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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz goes to Broadway Music
Enjoy how the Jazz world took famous Broadway tunes and recreated something new. Songs by the Gershwin’s from shows like Girl Crazy with standards such as “Embraceble You”, Fats Waller’s “ain’t misbahavin” Rogers and Hammerstein’s Showboat with “Can’t help lovin’dat man” and many more
$201- $350
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Railroad History,
Music
Songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, describing the construction, operation, and history of America's railroads. Main repertoire source: N. Cohen, The Long Steel Rail, U.of Chicago Press, 1982. Examples: Drill Ye Tarriers, John Henry, Wabash Cannonball, Casey Jones, Wreck of the Old 97, Paddy Works on the Railway, Life's Railway to Heaven, etc. Accompaniment on acoustic stringed instruments (guitar, banjo, Autoharp, etc.). History and background is given for all songs. Presented annually for the Brighton schools for 13 years; and recently performed at the Strong Museum (Rochester), Heritage Square Museum (Ontario), Cattaraugus County Museum, New England Folk Festival (Mansfield MA). Performed at Cottrell Mem. Library in Atlanta NY, 2011. Many opportunities for audience participation (chorus singing).
$201- $350
Handy, Spook Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Beaugard, Carol BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Carol Beaugard & Blue Express - for any time of the year - we perform a variety of songs in the world of bluegrass and country music. It's a wonderful overview of this true American art form that was born in the Appalachian Mountains but derives its roots from a blend of American blues and string music along with a powerful heritage from Ireland and Scotland. Program includes a narrative explaining the origins of bluegrass and information on the instruments used in the music.
$501- $1000
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates The Songs that won the Academy Award History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Since 1934 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given it’s nod to the best original song written for a motion picture. Packed with music, nostalgia and anecdotes about the singers, actors and composers, “The Academy Awards show” is adult programming at it’s finest. Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn has the audience singing along to Oscar winning hits including Lullabye of Broadway, The Way You Look Tonight, Over the Rainbow, Love is a Many Spendored Thing, All the Way, Que Sera Sera, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Way We Were and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. From Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Dorothy Fields to Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch and Henry Mancini, The Academy Awards Show features the best of the Great American Popular Songbook, consistently receiving accolades from audiences and programmers alike. PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily AAKWAABA, HU JAMBO, AFRICA HURRAH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
AAKWAABA, HU JAMBO, AFRICA HURRAH!  Take a music and dance Pan African Safari through the rich and varied continent of Africa with Mama Ellison.  Learn real dances, sing African songs and play beautiful hand made instruments from all corners of the continent.  Wear beautiful clothing and celebrate the culture of our cradle of civilization.  "Please Touch" Mini Museum of African masks, textiles and art included.   Additional add ons: ( one hour program) 
1. Make and Take African Animal Masks for up to 30 people ages 4- 100,   $150.00 materials included, everyone takes home a collaged African Animal Mask made from observation.   2. Make and take African Kente Weavings from Ghana for up to 30 people, ages 10 - adult or younger with adult assistance. $200.00 materials included.  Everyone takes home an African Kente sample in a frame to hang at home. 

$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Create an Electric Cardboard Orchestra with Makey Makey and Scratch Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Learn the basics of music -- AND computer programming -- by writing your own songs on electronic 'instruments' you make yourself! STEM educator Kathy Ceceri, author of books on low-tech electronics projects for kids including 'Making Simple Robots' and 'Paper Inventions,' will show you how to design and build cardboard instruments and how to write the code that makes them work. This workshop uses Makey Makey, a control board that lets you use any conductive object as a computer interface, and the drag-and-drop programming language SCRATCH. Get a fun introduction to notes, beats, and different families of instruments, as well as computer programming! Ages 8 and up.
$351- $500
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Taiko Drums: An Intro to Japanese Culture Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Performances and workshops allow our performers to share the joy of Taiko with their audiences. “KOKORO” (heart and mind): playing with all our heart and mindful of the long history of Taiko we strive to present an authentic Taiko experience. "KI" (energy and spirit): through Taiko our “Ki” is expressed; and this energy and spirit is shared and received by our audience. “BUNKA” (culture): Taiko is used as an educational tool to teach the music, culture and history of Japan to children in schools and in the community; and to imbue a strong appreciation for cultural tradition and the arts. In our presentation-“The Drums of Noto Hanto”- the audience becomes part of the performance enacting the roles of peasants who drum and dance as demons to scare away invading Samurai. We perform both traditional works and contemporary ones; combining Taiko drumming with Japanese Folk Dance for an exciting presentation that will entertain, enthrall and enrich all that experience the power of the Taiko Drums of Japan!
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Summer Reading Show 2015 Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Summer Reading 2015 show coordinates with the 2015 Summer Reading theme: Every Hero Has a story. We celebrate well known heroes, Everyday Heroes and the Hero in You, with interactive puppets, songs, colorful props and move along fun that even the youngest children can enjoy. After all, even Kermit the Frog is a hero in his own way! There are many chances for children to be in the show. As always, the beloved LuLu Llama, Anna's most popular puppet friend, provides lots of fun and laughter for all. Program is offered for young family audiences, for school age and also Read To Me Clubs.
$351- $500
Meissner, Lisa Wake Up Music,
Nature- Environment
Program of new songs with traditional routes highlighting care of the Adirondacks and our world. Some of the songs can be heard at http://rusticriders.net/music.html. Connection to books that have informed the music will demonstrated.
$201- $350
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