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Maggie WaltzSWING & JAZZ
Maggie's Standard Time Band Maggie's Standard Time Band
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Led by Maggie Waltz on bass, this talented and versatile quartet performs a mix of new and old from the Great American Songbook with a fresh, eclectic twist. Composers range from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, to James Taylor, Sting, Prince and Michael Bublé. In addition to leading Maggie’s Standard Time Band, Waltz currently plays for the Michigan Philharmonic, Livonia Symphony, U-M’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society and Comic Opera Guild, among others. Vocalist Kyle Newmeyer, pianist Jean Wilson, and drummer Rob Hejna shine alongside Maggie. They will be joined by guest vocalist Fiona Linn.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Edie HerroldTRADITIONAL, ORIGINAL & LATIN JAZZ
Edie Herrold Trio Edie Herrold Trio listen now

Enjoy the uplifting, exciting and inspiring sounds of the Edie Herrold Trio as they explore the world of jazz. You’ll hear great grooves from Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond mixed with originals and standard jazz tunes. Herrold studied at the University of Miami, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and for the last several years at the acclaimed JazzCamp West immersion program in northern California. Master guitarist Brian Delaney and exceptional pianist Dale Grisa join bassist Edie Herrold on a journey of jazz inspiration.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Jin Hwa LeeEVENT CANCELLED - SEOUL TO DETROIT FLIGHT PROBLEMS
CLASSICAL SOLO PIANO
Jin Hwa Lee

Since her New York debut concerts at Carnegie Weil Hall and St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville, Korean born Jin Hwa Lee has established herself as a pianist of vigor and perceptive insight. Lee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from U-M, and previously studied at Peabody Conservatory and Seoul National University. In addition to performances in Detroit, Baltimore, Rochester, San Jose and Ann Arbor, she has been invited to perform at Oberlin Conservatory and Eastmann School of Music as a guest performer through the DMA Piano Exchange Series. Lee also performs internationally and recently released Jin Hwa Lee plays Rachmaninov on the Bluegriffin label.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Gu HongzhongNEW SOUNDS OF ANCIENT MUSIC
Shanghai Conservatory of Music Ensemble

As part of the Chinese Arts & Culture Festival, Professor Ye Guohui, an award-winning Chinese composer from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, will lead an ensemble of student instrumentalists in his original compositions for traditional Chinese instruments. The repertoire is composed of three ancient Chinese stories from over 1,000 years ago: "Night Revels of Han Zaixi", "Drinking Wine from Goblets Drifting Downstream”, and "Flowing Water". The group is offering a series of lectures and workshops at U-M to discuss compositional and performance techniques, and in addition to this concert, they will perform on Sept. 26 at Rackham Auditorium. This Gifts of Art concert is cosponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute. For further details, visit the CIUM website: www.confucius.umich.edu.
Gifts of Art/Confucius Institute free concert
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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UPCOMING OCTOBER PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Laz & San SlomovitsFOLK MUSIC OF THE '60s
Folk Revival Band
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Come hear "Blowin' in the Wind," "If I Had a Hammer" and other classic songs by Pete Seeger; Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel and others. In addition, the show will feature traditional American folk songs performed on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, "bones" and folk flutes. The Folk Revival Band consists of twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits (also known as Gemini, Ann Arbor's nationally known children's folk musicians), who came of age during the '60s. They will be joined on drums by U-M School of Music graduate and local music teacher, Mike Morrison. They will also be showcasing some new material.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Matt WatrobaFOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER
Matt Watroba

Michigan’s Matt Watroba has been building his repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs for over 25 years. He sings both original and traditional songs of compassion, inner strength, humor and everyday living, and his voice goes straight to the heart. His goal is to leave the audience feeling better than they did when they came in. Watroba was the radio host of "Folks Like Us" for over 20 years on WDET-FM. He has performed at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, the Detroit 300 Celebration, the Ark, and the Spirit of the Woods Festival, and he has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie and Shawn Colvin, among others.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Alex BelhajTRADITIONAL HOT JAZZ
Alex Belhaj's Crescent City Trio

Drawing deep inspiration from the seminal recordings of 1920s and 30s hot jazz, Alex Belhaj's Crescent City Trio carries the torch of tradition while bringing their own spirit and arrangements to the music. Belhaj’s trio puts on a lively concert of stomps, struts, spirituals, rags, ballads and the blues at their shows throughout southeastern Michigan. The Ann Arbor based Crescent City Trio is comprised of Alex Belhaj (guitar/vocals), Raymond Heitger (clarinet/soprano saxophone/vocals) and U-M School of Music Professor Emeritus and 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival lead performer James Dapogny (piano).
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


__FEATURED MUSIC MAJORS
U-M Outreach Program for the Performing Arts

The Outreach Program for the Performing Arts is a course offered to students enrolled in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance at the University of Michigan. Students in the class are music majors who perform for different age groups in various venues throughout the community. The musical styles range from classical music to Broadway show tunes. The performers also enjoy interacting with audiences and providing interesting information about their musical experiences.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


FEATURED MUSIC MAJORS
U-M Outreach Program for the Performing Arts

Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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