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Dodworth Holdiay Brass EnsembleSOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble
The Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble is a brass octet with a male vocalist comprised of members of the celebrated Dodworth Saxhorn Band, which performed at the White House, in Washington DC. They use original brass saxhorns dating from 1840-1880 to play popular, religious, secular and ethnic (Polish, French, German and Norwegian) Christmas and holiday music. The audience is encouraged to join in singing and listening to a variety of seasonal favorites such as: “O' Christmas Tree”, “Jingle Bells”, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”, “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Angels We Have Heard on High”.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Ann Arbor Klezmer TrioTRADITIONAL KLEZMER MUSIC
Ann Arbor Klezmer Trio Ann Arbor Klezmer Trio listen
Drawing from the time-honored repertoire of Jewish music, members of the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra perform energetic and uplifting traditional Hebrew songs. This all instrumental trio, composed of Jake Reichbart on guitar, Greg Koltyk on clarinet and Kurt Krahnke on bass, has played together for 10 years with the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra throughout the state and beyond.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Arbor ConsortSTROLLING VICTORIAN CAROLING
Arbor Consort
In picturesque costumes of 19th-century England, this all a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere right at patient’s bedsides. Selections will include well-known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols. 
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CounterpointHOLIDAY HARMONIES
Counterpoint Counterpoint listen
Come enjoy some of your Christmas favorites with the local band Counterpoint. They will entertain you with their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah Davis, and Laurie Williams on vocals, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet, and guitarists Paul Olsztyn and Dave Karl, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. You’re invited to join in the fun, so bring your jingle bells to help deck the halls. Special guest: Ken Davis (piano).
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


hollyNO CONCERT
Thursday
, Dec. 27, 2012
Happy Holidays

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Upcoming January Performances & Events

Dr. Thomas L. ClarkSNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques, and he helps participants try their hands at some seasonal designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own creations. An exhibition of his work, Garden of Eden & Tree of Life, is on display in the Gifts of Art gallery where the workshop will be held until Feb. 4, 2013. If attending the workshop, please bring scissors. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Gifts of Art Event
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, 12:00-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


FLUTE/GUITAR DUOCLASSICAL, JAZZ & TANGO
Tracy KashTracy Kash Thomas Thomas & Duane Allen Harlick
Armed with a bachelor’s degree from University of North Duane Allen HarlickTexas and a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, Tracy Kash Thomas is an accomplished classical and jazz flutist who is now actively songwriting, arranging and performing. She won the 2009 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist and has been nominated for many others in recent years, including Jazz Composer, Jazz Instrumentalist and R&B Artist. Guitarist Duane Allen Harlick is also a celebrated and award winning singer/songwriter, and together this duo gives a dynamic performance reaching across genres, including classical, jazz and tango.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


PuzzleArtBRAIN FITNESS PUZZLEART WORKSHOP
Alli Berman
In this workshop, New York artist Alli Berman will describe and demonstrate her fun PuzzleArt™ Therapy activities. Berman had a CVA (stroke) years ago. She experimented in her studio and collaborated with behavioral optometrist Dr. Susan Fisher, neuroscientists, occupational therapists, educators and others to develop the perceptual PuzzleArt Therapy System. As participants use their eyes, fingers and brains to follow swirling, colorful paths, they are giving themselves a great brain fitness workout to develop stronger, faster cognitive function. Used in clinics, universities, therapy offices, elementary schools, rehabilitation centers, private and military hospitals throughout the US and in 15 other countries, PuzzleArt Therapy can help everyone from children with learning disabilities to soldiers returning from war with traumatic brain injuries. In the Gifts of Art gallery where the workshop will be held, an interactive exhibition of Berman’s work is on display until Feb. 4, 2013. If planning to bring a group to the workshop, please call Gifts of Art office at 734-936-ARTS (2787) in advance of your visit. Watch this video or visit PuzzleArtTherapy.com to learn more.
Gifts of Art Event
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013,
12:00-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Edie HerroldTRADITIONAL, ORIGINAL & LATIN JAZZ
Edie Herrold with Red Shoes

Enjoy the uplifting, exciting and inspiring sounds of Edie Herrold with Red Shoes as they explore the world of jazz. You’ll hear old and new jazz, originals, and some Latin grooves. Herrold studied at the University of Miami, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and for the last several years at the acclaimed Jazz Camp WEST immersion program in northern California. Master guitarist Brian Delaney and exceptional percussionist Dennis Sheridan join Edie Herrold on bass for a journey of jazz inspiration.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Amy PorterMOZART, MAHLER & MORE
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 season winter concert, as part of Hill Auditorium’s centennial celebration, the LSO will feature award winning flutist Amy Porter, a professor at U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance who has an international performing career as well as a renowned talent for teaching. She will play Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major. The orchestra performs two free concerts per season, this being the first. 
Gifts of Art Concert
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Jim VincentCLASSICAL & JAZZ PIANO
Jim Vincent
Jim Vincent studied piano from an early age. Despite going on to a career in science and education, he maintained a strong interest in classical and jazz piano performance. In the classical style, he performed numerous recitals at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians in Scotland, UK. In jazz, Vincent performed with some of Europe’s top improvisers and made appearances at major jazz festivals and BBC broadcast concerts. Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences at U-M, Vincent is an Associate Member of the American Matthay Association, named after the great English piano pedagogue of the 1930s who is in Vincent’s musical lineage.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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