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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Pelham, Ruth Under One Sky concerts 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.** Singing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping and sign language are all part of this upbeat and inspirational concert that takes children on a journey to celebrate the Earth and the rich diversity of our global family. At the heart of this program is Ruth Pelham’s longtime experience as a peace advocate and community song leader, as well as her participation in national and international 'peace through music' projects. This program features Ruth singing her original songs that teach participants how to make a positive difference in the world and be actively engaged in caring for our living Earth. Singing out about respect, compassion, understanding and cooperation, the 'Under One Sky' program weaves multiculturalism, environmental awareness, and social responsibility into a tapestry rich in hope and possibility.
$501- $1000
Stewart, Donna Shakespeare's Lute Book History,
Literature- Other,
Music
Music was integral to Shakespeare's plays. This program features many of the musical references from selected plays, presenting 16th century English songs, ayres, ballads and dance tunes - including both historical settings and our own new settings of orphan texts matched to music from historical sources.
$351- $500
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
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: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
Costanzo, Jerry "Sinatra Inspired" Music,
Music,
Music
With 2015 being the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra Popular NYC Singer, bandleader and recording artist Jerry Costanzo “… performs a mix of timeless standards, inspired by the great Frank Sinatra and other crooning legends including Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. and others... Jerry and his swigin pals, pay tribute to the musical heroes who inspired his career. Jerry performs original arrangements of classic tunes, such as “Come Fly With Me,” “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad,” and “I've Got The World On A String.” As well as, songs from his four CDs, "Destination Moon", "Can’t We Be Friends", "Can I Steal a Little Love" and "Invitation". Jerry is accompanied by an “All Star,” 9-piece Swing Orchestra.
$1001- $3000
Lipscomb, Rhonda MOSTLY MOTOWN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Rhonda Denét, flanked by a the Silver Fox Songs trio, performs “Mostly Motown”, a review of classic rhythm & blues and soul of the 1960s and 70s. Join them as they celebrate a time when this primarily African-American genre crossed over to mainstream audiences. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Aretha Franklin, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, and Roberta Flack as well as male artists Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others. Through the music, the magic and the message, there is something for everyone!
$351- $500
Florez, Karla Tamarindo Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tamarindo is a children's book adapted to be performed as a story telling and dance form. It shows how boys and girls from El Canal del Dique region in the Carribean coast of Colombia love to paint their bodies with black paint as a remembrance of the period in slavery and the freedom from it. A special characteristic in this story is the use of facial gestures. I retell the story by telling of a boy whom is loved throughout the town and enjoy dancing in despite of living in reduced circumstances. Values like rejoice, love and courage are shown in this story while dancing and keeping the contagious rhythm of Danza negra.
$201- $350
Pelham, Ruth Room For Us All concerts 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.** In these complex times when including each child in a loving circle of belonging is crucial to assuring the safety and well-being of our communities, this song-filled concert affirms that each of us can be kind and caring human beings at home, in school, and in our local and global communities. Based on Ruth Pelham’s original songs such as 'Love is All Around,' 'Each of Us Is Kind,' 'The Meanies,' and 'Under One Sky,' participants sing along about peace, friendship, compassion, kindness, inclusion, patience, and other themes. 'Room For Us All' teaches the value of intentional, cooperative, and peaceful relationships as a way of us benefiting from the richness of the human web of life. 'Room For Us All' CDs & activity books also available.
$501- $1000
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Three Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES THREE CONCERT” This program includes original songs from GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout’s album, More American Heroes. Inspiring stories and large photos are included. Featured heroes are: Susan B. Anthony, Johnny Appleseed, Orville & Wilbur Wright, Neil Armstrong and Sojourner Truth. The concert concludes with the national award winning original song “A Better World.” REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
Speed, Sonny Tornado Alley Music
Tornado Alley is a five piece acoustic band that features four singer/songwriters on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass and a percussionist. The songs are all original and the sound is pure Americana with a generous helping of three & four-part harmonies that is focused on the vocals and songwriting. Following that tradition, Tornado Alley offers an array of styles from the American back roads that will have you feeling like you’re on a cross-country road trip with your radio on. Tornado Alley captures the feeling in song, of traveling from New England’s folk scene to the Bluegrass Region, across the Texas prairies, up through the Rockies and out to California. Audiences at Tornado Alley’s shows have truly been caught up in the band’s sound and have helped to make a good fan base. The band has opened up for Ricky Skaggs and others and headlined at many theaters, festivals and parks
$351- $500
Neiman, Oren The Oren Neiman Quartet Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Guitarist Oren Neiman’s music is both innovative and in the forefront of today’s jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody. Oren has regularly performed with his quartet in NY venues like The Bitter End, Detour, Joe’s Pub, The 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe and Makor, as well as touring nationally and internationally (most recently Spain, Canada and Israel). Oren was also an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y, and has received an Arts Alive project grant from Westchester Arts Council. “Neiman’s new recording (Frolic and Detour), with a new quartet, is quite a unique statement. It is predominantly Jazzy, but it also touches upon ethnic themes and rhythmic patterns, often using odd meters and unusual harmony. Also the unusual sound blend of the guitar / trumpet combination gives the listener the impression of hearing something innovative and rarely attempted before.” - Adam Baruch www.jazzis.com For a more detailed description of the band,sets, plus musical examples(Electronic press kit) please see www.sonicbids.com/theorenneimanquartet
$501- $1000
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