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In FlightMOTOWN
In Flight
In Flight has been providing musical entertainment for Michiganders for over twenty-five years. With a song list from the greatest hits of Motown, this concert celebrates a beloved time in music. For In Flight, Dan Goree plays guitar; Greg McKinney, keyboard; Donald Clark, bass; and Joe Gaglio, drums. Having personally lived through the Motown age in Detroit, these musicians capture not only the music, but a sentimental relationship with life in Motown.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 4, 2016,
12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


GeminiLOVE SONGS
Gemini
Folk Revival Band listen
Gemini, Ann Arbor’s nationally known folk duo, will perform a set of love songs for this pre- Valentine’s Day concert. Accompanying themselves on a number of instruments – guitar, fiddle, pennywhistle and hand percussion – the twin brothers will sing from their award-winning original repertoire, as well as performing traditional and contemporary classic love songs. They will be joined by U-M Music School trained drummer, Mike Morrison.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 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, and Dance. She has performed locally and around the U.S, including Alaska. Ball was recently 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.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 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 and Dance (SMTD), it continues to attract some of the nation’s top students. This concert features solo strings music by students Soomin Lee from the String Preparatory Academy; Sandra Zupanski, a SMTD senior; Max Karmazyn, a SMTD senior; and Carmen Flesher, a SMTD sophomore, who study with Professor Stephen Shipps. They will perform pieces by Bruch, Bach, Paganini and Mozart.
Gifts of Art Free Concert
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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Marion HaydenJAZZ FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY, "I SELL THE SHADOW"
Marion Hayden Trio
Born in Detroit, Marion Hayden is one of the nation’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. Hayden was mentored by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, began performing at the age of 15, and now is on faculty in the Department of Jazz Studies at U-M. For this concert, Hayden presents original compositions and selected repertoire in response to "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance," a quote from former slave, abolitionist and womanist Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth sold photographs of herself to raise funds for her abolitionist activities. Hayden will present musical reflections on the themes of self-identity, self-imagery and womanhood.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 3, 2016,
12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Vocal Arts Ensemble"RUMOR HAS IT" – ROMP THRU SONG
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor

For over two decades, the Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE) of Ann Arbor has maintained a tradition of professional excellence in the performance of fine choral music. As one of the premier chamber choir ensembles in the region, they have been invited to perform throughout Michigan, collaborating with local artists and ensembles, and have been the featured choir with the Ann Arbor Symphony. Under the direction of Ben Cohen, a smaller version of VAE will perform an eclectic selection of classical, musical theater and jazz music – with songs about gossip, chatter, conspiracy and dirt dishing! They will be joined by Tyler Driskill on piano.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Old FriendsROCK/FOLK TRIO
Old Friends

The rock/folk trio Old Friends is made up of internet radio and Mac guru Griff Griffin, retired Detroit rocker Gary Williamson and Shekinah E. most recently from the U-M Program in Creativity & Consciousness Studies. With over 100 years of live music and performance experience combined, Old Friends brings energy and festivity to Irish inspired music for St. Patrick’s Day as well as popular rock/folk from the ‘50s-‘90s. They feature such greats as Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Elvis, the Beatles, Van Morrison and Santana. Regulars at the Ypsilanti Farmers' Markets, they have also performed at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and Ann Arbor Pop-X Art Festival.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


EtceteraVINTAGE AMERICAN POP – SONG & DANCE
Etcetera

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 dance to the program for this concert, “Memories Are Made of This.” 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 24, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Nick SusiFRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS FOR PIANO
Nicholas Susi

Pianist Nicholas Susi has performed across the United States and Europe. Currently based out of Ann Arbor as a doctoral student in Piano Performance, Susi is currently managed by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) and travels quite a bit to teach and perform. An ardent fan of classical music, Susi most enjoys playing the music of Franz Liszt and works by French Impressionist composers.
Gifts of Art Free Concert

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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