Many noted musicians who have performed with composer David Amram are promised to attend the concert celebrating his 80th birthday on Thursday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street. Amram has composed more than 100 classical, symphonic and jazz works. His career has spanned 60 years.
Amram was the first composer in residence of the New York Philharmonic with his appointment by Leonard Bernstein, and his achievements have taken him to many countries throughout the world.
The concert is a benefit to aid Clearwater, the environmental organization founded by Pete Seeger, and also to benefit the Woodie Guthrie Foundation. There will be film tributes from a variety of music notables, including Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson and various past and present members of the New York Philharmonic,