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May 2022

For one night only, pianist Nduduzo Makhathini plans to fill Cistern Yard with healing and spirituality through his performance in Spoleto’s Wells Fargo Jazz series and here is what you should know: Raised in a lush and rugged South African landscape, you will find music […]

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Never before has what we call “new music” been so diverse and relevant to our times. Spoleto’s Music in Time series features the latest in new music from all around the world and here is what you should know. You can expect to see and […]

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Storm Large takes over Festival Hall with an eclectic program of punk rock, jazz, and pop for a night of reimagined classics and original compositions backed by a vocal powerhouse. Here is what you should know: With a career spanning more than three decades, Storm […]

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Kicking off the Wells Fargo Jazz series, West African star Youssou NDOUR brings to us Mbalax Unplugged, an acoustic one-night-only performance comprising  traditional Senegalese melodies, mbalax rhythms, and never-before-heard compositions.  The melodies heard in this performance are inspired by NDOUR’s religious faith as a Sufi […]

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After two years of patiently waiting, the time has finally come. Tonight, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season will open with the world premiere, Omar – a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens. The opera is based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved […]

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