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Ann Arbor Klezmer TrioTRADITIONAL KLEZMER MUSIC
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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 Jordan Schug 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, December 5, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Dodworth Saxhorn BandSOUNDS 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, December 12, 2013, 12:10-1:00 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, December 15, 2013, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 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: Daniel McConnell (bass). 
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


NO CONCERT
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Happy Holidays!

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UPCOMING JANUARY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Cedric & Lauren PritchettSNOWFLAKE 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 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 is on display until Feb. 3, 2014 in the Gifts of Art gallery where the workshop will be held. 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.
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 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


Jin Hwa LeeCLASSICAL SOLO PIANO
Jin Hwa Lee

Since her New York debut concerts at Carnegie Weil Hall and St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville, Korean-born Jin Hwa Lee has established herself as a pianist of vigor and perceptive insight. Lee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from U-M, and previously studied at Peabody Conservatory and Seoul National University. In addition to performances in Detroit, Baltimore, Rochester, San Jose and Ann Arbor, she has been invited to perform at Oberlin Conservatory and Eastmann School of Music as a guest performer through the Doctor of Musical Arts Piano Exchange Series. Lee has also performed at music festivals in Europe and Korea. This program will include Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


graphicFEATURED MUSIC MAJORS
U-M Outreach Program for the Performing Arts

The Outreach Program for the Performing Arts is a course offered to students enrolled in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance at the University of Michigan. Students perform in the community at local hospitals, retirement homes and schools. The musical styles range from classical music to Broadway show tunes. The performers also enjoy interacting with audiences and providing interesting information about their musical experiences. 
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


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. It provides a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who have previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its thirteenth season winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Brahms. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. 
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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Souls AlikeFOLK/ROCK TRIO
Souls Alike

Megan Chartier (cello), Bob Huffman (guitar and vocals) and Tracy Huffman (vocals) form a dynamic folk/rock trio. Tracy Huffman began her vocal career at the young age of 11 when she was chosen to participate in an all-star choir to back-up Karen Carpenter and Barry Manilow. As an adult, Tracy has been a vocalist in various R&B/pop bands throughout the Midwest since the mid-eighties. Bob Huffman studied music in Hollywood, California and Boston, Massachusetts and is currently a music therapist at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Megan Chartier has been playing cello for thirteen years and is pursuing a master’s degree in Cello Performance at U-M.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Hiroya TsukamotoACOUSTIC WORLD MUSIC
Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto, from Kyoto, Japan, is currently based in New York City. He came to the US in 2000, and since then has been leading concerts here and abroad, including appearances at the Blue Note in New York City. He has developed a unique acoustic sound, blending folk music with his Japanese roots.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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