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Kicking-off our 46th season is the Festival Feast dinner on the evening of May 26 and here is what you should know: A cultural and culinary synthesis unlike any before, we will follow the story of Omar and the culinary traditions originating in Senegal and […]

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Spoleto is known for its diverse programming—across genres, across continents, and across familiarities, and while seeing a classic like Puccini’s La bohème listed on the schedule may have you thinking otherwise, you may want to look a little deeper.  A Little More… Known for his […]

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Nothing can quite prepare listeners for the visceral intensity and genre-obliterating virtuosity of an evening with Cécile McLorin Salvant. Marking her third Spoleto Festival USA appearance on the heels of a MacArthur Fellowship and two Grammy wins since her last visit, the jazz vocalist arrives […]

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We hear this question a lot: There are so many choices. Where do I start?! A: This is a completely reasonable question with no wrong answer. And with 120+ performances in just 17 days, it is a lot to absorb. Good news: we’re here to […]

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The road to music’s biggest night passes through Charleston. Nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, April 3, include 32 artists who’ve appeared at Spoleto Festival USA in previous seasons, including Jon Batiste, who leads the field with 11 nominations. Three additional nominees—Rhiannon Giddens, […]

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