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Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Raabe, Kim Privler Dig Into Reading - Exploring the Great State of New York! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back again with more terrific Summer Reading Program performances. Get ready to dig down deep and discover the wonders of New York State. We’ll explore the towns and cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains of all the regions that make New York the empire that it is. Will Larry find his way out of the city? What happens when pirates travel the Erie Canal? Who are the Maiden of the Mist and Lady Liberty? Colorful and imaginative stories and Mama Pajama’s Playhouse’s always fun, live, original interactive music and songs will get everyone ready to hop in their car, talk a walk in their neighborhood, ride a subway, board a train, or hop on a bus to the never-ending natural and man-made attractions of the great state of New York.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington History,
Media- Other,
Music
In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington They call him "The King of Swing", "The Aristocrat of Jazz". Edward Kennedy Ellington is a major figure in the history of American Music. Sonny & Perley with guest bassist and drummmer delight in presenting some of Duke's most popular and beloved music (and a couple of hidden gems!). Interesting and little known facts about Duke's life are shared along with his music, including A-Train, Satin Doll, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Sophisticated Lady, and as Duke always said "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"!
$351- $500
Duprey, Rolande Ecological Logic Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
A puppet pantomime that everyone can understand! Live music provided by a musician on electric guitar. Using several different types of puppets, it tells the story of how someone saves a sea turtle who swallows a plastic bag. The turtle then saves the very person who saved him! The logic? When we save the earth, the earth will save us.
$1001- $3000
Geddes, Diane Alotta Sound Music
2 Broads with Alotta Sound", also know as "Alotta Sound" (contractors choice) - Join Quency Rene, "Q", (Vocalist/Entertainer) and Diane Geddes (Keyboard) on this one hour "flight of fancy". This musicale includes some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century that have been inspired by the moon and the stars. These melodies and lyrics of romantic songs are "out of this world". The program is scheduled for a 7:00 PM launch, on.......……….
$201- $350
Tincknell, Roger Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
From rain forests to recycling, conservation to compost, Earth Rhythms journeys from our own backyard to around the world with a variety of musical styles and instruments. Performed on a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments, Earth Rhythms is also a multicultural journey to many lands. Hear songs, animal stories, legends and facts to the accompaniment of the Aztec rain stick, Inca flute, Russian balalaika, African drum, banjo, guitar and mandolin. The audience participates in singing, moving, and playing percussion instruments. A good fit for 2013 Summer Reading.
$201- $350
Lipscomb, Rhonda From Jazz To Soul History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs trio on a musical journey from a time when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, graced the stage to when the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, ruled the airways. FROM JAZZ TO SOUL celebrates great popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s by paying tribute to 9 song stylists (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight) and sharing interesting tales of the songs that were made famous by them. This hour of non-stop entertainment sparks memories and inspires audiences across generations. Through the music, the magic and the message there is something for everyone.
$351- $500
Winter, Cathy Toddler Tunes Music
As a licensed Music Together teacher, Cathy works with toddlers in pre-school settings on a weekly basis. Cathy keeps toddlers entertained and active for a perfect program for your youngest library patrons.
$201- $350
Howard-Ray, Celeste Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with the Celeste Ray Trio Music
Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with Celeste Ray Trio Featuring traditional Celtic instruments: bowed psaltery, harmonium, flute and guitar. Celtic Harp is available upon request. The music of the Celts instantly transports the audience to the ancient and mysterious Lands of the Celts. Modern instrumentation enhances the arrangements, making for an accessible truly enjoyable and unique performance. Original compositions by the performers features the 25-stringed Bowed Psaltery are followed by lilting and recognizable folk pieces. A highlight of the entertainment consists of the stories and history of the instruments and the composers. Their lore is enthusiastically conveyed by founding member, Celeste Ray, noted for her ability to inspire her audiences in the musical Celtic Tradition of celebration and singing.
$501- $1000
Torgan, Keith Little Kids Little Songs Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Little Kids Little Songs is a fabulous introduction to live music, comedy and theatre for children ages two through eight and practically guarantees a wonderful time. While it's true that Little Kids Little Songs has funny and extremely interactive songs and stories from beginning to end the best thing about it is how it addresses the fear of participation and very gently gets the most timid children playing, laughing and singing before the show is even half way through. Soft, sweet, playful and funny - the original music and storytelling of Keith Torgan and the virtuosity of flutist Barbara Siesel will tickle not only the newest and youngest of audience members but anyone within earshot! Ideal for ages 2-8
$501- $1000
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