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

March 2020

For months, we’ve created customized itineraries to help Festivalgoers plan the perfect Spoleto experience. Now that 2020’s Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19, those best-laid plans have gone awry. What to do now? Well if you’re like us, you’re hunkered down at home with […]

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To learn more about Omar Ibn Said and the commercial, cultural, and spiritual connections between his native West Africa and slavery in the Carolinas, check out the materials listed here. For more information and to hear directly from many of the experts cited below, attend […]

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“I’m an early adopter; I love to get in on the ground floor of a hot new thing. What can I see at Spoleto before anyone else?” Who doesn’t love a premiere? It’s a special treat to be among the first to see a new […]

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“Concertos, symphonies, sonatas—I can’t get enough! How can I make the most of the classical music program at this year’s Festival?” You’re a concert hall denizen who loves the classics—classical music, that is. Welcome to the club! This season is packed with great options whether […]

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