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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Geiger, Donna Island Senior Symphony Music
We usuually perform 3 works of classical music, with a short intermission. We are a full symphony orchestra of over 40 members. Our age range is from 42-90+.
$101- $200
Sumner, Rachel Rockin' All Around the World Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artist Rachel Sumner puts together a special concert each year to incorporate the summer reading theme. Her programs are available any year. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has gained fans young and old. Her music videos appear regularly on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff. She can also be heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. In addition to her concert performances, Rachel presents keynotes and workshops full of creative ideas, music and fun for educators, librarians, families and parents. She is a trained Arts Integrated Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission. She also works as an artist in residence with various arts organizations and is a Master Artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute.
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Raise your Glass to Charles Dickens! A musical tribute to the author who dedicated his talents to lifting the spirit, hope & awareness. A participatory, community-oriented, celebratory time with sing-alongs and storytelling based on Dickens’ novels musical and movie adaptations. An original tune that introduces seven Dickens novels in under seven minutes. Huzzah! Watch the stop-action animation video at www.thelevinsmusic.com
$201- $350
Herdman, Priscilla Contemporary Folk Music Music
Priscilla Herdman has been called a singer’s singer, and is regarded as one of the most admired interpreters of contemporary folk music in the United States. Called an extraordinary song finder and an eloquent performer, audiences who come to hear her sing (and to sing with her) are embraced by her warm and powerful performance. She has toured nationally for thirty years and has released twelve CDs for both adults and children, (three are award winning family albums Stardreamer, Daydreamer and Moondreamer) and three trio albums with friends Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. Priscilla is a New York native and lives in Pine Plains, in the Hudson River Valley Region.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
McKnight, Andrew Andrew McKnight Concert Music
Mixing his considerable (and constantly growing!) repertoire of original songs chronicling rural Americans and their stories together with beautiful guitar instrumentals, a cappella pieces, sing-alongs, poetry and stories collected during his travels through 2-lane America, Andrew's concerts are an emotionally uplifting and engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
$1001- $3000
Maurer, Jim Beat Box Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Ever wish you could play the drums, with your mouth???? Well Jester Jim is teaching the art of beatboxing to all young and old. A great introduction for kids to learn about tempo, and the sounds of music. Check out video clips of Jim doing his beatbox show on the website www.jesterjim.com.
$101- $200
Bernard, Clifford Lil' Cliff & the Cliffhangers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are an innovative blues harmonica driven quartet who consistently incorporate a unique sense of energy and life into their sound. The band has over a twenty year history of bringing swinging jump blues and 50's style R & B to New York audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Their newly released CD: The Lovid Kind...has been prominently featured on national and college radio as well as being regularly featured on Sirius/XM Satellite radio. Lil' Cliff and The Cliffhangers have a universal appeal to audiences of various age groups and are well known for their feel-god, upbeat shows. They have extensive experience performing in libraries, community events, fund raisers, and seasonal town concerts. The band maintains a rigorous touring schedule, and is a staple and favorite performing act throughout the New York/New Jersey area. The band has backed national touring blues artists such as: Mitch Woods, Sam Taylor, Little Buster, Ronnie Earl, Bill Perry, Bobby Radcliff, Danny Russo, and Gatemouth Brown to name a few. Check out their website at: www.lilcliff.com or for more info email: mail@lilcliff.com or call 516-639-2339.
$501- $1000
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