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Bard College Presents Gabriel Kahane in Concert

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Composer Gabriel Kahane will be performing at Bard College on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. The concert takes place in Olin Hall and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 845-758-7581.

“His 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).

About Gabriel Kahane

Kahane writes string quartets, musicals, and pop songs. Of his most recently released LP, the New York Times wrote, “ Where Are the Arms conveys emotional intelligence along with its extravagant poise. It’s an album of empathy and reverie…” Kahane’s ascent as a composer of concert works continues to bloom in the 2011–12 season, with the premiere of an orchestral song cycle slated for performance in March with Kahane as soloist alongside the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Additional performances of the work will be heard with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as at the Savannah Music Festival. Little Sleep’s Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight, a cello-sonata-cum-song-cycle written for Alisa Weilerstein, will be heard in a concert for Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society, with the composer as pianist and singer. A string quartet, The Red Book, written for the Kronos Quartet, will premiere in the fall. For more information go to

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This event was last updated on 10-14-2011