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Zorn@60 - Masada Marathon

September 15/7p
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

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Written in a flash of creativity during three months in late 2004, the 316 compositions comprising John Zorn's Book of Angels contain some of his most lyrical and inspiring music.

“Through durable alliances with performers and concert presenters — as well as…a stream of challenging, edifying works — Mr. Zorn…is a towering pillar of a new-music universe he has worked tirelessly to foster and enrich.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

This special marathon concert brings together 12 different groups of wildly divergent backgrounds -- jazz, rock, classical, world music, a cappella vocals and more -- for one spectacular evening. Masada Marathon marks the biggest collaboration of musicians in the New York City wide series of concerts that make up the celebration of John Zorn’s sixtieth birthday, Zorn@60.

The colossal list of guest musical artists include Marc Ribot, Secret Chiefs 3, Trey Spruance, David Krakauer, Roberto Juan Rodriguez, Uri Caine, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Cyro Baptista, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wollesen, Brian Marsella, Shanir Blumenkranz, Tim Keiper, Gyan Riley, Ches Smith, Aram Bajakian, Eyal Maoz, Shanir Blumenkranz, Kenny Grohowski, Ikue Mori,Tammy Scheffer, Ayelet Gottlieb, Malika Zarra, Sofia Rei, Michael Sarin, Sheryl Baile, Jerome Harris, Keepalive, Timb Harris, Toby Driver, Igor Arias Baro, Gilad Harel, Jonathan Keren, Bernie Minoso, and Uri Sharlin.