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Savannah Music Festival at 25

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For 25 years, the Savannah Music Festival has been presenting annual spring concerts in venues throughout Savannah, GA. The festival covers many genres – including jazz and Americana – but its specialty is chamber music. In this one-hour special, associate artistic director (and violinist) Daniel Hope hosts an hour of music from the festival, showing off its diversity and quality. We hear performances by Menachem Pressler, the Ebene Quartet, Daniel Hope and others.


Program Details:

  • Bach Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052, 1st mvt.: Sebastian Knauer with Chamber Orchestra
  • Dvorak "Dumky" Trio, iv. Lento Maestoso: Daniel Hope, Josephine Knight and Menahem Pressler
  • Beethoven "On the Massacre of Glencoe": Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope, Sebastian Knauer and Keith Robinson
  • Brahms String Quintet, Op. 111, 2nd mvt.: Benny Kim, Daniel Hope, Carla Maria Rodrigues, Philip Dukes and Keith Robinson
  • Ravel String Quartet in F Major, ii. Assez vif, très rythmé: Ebene Quartet
  • Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 69: Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Schubert Winterreise "Der Leiermann": Mark Padmore and Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • Mendelssohn "Suleika" Op. 34, No. 4: Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer
  • Mendelssohn String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, finale: Benny Kim, Daniel Hope, Carla Maria Rodrigues, Josephine Knight, and the Emerson String Quartet (2008)

Right: Daniel Hope (Harald Hoffmann)