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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Roethel, Glen What's a HOUSE CONCERT? Let's host one at the Library! Music,
Performing Arts- Other
What's all the buzz about HOUSE CONCERTS? If your curiosity is peaked but you don't know where to begin, join us tonight for our own HOUSE CONCERT in the comfort of our library, featuring the sweet voice and acoustic guitar of singer-songwriter, Glen Roethel. Glen just released his third solo CD, Unfolding, so this will be a CD release house concert! Glen's songs have a positive message, and his musicianship has gained him prestigious teaching positions at Summersongs and Wintersongs (summersongs.com, songwriting and performance camps for adults) and at the SoundConnections annual music conference in Kansas City, Missouri and Tampa, Florida. In 2009, Glen was selected over more than 150 big-name applicants as guitarist for the Harmonizing With Humanity house band for a two-day music festival at Hohokam Stadium, Arizona raising awareness and funds for Autism research, three songs from his new CD have been nominated for Posi Awards, he's published by Hal Leonard Corp, the largest music publisher on earth, he's an award-winning songwriter, sought-after studio vocalist/musician, and guitar sideman to the stars! Tonight, Glen plays two 30-minute sets with a 20-minute intermission for refreshments. Ask Glen how you can host house concerts in your own home. http://www.glenroethel.com
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn World Music Exploration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
This may be a single date program or a series of five to six one-hour sessions exploring different world music regions, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Celtic Lands, India & Middle East, North America. A display of instruments native to this regions and a demonstration is provided. Songs from each region are taught with phonetic lyrics in a call and response style for ease of learning. A brief history of each region's music will be taught. This is an interactive program that is best suited to young adults and adults, although middle school and above will find it interesting and educational.
$101- $200
Handy, Spook Tales from the Road History,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Spook’s been to every American state except Hawaii, Michigan. And he’s met all kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds – learning the history, values and culture of different groups of people. In this heartwarming, inspiring and sometime humorous concert Spook will share stories and songs he learned directly from Pete Seeger or indirectly from Woody Guthrie or his own songs about the places he’s been, people he’s met and the predicaments he’s found himself in. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele The Divas of Jazz Music
Celebrate Jazz history with a musical tribute to 12 of the most dynamic female jazz vocalists. Enjoy an afternoon of music made great by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mc Rae, Nancy Wilson and many more and hear stories about their lives.
$201- $350
Wilkins, Kathy Celtic music History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
http://rochesterhomepage.net/content/video/?cid=162831 Kathy Wilkins, singer, entertainer and educator, sings a wide variety of songs. This program of Celtic songs can include up to one hour of American popular Irish songs from the early 1900s, accompanied by piano (see video clip) and/or up to one hour of traditional Irish songs with guitar accompaniment. Short "lessons" about the historical or cultural context of the songs, such as information about composers, or the explanations of the lyrics, can be included if desired. If "lessons" or other speeches are desired for groups larger than 25, amplification would be helpful.
$101- $200
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Band Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Known for their musicality, theatricality and multi-instrumental talents, the Dream Jam Band premiered their new stage show at Cleveland’s International Children’s Festival to sold out crowds. The music of the Dream Jam Band is inspired by a spirit of wonder and curiosity. With exciting kid and family-friendly songs, their unique style reflects the belief that young children are endowed with an inherent capacity to understand musical ideas. The band uses this as a gateway to enhance learning in all areas. Their eponymous first album, Dream Jam Band featured eleven original songs, two of which, “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” and “Look Around” reached Number One at SiriusXM satellite radio. The album was named to the Top Ten List of National Public Radio’s best Children’s and Family Albums, and won four Children’s Web Awards. Their new album, Leave it in the Soup is receiving high acclaim. The band has toured extensively. They were a headline attraction at Kidzapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and the Cleveland International Children’s Festival. The Dream Jam Band has been featured on PBS Sprout and was the sole musical entertainment for their three-hour live television special, Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise. This concert will have families singing and dancing together!
$1001- $3000
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
Tranchina, Gabriele Winter/Holiday Songs Music
Enjoy the holiday season with some favorite jazzy holiday tunes like Mel Torme’s “Christmas song”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Let it snow” and The Spanish hit “Feliz Navidad”, Oscar/Hammerstein’s “My favorite things”, Irvin Berlin’s “I've got my love to keep me warm and Cole Porter’s: “You’d be so nice to come home to”. We will talk about how jazz musicians and composers influence the holiday season by developing their own way of expressing this time of the year.
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo Wild, Weird & Creepy Tales for Teens Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
For Own the Night summer reading club theme, Teen Read Week, Halloween, or anytime you want teens to turn out for stories that they really like. Pretty much straight storytelling from the Urban Legends genre, sometimes with guitar and a sung refrain: featuring classic urban legends, coming-of-age ghost stories teens really enjoy: The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The Blue Satin Dress–or Can a Prom Dress Really Kill?, Giovannin Senza Paura, (the absurd Italian folktale with bits of Italian they can echo), The Three Girls & the Jumping Corpse (with guitar and sung refrain), and more tales teens shouldn’t live or die without.
$351- $500
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy From Russia with Music - Award Winning Trio Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
“Moscow Nights” is an exciting, versatile trio of world recognized, prize- winning musicians from Russia. In a little over two years, they have already established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S. These classically trained artists first took Western Europe by storm and now have brought their dazzling, toe-tapping music to North America. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. Russian folk music expresses the national character – outwardly reserved and cool but brimming with vigor, mischievousness and vibrancy inside. Their lively program presents an authentic picture of Russian folk traditions and culture. Lilting Balalaikas, dynamic Bayan Accordion, unique Trashotky & Loshky, humorous Dances and superb Vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages!
$501- $1000
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