One Man Many Voices<br />

“Home by Now”
Songs of a Journey in Grief and Love
Bill Gordh

Music by Bill Gordh and Friends
Artwork by Jenny Lewis
Jenny Songs

Recent News

July 1: Storytelling at Hans Christian Andersen Statue! Storytelling has returned to the statue after a sad hiatus during covid. An exciting line up of tellers will share tales on Saturdays at 11:00 AM - Noon throughout the summer. Bill will be there this weekend telling Andersen's "Little Ida's Flowers" as well as a batch of folktales from around the world. As usual Bill will accompany the stories on banjo. Come on up to Central Park and at the statue right above East 72nd Street beside the Model Sail Boat pond. FREE!

March 13: Very Young Composers at David Geffen Hall. Jon Deak, founder of the Very Young Composers (VYC), and Bill Gordh, his co-producer and co-narrator will host another musical session featuring the works of 3 Very Young Composers in the Sidewalk Studio just before the Young Peoples Concert. On Jan 28, they presented 4 VYC summer commissions with a string quartet followed by an audience created composition about a flood threatening Instrument Village. This time following a VYC fanfare, 2 VYCers, M and Adam will present new works for a quartet of Flute, Trumpet, Bass and Percussion. Instead of standard notation, for the first time each composer created a graphic score to be explored by the players. The program will be repeated and each closes with a narrative score that the audience contributes their own ideas that will be interpreted by the musicians.

April 8: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling. Bill returns to the museum for a storytelling program of Animal Folktales from Around the World. As always he will be playing his banjo as he takes you on a story adventure. Tales with foxes and rabbits and wolves and Spider and Coyote and perhaps a Bunyip as well. Scandinavian, West African, North and South American, Asian and Australian stops included. Should be fun. First show at 11:00. More or less repeated at 1:00.

Oct 30: Lincoln Center/David Geffen Hall Open House. Bill Presented a storytelling workshop at the Lincoln Center All Day Open House on Oct 30th. In his workshop the children and family attendees helped build a musical story about 3 instrument friends Banjo, Flute and Percussion. Bill played his banjo and led the story-making and composing with the help of two marvelous New York Philharmonic teaching artists, Anna Urey (Flute) and Justin Hines (Percussion). The young people in the audience guided the adventure across the river, to the North Pole, through a rainforest and into a Haunted House. It was quite a musicalized adventure.

Nov 9 - 11. NAES Biennial Conference. San Antonio. Bill will be offering 2 workshops as well as holding a Meet-and Greet at the booth of the publisher of his latest book, "Making Room for Everyone". His workshops at this year's NAES Biennial Conference include a storytelling approach to Children's Chapels and using folktales from around the world to explore fairness and justice. Bill has presented workshops at every biennial since 2000.



September 22: Saint-Saens. The Carnival of the Animals. Bill will narrate the marvelous children's work, Camille Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals at a Family Concert as part of the The Summit Chamber Music Series. They are based in Morgantown, WV and this program will be performed at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Center at West Virginia University. This will be the premier of a new libretto that Bill has written especially for this concert. The Players are an exciting ensemble of dazzling musicians. The concert is at 6:00 PM and is FREE.


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