The Death of Romance: Desdemona with Mikki Sodergren
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

The Death of Romance: Desdemona with Mikki Sodergren

Mezzo-Soprano Mikki Sodergren, Gold Medalist and Artistic Director of the American Traditions Vocal Competition, explores the romantic fascination with Death and Love through chamber works and art song. Performing rarely heard masterpieces such as Ottorino Respighi’s Il Tramonto and Ernest Chausson’s Chanson Perpetuelle alongside the Desdemona Quartet, Sodergren will weave stories into melody.

Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto

Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle

Richard Strauss: Cäcilie

Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in E Minor, III. & IV.

Larsen Musician Spotlight Series

The Savannah Philharmonic is proud to announce the second season of the Larsen Musician Spotlight Series. The popular series, which is part of the Philharmonic Experience subscription package, consists of six Sunday afternoon concerts arranged throughout the eleventh season and will launch on Sunday, September 15. The series, in its evolution, will feature collaborative initiatives between our own Philharmonic musicians and premier institutions and artists from Savannah and beyond.

Every concert will present a different perspective of the Savannah Philharmonic’s involvement in the community and its mission to provide residents, as well as visitors, with the opportunity to attend chamber concerts of the highest artistic order.

Major components of our upcoming season will include educational and community outreach efforts with students from Savannah Arts Academy, bringing in premier and established ensembles such as Blue Heron and ARCO Chamber Orchestra (University of Georgia), and commissioning a piece from Georgia Southern University composer and faculty member Dr. Martin Gendelman.

Join us for our Sunday afternoon chamber concerts. Purchase all six concerts for a 20% discount.

Student Larsen Musician Spotlight Series includes all six Spotlight concerts at a 50% discount. Max two per person with a valid student ID.

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South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

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Desdemona performs a spooky recital as Guest Artist at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (Carrie’s alma mater!)

Marcos Balter: Vision Mantra (2009)

Beethoven: String Trio Op. 9 No. 1 in G Major

Henry Purcell: Fantasias a3, Z. 732-734

Sofia Gubaidulina: String Trio (1989)

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Metropolis Ensemble presents Desdemona + Adam Holmes
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Metropolis Ensemble presents Desdemona + Adam Holmes

Desdemona and Adam Holmes team up for an evening of string trio and percussion, featuring video projections, a world premiere, and disturbing questions about capitalism and climate change.

The concert will include a new work by Adam Holmes, David Bird’s "Thresholds," Marcos Balter’s “Vision Mantra,” and Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Trio.

Doors open 7pm, Concert 7:30pm.

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Story and Song Bookstore
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Story and Song Bookstore

Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 pm

Come to the Second Story to experience the New York City-based Desdemona String Trio.

Join us in yuletide gaiety with trios by Beethoven, Kurtag, and reimagined Christmas tunes by Josh Henderson and Daniel Silliman! Artwork by our very own Julia Henderson.

Purchase $20 tickets in advance at the bookstore or by calling 904-601-2118.

Violinist Adrianne Munden-Dixon is a current member of the Savannah Philharmonic. The Larchmont Music Academy faculty member enjoys playing anywhere from cafes to Carnegie Hall. 

Violist Carrie Frey is a regular performer with New York’s Petros Klampanis Group and Wet Ink Large Ensemble. She has performed in Switzerland, Japan, and more as an orchestra member.

Cellist Julia Henderson performs with a variety of musicians as a freelancer and teacher. Her gigs have taken her to The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Montserrat Music Festival in the Caribbean, and festivals in Colorado, Wisconsin, and beyond.

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Live Oak Concerts at St Luke's Lutheran
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Oak Concerts at St Luke's Lutheran

St Luke’s Lutheran

7 pm

Join us in southern yuletide gaiety with trios by Beethoven, Kurtag, and reimagined Christmas tunes by Josh Henderson and Daniel Silliman! Reception to follow catered by the culinary geniuses at Joe's Homemade Cafe, Bakery & Catering! Artwork by our very own Julia Cassio Henderson!

Suggested donation: $10

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Classical Saxophone Project: Saxophone and Strings
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

Classical Saxophone Project: Saxophone and Strings

We’re bringing saxy back on Sunday October 28th with#saxophone quintets by Busch and Finzi! We’re so excited to collaborate with the Classical Saxophone Project and play with the incredible Javier Oviedo. If you missed our shows last week, you have another chance to catch quartets by Kinds of Kings composers Susanna Hancock, Maria Kaoutzani, and Emma O’Halloran. Hope to see you at Greenwich House at 4:30! 🎷🎻🎻🎻🎻

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Kinds of Kings presents Kinds of Strings
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Kinds of Kings presents Kinds of Strings

Please join us for the Kinds of Kings Composer Collective's New York premiere concert! The wonderful Desdemona will perform string quartets by all six of us.

For this, our first New York concert, we want to share subjects that are close to our hearts, just like we do with each other. This program reflects on themes of mortality, place, race in America, and of the marginalization of women throughout history.

Pieces:

Platforms by Susanna Hancock
Dying is a Wild Night by Emma O'Halloran
SAY by Shelley Washington
The Language of Mountains is Rain by Finola Merivale
jaune doré by Maria Kaoutzani
Erasure by Gemma Peacocke


Strings played by:

Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin
Caroline Drexler, violin
Carrie Frey, viola
Julia Henderson, cello

Tickets $15 / $10 (general / students & seniors)

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Metropolis Ensemble presents Kinds of Strings
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Metropolis Ensemble presents Kinds of Strings

KINDS OF STRINGS

a collaboration between composer collective Kinds of Kings and Desdemona, as part of Molly Joyce’s Light series

Monday, October 15, 2018
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm

This program reflects on themes of mortality, place, race in America, and of the marginalization of women throughout history.

Pieces:

Platforms by Susanna Hancock
Dying is a Wild Night by Emma O'Halloran
SAY by Shelley Washington
The Language of Mountains is Rain by Finola Merivale
jaune doré by Maria Kaoutzani
Erasure by Gemma Peacocke


Strings played by:

Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin
Caroline Drexler, violin
Carrie Frey, viola
Julia Henderson, cello

Tickets $15 / $10 (general / students & seniors)

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Cornelia Street Chamber Music
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Cornelia Street Chamber Music

Desdemona members Rita Rovenskaya, Carrie Frey, and Julia Henderson are joined by the fabulous Josh Henderson for an evening at Cornelia Street Cafe!

Come hear Beethoven, A major Cello Sonata; Schnittke, Musica Nostalgica; Schubert, Nocturne for piano trio; and Caroline Shaw, Limestone and Felt.

$10 cover plus $10 drinks. Join us for some delicious drinks and lovely music!!

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Live Oak Concerts Presents: Winds and Strings at the Rat
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Live Oak Concerts Presents: Winds and Strings at the Rat

Join us at The Rat on Bull for oboe quartets by Mozart and Benjamin Britten featuring Savannah Philharmonic musicians Andrew Ripley and Adrianne Munden-Dixon. Check out locally-made art, clothing, and home products while enjoying refreshments by Savannah's own Joe's Homemade Cafe. Admission is suggested donation of $10 and all are welcome regardless of ability to pay!

Andrew Ripley, oboe

Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin

Carrie Frey, viola

Julia Henderson, cello

Benjamin Britten: Phantasy

W. A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major

Witold Lutoslawski: Bucolics

Caroline Shaw: Limestone & Felt

Matthew Frey: Pulling Anchor (2013)

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