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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Romano, Nina Valentines Day Program Music
The program focuses on the love songs of Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Carter Family, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee and many more. We have performed at more than 25 libraries and are happy to provide references.
$351- $500
Ruch, Dave The War of 1812! - Songs and Stories from NY and Beyond History,
Music
In this lecture/concert, popular performer Dave Ruch (www.daveruch.com) presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of rarely-heard music which, alongside some of the classics from the war, offers a rounded and fascinating picture of this “second war of independence.” Special emphasis is given to New York State’s important role in the conflict.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Holiday Dance Party Interactive Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Lee to celebrate the holidays in this multi-cultural dance party. Lee brings props, puppets and instruments and engages children and their families in singing and dancing to her fully orchestrated music. Children will dance with hats and giant candy canes, families will catch huge streaming snow flakes, jingle bells and maracas and more! It's a Winter Wonderland of a show!
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Building a Better World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program using songs and movement to promote community building and working together to improve everyone's lives. Songs such as Ruth Pelham's We're All a Family Under One Sky and Malvina Reynolds' We Live in the City celebrate diversity and unity. We will also sing songs in other languages and incorporate folk dance into this unique program for children from preschool up through middle school. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. This program can be adapted for a variety of ages.
$201- $350
Vinyard, Roland Songs and Dances of Ireland History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
With The Valley Bog Players, The Bard Rocks will present an all-Irish program of the musical history of Ireland: jigs and reels, love songs, ballads, airs, drinking songs. Short commentary coupled with humor will enhance the understanding of the music. Featuring the Irish drum, the bodhran, piano accordion, guitar and Celtic banjo.
$351- $500
Schuman, Sandor Song of the Century History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Some of the best known songs were written by the least known songwriters. Let's give credit where its due by learning about these songs and the people who wrote them.
$101- $200
Maichack, Mary Jo Greek Myths--Alive! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Classical Tales Brought to Life It’s always surprising to see these ancient stories engage even very young listeners. Then again, there’s nothing like a three-headed dog, a trip to the underworld or golden apples from Aphrodite to interest any listener of any age! Includes: Aesop’s Fables (“The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” in first person); “Atalanta” (Raised by bears, this girl outran all.); Phaeton, driver of his father’s sun car; “Arachne," the tale of the world's first spider is told with songs and effects interwoven on guitar.” The audience-favorite part of this show is the enactment of the story of the seasons featuring Demeter, Persephone, Hades & Zeus--in mask, by audience volunteers. This program is all storytelling, adjusted for the age groups, really best for school age and up.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John DIG THAT CANAL! ‘15 Miles on the Erie Canal' Family Fun Musical Storytelling; With FREE companion options - Folk Instruments of Along the Canal; Introduction to Theatercraft History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
'15 Miles on the Erie Canal' is a colorful and very participatory historic musical storytelling event for the whole family. Enjoy this lively collage of Tall Tales, Costumes, Music and Sing-along Songs as the artists share an unforgettable story of New York’s famous waterway. Presented in 19th century 'folk opera' performance style, it sparkles with canal-era music from cultures along the canal, performed on a rare collection of historic instruments including hammer dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, early squeezeboxes, canal horn, and more. Our story unfolds as Captain Simon Slick and Irish cook Sallie Waters meet up with Sal, a truly amazing mule who makes quite a splash (and also happens to be guest from the audience!). Together they set off on a rollicking journey down The Grand E-ri-e Canal, 8th Wonder of the World! Great characters, great stories, and an unforgettable historic enrichment experience for Summer Reading Programs! NOTE: For a gala event, our “15 Miles” performance may be expanded with your choice of NYS Canal Cultural Heritage workshop activities: expanded singing roles for a children’s/family chorus; lively canal-era children's dances; and even student-written Tall Tale vignettes for the Grand Finale. Custom-designed programs, special events welcome.
$351- $500
Roethel, Glen Concert: Hit Songs of the '70s and '80s Music
Great songs, melodies, harmonies and energy – all of this marked a golden era of music that spanned the 60s and 70s. There was a British Invasion, Civil Rights, Women's Rights, Viet Nam War, and so much more to talk about and, well, sing about! Join national touring and recording artist (and award-winning singer-songwriter), Glen Roethel in this musical storytelling concert, which is sure to stir up memories from days in *your* life story! You might hear songs by these artists, and more, in this performance:   Archies, America, Bad Company, Beatles, Bee Gees, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Blondie, Bread, Bruce Springsteen, BTO, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Chicago, CCR, CSNY, Cure, Dan Fogelberg, Dobie Gray, Don Maclean, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Elton John, Gerry Rafferty, Harry Chapin, Hollies, Monkees, Johnny Nash, Looking Glass, Neil Young, Orleans, Ricky Nelson, Seals & Crofts, Simon & Garfunkel, Spinners, Steelers Wheel, Steve Miller Band, Three Dog Night, T-Rex, Van Morrison, Cars, Police, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yaz, Queen, J Geils, Robert Palmer, Bangles, Go Gos, Squeeze, Naked Eyes, Bryan Adams, John Cougar, Tom Petty, George Michael, U2, Bob Marley
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Famous Standards by Rogers/Hart, Hammerstein, Mercer, Loesser Music
Hear standards from composers and writers like Rogers and Hart, Oscar Hammerstein and Johnny Mercer and Frank Loesser with a twist of jazz.
$201- $350
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