Thursday, February 16, 2012

David Amram at Casa Karen!

Suzi Stern, George Oldziey and Casa Karen Proudly Presents

David Amram in Concert

Sunday March 25th

doors open at 7:30 show 8:00...

this is truly a very rare opportunity to hear this tour de force of the arts world (see below) in the intimate setting of Casa Karen!

Tickets are $35

Refreshments are FREE

Reservations (512) 459-9900

7402 Greenhaven Drive

Austin, Texas 78757

George and I are absolutely thrilled to be hosting his quartet. It will be a once in a life time event. Hope to see you all there!

David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including the classic scores for the films "Splendor in The Grass" and "The Manchurian Candidate;" two operas, including the groundbreaking Holocaust opera "The Final Ingredient;" and the score for the landmark 1959 documentary "Pull My Daisy," narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac. He is also the author of three books, "Vibrations," an autobiography, "Offbeat: Collaborating With Kerouac," a memoir, and "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" published in the fall of 2007 by Paradigm Publishers.

A pioneer player of jazz French horn, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966, Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, E. G. Marshall, and Tito Puente.

Today, as he has for over fifty years, Amram continues to compose music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar, and narrator in five different languages.

David will be in Austin for the showing of a new documentary film : David Amram: The First 80 Years

From the reviews:--

"David Amram is one of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced ..."-- Washington Post

"Amram was multicultural before multiculturalism existed."-- New York Times,

"...Orchestra audience; On feet for Amram. The audience repeated this tribute twice for Amram and the Philadelphia Orchestra."-- Philadelphia Inquirer

"If you have not yet encountered this extraordinary man of music, you will probably be as fascinated as the children ... and will marvel at his multiple gifts as a Composer conductor and solo instrumentalist."-- New York Times

"Amram dazzled with his versatility ... one could be but awed by his range. .. Amram was constantly enlightening."- The London Times