Airs Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages we're heading to Russia by way of Savannah. Violinist Daniel Hope and Benny Kim take us on a Journey with Tchaikovsky Sextet in D minor "Souvenir of Florence." Philip Dukes and Carla Maria Rodrigues will join then on viola and Josephine Knight and Keith Robinson on cellist. Then violinist Daniel Hope, violist Philip Dukes and cellists Josephine Knight and Keith Robinson will present Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2 Op.35. To close the program pianist Menahem Pressler joins violinist Daniel Hope and cellist Josephine Knight for the Piano Trio No.4, Op.90 by Dvorak.
Airs Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. Mark O'Connor came to the Savannah Music Festival and spent ten days pursuing his American music journey. He taught master classes, played solos and duos, and performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He played original compositions with the US Army String Band, his own Hot Swing Trio, and a string quartet, in which he and Daniel Hope were the fiddlers. Tune in to hear a variety of O'Connor's performances, all captured at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.