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CutTime SimfonicaCLUB CLASSICAL
CutTime Simfonica listen

The CutTime Simfonica string quartet presents a lively and humorous variety program. They mix classical hits with adventurous new works by former DSO bassist Rick Robinson, blending rock, Latin, soul, funk, blues and gospel elements. See what this group does with classical music off the pedestal, featuring Eliot Heaton, Concertmaster of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. Expect to have your Mozart dramatic, your Bach swung and your rock covered. Audience members can join in the fun on toy percussion. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Aleksandra Vojcic & Melissa-Kay GreyROMANTIC FLUTE MUSIC
Melissa-Kay Grey & Aleksandra Vojcic

Master of Music Melissa-Kay Grey is a musician, private flute instructor, and serves as the Executive Director of Seven Pillars, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting musicians through regional and international events. She will be joined by Dr. Aleksandra Vojcic, pianist and faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Together the flute and piano duo will present romantic pieces for St. Valentine’s Day.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Ron BrooksICONIC JAZZ
Ron Brooks Trio listen

Led by Ann Arbor jazz icon and bassist Ron Brooks, this rhythmically complex trio plays dynamic versions of the best of jazz, including the flexible and powerful drumming of Pete Siers. Brooks studied at U-M and toured with Duke Ellington in Europe, among others. He was the proprietor and house band leader of the Bird of Paradise jazz club in Ann Arbor, thriving as one of the best jazz clubs in the country for 18 years before closing in 2004. Brooks, who has been one of the most prominent African American business persons in Washtenaw County, also works as a mediator at a dispute resolution center. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Michael CasherCLASSICAL GUITAR
Michael Casher listen

Michael Casher is a physician at the University of Michigan Hospital and a classical guitarist. He has studied with Brian Roberts and with Stephen Robinson at Stetson University. In addition, he has performed in numerous master classes including those of Pepe Romero and Sharon Isbin, and was accepted into the annual Maui master class of Benjamin Verdery. He has performed solo, with vocalists and with flute.  "Michael Casher is a fine musician, with a warm, elegant and engaging sound." – Brian Roberts, Professor of Guitar at Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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UPCOMING MARCH CONCERTS


WOMEN LEADING JAZZ
Ingrid Racine Trio listen

Ingrid Racine TrioTrumpeter Ingrid Racine casts aside stylistic, generational and geographic boundaries in pursuit of her own authentic sound as an improviser and composer. Steeped in the traditions of early jazz and Detroit hard bop, she also melds rock, hip hop and aesthetic influences from across the globe to arrive at her unique voice. Racine received a BFA in Jazz Studies and MM in Improvisation from U-M, and has performed with James Dapogny, Ellen Rowe's Momentum Project, Detroit-based Straight Ahead, NOMO, Ramona Collins, and Wendell Harrison, among others. For this concert, she will be joined by Paul Keller (bass), and Rick Roe (piano). Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Big FunST. PATRICK'S DAY CONCERT
Big Fun Trio listen

The Big Fun Trio has been playing dances around the Midwest since 2012, ranging from Toronto to Columbus, and many points in between. The trio is composed of Marty Somberg, one of the best Irish fiddlers around who has hosted the Sunday night Irish music session at Conor O’Neill’s pub in Ann Arbor for 17 years; Brad Battey, one of the region’s most sought after contra fiddlers; and Myron Grant on guitar, harmonica, vocals. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll be playing mostly Irish tunes, but may include a New England contra tune, Old Time, Swing, Texas Swing, or an original tune or two. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



SMTDUNIVERSITY MUSIC MAJORS
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance

This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series, an engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Founded in 1880, SMTD is consistently ranked among the top in the country when compared with performance-oriented conservatories or with prestigious academic departments of music. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts. Student performers prepare repertoire and high quality cultural experiences for the surrounding community with assistance from SMTD faculty and staff.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Tal BenatarCHAMBER MUSIC
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Ensemble

This ensemble is made up of principal players and members of the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO), a program of Gifts of Art at Michigan Medicine that provides performance opportunities for the faculty, staff, students, scientists, volunteers and alumni in medical, health science and life science disciplines at the university. The piece they will play is the Beethoven Septet in E-flat major (op. 20), written for a "mini-orchestra" of strings and winds. This challenging music, displaying the virtuosity of both wind and string players, gives the audience a taste of what to expect at the LSO's next concert on Sat., April 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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