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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Spero, Christine Spero Plays Nyro Music
Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano and was the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category. Her CDs are listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be Elliot Spero on horns and percussion, Scott Petito on bass, and Peter O'Brien on drums. The group will also be performing some of Christine's original compositions. Christine will share stories about some of Laura's songs as well as her own.
$1001- $3000
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Richter, Chip Imagination, Creativity and Inspriation Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-Songwriter Chip Richter’s Family Concert at The Library has become a favorite among librarians and families because it's “more fun than a Kid (or Parent) should be allowed to have!” It’s the kind of high-energy fun and audience participation naturally found in a live performance all in the wonderful learning environment of the public library. This is live music, no accompaniment tracks, so anything can happen! With his guitar, banjo, harmonica, stories and original tunes Chip connects with the kids and adults, creating moments to remember. Also don't forget to check out the Librarians Resource Page where you can download some of Chip's music absolutely free of charge. Librarians are using these mp3s and the Teacher's Tips to compliment story-times with children.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna National Library Week Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This highly interactive song and puppetry show is perfect for National Library Week! Well-loved songs, colorful puppets and many chances for children to be in the show celebrate children's favorite authors and more. Anna's funny puppet friend LuLu the Singing Llama shares hilarious poems that children love! Anna has been a favorite performer at libraries, schools and museums all over LI, and Westchester for over 25 years. To date she has offered over 2,000 library concerts nationally and internationally. This show is appropriate for Pre K, and young family audiences, ages 2 and up. Visit www.annaekravis.com for more information. Lots of library recommendations available on request.
$501- $1000
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
Collins, Dawn Native American Style Flute Playing and Mini-Concert History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Introduction to the history of the Native American tradition of flute playing, basic elements of construction of the flute (Plains flute and Woodland flutes), the evolution of design of the instrument and the playing purposes. This is a hands-on class and plastic flutes may be available for those who do not own a flute at advance request of at least several weeks. A display of over thirty flutes representing several custom flute builders and a mini-concert of tunes may be included as a pre-workshop incentive for learning. Each session includes instruction on breath control, fingering technique, and playing scales familiar to the Native American style, building melodies using improvisation and learning how to read NAF tablature.
$101- $200
Division, The Blur An Evening with The Blur Division Music
Anyone interested in experiencing an evening of innovative contemporary music is invited to attend this performance and/or lecture program of the New York-based trio The Blur Division. The band is certain to once again demonstrate the limitless possibilities of three exploratory musicians getting together to craft their own original compositions which reconcile history with the future, tradition with technology, and jazz with a unique approach that resists categorization.
$351- $500
Senese, Gerard 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
Lienhard, Marco Japanese Folk dance and bamboo flute program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
A program of colorful Japanese folk dances and soothing melodies played on the Shakuahchi( 5 hole end blown bamboo flute) and the Fue (side blown bamboo flute)
$501- $1000
Gillman, Jackson Winter Wonders Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Very participatory songs and stories about shoveling, snowmen, snow angels and nature in winter. As with all Jackson's shows, it is highly visual, energetic and interactive, and appeals to a wide range of ages. The use of sign language adds another dimension to the action.
$351- $500
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