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Spoleto Festival USA

Festival in Review
Opera
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KÁT’A KABANOVÁ

Date: May 24, 29, 31, June 2, 6

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes makes her operatic debut directing one of the great 20th century operas

Opera
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FACING GOYA

Date: May 25, 27, 31, June 4, 7

Venue: Dock Street Theatre

Sci-fi, art history, and a little conspiracy theory mix to challenge how we treat each other in this twenty-first-century opera

Opera
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EL NIÑO

Date: May 23, 26, 30

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

A “Messiah for the modern age” (Los Angeles Times), this beautiful retelling of the nativity story focuses on the voice of women and the miracle of birth

Theater
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A BRIMFUL OF ASHA

Date: May 29, 30, 31, June 1

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

A mother-and-son duo tell a heartwarming story of family, arranged marriage, and the quest for the perfect bride

Theater
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MY COUSIN RACHEL

Date: May 22-24, 26, 28-30, June 1-3, 5, 6, 8

Venue: Dock Street Theatre

The incomparable Gate Theatre returns to Charleston with Daphne du Maurier’s spellbinding thriller.

Physical Theater
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A SIMPLE SPACE

Date: May 23-27

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

Australian acrobatic ensemble executes breathtaking feats and pushes the boundaries of human physicality

Physical Theater
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ILONA JÄNTTI

Date: June 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

Finnish aerialist challenges the boundaries of movement in a spellbinding program featuring animated projections, trapeze, and aerial ballet

Dance
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DORRANCE DANCE

Date: May 31, June 1-3, 5-8

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

This unconventional tap troupe challenges the notions of tap in a new and exciting way

Dance
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GREGORY MAQOMA/VUYANI DANCE THEATRE

Date: June 5-8

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma draws inspiration from his ancestral past in the vibrant work Exit/Exist

Dance
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HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

Date: May 23-25

Venue: TD Arena at College of Charleston

This sleek contemporary ballet company presents a diverse repertoire of adventuresome choreography

Dance
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KEIGWIN + COMPANY

Date: May 30-June 1

Venue: TD Arena at College of Charleston

Pop culture and high fashion meld together in this magnetic company’s electrifying brand of contemporary dance

Music
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BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

Date: May 23—June 8

Venue: Dock Street Theatre

Popular twice-daily concert series features 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a talented roster of artists

Music
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INTERMEZZI

Date: May 27, 29, June 2, 3

Venue: Grace Episcopal Church

Concerto Grosso | May 27; Spotlight on the Orchestra | May 29; Enoch Arden | June 2; Vocal Splendor | June 3

Music
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MUSIC IN TIME

Date: May 24, 30, June 1, 5

Venue: Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston

The Light Within | May 24; Schnee | May 30; De Nouveaux Territoires | June 1; Perseverance | June 5

Music
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WESTMINSTER CHOIR | LEGENDS

Date: May 29, June 1

Venue: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul

The Festival’s acclaimed choir-in-residence performs works by Daniel Elder, Eriks Esenvalds, Brahms, and Durufle.

Music
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WESTMINSTER CHOIR | TE DEUM

Date: June 6

Venue: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Westminster Choir presents two exquisite settings of this timeless hymn of praise

Music
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BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN

Date: June 1

Venue: TD Arena at College of Charleston

The unofficial “first family of the banjo” combines powerful vocals and revolutionary instrumental techniques

Music
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KAT EDMONSON

Date: May 29

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

This young singer/songwriter‘s music walks the line between jazz and pop

Music
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KRUGER BROTHERS

Date: June 6, 7

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

A trio of banjo, guitar, and bass expand folk music and embody the spirit of exploration with their innovative and original music

Music
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CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

Date: May 28

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

Rising star Joseph Young leads the Festival Orchestra in a showcase of orchestral splendor with works by Barber, Adams, and Bartók

Music
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BEETHOVEN TRANSFORMED

Date: June 3

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

John Kennedy leads the Festival Orchestra in a program comprised of Beethoven’s seventh symphony and two homages to the masterpiece

Music
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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL NYMAN

Date: May 26

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

The film score composer for The Piano and Gattaca is joined by Festival musicians for an evening of his compositions

Music
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WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE FEATURING SHOVELS & ROPE

Date: June 8

Venue: Middleton Place

An all-day party including picnicking, a beer garden, fireworks, and a mainstage concert by Charleston’s own Shovels & Rope

Wells Fargo Jazz
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ACA SECA TRIO

Date: May 30, 31

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Guitar, piano, and percussion explore the sublime possibilities of popular music from their native Argentina and other parts of South America

Wells Fargo Jazz
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CHARENÉE WADE

Date: May 23, 24

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

A finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, this young singer is a rising star on the American jazz scene

Wells Fargo Jazz
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DANILO BRITO

Date: May 25

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

A Mandolinist-led ensemble brings to life the rich syncopation and counterpoint of Brazilian choro music

Wells Fargo Jazz
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GWILYM SIMCOCK

Date: May 25-29

Venue: Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston

This British pianist and composer moves effortlessly between classical and jazz

Wells Fargo Jazz
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS

Date: June 4

Venue: TD Arena at College of Charleston

This Louisiana-born singer/guitarist blends country, R&B, and blues-rock in her scuffed, rootsy songs

Wells Fargo Jazz
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RENÉ MARIE

Date: May 26

Venue: TD Arena at College of Charleston

One of the Festival’s most popular jazz vocalists returns to Charleston in a performance paying tribute to the legendary Eartha Kitt

Wells Fargo Jazz
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HÅKON KORNSTAD

Date: June 4, 6, 7

Venue: Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston

Part saxophonist, part opera tenor, Hakon Kornstad is not to be missed

Special Events
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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA AUCTION

Date: January 31

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

Support the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra with an evening featuring a special performance and thrilling live auction.

Special Events
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OPENING NIGHT FÊTE

Date: May 23

Venue: College of Charleston President’s House

The fifth annual Spoleto Opening Night Fête kicks off the 2014 season with an elegant block party.

Special Events
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BEHIND THE GARDEN GATE

Date: May 24, 31

Venue: Various

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Artist Talks
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CONVERSATIONS WITH

Date: May 24, 25, June 2, 6

Venue: Charleston Library Society

CBS correspondent Martha Teichner hosts lively conversations with Festival artists

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