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Danielle BelenHOLIDAY HARMONIES
Counterpoint Counterpoint listen

Come enjoy some of your holiday favorites with the local band Counterpoint. Their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements of seasonal music are a Michigan Medicine tradition. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah McKenzie, and Laurie Williams on vocals, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet and vocals, guitarist Dave Karl, and bass player Daniel McConnell, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. Guest performers often make appearances, and the band brings song lyrics, extra percussion instruments and bells for audience members to join in on the fun. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Ann Arbor Suzuki InstituteVIOLINS OF THE SEASON
Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute

The Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute provides music instruction for children based on the idea that music learning can be like language learning. These children delight in sharing their music with people around the area. You will hear some classical pieces, but mostly Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday music. One of the teachers, Wendy Zohar, will describe some aspects of the Suzuki teaching method. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Arbor ConsortSTROLLING VICTORIAN CAROLING
Arbor Consort

In picturesque costumes of 19th-century England, this a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Selections will include well known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols.
Sunday, December 17, 2016, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109



Dodworth DuoJOVIAL 19TH CENTURY HOLIDAY MUSIC
Dodworth Duo

Sing and laugh with the Dodworth Duo and the music of America's past. Soprano Carol Ambrogio-Wood and classical tenor Ted Badgerow bring music from the 19th century Dodworth era (1835-1895) with a variety of instruments (guitar, flute and harmonica) and encourage audience participation and requests. You’ll hear songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”; “White Christmas”; “Little Drummer Boy”; “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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No concert
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Happy Holidays!


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UPCOMING JANUARY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Jerry PerrineOLD TIME PIANO
Choctaw Artist Jerry Perrine Jerry Perrine listen

For the last 40 years, Choctaw Artist Jerry Perrine has specialized in the classic American piano styles of ragtime, early jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. As a teenager, Perrine taught himself how to play the ragtime piano music of Scott Joplin and others. As he studied the music and history of that piano style, he learned of other styles and pianists such as Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and many others. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Standard Time TrioJAZZ, SWING & POP
Standard Time Trio Maggie's Standard Time Band listen

Led by Maggie Waltz on bass, this talented and versatile trio performs a mix of jazz standards, swing & pop with a fresh, eclectic twist. Based in Ann Arbor and performing throughout Michigan, you’ll see how much Standard Time’s musicians enjoy their work. They create their own unique arrangement for every piece, and they are filled with enthusiasm and energy. The Standard Time Trio is comprised of Kyle Newmeyer – vocals, Jean Wilson – piano and vocals, and Maggie Waltz – bass. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



DerzierCELTIC FUSION
Derzier Derzier listen

Derzier is led by Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier (strings, percussion and vocals) to research and arrange ballads and dances of the UK and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids. They move audiences with funky reels, “barn burner” jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Chelsea GalloSYMPHONY 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 performance opportunities for the many faculty, staff and students 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 Weber, Beethoven and Shostakovich. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Chelsea Gallo, the Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Music Director at 3:15 pm. This is the first of two free concerts per year, the second being in May.
Gifts of Art free concert
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Karapetyan-Heaton DuoVIOLIN DUO WITH PIANO
Karapetyan-Heaton Duo Henrik Karapetyan listen

Henrik Karapetyan and Eliot Heaton are members of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Karapetyan has been a member for 13 years while Heaton just won the concertmaster’s position last season. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Karapetyan holds a doctorate in Violin Performance from U-M and performs over 150 concerts annually as a classical and folk violinist. Heaton earned his master’s from Indiana Music School and is an active chamber musician and featured soloist with local orchestras. Sonya Belaya, a Russian born American pianist, will provide accompaniment. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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