LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2012) -- UK Arts in HealthCare, in collaboration with the Kentucky Arts Council, will kick off the winter Tuesdays at Noon series this week with a performance by vocalist Carla Van Hoose.
Van Hoose will perform in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion A atrium lobby from noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesdays at Noon is part of the UK Arts in HealthCare program’s Lunch and Listen Series, designed to foster a healing environment through the performing arts.
The winter series also includes performances by:
The Chattering Magpies, Jan. 15 in the UK Chandler Hospital Auditorium, Pavilion A
John Edmonds, Jan. 22, atrium lobby
Raison D'Etre, Feb. 5, auditorium
Hong Shao, Feb. 12, auditorium
Mitch Barrett, Feb. 19, atrium lobby
Stirfry Musette, Feb. 26, auditorium
Additional information about each performer can be found below. For more information about the UK Arts in HealthCare Program, visit http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/arts/.
Jan. 8, Carla Van Hoose http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/PerformingArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=97
Carla sings music like something cookin' on grandma's stove. She will fry up some Americana tunes of blues, folk, bluegrass or swing. Carla brings years of experience with influences from Peter, Paul and Mary to Emmy Lou Harris and Ray Stevens. She has performed from Kentucky to Colorado to Canada.
Jan. 15, The Chattering Magpies http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/PerformingArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=92
The Chattering Magpies transports their audience on a mystical journey reflecting the soulful music of the Celts, from ancient airs to contemporary dance tunes. This instrumental female duo from Kentucky consists of Lorinda Jones on Irish harp and dulcimer and Greta Gillmeister on Irish flute and whistle. The Chattering Magpies have performed at traditional Irish festivals and events across Kentucky and at concert series and festivals across the eastern United States.
Jan. 22, John Edmonds http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/PerformingArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=65
John Edmonds is a message singer at heart. This nationally and internationally acclaimed singer/pianist, celebrating 50 years of professional performing, has a repertoire that includes tunes such as He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, I Believe I Can Fly, I Believe In Music, What The World Needs Now Is Love and gospel standards such as How Great Thou Art and Joshua. Edmonds says, “I like to sing songs that convey a message of peace, hope, joy and love…”
Feb. 5, Raison D’Etre http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/PerformingArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=84
Violet Rae Webster, Vickie Ellis and Roberta Schultz are three women who live to sing together. When these women invite you around their hearth of heart, it's for the purpose of sharing life's journey through original songs about love, loss and redemption. Traditional folk songs, a capella swing tunes and Shaker hymns round out their versatile repertoire.
Feb. 12, Hong Shao
Hong Shao is a professionally trained performer of the pipa, a four-stringed, pear-shaped lute. A traditional Chinese instrument, the pipa was introduced to China from Central Asia during the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. – 220 A.D.). Ms. Shao has been performing for Kentucky audiences since 1997 including numerous times at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky Asian Center and the University of Louisville School of Music, among others.
Feb. 19, Mitch Barrett
Remaining true to his traditional roots, Mitch Barrett's original work has created a contemporary understanding that reaches beyond his Appalachian heritage to the music that today is being called Americana. Believing that everyone has a story that needs to be told, Mitch's songwriting speaks of his own story and the stories of people that have passed through his life. He is also a resourceful and fascinating storyteller of Appalachian tales.
Feb. 26, Stirfry Musette http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/PerformingArtistPage.aspx?ArtistID=91
Stirfry Musette's eclectic gypsy style has an upbeat and dynamic spirit. Their world music instrumentation includes violin, guitar, accordion, mandolin, bass and percussion and a varied repertoire. A typical performance might start with a Celtic air and a jig followed by an eastern European czardas, a jazz cover, some Latin grooves and Stirfry originals.