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Thomas L. ClarkSNOWFLAKE 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. An exhibition of his work is on display until March 13, 2016 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.
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 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


Stratus EnsembleFLUTE & PERCUSSION
Stratus Ensemble

Two of the areas finest chamber musicians have joined to form Stratus Ensemble. This contemporary combination
of flute (Joanna Goldstein) and percussion (Shane Jones) has quickly become popular amongst audiences of all ages and backgrounds. With diverse repertoire from jazz influences such as Astor Piazzolla, to classical favorite J.S. Bach, there is something for everyone!
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Matt WatrobaFOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER
Matt Watroba

Michigan’s Matt Watroba has been building his repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs for over 25 years. He sings both original and traditional songs of compassion, inner strength, humor and everyday living, and his voice goes straight to the heart. His goal is to leave the audience feeling better than they did when they came in. Watroba was the radio host of "Folks Like Us" for over 20 years on WDET-FM. He has performed at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, the Detroit 300 Celebration, the Ark, and the Spirit of the Woods Festival, and he has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie and Shawn Colvin, among others.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 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 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 winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Beethoven, Grieg and Sibelius. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. Concert press release.
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Choi-Lim DuoCLASSICAL PIANO DUO
Christine Choi & Kyoo Hye Lim

Having already established themselves as solo pianists, Christine Choi and Kyoo Hye Lim began their professional career as duo pianists as graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Performing on one piano (four hands), the Choi-Lim Duo brings to the performance stage exciting programs of masterpieces for the genre, including famous works by Brahms, Dvorak and Ravel. Their passion is to create a rich and diverse concert experience for audiences by performing both well known and unknown works written for piano duet or piano duo.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, January 28, 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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In FlightMOTOWN
In Flight
In Flight has been providing musical entertainment for Michiganders for over twenty-five years. With a song list from the greatest hits of Motown, this concert celebrates a beloved time in music. For In Flight, Dan Goree plays guitar; Greg McKinney, keyboard; Donald Clark, bass; and Joe Gaglio, drums. Having personally lived through the Motown age in Detroit, these musicians capture not only the music, but a sentimental relationship with life in Motown.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 4, 2016,
12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


GeminiLOVE SONGS
Gemini

Gemini, Ann Arbor’s nationally known folk duo, will perform a set of love songs for this pre- Valentine’s Day concert. Accompanying themselves on a number of instruments – guitar, fiddle, pennywhistle and hand percussion – the twin brothers will sing from their award-winning original repertoire, as well as performing traditional and contemporary classic love songs. They will be joined by U-M Music School trained drummer, Mike Morrison.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Katharine BallMUSICAL THEATER & CABARET
Katharine Ball with Andrew Meagher

Katharine Ball is a professional singer and graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. She has performed locally and around the U.S, including Alaska. Ball was recently a semifinalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos’ international competition. Her accompanist Andrew Meagher, a Michigan graduate in Organ Performance, plays for various churches in the area.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M String StudentsCLASSICAL VIOLIN
U-M String Students

For over 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 (SMTD), it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. This concert features solo strings music by students Soomin Lee from the String Preparatory Academy; Sandra Zupanski, a SMTD senior; Max Karmazyn, a SMTD senior; and Carmen Flesher, a SMTD sophomore, who study with Professor Stephen Shipps. They will perform pieces by Bruch, Bach, Paganini and Mozart.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, February 25, 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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