David Amram: The First 80 Years | Denver Film Society | Lawrence Kraman | USA

David Amram: The First 80 Years

Lawrence Kraman

EnglishUSA201193 min


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Screens One Time Only! Monday, September 24th at 4pm at the Sie FilmCenter!

Classical composer, French horn jazz player, world musician, collaborator with Beat icon Jack Kerouac - David Amram has squeezed more experience and music into his eight decades than several other men combined. As a jazz French horn player, Amram worked with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, and many others. In his classical work he has worked with Leonard Bernstein, served as conductor for many prominent orchestras, composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music pieces and has written many scores for theater and film, including the original The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Arthur Miller's play After the Fall and the legendary Beat Generation film Pull My Daisy (1959). His discography includes over 20 ground-breaking records including several released in the last 3 years.

This acclaimed 2011 film, directed by Lawrence Kraman captures all the above-mentioned accomplishments and more using rare archival footage and features interviews and performances by singer Kurt Elling and others.

The film will be screened one time only beginning a three-day celebration hosted by MAS Eclectic concert series featuring Maestro Amram in person and some of Denver's most skilled musicians. A concert of his Classical chamber music will be held on Tuesday September 25 featuring leading players from the Colorado Symphony and on Wednesday September 26 Dazzle will present David Amram & Friends Jazz performance. For tickets to the concerts and more information on those performances go to www.masmusic.org.