SAVANNAH, GA – April 27, 2020 – Today, Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) announces the schedule for its latest initiative, “Virtually Live,” which will offer online audiences a way to experience live music during this time of social distancing.
This new initiative is scheduled to be live-streamed throughout daily at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily the week of May 4-10, 2020 on SVF’s Facebook account @SavannahVOICEFestival. Viewers can go directly to the SVF Facebook page or go on the Savannah VOICE Festival website to use the link provided. No Facebook account is necessary to watch.
The events are 20 minutes each during the early evening of “Virtually Live” week:
- Monday, May 4
- 5:30 p.m. | Davenport Lecture Series: Modern Music with Michael Ching,
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring baritone Nan Qin: The Beloved Baritone, At Home with Lily Qin, piano
- Tuesday, May 5
- 5:30 p.m. | Lecture presented by Jorge Parodi: Mozart’s Don Giovanni and its Musical Personalities
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring soprano Liz Lang: Reflections of Broadway in the Challenging Time with Michael Ferrara, piano
- Wednesday, May 6
- 5:30 p.m. | Lecture presented by Michael Ching: Preparing A Royal Feast
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert introducing tenor Zachary Sebek: The Youthful Tenor
- Thursday, May 7
- 5:30 p.m. | Lecture presented by Howard Watkins: Dramatic Imagination in the Music of Puccini
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring soprano Melanie Spector: Soprano Serenade
- Friday, May 8
- 5:30 p.m. | Lecture presented by Jessica Ann Best: Kindness Rewarded. Forgiveness Granted. The Humanity in Cinderella’s Story
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring mezzo Jessica Ann Best: A Lovely Night! Tales from Cinderella with Matt Marco, piano
- Saturday, May 9 – Introducing Voices That Heal
- 5:30 p.m. | Lecture presented by Chad Sonka and Sara Breyfogle: Voices That Heal – Comforting and Uplifting Songs
- 6 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring tenor Peter Lake: These Days with Peter Lake
- Sunday, May 10 – Mother’s Day Special
- 5:30 p.m. | Interlude Concert featuring soprano Emily Yocum Black: Celebrating Mothers Everywhere with Cindy Miller, piano
“We are excited to offer lovers of the vocal arts a wonderful range of experiences while we remain safe. This opportunity enables people, wherever they are, to enjoy inspiring, diverse programming, including heartening, live mini “Interlude” concerts as well as marvelous, informative talks and lectures about everything from Mozart to Modern Music!” enthuses Co-Founder and Executive Director of SVF, Maria Zouves. “We hope everyone will JOIN US!”
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Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit arts organization in the state of Georgia. The Festival brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah area through a two-week celebration of concerts, events and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. Focusing on arts awareness and audience development in the performing arts, it offers music from opera, musical theatre and popular song. Donations are tax-deductible.
VOICExperience Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to pass on the traditions of great singing and develop new audiences for opera. Under the umbrella of The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs, VOICExperience continues its dedication to the quality, integrity and perpetuation of the vocal arts through life-changing intensives, performances, and community-enriching outreach events in New York, Georgia (with its sister organization, the Savannah VOICE Festival), Florida and Illinois. For more information, please visit www.VOICExperienceFoundation.org.
The Savannah VOICE Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.