Airs Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. Part Two of Two: Banjoist Bela Fleck performs alongside exceptional African musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Vusi Mahlasela, D'Gary, Anania Ngoliga and others. Recorded at the Trustees Theater during the Savannah Music Festival. Bela Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. While he is probably best known for his group The Flecktones, his musical projects have included straight-ahead and progressive bluegrass, as well as collaborations with jazz pianist Chick Corea, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, among others.
Airs Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they Celebrate the Joys of Mother with glorious works such as Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Morning Has Broken, the Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, All Through the Night, Hush Little Baby, I Often Go Walking, You Raise Me Up, It's a Grand Night for Singing from State Fair, As the Dew from Heaven, and God Be with You 'Till We Meet.
Airs Tuesday, May 7 at 9 p.m. Buoyed by a Guggenheim Fellowship, the alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa made an album in 2008 which integrated his love of South Asian music and funk and hip-hop and electronic music and kitchen sinks. He's finally getting to tour the music of the record Samdhi now, and with guitarist David Gilmore, Rudy Royston on drums and Rich Brown on bass. This concert is electric, literally and figuratively.