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Clearwater Foundation Honors David Amram with 'Power of Song Award', 11/9

Related: Clearwater Foundation, David Amram, Power of Song Award, Lawrence Kraman

The Clearwater Foundation honors David Amram with the Power of Song Award on Friday, November 9 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, located at 95th and Broadway, New York City. 

The evening begins at 6:30 PM with the World Premiere of Lawrence Kraman's film David Amram: The First 80 Years. The Music portion begins at 8:30 PM.

Performers include Pete Seeger, Paquito D'Rivera, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary),Tom Paxton, Henry Butler, Guy Davis, Josh White Jr, Face the Music, David Amram, and others to be announced.

All proceeds benefit Pete Seeger's Clearwater. 

David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works and two operas, in addition to the music for 22 Broadway plays and many classic film scores, such as Splendor in The Grass, The Manchurian Candidate, and the beat generation film classic Pull My Daisy, in which he collaborated with Jack Kerouac.

A pioneer jazz French horn player, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes, whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, while acclaimed as the pioneer of 'World Music’ in America. He has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Barretto, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Thelonious Monk, Tito Puente, Langston Hughes, Odetta, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Patti Smith, Josh White, Jr., Johnny Depp, Pete Seeger, Steve Martin, and with indigenous musicians around the globe. Leonard Bernstein, chose him as the New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence; and Joseph Papp, chose him as the first composer-in-residence of Shakespeare in the Park, and during that period together they wrote the opera Twelfth Night.


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