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Danielle BelenCLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Danielle Belen & Friends
Jan Krist & Jim Bizer listen
This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series, an engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Student performers prepare repertoire and high quality cultural experiences for the surrounding community with assistance from SMTD faculty and staff. U-M violin Professor Danielle Belen has appeared as a soloist with major symphonies across the US, including Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco Symphonies, the Boston Pops, and the Florida and Cleveland Orchestras. She will be joined by her top university violin students. Look for event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



GemilyFOLK MUSIC
Gemily
In Flight listen
Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits are Ann Arbor’s nationally known folk music duo, Gemini. However, when they are joined by San’s daughter Emily, they are called Gemily! The trio has a wide ranging repertoire, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as their own sparkling originals. Sung with unique three-part family harmonies, and accompanied by nearly a dozen instruments, their music is at once soothing and invigorating. For this concert, they will be joined by drummer Mike Morrison, graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Katharine BallMUSICAL THEATER & CABARET
Katharine Meagher with Andrew Meagher

Katharine Meagher (formerly 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. Katharine was a semifinalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos’ international competition and in the Lois Alba Aria Competition. Her accompanist Andrew Meagher, a Michigan graduate in Organ Performance, plays for various churches in the area. This performance is part of U-M Investing in Abilities month-long series of events. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Ron BrooksICONIC JAZZ
Ron Brooks Trio Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic listen

Led by Ann Arbor jazz icon and bassist Ron Brooks, this rhythmically complex trio has dynamic piano playing by Tad Weed and the flexible and powerful drumming of Pete Siers. Brooks studied at U-M and toured with Duke Ellington in Europe, among others. He was the proprietor and house band leader of the Bird of Paradise jazz club in Ann Arbor, thriving as one of the best jazz clubs in the country for 18 years before closing in 2004. Brooks, who has been one of the most prominent African American business persons in Washtenaw County, also works as a mediator at a dispute resolution center. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, October 26, 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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UPCOMING NOVEMBER PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Danielle BelenAMERICANA UKULELE
Gerald Ross
Gerald Ross listen
Gerald Ross is one of America's best-known ukulele performers, entertainers and advocates. He’s comfortable with just about every type of Americana roots music, and he’ll play it all on ukulele and steel guitar. He's performed in concert with Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie and Doc Watson, and he has appeared many times on “A Prairie Home Companion”. In addition to his outstanding playing, Gerald Ross will give the audience a brief history of the origins of the ukulele and how it came into American culture. A historic ukulele is on display in the Stearns Collection exhibition in Gifts of Art Gallery — Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Paul Keller TrioGREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Paul Keller Trio with Sarah D'Angelo & James Dapogny
Paul Keller Trio listen
Paul Keller is best known for the Detroit Music Award winning 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra, playing on Monday nights in Ann Arbor since 1989, but he also toured internationally with Diana Krall for many years. Jazz vocalist Sarah D’Angelo has a master’s degree in clarinet performance from U-M, and she brings her lifetime of music study to her singing. James Dapogny is Professor Emeritus from the U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance, and he led his Grammy-nominated Chicago Jazz Band on piano for over 30 years. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Stephen ShippsCLASSICAL VIOLIN
Stephen Shipps & U-M Students

U-M School of Music, Theater & Dance Professor Stephen Shipps enjoys a varied professional career as violinist, teacher, editor, administrator, adjudicator and commentator. The U-M Strings Program, of which he is chair, attracts some of the nation’s top students. For this performance, he will play a composition by Ysaÿe. His students will perform the following: Sarah-Catherine Shaw, Partita No. 2 in D minor by Bach; Landon Oja, Variations by Wieniawski and “Round of the Goblins” by Bazzini; and Grant Flick, jazz and bluegrass selections. Narae Joo will provide piano accompaniment. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



No concert
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!



Joe Summers Jazz Group GYPSY JAZZ
Joe Summers Jazz Group
Joe Summers Jazz Group listen
Joe Summers is most widely known for the gypsy jazz groups he's led for nearly three decades. Gypsy jazz is a music genre singlehandedly created by the musical giant and genius, Django Reinhardt. Summers has become known for amazing guitar solos, melodic phrasing, and complex chord work, and his musical mentors include Southeast Michigan guitarists Hugh Nicks, Bob Richter, Jerry Duncan, Benny Collins, and the international jazz guitar legend, Lenny Breau. Summers will be joined by Mickey Richard on rhythm guitar & percussion. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, November 30, 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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