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Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009

by Dr. Thomas L. Clark

Snowflake master Thomas L. Clark weaves ancient wisdoms into his exquisite creations. Presenting his well-loved annual paper snowflake making workshop, Dr. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, will demonstrate his paper cutting technique to workshop participants and allow them to try their hand at some of his beautiful snowflake designs. An exhibit of his work is hanging concurrently at the same location. If planning to attend the workshop, please bring scissors. 
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:00-2:00 pm
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1

1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

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 tenth season winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by William K. Brehm and Gustav Mahler, among others. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. 
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet
This quartet of members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform lively chamber music in a variety of styles. This chamber concert will provide people with a close-up opportunity to see and hear virtuosic string performers in a comfortable and intimate setting. Denice Turck on violin, Susan Schreiber on violin, Carolyn Tarzia on viola and Eric Amidon on cello will all be more than happy to show you their instruments and answer any questions that you might have. The quartet performs in schools and hospitals throughout Southeastern Michigan as part of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Outreach Program.  
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

Bob Sweet Trio with Kurt Krahnke & Tad Weed

These three, Bob Sweet on drums, Kurt Krahnke on 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 sound is always fueled by creative group interplay. Whether they’re playing jazz standards, original pieces, or unexpected takes on pop tunes, the sound is always fresh, yet distinctively flavored with the soul of the Detroit jazz tradition.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

Randy Asplund with Julie Hussar

Here’s a chance to enjoy a bit of art and culture from the middle ages. Julie Hussar sets the mood with a musical introduction on harp in period attire for the first 15 minutes of this event while historical artist Randy Asplund sets up for his Medieval book art show & tell. Randy Asplund, in Medieval attire, will demonstrate the arts of writing and illustrating books as they were made entirely by hand in the middle ages. See how a goose quill becomes a pen, insect nests become ink, and then both are used to record the wisdom of the past. Colors that are made from plants, animals, minerals and alchemy are used to create intricate and colorful paintings. A U-M School of Art & Design graduate and local artist, Asplund is an expert with these techniques that were used a thousand years ago.  An exhibit of his work is currently on display in the UH Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2 until Feb. 9, 2009.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, 11:45 am-1:30 pm
University Hospital Cafeteria, West Side, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

Michael Casher & Carrie Wilson

Michael Casher is a classical guitarist who has performed solo, as guitar duo, with flute, and with voice. He has studied with Robert Guthrie, Matthew Ardizzone, and the late Manuel Lopez-Ramos. He is currently the medical director of the UMHS Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Program. Soprano Carrie Wilson is a professional cantor who performs regionally in recital and musical theater performances and studies with celebrated tenor, George Shirley, Professor Emeritus of Voice at U-M.  This program will include works by Bach, Sor, Schubert, Dowland and a selection from the musical Les Miserables.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

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