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June 2017: Kansas City, Austin and Shelter Island. It's an exciting month. Bill will travel to Kansas City as a Featured Speaker for the St. Paul's Episcopal School's early childhood educators' conference entitled "Let's Grow Together" that runs June 16th and 17th. On Friday Bill will lead a full morning interactive workshop on "Storytelling in the Early Childhood Classroom" and on Saturday attendees can watch Bill do his work with a class of pre-schoolers. This is Bill's second appearance at the conference. Bill also returns to the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools' 2017 SAES Early Learning Conference on June 22 in Austin, Texas. Bill will share the stage with David Madison, Executive Director at SAES and will explore with the attendees approaches for building an effective children's chapel. This is Bill's 3rd appearance at the SAES conference as featured speaker. On June 25 Bill returns to Union Chapel in the Grove on Shelter Island to lead their annual Children's Service. Last year, Bill was inspired by one of the Brigham Windows at the church and built a service around "Hope". This year the service is titled "The Wisdom of the Heart" and will features folktales, songs, Bible readings, Swedish and African proverbs as well as a new song composed by Bill especially for the service. Families are invited. It is free and begins at 10:30 AM.

March 16 - 18: Virgina State Reading Association Annual Conference. Bill will be a featured speaker at the Virginia State Reading Association's Annual Conference March 16 - 18 in Roanoke, VA. He will be presenting storytelling workshops on Friday and Saturday drawn from his book Stories in Action: Interactive Tales and Learning Activities to Promote Early Literacy. It is the 50th anniversary of the conference and is being held at the Hotel Roanoke. While in Roanoke Bill will also lead a children's chapel at St. John's Episcopal Church on Sunday morning, March 19th .

March 11: Very Young Composers Showcase at Lincoln Center. At 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 11 at David Geffen Hall, The VYC (Very Young Composers) Showcase will present new works by Jordan Millar (10), Mondriana Villegas (13) and Mia Micic (14). The showcase which precedes the New York Philharmonic's Young Peoples Concert presents these three young composers' musical answer to the question "What is the sound of the world right now?". The Young Peoples Concert is The Ages of Music: Modern and features the work of John Adams and the showcase moves modernity into the compositional hands of these 3 young composers. The event is produced and hosted by founder Jon Deak and Bill Gordh. The musicians for the showcase include Satoshi Okamoto on bass, Anna Urie on flute, Howard Wall on horn, Justin Hines on percussion and features vocalist Alma Micic. Attendance at the showcase is free for YPC ticketholders.

Feb. 11: Scandinavia House.

Bill will present a family program of storytelling entitled "The Man Who Sold His Beard" and other Scandinavian tales on Saturday Feb 11 at 11:00 AM at Scandinavia House. Tales from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland - clever girls, shepherd boy, trolls and fairies and a pig who wants to change its living conditions, not to mention the man who sold his beard! It will be an exciting morning. Scandinavia House is at 58 Park Avenue (Between 37th and 38th Streets). The Program is FREE.

January 21: Very Young Composers at David Geffen Hall. New works by 3 Very Young Composers will be performed on stage at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on Saturday, January 21 at 1:10 PM. Ming-Xing Hawkins (12), Edgar Jaen (11) and Ziyi Tao (14) have worked with folktales from their shared heritages to compose pieces for the showcase entitled Romantic Ramblings Around the World. This mini-concert precedes the New York Philharmonic's Young Peoples Concert The Ages of Music: Romantic. The pieces will be played by outstanding musicians including members of the orchestra. They are Michelle Farah (Oboe), Alexia Y. Gonzales (Cello), Peter Kenote (Viola), Satoshi Okamoto (Bass) and Anna Rabinova (Violin). The young composers worked with mentor/Teaching Artist Polina Nazaykinskaya. As always, the showcase will be hosted by Jon Deak (founder of VYC) and Bill Gordh (co-producer and storyteller). Admission is included with ticket to the Young Peoples Concert.



July 2017: Central Park and Vail Valley. Bill returns to Central Park this summer to tell stories at the Hans Christian Andersen statue on Saturday morning, July 8 at 11:00 AM. This is the 61st year of Storytelling at the Statue and takes place every Saturday from June until the end of September. Bill will share the program with the world-renowned storyteller and author, Laura Simms. Laura will tell a Romanian Tale entitled "The Wild Rose" and Bill will share one from Ireland "Three Daughters and a Mother's Blessing". Enter the park at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue and walk down to the statue where you can also see people sailing small ships in the fountain. It's FREE and runs from 11:00 AM- Noon. Then out to Colorado for his 11th annual family concert and residency with the Gore Range Montessori School. The concert will be on Thursday July 13th in Edwards on the Riverwalk at 5:00 PM. It's FREE!


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