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Susan Tonga & Ilene DuminskeSNOWFLAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
Thomas L. Clark
In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques and helps participants try their hands at some seasonal designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own creations. As a part of the University of Michigan bicentennial celebration, this year’s exhibition of Dr. Thomas L. Clark’s work is a retrospective. It is on display until March 12, 2017 in the Gifts of Art gallery where the workshop will be held. If attending the workshop, please bring scissors. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited. Video about Dr. Clark's exhibits with Gifts of Art and how to make a snowflake. Printable instructions.
Gifts of Art free workshop
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017, 12:00-2:00 pm
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Naki Kripfgans & Melissa-Kay GreyFLUTE & PIANO SONGS OF THE BIRDS
Melissa-Kay Grey & Naki Kripfgans

Flutist Melissa-Kay Grey, Master of Music, and pianist Naki Kripfgans, Doctor of Musical Arts, share a luminous collection of music including a selection of birds and their characteristics from the Americas to Indonesia. Pieces include the notorious blackbird (Messiaen’s “Le Merle Noir”), shimmering nightingale (Popp’s “Nightingale Serenade”) and brilliant birds of paradise (Shalumit Ran’s “Birds of Paradise”). In addition to these bird-like selections, the duo will perform colorful pieces including Barcarole and Scherzo by Alfredo Casella. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Bob Sweet TrioPIANO JAZZ
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Tad Weed is a powerhouse of a pianist who has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz including John Patitucci, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McCrae, Charles Lloyd and Woody Herman. Bandleader Bob Sweet (drums) and Kurt Krahnke (bass) have been part of the southeastern Michigan jazz scene for decades, so this trio is fueled by musical depth and creative group interplay. Whether they're playing jazz standards or original pieces, you can count on a fresh, dynamic sound, distinctively flavored with the soul of the Detroit jazz tradition. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY 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, students, and volunteers 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 Glinka, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. The orchestra performs two free concerts per year, this being the first. Press release.
Gifts of Art free concert
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Harmony BonesFOLK MUSIC
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Harmony Bones is a quintet of long-time veterans of the Ann Arbor folk music scene. The band consists of Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles and Linda Teaman (of Nutshell), Laz Slomovits (of Gemini) and Eric Fithian. Their sound features rich vocal harmonies on traditional, contemporary and original songs, as well as a huge array of folk instruments – guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, accordion, banjo, banjo ukulele, bass, hand percussion, and even sitar and Uilleann Pipes. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



UPCOMING FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Matt WatrobaFOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER
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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, with a voice that goes straight to the heart. His goal is to leave the audience feeling better than they did when they came in. He has performed at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Detroit 300 Celebration, The Ark, and Spirit of the Woods Festival, and he has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie and Shawn Colvin, among others. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Brad McNett DuoLOVE SONGS
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Blessed with a rich natural tone, Brad McNett was first introduced to the Great American Songbook at the age of ten. Vintage recordings, films and sheet music have helped him create his unique repertoire which features both obscure and well known songs from composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen and Frank Loesser, to name a few. He is joined by award winning jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart whose stand-out talent is instrumental solos and arrangements of solo chord melody tunes. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Katharine BallMUSICAL THEATER & CABARET
Katharine Ball with Andrew Meagher

Katharine Ball is a professional singer and graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She has performed locally and around the U.S, including Alaska. Ball was a semifinalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos’ international competition. Her accompanist Andrew Meagher, a Michigan graduate in Organ Performance, plays for various churches in the area. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



U-M String StudentsCLASSICAL VIOLIN
U-M String Students

For over 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 & Dance (SMTD), it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. Stuart Carlson will perform “Rondo” by Mozart; Janet Lyu, “Sonata” by Bach; Sung Woo Yoon,“Spring Sonata” by Beethoven; and Carmen Flesher, “Concerto” by Schumann. They all study with Professor Stephen Shipps, and Naki Kripfgans will provide piano accompaniment. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



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