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No Concert
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
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Lila Ryon & Mary LayherSNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques and helps participants try their hands at some seasonal designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own creations. An exhibition of his work is on display until Feb. 1, 2015 in the Gifts of Art gallery where the workshop will be held. If attending the workshop, please bring scissors. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Gifts of Art free event
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 12:00-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery — Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Gwenyth HayesSULTRY JAZZ & SOUL
Gwenyth Hayes Trio Gwenyth Hayes Trio listen

Bassist and vocalist Gwenyth Hayes’ hybrid reinterpretations give due respect to classics from many genres and eras and center around her sultry voice, groove oriented bass lines and tight instrumental arrangements. This approach serves to reinvent traditional soul, jazz, soft rock and blues standards with a new smooth, sensual and contemporary feel. During her Blues era as a professional bassist in Chicago, Hayes performed regularly at world famous clubs including Buddy Guy’s Legends. She performs with jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart and drummer Rob Avsharian at some of southeastern Michigan’s most popular festivals.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra

The 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 a performance outlet 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 winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Still, Barber, Copland and Beethoven. The concert theme is Triumph of the Human Spirit, and it is part of the campus-wide Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. For more info, please visit: http://lso.med.umich.edu.
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Two Tenors on the EdgeSONGS FROM BROADWAY
Two Tenors on the Edge
Tenors Jay Kaplan and Jeffrey Willets join forces with pianist/accompanist Elisabeth Wagner to take listeners into  Broadway song repertoire revolving around monsters, madmen and the "slightly off." Music from Broadway shows and the popular genre, such as Phantom, Victor Victoria, She Loves Me, Grey Gardens, Drood and many others will be performed by the trio. Jeffrey Willets is a professional tenor and Ann Arbor music educator, Jay Kaplan is a tenor and LGBT lawyer for the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union, and Elisabeth Wagner is a pianist and graduate student at Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art free concert         
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Katri ErvamaaCLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC
Katri Ervamaa & Naki Sung Kripfgans

University of Michigan Residential College Music Program Head, cellist Katri Ervamaa (DMA) is a versatile performer, who specializes in chamber music, new music and creative improvisation. She has performed and given master classes throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan. Naki Sung Kripfgans (DMA), a native of South Korea, has concertized as a soloist as well as a collaborative artist regionally and internationally. Kripfgans received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance (Liturgical, Church, and Synagogue Music) from the University of Michigan.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


UPCOMING FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Alvin WaddlesDETROIT ORIGINAL – PIANO JAZZ & VOCALS
Alvin Waddles
Pianist, singer, composer and director Alvin Waddles has worked in Detroit and Ann Arbor Public Schools and in the music ministries of several churches. He has been musical director and/or pianist for The Wiz, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Chorus Line, West Side Story, Sophisticated Ladies and featured performer in the Detroit Music Hall's production of Ain't Misbehavin'. He performed as Crown for Bowling Green State University's production of Porgy and Bess and played “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Mr. Waddles has delighted Detroit music lovers at the Detroit International Jazz Festival and the Detroit Festival of the Arts. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Vocal Arts EnsembleCHORAL SONGS OF LOVE
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor

For over two decades, the Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE) of Ann Arbor has maintained a tradition of professional excellence in the performance of fine choral music. As one of the premier chamber choir ensembles in the region, they have been invited to perform throughout Michigan, collaborating with local artists and ensembles, and have been the featured choir with the Ann Arbor Symphony. Under the direction of Ben Cohen, for this concert a smaller version of VAE will perform an eclectic selection of classical, musical theater and jazz music – with a Valentine’s week focus on songs about love. They will be joined by Tyler Driskill on piano.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Trio BarbutoCLASSICAL STRING TRIO
Trio Barbuto

Dan Winnick (violin), Bern Muller (viola) and Alejandro Uribe (cello) have been playing together since August of 2014, exploring the rich classical string trio literature. For this concert, they will perform one of their favorite works, “Divertimento K563” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with other lively pieces. All members of the trio play with the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, a Gifts of Art program. Winnick is an alumnus of the U-M School of Music, Muller is an alumnus of the Medical School, and Uribe is a professor of Mathematics.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Two Tenors on the EdgeWORLD JAZZ – SOLO GUITAR & TURKISH BANJO
Elden Kelly
Young guitar virtuoso and educator Elden Kelly impresses audiences with his ability to combine jazz with a broad range of musical traditions. From bluegrass to ballads to fretless guitar and influenced by such diverse genres as jazz, neoclassicism, American roots, Hindustani and Turkish music, Kelly proves impossible to pigeonhole. He graduated from Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation, and he also holds a graduate degree in Ethnomusicology from Michigan State.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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