John Zorn
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Composer Portraits

For twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

Composer Portraits

John Zorn

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8pm

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As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn’s newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres—spanning continents and centuries.


  • Blue Stratagem (2016) world premiere
  • Candlemas Eve (2016) world premiere
  • Diableries (2016) world premiere
  • Freud (2016) world premiere
  • Obscure Objects of Desire (2016) world premiere
  • Cagliostro (2016)
  • Il n’y a plus de firmament (2014)

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation