Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

January 2019

Child prodigy, genius, or artistic organism? When it comes to Esperanza Spalding, all three descriptors have been used (despite her career-long attempt to shake off labels). The last one, however—“artistic organism”—comes from Spalding directly, reflecting the bassist and vocalist’s rather modest approach to describing herself and […]

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As we anticipate the coming of Shakespeare’s Globe to the 43rd season of Spoleto Festival USA, we began reflecting on the similarities between Charleston and London. While our Southern city—though steeped in history—may not seemingly measure up to that of London, both locales do have a […]

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Here at Spoleto Festival USA, we’re not only ringing in the New Year—we’re also ringing in news of the new season! The 43rd season in 2019, held May 24 to June 9 in Charleston, promises to be one of the most exciting yet. From a […]

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