A SPACE FOR MUSIC, A SEAT FOR EVERYONE
100 Years of UMS Performances in Hill Auditorium
producer, director, editor, co-writer
supervising sound editor
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
DETROIT PUBLIC TELEVISION
MLIVE MEDIA GROUP ANNARBOR.COM
Length: 56 minutes, 46 seconds
Format: HD, 16x9
© 2013 University Musical Society
EMMY® Award-winning documentary supported by the University of Michigan's University Musical Society (UMS) and distributed on PBS by Detroit Public Television (WTVS, channel 56).
One of the most celebrated venues in the United States, Hill Auditorium opened on May 14, 1913. Designed by the renowned architect Albert Kahn and boasting one of the world’s finest acoustical designs, Hill Auditorium has been a true cultural incubator for the arts community in southeast Michigan for the past 100 years. With a rich history of performances by the world’s top artists, Hill Auditorium is a shining example of how investment in the arts cultivates a vibrant, engaged community.
In many ways, Hill Auditorium is more than a gathering place for music enthusiasts; it has been the beating heart of civic life in Ann Arbor for a century and has created a self-perpetuating reputation for attracting top talent to the venue, the university, and the city itself. Through concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews, EMMY winning "A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone" provides historical context for the auditorium’s role as UMS’s primary concert venue and highlights its evolving community function.
- Michigan EMMY® Award, 2013 Best Historical Documentary - National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Best Documentary Feature - Made in Michigan Film Festival
- Best Documentary - Lake Michigan Film Competition
- Best Historical Documentary - Michigan 2013 EMMY Awards
- Best Michigan Feature - Uptown Film Festival
- New York Independent Film Festival
- DocUtah: Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival
- East Lansing Film Festival
- Uptown Film Festival
- Great Lakes International Film Festival
- Made in Michigan Film Festival