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Program
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Description
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Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Ruch, Dave One World, Many Stories Multicultural- Native American,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
With guitar, Indian tabla drum, European octave mandolin, traditional Native American cowhorn rattles and more, Dave leads the audience on a fun-filled musical journey across the world. Children become active participants as they sing along (in English, Nigerian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Iroquois!), answer questions and act out songs. Some audience members will even be invited to play the Iroquois rattles, and (for groups of 100 or less) all will have a chance to touch and play one of the instruments after the concert. Topics covered include the unique ways in which people around the world live (past and present), and perhaps most importantly, the many similarities that we all share. Dave also talks about his own eye-opening trips to India and the Middle East. -Happiness is being in an audience watching a performance by Dave Ruch! It is a delightful, educational, whimsical and totally fun way to spend a span of time. Rich entertainment of the highest quality and professionalism - Margaret Crocker, Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton NY
$351- $500
O'Neil, Colleen Water and Winds Music
Just in time for this summer's reading program theme, the Jewel Winds offer a musical program to include: The Water Music Suite (Handel) Three Sea Shanties (Arnold) Guppies from Animal Ditties (Plog) Shenandoah (Traditional), and Five Frogs (Brandon), plus a few additional surprises! Throughout the program, the Jewel Winds performers demonstrate the instruments of the woodwind quintet (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn) in fun and interactive ways. The particular program Water and Winds focuses on the use of melody in music. The musicians will guide the audience in a greater understanding of the creation of melodies and how they affect the way we enjoy the music we play and hear. The Jewel Winds are all professionally trained musicians based in Central New York. With degrees in music from either the Eastman School of Music or Ithaca College School of Music, the quintet combines its talents to present concerts that audiences of all ages enjoy.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
!, briz FREEDOM'S GLORY-(We Shall Overcome) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In Mississippi, a young black boy is brutally beaten and shot for allegedly whistling at a white woman. In Montgomery, a lone black woman refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man. And in Greensboro,NC four black students stage a sit-in at a Woolworths lunch counter. These events helped to define our nation and propel a young Selma Preacher to the forefront of a movement. Songwriter briz presents the third part of his Freedom saga with original songs and period photos that capture the pain and the joy of a turbulent time. Freedom's Glory is the final installment of a historical musical journey preceded by; Freedom Stairway, (based on the slave narratives of the 1930's), and Freedom's Cry,(stories from the Civil War). All shows are family appropriate.
$201- $350
Hayon, Yaacov Koby Hayon Trio Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The acclaimed trio has just recorded a new album. Band members are: Koby Hayon Compositions, Guitars Kermit Driscoll Bass Jerome Morris Drums The Trio will be playing materials from their soon to be released album, as well as new materials. The trio fuses everything from Swing, Jazz, Latin, to middle eastern, and balkan beats.
$201- $350
Lin, Caryn Bach 2 Rock Music
Bach 2 Rock "A one-woman musical extravaganza," Caryn Lin is in a class all her own. With a 5-string electric violin, sound effects, looping and a lot of help from the audience and her multi-talented sound engineer (who also plays electric guitar and electronic drums), Caryn transforms solo sound into a mind-boggling musical experience. This 3-dimensional sound magic is performed right before your eyes and ears. Part rock concert, part self-esteem builder, and part interactive music education, Caryn spins stories and music together to make the program as powerful as it is entertaining! The Bach 2 Rock program is now approaching its 5th full year in performance!
$501- $1000
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Multicultural- Other,
Music
ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Jeff Eisenberg, and his singing partner, Elayne Kessler, have created a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and songs. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersigns instructors. Kids and adults can begin to learn a new language in this thoroughly enjoyable program.
$201- $350
Hoffman, Nan Sing A Story - Read A Song! Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
With programs specially designed for libraries, Nan incorporates songs that have been made into books (books that sing), songs made from books, songs based on folk tales and stories, and songs that celebrate reading. Within that framework she offers presentations that focus on several different themes such as reading (SING A STORY-READ A SONG!), folk music (MORE THAN A SONG!), history (SINGING OUR HISTORY), and nature and the environment (SONGS FOR A LIVABLE LAND). Using folk and acoustic music and a variety of songs and instruments, Nan offers presentations that are fun and informative, and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
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