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Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company
For over 25 years, each spring the U-M Department of Dance Freshman Touring Company has toured throughout southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio giving dance performances and workshops in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. This year's performance will feature an excerpt from Dianne McIntyre's The Summit; the work, The Bronschtein Effect, choreographed by guest artist Christal Brown (of the NYC company INSPIRIT and former Urban Bush Women member); Harm's Way, a new work by U-M faculty member Amy Chavasse; and works by guest artist Rodger Belman and selected U-M students.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Kitty Donohoe & Doug BerchIRISH-FLAVORED ORIGINAL MUSIC
Kitty Donohoe with Doug Berch
Award winning singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe is based out of Ann Arbor, but her reputation extends far beyond. With several acclaimed CDs to her credit, Donohoe’s music spans the oceans expressing both a love of music and language. While playing guitar, cittern and keyboard, she sings songs with her three-octave voice that draw upon her Irish heritage and her northern US roots. Musician and dulcimer-maker Doug Berch joins her on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and whistle.
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


celloCELLO MUSIC
cellochan
Now eighteen years strong, cellochan is a
unique program in Ann Arbor for young cellists that provides an especially supportive and enjoyable environment for study while pursuing excellence, personal fulfillment and artistic growth. The “Ch’an” in cellochan means Zen, or the search for insight. Director Suzanne Smith, who’s been teaching and performing cello for 30 years and studying Zen for 20, draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented program. In addition to student performances, this concert will include solo pieces by Smith.
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


LSOSYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
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 from 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 eleventh season spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform the Egmont Overture by Beethoven, Cello Concerto, Mov. 1 by Dvořák, Ritirata Notturna di Madrid by Berio, Three-Cornered Hat (Suite No. 1) by de Falla and Rapsodie Espagnole by Ravel.
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Swinging StringsTRADITIONAL JAZZ
Swinging Strings with special guest James Dapogny
Swinging Strings highlights the often overlooked contributions of string instruments (bass, guitar and violin) to jazz. With Kurt Krahnke on bass, Rod McDonald on guitar, and Paul Winder on violin and viola, this ambitious trio performs songs by some of the great jazz violinists, especially Joe Venuti and his guitarist sidekick Eddie Lang. You’ll also hear music from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, including pieces by Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Walter Donaldson and Duke Ellington. With honorary James “String” Dapogny on piano, Swinging Strings will swing even harder.
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming May Performances & Events

Greenhills Chamber GroupCHAMBER MUSIC
Greenhills School Chamber Group
Greenhills School Chamber group consists of upper school students at Greenhills who are enthusiastic about sharing their musical talents with the community. The rehearsals are run purely by the students outside of regular school hours. Each member of the group is learning not only the technical aspects of the pieces but also musicality and style through the process of sharing ideas and playing together. The flute quartet is comprised of Katherine Selwa (flute), Haemin Park (violin), Ben Froelich (viola) and Juliano Stewart (cello), and the clarinet quintet is comprised of Mithun Saha (clarinet), Emily Wu (1st violin), Haemin Park (2nd violin), Marion Bonneaux (viola) and Rebecca Beery (cello).
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Srishti Dance of IndiaCLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA
Srishti Dances of India
Srishti Dances of India is an Ann Arbor based Indian classical dance company, specializing in the Odissi style. Ishika and Kritika Rajan are talented dancers in the company who have performed nationally and internationally, gathering acclaim for their performances. Odissi is a 2,000 year old sculptural dance form from eastern India, accompanied by melodious music. Costuming will reflect the small theater context.
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


The Choral ConnectionVINTAGE AMERICAN POP
The Choral Connection
There’s nothing like an upbeat song and dance show to keep your face grinning and your toes tapping. The 18 talented performers of the Choral Connection will entertain you with a lively set of familiar favorites and quirky gems, plus a few surprises. The Choral Connection, directed by Carolyn Tjon Burnstein, has been entertaining audiences in and around Ann Arbor since 1994. Don’t miss this sneak preview of their upcoming show at Washtenaw Community College, June 11, 2011.
Thursday, May 19, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SmithCELLO SOLO
Suzanne Smith
As teacher and director of the local cello program cellochan, Smith is often working with her students. However, for this concert we have an opportunity to appreciate her 30-year career as a performer. She has a Bachelors of Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Masters in Music from the State University of New York. Her primary teacher was the well known cellist Bernard Greenhouse, one of the original members of the Beaux Arts Trio. Smith has appeared with the Jackson and McComb Symphony Orchestras as principle cellist and she enjoyed a principle cello position while on tour with Mannheim Steamroller and Simon and Garfunkel.
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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