David Amram guest conducting the Houston symphony, 1968
Recent Press and Announcements
- David Amram gets a NM premiere with the LasCruces Symphony Orchestra
"Partners" will be performed by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra with violin soloist Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis, conducted by Lonnie Klein. In this interview at KRWG with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin, Amram said he chose the title because "partnership is what all music built to last is all about." Amram drew inspiration for each movement from famous partnerships in music: folk legends Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger, jazz greats Billie Holiday and Lester Young, and the Cuban musicians Machito and Celia Cruz.
The LCSO concerts take place at the Atkinson Hall on Saturday. May 4th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5th at 3 p.m.
Listen on classical music station KRWG-FM to a wide-ranging conversation with Amram, including what he calls his life-time enrollment in the 'University of Hangout-ology'
World Premiere: Bulgarian Wedding
Amram's latest pieced performed by Elmira Darvarova and Howard Wall
On May 5th, 2019 the world premiere of David Amram's Bulgarian Wedding will be performed in Short Hills, New Jersey. The piece will be part of the Music from Five Centuries for Violin and Horn series featuring violinist Elmira Darvarova and French hornist Howard Wall. It will take place at the Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey and is free to the public. Donations will be accepted for humanitarian efforts of Music for Life International.
- David Amram received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Sarasota Film Festival.
(l-r)Patti Brand Reece, David Amram, Barbara Kopple (2 time Oscar winner), Mark Reece and Gus MollasisHere is a very indepth intereview with Amram published in the "Sarasota Scene" April 1st, 2019.
- Amram & Co
Friday, April 5th at 8:30 pm - 338 Atlantic Ave.
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; Rene Hart, bass; Elliot Peper, bongos; Adam Amram, percussion; + surprise guests!
Lots of great music, poetry & stories all weekend
Cornelia Street Lives!
- David Amram receives the NYU Distinguished ARTIST AWARD
(l-r) Barbara Oldham, Matt Sullivan, Amram and Gina Cuffari
David Amram is joined by faculty members after receiving his award.
"For an Extraordinary Life Dedicated to Excellence in Music."
"It was a great night" said Amram, after the concert "It was an honor to have some of my music played on a program with some of my favorite composers. All the music was played beautifully by a group of brilliant young musicians who were joined by members of their faculty. Music was the star of the evening and that's what it's all about"
- David Amram Film Scores Available on CD! In April of 2019, the new 5 CD Box set of David Amram's compositions used in film scores for the last 62 years will be released in conjunction with the Sarasota Film festival honoring David Amram with a Lifetime Achievement Award
From his first score in 1956 for the documentary film Echo of an Era (with Cecil Taylor playing piano on his first ever recording) and the scores for the original 1962 Manchurian Candidate (with stellar performances by Harold Land and Carmell Jones), Splendor in the Grass (with soloists Buster Bailey and George Barrow) Jack Kerouac's Pull My Daisy (with Sahib Shihab as soloist and Jack Kerouac narrating) and ending with the new film Isn't it Delicious with classical artists joined by jazz luminaries Paquito D'Rivera, Alex Foster, Earl McKintyre, Jerome Harris and guitarists Gene Bertoncini and Vic Juris.
- NEW WEB PAGE! David Amram Videos - a summary of the David Amram Video archive
- David Amram conducts his "Elegy for Violin and Orchestra" at Carnegie Hall Jan 28 2019, with soloist Elmira Darvarovaas a benefit for the Rohingya refugees.
- Just back from Cuba! - Read about it in The New York Times
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