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Ann Arbor Suzuki InstituteCHILDREN'S CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECITAL
Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute
The Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute provides music instruction for children based on the idea that music learning can be like language learning. These children (ages 4-16) delight in sharing the music they have learned to people around the area. This concert includes highlights of how the children learn as well as beautiful music to enjoy. Wendy Azrak, the director of this group, is also one of Gifts of Art’s Bedside Musicians.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Peng-Chian ChenSELECTIONS FOR THE PIANO
Peng-Chian Chen & Samuel Saunders

This concert features students of Professor Louis Nagel of the U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance. Peng-Chian Chen, born in Taiwan, started playing the piano at the age of four. From that point on, she aspired to be a musician. Now she is pursuing her master’s degree in Piano Performance at U-M on a scholarship award. Samuel Saunders is an undergraduate in the School of Music, pursuing his degree in Music Composition. Both performers enjoy interacting with community audiences and providing interesting information about their musical experiences.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Campus Symphony Woodwind QuintetCHAMBER MUSIC
Campus Symphony Woodwind Quintet

The woodwind quintet is made up of principal wind players in the Campus Symphony Orchestra, a University of Michigan orchestra composed of non-music major students and musicians from the Ann Arbor community. The performers are Xiao Wang, flute; William Burnham, clarinet; Katherine Lobaza, oboe; Marc Gerstein, bassoon; and David Goldberg, horn. This concert will feature classic works for wind quintet by Beethoven, Cambini, Ibert and Reicha. The next concert of the full Campus Symphony Orchestra will be held in Hill Auditorium on Wednesday, November 13, at 8:00 pm.  
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


NO CONCERT
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving!

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UPCOMING DECEMBER PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Ann Arbor Klezmer TrioTRADITIONAL KLEZMER MUSIC
Ann Arbor Klezmer Trio
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 Jordan Schug on bass, has played together for 10 years with the Avraham Ben Ze’ev Orchestra throughout the state and beyond.
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Dodworth Saxhorn BandSOUNDS 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”.
Gifts of Art Concert

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 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 15, 2013, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 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: Daniel McConnell (bass). 
Gifts of Art Concert
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


NO CONCERT
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Happy Holidays!

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