Gabriel Kahane and Brooklyn Rider
Fresh off of a tour with the Punch Brothers, brilliant young singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane meets the dynamic string quartet Brooklyn Rider for a night of folk-pop and strings.
"Brooklyn Rider is one of today's most technically accomplished string quartets, full stop." - NPR
Praised by the New York Times for “its consistent refinement, globe-spanning stylistic range, and do-it-yourself gumption,” the quartet will perform selections from Kahane’s music for strings and voice, songs from his acclaimed pop CD The Ambassador, called "one of the year's best albums" by Rolling Stone, and pieces from its eclectic repertoire, including Schubert’s great Rosamunde Quartet.
Gabriel Kahane has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom, as Orpheus’ first composer-in-residence, he toured in the spring of 2013 performing Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States, an hour-long cycle on texts from the WPA American Guide Series.
Kahane’s recent studio credits, aside from his work as a leader, include a track on last year’s Beck Song Reader; appearances on Blake Mills’ Heigh Hoalongside Fiona Apple and Jon Brion; several projects with Sufjan Stevens; as well as performances and recordings with Chris Thile of Punch Brothers, for whom Gabriel opens on tour throughout the U.S. in 2015.
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” the Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music,” and Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.”
Selections from The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
Gabriel Kahane: Bradbury Studies, Songs from The Ambassador, and selections from Come On All You Ghosts
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 ("Rosamunde")
Additional selections will be announced from the stage. The program will include one intermission.