Please join us for an afternoon of world music in Nichols Arboretum, Sun., Sept. 16, 1–4 pm, 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor. Music in the Arb is free—and a great way to start the fall term!

Performances by U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and U-M Residential College faculty and students, including Michael Gould playing Argentine music with his duo “Michael Gould and Alberto Rojo,” Susan Walton with gamelan ensemble, the Noraysa Philippine Music Ensemble, and more.

Similar to the well-known summer theater performances of Shakespeare in the Arb, Music in the Arb this year takes place throughout the Arboretum, using the natural setting as a verdant backdrop for a variety of music. Performances begin near the Peony Garden at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb and finish at the amphitheater near the prairie.

Music in the Arb 2012 is sponsored by U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the U-M Residential College.

Parking is free on Sunday at U-M blue lots on Washington Hts. and Nichols Dr. below U-M Hospital off E. Medical Center Dr.

Concert is cancelled in case of rain or inclement weather. Please visit us on Facebook or Twitter for weather updates. For more information call 734.647.7600 or visit the Arb & Gardens website.

Watch these videos featuring U-M faculty and students playing: