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LiMarzi, John The Putnam Chorale Spring Concert Music,
Music
The Music of Josquin des Prez and his Renaissance Legacy featuring his greatest hits: Ave Maria, El Grillo, Scaramella, Mille Regrets, and Absalon Fili Mi, and more, as well as Janequin's Les Cris de Paris, and Palestrina's Gloria (from the Pope Marcellus Mass). Josquin Lebloitte (nicknamed Josquin des Prez) a Franco-Flemish composer (about 1450- 1521), has been described by many as being on a par with Michelangelo in architecture, painting and sculpture and to be the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music that was emerging during his lifetime. Josquin wrote both sacred and secular music, and in all of the significant vocal forms of the age. Join the Chorale and enjoy the wonderful melodies and harmonies that are the roots of the music we know today. The Chorale will be joined by special guest instrumentalists and soloists who will bring this music of the ages to life.
Up to $100
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
Bertles, John Recycling Remix Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A 3+ performer remix of our famous Bash the Trash performance, plus hands-on instrument building, followed by an audience-participatory culminating event. We start with a version of our show that gives the basics of instrument building, as well as driving home the environmental message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Participants then build a variety of instruments using recycled/reused materials that they bring in themselves, and/or materials provided by Bash the Trash. The event culminates in a joyous music-making event in which the audience members join the band. Depending on your physical space and appropriateness, this final event can take the form of a stage performance, a parade, or something completely different.
$1001- $3000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Tale of Yanek & Heliotrope' - A Medieval Music & Storytelling Journey History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Audiences are instantly engaged when a Medieval merchant's cart overflowing with mysterious and intriguing musical instruments arrives. Master Craftsman Yanek is en route to the greatest trading faire in all of France. His path crosses that of Lady Heliotrope, an exuberant troubaritz (female troubadour) in search of poetic inspiration. From here the fairytale spins as their tales entwine in this authentic period storytelling production that will absolutely delight audiences of all ages. Sondra and John Bromka infuse the performance with historic music on a great variety of unusual medieval instruments-many actually built by John, an accomplished luthier in real life. An authentic and appealing program!
$351- $500
Carpenter, Margot Learning to Like the World Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In three workshops, teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy show children that their deepest desire is to like the world on an honest basis, and that everything--from a flower to mathematics to their mothers--can be used to like the world. Young people learn this big, important fact--that they can honestly like the world, even as they may be critical of bad things in it, because its structure is sensible, even beautiful, a oneness of opposites. They're encouraged to love knowledge, and through these classes they learn to respect one another more and become kinder to family, friends, and people of other cultures. Class 1: Books Tell You: the World & You are a deep and surprising team; Class 2: What Will Make a Person Truly Strong; or Martin Luther King & the Children's March; Class 3: Do we Want to Be Like Music? Ken Kimmelman's award winning anti-prejudice film "Brushstrokes" is shown.
$101- $200
Collins, Dawn Musical Eras and Styles History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Highlights of major periods of music history, noteworthy composers and their contributions, instrumentation, stylistic technique of the composer (all preceded by an introduction to basic music theory to facilitate understanding the terms) as well as brief viewing and commentary on major art of period and how each influenced the other. Major periods: Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern (1890-)to 20th Century as time permits. Handouts of timelines are provided, along with instructor's notes. A projector is needed for viewing. Instructor brings lap top. The content is targeted to high school age and adults.
$501- $1000
O'Neil, Colleen Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals Literature- Other,
Music
With an instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, Jewel Winds provides concerts containing an eclectic mix, from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. This ensemble can perform in a variety of settings and has something for every musical taste. "Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals" features the following program: Teddy Bear's Picnic Aesop's Fables - The Ant and the Grasshopper, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wind and the Sun, The Lion and the Mouse. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Five Frogs The centerpiece of the program, Aesop's Fables, is an original piece for woodwind quintet by composer Rebecca Oswald, and includes narrator. The five short movements are engaging and humorous for listeners of all ages, and provide and introduction to the wonderful world of Aesop and his fables.
$351- $500
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Doherty, Laura Laura Doherty - Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Here's a program Laura did for the City of Chicago library summer reading program, Summer 2012. (at 30 city branches). HEALTY BEATS: A FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND PARENTS This upbeat interactive concert will have your kids singing and dancing along to Laura's catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on eating healthy and being active. Laura's original songs like "Farmer's Market" and "Vegetable Party" explore fresh foods at your local farmer's market, or the ones you grown in your own backyard! Get movin' and groovin' with Laura's "El Train" and "Hula Hoop" song, and tappin' and clappin' to some traditional favorites. For 13 years Laura taught Wiggleworms, Chicago's largest early-childhood music program, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has released two Parent's Choice award-winning children's CDs: "Shining Like a Star" and Kids in the City". After 2 successful decades of performing in Chicago, Laura recently relocated to Westchester, NY (where she grew up). Laura can also do other themed programs (animals, nature, seasons, holidays, etc), or her regular rockin' programs "Songs of the City" and "Shining Like a Star"!
$351- $500
Scharman, Nadine Chasing Rainbows Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Take a world tour with storytelling, music and puppetry with Nadine Scharman and her troubadors of this multicultural interactive performance. Children learn phrases from different languages, play their bodies as rhythmic instruments, dance, and sing to new and familiar children's songs. The storytelling will give the children a look into what makes people feel good inside themselves by doing what they love to do. The presentation will future children's songs by Nadine Scharman and taken from the public domain. Frere Jacque, London Bridge, Ouagadougou, The kite song and many more. Beautiful illustrations by Suzanne Muecke are seen on stage. The Long Island Philharmonic recently presented shows on Long Island with their Children's Performances. A new cast with a child actor can be seen all over the New York area.
$501- $1000
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