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STRING QUARTET
Michigan Pops Orchestra Small Ensembles Program
The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the oldest student-run, student-directed college pops orchestra in the U.S., managed by an executive board of 13 students. Michigan Pops Orchestra’s small ensembles program allows any interested musicians a chance to play in a small group, whether or not they are members of Pops. Shari Rosen on violin, Jessica Lai on violin, Chris Davis on viola, and Nate Friedman on cello will perform many traditional string favorites.
Thursday, April 2, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company

This year's performance features Impact by contemporary American choreographer Laura Dean, performed by members of the U-M Department of Dance. Impact, "dazzlingly intricate in its integration of patterns" is a tour de force, blending complex rhythms, folk-like arm and footwork with music by composer Steve Reich. Performances of Robin Wilson's Arrows, Melissa Beck-Matjias' Signifying Nothing and student works round out this afternoon's program. This one hour dance performance/lecture/demonstration will also feature works by the Dietz Marchant Dance Company.
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SONGS FROM MUSICAL THEATRE
Erik Heitz & Diana Herstein
U-M School of Music Performance Outreach Program & Gifts of Art Celebrate World Voice Day

Sharing a birthday with prolific composer Irving Berlin – 115 years apart U-M Musical Theatre major Erik Heitz feels an affinity with his work. He will perform such favorites as "God Bless America", "Blue Skies" and "There's No Business like Show Business". Diana Herstein, also a student in Vocal Performance at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, will perform American standards from early musical theatre.
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CELLO RECITAL
cellochan
Now sixteen years strong, cellochan is a unique program for young cellists that provides an especially supportive and enjoyable environment for study while pursuing excellence, personal fulfillment and artistic growth.  Director Suzanne Smith has been teaching and performing for almost thirty years, and her method draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented musical program.  This performance will include solo pieces by Smith as well as student performances.
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Chorus

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 to provide a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who had previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its ninth season spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony for orchestra and chorus.
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


VINTAGE SWING
Royal Garden Trio
The Royal Garden Trio plays swing music reminiscent of the 1930’s, but with an ear toward the future of improvisational jazz. The partnership of Brian Delaney on guitar, Tom Bogardus on tenor guitar and clarinet, and Mike Karoub on cello is synergetic. Blending a sound of the Parisian café with the American nightclub, they manage to be fresh, original and sophisticated without being exotic. The group covers an exciting repertoire including traditional jazz, classic show tunes and gypsy-style swing.
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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Upcoming May Concerts

MUSICAL REVUE
The Choral Connection
The Choral Connection’s jazzy and humorous song and dance retro musical revue The Joint is Jumpin’!” features finger-snapping standards and rousing musical theater hits. Directed by Carolyn Tjon Burnstein and accompanied by Anita Delph with Eric Nyhuis on percussion, the Choral Connection is a high energy troupe specializing in choreographed four-part harmonies delivered with wit and style. Celebrating its 15th year, the 20-member group, and its eight-person ensemble, Etcetera, sings and dances its way through a wide range of vintage and contemporary American popular music. 
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


GoreeMOTOWN & ROCK CLASSICS
Daniel Goree & Donald "Bopper" Clark

Daniel Goree, from the Pacific Northwest, and Donald “Bopper” Clark, a Michigan local, get together to take listeners on a journey through American music. Both of these musicians, Goree on lead guitar and Clark on bass, have been around the world, bringing sounds and perspectives to their interpretation of American rock-n-roll, R & B, Motown and country. Their music ranges from country standards of Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams to the pop hits of Michael Jackson. The only thing you can expect is surprise at what they might pull out next. 
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CLASSICAL CLARINET & PIANO
Donald R. Grant & Gregory Sulik
Accomplished clarinetist and Doctor of Musical Arts, Donald R. Grant began his formal training in the U.S. Navy School of Music and went on to Europe to study with French clarinetist Marcel Amiel and Vincent Morales of Barcelona, Spain. He has held principal clarinet positions in orchestras around the country. Detroit native Gregory Sulik is both a formally trained pianist and medical doctor. He has a masters degree of Musical Performance from EMU, and he earned his M.D. from the U-M Medical School. On tour from Marquette, Michigan, this duo will perform works by such composers as Johannes Brahms, Paul Hindemith and Francis Poulenc for piano and clarinet.
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


JAZZ STANDARDS
Susan Chastain & James Dapogny
During the turbulent ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s in the U.S., a powerful performing tradition emerged pairing two distinct styles – popular show and movie tunes aptly called “standards," and the new musical style called jazz. You’ve never heard jazz standards like you’ve heard them by singer Susan Chastain and pianist James Dapogny. Well-known in Ann Arbor and around the country, Dapogny has recently retired after 40 years of teaching at the U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance and continues, after 30 years, to lead his Grammy-nominated Chicago Jazz Band. Chastain is the owner of Ann Arbor's award-winning jazz gem, the Firefly Club, and performs there regularly.
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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