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Program
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Description
Fee
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
McIntosh, Story Laurie I Love the Bugs in My Backyard Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your students BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
$201- $350
Hill Brothers, The The Mama Earth Show Music,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Animals
A brand new show created by sister Susie about the environment, recycling, and caring for our home - "Mama Earth". We celebrate our planet through song, humor, and of course tons of audience participation. Everyone will be singin', hootin' like owls, howlin' like coyotes, clapping, and forming a band featuring instruments from around the world.
$501- $1000
Morse, Andy DIG INTO READING WITH SONG Literature- Authors,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Andy's 2013 program Dig Into Reading with Song is an interactive musical journey using songs and story books at the same time. Many different stories will be sung while volunteers take turns turning the pages. Call and response songs, movement, rhyme and much more will be covered.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Summer Reading Show 2014 Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Summer Reading 2014 show coordinates with the 2014 Summer Reading theme FIZZ, BOOM, READ!. We celebrate the joy and excitment of reading with interactive puppets, songs, colorful props and more. There are many chances for children to be in the show. As always, the beloved LuLu Llama (Anna's popular puppet friend), provides lots of fun and laughter for all. THIS SHOW CAN ALSO BE BILINGUAL, ENGLISH-SPANISH. Program is also offered for young family audiences, for school age and also Read To Me Clubs.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jobim- The father of the Bossa Nova Music
Antonio Carlos Jobim in not only a wonderful Brazilian composer but also ground breaking in the development of Brazilian jazz. He invented the famous Bossa Nova; a slow samba beat, with lyrics filled with melancholy. This program honors Jobim and talks about his life. We will present famous hits like “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Wave”, “Corcovado” and “Dindi”as well as songs that are not so well known like “A felicidade” “O morro nao tem vez” and “So Danço samba.” Some of the songs selected will be sung in Portuguese.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Crooners of the 50's & 60's History,
Music
The Crooners are the male singers from the 50's & 60's. Presented in this program are some of the hit songs from various artists like: Pat Boone, Perry Como, BJ Thomas, Wayne Newton, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Eddie Arnold and others.This program is in a sing along format with lyric sheets provided. Personal history of the singers & fun trivia are sprinkled throughout the program.
$101- $200
Cavanaugh, Deb Toe Tappin' Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of exciting folk music to get you up and moving. Upbeat toe tapping tunes and songs on fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals. Originally designed for the 2005 Summer Reading Program, this program will fit into any theme.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Pre K INTERACTIVE Song and Puppetry Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Lively concerts feature electric keyboard, huggable hand puppets, basic sign language, children's favorite songs, Anna's acclaimed originals, the hilarious poetry of LuLu the Singing Llama, Huggy Bear, and lots of participation fo ages 2 and up! Over 400 library concerts performed, 1000 Pre School Programs, and 3500 concerts performed total internationally. Children's Librarians say: The best, most entertaining concert event of the year!...Even the shyest children opened up to sing, dance and give bear hugs! and Just the kind of artist we love! Sensitive to the needs of children and parents alike!
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John DIG THAT CANAL! ‘15 Miles on the Erie Canal' Family Fun Musical Storytelling; With FREE companion options - Folk Instruments of Along the Canal; Introduction to Theatercraft History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
'15 Miles on the Erie Canal' is a colorful and very participatory historic musical storytelling event for the whole family. Enjoy this lively collage of Tall Tales, Costumes, Music and Sing-along Songs as the artists share an unforgettable story of New York’s famous waterway. Presented in 19th century 'folk opera' performance style, it sparkles with canal-era music from cultures along the canal, performed on a rare collection of historic instruments including hammer dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, early squeezeboxes, canal horn, and more. Our story unfolds as Captain Simon Slick and Irish cook Sallie Waters meet up with Sal, a truly amazing mule who makes quite a splash (and also happens to be guest from the audience!). Together they set off on a rollicking journey down The Grand E-ri-e Canal, 8th Wonder of the World! Great characters, great stories, and an unforgettable historic enrichment experience for Summer Reading Programs! NOTE: For a gala event, our “15 Miles” performance may be expanded with your choice of NYS Canal Cultural Heritage workshop activities: expanded singing roles for a children’s/family chorus; lively canal-era children's dances; and even student-written Tall Tale vignettes for the Grand Finale. Custom-designed programs, special events welcome.
$351- $500
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