Savannah Philharmonic to explore new venues in 2012-13

Posted on: July 26, 2012

A report in Thursday’s (7/26) Savannah Morning News (Georgia) states, “The Savannah Philharmonic has announced that its 2012-2013 season will include eight large-scale performances and four chamber concerts, some in new venues. Because of their growing popularity, the educational pre-concert talks presented by the Savannah Friends of Music will be continued at some of the concerts. The season opener in September will feature works by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. In October, popular show tunes will be performed by the co-winners of the 2012 American Traditions Competition, while in November rising opera stars will join the Savannah Children’s Choir to perform ‘Carmina Burana’ in the Johnny Mercer Theatre, a new venue for the Philharmonic. … Another new venue, Trustees Theater, will be the scene of February’s concert ‘A Night in Vienna.’ ‘I’m delighted with the way our new season has turned out,’ says Peter Shannon, the orchestra’s artistic director and conductor. … ‘Every concert works excellently alone, but as a season it just gels very well.’ ”

Posted July 26, 2012