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CounterpointHOLIDAY HARMONIES
Counterpoint

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, Jenna Devare on violin, 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 on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Dodworth DuoHISTORICAL HOLIDAYS
Dodworth Duo

The Dodworth Duo brings alive the music of America's past in formal period attire with voice, various instruments and guitar. Classically trained soprano Elizabeth Mitchell and classical tenor David Andrews bring holiday music from the 19th century Dodworth era (1835-1895) in a historical context while encouraging audience participation. 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” as well as audience requests. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Klezmer R&DECLECTIC JAZZ & KLEZMER
Klezmer R&D

Dave Gitterman (piano) & Ralph Katz (clarinet) both began music lessons as young children and have kept playing music into retirement. Take decades of performing with community choirs, bands & orchestras, and add Klezmer, Contra dance tunes and jazz standards, and you’ll see how these two are hard to categorize. Both retired software engineers, they have been playing as a duo for 10 years. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, 12:00-1:00 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 22, 2019, 1:30-4:00 pm
University Hospital Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109



No concert
Dec. 26, 2019
Happy Holidays!

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UPCOMING JANUARY CONCERTS


Jerry PerrineOLD TIME PIANO
Choctaw Artist Jerry Perrine listen

Jerry Perrine has performed his music throughout Southeast Michigan for nearly 40 years. In addition to his piano playing, vocals and original compositions, he tells background stories of the classic American piano styles of ragtime, early jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. His concerts span the decades between the 1890s and the 1930s. Perrine is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and through his many years of music, he has been certified as a Choctaw Artist. He has played at the Michigan Jazz Festival and the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, among others. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Huron RidgeBLUEGRASS
Huron Ridge listen

Huron Ridge is a bluegrass duo consisting of Willie Carter on acoustic guitar and vocals and Chris Dawson on mandolin and vocals. They play a mix of original and traditional bluegrass songs. Their sound moves the listener to the Appalachian Mountains, and their blended vocal harmonies are a throwback to old time brother duos. While they love and honor the traditional sound, they also bring a fresh and original interpretation to the music. The duo has recently performed at bluegrass festivals, local music venues, and on bluegrass radio shows. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – 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

Founded in the fall of 2000, the Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO) began as a small group of musicians and artists at the U-M Medical School and Health System under the umbrella of the Gifts of Art Program. The Life Sciences Orchestra today is the symphonic ensemble of the University of Michigan health and life sciences communities, providing opportunities for its members to express their musical talents from rehearsal to public performance. For its winter concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Beethoven, Ravel and Sibelius. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Tal Benatar, 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 on April 11, 2020.
LSO free concert
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 4:00 pm
Hill Auditorium

825 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Grosse Ile QuartetCLASSICAL POPS MLK CONCERT
Grosse Ile Quartet listen

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, the Grosse Ile Quartet presents a program in honor of his life and legacy. All with extensive experience in solo and orchestral performance and teaching, the Grosse Ile Quartet (GIQ) is comprised of Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; and Heather Hartwick-Gladden, bassoon. Since their founding in 2016, this quartet is constantly coming up with new and interactive ways to present their arrangements of music from a variety of genres: traditional folk music, movie themes, classical music and pop.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Pete Siers & Mr. BBLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO
Mr. B & Pete Siers listen

Pianist and vocalist Mr. B., a.k.a. Mark Lincoln Braun, is a rare link to the first generation of blues and boogie-woogie pianists. Mr. B learned directly from Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red and Blind John Davis. He has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and South America. Percussionist Pete Siers has an international reputation for his intensely physical yet dynamically sensitive drumming, attention to detail, and mastery of many different styles. He has played Carnegie Hall, has toured Europe several times, and is a long-time favorite at many jazz festivals across the US.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Two TenorsMUSICAL THEATRE & CABARET
The Two Tenors

Tenors Jay Kaplan and Jeffrey Willets, along with pianist Elisabeth Wagner and percussionist Jessie Gibbs, come together to tickle your funny bone and tingle your spine with songs from the American musical theatre and Cabaret repertoire. Jeffrey Willets is a professional tenor and Ann Arbor music educator, and Jay Kaplan is a tenor and LGBTQ+ lawyer for the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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