Lucas Theatre Savannah GA

Swan Lake

The esteemed Saint Petersburg State “Russian Ballet” will showcase the classic fantasy ballet “Swan Lake,” featuring the renowned music by Tchaikovsky and an impressive cast of some of the world’s best dancers. Performers are graduates of Saint Petersburg’s prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy, founded in 1738, and continue to perform on the oldest stages in Saint… read more

Lights, Camera…Music!

Beloved Tunes From Stage and Silver Screen Featuring the best and most recognizable tunes from Broadway and Hollywood, this high-energy concert includes favorites such as Cinema Paradiso, Wicked, selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chariots of Fire, and Rocky. SOLOIST: Mikki Sodergren (soprano) – 2014 American Traditions Competition Gold Medal Winner Tickets range from $16 to… read more

Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread

For more than three decades, Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in country music. The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne’s musical and family legacy is rooted in the origins of American country music with its deep cultural and historical… read more

Acoustic Music Seminar Finale: Stringband Spectacular

Featuring Mike Marshall, Casey Driessen & Julian Lage After five days of collaborations and instruction by some of the world’s finest acoustic musicians, the 16 participants of the 2015 Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS) present their latest compositions in an original program. This fourth annual “Stringband Spectacular” will feature performances by Casey Driessen, AMS Associate Director… read more

Josh Ritter

Since 1997, American songwriter, guitarist and author Josh Ritter has been creating some of the best folk-rock music to hit the airwaves. He has seen tremendous growth as an artist, and his unique style has been treasured by an ever-growing fan base. In 2006, Josh was named one of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters by… read more

The Brazilian Soul: Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Clarice Assad, Off the Cliff

When French composer Darius Milhaud first heard Brazilian pianist Ernesto Nazareth playing in downtown Rio de Janeiro, he stated that it gave him a deeper insight into the Brazilian soul. Nazareth was a formative figure in the development of the Brazilian choro, the instrumental popular Brazilian music that originated in 19th century Rio, which will… read more

Béla Fleck with Brooklyn Rider

Banjoist/composer Béla Fleck has performed on seven different occasions at SMF, each time with distinctly different projects. His 2015 appearance will be no exception, as he joins forces with the acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider during their 2015 SMF residency. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital… read more

Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider

Kayhan Kalhor is an acclaimed Persian musician and a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. A virtuoso on the kamancheh (spike fiddle), his performances of traditional Persian music and his unique collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. In his SMF debut, Kalhor will be performing with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, an… read more

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano, Music Director Lynn Harrell, cello Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 In their tenth consecutive SMF appearance, the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings a powerful program of symphonic masterworks. Music sometimes expresses feelings better than words. Dvorák’s Cello Concerto captures all… read more

The Louis Armstrong Continuum / Swing Central Jazz Finale

Following performances by the top three finalists from the Swing Central Jazz competition, this original production will be an evening devoted to the legacy of Louis Armstrong, an American genius of 20th century music. Groups led by Marcus Roberts, Warren Vache and Wycliffe Gordon will all be featured, performing such classics as “Dear Old Southland,”… read more