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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Knight, Leonora Fairy Godmother's Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Let Cinderella's fairy godmother take you on a musical journey up in the air with Aladdin, Under the Sea with Ariel, in the jungle with Simba and into the forest with Shrek, Sleeping Beauty and a special puppet show to The Paper Bag Princess. You may meet even some Pirates on the way, and a few other princes and princesses. It's an upbeat and musically thrilling show for pre - k, elementary school children and their families.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Timeless Tunes, Timeless Tales, and Musical Secrets of Long Ago and Far Away Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Discover the stories and secrets behind some of the most rare, mysterious, and magical musical instruments of history. How were they invented? How do they work? Hear the tales that are told about the person who was said to be the first player of the bagpipes in ancient Rome. Discover the secret behind stories that claim that fiddles actually have magical powers. What is the tallest stringed instruments ever invented? Are there actually wind instruments that you don't blow into? Can a harp ever play itself? What happens when you touch it? Children will be invited to try the harp and find out for themselves! Bells & Motley have discovered that young children (as well as adults) are enthralled by the unusual sounds and stories behind their unique collection of historic instruments, including rommelpot, hurdy gurdy, early bagpipes, harp, hand-made fiddles, and tromba marina. Audiences are especially excited to hear that the Bromkas, in addition to being musicians, historians, and veteran storytellers, are also expert instrument builders. An unforgettable interactive enrichment experience.
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy The Wonder Underground Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Have your summer readers “shovel into” an exciting adventure with a lively participatory program of multicultural folk tales and songs about digging, gardening and going underground! Stories include “How Br’er Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs” (by getting them to dig a deep grave for a seemingly dead Br’er Raccoon), “Talk” (coming very unexpectedly from some yams in a West African garden), and “Todo O Nada – All Or Nothing” (a spooky story about a hidden treasure cave). Songs include “Ground Hog,” “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground,” and “The Garden Song.” Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim Van Egmond has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 25 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, and the New Hampshire State Library's "Kid, Books, and the Arts" Project.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Roben, Terri Music For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
I play guitar, banjo, mountain lap dulcimer, ukelele and bring other small percussion instruments, some from other countries, to pass around and allow the audience to use. We'll sing some favorite sing alongs and some new easy to learn songs. I can play for babies, preschoolers and parents, school-aged children, seniors, or a mixed family audience.
$101- $200
Revels-Bey, Napoleon Walkin My Baby Back Home History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The historical Jazz legacy, the truly American art form a music that was created from the giants that lived on the earth, a program that speaks of life’s love, passion and pain, we present some of its innovative stories know and unknown from singers that trace the nations birth of the blues and still blue today! This program is in dedication to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughn, and Betty Carter.
$3001+
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes One Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES ONE CONCERT” In this educational, interactive and fun concert, GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout performs songs from his American Heroes album. Spellbinding stories and captivating songs about Martin Luther King, Jr., Sacajawea, George Washington, Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln make up this concert. Huge 30” by 40” photographs of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout and his state-of-the art sound system. This program inspires children with music, visuals and stories about some of America's greatest citizens whose lives embraced heroic character traits including honesty, compassion, perseverance, self-discipline, responsibility, and charity. “In my thirty-one years of teaching, I have never seen a program this good!” Susan Sweet, Teacher, Atglen, PA
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
Stay, Christine Songs Inspired By Books Music
Friction Farm is a modern folk duo with a collection of songs inspired by books. A performance will include not only the music, but also a brief explanation of the creative journey from book to song. Music and video available at www.frictionfarm.com
$201- $350
Howard-Ray, Celeste Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with the Celeste Ray Trio Music
Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with Celeste Ray Trio Featuring traditional Celtic instruments: bowed psaltery, harmonium, flute and guitar. Celtic Harp is available upon request. The music of the Celts instantly transports the audience to the ancient and mysterious Lands of the Celts. Modern instrumentation enhances the arrangements, making for an accessible truly enjoyable and unique performance. Original compositions by the performers features the 25-stringed Bowed Psaltery are followed by lilting and recognizable folk pieces. A highlight of the entertainment consists of the stories and history of the instruments and the composers. Their lore is enthusiastically conveyed by founding member, Celeste Ray, noted for her ability to inspire her audiences in the musical Celtic Tradition of celebration and singing.
$501- $1000
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