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Program
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Description
Fee
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
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates The Songs that won the Academy Award History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Since 1934 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given it’s nod to the best original song written for a motion picture. Packed with music, nostalgia and anecdotes about the singers, actors and composers, “The Academy Awards show” is adult programming at it’s finest. Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn has the audience singing along to Oscar winning hits including Lullabye of Broadway, The Way You Look Tonight, Over the Rainbow, Love is a Many Spendored Thing, All the Way, Que Sera Sera, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Way We Were and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. From Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Dorothy Fields to Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch and Henry Mancini, The Academy Awards Show features the best of the Great American Popular Songbook, consistently receiving accolades from audiences and programmers alike. PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn The Mountain Dulcimer - History & Introduction to Playing, Group Lessons History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A historical overview of the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its ethnic origins, a mini-concert demonstration and introduction to playing. Ongoing group lessons over a period of six to eight weeks or more are optional. Songs may be taken from early American repertoire dating back to 1700s and 1800s and traditional folk songs that are more current as well as contemporary sources. Group lessons work best when ages are similar, e.g., young people (8-14), teens and adults (15 and up), seniors (55 plus).
$101- $200
Costanzo, Jerry A Tribute To The Count Music,
Music,
Music
The Jerry Costanzo All Star Orchestra (two band options, 9 or 17 piece configurations) A Tribute To The Count. With this show we perform many of the great Count Basie classics from the worlds greatest and most successful big band. The band also explores new and updated arrangements in the styles of the kings of swing themselves, Basie/Ellington & much, much more. I am also the vocalist with the band and will be performing the unique vocal arrangements of the Sinatra Basie collaborations, from the world famous Sinatra/Basie show At The Sands in Las Vegas and more. This show is guaranteed to have the audience snapping their fingers and dancing in the aisles. In addition, our musical director and lead trumpet player Mr. Mike Carubia and I have also combined our extensive music libraries, to cover all the famous big band leaders, arrangers and composers spanning from the 30's thru present day. Including Mr. Carubia's own arrangements. As you may or may not know, Mike is a well known arranger and composer and his works are distributed worldwide.
$1001- $3000
Ackerbauer, Bill Old-timey ballads and blues History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Bentwood Rockers are an acoustic duo specializing in old-time country, hokum, Piedmont blues and traditional folk -- music from the early days of the recording industry. Between them, Bill Ackerbauer and Roland Vinyard play a variety of stringed instruments -- fiddle, guitars, many kinds of banjos, mandolin, autoharp, harmonica. They have a stage presence that is both casual and engaging, scholarly and humorous. Bill and Roland both live in New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley. Performing as The Bentwood Rockers gives them a outlet for their mutual obsession with the sublime rustic-roots sounds of the 1920s and 30s. They pepper their concerts with historical anecdotes about the musicians, instruments and culture that produced the music we now consider 'vintage.'
$201- $350
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$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
Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A Tribute to “Ella”- Music of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. This Live performance concert featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye, drummer Ted MacKensie, and bassist Pete Toigo is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald from age 16 to her retirement.
$501- $1000
Clough, Geoff The Women Of Tin Pan Alley (Composers) History,
Music
Singer: Cyndi Kingsley & Pianist/Keyboardist: Geoff Clough bring a musical program based on the music of women composers/lyricists during the Tin Pan Alley area. Covering the years 1920 - 1949. Some of the women are: Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift, Ruth Lowe, Ann Ronell, Doris Tauber, Maybel Wayne and others.This program contains trivia & history. Learn about some of the women who wrote some of the famous songs that have lasted beyond their generation to become 'standards' such as: On the Sunny Side of the Street, I'll Never Smile Again, I'm in the Mood for Love, Willow Weep for me, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, & more).
$101- $200
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