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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In music, an arrangement is the art of preparing and adapting an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form. In t...

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  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The clarinet is the musical instrument with the largest pitch range in all of the woodwind family. Developed from a Baroque instrument called the c...

  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
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Eric Reed is a powerful, daring and elegant pianist who was blessed with perfect pitch and a desire to play piano in front of audiences. This episo...

Bought by KMUW and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist and SMF Associate Artistic Director Daniel Hope is renowned the world over for his musical versatility and creativity. This episode featu...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
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Recorded during the 2006 Savannah Music Festival,the concert featured in this recording captures bassist Edgar Meyer in a performance with multi-in...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KMUW, KZYX, and KGOU


  • Added: Jan 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features the great American pianist Richard Goode in recital at the 2005 Savannah Music Festival.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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From our Sensations chamber music series with Daniel Hope & friends, this episode features Ludwig Van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor and...

Bought by KZYX and WFIU


  • Added: Jan 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2
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In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WTIP, Red River Radio Network, KZYX, and WSKG


  • Added: Jan 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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The Savannah Music Festival's Associate Artistic Director Marcus Roberts is one of the most extraordinary jazz pianists of our time. This episode f...

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel perform an intimate recital in the rotunda at the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences during the Savannah M...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1