Think of Savannah, Ga. and an image of the definitive old Southern city comes to mind — Spanish moss-draped parks, Victorian buildings and a lifestyle of elegant repose. Yet for a couple of weeks each spring, before the steamy weather hits, the 279-year-old city transforms into a swinging music party during the Savannah Music Festival.
This week, during the festival's 10th anniversary, we're highlighting concerts (see below) from some of the top chamber music performers.
The festival seems to broaden its musical reach every year. If your tastes run to jazz and blues, traditional Indian music, bluegrass, Baroque, cabaret, flamenco or funk, you could be satisfied in Savannah.
Each year, the festival spreads its concerts out over a dozen venues throughout the city's historic district. But most of the classical chamber music shows are reserved for the Telfair Academy, part of the oldest public art museum in the south, founded in 1883. Click on the links below to hear the concerts we've gathered so far.
Hear The Concerts
The revered group plays an intense, lyrical movement by Franz Schubert and intricate Bartók. Hear The Concert
Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić
The day he first held his father's old guitar, Miloš knew he chose the right instrument. Hear The Concert
Daniel Hope's Russian Reminiscences
British violinist Daniel Hope heads up a musical tribute to Tchaikovsky and a sun-splashed souvenir. Hear The Concert
Daniel Hope's French Connections
The multi-faceted violinist performs in a concert of music by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Ravel. Hear The Concert
Beethoven's Transcendent String Quartet
The Emerson Quartet plays Beethoven's most soul-searching string Quartet. Hear The Concert