Kahanes perform together for first time

Posted on: March 28, 2011

In Friday’s (3/25) Denver Post, Kyle MacMillan writes, “Classical music can lay claim to its share of famous fathers and sons. … Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane, who will make their first formal appearance together in a concert this evening in Gates Concert Hall, have not yet attained that level of recognition—but give them time. The elder Kahane, the former music director of the Colorado Symphony, already is an acclaimed pianist and conductor, and the younger Kahane, 29, is making a name for himself as an innovative, barrier-busting composer, vocalist and pianist. … In May, guest conductor John Adams and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are set to premiere his latest composition. … On tomorrow’s program, what Gabriel calls a ‘tasting menu,’ the two musicians will perform on their own and as a duo. Jeffrey will play solo works by Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn, and Gabriel will sing eight of his songs from the keyboard. Together, they will perform three of György Kurtág’s four-hand piano arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Chorale Preludes for Organ, and the elder Kahane will accompany his son, as the latter performs art songs by such composers as Charles Ives and Samuel Barber.”

Posted March 28, 2011