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Ackerbauer, Bill Old-timey ballads and blues History,
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
LiMarzi, John SAMSON by Handel Music
The Putnam Chorale , directed by Douglas Anderson,will be pleased to perform George Frideric Handel’s SAMSON on Sunday April 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mount Ebo Road North in Brewster, NY. Samson is a three-act oratorio by George Frideric Handel, considered one of his finest dramatic works. It is usually performed as an oratorio in concert form, but on occasions has also been staged as an opera. The well-known arias "Let the bright Seraphim" (for soprano) and "Total eclipse" (for tenor) are often performed separately in concert. Sunday April 29, 2012, Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mt. Ebo Rd, North, Brewster, NY. $15, $12 Sr.and Student; Under 12 FREE. You can find more information on our website,, or by telephone at 845-279-7265.
Up to $100
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Posi (Positive) Music Music
There is a growing international movement to "heal the world one song at a time" fueled by the promise "Change Your Music, Change Your Life." [Sounds great. What's the movement called?] "Posi Music." [How do I find it?] You just did! Glen Roethel is a Posi favorite, and in this one-hour concert program you will hear a great sampling of songs that will make you feel inspired, encouraged and peaceful. Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more: Something Good, Family, Beautiful Now, Stand Together, What A Wonderful World, Here Comes The Sun, Feeling Groovy, Together, Get Together...
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs about animals Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. We will learn about animals through song. The songs will be presented in an interactive, fun and age appropriate way with poss. props like pictures and stuffed animals.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia Lighten Up Edgar Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards.
$201- $350
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance:
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger From Slavery to Civil Rights: African- American History in Song History,
Multicultural- Other,
From Slavery to Civil Rights teaches and explores African American history through music, poetry and storytelling. Beginning with African-based drumming the program includes field hollers, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and topical songs. Stories, poems, and facts highlighting people such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are woven into the rich musical fabric on which the program is based. The program ends with “We Shall Overcome” and strives to inspire students to want to help in the struggles faced by many people around the world still lacking full human rights.
$201- $350
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Multi-media performance of live music and animated illustrations about Gustafer Yellowgold, his journey from the Sun and his new life here on Earth, in the Minnesota woods. Through narration and storytelling we meet Gustafer's new friends the flightless Pterodactyl and Slimothy the eel. Created and performed by singer-songwriter/ illustrator, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold appeals to the whole family.
$501- $1000
O'Neil, Colleen Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals Literature- Other,
With an instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, Jewel Winds provides concerts containing an eclectic mix, from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. This ensemble can perform in a variety of settings and has something for every musical taste. "Fabulous Fables and Amazing Animals" features the following program: Teddy Bear's Picnic Aesop's Fables - The Ant and the Grasshopper, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wind and the Sun, The Lion and the Mouse. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Five Frogs The centerpiece of the program, Aesop's Fables, is an original piece for woodwind quintet by composer Rebecca Oswald, and includes narrator. The five short movements are engaging and humorous for listeners of all ages, and provide and introduction to the wonderful world of Aesop and his fables.
$351- $500
Gartner, Ron Ron Gartner Show Music
A high energy, highly entertaining songfest that takes audiences from the glorious lyrics and melodies of Gershwin and Porter and the fingersnappin’ sounds of the Rat Pack---to the Rock-n-Rollin’ sounds of American Bandstand ! Ron entertains from California to Florida, Vegas to New York--which you can see on his website. From Sinatra, Dino, & Como to the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic Vegas-style show! Ron Gartner means Entertainment!
$351- $500
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