"Native American Portraits," A Composition for Violin, Piano and Percussion To Have Conn. Premiere April 9 at Peabody
An original composition by David Amram, drawing heavily on Native American musical traditions, will have its Connecticut debut at the Peabody Museum in New Haven on Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. The performance, which will feature members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, is part of a Native American Weekend celebration taking place at Yale throughout the weekend.
Composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist David Amram will himself perform the Cheyenne of Zuni melodies that he learned and incorporated into his composition. He also will play Native flutes from Canada, the United States and South America, and will tell stories of his 50 years of involvement with the Native people who shared their music with him.
Admission to this and other events that are part of the Peabody Native American Day celebration is free with museum admission. The Peabody is located at 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. For directions and other information about the Peabody, call (203) 432-5050.