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December Performances & Events

Members of the Avraham Ben Ze'ev Orchestra
Drawing from the time-honored repertoire of Jewish music, members of the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra perform energetic and uplifting traditional Hebrew songs. This all instrumental trio, composed of Jake Reichbart on guitar, Greg Koltyk on clarinet and Kurt Krahnke on bass, has played together for 10 years with the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra throughout the state and beyond.
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Friends of Nephrology
For its fifth year, the Division of Nephrology is teaming up with other divisions in the Internal Medicine Department and Gifts of Art to offer their popular holiday concert as a gift to all of the patients, families and friends of the hospital. Some of the talented performers will return from last year, including members of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Crystal Gadegbeku will be the master of ceremonies, and together with the Nephrology communities’ many talented children, faculty, staff, patients and friends, will bring some cheer to this holiday season. This performance will be broadcast on University of Michigan Hospital Closed Circuit TV, Channel 45, Dec. 4, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011.
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble
The Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble is a brass octet with a male vocalist comprised of members of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, America's Premier 19th Century Brass Band. They use original brass saxhorns dating from 1840-1880 to play popular, religious, secular and ethnic (Polish, French, German and Norwegian) Christmas and holiday music. The audience is encouraged to join in singing and listening to a variety of seasonal favorites such as: O' Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Angels We Have Heard on High, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Bob Sweet Trio
This is piano jazz at its finest. Bob Sweet (drums), Kurt Krahnke (bass) and Tad Weed (piano) have been part of the southeast Michigan jazz scene for decades. Anything might happen when they get together, but the performance is always fueled by creative group interplay. Whether they're playing jazz standards, original pieces, or unexpected takes on holiday favorites, you can count on a fresh, dynamic sound, distinctively flavored with the soul of the Detroit jazz tradition.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Arbor Consort
In picturesque costumes of 19th-century England, this all a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere right at patient’s bedsides. Selections will include well-known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols. 
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1:30-4:00 pm
Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Come enjoy some of your Christmas favorites with the local band Counterpoint. They will entertain you with their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah Davis, and Laurie Williams on vocals, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet, and guitarists Paul Olsztyn and Dan Reynolds, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. You’re invited to join in the fun, so bring your jingle bells to help deck the halls. Special guest: Ken Davis (piano).
Thursday, December 23, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Happy Holidays!

Upcoming January Performances & Events

Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake
In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques and allows participants to try their hands at some of his beautiful snowflake designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own creations. An exhibit of his work, including the three series, the Prodigal Son, Genesis and the Chinese Zodiac, is hanging concurrently in the same location. If attending the workshop, please bring scissors. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.

Biorhythms is a bi-annual music and dance program directed, choreographed, produced and performed by medical students along with students from a variety of other U-M departments. This performance excerpt from their full program will include salsa, Bhangra, jazz, and Lithuanian dances, to name a few. The full (also free) show, including two medical school bands along with other musical acts, will be at 6:00 pm January 15th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League. 
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tiana Marquez with Dave Gitterman and Dr. Doris Allen
As a musical celebration of the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., accomplished singer, writer, and storyteller Tiana Marquez will perform a variety of songs and stories about his life, history and cultural heritage. Skillfully blending her stories with song, Ms. Marquez transports audiences into the life of her stories through the medium of music. Her spirituals and storytelling are important tools in capturing the moods and deep religious sense that are a part of the African American civil rights movement. Ms. Marquez will be accompanied by Mr. Dave Gitterman on keyboard and Dr. Doris Allen on drums.
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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 eleventh season winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform Mahler 2 with chorus. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. 
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Kaplan, Wagner & WilletsBROADWAY SHOWTUNES
Two Tenors on the Edge
Take a trip down Broadway with Jeffrey Willets, Jay Kaplan and accompanist Elisabeth Wagner. With ballads, rousing anthems, and comedy songs, they will take you on a show-tuneful journey of musical theatre. Join them for 50 minutes of cabaret songs and anecdotes, as they sing and perform some of their favorites and your’s by such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern,  Harold Rome,  Lerner and Loewe, Cy Coleman and more.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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