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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Epstein Kravis, Anna A Fall Harvest Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Colorful leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and harvests abound in songs and stories that include saying Thank You for a bountiful life! Program includes lots of participation, the hilarious antics of LuLu the Singing Llama, synthesizer keyboard, and lots more puppets! Children have a chance to be in the show! A perfect celebration for Fall or Thanksgiving!
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Ellington/Strayhorn Music
Enjoy the songs of one of the 20th century greatest American composer teams, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. You will hear famous songs like "Take the A Train", "It don't mean a thing", "In a sentimental mood" and many more. We will also talk about their lives.
$201- $350
O'Neil, Colleen Water and Winds Music
Just in time for this summer's reading program theme, the Jewel Winds offer a musical program to include: The Water Music Suite (Handel) Three Sea Shanties (Arnold) Guppies from Animal Ditties (Plog) Shenandoah (Traditional), and Five Frogs (Brandon), plus a few additional surprises! Throughout the program, the Jewel Winds performers demonstrate the instruments of the woodwind quintet (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn) in fun and interactive ways. The particular program Water and Winds focuses on the use of melody in music. The musicians will guide the audience in a greater understanding of the creation of melodies and how they affect the way we enjoy the music we play and hear. The Jewel Winds are all professionally trained musicians based in Central New York. With degrees in music from either the Eastman School of Music or Ithaca College School of Music, the quintet combines its talents to present concerts that audiences of all ages enjoy.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Money Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Parent-Child Hands On Music Workshop Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special workshop offers very young children and a parent the opportunity to share interactive music, movement and puppet fun together! Limited to young children, (ages 2 & 3) and a parent, this program draws on Anna's 25+ years as an early childhood music consultant and educator in the field of early childhood music. It includes age appropriate favorite songs, movement, rhythms, puppets and instruments to play. Easy Lap-Songs and chants are learned, with lyrics to take home, allowing parents to easily continue music fun with their youngsters at home! This program presents a joyful musical experience, increases many early learning skills and builds early literacy skills. It's a fun, imaginative, shared learning time for children and their parents!
$501- $1000
Duprey, Rolande Ecological Logic Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
A puppet pantomime that everyone can understand! Live music provided by a musician on electric guitar. Using several different types of puppets, it tells the story of how someone saves a sea turtle who swallows a plastic bag. The turtle then saves the very person who saved him! The logic? When we save the earth, the earth will save us.
$1001- $3000
!, Spook Handy Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Raabe, Kim Privler Dig Into Reading - Exploring the Great State of New York! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back again with more terrific Summer Reading Program performances. Get ready to dig down deep and discover the wonders of New York State. We’ll explore the towns and cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains of all the regions that make New York the empire that it is. Will Larry find his way out of the city? What happens when pirates travel the Erie Canal? Who are the Maiden of the Mist and Lady Liberty? Colorful and imaginative stories and Mama Pajama’s Playhouse’s always fun, live, original interactive music and songs will get everyone ready to hop in their car, talk a walk in their neighborhood, ride a subway, board a train, or hop on a bus to the never-ending natural and man-made attractions of the great state of New York.
$351- $500
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Multicultural- Other,
Music
ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, and his singing partner, Elayne Kessler, have created a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and songs. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersigns instructors. Kids and adults can begin to learn a new language in this thoroughly enjoyable program.
$201- $350
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