Mature Ministries Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
12 noon

Mature Ministries presents Lunch and Learn with Ken Fischer on October 14.  The event will begin at noon with a box lunch eaten outside (either on the Terrace or under the Canopy on the Hill Street Lawn). At 1:00 p.m., all are then invited into the Sanctuary where Ken will be interviewed by First Pres member and longtime member of the UMS Choral Union Marilyn Meeker.  This will be followed by a Q&A session and a book-signing.  RSVP to the Church Office to order your lunch.

Ken Fischer is President Emeritus of the University Musical Society (UMS) of the University of Michigan (U-M), a position he held for 30 years between 1987-2017.  Ken has a new book coming out "Everybody In, Nobody Out" (University of Michigan Press).  The book is filled with colorful anecdotes from Ken's time at UMS that reflect on the power of the performing arts to engage and enrich communities - not by handing down cultural enrichment from on high - but by meeting communities where they live and helping them preseve cultural heritage, incubate talent, and find ways to make community voices heard.

UMS, an independent multi-disciplinary performing arts presenter with a long and deep affiliation with U-M, is located on the Ann Arbor campus and offers 60-90 concerts each season, performed in up to nine University and community venues.