MARCH - 2019
March 18th • Fairfield, CT – Gala Concert for Jewish Federation of Connecticut
March 30-31 • Texas Premiere of Amram's latest symphonic composition PARTNERS: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Following its successful World Premiere in Ann Arbor Michigan, Amram attends rehearsals in Laredo with soloists cellist Jolyon Pegis and violinist Maria Schleuning, both members of the Dallas Symphony, and the Laredo Philharmonic's conductor Brendan Townsend.
Below are the titles for each of the three movements of Partners: A Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
l Woody and Pete: (Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger)
ll Prez and Lady Day: (Lester Young and Billie Holiday)
lll Machito y Celia : (Machito Grillo and Celia Cruz)
Amram will also do workshops and programs at the University
There will also be a 3pm repeat of PARTNERS March 31st at 3 p.m
The three movements of Amram's new double concerto PARTNERS honors the different genres of music that these three groups of musical partners celebrated. These musical pioneers are honored in this piece for the partnerships they formed which continue to show how the timeless genres of music from the past enriches the cultures of the whole world today.
All six of them always took the time to be gracious and supportive to young upcoming musicians and composers who hoped to be able to do something in music. When Amram came to NYC in 1955, he was one of those young people whom the six of them took the time to mentor and encourage.
Amram will also do workshops and programs at the University with music students and non-musicians to encourage them all
to delve into their own creativity and apply that to whatever they do in life, and show that by interacting with people of different disciplines
you can remain a life time student as Amram considers himself to be at 88.
Following the Texas premiere at Tamiu Recital Hall the evening of March 30 There will also be a 3pm repeat of PARTNERS March 31st at 3 p.m
Both concerts also include Brahms Symphony #2 in D Minor. Students can attend both concerts for free!
Contact the Laredo Philharmonic https://www.thelaredophil.com for details.
APRIL - 2019
April 7th • 8:00 • David Amram Quartet - The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
featuring Kevin Twigg - Drums, Glockenspiel, Rene Hart - Upright Bass,
Adam Amram - Conga and David Amram - Vocals, Piano, Flutes, Percussion & French Horn
"Having visited the Falcon and loving the feeling of community that fills the air, I am honored and happy to perform there with my band. The Falcon reminds me of my favorite places in the 50s when I played in Greenwich Village with the bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Pettiford; when Jack Kerouac and I gave the first-ever jazz-poetry readings in NYC; when I played with Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Odetta and Pete Seeger in the 60s, and was composing for the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s "After the Fall" and Joe Papp’s NY Shakespeare Festival, as well as creating film scores for "Splendor in the Grass" and "The Manchurian Candidate". I played with the great singer-songwriters of the time, with Middle Eastern and Native American musicians, and in the 70s, with the great Latin-jazz events."
April 10 -12 • Miami, FL - University of Miami, Artist in Residence
April 13 – 15 • Sarasota, FL - Sarasota Film Festival (Being honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his classic film scores)
April 22 - 26 • Tulsa, OK - Woody Guthrie Center Annual Concert Celebration
April 27th • 8:00 • Benefit for The Peoples' Voice Cafe • Community Church of New York 40 East 35th Street • New York, NY 10016
DAVID AMRAM QUINTET AND FRIENDS
KEVIN TWIGG - DRUMS AND GLOCKENSPIEL
RENE HART - BASS
ADAM AMRAM - CONGAS AND PERCUSSION
ELLIOT PEPER - BONGOS AND PERCUSSION
JAZZ , LATIN, NATIVE AMERICAN, GLOBAL FOLK MUSIC AND AMRAM'S OWN COMPOSITIONS
The Peoples' Voice Cafe is an alternative coffee house offering quality entertainment. We provide a space for the artistic expression on a wide variety of humanitarian issues and concerns. The cafe is a collectively run not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any political organization.
Please Bring your family and friends of all ages!
MAY - 2019
May 4 - 5 • Las Cruces, NM – Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces - with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra - New Mexico's premiere of David's new symphony orchestra work, PARTNERS, whose three movements David dedicates to the partnerships of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; Lester Young and Billie Holiday; and Machito and Celia Cruz - David will introduce the work to the audience at each performance.
May 6th • New York City - David will perform at the annual LILY Gala Banquet
May 16th • Sloop Club, Beacon, NY – David will give a Talk about Pete and Toshi Seeger and the work of the Clearwater educational ship
JUNE - 2019
June 15 & 16th • Croton on Hudson, NY - Clearwater Festival - David will be performing several times each day
OCTOBER - 2019
October 10 – 14th • Lowell, MA - Lowell Celebrates Kerouac - David will be performing and speaking every day of the festival
October 26 – 27th • San Jose, CA. - Silicone Symphony Orchestra performing PARTNERS. David will introduce the work to the audience for each performance.
NOVEMBER - 2019
November 4 – 8th • San Jose, CA - Harker School. David will be an Artist in Residency at the school, and on November 8th conduct their orchestra on one of his works at the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.
Nov 15 and 16 • 7 and 9:30 pm • Tarrytown, NY - JAZZ FORUM Presents David Amram's 89th Birthday Celebration (David Amram Quartet plus surprise guest stars will perform two shows each evening)
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