Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

January 2020

“I’ve never been to the Festival before. There are so many choices! Where do I start!?” Don’t worry; you’re not alone. We hear this all the time. Heck, everyone had to attend the Festival for the first time at one point or another. We know […]

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Every winter, the Festival’s Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy embarks on a very important mission: to select musicians for the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. This audition process takes him to seven cities across the country where he listens to every single […]

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