"A major premiere, 'THIS LAND Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie' by David Amram is no whimsical notion quickly tossed off, but rather a major, serious work ..."
-The San Francisco Classical Voice
"If you have not yet encountered this extraordinary man of music, you will probably be as fascinated as the children and will marvel at his multiple gifts as a composer, conductor and solo instrumentalist."
-The New York Times
"David Amram has wandered through the past 60 years of American music, giving himself permission to pass through genre neighborhoods like almost nobody else.”
-New York Times, by Ben Ratliff
“Renaissance Man of American Music”
“David Amram is one of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced.”
- Washington Post
"A One-Man Folk Festival, who was multi-cultural before multi-culturalism existed!"
-New York Times
"He is a composer of major stature, a conductor of winning authority and a jazz musician of noble intent and entertaining brilliance."
-The Newhouse Newspapers
"Amram dazzled with his versatility...One could be but awed by his range...Amram was constantly enlightening."
-The London Times
"David Amram...a musical catalyst and leader on a par with Leonard Bernstein, Pete Seeger and Dizzy Gillespie"
-Minneapolis Star & Tribune
"Amram's American music is joyous, great, beautiful…"
-The Kansas City Times
"Galway inspired in 'Giants of the Night'...Throughout Amram's genius was apparent…An exceptional composition with great potential for becoming part of the flute repertoire."
-The Times Picayune (New Orleans)
“David Amram is the quintessential American composer.”
-Michael Barrett, Conductor, Director of Caramoor and Moab Music Festivals