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Program
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Description
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Hopkins, Allen Songs of the Railroad History,
Music
Songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, describing the construction, operation, and history of America's railroads. Main repertoire source: N. Cohen, The Long Steel Rail, U.of Chicago Press, 1982. Examples: Drill Ye Tarriers, John Henry, Wabash Cannonball, Casey Jones, Wreck of the Old 97, Paddy Works on the Railway, Life's Railway to Heaven, etc. Accompaniment on acoustic stringed instruments (guitar, banjo, Autoharp, etc.). History and background is given for all songs. Presented annually for the Brighton schools for 13 years; and recently performed at the Strong Museum (Rochester), Heritage Square Museum (Ontario), NOMAD folk Festival (New Haven CT), New England Folk Festival (Mansfield MA). Performed at Cottrell Mem. Library in Atlanta NY, 2011. Many opportunities for audience participation (chorus singing).
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Rhythm and All That Jazz History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
April is Jazz Appreciation Month You think you don’t like Jazz? Percussionist, Jeff Haynes presents a multi-genre musical showcase that gets his audience to listen closely and think again. “Rhythm and All That Jazz“ is more than just a performance of a Jazz band. It is a creative exploration of the genre and how it is part of the fabric of music that students hear on commercials, movies and around their families. Jeff and his network of talented professional musicians weave a performance and discussion of musical genres ranging from today’s chart toppers, to blues, classic R&B, to American folk. Students will enjoy a moving performance, while learning to hear and appreciate how many of the rhythmic patterns and musical elements trace back to jazz. Thus allowing students to listen to Jazz with a greater understanding and appreciation for the genre.
$501- $1000
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy A Peddler's Pack of Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs sung in two-part harmony, combined with lively Irish and French Canadian tunes. 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 for close to 25 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). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Hill Brothers, The American Gumbo Multicultural- Other,
Music
This lively concert highlights and celebrates the multicultural stew that is America. The Hill Brothers combine fun songs from Russia, Africa, Ireland, Mexico and more (many of which students will know) with loads of audience participation to celebrate the diversity of cultures in our country, and in our own communities. The perfect complement to multicultural and diversity programs, immigration studies, international/ethnic/world communities themes, American themes and Music in the Schools Month.
$501- $1000
Sumner, Rachel Summer Reading Concerts incorporating the theme Music
Each year Rachel presents concerts with material that ties in to the summer reading theme. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. See www.rachelsumner.com/summerreading.html
$501- $1000
Rosenbaum, Harold Readings and Music for the Season of Advent Music
The Canticum Novum Singers (www.canticumnovum.org), now in its 36th season under conductor Harold Rosenbaum, presents a concert of music and readings for the season of Advent. Six centuries of choral music by Monteverdi, Bruckner, Britten, Palestrina, and others will be presented.
$1001- $3000
Sparling, Nicole Babies Boogie Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bounce and boogie with your baby! Babies Boogie uses songs from around the world, musical instruments, movement and fingerplays to get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking! Each song is accompanied by an instrument, prop or movement activity designed specifically for children ages 3-24 months accompanied by their caregiver.
$101- $200
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Irving Berlin History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is an old time sing along filled with lots of trivia, history and songs by the composer. Song sheets are available. Song titles include Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas, I Love A Piano, Always, Puttin' On The Ritz, & more)
Up to $100
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