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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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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Some of Schubert's most majestic work, performed at the 2007 and 2009 Savannah Music Festivals: the Death and the Maiden Quartet played by Daniel H...

Bought by WFIU and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tune into highlights from Ruthie Foster's two-night run at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by Prairie Public, Prairie Public, Prairie Public, KMUW, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 6
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In this episode, we listen to solo, duo and quartet performances on two nine-foot Steinways featuring Marcus Roberts, Dick Hyman, Henry Butler and ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 21, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Some of the world's finest classical musicians gather to rehearse and perform masterworks of the idiom in historic and intimate spaces. Tune in to ...

Bought by WUFT, Red River Radio Network, and KPVL


  • Added: Dec 21, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen to 2010 performances of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor and Dvorak's String Sextet in A Major, played by Daniel Hope and friends during th...

Bought by Red River Radio Network and KPVL


  • Added: Dec 21, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2
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In the Spring of 2010, Ms. Foster brought her unique blend of American roots music and southern soul to Savannah. Tune in to hear highlights from h...

Bought by Red River Radio Network and KSFR


  • Added: Dec 15, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen to two of Schubert's works from 1827, including a 2010 performance of his great B-flat piano trio played by pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip...

Bought by KZYX, KPVL, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 15, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode, we listen to Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 16 performed during the 2006 Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by WFIU, KPVL, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen to a 2010 performance of one of Schubert's great masterpieces, the Piano Trio in E-flat Major, played by David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Se...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to a 2010 SMF performance of Fats Waller's music by pianist/scholar Dick Hyman.

Bought by KMUW, Red River Radio Network, and KHNS


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3