David Amram joins DSE as guest composer on May 31!

May 21st, 2014

We are excited to tell you that celebrated composer David Amram will attend our Música en tus Manos concert on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and introduce his work Discussion for flute, cello, piano, and percussion

David Amram’s works have been performed by many of the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles. He has composed notable film scores including The Manchurian Candidate, and was appointed by Leonard Bernstein as the first composer in residence with the New York Philharmonic. A musician of remarkably diverse talent, he is as acclaimed for his performances as jazz musician as he is for his appearances as conductor of major orchestras.

“Música en tus Manos” / “Music in Your Hands”

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00pm

Villa-Lobos – Ginastera – Golijov – Turina – Brazilian Chôros – Amram

Mimi Stillman, flute – Gabriel Cabezas, cello – Charles Abramovic, piano – Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussion

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Preceded by side-by-side performance with students from Pan-American Academy (7:30pm)

Purchase your tickets now: General $25 / Senior $20 / Student $10 Available online, by phone 267-252-1803, and at the door


Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00pm


Iglesia Evangelica Bautista, 621 Rising Sun Avenue

Same artists as May 31 concert, program includes Bach and Beethoven as well as selections from the May 31 performance.

Thank you to:

Knight Foundation for making “Música en tus Manos” possible through the Knight Arts Challenge grant

Yamaha Corporation for America for sponsoring our instrument “petting zoos” enabling people of all ages to try playing an instrument.