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Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Brazilian Romance - The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim History,
Performing Arts- Other
Brazilian Romance - Bossa Nova and the Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim From the very first song, this concert enchants and delights. Audiences are brought back to the 1960's sound of Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66, reminiscing and singing along to The Girl From Ipanema and many more of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s evergreens. Sonny & Perley together with world-multi-percussionist Brian Melick and a bassist capture the essence of the sultry romance of bossa nova. Perley effectively draws the audience in with both English and Portuguese interpretations of lyrics. You don’t have to be Brazilian to love this concert; just in the mood for a night of romance, captivating rhythm and to be transported to some place warm and tropical! The Post Star review says “To their Brazilian and American fans alike, Sonny & Perley have a style that is as irresistible and authentic as the Ipanema girl herself.”
$351- $500
Alexander, Neil 100 Years Of Spring History,
Performing Arts- Dance
100 years of Spring celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring with an intimate solo piano performance and a discussion of the work. Also included is music by Gershwin and original compositions.
$351- $500
Haynes, Jeff The Rhythm & Your Words Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sometimes the key to self expression is to listen. Percussionist Jeff Haynes creates an array of percussive landscapes, to help writers heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the rhythm and the range of their inner voice. Over the course of this two day writing and performance workshop, participants will be engaged in various exercises and discussions to help them connect Jeff’s percussive textures with their inner voice. They will see first hand how percussion can bring out different inflections in their writing and delivery. The workshop invites participants to bring their poems to perform with Jeff and/or come with an open mind, ready to write and perform something inspired by the sessions. As participants listen to Jeff play, they will become in-tune with the “voice” of the rhythm. Participants will be challenged to allow their writing and performances to reflect on: how the rhythm makes them feel; where does it take them; and what their inner voice will say in return. Each participant will perform with Jeff.
$1001- $3000
*, Andes Manta Workshops (pan pipe making) Multicultural- Other,
PAN PIPE WORKSHOP: The musicians bring prepared kits of eight pre-tuned bamboo cane tubes and other assembly materials, and work with students (groups from 15 to 50 depending on the number of adults available to help) making individual instruments. Once all of the students have built their panpipes, the musicians teach them how to play a simple song.
$351- $500
Bady, Robin Gifts of the Season: Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza stories Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Take a journey with storyteller Robin Bady into the heart of the season that brings us Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza. Listen as she tells three stories that illuminate the joys of giving, receiving and sharing. Sing along, participate and celebrate with your family and friends as Robin brings you story and song, remembering the true meanings of the holidays! Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe performing her stories and listening to yours!
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn O Let's Make Music (Story, Song, Rhythm) Literature- Other,
Nature- Other
Using a current library story theme, season or place, this is a family friendly time. Mom! Dad! Grandparents too! Listen to some lively, easy to learn, child-friendly songs paired with some seasonal stories. Dawn will bring along her rhythm band bag of instruments for use during this fun time. There are songs with movements and songs with puppets so don’t be shy – we could get a little silly! It’s a fun time for all, and especially appropriate for the very young. Previous themes include songs of the river & water, world music, nature and animals.
$101- $200
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
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
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Family Music
We all share one journey together in a lifetime, so our *family* consists of who we partner with, our friends, our siblings, our parents, our parents' parents, and every living person and creature on the planet. Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel in one simple hour of beautiful songs to honor our family – and connect us all with joyful noise! [Songs for this performance may be drawn from the following original and cover songs, and more: All I Really Need, Family, Cats In The Cradle, Sweet Baby James, Peanut Butter & Jelly Song, Get Together, People of the Earth, Better Together, We Are Going To Be Friends, Rainbow, Smaller Things, Get Together, What A Wonderful World, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Me & Julio, When I Was Younger Than You, Secret Special Skill...]
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
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