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Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna BILINGUAL ENGLISH SPANISH Songs, Puppetry & Fun Family Fiesta Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This program features songs children and their parents know and love, from American and Latino cultures. English and Spanish are so gracefully interwoven that knowledge of either language is sufficient to make this song & puppet concert great fun for all children and family audiences. Five Little Monkeys, a song familiar to all kids, is hilariousisly acted by volunteers from the audience, with 5 adorable monkey puppets and a funny crocodile, alternating lyrics in English and Spanish. LuLu the Singing Llama makes her appearance adding to the fun. Children have many opportunities to be in the show! INCLUDES SONGS FROM ANNA'S AWARD WINNING SON LOS COLORES BILINUGAL CD!
$351- $500
moroney, ping Watercolor painting Life Skills- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Chinese brush painting and calligraphy can be dated back 5000 years. Artist Ping Xu Moroney will teach you how to use of bold and expressive strokes to portray flower and bamboo on rice paper and watercolor paper. This class emphasizes significant traditional and contemporary watercolor techniques and concepts of Chinese brush painting, as well as the aesthetic, philosophy, and art history related to Chinese culture. A wide range of brush painting materials and their applications are introduced, including Chinese brushes, rice paper, watercolor painting techniques, Chinese ink and color theory. All the material will be provided include a picture frame.
Up to $100
Shih, Patricia Immigration - The Musical! An artist-in-residence program History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a residency designed for grades 4 and up to teach about Immigration in America. Ms. Shih will visit each class in one grade level to help them research and write a musical; if time and budget allows, there can also be auditions, rehearsals and an actual school or community theatrical production based on the students' families' own immigrant ancestor's experience. The length and scope of the residency will depend on the size of the grade population and the school's budget, needs and wants.
$1001- $3000
Ruch, Dave Songs of New York State History,
Take a musical trip across New York State with songs and stories from various characters and places around the Empire State. You'll learn to sing a song in the Iroquois language, make animal sounds on an old song your grandparents’ grandparents probably sang (not Old McDonald!), laugh at the lyrics of authentic NY State children’s songs and rhymes, hoist the sails together with Dave while singing a Great Lakes chantey, learn of a circus owner who was the first to stick his head in a lion’s mouth, and much more...smiling, laughing, participating and learning as you go! "A great hit with the children and adults" Ruth Cook, Children’s Services, New Hartford Public Library, New Hartford NY
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Be Creative: Create a Song! (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
After warming up our voices and creative juices with rhyming songs such as Down By the Bay and others, we will work collaboratively to create our own song.
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy A Peddler's Pack of Songs History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs sung in two-part harmony, combined with lively Irish and French Canadian tunes. 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 for close to 25 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
Arnold, Speedy Sing-alongs and Stories with Speedy Arnold Music,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Speedy has been playing music for North Country audiences for more than 30 years either solo or with the Bluegrass groups Mardi Gras, the Wolverine Brothers and Three Doug Knight. Performances involve playing guitar and singing fun songs to kids of all ages. Being a well rounded artist, he also has several sketchbooks filled with his original ink drawings of local scenes that he can bring with him to the venues for discussion before,during or after perfomances. In addition to his music, Speedy will also have signed copies of the children's books that he illustrated: The Little Brook in the Field, a frog story, and The Adventures of Molly the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, Speedy will discuss his newest book: What's an Elephant Doing in the AuSable River?(This book won the 2012 People's Choice Award at the Adirondack Center for Writing in Blue Mountain Lake.) His preference is to play acoustically(no sound reinforcement),so smaller groups work out real good; however,if a sound system(with 2 mics) is available and needed for a larger group,he can adapt. Speedy's favorite age groups are preschool to about 5th grade, and he generally will play from 45 minutes to 1 hr.
$201- $350
Ulz, Ivan Ivan Ulz, Songs From the Old School Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ivan Ulz is a children's folk singer, performing classic songs and stories from the 1940s and 50s -- as well as his own original songs -- on voice and guitar. His program is interactive and filled with movement and dancing. Highlights include his nation-wide hit song "Fire Truck!" (published as a Sing-And-Read book by Scholastic). Ivan's music is geared for preschoolers, but it's catchy enough to keep the whole family singing along.
$201- $350
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Three Concert History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES THREE CONCERT” This program includes original songs from GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout’s album, More American Heroes. Inspiring stories and large photos are included. Featured heroes are: Susan B. Anthony, Johnny Appleseed, Orville & Wilbur Wright, Neil Armstrong and Sojourner Truth. The concert concludes with the national award winning original song “A Better World.” REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
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