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SNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
with Dr. Thomas Clark

Presenting his well-loved annual paper snowflake making workshop, Dr. Thomas Clark is amazing and inspiring. Dr. Clark will demonstrate his paper cutting technique to workshop participants and allow them to try their hand at some of his exquisite snowflake designs.
Thursday, January 4, 2007, 12:00-2:00 pm
Taubman Clinic Lobby, Floor 1


WORLD MUSIC ORIGINALS
by ToneFeather

With Laz Slomovits on vocals, guitar, fiddle, and folk flutes, Helen Slomovits on Celtic harp, silver flute, and vocals, and Lori Fithian on percussion and vocals, ToneFeather is an excursion in musical merrymaking. The band performs uplifting original songs and world music flavored improvisations.
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby


SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
by the 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 U-M 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. Now in its seventh season, it is estimated that each of the twelve past concerts has drawn over 1000 friends and family of the extended U-M Life Sciences Community. The orchestra performs two concerts per year, this being the first. Admission is free to this Winter 2007 Concert.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium


WEST AFRICAN KORA MUSIC
by Djely Mady Kouyate

Mady Kouyate was born in Senegal into a highly respected centuries-old line of musicians and praise singers known as Djelys, or Griots. In West Africa, Griots (traditional historians, genealogists and storytellers) keep history alive in their story and song. One of the Griots' traditional instruments, the kora, is a lute-like instrument made from a large calabash with 21 strings. The Kouyate family, including both of Mady Kouyate's parents, his uncle, and his brother, were his first and best teachers of the artistry of music and verse. He also studied with the famous Toumani Diabate while attending L'institute Nationale Des Arts. Kouyate now lives in the United States, and he wishes to share with you the wisdom of his fathers.
Thursday, January 18, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


JAZZ TRIO
The Paul VornHagen Trio

The Ann Arbor based Paul VornHagen Trio will be performing Jazz Standards and Bossa Novas that are robust but with a touch of romance. Works by composers such as Porter, Gershwin, Monk, and Rodgers and Hart will be highlighted. VornHagen performs on vocals, sax, and flute, Tad Weed is on piano, and Kurt Krahnke is on bass. These virtuoso players have all received Detroit Music Awards for their skills and have traveled the world making concert appearances and performing at jazz festivals.
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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