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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Throughout a lifetime of performing and composing, Edgar Meyer has turned the double bass into a modern virtuoso instrument that is equally at home...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:33
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In this episode, we listen to Antonin Dvorak's great Piano Quintet, Op. 81, performed at the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences by Menahem Pressler...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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This edition of SMF Live features selections from an all-Dvorak program that was part of the Daniel Hope & Friends series at the 2012 Savannah Musi...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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Back in the 1930s, a group of related Pentecostal churches developed an African-American gospel music tradition known as sacred steel. The steel gu...

Bought by 'The Sea', Prairie Public, KZYX, KMUW, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 5
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As arguably the greatest child prodigy the history of western music has ever known, Felix Mendelssohn produced works of extraordinary mastery throu...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Every now and then a musician comes along with an artistic conception that is so original, he/she is incapable of sounding like anyone else. Such i...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
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The only documentation from Franz Schubert's life concerning his great string string quintet - one of the masterpieces of the chamber music literat...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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Philadelphia has been the birthplace of many great jazz musicians, including many masters of jazz. By the late 1920s, players such as Eddie Lang an...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Musical recitals offer listeners the opportunity to hear a collection of pieces selected by the performer. Such an occasion might feature the works...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:33
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Tune in for a March 27, 2011 performance by Daniel Hope & Friends at the Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by KMUN, KREV-LP, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3