Zorn at 60: Chamber Music
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Opening Night

Each year, Miller launches its new programming season with a one-of-a-kind performance — often one of...

Opening Night

Zorn at 60: Chamber Music

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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This fall, Miller joins with venues across the city and around the world—from the Met Museum to the Barbican Centre—in celebrating the 60th birthday of one of New York’s most important artists: John Zorn. Miller’s marathon roams widely, exploring notated and improvised music alike, and features an all-star lineup of musicians, every one of them hand-selected by the composer for these performances.

Part 2: Chamber Music Voices, winds, percussion, electronics, and strings. A program of works for small ensembles, including four world premieres, performed by musicians from the city’s best new-music bands. In all, more than two dozen performers and 16 pieces, all of them written since 2002

Featuring: TALEA Ensemble; Sarah Bailey, soprano; Lisa Bielawa, soprano; Jay Campbell, cello; Trevor Dunn, bass; Abby Fischer, alto; David Fulmer, violin; Steven Gosling, piano; Rebekah Heller, bassoon; Melissa Hughes, soprano; Daniel Lippel, guitar; Ikue Mori, electronics; Michael Nicolas, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Christopher Otto, violin; Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Jane Sheldon, soprano; Fred Sherry, cello; Kirsten Sollek, alto; Kenny Wolleson, percussion; and others


Performers


Repertoire

  • Hexentarot     (2013) world premiere
  • Madrigals     (2013)
  • Maldoror     (2013) world premiere
  • Bateau Ivre     (2011)
  • 777     (2007)
  • Missa Sine Voces     (2012) U.S. premiere
  • Sortilége     (2002)
  • Illuminations     (2010)
  • Orphée     (2004)
  • Ceremonial Magic     (2011)
  • Occam’s Razor     (2012)
  • The Steppenwolf     (2012) world premiere
  • The Temptations of St. Anthony     (2012) New York premiere