An Avant-Garde New Year’s Eve


Ring in the new year with some serious ringing as downtown impresario John Zorn kicks off 2015 with an air of experimental spontaneity at his Alphabet City black box arts space. All proceeds go directly to club maintenance, so it’s an old-fashioned rent party done with a newfangled attitude and the klezmer flair of Zorn’s Radical Jewish Culture. Co-conspirators include percussionist Lukas Ligeti (of the avant-garde Ligetis), Masada husband-and-wife duo violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, electronic percussionist Ikue Mori (of Zorn’s Hemophiliac), and clarinetist Jeremiah Cymeman. Past years included a champagne toast, but play it safe and bring your own Andre Brut. 8pm, $25, East 2nd St. & Ave. C, 212-473-0043

Wed., Dec. 31, 2014