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April 25, 2013

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The WPA Guide to San Francisco
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Composer Travels 48 States, With Orchestra

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For inspiration, composer Gabriel Kahane turns to texts: He reads family diaries, history books or even Craigslist. He tells host Dick Gordon how he wrote “Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States,” based on the 1930s American Guide Series. He’s scheduled to perform Saturday in New York City’s Carnegie Hall with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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