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."

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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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Listen to Mr. Ohlsson playing a recital during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. He begins with the very first so...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
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In this episode, we listen to the Emerson String Quartet play Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat major, Op. 118, then the Piano Quintet...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode, we listed to enduring works by some of the most esteemed 20th century composers: Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Sergei Rac...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
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Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli (O'Connor's mentor), the group played two nights at the Charles H. Morris Center on...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
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Tune in to hear a variety of O'Connor's performances, all captured at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
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Tune in to hear Bill Charlap's Trio with special guests Frank Wess and Slide Hampton, recorded live at the 2006 Savannah Music Festival.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
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This program is the second of three featuring selections from those performances, and it will conclude with the Opus 105, the 13th quartet written ...

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This episode of SMF Live features the first half of Piano Showdown 2010, with New Orleans powerhouse Henry Butler, the encyclopedic Dick Hyman, the...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
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In this episode, we listen to the first half of a program produced at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival featuring works by Schumann, Beethoven, Prok...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
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Tune in to this episode for a 2010 SMF performance by Kathy Mattea at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

Bought by WAMU and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
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