John Zorn: Chamber Music
Jack Quartet with Yura Lee, Michael Nicolas & Sae Hashimoto
John Zorn’s chamber music has become one of his most treasured bodies of work, and it’s probably not a coincidence that this facet’s ascent has often paralleled deepening relationships with its various performers. New York’s sublime JACK Quartet are one of the most versatile, maniacally skilled, and daring string ensembles, and they’ve long been some of Zorn’s most respected colleagues.
This program of new chamber works is built around JACK, along with guest soloists joining in various combinations who have worked with the composer in other settings: cellist Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider), violinist Yura Lee, and percussionist Sae Hashimoto (Yarn/Wire).