Gabriel Kahane playing Central Park w/ The Knights ++ shows at Rockwood, with Andrew Bird & more
It’s hard to pigeonhole Gabriel Kahane; the Brooklyn musician straddles the line between “singer-songwriter” and “composer.”
On the one hand, Kahane has recorded albums in the vein of Sufjan Stevens or Joshua Michael Tillman — folk-inflected pop and rock that is intelligently arranged and produced. On the other, he has penned “classical” works for chamber ensembles and solo piano, including his 2005 song cycle Craigslistlieder. – [San Francisco Classical Voice]
Saying composer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane has been keeping busy lately is an understatement. He’ll perform as vocalist with NYC-based orchestra The Knights Tuesday (7/12) at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park as part of its free 2016 Summer Concert Series. They’ll perform the world premiere of a work by Gabriel as well as music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Bob Dylan, Franz Schubert, Bob Haggart, and Ray Bauduc. The Knights also have another performance on July 19 without Gabriel, where they’ll perform works by Bartók, Busoni, Dvořák, Strauss, Haïdouks, and more. As with the rest of the performances of the series, these will be broadcast on WQXR live and live-streamed on their website. More info can be found here.
Gabriel is also touring in support of his new album The Ambassador, including some dates opening for Andrew Bird. During his tour, he’ll play four monthly residency shows at Rockwood Music Hall on July 24, August 28, September 25, and October 23. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with a Spotify stream of his new albums, below.
Gabriel Kahane – 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 12 Central Park – ‘Crane Palimpsest’ w/ The Knights New York, NY
Jul 14 Tanglewood – ‘Crane Palimpsest’ w/ The Knights Lenox, MA Jul 24 Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) New York, NY
Jul 30 Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO
Aug 28 Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) New York, NY
Sep 03 The Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
Sep 05 Sumtur Amphitheater Papillion, NE
Sep 06 Overture Hall Madison, WI
Sep 08 SPACE Evanston, IL
Sep 09 Iriquois Amphitheatre Louisville, KY
Sep 12 The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Sep 13 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Sep 14 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Sep 16 The Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Sep 25 Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) New York, NY
Oct 23 Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) New York, NY