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Program
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Description
Fee
Durst, James WORK O' THE WEAVERS: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
WORK O' THE WEAVERS celebrates Pete Seeger's lifetime legacy, Lee Hays' (1914-1981) Centenary & The WEAVERS' inestimable contribution to our collective musical consciousness. Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, The WEAVERS (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert & Fred Hellerman) ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness & exuberance not heard before, they enjoyed surprising success until being caught up in the Cold War anti-communist witchhunts of McCarthyism and HUAC, blacklisted & driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert & Vanguard LP of the event gave heart to a generation, kindling the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folksinger would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story & timeless songs. Faithful to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy) includes the beloved songs, as well as some the Weavers might be singing today. An edifying narrative interweaves throughout, supported by PowerPoint visuals. More than a tribute, it's an affectionate homáge. Rousing, refreshing & relevant!
$1001- $3000
Levin, Yosi Friends Around The World Multicultural- Other,
Music
A multicultural, interactive & educational sing-along. Learn songs, dances & explore musical instruments from around the world! Also, a special lesson about friendship, living in harmony & making music together.
$501- $1000
Collins, Dawn Multi Modality Hands On Arts Music,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Information and demonstration of the recreational and therapeutic benefits of the expressive arts, including visual arts, literary arts, music and movement. Interactive participation encouraged. A visual arts activity may include collage, followed by free writing or poetry and a music/movement piece to express what happened in the process of immersing into the art-making. An explanation of how using a multi-modal approach accesses different senses and expands the experience. This is a no-experience necessary program. no fear program. Music making may include hand-held percussion or stringed instruments.
$101- $200
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
Montgomery, Luke Kids Rock U's Music for Aardvarks class Music
My name is Luke Montgomery, and I am the director of Kids Rock U! I play Music for Aardvarks, a fun, funny, and funky kids music class for ages 0-5. Come sing, dance, laugh, jam on a multitude of instruments, and basically have a BLAST for 45 minutes. The music is hip and modern and has been featured on Nick Jr and other children's channels. Come join in on the fun! Let's rock!
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo "Books Are Celebrations" Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Inspiring young listeners to read, this show evolved into a 1999 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Award winning audio recording. Both offer lively original songs celebrating the library and the power of books, multicultural stories — “Why Dog Chases Cat,” “The Unlucky Sailor"--with origami surprise story and kids using sea creature puppets (including a really big shark), and the bend-in-half-laughing instant story theater version of Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess, in costume. You will love and be amazed by the warm variety of this show and its many ways of getting kids happily to interact! Perfect for preschoolers through grade 3, but older kids love it, too.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele A Celebration of seasons in song Music
This program will show how the moods of the different seasons, the circle of the year in connection to life and love, effect the lyric writing and composing of standards. You will hear Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves” and “The Summer Wind”, the Bernstein/Comden/Green composition “Some Other Spring”, Rogers and Hart’s “Spring is here, Gershwin’s “Summer time” and many more.
$201- $350
McKnight, Andrew Andrew McKnight Concert Music
Mixing his considerable (and constantly growing!) repertoire of original songs chronicling rural Americans and their stories together with beautiful guitar instrumentals, a cappella pieces, sing-alongs, poetry and stories collected during his travels through 2-lane America, Andrew's concerts are an emotionally uplifting and engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Munzer, Michael Holiday Fun with The East End Trio Music
Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace and originality along with a great mix of holiday favorites for the entire family.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John The Tale of Tristan & Iseult: An Arthurian Legend Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This most famous of all classic love stories was originally set in Celtic antiquity, and an important component of the Arthurian legends. In the 12th century, the tale was already 600 years old when it captured the imagination of Medieval France’s famous storyteller-poet-musicians, the troubadours. The powerful story continued its long journey through the ages... inspiring many works in turn, including Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet). Bells & Motley present a telling that is authentic, yet lively, accessible, highly charged, and mysterious - full of all of the original symbolism, intrigue, and purpose. In ancient bardic style, it features a simple setting, rich language, and complex emotions evoked through the power of music. Rare historic instruments include the Medieval keyed fiddle, low-voiced recorders, ancient gut-strung bray harp, and Celtic harp. Musical selections include the same historic pieces that were part of Medieval tellings, as inspired by this enduring tale.
$351- $500
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