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Daniree DuoMOTOWN & ROCK CLASSICS
The Danireé Duo
Daniel Goree, from the Pacific Northwest, and Donald “Bopper” Clark, a Michigan local, get together to take listeners on a journey through American music. Both of these musicians, Goree on lead guitar and Clark on bass, have been around the world, bringing sounds and perspectives to their interpretation of American rock-n-roll, R & B, Motown and country. Their music ranges from country standards of Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams to the pop hits of Michael Jackson. The only thing you can expect is surprise at what they might pull out next. 
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


UMGASSMUSICAL THEATER
The Pretty Committee, U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society
For more than 50 years, the U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society has performed the works of Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at least twice a year. UMGASS, comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members in the greater Ann Arbor area, will present a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favorites drawn from Gondoliers, Mikado and Pirates of Penzance, among others. Minimal props and costumes will provide dramatic flair as the actor/singers perform solos and ensemble numbers. The performers are Beth Ballbach, Katie Nix, Lori Gould, Brynn Raupagh, Sara Kennedy, Jeffrey Willets, David Wolff, Jesse Murillo and Alan Wineman.
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SkylarkSAINT PATRICK'S DAY
SING-A-LONG

Skylark
Betsy Beckerman, Sara Melton Keller and David West of Skylark all sing and play a multitude of acoustic instruments. All three of them share a love of older music, and they have been playing and singing together for years. Their repertoire is vast and draws heavily on British Isles and American traditional music. For this St. Patrick's Day concert, Skylark will sing and play Irish songs and encourage the audience to sing along by providing lyrics. Keller and Beckerman will perform together in an adult story session at the Ann Arbor District Library on March 31, 2011.
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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 reaches right into 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.
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Ann Arbor Prairie PlayersCLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC
Members of the Ann Arbor Prairie Players
The Ann Arbor Prairie Players is a group of 10 or so local classical chamber music players. For the last 10 years, the group has rehearsed and performed in Ann Arbor in different combinations. The program for this performance includes two quartets by Mozart for flute, violin, viola and cello and a trio by Beethoven for violin, viola and cello. This concert features Lisa Marmor on flute, Erik Zuiderweg on violin, Joe Lange on viola and Margaret Weiss on cello.
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming April Performances & Events

Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company
For over 25 years, each spring the U-M Department of Dance Freshman Touring Company has toured throughout southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio giving dance performances and workshops in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. This year's performance will feature an excerpt from Dianne McIntyre's The Summit; the work, The Bronschtein Effect, choreographed by guest artist Christal Brown (of the NYC company INSPIRIT and former Urban Bush Women member); Harm's Way, a new work by U-M faculty member Amy Chavasse; and works by guest artist Rodger Belman and selected U-M students.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Kitty Donohoe & Doug BerchIRISH-FLAVORED ORIGINAL MUSIC
Kitty Donohoe with Doug Berch
Award winning singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe is based out of Ann Arbor but her reputation extends far beyond. With several acclaimed CDs to her credit, Donohoe’s music spans the oceans expressing both a love of music and a love of language. Backing herself on guitar, cittern and keyboard, she sings songs with her three-octave voice that draw upon her Irish heritage and her American northern roots. Musician and dulcimer-maker Doug Berch joins her on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and whistle.
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Suzanne SmithCELLO MUSIC
cellochan
Now eighteen years strong, cellochan is a unique program in Ann Arbor for young cellists that provides an especially supportive and enjoyable environment for study while pursuing excellence, personal fulfillment and artistic growth. The “Ch’an” in cellochan means Zen, or the search for insight. Director Suzanne Smith has been teaching and performing cello for 30 years and studying Zen for 20, and her method draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented musical program. This performance will include solo pieces by Smith as well as student performances.
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


LSO SYMPHONY 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 from the U-M Medical School and Health System to provide a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who had previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its eleventh season spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform the Egmont Overture by Beethoven, Cello Concerto, Mov. 1 by Dvořák, Ritirata Notturna di Madrid by Berio, Three-Cornered Hat (Suite No. 1) by de Falla and Rapsodie Espagnole by Ravel.
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Swinging StringsTRADITIONAL JAZZ
Swinging Strings with special guest James Dapogny
Swinging Strings highlights the often overlooked contributions of string instruments (bass, guitar and violin) to jazz. With Kurt Krahnke on bass, Rod McDonald on guitar, and Paul Winder on violin and viola, this ambitious trio takes on works by some of the great jazz violinists, especially Joe Venuti and his guitarist sidekick Eddie Lang. You can also expect to hear music from the rich jazz traditions of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, including Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Walter Donaldson and Duke Ellington. With honorary “String” James Dapogny on piano, Swinging Strings will swing even harder.
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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