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Jan. 12, 2019: VYC on the Mezzanine! Very Young Composers' founder Jon Deak and co-producer Bill Gordh bring their pre-Young Peoples Concert (YPC) event out onto the mezzanine at David Geffen Hall to give the guests a close up meeting with very young composer Tristan Hu. The audience will also have a chance to help compose a new piece inspired by Tristan's composition. He has created a new musical work based on a folktale from Cyprus entitled "Run!". The piece will be played by a New York Philharmonic ensemble of Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet and Percussion. As always, the pre-concert event aims to engage the audience with themes that will be explored in the YPC when sections of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen will be played. The pre-concert events are included in the admission to the Young Peoples Concert. The event begins at 1:00, the YPC at 2:00 and the entire program is completed around 3:00 PM.

Dec 2. GatherNYC. On Sunday, Dec. 2 the internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will play a work Personas by David "Doc" Wallace at GatherNYC. It will be narrated by Bill Gordh. The series of Mindful Musical Mornings takes place on Sundays showcasing amazing musicians in the intimate theater Subculture at 45 Bleecker Street, NYC. The hour long program includes a few minutes of silence and often a storyteller. The event takes place at 11:00 AM. $20.

Nov 17. Very Young Composers at Lincoln Center. On Saturday, Nov. 17 Founder/Producer Jon Deak and Co-producer Bill Gordh will present the opening round of the Very Young Composer (VYC) Showcases that precede the New York Philharmonic's Young Peoples Concert at David Geffen Hall. The showcase presents new work by 3 very young composers inspired by the theme of the YPC. Instruments A'Spinnin': A Dizzying Adventure with the Very Young Composers features pieces by Allesandra Gallo, Alexi Pravich and Mack Scocca-Ho. The pieces will be played by a 5-piece ensemble including members of the NY Philharmonic and include Anna Urrey on flute, Pascual Martinez on clarinet, Howard Wall on French horn, Peter Kenote on Viola and Alexei Gonzales on Cello. The performance begins at 1:00 PM preceding the 2:00 YPC and is included as part of that admission.

July 8: Family Concert in the Rockies. Bill returns to Colorado for his annual residency with the Gore Range Montessori School and family concert. The concert is open to the public and will take place on Sunday morning, July 8 at 11:00 AM. Bill will perform at The Backyard at Riverwalk in Edwards, CO. The event is FREE and the hour long program will include stories and songs accompanied by banjo, of course.

June 24: Colors of Kindness. On Sunday morning, June 24 at 10:30 AM Bill will lead a family service he designed especially for Union Chapel in the Grove on Shelter Island. This will mark his third annual family service. The first focused on Hope inspired by the stain glass windows in the church. Last summer the service was entitled "The Wisdom of the Heart". This year will focus on the power of kindness and how colors can support its expression. These services bring together the telling of world folk tales and Bible stories, the singing of songs and a variety of readings including poetry, proverbs from around the world and passages from the Bible with the notion that all of these can help us come to a clearer understanding of the theme. Each year Bill composes a new song specifically for the service. The service is open to the public.

 

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Feb. 2: The New York Society Library. Bill will be telling stories at the Open House for the New York Society Library on Saturday, Feb. 2. There will be programs at 2:15, 3:00 and 3:45. Hands on craft making will also be available throughout the afternoon. The library, founded in 1754 is the oldest cultural institution in New York City. It is now located at 53 East 79th Street (near Madison). The Open House runs from 2:00 - 5:00. It is FREE to the public. Family Fun Day 2019

 

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