David Amram guest conducting the Houston symphony, 1968
Recent Press and Announcements
- 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
- Feature Story + Interview by the Milken Foundation
- David Patrick Stearns, "David Amram at 86" via @phillydotcom
- Feature in BMI magazine
- Feature in Allegro magazine
- David Amram named Composer In Residence of the New York Chamber Music Festival
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