Gabriel Kahane
Gabriel Kahane
Book of Travelers
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Individual Ticket On Sale Dates
General Public tickets: Monday, July 17, 2017
UCLA faculty and staff tickets: Monday, July 17, 2017
UCLA student tickets: Monday, September 25, 2017

“[Gabriel Kahane’s] music absorbs everything from nineteen-twenties neoclassicism to bluegrass and modern indie pop with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles… His greatest asset is his sonorous, mesmerizing baritone; he brings to mind Sinatra in his wee-small-hours mood.” —The New Yorker

Over the last decade, Gabriel Kahane has quietly established himself as one of the leading exponents of American song, grafting a deep interest in character and narrative to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. In 2016, Kahane spent several months traveling across the U.S. following one of the most tumultuous elections in our country’s history. Along the way, he kept a journal of his travels, the people he met and the places he visited. Book of Travelers is the series of songs that were born from this journey. 

Kahane’s eclectic style mixes his classical background with modern folk-pop influences. He has performed or recorded with a range of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, Jeremy Denk and John Adams. Kahane also composes concert works that have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He made his debut as a theatrical composer-lyricist in 2012 with the musical February House, which premiered at the Public Theater, for whom he is currently writing a new evening-length musical theater work. 

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

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