Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

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By Larry Blumenfeld One might think a jazz pianist and a classical pianist inhabit separate worlds, far removed from each other. Or maybe just a few city blocks apart. When the celebrated concert pianist Inon Barnatan arrived at the home of Fred Hersch, a standardbearing […]

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We invited Charleston’s local business community to help celebrate the 2018 Festival season by dressing up their storefronts using the 2018 poster as inspiration. This year’s poster features painting Hither and Dither (2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 96″, hexagonal © David Hockney) by renowned British artist, […]

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New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns, who is currently performing at Spoleto Festival USA in NEW BODIES, took over our Instagram, giving fans an opportunity to follow her around Charleston. The South Carolina native took followers along as she walked down King Street, set up her […]

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The verdicts are out! We’ve been scanning social media to find out what people are saying about Tree of Codes—a splendidly mystifying operatic journey into what composer Liza Lim calls “a reality as thin as paper.” Have you experienced this fantastical soundscape? Share your thoughts with […]

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What do artists do during Spoleto when they’re not performing? Marc Antolin, who plays Marc Chagall in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, took over our Instagram, giving fans a glimpse into his Charleston experience. He took followers on a run around Colonial Lake, on a visit […]

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