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U-M Life Sciences OrchestraSYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra

The Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO), a Gifts of Art program, was founded in the fall of 2000 by a small group of musicians and artists at the U-M Medical School and Health System. It provides performance opportunities for the many faculty, staff and students in life science disciplines at the university who have previous musical training but few opportunities to play. For its spring concert in the celebrated Hill Auditorium, the LSO will perform pieces by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bruch and Prokofiev. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Chelsea Gallo, the Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Music Director at 6:45 pm.
Life Sciences Orchestra free concert
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Harrington-BrownGYPSY JAZZ
Harrington-Brown San, Emily & Jacob listen

Harrington-Brown is a powerhouse duo comprised of Ann Arbor guitarists Michael Harrington (freelance guitarist) and Andrew Brown (Appleseed Collective). Sharing the love of Django Reinhardt, the two come together and perform repertoire of the Hot Club of France and traditional jazz and swing music from the early 20th century.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Bob Sweet TrioPIANO JAZZ
Bob Sweet Trio
Bob Sweet Trio listen
Having been part of the southeastern Michigan jazz scene for decades, these three musicians – Bob Sweet (drums), Kurt Krahnke (bass), Tad Weed (piano) – bring a wealth of experience steeped in the unique flavor of the Detroit jazz tradition. Tad Weed has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz including John Patitucci, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McCrae, Charles Lloyd and Woody Herman. Expect fresh, creative group interplay and distinctive treatments of classic and lesser known jazz standards.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Bob Sweet TrioPAPER SUCCULENT WORKSHOP
Marie Otto
Marie Otto watch
Paper Petaler owner and paper florist, Marie Otto, will guide participants in the creation of a handmade paper flowering succulent. Using materials that are all free of charge – crepe paper, hot glue and stem wire – participants will learn the basics of handmade paper florals while enjoying a hands-on experience. A clay pot for display will also be included, free of charge. Otto is a Michigan native, based in Dearborn, who believes in the healing power of people gathering around a craft, and the happiness that comes from handmade items. If you have a large group, please call Gifts of Art at 734.936.ARTS (2787), as space is limited.
Gifts of Art & U-M Social Work free workshop for Grief Awareness Month
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



CHAMBER MUSIC
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Ensembles

Featuring U-M Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO) Concertmaster John-Michael Muller on violin, LSO members Kathleen Bergen and Ellen Guise on flute, Carl Engelke on trumpet, Angie Noble on English horn, and Téa Prokes on violin, LSO ensembles will perform works by Bach, Copland and Ewazen. The LSO, a program of Gifts of Art at Michigan Medicine, provides performance opportunities for the many faculty, staff, students, scientists, volunteers and alumni in medical, health science and life science disciplines at the university who have previous musical training but few opportunities to play. Bobby Porter and Kathryn West will provide piano accompaniment.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



SINGER-SONGWRITER
Mary Collins
Mary Collins listen
Mary Collins is a young singer-songwriter born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her music weaves together graceful melodies and intricate guitar lines to create honest, emotional songs. Growing up she was heavily influenced by bluegrass and folk artists, listening to James Taylor, Nickel Creek, and Peter, Paul & Mary on every family road trip. She studied guitar with local U-M alums Theo Katzman and Chris Dupont, began writing songs and hasn’t stopped since! She is currently a senior at Huron High School, where she is involved in choir and theater.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 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


Mae HuynhFREE DROP-IN YOGA & MEDITATION
MHealthy Instructor

In this free, drop-in beginning yoga & meditation workshop, an MHealthy instructor will teach the alignment and technique at the foundation of yoga practice. The workshop will encourage relaxation, strength, flexibility and balance with an emphasis on integrated breathing techniques in a variety of poses and postures. Three more exercise & relaxation workshops in the courtyard will be offered this summer: Zumba & Line Dancing 7/19/18, Sampler Class 8/2/18, and Tai Chi & Meditation 8/9/18. The workshops, which are open to faculty, staff and the general public, are family friendly and perfect for all fitness levels and abilities; no prior experience is required. A shaded patio is available for people to participate in chairs/wheelchairs. Rain/heat location: MCHC Auditorium, F2305. 
Gifts of Art & MHealthy free workshop
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Doug WolgatROCK, BLUES & MOTOWN
Rock Jones
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The Rock Jones band has passion for their music and connection through their ties to Ann Arbor and Detroit. Larry Genoa (guitar and harmonica) and Phil Ryski (guitar) have both played professionally in the area since the 1960s. Brian Genoa (drums) is Larry’s son, so their musical connection is deep. Doug Wolgat began playing bass in 1973 and met Larry in his first band (the Fuzz Brothers) in Detroit. Ryski and Wolgat first became band mates in 2005 when Ryski joined Wolgat’s previous band, the Bluescasters. You’ll hear harmonies and up-tempo rhythm of soul-style covers from Gladys Knight to Van Morrison. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Motorcity3JAZZ, FUNK & POP
The MotorCity3
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The MotorCity3 is a trio from Berkley, Michigan that play a variety of jazz standards and jazz/funk/pop from the 1930s to today. Each member has performed in other ensembles and groups for many years in the jazz, rock and blues genres, but it’s the jazz format where they thrive. Cliff Barrer is on guitar, Len Gervasi is on bass, and Paul Price, drums. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Harmony BonesFOLK MUSIC
Harmony Bones
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Harmony Bones is a band of Ann Arbor folk music veterans: Laz Slomovits (of Gemini), Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman and John Lloyd (of Nutshell), Jeanne Mackey, and Eric Fithian. Their sound features rich vocal harmonies on traditional, contemporary and original songs, with an array of instruments — guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, accordion, banjo, banjo ukulele, bass, drums and sitar. The name Harmony Bones comes from an acupuncture point that harmonizes imbalances and promotes clarity. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



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