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Program
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Description
Fee
Cavanaugh, Deb Express Yourself in Song (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Through the use of rhyming exercises and brainstorming techniques, groups of teens can work together on lyrics. If time permits, we will set those lyrics to music. A longer and more in-depth program can be arranged. A recording of any final performance on CD can also be made available for each participant and one for the library.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy The Sailor's Trade History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sea Shanties (work songs) and fo’c’sle songs (songs for recreation) from the days of ‘wooden ships and iron men.’ Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums (including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY).
$501- $1000
Hill Brothers, The Across New York State History,
Music
This program focuses on music and folklore from New York State's history with a special emphasis on the Erie Canal. The Hill Brothers use humor, great songs from the period and lots of audience participation in this fun-filled musical trip across the state. Perfectly complements 4th and 7th grade New York State social studies curriculum, yet fun enough for all grades to enjoy.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Posi (Positive) Music Music
There is a growing international movement to *heal the world one song at a time* fueled by the promise *Change Your Music, Change Your Life.* [Sounds great. What's the movement called?] *Posi Music.* [How do I find it?] You just did! Glen Roethel is a Posi favorite, and in this one-hour concert program you will hear a great sampling of songs that will make you feel inspired, encouraged and peaceful. [Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more: Something Good, Family, Beautiful Now, Stand Together, What A Wonderful World, Here Comes The Sun, Feeling Groovy, Together, Get Together...]
$201- $350
Lienhard, Marco Japanese flute program Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Discover the world of Japanese bamboo flutes. A program that brings you an international artist that tours the world and brings his craft to different parts of the world. The different bamboo flutes will be explained and demonstrated and also a small hands on corner will be happening at the end of the program. Performances will be on the Shakuhachi, the Nohkan and the Shinobue MArcoLienhard.com
$351- $500
Rosenberg, Paul Cabin Fever Community Dance History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
With a combined half-century of experience, the dance/music educators of Homespun Community Dancing create enjoyable, wholesome participatory dance and music events. As residents of the Northeast, we all know how the long winter months can make you feel cooped up and bummed out. Our Cabin Fever Dance is a popular monotony-breaker for your audience of all ages. Your library supplies the atmosphere— snowflakes, brownies, twinkle lights and books -- for the event. Homespun supplies the dance caller and musicians on fiddle, guitar, banjo and tin whistle and leads participants in square, contra and circle dances brought to America from Europe and Africa. Connect with centuries-old traditions and dance the cold winter away as generations of Americans have done. Homespun’s dances and workshops are community-building activities that get everyone up and moving. Easy dances that everyone can learn in one session means fun for children and adults. We teach about the origins of traditional folk instruments including the fiddle, modern and gourd banjo, mandolin, flute, penny whistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. The “Cabin Fever Community Dance” includes a sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy Golden Gates - Singing, Dancing, Instrumental Company (15) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Golden Gates offers audiences an entertaining and authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, and dance. The repertoire is centered around masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The program is broad and varied, with something to appeal to everyone, including audience participation though clapping and learning Russian songs and words. Lilting balalaikas, dynamic bayan accordion, unique trashotky and loshky, humorous dances, and superb vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
Maichack, Mary Jo Or Would You Rather Be a Fish? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Folklores & Songs of the Sea “How the Sea Became Salty,” Swedish style, in a sorcerer’s apprentice motif; the “Unlucky Sailor” (paper folding surprise story with help from audience puppeteers); Blow Ye Winds of Morning, chanteys, a hornpipe dance and more make a rousing show. Do the pirate’s cheer! Lot's of audience participation. Aargh.
$351- $500
McGrath, Cathy CELTIC CONCERT “A CUP OF TEA with Cuisle Mo Chroí” History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The lyrical music of Cuisle Mo Chroí (pronounced Cushla Ma Chree) evokes the heart of Celtic music. Combine the soothing tones of three part vocal harmony with the delicate arpeggios of the Irish harp, calming flow of breath through the wooden flute and penny whistle, and the steady pulse of bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar to make this trio of women, “Cuisle Mo Chroí” one of the premier folk groups in the Rochester NY area. The three, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for “Cherish the Ladies”, and are often found at Irish music sessions in the area. Expect to hear songs (some in the Irish language) that evoke images of Ireland, Scotland, castles, immigration, romance, as well as songs your grandmother taught you on St. Patrick’s Day, and a few lively tunes - reels, jigs, planxties and polkas. This program has been presented for the Irish American Cultural Institute and for many community concerts and libraries.
$351- $500
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