Promised Land is multi-instrumentalists, Jay Rosenberg, Jeff Davis and Lisle Kulbach
The Sounds That Shaped America
Through song, Promised Land teaches students about the history of worldwide immigration to America that millions of immigrants sought for over four centuries. Students listen, learn, and participate in the odysseys of immigrants who found themselves on a new continent faced with overwhelming challenges and opportunities. Hear the multicultural sounds of instruments including the mandocello, bones, dumbek, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, tambourine, string bass, oud, penny whistle, fiddle, Native American flute, and spoons.
Performance Length: 45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: 200
Target Grades: K-12
Single: $636 Double: $1018 Triple: $1,336 Quad: $1,591
Travel Fee: based upon mileage (calculate below)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Promised Land Performance Requirements
Jeff Davis is one of the nation’s foremost performers, interpreters and collectors of traditional American music. He plays banjo, guitar, bones, spoons, concertina, fiddle, and many other instruments. Jeff has appeared at Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport regularly, and has performed at folk festivals in the United States and abroad. He has recorded for Flying Fish and Minstrel Records. Jeff received the 1992 U Mass-Dartmouth “Eisteddfod” Award for service to the traditional arts.Lisle Kulbach
Lisle Kulbach teaches piano and recorder at Powers Music School. A multi-instrumentalist, she studied piano in New York with Vladzia Mashke, majored in piano at Boston University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord from New England Conservatory. Lisle co-won the Bodky Award as the harpsichordist for Sarah Cunningham on viola da gamba. She studies piano in New York with Sophia Rosoff, a proponent of Abbey Whiteside’s teachings. Lisle plays Early Music, on strings, winds, and sings. She played with the Quadrivium Consort for 21 years under the direction of Marleen Montgomery, studied recorder with Frans Brüggen, and viola da gamba with Gian Silbiger. Lisle plays violin, kemenje, psaltery, and sings with the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle.
“The artistry of the performers was excellent, illustrating with convincing skill the stories they chose to tell. Of particular interest were the various instruments…The student and adult attentiveness was high, surely brought on by the energy and enthusiasm of the performers.” –Music Teacher, Dexter School, Newton
“Every reply received about your performance was a rave review. Things like: ‘very talented and professional performers,’ ‘loved how much information was presented,’ ‘excellent choice of songs.’ It was a pleasure to have you at our school!” – PTA Cultural Arts Chair, Huckleberry Hill School, Lynnfield
“Promised Land was exceptional and well-liked by students and staff. Thank you!
-Principal, Cunniff School, Watertown
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