Most people lean toward a musical genre, or perhaps a few. But David Amram has maintained open ears and an open mind throughout his adventurous career.

Get a taste of Amram’s unique flavor and talent with his This Land CD, inspired by Woody Gunthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.” Composed and conducted by Amram and performed by The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, this CD can be yours when you make a pledge of less than $7 a month

The Philadelphia native has traveled a vast landscape, embracing classical, jazz, opera, film and theater as well as a variety of instruments. A composer of more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, Amram is also known for his inventive, funny and improvisational lyrics.

A renowned pioneer player of jazz French horn and piano virtuoso, Amram plays numerous flutes, whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries. 

In 1966, Amram became the New York Philharmonic’s first composer-in-residence and has had the pleasure of working with 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. 

For more than 50 years, Amram has composed music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar and narrator in five languages.

This Land CD

Tracks: 1. Theme and Fanfare for the Road & Variation I Okalahoma Stomp Dance, 2. Vairation II-Sunday Morning Church Service in Okema, 3. Variation III-Prelude and Pampa Texas Barn Dance, 4. Variation IV-Sonado con Mexico (Dreaming of Mexico), 5. Variation V-Dust Bowl Drige, Variation VI-Street Sounds of New York’s Neighborhoods, 6. Caribbean Street Festival, 7. Klezmer Wedding Celebration & Middle Eastern Bazaar, 8. Salvation Army Hymn, 9. Block Pary Jam and Finale, 10. Theme and Variations on Red River Valley for Flute & Strings

Photo credit: New York Post

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