David Amram, a world-renowned composer, conductor, and musician, will be visiting the campus as an Attaway Fellow from Sept. 18 through Sept. 25. Amram will participate in public performances and interact with students in classes such as music history, American art history and film history.
David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written many scores for Broadway theatre and film. He is also a pioneer player of jazz French horn as well as a virtuoso on piano, flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries. He is the author of three books, and the subject of the documentary, David Amram: The First 80 Years.
Presentations and performances open to the public include:
Monday, Sept. 19
7:30-9:30 p.m., Feazel Instrumental Hall
Jam session and short recital by the music faculty
Tuesday, Sept. 20
4:00-5:00 p.m., Renzi Center-Afterschool Art Center
Visit with kids and teachers
7:30-9:00 p.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building
Convocation and jam session with local poets and musicians
Saturday, September 24
6:15 p.m., Riverview Theater
Pre-concert talk with Michael Butterman
7:00-7:30, Riverview Theater
Performance with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra,
"In Memory of Chano Pozo"
Sunday, September 25
3:00 p.m., Robinson Film Center
Screening, The First 80 Years