Mon Feb 1 2016

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

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5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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Hot on the heels of "The Ambassador", hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums", singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane teams up with string quartet Brooklyn Rider to celebrate their new collaborative album, "The Fiction Issue". They'll be playing selections from the new record, as well as songs from "The Ambassador" and selections from Brooklyn Rider's "Almanac". "The Fiction Issue" can be previewed and pre-ordered at gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com.

Songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Kahane was born in seedy Venice Beach in 1981. Since then, he's released four albums, most recently "The Ambassador", which in 2014 was staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a critically-acclaimed production directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany. Gabriel has collaborated with a raft of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Punch Brothers, Blake Mills, and composer John Adams. He's been commissioned by, among others, Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Public Theater, which staged his musical "February House" in 2012. In March, he'll make his European debut with concerts in London, Paris, and Helsinki. Then in April, he'll be on tour with composer/pianist Timo Andres, culminating in a recital at Carnegie Hall. He lives in Brooklyn.


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.” Equally at home in clubs and concert halls, the quartet has played venues as varied as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, Japan’s Todai-ji, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn’s Littlefield, the Library of Congress, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and South by Southwest. Through visionary programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor … demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent” (Time Out New York).

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    Hot on the heels of "The Ambassador", hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums", singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane teams up with string quartet Brooklyn Rider to celebrate their new collaborative album, "The Fiction Issue". They'll be playing selections from the new record, as well as songs from "The Ambassador" and selections from Brooklyn Rider's "Almanac". "The Fiction Issue" can be previewed and pre-ordered at gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com.

    Songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Kahane was born in seedy Venice Beach in 1981. Since then, he's released four albums, most recently "The Ambassador", which in 2014 was staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a critically-acclaimed production directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany. Gabriel has collaborated with a raft of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Punch Brothers, Blake Mills, and composer John Adams. He's been commissioned by, among others, Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Public Theater, which staged his musical "February House" in 2012. In March, he'll make his European debut with concerts in London, Paris, and Helsinki. Then in April, he'll be on tour with composer/pianist Timo Andres, culminating in a recital at Carnegie Hall. He lives in Brooklyn.


    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.” Equally at home in clubs and concert halls, the quartet has played venues as varied as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, Japan’s Todai-ji, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn’s Littlefield, the Library of Congress, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and South by Southwest. Through visionary programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor … demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent” (Time Out New York).

  • Brooklyn Rider

    Brooklyn Rider

    Classical

    Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” and Vice likens Brooklyn Rider to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” At home in both clubs and concert halls, Brooklyn Rider has appeared in venues as varied as New York City’s Joe’s Pub, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Japan’s Todai-ji, the Library of Congress, and the South By Southwest Festival. Through creative programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor…demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent" (Time Out New York).

    Brooklyn Rider’s 2012–13 season builds upon its commitment to new repertoire and fresh interpretations of established pieces. The ensemble’s fall tour—which presents works by Stravinsky, Bartók, and Gabriel Kahane, as well as world premieres by Colin Jacobsen, Shara Worden, Vijay Iyer and John Zorn—stops at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where Brooklyn Rider continues its three-year residency and participates in UNC’s “Rite of Spring at 100” series. Brooklyn Rider will also participate in the premiere of a new work by Kahane at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, as well as WQXR’s “Beethoven Remix” at the Greene Space. This season, the quartet begins its ongoing project “The Brooklyn Rider Almanac,” for which it commissions composers from various genres to write short, art-inspired works for string quartet. In January, Brooklyn Rider will premiere new compositions by Nik Bärtsch, Padma Newsome, Greg Saunier, Ethan Iverson, and Bill Frisell at Dartmouth College. The quartet will participate in a recording project with 14-time Grammy-winner Béla Fleck, appear at Chicago’s Mandel Hall and Atlanta’s Schwartz Center, and embark on a second Asia tour in April 2013.

    Last season, Brooklyn Rider made its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall, toured the U.S. twice, made its first trip to China (with concerts in Beijing and Hong Kong), and performed for the local inhabitants of the tsunami-ravaged town of Kesennuma, Japan. The ensemble also launched its residency with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and unveiled its first group composition, Seven Steps, which was also released on In A Circle Records, the independent label founded by Brooklyn Rider violinist Johnny Gandelsman, in 2008. Chosen as one of NPR’s Listener Picks for the Year’s Best Albums (So Far), the album pairs the new work with Brooklyn Rider’s dynamic interpretation of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C minor, Op. 131, of which Time Out Chicago wrote, “This is Beethoven through a different lens, reminiscent perhaps of fin de siècle quartets like Capet and Rosé...a wonderful record to challenge seasoned listeners and embrace hesitant newcomers.”

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KING FM & Second Inversion present: Gabriel Kahane & Brooklyn Rider

Mon Feb 1 2016 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
KING FM & Second Inversion present: Gabriel Kahane & Brooklyn Rider
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Ages 21+

Hot on the heels of "The Ambassador", hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums", singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane teams up with string quartet Brooklyn Rider to celebrate their new collaborative album, "The Fiction Issue". They'll be playing selections from the new record, as well as songs from "The Ambassador" and selections from Brooklyn Rider's "Almanac". "The Fiction Issue" can be previewed and pre-ordered at gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com.

Songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Kahane was born in seedy Venice Beach in 1981. Since then, he's released four albums, most recently "The Ambassador", which in 2014 was staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a critically-acclaimed production directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany. Gabriel has collaborated with a raft of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Punch Brothers, Blake Mills, and composer John Adams. He's been commissioned by, among others, Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Public Theater, which staged his musical "February House" in 2012. In March, he'll make his European debut with concerts in London, Paris, and Helsinki. Then in April, he'll be on tour with composer/pianist Timo Andres, culminating in a recital at Carnegie Hall. He lives in Brooklyn.


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.” Equally at home in clubs and concert halls, the quartet has played venues as varied as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, Japan’s Todai-ji, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn’s Littlefield, the Library of Congress, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and South by Southwest. Through visionary programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor … demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent” (Time Out New York).