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Mark your calendar: More classics this week

The Savannah Music Festival may have ended April 7, but there’s one straggler left, and it’s a good one.

French soprano Sandrine Piau, a beloved vocalist in both baroque and lyric music, performs Monday (April 23) at Christ Church Episcopal (moved from its original location, Wesley Monumental UMC). In Piau’s Savannah debut, she will perform the music of Britten, Chausson, Faure, Liszt, Poulenc, Ravel and Strauss.

“I sing not just for the beauty of the music, but more to escape from our terrestrial every day existence,” Piau told Playbill Arts. “For it’s like another world: the body stays fixed to the ground, but the voice and my spirit are elsewhere, floating through the air.

“Another motivation to sing is a fascination with the possibility to communicate emotions. How can one take one’s emotions that only oneself are feeling and transfer them so that others can share in them? Here there is no clear answer, no recipe.”

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. performance are $45 at

Chamber music

Christ Church Episcopal is also the location for an April 22 chamber music performance featuring the Magnolia String Quartet, the “Bass”–ically Mellow–Cello–Fellowship and the GSU Sinfonietta with Chatham County soprano Rebecca Flaherty. The concert begins at 2 p.m. (admission information was not made available).

The Goliards (Savannah’s early–music group) present “Love Songs of the Renaissance” at 3 p.m. on April 22 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (admission is $10). Flaherty will sing at this one, too; both events are sponsored by the Savannah Friends of Music.

And the very last chamber music recital in the Savannah Philharmonic’s season takes place at 5 p.m. on the 22nd: string quartet arrangements of music from Carmen and West Side Story, and more. It’s at Telfair Academy, and tickets are $15 at

Jeff Dunham

That wacky puppeteering comedian Jeff Dunham has just announced a couple of dates at the Lucas Theatre - May 23 and 24. Tickets go on sale Friday at

Dates, anyone?

• Keller Williams. Live Wire. May 3.

• Trace Adkins. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 4.

• Tall Ships Challenge (riverfront). May 3–7.

No Exit. The Collective Face, Muse Arts Warehouse. Opens May 4.

• Straight No Chaser. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 5.

• Amy Ray. Live Wire. May 5.

• Kevin Hart. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 12.

Rent. Bay Street Theatre. May 12–28.

• SCAD Fashion Week Runway Show. Lucas Theatre. May 17.

• Savannah Philharmonic Season Finale. Lucas Theatre. May 19.

• Laughs For Lemonade. June 23. Lucas Theatre.