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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 MUSIC
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 QuartetCELEBRATING MLK
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 & Duncan McMillanBLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO
Mr. B & Pete Siers

**Duncan McMillan will be filling in for Mr. B.** 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



Beth StalkerJAZZ & MORE
Jake Reichbart Trio with Beth Stalker

For the past 25 years, guitar virtuoso Jake Reichbart has been delighting audiences in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Along the way, he has picked up numerous praises and awards for his performances and recordings. While a noted bandleader and an in-demand sideman, Reichbart has made a name for himself with his instrumental solo work. This trio features vocalist and guitarist Beth Stalker.  A Detroit native, Stalker was an American Idol finalist, has won 7 Detroit Music Awards, and performs in a variety of musical styles.
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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UPCOMING FEBRUARY CONCERTS


CutTime SimfonicaCLUB CLASSICAL
CutTime Simfonica listen

The CutTime Simfonica string quartet presents a lively and humorous variety program. They mix classical hits with adventurous new works by former DSO bassist Rick Robinson, blending rock, Latin, soul, funk, blues and gospel elements. See what this group does with classical music off the pedestal, featuring Eliot Heaton, Concertmaster of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. Expect to have your Mozart dramatic, your Bach swung and your rock covered. Audience members can join in the fun on toy percussion. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Aleksandra Vojcic & Melissa-Kay GreyROMANTIC FLUTE MUSIC
Melissa-Kay Grey & Aleksandra Vojcic

Master of Music Melissa-Kay Grey is a musician, private flute instructor, and serves as the Executive Director of Seven Pillars, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting musicians through regional and international events. She will be joined by Dr. Aleksandra Vojcic, pianist and faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Together the flute and piano duo will present romantic pieces for St. Valentine’s Day.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00 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 listen

Led by Ann Arbor jazz icon and bassist Ron Brooks, this rhythmically complex trio plays dynamic versions of the best of jazz, including 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. 
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 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 listen

Michael Casher is a physician at the University of Michigan Hospital and a classical guitarist. He has studied with Brian Roberts and with Stephen Robinson at Stetson University. In addition, he has performed in numerous master classes including those of Pepe Romero and Sharon Isbin, and was accepted into the annual Maui master class of Benjamin Verdery. He has performed solo, with vocalists and with flute.  "Michael Casher is a fine musician, with a warm, elegant and engaging sound." – Brian Roberts, Professor of Guitar at Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Feb. 27, 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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