Zorn at YIVO Museum

  • YIVO Museum 15 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011 USA

JOHN ZORN’S SCORE FOR FILMWORKS XX: SHOLEM ALEICHEM

This is one of John's best soundtracks. All rehearsed and recorded in one day and never performed before. Come and hear this special event!

John Zorn and his ensemble will be featured in the first-ever live performance of music Zorn wrote to accompany the Filmworks Sholem Aleichem documentary. Drawing on and departing from traditions of Jewish music such as Klezmer, Zorn’s score is filled with lyricism, color, and a keen sense of irony and dark humor, echoing the stylistic approach of Sholem Aleichem. The performance will feature John Zorn, accordionist Robert Burger, harpist Carol Emanuel, and the world acclaimed Masada String TrioMark FeldmanGreg Cohen, and Erik Friedlander.