Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Parent and Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This presentation uses guitar and puppets to foster and nurture the bond between parent and child.
$201- $350
Huntley, Elizabeth The Harp: Medieval to Modern Music,
Other
Meet the concert harp with a program that displays the wide range and versatility of the beautiful queen of instruments. Audiences learn what this unusual and rare instrument can do. With sparkling music ranging from the classics to Broadway, this is a program of solo harp music that enchants and enthralls all ages. The lecture/concert can be tailored to audiences of all sizes and all ages.
$201- $350
Sieling, Tom Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 75 family programs during the summer reading season of 2014, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2015 program, 'Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!)', is designed with the 'Every Hero has a Story' theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Ring, Barbara Electrify Your Strings! Assembly Program Music
As featured on NBC-TV’s The Today Show and CBS Evening News, world-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood delivers a powerful, exciting solo performance that will electrify, inspire, and engage students of all ages. The program includes riveting stories and discussions about the importance of expressing oneself through music and art, with a question and answer period following. This is a perfect way to introduce your entire school to the benefits of hosting more in-depth workshops, and is sure to whet everyone's appetite for more! A question and answer period follows.
$501- $1000
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Japanese music on the shakuhachi flute and Noh and Kabuki influenced dance, as well as folk songs. Dancer/singer Kishiko Hasegawa uses Japanese fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props along with her unique style of dance based on the ancient Noh theater dancing. Chris Merwin plays ancient Zen Buddhist meditation music along with classical and folk on the bamboo flute. Performers wear kimonos and historical/cultural info. is given.
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Celebrations Around the World (Holiday) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This Tales 'n Tunes program highlights, through story and song, the season of lights and the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Dewali, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan. The tales included in the program, for presentation in late November and December, feature the giving of gifts and the closeness of friends and family. And there is plenty of opportunity to sing along in this program developed for children and their families.
$201- $350
Davis, Lydia Adams It's A Mighty Hard Road History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis presents a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Bugge, Nancy Toddlers Tango and Babies Boogie Music
Interactive, high-energy, fun-filled creative movement and music programs for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Each program is filled with songs from around the world, dance, instruments, parachute, and other fun props. Children have fun while gaining music appreciation, body awareness, self-confidence, and motor skills. Programs can be tailored to meet specific individualized needs.
$101- $200
Killion, Paul Kids' Music Music
Paul sings kids’ favorites accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. The program is aimed at youngsters from pre-K through the lower grades. The younger set will enjoy songs like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Wheels on the Bus” while slightly older listeners will appreciate colorful songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “Beyond the Sea”. Paul happily interacts with his young audiences and singing along is always welcomed! And a patriotic song or two are usually included for kids of all ages!
Up to $100
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
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