Thursday, October 21
7:30 PM

  • Palmetto Club at the Landings
  • Approx. 1 hr
  • $45
  • Other Showtimes:
    3 PM

Savannah Music Festival would like to recognize the following sponsors for their generous support of this special collaboration:
Ron & Susan Whitaker
Bob Faircloth
Brody Frohn Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Audiology & Hearing Aid Services
Dorothea & Tim Coy
Vicki & Jerry McElreath

SavPhil & Savannah Music Festival Present: Concerto for Strings featuring Philip Dukes and Escher String Quartet


EDWARD ELGAR Introduction and Allegro, Opus 47
WILLIAM ALWYN Pastoral Fantasia
MICHAEL ABELS Delights and Dances


Savannah Philharmonic
Keitaro Harada, conductor
Philip Dukes, viola
Escher String Quartet

The Savannah Philharmonic (SPO) and the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) are teaming up to bring an extraordinary program to Skidaway Island. The SPO is joined by world-renowned violist (and SMF’s Associate Artistic Director for Chamber Music) Philip Dukes, and the acclaimed NYC-based Escher String Quartet. From Sir Edward Elgar’s virtuosic Introduction and Allegro composed at the beginning of the 20th century, to the witty, soulful, and infectiously rhythmic Delights and Dances by contemporary Oscar-nominated composer Michael Abels, this concert is not to be missed.

After the concert the audience is invited to mingle with the musicians and enjoy complimentary light appetizers and a cash bar.
Golf cart parking available.


To ensure the well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff, Savannah Music Festival has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Mask Policy: Concert attendees are required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and must be worn for the duration of the performance and at any time while inside the performance venue or in a place that doesn’t allow for social distancing.
  • Vaccination Policy: Concert attendees are required to show (1) proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result* taken within 48 hours of arrival AND (2) a photo ID. Once proof of vaccination or negative test result has been confirmed, attendees will receive a non-transferable “well wristband.” Wristbands confirming vaccination are valid for succeeding concerts.

In order to be fully vaccinated, you must have received your last vaccination dose no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to attending an SMF concert.
*A negative COVID-19 test result is only valid if it was performed by a licensed healthcare provider or laboratory. At-home test results are not accepted. You may present a printout or a digital proof. The confirmation needs to state the date that the test was performed, your name, and your date of birth.

Children: Children 2-12 years of age are required to follow SMF’s mask policy and to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before the event. Children under age 2 are not allowed at indoor Savannah Music Festival concerts at this time.

SMF reserves the right to revise its policies due to prevailing health guidelines.

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