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Millsaps Music Symposium 2013

David Amram, Musician In Residence

 

David Amram is an engaging, dynamic humanitarian whose music has bridged many cultures and causes through his active curiosity and open-hearted understanding.

As a musician he has worked with the most esteemed performers and institutions in both classical, jazz, theatre, and film, while standing on the front lines of folk music with legends like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Pete Seeger.

Multilingual and highly aware of indigenous American cultures he is the quintessential modern American musician and an ambassador of culture and peace.

David Amram

 

Calendar of Events

 

SUNDAY, February 3, 2013

David Amram at The Yellow Scarf
4 - 6 p.m. - The Yellow Scarf - A Listening Room
741 Harris St., Suite E, Jackson, MS
$10 Adults/$5 for students with a valid ID.

 

MONDAY, February 4, 2013

FILM and TALK BACK
The Manchurian Candidate
Pre-viewing Lecture: Scoring for Film
7 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Room 215
Free admission; open to the public.

David Amram will speak about scoring for the acclaimed political thriller The Manchurian Candidate and other projects.

 

TUESDAY, February 5, 2013

Singers Rehearsal with Dr. Timothy Coker
12 p.m. - Singers Rehearsal Room AC 163
David Amram will interact with the Millsaps Singers.

ARTS & LECTURE SERIES
Songs and Improvisations

Performances by Composer/Musician in Residence, David Amram, and Millsaps Faculty
7 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall
Admission: $10 General Admission/$5 Students with ID; free to Millsaps Community. - Ticket Information

Millsaps College faculty joined by members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a variety of music composed by David Amram along with a performance by Mr. Amram himself.

 

WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2013

Contemporary Music with Dr. Mark Samples
11-11:50 a.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
Free admission; open to the public.

David Amram will speak directly to Music students about his life and career as a composer and pioneering pan-global musician in the 20th and 21st centuries, including stories and anecdotes of those he has collaborated with.

Film Music with Dr. Mark Samples
1-2:40 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
Free admission; open to the public.

David Amram shares thoughts about scoring for the acclaimed political thriller The Manchurian Candidate, Splendor in the Grass, and other projects with students from Dr. Mark Samples' Special Topics in Music-Film Music course.

MASTER CLASS and TALK BACK with David Amram
4 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall
Free admission; open to the public.

David Amram speaks with students and the general public about his life, career, and music

 

FRIDAY, February 8, 2013

FRIDAY FORUM
David Amram - True Life Lessons Learned from Paying Attention to Those Who Knew More Than I Did
12:30 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Room 215
Free admission; open to the general public.

"I will share stories of lessons learned over the past 62 years, from the time I met Dizzy Gillespie in 1951 in my basement apartment in Washington, D.C. to all the adventures up to 2013 which I continue to have every day when I am lucky enough to be with people who know more than me.

I will share their wisdom and recount how they showed me how to overcome negativity and continue to try to find a way to overcome all setbacks and make a contribution by paying attention and looking for the beauty part in every situation.

And I hope to answer a few questions from the audience." - David Amram

FILM:
David Amram: The First 80 Years, a film by Lawrence Kraman
Talk Back and Reception to follow with David Amram.
7:30 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall
Admission: $10 General Admission/$5 Students with ID; Free to Millsaps Community

This inspiring and informative biography truly introduces David Amram for the musical emissary he truly is. Director Lawrence Kraman recreates the colorful patchwork of David's life experiences while revealing the heart and soul of his creative ethos.

 

SATURDAY, February 9, 2013

FEATURED ARTIST CONCERT:
David Amram's Mardi Gras Jazzy Jam
Featuring:
David Amram and Local Guest Artists, Rafaelle Semmes Band and others
7:30 p.m.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall
Admission: $10 General Admission/$5 Students with ID; free to Millsaps Community.

Just in time for Mardi Gras is a jazz concert featuring David Amram with some of Mississippi's finest jazz musicians. This will be a concert not to be missed!

 

See a full schedule of events for the music department.