Airs Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m. Every spring, sixteen talented young string players, all under the age of 22, travel to Savannah for a groundbreaking mentorship program called the Acoustic Music Seminar. Led by acclaimed mandolinist Mike Marshall, the participants receive six days of hands-on instruction in playing, songwriting and ensemble work. Past instructors have included Julian Lage, Casey Driessen, Avi Avital, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile, Abigail Washburn, Zakir Hussain, Bruce Molsky, Mike Block, David Finckel, David Grisman, Tony Trischka and many others.
Airs Monday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. This week on Summer Stages, we’ll head down to Savannah for a festival that really “mixes it up!” Pianist Wu Han and members of the Emerson String Quartet are on hand to welcome us to the Savannah Music Festival on Summer Stages from Classical Public Radio. We'll hear Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 with pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel. Then David Finckel and Wu Han perform Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata No.2 in D. op.58. Finally the Emerson String Quartet take the stage for Beethoven's String Quartet No.15 Op.132.