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Spoleto Festival USA



Sponsored By: South Carolina Bank and Trust

Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes


Charleston-raised conductor Joseph Young makes his Spoleto Festival USA debut leading the Festival Orchestra in a showcase of musical splendor. The program features Samuel Barber’s radiant Adagio for Strings and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, a stirring symphonic adaptation of his 21st-century opera. Bela Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is by turns playful, soulful, and exhilarating in its showcase of orchestral virtuosity.


These performances are made possible in part through funds from the Spoleto Festival USA Endowment, generously supported by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.