Artist: Musicopia (Various Artists)

Bucket Drumming with Leon Jordan
Program Description: Drummer Leon Jordan explores one of the most intuitive forms of music making: percussion. Spanning genres including jazz, Caribbean, traditional classical, and current pop, this highly interactive program presents many types of rhythms, techniques, percussion instruments, as well as historical and cultural contexts. This program gets audiences out of their seats and out of their comfort zones, and into the expansive and inspiring experience of bucket drumming and playing percussion.
Length of Program: 45-60 min.
Maximum Number of Participants: N/A
Venue Requirements: A few chairs and an outlet
Cost: $245
The Magic Music of Theremin
Program Description: Imagine standing in front of a harmless looking box. Then, using only hand movements in the empty air, music begins to fill the room. This astonishing method of creating music is just as magical as it was in 1919 when inventor Leon Theremin unveiled the world’s first electronic musical instrument – played without being touched. Magical Music begins with a single question: “How many people here believe in things that are invisible?” and we’re off and running with the basic science, music, and fun to be had with the theremin. As a bonus, time will be reserved for students to try the theremin for themselves. For over twelve years, Rosser’s solo performances, staged productions, award-winning compositions and industry recognition on this difficult-to-master grandfather of all electronic instruments have earned him a reputation as one of the most accomplished thereminists in the country. Formally trained in theatre, Rosser often takes his appearances beyond a standard recital format, bringing stories, laughter and plenty of music to his presentations – classical, jazz and even some genuine Sci-Fi themes thrown in. But if there’s anything more fun than seeing and hearing a theremin... it’s trying one out and audience members often get their chance.
Length of Program: 45-60 min.
Maximum Number of Participants: N/A
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $245
Jazzin’ it up with the Harp with Gloria Galante
Program Description: Gloria helps students discover the joy and beauty of music as they listen to the variety of wonderful sounds of the harp and are introduced to the history of this unique instrument. The harp is one of the most ancient of the stringed instruments. Remains of harps have been found in Egyptian tombs that are 6000 years old. The harp’s beautiful sound and aesthetic triangular shape have captured people’s imaginations for many centuries, and even today, the fascination lives on. Harp music has experienced resurgence in popularity in recent years. Reflecting this, harps are now regularly part of ensembles in traditions as widely varied as folk, early music, Renaissance, popular and jazz, as well as world and fusion styles.
Length of Program: 45-60 min.
Maximum Number of Participants: N/A
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $245
Jim Dell’Orefice
Program Description: As a pianist who can be accompanied by a vocalist upon request, my mission is to give seniors a break in the routine of their day by bringing a story line and visual entertainment to my presentation. I play familiar requests and songs composed in a similar time frame and involve the audience in reminiscing by encouraging them to recount any personal memories that the songs might evoke for them.
Length of Program: 45-60 min.
Maximum Number of Participants: N/A
Venue Requirements: The only requirement is a space with access to electricity to set up an electric keyboard if a tuned piano is not available.
Cost: $245
Bio:

Musicopia offers a wide range of music programs for audiences of all ages. Our interactive programs are led by some of Philly’s finest musicians! From the sweet sounds of Gloria Galante’s harp to the rhythmic beats of Doc Gibb’s African Drum and Dance, Musicopia has something for everyone. Enjoy Barnett Strings, Minas’ Brazilian Adventure, and other programs led by our talented roster artists.