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Greenhills Chamber GroupCHAMBER MUSIC
Greenhills School Chamber Group
Greenhills School Chamber group consists of upper school students at Greenhills who are enthusiastic about sharing their musical talents with the community. The rehearsals are run purely by the students outside of regular school hours. Each member of the group is learning not only the technical aspects of the pieces but also musicality and style through the process of sharing ideas and playing together. The flute quartet is comprised of Katherine Selwa (flute), Haemin Park (violin), Ben Froelich (viola) and Juliano Stewart (cello), and the clarinet quintet is comprised of Mithun Saha (clarinet), Emily Wu (1st violin), Haemin Park (2nd violin), Marion Bonneaux (viola) and Rebecca Beery (cello).
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Srishti Dance of IndiaCLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA
Srishti Dances of India
Srishti Dances of India is an Ann Arbor based Indian classical dance company, specializing in the Odissi style. Ishika and Kritika Rajan are talented dancers in the company who have performed nationally and internationally, gathering acclaim for their performances. Odissi is a 2,000 year old sculptural dance form from eastern India, accompanied by melodious music. Costuming will reflect the small theater context.
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


The Choral ConnectionVINTAGE AMERICAN POP
The Choral Connection
There’s nothing like an upbeat song and dance show to keep your face grinning and your toes tapping. The 18 talented performers of the Choral Connection will entertain you with a lively set of familiar favorites and quirky gems, plus a few surprises. The Choral Connection, directed by Carolyn Tjon Burnstein, has been entertaining audiences in and around Ann Arbor since 1994. Don’t miss this sneak preview of their upcoming show at Washtenaw Community College, June 11, 2011.
Thursday, May 19, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SmithCELLO SOLO
Suzanne Smith with Katherine Collier
Suzanne Smith has taught and performed for over 30 years. She has a Bachelors of Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Masters in Music from the State University of New York. Her primary teacher was the well-known cellist Bernard Greenhouse, one of the original members of the Beaux Arts Trio. She premiered "Soliloquy" for solo cello by Joseph Hayes at Orchestra Hall in Detroit and has been featured as guest soloist in Brunch with the Classics in Detroit. Pianist Katherine Collier has had a distinguished and versatile career as a soloist, chamber music artist and accompanist.
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming June Performances & Events

SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

BluescastersJUMP SWING BLUES
The Bluescasters
Come celebrate the beginning of summer and help kick-off the UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series with the Bluescasters!  This popular blues group, based in Ann Arbor, plays at festivals and nightclubs throughout southeastern Michigan. Formed in 2004, the Bluescasters style is defined by the strong backbeat provided by Doug Wolgat on bass and Harry Rodman on drums, the dazzling guitar playing of Brian Delaney and the multi-instrumental skills of Phil Ryski on harmonica, guitar and piano. They play a mixture of groove oriented and up-tempo blues originals as well as local favorites. Slick song arrangements featuring instrumental and vocal harmonies are icing on the cake.
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Edie HerroldMODERN & LATIN JAZZ
Edie Herrold with Red Shoes
Enjoy the uplifting, exciting and inspiring sounds of Edie Herrold with Red Shoes as they explore the world of jazz. You’ll hear great grooves from Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond mixed with originals and other tunes from North America. Master guitarist Al Ayoub and exceptional percussionist Dennis Sheridan join bassist Edie Herrold on a journey of jazz inspiration.
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Gratitude Steel BandSTEEL DRUM ISLAND INSPIRATIONS
Gratitude Steel Band
Join in the fun with this live singing steel band and experience music from such traditions as Calypso, Merengue, Marley, Jimmy Buffett and Jimmy Cliff to name a few. The Gratitude Steel Band has been putting on educational programs in schools to enhance the mind and body of students for over 16 years with programs on health, aerobics, geography and culture, all within the context of positive vibration music, song and dance. The Gratitude Steel Band has released nine CDs of varied styles with steel drums, tablas, guitar, percussion, and singing.
Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Global Jazz ProjectWORLD JAZZ
Global Jazz Project
Mark Hershberger, leader of Global Jazz Project and jazz performer and composer for over 40 years, describes the group's music as a mix of free and innovative jazz with traditional jazz roots and world music influences. Mark Hershberger (tenor sax, soprano sax, alto sax), Jerry LeDuff (udu, surdo, percussion, ocarinas, ethnic woodwinds, cuica, congas, bongos, berimbau), Bastian Christopher Trimpe (guitar, mandolin), Richard H. Smith (bass), Andy Szadyr (keyboards) and Ken Kozora (drums and percussion) together create the sound that is Global Jazz Project. Their current release is Out of this World Live at Detroit International Jazz Festival.
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Five Guys Named MoeJAZZ & SWING
Five Guys Named Moe
Since 1993, this lively and accomplished quintet has entertained audiences throughout the Great Lakes region with excellent vocals and high-energy arrangements of new and old jazz standards, soulful ballads and unique instrumentals. All of the band members are impressively versatile. Eric Nyhuis on drums; Myron Grant on guitar, harmonica and vocals; Jake Reichbart on guitar and vocals; Paul Keller on bass; and Paul Winder on fiddle have a full-bodied and eclectic sound as well as decades of performing experience. You’ll hear swing, Texas swing, free-wheeling be-bop, comic storytelling and much more.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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