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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sumner, Rachel Summer Reading Concerts incorporating the theme Music
Each year Rachel presents concerts with material that ties in to the summer reading theme. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. See www.rachelsumner.com/summerreading.html
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Of Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers: Historic Music Rare and Rustic History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A salmagundi of period instruments & styles combine for a delightfully unusual concert. In their crossover program 'Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers,' musicians Sondra & John Bromka begin by unravelling threads of evocative Medieval music... then weave in and out of it rustic folk traditions, still heard even today in the remote corners of France, Germany, and the British Isles. Side by side, these sounds enrich each other to paint vivid living pictures that evoke the boisterous village festivals, the soulful shepherds’ plaints, and the rich, mystical ballads that connected people of all levels of society. Bells & Motley are known for their uncommon instrumentation, and perform on a diverse collection of historic and folk instruments. For this presentation you’ll hear harp, hurdy gurdy, lute, Medieval fiddle, recorders, crumhorns, various French & English bagpipes, and more. The hurdy gurdy, built by Mr. Bromka, is a sort of Medieval keyboard fiddle enhanced with a resonant drone. Join Sondra & John in their Allegorical musical Garden, rich & resounding for all senses.
$351- $500
Lavender, Carrie Cubanana Duo - Melodias y danzas de Cuba Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
When Cubanana presents popular Cuban music and dance, such as chachachá and the roots of salsa, everyone loves to join in -- singing, dancing, clapping, & playing instruments! This immersion in Cuban culture is enriched by stories and helps students explore the possibility of dreams. 250 student limit per assembly. Available in Spanish or English. (Keywords: DIGNITY; Cultural Awareness; Diversity; Language Arts; Foreign Language)
$1001- $3000
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Raabe, Kim Privler It's Jammie Time! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
At Mama Pajama’s Playhouse, our motto is “Rest Time Is The Best Time!” We believe that daily transitional time from the busyness of work and play is necessary for our bodies and minds to rest, recharge, and re-energize so that we can be our very best in the lives we lead. We use our live, interactive music and story shows, as well as our online concerts and story times to encourage and reinforce positive rest time perceptions to our audiences in a fun and entertaining way. This particular show is available in three formats - music only (entertainment-based), music only (entertainment + education), or as a story show, which uses both music and storytelling (entertainment = education). This show is primarily intended for children age 3-7, and of course their parents!
$351- $500
Wood, Teresa Thomas the Train Story Time with songs, craft and play! Literature- Other,
Music,
Other
This very popular program is for boys and girls ages 4 and up (please, no exceptions). It is a 3 station program of stories and songs, craft, and playtime with trains on a real wooden railroad system.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's STORIES AND SONGS OF LATIN AMERICA Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Felix Pitre shares many of the Hispanic traditions that were passed down to him from his own family, bringing to life the culture of Latin America with puppetry, stories, songs, instruments and dance, performed in English interwoven with Spanish words and phrases.
$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
Alexander, Neil 100 Years Of Spring History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
100 years of Spring celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring with an intimate solo piano performance and a discussion of the work. Also included is music by Gershwin and original compositions.
$351- $500
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