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Louis NagelCLASSICAL PIANO
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As a part of the University of Michigan bicentennial celebration, this concert features a performer with a long and distinguished U-M history. Louis Nagel is a concert pianist who has performed around the world as a soloist and chamber recitalist and with orchestra. Having served on the faculty for 47 years, he is professor emeritus of piano and piano literature in the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and is the 2016 recipient of the annual SMTD Harold Haugh Award for excellence in private studio teaching. 30 years ago, Nagel selected the Yamaha C3 grand piano and gave the inaugural concert for the Gifts of Art performing arts program, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Xiwen ShengCHINESE CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION
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Chinese calligraphy is an art form that comes from the writing of Chinese characters with special tools: calligraphy brush, ink and rice paper. It shows not only the artist’s skill, but also their inner and outer life. Chinese calligraphy is considered a reflection of the soul. Xiwen Sheng, visiting scholar and Chinese Associate Director of the U-M Confucius Institute, will show examples of some of his work and demonstrate painting participants’ names. There will also be the opportunity to try some simple calligraphic techniques. No experience or Chinese language skill required. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Gifts of Art free art demonstration
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00-1:30 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Big FunIRISH FIDDLE MUSIC
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All over 6 ft. tall and full of fun, Big Fun has been playing around the Midwest since 2012, ranging from Toronto to Columbus, and many points in between. One of the best Irish fiddlers around, Marty Somberg has hosted the Sunday night Irish music session at Conor O’Neill’s pub in Ann Arbor for sixteen years. Joined by Myron Grant on vocals, guitar, harmonica and the bones; and Brad Battey on fiddle and foot percussion, this Ann Arbor based trio will play Irish fiddle music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Ballet ChelseaDANCES FROM GISELLE
Ballet Chelsea

For 20 years, Ballet Chelsea has operated as a non-profit to provide dance training and performance opportunities for young dance students. It has grown over the years to now provide enrichment activities, master classes, summer intensives and pre-professional studies. For this concert, Ballet Chelsea will present selections from the romantic ballet Giselle. Ballet Chelsea will perform this ballet at the Performing Arts Complex, Chelsea High School on March 11 & 12, 2017. The performers include Stephanie Dehoorne, Lauren Yordanich, Patrick McCrae, Natalie Krrienke, Quinn Dammeyer and Alex Kulick, among others. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



U-M String Prep AcademyAWARD WINNING YOUTH RECITAL
U-M String Preparatory Academy

The String Preparatory Academy at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) provides the highest quality of string training to pre-college musicians in elementary through high school. Cello and violin students receive private lessons with faculty, guest and graduate student instructors as well as participate in monthly master classes by renowned U-M string faculty. Performers include Trinity Chen (10 yrs old), Stanley Chapel (14), and Soomin Lee (15). Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



UPCOMING APRIL PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


U-M Freshman Touring Co.MODERN DANCE
U-M Freshman Touring Company
The U-M Department of Dance Freshman Touring Company (FTC) has a 30-year tradition of performing in the Ann Arbor community. This 2017 season opening performance features work by New York choreographer and U-M dance alumnus Michael Phillips, U-M dance faculty Missy Beck, Robin Wilson, and student choreographers Dee Dee Fattore and Yoshiko Iwai. Directed by Associate Professor Robin Wilson, the FTC is a central part of the curriculum of all first-year dance majors. The season finale is the Spring Out! concert on Mon, April 17 in the U-M Betty Pease Studio Theater. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



EtceteraVINTAGE AMERICAN POP SONG & DANCE
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Etcetera is a lively octet that sings and swings the standards. The group’s four-part vocals and stylized choreography of favorite American numbers are delivered with a dash of humor and a lot of pizzazz. Etcetera brings close harmonies, a mix of original and classic songs, and a unique blend of song and dance to the program for this concert, “Memories Are Made of This.” The singers in the group are Anne Bauman, Dick Bauman, Jan Carpman, Bob Collins, Pam Gibb, Steve Mandell, Mary Ellen Weakley and Bill Weakley. Joyce Reese is the accompanist. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 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 QuintetCLASSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE
Grosse Ile Quintet

With nearly 200 years of combined solo, teaching and orchestral experience, the Grosse Ile Quintet (GIQ) is comprised of U-M graduates Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; Jackie Shannon, horn; and Heather Gladden, bassoon. Hymns such as “Amazing Grace” might be followed by a rousing medley from The Barber of Seville.  A Poulenc Sextet may precede a group of sea chanties, film scores or old nursery tunes. From the Beatles to Bach, Beethoven to Bowie, prepare for musical diversity and virtuosity that surprises and delights. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



U-M Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra

The U-M 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, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who have previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform works by Italian composers, featuring Respighi’s “Pines of Rome”. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 pm by Music Director Roberto Kalb. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



San, Emily & JacobCLASSICAL, FOLK & POPULAR MUSIC
San, Emily & Jacob
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The trio of San, Emily & Jacob formed in 2013, but they have a long history together. San Slomovits, with his brother Laz, comprise the popular folk duo Gemini, and San’s daughter Emily Slomovits first joined them on stage when she was eight years old. Jacob Warren and Emily have known and played together since Kindergarten. Emily is an accomplished violinist and vocalist, and Jacob Warren studies bass performance at U-M. Their beautifully blended harmonies and exciting instrumental work breathe new life into traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, classical, Broadway show tunes and more, and audiences thrill to their warmth, humor and ease on stage. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 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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