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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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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Guitarist Bill Frisell is joined in this closing weekend performance at the Savannah Music Festival by bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This program features 2010 Savannah Music Festival performances of Dvorak's music by the Emerson String Quartet, including the String Quartet No. 1...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to highlights from Henry Butler's solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 5
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In this episode, we listen to 2010 Savannah Music Festival performances of two great 19th century sonatas by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Bought by KZYX and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode, we listen to three very different, but unique chamber music works: Mahler's Piano Quartet, Dvorak's String Quartet No. 14 in A-fla...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WFIU, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen to Sarah Jarosz playing with violinist Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith.

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This episode is a sneak preview for GPB listeners of artists returning to Savannah in 2011.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode we feature previous Savannah Music Festival performances by trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and trumpeter Marcus Printup, both of whom a...

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


  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
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In this episode, we listen to a Savannah performance of Brahms 2nd string sextet, composed in 1865.

Bought by Red River Radio Network and KZYX


  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode features the music of Brahms and Mendelssohn, performed at the Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by Red River Radio Network and KZYX


  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2