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Jerry PerrineOLD TIME PIANO
Choctaw Artist Jerry Perrine Jerry Perrine listen

For the last 40 years, Choctaw Artist Jerry Perrine has specialized in the classic American piano styles of ragtime, early jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. As a teenager, Perrine taught himself how to play the ragtime piano music of Scott Joplin and others. As he studied the music and history of that piano style, he learned of other styles and pianists such as Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and many others. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Standard Time TrioJAZZ, SWING & POP
Standard Time Trio Maggie's Standard Time Band listen

Led by Maggie Waltz on bass, this talented and versatile trio performs a mix of jazz standards, swing & pop with a fresh, eclectic twist. Based in Ann Arbor and performing throughout Michigan, you’ll see how much Standard Time’s musicians enjoy their work. They create their own unique arrangement for every piece, and they are filled with enthusiasm and energy. The Standard Time Trio is comprised of Kyle Newmeyer – vocals, Jean Wilson – piano and vocals, and Maggie Waltz – bass. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



DerzierCELTIC FUSION
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Derzier is led by Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier (strings, percussion and vocals) to research and arrange ballads and dances of the UK and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids. They move audiences with funky reels, “barn burner” jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Chelsea GalloSYMPHONY 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 and students 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 Weber, Beethoven and Shostakovich. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Chelsea Gallo, the Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Music Director at 3:15 pm. This is the first of two free concerts per year, the second being in May.
Gifts of Art free concert
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Karapetyan-Heaton DuoVIOLIN DUO WITH PIANO
Karapetyan-Heaton Duo Henrik Karapetyan listen

Henrik Karapetyan and Eliot Heaton are members of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Karapetyan has been a member for 13 years while Heaton just won the concertmaster’s position last season. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Karapetyan holds a doctorate in Violin Performance from U-M and performs over 150 concerts annually as a classical and folk violinist. Heaton earned his master’s from Indiana Music School and is an active chamber musician and featured soloist with local orchestras. Sonya Belaya, a Russian born American pianist, will provide accompaniment. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Rev. Robert Jones Sr.GOSPEL & BLUES MUSIC & HISTORY
Rev. Robert Jones Sr. & Bernice Jones Robert Jones Sr. listen

Reverend Robert Jones Sr. is a nationally recognized musician and educator from Detroit with more than 25 years of experience as a performer and storyteller. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Jones has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Leon Russell, to name a few. For this program, he and his wife Bernice Jones will showcase the gospel, blues, inspirational folk, and roots music that form the basis of American popular music. Rev. Jones plays and describes American music in its historical context and speaks of how traditional African American music helped give rise to musical forms that are beloved around the world. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Grosse Ile QuartetVALENTINE WOODWIND POPS
Grosse Ile Quartet Grosse Ile Quartet listen

The Grosse Ile Quartet presents a musical kaleidoscope of popular music for woodwinds. With many years of combined solo, teaching and orchestral experience, the Grosse Ile Quartet (GIQ) is comprised of U-M graduates Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; and Heather Gladden, bassoon. For this performance they will play romantic selections ranging from the Beatles to Bach, Beethoven to Bowie, so prepare for musical diversity and virtuosity that surprises and delights. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Jen Sygit & Sam CorbinFOLK & AMERICANA
Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin listen

You may know Lansing singer-songwriter and Interlochen alumna Jen Sygit from Earthwork Music Collective, Lincoln County Process or Stella!, an all-female roots music trio. Whether its mournful blues tunes, haunting folk ballads or rousing bluegrass numbers, Sygit sings with clarity and emotion. For this concert, she performs with her frequent duo partner and fellow Earthwork Music member Sam Corbin, an Ypsilanti-based performing songwriter and founding member of Lincoln County Process whose influences include the troubadours of Greenwich Village and the soul singers of Detroit. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



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

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 Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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