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April Performances

by Antony Verner, accompanist Mizuzu Tanaka

U-M School of Music Performance Outreach Program
Antony Verner, a graduate student from the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, will perform classical violin music. Pieces by composers such as Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Prokofiev will be highlighted. Pianist Mizuzu Tanaka, also a U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance graduate student, will accompany Verner on the piano.
Thursday, April 5, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

U-M Department of Dance Freshman Touring Company

The U-M Department of Dance of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers comprehensive training in performance, choreography, and theory. The Freshman Touring Company is a conservatory program, with most of the dancers aspiring to a professional career. Influences in the modern dance styles presented will range from Martha Graham to Limon, Cunningham, Horton and post-modern dance. The company, under the direction of Bill DeYoung, will present eight pieces, six of which were choreographed by members of the company.
Thursday, April 12, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

by Angela Yun-Yin Wu

Born in Taiwan, Ms. Wu has launched her performance career after receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. She has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in many concerts. The repertoire for this concert will include works by Chopin, Beethoven, and some 20th century music
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

The Life Sciences Orchestra with guest violin prodigy, 15 year old Jourdan Urbach

The Life Sciences Orchestra, a Gifts of Art program, brings together amateur musicians from the medical, health science and life science areas of the University, including faculty, staff, students, scientists, volunteers, alumni and their family members. This year, the Life Sciences Orchestra's Spring Concert is a benefit for U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald "House within a Hospital" and Gifts of Art's own Bedside Music Program. Special guest soloist Jourdan Urbach, founder of Children Helping Children, is featured.

The family friendly program is as follows:
Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss (known for its use in 2001: A Space Odyssey)

Poet and Peasant Overture - Franz von Suppé

Violin Concerto No. 5, Op. 37 - Henri Vieuxtemps

Carmen Fantasie - Pablo de Sarasate (based on the opera by Georges Bizet)

The Peer Gynt Suite - Edvard Grieg

The William Tell Overture - Giacchino Rossini (known as the "Lone Ranger Theme")
Friday, April 20, 2007, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium

Tickets here
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by Cellochan

Cellochan is a unique program for young cellists in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Ch'an" means Zen or the search for insight. Students at Cellochan study the cello within the context of Zen concepts and peer support. Cellochan aims to help students experience the joy of music making, employ the cello as a tool in the work of self esteem and to cultivate service to others through music. This performance will include solo pieces by the director and teacher of Cellochan, Suzanne Smith, as well as student performances.
Thursday, April 26, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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