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Jeffrey Willets & Elisabeth WagnerITALIAN CARNIVAL MUSICAL THEATER
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You won’t want to miss this Italian Musical Carnival. Jeffrey Willets, tenor, will perform popular Italian arias, folk songs and Italian based musical theatre pieces from Broadway literature. His voice has been heard in musical theatre, operatic and cabaret performances (with his best friend Jay Kaplan in Two Tenors on the Edge) in many theatres throughout the state. Most recently, he performed the role of Kaspar in Main Street Opera Theatre’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Village Theatre in Northville, Michigan. Willets will be accompanied by Elisabeth Wagner on piano.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Kitty DonohoeIRISH & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Kitty Donohoe with Lance Wagner
Kitty Donohoe with Lance Wagner listen

Award winning singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe is based out of Ann Arbor, but her reputation extends far beyond. She is a nationally known, Emmy-winning songwriter with a strong, clear 'haunting' voice and a vast repertoire of original songs and familiar tunes. With several acclaimed CDs to her credit, Donohoe’s music spans the oceans expressing both a love of music and language. While playing guitar and cittern, she sings songs with her three-octave voice that draw upon her Irish heritage and her northern US roots. Lance Wagner is a stellar fiddler and pianist, and together they will perform Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day. 
Gifts of Art Concert

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Sonja SrinivasanFAVORITE OPERA ARIAS
Sonja Srinivasan Sonja Srinivasan listen

Emerging professional lyric soprano and musician Sonja Srinivasan is a private student of George Shirley, Professor Emeritus at U-M. She debuted with the Comic Opera Guild in 2009, and has performed in a variety of local events, including the Canton Liberty and International Festivals. She has also performed the First Lady in the Midwest Institute of Opera’s Die Zauberflöte, and leads in scenes from a variety of other operas. In addition, Srinivasan is a regular, monthly performer with the Ann Arbor chapter of Opera on Tap. She is also a writer and academic consultant when she is not singing opera, and holds degrees from Stanford and Columbia Universities. For this concert, Srinivasan will perform soprano arias and more.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Friends of the LSO Chamber EnsembleCHAMBER MUSIC WITH PIANO
Friends of the LSO Chamber Ensemble
Members of the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra are joined by friends to perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K297b and the Beethoven Piano Quintet, Op. 16. In addition, the group will play an excerpt from either the Beethoven or Mozart piano quintets. The musicians in the group are doctors and university professors based in Ann Arbor: William Burnham, clarinet; Ruth McAdams, oboe, Amy Kilbourne, bassoon and Edward Norton, horn. The piano accompanist is Tracey Baetzel.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Please see photograph of Friends of the LSO Chamber Ensemble by Julia Davies. High resolution version available upon request.

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U-M Doctoral Strings StudentsSTRINGS MUSIC
U-M Doctoral Strings Music
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 strings music by students in the Ph.D. program.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company

Over 25 years ago, U-M Professor of Dance Bill DeYoung founded the Freshmen Touring Company with the intent to provide first year dance majors with the opportunity to learn and perform repertory around southeastern Michigan.  The 2013 season, under the direction of Robin Wilson, features works by U-M Dance alumni Alexandra Beller and Jillian Hopper; guest choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu; historical choreographer Donald McKayle; current U-M Dance students Maddy Rager, Nola Smith and Sammi Rosenfeld; and U-M Dance faculty Sandra Torijano. Led by these choreographers, the students explore and develop themselves within the practice of modern dance. The students participating include Meri Bobber, CJ Burroughs, Kiri Chapman, Ciara Hurst, Penelope Koulos, Jeffrey Noble, KT Maviglia, Maeve McEwen, Ayana McPherson, Riley O’Donnell, Lena Oren, Sarah Ponczek, Irene Vanderberghe and Nadia Weeks.
Gifts of Art Concert

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Francis Yun and Hannah WeissBAROQUE FLUTE & HARPSICHORD MUSIC
Weiss/Yun Duo

Hannah Weiss and Francis Yun work together in the U-M Early Music Ensemble and the School of Music’s Performance Outreach Program. Weiss currently studies with Amy Porter and will be graduating this spring from U-M with her Master of Music in flute performance. Yun plays piano and harpsichord and currently teaches at Adrian College while pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at U-M in harpsichord performance. They will perform Baroque flute repertoire from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century, including works by Telemann, Bach and Hotteterre.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


cellochanCELLO RECITAL
cellochan
Now twenty 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, April 25, 2013, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY 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 at 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 thirteenth spring season concert, with Hill Auditorium celebrating its 100th anniversary, the LSO will perform pieces by Mussorgsky, Ravel and Strauss.
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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