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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Barkan, Paul Michael THE BEATLES' Magical Use of the Orchestra Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Presented by Paul Michael Barkan, Music Technology Professor at the John Lennon Center for Music at Five Towns College, this lecture will explore the trailblazing use of the symphony orchestra and the recording studio in the music of the Beatles. This not-to-be-missed multi-media presentation promises to be lively, entertaining and full of video clips of the Beatles' songs and musical examples!
$201- $350
Walker, Nancy Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Nancy Walker trio Big Shoulders. The Zucchini Brothers. And that's just for starters. Nancy's voice has found a home with the trio, whether singing her own melodies, classics from the American songbook or selections from the deep catalog of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Have you lived until you've heard Nancy sing "Bury Me Beneath The Willow?" She's just an comfortable laying back and letting Larry and Sam stretch out on an original instrumental, with Larry's guitar snaking along Sam's expansive drum beat. Some bands get by on style, some get by on substance. Some, instead, catch the magic that flashes when the two poles meet. The Nancy Walker trio is the real thing.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Songwriting Workshops and Performances with RiverJack “Zucchini” Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
RiverJack’s( comprises one-third of The Zucchini Brothers ) highly engaging style motivates students to participate actively in the creative process. Through dynamic performance, demonstration, and audience participation, RiverJack provides an introduction to the processes of looping, songwriting, and recording, and leaves participants with a finished product that they are proud to call their own. RiverJack uses “loop” (live recording) technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica,trumpet and vocals. During a 60- to 75-minute session, participants will explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They will work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the library will receive a CD/mp3 containing the participants’ song.
$201- $350
Halpern, Roberta Global Tots Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A fun and sometimes silly creative movement program for pre-schoolers! Everyone( including care-givers)is invited to participate in this musical journey around the world, with songs selected especially for the age group. With creative visualization, we become animals of the jungle, and of the sea. We plant gardens, go to the zoo, drive cars, and more!!! All at the library!!!
$101- $200
Soloway, Mike BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASS 1 (9 months – 3 years for child with adult) Music
In Baby/Toddler Class we participate in songs for bouncing, wiggling, rocking, singing, moving, dancing, and playing an exciting variety of simple instruments. Joining in fun and creative activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude, listening abilities, singing potential, and sense of beat are enhanced and developed.
$101- $200
Black, Marc History of the 1950'2 and 60's through Popular Song. History,
Music
In the 195's and 60's, popular music evolved from being an escape from reality to being a powerful communication about it. In this engaging and humorous program, the audience relives this colorful time in our history. I'll use a wide range of songs including surprising, memorable favorites like Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini, great rock tunes like Blue Suede Shoes and moving folk songs like Bob Dylan's blowing in the Wind. This program is musical, thought provoking and always leaves the audience feeling good about where we are... and where we've been.
$351- $500
String Band, Homegrown Homegrown String Band Music
The Homegrown String Band, America's premier purveyors of original and neo-traditional high energy acoustic American roots music, presents a program of original music, as well as their own unique interpretations of traditional folk material. A 21st century incarnation of the traditional American family band, they present a program utilizing ten different traditional acoustic instruments. The Homegrown String Band takes their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music, improvising and interacting like only a family can. Their musical program is interspersed with anecdotes and stories, focusing on the people and technologies that have helped shape the oral tradition of American folk music of which they are a part. Entertaining and educational for audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
McIntosh, Story Laurie Small Heroes, Big Voices History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In THE perfect performance for your 2015 Every Hero Has A Story program, award-winning children's performer Story Laurie will feature stories and songs about kids who have done some amazing and inspiring things! Your summer readers will love learning about Sybil Ludington who, as a teenage girl, rode her horse all through a long rainy night to alert the American militia that, The British are burning Danbury! Muster at Ludington’s! We’ll have fun singing along to the song about the Lambeth children -- a group of Canadian kids who saved 'eleven fine maples standing in a row' from being cut down as they sat in the trees, swinging in the breeze. We’ll celebrate more well-known heroes, too -- like Malala Yousafzai, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. And we’ll even sing a song celebrating the hero that is inside each of us. Engaging, participatory educational & fun!
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Uncle Brothers' shows are upbeat, interactive, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn The Voice and Sound - Energized Healing Instruments Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
An introduction to the use of the voice as an instrument. Participants learn about proper breathing, sacred sound, psychoacoustics, cross-cultural mantra, song and chant, gestures combined with sound to support the voice, and the relaxing, meditative state of mind you are capable of entering. Through the use of the voice as a sound portal, multiple benefits occur - emotional, physical benefits and spiritual connections are strengthened. You do not need to be a singer or have any musical background.
$101- $200
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