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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Russell, Linda The Good Old Colony Days History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Balladeer Linda Russell brings the 18th century vividly to life through music. Broadsides, ballads, love songs and humorous ditties are accompanied by guitar, penny whistle and hammered and mountain dulcimers as she tells the stories of everyday life in early America. Included are such songs as Johnnie's Gone for a Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me and George Washington's favorite dance tune! In children's program - there is hands-on interaction. They get to try instruments and join in the harvest rhythm band.
$351- $500
McGrath, Cathy “A CUP OF TEA with Cuisle Mo Chroí” A CELTIC CONCERT History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Combine the soothing tones of three part vocal harmony with the delicate arpeggios of the Irish harp, calming flow of breath through the wooden flute and penny whistle, and the steady pulse of bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar to make this trio of women, “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) one of the premier folk groups in the Rochester NY area. The three, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for “Cherish the Ladies”, and are often found at Irish music sessions in the area. Expect to hear songs (some in the Irish language) that evoke images of Ireland, Scotland, castles, immigration, romance, as well as songs your grandmother taught you on St. Patrick’s Day, and a few lively tunes - reels, jigs, planxties and polkas. This program has been presented for the Irish American Cultural Institute and for many community concerts and libraries.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
Munzer, Michael The East End Trio's Pop Songbook Music
The East End Trio performs a mix of music from the '60's, '70's, '80's, '90's and 2000's with style, grace and originality. In this program we feature Popular music that has inspired us, influenced us, impacted us etc. We mix in fun trivia, stories and musical history to provide 90 minutes of great entertainment.
$501- $1000
Warren, Conroy WEST INDIAN AND AMERICAN MUSIC SONG AND DANCE Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
THIS PROGRAM IS AN INTERACTIVE CULTURAL AND MUSIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. CONROY USES AN ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR AS ACCOMPANIMENT TO HIS CAPTIVATING VOCAL SELECTIONS. HIS REPERTOIRE INCLUDES CALYPSO, R&B, REGGAE, MERINGUE, POP, CHILDREN FAVORITES AND ROCK & ROLL. THE AUDIENCE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO SING, DANCE OR PLAY SOME OF THE MANY PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS THAT HE PRESENTS AND DEMONSTRATES. HIS PRESENTATION IS LIVELY, PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE. THE PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR ANY OCCASION OR SEASON OF THE YEAR.
$351- $500
Talavera, Alex Hieronymus Bogs Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose artistic mission is to create and inspire. Bogs's imaginative approach to musical performance combines elements of poetry, theater, and the visual arts. Garbed in the attire of a traveling pilgrim (a metaphor for the creative journey), Bogs sings his original folk songs accompanied by his banjo, harmonica, bells and foot percussion. He interweaves his performances with short storytelling vignettes and recitations of William Blake, while incorporating simple props like a spool of red ribbon, or a bucket of river rocks to enhance the overall visual experience. His welcoming voice and emotive music are akin to artists like Woody Guthrie and George Harrison who often addressed themes overlooked by many entertainers. With songs like “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “The Muse's Welcome,” Bogs's performances are thoughtful and engaging, encouraging viewers to realize the heights of their own creative potential.
$201- $350
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Japanese Dance & Martial Arts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The traditional Japanese Folk Dances and the Martial Arts moves known as KATA, provide a glimpse into the unique YAMATO DAMISHI -SAMURAI SPIRIT-. This spirit has pervaded Japanese culture for hundreds of years and still influences the Japanese today as seen in the popularity of Samurai based Anime & Manga; as well as the countless martial arts studios-dojos- throughout the world. Accompanied by the thunder of the Taiko drums and the elegant sounds of the Koto and Shakuhachi; Karate & Kendo Kata are performed with Samurai Swords, and flying fists and feet. This is juxtaposed with the refined movements of classical Japanese dance. The influence of the martial spirit can be seen in these refined dances as well as the energetic movements of traditional local village folk dances. This program is presented by the Ryu Shu Kan and sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University's Community Outreach programs.
$501- $1000
Levin, Yosi What's Eatin' Yosi? Life Skills- Food,
Music
Who's hungry?! Yosi serves up some delicious tunes about food & cooking from his award-winning CD, What's eatin' Yosi? Enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Make some smart & healthy choices from Let's Get Cookin' to Just Desserts! It's a fun-filled, interactive & educational concert for ages 1 - 8. You'll eat it ALL up!
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Toe Tappin' Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of exciting folk music to get you up and moving. Upbeat toe tapping tunes and songs on fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals. Originally designed for the 2005 Summer Reading Program, this program will fit into any theme.
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged.
$351- $500
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