Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

Ahead of its 47th season, America’s premier performing arts festival forges a plan for future growth On November 2, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA General Director and CEO Mena Mark Hanna announced the appointments of Brent Dickman (Chief Financial Officer), Dexter Foxworth (Chief Operating Officer), Liz […]

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Geoff Nuttall, co-founder and first violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Spoleto’s Charles E. and Andrea L. Director of Chamber Music, passed away last week after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Like many Charlestonians and Spoleto supporters, I shared a deep, abiding friendship […]

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Two hundred years after his hanging in Charleston, Denmark Vesey is finally starting to be included in modern discussions of slavery outside of historical circles. A former enslaved man in Charleston who had purchased his freedom, Vesey led an attempted liberation of enslaved Africans. In […]

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From May 27 to June 12, 2022, audiences from 49 states and nine countries flocked to Spoleto Festival USA, the annual celebratory compendium of music, theater, opera, and dance, with more than 48,000 ticket holders and $2.7 million in sales. As the first full festival […]

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Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers, Malpaso Dance Company is set to showcase the full breadth of their artistic excellence in the evening’s works and here is what you should know: Spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears, four disparate yet vibrant selections reveal our bodies’ innate need […]

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