Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Alexander, Neil Wired For Sound: an overview of Electronic Music Music,
Science
I will give a 2 hour presentation on the history, tools & techniques of modern electronic music.
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
From rain forests to recycling, conservation to compost, Earth Rhythms journeys from our own backyard to around the world with a variety of musical styles and instruments. Performed on a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments, Earth Rhythms is also a multicultural journey to many lands. Hear songs, animal stories, legends and facts to the accompaniment of the Aztec rain stick, Inca flute, Russian balalaika, African drum, banjo, guitar and mandolin. The audience participates in singing, moving, and playing percussion instruments. A good fit for 2013 Summer Reading.
$201- $350
McGrath, Cathy “ROLLICKING TEAKETTLE” Fizz! Boom! Read! SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2014 Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Cathy McGrath in this highly active program of favorite singing games and songs that relate to story books. This program creates exuberant, wholesome fun! The audience members act out the games, sing & play instruments to a funny song called Keep On Reading Boom Boom, and laugh at the dancing limberjack puppets. Everyone will clap, sing and dance in a celebration of creative movement, self expression, and friendly cooperation. This program was created especially for 2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAM Fizz! Boom! Read! and ties into that theme. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She has performed for over 25 years for museums, schools, libraries and festivals. One parent’s response: You can’t help but dance! Another response: As we sang, danced, and clapped our way through a variety of folk music, Cathy's energy and enthusiasm were contagious. What a wonderful way to introduce singing games and our cultural heritage to children. We can't wait to have her back again! (October 2010 Sarah Matthews Children's Librarian Wadsworth Library, Geneseo, NY).
$201- $350
Shih, Patricia Big Ideas! Concerts for families Music
Big Ideas! is the umbrella title for each of Patricia Shih's 18 differently-themed shows, subtitles which include: Literacy and The Love of Learning; The Environment; Multiculturalism and Differences; Disabilities; The Holidays--Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa; Halloween show; and much more. Sponsor chooses one or can combine shows; also Patricia custom-writes shows based on a sponsor's needs. She also writes a new summer reading club show every year based on that year's theme.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn World Music - Six Regions Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An overview of traditional music styles from different parts of the world, display of world instruments, listening to music samples, and singing songs from different regions, as well as an opportunity to play rhythm instruments. Regions include: Africa, Latin America, The Orient and Mid-East, Europe and The British Isles, Australia/New Zealand, North America/Native America. This is appropriate for a series of 5-6 sessions, each 1 to 2 hours in length in order to do justice to each region; however, may be shortened for highlights or focus on a particular region, such as, Celtic Contributions to World Music. The program may be adapted for younger children and families, school children (elementary to middle school), or adults. Songs are taught through phonetic pronunciation in relevant languages of the area.
$101- $200
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Gartner, Ron The Ron Gartner Show Music
A national performer, Ron Gartner takes his audience on a musical trip from the glorious music of the Gershwins and Porters to the sounds of American Bandstand. From Sinatra, Bennett, and Perry Como----to The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and Frankie Avalon, there' something for everyone in this performer's show that has been the subject of stories in the LA Times, NY Times, and PBS. With or without his band, Ron Gartner means Great Entertainment!
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Margot Learning to Like the World Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
In three workshops, teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy show children that their deepest desire is to like the world on an honest basis, and that everything--from a flower to mathematics to their mothers--can be used to like the world. Young people learn this big, important fact--that they can honestly like the world, even as they may be critical of bad things in it, because its structure is sensible, even beautiful, a oneness of opposites. They're encouraged to love knowledge, and through these classes they learn to respect one another more and become kinder to family, friends, and people of other cultures. Class 1: Books Tell You: the World & You are a deep and surprising team; Class 2: What Will Make a Person Truly Strong; or Martin Luther King & the Children's March; Class 3: Do we Want to Be Like Music? Ken Kimmelman's award winning anti-prejudice film "Brushstrokes" is shown.
$101- $200
Cooley, Christopher Girl Singer: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney History,
Music
Join Rita Mathsen and Chris Cooley for a delightful and informative tribute to an American icon. Our show takes about 20 of her most famous songs (including "Mambo Italiano", "Come On-a My House", "Hey There", and "Slow Boat to China") and includes interesting facts about her long and fascinating life. From her humble beginnings in Maysville, Kentucky, through her early success and fame, to her near breakdown in the late 60's, to her numerous collaborations with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney's expressive style and unmistakable voice made her one of the most beloved singers of popular American music of the 20th century.
$201- $350
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Firebird Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 55 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird. Explore Character Ed. themes such as: cooperation, friendship, courage, self - esteem and responsibility, in our newest puppet production.
$501- $1000
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