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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Clough, Geoff Around The World In 80 Songs...or less Multicultural- Other,
Music
A musical tour around the world visiting every continent.(yes even Antartica!) Sing a long program with live music using songs from many nations & cultures. Humor, stories & audience interaction.
$101- $200
Ruch, Dave Live In Concert - The Canal Street String Band! History,
Music
The Canal Street String Band performs good-time music on banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, dobro, string bass, guitar and more, with stellar three-part harmonies. Cowboy songs...sea shanties...western swing...fiddle tunes...old-time mountain music...and originals too! Perfect for multi-generational audiences. The musicianship is outstanding, the songs are infectious, and the humor makes everyone feel right at home. Visit the website for video clips, reviews and more.
$351- $500
Stein, Henry Railroads as Inspiration History,
Music,
Science
Songwriter Hank Stone has found himself writing many songs with references to railroads recently. Drawing on traditional songs, blues, and pop tunes, Hank and his quartet present a kind of history of America's reliance on and romance with trains. Audiences will participate at times in sing-alongs and Q&A. Our original songs fit seamlessly with the traditional tunes to provide an entertaining and enlightening program.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn Native American Style Flute Playing and Mini-Concert History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Introduction to the history of the Native American tradition of flute playing, basic elements of construction of the flute (Plains flute and Woodland flutes), the evolution of design of the instrument and the playing purposes. This is a hands-on class and plastic flutes may be available for those who do not own a flute at advance request of at least several weeks. A display of over thirty flutes representing several custom flute builders and a mini-concert of tunes may be included as a pre-workshop incentive for learning. Each session includes instruction on breath control, fingering technique, and playing scales familiar to the Native American style, building melodies using improvisation and learning how to read NAF tablature.
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy Whatcha Gonna Do? - It's Up to You! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Celebrates the universal values of healing through taking personal responsibility for our actions here on Earth, making peace with our fellow human beings, and taking an active role in making the world a better place. 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
Lajewski, Chris Tune Into Nature: A Dig Into Reading Summer Program Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chris the Guitarist brings traditional sing-along songs, humorous stories, and Native American tales alive with his acoustic guitar and uplifting spirit. He has delighted audiences around New York State with songs like This Land is Your Land, The Fox, The Beaver Call, Owl Moon, Mother Nature Made a Forest, Boom Chicka Boom, and many more favorites! Audiences have enjoyed being transported to another time during Chris’ lively telling of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff and How Crawdad Got it’s Eyes. Chris will get you singing along and laughing it up! Reviews: The interactive nature of the program was the most enjoyable for both the children and parents. Your sing along songs were a great hit. I thought the program was great! - Central NY United Way. This program is perfect for our group. They get right into the activities and songs. - Wayland Free Library. It was clear that the children enjoyed themselves a great deal while learning at the same time. - Guernsey Memorial Public Library. What a wonderful performance last week; all loved it. You relate so great with the kids; a success. - Meco Elementary School.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Song & Puppetry INTERACTIVE Fun for a Winter's Day Show (Non Holiday) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively song and puppetry concert brightens a winter day with lots of winter time songs, puppetry and participation! Designed with winter school break in mind, this HIGHLY INTERACTIVE program features adorable hand puppets, synthesizer keyboard, LuLu the Singing Lama's silliest antics, move-along fun, and many chances for children to be in the show. This is a bright and sparkly, high-energy time for a winter day! Ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences.
$501- $1000
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Puppet Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun has a variety of puppet shows available. All shows include a live musical and ventriloquist soft puppet warmup with audience participation. Puppet shows include delightful, believable hand puppet characters who also sing with music tracks. All of our puppet shows are audience interactive, FUNNY and engaging. Summer library reading programs are our a specialty, featuring each year's state theme. For this summer's 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read! theme, we suggest the Science Fair on the Farm puppet show, suitable for ages 6 and under. Check website for photos and show descriptions.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Wassail' Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Music Revels Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Sing, Say, and Play!' in this participatory Christmas music and pageant performance that toasts the old year and welcomes in the new. Set in the Magical Days of Yore, it is fanciful weaving of historic music, traditions, and surprises. 'Wassail' comes from the Old English greeting Wes hael, meaning 'Be thou hail!' and wassailers even today go about England carolling friends & neighbors in this traditional musical well-wishing. To highlight the event, the audience takes on roles in a traditional mummers’ play - a lighthearted spectacle of singing, costumes and laughter. Mummers' plays are still performed in rural England as improvisatory theater in streets, homes, and community gatherings, and feature a host of characters who symbolically assist the sun in its turning through the shortest days of the year. The culminating event of the play is the grand Wassail Bowl, around which all gather to wish a fine Yuletide Season! Come One and All, Young and Old, Shy and Bold, and let thy fancies run free (and be sure to bring your cameras!)
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Little Kids Little Songs Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Little Kids Little Songs is a fabulous introduction to live music, comedy and theatre for children ages two through eight and practically guarantees a wonderful time. While it's true that Little Kids Little Songs has funny and extremely interactive songs and stories from beginning to end the best thing about it is how it addresses the fear of participation and very gently gets the most timid children playing, laughing and singing before the show is even half way through. Soft, sweet, playful and funny - the original music and storytelling of Keith Torgan and the virtuosity of flutist Barbara Siesel will tickle not only the newest and youngest of audience members but anyone within earshot! Ideal for ages 2-8
$501- $1000
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