Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

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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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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“Flowers and chocolates are great but I prefer to shower my loved one with experiences, not things. What Spoleto offerings are perfect for date night?“ Your instincts are spot on! Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or just a regular Tuesday, Spoleto tickets are a […]

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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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“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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