Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Lara Herscovitch
Phone: 203-500-4035
Mailing address: P.O. Box 719
Durham, CT 06422
E-mail address: laraherscovitch@comcast.net
Website: http://LaraHerscovitch.com
Previous appearances at: Songwriter Showcase (Manlius NY), Brown University Folk Festival (Providence RI), Wisdom House (Litchfield CT), Rockwood Music Hall (Manhattan NYC), Nickel City Sessions (Akron NY)
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 05/24/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Workshop - Songwriting Essentials Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This highly interactive workshop is for beginner or intermediate songwriters seeking to more deeply explore the craft in a supportive environment where creativity is prioritized over formula, Songwriters will work individually, collaborate with peers, and give and receive constructive feedback. Themes will include: key elements of songs, sources of inspiration, the creative process, identifying and overcoming common stumbling blocks, embracing vulnerability and fear, letting go of achievement-driven art, connecting your voice and values, and allowing your unique perspective to shine. Activities will include individual and group writing exercises, presentation, discussion, Q&A, and group song / idea sharing.
$501- $1000
In Concert (solo, duo or trio) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Original music performance, solo, duo or trio (trio billed as Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers). Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.” www.LaraHerscovitch.com
$501- $1000
Workshop - Wingspan: Building Creative Confidence and Courage Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Other
(Women & Wingspan: same workshop with female-only participants) To be human is to be creative. Even so, many of us have trouble connecting to, nurturing and prioritizing our creativity. In this engaging, interactive, values-centered workshop, participants will learn strategies to connect to their internal compass and find patience and tolerance for taking artistic risks. Activities will include facilitated exercises, discussion, writing and reflection, with music and inspiring images enhancing the environment. Themes will include: myths and the creative process, inspiration, embracing fear and vulnerability, identifying and overcoming stumbling blocks, embracing intrinsic expression regardless of outcome, connecting your art & values, and allowing your unique perspective to shine. No matter from which creative arena – painting, drawing, pottery, poetry, photography, music and beyond – each participant will have protected time and space to re-discover and re-commit to expressing their creative core.
$1001- $3000
Let Us Begin: Artistic Advocacy for a Better World Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This unique, multi-media workshop is entertaining and educational, part presentation, part concert, part civic-engagement inspiration. Lara will share stories, play original songs, invite participants’ own individual reflection, and offer insight on the vision, values, people, places and events that have inspired her. Themes will span a broad range, from community connection to hardship and hope, resilience and transformation, legacy and passing a torch, and setting each other up to succeed. Step in, step up: we are the leaders we’ve been waiting for. (Note: This workshop can be tailored towards more interaction/participation, or towards more presentation/audience.)
$1001- $3000
Miles to Go: Songs, Stories & Insights From a Life in Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This entertaining and informative session includes the wisdom earned from hundreds of thousands of miles of life as a touring singer-songwriter and policy social worker. Lara will play songs from her recent recordings and walk us through a song’s journey from observation to poetry to recording. She will reflect about the creative process and the people, places and events that have inspired her, while answering our questions along the way. Lara’s themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation – so most topics are fair game! (Note: This workshop can be adapted for a performing-musician audience, expanding to include music business & performance advice.)
$501- $1000
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