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March Performances
 

CLASSICAL SOLO PIANO
by Xiaofeng Wu

Pianist Xiaofeng Wu earned a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He has been a prize-winning performer since childhood, winning the First State Mozart Piano Competition at the age of twelve.  Continuing to win numerous awards, including the Gold Medal at last summer’s Guerrero Foundation International Piano Competition in Madrid, Wu tours and performs by invitation throughout the world.  Currently, he is working on his DMA at U-M with Arthur Greene. Classical pieces by Beethoven and romantic pieces by Chopin are included in this program.
Thursday, March 6, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


JAZZ QUARTET
Greg McKinney & Friends
Greg McKinney, known often as “Super G” McKinney, has lots of experience in the metro Detroit music scene, playing with many different bands.  McKinney loves to play Motown, Rhythm & Blues and Classic Old School.  In addition to working at UMHS, he leads this jazz quartet with the Hammond Organ.
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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



FREE JAZZ WITH VISUAL ART

by The Petting Zoo
Tom Abbs, bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, and visual artist M.P. Landis perform avant garde multi-media music works with film and projections.  This performance will include a talk and demonstration about their process as artistic and life supporting collaborators.  One of these artists gave one of his kidneys to the other.  This performance is made possible through a partnership between the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Arts on the Hill Program and UMHS Gifts of Art.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 8:00 pm
LOCATION CHANGE: School of Public Health Community Lounge

109 Observatory St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CHAMBER MUSIC
The Jaya Varma Quartet
U-M School of Music Performance Outreach Program

Jaya Varma, a student of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, is pursuing a master’s degree in violin performance.  This quartet includes Jaya Varma and Ashley Dyer on violin, Dana Huyge on viola, and Jeremy Crosmer on cello.  Several Debussy compositions as well as an assortment of lighter classical pieces will be included in the program.
Thursday, March 20, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


HARP-OBOE DUO
by Laurel Federbush & Sue Owen-Bissiri

Harpist Laurel Federbush studied music at the University of Toronto and received her DMA from U-M.  Sue Owen-Bissiri is a freelance oboist who performs with a myriad of groups.  She has music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Eastern Michigan University.  From such talented and classically trained musicians, you can expect to hear outstanding classical solo and duet music for oboe and harp.
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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

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