22. August 2008 · Comments Off on David Amram · Categories: Links, Ramble

… will be the composer in residence at the Democratic National Convention. You can read about it here. I found out about it here.

Included in the article is this:

He explained the responsibilities of a composer in residence in an e-mail this week while “hiding out” at his farm in upstate New York composing a piano concerto.

Might that be the piano concerto Symphony Silicon Valley will be premiering this year? I’ll bet so.

I met Mr. Amram when we premiered another work, Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie, of his, and found him to be very easy to talk to, and extremely gracious. You can now hear that work if you visit this page. I played principal oboe in that performance, and I really loved playing the work. It had a great English horn solo as well, so I would have been happy in either chair. 🙂

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