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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
merwin, chris Mecca Bodega world music/folk fusion Multicultural- Other,
Music
Instrumental world music/folk fusion duo consisting of Chris Merwin and Paul Mueller. Most of the music is hammered dulcimer, with Chris playing the Japanese shakuhachi flute, acoustic Hawaiian steel guitars, Columbian ten stringed tiple, and Irish bouzouki. Paul also plays various hand drums such as the Middle Eastern dumbek, African djembe, and an assortment of other percussion instruments from around the globe. This program is the only one of it’s kind anywhere and is highly sophisticated as well as entertaining.
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Explore New York: a musical journey written for the 2010 Summer Reading Program History,
Music,
Other
Come join us as we explore New York musically with such songs as Erie Canal, Barges, Sidewalks of New York and many more. We will visit the Iroquois Nation, the Big Apple, the Hudson River, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and more. This program can be adapted for all ages, can be interactive for the very young and can include a songwriting workshop for teens.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
*, Andes Manta Workshops (pan pipe making) Multicultural- Other,
Music
PAN PIPE WORKSHOP: The musicians bring prepared kits of eight pre-tuned bamboo cane tubes and other assembly materials, and work with students (groups from 15 to 50 depending on the number of adults available to help) making individual instruments. Once all of the students have built their panpipes, the musicians teach them how to play a simple song.
$351- $500
Bair, Darla Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers Concert Music
Talented, carefully-selected singers will enlighten and entertain you. Choose from five different choirs in the chorale, from the youngest third graders to high school women. How about the all-male group, the WolfGang? Community gatherings, ribbon-cuttings, welcoming dignitaries, political functions, holiday parties. Young people highly trained in the choral art.
$101- $200
Stewart, Donna The Tudors History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
Join us as we travel through time and trace an ever-evolving musical style during the 118-year reign of England's Tudor monarchs. All the Tudors were trained in music from childhood and were accomplished lutenists, singers, and even composers. Using the framework of the Tudor dynasty - 1485 through 1603 - we present a broad range of musical styles reflecting the varied musical influences left by this musically gifted clan, all of whom employed legions of important musicians, French, Flemish, Spanish and Italian. Our samplings from the bounteous Tudor musical legacy begin with mesmerizing rondeaux from the time of Henry VII, romp through the familiar lusty fare of Henry VIII's tempestuous court, sample serene sacred music to please the devout so-called Bloody Mary, and indulge in the lush and familiar songs from Elizabeth's Golden Age.
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia So You Want a Career in Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a workshop for teens to teach them about the fun, fact, fiction, fantasies and frustrations of a life in music. The first part of the workshop will be Patricia speaking about the realities of a music career; the second will be performance coaching a la "American Idol". Participants will be invited to share one prepared song in front of the group; afterwards Patricia will offer gentle constructive suggestions to steer the participant towards a higher, more professional presentation.
$351- $500
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
An award-winning professional singer and Equity actress, Valerie diLorenzo presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as she muses on her journey through Broadway and the American Songbook. She’ll be accompanied by Barry Levitt (former Artistic Director of the famed 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series). Some of the composers featured in the concert will include: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for. Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$351- $500
Jayne, Jill Jump with Jill Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Jump with Jill is a professional live show that travels the country transforming nutrition education into a rock & roll nutrition concert. The school assembly takes childhood obesity by storm, serving as a kid-appropriate approach for kicking off wellness committee initiatives, reinforcing classroom learning, and supporting a healthier cafeteria menu. The show is both educationally sound and completely rock & roll. Armed with catchy songs, upbeat dance moves, and a hip wardrobe, Jump with Jill uses the same tools normally used to sell junk food and keep kids sedentary to get kids engaged, moving, and learning about healthy habits. The live Jump with Jill show has been performed live 1,000 times for 250,000 kids all over the United States and Europe and has been featured in national media outlets including Nickelodeon, Sprout PBS, NPR, and The Washington Post.
$1001- $3000
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
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