Schedule

November

Sunday, November 17
3:00pm and 4:30pm
WestBloomfieldLibrary.org
248-682-2120

GEMILY — Two Concerts for Adults

The West Bloomfield Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI

From 3-4pm we'll play our original songs for adults, as well as selections from our set of classic folk songs of the 1960's. Then from 4:30-5:30 San and Emily will play a set of songs from Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, The Fantasticks, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies and others. For both concerts we will be joined by our Emmy-award-winning pianist, Brian Brill.

Friday, November 22
8:00pm
concert poster

Harmony Bones EP Release House Concert

Join Harmony Bones as we celebrate the release of "A Breath Wide." This EP features three songs written by members of Harmony Bones, using Hosain Mosavat’s poems as lyrics and inspiration. Hosain’s wife Judy Mosavat will perform a few of her own poems. Harmony Bones is a sextet of Ann Arbor folk music veterans: Jeanne Mackey, Laz Slomovits (of Gemini), Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman and John Lloyd (of Nutshell), and Eric Fithian.

Hosain Mosavat (1936-2018) was a poet, photographer, drummer, music-maker, woodturner, teacher, cook, jokester, and lover of life. Born in Shiraz, Iran, Hosain was a generous, welcoming man who seemed “larger than life”. With his beloved wife Judy, he hosted many local community gatherings and creative collaborations. As Linda Teaman notes, “being Hosain’s friend meant you became part of his family.”

Admission is $10, EPs (CD format) are $10 each, but you can get both admission and an EP for $15! What a deal! Seating is limited, so please register in advance online.

Saturday, November 23
7:00pm
269-983-3688

Gemini at the Box Factory for the Arts

1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI

We’ll be doing our show for adults, consisting of our original songs, as well as classic songs of the 1960’s folk revival. For part of both sets of this concert we will be joined by a wonderful children’s choir called “All God’s Children Community Choir” and their their co-founding directors, Larry and Sandy Feldman. Comprised of a racially diverse group of boys and girls, ages three to eighteen, the choir was formed in 2001 with the goal of bridging the racial divide in the Benton Harbor - St. Joseph area. We have sung with “All God’s Children” a number of times in the last 18 years, and are honored to have them join us at this performance — both because of what they add to our concert musically, but also because of the hope for racial harmony which they represent.

December

Sunday, December 1
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS
Website

GEMILY at The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

Our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital. Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 25 years ago, and this is our annual "Thank You" concert. We will be joined by our longtime friends and colleagues, the “Good Mischief Band,” Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums.

Sunday, December 8
3:00pm
248-691-7480

San, Emily and Brian at the Oak Park Public Library

14200 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI

San and Emily, accompanied by Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist, Brian Brill, will present a program of songs from Hollywood movies and classic Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wizard of Oz.

Saturday, December 14
10:00am
810-664-6971

Gemini at the Lapeer District Library — DeAngeli Branch

921 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, MI

Gemini's Holiday Concert featuring songs and stories from five different traditions; Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali (the Indian New Year), and Chinese New Year. The show celebrates both the diversity of cultures and our common humanity. A special feature of the show is a number of our original songs about the underlying meaning of all of these holidays — the spirit of sharing, giving gifts, love and peace amongst all people.

Saturday, December 14
2:00pm
810-694-5310

Genesee District Library — Grand Blanc Branch

515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, MI

Gemini's Holiday Concert featuring songs and stories from five different traditions; Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali (the Indian New Year), and Chinese New Year. The show celebrates both the diversity of cultures and our common humanity. A special feature of the show is a number of our original songs about the underlying meaning of all of these holidays — the spirit of sharing, giving gifts, love and peace amongst all people.

Sunday, December 29
7:30pm
https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/dec/29/san-and-emily

San and Emily w/ Brian Brill and Jacob Warren at the Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

A very special concert! One set will be San, Emily and Jacob playing songs and instrumentals from their highly eclectic repertoire ; folk, pop, classical and jazz. The other set will be San and Emily accompanied by Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist, Brian Brill, singing songs from Hollywood movies and classic Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wizard of Oz.

Monday, December 30
Noon
800-772-3370
KalamazooMuseum.org

Gemini at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI

A free concert in this interactive museum's series of events for children and the whole family. Throughout the day, in addition to our performance, there will be various exhibits and activities celebrating this Season of Light.

2020

January

Saturday, January 4
8:00pm
734-665-2757
CrazyWisdom.net/live-music.html

GEMILY at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom

114 S. Main St. Ann Arbor

We will play a concert for adults in the Tearoom of this beloved local bookstore. Come have a snack, a drink, and enjoy classic folk songs of the 60's, songs from Broadway musicals, traditional songs and instrumentals from around the world, as well as sparkling originals.

Sunday, January 19
2:00pm
248-967-4020

Gemini at Temple Emanu-El

14450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI

A Gemini concert for children and the whole family, featuring some of our Jewish music. For the last part of the concert we'll be joined by a children's choir from the Temple.

February

Saturday, February 8
7:30pm
734-761-7435

Gemini at the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House

1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI

We'll be playing our "From Broadway with Love" Show. At its heart are well-loved songs from musicals such as Oklahoma, The Fantasticks, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and Oliver. Come hear — and sing along with! — “Edelweiss,” ”Sunrise, Sunset,” “Getting to Know You,” ”Try to Remember” and more. Add in movie-musical songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Blue Skies,” and “I Got Rhythm,” stir in a generous helping of classic American folk songs, and “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” (or evening!) it will be! This will be a special benefit concert for the Friends Lake Cooperative Community.

Sunday, February 9,2020
4:00pm
734-665-0409
gemini2200@comcast.net

The Love Concert — A Benefit Performance for The PRASAD Project

At the home studio of Joan Hennigar, 1335 Glen Leven Rd. Ann Arbor, MI

Laz joins internationally known harmonica wizard, Peter Madcat Ruth, in a joint performance of a great variety of love songs — original as well as traditional, from folk to blues, to the mystic poetry of Rumi and Hafiz.

A free-will donation will be collected to support the work of The PRASAD Project.

As space is limited, an RSVP is required. To reserve a seat, and/or for more info: gemini2200@comcast.net 734-665-0409

Friday, February 14
8:00pm

San, Emily and Jacob at Johnny's Speakeasy in Ann Arbor.

2923 Dexter Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

This is our annual Valentines Day Show - love songs galore! Ticket info will be posted later.

Saturday, February 15
2:00pm
989-846-4577

Gemini at the "Just for Kids" Theatre and Entertainment Series

Northeast Michigan Arts Council, 3233 Grove Road, Standish, MI

A Gemini Family Concert — and despite what the title says, it's not just for kids but for the whole family!

March

Saturday, March 14
8:00pm
InterfaithSpirit.org/cafe704.html

Harmony Bones at Cafe 704

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI

Laz will join Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman, John Lloyd and Eric Fithian (collectively known as “Harmony Bones”) in a wide range of original, traditional and contemporary folk music. Rich harmonies and an array of finstruments — guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, banjo, percussion, bass, even sitar! The band’s name, “Harmony Bones,” comes from an acupuncture point that harmonizes imbalances and promotes clear thinking, seeing, and hearing! Suggested donation is $8 each or 2/$15.

Sunday, March 15
1:00pm
989-837-1885
BeCreative360.org

Gemini at Creative 360

1517 Bayliss St., Midland, MI

A Gemini Family Concert at this wonderful venue that celebrates the arts, offering year-round classes, workshops and performances for all ages. For part of this show we will be joined by the 5th grade choir from Carpenter and Plymouth Schools.

Thursday, March 19
6:00pm
517-788-4074

Gemini at the Eastern Library Branch

3125 E. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI

A free concert for children and the whole family, sponsored by the library in celebration of Reading Month.

Friday, March 27
6:30pm
616-754-3681

Gemini at Greenville High School

111 N. Hillcrest, Greenville, MI

A Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Greenville school district. For part of the concert we’ll be joined by a children’s choir made up of students from local elementary schools.

Sunday, March 29
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS

Gemini at The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor

Our annual Spring Celebration concert! Join us to sing in, and dance in, the return of the beloved season!

April

Wednesday, April 1
10:30 am

San and Emily w/ Brian Brill at the Wednesday AM Musicale Series

The Ann Arbor City Club
1830 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI

San and Emily, accompanied by Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist, Brian Brill, will present a program of songs from Hollywood movies and classic Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, April 2
Noon

San and Emily w/ Brian Brill at the UM Hospital Gifts of Art Series

University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI

San and Emily, accompanied by Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist, Brian Brill, will present a program of songs from Hollywood movies and classic Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, April 2
9:30am - 11:30am
616-632-2444
Aquinas.edu/olli

Gemini at the Donnelly Center, Aquinas College

157 Woodward Ln. SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Sponsored by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) we'll be performing our "From Broadway with Love" show. At its heart are well-loved songs from musicals such as Oklahoma, The Fantasticks, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and Oliver. Come hear — and sing along with! — “Edelweiss,” ”Sunrise, Sunset,” “Getting to Know You,” ”Try to Remember” and more. Add in movie-musical songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Blue Skies,” and “I Got Rhythm,” stir in a generous helping of classic American folk songs, all this performed on a stage full of instruments, and “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” it will be!

Saturday, April 25
10:00am
313-576-5111
DSO.org

Gemini at the Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

A Family Concert in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concert Series. This is our seventh time being back in this series, and it’s always a great time in a beautiful hall. To add even more fun to the mix, we’ll be joined by our drummer, Mike Morrison.

Saturday, May 3, 2020

4:00pm

734-761-9320

Monday, April 27
6:00pm
989-894-2837

Gemini at the Wirt Branch - Bay County Library System

500 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI

A free concert for children and the whole family.

May

Saturday, May 9
8:00pm
734-327-0270
InterfaithSpirit.org

8th Annual Benefit Concert in Honor of Helen’s Memory

Cafe 704, Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor MI

Laz played a number of concerts at Cafe 704 over the years, always with his wife Helen, until she passed away in 2012. To honor her memory, and to celebrate her life, Laz is dedicating this yearly concert to her. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to two organizations: one that supports nature preservation, and the other, an emergency shelter for homeless children and their families. Both of these causes were very close to Helen’s heart.

Laz will be joined by a band of special guests, all of whom recorded or performed with Helen. Laz and his guests will sing some of Helen’s songs, as well as original and traditional music in both folk and classical styles.

June

Friday, June 12
6:00pm
517-521-3643

Gemini at the Webberville Branch — Capital Area District Libraries

115 S Main St., Webberville, MI

We'll be playing our "Those Were the Days" show of classic folk songs of the 1960's. Come sing along with us to the iconic songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more.

Tuesday, June 23
6:00pm
989-837-3430

Gemini at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

1710 W St Andrews Rd., Midland, MI

A free concert for children and the whole family, as part of the Library's Summer reading Program.

July

Wednesday, July 1
7:00pm
734-699-3291

Tuesday, July 17, 11:00am: Belleville Library

167 Fourth St., Belleville, MI

A free Gemini Family Concert as part of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Tuesday, July 14
12:30pm
810-664-6971

Gemini at the Lapeer District Library - deAngeli Branch

921 W Nepessing St., Lapeer, MI

A free outdoor concert for children and the whole family, as part of the Library's summer reading program.

Thursday, July 16
7:00pm
734-439-4307

Gemini in Wilson Park

45 Neckle, Milan, MI

A free outdoor Family Concert with our Good Mischief Band, Mike Morrison on drums and Eric Fithian on bass. This is an annual mid-summer special for us at this sweet park; there is a vintage old car show before we start, and a family-friendly movie afterwards.

Friday, July 17
1:00pm
989-826-3613
oscoda.lib.mi.us

Gemini at the Oscoda County Library

430 W. Eighth St., Mio, MI

A free concert for children and families sponsored by the library, as part of their summer reading program.

Wednesday, July 22
11:00am
517-851-7810

Gemini at the Stockbridge Branch - Capital Area District Library

200 Wood St., Stockbridge, MI

A free concert for children and the whole family, as part of the Library's summer reading program.

October

Saturday, October 3
1:00pm
248-347-0269
TollgateCC.msu.edu

Gemini at Pumpkinfest

MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI

A free Gemini Family Concert. We will be part of this all-day event, with many other fun and educational events scheduled for the whole family.

November

Sunday, November 29
1:00pm
734-763-TKTS

GEMILY at The Ark Coffeehouse

316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

Our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital. Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 26 years ago, and this is our annual "Thank You" concert. We will be joined by our longtime friends and colleagues, the “Good Mischief Band,” Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums.