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Program
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Description
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Gottfried, Evan Family Music for Kids of All Ages Music
During his interactive shows, Evan takes everyone on a musical journey, as he recounts his adventures with slugs, squids, and his trip to a land where everything is upside-down. Evan's songs inhabit both a unique universe of imagination and the beautiful world that we all share every day. He uses props (including home-made puppets) and asks open-ended questions between songs in order to get kids thinking, learning, and laughing. Evan also gets kids moving and grooving throughout the show, suggesting a variety of ways that everyone can act out the words of his songs. Evan aims to inspire everyone to be creative, have fun, learn cool things, and mostly, to just be themselves.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia Music and Poetry of Hafiz Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and Poetry of Hafiz A colorful pageantry of songs and stories inspired by the 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz. Hafiz, who lived in the Persian city of Shiraz 100 years after the poet Rumi, has an amazing ability to lift the listener into a state of joy that overcomes the weariness of the world. into the poetry of 14th century poet, who lived 100 years after Rumi. Inspired by the book of poetry, Hafiz of Shiraz The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky. To hear the music go to: www.soundcloud.com/thelevins Duo, trio or quartet depending on space/budget. Joined by reknowned musicians Natalia Perlaza: Middle-Eastern percussion Mark Dann: Bass, Octive Mandolin We offer price breaks if you book more than one show or have multiple bookings with libraries or venues in your area. Call us at: 510.390-4903 to discuss which show will work best for you. Duo: $250- 450/ Group: $500-800
$351- $500
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
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Montalbine, Diane Out Of My Dreams- Diane Perry-Jazz violin and vocals Music
I am a Juilliard-trained classical violinist who has been performing jazz for over 20 years. I currently am doing a music program suitable for all ages, with either piano or keyboard, (or guitar) and prefer to also add bass, and drums, or a guest instrumentalist as well. The program is called Out Of My Dreams after the title of my new CD, and I perform standards and not-so-standard songs from the canon of the American Popular Songbook, as well as originals. I sing and play jazz violin, and even occasionally sneak in a classical piece for fun. Some of the songs are presented in such a way that people can sing along if they wish, and it is designed to be entertaining and fun for the audience, not merely a concert where quiet reigns, and I like to use humor and stories of where the songs came from to enrich the program.
$351- $500
Carpenter, Margot Do We Want to Be Like Music? Multicultural- Other,
Music
Why do we care for music so much that we want to sing or dance? Does a good melody do what we want to do? Yes, say Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, and in this workshop they'll show what Aesthetic Reaism teaches: Music puts opposites together, opposites that we want to put together in our lives! Notes rise and fall, are separate and together. A melody is both energetic and gentle, harsh and sweet. Aren't these same opposites ones we have and want to make sense of? Eli Siegel, the founder of the education Aesthetic Realism, stated in this principle: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Through demonstrations with flute and drum, children will have the thrill of hearing how these two instruments, so different from each other, work together, add to each other! Do we want to be like those wonderful instruments and like notes in a song, which add to each other to make a beautiful meldoy? Do we want to add to all other people and to be added to by them?
$101- $200
Geiger, Donna Island Senior Symphony Music
We usuually perform 3 works of classical music, with a short intermission. We are a full symphony orchestra of over 40 members. Our age range is from 42-90+.
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK & OTHER ANIMAL TALES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Step right up, and let the animal antics begin! With the Pink Elephant as your guide, Rudyard Kipling's classic story HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK (also known as THE ELEPHANT CHILD)comes to life in this large-scale puppet extravaganza. Also, colorful rod puppets perform a madcap Barnyard Opera to the accompaniment of Mozart, Strass, Rossini, and other classical great!
$1001- $3000
Bromka, Sondra & John Historic Music and Dance Celebrations of Many Cultures History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's International Instruments, with International Folk Dances for Families; Special topics include Celebrating NYS Heritage with Dutch Music and French Cultural Heritage Concerts, Performances, Celebrations See www.bellsandmotley.com website for detailed information, photos, and much more.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi MUSIC & MERRIMENT!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) A.K.A. GIGI'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
SPECIAL MUSIC, PUPPET & MUSICAL STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS. MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER, GIGI, LEADS THE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. DIFFERENT MUSICAL ADVENTURES ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH VISIT:DOWN ON THE FARM, OUT OF AFRICA, SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HOLIDAY THEMES, ETC. OFTEN INCLUDED IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CHILD FRIENDLY CLASSICAL SELECTION TO PLAY ALONG WITH ON INSTRUMENTS (LEND ME A HAND BAND WOODEN SPOONS) AND/OR MARCH ALONG TO DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SPACE. A WONDERFUL MONTHLY OR SEASONAL OFFERING FOR EVERY LIBRARY OR CHILDHOOD INSTITUTION. GIGI'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS.
$351- $500
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