David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-instrumentalist

Current and Past Shows

“He’s one of the most talented
musicians in the universe!”
...Pete Seeger

2019 Calendar
David on Piano
Calendar archives by year:

JANUARY - 2019

January 13th • Amram’s Fanfare and Processional for Brass Quintet will have its NYC premiere at Merkin Hall., performed by the Brass Quintet of the NY Philharmonic.

January 26th • Amram’s Violin Concerto with orchestra will be recorded at the Miami Frost School of Music by acclaimed violinist Charles Castleman with the Henry Mancini Orchestra, and subsequently be performed by them in Miami on April 12, 2019

January 28, 20198:00 pmDon't miss David Amram conducting his Elegy for Violin and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, NYC
Featuring David Amram, Composer and Conductor
and Elmira Darvarova, Solo Violin and Concertmaster

Full Event Details:
Beethoven for The Rohingya
Monday, January 28, 2019, 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

DAVID AMRAM Elegy for Violin and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Net proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières

George Mathew Artistic Director and Conductor (Beethoven)
David Amram Conductor (Amram)
Elmira Darvarova Solo Violin & Concertmaster (Former Concertmaster, MET Orchestra)
Indra Thomas Soprano
Sarah Heltzel Mezzo-Soprano
Sean Panikkar Tenor
Soloman Howard Bass
Montclair State University Chorale Dr. Heather J. Buchanan, Conductor


February 1st • Saratoga Springs, NY - Caffe Lena

February 7thBoulder, Co - Matt Mosely Corporate Concert

February 8thMercury Cafe, Boulder CO
Concert for Neal Cassady on his birthday

February 9thDenver, Co - Beat Poets Panel Discussion, hosted by Mark Bliesner

February 9th8 - 10 pmDenver, Co. - Rosenthal Concert House

February 10th7 - 9 pmDenver, Co - Rosenthal Concert House

February 21stNew York City - City Winery – Salute to Jonas Mekas

MARCH - 2019

March 18thFairfield, CT – Gala Concert for Jewish Federation of Connecticut

March 30-31Texas Premiere of Amram's latest symphonic composition PARTNERS: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Laredo, Texas
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 5th - 7thCornelia Street in Exile at the Brooklyn Commons:
Friday, April 5th at 8:30 pm - 338 Atlantic Ave.
Amram & Co.
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!
Amram is celebrating the rebirth of the Cornelia St Cafe, playing the opening night for the Cafe's new incarnation.

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."

...David Amram

April 10 -12Miami, FL - University of Miami, Artist in Residence

April 13 - 15Sarasota, 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 27th8:00Benefit for The Peoples' Voice Cafe • Community Church of New York 40 East 35th Street • New York, NY 10016



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 - 5Las 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 6thNew York City - David will perform at the annual LILY Gala Banquet

May 16thSloop 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 & 16thCroton on Hudson, NY - Clearwater Festival - David will be performing several times each day

AUGUST - 2019

8/1/2019August 2019 - Amram will spend most of August completing Fanfare, the first movement of Global Suite for Winds, Brass and Percussion, commissioned by the Harvard Wind Ensemble to be premiered in the fall of 2019. The entire three movement suite will be premiered in the fall of 2020 as part of the series of musical celebrations for Amram’s 90th Birthday taking place in New England and around the country.


9/1/19September 2019 – New York Premiere of Bulgarian Wedding: A Duo for Violin and French Horn, performed by violinist Elmira Darvarova and french hornist Howard Wall. The premiere celebrates Amram being appointed as the Artist Emeritus for The Village Trip, a festival honoring 150 years of artistic innovations in Greenwich Village. He was last year's first Artist-in-Residence.

Sunday, Sept. 15th3-7 pmCornelia Street in Exile returns Downtown as Cornelia Meatpacking
At Gansevoort Plaza, at Ninth Ave. and Gansevoort St, the host will be Robin Hirsch, the former owner of the Cornelia Street Cafe. Kicking off the show will be David Amram. Also performing will be Arturo O’Farrill, the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band and Rogerio Souza and the Billy Newman Quarteto.

September 21-22Farm Aid Concert
David will be performing again at Willie Nelson's Annual Farm Aid Concert
Alpine Valley Music Theater, Alpine, Wisconsin
David will be performing a pre-concert show on Friday 9/21 for supporters and volunteers. This "Farm Aid Eve" event is where David was the first recipient of The Spirit of Farm Lifetime Award.
Saturday afternoon, he will be leading a workshop "Bringing Farmers and Musicians Together in Their Respective Communities"
Then Saturday evening, he will be a guest performer with the Willie Nelson Band playing the finale set of the concert.

September 23rd5:30 pmRun of Show benefiting The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine
Space 54 - 226 East 54th Street NYC 10022
David will receive and award and perform with Erik Lawrence
Also featured are Tito Rodriguez Jr., Milt Jackson, Pat Metheny & Christian McBride

OCTOBER - 2019

October 10 - 14thLowell, MA - Lowell Celebrates Kerouac - David will be performing and speaking every day of the festival

October 22-27 • October 22 – 27th
The Symphony Silicon Valley in San Jose, presents the California premiere of Amram's PARTNERS: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, conducted by JoAnne Falletta

October 26 - 27thSan Jose, CA. - Symphony Silicon Valley performing PARTNERS. David will introduce the work to the audience for each performance.


November 2019 • November 2019 – Theater for the New City will celebrate Amram’s 89th Birthday with a program of four of his classical chamber music compositions, as well as Amram's performances as a multi-instrumentalist.

November 4 - 8thSan Jose, CA - Harker School. Amram will be the Artist-in-Residence for one week at the Harker School in San Jose CA and visit with students to share the relationship of studies of 20th Century Literature, Social Studies, American History, Creative Writing, Film, Theater, Biology, Anthropology, Comparative Religions and Music.
He will also encourage students who never felt comfortable participating in a musical group to see simple ways to relate to improvising as a way to learn to solve everyday problems and see how formal music is created by understanding what we are surrounded by and finding a structure to celebrate what we often take for granted or ignore.
Amram will also conduct the school orchestra in two of his compositions and join the jazz band as a soloist and band member.

Nov 15 and 167 and 9:30 pmTarrytown, NY - JAZZ FORUM Presents David Amram's 89th Birthday Celebration (David Amram Quartet plus surprise guest stars will perform two shows each evening)


December 2019 • December 2019 – Violin virtuoso Elmira Darvarova and New York Philharmonic French Hornist Howard Wall will perform Bulgarian Wedding: A Duo for Violin and French Horn, which they commissioned at Weill Auditorium in Carnegie Hall.

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