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Laz & San SlomovitsFOLK MUSIC OF THE '60s
Folk Revival Band
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Come hear "Blowin' in the Wind," "If I Had a Hammer" and other classic songs by Pete Seeger; Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel and others. In addition, the show will feature traditional American folk songs performed on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, "bones" and folk flutes. The Folk Revival Band consists of twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits (also known as Gemini, Ann Arbor's nationally known children's folk musicians), who came of age during the '60s. They will be joined on drums by U-M School of Music graduate and local music teacher, Mike Morrison. They will also be showcasing some new material.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Matt WatrobaFOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER
Matt Watroba

Michigan’s Matt Watroba has been building his repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs for over 25 years. He sings both original and traditional songs of compassion, inner strength, humor and everyday living, and his voice goes straight to the heart. His goal is to leave the audience feeling better than they did when they came in. Watroba was the radio host of "Folks Like Us" for over 20 years on WDET-FM. He has performed at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, the Detroit 300 Celebration, the Ark, and the Spirit of the Woods Festival, and he has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie and Shawn Colvin, among others.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Alex BelhajTRADITIONAL HOT JAZZ
Alex Belhaj's Crescent City Trio

Drawing deep inspiration from the seminal recordings of 1920s and 30s hot jazz, Alex Belhaj's Crescent City Trio carries the torch of tradition while bringing their own spirit and arrangements to the music. Belhaj’s trio puts on a lively concert of stomps, struts, spirituals, rags, ballads and the blues at their shows throughout southeastern Michigan. The Ann Arbor based Crescent City Trio is comprised of Alex Belhaj (guitar/vocals), Raymond Heitger (clarinet/soprano saxophone/vocals) and U-M School of Music Professor Emeritus and 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival lead performer James Dapogny (piano).
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Danielle BelenCLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Danielle Belen & Kristina Zlatareva with Oliver Jia
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This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series. As an engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this series exists both to provide high quality cultural experiences for the surrounding community and for the educational benefit of participating students. Performers prepare repertoire and interactive presentations with assistance from SMTD faculty and staff for different age groups in various venues throughout the community. For this performance, the violinists will be Professor Danielle Belen, who has appeared as a soloist with major symphonies across the U.S., including Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco Symphonies, the Boston Pops, and the Florida and Cleveland Orchestras; and her student Kristina Zlatareva. SMTD doctoral student Oliver Jia will provide piano accompaniment.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Mallory BraySTRING QUARTET
Mallory Bray & Take4

This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series. For this engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, students prepare repertoire and interactive presentations with assistance from faculty and staff. This performance is by Mallory Bray & Take4. Bray is a student of Professors Stephen Shipps and Danielle Belen. Take4 is a new Ann Arbor based ensemble that blends the high quality performance values of tradition with the passion of the millennial spirit by performing time honored classics and experimenting with new works.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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UPCOMING NOVEMBER PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

NessaCELTIC ROOTS, FOLK & WORLD FUSION
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Nessa is a Detroit area ensemble led by Kelly McDermott. McDermott is classically trained with three degrees in flute performance, two of them advanced degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. Nessa’s music reflects McDermott’s deep passion for rediscovering and rearranging old Celtic and European folk songs, along with clever, soulful arrangements of classical themes. Nessa’s combination of classical, jazz, and Celtic influences with accents of world music and soul is quite unique. This fun, funky ensemble has depth and color and includes some of southeastern Michigan’s finest players: Kelly McDermott on vocals and flute; Rob Crozier on bass, guitar, percussion and vocals; and David Mosher on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and vocals.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M Doctoral String StudentsSTRINGS MUSIC
U-M Doctoral Strings Students

For 125 years, the University of Michigan School of Music has provided the finest education and experience in the performing arts. Now renamed the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. This concert features both solo and chamber strings music by students in the Ph.D. program.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


U-M String Preparatory AcademyPRE-COLLEGE STRING RECITAL
U-M String Preparatory Academy

The String Preparatory Academy at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance provides the highest quality of string training to pre-college musicians in elementary through high school. Cello and violin students receive private lessons with faculty, guest and graduate student instructors. All String Preparatory Academy students participate in monthly master classes presented by renowned U-M string faculty. Students also receive instruction in the preparation and presentation of concerts within the community.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


No Concert
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
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