New York City Opera presents
JOHN ZORN’S MASADA MARATHON
Twelve bands in one night, performed for the first time in the U.S.
Written in a flash of creativity during three months at the end of 2004, the 316 compositions in John Zorn's Book of Angels contain some of his most lyrical and inspiring music. Performed by a wide variety of ensembles over the past seven years, the music has generated 17 CDs to date, with three more scheduled for release in 2011-2012. This special Marathon concert brings together 12 different groups of wildly divergent backgrounds (jazz, rock, classical, world music, jam band, a cappella singing and more) in one spectacular evening of music.
The concert will include two 90-minute sets with one intermission.
MASADA MARATHON – THE BOOK OF ANGELS
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Masada Quartet: John Zorn, saxophone; Dave Douglas, trumpet; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Mark Feldman, violin; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano
Banquet of Spirits: Cyro Baptitsta, percussion; Brian Marsella, keyboard; Tim Keiper, drums; John Lee, bass; Jason Fraticelli, bass
Mycale; Basya Schechter, voice; Ayelet Gottlieb, voice; Malika Zarra, voice; Sofia Koutsovitis, voice
Medeski, Martin and Dunn: John Medeski, keyboards; Billy Martin, drums; Trevor Dunn, drums
Bar Kokhba: Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Marc Ribot, guitar; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion
Secret Chiefs 3: Trey Spruance, guitars; Timb Harris, violin; Jai Young Kim, keyboards; Jason Schimmel, guitar; Trevor Dunn, bass; Ches Smith, drums; Erik Friedlander, solo cello
The Dreamers: Marc Ribot, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, vibes; Jamie Saft, keyboards; Trevor Dunn, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion; Uri Caine, solo piano
Masada String Trio: Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Greg Cohen, bass
Electric Masada: John Zorn, saxophone; Mike Patton, vocals; Marc Ribot, guitar; Jamie Saft, keyboards; Trevor Dunn, bass; Kenny Wollesen, vibes; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion;
Ikue Mori, electronics
Tickets can be purchased through CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, online at nycOpera.com, or in person at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd St. & Columbus Ave)