Daniel Hope Extends Contract as Associate Artistic Director of Savannah Music Festival Through 2018 Season
British violinist Daniel Hope has just extended his contract as Associate Artistic Director of the Savannah Music Festival through the 2018 season. He has served in this post since 2004, and, thanks in no small part to the creative vision he brings to its classical programming, “the festival seems to broaden its musical reach every year” (NPR). Commissioning and staging original works that span a broad range of musical genres, from classical and jazz to world and Americana, the innovative Georgian festival presents more than 100 events over a three-week period each spring. As a result, it has been credited with “breaking the sound barriers” (Chicago Tribune), and is now recognized as “one of the top music festivals in the world” (USA Today). Offerings for the 2015 festival, which is scheduled for March 19-April 4, will be announced later this fall.
“After eleven years spent developing classical music programs in Savannah, Daniel continues to grow and flourish as an artistic planner, producer, collaborator, and performer,” observes Rob Gibson, Executive & Artistic Director of the Savannah Music Festival. “Our organization would not be what it is today without Daniel Hope, and we are thrilled to have him on board through the 2018 season.”
Hope responds: “I am proud to renew my close contact with the phenomenal team and the superb audience at the Savannah Music Festival. There are few festivals in the world that combine such a high level of musicianship across such a broad spectrum of musical genres. I look forward to creating many more unique programs there in the future!”