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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Soloway, Mike BABY MUSIC CLASS (4 – 14 months for child with adult) Music
In Baby Class caregivers learn an exciting and wonderful repertoire of songs for bouncing, wiggling, rocking, dancing, moving and singing – songs which create a vocabulary of musical ways to communicate with your child. And of course we share the joy of playing a variety of simple instruments. These fun and stimulating musical activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, and to establish a foundation for singing and musical thought.
$101- $200
MacKenzie, Tom Concert Music
Music influenced by the traditions and history of New England, including French Canadian, Irish, Scottish and original compositions. Wonderful vocals and a wide range of musical instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele and Keyboard. Audience participation is encouraged.
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom 'Tommy' From The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
Tommy (Tom Gardner) from The Uncle Brothers presents an upbeat, interactive and parent friendly show, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library Note: This show is different than Tommy's show for younger children because the songs are aimed at the older children (5-10), but the younger ones love it as well. The program is very similar to the Uncle Brothers family concert, except the kids are more a part of the show.
$201- $350
*, Andes Manta Music And Culture of the Andes Multicultural- Other,
Music
Renowned for their energy and captivating stage presence, Andes Manta is also widely recognized for the brilliance of their musicianship. The members of Andes Manta play over 35 different instruments ranging from six foot long panpipes and Andean flutes to goat toenail rattles and Spanish guitars. Throughout their dynamic performances, they weave the story of their culture and music in a captivating dialog, including student participation on stage.
$1001- $3000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. BE COOL, BE SAFE by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Rick Adam creates a fun jam of original music, mime, circus stuff, and audience participation that really rocks! This dynamic and informative program will help empower children to make positive choices regarding bullying, taming tempers, preventing abuse and violence, resisting peer pressure, and celebrating differences. It is an educational, enchanting, and highly entertaining performance designed to leave the audience with plenty of creative tools to build and maintain harmony in our world.
$501- $1000
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn Native American Flute - Introductory History & Playing Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An introduction to the history of the Native American flute, a hands-on lesson that incorporates how to hold the flute, breath control, one breath soloing, jamming with others, a basic scale for flute, jamming with other instruments, and a handout of resources for further learning. With the minimum of 10 participants, an add-on to the workshop may be an option to build your own flute at an additional program cost of $50 per participant for the flute.
$201- $350
Lin, Caryn Bach 2 Rock Music
Bach 2 Rock "A one-woman musical extravaganza," Caryn Lin is in a class all her own. With a 5-string electric violin, sound effects, looping and a lot of help from the audience and her multi-talented sound engineer (who also plays electric guitar and electronic drums), Caryn transforms solo sound into a mind-boggling musical experience. This 3-dimensional sound magic is performed right before your eyes and ears. Part rock concert, part self-esteem builder, and part interactive music education, Caryn spins stories and music together to make the program as powerful as it is entertaining! The Bach 2 Rock program is now approaching its 5th full year in performance!
$501- $1000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry Catch the World by the Tale Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Internationally renowned, award-winning tandem storytellers Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall present world folktales in unique retellings incorporating ethnic musical instruments, music, song, and dance. Styles of performed stories can include traditional prose retellings, balladry, rap, spoonerism, and many other original takes on traditional tales.
$351- $500
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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