ADEL FEST OF ARTS 2014 – First Blockbuster Events Announced

SMA Kryztoff banner Jul 13 01 100dpiAhead of the 2014 program launch on Tuesday 29 October,
Adelaide Festival Artistic Director David Sefton is thrilled to announce two blockbuster events for his second festival. 


On the opening weekend of the 2014 Festival (Fri 28 Feb– Sun 2 Mar), Dutch theatre hit
Roman Tragedies blends three of Shakespeare’s most famous political plays into one continuous six-hour political drama, while in the final week (Tue 11 Mar – Fri 14 Mar), 
Zorn in Oz sees the renowned John Zorn in his Australian debut, with an exclusive series of six one-off marathon concerts across four evenings.

The legendary avant-garde musician John Zorn forged his reputation experimenting and mixing between so many genres and styles that conventional categorisation of his music is meaningless. Forty years of relentless genre busting musical experimentation, performance and composition will be distilled into six concerts, four of which are over three hours in length.


Artistic Director David Sefton said: “I am thrilled and proud that Adelaide Festival will present John Zorn in Australia for the first, and most likely the only time ever. The epic scale of these concerts is a testament to the range and diversity of Zorn’s music. There really is no one else like him and this is Australia’s chance to finally see him live.” 


With over 40 of Zorn’s closest collaborators traveling to Australia from the United States (including Mike Patton, Milford Graves, Bill Laswell, Marc Ribot, Joey Baron and John Medeski), in addition to Australian contributions from Elision Ensemble and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, each of the concerts will be unique musical experiences.


On sale dates:

Roman Tragedies 
On sale from 7pm, Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Festival Theatre | 28 Feb, 1 Mar, 2 Mar | Unreserved Seating | $50 – $159 | 


Zorn in Oz 
All concerts on sale early evening Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Festival Theatre | 11 Mar – 14 Mar | $35 – $129 |

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