The Savannah Music Festival (SMF), invites you to experience the 24th edition of the annual 17-day celebration of musical arts in one of America’s most beautiful cities. It is here that we stage musical productions throughout the days and evenings in the downtown historic district, allowing you to walk from one concert to the next through gorgeous squares under the canopies of live oaks amidst Savannah’s fabulous springtime weather.
At SMF, we live for live music, and the exchange between artists and audiences that come whether it’s a 400- year old masterpiece or the world premiere of a commissioned work. Our annual collection always includes bluegrass, jazz, blues, popular and contemporary ‘’Americana’’ styles. Along with original programs by some of the world’s leading classical musicians performing styles from every era. We are particularly excited about the new outdoor venue at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, one of our community’s great little jewels, where we will stage dance parties for fans of Cajun, Salsa and Zydeco dancing.
This year’s original classical music programs range from modern dance and recitals to chamber music and symphonic concerts, replete with several premieres. We are elated to present the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, whose intense collaborative method of creation includes choreography set to Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings and Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet.