Savannah Music Festival LIVE

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE weekly radio show produced for Georgia Public Radio, featuring highlights from the last six years of the Savannah Music Festival. Hosted and written by Executive & Artistic Director Rob Gibson, SMF LIVE radio includes 59-minute episodes utilizing the archives of the Savannah Music Festival. Program examples include "Brazilian Duets" with Mike Marshall, Hamilton de Holanda, Toots Thielemans, Gabriel Grossi and Daniel Santiago, "Piano Showdown" with Hank Jones, Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts and Carl "Sonny" Leyland, "Mendelssohn at 200" with Sebastian Knauer, and live edited concert performances featuring Mariza, the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Marcus Roberts Trio and Sensations chamber music with Daniel Hope.

The show is produced by Ryan McMaken using concert recordings engineered by Kevin Rose of Elevated Basement Studio, Brian Peters of Tech Valley Audio and Rich Mays of Sonare Recordings.

The Savannah Music Festival is Georgia's largest musical arts festival and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world, presenting premieres, one-time only productions and unique collaborations by world-class artists in jazz, classical, blues, bluegrass, gospel and various other styles of American and international roots music. SMF was recently picked by the London Times as one of the "best events around the world."

Series

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13 Pieces

A series of performance highlights from the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, including chamber music with Daniel Hope & Friends, IIIrd Tyme Out, Ruthie Foster, Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile solo, Paco de Lucia and many more.

Caption: Ballake Sissoko, Credit: Frank Stewart
14 Pieces

Shows culled from the archives of the 2011 Savannah Music Festival, including Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Stile Antico, Daniel Hope & Friends, Nikolai Lugansky, Junior Brown and many more.

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5 Pieces

Season nine features live concert recordings from the 2015 and 2016 festival seasons.

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE - Season Seven

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1 Piece

The sixth season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE radio features a wide variety of performances, all captured at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.

Caption: Roby Lakatos at SMF 2010, Credit: Frank Stewart
43 Pieces

The third season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE features concert recordings from the critically-acclaimed 2010 festival.

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51 Pieces

Beginning shortly after the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, the second series of SMF Live public radio features concert performances by the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Mariza, Sebastian Knauer, Marcus Roberts, Daniel Hope and friends, and many others.


Pieces

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Pianist Philippe Entremont plays great masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms, solo and with his former student, Sebastian Knauer. Recorded at the Tel...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KZYX, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jul 14, 2009
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Part Two of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoli...

Bought by WAMU, North State Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, KSFR, KZYX and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
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Part One of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoli...

Bought by WAMU, North State Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, KSFR, KZYX and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Innovators in acoustic music from America and Sweden come together to explore the commonalities between Swedish polskas and Appalachian fiddle tune...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WAMU, Red River Radio Network, WFIU, KMUW and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2009
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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The music of George Gershwin played on piano by Sebastian Knauer as written on the page, and by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts improvisationally. Perf...

Bought by Prairie Public, KMUW, Red River Radio Network, KZYX, and WFIU


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Listen to one of the greatest living exponents of boogie woogie piano, octogenarian Bob Seeley playing at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2...

Bought by KMUW, Red River Radio Network, WSKG, WFIU, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 5
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The Prazak Quartet plays an all-Czech program during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, including Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 ("From my Life") an...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WNMU-FM, and WFIU


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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An intimate recital with Garrick Ohlsson at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, featuring works by Beethoven, L...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WSKG, WFIU, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile live from the 2009 Savannah Music Festival in the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

Bought by KZYX, WAMU, Red River Radio Network, KUNR, and WSKG


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Afro-Portuguese fado sensation Mariza put on what many are calling the "concert of the year" at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. Tune in for a pro...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WSKG, WFIU, and KMUW


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4