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May Performances
 

TOY BAND
Little Bang Theory

Performing mostly on toys in the key of C, Frank Pahl, Doug Shimmin and Terri Serris elevate bric-a-brac to fine art.  With old music boxes, toy pianos and drums, glockenspiels, xylophones, melodicas, cowbells, woodblocks and baritone ukuleles, Little Bang Theory creates music and sound art with recognizable elements of both mariachi and minimalist music.  Pahl is a musician and visual artist, including performing with the Scavenger Quartet and creating art-space installations, such as Four Quartets at Artcite in Windsor currently showing Wednesday-Saturday through June 18, 2008.
Thursday, May 1, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


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 eighth season, it is estimated that each of the thirteen past concerts has drawn over 1000 friends and family of the extended U-M Life Sciences Community. Admission is free to this Spring 2008 Concert.
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 7:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


VINTAGE AMERICAN POP
The Choral Connection
Carolyn Tjon Burnstein directs this 20-member troupe in presenting The Joint is Jumpin’! a jazzy musical revue celebrating the singular sounds of American retro music. This original production puts its own spin on finger-snapping jazz standards, the happy days of small screen television, and rousing hits from the world of musical theater. You’ll delight in the lyrical harmonies and up-tempo staging, underscored by an irresistible beat. 
Thursday, May 8, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


CHOIR MUSIC
Father Gabriel Richard H.S. Madrigals

Directed by Anne Kolaczkowski-Magee, Madrigals is an audition-only choir from Ann Arbor's Father Gabriel Richard High School. Last year they won their division at Festival Disney, a competitive music festival in Orlando, FL. Singing both a cappella and with accompaniment, the Madrigals will display a wide range of musical styles from baroque to contemporary. They not only perform at school, but throughout the community – all they need is an excuse to sing!
Thursday, May 15, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


VIOLIN-PIANO DUO
Kaleidoscope

Brought together by their passion for chamber music, Christine Chun and Diana Lungu, both Ph.D.s in musical performance from U-M, formed Kaleidoscope in June of 2007. Violinist Dr. Lungu was educated in Romania, Germany and the US, and pianist and organist Dr. Chun received her graduate degrees in Indiana and Michigan. Kaleidoscope creates with a multi-faceted palette of musical styles, sounds and colors. Their eclectic tastes range from gypsy-like Kreisler melodies, to the great classics of Beethoven, and the lush romanticism of Johannes Brahms and Cesar Franck. 
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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


OLD TIME PIANO
Jerry Perrine

Jerry Perrine specializes in the classic American piano styles of ragtime, traditional jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. As a teenager, Jerry became fascinated with the ragtime piano music of Scott Joplin and others, and he taught himself how to play ragtime piano. As he studied the music and the history of that piano style, he learned of other styles and pianists such as Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and many others. He learned how to play and compose in each style, and he has enjoyed performing "old-time" piano music for nearly thirty years in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Chicago.
Thursday, May 29, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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

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