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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Chimenti, Michael BROADWAY BABIES History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
We are Cathy & Michael Chimenti, a Broadway husband and wife singing duo who, for the last 5 years, have been performing in the Tri-State area to nothing but raves and repeat bookings. Word of mouth has been unprecedented, but we are reaching out to you to make you aware of this opportunity to bring Broadway entertainment to your venue. The Chimentis are perfect for any size event or meeting. We can perform anywhere from ½ hour to 90 minutes to a full 4 hour party with DJ and dancing. The program focuses on the history of the Broadway theatre, with personal recollections for our careers and insightful anecdotes about the history of Broadway!
$351- $500
Haynes, Jeff Percussion from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
We listen to music each day and hear percussive rhythms that we move to, but can’t begin to identify or place their origin. This workshop will give students a chance to see, hear and play percussion instruments from all corners of the world. To develop a series for a residency or monthly events, this workshop can be combined with any of the following topics: *Percussion from Around the World *Drum History/Culture Series *Careers in the Music Industry Series *Percussive Art Workshop *Literature in Motion Series *Coloring Music with Percussive Instruments *Rhythm in Everyday Life *An Inside Look at a Recording Studio *Band Dynamics: The Chemistry Behind the Groove *Exploring Genres in Music Concert Series
$1001- $3000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Brazilian Romance - The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Brazilian Romance - Bossa Nova and the Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim From the very first song, this concert enchants and delights. Audiences are brought back to the 1960's sound of Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66, reminiscing and singing along to The Girl From Ipanema and many more of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s evergreens. Sonny & Perley together with world-multi-percussionist Brian Melick and a bassist capture the essence of the sultry romance of bossa nova. Perley effectively draws the audience in with both English and Portuguese interpretations of lyrics. You don’t have to be Brazilian to love this concert; just in the mood for a night of romance, captivating rhythm and to be transported to some place warm and tropical! The Post Star review says “To their Brazilian and American fans alike, Sonny & Perley have a style that is as irresistible and authentic as the Ipanema girl herself.”
$351- $500
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
diLorenzo, Valerie An evening of Cabaret with Valerie diLorenzo Music
An award-winning professional singer and Equity actress, Valerie diLorenzo presents an evening of songs, stories and laughter as she muses on her journey through Broadway and the American Songbook. She’ll be accompanied by Barry Levitt (former Artistic Director of the famed 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists Series). Some of the composers featured in the concert will include: Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. Valerie’s voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting music matched by a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... And an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for. Cabaret Scenes says, “This is how to do cabaret! While her voice is stupendous, it’s her heart and life embracing spirit that makes her shows so special.”
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Raise Your Glass to Charles Dickens! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Raise your Glass to Charles Dickens! A musical tribute to the author who dedicated his talents to lifting the spirit, hope & awareness. A participatory, community-oriented, celebratory time with sing-alongs and storytelling based on Dickens’ novels musical and movie adaptations. An original tune that introduces seven Dickens novels in under seven minutes. Huzzah! Watch the stop-action animation video at www.thelevinsmusic.com
$201- $350
Ring, Barbara Electrify Your Strings! Assembly Program Music
As featured on NBC-TV’s The Today Show and CBS Evening News, world-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood delivers a powerful, exciting solo performance that will electrify, inspire, and engage students of all ages. The program includes riveting stories and discussions about the importance of expressing oneself through music and art, with a question and answer period following. This is a perfect way to introduce your entire school to the benefits of hosting more in-depth workshops, and is sure to whet everyone's appetite for more! A question and answer period follows.
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia Make Music Make Money Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will share information about what a life devoted to music entails. Topics include working with agents and managers, booking gigs, recording, touring and much more. Performance coaching a la "American Idol" is also offered if desired. Gentle and constructive suggestions are made to "raise the game" of any participant who wishes to share a song in front of the group.
$501- $1000
Handy, Spook Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
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