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Stratus EnsembleCONTEMPORARY FUSION
Stratus Ensemble Stratus Ensemble listen
Two of the areas finest chamber musicians have joined to form Stratus Ensemble. This contemporary combination of flute (Joanna Goldstein) and percussion (Shane Jones) has quickly become popular amongst audiences of all ages and backgrounds. With diverse repertoire from jazz influences such as Astor Piazzolla, to classical favorite J.S. Bach, there is something for everyone. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Crescent DuoCLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC WITH SOPRANO
Crescent Duo with Tracy Watson Crescent Duo listen

Joanna and Kennen White (Crescent Duo - flute/clarinet) and Tracy Watson (mezzo-soprano) are music professors at Central Michigan University. They perform nationally and internationally, most recently together in San Diego for the National Flute Association Convention, and are featured in recordings on Centaur Records and White Pine Music, including the forthcoming Centaur release: Poet as Muse – Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Voice. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



University Flower ShopMINI WREATHS: DO IT YOURSELF WORKSHOP
University Flower Shop

University Flower Shop (UFS) owner and lead designer, Danielle Vignos, will guide workshop participants in the creation of a wreath during Grief Awareness Week at Michigan Medicine. Using fresh and dried florals with faux botanicals, participants will learn the basics of floral design while enjoying a hands-on experience. Established in 1959, UFS is a floral design studio and shop in Ann Arbor's historic Nickels Arcade that is committed to sharing the beauty of their blooms and the fresh and friendly nature of their designs. The first 50 participants will be able to take home the wreath they created. If planning to bring a group, please call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Gifts of Art free workshop
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Michael CasherCLASSICAL GUITAR
Michael Casher Michael Casher listen

Michael Casher is a physician at the University of Michigan Hospital and a classical guitarist. He has performed solo and with chamber groups throughout Michigan. "Michael Casher is a fine musician, with a warm, elegant and engaging sound." – Brian Roberts, Professor of Guitar at Wayne State University. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 25, 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 JUNE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

Rock JonesROCK, BLUES & MOTOWN
Rock Jones Rock Jones listen
Come celebrate Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series opener with Rock Jones. The quintet of Rock Jones is Larry Genoa, Pat Forchione, Brian Genoa, Phil Ryski and Doug Wolgat. Ryski and Wolgat made up one half of longtime Ann Arbor favorites, The Bluescasters. Rock Jones’ Detroit rockin’ soul style covers a mix of songs from Gladys Knight to Van Morrison to the Beatles. Harmonies and up-tempo rhythm gets their audiences dancing, singing along, or both! Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



All DirectionsCLASSIC R&B, MOTOWN, JAZZ & BLUES
All Directions All Directions listen

The All Directions Band is a fixture in the southeastern Michigan music scene. It includes Mike Ager on keyboards, Pat Sorise on drums, Shelley Catalan on vocals, and Ralph McKee on bass. Members of the band have performed with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Chuck Berry, The Tommy Dorsey Band, and Clarence Clemons. This concert is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



University Flower ShopAMERICAN ROOTS & BLUEGRASS
Raisin Pickers Raisin Pickers listen

The Raisin Pickers are a Manchester-based string band that plays rustic Appalachian, old time swing, bluegrass and Louisiana music. Carol Wells Palms is a classically trained string bass player; Mark Palms (banjo, fiddle, guitar, accordion) is a composer, player and proponent of American musical heritage; David Mosher plays mandolin, fiddle and guitar; Billy King plays guitar; and they all sing! This concert is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



Treetown SwingtetteJAZZ & SWING
Treetown Swingtette Treetown Swingtette listen

This traditional jazz and swing quartet showcases the talents of Cary Kocher on vibes, Paul Winder on violin and viola, Paul Keller on upright bass, and Myron Grant on guitar, vocals and harp. Their repertoire ranges from up tempo classics such as, It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing, to beautiful slow tunes such as Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans. This concert is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



Detroit Jazz ProjectDIXIELAND JAZZ
Detroit Jazz Project

The Detroit Jazz Project musicians collectively have over 100 years of music performance to their credit, including international and national concerts, festivals, clubs and more. These players are all part of the Detroit and metro area jazz scene: Mark Hershberger and Eugene Mann on saxophones, Dave Sharp on bass, Andy Szadyr on piano, and George Kirby on guitar. This concert is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on UMHS Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


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UPCOMING JULY PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Depot Town Big BandBIG BAND & SWING
Depot Town Big Band
Depot Town Big Band listen
Founded in 2011, Depot Town Big Band is a full 17-piece traditional big band playing charts from the 1940s (Glenn Miller) to the present (Gordon Goodwin). This Ypsilanti-based community band has attracted the talents of professional musicians, music educators and jazz enthusiasts from University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. This concert is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



In FlightRHYTHM & BLUES
In Flight
In Flight listen
In Flight has been providing musical entertainment for Michiganders for over twenty-five years. Band leader Dan Goree has been around the world, bringing sounds and perspectives to his interpretation of American rock-n-roll, R&B, Motown and country music. With a song list that spans three generations, the party never ends. Dan Goree plays guitar; Ted Brannon, bass; and Joe Gaglio, drums. This performance is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



Diane BarbeauCIRCUS AERIAL ARTS
Ringstar Studio Diane Barbeau watch

As Diane Barbeau, founder of Ringstar Studio, describes it, the goal of the studio is to promote the joy and love of movement arts free of the stresses of expectation and competition. It’s a place in Ann Arbor for teachers, seekers and dreamers – a whole community of movers. Basic techniques of the circus art of aerial silk will be demonstrated with an emphasis on strength, flexibility and body awareness. This performance is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free demonstration
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1



Saline Fiddlers PhilharmonicAMERICAN FOLK, BLUEGRASS & WESTERN SWING
Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic listen

America’s premier 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. This performance is part of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. You can also visit the MHealthy Farmers Market in the courtyard. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


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