John Zorn Composer Portrait Features Five Premieres at Miller

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From Broadwayworld:

Friday, December 9, 8:00 p.m.
The iconic avant-gardist John Zorn returns to Miller with an incredibly ambitious lineup, featuring four world premieres played by some of his favorite musicians from New York and beyond. A top-shelf selection of soloists will play virtuosic new works written just for them, while larger ensemble pieces round out the program, infused throughout with Zorn’s characteristic vitality, rhythmic drive, and rockstar solo passages.

Just added: Zorn himself will give a late-night encore performance following the concert, improvising on the beautiful Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia campus. The performance-inspired by Zorn’s early experience as a church organist-will begin at 11 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes.

ARTISTS: Fred Sherry, cello
Jennifer Koh, violin
Steve Gosling, piano
Talea Ensemble
Brad Lubman, conductor

with special guests
Jenny Choi, violin
Trevor Dunn, bass
Peter Evans, trumpet
David Fulmer, viola
June Han, harp
Alex Lipowski, percussion
Michael Nicolas, cello
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Joe Pereira, percussion
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
David Taylor, bass trombone
Willie Winant, percussion
Kenny Wolleson, drums

PROGRAM: Bateau Ivre (2011) – world premiere
Illuminations (2010) – world premiere
Passagen (2011) – world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
Cerberus (2010) – world premiere
À Rebours (2010) – New York premiere

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