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A Conversation with David Amram

Musician David Amram will be holding a free, public talk in the Hyde Hall University Room on Wednesday, April 3 as part of the Celebrate David Amram Festival in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The IAH is a co-sponsor for this event.

When Apr 03, 2013
from 05:45 PM to 07:15 PM
Where Hyde Hall University Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone (919) 923-1270
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Musician, composer, conductor, storyteller--few people have left their mark on the world of music as David Amram has. A very short list of his collaborators would include Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack Kerouac, Miles Davis, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Charles Mingus, John Frankenheimer, Langston Hughes, Elia Kazan, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. Among Mr. Amram's many accomplishments are playing French horn in legendary jazz bands, writing scores for major Hollywood movies such as The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Splendor in the Grass (1961), for the avant-garde movie Pull My Daisy (1959), performing poetry and music with Jack Kerouac, adapting Shakespeare for the opera with Joseph Papp, composing a symphony to Woody Guthrie, playing at Farm Aid with Willie Nelson, and recounting his amazing life story in several memoirs. Now past his 80th birthday, Mr. Amram continues to work and perform at high energy. The appearances at UNC-CH and in Carrboro by this extraordinarily gifted musician and national treasure are not to be missed.

The festival is co-sponsored by the following at UNC-CH: the Department of Romance Languages, the Ackland Art Museum, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences, Honors Carolina, the Program in Comparative Literature, the Department of American Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Program in Creative Writing; and also by the Arts Committee of the Town of Carrboro and Weaver Street Realty (Carrboro).

Celebrate David Amram!

April 1-4, 2013
UNC–Chapel Hill
and The Carrboro ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
Monday, April 1 
Film: David Amram: The First 80 Years, dir. Lawrence Kraman (2011--93 min.)
305 Dey Hall, UNC-CH, 7 pm
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 2
Films:   The Manchurian Candidate, dir. John Frankenheimer (1962--126 min.)
Pull My Daisy, dir. Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie (1959--30 min.)
Ackland Film Forum, Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 7 pm
David Amram will attend this screening and answer questions afterwards; free for students wtih valid high school or college ID, $4 for all others.
Wednesday, April 3 
Reception for David Amram, Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH, 5 pm
A Conversation with David Amram, University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH, 5:45-7:15 pm
Both events free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 4
Reading and book signing with David Amram
Bulls Head Bookshop, 2 pm
An Evening with David Amram, Carrboro ArtsCenter
With special guests: poets David Need and Joseph Donahue
Doors 6 pm, concert 7 pm
Tickets: or the ArtsCenter's box office: (919) 929-2787 ext 201
Friends of AC $12 / UNC faculty, staff, students $12 / Public $16 / Day of show public $20