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Cadenza TooCABARET & JAZZ VOCALS WITH PIANO
Cadenza Too
Vocalist Stephanie VanAlstine, of the vocal/piano duo Cadenza Too, is a senior at Eastern Michigan University in the Theatre Department and an experienced singer and actress. She has performed recently in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Romeo and Juliet, among others. Jim Vincent is an experienced piano soloist and accompanist in both classical and jazz genres, having worked professionally in both the US and Europe. He is especially interested in exploring the horizons of improvised music.
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


U-M Music TeachersCLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC
U-M Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association
Founded in 1876, the Music Teachers National Association is the oldest and largest professional music teachers’ organization in the United States. As the collegiate chapter of the organization, U-M undergraduate, masters and doctoral piano students from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance join more than 24,000 independent and collegiate teachers nationwide dedicated to furthering the art of music through performance, composition and scholarly research. For this concert, musicians from the University of Michigan chapter will perform solo and duo selections for the piano.
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Mack & WeiCHINESE ERHU, GUZHENG & PIANO MUSIC
Xiao Dong Wei with Yuki Mack
Xiao Dong Wei is a classically trained Chinese musician who plays the erhu (two-string Chinese violin) and guzheng (Chinese plucked zither), among others. She studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.  Wei has performed in China, Japan, Canada and the US, where she performed as soloist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. For this concert, she teams up with Yuki Mack, of the award winning Mack Sisters Piano Duo. Wei and Mack play music from both the classical Asian and Western repertoire. This concert is made possible in part by the U-M Confucius Institute.
Confucius Institute
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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NO CONCERT
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving!


Upcoming December Performances & Events

Catalyst QuartetWORLD RENOWNED SPHINX CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE
Catalyst Quartet
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition for young African American and Latino string players. Founded by the Sphinx Organization, the Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to diversity and education with a passion for contemporary works. The quartet is comprised of Jessie Montgomery, violin; Karla Donehew-Perez, violin; Christopher Jenkins, viola; and Karlos Rodriguez, cello.  Gifts of Art partners with Arts@Michigan to bring the Catalyst Quartet to U-M. In addition to this concert, they will perform on patient floors in the University Hospital and meet with undergraduates.
Arts@Michigan Thursday, December 1, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Dodworth Holiday Brass EnsembleSOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble
The Dodworth Holiday Brass Ensemble is a brass octet with a male vocalist comprised of members of the celebrated Dodworth Saxhorn Band, which performed at the White House, in Washington DC. They use original brass saxhorns dating from 1840-1880 to play popular, religious, secular and ethnic (Polish, French, German and Norwegian) Christmas and holiday music. The audience is encouraged to join in singing and listening to a variety of seasonal favorites such as: “O' Christmas Tree”, “Jingle Bells”, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”, “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Angels We Have Heard on High”.
Thursday, December 8, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Jake ReichbartTRADITIONAL KLEZMER MUSIC
Members of the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra
Drawing from the time-honored repertoire of Jewish music, members of the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra perform energetic and uplifting traditional Hebrew songs. This all instrumental trio, composed of Jake Reichbart on guitar, Greg Koltyk on clarinet and Kurt Krahnke on bass, has played together for 10 years with the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra throughout the state and beyond.
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Arbor ConsortSTROLLING VICTORIAN CAROLING
Arbor Consort
In picturesque costumes of 19th-century England, this all a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere right at patient’s bedsides. Selections will include well-known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols. 
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CounterpointHOLIDAY HARMONIES
Counterpoint
Come enjoy some of your Christmas favorites with the local band Counterpoint. They will entertain you with their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah Davis, and Laurie Williams on vocals, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet, and guitarists Paul Olsztyn and Dave Karl, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. You’re invited to join in the fun, so bring your jingle bells to help deck the halls. Special guest: Ken Davis (piano).
Thursday, December 22, 2011, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


NO CONCERT
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Happy Holidays!

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