Sunday, May 29

  • 7:00pm theater

    ADA/AVA

    Manual Cinema makes its Festival debut with a story of the fantastic and the supernatural told through live music and shadow puppetry.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    RENÉ MARIE

    A Festival favorite, René Marie is known for her vocal vibrancy and self-possessed boldness, making her one of the most compelling voices performing today.

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  • 7:30pm opera

    THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

    Performed by an orchestra elevated on a platform and encircling the audience, this contemporary German opera by Helmut Lachenmann explores the little match girl’s last moments as she gazes into the dreams and memories conjured by the flames.

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  • 8:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

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  • 9:00pm jazz

    ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

    Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra embodies the drama of big-band jazz, the dynamism of Latin music, and the thrill of 18 world-class musicians. SUNDAY, MAY 29 PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN MOVED TO TD ARENA.

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Monday, May 30

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

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  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:00pm theater

    ADA/AVA

    Manual Cinema makes its Festival debut with a story of the fantastic and the supernatural told through live music and shadow puppetry.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    BOHEMIAN TRIO

    Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place.

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  • 5:00pm music

    WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS

    Conducted by Joe Miller this esteemed ensemble offers selections from its rich and widely varied repertoire along with traditional favorites.

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  • 7:00pm theater

    ADA/AVA

    Manual Cinema makes its Festival debut with a story of the fantastic and the supernatural told through live music and shadow puppetry.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    BOHEMIAN TRIO

    Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place.

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  • 7:30pm opera

    PORGY AND BESS

    Written, set, and newly conceived in Charleston, this production brings DuBose Heyward’s inspiration for Catfish Row to life—beginning in the Charleston we know, and revealing the roots and character of the Gullah community.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 9:00pm music

    BRANDI CARLILE

    Grammy-nominated Americana singer and guitarist Brandi Carlile will take the stage at the Cistern Yard for a special Memorial Day concert.

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Tuesday, May 31

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    BOHEMIAN TRIO

    Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    BOHEMIAN TRIO

    Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm opera

    THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

    Performed by an orchestra elevated on a platform and encircling the audience, this contemporary German opera by Helmut Lachenmann explores the little match girl’s last moments as she gazes into the dreams and memories conjured by the flames.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm opera

    LA DOUBLE COQUETTE

    A contemporary revision of a 1753 opéra comique retains all of its deliciously French charm and gaiety as it portrays a series of schemes—including cross-dressing—to win back a lover.

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Wednesday, June 1

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm dance

    AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

    British dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra has rapidly accumulated international acclaim for his stunning solo performance Rising.

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  • 7:00pm opera

    PORGY AND BESS

    Written, set, and newly conceived in Charleston, this production brings DuBose Heyward’s inspiration for Catfish Row to life—beginning in the Charleston we know, and revealing the roots and character of the Gullah community.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm opera

    LA DOUBLE COQUETTE

    A contemporary revision of a 1753 opéra comique retains all of its deliciously French charm and gaiety as it portrays a series of schemes—including cross-dressing—to win back a lover.

    Buy tickets
  • 9:00pm music

    MUSIC IN TIME | ANCIENT VOICES OF CHILDREN

    This George Crumb classic of contemporary music will be performed by soprano Heather Buck, pianist Stephen Drury, and members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

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Thursday, June 2

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm dance

    AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

    British dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra has rapidly accumulated international acclaim for his stunning solo performance Rising.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm opera

    THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

    Performed by an orchestra elevated on a platform and encircling the audience, this contemporary German opera by Helmut Lachenmann explores the little match girl’s last moments as she gazes into the dreams and memories conjured by the flames.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    RANDY WESTON AFRICAN RHYTHMS SEXTET

    Named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Weston has delved more deeply and with more profound insight than any other musician into jazz’s African roots.

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  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

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  • 9:00pm music

    MUSIC IN TIME | A MAZE (WITH GRACE)

    “Amazing Grace” is unfolded note-by-note in Thomas Albert’s ode to memory, A Maze (With Grace); members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra will also perform Hong-Da Chin’s …the clock is ticking… and Richard Reed Parry’s Music for the Heart and Breath.

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Friday, June 3

  • 8:00pm music

    MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS

    Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians remains a landmark work of the 20th century, helping to define the minimalist movement with its revolutionary style.

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  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm music

    WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS

    Conducted by Joe Miller this esteemed ensemble offers selections from its rich and widely varied repertoire along with traditional favorites.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm dance

    AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

    British dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra has rapidly accumulated international acclaim for his stunning solo performance Rising.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm opera

    PORGY AND BESS

    Written, set, and newly conceived in Charleston, this production brings DuBose Heyward’s inspiration for Catfish Row to life—beginning in the Charleston we know, and revealing the roots and character of the Gullah community.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 9:00pm jazz

    CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

    Salvant returns to the Festival with the fruits and success of the last several years marked by theatrical portrayals, fresh interpretations, and original compositions.

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Saturday, June 4

  • 10:00am special

    BEHIND THE GARDEN GATE

    A self-guided tour through an array of Charleston’s exquisite private gardens.

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  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm opera

    THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

    Performed by an orchestra elevated on a platform and encircling the audience, this contemporary German opera by Helmut Lachenmann explores the little match girl’s last moments as she gazes into the dreams and memories conjured by the flames.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm dance

    AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

    British dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra has rapidly accumulated international acclaim for his stunning solo performance Rising.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm music

    MUSIC IN TIME | EIN KINDERSPIEL AND SPOLETUDES

    Helmut Lachenmann’s Ein Kinderspiel is performed alongside Gleb Kanasevich’s recent work Verpflichtet II and the premiere of John Kennedy’s portraits of Festival musicians, titled Spoletudes.

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  • 7:00pm music

    GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW

    Acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems offers up Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word, and video projection that explores our historical moment.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm dance

    L.A. DANCE PROJECT

    Bursting onto the dance scene in 2012, L.A. Dance Project has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.

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  • 9:00pm music

    AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA

    Reconstructed in what is believed to be its first performance, Afram transports you to the romance and whimsy of Jazz-age Paris, with a southern touch.

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  • 9:00pm jazz

    JASON MORAN FATS WALLER DANCE PARTY

    For his Fats Waller Dance Party, pianist Jason Moran celebrates a sound forged in Harlem neighborhoods nearly a century ago.

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Sunday, June 5

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA

    Reconstructed in what is believed to be its first performance, Afram transports you to the romance and whimsy of Jazz-age Paris, with a southern touch.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm dance

    L.A. DANCE PROJECT

    Bursting onto the dance scene in 2012, L.A. Dance Project has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:00pm talks

    CONVERSATIONS WITH

    CBS correspondent Martha Teichner hosts lively conversations with Festival artists. FREE EVENT.

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  • 5:00pm dance

    AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

    British dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra has rapidly accumulated international acclaim for his stunning solo performance Rising.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm music

    AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA

    Reconstructed in what is believed to be its first performance, Afram transports you to the romance and whimsy of Jazz-age Paris, with a southern touch.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm dance

    L.A. DANCE PROJECT

    Bursting onto the dance scene in 2012, L.A. Dance Project has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm music

    GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW

    Acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems offers up Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word, and video projection that explores our historical moment.

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Monday, June 6

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:00pm talks

    CONVERSATIONS WITH

    CBS correspondent Martha Teichner hosts lively conversations with Festival artists. FREE EVENT.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm music

    CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

    The youthful virtuosity of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra will be on display in this special chamber orchestra program, which includes Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes.

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  • 7:00pm music

    AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA

    Reconstructed in what is believed to be its first performance, Afram transports you to the romance and whimsy of Jazz-age Paris, with a southern touch.

    Buy tickets

Tuesday, June 7

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm music

    MUSIC IN TIME | SERYNADE WITH AN AUTOMATED SUNRISE

    Pianist Stephen Drury performs Helmut Lachenmann’s Serynade, which is paired with Oscar Bettison’s An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell) for small ensemble.

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  • 6:00pm theater

    A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING

    Awarded The Scotsman’s Fringe First award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this one-man show is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

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  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm music

    CHORAL FANTASY

    Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra will combine forces to present Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Choral Fantasy, as well as Olivier Messiaen’s Couleurs de la Cité Celeste.

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Wednesday, June 8

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

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  • 6:00pm theater

    A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING

    Awarded The Scotsman’s Fringe First award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this one-man show is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm dance

    OPPOSING FORCES

    Breakdancing, live beats, and hip hop collide to challenge perceptions of gender roles in this exciting work created by choreographer, dancer, and educator Amy O’Neal.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm opera

    PORGY AND BESS

    Written, set, and newly conceived in Charleston, this production brings DuBose Heyward’s inspiration for Catfish Row to life—beginning in the Charleston we know, and revealing the roots and character of the Gullah community.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    EVERY BRILLIANT THING

    Every Brilliant Thing is a “beautiful, heart-wrenching and very funny” (Time Out London) play about finding reasons to live when all hope seems lost.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

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Thursday, June 9

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm theater

    EVERY BRILLIANT THING

    Every Brilliant Thing is a “beautiful, heart-wrenching and very funny” (Time Out London) play about finding reasons to live when all hope seems lost.

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  • 6:00pm dance

    OPPOSING FORCES

    Breakdancing, live beats, and hip hop collide to challenge perceptions of gender roles in this exciting work created by choreographer, dancer, and educator Amy O’Neal.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

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  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING

    Awarded The Scotsman’s Fringe First award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this one-man show is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

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  • 8:00pm dance

    HAVANA RAKATAN

    Havana Rakatan brings salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, and rumba together for a dazzling display of Cuban passion augmented by a live eight-piece band on stage.

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Friday, June 10

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

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  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm theater

    A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING

    Awarded The Scotsman’s Fringe First award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this one-man show is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

    Buy tickets
  • 6:00pm dance

    OPPOSING FORCES

    Breakdancing, live beats, and hip hop collide to challenge perceptions of gender roles in this exciting work created by choreographer, dancer, and educator Amy O’Neal.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:30pm dance

    HAVANA RAKATAN

    Havana Rakatan brings salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, and rumba together for a dazzling display of Cuban passion augmented by a live eight-piece band on stage.

    Buy tickets
  • 9:00pm theater

    EVERY BRILLIANT THING

    Every Brilliant Thing is a “beautiful, heart-wrenching and very funny” (Time Out London) play about finding reasons to live when all hope seems lost.

    Buy tickets

Saturday, June 11

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm theater

    A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING

    Awarded The Scotsman’s Fringe First award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this one-man show is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm dance

    HAVANA RAKATAN

    Havana Rakatan brings salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, and rumba together for a dazzling display of Cuban passion augmented by a live eight-piece band on stage.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm theater

    EVERY BRILLIANT THING

    Every Brilliant Thing is a “beautiful, heart-wrenching and very funny” (Time Out London) play about finding reasons to live when all hope seems lost.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm dance

    OPPOSING FORCES

    Breakdancing, live beats, and hip hop collide to challenge perceptions of gender roles in this exciting work created by choreographer, dancer, and educator Amy O’Neal.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    THE FREDDY COLE QUARTET

    Distinguished by his warm grace and suave, smoky voice, Freddy Cole is one of the most respected lyrical storytellers in jazz today.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm dance

    HAVANA RAKATAN

    Havana Rakatan brings salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, and rumba together for a dazzling display of Cuban passion augmented by a live eight-piece band on stage.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

    Buy tickets

Sunday, June 12

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 11:00am special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 12:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm special

    PORGY AND BESS WALKING TOUR

    Explore the world of Porgy and Bess beyond the stage with this specially curated walking tour of downtown Charleston.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm dance

    OPPOSING FORCES

    Breakdancing, live beats, and hip hop collide to challenge perceptions of gender roles in this exciting work created by choreographer, dancer, and educator Amy O’Neal.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm theater

    GOLEM

    The newest creation from the astonishingly original company 1927 follows a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and the creature he creates.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm opera

    PORGY AND BESS

    Written, set, and newly conceived in Charleston, this production brings DuBose Heyward’s inspiration for Catfish Row to life—beginning in the Charleston we know, and revealing the roots and character of the Gullah community.

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  • 3:30pm theater

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm music

    WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE featuring NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

    An all-day event at Middleton Place including picnicking, a beer garden, fireworks, and a performance by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

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