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Cultural Percussionist

David Amran Day

David Werner Amram III (born November 17, 1930) is a composer of orchestral and chamber works. He has worked with Leonard Bernstein, who chose him as The New York Philharmonic’s first composer-in-residence in 1966.

Some of Amram’s recent orchestral works include Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie, (commissioned by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and premiered in 2007); and Three Songs: A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (written for and premiered by pianist Jon Nakamatsu in 2009).

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