Legendary & unconventional composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist DavidAmramjoins young, colorful and seriously talented 12-piece band the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra for a one-time-only collaboration. Amram will sit in with the full DPO playing swing and jazz from the 1920s to '40s, as well as his own improvisational pieces backed by the band's percussion and horn players.
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.
In the spirit of collaboration and solidarity for downtown Saratoga arts and entertainment, UPH will partner with long established musical institution Caffè Lena for 2 of the performances in the UPH's second annual LIVE! Music Series: the series opener in July with David Amram joined by the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra held at UPH, and the series close with The Howard Fishman Quintet performing the 'Basement Tapes Project,' a two night event held at Caffè Lena on October 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
The Universal Preservation Hall LIVE! Music Series is sponsored in part by Mangino Buick / GMC, Greno Industries, Richbell Capital and Ianniello Anderson PC.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the ongoing restoration and remodeling efforts for Universal Preservation Hall and Caffè Lena. Promotional support and production assistance for this series is being provided by PROCTORS. The LIVE! Music Series is a 2440 DESIGN STUDIO production.