Gabriel Kahane is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who works at the blurred edges of journalism, ethnography, storytelling, and music. Gabriel has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, the Danish String Quartet, Chris Thile, Natalie Joachim, Phoebe Bridgers, Punch Brothers, and Paul Simon. As a composer, Gabriel has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He also serves as Creative Chair for the Oregon Symphony. Gabriel has written pieces about his work, political activism, and commentary on modern society for The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has been a regular guest on American Public Media’s Live from Here. “Magnificent Bird” is his latest recording release.
The School of Music appreciates the annual support of the Mr. and Mrs. James Simrall, Jr. Arts Endowment. The Connoisseurs Series is a premiere event series representing each applied area (Brass, Jazz, Piano, Voice, and Woodwinds) with annual guest artist performances. These renowned performers augment the training our students regularly receive by the world-class faculty housed within the School of Music and add to the rich musical offerings presented annually to the Hattiesburg and regional community.