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Sat January 26, 2019

SF Performances presents Gabriel Kahane, piano & voice

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The adventurous San Francisco Performances' PIVOT series has programmed an intensive four-day festival presenting artists and works with political observations and meanings. The festival's third day presents singer/songwriter, Gabriel Kahane who returns to PIVOT with his newest song cycle, 8980: Book of Travelers, which offers portraits of people he met on the 8,980 mile trip he took the morning after the 2016 presidential election.

The day after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental U.S., talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens. The resulting album and stage piece, 8980: Book of Travelers (Nonesuch Records), is at once a prayer for empathy and reconciliation, as well as an unflinching examination of the complex and often troubled history of the United States.

Over the last decade, Gabriel has quietly established himself as a songwriter all his own, grafting a deep interest in storytelling to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. His major label debut, "The Ambassador", a study of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses, was hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums".

Gabriel has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, and Chris Thile, the front man of Punch Brothers, for whom Kahane opened forty concerts in the US in 2015 and 2016. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, A Far Cry, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Oregon Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured in the spring of 2013. Other orchestral highlights have included solo appearances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The Knights.
The adventurous San Francisco Performances' PIVOT series has programmed an intensive four-day festival presenting artists and works with political observations and meanings. The festival's third day presents singer/songwriter, Gabriel Kahane who returns to PIVOT with his newest s...
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