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Spoleto Festival USA



Sponsored By: The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Venue: Grace Episcopal Church

Duration: All concerts are approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


Led by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, these delightful late-afternoon concerts provide the perfect interlude after a busy day or between a Festival matinée and an evening performance.

After his exciting Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra debut in 2013, the talented conductor Aik Khai Pung returns to lead a program of three works showcasing members of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Pung will direct Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta, Arthur Honegger’s Concerto da camera, and Philip Glass’s Concerto grosso, a mesmerizing score featuring each section of the chamber orchestra as soloists in turn.

Tuesday, May 27 | 5:00pm

Join members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in up-close and personal journeys as they step into the spotlight as soloists and chamber ensembles. The program creatively links music across eras, as well as an original new composition, in a celebration of youthful musical virtuosity.

Thursday, May 29 | 5:00pm

Richard Strauss’s setting of Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Enoch Arden for speaker and piano is a rich musical portrait of adventure and heartbreak. This rare performance by Festival artist Lydia Brown, a pianist of expansive talent, delves into the core of romanticism. She is joined by the legendary actor Stephen Brennan of the Gate Theater.

Monday, June 2 | 5:00pm

An annual Festival favorite, this vocal recital of art songs by soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird, in partnership with bass-baritone (and husband) Matthew Burns, explores the theme of Passions. Accompanied by pianist Keun-A Lee, this specially-conceived Festival program will feature songs reflecting on the passionate (and humorous) turns in marriage and life’s journey.

Tuesday, June 3 | 5:00pm


Tues, May 27 5:00pm Buy Tickets
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Mon, June 2 5:00pm Buy Tickets
Tues, June 3 5:00pm Buy Tickets


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.