CONCERT TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
April 8 | 6:30 + 9:30 pm
MASADA STRING TRIO
ALHAMBRA TRIO WITH ROB BURGER
AYA NISHINA & FRIENDS
JAMIE SAFT AND NEW ZION TRIO
IKUE MORI & JOHN ZORN
MARK FELDMAN & SYLVIE COURVOISIER
BUKE AND GASS
JG THIRLWELL’S MANOREXIA
Read more about the benefit concert after the jump.
More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Abrons to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts in Japan. “The tragedy and devastation is really overwhelming,” says John Zorn, who has organized and will host the evening. “I’ve always felt a strong personal connection to Japan, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part to help. It should be an amazing night.”
The lineup includes feature performances by Grammy award winning Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, and the influential Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). An early and late show will feature two different sets by Ikue Mori and John Zorn, Vinicius Cantuaria, Masada String Trio, Buke and Gass, and many more.
Both the performers and the theater are donating their services, ensuring that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit near Sendai on March 11. Funds will be donated to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. [Abrons Arts Center]