Event Information

  • Sat

    The Village Trip GuitarFest: Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village

    4:00-9:30 pm

    St John’s in the Village

    218 W 11th St
    New York, NY New York, 10014 United States 
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    The Village Trip GuitarFest:
    Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village

    Tickets at the door $15 – $20
    A guitar extravaganza, featuring Oren Fader, William Anderson, Vox n Plux, the Bowers Fader Duo, and many others.

    David Amram and his great friend Jack Kerouac caroused the Village in the 1950s and 60s. Amram – a living legend well known for his lush film scores for Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass and Frankenheimer’s Manchurian Candidate – worked with Joseph Papp, and was Leonard Bernstein’s first composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic.

    At GuitarFest: Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village, Amram is part of an international contingent of composers setting poems by Village poets. In addition, Reyes Oteo, from Malaga, Spain, sets poetry by Gamel Woolsey, who lived on Patchin Place in the 1920s and went on to spend many years near Malaga, where she is buried in the English cemetery. Israeli guitarist-composer Akiva Daniel sets poems by Masha Kaleko, who lived on Minetta Street. Kaléko was twice a refugee, first from World War One, when her family fled Poland for Berlin. There she was a successful poet, published in German newspapers, until the Nazis forced her out of Germany.

    Village Poets: Jack Kerouac, Masha, Kaléko, Louis Zukofsky, Gamel Woolsey, Djuana Barnes

    Village Composers: David Amram, David Glaser, Harold Meltzer, Gene Pritsker, Elie Yarden, Victoria Bond, William Anderson

    And works by Gary Philo, Frank Brickle, Reyes Oteo, Daniele Akiva, Klaus Ager, Damon Ferrante, William Anderson, Mark Delpriora, Richard Festinger, Richard Cameron Wolfe.