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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Winter, Cathy Songs and Stories for the Season of Lights - A Family Concert for the Winter Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ring in the holiday season with Cathy’s participatory family concert of songs and stories from around the world! Hear tales of Hanukah goblins and the fierce Algonquian giant from the north known as Winter. Sing songs of Christmas cheer, Hanukah candles, the best toppings for potato latke, the qualities of the individual days of Kwanza, and much more. However this time of year is celebrated, it is a time for gathering together with songs and stories to carry us through into lighter times. Invite your community in for a concert that will bring cheer and light to all !!
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Timeless Tunes, Timeless Tales, and Musical Secrets of Long Ago and Far Away Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Discover the stories and secrets behind some of the most rare, mysterious, and magical musical instruments of history. How were they invented? How do they work? Hear the tales that are told about the person who was said to be the first player of the bagpipes in ancient Rome. Discover the secret behind stories that claim that fiddles actually have magical powers. What is the tallest stringed instruments ever invented? Are there actually wind instruments that you don't blow into? Can a harp ever play itself? What happens when you touch it? Children will be invited to try the harp and find out for themselves! Bells & Motley have discovered that young children (as well as adults) are enthralled by the unusual sounds and stories behind their unique collection of historic instruments, including rommelpot, hurdy gurdy, early bagpipes, harp, hand-made fiddles, and tromba marina. Audiences are especially excited to hear that the Bromkas, in addition to being musicians, historians, and veteran storytellers, are also expert instrument builders. An unforgettable interactive enrichment experience.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily ABC CANTA CONMIGO! Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
NEW! ABC Canta Con Migo!  (Una programma bilingual for native and non native speakers)
 Ages 0- 6 with caregiver.
 A special program to teach English and Spanish con la musica, bailando, y leerlo y
cantando.  Yo hablo espanol y tengo mucho experiencia de ensenarle ingles con la musica por
todos.  I have taught this program in New York City Title I schools ELL programs grades Pre­K­ 5.

$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Warm Hands Warm Hearts Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Teens are invited to experience hands-on drumming circle workshops with professional percussionist, Jeff Haynes. Students will gather for 2 workshops to receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring various sounds and tones on the drum. Then on the third meeting the students will share their learning experience through hands-on drumming with senior citizens in a special interactive performance in the library. Teens will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to the community through the arts. This exchange will not only bridge the generation gap but will also offer the teens and seniors an opportunity to enjoy the freedom of expressing their inner rhythms by “warming their hands” while “warming their hearts.”
$1001- $3000
Shih, Patricia Summer Reading Club concert Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a custom-made show every year to match the theme of the summer reading club. All songs not only relevant but also have entire audience participation and are full of fun, movement, sing-along and more. Ms. Shih is one of the country's top-booked, most highly-respected and loved entertainers in the family music genre.
$351- $500
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
Manion, Glenn "A Change Is Gonna Come" History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Our latest production revisits key moments in the civil rights struggle from 1954 - 1968, using narration, still photos, videos and live musical performances of songs associated with the era, including We Shall Overcome, If I Had A Hammer, If You Miss Me At The Back of the Bus and What The World Need Now. http://www.squeakycleanband.com/change.html
$501- $1000
Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Erie Canal History,
Music
Canal songs, performed in 19th-century costume and using period instruments (guitar, banjo, concertina, etc.). Songs about the construction of the canal (1816-1826), about canallers' lives and work, and about the folklore of the canal. Examples: The Meeting of the Waters of Hudson and Erie, Oh That Low Bridge, Paddy On the Canal, Buffalo to Troy, Ee-ri-ee Was Risin', Trip On the Erie, Low Bridge, etc. Also includes information regarding canal and Western New York history. May include Mark Twain poem The Aged Pilot Man. Performed frequently in the Rochester area, and at folk festivals in New York & New England. Performed at libraries in Lockport, Lyons, Albion, Big Springs Museum (Caledonia), historical societies in Greece, West Sparta, etc. Also NY State Button Society convention (Owego), April 2011.
$201- $350
Costanzo, Jerry "Sinatra Inspired" Music,
Music,
Music
With 2015 being the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra Popular NYC Singer, bandleader and recording artist Jerry Costanzo “… performs a mix of timeless standards, inspired by the great Frank Sinatra and other crooning legends including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. and others... Jerry and his swigin pals, pay tribute to the musical heroes who inspired his career. Jerry performs original arrangements of classic tunes, such as “Come Fly With Me,” “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad,” and “I've Got The World On A String.” As well as, songs from his four CDs, "Destination Moon", "Can’t We Be Friends", "Can I Steal a Little Love" and "Invitation". Jerry is accompanied by an “All Star,” 9-piece Swing Orchestra.
$1001- $3000
Linthwaite, Dara Songs and Rhymes for Baby's Day Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
Miss Dara keeps toddlers bouncing while introducing them to rhythm and language. This is often a child's first experience with live musical performance. From the security of a caregiver's lap, children will enjoy musical wiggles, tickles and fingerplays with Miss Dara and her guitar. Dara uses her experience as a preschool and special needs teacher to help young children learn about behaving in a group setting, while having fun with seasonal and academic topics throughout the year. Schedule as many sessions as you like: topics are always different!
$201- $350
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