Three different groups will be performing holiday music at the University of Maryland Medical Center the week of December 17, most members of which are University of Maryland doctors or medical students.
The concerts, which are from noon to 1 p.m. through Dec. 21, are on UMMC’s first floor, feature the following groups:
The Not2 Cool Jazz Trio kicked off the week on Dec. 17. The Trio is led by trumpet player Michael Grasso, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and emergency medicine, who plays the trumpet.
On Dec. 18-20, The UMMC Chamber Players return for the 25th year in a row. Founded and directed by cardiologist Elijah Saunders, MD, clinical professor of medicine, the Players feature musicians and vocalists who play and sing a variety of holiday favorites. The group’s music director is Candy Carson, an accomplished musician and wife of Benjamin Carson, MD, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.
Wrapping things up is Otitis Musica, a group of medical students who have performed with the UMMC Chamber Players in the past.
The UM Chamber Players perform various Christmas songs in the hospital lobby near Au Bon Pain on Dec. 18-20th 2012 as an annual tradition.