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Recent News


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

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.

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.

 

Events


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!