Happy 75th Birthday
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND!
|75 years ago, February 23, 1940, Woody Guthrie penned "This Land Is Your Land" at Hanover House, a small, flea-bag hotel in New York City. Looking out of his window, located at 43rd Street and 6th Avenue, Woody wrote "all you can write is what you see" at the bottom of the original hand-written lyric.
To commemorate this 75th Anniversary,
we are so proud to announce the release of
"This Land: Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie" &
"Theme and Variations on Red River Valley for Flute and Strings"
Composed and conducted by DAVID AMRAM
Performed by THE COLORADO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Commissioned by the Guthrie Family
Cover oil painting by Kathy Jakobsen
"When I first conceived of the idea of a classical interpretation of "This Land Is Your Land", there was no other composer I could imagine working with. David's symphony uses all 6 verses of my dad's original lyric as its inspiration, weaving the original melody throughout, in inventive and often surprising ways. I hope that audiences from both the folk and classical worlds will enjoy this symphonic re-visioning of "This Land" by one of our great contemporary composers. - Nora Guthrie
Read more about the project & David Amram | A Note from Nora | EPK for Press | Track Listing