Dec. 7, 2013: Instrument Village at Kidzone, Avery Fisher Hall. The Very Young Composers in Instrument Village: Into the 21st Century with a Mozart Motif. Join Very Young Composers' founder Jon Deak and master storyteller Bill Gordh to hear new music composed by Dani Gardner, Harry Shmerler, Cassandra Stevens, Cathy Wasiyo and Ben West with Teaching Artist, Composer, Mentor Doc Wallace. The pieces will be played by Doc Wallace on viola and violin, the NY Philharmonic's Tom Smith on trumpet, NY Phil's Wei Yu on cello, Sean Rittenauer on percussion and special guest Dana Scofideo on electric guitar. The Kidzone performances precede the Young Peoples Concert that begins at 2:00 PM.
Nov 15: Recording has begun for Audible Project. Bill has begun recording a large selection of stories based on folktales from around the world that he has developed over the past decade. Recording with his banjo, the series will capture and share the live feel of being in the room with a master storyteller telling tales. Stories will run the gamut of length and subject matter and will all be family friendly. He is developing this project specifically for and with Audible, the premier audio book company. Recording is taking place in New York City at Outloud Audio.
Oct. 8: Children's Chapel at NAES Leadership Day. Bill will lead a Children's Chapel at the NAES (National Association of Episcopal Schools) Early Childhood Education Leadership Day at Christ's Church and Nursery School in Rye, NY. The gathering will take place on Oct 8 from 10:00 - 3:00. Bill will incorporate artwork created by the children of the nursery school in his telling of the Bible Story, "Jonah and the Whale".
Oct. 12: Storytelling in Washington, DC. Bill will be telling stories for the St. John's Pre-school in Georgetown at 11:30 AM on Saturday, Oct 12. The concert is part of the St. John's Book Fair and will be for the whole family. Books and storytelling - a perfect combination!
Sept. 29: A Clearing in the Forest. Tales and Tunes for a Sunday Afternoon. Join Bill as he storifies the adventures of Possum and Raccoon traveling around Central Park. The two friends are collecting stories about the birds and beasts you might find on your own strolls. Tales from around the world celebrate these animals. This program presented by the Central Park Conservancy will be performed in the Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (West of the Great Hill Oval from West 103 to 106 Street). The concert will run from Noon - 1:00 PM and is free.
Dec 14: Towers of Wonder: Justice launches at the St Regis, NYC. Volume 3 of the 7 volume set The Seven Towers of Wonder: Justice exploring the virtue with folktales from around the world will have its launch at the St Regis, NYC on Saturday Dec 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The complete series authored by Bill Gordh and illustrated by John Hutton is published by Thornwillow Press in limited letterset editions. Volumes 1 - 3 will also be available digitally and in recordings made by the author with sound producer Cliff Hahn. There will be a performance by the author accompanied by musicians Karen Diaz and Christopher Minarich. John Hutton, the illustrator will be creating drawings for the young guests. The event will take place in the library on the 2nd floor of the St. Regis at 2 East 55th Street and is free.