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Program
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Description
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Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy From Russia with Music - Award Winning Trio Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
“Moscow Nights” is an exciting, versatile trio of world recognized, prize- winning musicians from Russia. In a little over two years, they have already established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S. These classically trained artists first took Western Europe by storm and now have brought their dazzling, toe-tapping music to North America. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. Russian folk music expresses the national character – outwardly reserved and cool but brimming with vigor, mischievousness and vibrancy inside. Their lively program presents an authentic picture of Russian folk traditions and culture. Lilting Balalaikas, dynamic Bayan Accordion, unique Trashotky & Loshky, humorous Dances and superb Vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages!
$501- $1000
Kingsley, Cyndi Christmas Songs For The Family Music
Cyndi Kingsley sings Christmas songs-both contemporary and traditional.
Up to $100
Walker, Nancy Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Nancy Walker trio Big Shoulders. The Zucchini Brothers. And that's just for starters. Nancy's voice has found a home with the trio, whether singing her own melodies, classics from the American songbook or selections from the deep catalog of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Have you lived until you've heard Nancy sing "Bury Me Beneath The Willow?" She's just an comfortable laying back and letting Larry and Sam stretch out on an original instrumental, with Larry's guitar snaking along Sam's expansive drum beat. Some bands get by on style, some get by on substance. Some, instead, catch the magic that flashes when the two poles meet. The Nancy Walker trio is the real thing.
$351- $500
Winter, Cathy Write Your Own Song ! Music
We'll brainstorm what we know about a selected topic and pull it all together into a web of ideas. Then we'll turn our idea web into a song to take home. Cathy can work with all ages - younger ones can draw their ideas - and talk some about the editing process, how/why writers make choices as we work on the song. A previous year's sample: Nature (to I'm a Little Teapot) Nature can be reptiles, fish or bugs nature is the air we breathe
$201- $350
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
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
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
Maichack, Mary Jo The People Could Fly Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories of the African American Experience Book early for January’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and February’s Black History. This show is very popular. The message? Share, be fair, and enjoy this wonderful culture’s songs and stories. Features “The People Could Fly,” an empowering tale of slaves who find wings; “Little Daughter,” who sings her way out of the wolf’s woods; “The Talkin’ Cooter,” riddle tale of freedom told with fiddling turtle; “Mm, Mm, Mm, Martin Luther King”, storypoem of the man’s life by C. Blake-Alston. Children act out “Rabbit & Elephant” in mask and with African rhythm instruments. Also, spirituals and a dance from the Gullah-speaking Sea Islands. Takes listeners from the struggle to the soaring spirit. Even wise old 6th graders have risen, cheering, in response. “Students K-8 loved it.” - Sr. Corinne, Principal, Mater Dolorosa, Holyoke, MA “Highly recommended” - Leon McKinley, Principal, Mayberry E.S., East Hartford, CT.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
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