Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

May 2020

During what would have been Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season, we’ve spoken with several artists who were slated to arrive in Charleston about their weeks in quarantine. How do they practice? What’s in their ovens? How do the folks who inspire us so much stay […]

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Choral music has long been one of the Festival’s most cherished traditions, from anchoring opera productions to filling Charleston’s historic churches with song. At the helm of the Festival’s choral activities is Joe Miller, who has led the Westminster Choir for the past 14 years. […]

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In the last few seasons, many of Charleston’s top bars and restaurants have created delectable signature cocktails, perfect for pre- or post-performance sipping. For the Spoleto Sips campaign, each restaurant chose a performance from that season’s lineup and used its title or theme as inspiration […]

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During what would have been Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season, we’ve spoken with several artists who were slated to arrive in Charleston about their weeks in quarantine. How do they practice? What’s in their ovens? How do the folks who inspire us so much stay […]

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In past Spoleto seasons, there’s rarely a moment of downtime for Festival Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy. From April to June, he’s rehearsing the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra for opera, chamber, and symphonic concerts as well as preparing for and hosting […]

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