John Zorn Medium
The combi ticket Zorn Medium gives access to four concerts that are part of the programme John Zorn in ’s-Hertogenbosch. A perfect way to get acquainted with the enormous versatility of the key New York composer, band leader, and musician. If you want to order from outside The Netherlands or Belgium, please FILL IN THIS ORDER FORM and follow the instructions on the form.
Zorn's mesmerizing 'contemporary historic' Madrigals are performed by singers Jane Sheldon, Elizabeth Bates, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Rachel Calloway, and Kirsten Sollek during the first concert in the Grote Kerk.
Next, pianist Brian Marsella and the all-star group Nova Express that consists of drummer Joey Baron, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Trevor Dunn, and vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen will create pyrotechnics in Verkadefabriek with a selection from the 300-piece book of Bagatelles. Characteristic influences will be in evidence – chamber music, jazz, Yiddish music – combined in a way that is uniquely Zorn.
Specifically for November Music, John Zorn enters into collaboration with the most important ensemble for contemporary music in The Netherlands, Asko|Schönberg. They will play compositions like Orphee, The Aristos, and Bateau Ivre under conductor David Fulmer in Theater aan de Parade. The ensemble is joined by soloists Jay Campbell, Steve Gosling, and Ikue Mori.
Finally Simulacrum with John Medeski (keyboards), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Kenny Grohowski (drums) presents a mixture of noise rock, metal, jazz, and minimalism in the renovated Willem II Fabriek. Most of the works are from Zorn's recent album The Garden of Earthly Delights, inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's world-famous painting.
* The combi ticket Zorn Medium gives access to four out of the nine concerts. There is however no cover charge for the Hermetic Organ concert that takes place earlier in the day at 14.30 h at St. John's Cathedral.
17.00 h - Madrigals (Sheldon / Bates / Brailey / Hughes / Calloway / Sollek)
18.30 h - Bagatelles II (Nova Express / Marsella)
[Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal]
20.00 h - Chamber Music (Asko|Schonberg / Mori / Campbell / Gosling)
[Theater aan de Parade]
21.30 h - Simulacrum (Medeski / Hollenberg / Grohowski)
[Willem Twee Poppodium]