David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-Instrumentalist


Calendar



January 2 -- 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

January 19-26 -- Sarasota FL; Screenings of the documentary films Jack Kerouac Slept Here, (in which Amram appeared and scored), and A Chance To Live, the story of Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam's friendship with Anne Frank

January 27 -- The Kurt Sleigman Estate, Sugar Loaf NY; Screening of Kerouac narrated film Pull My Daisy for which Amram wrote the score and in which he appeared; Amram will discuss making the film, perform classics of jazz and world music of the 1950s and accompany readings of Jack Kerouac; For further details contact Janet Hamill @ hamill_janet@yahoo.com

February 2 -- Indianapolis, Indiana; Accompanying reading of Jack Kerouac's On The Road at a special event prior to the 2012 Superbowl hosted by James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts; Mr Irsay is the owner of the original scroll manuscript of On The Road, which will be displayed at this gala reception; Following Amram's performance he will join John Mellencamp's all-star group for a celebratory jam session

February 2-9 -- Denver, CO; February 3, Mercury Café, 8-11 pm, Amram performs classics of jazz & world music for Annual Neal Cassady Day • February 4, Mid-Afternoon On-Air Fundraising Concert @ KUVO Radio FM • February 4, Amram and his Denver-based Quartet perform two shows at Dazzle, 8-midnight; Amram will also give readings from his three books, perform at the Denver Academy, Southeast High School, the University of Colorado-Boulder Music School and locations in Boulder TBA; For complete information of Amram's Annual Rocky Mountain Tour, contact Douglas Yeager @ yeagerprod@aol.com

February 12 -- Castello di Borghese Vineyards in Kutchogue, NY, 1-5 pm; Amram and his Quartet, (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), give their annual concert for Winterfest

February 19-25 -- The Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; Amram attends ZKM's screening of filmmaker Teri McLuhan's prize-winning documentary The Frontier Gandhi, (for which Amram composed and conducted the score); Amram will also give a Concert for Peace with German musicians performing global roots music of countries in conflict; For further information contact Wolfgang Knapp @ knapp@zkm.de or click here

March 1-11 -- Woody Guthrie Centennial, Tulsa, OK; Amram rehearses and conducts his Symphonic Variations on a Song By Woody Guthrie, as well as works by Aaron Copeland and Duke Ellington (two of Guthrie's favorite composers). Amram will also perform with the Red Dirt Rangers and will feature an Oklahoma Stomp Dance Group and Gospel Choir to initiate the year long celebration of Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday; This gala kick-off concert is under the auspices of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Woody Guthrie Foundation and the Grammy Museum.  • March 9, Amram performs with the Red Dirt Rangers • March 10, Amram performs at a concert featuring Arlo Guthrie, John Mellencamp and other luminaries TBA • March 12, Amram leads a jazz tribute to Woody Guthrie with outstanding players from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame • For further information contact Doug Yeager @ yeagerprod@aol.com or Anna Canoni @ acanoni@woodyguthrie.org

March 22-25 -- Amram In Austin! March 22, 8 pm Concert of Jewish, Middle Eastern & Jazz Music @ Congregation Agudes Achim Temple with musicians John Inmon (guitar), Glenn Fukunaga (bass), Paul Pearcy (drums/percussion) & special guest artists • March 24, 9 pm Screening of Lawrence Kraman's feature documentary David Amram, The First 80 Years @ The Regal Arbor Cinema, Austin • March 25, 2 pm Second screening of Lawrence Kraman's feature documentary David Amram, The First 80 Years @ The Regal Arbor Cinema, Austin • March 25, 8 pm From Abu Dhabi To Austin, At Home Around The World With David Amram &  Friends, featuring John Inmon (guitar), Glenn Fukunaga (bass), Paul Piarcy (drums) at Casa Karen in Austin

April 2 -- 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 guest

April 21 -- 7 pm, Queens NY, Guest solist with Carol Suddhalter's Mix And Match Music • For further info click here

April 22 -- Clearwater's 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration, Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown NY, 7 pm; Amram performs in a concert including Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, the Klezmatics, Tom Chapin, Toshi Reagon, Lucy Kaplanski, Garland Jeffreys, Cheryl Wheeler & others

April 26-29 -- Annual Jazzmouth Festival, Portsmouth NY; Amram returns for the sixth time to New England's premier festival of words and music as a featured performer along with Eric Mingus • April 26, 7pm @ The Music Hall, Screening of the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra - Amram will share with the audience his adventures in composing the score for this classic film • April 27, 7:30 pm, Amram & Eric Minus will perform & accompany a variety of guest poets and musicians, Details TBA • April 28, 11 am @ The River Run Bookstore, Local teenage poets will read their work accompanied by the Larry Simon Ensemble and Amram • April 28, 8 pm @ The Press Room, Jazzmouth Jazz Night, Amram will join other artists performing classics of jazz • April 28, 3 pm @ The Loft Theatre, Screening of filmmaker Lawrence Kraman's feature documentary David Amram, The First 80 Years, followed by a Q& A with Kraman and Amram

May 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

May 8 -- 8:00 pm-1 am, The City Winery, 155 Varick St., NY; Amram performs his new song "Time To Occupy" and also performs with filmmaker Michael Moore to celebrate the release of Occupy This Album; The performance at the Winery will also feature Nancy Griffith, Tom Chapin, Joel Rafael and surprise guests; All funds for this event and all royalties from the new recording will go to support the many young people who are advocating for a more equitable America

May 9 -- 5:30-8 pm, The Great Hall At Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, NYC; A Celebration of the Life and Work of Barney Rosset; Amram will perform and speak

May 20-27 -- Amram in Toronto! 3 pm, Music In The Barns, Classical Music for Kids, At Home Around the World, The Global Roots of Classical Music, Amram performs music on authentic instruments from 35 countries and shows how they are the sources of today's orchestral instruments He also shows how the roots musics of so many cultures remain influential to the creation of classical music of the 21st Century, just as it was as a source pf inspiration for the great composers of the past. This was the approach which Amram pioneered in his celebrated children's program's which he did for thirteen seasons as a guest conductor for Young People's Concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, eight seasons with the Montreal Symphony and for for folk and jazz festivals across Canada, the USA and around the world for the past 50 years. Following a week of appearances at schools and musical venues throughout Toronto (TBA), Amram will attend two performances of his Horn Concerto with soloist Olivia Brayley and the York Symphony on May 26 @ 8:30 pm @ the Trinity Anglican Church on 79 Victoria Street, Aurora and May 27th @ 7:30 pm @ The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Toronto

May 30 -- Complete recording of original music for director Michael Kelly's feature film Isn't It Delicious starring Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Kathleen Chelfant, Malachy McCourt & Alice Ripley

June 2 -- 8 pm, Milford Theatre, Milford, PA; Screening of Kerouac narrated film Pull My Daisy for which Amram wrote the score and in which he appeared; Amram will discuss making the film, perform classics of jazz and world music of the 1950s and accompany readings of Jack Kerouac along with his quartet (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, Don Miller on bass, Adam Amram on congas)

June 10 -- 6 pm, 690 E 18th St., Brooklyn, NY; Amram is the guest composer for the OMNI Ensemble's 30th Anniversary Gala; Performances of Amram's music will include Dirge For Piano Trio and Variations on Red River Valley with flutist David Wechsler

June 10 -- 11 pm, Arlene's Kitchen, Lower Manhattan; Benefit Concert for Job Creation and support of Municipal Employees of New York City: Sponsored by Occupy Wall Street

June 15 -- Fundraiser for Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival; Amram performs with Tom Chapin, special guest Raffi and others as a preview to the Clearwater Festival; Access Clearwater website for details

June 16 & 17 -- Croton Harmon, NY; Amram returns to the Clearwater Festival performing with his Quartet  (Kevin Twigg on drums and glockenspiel, John DeWitt on bass, Adam Amram on congas), special guest Raffi, Pete Seeger and others

June 29-July 3 -- San Diego, CA; World Premiere of Canción de Verano (Summer Song) For Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello, A Friends of Today Music Commission for the Music Teachers Association of California

July 4  -- 4 pm till 11; Headlining 35th Anniversary of  Cornelia St Cafe with an outdoor free concert on the block of Cornelia St with David Amram Quartet and Friends;  At 6 pm there will also be a sneak preview screening of Lawrence Kraman's documentary new documentary film David Amram:The First 80 Years in the Café; An Amram Jam will follow; Go here for further details

July 11-15 -- Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration in his hometown of Okemah, OK; Details TBA

July 17 -- 2-4 pm, 1270 5th Ave, The Historical Landmark Preservation Society will be unveiling the Odetta Cultural Medallion Plaque on the face of the building of where she lived for more than thirty years; Amram will speak and perform a tribute

June 18 -- 7-720 pm Performing for Coalition to save Greenwich Village form over-development

July 18 -- Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 5th Ave performing with Pete Seeger to celebrate the release of his new book Pete Seeger In His Own Words for which Amram wrote the forward

July 18-21 -- Queen College, NY; Composer In Residence for Annual Conductor's Seminar hosted by Maurice Peress; Details TBA

July 27-29 -- 28th Annual Performance at Putnam County 4H Fair at both the Corn and Band Stand

August 11 -- 8-11 pm, Sedgewood Club, Carmel NY; An Evening With David AmramPerformances of Violin Sonata and The Wind and the Rain for Viola and Piano and classics of jazz and world music with Amram and his Trio performing

September 2 -- 2:30-3:45 pm, Bradstock XIX, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Center Moriches, Long Island; Amram appears with his Quartet for 11th Year! in Annual Fundraiser for Young People's Programs in Suffolk County and the Food & Rescue Oragnization

September 3 -- 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 5 -- Annual New York Chamber Music FestivalSymphony Space, NYC; Amram is one of the 12 narrators readings texts from Henry David Thoreau in composer John Cage's Lecture on the Weather. celebrating Cage's 100th Birthday

September 6 -- Rehearse with Josh White Jr. for upcoming concerts with the Colorado Symphony

September 7 -- Annual New York Chamber Music FestivalSymphony Space, NYC; The Chamber Music of David Amram • Violin Sonata (performed by violinist Elmira Darvarova, President and Artistic Director of the New York Chamber Music Festival) • Performance of Native American Portraits for Violin, Piano and Percussion (performed by violinist Elmira Darvarova, Greg Zuber, Metropolitan Opera principal percussionist and Tomoko Kanamaru, pianist) • Theme and Variations on Red River Valley For Flute and Strings (performed by flutist Carol Wincenc) • the second movement of Giants of the Night (performed by flutist Carol Wincenc) • Blues and Variations for Monk (performed by the New York Philharmonic's French Hornist Howard Wall) • Portraits (performed by the New York Piano Quartet) • the New York premiere of Summer Song, a piano quartet for young musicians • and 5 readings from Jack Kerouac's On The Road accompanied by David Amram and his Quartet  (Kevin Twigg, drums and glockenspiel; John DeWitt, bass, Adam Amram, congas)


September 8-11 -- New York City; Amram performs in filmmaker Matthew Barney's film River of Fundament based on Norman Mailer's novel Ancient Evenings

September 14-22 -- Denver; Amram conducts rehearsals with the Colorado Symphony, appears at schools and colleges and performs with his Denver-based Quartet at Dazzle for radio KUVO and does special programs with singer/songwriter Josh White Jr., who will be the guest soloist for the concerts; 7:30 pm; Symphonic Variations of a Song by Woody Guthrie, Composed by David Amram (Commissioned by the Woody Guthrie Publications) will be performed and recorded for a Master Recording Release by the internationally renowned Colorado Symphony Orchestra • Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street (and Curtis Street) Denver, CO 80202 • Box Office - phone lines open Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday Noon to 6pm (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 Toll Free, Box office email: tickets@coloradosymphony.org; For more information click here

September 24 -- Theatre of the New City Gala, NY; Details TBA

September 25-29 -- Austin, TX; The Texas premiere of Amram's Symphonic Variations on a Song By Woody Guthrie will be performed by the Austin Civic Orchestra on September 29; Amram will also do a series of concerts, seminars and readings during this week; Details TBA

September 30 -- 9 & 11 pm, Birdland, 315 W, 44th St; Amram debuts special work for Saxophone and String Quartet dedicated to the memory of his long time musical partner baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams in a Tribute to Birdland

October 1 -- 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

October 2-5 -- British Library, London - England; Amram performs at the opening of the exhibit of the Original Scroll Manuscript of Jack Kerouac's On The Road, which will be on view in London for the first time

October 11-14 -- Lowell, MA; Amram returns to the Annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival for screenings of Lawrence Kraman's feature documentary David Amram, The First 80 Years, seminars, readings and his annual Amram Jam; Go to Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! website for more details

November 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

November 9 -- 7:30 pm Symphony Space, 95 & Broadway NYC; Amram will be the recipiant of the Second Annual Pete & Toshi Seeger Power of Song Award; The first half of the evening of the official world premiere of Lawrence Kraman's documentary feature film David Amram The First 80 Years; The second half with be a concert featuring luminaries from the worlds of folk, jazz and world music and a performance of Amram's latest chamber work Cancion de Verano (Summer Song), a chamber music composition for young performers; For the full line up of performers click here

November 10 -- Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance in Kershonken, NY; Amram will be a special guest to share world music and classical techniques with today's young singer/songwriters

November 21-26 -- Festival de Jazz de Québec, Québec City - Canada; Amram performs classic of jazz, world music and does programs (in French) about his close friend and collaborator Jack Kerouac and gives readings (in English) from his book Off Beat Collaborating With Kerouac

November 27-December 1 -- Brown University, Providence, RI - Amram appears and does programs in conjunction with two performances of his Symphonic Variations on a Song By Woody Guthrie conducted by Paul Philips; There will also be a special concert of Amram's chamber music music composition performed by Consuelo Sherba and Charles Sherba

December 3 -- 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 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 14 -- Philadelphia, 8:00 pm, at The Pslam Salon, 5841 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, 215-477-7578; David Amram and his Quartet will perform; Ticket information here

December 15 -- 8:00-11 pm, 117 McDougal St, 57 Years in the Village; At the site of the old Gaslight Café Amram and others give a concert for Friends of Mike Porco, Legendary Founder of Folk City