Saturday, July 22
Poetry Set to Music
Genesee District Library — Baker Park Branch
3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI
We will be performing a program for adults, of a wide variety of poetry we've set to music. Come hear our musical settings of poems by Robert Frost, e.e.cummings, Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, William Butler Yeats, A. E. Housman, as well as contemporary poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, Dan Gerber, and Michigan’s Linda Nemec Foster. A special feature of this concert will be settings of the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, 13th and 14th Century Persian mystics, in translations by Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky. Gemini will be joined by special guest, award-winning poet Jennifer Burd, some of whose poems Laz has set to music.
Tuesday, July 25
314 W. Grand River, Howell, MI
A Gemini Family Concert, sponsored by the Library, as part of their summer reading program.
Wednesday, July 26
"Harmony in the Park"
Downtown Depot Park, 375 Depot Rd., Clarkston, MI
A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert sponsored by the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council. Come early and make simple instruments — materials provided free by the Arts Council.
Sunday, July 30
Burns Park, adjacent to the Ann Arbor Senior Center
1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert — for children and the whole family, not just for Seniors! We’ll be joined by our Good Mischief Band — Mike Morrison on drums and Eric Fithian on bass.
Tuesday, August 8
"Those Were the Days"
Sterling Heights Library 40255 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights, MI
Our concert of the classic songs of the 1960’s — Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others — their original songs, as well as the traditional songs they made famous. Even some songs by the Beatles and an affectionate nod to Motown! Come hear these timeless songs — and sing along with them!
Wednesday, August 9
Sizzling Summer Arts Series
Fuerst Park Amphitheater
Corner of Taft and Ten Mile Rd., Novi
A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert, sponsored by the Novi Parks Department. We’ll be joined by our drummer Mike Morrison.
Friday, August 11
Redford Community Center
12121 Hemingway, Redford, MI
A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert presented by Redford Leisure Services & Commission on Youth & Families.
Thursday, August 17
Kids Komotion — Marshbank Park
2805 Hiller Rd., West Bloomfield, MI
A Gemini Family Concert with our Good Mischief Band — Mike Morrison on drums, Eric Fithian on bass, and special guest Emily Slomovits on fiddle and vocals.
Sunday, August 20
Kerrytown Courtyard Series
Next to the Farmer’s Market, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI
A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert at this great community gathering place.
Thursday, August 24
St. Ignace Municipal Marina
Downtown St. Ignace, MI
A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert, just across the Mackinac Bridge.
Saturday, August 26
Holler Fest at Frog Holler Farm
11811 Beech Rd. Brooklyn, MI
We will play several times, in various combinations (with Emily and Jacob), for both adults and children, and San will give a workshop on how to play the “bones,” at this delightful festival put on by the Kings, a beloved local farm family. Throughout the three-day festival, (Aug. 26-28) besides great music by local favorites, there will also be locally-grown organic meals, kids activities, yoga, hikes, and workshops.
Saturday, October 7
Pumpkinfest — MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI
We will be part of this all-day event, with many other fun and educational events scheduled for the whole family.
Thursday, October 12
Gifts of Art - University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
We will play our music for adults — original songs and instrumentals, traditional folk songs, and classics from the 60’s and beyond. We will be joined by drummer Mike Morrison.
Saturday, November 4
The Citadel Dance and Music Center
91 Hinkley St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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 16 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.
Sunday, November 26
The Ark Coffeehouse
316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI
Our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital. We’ll be joined by our “Good Mischief Band” (Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums) and our special guest, Emily Rose on violin and vocals. Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 23 years ago.
Saturday, December 9
Delton District Library
330 N. Grove St., Delton, MI
A Gemini Family Concert as the start of the city's Holiday celebrations.
Saturday, May 5
The Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
A Gemini Family Concert in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concert Series. This is our sixth 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.