Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

“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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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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Music for the Spirit

St. John Passion June 4 at 7:30pm Charleston Gaillard Center Music lovers everywhere adopt a hallowed expression at the mere mention of Johann Sebastian Bach. Few composers earned as many accolades as this church musician, and you’ll quickly see why at the Festival’s performance of […]

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Cheers to 2017!

Today, Spoleto Festival USA is pleased to announce the programming for its 41st season, spanning May 26 to June 11 in Charleston, South Carolina. There are more than 160 ticketed events in 12 venues throughout the Holy City, and more dance and theater productions than […]

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When combing through the list of nominees for The 58th GRAMMYs, you will find NINE Spoleto Festival USA artists/ensembles (past and present) in EIGHT different categories. FOUR of those nine artists/ensembles are nominated in more than one category. Congratulations to all nominees listed below! The GRAMMYs air on Monday, February […]

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