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Next UMS President Comes From The New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Jan 24, 2017

Matthew VanBesien, the next president of University Musical Society at U of M.
Credit Courtesy photo / www.ums.org

The University Musical Society has existed since 1879. For the last 30 years, Ken Fischer has served as its president. Fischer retires on June 30th, and, on July 1st, the tenure begins for just the 7th president of the organization.  I caught up with Mathew VanBesien  shortly after the public announcement:

UMS Official Announcement     

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