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U-M Music MajorsUNIVERSITY MUSIC MAJORS
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance
This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series. As an engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this series exists both to provide high quality cultural experiences for the surrounding community and for the educational benefit of participating students. Performers prepare repertoire and interactive presentations with assistance from SMTD faculty and staff for different age groups in various venues throughout the community. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Ann Arbor Suzuki InstituteVIOLINS OF THE SEASON
Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute

The Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute provides music instruction for children based on the idea that music learning can be like language learning. These children (ages 4-16) delight in sharing their music with people around the area. You will hear some classical pieces, but mostly Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday music. Wendy Azrak, the director of this group and a Gifts of Art Bedside Music Practitioner, will describe some aspects of the Suzuki teaching method. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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CounterpointHOLIDAY HARMONIES
Counterpoint Counterpoint listen

Come enjoy some of your Christmas favorites with the local band Counterpoint. Their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements of seasonal favorites are a UMHS tradition. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah Davis, and Laurie Williams on vocals, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet and vocals, guitarist Dave Karl and bass player Daniel McConnell, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. Guest performers often make appearances, and the band brings song lyrics, extra percussion instruments and bells for audience members to join in on the fun. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016, 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 a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Selections will include well known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols.
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109



KlezmephonicJEWISH FOLK MUSIC
Klezmephonic Ann Arbor Klezmer Trio listen

Rollicking freylakhs, sweet cradle songs, and hot American vaudeville tunes are brought to life by the Ann Arbor-based band Klezmephonic. Their sound stems from the Eastern European Jewish folk music of the 19th and 20th centuries and is sprinkled with swing and Roma stylings. The clarinet (Jennie Lavine) wails and soars over the dance inducing rhythms of bass (Dave Sharp); accordion & clarinet (Will Cicola); and guitar (Alex Belhaj). The musicians bring a mix of classical and jazz training and years of experience interpreting traditional styles. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



No concert
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
Happy Holidays!


UPCOMING JANUARY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Susan Tonga & Ilene DuminskeSNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
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. As a part of the University of Michigan bicentennial celebration, this year’s exhibition of Dr. Thomas L. Clark’s work is a retrospective. It is on display until March 12, 2017 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. Video about Dr. Clark's exhibits with Gifts of Art and how to make a snowflake. Printable instructions.
Gifts of Art free workshop
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017, 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



Naki Kripfgans & Melissa-Kay GreyFLUTE & PIANO SONGS OF THE BIRDS
Melissa-Kay Grey & Naki Kripfgans

Flutist Melissa-Kay Grey, Master of Music, and pianist Naki Kripfgans, Doctor of Musical Arts, share a luminous collection of music including a selection of birds and their characteristics from the Americas to Indonesia. Pieces include the notorious blackbird (Messiaen’s “Le Merle Noir”), shimmering nightingale (Popp’s “Nightingale Serenade”) and brilliant birds of paradise (Shalumit Ran’s “Birds of Paradise”). In addition to these bird-like selections, the duo will perform colorful pieces including Barcarole and Scherzo by Alfredo Casella. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Bob Sweet TrioPIANO JAZZ
Bob Sweet Trio

Tad Weed is a powerhouse of a pianist who has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz including John Patitucci, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McCrae, Charles Lloyd and Woody Herman. Bandleader Bob Sweet (drums) and Kurt Krahnke (bass) have been part of the southeastern Michigan jazz scene for decades, so this trio is fueled by musical depth and creative group interplay. Whether they're playing jazz standards or original pieces, you can count on a fresh, dynamic sound, distinctively flavored with the soul of the Detroit jazz tradition. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 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 (LSO), 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 performance opportunities 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 winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Glinka, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Harmony BonesFOLK MUSIC
Harmony Bones

Harmony Bones is a quintet of long-time veterans of the Ann Arbor folk music scene. The band consists of Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles and Linda Teaman (of Nutshell), Laz Slomovits (of Gemini) and Eric Fithian. Their sound features rich vocal harmonies on traditional, contemporary and original songs, as well as a huge array of folk instruments – guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, accordion, banjo, banjo ukulele, bass, hand percussion, and even sitar and Uilleann Pipes. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



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