Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Howard-Ray, Celeste Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with the Celeste Ray Trio Music
Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with Celeste Ray Trio Featuring traditional Celtic instruments: bowed psaltery, harmonium, flute and guitar. Celtic Harp is available upon request. The music of the Celts instantly transports the audience to the ancient and mysterious Lands of the Celts. Modern instrumentation enhances the arrangements, making for an accessible truly enjoyable and unique performance. Original compositions by the performers features the 25-stringed Bowed Psaltery are followed by lilting and recognizable folk pieces. A highlight of the entertainment consists of the stories and history of the instruments and the composers. Their lore is enthusiastically conveyed by founding member, Celeste Ray, noted for her ability to inspire her audiences in the musical Celtic Tradition of celebration and singing.
$501- $1000
McKnight, Andrew Library Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Andrew's solo performances are a bit like one man theatre; the songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, and the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. He delivers his masterfully crafted cinematic vignettes of rural Americans and their struggles in memorable melodies and compelling twists of phrase. With his epic Civil War ballad 'The Road to Appomattox', the uplifting messages of 'Good Things Matter' (Great American Song Contest Winner), and his haunting anti-mountaintop mining song 'Made by Hand', audiences are spellbound from the first to the final note.
$351- $500
Smith, Joy Scary Stuff Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of stories, poems and songs featuring ghosts, witches, vampires and other odd occurrences. Stories ranging from mildly odd or simply funny to very creepy and at least one "jump" tale.
$201- $350
Cohen, Dan Daddy-O! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Other
Danna Banana (solo or with a band) explores what it means to be a Dad from a child’s point of view. And a dad’s!
$201- $350
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
An award-winning professional singer and Equity actress, Valerie diLorenzo presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as she muses on her journey through Broadway and the American Songbook. She’ll be accompanied by Barry Levitt (former Artistic Director of the famed 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series). Some of the composers featured in the concert will include: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for. Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson Halloween Silly Willies Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Songs and stories to tickle your funny-bone without scaring anyone. A highly visual, energetic and interactive show with all the typical Halloween ingredients, but all in light-hearted fun. Maggie Hanelt, of Truro Public Library reports - Children and adults received your presentation with enthusiasm and appreciation. The audience members gave me a lot of positive feedback about what a lively and talented performer you are.
$351- $500
Haynes, Jeff Exploring Careers in the Music Industry Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Percussionist Jeff Haynes alone or Jeff and a selection of his professional musician friends (from various walks within the music business)speak candidly about their career paths, career strategies, behind the scenes realities and offer words of inspiration to those who aspire to have a career in the music industry. Open opportunity for question and answer... The talk will weave performance in with the discussions offering amoving presentation for music lovers of all ages as well.
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original music Mr. Jeremy is a very proper frog who goes fishing, 
only to encounter:a loathsome water beetle a horrible spiny stickleback and then, -- oh, THEN, -- a really frightful experience with a trout! Yet Mr. Jeremy handles it all with such APLOMB.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Explore New York: a musical journey written for the 2010 Summer Reading Program History,
Music,
Other
Come join us as we explore New York musically with such songs as Erie Canal, Barges, Sidewalks of New York and many more. We will visit the Iroquois Nation, the Big Apple, the Hudson River, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and more. This program can be adapted for all ages, can be interactive for the very young and can include a songwriting workshop for teens.
$351- $500
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