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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rosenberg, Paul Colonial Dance History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
What did people do before iPods, Xbox and SkyZone? They sang, made their own music, and danced! Are you looking for a way to bring the Colonial era to life on a budget? Get your audience to think like a colonial! They will learn firsthand how people have socialized for many generations and hear anecdotes from American (and global) history. Encourage them to come in costume from clothing they already have – or make their own. Colonial New York and New England were a crossroads of trade, commerce and culture, influenced by Dutch, French, English, African and Native American among many other peoples and traditions. Show the children how “multicultural” means more than just skin color and that it is not a new concept. The audience will connect with centuries-old traditions and participate in the traditional house party dances as generations of Americans have done – by dancing! Squares, contras and circle dances brought to American from Europe and Africa. Origins of traditional folk instruments (fiddle, modern and gourd banjo, mandolin, flute, penny whistle, piano, recorder, percussion, and more) taught during a sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. More information/video at this link: http://www.homespun.biz/intergenerational-family-dances/
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Posi (Positive) Music Music
There is a growing international movement to *heal the world one song at a time* fueled by the promise *Change Your Music, Change Your Life.* [Sounds great. What's the movement called?] *Posi Music.* [How do I find it?] You just did! Glen Roethel is a Posi favorite, and in this one-hour concert program you will hear a great sampling of songs that will make you feel inspired, encouraged and peaceful. [Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more: Something Good, Family, Beautiful Now, Stand Together, What A Wonderful World, Here Comes The Sun, Feeling Groovy, Together, Get Together...]
$201- $350
Lester, Mary History of Ireland through Celtic Harp and Song History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A time travel that enters Ireland before recorded history, when its rich legend and folklore began. With her harps and lilting voice, Mary uses the magic of Ireland's music to explore this country's history and tradition. Sample songs - The Harp that once through Tara's Halls, The Leprechaun, Brian Boru's March, Danny Boy. This program has been presented to Irish cultural groups, historical societies, and libraries. See Mary's web site, celticharpandsong.com, for more details.
$101- $200
Morse, Andy DIG INTO READING WITH SONG Literature- Authors,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Andy's 2013 program Dig Into Reading with Song is an interactive musical journey using songs and story books at the same time. Many different stories will be sung while volunteers take turns turning the pages. Call and response songs, movement, rhyme and much more will be covered.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Female Composers and Lyricists of Tin Pan Alley Music,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Meet the courageous and well-respected ladies who wrote and/or composed for Tin Pan Alley, being among the few women in a man’s world. Enjoy songs such as Carolyn Leigh’s “Witchcraft, specifically written for Frank Sinatra. Learn about the two women who dated George Gershwin. One of them, Ann Ronell even dedicated “Willow weep for me” to him. Explore the life of Dorothy Fields who inspired artists like Barbra Streisand with songs like “I’m in the mood for love” and whose “The way you look tonight” received great fame through the movie “Sing Time” by receiving an Oscar. Help us celebrate the talents of these woman and dive into their world of beautiful music.
$201- $350
Henderson, Chelsie Rural Soul African Drumming Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Families are invited to an educational and fun-filled drumming experience with Rural Soul music instructors Chelsie Henderson and Wayne White! Children of all ages and their parents or caregivers can expect to meet and play the African drums (djembes and doundouns), learn a song or two, and play drumming games that are fun for all. We have drums of many different sizes to accommodate participants. Depending on the event, we may bring along members of our Youth Drumming Ensemble to perform!
$201- $350
Cohen, Dan Bananukah Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Join Danna Banana and two travelling musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and tradition songs, games and a little help from your audience. A splashy celebration with music, costumes, props and the unstoppable Latke Faries. (appropriate for ages 3-12)
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John MUSIC ALONG THE ERIE CANAL - New York State Heritage Songs and Instruments along the Waterway History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sondra and John Bromka use their beguiling antique instrument collection to bring a lively taste of New York State's cultural character along our famous water way during the 1800s. This is a up-close, interactive concert that includes aires, dance tunes, and singalongs from a variety of immigrant traditions, accompanied by Irish harp, bagpipes, pennywhistle, French hurdy gurdy, German hackbrett (hammered dulcimer), African-American banjo, and English squeezeboxes... our music offers the special flavor of each culture's unique contributions.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo Wild, Weird & Creepy Tales for Teens Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
For Own the Night summer reading club theme, Teen Read Week, Halloween, or anytime you want teens to turn out for stories that they really like. Pretty much straight storytelling from the Urban Legends genre, sometimes with guitar and a sung refrain: featuring classic urban legends, coming-of-age ghost stories teens really enjoy: The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The Blue Satin Dress–or Can a Prom Dress Really Kill?, Giovannin Senza Paura, (the absurd Italian folktale with bits of Italian they can echo), The Three Girls & the Jumping Corpse (with guitar and sung refrain), and more tales teens shouldn’t live or die without.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs by Cole Porter and George Gershwin Music
This program brings some of Cole Porters and George Gershwin’s famous songs back to life with a twist of jazz. We will talk about both composers’ life. Enjoy standards like “Summertime”, I’ve got you under my skin, Our love is here to stay, Just one of those things and many more.
$201- $350
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