David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-Instrumentalist


Calendar -- End of 2010
May 27 -- 7:30 pm at the Jacob Burns Theatre in Pleasantville, NY; Amram introduces Intangible Asset #82, an Australian musician's study of the traditional music of South Korea; Amram also speaks about the influences of World Music and demonstrates several instruments from Africa, Asia and the Middle East

May 27 -- 7:30 pm at 15th Annual East Side Festival at Theatre of the New City, New York, NY; Amram reads from his book Vibrations and performs for the fifteenth consecutive year at this grassroots community festival

June 3 -- Amram is interviewed for the Italian documentary film The Sound of Asphalt, which addresses the burgeoning careers of today's young musicians and composers

June 5 -- 12 pm in Poughkeepsie, NY; Performing with Pete Seeger in a preview for the Clearwater Music Festival

June 7 --  7:30 pm, Greenwich Village, NY; 50th Anniversary of Folk City, honoring its founder Mike Porco; Amram performs with guest multi-instrumentalist John McEuen, founder of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Native American singer/songwriter Roland Mousaa

June 7 -- 8:30-11 pm, Cornelia St. Café, New York City; 55 Years In Greenwich Village, Amram performs and tells stories about the music he has composed celebrating a half century of collaborations with playwrights, choreographers, authors, poets and musicians from the the 1950s through today's innovative young artists; Featuring Amram's Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), actor John Ventimiglia (of HBO's The Sopranos) and special surprise guests

June 8 -- 9 pm at Soul To Soul, 1196 Broadway & Lafayette St., New York City, NY; Amram joins daughter Alana's band The Rough Gems to be filmed for the new documentary The Sound of Asphalt

June 15 -- 7:00 pm at the Nuyorican Poet's Café, 236 East 3rd St., New York City, NY; Amram performs in a concert to benefit the earthquake survivors of Haiti

June 15 -- 8:30 pm at Symphony Space's Thalia Theatre, 95th & Broadway, New York City, NY; Amram speaks prior to the performance of his Theme and Variation on Red River Valley with a text by Mark Twain narrated by New York Times journalist and radio host Robert Sherman

June 19 & 20 -- 2010 Clearwater Music Festival in Croton Harmon, NY; Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), perform for several events including the Opening Ceremonies and a Young People's Concert with Pete Seeger; For complete schedule, click here

July 5 -- 8:30-11 pm, Cornelia St. Café, New York City; 55 Years In Greenwich Village, Amram performs and tells stories about the music he has composed celebrating a half century of collaborations with playwrights, choreographers, authors, poets and musicians from the the 1950s through today's innovative young artists; Featuring Amram's Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), actor John Ventimiglia (of HBO's The Sopranos) and special surprise guests

July 14-18 -- 2010 Woody Fest in Okemah, Oklahoma; Amram and his son Adam perform for the sixth consecutive year at the festival dedicated to the legacy of Woody Guthrie; Amram also accompanies Oklahoma poets and gives a seminar on his orchestral composition Symphonic Variations on a Song By Woody Guthrie

July 23-5 -- 4-H Youth Fair in Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel, NY; Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), perform for the twenty-sixth consecutive year in his hometown's annual event, bringing the treasures of world music to the Fair; He will also, for the twenty-sixth consecutive year, be working as a Festival volunteer, roasting and selling fresh corn
July 30 -- 8 pm at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Seija Osawa Hall; Amram speaks prior to the performance of his saxophone concerto Ode To Lord Buckley performed by Boston Symphony's classical saxophonist virtuoso Kenneth Randnofsky and the Young Artists Wind Ensemble, Robin Reynolds conducting

August 14 -- 9 pm, Bayport Long Island; Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), From Cairo To Kerouac, Classics of Jazz & World Music

August 24 -- Filming all day in Brooklyn for David Amram: The First Eighty Years, performance 8 pm at Goodbye Blue Mondays on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn with the bands of Alana, Adira & Adam Amram

August 28 -- 8 pm, New London Music Festival at Hygienic Art Park, screening of Kerouac narrated film Pull My Daisy hosted by Amram who scored, as well appeared in the film, followed by a concert by the David Amram Quartet (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas)

September 5 -- Annual Bradstock Festival in West Sayville, Long Island; Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), perform for the tenth consecutive season at this festival, which raises funds for Youth Programs in Suffolk County, Long Island

September 6 -- 8:30-11 pm, Cornelia St. Café, New York City; 55 Years In Greenwich Village, Amram performs and tells stories about the music he has composed celebrating a half century of collaborations with playwrights, choreographers, authors, poets and musicians from the the 1950s through today's innovative young artists; Featuring Amram's Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), actor John Ventimiglia (of HBO's The Sopranos) and special surprise guests

September 14 -- 8 pm, New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space, 95th & Broadway, New York City, NY; Musical Director and violin virtuous Elmira Darvarov has scheduled Three Songs for Marlboro for Horn and Cello to be performed by New York Philharmonic cellist Maria Kitsopoulos and French Hornist Howard Wall 

September 16 -- 8 pm, New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space, 95th & Broadway, New York City, NY; Musical Director and violin virtuous Elmira Darvarov has scheduled Blues & Variations For Monk to be performed by New York Philharmonic solo Hornist Phillip Myers

September 17 -- Lake George NY; In a salute to Amram's comic opera 12th Night and his forthcoming 80th birthday, the Lake George Jazz Festival has arranged a cruise on Lake George where 12th Night received its world premiere in 1968 by the Lake George Opera Company; On the cruise there will be premiere of an hour long DVD of highlights from the opera filmed by Larry Kramen in April 2010 in Baton Rouge, LA; In addition to the screening, Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), will also perform classics of Jazz and World Music; For more information, click here

September 18 -- Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), are featured performers at the Annual Lake George Jazz Festival

September 19 -- 9 am-noon, Amram is honeree at the Annual Clearwater meeting in Beacon, NY

September 30 -- 8 pm, Amram performs for the opening of the 2010 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival in Lowell, MA

October 2 -- Amram returns for the sixteenth time to Farm Aid to perform with Willie Nelson's band at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI

October 3 -- 3 pm, Annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Amram Jam, Lowell, MA

October 24 -- 3 pm at the Aaron Copeland House at Merestead Estate, Mount Kisco, NY; Amram's chamber music composition Native American Portraits for Violin Piano and Percussion will be performed; Based on the traditional music of the Cheyenne, Seneca and Zuni Nations, Amram will demonstrates the instruments and vocal styles he has learned while playing with and for Native peoples over the past fifty years and how these many genres of music provide a rich new source for classical composers

October 25 -- Paley Center, New York premiere of Chris Felver's documentary film Ferlinghetti with music composer & performed by David Amram

October 30 -- Latin Roots Celebration Amram is a guest soloist with percussionist/band leader/composer Bobby Sanabria and his orchestra; Also featuring Cuban drum master Candido

November 11 -- 7:30 pm, Gala 80th Birthday Celebration,  Symphony Space, 95th & Broadway, New York City, NY; To buy tickets, click here 

November 12-16 -- Amram At 80Daily performances of Amram's music to be filmed and broadcast throughout New York City; Details TBA

November 13 -- Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, Amram & Oscar Brandt give a panel on 50 years of delving into the treasures of the world's folk music

November 17 -- Celebration of the actual date of Amram's 80th birthday; 2 pm in Queens, NY; Amram's Symphonic Variations On A Song by Woody Guthrie and In Memoria de Chano Pozo will be performed by the Queen College Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Peress and Amram, who will also be a guest soloist

November 17 -- 11:30 pm at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, NY; All Night Celebration of Amram's 80th Birthday; Amram joins Cornelia St. Café owner, Robin Hirsch, for a joint birthday celebration; This will also commemorate Amram's sixth year as a once-a-month performer at this New York City landmark

November 19 & 20 -- 7:30 pm at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas; As an 80th Birthday After Party, Amram attends two performances of his saxophone concerto Ode To Lord Buckley performed by Boston Symphony's classical saxophonist virtuoso Kenneth Randnofsky and the El Paso Symphony, Sarah Ioannides conducting

November 24 -- 7:00 pm at the Long Island Pulse Singer Songwriter Series; Admission is free: For more information, click here

December 2 -- 5:00 pm on the Douglass campus of Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ at Cher Hall; Amram's Piano Sonata will be performed by pianist Allison Franzetti; Admission is free

December 3 -- 8:00 pm at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E 52nd St; Amram's Blues & Variations for Monk for solo horn performed by John Clark

December 5 -- 2-5:00 pm at St. Luke's Church, 850 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY; Amram headlines a concert with Pete Seeger for Art Kamell

December 5 -- 7-11:00 pm at the Town Crier in Pawling, NY; Amram performs with John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

December 6 -- 8:30-11 pm, Cornelia St. Café, New York City; 55 Years In Greenwich Village, Amram performs and tells stories about the music he has composed celebrating a half century of collaborations with playwrights, choreographers, authors, poets and musicians from the the 1950s through today's innovative young artists; Featuring Amram's Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), actor John Ventimiglia (of HBO's The Sopranos) and special surprise guests

December 7-9 -- University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA; Celebrating his 80th Birthday, Kay Roberts, Conductor and founder of both the New England Chamber Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Lowell and  Professor of Music at U. Mass. , leads a program of Amram's orchestral compositions for  her new series Music On the Merrimack at U. Mass. Lowell; The concert the evening of Dec 9th features Amram's orhestral music. including his Travels For Trumpet & Orchestra, the second movement of his flute concerto Giants of the Night and excerpts of the scores for the classic films The Manchurian Candidate & Splendor in the Grass; The concert will include performances by Amram & his Quartet of some of his jazz works and his quartet will also be soloists in the finale: Martin Luther King from Duke Ellington's Three Black Kings

December 28-30 -- Newport, RI; Editing film David Amram, The First 80 Years, with filmmaker Lawrence Kraman