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Dan GoreeCOUNTRY MUSIC & MORE
Danirée

Daniel Goree, guitarist and vocalist of Danirée, is originally from the Pacific Northwest. He began singing and playing guitar at a young age and later joined the Portland Community College Jazz Band and Portland Mandophonic Orchestra. He toured with Country Western Hall of Famer Hank Snow, playing at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Elks Clubs in the region. A global traveler, Goree brings different sounds and perspectives to his interpretation of country and American rhythm & blues. With his trio, he takes audience members on a journey through American music. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



CutTime SimfonicaMY FUNNY VALENTINE
CutTime Simfonica
CutTime Simfonica listen
CutTime Simfonica (classical string quintet+drums) presents a lively, humorous and flirtatious Valentine's Day program, including classic symphonic plus adventurous new works blending Latin, tango, folk, rock, blues, country, soul and hip-hop elements. See what this group does with classical music off the pedestal, composed of musicians from Detroit's two major orchestras, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Opera Theater Orchestra. Expect works by Mozart and Bach swung to Mr. CutTime's (Rick Robinson’s) "Gitcha Groove On!" and a Beatles cover. The audience can join in at times on toy percussion. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Paul VornHagenJAZZ & BOSSA NOVA
Paul VornHagen Jazz Duo
Paul VornHagen listen
Winner of six Detroit Music Awards, Ann Arbor saxophone/flutist and vocalist Paul Vornhagen performs jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and more, accompanied by a pianist. VornHagen has released 10 critically acclaimed recordings on PKO Records that have been featured on NPR. A prolific composer, VornHagen’s songs have appeared as sound tracks for PBS documentaries, and most recently, an upcoming feature length romantic comedy film, Bride Plus One. "Robust jazz, with a touch of romance" is how Detroit Jazz Magazine described Vornhagen’s music. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Lani & Elden KellyGUITAR & OBOE
Elden & Lani Kelly

Guitar virtuoso Elden Kelly is a classically-influenced jazz and world music artist, composer, singer-songwriter and professor of jazz guitar at Kalamazoo College. Lani Kelly, oboist, performs with the symphonies of Lansing, Saginaw Bay, and Jackson, Michigan, as well as appearances with the New World Symphony in Miami and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. This husband-wife duo, who both hold music degrees from New England Conservatory and Michigan State University, present Song of the Nightingale, featuring Elden's original instrumental music and arrangements with classical and contemporary influences. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 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 MARCH CONCERTS


Janelle ReichmanWOMEN LEADING JAZZ
Janelle Reichman Trio
CutTime Simfonica listen
Ann Arbor native and jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Janelle Reichman lived in New York City for a decade, where she performed as a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others. Joining her is pianist, composer, and educator Ellen Rowe, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at U-M. Rowe's latest project "Momentum – Portraits of Women in Motion" will be released in 2019. On bass is Marion Hayden, who is part of the great Detroit jazz legacy and has been involved in countless ensembles throughout her career, including Straight Ahead. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Big Fun TrioST. PATRICK'S DAY CONCERT
Big Fun Trio
CutTime Simfonica listen
The Big Fun Trio has been playing dances around the Midwest since 2012, ranging from Toronto to Columbus, and many points in between. The trio is composed of Marty Somberg, one of the best Irish fiddlers around who has hosted the Sunday night Irish music session at Conor O’Neill’s pub in Ann Arbor for 17 years; Brad Battey, one of the region’s most sought after contra fiddlers; and Myron Grant, on guitar, harmonica, vocals and leader of this and many other bands. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll play Irish and New England contra tunes, Old Time, swing and Texas swing, as well as some original tunes. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Joachim AngsterVIOLA & PIANO
Joachim Angster & Chiao-Yu Wu

This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). A native of Strasbourg, France, violist Joachim Angster earned a master's degree from the Lausanne Haute Ecole de Musique in Switzerland before coming to the US to pursue his doctorate in viola performance at U-M, under the mentorship of Caroline Coade and Yitzahk Schotten. He has performed across Europe, Asia, and the US as a soloist, and as a chamber and orchestral musician. He will be joined by Chiao-Yu Wu on piano. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Chelsea GalloCHAMBER MUSIC
U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Ensemble

This ensemble is composed of players from the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO), a program of Gifts of Art at Michigan Medicine that provides performance opportunities for the faculty, staff, students, scientists, volunteers and alumni in medical, health science and life science disciplines at the university. Leading the group is LSO music director Chelsea Gallo. Other members are Allie Lahnala, violin; Steph Kim, viola; Alejandro Uribe, cello; Edward Norton, horn; Marc Gerstein, bassoon; and William Burnham, clarinet. The ensemble will play Franz Schubert’s Octet in F Major, composed in 1824. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 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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