"Musical Explorers," a partnership between Carnegie Hall and the Savannah Music Festival, teaches music education to children in the Savannah-Chatham schools through the music of the Georgia and South Carolina coast.
What’s it like to hang out with a blues icon? GPB News’ Rickey Bevington can tell you. She sat down with blues guitarist Robert Cray during GPB’s “On The Story” broadcast from the Savannah Music Festival. The festival, which is celebrating its 25th year, brings together world renowned musicians for more than 100 performances over three weeks. Some of those musicians just happen to call Georgia home, including Cray.
Joseph Conyers is a bassist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. He performed April 2 in the Savannah Music Festival as part of a chamber orchestra lead by world–renowned violist Philip Dukes. Conyers is one of the younger musicians in the group but as the only bass, he plays a huge part. "It's really integral to everything that goes on. So actually I feel... It's very, it's a role of great responsibility,” said Conyers. “Everyone likes to look at the violin, but if the bass player's out of tune or behind or if something's not lining up, it doesn't quite work." Even in practice, it's clear everyone in the orchestra leads a life dedicated to music.