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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lester, Mary History of Ireland through Celtic Harp and Song History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A time travel that enters Ireland before recorded history, when its rich legend and folklore began. With her harps and lilting voice, Mary uses the magic of Ireland's music to explore this country's history and tradition. Sample songs - The Harp that once through Tara's Halls, The Leprechaun, Brian Boru's March, Danny Boy. This program has been presented to Irish cultural groups, historical societies, and libraries. See Mary's web site, celticharpandsong.com, for more details.
$101- $200
Rosenbaum, Harold Great Brits, choral music of Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Britten Music
The Canticum Novum Singers (www.canticumnovum.org), a professional level chamber choir now in its 35th season, will perform choral music of three leading British composers. Keyboard instrument desirable, but not necessary.
$1001- $3000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Fiesta Latina-Americana & Cinco de Mayo BILINGUAL Song & Puppetry Concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Celebrate Hispanic cultures with this lively, fun and interactive song & puppet concert featuring bi-lingual songs, indigenous rhythm instruments, and stories from a variety of Latin American lands. If space permits, perhaps even an interactive circle dance! Program is appropraite year-round, & for Cinco de Mayo Holiday celebrations. Colorful musical and cultural insights come alive through participation with song, movement, puppets and instruments! Traditional and original songs, adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, songs remembered from Anna's childhood, and colorful costume enhance the event. Celebrate appreciation of Hispanic cultures and contributions, so present in our everyday lives!
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. TAINO Latin-American music Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Husband-wife duo, Sana and Papo Nickel create their powerful sound using exquisite vocals, guitars, congas, bongos, bamboo flutes, cuatro, requinto, and a whole array of ethnic instruments. All shows are full of audience participation.

THE LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY traces TAINO’s five-year journey through Central and South America and the Caribbean with songs, stories, and Spanish words.

DISCOVERING COLUMBUS uses music and theatre to explore the world that Columbus encountered, and the subsequent transformation of that world with the meeting of the Native American, European, and African peoples.

GRACIAS A LA VIDA: THANKSGIVING AROUND THE WORLD uses masks, dance, songs, ethnic instruments, and stories to celelbrate the harvest time in the British Isles, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY celebrates the winter holiday season through the joyous and festive nature of their music and traditions.

THE RAIN FOREST features music from the major rain forest areas of the world, including South America, Central Africa, Indonesia, and the forests of our own North American continent.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATION is an exuberant performance celebrating Latin American music, featuring reggae, dazzling keyboard skills, and loaded with participation.

$501- $1000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
Tranchina, Gabriele Children songs from around the globe Music
This program will present children songs from other countries and engage the children actively in the music making. We will learn songs like "Fere Jacques", "Brincan y Bailan", "Summ, summ, summ, Bienchen summ herum", Kookaburra and many more.
$201- $350
Salguero, Andres Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! is an interactive children’s program that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture. Children sing, shake, and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words – an excellent enrichment opportunity for libraries, schools, and summer programs. Our little participants will dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish, and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Up in Arms' HELPING DREW Life Skills- Food,
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.
$501- $1000
Russell, Linda The Good Old Colony Days History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Balladeer Linda Russell brings the 18th century vividly to life through music. Broadsides, ballads, love songs and humorous ditties are accompanied by guitar, penny whistle and hammered and mountain dulcimers as she tells the stories of everyday life in early America. Included are such songs as Johnnie's Gone for a Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me and George Washington's favorite dance tune!
$351- $500
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