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Program
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Description
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Shih, Patricia Songs for the Heart, Mind and Funny Bone Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih presents a concert of all-original songs for the heart, mind and funny bone. Some include audience participation; all engage the listeners thoroughly, eliciting delight, tears, laughter and most of all, thought.
$501- $1000
Biedermann, Peter Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Concert Music
100% original solo instrumental music performed on 6 and 12 string guitars? Hmmm...sounds like a hard sell. Not really. The reason it works is simple. All you need is a performer who loves what he does..and...an audience of engaging and open minds that is willing to go for the ride. I do believe that is exactly the type of individual that would attend a musical performance in a library. While PB's influences are all over the map and not limited to any specific musical genre, all the listener has to do is close their eyes and let their imagination be their guide. Check out his website for more info as well as some newly posted YouTube videos that will give you an idea of the type of material you would hear at one of his concerts.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' DINOSAURS! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Fossil, the Dinosaur detective, mixes fun and facts in this colossal show inspired by everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures. Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky and Prokofiev provide the rich musical score.
$1001- $3000
Bennett, Kokila Music of the Rennaissance Music
Join Christopher Morriangello and Kokila Bennett in an inspiring program of Early music and narrative about the lute and it's history and tradition in European culture. Chris is a master Lutanist and Kokila is a gifted recorder player and composer.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Up in Arms' WELCOME PARK Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Welcome Park is opening a new visitor center and Bunny and his friends want to get in on the act. They approach Park Ranger Ned with the idea that they could teach visitors about the seasons. Ned is worried because each has a bad habit that could interfere with each one doing their best work: Bunny rushes through things; Dog gets herself so nervous she can barely speak; Bee tries to do too many things at once. What will Ned and the audience decide about their readiness to work in the new visitor center? This crowd pleasing show is for ages 3 through 8. While reinforcing important seasonal concepts, children will learn how to improve listening skills
$1001- $3000
Jones, Dean Songwriting with Dean Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dean will start from scratch, working with a group of kids to create brand new, inspired songs. The kids will learn about how songs are put together, with melody, rhythm, chords, harmony, and all the parts of a song (chorus, verses, etc). A topic will be chosen quickly and in a very short amount of time we will be singing and performing a song, or songs. Dean has a special talent for tapping into kid's inner songwriter, hopefully setting them on a lifelong path to self-expression and creativity.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Up in Arms' HELPING DREW Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Principal Tector needs your help as a member of the Bully Patrol! She fears that one of her students, Drew, is being bullied by another student in school. Lee thinks bullying Drew is fun. Lee’s best friend Victoria doesn’t think so, but what can she do to help Drew? Helping Drew is an interactive musical puppet show with an anti-bullying message perfect for elementary school students. This 30-minute program followed by a 15 minute Q&A helps students recognize bullying and look for solutions within themselves and with the help of others.
$1001- $3000
Stay, Christine Songs Inspired By Books Music
Friction Farm is a modern folk duo with a collection of songs inspired by books. A performance will include not only the music, but also a brief explanation of the creative journey from book to song. Music and video available at www.frictionfarm.com
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Songs of the Civil War History,
History,
Music
Minstrels don't take sides, so we sing and tell tales from both the Confederate and the Union side. Audience participates in singalongs to such tunes as: Dixie, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah!, Buffalo Gals, Goober Peas and More! We also bring along a Confederate flag and a 36 start Union flag for our backdrops! 2 costumed minstrels PLUS 4 instruments PLUS beautiful harmonies EQUALS a good time with learning thrown in on top!
$201- $350
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