Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers
Saturday, August 19 | 8:30PM| The tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre
Age 35 +: $38 | Age 22-34: $20 | Age 21 & Under: Pay What You Wish
GABRIEL KAHANE, vocals and piano
Gabriel Kahane is “one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day” (The New Yorker). He invites you on a lyrical journey in this solo vocal and piano performance of songs from his 2018 album Book of Travelers, which tells the story of attempting to rediscover and celebrate our collective humanity. The album was called “a stunning portrait of a singular moment in America” by Rolling Stone.
As a composer, Gabriel has been commissioned by many of America’s leading arts institutions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Public Theater.
This song cycle is a series of intimate character studies from a train trip that Gabriel embarked on in 2016, while also drawing from his grandmother’s diary – written during her own solo train trip after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939. Gabriel’s Book of Travelers asks audiences to reflect on the scars of the past, while offering a seed of hope when we step outside of our digital lives. In this way, we may discover that we have common ground even in the face of political and cultural divide.