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EmilyINTERNATIONAL FOLK & MORE
San, Emily & Jacob San, Emily & Jacob listen
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. Full press release.
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 Paul Keller & Friends listen
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 Doctors of Song listen
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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UPCOMING JUNE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

BluescastersELECTRIC BLUES
The Bluescasters The Bluescasters listen
Come celebrate the beginning of summer at Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series opener with the Bluescasters. This well-known Ann Arbor group was formed in 2004 by Harry Rodman (percussion & vocals), Doug Wolgat (bass & vocals) and Kerry Adams (guitar and vocals). The following year they were joined by multi-instrumentalist Phil Ryski (guitar, piano, harp & vocals). Since then, the band has released four award nominated albums. The fourth album, Something Going Down, was released in 2014. The Bluescasters bring their original, high energy music to festivals and nightclubs throughout Michigan.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


In FlightRHYTHM & BLUES
In Flight

In Flight, also known as Super Gee Crew, has been providing musical entertainment for Michiganders for over twenty-five years. With a song list that spans three generations, the party never ends. Greg “Super Gee” McKinney is retired from the University of Michigan Health System, where he worked in the main operating rooms. He’s now a basketball referee, baseball umpire and ballroom dance teacher. Dan Goree plays guitar; Greg McKinney, keyboard; Ted Brannon, bass; and Joe Gaglio, drums. This concert is part of the UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series by Gifts of Art.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


FIDDLING, SONG & DANCE
Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic listen

America's Saline Fiddlers Philharmonicpremier youth fiddling show band of music, song and dance, the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic is comprised of high school students from the Saline, Michigan area who play a variety of instruments: violin, viola, cello, guitar, electric bass, mandolin and drums. Since 1994, they have set the standard for extracurricular music programs in the United States. It is a brilliant example of what young adults can and will achieve if given a direction and the opportunity to explore and pursue their interests. This concert is part of the UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series by Gifts of Art.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Global Jazz ProjectTRADITIONAL, CUBAN & AVANT GARDE JAZZ
Global Jazz Project Global Jazz Project listen

Based out of Detroit and Ann Arbor, the Global Jazz Project plays jazz from traditional, to Cuban, to Avant Garde. This performance will include vocalist Kim Vox, Dave Sharp on bass, Jerry LeDuff on percussion and Mark Hershberger on saxophones. They are joined by additional great Detroit players on special request. These unique jazz musicians individually and collectively have 100 years of music performance to their credit, including international and national concerts, festivals, clubs and more. This concert is part of the UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series by Gifts of Art.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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