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Program
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Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The artists' extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic Medieval, Renaissance, & traditional instruments. Playing upon the intriguing and rare historic hurdy gurdy to enrich our theme and setting, we are pleased to accompany our performance journey with an early music mini-concert specially designed for children, highlighting a diverse collection of early instruments of all shapes, sizes, and materials. Imaginations are courted with the mysterious and evocative sounds. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments from bagpipes to 'whittle and dub' you will marvel at the wonderful ways human kind has used wood, animal horn, reed, leather, and ingenuity to invent instruments that create a rainbow of musical sounds. This program is being packaged as a 2-for-1 with 'STONE SOUP WITH THE HURDY GURDY MAN' These two complementary programs unite perfectly to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful A treasure for the eyes, ears, and imagination!
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Music - A Hidden Treasure (2006 Summer Reading Program) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Other
Discover the treasure of music with a musical scavenger hunt. Listen for names of animals, places, and more in these fun and interactive songs, and color a treasure map filled with pictures of these clues. This program has been specially designed for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. The program can be adapted for older or younger children and will include a song written for this year’s theme.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Pre K INTERACTIVE Song and Puppetry Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Lively concerts feature electric keyboard, huggable hand puppets, basic sign language, children's favorite songs, Anna's acclaimed originals, the hilarious poetry of LuLu the Singing Llama, Huggy Bear, and lots of participation fo ages 2 and up! Over 400 library concerts performed, 1000 Pre School Programs, and 3500 concerts performed total internationally. Children's Librarians say: The best, most entertaining concert event of the year!...Even the shyest children opened up to sing, dance and give bear hugs! and Just the kind of artist we love! Sensitive to the needs of children and parents alike!
$351- $500
Bierko, Scott Beth & Scott's Party Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Interactive fun for Everyone! “Party Concert" is a forty-five minute interactive, musical presentation for young children. During this delightful show of original stories and songs, the audience gets an opportunity to join in the fun by singing, clapping and using their imaginations to become everything from wolves to washing machines. Many children are also invited on-stage throughout the program to laugh, dance and play instruments with Parents Choice Award winners, Beth and Scott! Of import to teachers and parents, Beth & Scott cover some or all of the following topics in a typical program: • Good Listening • Following Directions • Gross Motor Movement • Sequencing • USA Geography • The Importance of Bedtime • Fear of Monsters • Sharing • On-Stage participation • Echoing/Repeating • Audience Manners The program takes place in front of Beth & Scott’s logo, a 6’ X 12’ rainbow. As with all their shows, the Bierkos use the latest in sound production technology to offer everyone in the house a great seat to a great show!
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Tales & Tunes along the Towpath History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Climb aboard a packet boat and back in time with Merry Mischief's Tales & Tunes along the Towpath! Merry Mischief is an costumed acoustic duo(Merlyn & Harry) who come dressed as Canal Travelers and entertain your audience with music and historical facts from the Erie Canal. Music from the time of the Erie Canal and American folk music with it's wild and wooly history, along with poetry (and of course, a few fun jokes :) makes this a great community and/or reading program! A fun way to make History come ALIVE! Program suitable for the young to the seasoned adult.
$201- $350
Clive, Young, Video Killed The Radio Star: The History of Music Videos, 1930-Today History,
Media- Video,
Music
This fast-paced program traces the development of the music video, from the movie shorts of yesteryear up to the big-budget clips of today. The program is illustrated by dozens of music videos from all musical genres, and includes a fun Powerpoint presentation. Topics covered include:

  • The evolution of music clips, from the 1930s to today;
  • How MTV launched and succeeded against the odds;
  • How videos and MTV changed pop culture forever;
  • The Top 10 music video clichés;
  • How the web ‘viral video’ craze is reinventing music clips;
    …and much more.

    As a highlight, the program profiles the top music video directors, showing how artists such as Dali and Magritte, and classic films like Apocalypse Now and Casablanca influenced their visions and techniques. Special attention is paid to the golden age of music videos, which began on August 1, 1981, when MTV played its very first clip, Video Killed The Radio Star, by the Buggles.

    Your patrons will discover they’ve been watching a lot more than just pop songs!

  • $201- $350
    Ellison, Emily Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song Music,
    Music,
    Music
    SING ME A STORY, READ ME A SONG! ($300 per program) (An NY and Queens Public Library and school favorite) Children ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers will dive into the wonderful world of picture books by singing and exercising their physical, social and emotional and intellectual minds as they use music to increase their alphabetic knowledge, initial letter sound knowledge, rhyming abilities, print awareness pre-reading skills.Participants will: dance, march, stomp, skip, hop, bend, stretch, sway, clap, tap, sing a song and bang a gong and use props like scarves, parachutes, streamers, balls, to explore movement and space. They will shake and strike bells, shakers, drums and all the traditional children’s percussion and explore sound and rhythms, timbre, volume, pitch, and tempo sing a great variety of traditional early childhood and nursery rhyme songs and begin and end each class with the same “hello” and “goodbye” songs.
    $201- $350
    Stone, Hank Songwriter Hank Stone Literature- Creative Writing,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Hank has been writing songs for over thirty-five years, and after taking a few years off, has been back on the folk music circuit since 2001. He is prepared to speak about the inspiration for his songs, which includes the folk tradition, popular musicians, literary influences, and the life experiences of himself and of others in the community. Song topics touch on nature, romance, grief and loss, creativity, children, poverty and homelessness, politics, and pets.
    $101- $200
    Handy, Spook The Power of Song in the Civil Rights Movement History,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Other
    This “Stand Up and Sing Out” program (see above) focuses on the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the sound track of the movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the March on Washington in 1963 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 and beyond. Learn about the songs’ roots in era of slavery, the black churches of the south and the labor movement of the early 20th century and discover how the lessons of the civil rights movement have influenced and are reflected in “movement songs” of today. Be prepared to sing along and feel the power of the music that breathed the soul of the civil rights movement. This engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering program is particularly excellent for college audiences and can be supplemented with in-class lectures/concerts, Q&A and workshops to address the specific questions and interests of students today. It is also excellent for schools, arts centers, festivals, conferences, libraries, churches and anywhere else people want to experience the power of song.
    $501- $1000
    TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' DINOSAURS! Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    Fossil, the Dinosaur detective, mixes fun and facts in this colossal show inspired by everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures. Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky and Prokofiev provide the rich musical score.
    $1001- $3000
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