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Souls AlikeFOLK/ROCK TRIO
Souls Alike
Megan Chartier (cello), Bob Huffman (guitar and vocals) and Tracy Huffman (vocals) form a dynamic folk-rock trio. Tracy Huffman began her vocal career at the young age of 11 when she was chosen to participate in an all-star choir to backup Karen Carpenter and Barry Manilow. As an adult, Tracy has been a vocalist in various R&B/pop bands throughout the Midwest since the mid-eighties. Bob Huffman studied music in Hollywood, California and Boston, Massachusetts and is currently a music therapist at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Megan Chartier has been playing cello for eleven years and is a performance major at Eastern Michigan University. She serves as second chair in EMU's Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Bob Sweet TrioPIANO JAZZ
Bob Sweet Trio
This is piano jazz at its finest. Kurt Krahnke (bass), Bob Sweet (drums) and Tad Weed (piano) have been part of the southeastern Michigan jazz scene for decades. Anything might happen when they get together, but the performance is always fueled by 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.
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Two Tenors on the EdgeSONGS FROM BROADWAY
Two Tenors on the Edge
Tenors Jay Kaplan and Jeffrey Willets join forces with pianist/accompanist Elisabeth Wagner to take listeners into Broadway song repertoire revolving around monsters, madmen and the "slightly off." Music from Broadway shows, such as Phantom, Victor Victoria, She Loves Me, Grey Gardens, Drood and many others will be performed by the trio. Jeffrey Willets is a professional tenor and Ann Arbor music educator, Jay Kaplan is a tenor and LGBT Lawyer for the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union, and Elisabeth Wagner is a pianist and graduate student at Wayne State University. 
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


U-M Doctoral Strings StudentsVIOLIN MUSIC
U-M Doctoral Strings Students
For 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, it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. This concert features both solo and chamber violin music by students in the Ph.D. program. Emily Barkakati, Sara Jones-Hayes, Jung-Min Han, Su-Fan Yiu will play pieces composed by Dvorak and Bacewicz.   
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Rony BarrakINTERNATIONAL DRUMMING & DANCE
Rony Barrak & the Fontomfrom Drum & Dance Ensemble
Rony Barrak is a Lebanese percussionist best known for his mastery of the darbuka, a goblet-shaped hand drum. He is also a composer and producer who has a leading presence in collaborations in jazz, funk, percussion and classical, as well as Arabic and Latin musical styles. Fontomfrom Drum & Dance EnsembleThe Fontomfrom Drum & Dance Ensemble are master drummers and dancers and former members of the National Dance Company based at the Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana. This performance is made possible by the Center for World Performance Studies at the U-M International Institute. 
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming April Performances & Events

U-M Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
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 features choreographic work by U-M faculty members from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance and select U-M students, performed by freshman dancers at the University of Michigan. The dancers will announce and describe some of the background of the pieces.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


U-M Doctoral String StudentsSTRINGS MUSIC
U-M Doctoral Strings Students
This concert features Baroque, classical, romantic, and modern strings music by students in the U-M School of Music Ph.D. program. Students within the ensemble are all seasoned and experienced musicians, having performed all over the world in various solo and ensemble concerts. Works on the program include pieces by Bach, Luigi Boccherini, Johannes Brahms, Luciano Berio, tangos by Piazzolla, and some large ensemble works featuring six cellos and two double basses. The performers are Britton Riley, cello; Elizabeth Soukup, bass; Jeremy Crosmer, cello; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Grace Han, cello; Pia Greiner, cello; Mihaela Culjak, cello and Justyna Grudzinska, bass.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


U-M Performance Outreach ProgramTROMBONE & PIANO MUSIC
U-M Outreach Program for the Performing Arts
The Outreach Program for the Performing Arts is a course offered to students enrolled in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance at the University of Michigan. Students perform in the community at local hospitals, retirement homes and schools. The musical styles range from classical music to Broadway show tunes. The performers also enjoy interacting with audiences and providing interesting information about their musical experiences. This concert presents Micah Smiley on trombone, Monika Miodragovic on piano and Li Kuang on trombone.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


cellochanCELLO RECITAL
cellochan
Now nineteen 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 search for insight. Director Suzanne Smith, who has been teaching and performing cello for over 30 years and studying Zen for over 20, draws upon her life experiences to create a joyful, self-supporting and service oriented program.  
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2012, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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