A special evening inspired by water with David Amram, Matt Moseley and American Rivers
- When: January 28, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $28-$50 Plus applicable service fees
VIP Doors & Reception: 5:30pm
General Admission Doors: 6:00pm
Event Start: 7:00pm
Event End: 9:00pm
From Matthew Moseley's historic swims set to David Amram’s masterful sounds to the creation of the award winning film The Important Places, individuals are sharing extraordinary physical and creative talents to bring awareness to the need to protect and conserve our most precious resource - water. Please join us as we celebrate these efforts and discuss opportunities to improve the health and vitality of water in Colorado and beyond. This special evening will feature a performance by David Amram with Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Artie Moore on bass and Tony Black on drums, with music inspired by water.
w/ Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Artie Moore on bass and Tony Black on drums
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 from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, (who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966), Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Depp and Tito Puente.
Amram's most recent orchestral works include Giants of the Night, (commissioned and premiered by flutist Sir James Galway in 2002); Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie, (commissioned by the Woody Guthrie Foundation in 2007); and Three Songs: A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (written for and premiered by pianist John Namkamatsu in 2009). He was also chosen as the 2008 Democratic National Convention's "Composer In Residence For Public Events." In 2012 Amram is working on a new orchestral piece and new book. He will also be the subject of a new documentary film about his life, which will include a filming and recording of his 1968 comic opera 12th Night and several of his other works.
For further information of Amram's activities, access his webpage www.davidamram.com
American Rivers and The Important Places
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. The Important Places is the beautiful story of a father and son rediscovering the important places together. Forest Woodward's inspiration for creating this short film was the desire to shine a light on a series of threats facing the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, which was listed #1 on American River's 2015 report America's Most Endangered Rivers.
With the purpose of raising awareness of the plight of the Colorado River, in July Matthew Moseley became the first ever person to swim 47.5 miles of the Colorado River from Moab to its confluence with the Green River. His other world record swims include 25 miles across Lake Pontchartrain and 24.5 miles from Culebra to Puerto Rico.