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Recent News


March 23. Talking to the Moon. On Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m., the White Barn presents Bill Gordh performing "Talking to the Moon: Songs & Stories of Love and Longing". In the show Bill arranged some songs from the cycle in groups that share the themes, feelings and moments that inspired them - following the passing of his wife in 2018. The program also includes a couple of folkktales that share the themes of loss and love. The White Barn is in St. Helena, CA.

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!

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!

 

Events


April 1. The White House Easter Egg Roll. Bill was invited to come to the White House with his banjo and share stories for the thousands who attended the Easter Egg Roll this year. This was his first time back at the event since he performed for the last three years of the Clinton Administration. He also got to meet and be photographed with President Biden and his wife. Bill performed multiple sets. It was quite a day!

April 14: Stories and Songs of Freedom. The JCC in Tarrytown, NY presents a special program for adults of stories and songs celebrating freedom for Passover. Storytellers Bill Gordh and Therese Folkes-Plair and virtuoso award-winning fiddler Lisa Gutkin have designed a collaborative piece for this event. Weaving klezmer and African-American with folktales - Jewish, African, African-American and Chinese, the program looks at and celebrates a range of notions of freedom.