John Zorn Birthday Celebration in Glasgow This Saturday

John Zorn (cropped version)
John Zorn (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Herald Scotland:

This Saturday, to celebrate his 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov devote an entire evening to the comparatively classical side of Zorn. Though he began composing in the 1970s, the programme focuses on music from the last couple of decades: there are two pieces from 1996 – Kol Nidre and Orchestra Variations; there’s a song for soprano and orchestra, La machine et de l’être, written in 2000; there’s the sprawling Aporias (1994), originally a 40-minute studio album for piano, children’s choir (here voices from St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh) and orchestra; and there’s a new piece, suppôts et suppliciations, which has been specially commissioned by the BBC and receives its world premiere on Saturday.

The article also provides a nice profile of Zorn and his music.