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SMFNoon30 series premieres

The first concert of the 2020 Savannah Music Festival was scheduled for this Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. But the SMF — along with almost all other local events — was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"At a time when SMF artists and audiences would have begun a 17-day gathering in historic venues and theaters, SMF is launching an online alternative to broadcast the spirit of the festival entitled SMF at Noon30," a Festival spokesperson says.

Every day at 12:30 pm EST through April 11, at-home and in-studio video performances by 2020 festival artists will be posted to the Savannah Music Festival YouTube channel and each video includes links to support artists directly.

For the premiere of SMF at Noon30 Germán López performs a solo acoustic version of "A Punto de Nieve" from his living room in Gran Canaria, Spain.