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Program
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Description
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Herdman, Priscilla Into The Stars: Wonders of the Night Sky Music
INTO THE STARS: This program presents an inspired collection of songs that celebrate the beauty of the night sky and the wonder of the universe. It draws on songs from Priscilla's CD, INTO THE STARS and others, including some from her previous 12 recordings. Herdman's long-time love of all things celestial and her fascination with the Hubble Space Telescope photographs, led her to gather these songs which relate both literally and metaphorically to the universe and night sky. In 30 years of performing and recording, Priscilla Herdman has established herself as an insightful songfinder and a singer of uncommon beauty, depth and clarity. Her insightful interpretations and compelling stage presence continue to bring rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Priscilla is a NY state native and lives in the Hudson River Valley Region. She has recently joined forces with Massachusetts guitarist Max Cohen, whose exquisite finger-style playing is a perfect complement to Priscilla's elegant and powerful vocals.
$501- $1000
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
Keegan, Ed Reading in Rhythm with Dexter: Drumming Through the Jungle Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ed Keegan of Rhythm Connect facilitates this interactive rhythmic adventure based on his popular book entitled, Drumming with Dexter: Drumming Through the Jungle, which he co-wrote with his 12 year old daughter, Rebekah. The book includes an extensive online parent-teacher guide with downloadable audio files, coloring pages, curriculum enhancements, and much more! For more info. on the book go to: www.rhythmconnect.com/dexter. This fully interactive reading & rhythm program will engage and exhilarate participants. Ed provides all of the drums and percussion instruments for participants. No drumming or musical experience is necessary!
$201- $350
Person, Eric The songs you know and love Music
For over thirty years, Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 50 recordings. His broad range of experience performing and recording with the likes of Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, John Hicks, Houston Person, and Donald Byrd and many others have all contributed greatly to his personal alto and soprano sound and his skills as an arranger and composer. Russ Musto of the New York Jazz Record stated "Person is more then fine; he's a major talent of his generation." http://www.ericperson.com
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Summer Reading Show 2014 Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Summer Reading 2014 show coordinates with the 2014 Summer Reading theme FIZZ, BOOM, READ!. We celebrate the joy and excitment of reading with interactive puppets, songs, colorful props and more. There are many chances for children to be in the show. As always, the beloved LuLu Llama (Anna's popular puppet friend), provides lots of fun and laughter for all. THIS SHOW CAN ALSO BE BILINGUAL, ENGLISH-SPANISH. Program is also offered for young family audiences, for school age and also Read To Me Clubs.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Lighten Up Edgar Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards.
$201- $350
!, briz FREEDOM STAIRWAY (Travels on the Human Highway) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The Freedom Stairway saga is based on the Slave Narratives conducted by our government in the 1930's. I have already performed Freedom at a number of schools and libraries. My Freedom songs portray the sacrifices and hardships that slaves endured to reach freedom via the Underground Railroad. The Freedom songs are sung to a multi-media backdrop, including beautiful black and white period photos provided by the Library of Congress to enhance the experience. In addition, I also include short narratives between songs and display African instruments from that troubled time in our nation's history. Plans are currently underway to bring this entertaining and informative program to the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Don't miss out on the chance to include this wonderful program in your schedule this year.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Where in the World Are We? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of songs and dances from around the world, often sung in those languages. Each country is marked on a world map with that country's flag as each song is introduced. Countries include Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, European countries,Russia, and more. Instruments may include fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Perlman, Laarni Sights and Sounds of the Philippines Music
Karaoke - Have fun learning American and Filipino classic songs while viewing sights of the Philippines. Included will be an introduction to the culture and travel to the Philippines.
$201- $350
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