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Qiyun Zhao20th CENTURY ROMANTIC MUSIC
Qiyun Zhao, Abby Mayo & Tony Lee
A sophomore in the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Qiyun Zhao will perform on viola as part of the School of Music's Performance Outreach Program. The program provides practical application experience for students interested in making a difference in the community through the performing arts. Zhao is a devoted viola lover, and for her, playing viola is like telling a story, depicting an image or flying. There will also be performances by Abby Mayo on trombone and Tony Lee on piano.
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Winnick & WongCLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Winnick & Wong
Daniel Winnick is a recent graduate from the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Kwoon Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Kellogg Eye Center. This concert will be the first public appearance of this dynamic duo with Winnick on violin and Wong on piano. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, they will perform several romantic pieces by Beethoven, Kreisler, Wieniawski and Elgar. 
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Robert & Bernice JonesBLUES, GOSPEL & STORYTELLING
Robert & Bernice Jones
Rev. Robert Jones is a nationally recognized musician and educator with more than 20 years of experience as a performer and storyteller. He sings, plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, quills and banjo, and he has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Leon Russell, to name a few. He and his wife, Bernice, a powerful and gifted singer in her own right, now perform as a duo. They showcase the spiritual, gospel, and blues roots that form the basis of American popular music. Jones had an award winning radio show on WDET-FM, 101.9 Detroit called “Blues From The Lowlands”, for over 15 years. He now hosts a show at the station called “Deep River”, a program of spirituals and gospel aired Sundays.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Souls AlikeFOLK/ROCK TRIO
Souls Alike
Tracy Huffman (vocals), Bob Huffman (guitar and vocals) and Megan Chartier (cello) form a dynamic folk-rock trio. Tracy Huffman began her vocal career at the young age of 11 when she was chosen to participate in an "all star" choir to backup Karen Carpenter and Barry Manilow. As an adult, Tracy has been a vocalist in various R&B/pop bands throughout the Midwest since the mid eighties. Bob Huffman studied music in Hollywood, CA and Boston, MA and is currently a music therapist at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Megan Chartier has been playing cello for eleven years and is a performance major at Eastern University, serving as second chair in EMU's Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming March Performances & Events

Daniree DuoMOTOWN & ROCK CLASSICS
The Danireé Duo
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, March 3, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


UMGASSMUSICAL THEATER
The Pretty Committee, U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society
For more than 50 years, the U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society has performed the works of Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at least twice a year. UMGASS, comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members in the greater Ann Arbor area, will present a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favorites drawn from Gondoliers, Mikado and Pirates of Penzance, among others. Minimal props and costumes will provide dramatic flair as the actor/singers perform solos and ensemble numbers. The performers are Beth Ballbach, Katie Nix, Lori Gould, Brynn Raupagh, Sara Kennedy, Jeffrey Willets, David Wolff, Jesse Murillo and Alan Wineman.
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SkylarkSAINT PATRICK'S DAY
SING-A-LONG

Skylark
Betsy Beckerman, Sara Melton Keller and David West of Skylark all sing and play a multitude of acoustic instruments. All three of them share a love of older music, and they have been playing and singing together for years. Their repertoire is vast and draws heavily on British Isles and American traditional music. For this St. Patrick's Day concert, Skylark will sing and play Irish songs and encourage the audience to sing along by providing lyrics. Keller and Beckerman will perform together in an adult story session at the Ann Arbor District Library on March 31, 2011.
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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 reaches right into 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.
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Ann Arbor Prairie PlayersCLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC
Members of the Ann Arbor Prairie Players
The Ann Arbor Prairie Players is a group of 10 or so local classical chamber music players. For the last 10 years, the group has rehearsed and performed in Ann Arbor in different combinations. The program for this performance includes two quartets by Mozart for flute, violin, viola and cello and a trio by Beethoven for violin, viola and cello. This concert features Lisa Marmor on flute, Erik Zuiderweg on violin, Joe Lange on viola and Margaret Weiss on cello.
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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