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Ballet ChelseaDANCES FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY
Ballet Chelsea
For 20 years, Ballet Chelsea has operated as a non-profit to provide dance training and performance opportunities for young dance students. It has grown over the years to now provide enrichment activities, master classes, summer intensives and pre-professional studies. For this concert, Ballet Chelsea will present selections from Sleeping Beauty, which will be performed in its entirety on March 27-28, 2015 at the Performing Arts Complex, Chelsea High School. The performers include Quinn Dammeyer, Melissa Krienke, Natalie Krienke, Patrick McCrae, Sarah Meyers, Isa Salasa, Leda Stimac and Maddie Sullivan, among others.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Kitty DonohoeIRISH & ORIGINAL SONGS
Kitty Donohoe & Suzanne Camino Kitty Donohoe listen


Award winning singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe is based out of Ann Arbor, but her reputation extends far beyond. She is a nationally known, Emmy-winning songwriter with a strong, clear and evocative voice and a vast repertoire of original songs and familiar tunes. With several acclaimed CDs to her credit, Donohoe’s music spans the oceans expressing both a love of music and language. While playing guitar and cittern, she sings songs with her three-octave voice that draw upon her Irish heritage and her northern US roots. Suzanne Camino is an outstanding accordionist, and together they will perform Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Gifts of Art free concert

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


Paul VornHagenJAZZ STANDARDS
Paul VornHagen Trio Paul VornHagen Trio listen

Winner of five Detroit Music Awards, Ann Arborite Paul VornHagen will present a program of choice jazz standards including composers Cole Porter, Thelonius Monk, Horace Silver, Gershwin, Jobim and Duke Ellington. VornHagen and the band have performed at Michigan’s major jazz festivals and nightclubs and have recorded five critically acclaimed CDs that have been featured on nationally syndicated radio programs. You’ll hear Paul VornHagen on saxophone, flute and vocals; Kurt Krahnke on bass; and Phil Kelly on piano.
Gifts of Art free concert

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


EtceteraVINTAGE AMERICAN POP
Etcetera Etcetera listen
Etcetera is a lively octet that sings and swings the standards. The group’s four-part vocals and stylized choreography of favorite American numbers are delivered with a dash of humor and a lot of pizzazz. Etcetera brings close harmonies, a mix of original and classic songs and a unique blend of song and choreography to audiences throughout southeastern Michigan and beyond. The singers in the group are Anne Bauman, Dick Bauman, Jan Carpman, Bob Collins, Pam Gibb, Steve Mandell, Mary Ellen Weakley and Bill Weakley. Joyce Reese is the accompanist.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 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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Acoustic EidolonNEW ACOUSTIC – GUITJO & CELLO
Acoustic Eidolon Acoustic Eidolon listen
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 Imai, 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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