This 40 for Friday is dedicated to Festival performers (past and present) who are under 40 years old.

  1. Abigail Washburn – singer-songwriter and banjo.
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  2. Alex Hargreaves – violin.
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  3. Alisa Weilerstein – cello. CLICK HERE for information and tickets to Bank of America Chamber Music.
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  4. Alyson Cambridge – soprano.
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  5. Amy O’Neal -choreographer and dancer. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Opposing Forces.
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  6. André Mehmari – piano.André Mehmari_opt
  7. Andy Meyerson – (left) percussion.
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  8. Ashley Bathgate – cello.
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  9. Benjamin Beilman – violin.
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  10. Benjamin Millepied – choreographer and dancer. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to L.A. Dance Project.
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  11. Brandi Carlile – singer-songwriter, and guitar. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Brandi Carlile.
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  12. Cary Ann Hearst – singer-songwriter, drums, keyboard, guitar, and percussion for “Shovels and Rope.”
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  13. Cassie Layton – actress.
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  14. Cécile McLorin Salvant – jazz singer. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Cécile McLorin Salvant.Cécile McLorin Salvant_opt
  15. Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley – dancer.
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  16. Eli Degibri – saxophone.
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  17. Emma Serjeant – Casus Circus performer.
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  18. Gleb Kanasevich – clarinet. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Music in Time | Ein Kinderspiel and Spoletudes.
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  19. Gwilym Simcock – piano.
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  20. Håkon Kornstad – saxophone.Håkon Kornstad_opt
  21. Inon Barnatan – piano. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Bank of America Chamber Music.
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  22. James Austin Smith – oboe. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Back of America Chamber Music.
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  23. JD McPherson – singer-songwriter and guitar.
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  24. Julian Lage – guitar and composer.
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  25. Justin Peck – choreographer and dancer. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to L.A. Dance Project.
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  26. Kat Edmonson – singer-songwriter.
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  27. Kate Davis – singer-songwriter, piano, bass, guitar.
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  28. Kathy Rose O’Brien – actress.kathy rose o'brien_opt
  29. Lizz Wright – jazz/R&B singer and composer.
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  30. Michael Trent – singer-songwriter, guitar, drums, keyboard, percussion, and harmonica for “Shovels and Rope.”
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  31. Michelle Dorrance – dancer and choreographer.michelle dorrance_opt (1)
  32. Nathaniel Rateliff  singer-songwriter and guitar. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
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  33. Owen Dalby – violin. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Back of America Chamber Music.
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  34. Paul Janeway – singer-songwriter for “St. Paul and the Broken Bones.”
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  35. Renate Rohlfing -piano. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets to Music in Time | Ein Kinderspiel and Spoletudes.
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  36. Ron “Pryme Tyme” Myles – dancer.
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  37. Samuel Valentine – actor.
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  38. Sarah Jarosz – singer-songwriter.
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  39. Steffan Donnelly – actor.
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  40. Valerie June – singer-songwriter, guitar, banjo, and ukulele.
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    40 for Friday
    is a new weekly (or bi-weekly) blog series celebrating the 40th season of Spoleto Festival USA. Feel free to comment if there is something you would like to see in this series. We have a lot of interesting content coming your way!