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Savannah Music Festival Opens This Weekend

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On the heels of one of the country's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the 2010 Savannah Music Festival opens on Thursday, March 18th with a concert featuring Chinese pianist Lang Lang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, along with Mike Marshall's Big Trio premiering the newly-commissioned “Suite Savannah" on a co-bill with new favorites of western swing, The Belleville Outfit. Unique co-bills and original productions are staged in intimate venues throughout the historic seaport city from March 18th through April 3rd, including violinist Daniel Hope's Sensations chamber music series (this year featuring newcomers Mark O'Connor, Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriela Montero and Gautier Capuon), the Savannah Jazz Party series with Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts, Henry Butler, Gerald Clayton, Dick Hyman and others, Bill Frisell's Trio playing two nights alongside Malian powerhouse Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, the Del McCoury Band, Nicole Cabell, Wilco, Kristina Train, Yefim Bronfman, She & Him (featuring M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel), Ruthie Foster, Renaud Garcia-Fons, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and the debut of the all-new Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band with The Wood Brothers opening. For a complete schedule or to order tickets visit our website or call 912-525-5050.

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