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Recent News


April 14: Stories and Songs of Freedom. The JCC in Tarrytown, NY presents a special program for adults of stories and songs celebrating freedom for Passover. Storytellers Bill Gordh and Therese Folkes-Plair and virtuoso award-winning fiddler Lisa Gutkin have designed a collaborative piece for this event. Weaving klezmer and African-American with folktales - Jewish, African, African-American and Chinese, the program looks at and celebrates a range of notions of freedom.

April 1. The White House Easter Egg Roll. Bill was invited to come to the White House with his banjo and share stories for the thousands who attended the Easter Egg Roll this year. This was his first time back at the event since he performed for the last three years of the Clinton Administration. He also got to meet and be photographed with President Biden and his wife. Bill performed multiple sets. It was quite a day!

March 23. Talking to the Moon. On Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m., the White Barn presents Bill Gordh performing "Talking to the Moon: Songs & Stories of Love and Longing". In the show Bill arranged some songs from the cycle in groups that share the themes, feelings and moments that inspired them - following the passing of his wife in 2018. The program also includes a couple of folkktales that share the themes of loss and love. The White Barn is in St. Helena, CA.

Feb. 6: Adventures in the Enchanted Forest: The Dragon's Fire. On Feb 6, the Leonia, NJ Public Library will present a Lunar New Year Concert of "Adventures in the Enchanted Forest: The Dragon's Fire" by composer Richard Carrick and librettist Bill Gordh. It will be performed by the Leonia Chamber Musicians including Beth Robin (piano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Janey Choi (violin), Theresa Norris (Flute) and James Musto (percussion). The adventure will be narrated by Bill Gordh. A perfect celebration of the "Year of the Dragon"! It's at the Leonia Library at 6:00PM. FREE!

The Signal Awards

 

We had a fantastic time at The Signal Awards where we were honored with the Gold Award for our Folktales Podcast hosted by Bill Gordh!

 

Featured left to right: WMI Executive Director Gaby Sappington, Storyteller and Folktales Podcast Host Bill Gordh, Folktales Producer Kate Winn, WMI Board Co-Chair Andy Faulkner

 

Events


July 20. Talking to the Moon in Santa Monica Bill will be joined by musical guests Larry Dilg, Rondalis Tandy, Bob Gordh, Daniel Gordh and Louise Dobbs to perform "Talking to the Moon: Songs and Stories of Love and Longing" on July 20, 2024 at the Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica. The show begins at 7:30 and is $15. A selection from the more than 50 Jenny songs, Bill has written since the passing of his wife in 2018 will be interpreted by Bill and his guests. A couple of theme-related folktales will round out the program. In an age sorely in need of human kindness and compassion, Bill Gordh has cast a glowing light on what it means to express love and devotion. Humble, direct, never pretentious, gloomy or self-pitying, Bill's songs explore what it means to love someone unconditionally. Plus, the tunes are haunting, unforgettable A gentle message to humanity and a work for the ages. Jon Deak Founder, Director Very Young Composers NY Philharmonic associate principal Bassist 1969-2009