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Angels on CallCHORAL MUSIC
Angels on Call
Angels on Call is a University of Michigan philanthropic a cappella group which strives to create community relationships through performing for charitable organizations, hospitals and nursing homes. Angels on Call donates all of its proceeds from each concert to a specific charity. This year, they have chosen to monetarily benefit and raise awareness for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. The group includes: Katie Murray, Leora Goldbloom-Helzner, Sophia Park, Allie McMellen, Jessica Leung, Monica Dollive, Toni Wang, Brian Zhang, Demario Longmire, Nolan Marsh, Riley McCune, Ryan Gentil, Thomas Kratofil and Steven Hwang.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Nadhamuni Gayatri BharatINDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat

Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat’s music has its root in Indian classical music. Her style of music arose out of her spiritual experience while growing up under a great Yogi (Seer), Swami Nana-ji. Since her infancy, she was lucky to listen to and participate with the devotional music sessions that her Seer held every day. In this context, it is her belief that she closely intermingled with divinely and highly elevated souls and was blessed by them with a mystic voice to cure numerous ailments through her music. Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat is a vocalist, Lakshminarasimhan plays harmonium and Dan Piccolo plays tabla. For information on the U-M India in the World theme semester, please visit: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/india
Gifts of Art Free Concert

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


Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company

Over 25 years ago, U-M Professor of Dance Bill DeYoung founded the Freshmen Touring Company with the intent to provide first year dance majors with the opportunity to learn and perform repertory around southeastern Michigan. The 2014 season, under the direction of Robin Wilson, features works by U-M Dance alumni Jennifer Harge; guest choreographers Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello; current U-M Dance students Hillary Kooistra, Ambika Raina and Alexis Turner; and U-M Dance faculty Robin Wilson. Led by these choreographers, the students explore and develop their artistry within the practice of modern dance.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


celloCELLO RECITAL
cellochan

Now 21 years strong, cellochan is a unique program in Ann Arbor for young cellists that provides an especially supportive and enjoyable environment for study while pursuing excellence, personal fulfillment and artistic growth. The “Ch’an” in cellochan means Zen, or search for insight. Director Suzanne Smith, who has been teaching and performing cello for over 30 years and studying Zen for over 20, draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented program. Cellochan students and Smith will perform pieces in this recital.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M Life Sciences OrchestraJOURNEY TO RUSSIA: SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra

The Life Sciences Orchestra, a Gifts of Art program, was founded in the fall of 2000 by a small group of musicians and artists at the U-M Medical School and Health System. It provides a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who have previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its thirteenth season spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Borodin, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the second. 
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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Acoustic EidolonGUITJO & CELLO DUO
Acoustic Eidolon
Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire incorporate a rich blend of musical influences, including Celtic, contemporary, bluegrass and Latin music to create Acoustic Eidolon’s unique sound. As they perform throughout North America and Europe, Scott plays an instrument he invented: the guitjo, an acoustic guitar with two necks. Scott’s playing is even more impressive with the knowledge that he has triumphed over focal dystonia, a neurological disorder that affects his hand, by relearning how to play the guitar in a new way. Combine Scott’s talent with Alkire’s stunning tone and impeccable cello playing, and you have an exciting new acoustic sound. 
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


San, Emily & JacobCONTEMPORARY FOLK & MORE
San, Emily & Jacob

San Slomovits, along with his brother Laz, as the duo Gemini, have been a popular folk duo throughout Michigan and the U.S. since 1973, and San’s daughter Emily began joining them on stage when she was just eight years old. Emily is an accomplished violinist, having studied classical violin for more than a decade, and has a lovely and unique singing style. Jacob Warren studies bass at the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and is principal bassist of the University Philharmonia Orchestra. San, Emily and Jacob’s beautifully blended vocal harmonies and exciting instrumental work breathe new life into a wide variety of American and international music, and audiences thrill to their warmth, humor and ease on stage.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Gabe Bolkosky & Michele CookerCLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Gabe Bolkosky & Michele Cooker

Detroit native Gabe Bolkosky has performed across the U.S. and abroad, most notably at Carnegie Hall in 2008 in the premiere of Fredric Rzewski’s “Natural Things”.  At U-M, he earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and a master’s in chamber music, as well as studying improvisation at the master’s level. Bolkosky has worked with young musicians in most of the 50 states as well as parts of Asia. Pianist Michele Cooker has appeared on PBS and live broadcasts for WFMT radio in Chicago and the CBC in Canada. She teaches piano at the Kerrytown Concert House and is a member of the Board of Directors. Together Bolkosky and Cooker present a stylistically varied program with informative and fun commentary from the stage.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Iridescent FlutesFLUTE TRIO
Iridescent Flutes

Iridescent Flutes is a group of classically trained flutists sharing fun, engaging and thought provoking music with the community. Kelsi Gautz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music (BM) at Bowling Green University and is currently the director of the Southeast Michigan flute choir. Melissa-Kay Grey, Master of Music (MM), is a guest clinician with the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, performs with the Dexter Orchestra, and teaches private lessons. Lauren Hughes graduated with a BM from Michigan State, and a MM from Wright State University. In the fall, she will join the University of Oklahoma's Doctor of Musical Arts program. Please come and enjoy the trio perform works including, Bach, Simaku, Quantz, Haydn and more.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Gerald RossFINGERSTYLE GUITAR & UKULELE
Gerald Ross

Successfully blending the sounds of jazz, blues and swing, Gerald Ross has created a guitar style uniquely his own. Whether he is playing swing, blues, pop or tropical flavored melodies, Ross’ good humor and outstanding musical talent are captivating. Ross appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and he has performed with such greats as Arlo Guthrie and Bonnie Raitt.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, May 29, 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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