with visits to the DDR museum, the Neue Philharmonie, the Stasi Museum, the Komische Oper, Echtzeitmusik performance spaces and other spaces and venues. In Leipzig, the home of Bach and Schumann sardonically dubbed `hipzig? by some of its current residents, students will learn about the ways in which new kinds of music are reshaping our understanding and relationship to the classics. They will visit the J.S. Bach, the Mendelssohn and the Schumann Musea and will attend a performance of the Gewandhaus Orchester.

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