On May 14, 1913, Hill Auditorium first opened its doors to the public for the 20th Annual UMS May Festival.
The iconic concert hall in Ann Arbor, MI turned 100 today, and the community celebrated the venue's birthday around town.
At 5pm there was a screening of the new documentary directed by Sophia Kruz A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), followed by a Summer Sings event in which members of the Ann Arbor community came together to sing the Verdi Requiem, the piece performed at the opening of Hill in 1913.
Read more about the anniversary celebrations in this AnnArbor.com article about the hall's anniversary, including an interview with Sophia Kruz.
Happy Birthday, Hill!
The original documentary "A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone: 100 Years of UMS Performances in Hill Auditorium" will make its TV broadcast premiere on the Detroit PBS affiliate WTVS channel 56.1 on Sunday May 19th ET at 5pm.
Live outside the WTVS signal range? No problem. Watch a live webcast of the documentary at 5pm EST: www.ums.org/hill100