Ten years into his run as the festival's associate artistic director and classical music tour guide, the acclaimed British violinist closes out a remarkable 2013 run with one of his strongest chamber programs yet.
The assembled group today includes Hope with Lorenza Borrani, violin; Benny Kim, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Patrick Messina, clarinet and horn/bassoon; Eric Kim, cello; Li-wei Quin, cello; Joseph Conyers, bass; Richard Beene, bassoon; and Alma Maria Liebrecht, horn.
In short, it's the Daniel Hope All-Stars, playing Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803 and Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20.
"I feel we have fine-tuned so many elements and yet it retains that element of excitement and magic that I experienced when I first arrived in Savannah," Hope told Connect two weeks ago, just before SMF 2013 got underway. "I have made wonderful friends here, and I think this will be our best festival ever."
Mission accomplished, my friend. Bravo!