The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.
The 2023 classical series begins with the return of the renowned Zurich Chamber Orchestra with Music Director Daniel Hope. Joined by SMF’s Thomas V. & Susan G. Reilly Associate Artistic Director, violist, educator, and Hope’s longtime collaborator and friend Philip Dukes, Hope presents a program culminating with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Serenade for Strings.
Consul General Urs Broennimann organized a reception for the orchestra, before the performance, inviting the festival organizers as well as the Swiss community of Savannah. The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast Chapter was represented by its Vice Chairman Alain Lafourcade.
From left to right: Omar Aleiwi, academic intern at the Consulate General of Switzerland of Atlanta. Urs Broennimann, Consul General of Switzerland, and his wife Katrin. Daniel Hope, classic violinist and music director, Alain Lafourcade, Vice-Chairman of the SACC-Southeast, and his wife Katherine.