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U-M Doctoral Strings StudentsSTRINGS MUSIC
U-M Doctoral Strings Music
For 125 years, the University of Michigan School of Music has provided the finest education and experience in the performing arts. Now renamed the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. This concert features both solo and chamber strings music by students in the Ph.D. program.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company

Over 25 years ago, U-M Professor of Dance Bill DeYoung founded the Freshmen Touring Company with the intent to provide first year dance majors with the opportunity to learn and perform repertory around southeastern Michigan.  The 2013 season, under the direction of Robin Wilson, features works by U-M Dance alumni Alexandra Beller and Jillian Hopper; guest choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu; historical choreographer Donald McKayle; current U-M Dance students Maddy Rager, Nola Smith and Sammi Rosenfeld; and U-M Dance faculty Sandra Torijano. Led by these choreographers, the students explore and develop themselves within the practice of modern dance. The students participating include Meri Bobber, CJ Burroughs, Kiri Chapman, Ciara Hurst, Penelope Koulos, Jeffrey Noble, KT Maviglia, Maeve McEwen, Ayana McPherson, Riley O’Donnell, Lena Oren, Sarah Ponczek, Irene Vanderberghe and Nadia Weeks.
Gifts of Art Concert

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Francis Yun and Hannah WeissBAROQUE FLUTE & HARPSICHORD MUSIC
Weiss/Yun Duo

Hannah Weiss and Francis Yun work together in the U-M Early Music Ensemble and the School of Music’s Performance Outreach Program. Weiss currently studies with Amy Porter and will be graduating this spring from U-M with her Master of Music in flute performance. Yun plays piano and harpsichord and currently teaches at Adrian College while pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at U-M in harpsichord performance. They will perform Baroque flute repertoire from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century, including works by Telemann, Bach and Hotteterre.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


cellochanCELLO RECITAL
cellochan
Now twenty 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 search for insight. Director Suzanne Smith, who has been teaching and performing cello for over 30 years and studying Zen for over 20, draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented program.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY 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 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 thirteenth spring season concert, with Hill Auditorium celebrating its 100th anniversary, the LSO will perform pieces by Mussorgsky, Ravel and Strauss. Press release
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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EtceteraVINTAGE AMERICAN POP
Etcetera
Etcetera is a lively octet that sings and swings the standards. The group’s four-part vocals and stylized choreography of favorite American numbers are delivered with a dash of humor and a lot of pizzazz. Etcetera brings close harmonies, a mix of original and classic songs and a unique blend of song and choreography to audiences throughout southeastern Michigan and beyond. The singers in the group are Anne Bauman, Dick Bauman, Jan Carpman, Bob Collins, Pam Gibb, Steve Mandell, Mary Ellen Weakley and Bill Weakley. Joyce Reese is the accompanist and Eric Nyhuis is on percussion.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Daniree DuoR&B, MOTOWN & COUNTRY
Danireé Duo

Daniel Goree, from the Pacific Northwest, and Donald “Bopper” Clark, a Michigan local, get together to take listeners on a journey through American music. Both of these musicians, Goree on lead guitar and Clark on bass, have been around the world, bringing sounds and perspectives to their interpretation of American rhythm & blues, Motown and country. Their music ranges from country standards of Waylon Jennings to R&B by Marvin Gaye to pop hits of Michael Jackson. The only thing you can expect is surprise at what they might pull out next.
Gifts of Art Concert

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Equinox JazzCLASSIC JAZZ
Equinox Jazz

Equinox Jazz plays jazz classics mixed with Latin and Afro-Cuban sounds. They see ballads, blues, funk and soul all in the heart of jazz. Equinox begins where classic and modern jazz meet, and the group brings a fresh perspective to it. Rob Crozier is on bass, and he is joined by two seasoned local veterans, Matt Endahl on piano and Will Osler on drums.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Willis Patterson Our Own Thing ChoraleGOSPEL MUSIC
Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale
Named for its founder and director Willis Patterson, an Ann Arbor native and U-M Professor Emeritus, the chorale has performed for more than 30 years throughout the State of Michigan and beyond. With a culturally diverse membership that represents varied careers and a wide range of musical experience, the Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale is committed to the preservation and performance exposure of old African American spirituals as well as traditional contemporary choral compositions written and/or arranged by African American composers and musicians. They also work to raise funds for the Our Own Thing Instructional Program. This concert is part of Grief Awareness Week at the U-M Health System. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/Z8BCIB.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Michael Casher & Carrie WilsonGUITAR & VOICE
Michael Casher & Carrie Wilson
Michael Casher performs classical guitar in the Ann Arbor area. He has studied with Matthew Ardizzone and Robert Guthrie, and attended master classes with Manual Lopez-Ramos. He is director of the Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Program at the U-M Health System. 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. 
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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