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Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences.  In 1994, clarinetist Evan Christopher left California for New […]

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On February 24, violinist Alice Hong will audition for the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in an unlikely setting: the Festival’s Annual Auction, held this year at The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory. Hong, a member of the 2016 Orchestra and a musical arts doctoral […]

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Valentine’s Day is for all things passionate, and since Spoleto Festival USA adores nothing more than the performing arts, we’ve rounded up performances from the 2017 season that share a common theme: love. That complicated, all-encompassing human experience is expressed in a variety of ways this year—from an […]

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Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences.  From the anxieties of love in dance company […]

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On February 24, Spoleto Festival USA will host its Annual Auction, benefiting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. But just because it’s the 39th fête doesn’t mean there won’t be a few new twists to what’s often considered the kickoff to Charleston’s social season. For one, […]

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