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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Renaissance Revelry History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Kings and Queens, Knights, Dragons, and even Nursery Rhymes to satisfy even the Queen herself! Program encourages books, stories and poetry from the library. A musical program that features songs, stories and poetry reminiscent of the Renaissance and Medieval times. Costumed musicians (Merlyn & Harry)will give history lessons that make history come alive with humor and harmonies! All set in a language that can be understood by the general wee one to the Lord and Lady of the house!
$201- $350
Scharman, Nadine Chasing Rainbows Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Take a world tour with storytelling, music and puppetry with Nadine Scharman and her troubadors of this multicultural interactive performance. Children learn phrases from different languages, play their bodies as rhythmic instruments, dance, and sing to new and familiar children's songs. The storytelling will give the children a look into what makes people feel good inside themselves by doing what they love to do. The presentation will future children's songs by Nadine Scharman and taken from the public domain. Frere Jacque, London Bridge, Ouagadougou, The kite song and many more. Beautiful illustrations by Suzanne Muecke are seen on stage. The Long Island Philharmonic recently presented shows on Long Island with their Children's Performances. A new cast with a child actor can be seen all over the New York area.
$501- $1000
Messano, Bob Kids on the Move Concert Music
Guitar Bob's Kids on the Move Concert is an interactive musical program for young children and their families. Bob's original songs are designed to get kids moving and exercising. Children enjoy singing, clapping, jumping, shaking, and dancing during the program. Guitar Bob sings and plays a variety of cool electric guitars and harmonicas. He provides his own sound system so people can enjoy and participate in the music. Guitar Bob's music program includes songs that are humorous, imaginative, and educational. Guitar Bob's hit songs can be found on his CD's. They include "Elephants Like to Jump", "We're in a Spaceship", "Milkshake and Cherry Freeze", "Sam the Clam's Blues", and "Captain Coconut". Guitar Bob rocks!
$351- $500
LiMarzi, John Mendelssohn's ELIJAH Music
The Putnam Chorale announces its 2009 spring season. The Putnam Chorale is pleased to announce its spring 2009 program, Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH. During its spring season, the Chorale will perform this classical oratorio with guest soloists, featuring Baritone Peter Clark as Elijah, and a professional orchestra all under the direction of Douglas Anderson. This season’s main performances are scheduled for:  Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8pm at the First United Methodist Church located on Main Street in Brewster, NY and  Sunday, April 26, 2009, 3pm at the Temple Beth Elohim located at 31 Mt. Ebo Road North, Brewster, NY. Mendelssohn’s dramatic music has swept away audiences since its premier in 1846. Experience one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, with its gorgeous lyricism and its thrilling climaxes. The Putnam Chorale invites everyone to join them in the celebration of this piece.
Up to $100
Graham, Darlene Stomp it Up with Darlene Graham Music
Darlene Graham. This interactive show will have your child singing, dancing, and playing instruments while they explore a musical adventure. Children will be on their feet whether it’s jumping to catch bubbles, running under a parachute, or shaking to the music, as well as; sitting down to sing along with Ms. Lucy the puppet, or lay on the floor as sleeping Dinosaurs. This show promises to delights all audiences big and small.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy Freedom Is Your Destiny History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Looks at historic and current day issues surrounding the quest for personal, political and spiritual freedom. 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
Hill Brothers, The Americana History,
Music
Introduce everyone to the sounds of American folk, bluegrass and traditional music. With the recent success of the Grammy Award-winning "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack, this music has been rediscovered as a symbol of American traditions and spirit. Using spoons, pennywhistle, washtub bass, dulcimer, banjo, acoustic guitar and more, the Hill Brothers present a lively concert full of humor, singalongs and loads of audience participation while students absorb valuable lessons in America's history, geography, cultural makeup and values! A great program to celebrate America, rural &/or harvest themes, any national holiday, Music in the Schools month.
$501- $1000
Haynes, Jeff Listen to the Rhythms of Black History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Hear the heart beat of Black American ancestors, through the rhythms of professional percussionist Jeff Haynes. Jeff and his dynamic team of performers take the audience on a rhythmic journey from Africa to their own backyard — in a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Black Americans. Jeff literally brings in a truckload of drums and hand percussion instruments that he’s studied and collected from all over the world. Jeff weaves the rhythms and colors of these instruments throughout performances by an Urban Spoken Word Artist, a soulful Negro Spiritual vocalist and in the pocket of today’s Hip Hop. Jeff’s showcase embraces his audience with a message that shades light on the past, sharpens their perception on what’s happening today and inspires them to reach for a better future. Listen to the Rhythms of Black History is a performance that will empower and enrich the minds and spirits of students; arming them with a greater awareness and appreciation for Black history, music and the world around them.
$1001- $3000
Ruch, Dave Just for Fun! Music
Dave brings along his banjo, bones, spoons, washboard, guitar, jaw harp and more for a special program full of musical fun for all ages. Audience members will delight in seeing and learning a bit about these instruments up close while enjoying some great participatory songs performed on each. Expect singalongs, movement songs, laughter, guessing games, even a few cartoon themes.....some audience members may even be invited to come up on "stage" and join in the fun! "We were so impressed by your performance - we’ve been telling everyone we know how enjoyable it was. You kept the audience enthralled" Sandy Gillard & Amy Josyln, Children’s Services, Richmond Memorial Library, Batavia NY
$351- $500
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