John Zorn at 70, Music For Strings at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York City, USA.
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
JOHN ZORN AT 70
MUSIC FOR STRINGS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023, 8PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
This fall, Miller Theatre celebrates the 70th birthday of New York musical icon John Zorn.
The season opens with a spotlight on Zorn’s writing for strings. Eight trusted interpreters of his music join forces for three virtuosic and important works, all written in 2020, including the mini opera, The Gas Heart, for two cellists and two percussionists.
JOHN ZORN Sigil Magick: A Curious and Detailed Exposition of Sigils, Signs, and Hieroglyphs Peculiar to the Occult Orders, Hermetic Brotherhoods, and Dark Mystery Schools of the Late Middle Ages for string quintet (2020)
JOHN ZORN The Gas Heart a mini opera for two celli and two percussionists (2020)
JOHN ZORN Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Present Itself as a Science for string sextet (2020)
JOHN ZORN Circe a magical invocation for two trumpets (2019)
“All my compositions are platforms to enable creativity.”
— JOHN ZORN
Jack Quartet - strings
Yura Lee - viola
Michael Nicolas - cello and voice
Peter Evans - trumpet
Sam Jones - trumpet
Sae Hashimoto - percussion and voice
Ches Smith - percussion and voice
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | MILLER THEATRE
NEW YORK, NY 10027