Join us virtually on November 30th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm for a special happy hour concert and conversation between Maine-based singer-songwriter Gordon Thomas Ward and Schoodic Institute as part of GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement aimed at unleashing the power of radical generosity. Gordon’s music spans several genres including Singer-Songwriter, Americana, and Contemporary Folk Rock. He will perform live from Moore Auditorium during this live streamed event.
Throughout Gordon’s performance, you’ll learn about Schoodic Institute’s history and partnership with Acadia National Park from Nick Fisichelli, CEO at Schoodic Institute. Later, you’ll meet Sarah Hooper, our Education Specialist, and Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Director. They will share stories about citizen science in the park and how we are working with schools and Downeast communities to understand how our environment is changing and building the next generation of leaders in science and climate adaptation.
A resident of Winter Harbor, Gordon is, at heart, a storyteller who paints musical portraits that plumb the depths of our emotions and bring the past to life while pointing to a hope-filled future. His listeners travel mystical and historical roads, winding through lush, sonic landscapes. While performing, Gordon utilizes a variety of instruments including six-, eight-, and twelve-string guitars and an eight-string Walkabout dulcimer, resulting in a varied spectrum of tonal colors. His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer and Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra, ELO II, and The Orchestra), William J. Hall, Caroline Cotter, share the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant and Christine Lavin, and open for noted singer-songwriter Bill Staines. Gordon’s first album Welcome to the Past was released in 2013. His celebrated, GRAMMY-balloted record Providence was released on August 30, 2018. Gordon followed that up with the release of his new, much-anticipated, and critically acclaimed double album titled Eiderdown on May 1, 2020, which has charted as the #1 folk record, both nationally and in Maine, and as the #3 alternative folk record in the nation. Visit his website here.
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We need your help to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision. Help us conduct critical research about how national parks, communities, and society can adapt to environmental change. Help us integrate research with hands-on education programs for people of all ages. And help us build partnerships of discovery and learning across natural and social science disciplines. Donate during registration or online at SchoodicInstitute.org/donations You may also mail a check to Schoodic Institute at P.O. Box 277 Winter Harbor, Maine 04693. Thank you for your generosity!