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.
Apr 03, 2013
from 05:45 PM to 07:15 PM
|Where||Hyde Hall University Room|
|Contact Name||Hassan Melehy|
|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!
Bulls Head Bookshop, 2 pm