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March 2: Lincoln Center: VYC on the Mezzanine. For the Pre-Concert Interactive Program for the March 2 New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concert, Very Young Composer's (VYC) founder Jon Deak and co-producer Bill Gordh have invited two young composers to create new works to inspire the audience to collaborate on a new composition. To the Top of the Mountain presents a quartet of instruments (Flute, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion) trying to complete the 3 track challenge. Each of the composers, Michael Rodriquez and Alexander Rothschild-Douaihy has composed a piece of the quartet trying to get past three sonic obstacles and make it to the top. To add to the excitement, Michael had created one of the obstacles for Alexander and vice versa. The two trips up the mountain will provide a model for the audience to compose the third trip. An exciting and unique composing adventure! Admission included with Young Persons Concert ticket.

Feb 9: Scandinavia House. Bill will bring his banjo, as well as the 5-string kantele to accompany his telling of Scandinavian Tales for his annual family concert at Scandinavia House. Titled Lore from the Fjords, Bill shares a variety of marvelous tales from the mainland Scandinavian countries as well as Iceland. The hour long program will include "Ole and the Magpie" (Sweden), "The Raspberry Worm" (Finland), "The Merman's Mitten" (Norway) and "The Elf Woman's Gift" (Iceland). The hour-long concert begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Feb 9th at 58 Park Ave, NYC. FREE

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

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.



April 13: Peter and the Wolf. The Fabri Chamber Concerts present a Young Peoples Concert featuring the much loved "Peter and the Wolf" narrated by Jon Deak. The program will also include a suite of Russian tales told by Bill Gordh with his banjo. A solo work for Bass (who also narrates) by Deak of The Hound of the Baskervilles featuring bassist Richard Frederickson will round out the bill. The ensemble features virtuoso wind players from the New York Philharmonic: Sherry Sylar (flute), Kim Laskowski (bassoon), Pascual Martinez-Fonseca (clarinet) and Allen Spanier (Horn). The performance will be at House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street. Tix. $25 - Adults, $10.00 - Children. 212.289-0399. 3:00 PM. Limited Seating.  


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