John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto

October 4, 2013
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Incomparable musical maverick John Zorn returns to Japan Society for a concert birthday bash held as part of the international series of musical happenings honoring his turning 60. Composer, arranger, saxophonist and Japan aficionado, Zorn, whose music ranges from classical to contemporary and rock to klezmer, curated Japan Society’s Tzadik Label Music Series and was a leading force behind the 3/11 charity Concert for Japan. For this celebratory concert Zorn is joined on stage by musical pioneer composer, pianist and Academy Award-winner Ryuichi Sakamoto. Together, these two visionary artists offer an entirely improvised evening of music.

Running time: 60 minutes
Cash bar opens at 6:30 pm

$36/$28 Japan Society members

This event is SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour before each performance.

This event is part of Zorn@60, a citywide celebration. Visit www.zornat60.com for a full listing of events throughout New York.

This concert is supported by Yamaha.


  • Friday, October 4, 2013
  • 9:30 pm