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Acoustic EidolonNEW ACOUSTIC – GUITJO & CELLO
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Featuring Colorado performing artists Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello, Acoustic Eidolon has graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful musicians continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound. Acoustic Eidolon incorporates a rich blend of musical influences, including Celtic, folk, contemporary, bluegrass, Latin and world music. As they explore the endless possibilities of their musical life together, they create a sound that is both powerful and intriguing.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Freshman Touring CompanyCONTEMPORARY DANCE
U-M Department of Dance Freshman Touring Company

For over 25 years, the U-M Department of Dance Freshmen Touring Company has provided first year dance majors the opportunity to learn and perform repertory around southeastern Michigan. The 2015 season, under the direction of Associate Professor Robin Wilson, features Battleworks Etude, choreographed by guest artist Robert Battle; a new work by LA choreographer and U-M alum Rosanna Tavarez; and works by U-M faculty and students. The dancers are Julia Dooley, Mickey Erickson, Danielle Fattore, Melanie Holt, Yoshiko Iwai, Mackenzie Larrance, Monica MIller, Callie Munn, Maggie O’Connor, Noie Porat, Ellen Wallace, Emily West, Abby Worth and Meredith Ziegelmeyer.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Rob CrozierJAZZ STANDARDS
Rob Crozier Trio

Bassist and bandleader Rob Crozier provides a fun, eclectic look at jazz standards and beyond. From hymns to folk songs, tin pan alley to modern jazz, this group keeps it moving. Crozier is joined by veteran drummer Pete Siers and Keaton Royer on piano.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Catbird SeatCELTIC, GREAT LAKES & VINTAGE MUSIC
Catbird Seat Catbird Seat listen
Since June of 2013, Catbird Seat has been performing harmony vocals with autoharp, dulcimers, flute & guitar for a wide variety of Michigan audiences. Wanda Degen has a lifelong love of music and history that shines through as she sings and plays songs from all over the world including Appalachia, the British Isles and the Great Lakes region. Her repertoire spans the ages combining traditional, contemporary and original selections. Listeners will hear unusual arrangements of some familiar classics as well as some ancient, uncommon gems. Wanda Degen performs on autoharp, dulcimers and vocals, and Kay Rinker-O'Neil is on flute, guitar, tin whistle and vocals. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Stephen Rush & Jennifer GoltzPROTEST SONGS & AMERICANA FAVORITES
Stephen Rush & Jennifer Goltz
Inspired by the exhibition, The Times, by Fred Tomaselli at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Stephen Rush presents This Land is Your Land, a program of period music that has questioned the status quo. Rush is a jazz musician and composer who has had over 200 premieres in five continents. He is full professor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he teaches Music Composition, Theory, Technology, Jazz, Dance and Creative Process. Rush will be joined by internationally recognized vocalist and educator, Jennifer Goltz, a soprano who specializes in new chamber music, opera and cabaret. Rush and Goltz will present songs of protest and Americana favorites from the last hundred years by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and others.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, April 30, 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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EmilyINTERNATIONAL FOLK & MORE
San, Emily & Jacob
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 year’s 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.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Freshman Touring CompanyLIFE (SCIENCES) ON OTHER PLANETS: SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra

On Mother’s Day, the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO) will take its audience on a trip around the solar system with a performance of Gustav Holst’s famous suite “The Planets” and the first movement of Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony. The 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 to provide a performance outlet for classical musicians who are faculty, staff, students, and volunteers in life science disciplines at U-M. The orchestra will also perform Weber’s Bassoon Concerto No. 1, played on euphonium by LSO Concerto Competition winner Eric Dluzniewski.
Life Sciences Orchestra free concert

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Stephanie Rose SmithTRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL FOR GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK
The Psalmists

The Psalmists is an outstanding vocal ensemble comprised of accomplished soloists from the greater Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community. Their soul-stirring blend of traditional melodies, combined with contemporary harmonies, make them among the most sought after soloists in southeastern Michigan. Audiences will be thrilled and blessed by their intensely spiritual interpretations of gospel music, which will be rendered in diverse song styling. The concert will include traditional repertoire written by such gospel legends as Edwin Hawkins, Andre Crouch and James Cleveland. The soloists are Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, Gregory Eberhardt, Doristine Evans and Stephanie Rose Smith, with piano accompaniment by Marvin Lockhardt. This concert is presented in partnership with UMHS Grief Awareness Week. For more info, visit: http://www.med.umich.edu/griefweek.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Paul KellerJAZZ, SWING & GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Paul Keller & Friends
Ann Arbor's loveable jazz heroes Paul Keller (string bass), Sarah D'Angelo (vocals and clarinet), James Dapogny (piano) and Pete Siers (drums) come together to present a swinging program of fun and familiar standards from the Great American Songbook. You’ll hear songs from George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. These four outstanding musicians play every week at Ann Arbor's "Secret Jazz Club," Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. In addition, Keller's 15-piece big band just celebrated their 26th anniversary of regular Monday night jazz big band activities that's 1,300 Monday night jazz sessions.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Stephen Rush & Jennifer GoltzBARBERSHOP QUARTET
Doctors of Song
Howell, Michigan based Doctors of Song perform old fashioned Barbershop songs like “Sweet Adeline”, “Down by the Old Mill Stream”, and “Coney Island Baby” as well as upbeat tunes like “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Weem-A-Way)”. Prior to their musical careers, Ray Bradley (tenor) was a high level administrator in the auto industry; Tom Crane (lead) was a teacher, ran an ice arena, and sold construction equipment; Ralph LeRoy (bass) was regional manager for a printing company and vice president of marketing and sales for two other companies; and Mike Firestone (baritone) was project manager for a materials handling company.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 28, 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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