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Music of John Zorn
Boston, Massachusetts
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 7:00 PM
Artists: Corinne Cahill (Voice); Burcu Gulec (Voice); Nina Guo (Voice); Jenny Herzog (Voice); Caroline Kuhn (Voice); Youngjoo Lee (Voice); Katie Martucci (Voice); Farayi Sophia Sumbureru (Voice); Michael Avitabile (Flute); Elizabeth England (Oboe); Alexis Lanz (Clarinet); Sarah Hughes (Saxophone); Abraham Mennen (Saxophone); Christina Dioguardi (Bassoon); Breanna Ellison (French Horn); Neil Godwin (French Horn); Leo Hardman-Hill (Trumpet); Jordan Skomal (Trumpet); Mariel Austin (Trombone); Evan Allen (Piano); Sarah Bob (Piano); Sam Fribush (Piano); Jacob Hiser (Piano); Shaoai Ashley Zhang (Piano); Wendy Eisenberg (Guitar); Simon Hanes (Electric Bass); Dylan McKinstry (Mandolin); Orin Laursen (Violin); Eden MacAdam-Somer (Violin); Micah Ringham (Violin); Mary Ferrillo (Viola); Alexandra Simpson (Viola); Stephen Marotto (Cello); Marza Merophi Wilks (Cello); Edward Kass (Double Bass); Kirsten Lamb (Double Bass); Jason Belcher (Prepared Piano); Aaron Edgcomb (Drums); Will Greene (Electric Guitar); Kinan Idnawi (Oud); Lautaro Mantilla (Prepared Guitar); Dan Pencer (Reeds); Eli Rojas (Drums); Damon Smith (Keyboard)
7pm: Pre-Concert Q & A with John Zorn
8pm: Concert

Curated by John Zorn and Anthony Coleman, the concert, sponsored by NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department, will include NEC’s faculty, students, and ensembles.

Repertoire will be drawn from Zorn projects that span 35 years of work and a wide variety of musical idioms. With a generous sampling of less familiar titles, tonight's program will include music associated with Zorn's early Naked City rock band (founded in 1988) as well as new works premiered as recently as last month.

Anthony Coleman and Stephen Drury, among the NEC faculty who have coached the students performing tonight, have deep relationships with Zorn's music on stage and in the recording studio. Among many other Zorn projects on which he has played, Coleman is an original member of the Cobra ensemble, and now teaches this game piece at NEC. Drury has recorded key works that established Zorn's still-emerging face as a writer of composed music that takes classical forms as a jumping-off point.

Ensembles participating include Survivors' Breakfast, Cobra Ensemble, Masada ensemble, Hockey ensemble (all coached by Anthony Coleman), Ted Reichman Ensemble, CI Madrigal Ensemble (coached by Eden MacAdam Somer)and the Callithumpian Consort (directed by Stephen Drury).

During the concert, NEC president Tony Woodcock will present Zorn with an honorary Doctor of Music degree.
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Zorn: Trilogy
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I - tender buttons
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